No stopping McLeod in Eugene

first_imgIt will take a brave man to bet against Omar McLeod in the men’s 110 metres hurdles when he lines up in the Diamond League event Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday. The 2016 winner should once again show his rivals who is the boss in the event. The World leader so far with a 13.04 seconds clocking at the Drake Relays in April, McLeod followed that up with a good win in Shanghai, where he outlasted Spain’s Orlando Ortega. The opposition in Eugene looks a bit weaker and he should score a convincing win. Following his second-place finish to McLeod at the Drake Relays, Great Britain’s Andrew Pozzi, who clocked 13.24, will be hoping to upstage the Olympic champion, but he will have his hands full trying to get the better of the world leader. American Devon Allen, who was second at the Jamaica International Invitational (JII) Meet last weekend, placed second to McLeod a year ago and is expected to produce a genuine effort before his home fans. Jamaica’s Ronald Levy will make his Diamond League debut. Despite a disappointing result at the JII Meet, he could show that his win over countryman Hansle Parchment several weeks ago at the UTech Classic was no fluke. A big effort is expected from him here as he seeks to improve on his season’s best of 13.33. Defending World champion, Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov, did not look his usual self in Shanghai. It appears his one year absence from the track because of a ban on Russian athletes at last year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has left him with poor form. He will be hoping for a better performance this time around and it will be interesting to see how he performs here. Americans Aries Merritt and David Oliver have also not hit top form as yet and will have to step up considerably if they hope to finish near to the top. It, therefore, should be smooth sailing for McLeod. If conditions are right, a sub-13 seconds clocking is possible. NOT USUAL SELFlast_img read more

Wonder twins power Pirates past Falcons

first_imgThe Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The Red Lions had the game in the bag as early as the fourth when Ain Obenza and Ralph Penuela found their mark from beyond the arc and Evan Nelle drilled a 26-footer at the buzzer to give San Beda a 30-11 spread after one quarter.The Red Lions stretched that lead to as many as 26 points, 71-45, after another long trey from Nelle.“We were coming off a loss in the D-League so it is good to see the team play well this time around,” said SBC head coach Boyet Fernandez.Mapua was missing the services of three of its players in Warren Bonifacio, Justin Serrano and Jasper Salenga due to suspensions and injuries. Mapua was also without head coach Randy Alcantara, who was sick.In the Under-11 Division that has drawn quite a crowd, the Xavier Golden Stallions turned back a late charge by the La Salle Greenhills Greenies, 64-57, behind Rambert Lagar’s 23 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Montuano shines as Strikers stay perfect in M-League NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard With twins JV and JC Marcelino putting out fires in crucial situations, Lyceum squeaked past Adamson, 82-81, Friday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.JC Marcelino hit the go-ahead basket for the Pirates for the final count to cap a furious rally by Lyceum, which fought back from six points down in the last 1:33 with a run keyed by JV Marcelino’s triple.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Adamson had a shot to overturn the result with 3.4 seconds remaining but Lyceum forced a turnover on Falcons’ Simon Camacho as time run out.JC Marcelino led Lyceum with 19 points while Mike Nzeusseu added 14 and JV Marcelino finished with 10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCamacho led Adamson with 19 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.Lyceum’s frenzied finish stole the limelight from San Beda, which rose to 2-0 after crushing Mapua, 80-63, for their second straight victory. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Liberia: The Cultural Gap

