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State distance learning plan fails to account for poor, disconnected students

first_imgUnder the new scheme, which is financed by ministry funds reallocated from the delayed Mobilization Organization Program (POP), each university student and lecturer would also get 50 GB of mobile data per month.While applauded by many, the creative solution still leaves some big holes in the implementation of distance education, as experts note that not every student in the country has a mobile phone or an internet connection.Retno Listyarti, a commissioner for the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), said that while her office expressed appreciation for the ministry’s decision, she insisted that the plan followed a class bias.She said the program only provided learning aid only for those who could afford smartphones and access to a stable internet connection.“Such assistance cannot be enjoyed by poor students and students who live in rural areas. This group of students can only access education with face-to-face learning methods, but there is no help from the government for them,” Retno said in a statement on Monday.According to 2018/2019 statistics on the Indonesian education sector, a bit more than half of all Indonesian students are active internet users.Read also: Embracing educational disruption under pandemicHeru Purnomo, secretary-general of the Federation of Indonesian Teachers Associations (FSGI), also believes that the allocated funds are excessive.“It is too big to only solve one problem, especially when internet data won’t be enjoyed by people from poor families who do not have smartphones to begin with,” he said on Monday.Heru suggested other ways to implement distance learning, such as optimizing the role of public broadcaster TVRI for airing educational programs for schoolchildren and students. He believes TV programs are still able to reach more students in Indonesia, even those in households without any hi-tech gadgets.The KPAI also reminded the government that internet connection was rarely the only thing that student’s faced. Retno appealed to the ministry to work with every school and map out each of their unique learning environments, rather than just handing out a lump sum for internet data packages.“If we have a clear map of the problems and needs [of each school] then the Rp 7.2 trillion can also be allocated for [other needs],” she said.Among those are buying smartphones for students and teachers who need them, installing internet signal boosters in areas with spotty coverage, helping teachers cover commuting costs in places where they can only teach in person, and supporting infrastructure for face-to-face learning.In a recent survey of 3,347 schools across the nation, the KPAI found that most schools had been lacking adequate infrastructure to ensure proper sanitation for students and faculty members – considered more important for in-person learning than phone credits – even before the pandemic.The data showed that 46 percent of schools have less than five sinks, while only 6 percent have more than 20 sinks on site. The survey also shows that 5 percent of schools do not provide soap and that another 28 percent only provide it some of the time.Sanitation has become more important than ever as frequent and proper hand hygiene is one of the most important measures for curbing the spread of COVID-19, especially as schools mull over reopening their classrooms for face-to-face learning.“All of that requires large sums of money. So the budget must go toward education, especially for preparing school infrastructure in line with health protocols,” Retno said.“This is the only way to guarantee and fulfill the right of millions of Indonesian children and teachers to live, be healthy and have access to education.”The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on education, widening the gap between children from well-off families and their poverty-stricken peers.This is further complicated by the government’s decision to shift the responsibility for reopening schools to local administrations – and effectively to the parents and teachers themselves.Read also: Indonesia to allow phased reopening of schools in COVID-19 ‘green zones’: MinisterData from the education ministry show that 4,966 schools in “green” and “yellow” zones have reopened their doors for face-to-face instruction. The government says that “green” zones are areas that recorded zero cases of COVID-19 and that “yellow” zones are areas that have a low risk of transmission.Green and yellow zones cover some 43 percent of cities and regions in the entire archipelago.Topics : Gemma Holliani CahyaThe Jakarta Post/JakartaThe government’s plan to fund schoolchildren’s access to the internet in support of online-based learning has spotlighted the social gaps that children living in poverty and in remote areas must face, experts have said. Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim announced on Thursday that the state would allocate Rp 7.2 trillion (US$ 532 million) in mobile phone credits and mobile data packages to support distance learning methods for the nation’s students and teachers, at a time when the pandemic has all but canceled face-to-face interactions across the country.Read also: Teachers, parents fret over health risks as schools prepare to reopenThe state subsidy aims to cover the needs of the nation’s 60 million school students in the form of 35 gigabytes of internet data per student every month until the end of the year, while every teacher would get a monthly data allotment of 42 GB.The ministry is verifying and updating its national student data until Sept. 11, which would give it a better idea of potential data package recipients.last_img read more

