About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say James excited playing for Lampard at Chelseaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReece James is delighted playing for Frank Lampard at Chelsea.Lampard’s appointment naturally delighted James and provided that extra motivation for him to get back fit and firing.”Frank is a club legend and someone I’ve always looked up to,” admitted the 19-year-old to chelsea.com. “If a manager believes in youth and believes in you then eventually you know the chance will come.”I’m only just getting back into the swing of things. My first step was to get back fit and now I’m here, I just need to keep improving gradually week-in, week-out. Getting injured is all part of the game and you just have to build yourself back up to get strong and fit.”It was a slow process because the injury took longer than expected but I just had to take it step by step. I’m just grateful now that I’m back fit and competing to play.”
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday rolled out a pilot project for natural water storage on the Yamuna floodplain. Calling it a landmark day, Arvind Kejriwal said that the project for natural water storage will help in making Delhi self-sufficient in water. Speaking on the occasion, Shekhawat said, “This is a unique experiment. I congratulate you and I want this pilot project to be a success. In the coming time, this pilot project can become a Delhi model to be showcased not only in India but across the world.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In this pilot project, artificial reservoirs are being created on the Yamuna floodplains of one metre depth, in which floodwater will be collected. This water will gradually recharge and come back to Yamuna through a natural process. The success of this pilot project of Delhi government can be a milestone in water conservation and water security,” said Shekhawat. The Union Minister warned that India’s water is the most contaminated in the world and countries which get much less rainfall than India have made themselves water security nations, safeguarding the future of coming generations. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile, Kejriwal described the beginning of the pilot project as a very big day for Delhi. “I am an engineer and I can say that science and technology can solve the problems arising in the society due to modern life, but this is possible only when all of us work with good intentions on the jobs entrusted to us,” he said. Kejriwal said on Friday that a very big step has been initiated towards recharging the ground water of Delhi. “On their own, farmers had been taking steps but it is for the first time probably in history that a state government has initiated such a pilot at such a big scale.” He said, “Today the world is facing a water crisis and our pilot will show the way on how to resolve the major problem of depleting ground water.” The Chief Minister said since the union Minister comes from a farming background it is a matter of happiness that he immediately understood the Delhi government’s proposal. Kejriwal said this project is not about reservoirs near the Yamuna, the Delhi government is creating natural underground reservoirs and underground water will be recharged, not the surface water. “The digging will take place upto a meter and a meter and a half. Due to farming and other activities, water is unable to go beneath the surface, therefore in this project the soil will be removed from the surface and after digging upto a metre and metre and a half, it will be possible for the water to percolate quickly and water recharging can be done,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Once you are recognized as the best, it becomes that much harder to stay there.Sometimes there are external factors, like the target that you wear on your back once the accolades start coming your way.But far more often, the struggle to stay on top is internal.There are many terms for this phenomenon: resting on your laurels, self-satisfaction or just plain laziness.Ohio State women’s basketball player Jantel Lavender will never fall into that trap.Lavender has been unanimously selected as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year, and the Buckeyes she leads have been picked to finish first in the Big Ten by both the media and coaches poll.Do such lofty expectations make her soft?“I think it’s motivation to continue to be at the level of a top team,” Lavender said.Saying it is motivating and actually displaying motivation are two very different things.When someone has to go to class, hit the weight room and then go to practice and impress a task-master like coach Jim Foster, words won’t cut it. Only action will.“If it means coming in and shooting 500 [3-pointers] a day or running extremely hard, whatever it takes is what I’ll do,” Lavender said.Statistics like the ones Lavender has racked up can be telling.In her freshman campaign, she averaged 17.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Those tallies increased to 20.8 and 10.7 respectively in her sophomore season.Is it an upward trend or has she reached the pinnacle?