Emmanuel Petit highlights the one area that Jorginho must improve in to succeed at Chelsea

first_imgAdvertisement Emmanuel Petit highlights the one area that Jorginho must improve in to succeed at Chelsea Advertisement Jorginho’s recent form has been criticised (Getty Images)Emmanuel Petit has urged Jorginho to increase the tempo of his passing if he is to succeed for Chelsea in the Premier League.Jorginho was Chelsea’s marquee signing last summer, arriving in a £50m deal from Napoli shortly after Maurizio Sarri had been appointed as Antonio Conte’s successor.The 27-year-old enjoyed a solid start to his Chelsea career but his role in the team and his recent performances have been heavily criticised by pundits and Chelsea supporters alike following a downturn in results.Jorginho had another difficult afternoon on Sunday as Chelsea were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City and Petit feels that the Italian international has to adapt to the speed of English football soon.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I have nothing against Jorginho, I think he is a beautiful player. But this is the Premier League, this is not Serie A. You don’t play in Italy the same way you play in England,’ Petit told Paddy Power.‘In Italy you have more time when you play, more time to manage the ball and they do it beautifully, no doubt.‘But in the Premier League when you play as a holding midfielder you only have two, three seconds to think. You have to see before even receiving the ball. You have to play quick, fast.‘Even at Manchester City, Fernandinho doesn’t get much time to control the ball. He knows he has to have speed in his game all the time. Physically you need to respond to the demands of the Premier League.‘I’m far from being convinced about Jorginho on both things that I’ve said. I think he’s got very interesting technical qualities, he’s got very beautiful vision, but he needs to speed up.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityManchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is the only player in the Premier League to complete more passes than Jorginho this season but the Chelsea midfielder remains without a single assist.Perhaps unfairly, his association with Sarri who coached him at Napoli before bringing him to Stamford Bridge, has been seized upon by his critics who feel that he will be selected regardless of the quality of his performances.Sarri has also come in for criticism for deploying Jorginho at the base of Chelsea’s midfield with N’Golo Kante forced into a more advanced role away from his customary defensive position.Following a promising start under Sarri, Chelsea have endured a poor run of results, losing each of their last three away Premier League games to Arsenal, Bournemouth and City by an aggregate scoreline of 12-0.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 Arsenalcenter_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Feb 2019 5:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link186Shareslast_img read more

APASS launches initiative

first_imgThe Asian Pacific American Student Services has launched a Pacific Islander-focused initiative on campus in an effort to encourage more unity on campus.The Promoting Unity, Liberation and Education initiative held its first panel event, We Are Leaders, last week. Pacific Islanders who are leaders in their own career fields spoke on the panel and discussed their experiences.“It was really exciting,” said Sumun Pendakur, director of Asian Pacific American Student Services. “There were architects, there were filmmakers and there were physicians. People who were breaking the glass ceilings in their own fields, but at the same time, every one of these people were doing something with the community at the same time.“Pendakur said the event targeted the goal of PULE: to create dialogue in the larger USC community around stereotypes held about Pacific Islanders, and encourage younger students to apply for higher education.“People really wanted to create this space,” Pendakur said. “I think we as educators need to think, ‘How do we help students, how do we critically adjust stereotypes and how do we tell the stories that are untold?’”Pendakur said she wants the program to help Pacific Islanders and students of all different ethnicities to come together and create a dialogue to help build community and break stereotypes.“Too often when people think of Pacific Islander, they think of hula, or you have these broad sort of stereotypical images like football, gang members or lazy islanders,” Pendakur said. “This was the opportunity to build a community-based program and kind of shatter some of these stereotypes at the same time.”Asian Pacific American Student Services is aimed at creating opportunities to help students with leadership development and mentoring, as well as expanding opportunities for cross-cultural involvement for students of different backgrounds.“A couple of years ago I was thinking that too often the Pacific Islander part of the Asian Pacific Americans gets lost in the mix,” Pendakur said. “Pacific Islander issues have real specificities, and I wanted to make sure that we were not only talking about the specificities, but also really attempting to build more of a community here for Pacific Islander students and students of non-specific Pacific Islander backgrounds.”Pendakur set up focus groups to gain input from both community-based leaders and activists as well as from Pacific Islander students at USC to gauge what they felt was missing from the university.“We have all of the research available, but we wanted to really understand the small community size and the alienation felt by many Pacific Islander students expressed at the focus groups,” she said.DannyBoy Naha-Ve’evalu, a sophomore majoring in cinema-television critical studies, is a project coordinator with PULE, and said USC needs more programs to help Pacific Islander students.“I am Samoan, Tahitian, Hawaiian and French. I grew up and I identify with Samoan, and it makes me feel like I’m here for a purpose,” Naha-Ve’evalu said. “I think it is high time for Pacific Islanders to leave a mark and have that stage at USC.”Naha-Ve’evalu said it was a difficult transition for him as a transfer student, since he did not have many people to identify with on campus.“I felt like a needle in a haystack, and that is part of the reason why I think this program is important,” Naha-Ve’evalu said. “It not only helps Pacific Islanders learn about their own identity, but they have an organization where they can talk about issues in their community.”Brittany Valdez, a graduate student studying social work who is also a project coordinator, said she would like to encourage more Pacific Islander students to apply to college.“When I worked as an assistant director with the USC Marshall Undergraduate Admissions Office, I would continuously see low numbers of Pacific Islander students and professors in higher education.” Valdez said. “I became concerned, wondering why these numbers are low — not just at USC, but in universities nationwide.”PULE’s next event is planned for Friday Nov. 12, when students will go to the Pacific Islander Ethnic Art Museum.In the spring, Pendakur said PULE will host a number of programs, including film screenings, film festivals and educational volunteer opportunities. There might also be a Pacific Islander cultural arts showcase, she said.Pendakur and the project coordinators said they are excited about the future of PULE.“Hopefully we can get something going on with the ethnic studies,” Valdez said. “We hope to see it continue to progress and to keep this dialogue open against stereotypes.”Pendakur plans to build a collaborative pipeline program with local area middle and high schools to increase Pacific Islander application and admission to USC in the future.last_img read more