Wesley Moraes wants Premier League move amid transfer links to Arsenal

first_imgWesley wants to play in England (Picture: Getty)Wesley’s form this season has attracted a host of suitors, including Paris Saint-Germain.The centre-forward has scored 14 goals in 39 appearances and has also chipped in with nine assists for his team-mates.Wesley joined Brugge in 2016 from Slovakian side AS Trencin and is under contract with the Belgians until 2023.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisement Emery will need another striker in the summer (Picture: Getty)Wesley, 22, is valued at around £15million by his club Club Brugge and revealed playing in the Premier League was his goal.ADVERTISEMENT‘I have read all those names,’ Wesley told Belgian outlet Het Belang van Limburg.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It is of course completely different going to China than to another European country. Comment Advertisement Coral BarryFriday 5 Apr 2019 8:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link987Shares Brugge value Wesley at £15m (Picture: Getty)Wesley Moraes admitted he wants to play in England amid reports Arsenal are trying to sign the Brazilian forward.Unai Emery wants to add another striker to his squad this summer as Danny Welbeck is expected to leave the club at the end of his contract.Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are Emery’s two main strikers, but the Arsenal boss wants more competition for the prolific duo. Wesley Moraes wants Premier League move amid transfer links to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t know what I want, I don’t want to exclude anything.‘I do know that I once said that I want to go to England and that is still the case.‘I have always closely followed the Premier League. But I am certainly also open to other leagues.’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 Citylast_img read more

​‘Rise above hype’ of fiduciary management, trustees told

first_img“That question is ‘is my current investment function dysfunctional or less than, say, 70% optimal in the quality of the decision-making and the time and timeliness of the decision-making’,” he said.However, he noted that there were other tools available that could be used instead of fiduciary management if a pension fund wanted to improve performance to address a deficit – such as hiring a CIO, or launching an investment sub-committee with powers beyond recommending a new strategy to trustees.“There is no silver bullet to this problem, there is no one solution that will solve this problem – there are lots of silver pellets, lots of little strategies that will help you achieve your stated objective,” he said.”When you’re buying fiduciary management, bear that in mind. It is not the answer to achieving your funding goals. It is just part of the answer.”When the panel was later asked whether benchmarking fiduciary managers was an effective way of comparing performance, Sion Cole, head of client solutions at Aon Hewitt’s delegated consulting business, said it was “nigh on impossible” and warned against such an approach.“We benchmarked balanced fund managers, and that led to their demise, partially, because they all did the same thing,” he said.Cole said that, because fiduciary management was bespoke by design, and because each provider took a different approach, fair measurement would be difficult – made even more problematic by a different understanding between current providers as to what constitutes fiduciary management and how much responsibility was delegated.“Because we can’t pre-define it, it’s very hard to benchmark against somebody else, because pension scheme A’s mandate and how they perceive fiduciary management is very different from pension scheme B’s consideration of what fiduciary management is.”He said providers should be assessed on individual performance based on the pre-defined mandate and examine whether the decisions taken in their time added value to the investment.Patrick Kennedy, director at independent trustee company Entrust, concurred with Cole that benchmarking was not the route to pursue, and urged trustees to take a closer look at the approach taken by any fiduciary manager.Speaking of his preferred approach to hiring a fiduciary manager, he said: “You’ve got to rip the bonnet off and have a good rummage around.” Trustees should ensure fiduciary management is an approach beneficial to their members rather than being swept up in the excitement of the latest “must-have gadget”, the managing director of an independent trustee firm has warned.Richard Butcher of PTL compared the marketing of fiduciary management in its various guises with the excitement surrounding the release of new Apple products.“You do need to rise above that hype,” he said during a panel at last week’s National Association of Pension Funds annual conference. “You need to ask yourself whether fiduciary management, as a bit of kit, actually does the job for you, the job you want done.”He said trustees needed to decide whether fiduciary management was right for them by asking themselves a question about their current investment approach.last_img read more