first_imgMonrovia – Growing up in Liberia, whenever I call my name, I garner the stares and expressions of a name that sounds too strong or otherwise traditional. In fact, I get the feeling from facial expressions that the name belongs to another world, especially in my case, as both names are purely Liberian indigenous names. While in secondary school, it was worse. The calling of my name was greeted with instant laughter, jeers and intentional mispronunciations, intended to instill humiliation and fear. I remember many colleagues couldn’t bear the emotional bullying associated with bearing traditional African names and opted to have their names changed. This is typical of the average Liberian classroom where western names are pronounced with distinction and claimed with pride but traditional Liberian names are wrongly pronounced and treated with disdain. The name carrier bore the burnt of the struggle and left to face the accompanying degradations.The name scenario is a tip of the iceberg of the extent to how wide Liberians have negated their culture with western cultures, and in some cases other African cultures over their own cultures. A Liberian would prefer to be proudly called by another West African name and claim lineage to that country or ancestral history, but would refuse to proudly bear his name given under sacred conditions by his or her grandparents. Treasured and rich names with deep history are relegated to borrowed names. There are varying examples to the nature and breadth of how Liberians have abandoned their cultures over the years to diffusing and assimilating completely into others. This trend has affected generations to such a dangerous extent that there remains a major gap in the culture. Major tribes have histories of their founding fathers and how they came to being but have chosen to ignore those stories, completely forgotten to speak native dialects, hence a whole generation of young children grow up unable to speak their dialects. Ironically, the inability to speak one’s language comes with a false sense of sophistication. The ignorance of one’s history and cultural practices meant a man was too ‘civilized’ to conform. The reality is sad. A society without a clear definition of its history and culture has no foundation to build upon, and no purpose. We have a completely shattered appreciation of our culture from clothing, cuisine, language, history, etc. Every society has a signature delicacy that is known by foreigners upon entering that country. We have several dishes, from hot cooked palm butter and bitter roots to potato greens with red palm oil, bitter balls mixed with okra and fresh water palm oil to torborgee and rice, palava sauce and rice, domboy and pepper soup and GB with wollor soup. These are delicious delicacies that can be marketed and possibly exported to showcase the kinds of food we eat as Liberians. Culture is the melting pot of a group of people and the lining that binds us together. How many average Liberian kids understand the relevance and role of traditional chiefs, traditional dance ceremonies for birth, funerals, and other occasions?There is a surge in learning how to speak like other West Africans, copying their accents, but afraid to identify with our own accents. We have to develop ourselves and develop a spirit of cultural identity.Cultural identity is often defined as the identity of a group, culture or an individual, influenced by one’s belonging to a group or culture.A developmental psychologist, Jean S. Phinney, formulated a three stage model describing how this identity is acquired.The first stage, unexamined cultural identity, is characterized by a lack of exploration of culture and cultural differences – they are rather taken for granted without much critical thinking. This is usually the stage reserved for childhood when cultural ideas provided by parents, the community or the media are easily accepted. Children at this stage tend not to be interested in ethnicity and are generally ready to take on the opinions of others.The second stage of the model is referred to as the cultural identity search and is characterized by the exploration and questioning of your culture in order to learn more about it and to understand the implications of belonging to it. During this stage you begin to question where your beliefs come from and why you hold them. You are now ready to compare and analyze them across cultures. For some, this stage may arise from a turning point in their lives or from a growing awareness of other cultures, and it can also be a very emotional time. This is often the time when high school students decide to go on an intercultural exchange program.Finally, the third stage of the model is cultural identity achievement. Ideally, people at this stage have a clear sense of their cultural identity and are able to successfully navigate it in the contemporary world, which is undoubtedly very interconnected and intercultural. The acceptance of yourself and your cultural identity may play a significant role in your other important life decisions and choices, influencing your attitudes and behavior. This usually leads to an increase in self-confidence and positive psychological development.It seems we’re walloping in the first stage of cultural identity and are mimicking other cultures and taking the opinions of others about ourselves. Until we realize who we are, where we come from and what we want, the road to the future would be blurred, and we risk becoming cultural chameleons.Lekpele Nyamalon is a Liberian writer and poet, an OSIWA Poetry fellow and can be reached at: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Can the man as Liverpool beat Burnley

