Francis: Hughes’ results mean he should expect to be under fire

first_imgFormer QPR boss Trevor Francis believes current manager Mark Hughes can have no complaints about the pressure he is under.Disgruntled fans want Hughes out following a dismal run that has seen the team fail to win a league match this season.And Francis told Sky Sports News: “If you haven’t won a game and it’s the middle of November, you expect to be under pressure.“I think Mark expected his team to do better. They were desperately close to getting relegated last season and Mark actually predicted that he would never be in that position again – but that’s where they find themselves.“I’ve watched QPR live twice this season and on both occasions I was somewhat disappointed with the manner in which they defended.“Until they start keeping clean sheets they’re going to have huge problems.”Click here for Wednesday’s QPR quizShould Hughes keep his job? Click here to voteSee also:Listen to Hughes insist QPR are ‘very close’ to turning things 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Kurtenbach: The Raptors loss was ugly, but panic about the Warriors at your own peril

first_imgOAKLAND — The Raptors kicked the Warriors’ butts on Wednesday. Toronto’s victory — without Kawhi Leonard in their lineup and going up against the Warriors’ four healthy All-Stars — was comprehensive and nearly wire-to-wire; they led by as many as 26 points and chased the Warriors’ stars from the contest midway through the fourth quarter (which was, honestly, a half-quarter too late).Arguably the best team in the Eastern Conference ran the defending champions on their home floor. And noting …last_img read more

Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival set to take over Ottawas National Arts Centre

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsIn two weeks Ottawa will play host to the Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival.The two week event will feature some of the top Indigenous artists in music, theatre and food.Buffy Sainte Marie, Jeremy Dutcher, Susan Aglukark and Cody Coyote are among the headlining acts.The play “The Unnatural and Accidental Women” from director Marie Clement will put missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls front and centre.The play tells the story of the spirits of 10 women who bear witness to each other’s lives and deaths.Jennifer Brousseau, an actor in the play, says the work “is a bit heavy — but it’s to start tearing down those walls and to be really honest and raw about our stories.“Because the only way to heal through this and the only way for change to happen is to be talking through it,” she explains, “and art is an incredible form to bring these through to the open and to the public.”The play will mark the first production in the first season of the National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre program, led by Artistic Director Kevin Loring.“We’re going to see some amazing stuff,” he says of the festival. “There’s Buffy Sainte Marie, Susan Aglukark with the orchestra — we have theatre, we have dance, we have a main stage, we have our first ever production as Indigenous theatre…it’s going to be amazing.” Mòshkamo Indigenous Arts Festival runs Sept. 11-29 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more