Suffolk Community College Exhibit Shines Light On Long Island Nazi Camp

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In the late 1930s, thousands of German Americans spent their summers at Yaphank’s Camp Siegfried. They were greeted by a Nazi-saluting welcoming party as their train—the “Siegfried Special”—screeched to a halt. The journey wasn’t complete until they made a two-mile march to their lakeside enclave festooned with swastikas and teeming with unabashed pride for the Fatherland and its sinister, mass-murdering leader.They’d walk passed streets named after Nazi luminaries: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Hermann Goring, to name a few. Many people came after receiving postcards from the German-American Bund, a pro-Nazi organization in the United States, promising a bucolic summer haven.“For at the camp you will meet people that think as you do…cheerful people, honest and sincere, law abiding!” declared one postcard advertising the camp.Once they made their way into the encampment, some adults donned Nazi military regalia while their children were subjected to Nazi propaganda.As was customary, kids dressed in Hitler Youth garb were instructed to sing Nazi songs.“When Jewish blood drips from the knife,” they spewed, “then will the German people prosper.”The pro-Nazi camp endured for four years, right until World War II broke out.“They wanted to propagandize as much as possible German-American youth,” says Steven Klipstein, assistant director of the Suffolk Center on The Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding.With the exhibit called “Goose Stepping on Long Island: Camp Siegfried,” the nonprofit group, based within Suffolk County Community College (SCCC), is bringing one of the most mysterious and perplexing periods of Long Island’s history back to the forefront on SCCC’s Riverhead campus. It is on loan from Queensborough Community College.Running through March 31 on the campus’ Montaukett Learning Resource Center, the exhibit can be disorienting at first.When Jill Santiago, the group’s Holocaust Educator, tells her students about what happened on LI eight decades ago, they are often astonished, she says.“This is not an easy population to shock, so if you can shock them, you can see there interest immediately spikes,” explains Santiago, who is also a history professor at SCCC.The exhibit displays photos from German American Bund camps in the US just before World War II. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)On Wednesday, about three dozen people perused the exhibit’s powerful, disturbing photos while Klipstein provided an account of what life was like on suburban Long Island before World War II. Enjoying refreshments, visitors got a chance to check out photographs from a German-American Bund rally in 1939 at Madison Square Garden, which attracted thousands of people, as well as a large number of opponents who gathered outside the arena.The photos also document people gathered around a stage featuring a podium flanked by the American and Nazi flag, Hitler-sympathizers greeting new arrivals at the Yaphank train station, children wearing matching uniforms, and camp-goers waving Nazi flags as dozens of onlookers performed the “Heil” salute.Not all of the displays are as provocative; a number simply show kids frolicking in the lake and adults mingling on the lawn.“The camp is really being advertised as a place for German Americans to get together with like-minded people…but there was definitely an anti-Semitic tone to it, and very anti-communist, eulogizing Hitler,” Santiago says.The plot of land in which the camp existed was owned by the German-American Bund, but was eventually transferred to the German American Settlement League in 1937. The camp itself, which came under intense government scrutiny, was abandoned in 1939, after Frtiz Kuhn, national leader of the German-American Bund, was arrested for embezzlement and Germany invaded Poland.A lawsuit filed last October by a Yaphank couple unable to sell their house in the area rekindled interest in the camp. Philip Kneer and Patricia Flynn-Kneer, who both have German roots, were trying for six years to sell their home but couldn’t because of the league’s “racially restrictive policies” that only permitted purchasers to be of “German extraction,” according to the federal complaint. Both parties reached a settlement in January stipulating that the league will welcome new homeowners irrespective of their race or ethnicity. It also agreed to refrain from using any Nazi-related symbols on the property.The original property was purchased by the Bund in 1935, and at its height welcomed approximately 100,000 people to the camp. Many of the people lived in the tri-state area and either enrolled their children in the camp for most of the summer or came for celebratory occasions, like “German Day.”