first_img0Shares0000Emre Can celebrates with team mate Nathaniel Clyne after scoring the winner for Loverpool in their match against Burnley on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Daily MailLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Mar 12 – Emre Can’s superb shot guided Liverpool to a 2-1 home win over Burnley on Sunday and maintained their bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Ashley Barnes, with his club’s first goal at Anfield since 1975, had given Burnley a deserved early lead only for Georginio Wijnaldum to equalise in first-half injury-time. And Can struck just after the hour mark to secure victory for Liverpool, although it was a far from convincing performance by Jurgen Klopp’s side.German international Can collected a short pass from Divock Origi and was allowed space to unleash a right-foot shot from 25 yards which the Burnley goalkeeper, Tom Heaton, might have been expected to save before it reached the bottom left-hand corner of his net.Victory saw Liverpool remain fourth, still in the final Champions League place open to English clubs.The win moved them to within a point of third-placed Manchester City but, more significantly, saw Liverpool go five points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.“The performance was good enough to win the game but the result is massive for us, it’s the first ugly game we have won,” Liverpool manager Klopp told Sky Sports. “Usually when we are not that good we lose.”Meanwhile Burnley boss Sean Dyche was left bemoaning his side’s lack of good fortune.“It’s a tough one to take, because everyone gave a really good account of ourselves and we went up with a sublime goal,” he told the BBC. “We just needed a scratch of luck along the way.”Liverpool had gone in at the half-time interval level although it was a scoreline that even the most ardent home supporter would have admitted was harsh on Burnley.With just two away points to their name all season — from a still impressive tally of 31 — Dyche’s team opened the game aggressively and took the lead in just the seventh minute.Right-back Matt Lowton crossed low into the area from the wing and, after Andre Gray narrowly missed making contact, Barnes slid in ahead of his marker to force the ball past Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.Burnley, without a victory at Anfield since 1974, would have hoped to reach the interval without conceding an equaliser and looked well on course for that target for the majority of the half.– Unlikely equaliser –Andre Gray goes close with a near post effort as the Clarets keep on the pressure following their opening goal at Anfield on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Daily MailNot until the 45th minute did Liverpool enjoy a ‘shot’ on target and that was actually an over-hit defensive header from Burnley’s Joey Barton which forced Heaton into a comfortable diving save, his first of the game.But a minute into first-half injury-time, Liverpool claimed an unlikely equaliser which raised the mood around the stadium.Origi, starting in place of the injured Roberto Firmino, crossed from the left and Wijnaldum made a lazy attempt to control the ball, flicking out a boot and benefitting from a fortunate rebound from defender Ben Mee, before drilling home an unstoppable finish from six yards.Even before the goal, Burnley’s crosses from the right had caused concern, with Gray’s chip almost finding Barnes after five minutes.Solid at the back, Burnley also looked the more likely to score a second goal after Barnes’s opener.But the second half opened with Liverpool in far more determined mood, although their suspect defending always gave Burnley hope.Barnes sent a speculative first-time shot wide soon after the restart before Liverpool finally threatened, with Joel Matip’s shot from a Philippe Coutinho cross blockedCan’s goal was still harsh on Burnley, although the visitors almost responded just three minutes later, when Mee headed a free-kick across goal and Barnes’s effort was blocked by Ragnar Klavan.Both teams squandered late chances for further goals. Sadio Mane had only Heaton to beat but saw the Burnley keeper tip his 12-yard shot over the bar in the closing stages before Lowton missed a glorious opportunity to equalise, shooting wide from a scramble in the area in stoppage-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lomita Park Preschool reopens

first_img9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays Sept. 25 through June. The city accepts two $75 payments. That’s not much more than the two payments of $60 the city charged before the program closed two years ago. The city pays $5,000 a year to subsidize the program, said Cindy Blount, the city’s director of parks and recreation. “Our preschool has just been one of the most treasured programs we had,” she said. “(Akins) never missed a day of preschool in 27 years.” It’s not unusual for a city to operate a preschool, Temblador said. Many do through their park departments, including Torrance. Blount said she had trouble finding a qualified teacher to succeed Akins – she received just five applications in two years – forcing the school’s closure until Temblador came along. Akins has returned temporarily to assist Temblador in setting up the preschool. “It’s in a multipurpose room where they have other activities during the week and in the evenings,” Temblador said. “So basically I have a mobile classroom.” Temblador said she has taught in elementary schools in Torrance and San Pedro as well as a preschool for more than a decade. A mother of three children – all of whom attended a parent- participation preschool like Lomita’s – Temblador said she just received her child development certificate from Harbor College. She also earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. A parent-participation preschool means mom, dad – or a grandparent – is required to work in the school two days a week every five weeks. “It will give (children) a very confident, relaxed atmosphere knowing that parents will be coming, grandparents, dads,” Temblador said. “It gives you the opportunity to be part of the learning process. You learn along with your child so you can go home and reinforce all that learning.” local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I probably would have stayed on because it was part of my life and I did feel it was very important,” she said. “I didn’t want it to die.” But now the city-subsidized program for 20 4- and 5-year-olds has been reborn. It has a new teacher – Harbor City resident Raquel Temblador – and has returned to the same familiar room the highly regarded preschool has operated out of for decades. Registration opens Monday and Tuesday for Lomita residents and Wednesday for noncity residents, if space remains. That would be surprising given the low cost of the preschool. It costs $150 a year for residents to register a child for the preschool, which operates from By Nick Green STAFF WRITER When Pat Akins decided to retire after 27 years of teaching at the Lomita Park Preschool, she had no idea the program would be forced to close for two years. “If I had known there would not be preschool for two years, last_img read more


