WATCH: Kobe Bryant trolls Jalen Rose in ESPN commercial

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak By the looks of it, Kobe Bryant seems to be enjoying his retirement from basketball way too much.ADVERTISEMENT “You know I don’t pay attention to that stuff,” Bryant responded.But in true Kobe fashion, he casually reminded him about the night he dropped 81 points against  Rose and the Toronto Raptors in 2006.When asked by a waiter how many olives he wanted in his drink, Bryant sarcastically said, “81.”Rose was left speechless and could only respond with a deadpan expression worthy of a thousand internet memes.The pair, meanwhile, has had plenty of battles throughout their careers, perhaps non bigger that their 2001 NBA Finals clash when Rose was still a member of the Indiana Pacers. The Lakers went on to win the series in five games.ESPN followed up the hilarious video with another one, showing an “illustration” of Kobe’s future statue.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ RELATED STORIES: WATCH: Shaq, Kobe reunite in hilarious video for NBA 2K18WATCH: Jalen Rose waves ‘walis tambo’ prior to Dubs’ sweep of Spurs The “Black Mamba” once again took part in a hilarious video for ESPN, but this time at the expense of analyst and former adversary Jalen Rose.As seen in the 40-second clip, Rose bumps into  the Los Angeles Laker legend inside a restaurant and they casually exchange pleasantries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe former Michigan product then addressed his earlier remarks to Bryant, when he jokingly suggested that he should be included in Kobe’s  future statue in front of Staples Center.Attn: @JeanieBuss & @Lakers“I’ll pay for the @kobebryant statue if I’m the one guarding him.” – @JalenRose pic.twitter.com/ieNdOkr4UP— Jalen & Jacoby (@JalenandJacoby) July 19, 2016ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Cebu City gov’t rallies behind embattled marathoner Tabal Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workinglast_img read more

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To become Guyanese

first_img[This article, first published 13 years ago, becomes relevant in light of (eventual) general elections.]One of the most poignant and persistent cries heard around Guyana – especially around elections time – is, “Why do we have to hear about ‘Africans’ and ‘Indians’ or ‘Amerindians’? Why can’t we all just be ‘Guyanese’?” The poignancy is a bit ironic, however, since those same putatively ‘Guyanese’, by and large, have been going into the voting booths and voting along ethnic lines for the past fifty years and more and creating the problem they implicitly bemoan: divisiveness and lack of a national ethos. What is the problem? Are we so much sheep that we are led by the politicians to vote in a way that we don’t want? The reality is a bit more complex than that, and we intuitively know it.Part of the problem is that the issue is presented as if the fact of our diverse heritage, which has resulted in the presence of different ethnic groups in our country, is in contradiction to being “Guyanese”. This is a false dilemma. Our reference to ourselves to being “African” etc is simply an acknowledgement of our particular heritage, which we shouldn’t try to erase because history has shown it’s an almost impossible task that in the end, is not really necessary. For most of mankind’s history this was how we defined ourselves and it was not, per se, the source of conflicts. The problem arose only a few hundred years ago when Europe, led by England and France constructed “states and citizens” and a new way of defining identity – by the territory in which one happened to be residing.The rationale for the imposed “nation-state” unity was that it was necessary for the people as a whole to apply themselves in a joint endeavour to build their common prosperity. What happened, in reality, was that contrary to expectation, the particular identities did not disappear. One of the main reasons was that the various ethnic groups – Scots and Irish – did not, in fact, believe they were being treated fairly or equally by the state, which remained controlled by the English.This is what we need to do in Guyana today. The ethnic conflict that defines our politics – and our frustration – could be an “effect of” as well as an “affect on” the iniquities of the political operations of the state on the various groups. The task of politics and politicians today in Guyana is therefore to create a Guyanese state that promulgates the values of Guyanese citizenship without regard to race, religion, ethnicity etc. The immediate task is to remove the discriminatory conditions, which the ethnic groups have to react against for their very survival.There is no question that we, the citizens of Guyana, must see our state and country as a “common venture”. But at independence, we inherited a state but not a nation and one does not identify with the state just like that – that’s partially why we have clung to our ethnicities so rigidly. The problem before us is how do we construct a “unity” of the peoples within our state that does not seek to obliterate our diversities.We can situate this construction of a national outlook within what has labelled “Project Democracy” – the creation of conditions where we are all treated as one, equally, by the state. Equality of opportunity, human rights, and encouragement of diversities, due process, justice and fair play and rule of law may seem dry compared to the warmth of the blood ties of “nation”, but they can engender the unity of public purpose and the recognition of individual worth where we can be proud of our common citizenship. Citizenship of Guyana has to become something that has concrete meaning to all of us.It was the United States, made up of immigrants with diverse cultural backgrounds like us in Guyana, that first attempted to institutionalise this ideological definition of “national identity” when they announced ringingly in their Declaration of Independence:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. We, of course, must avoid their selective application of the equality standard. Guyana leaders cannot just tell people to jettison their heritages but work to create a state that we can proudly say is working for:“We the Guyanese people…”last_img read more