“They wanted to transform America into a Nazi system,” Klipstein told the audience.Kuhn, a frequent visitor, had dreams of being the American Fuehrer if the Nazi’s won the war, and gave a speech at the camp one summer about the importance of properly educating children about the group’s “ideals.”“The youth of our great Bund are the hope, the life line of our organization. Through them we must live into the future,” he said, according to testimony he gave a Congressional committee investigating “Un-American propaganda activities” in the United States. “It is, therefore, necessary that we must stand united behind them, educate them, and raise them to manhood and womanhood with our ideals imbedded in their hearts. We must fight together for their freedom.”“We [must] work to win over the youth of all German-Americans and some day when our labor has reaped its reward we shall hear fine and strong German-American youths come marching from the east and west, from the south and [north]—marching onward to build a greater nation,” he said, according to testimony.German-American children received more than a lesson in “ideals” at the camp.Every Sunday morning, according to the committee’s report, boys and girls would join separate ranks to greet “storm troopers” arriving to the camp.“Some of the scouts march behind the German swastika and the American flag to the railroad station 2 miles away through Yaphank,” according to the report. “They line up at attention beside the track and, as the train pulls in, their arms are outstretched in a Hitler salute to the arriving guests.”There’s little evidence available to definitively say how many people joined the Bund, which Kuhn maintained was nothing more than a political organization with divisions in the east, midwest and western part of the country. But the government believes the Bund had as many as 25,000 loyal followers.In its report, the committee said that testimony from several witnesses “establishes conclusively that the German-American Bund received its inspiration, program, and direction from the Nazi Government of Germany through the various propaganda organizations which have been set up by that Government and which function under the control and supervision of the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda and Enlightenment.”The rally at Madison Square Garden in 1939 turned out to be the Bund’s last hurrah. That same year, Kuhn, its leader, was arrested by the feds. It’s also important to note that, although the camp was a bastion for Nazi sympathizers, it did have its detractors. Namely, those in the surrounding communities saw them as a “menace,” according to Klipstein, and camp efforts to expand into Riverhead were thwarted by Riverhead Town.All these years later, Klipstein says it’s important to shine on a light on what he calls Long Island’s “checkered past.”“As much as we repeat the message [of intolerance] these things still happen,” he told the audience.The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding continues to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, but also tackles hate crimes, slavery, and modern-day human trafficking.“This exhibit is really about examining a period of history that’s not very well known and kind of promoting the idea that we have to take a stand against things that are rooted in prejudice of hate,” Santiago says.“Goose Stepping on Long Island: Camp Siegfried” runs through March 31. It is located at Suffolk County Community College’s Montaukett Learning Resource Center in Riverhead. The exhibit is free. Special tours can be arranged by calling 631-451-4700. The exhibit is on loan from the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College.last_img read more