first_imgThe first ever Chinese social evening will take place in Letterkenny this Friday, bringing together the many local people with an interest in China and some of the local Chinese community.Organised by local Chinese teacher Jill Murphy, in conjunction with LYIT, the evening hopes to be a fun event for the many people who have been learning the language over the past year at LYIT and those who are interested in taking it up in the future.Jill explained: “We would love anyone who has an interest in learning more about China to come along. It will be a unique event taking place on Friday, October 12, from 6pm to 7pm in Hees Chinese Restaurant on the High Road (underneath the Donegal News offices). “The event is open to anyone who wants to come along and is entirely free of charge. As well as a chance to taste some authentic Chinese snacks and drinks, there will be a number of activities including a chance to get a Chinese name, and learn how to use chopsticks.“There will be two Chinese conversation tables where you can practice your Chinese with Chinese friends (or just learn how to say ‘Hello’ and ‘thank you’ if you don’t know any Chinese). This is a great chance to meet other people in Letterkenny studying or interested in Chinese.”She continued: “This is also the first event in Letterkenny which brings together the local Chinese community and local people studying or interested in Chinese. It is the first opportunity that many local students of Chinese will have to practice the language with a native speaker. Those attending the event are also more than welcome to join us for a Chinese meal priced at €15 per person.”Given the interest in Chinese locally over the past year it became clear that the next step should be a trip to China and Jill has now put together an exciting schedule for an escorted trip next Easter. Information on the trip will be provided at the social evening. Jill explained: “A lot of people had been telling me that they would love to go to China but were too scared to go on their own. Having lived in China in the past it puts me in a great position to be able to show people the best of what China has to offer. Our tour will not only show what I consider to be the ‘must see’ sights but will incorporate some unique Chinese opportunities that other tour groups don’t offer such as a Tai Chi lesson, Chinese cooking, and dinners with locals where you will have a chance to practise your Chinese if you wish.Jill continued: “The trip is ideal for everybody, both those who have a basic knowledge of the language and for those who simply want a fabulous holiday and have no knowledge of Chinese at all. We are working with a fully bonded and registered travel agency in Letterkenny. The trip will begin in the historic capital of Beijing, before moving on to Shanghai, Guilin and Yangshuo. We will offer optional additional day trips to places such as Suzhou and Nanxun (a water village) so that people get a chance to experience the contrasts of the country. We will be finishing up in the cosmopolitan metropolis that is Hong Kong.Jill concluded: “I have set up a facebook page for Chinese called Letterkenny Chinese, join it if you wish to hear about our Chinese classes and other Chinese related social events. The web address is interested in attending can e-mail or just turn up at Hees restaurant between 6-7pm on Friday October 12. CHOPSTICKS AND CHAT – AN A-Z OF CHINA COMES TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 10th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Chinese eveningJill MurphyLYITlast_img read more

Steven Gerrard all but confirms LA Galaxy departure – Liverpool return on cards?

first_img2 2 Gerrard, 36, has been playing in America for the last 18 months following his exit from boyhood club Liverpool and speculation over his future has been rife since Galaxy’s penalty shootout defeat to Colorado Rapids.The American club are hoping that he will stay in California for another season while there were reports earlier this week that he was planning his retirement.He has also been linked with a return to the United Kingdom, with Celtic and Newcastle reportedly interested in him, while a homecoming to Anfield has also been heavily mooted.Gerrard has made 19 appearances for Galaxy, scoring three goals and looks certain to be leaving the StubHub Center. Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard appears to have confirmed his time at LA Galaxy is over by claiming he will “miss” the city.The former England captain, whose future is uncertain following Galaxy’s MLS play-off defeat last week, posted a picture of himself on Instagram with Los Angeles in the background.And an emotional caption said: “Special place, incredible view, I will miss you LA. #lalaland.”last_img read more