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Arsenal and Tottenham target took pay-cut to stay at Lyon this summer

first_img Arsenal and Tottenham target Yoann Gourcuff Arsenal and Tottenham target Yoann Gourcuff took a pay-cut to stay at Lyon this summer, according to the club’s president.Gourcuff has been continually linked with a move to North London over the past few seasons, with Arsene Wenger reportedly a fan of the French midfielder’s talents.The 28-year-old, who joined Lyon for £18m in 2010, was linked with the Gunners again this summer although the player’s injury record appeared to put the Premier League club off.The France international has managed just over 100 appearances in four years at Lyon and now the Ligue club’s president, Jean Michel Aulas, has revealed that Gourcuff dropped his wage to stay at the seven-time French champions.“He has made a very substantial parting with some of his salary, over 25%,” Aulas told RMC. 1last_img read more

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In foreclosure, lender should go on record

first_imgIn an interview Friday, Alarc n agreed that more needs to be done than loaning money to homeowners so they can catch up with their payments. A problem that grew so big, so fast suggests nefarious roots. “There needs to be aggressive targeting and prosecution of criminal originators by the FBI, state and local authorities,” he said. “The fraud issue needs to be looked at from a lot of angles. The cases that are the most egregious are where people just didn’t know what they were signing.” (The councilman’s financial-aid suggestion did not get a warm reception. The Daily News asked readers if local government should respond to the growing foreclosure crisis. Only one of the 269 responses logged seemed to favor the idea.) Here’s another suggestion. Support is growing for the notion that something more intense than political posturing is needed to illuminate the black hole devouring the residential real estate market. Don’t be surprised if voices from different groups start calling on law enforcement agencies for a forensic examination of the forces that have sent record numbers of homes spiraling into foreclosure. One of those voices will be that of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarc n, who received lots of attention last week after calling for spending taxpayer money to deal with the crisis. “It seems to me we’d better kick the federal government in the butt to get into action to help us solve the problem, and I don’t think we’re doing any kicking now,” he said during a City Council hearing. Every time a home is foreclosed on, why not require the lender to make the original, and subsequent, mortgage applications part of the record? And then have someone from a regulatory agency, like the federal Office of Thrift Supervision, examine the documents to make sure that no fraud was committed on either side of the table at the close of escrow. This agency also entered the fray last week, too, at the behest of the nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America. It asked the OTS to force Countrywide to redo loans for borrowers having trouble making payments. The organization (www.naca.com) has established the Home Save Program to provide assistance for homeowners with unaffordable loans who are at risk of losing their homes. During an event in Washington, D.C., a panel of borrowers discussed the financial trouble they are in with their mortgages. On Thursday, Bill Ruberry, an Office of Thrift Supervision spokesman, told the Web site MarketWatch that the OTS will deal with specific Countrywide cases that the group brought up on Thursday. “We are going to look into each one of the cases and talk to the institution to determine how their problems can be worked out,” Ruberry said. But he declined to comment specifically about how the office would resolve the issue with Countrywide. The agency did not return calls seeking comment Friday. Bruce Marks, chief executive at the NACA, agrees it might be time to start reviewing records, too. “I think everything should be looked at. You’ve got to put the responsibility where it should be.” And he’s pretty sure he knows where that is: the lenders and investors who were buying up mortgages during the big boom earlier this decade. “They said: `Give me anything. I don’t care whether it’s accurate or not. I don’t care. I’ve got buyers for these things.”‘ In other words, this sector of Wall Street that is getting pounded now had a market a few years ago and not enough product to feed it. Part of that appetite was satiated by the subprime market. To buy a home, borrowers – some with spotty credit – took out adjustable-rate mortgages with initially low payments. They might have been qualified to make the payments then but not when rates are resetting, as they are now. And with the way those were put together, it’s almost impossible for the mortgage holder to work out a payment plan. “The point is, where does the major responsibility go when you have an orchestrated scheme to get a huge amount of money from working people with mortgages structured to fail?” he asked. “You don’t give equal weight to all the players. You’ve got to make a decision where the majority of the responsibility goes.” Marks has already made his decision. Don’t blame the victims. But when this mess is sorted out, there will be lots of blame to go around.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Guardsman wounds New Orleans suspect