Munster end Ospreys losing streak

first_imgMunster recorded their first win in six meetings with the Ospreys as they maintained their lead at the top of the RaboDirect Pro 12 with a 12-6 victory. With Ireland and Wales preparing for their autumn Tests, the Celtic rivals were without a huge number of their internationals and the quality was lacking for much of this tryless encounter. Keatley and Hanrahan moved Munster into a 12-3 lead by the 68th minute, but Morgan secured a losing bonus point for the Welsh region with an injury-time penalty. Keatley flighted over the opening points from a fifth minute penalty – prop Marc Thomas was penalised for a binding offence – as much-changed Munster quickly settled to their task. Morgan Allen and Tito Tebaldi were both prominent for the visitors in the early stages, albeit in a defensive capacity as the men in red maintained their strong start. CJ Stander was busy in the contact area, winning a penalty wide out on the left which Keatley put wide. The Munster out-half was back on target in the 22nd minute, slotting over from closer in after Joe Bearman was penalised for side-entry at a ruck. Strong carrying from Allen and Ben John got Morgan into position for his first penalty success of the night, with Stander the guilty party for not rolling away. The first half skipped along at a steady pace but neither try-line was tested until late on when Ivan Dineen stepped inside Andrew Bishop’s tackle to seemingly score to the left of the posts. However, Dineen’s effort was ruled out as television match official Jude Quinn ruled that the preceding Ospreys scrum, which saw the ball squirt out of the tunnel and into Duncan Williams’ grasp, had not been completed. The Ospreys’ general play improved on the resumption, with winger Aisea Natoga getting involved, while a couple of decent Munster moves were ended by interceptions. A double movement prevented Tebaldi from breaking the try deadlock and Keatley had the distance but not the accuracy from a long range 52nd minute penalty. He made no mistake with his next shot at the posts though and despite lacking the necessary penetration, Munster, with captain Damien Varley in man-of-the-match form, continued to dictate play for the most part. A late challenge by Ospreys replacement Hanno Dirksen on Johne Murphy drew a penalty which Hanrahan converted from the 22, widening the margin to nine points as Munster overcame the Ospreys for the first time since the 2011 league semi-final in Limerick. Morgan miscued a penalty from a tough position on the left and also sent a drop goal wide, however a Ronan O’Mahony error gave the Ospreys a late five-metre scrum and they earned a penalty which Morgan slotted for the bonus point. Press Association Rob Penney’s men head into the November international break as league leaders thanks to three penalties from Ian Keatley and a fourth successful kick from replacement JJ Hanrahan. The province forced the issue for most of the opening 40 minutes at Thomond Park, but only led 6-3 at the breaks as Matthew Morgan replied to two early kicks from Keatley. last_img read more

