At Indiana GOP Convention: Sense of Urgency Felt Amid Marriage Controversy

first_imgTwitterFacebook At Indiana GOP Convention: Sense of Urgency Felt Amid Marriage ControversyJUNE 9TH, 2018 JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANAA lot of the talk coming into the Indiana State GOP Convention revolved around an age-old institution: marriage. In the 2018 Indian GOP party platform, a passage on strong families was slightly altered to remove the phrase that defines marriage as something between a man and a woman. The thought to change it was to be more inclusive of ever-changing Hoosier families. That’s what Mike Simpson, Porter County Republican Chairman, argued during his one minute to defend the switch during the GOP Convention held in Evansville. Simpson said now more than ever, with the opioid crisis and an ever-changing world, strong families aren’t always built by traditional families. His point was heard but was not echoed during the voice vote by the delegates on whether to adopt the 2018 version or stick with the 2016 version.The voice vote was certainly the loudest portion of the convention: hundreds of delegates yelling “AYE” for the version of the platform they wanted to see. Hoosiers have a way of open dialogue and that’s what was felt in the week prior. But in the most stripped down form of dialogue, Hoosier Republicans voted to keep the line “marriage between one man & one woman” intact. The tagline for the weekend was Indiana Republicans are the party of purpose, and they purposefully chose to stick with their laurels.When asked about the decision, the state representative from Chandler, Ron Bacon, explained it easily.“I listened to my Republican constituents and they said to keep it as it is.”A marriage made the headlines but if you ask anyone who was at the convention; Mike Braun was the talk of the town. From RNC Chairperson Ronna McDaniel to Governor Eric Holcomb, to a letter from President Donald Trump everyone at the Ford Center wanted to see Mike Braun replace current U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. In true Donald Trump rally fashion, the convention crowd chanted “send Joe [Donnelly] home!” intermittently. It was this sense of urgency that reverberated around the Ford Center more than the voice vote. Dozens of folks all trying to energize a party of people to flip a blue seat.With energy pumping from McDaniel and Governor Holcomb, Mike Braun took the stage. In comparison to the two before him, Braun spoke softly, but he was quick to point out the big stick he carries with him. Years of businesses acumen including a degree from Harvard Business is what the potential U.S. Senator focused on. He pointed out the business he helped build is no more than an hour from Evansville, and all the steps that he took to build it. Braun was cool and calculated in his approach, hitting on Donnelly for sending jobs to Mexico and working with Pelosi and Schumer.Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer spoke about the need for diversity in the party. He looked at a broad strokes version of Indiana and the republicans that reside within the Hoosier State. From a more urban setting to the rural folks just getting WiFi, Hupfer said it was important to get all demographics involved.Convention business beyond platform talk was very straightforward. Each of the three statewide office nominees was running unopposed. Connie Lawson is looking for her second term as Secretary of State. She focused on buffing Indiana’s elections as a reason to vote her in again.Kelly Mitchell is the nominee for state treasurer. She hit on a major point, lowering college costs for young Hoosiers.Of the three ladies running, Tera Klutz is the most unique. She was appointed to the role of Indiana State Auditor after the woman in the role before her, Suzanne Crouch, was elevated to the Lt. Governor position. Running her first campaign Klutz embraced a fun energetic vibe during a pretaped commercial. She spoke of transparency reports with the same vigor sports fans speak of home runs and big slam dunks. Klutz says she’s ready to be the first CPA State Auditor.Indiana GOP Chairman Hupfer downplayed any talks of the Republican Party being at war with women. He simply pointed to the three qualified women who have run and won state offices.One GOP official told me he hoped the convention is boring because that means that everything is working as intended. On the flip side, conventions are meant to be a place where the base is energized and that was certainly felt in Evansville. But it was a mix of the boring party business along with the frenetic voting energy on the platform and surrounding Mike Braun that made the convention’s first foray into Evansville one to remember. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Frost & Snow cupcakes boost job opportunities

