Gary Neville reveals the brilliant lesson Tony Adams taught him on how to be a captain

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link489Shares Gary Neville reveals the brilliant lesson Tony Adams taught him on how to be a captain Members of the England squad on their trip to China (Picture: Getty Images)‘And if you remember the line of ‘collective responsibility’ that came out, that was Tony Adams taking control of a group of people and saying, “We’ll all pay the fine, we’ll all pay for the damage, but we’ll all say that we did it”.‘It gave me the lessons of sticking together, about what you do when someone’s in trouble, and that’s how I’ve always approached it from there on in terms of you never ever stitch your teammates up, you never once throw them overboard.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I think that’s something that’s really important in terms of shaping you as you get through football in terms of how you look at football players in your dressing room as they make a mistake.’That England side went on to have great success, getting to the semi-finals of the Euros that summer before ultimately losing to Germany on penalties.MORE: Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert PiresMORE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka explains why Marcus Rashford is his ‘toughest opponent’ in Manchester United trainingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal defender Adams was captain for both club and country (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed how former England and Arsenal captain Tony Adams taught him a valuable lesson when he ordered the squad to take the blame for Paul Gascoigne wreaking havoc on a plane.Terry Venables’ England side were on the way back from a trip to China and Hong Kong in preparation for hosting Euro 96 when the midfielder responded badly to a slap on the head from Alan Shearer, smashing seats and throwing cushions on a Cathay Pacific flight.An inquest from the FA followed, but instead of giving up the culprit, Arsenal legend Adams decided the team would stand as one and take the blame together.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: ‘The FA wanted someone out of the squad, they wanted to know who it was, they wanted basically to have a fall guy, a scapegoat.ADVERTISEMENT‘Terry Venables told us this and said, “Go into that room over there”, and we all went in as a group of players to come up with a solution because the FA wanted to know who did it.‘Tony Adams stood up in the room and said, “No-one is a scapegoat in this room, we all go out there and take collective responsibility”.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news livelast_img read more

Summit takes note of real needs

first_imgAUSTRALIAN transport ministers convened in Melbourne on September 10 for the Australian Transport Council’s Rail Summit. The ostensible reason for the meeting was to discuss which line should be built to Darwin (p697) – expressions of interest for the Alice Springs proposal close on November 30. In practice, thanks to a hard-hitting and intensive lobbying campaign by the Australasian Railway Association (p693), ministers were persuaded to get down to serious discussion about the future of Australia’s existing rail network. The more-than-welcome result was a framework agreement that puts in place several key elements in the jigsaw of interstate rail services.Noting that no party was satisfied with the present messy arrangements governing interstate rail service, ministers acknowledged that regulatory and operational ’breaks of gauge’ needed to be eliminated. To achieve this they agreed a set of principles which will help develop detailed proposals for reform to be considered on November 14. These include:last_img read more

Australians losing out on AUD10bn in superannuation savings, report finds

first_imgIn this changing world of employment, technology had made it easier to segment work into smaller parcels, with employees often falling outside the scope of superannuation.Women especially were penalised by the current model, being more likely to participate in part-time or casual work that increasingly came in the form of a contractor rather than employee relationship.“Abolition of the $450 threshold could help up to one million Australian workers boost their superannuation savings”Rose Kerlin, AustralianSuper group executive, membershipThe study said women – particularly those in part-time work – were also overwhelmingly caught by an outdated provision that restricted superannuation payments to individual jobs paying more than AUD450 per month.The problem was large enough to undermine the success of Australia’s retirement income system and required an urgent response from policy-makers, regulators and the industry, the report said.Rose Kerlin, AustralianSuper group executive, membership, called for reform, including abolition of the AUD450 threshold, to ensure the superannuation system kept pace with the changing nature of work in the economy.“AustralianSuper believes that, without meaningful reform, the superannuation system will leave vulnerable workers behind when it comes to retirement,” she said. “Abolition of the $450 threshold could help up to one million Australian workers boost their superannuation savings.”Cbus chief executive officer David Atkin said that in the construction industry – for which Cbus is the leading industry superannuation fund – transient contract work, casualisation and self-employment were not new, but were increasing and affecting people’s retirement savings.“Not surprisingly, the construction industry features prominently in the research around those not receiving compulsory super contributions, with an estimated gap of nearly $2 billion a year affecting the retirement savings of nearly 350,000 people,” Atkin said.“After 25 years of compulsory superannuation in Australia, it is clear that there is a large and growing number of Australians not sufficiently saving for their retirement.“It’s time for industry, regulators, policy-makers, employers and unions to come together to discuss solutions.” An estimated 2.3 million Australian workers are missing out on some AUD10bn (€6.4bn) in superannuation each year as a result of the rise of the gig economy and the shift to casual employment, according to a new study.The study was commissioned by AustralianSuper and Cbus Super, which have a combined membership of almost three million and assets of some AUD173bn.It said that without action, the number of workers missing out will rise to 3.1 million – one in five workers – by 2027 and AUD23bn yearly in contributions will be lost.Those missing out on Australia’s universal superannuation levy of 9.5% were employed in the ‘gig’ economy and ‘non-traditional’ work environments, according to the study.last_img read more