Little Silver Enters Local State of Emergency Status

first_imgWHEREAS, whenever, in the opinion of the emergency management coordinator, a disaster has occurred or is imminent in any municipality, the municipal emergency management coordinator of that municipality shall proclaim a state of local disaster emergency within the municipality; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the powers vested by Chapter 251 of the Laws of 1942 as amended and supplemented, N.J.S.A App. A: 9 30 et seq., the Borough of Little Silver (the “Borough”) Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination, and activation of mutual aid emergency management plans and for the activation of such emergency management facilities and services as are available from the resources of the township government in the event of emergencies; and WHEREAS, symptoms of the COVID-19 illness include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, which may appear in as few as two or as long as 14 days after exposure, and can spread from person to person via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and All gatherings of persons in the State of New Jersey shall be limited to 10 persons or fewer, excluding normal operations at airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, office environments, factories, assemblages for the purpose of industrial or manufacturing work, construction sites, mass transit, or the purchase of groceries or consumer goods.All public, private, and parochial preschool program premises, and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, within the Borough of Little Silver shall remain closed as long as the State of Emergency within Little Silver remains in effect.The Little Silver Board of Education, shall be authorized to open on a limited basis for the provision of food or other essential, non-educational services, or for educational or child care services if needed in emergency situations after consultation with the Commissioner of DOH.The Little Silver Board of Education shall continue as appropriate, to ensure that students are able to continue their educations during this time period through appropriate home instruction.As directed in Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 104 dated March 16, 2020 the following facilities are ordered closed to members of the public, effective 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020. These facilities are to remain closed to the public for as long as the State of Emergency within Little Silver remains in effect. The Borough shall have the discretion to make additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to this list:Casino gaming floors, including retail sports wagering lounges, and casino concert and entertainment venues. Online and mobile sports and casino gaming services may continue to be offered notwithstanding the closure of the physical facility.Racetracks, including stabling facilities and retail sports wagering lounges. Mobile sports wagering services may continue to be offered notwithstanding the closure of the physical facility.Gyms and fitness centers and classes.Entertainment centers, including but not limited to, movie theaters, performing arts centers, other concert venues, and nightclubs.As directed in Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 104 dated March 16, 2020 other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. From 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., these businesses may remain open if they limit their occupancy to no more than 50 persons and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Examples of essential businesses excluded from this directive include: grocery/food stores, pharmacies, medical supply stores, gas stations, healthcare facilities and ancillary stores within healthcare facilities. The Borough shall have the discretion to make additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to the list of essential businesses and to the timeliness applicable to operating hours.As directed in Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 104 dated March 16, 2020, all restaurants, dining establishments, and food courts, with or without a liquor license, all bars, and all other holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges, are permitted to operate their normal business hours, but are limited to offering only food delivery and/or take-out services. If alcoholic beverages are to be sold from a restaurant, dining establishment or bar with a liquor license, such sales shall be limited to original containers sold from the principal public barroom. All retail sales of alcoholic beverages by limited brewery licensees, restricted brewery licensees, plenary and farm winery licensees (and associated salesrooms), craft distillery licensees and cider and meadery licensees must be in original containers and must be delivered by licensed entities and/or by customer pick up.In accordance with N.J.S.A. App. A:9-33, et seq., as supplemented and amended, The Little Silver Police Department shall determine and control the direction of the flow of vehicular traffic on any municipal or county road, and any access road, including the right to detour, reroute, or divert any or all traffic and to prevent ingress or egress from any area that, in the Little Silver Police Department discretion, is deemed necessary for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and to remove parked or abandoned vehicles from such roadways as conditions warrant.The Little Silver Police Department shall control the discretion of the flow of vehicular traffic on any municipal or county road, and any access road, including the right to detour, reroute, or divert any or all traffic, to prevent ingress or egress, and to determine the type of vehicle or vehicles to be operated on such roadways. WHEREAS, the municipal emergency management coordinator, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the State Director of Emergency management, shall be empowered to issue and enforce such orders as may be necessary to implement and carry out emergency management operations and to protect the health, safety, and resources of the residents of the municipality; and WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, the Governor of the State of New Jersey declared a State of Emergency for the entire State of New Jersey; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid laws authorize the promulgation of such orders, rules and regulations as are necessary to meet the various threats caused by the Coronavirus-19 Pandemic; and WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States, by the authority of sections 201 and 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) and consistent with section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 1320b-5), declared and proclaimed that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency; and TO ALL CITIZENS AND PERSONS WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY, AND TO ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, DIVISIONS AND BUREAUS OF THE BOROUGH OF LITTLE SILVER, NEW JERSEY:WHEREAS, Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) is a contagious, and at times fatal, respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus; andWHEREAS, COVID-19 is responsible for the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, which was first identified in Wuhan, the People’s Republic of China in December 2019 and quickly spread to the Hubei Province and multiple other countries; and WHEREAS, as of March 16, 2020, there were more than 4,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, with 67 of those cases having resulted in death; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the powers established in Chapter 251 of the Laws of 1942, as amended and supplemented, and codified at N.J.S.A. App. A:9-30 et seq., I proclaim, that the entirety of the Borough of Little Silver should and is hereby declared to be in a state of emergency and as such I order that certain measures must be taken in order to maintain the orderly conduct of the Borough, and to protect persons and property. WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern,” which means “an extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated international response,” and thereafter raised its global risk assessment of COVID-19 from “high” to “very high”; and WHEREAS, as of March 16, 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), there were more than 130,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with over 6,500 of those cases having resulted in death; and WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and WHEREAS, the municipal emergency management coordinator has determined that the spread of COVID-19 within the Borough constitutes an imminent public health hazard that threatens and presently endangers the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Borough; and WHEREAS, social mitigation strategies for combatting COVID-19 requires every effort to reduce the rate of community spread of the disease; and The following is a message posted to the Little Silver government website Monday, March 16:  NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, effective immediately, and until further notice, I do hereby promulgate and declare a State of Emergency within the Borough of Little Silver, County of Monmouth, and State of New Jersey, in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the Borough and in conjunction with Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 104 do hereby order and direct that: Emergency_Declaration_March_16__2020Downloadlast_img read more