first_imgA business case and market research for the cupcake bakery concept has been completed and a 12-month trial is now under way at a temporary bakery, with the permanent café and bakery due to open next year. A cupcake bakery and café, which creates training and job opportunities for people who have been made homeless, is part of a £10m scheme to improve a Birmingham-based housing and support group.Social housing and regeneration group Midland Heart is improving facilities and services at its Snow Hill site in the city, which currently provides accommodation and support for up to 157 homeless men, aged 25 and over. The project, which has been funded under the government’s Places of Change scheme, includes the creation of a cupcake bakery in conjunction with local baker Sarah Frost. Called Frost & Snow, the business will create training and job opportunities for people who had been homeless and want to get into employment but need training and work experience.center_img “The business is first and foremost about a consistently high quality and beautiful product that cake lovers everywhere would crave more of,” said Sarah Clee, Midland Heart’s marketing and communications manager. “The bonus is that every purchase contributes to creating opportunities for previously homeless people to get back on their feet and profits will be used to support the homeless to regain their independence.”last_img read more

Watch Driftwood’s Exciting New Video For “Skin And Bone” [Premiere]

first_imgThe Upstate New York-based band Driftwood continues to turn heads, fusing the worlds of old and new by bringing punk-rock sensibilities to classic bluegrass Americana instrumentation. Having formed in 2005, the band is truly dedicated to bringing their soulful music to the people with a rigorous touring schedule – they average over 150 shows a year!It’s an exciting time for Driftwood, as the group is set to release their new album City Lights on November 4th. The band, which features banjoist Joe Kollar, violinist Claire Byrne, guitarist Dan Forsyth and bassist Joey Arcuri, put their whole hearts and minds into City Lights, working like never before to perfect their studio approach.To get fans excited for the new release, the band has released a brand new video for the City Lights track “Skin and Bone.” Featuring footage from the band’s recent tours, “Skin and Bone” takes listeners on the Driftwood journey through life on the road. We’re excited to premiere this great new video below; enjoy!All four members of the band weighed in on “Skin and Bone” – read their thoughts below.Joe Kollar (Songwriter of Skin and Bone):Skin and Bone – This one came from a reflection I had of myself and life on the road in general. It touches on trying to keep perspective, forging ahead, and embracing the future…I’m realizing all the time about how connected I am to what I do and this song explores that.Making the album was a dream come true for me. I love the studio and using the studio as a paint brush or an instrument, which was a part of the intention of making this album ourselves. Because it was created in our home studio it allowed us to explore and experiment in ways that would not be feasible in a typical, pay by the hour studio. I’m very proud of what came out of the experience and am looking forward to hitting the road and supporting our very own creation!Claire ByrneThe “Skin and Bone” video gives viewers a little peak into our world beyond the stage. The “glamorous” life of a touring musician means days away from home and family, long hours of driving and a whole lot of down time. To endure such a lifestyle there needs to be a great deal of passion and dedication to your art. That is what the song “Skin and Bone” is about. It’s about knowing that you haven’t chosen the easiest path but that you love it enough to do it your whole life, you’re almost “stuck with it.” I like that this video goes between performing footage and road footage. It’s a great way to sort of glue all the pieces together for viewers, to give them a better idea of our lives. The video also seems to have a feeling of hope and I like that as well because I think the song has that undertone, too.The album “City Lights,” like our other albums, captures a moment in time. It is a sonic self-portrait of us in 2016. We chose to do this album at our banjo player Joe’s studio, Yellow Bike Studio. Working closely with a good friend on production, we laid down “meat and potatoes” of the album in about 5 weeks or so and from there began putting it all together and adding layers. “City Lights” was a fun album to make because the material has taken a step forward. I’m hesitant to say it has gone in a “new direction” because I think we’ve always been heading in the same direction, but it’s interesting to realize where exactly that is. With each album comes a great deal of growth and learning and I think this one marks a turning point for us. We took chances and basically wrote a couple of these songs in the studio. Now it’s exciting for everyone to hear the finished product, and to think about where the next one will go!Joey ArcuriOur song “Skin and Bone” is very much an anthem for us and for hard working people in general, who are driven and have their goals in mind. In a very literal sense the lyrics reveal aspects of performing, traveling, and doing all of that to “make them smile now”. On a personal level, we in Driftwood know how exhausting it is to spend hours in a vehicle, hours for load in and sound check, and then very naturally and selflessly brushing that all to the side and spreading the love and joy within us and our music. I believe the message in “Skin and Bone” can relate to most everyone’s situation, in one way or another, whether your job is music, legal, medical, service industry, whatever.“Skin and Bone” is the closing track on Driftwood’s newest album “City Lights”. We took a different approach with this album. Before the material was went to an engineer to mix, we recorded and edited all of it ourselves, with the help of a dear friend Chris Merkley, who produced it. Because of this process, we feel very connected to the album. The studio is always a self revealing place. You learn so much. This was definitely the case for the making of “City Lights”. What took way longer than the initial recording of the songs was the editing process (vocals, percussion, re-doing some parts, etc.). But through it all, we learned lots and love spending time with each other, which is integral for the well being of a working band. It’s a very exciting time, with the release date less than a month away. We are very proud of these new songs. And just like the message of “Skin and Bone”, we pushed through, set goals, and are hopefully going to make everyone “smile now,” with our finished product.Dan ForsythFor us, this album is a great accomplishment. For the first time, we recorded an album together and didn’t quit working until we were completely satisfied with the results. Just like being a touring band on the road all the time, records are way more work than you think they will be.. that is if you take the time to listen to the music and follow it wherever it needs to go. When you’re working with any group, it always takes some time to flow. It’s not easy for everyone to let go of outside forces and just focus on the music. This album was more about the music than anything else we’ve done. This album was more about the music than anything else we’ve done. We were also lucky enough to have our great friend Chris Merkley along for this endeavor. He really helped to keep us grounded.I love this video. The footage is mostly from the last year..all during the time we were working on this album. It was a crazy year, really busy. And what this video represents to me is the hard work and dedication the members of Driftwood have collectively put forth to make the band work. Or just simply put, for the love of music.Don’t miss Driftwood on the road, and be sure to get your copy of City Lights! The album is due out on November 4th, and you can see the full track listing and the band’s tour schedule below.City Lights Track Listing:1. Fishbowl2. City Lights3. Talkin4. Gasoline5. Lemonade6. The Waves7. Maria Constantina8. Too Afraid9. LostCause10. Skin And BoneTour Dates:November 4-Rochester, NY – Flour City StationNovember 5-Buffalo, NY – Iron WorksNovember 9-Stuart,FL – TerraFermataNovember 10-Melbourne, FL – JustOneMoreNovember 12-13-Brooksville,FL – Riverhawk Music FestivalNovember 16-Asheville, NC – The Grey EagleNovember 17-Charlotte, NC – Double Door InnNovember 18-Durham, NC – Motorco Music HallNovember 19-Charlottesville, VA – The SouthernNovember 25-26-Apalachin, NY – Random Steele TavernDecember 1-Cambridge, MA – Club PassimDecember 2-New York, NY – Union HallDecember 3-Philadelphia, PA – MilkboyDecember 8-Pawling, NY – Daryl’s HouseDecember 16-Pittsburgh, PA – Club CaféDecember 17-Vienna, VA – Jammin’ JavaDecember 29-30-Ithaca, NY – The Hauntlast_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Announce Two-Night Washington, D.C. Run