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Sgt. Robert Lawrence, 21, an Iraq war veteran, and his patrol partner, Pfc. James Neely, were called over by people who pointed out a vehicle. Witnesses said the driver “was involved either in a dispute or a hit-and-run,” Schneider said. The man’s driving was erratic, so the soldiers pulled him over and ordered him out. “When the suspect got out of the vehicle, he had something in his hand that our soldiers perceived to be a weapon,” Schneider said. “So our soldiers took defensive positions and ordered him to stop and drop what he had. He continued on.” Schneider said the soldiers fired twice. A shot fired by Lawrence hit the man. Schneider said the object the man carried was possibly a cell phone. Nobody was arrested Monday, but the investigation was incomplete, police said. The shooting occurred on a block where most houses had been or were being repaired, although some still had boarded or shuttered windows.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW ORLEANS – Two Louisiana National Guard soldiers shot at a man suspected of wielding a weapon Monday, the first time any guardsman patrolling the city has opened fire, officials said. The shooting occurred when the man, whom police didn’t identify, refused an order to drop an object in his hand as he approached the soldiers. The man was wounded in the upper torso near his back, and his injury was not considered life-threatening, police said. In June, 300 National Guard members were sent to the city to patrol areas largely abandoned after Hurricane Katrina, said Lt. Col. Pete Schneider, a Louisiana National Guard spokesman. last_img read more

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Leitrim to face Wicklow in football qualifiers

first_imgThe draw for round one of the All-Ireland football qualifiers has been made.Leitrim will have a home draw against Wicklow on Saturday, June 8th in Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada at 3pm.. The matches will be played to finish on the day.After their Ulster championship defeat to Donegal on Sunday, Rory Gallagher’s Fermanagh face a difficult qualifier assignment against Monaghan in Clones – a team they beat dramatically in last year’s Ulster semi-final.The draw was made on Monday morning and it is as follows:Louth v AntrimTipperary v DownLeitrim v WicklowWexford v DerryOffaly v LondonMonaghan v FermanaghCarlow v Kildare/LongfordWestmeath v Waterford.last_img

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How Will Publishers Fare Under Microhoo?