Seattle-Cheney edges Alaska to capture 2017 GFIB Crown

first_imgBen Ruff earned the win in relief, going 4-1/3 innings, while Nick Flesher took the loss for Alaska.Flesher was one of four pitchers used by the Goldpanners.Seattle-Cheney advanced to the playoff round with a 3-0 record to capture Division 1.Seattle-Cheney then shutout Kitsap Blue Jackets 6-0 in quarterfinal play.Alaska defeated Burnaby Bulldogs 10-5 and North Sound Emeralds 3-0 to advance to the final against Seattle-Cheney. The Seattle-Cheney Studs scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to walk off the Alaska Goldpanners 3-2 in the final of the 2017 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament Sunday under sunny skies at James Donaldson Stadium.The victory earned the Studs the grand prize in the money baseball tournament while the Goldpanners took home second place cash.Seattle-Cheney, which advanced to the final with a thrilling 6-5 victory over Everett, tied the game with a single run in the eighth before securing the top prize in the extra innings.last_img read more

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Chargesheet filed in Alwar gang-rape case; 6 booked

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Aguilar, Ginebra escape Star despite costly foul and poor FT shooting

first_imgLATEST STORIES “What I was trying for is to go over him. But he stopped, pulled back, and went for a pump-fake. He was able to foul bait me,” recalled the athletic forward.With Ginebra leading by three, 95-92, Aguilar fouled Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot with 0.6 tenths of a second left. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHill cooly made his free throws to send the game into overtime.Fortunately for Aguilar, he was able to atone for his mistake with a follow-up dunk in OT that sealed Ginebra’s sixth straight win. “I’m proud of my teammates. As the match escalated, we picked each other up and helped each other. It was really a test of character for us,” he said after finishing with 12 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes of play.“We really got tested in this game. They really came out with ferocity. They played with fire and intensity.”Ginebra coach Tim Cone explained that there’s no reason for him to dwell on Aguilar’s play with the game still on the line.“It just happened. We were trying to switch out and we had Japeth out there specifically because he has the ability to switch out on smaller guys. So his instinct on a pump-fake is to jump for the shot, and he just went to his instincts,” Cone said.“Obviously, it wasn’t a good instinct and it wasn’t the right thing to do, but he just went to his instincts, and in those situations, you just gotta try to stay disciplined,” he added. “But it’s the last play of the game. There’s 15,000 people in the stadium and they’re screaming, and it’s Manila Clasico, so you just gotta move on from it. It’s not that big of a deal, but you just gotta move on.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Cardona makes PBA return with GlobalPort: ‘I feel like a rookie again’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Japeth Aguilar. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJapeth Aguilar could only heave that sigh of relief after Barangay Ginebra eked out a heart-stopping win over Star Sunday night.And he had every reason to feel relieved after almost costing the Gin Kings the game with a careless foul on Malcolm Hill at the last-second of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Also, had the Kings lost the game, they would have likely blamed it to their horrible 12-of-30 free throw shooting.“Because of our missed free throws we kept them in the game. We just have to make our free throws and lessen our turnovers,” Aguilar said. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Nextlast_img read more