European research confirms abortion increases risk of future preterm births

first_imgWorldMag 22 June 2015Studies leading up to a 2009 meta-analysis indicate the medical community has been aware for years of a link between abortions (induced and spontaneous) and subsequent preterm births. New research from Europe pinpoints surgical dilation and curettage (D&C) procedures as the culprit.A D&C is one of the most common methods of first trimester surgical abortion. A doctor may also perform a D&C after a miscarriage (also known as a spontaneous abortion) to remove the lifeless baby’s body.Last week in Lisbon, at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Dr. Pim Ankum of the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam presented his analysis of 21 cohort studies involving nearly 2 million women. He found women who had undergone a D&C after an abortion or miscarriage faced in a subsequent pregnancy a 29 percent higher chance of a preterm birth (defined as between 32 and 37 weeks) and a 69 percent greater chance of a very preterm birth (before 32 weeks).During natural labor, the cervix dilates and thins over the course of several hours. But in some D&C procedures, an abortionist expands the cervix with metal rods. The abortionist then uses a spoon-shaped instrument called a curette to kill and scrape out the preborn baby. Ankum suggested the traumatic dilation during a D&C may injure a woman’s cervix, made mostly of muscle, increasing the possibility it will open prematurely in a future pregnancy. The invasive procedure may also introduce certain genital tract infections known to cause premature birth.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1 out of every 9 babies born in the United States is preterm. Many of them experience breathing or feeding difficulties, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and hearing or visual impairments. In 2010, more than one-third of all infant deaths in the United States could be traced to preterm-related causes. read more

Bulldogs Boys Soccer Teams Dominate Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer Teams defeated The  Franklin County Wildcats in Varsity and JV action at Brookville.JV.  Record: 2-0 (EIAC 2-0)BHS. 8,  Franklin County 0Varsity.  Record: 3-0 (EIAC 2-0)BHS. 10,  Franklin County 0Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img

Lady Trojans VB Results At Zionsville

first_imgECVB traveled to Zionsville for the first time on Saturday. Varsity didn’t fair too well, going 1-2 on the day.   EC vs. Zionsville- lost 25-16, 25-15It was our typical Saturday morning start- slow, no energy, and one step behind. The girls did a good job at trying to put some runs together, but we made everything too easy for Zionsville. We gave them over half of their points in the match with unforced errors and gave them too many easy balls. Playing a disciplined team means you have to make them work for every point and we didn’t do that. On a more exciting note, senior Molly Gregg hit another milestone! She has officially recorded over 1,000 career digs and continues to be one of our best defensive threats! Congrats, Molly!   EC vs Zionsville 9-14-19EC vs. Ritter- lost 25-21, 18-25, 13-15-13We defeated Cardinal Ritter a couple of weeks ago at Brownstown 2-0, but couldn’t get into a groove often enough on Saturday to do the same. Instead, we were slow to the ball and lacked any kind of enthusiasm. It looked like we just hoped Ritter would make an error instead of going after it and trying to earn points. We went through the motions and the result showed.   EC vs Ritter 9-14-19EC vs. West Lafayette- won 25-22, 25-11  The first set was more of a battle than it should be, but the girls ended the day on a good note. They dominated the second set with strong, precise serving and much improved serve receive. Our defense, both at the net and in the back court, did a great job at keeping us in system and keeping West Lafayette out of system and out of the comfort zone.   EC vs West Lafayette 9-14-19Varsity is now 11-6 on the season.    Next up: Batesville Tuesday at EC. JV starts at 5.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more

Man dressed in gorilla suit enters wrong home and scares little girl

first_imgA 31-year-old has been arrested after he barged into a home wearing a gorilla suit, and scared a young girl who was sitting inside.The incident occurred Sunday afternoon in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.Officials say Richard Muzick snuck into the home through the backdoor where he eventually encountered the young girl.  He then attempted to flee the scene but was confronted by a resident who realized that Muzick had just came from inside the home.Muzick was able to get away initially but was later captured by police a few blocks away from the scene.When authorities questioned Muzick about the incident, he told them that he was looking for someone and thought he entered another home.He has since been charged with aggravated burglary.last_img