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits have announced an upcoming two-night Washington, D.C. run, as the four-piece will play an intimate show Friday, January 25th at the Lincoln Theatre, before making their return to The Anthem the following evening, Saturday, January 25th. However, tickets to their Lincoln Theatre show are only available as part of a two-night ticket package.The BiscoTix fan presale lottery is underway now through this Wednesday, November 14th, at 5 p.m. (EST) here. The band notes that ticket purchasers can choose between two-day general admission tickets packages, as well as two-day ticket packages that include reserved, box seats at The Anthem. Fans will be notified of their presale ticket requests starting at 6 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday night. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 16th at 10 a.m. (EST) here.Next up for The Disco Biscuits is a two-night run at Albany, NY’s Palace Theater on November 23rd and 24th. After that, the band will west for a three-night run in the mountains of Colorado, at the brand-new venue 10 Mile Music Hall in Frisco, followed by Holidaze, an event whose potential for greatness is self-explanatory. TDB will make their highly anticipated return to their hometown of Philadelphia for New Year’s Eve, with a four-night run at The Fillmore December 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st.Aside from the newly announced Washington, D.C. run, the only other plans for The Disco Biscuits in 2019 as of now, is a pair of late-night shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, on April 26th and 27th, 2019. The shows will take place at the brand new Fillmore New Orleans, set to open on February 15th. The new 2,000-capacity venue’s opening was initially announced during a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of the iconic Fillmore West in San Francisco.last_img read more

