Press Association Rickie Lambert enjoyed a whirlwind start to his West Brom career on Friday as hours after passing a medical and signing a two-year deal he marked his debut with two goals. And Lambert admitted the decision to leave Liverpool was not a difficult one. He told the Baggies’ website: ” I think the prospect of going into another season not playing was not going to happen. There were a few inquiries, but West Brom just felt right from the very beginning. That was the overriding factor.” And he revealed he was looking forward to linking up with Saido Berahino. “H e’s a very sharp player, very intelligent, very quick, he’s a good finisher. I think me and him up top would be a great partnership,” he added. “I want to get back playing football, but I want to get back playing football to score goals. “I feel like I’ve got a lot of things to prove, I’ve got a lot of hunger and desire.” The fee was agreed around lunchtime and Lambert travelled down to Birmingham for a medical ahead of the deal being completed late in the day. He then started Albion’s pre-season friendly at his old side Bristol Rovers, opening the scoring with a deflected effort in the 23rd minute and doubling his tally with a close-range finish a minute after the break. He was replaced in the 56th minute. Lambert’s move to Liverpool 13 months ago was touted as a dream return for a player rejected by the club’s academy, but it quickly became apparent things were not going to work out and Lambert turned down a move to West Brom’s midlands rivals Aston Villa in January after the Reds accepted he was no longer part of manager Brendan Rodgers’ plans. “Rickie is a good, strong, solid player who is a great character, good in the dressing room and good on the pitch,” Baggies head coach Tony Pulis told the club’s official website. “We are very pleased to have him on board. “He’s a player of great pedigree and we look forward to integrating him into our squad.” Lambert made 36 appearances for Liverpool last season, but most of those were as a substitute as he never really got a run in the side even with main striker Daniel Sturridge injured for much of the campaign. He scored just three goals, two of those in back-to-back matches in November when he was given a chance to start, but never really looked like a long-term option. The striker sealed his move to the Hawthorns from Liverpool after the clubs swiftly concluded negotiations. Press Association Sport understands the Baggies have paid just under £3million for the 33-year-old, meaning the Reds will make a loss of more than a £1million on the player who only joined them from Southampton last summer.
The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse football opens its season Saturday at North Carolina after an offseason that included only three days of spring practice and players sitting out of multiple August practices. Here’s what our football beat writers predict will happen Saturday in Chapel Hill:Betting line: North Carolina is 22-point favorites over the Orange with a total of 63 points.Anthony DabbundoAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAchilles’ heelNorth Carolina 41, Syracuse 16The Tar Heels are projected to be the third-best team in the 2020 iteration of the ACC, behind only Notre Dame and Clemson. The schedule makers did SU no favors scheduling a road trip against the conference’s second-best quarterback, Sam Howell. The Orange’s new 3-3-5 defense will struggle against a Tar Heels offense that finished second last year’s ACC passing success rate. My real concerns lie with SU’s offense, which will be starting converted fullback and tight end Chris Elmore at left guard and will be without its top two running backs, Abdul Adams and Jarveon Howard. Without being able to protect DeVito or run block, the Orange won’t be able to keep up with Howell.Danny EmermanSo there really wasn’t a chanceNorth Carolina 52, Syracuse 24In his press conference leading up to Syracuse’s season opener, Dino Babers quoted the “Dumb and Dumber” line, “So you’re saying there’s a chance?” Just like Mary ultimately rejects Jim Carrey’s character, UNC will take care of Syracuse on Saturday. If Syracuse were to hang with the Tar Heels, they’d need to pressure sophomore phenom quarterback Howell, come up with a few turnovers and ride a career game from DeVito. I actually think Syracuse will be able to move the ball, but the likelihood of all those three things happening are, as Babers said, razor thin. MORE COVERAGE: Opponent Preview: What you need to know about North CarolinaBeat writer Q&A: The Daily Tar Heel’s Ryan Wilcox breaks down Syracuse-UNC Comments Adam HillmanPummeledNorth Carolina 48, Syracuse 10This is not the game for Syracuse to unveil a new defense. With missing pieces all across the roster, a limited offseason to implement schemes on the field and multiple stoppages in practice, SU didn’t have the luxury of a full offseason to completely grasp the nuances of defensive coordinator Tony White’s 3-3-5. On the other side of the ball is UNC, an offense with Heisman-hopeful Howell, star tailbacks Michael Carter and Javonte Williams and two deep threats in Dazz Newsome and Dyami Brown. The Tar Heels will score early and often against the Orange, and I don’t expect the SU offense to be able to keep up. Published on September 8, 2020 at 11:45 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