Asia investor tenders for commodities manager via IPE Quest

first_imgThe process can be active or passive. The Bloomberg Commodities index is to be used as the benchmark.There is no minimum or maximum tracking error for this mandate.Interested parties should have at least three years of performance. When applying they should state performance net of fees to 31 October.  The deadline is 30 November at 5pm UK time for both mandates.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email An Asia-based institutional investor is looking for a commodities manager for a $100m (€87.7m) mandate via IPE Quest.According to QN-2489, the investor is looking to invest globally, based on a “beta/enhanced beta/active” style. It is considering either a discretionary or a systematic strategy.Performance should be benchmarked against the Bloomberg Commodities index. The investor expects a tracking error of at least 0.5% but it should not exceed 5%, according to the tender.In a separate tender, QN-2491, an Asian investor is searching for a commodities manager for a $20m risk premia/absolute return mandate, also global in its scope.last_img read more

Liverpool dismiss claims they have approached Carlo Ancelotti

first_img A report claimed the veteran Italian, a Champions League winner with AC Milan and Real Madrid, had been sounded out by owners Fenway Sports Group about taking over at Anfield. However, that was immediately rubbished by the club with sources suggesting such a move would be completely out of character with the way the Americans have run things to date. Liverpool have vehemently dismissed claims they have approached Carlo Ancelotti about the possibility of succeeding manager Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers survived a robust end of season review after a dismal finale to a campaign which reached its nadir with the 6-1 humbling at Stoke on the final day. Having retained the backing of FSG – despite losing his assistant manager and close friend Colin Pascoe and coach Mike Marsh in an enforced backroom shake-up – he was then given the best part of £80million to spend on new signings, splashing £32.5million on his primary target Christian Benteke and a potential £29million on Roberto Firmino. Neither have found their feet so far and Rodgers is still searching for his best XI and formation having switched from 4-3-3 to 3-4-1-2 in Sunday’s home draw with Norwich. But despite a stuttering start to this season – they have not won in five matches – leaving them 13th in the Premier League but only four points off fourth place, which remains the minimum target for Rodgers. Liverpool host League Two side Carlisle in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday looking to end their win-less run. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse enjoys Williams’ success at faceoff X, cruises to 21-7 season-opening win over Siena

first_imgKevin Rice walked off the field as the third quarter ended and looked up at the scoreboard. Syracuse had a 22-5 advantage at the faceoff X. In his first three seasons with the Orange, success at that position was few and far between.But to start the 2015 season, that inconsistency was nowhere to be seen.“It doesn’t get much better than that,” Rice said. “I think you saw what our offense can do when they get possession, and it’s exciting.”Ben Williams, Syracuse’s new faceoff specialist, dominated at the X, helped keep the ball in the SU sticks and was the main catalyst in the No. 4 Orange’s (1-0) 21-7 blowout win over Siena (0-1) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. Williams corralled 17 of his 20 faceoffs, including the first six, as the Saints — and faceoff specialist Casey Dowd — could never find any sustained momentum on offense. And the 2,740 in attendance were treated to the first game in a long time in which Syracuse gaining possession was almost a virtual certainty.“Now I think we have a chance of getting the ball back after a goal, you play differently,” SU head coach John Desko said. “It’s an entirely differently psyche when you’re playing lacrosse out there having possessions.“AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWilliams captured the first faceoff in a matter of seconds. And after attack Dylan Donahue scored the first goal, Williams’ second scoop looked effortless as well. With the Orange leading 2-1 and 5:39 left in the first quarter, Williams picked up the ball, raced to the right of the goal and whipped a shot past goalkeeper Tommy Cordts with just eight seconds coming off the clock.Syracuse picked up 7-of-8 faceoffs in the first quarter, and in turn, led 6-1. But when the second half started, Dowd started to find a rhythm. After Dowd’s second faceoff, Richie Hurley swung around the goal and put it in the net. Dowd once again got his team possession and Nate Barry shoveled a shot in to cut the deficit to three.But Siena couldn’t sustain any momentum. Williams won the next four faceoffs and the Orange ended the half on a 3-0 run.“I’m just getting on the ball, bringing it out front, trying to get the ground ball to these guys as fast as I could,” Williams said. “I don’t think too much about the other guy when I’m out there. My wings did an awesome job communicating with me.”Williams said he spent a lot of time in practice working on exploding on the ball after the whistle. On Saturday, many of the faceoffs made Dowd look clueless.Siena head coach John Svec admitted that he expected for his team to do better gaining possession, but that he had no real idea what he’d be getting from Williams, the Holy Cross transfer.“I’d like to say I felt sorry for the other guy,” Desko said, chuckling. “But not really.”In previous seasons, poor performance at the X has been the talking point of the end to two disappointing campaigns. In 2013, Chris Daddio picked up just 45.3 percent of his faceoffs, including 0-of-4 in the NCAA tournament final. Despite his resurgence midway through last year, Syracuse finished 44th out of 61 teams, and won 46.7 of its faceoffs.Saturday, though, provided Syracuse with cautious optimism. It was just one game against a mediocre opponent. But it gave the Orange reason to think it may have solved its greatest Achilles’ heel.“In the past, we’ve had to look up at the scoreboard,” Desko said, “and we’ve had chances at the offensive end of the field, we may have to take a little more time and work to be really efficient.“We’ve been on the other side of the fence.” Comments Published on February 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC avoids scare at home against Cal State Northridge