Kinky Boots’ Alan Mingo Jr. on Being a Psychic, a Night Owl & a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Lover

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Alan Mingo Jr. photographed at Night Theater District (Photo by Caitlin McNaney) Kinky Boots Related Showscenter_img View Comments Age: “OMG—you’re going there, really?!”Hometown: Pittsburgh, PACurrent Role: Fabulous drag diva Lola, who finds friendship and outrageous high heels, in Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning hit Kinky Boots.Stage & Screen Cred: No stranger to larger-than-life roles that leave audiences in stitches, Mingo slayed as Lola in Toronto’s production of Kinky Boots and has been seen on Broadway as Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. His other Broadway credits include Rent and Glory Days.last_img read more

Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Ed Walsh Indicted on New Charges

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A federal grand jury has indicted Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Edward Walsh on two new criminal charges for allegedly stealing about $80,000 in wages from the county sheriff’s office, authorities said.Walsh, who pleaded not guilty at Central Islip federal court in January to an initial charge of scheme to defraud following his arrest, is now facing counts of wire fraud and theft of funds, according to the indictment.Walsh “falsely represented to the [Suffolk County Sheriff’s office] that he had worked certain regular and overtime hours when, in fact, he did not work those hours,” the indictment states.A representative of Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said the court has not yet scheduled a date for Walsh to be arraigned on the new charges. He is expected to appear in court this month.Prosecutors previously said that the 48-year-old East Islip man, who is a lieutenant at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office, was on the clock while golfing, gambling at Foxwoods Casino, or performing work on behalf of the Conservative Party between 2011 and 2014.Walsh also allegedly lied to FBI agents by claiming that he worked flex time or was on the telephone regarding his work at the Sheriff’s office even while at the golf course, according to investigators.Walsh’s boss, Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, who was elected to his position on the Conservative Party line, referred the findings of an internal investigation to the FBI, the sheriff said. He has called the allegations a “violation of the public trust” that is “inexcusable.”Walsh’s Babylon-based attorney, William Wexler, said his client will plead not guilty to the new charges as well.“We vigorously deny it and believe that it is wrongheaded,” he said.While the arrest has shaken up the political world on eastern Long Island, the New York State Conservative Party leadership has said that it is standing by Walsh, who leads the largest Conservative Party chapter statewide.last_img read more

Is it time to outsource your marketing?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In many aspects of business, no matter the industry you’re in, you tend to see cyclical trends. The pendulum swings one way, then it swings back. Take marketing. Recent years have seen a trend toward brands bringing various marketing functions in-house, whether it’s programmatic media, creative, data analytics or technology. But now, that pendulum is swinging back. Look out for the tide turning in 2019. We’re seeing outsourcing of the marketing function on the rise again. Why is it happening? And is it the right thing to do?It all starts with data—the undisputed king of, well, everything. The rise of AI and machine learning means marketing can understand who the customer is, what they’re doing, and what their desires are, so that companies can hit their customers with just the right offers at just the right time. But it’s getting a little more complicated than that.Marketers, whether in-house or outside, need to be thinking about leveraging all of that data to do a better job of offer management, providing and enhancing the customer experience—the whole nine yards. But, the art of using that data may be changing. A little thing called GDPR swept over Europe like a tidal wave this year, and similar themes are making their way across the pond. It’s making things more difficult for in-house marketers not only because the customer data free-for-all is grinding to a halt—Facebook breaches, credit card breaches, even Alexa listening in on our conversations are making people extremely data-sensitive—but there is no one standard for data privacy in the U.S. right now. States are enacting laws and regulations on their own. So marketers need to be aware of the differing laws and do it one way in California, one way in New Jersey, another way in New York, and so on. Federal regulations seem to be a heartbeat away. Are we going to see a HIPAA-like regulation for customer marketing data? It just might happen. But one thing is for sure—you need people on the marketing front lines to make sure you’re playing by the rules. continue reading »last_img read more