Join the in crowd with a .TV domain

first_imgSTART A BLOG, FORUM OR SURVEY: It’s never been easier, and the Me.TV tools let you instantly integrate it into your channel. Talk to your customers. Make entries public or private. Post photos of your products, business, customers, staff or whatever you like. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS (AKA “SOCIAL”) NETWORK: Invite customers and prospects to view, join and participate. Share links and build a community. MAKE SOME MONEY: Turn on the advertising feature to include search ads on your site and share in the revenue. This is a small business Web opportunity at its beginning. Here’s how to get started: Step one to creating your .TV Web channel is to register a great name. Search names at www.channelme.tv. Don’t stop with just your business name. Consider other catchy names, or names related to your products or services. Some of the most sought-after names are still available as “premium” names, which means they cost more. Premium names start at about $100 per year, and go up $10,000 or more. You could corner an entire product or service category. Say, for example, your business is oranges. If you think that owning this entire fruit in .TV land is worth $500 per year, you could buy it as a premium name. On the other hand, if you aspired to control the .TV market in raisins, that domain was still available recently for a mere $24.95. Visit other channels for ideas in the .TV Channel Guide at www.channelme.tv/guide. The FAQ section tells you how to customize, program, share, manage and post ads on your channel. Adding a welcome video to your channel will help promote your business and make the site more inviting to customers and prospects. You can either upload a video, or record one directly via a camcorder. “Grab It” is a cool tool that lets you link videos to your .TV channel from places like YouTube, Yahoo! Video, Google Video, MySpace Video and others. To create your own video ads, check out AditAll, a new Web-based platform for small and mid-size businesses to create, customize and distribute video ads. Average costs for AditAll video ads range from $300-$700; well below costs of creating quality videos other ways. Visit www.AditAll.com. Daniel Kehrer (editor@business.com) is editor of Business.com, the top business search engine, and Work.com, a “how-to” site for small business.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Q uestion: Our business is young, growing and always looking for new ways to use the Web. We’re especially interested in using videos and other rich media online. Are there any low-cost ways for a small business to get something going? – NEW & GROWING Answer: Imagine a place where you can still secure a killer domain name for your business, product or service, book it for peanuts, and get all the tools to build a customized rich media site – with videos, blogs, widgets, social networks, advertising and more – thrown in free. Fiction? Time warp? Nope, it’s real and it’s here now at ChannelMe.tv – a potential-laden corner of the Web called .TV. But even parent company Demand Media, which has so far pitched it mainly to individuals, hasn’t yet grasped the power its new platform could have for small business. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe ChannelMe.tv service is still wet behind the ears. But as an added piece to your Web presence (think “Click to see our new Web TV channel”), or even a primary touch point, having your own .TV Web channel is a quick, inexpensive and downright cool way to make your brand stand out (and be “in” too). The .TV domain extension is open to anyone, just like .com or .net. You don’t have to be a TV mogul to own one (although late night star Carson Daly and other celebrities do). But unlike .com where the best names disappeared shortly after dinosaurs did, great .TV domains are still available. Many domain registrars offer .TV names. GoDaddy, for example, charges $39.99. But since Demand Media itself owns the primary .TV engine, including a vast inventory of premium names, ChannelMe is the best place to go. You get an all-in-one channel building kit free with a $24.95 .TV domain registration that will allow you to: PROGRAM YOUR CHANNEL: Upload your own videos, or link to others on the Web. Let customers, prospects and other visitors rate and comment on your channel’s content. CREATE AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR BUSINESS PROFILE: Select a channel design template; customize an avatar; display “about” text and more. last_img read more