first_imgTags:#advertising#Analysis#Trends#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market By Rajeev Goel, Co-Founder of PubMatic There has been a lot of coverage about the potential Yahoo! acquisition by Microsoft over the last week. This coverage has looked at issues such as deal mechanics, antitrust implications, and the impact on advertisers. One aspect of the possible blockbuster deal that has not been adequately examined is the impact on web publishers, in particular the medium and long tail publishers who are almost wholly reliant on ad networks to monetize their ad inventory.In the medium and long tail of publishers, the market needs a strong and credible alternative to Google AdSense. An alternative will drive innovation in advertising, bring more advertisers on board, expand advertising internationally, and lead to better payouts for publishers. All of these trends will lead to more revenue for these publishers over time.Short term: the acquisition will be bad for publishersIn the short term, the potential acquisition will be bad for medium and long tail publishers. Yahoo! Publisher Network, Yahoo!’s competitive offering to Google AdSense, is an also-ran in the marketplace. It has been in beta for two years now. Most publishers that we work with wait a month after sending an application to YPN, only to have it rejected. YPN won’t serve ads outside of the US despite Yahoo!’s presence in the brand/display market internationally. Unconfirmed sources inside Yahoo! indicate that they will be re-launching YPN in the summer of 2008, but it’s entirely possible this timeline will slip as the acquisition process plays out. At the same time, Microsoft Content Ads, Microsoft’s competitive offering to Google AdSense, is in a private beta running on less than a few hundred web sites. It is hard to imagine that the merger process will accelerate delivery of either solution.From a strategic focus perspective, it’s clear that Yahoo! and Microsoft are focused on the advertiser side of the online ad market. One of Yahoo!’s biggest development projects, Apex, is intended to integrate search and display advertising into one system for advertisers and ad agencies. Microsoft’s largest acquisition to date is aQuantive, an ad agency and digital solutions provider which is largely focused on advertisers.Yahoo! and Microsoft can afford to focus on advertisers at the expense of publishers because they have so much ad inventory on their owned and operated web sites, which Google does not. The majority of Yahoo!’s and Microsoft’s properties are designed to keep users on their web sites, whereas Google’s main product (search) is intended to send users away, with the notable exceptions of Gmail and YouTube. comScore and UBS estimate that Yahoo! and Microsoft have more than twice as many monthly page views as Google as of December 2007. As a result, a combined Yahoo! and Microsoft would likely focus on how best to monetize their own ad inventory, and those of strategic partners such as Facebook and eBay, rather than inventory from an open publisher network. Long term: good potential upside for publishers, but don’t hold your breathIn the long term, there is upside potential for publishers. However, it’s just that — potential — and has remained that way for several years now. As a combined force, Yahoo! and Microsoft might see a big enough opportunity in the market to pursue industry solutions outside of their owned and operated portfolio of web sites. Yahoo! has started down this path with the Right Media, Blue Lithium, and Maven Networks acquisitions. Other media companies such as Fox Interactive Media and niche players such as Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia have started down the path of selling ads for external publishers as a way to grow their businesses. As the trend towards user level targeting increases, as opposed to web site level targeting, Yahoo! and Microsoft will need to find ways to target advertising off of their owned and operated site network.Yahoo! and Microsoft can combine research and development budgets in a number of different areas to free up money for investing elsewhere. Within a combined entity, spending on search, email, infrastructure, etc. can all be reduced to free up money to invest in solutions that benefit publishers. In addition, Microsoft has a significant cash advantage over Google with respect to available money for investment. In 2007, Microsoft’s quarterly net income was roughly equivalent to Google’s annual net income.ConclusionIn the short term, the Microsoft-Yahoo! acquisition process is likely to be bad for publishers. The lack of focus and investment that Microsoft and Yahoo! will have on the medium and long tail market will result in a slower pace of innovation and poorer monetization opportunities for publishers. In the long term, there is potential upside for publishers but the acquisition process, integration, and renewed product development will take a long time to sort out. The time frame involved reminds me of the old economics adage: “In the long run, we are all dead.” How long might we wait until Microsoft and Yahoo! deliver?This is a guest post by Rajeev Goel, the Co-Founder and General Manager of PubMatic, a publisher service that automates and optimizes ad serving decisions. 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Credit Card Schemer of $450,000 Gets 17 Years in the Big House