NBA: Shaq blames ‘the man upstairs’ for his poor free throw shooting

first_imgO’Neal’s shooting was so bad that coaches resorted to the “Hack-A-Shaq” strategy, where opposing players deliberately fouled him since he couldn’t make most of his free throws.The scheme continued long after O’Neal retired, with NBA commissioner Adam Silver placing a new rule to alter the tactic.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:WATCH: Shaq, Kobe reunite in hilarious video for NBA 2K18ADVERTISEMENT NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Shaquille O’Neal poses after the unveiling of his statue in front of Staples Center, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)At the peak of his career, retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was arguably the most dominant force the league ever saw, and was merely unstoppable inside the paint due to his massive size and sheer power.However, one thing that held him back was his porous free-throw shooting, averaging an atrocious 52.7 percent throughout his 19-year NBA career.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shaq recently addressed his charity stripe woes to Nina Mandell of USA Today’s For the Win and said that it was all the work of the “higher powers that be.”“The theory is, it was the man way upstairs’ way of keeping me humble,” the 45-year-old Hall of Famer said. “Seriously. Because the way I played, the way I made everyone else around me better, all of the publicity I was doing—imagine if I was doing that and had shot 90 percent from the free throw line. I would have been arrogant. I’d probably be so arrogant. So it was just his way of saying ‘Hey, buddy, you’re just like everybody else.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe player-turned-analyst also downplayed speculations that he didn’t work enough on his shooting during his storied career.“I tried to make 200 a day,” Shaq revealed.  “And then when I got really big time and was able to build gyms in my house, I shot all the time. But there’s a difference between playing craps at your house with your boys and going to (a) casino and playing craps. When I’m by myself I shoot like Steve Kerr. But it’s just something about when I’m in a game, there’s pressure, I just tighten up.”center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cebu Ironman: Amelia Watkinson redeems self after subpar stint last year Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

Virat Kohli a very good player, don’t know if he is a good captain: Erapalli Prasanna

first_imgFormer India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna today took a dig at Virat Kohli and said if the current skipper feels he is the “boss” of the Indian cricket then the team can do without a coach.Prasanna sounded cynical in his response when asked about the rift between Kohli and Anil Kumble, who quit as Indian cricket team coach recently.”Why do they require a coach, if the captain is the boss? I don’t think they even need the services of batting or fielding coaches (Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar),” the former spin great told PTI.Prasanna also questioned Kohli’s captaincy abilities.”Kohli is undoubtedly a very good player but I do not know whether he is a good captain,” he said.Kumble quit as India coach in the aftermath of their Champions Trophy final loss to arch-rivals Pakistan, stating that Kohli had reservations about his coaching “style” and their partnership was “untenable”.The Indian team will be without a coach in the tour to the West Indies, where they play five ODIs and one-off T20 match starting at Port of Spain later today.”If a legendary cricketer like Anil Kumble is not respected, I do not think neither of them — Bangar and Sridhar — will have the guts to speak to Kohli in a confident way. None of them are as experienced like Kumble,” Prasanna said.”Just hire somebody for the physical training and that will be enough. If such is the attitude of a captain I don’t think you require a coach,” the 77-year-old said, seemingly upset with Kohli’s behaviour.advertisement”We can go back to the good old days of appointing a manager to look after the logistics, if he (Kohli) takes up the responsibility. The role of a coach is not defined,” he added.The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman has been entrusted with the responsibility of recommending the coach to the BCCI but Prasanna said the appointment system needs an overhaul.Prasanna further said the time has come for India to look beyond old warhorses like Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.”I don’t think they will be able to continue till the next World Cup in 2019, they will be 38 then. We need fresh and young legs and players who are extremely agile,” he said.”Okay, Dhoni will be the wicketkeeper but Yuvraj is going to be a liability as a fielder. In fact, the selectors should have tried out more youngsters for this West Indies tour, as they are one of the weakest teams at the moment.last_img read more

21 days agoAZ coach Arne Slot admits Man Utd unlucky with penalty call

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AZ coach Arne Slot admits Man Utd unlucky with penalty callby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAZ Alkmaar coach Arne Slot admits they were lucky to avoid defeat to Europa League opponents Manchester United last night.At the final whistle, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complained about Marcus Rashford being denied a penalty.And Slot said, “We have chased Manchester United where possible. We continued to play compactly in the phases that we had a harder time with and got tired. We kept playing football and could resist the temptation to boot the ball away. “We have given away few chances. We walked away a bit disappointed afterwards to the dressing room. But United could also have received a penalty in the final phase. We were lucky that the referee played on…” last_img read more