Cricket News India series opener to be England’s 1000th Test, ICC congratulates

first_imgDubai: The series-opener against India will be a milestone Test for England as they will be taking the field for their 1000th five-day match, starting Wednesday at Edgbaston.The International Cricket Council congratulated England ahead of the historic game. Out of the 999 men’s Tests that England have played till date since their debut Test against Australia in March, 1877, they have won 357 Tests and lost 297 Tests with 345 ending in draws.At the Edgbaston alone, England have played 50 Tests since their first Test in May 1902 against Australia, winning 27, losing eight with 15 ending in draws.“On behalf of the cricket family, I want to congratulate England on their 1000th men’s Test match, the first country to reach this milestone,” ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said in a statement.ALSO READ | India U-19s trounce Sri Lanka U-19s by six wickets“I wish England all the best in this historic match and may it continue to produce players and performances that inspire the following of Test cricket, the oldest and most demanding format of the game.”To commemorate the occasion, Jeff Crowe, former New Zealand captain and member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, on behalf of the ICC, will present a silver plaque to England and Wales Cricket Board Chairman Colin Graves before the start of the Test.England have dominated India since their first Test in June 1932, winning 43 and losing 25 out of a total of 117 Tests.On home turf, England have won 30 Tests and India have emerged winners on six occasions with 21 Tests ending in draws. Edgbaston has hosted six Tests between the two sides, with England leading 5-0 on a head-to-head. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Amao Named as Chief Anti-doping Officer of Okpekpe Race

first_imgSpokesman of the race, Dare Esan, said in a statement in Lagos wednesday that the organisers were delighted to announce the veteran as the head of the doping unit.Amao is currently chairman of the Medical/Scientific Commission of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).“Doping issues are taken very seriously by the IAAF following recent damaging revelations.“As a recognised stakeholder in the `Athletics Family’, it is our responsibility to align with the IAAF in the fight for a dope-free sport.“This is what influenced our decision to look for a man of honour and integrity to head the anti-doping unit for the race,” the statement ‘explained.“We have sent his name to the IAAF as well as the kind of sampling materials (urine kits) that will be used, the mode of transporting it to the WADA-accredited laboratory outside Africa since the one in South Africa has been temporarily shutdown.“This is really an important step in our drive at ensuring the credibility in the doping system. We have also built a doping station at the finish area in Okpekpe, where the doping control will take collect samples,’’ it added.“As `a bronze label race the IAAF regulations states that a minimum of four samples must be collected for mixed races (2 men and 2 women) while additional doping tests shall be conducted when a World and/or an Area Record is broken or equaled,’’ it added.However, on request by any athlete, who has broken a National Record although this will be at the athlete’s expense.“We have insisted that athletes must complete the authentic application forms with duly certified medical report before confirmation can be given for the race.“Athletes with illnesses or conditions that require the use of medication listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List are advised to apply for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) with the relevant agency before coming for the race,’’ the statement added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of the country’s foremost sports medicine practitioners, Dr Akinwunmi Amao, has been named as the chief anti-doping officer for next month’s 4th Okpekpe International 10km Road Race.The race holds in Okpekpe town, in Edo State on May 7.Amao, formerly, the head of the Medical Unit of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports would be in-charge of doping control at the race being conducted in accordance with the IAAF Anti-doping Regulations.last_img

SCA students discuss campus climate

first_imgStudents, faculty and staff at the School of Cinematic Arts came together in a town hall style forum hosted by the SCA Council of Diversity to have an open discussion about inclusion in the school and the entertainment industry at large on Thursday. The agenda for the night included an open mic where students could share personal anecdotes and voice opinions relating to the state of diversity at SCA.These conversations are part of an ongoing effort to address campus climate. Last fall, USC’s Provost Office issued a campus-wide memorandum on “access and opportunity, diversity and inclusion” on behalf of President Nikias and the entire USC student body.Students at the town hall, which took place in the SCA Gallery, talked about how some stories never even have the opportunity to be told, specifically those authored by or for communities underrepresented in race, gender, sexual orientation or class.Christopher Ortega, a black sophomore majoring in film and television production, said he felt that his stories were misunderstood by faculty members in a way that inhibited his artistic freedom. He explained how students of diverse backgrounds feel pressured to align their work with culturally dominant narratives featuring white, male, heterosexual characters and how a more diverse SCA faculty would improve that.“More diversity at the faculty level would at least give a new perspective on how stories are told,” Ortega said.In addition to a more diverse faculty, other students called for a reform of the films that are shown and discussed in SCA classes.“We really need to make sure that we’re investing some time, energy and effort into seeing work from directors of color and marginalized voices that have been doing this work for a long time,” said Rachel Summers, a MFA production student.The panel leaders ended the night with a summary of proposed initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion at SCA. These included a push for a more diverse faculty and student body, diversity training for faculty and staff, reform of the major’s foundation course, Introduction to Cinema 190 and serious discussion about content in all classes.Panel leader Funkster Scerbak, a sophomore majoring in interactive media and games, seemed optimistic about the changes that could be implemented at SCA to improve issues of diversity in the industry.“We need to talk about accessibility that people have to cinema in the first place, and I think that SCA is a great place to start with that,” Scerbak said. “We need to bring in a lot of different people, and that’s where the argument of merit versus race is kind of bogus, because context is invariably more important than merit or race.”last_img read more