By Phil McNulty Chief football writer 20 Sep From the section Chelsea Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49755931 Read more about sharing. Chelsea's start to life under Frank Lampard has reflected the transitional nature of a club operating under a new template with an inexperienced manager, an influx of young players and a transfer ban.Lampard has had mixed fortunes, combining impressive away wins at Norwich and Wolves with struggles at home, including a damaging defeat by Valencia in their opening Champions League game on Tuesday.As the Blues prepare for Sunday's Premier League home fixture against leaders Liverpool, who have a 100% record, what are the club's targets in this unfamiliar territory and how are they reshaping under club legend Lampard?What are Chelsea's expectations?Chelsea's … [Read more...] about Frank Lampard: Have expectations changed at Chelsea this season?
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The flight shame movement is about feeling accountable for your carbon footprint - but it is also about rediscovering the joy of slow travel, writes Jocelyn Timperley. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Jocelyn Timperley 10 September 2019 Last month I stepped into an aeroplane for the first time in five years. Climate Emotions Climate change is harming the planet, and it is harming our mental health too. From fear and anxiety to hope and healing, BBC Future’s Climate Emotions series examines our complex responses to climate change, and how those responses will shape our ability to deal with the environmental challenge we face. I was leaving my home in London and taking a flight … [Read more...] about Why ‘flight shame’ is making people swap planes for trains
Daniel James is doing his level best to ensure he can hit the ground running with Manchester United next season. After a summer of intense speculation, James completed his move to Old Trafford earlier in the month, and is likely to be a part of the Red Devils' upcoming pre-season tour of Australasia. Having shone in what was a breakthrough season for the 21-year-old at Swansea City, hopes are high that he will prove a roaring success under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he looks to rebuild his United squad. The club aren't due to meet up for pre-season preparations until July 1, but James has started his summer training schedule early, undergoing an intense training camp in Dubai this week under the watchful eye of the Kaizen 3 Performance programme, who took to Instagram to declare James the 'quickest player in the Premier League'. In videos circulating on social media, James can be seen undergoing a number of sprint exercises, showcasing his lightning pace and impressive shooting … [Read more...] about Inside Wales star Daniel James’ Dubai training camp
As Olympian Michael Carruth prepares to fight for charity, Deirdre Reynolds looks at the growing appeal of boxingRight-hooked on boxing? Now’s your chance to go toe-to-toe with an Olympic gold medalist.More than a quarter of a century after making history at the Summer Games in Barcelona, boxing legend Michael Carruth is set to step back into the ring for charity next month. Together with silver medalist Kenny Egan and bronze medalist Paddy Barnes, the Dubliner is preparing for Michael Carruth’s Help Us Fight CF Challenge, inviting fans to donate €50 for the chance to spar with one of their heroes for one minute.Chatting to Feelgood ahead of the second annual event taking place at the National Stadium on June 28, Michael said it’s further proof of just how mainstream the once marginalised sport has become in Ireland.“Last year, it was just me on my own,” says the sports star, who famously secured Ireland’s first Olympic gold medal for boxing in … [Read more...] about Fighting fit: The growing appeal of boxing
The first workers for the big SSI clean-up have started their training - and more are needed. A call to action has gone out for potential workers to attend a free "intense" training course, with a guaranteed job interview at the other end. The successful applicants will be some of the first people to work on the "rebirth" of the massive former steelworks site since it closed four years ago - in what has been called a "great moment" for Redcar and the Tees Valley . Industrial specialist firm Altrad Services says it wants to "put something back" by upskilling the local workforce. The company helps some of those hardest hit back into work, with a particular focus on unemployed Teessiders. The first tranche of around 20 people are already in training as the preparation for decommissioning work gets under way. The intense three-week rolling training programme will equip them with the key skills they need to start work on site. Training will cover the safety passport, an introduction … [Read more...] about First workers training for big SSI clean-up