first_imgWith six of nine players suiting up in cardinal and gold for the first time, the USC men’s basketball team looked to identify its offensive strengths and weaknesses in the season opener Friday night at Galen Center.But in the aftermath of a 66-59 win over Cal State Northridge, in which the Trojans (1-0) went 0 for 15 from beyond the arc, USC coach Kevin O’Neill could not define his team’s offensive identity.“I still do not know,” O’Neill said. “For the third year in a row, we have a new group, and this is the newest group that we have had.”With the USC guards struggling against the Matadors’ (0-1) zone defense, the Trojans worked the ball into the post, scoring 30 of its 66 points in the paint. Sophomore forward Dewayne Dedmon scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while junior forward Aaron Fuller recorded 16 points and nine rebounds.Sophomore guard Maurice Jones, who only shot 2-13 in the game, got to the free throw line down the stretch, making 9 of 11 free throws in the second half. He finished with 16 points and three assists.“We were rudderless until [Jones] took over in the last four minutes and went into attack mode,” O’Neill said.The Matadors struggled mightily offensively early, making only one of their first 19 field goal attempts. The Trojans took advantage, jumping out to a 14-4 lead to start the game, behind eight points from Dedmon.Dedmon, however, picked up his second foul with 8:02 left in the first half, and remained on the bench until halftime. The Matadors managed to cut the lead to four points, but Fuller scored seven of his nine first-half points with Dedmon sidelined to send the Trojans into the locker room leading 29-21.USC extended the lead to the nine points in the second half, but with Dedmon limited after picking up his third foul and by a cramp in his right leg, the Matadors battled back to tie the score at 42, and eventually take their first lead of the game at 52-50. Jones, who has played the most minutes at USC despite only being a sophomore, scored seven of the Trojans’ final 14 points to clinch the victory.The Trojans are back in action Monday at home against Nebraska at 7:30 p.m.In the last matchup of the two teams last November, USC held a 20-point lead in the first half before falling 60-58 in Lincoln, Neb.The Cornhuskers return four starters from the team that went 19-13 last season. The only active Trojans that competed in the game against Nebraska last season are Jackson, Jones and Strangis.“Right now we are nowhere near where we need to be to play the kind of schedule that we are playing,” O’Neill said. “But we are going to get better and improve.”last_img read more