“I just come in every day with the attitude that I’m getting better every single day,” Lavender said. “There’s not a plateau for me. You can always add to your game.”Foster isn’t ready to call his star player a finished product just yet.“She needs to continue to work on her face-up game, shoot the [3-pointer] with a little more consistency and to continue to improve her left [hand],” Foster said.With goals, expectations and four new freshmen faces in the lineup, it is extremely important that team leaders set the tone.“If you have to motivate your best players to play hard every day, you’re stuck in the mud,” Foster said.“When your best players are your hardest workers, then you’re on the autobahn.”Lavender is a hard worker, and a self-avowed basketball junkie. A lot of players will say they model their game after a certain star player.Usually, it is a name that even the most casual of fans have heard of, such as LeBron James or Kobe Bryant.But Lavender looks for ways to improve her game in the most unlikely of places.“I love the game so much and constantly want to learn something new,” she said. “I’m a sponge. It can be a kid on the playground I’m watching that does something out of the ordinary.”Last year’s run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament and subsequent ouster has fueled the fire for the team to surpass the last two seasons’ accomplishments. That can only mean one thing: a national title.Will Lavender have what it takes to lead this year’s Buckeyes to another Big Ten title and beyond? She sounds ready.“There are no excuses,” she said of this season. “I know what needs to be done.”
A jubilant Jurgen Klopp has warned Real Madrid that his Liverpool side will be “on fire” when they meet in the Champions League final later this monthThe Reds scrapped through a tricky return leg against AS Roma on Wednesday night with a 7-6 aggregate win to book their place in the final, despite losing 4-2 to the Italian side at the Stadio Olimpico on the night.However, next up for Liverpool will be the 12-time Champions League winners Real on May 26 at Kiev.But Klopp, who led his Borussia Dortmund side to victory against Los Galacticos in the 2013 semi-finals of the competition, is certain that his players will up for the challenge of defying the odds and prevent Real from winning a third consecutive title.“Going to a final is really nice. I did it a few times but winning it is even nicer. We will be ready,” said the Liverpool manager, according to SportsKeeda.“You cannot be more experienced in the competition than Real Madrid. I think pretty much 80 percent of the team played all these finals four times in the last five years and they are still together.“So if we talk about experience, they are experienced and we are not. But we will be really on fire, you can imagine.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We are looking forward to it but before that, we have to play two more Champions League semi-finals in the Premier League. That is first of all the job to do.“Then we’ll have two weeks to prepare for the final and we will use that time.”A concerning fact for Klopp is that he has lost five of his six finals in his managerial career and the German is aware that his Liverpool side still way some way to go yet.“Look, we were in the League Cup final and we didn’t win it. People don’t tell me in the street since then, ‘Thank you for bringing us to the final’,” said the 50-year-old.“We were in the Europa League final. I didn’t see any trophies after these games.“They don’t hang silver medals at Melwood. That’s the pity, that’s the game. So there’s still a job to do but that’s how it is.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted he won’t hesitate to play the club’s teenage sensation.The former Bayern Munich manager believes the England youth international will play more games this season as he continues to grow physically and even mentally on the pitch. Foden started the community shield game against Chelsea two weeks ago at Wembley, helping his boyhood club secure the first trophy of the season with a 2-0 victory over rivals Chelsea.However, Kevin De Bruyne’s injury means there could be an opening for Foden to step in, and Guardiola has little doubt the teenager can step up if called upon.“We know him very well. He was with us last season, he is part of the group,” Guardiola told English newspapers, as quoted by ESPN.“Sometimes last season he went with the second team, first team, second team — now he is part of the team.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“When I believe he has to play, he plays. All I can say is that I’m so delighted the way he trains every single day. He trains like a professional, the way he improves, and he has the same chances, like the other guys, to win my decision.”“I think for players who come from the academy, the problem is to settle immediately in the first team. It’s not easy, it’s complicated.“But that is not the case with Phil because I had to put him in Champions League or Community Shield against Chelsea. He can do it. We trust him a lot.”