first_imgA Georgia man with nine felony convictions is on his way to prison again after pleading guilty to stealing money from businesses by convincing credit card companies that he owned them. Joseph Brown, 36, was sentenced to 30 years with 17 to serve in prison for theft by taking, computer theft and identity fraud.Between April 2014 and November 2015, Brown stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from 15 victims, including plastic surgeons, doctors and restaurant owners, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said. “When someone swipes their credit card at a business, the transaction is handled by a credit card processing company,” Howard said.“For more than a year and a half, Brown called a local credit card processing company 345 times to gather pieces of information about customer accounts managed by the credit card processing company.” Eventually, Brown had enough information about more than a dozen accounts to authenticate himself as the owner of the businesses, and convinced the credit card processor to divert funds from those accounts into multiple fraudulent bank accounts, Howard said.- Sponsor – Over the span of a year and a half, Brown stole more than $1.1 million from multiple businesses; however, some of those transactions were reversed because of inquiries from the actual business owners, Howard said. Investigators said Brown made off with more than $450,000.   [Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Marketing Day: Holiday ad campaigns, LinkedIn Sponsored Content, CRMs in a CDP world

first_imgHere’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:5 ways to make your holiday advertising campaigns more profitableOct 29, 2018 by Jacob BaadsgaardIt’s time to start thinking about a holiday advertising strategy to reach the right customer base.LinkedIn Sponsored Content can now be tracked via Google Campaign ManagerOct 29, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesThe Google Campaign Manager integration will support LinkedIn Sponsored Content for video, carousel ads, lead-gen forms and more.Is there a place for CRMs in a CDP world?Oct 26, 2018 by Barry LevinePre-sold sales, unstructured data, multi-channel orchestration, clean identities with historical data are changing the terms of customer relationship tools.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:Latest version of Facebook’s Marketing API gives details on why ads fail to runOct 29, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesThe new Facebook Marketing API v3.2 will alert advertisers when an ad isn’t delivered and provide error codes.Vimeo integrates with LinkedIn to enable video publishing to company pagesOct 29, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesVimeo announced on Monday end-to-end integration with LinkedIn via its ‘Publish to Social’ feature.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:5 Questions to Help You Select the Perfect Image, Movable Ink Blog9 Brands Crushing It with Instagram Stories, Convince and ConvertEmail – Five Email Deliverability Myths Debunked, MarketingProfsHow to Know If It’s Time to Switch Your Engagement Platform, MarketoMarketers Beware: Influencer Marketing Fraud is Real, CMS WireSix dead social platforms share lessons from the grave, The AdStage BlogThe Best Colors for Websites for Mega Traffic, Conversion Rates & Sales, Crazy EggTransparency Report: First Half of 2018, Official LinkedIn BlogThe post Marketing Day: Holiday ad campaigns, LinkedIn Sponsored Content, CRMs in a CDP world appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Holiday ad campaigns, LinkedIn Sponsored Content, CRMs in a CDP world HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Holiday ad campaigns, LinkedIn Sponsored Content, CRMs in a CDP world Marketing Day: Holiday ad campaigns, LinkedIn Sponsored Content, CRMs in a CDP worldYou are here: Posted on 30th October 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Rampant Arsenal end Chelsea’s two-year unbeaten home run in style