Eric Dungey leaves past behind, leads Syracuse offense into matchup with CMU

first_img Published on September 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm Contact: | @jtbloss Eric Dungey rolled loose from the pocket, popped a short pass to the sideline and buckled to his knees as a chaser latched onto his legs.On that same timeline, Central Michigan defensive end Mitch Stanitzek saw his chance. He barreled toward Dungey and lowered his head to where Dungey’s chest would appear in a split second.Instead, it was Dungey’s head in Stanitzek’s path. There was no stopping. Their helmets crashed and Dungey fell face-forward into the turf. His body looked lifeless.One targeting call and two years later, Stanitzek is back with Central Michigan (2-0) for another bout against SU (1-1) this weekend. He was the first one to deliver the type of blow that has brought a heavy focus on Dungey’s running habits, a constant in Syracuse’s offense two games into 2017.Dungey said this week that he’s never spoken to Stanitzek and doesn’t plan on worrying about their history come Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You can’t make things personal,” Dungey said. “… The only thing I’m focused on is getting a win.”Dungey has more than just Stanitzek to worry about. He was sacked five times last week in a loss against Middle Tennessee State. His receivers dropped balls. SU’s two primary running backs, junior Dontae Strickland and sophomore Moe Neal, have combined for less than 100 yards on the ground in two games. Dungey’s responsibility to lead the SU offense has been magnified by the failures of those around him.Daily Orange File PhotoHis mobility has factored into a response and is essential to an otherwise lifeless run game. Dungey’s 104 rushing yards are more than any other SU player. He has averaged 14 rushing attempts per game. Three of his six touchdowns came on the ground. One of those, a 29-yard dash up the middle of the field for SU’s longest run of the season, tied the game in the fourth quarter last week.The play was by design, but any time Dungey tucks the ball and runs, by plan or by force, it comes with a known risk. In the season opener, Dungey front-flipped in midair to avoid a tackler in the open field. He slid last week, but also took a nasty knock from MTSU’s defensive end Walter Brady. The hit earned Brady an ejection for targeting.“As long as I’m being smart with the ball, I’m just trying to help my team win any way I can,” Dungey said.Dungey cannot control the actions of those chasing him. Still, he missed three games last year and four his freshman year because of “upper-body injuries.” Missing time has consequences when fighting to string together enough wins for bowl eligibility.“As you know with (Dungey), moving is not always a good thing,” said Jamar McGloster, SU’s fifth-year senior right tackle, “but the fact that he can get out of pressure takes the relief off of us.”McGloster and his counterpart at left tackle, junior Cody Conway, both said this week that they’ll be checking over their shoulder to make sure no Chippewas partake in any post-play shenanigans with Dungey. Holding blocks to “the echo of the whistle” was an emphasis in practice this week, McGloster said.Based on player comments this week, the concern for SU is not to amend what happened two years ago, but to right the course of the season that endured its first loss earlier than most expected. But nobody has forgotten. CMU head coach John Bonamego said Monday he’ll probably discuss the possibility that Stanitzek could have a bullseye on his back, but that “this is football.”“I think Mitch in his heart knows what he did was not intentional,” Bonamego said. “I think when you know inside and you have the trust and you have the faith of the people around you and the people that are important to you and the people that care about you, quite frankly, I don’t think anything else matters.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse ends 2-game skid with 70-52 knockout of Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Earlier in the week, SU had a players-only meeting to find a way to end the team’s two-game conference skid and to protect a home court it hadn’t lost on in 10-straight games dating back to last season. Heading into its matchup with Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Orange knew this game would be different than others. Syracuse announced a partnership with local organizations a few weeks ago in order to break the attendance record of 11,021, set last year.Last year’s game against then-No.7 Notre Dame gave the Orange a chance to prove itself against a Top 10 in the country. Sunday’s contest served as a palate cleanser for an SU team that’s lost four of its first-six conference games.The announced attendance of 8,126, second-largest in program history, didn’t get the job done but SU (15-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast) overwhelmed the Panthers (9-11, 1-6), 70-52, on Sunday afternoon. It was the second-straight contest in which four different players posted double-digit points. Head coach Quentin Hillsman called the game a “classic” Syracuse win. The victory meant Hillsman avoided his first three-game conference losing streak since Syracuse joined the ACC in 2013.“I thought we did a good job of bouncing back and playing hard,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “… We played at the pace that we play. I’m really happy with the team win. Anytime we can get the ball to the basket and apply pressure, it’s going to be pretty good.”After a string of stops in the first quarter, SU and Mangakahia started to dissect the Panthers’ 2-3 zone. Orange guards strung passes along the perimeter and fed it to the high-post before an SU player spat it back outside the arc where the Orange connected on 10 3-pointers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU impeded its own progress in the second quarter, forcing too many passes inside and giving the Panthers a chance to get back into the game. But, a Pitt team that hasn’t won an ACC road game since Feb. 2016, couldn’t capitalize.Syracuse sent passes inside to exploit its size advantage. Amaya Finklea-Guity, SU’s 6-foot-4 center, turned out her second-highest point total of the year (14). Kalista Walters, the Panthers’ tallest starter, is three inches shorter than Finklea-Guity. Yet, SU guards telegraphed some passes inside and the Panthers knocked the ball away.Kevin Camelo | Digital Design EditorA string of turnovers in the middle of the third quarter resulted in a Miranda Drummond layup. Syracuse’s largest lead of the game (19) forced Pittsburgh to call a timeout. As the crowd cheered, Hillsman, stormed out to his team near half court and lectured his starters.Sloppy play had hindered SU in recent games and there were times in Sunday’s win where the offense was stagnant.Defensively, SU switched between its 2-3 zone and man-to-man defense. For the first time in six games, the Orange held an opponent to less than 60 points. Down by 13 to start the second half, the Panthers heaved 3-pointers and often watched the shot clock trickle down to single digits. Pittsburgh connected on 13 field goals in the 20 minutes and scored 12 points in the paint. In the second half, it scored two points in the paint and made just six field goals.“We understand the urgency of these games,” Hillsman said. “We gotta play tougher. Toughness is about doing what you’re supposed to do all the time.”In a 40-second span in the third quarter, Isis Young missed an open 3-pointer from the corner. Drummond pulled down the board and got Tiana Mangakahia an open 3 from the top of the key. That shot clanked off the rim. Drummond corralled the miss again and Digna Strautmane shot a jumper from the baseline, another miss. Amaya Finklea-Guity hauled in the possession’s third offensive rebound and made the layup herself. The lead ballooned to 18 and SU went on cruise control.The sequence was emblematic of the game as a whole: Syracuse wasn’t dominant, but it did enough to beat a team it hasn’t lost to since 2009.“I think those five (losses) come from our inexperience,” sophomore guard Gabrielle Cooper said. “We couldn’t finish out, couldn’t make plays at the end, we couldn’t get the stops that we needed. As we come together more, and get better chemistry, our younger players get a better feel for the game, we will bring it all together.” Comments Published on January 21, 2018 at 6:21 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more

