Neo-Nazis attack journalist’s home

first_img Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site News Reporters Without Borders called today on Swedish justice minister Thomas Bodstroem to crack down on neo-Nazi threats against the media after five extreme-rightists smashed the windows of journalist Bjoern Lockstroem’s house in Motala (245 kms southwest of Stockholm) on 19 May. The attackers were arrested at a police roadblock soon afterwards, carrying clubs and teargas grenades. “Lockstroem is known for his probes into illegal behaviour by neo-Nazi groups and has been threatened several times,” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard in a letter to the minister. “We urge you to see that those responsible for such actions are punished and that threats and attacks against the media stop.” News to go further SwedenEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information SwedenEurope – Central Asia May 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img April 14, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en News Follow the news on Sweden Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 22, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Neo-Nazis attack journalist’s home RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Newslast_img read more

David Luiz needs to be taught basic defending, claims Martin Keown

first_imgAdvertisement PLAY Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 31 Aug 2019 12:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Luiz’s performance against Liverpool has been roundly criticised (Picture: Getty)And Keown believes Luiz needs to be taught the basics of defending to cut out the errors at the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘David Luiz needs one-on-one work with a defensive coach. That is what I would do if I was on the staff at Arsenal,’ said Keown.‘Luiz is 32 but you are never too old to learn. When Arsenal signed the Brazilian from Chelsea, I feared it would come back to bite them. That is what happened at Anfield last week.‘Liability Luiz gave away a cheap penalty by pulling on Mohamed Salah’s shirt. He failed to anticipate the movement of the Egyptian, then his ego caused him to tug back Salah rather than wait to see if the Liverpool man would score.‘Later, he was made to look foolish on the wing by the same man. Luiz could not foul Salah because he had already been booked for giving away the spot-kick. But he committed, he went for the ball, it was all or nothing, and he got zilch. Salah skipped by him and scored.‘Luiz dealt with that situation all wrong and this has long been a habit. When defending, you have to make yourself favourite for the ball. Stay goal-side of your opponent. Don’t get too tight or over-commit. Give yourself the chance to drop off. That is what Virgil van Dijk does. Luiz didn’t and Salah exploited it.‘As a player, I would take things like this personally. I would not want to pick up the newspaper and read about how the man I was supposed to keep quiet took me to the cleaners. I’d find that embarrassing and I’d want to improve.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalLuiz will likely have a chance to redeem himself this Sunday as he’s expected to start in Arsenal’s north London derby clash with Tottenham.Unai Emery has hinted he’ll start Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together for the first time.MORE: Real Sociedad confirm signing of Arsenal defender Nacho Monrealcenter_img David Luiz needs to be taught basic defending, claims Martin Keown 1 min. story Full Screen David Luiz was at fault for two of Liverpool’s three goals last weekend (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes David Luiz needs ‘one-on-one’ lessons in defending to teach the Brazilian some basic skills.Luiz was at fault for two of Liverpool’s goals, first tugging Mohamed Salah down in the pox which resulted in a penalty and later allowing the Egyptian to skip past him to score his second of the game.The Brazilian joined the club from Chelsea for a fee of around £8m this summer after he was told he was not part of Frank Lampard’s plans at Stamford Bridge.The defender was often criticised at Chelsea for his lack of focus, as well as his erratic decision-making.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Other Sports Viswanathan Anand in joint-lead with Magnus Carlsen in Grenke Chess tournament

first_imgViswanathan Anand won the 2013 Grenke Chess tournament. Magnus Carlsen won the 2015 edition of the tournament. Magnus Carlsen won the Wijk Aan Zee and Shamkir Chess tournament in 2019. The win against Pons, following a brilliant display of defensive match-play and calm display from a poor position against Carlsen in the previous round will boost Anand’s confidence as he aims to break his title drought in classical chess. The 63-move draw between Carlsen and Anand in the third round could prove to be decisive for the Indian champion. Carlsen pressed hard for a decisive advantage from the white side of this English Opening game. Anand was in trouble after 12 moves but his gritty display resulted in a draw. Anand faces a tricky opponent in Caruana in round five and with just four rounds remaining, the Indian Grandmaster will be desperate to avoid a slip-up.The Grenke Chess tournament began in 2013 and is an elite chess tournament held in the German cities of Karlsruhe and Baden-Baden. The first edition featured six players which Anand won while Carlsen won the 2015 edition of the tournament. New Delhi: Viswanathan Anand has shown patches of brilliance in 2019 only to squander it at crucial moments. In Wijk Aan Zee and the Shamkir chess tournament, the former five-time world champion had his chances to finish the tournament on a strong note but he lost at crucial intervals to finish in the middle of the table. In both Wijk Aan Zee and Shamkir, the common factor was his loss to reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen. However, in the Grenke Chess tournament, Anand has displayed his class and he is now in the joint-lead with Carlsen after securing a win against Spanish Grandmaster Francesco Vallejo Pons. Playing with black pieces, Anand displayed superb defence to seize the initiative and defeat Pons.This was Anand’s fourth match and third game with black pieces and the Indian Grandmaster employed the Caro Kann opening to neutralize Pons’ opening. Black’s queen caused all the damage and with an addition to two knights and a rook, Anand’s queen was in a prime position to inflict damage. In the end, Pons tried some desperate tactics but in the end, he resigned in 47 moves. Anand’s win, followed by Carlsen’s draw against Fabiano Caruana in 71 moves, ensured Anand stayed in the joint lead with three points from four games. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Wilson aiming for dominance in 13-second class

first_imgTHERE aren’t a lot of drag-racers more enthusiastic than Marlon Wilson and fans will have a chance to see him ply his trade on Sunday, March 19, when the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club hosts its Reaction Part One meet.Wilson, who drives all the way from Berbice in his Toyota NZE street car for most racing events, is calling on all his fans along the way to come out and show their support as he plans to put a whipping on his opponents.“The plan is to go up there and destroy all the competition in my class, all my opponents,” Wilson told Chronicle Sport, adding that he is confident of coming out on top.He continued, “I haven’t done much, anything much to the car preparation-wise, the car always works well and it’s just to service, ensure everything is good to go for Sunday.”Adding to the hype that filled the air, the Berbician has picked out the champion of the 13-second bracket Imran Khan as one of the major contenders for the March 19 event.“It’s my friend but he already knows that on the day, the best man will win. We are friends and we know each other but we never met up in the same group before and I think this time we are going to meet up.”Meanwhile, Suriname has been confirmed as being a part of the season opening Drag Race meet, billed for March 19 at the South Dakota Circuit.last_img read more