first_imgManchester City continued their revival by crushing West Ham 7-1. Two goals each from Nikita Parris and the substitute Georgia Stanway, as well as strikes from Steph Houghton and Tessa Wullaert, helped City to stay within a point of Birmingham and the league leaders Arsenal after Caroline Weir’s goal put them ahead in the second minute – Esmee De Graaf scoring a late consolation for the visitors. After taking the lead at Everton courtesy of Danielle Buet, Brighton came from two goals behind – Inessa Kaagman, England’s Gabby George and Chloe Kelly scoring for the home side – to secure their first point of the season thanks to a double from Ellie Brazil. Birmingham recovered from defeat against Manchester City with a 1-0 win at Bristol City. Aoife Mannion had a penalty saved by Sophie Baggaley before scoring her side’s winner in the 75th minute. Yeovil were denied a first point when Jess Clarke scored a late winner for Liverpool in their 2-1 win. Brighton, Everton and Yeovil all remain without a win.Suzanne Wrack The Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes, was philosophical in defeat as Arsenal scored five on the road to reclaim top spot in the Women’s Super League.“Let’s put life into perspective, it’s not the worst thing in the world,” Hayes said. “Being humbled occasionally doesn’t do us any harm. They’re in the ascendancy and their top players played well today.”The last time these two teams faced each other Arsenal were handed a similarly humbling 3-1 defeat in the FA Cup final as Chelsea completed the double on the back of an unbeaten league season. A lot can change in a summer. With Chelsea’s squad undergoing an overhaul and Arsenal finally looking every bit the slick passing side Joe Montemurro has worked to build since his arrival in November, the roles were reversed at Kingsmeadow.In a masterful attacking display orchestrated by Kim Little, Jordan Nobbs and Lia Wälti in midfield Arsenal put five past the champions to take their season’s goal tally to 33 – with an impressive eight different scorers.Montemurro was keen to stress the importance of the fine margins in games against the top teams. “We’re happy that the game plan went well,” he said. “It was a good day, they had a couple of chances in the first half, the game could have gone a different way if they had gone one up. We had to weather a bit of a storm.“With two great teams, it’s the moments, it’s mistakes, it’s a flash of brilliance that’s the difference.”Arsenal have been the team to watch this season with 16 goals in three league games but their trip south offered up their first real test. Chelsea have been a wall at the back – before the visit of their London rivals, the Blues had not conceded at home in 11 WSL games. In the early exchanges in the wet mist Chelsea started the brighter side with Ji So-yun and Fran Kirby combining nicely to trouble the Arsenal back line. In the fourth minute the Reds were given their first scare when Kirby played in Adelina Engman only for the Finn to miskick wide. Read more Quick guide Manchester City in seventh heaven match reports Arsenal Women Share on Pinterest Hide Share on Twitter With Chelsea frustrations running high, Spence went in the book for catching Little clumsily on the ankle, forcing the Scot to make way for Katie McCabe. Nobbs, furious at the challenge, describing it as “a horrendous tackle”, flew at Spence and the players were pulled apart. Nobbs had the last laugh, racing on to Mead’s through ball to finish under an onrushing Telford for Arsenal’s fifth.Chelsea, shellshocked, huddled after the fourth and fifth and tried to find something for their fans to cheer about but to no avail.This was a statement of intent from the Gunners. But Nobbs was cautious in her optimism: “Naturally it’s a big statement but us, of all people, know how quickly the league can change and how quickly points can be dropped in games,” she said. It’s great for our confidence and our belief but we still need to take every game as it comes because we’ve got a lot of tough challenges ahead.”After dominating the women’s game with 43 trophies in their 30‑year history, Arsenal have not won the title in six years. When Montemurro arrived he said he wanted to “put Arsenal back where it should be”. If this game is anything to go by, it looks as if he will succeed in that endeavour. Kirsty Linnett and Chris Wood: life as a professional football couple Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Chelsea 0-5 Arsenal: Women’s Super League – as it happenedcenter_img Share on Facebook Was this helpful? Share on LinkedIn But Arsenal have shown grit this season, coming from behind twice to beat West Ham 4-3 in their last outing, and with Little and Nobbs seeing more of the ball they started to grow into the game. They were rewarded for their patience on 21 minutes when Emma Mitchell played a one-two with Viv Miedema on the left and a recovering Engman scythed her down in the box to give away a silly penalty which Little converted for her seventh goal in seven consecutive games for club and country.With five minutes left of the half the Gunners doubled their lead, Little sliding the ball through to Miedema whose shot took the slightest of deflections to wrong-foot England’s Carly Telford.After the break Chelsea tried to claw their way back. A Ramona Bachmann cross looking for Drew Spence was fumbled by Pauline Peyraud-Magnin but Leah Williamson, brilliant throughout, was on hand to save the goalkeeper’s blushes and prevent a Spence tap-in.From then it was the Arsenal show. First a bit of luck saw Nobbs’s teasing cross towards Miedema catch the wind and curl into the net from an acute angle.Just four minutes later Arsenal had their fourth, Beth Mead forcing a save from Telford before Miedema powered the rebound home, her ninth goal of the season. Reuse this content Show Share via Email Women’s football Read more Thank you for your feedback. Women’s Super League Chelsea Women Topicslast_img read more

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