In a tit for tat, she targeted inaccuracies in the news reports about her own mistake. “There’s been a lot of coverage on these two inaccuracies, and there have been inaccuracies in the coverage as well,” said Wolf.That includes news reports that claim there was “a long awkward silence” when Sweet showed her a newspaper clipping to back up his argument that countered her own. “The internet interpreted that as my humiliation, my shocked horror,” she said. “In fact, I was pausing because his newspaper clipping had anomalies where the ages of the youths and the trial dates were different. I was pausing because I was trying to understand what those anomalies were.”The Strand is selling the UK version of the book while the US edition of the book is awaiting corrections. Wolf will be adding what she calls “a real foregrounding of the scholars whose work I draw on, to give a picture of sentencing for sodomy-related offences,” she said.That includes the works of three scholars, among them Charles Upchurch, a history professor at Florida State University who wrote a book called Before Wilde: Sex Between Men in Britain’s Age of Reform, which traces how the British government started policing same-sex love.While Sweet said “several dozen executions” was incorrect, Wolf claims the scholars use trial records and newspaper records to cite thousands of arrests. Apparently, Charles “found hundreds of trials and reports of trials”.“It’s not just what we know what these scholars have found. It was difficult times before the trial of Oscar Wilde and same sex intimacy,” said Wolf. “My focus is not a criminological take. My focus is the effect on Symonds and his friends reading about these trials.”Beyond the mishap, Wolf urges people to read the book and judge for themselves. It’s an obscure gay love story squared on the life of English writer John Addington Symonds, who she feels was a forgotten hero that promoted gay life.“It’s about what’s lost to LGBTQ history that you have to dig for,” she said. “There are huge swaths of history we don’t get in school or college with feminist history and the gay rights movement, unless we seek it out.”As a well-heeled critic, writer and poet, Symonds had a way for obfuscating his desire for men in words. “Symonds became self-censoring,” said Wolf. “Poetry about sodomy had a legal valiance, his prose became opaque. There was a coded language.”Early on, he married a woman but wrote about its failure. “He didn’t desire her and the loneliness in this marriage became a prison of repression,” said Wolf.Alas, the book segues into the story of an epic Venetian romance, where Symonds fell madly in love with a gondolier, who became the love of his life (who was also stuck in a marriage to a woman).When asked if she felt humiliated by the BBC interview, Wolf said: “I don’t feel humiliated but I’m grateful for the correction. I feel great responsibility and humility about this history.”She added: “I’m not a gay man and I’m not identified as part of the LGBTQ community, but this is an important man in history, what he did is important for all of us. The history of the freedom to love is everybody’s fight. Its critical to reclaim it. I do feel a great sense of responsibility for getting it right.”“This man’s life is so extraordinary, he left us such a gift,” she said. “I find what he did so inspiring, as an activist and as someone who cares about love he didn’t give up on love.”One guest championed Wolf for her level-headedness. “I can’t take any credit for it,” she said. “I’m responsible for getting it right.”She added: “We’re in a time of spin and fake news, endless lies from people who are not supposed to be lying to us, like press secretaries and politicians. Journalism is losing its ability to correct itself, as I saw with so many stories not correct about this. It’s my job.” Read more It was a quiet night at the Strand bookstore on Thursday night in New York’s East Village, where Naomi Wolf was promoting her new book.“My friends are here!” she squealed, waving at a handful of people, before dipping backstage. Fri 21 Jun 2019 14.40 EDT Outrages author Naomi Wolf stands by view of Victorian poet … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. 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Photograph: PR Last modified on Sat 22 Jun 2019 16.52 EDT Shares2222 Share on Twitter features Share via Email Nadja Sayej in New York Share on Pinterest She returned 15 minutes later to the bookstore’s “rare room”, where she spoke alongside writer Will Schwalbe about her controversial new book Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love.The American edition of the book is not yet on sale, as her US publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt pulled it to make corrections after she was criticized during a press interview for incorrectly understanding historical facts.BBC Radio 3 host Matthew Sweet noted during their interview that Wolf misunderstood the legal term “death recorded” as homosexual men being prosecuted and executed during the Victorian era, in reference to the Obscene Publications Act of 1857.Wolf said she was thankful for the correction and posted shortly after on Twitter the book would be released in the US after changing the misunderstanding on two pages.“Following an interview on BBC which raised questions about certain parts of my book, I made necessary changes immediately,” she wrote on Twitter.This talk at the Strand was clearly to set the record straight. After a pleasant introduction, where she was cited as being avant-garde for writing her Guardian article from 2007, Fascist America in 10 easy steps, Schwalbe dived into the issue , asking Wolf about the BBC interview. What happened?“I had read death recorded as meaning death recorded,” she said. “The death penalty was the law of the land until 1861, [but] I misunderstood the phrase. Sweet pointed out an 1823 act that allowed judges to report a death without actually sentencing the person to death.”But it didn’t come without a rebuttal. “There’s questions about his definitions. Some people disagree,” added Wolf. “Some things he said in the interview I don’t agree with. The bottom line is that he did me a favor by identifying a misreading that I corrected.” Pinterest Since you’re here… Facebook Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Share via Email Twitter Topics Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Naomi Wolf Naomi Wolf Share on Facebook ‘I don’t feel humiliated’: Naomi Wolf on historical inaccuracy controversy Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Author appears at Manhattan bookstore to further delve into debate surrounding new book Outrages