Aguero’s Brace Wins Community Shield for City

first_imgSergio Aguero scored both Manchester City goals as the Premier League champions beat Chelsea to win the Community Shield on a sweltering Sunday afternoon at Wembley.Aguero’s first – his 200th goal for the club – came after 13 minutes, when he collected the ball on the edge of the area after Phil Foden surged forward, and fired into the bottom corner.His second came after the break, when he latched on to Bernardo Silva’s pass and beat Willy Caballero with another precise low finish. Chelsea, less than a month into Maurizio Sarri’s reign as manager, lacked a presence in attack and managed only one shot on target, a long-range strike by 17-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi which Claudio Bravo fumbled to safety.Some of their lethargy going forward could be put down to the heat, which made it difficult for both sides to sustain any sort of tempo.Players were allowed water breaks during the game and some City players sitting on the bench had wet towels over their heads to try to protect them from the intensity of the sunshine.Sarri was without his best forward player, with Eden Hazard due back for post-World Cup pre-season training on Monday amid speculation Real Madrid want to sign him.City, who won last year’s title by 19 points, were also without some of their stars – with Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and David Silva all absent.But they produced a controlled and efficient performance to secure their third piece of silverware in the past six months. The worry for the rest of the Premier League is they have the appetite for more.City boss Pep Guardiola was able to hand a start to new £60m forward Riyad Mahrez but, in the absence of De Bruyne and David Silva, it was Foden and Bernardo Silva who caught the eye.Operating on either side of Fernandinho, as steady as ever at the base of City’s midfield, they looked to spring forward at every opportunity.Foden did exactly that to set up Aguero’s opener, latching on to a pass from Aymeric Laporte and taking full advantage as the Chelsea defence backed off.It was a similar story when Silva provided the assist from which Aguero extended City’s lead in another lightning break in which the ball travelled from the edge of City’s box into the Chelsea net in a matter of seconds.Both players were utilised further forward last season, but showed they could have a part to play in a deeper role in the coming campaign.Aguero, given the nod over Gabriel Jesus, who stayed on the bench, was as deadly as ever up front and had City converted one of a flurry of late chances, the scoreline would have been even more resounding.Sarri’s first competitive game in charge of Chelsea is at Huddersfield on Saturday. Before then, the Blues will play a friendly against French side Lyon at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.City will begin the defence of their Premier League crown with a trip to Arsenal next Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more