Arsenal's head coach Arsene Wenger on Thursday criticised the practice of faking falls, known as "diving," adding that English football players had become experts in these acts. While not naming which players he was referring to, Wenger's remarks came just four days after Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Dele Alli were accused of diving during their last English Premier League (EPL) game against Liverpool (2-2), reports Efe. "We have to get diving out of the game. I remember there were tremendous cases here when foreign players did it, but I must say the English players have learned very quickly and they might even be the masters now," Wenger said during the press conference before the EPL match against Tottenham. The veteran French coach went on to defend the behaviour of his players and to express his support for the referees' judgment. "I don't tell my players to dive. Sometimes you want your players to be intelligent, they have played a little bit with the rules, they make more … [Read more...] about English players excellent at faking falls, says Arsenal coach
A Nov 18, 2016 press conference announcing Carabao's sponsorship of the English Football League (EFL) Cup features (from left) footballer David James, Sathien Setthasit, CEO of Carabao Group Plc, Yuenyong Opakul (Add Carabao) and Shaun Harvey, EFL chief executive. (PR photo) On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City. His prominence will baffle many football fans, not to mention some of the players celebrating the first silverware of the season at London's Wembley Stadium. "Like BB King I'll keep playing until I die," says Add. But here in Thailand, the 63-year-old Yuenyong Opakul is a legend. He is the lead singer of the band Carabao, and co-founder of the energy drink company now sponsoring the English Football League (EFL) cup. Better known as Add Carabao, he helped catalyse the band's massive following into … [Read more...] about Carabao: Rocker turned drinks mogul energises English football
“Shokunin” is a Japanese word that means, roughly, “mastery of one’s profession.” Japanese people tend to take great pride in their work, and the process of performing a task often matters just as much as the outcome. At the same time, Japanese workers might take too much pride in their jobs, seeing as “death from overwork” is becoming a growing problem in the country. Ben Cole, an associate professor of strategy at Fordham University in New York City, once took a group of students on a trip to Japan. Cole had previously lived and worked in Japan for nine years, and he’d arranged for the group to take the train from Narita airport to Tokyo. At a stop along the way, the doors opened to reveal two train employees in full uniform, who were there to help a young woman in a wheelchair onto the train. About 18 minutes later, the train stopped again and the doors opened to … [Read more...] about A Japanese word without a direct English translation reveals the biggest difference between Japanese and American work cultures
The classroom is a cacophony of teenagers on their feet and waving their arms, deep in debate about immunization.These Grade 11 students at Georgetown District High School have become fluent in the science of antibodies and immune systems. Now they’re wrestling over the most effective communication strategies to convince the public about the merits of vaccines.One student cites the power of personal narrative. Another favours social media. A few more kids chime in with details on herd immunity and adverse reactions.An observer might wonder what this class is actually studying. Is it English or Biology?The answer is both. Dubbed “Engology” by the students, it’s an innovative course for university-bound kids to earn the two credits in tandem. … [Read more...] about What do you get when you mix English and Biology?
MONTREAL—The head of Montreal’s Concordia University says he’s disturbed by what he read in a blog post that makes sexual misconduct allegations against members of the English department.President Alan Shepard calls the allegations by blogger Mike Spry serious.Shepard says the social media post makes specific allegations as well as general allegations of an abusive climate in the department’s creative writing program.Spry alleges he has witnessed and been made aware of innumerable instances of unwanted affection, groping, inappropriate remarks and propositions.He claims that when rejected by women, men in position of power would engage in whisper campaigns, denigrating and degrading those who rejected them. … [Read more...] about Concordia University president ‘disturbed’ by sexual misconduct allegations in English department