Official: State’s prisons out of beds by 2007

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Schwarzenegger has proposed a $3.6 billion plan that calls for building two new prisons and expanding existing prisons, adding 51,000 prison beds over the next 15 years as the prison population reaches a projected 198,000. Inmates who are about to be released would be sent to “re-entry” facilities for job-training, mental health therapy and other services to help them return to society, and another 5,000 jailed illegal immigrants would be sent to other states. Schwarzenegger has ruled out changing the state’s tough sentencing laws, which critics cite as the underlying cause of the crowding. But he has warned that crowding could one day lead a federal judge to order inmates freed before they complete their sentences. Chuck Alexander, executive vice president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, said the prison system is “on the brink of a catastrophic failure.” SACRAMENTO – California will run out of even makeshift prison beds in less than a year unless the state takes action, the state’s corrections chief said Thursday, warning also of an increased danger of riots. California’s record-high population of 172,000 inmates is spilling into gymnasiums and day rooms, Acting Corrections Secretary James Tilton told lawmakers at a hearing. The state’s adult prisons are designed only to hold about 100,000 and the last 3,000 of an estimated 16,000 makeshift bed spaces will be used up in months, Tilton said, leaving the state in a crisis situation. “I will be out of beds entirely by June of ’07,” he told the Assembly Select Committee on Prison Construction and Operations. “We’re out looking for every bed we can find.” Tilton said 42 inmates at a Chino prison spent a night last month sleeping on an outdoor basketball court because there were no cells. His warning comes as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will attempt to persuade lawmakers to ease prison crowding during a special session next month, two months before the governor stands for re-election. last_img read more

Field Poll says governor has 16-point lead

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Voters were evenly divided between positive and negative views of Angelides. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein leads her Republican opponent, former state Sen. Dick Mountjoy, 55 percent to 33 percent; 59 percent view Feinstein in favorable terms. The survey was taken by telephone in English and Spanish from Oct. 23 to 30. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a 16-point lead over Democratic state Treasurer Phil Angelides, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday. Last month, the same survey found the governor was leading Angelides by 10 points. Angelides leads Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles County, but is tied or behind in every other area. Statewide, the governor leads 49 percent to 33 percent among likely voters. Schwarzenegger’s approval rating has risen during the last month, and 55 percent now hold a favorable impression of him. That is the highest it has been since February 2005, when it was 62 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Why Arsenal’s Europa League tie with Napoli may well go to extra-time

first_imgArsenal have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals following their  win at home to Napoli in their quarter-final first leg.The Gunners won 2-0 thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s early strike before Lucas Torreira’s low effort deflected in off Kalidou Koulibaly. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LIVE ON talkSPORT 3 talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Southampton vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester United vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Wigan vs Norwich (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (Sunday, 2:05pm) – talkSPORT huge blow 3 REPLY And there’s a crazy stat involving Arsenal and Napoli which firmly suggests this tie is destined for extra-time and possibly a dreaded penalty shootout.The Neapolitans would have to win the second leg 2-0 to take it to extra-time but this scoreline is a common theme when the two sides meet.In fact before Thursday, Arsenal and Napoli had only met in a competitive capacity twice before – with both games finishing 2-0 to the home side.Both of these came during the 2013/14 season in the Champions League, with Arsenal winning 2-0 at the Emirates in October 2013 thanks to goals from Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud. Arsenal have looked weak on the road in the Europa League Ramsey stood out in the win at the Emirates Stadium no dice But of course, it’s not over until the final whistle has been blown and Arsenal are sure to face an almighty siege from the Serie A club who will be looking to overturn their deficit.Arsenal’s record away from home in this season’s Europa League is not the best either, having lost to BATE Borisov and Rennes in the knockout rounds before the quarter-finals. However, they relied on their home form to get past these opponents. REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWScenter_img shining Unai Emery’s men were in brilliant form and gave their opponents the run around – the only negative perhaps being that Arsenal could have made their lead bigger going into the second leg at the San Paolo Stadium next Thursday.Nevertheless, being two goals ahead against one of the favourites to win the competition is still good work as Emery, who is turning it on in the competition he won three years running as Sevilla boss. ADVICE Arsenal have enjoyed success against Napoli in the past REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ However, if it makes them feel any better, Arsenal’s defeat at Napoli didn’t prevent them from reaching the next stage of the competition and the Neapolitans were the ones to miss out as Borussia Dortmund, who were also in that group, scored a late goal in Marseille to finish group winners with the Gunners second. They were in the same group that season and Napoli won the return fixture in December 2013 2-0 with Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon on target for them.So if the same thing was to happen on Thursday then it’s set to be very nervous times for all Gooners. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF last_img read more