Another UK patient might have caught vCJD from blood

first_img Health Secretary John Reid stated, “I would emphasise again that the exclusion criteria are being tightened because of a small but unquantifiable risk. People should continue to have a blood transfusion when it is really necessary. Any slight risk associated with receiving blood must be balanced against the significant risk of not receiving that blood when it is most needed.” The official statement provided no details about the patient who received the blood transfusion. When the first possible transfusion-linked case was reported, officials said the patient had received blood in 1996 from a donor who became ill with vCJD in 1999. The recipient had died of the disease shortly before the suspected case was announced. But officials said the recipient might have acquired vCJD in the usual way: by eating meat products from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease. BSE spread through British cattle herds in the 1980s and 1990s. The department said it had expected to see further cases after the first case of possible transmission via donated blood was reported in the UK in December 2003. The second case is “of particular scientific interest” because the patient had a different genetic type from that of other vCJD patients so far, the announcement said. A detailed report of the case will be published in The Lancet. The UK Department of Health announced, “A patient in the UK received a blood transfusion in 1999 from a donor who later went on to develop vCJD. The patient died of causes unrelated to vCJD but a post mortem revealed the presence of the vCJD agent in the patient’s spleen.” This group was not excluded in April because the government wanted to assess the impact of the new restrictions on the blood supply, officials said. Now it appears that the impact is small, so the committee that oversees blood safety recommended adding the new restriction. Jul 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A second possible case of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) via blood transfusion has been reported in the United Kingdom, triggering new restrictions on who can give blood. See also: The UK uses several other precautions to protect the blood supply from vCJD infectivity, the Department of Health noted. Since 1997, new cases of vCJD have triggered a search for and destruction of any blood donated by the patient. Since 1998 the UK has used blood plasma from the United States to produce all plasma derivatives. And since October 1999, white blood cells, which may pose the greatest risk of transmitting vCJD, have been removed from blood used for transfusions. As a result of the first possible transfusion-related vCJD case, the UK in April stopped taking blood donations from anyone who had received a blood transfusion since January 1980. Starting Aug 2, the department said, donations will not be accepted from people who are unsure if they have had a transfusion since January 1980. This includes apheresis donors—those who frequently give blood and have it retransfused after the removal of certain components. Dec 19, 2003, CIDRAP News story, “Blood transmission of vCJD suspected in Britain”last_img read more

Tourist awards for the ten best at the Days of Croatian Tourism

first_imgUniline Travel Company, Pula Spancirfest CULTURAL TOURIST ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR· Rector’s Palace, Zadar· Dvor Trakošćan· Museum of the city of Đurđevac Related news: TOURIST AWARDS AWARDED WITHIN THE CROATIAN TOURISM DAY As part of the traditional tourist event Days of Croatian Tourism, tonight the tourist awards for the best of the best in tourism were given in the following categories: Cultural, tourist attraction of the year, Tourist event of the year, Innovation in tourism of the year, Marina of the year, Restaurant of the year , Tourist Agency of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Tourist Destination of the Year and the Anton Štifanić Award – for lifetime achievement and person of the year.Ten awards were presented by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenković, Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli, Director of the Main Office of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić and Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Josip Zaher.”The Days of Croatian Tourism are an opportunity to look back at the current year in tourism, but also to look to the future. Tourism is a horizontal activity that requires a long-term strategy and the involvement of all tourism stakeholders in year-round tourism activities. From local plans and activities, to activities at the level of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board. In doing so, special attention must be paid to sustainable development as a foundation necessary for the future of our tourism. ” Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli pointed out on the occasion of the award ceremony and added: “We must not forget that man is the key to success in tourism, therefore, I congratulate all the winners, nominees, but also all employees in Croatian tourism, because they are the ones who make tourism truly competitive and who with their creativity and work make Croatia attractive and one of the world’s most desirable tourist destinations. “.Annual award Anton Štifanić – Ante Mrvica, Jadrolinija SplitThe importance of the contribution of all tourism workers in achieving this year’s excellent results was emphasized by the Director of the CNTB Head Office Kristjan Staničić. “Tonight, we wanted to reward the best from different segments of our overall tourist offer with these awards and recognitions. Thus, in strong competition this year as well, we singled out individual destinations, attractions, events, but also hotels, camps, marinas and numerous other entities that make up the overall tourist offer. However, on this occasion, I would like to emphasize that behind all of the above are the people who, with their work and contribution, are actually most responsible for these excellent results, which we are all sincerely proud of. In that sense and on this occasion, I extend my sincere congratulations and thanks to all people for an excellent tourist year, and I wish everyone an even better and more successful tourist year 2018.” said director Stanicic.On this occasion, the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, Trade and Finance, Josip Zaher, pointed out: “The expected more than 10 billion euros in revenue for this year, the high share of tourism in GDP and the largest number of investments show the importance of tourism in the Croatian economy. At the same time, they point to the high dependence of the economy on this activity and the insufficient development of other sectors. Therefore, it is necessary to further encourage the growth of other sectors through tourism. I invite all stakeholders to a dialogue on important issues of the sector in order to welcome the next tourist year even more prepared and achieve even better results, and I congratulate once again the award winners, the champions of Croatian tourism.”, said the vice president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for tourism, trade and finance, Josip Zaher.TOP 10 OF CROATIAN TOURISM – October 26, 2017 TOURIST DESTINATION OF THE YEAR· Rovinj· Split· Crikvenica· Olive grove· Baranja· Osijek Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj TRAVEL AGENCY OF THE YEAR· Calvados Club Luxury Travel, Split· Fiore Tours, Porec· Uniline Travel Company, Pula TOURIST EVENT OF THE YEAR· Špancirfest· Poreč Open Air – festival of life· Rab Fair Split CATEGORYFINALISTSWINNER Marina Frapa, Rogoznica CAMP OF THE YEAR· Camping Resort Lanterna, Porec· Polidor Camping Park, FuntanaCamping Resort Lanterna, Porec Family hotel Amarin INNOVATION IN TOURISM OF THE YEAR· Family hotel Amarin· Perfect Experience Creator Program (Valamar Riviera dd)· Product Eltel Smart Cycling Bike Point MARINA OF THE YEAR· ACI Marina Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik· Marina Frapa, Rogoznica· Marina Vrsar, Vrsar HOTEL OF THE YEAR· Hotel Monte Mulini, Rovinj· Valamar Isabella Island Resort, Porec· Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, Dubrovnik RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR· Bokeria Kitchen & Wine, Split· Gourmet Restaurant San Rocco, Brtonigla· Restaurant Villa Ariston, Opatija· Zinfandel’s Restaurant, Zagreb Rector’s Palace, Zadar Restaurant Villa Ariston, Opatija ANTON ŠTIFANIĆ AWARD· Annual Anton Štifanić Award· Lifetime Achievement AwardAnte Mrvica- Jadrolinija SplitNiko Bulićlast_img read more

Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were not

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Cesc Fabregas was a key figure at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)While falling short of tipping a winner, he believes Arsenal need the win more than Chelsea as the Gunners have ‘nothing’ at the moment.‘Arsenal need it more,’ Fabregas continued. ‘Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case.‘In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe. ‘Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.’MORE: Arsenal or Chelsea? Cesc Fabregas predicts who will win FA Cup finalMORE: Borussia Dortmund consider Man Utd flop and Arsenal target Memphis Depay as Jadon Sancho replacementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were not Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 8:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Cesc Fabregas won two Premier League titles with Chelsea but none with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas says the Chelsea teams he played in were much more ruthless and willing to win at all costs than his Arsenal sides, which made the difference between winning trophies and failing to do so.The Spaniard played for Arsenal from 2003-11 and picked up just one trophy in that time, the 2005 FA Cup, before he left for Barcelona.He returned to the Premier League with Chelsea and in four-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge, the midfielder won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and a League Cup.It has been a wonderfully successful career for Fabregas, who has also won the World Cup and two European Cups with Spain and La Liga with Barcelona, so he knows what makes a winning team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLooking back on his time with the Gunners and the Blues, he feels it was too much style and not enough substance at Arsenal, whereas Chelsea were all about the results and it worked.‘Some teams I played in at Arsenal and Chelsea were similar in terms of talent, but the difference I felt straightaway is that at Chelsea we were ruthless,’ Fabregas told the Telegraph.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘At Arsenal there were fantastic, top, top players, but at Chelsea we didn’t really care if one day we had to win 1-0 by not touching the ball for the whole match.‘At Arsenal, and it was maybe partly my fault at some point as the leader and captain that I was, sometimes we forgot that to win leagues and Champions Leagues, you need to win ugly. ‘When I was young I always wanted to play the beautiful game, but there are always five or six games a season that you need to struggle but win. At Chelsea we did that. We were very competitive and very experienced. That’s the main difference.’The 33-year-old, who is still looking to add to his trophy cabinet at Monaco in Ligue 1, will be watching when his two former Premier League clubs meet in the FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley.last_img read more