Aaron Ramsey to miss Arsenal’s clash with Crystal Palace while Granit Xhaka is an injury doubt

first_imgAaron Ramsey to miss Arsenal’s clash with Crystal Palace while Granit Xhaka is an injury doubt Comment The Welshman could have played his last game for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring injury is currently being assessed but he will play no part in Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace – while he isn’t the only midfielder who is a doubt.The Welshman has been in inspired form recently as he plays the final few games of his Gunners career before joining Juventus, though had to be taken off with an injury in Thursday’s Europa League win over Napoli.Some fans fear they may have seen Ramsey play his last game for Arsenal, though the club have confirmed that he is still being assessed after damaging his left hamstring. Xhaka is also in line to miss the Palace game, which would be a huge loss (Picture: Getty)‘His injury today can give us some matches without him. I don’t know if we’ll see him again before the end of the season.’Ramsey went through a period where he was heavily rotated by Emery, shortly before he announced he would be leaving the club, but has played a huge role in recent weeks scoring important goals against Spurs, Newcastle and Napoli.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Ramsey pulled his hamstring in the Europa League win over Napoli (Picture: Getty)He has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against Palace, while Unai Emery will also be sweating on the fitness of Granit Xhaka.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Swiss midfielder came off after an hour in Naples, having played the full 90 minutes against Watford on Monday, and Arsenal report that he needs to be assessed ahead of the Palace match due to a hip problem.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 CityThat could leave Arsenal light on options in midfield, with Matteo Guendouzi, Mohamed Elneny and Lucas Torreira in contention to start against the Eagles.Speaking about Ramsey’s injury directly after the Napoli game, Emery said: ‘He was in a very good moment, he was playing with a big behaviour and commitment to do something important for us. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 1:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link553Shareslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Protect Children’s Health Care, Urges Federal Action

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Bill to Protect Children’s Health Care, Urges Federal Action SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 15, 2017center_img Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Philadelphia, PA – With state legislators, cabinet officials, health care providers, families, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) administration and clinicians joining him, Governor Tom Wolf today held a bill signing of legislation to protect children’s health care through state funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as CHIP.“I am proud to sign this legislation that represents Pennsylvania’s bi-partisan commitment to securing health insurance for our most vulnerable – our children and pregnant women,” said Governor Wolf. “However, this is just one step in ensuring children are cared for. Congress needs to do its part and reauthorize CHIP at the federal level. Without federal funding, more than 180,000 children in Pennsylvania could be without health care in early 2018.”Federal funding accounts for 90 percent of the $450 million CHIP budget. Congress failed to reauthorize CHIP before the Sept. 30 deadline and has not yet addressed funding for the more than 9 million children nationally who benefit from it.“The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides comprehensive coverage to over 6,000 patients at CHOP,” said Madeline Bell, President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Without it, children and their families face uncertainty. The bill signed by Governor Wolf in our hospital today is one of two very important steps that make CHIP available to Pennsylvania’s children. Now, Congress needs to fund CHIP so that these children get the healthcare they deserve.”Acting Secretary for the Department of Human Services Teresa Miller conveyed the need for federal funding.“Since 2009, more than 850,000 kids have enrolled in CHIP in the commonwealth,” said Secretary Miller. “Despite all the families helped by CHIP and the access to high quality health care coverage it provides, the program will no longer exist unless Congress acts.”Gov. Wolf was among a group of bi-partisan governors who sent a letter to Congressional leaders earlier this week urging them to take action and reauthorize CHIP, “For twenty years, [CHIP] has successfully provided vital health coverage and care to about nine million children. Without it, access to essential health services like well child exams, asthma medicine, and hospitalizations will be at risk. As health insurance premiums climb at unsustainable rates, this program gives hard-working families access to otherwise unaffordable coverage.”Pennsylvania’s CHIP legislation was sponsored by Representative Rich Irvin.last_img read more


first_imgLast month Sidetrack reported on the various ways which the activities of birds have caused problems for railways. Now we have photographic proof to show how Hondekop and stork can live in harmony in the NetherlandsCAPTION: Dieter offers an alternative to plans to link cities in south and east Australia with Singapore and southeast Asia (RG 5.97 p282)last_img

Castoro 10 Prepares for Nord Stream 2 Pipelaying

first_imgThe offshore installation barge ‘Castoro 10’ (C10) has started preparatory works for Nord Stream 2 pipelaying in the Baltic Sea.The C10 assumed its starting position with the help of its eight anchors in the shallow waters of Lubmin, Germany.During operations, pipe segments are welded together on board the vessel and pulled ashore by a high-performance winch to connect the landfall facilities of Nord Stream 2 with the new offshore pipeline.Simultaneously, preparatory works for the subsequent pipelaying, in the Bay of Greifswald in Germany continue.Five excavators are currently working on the 29-kilometer long pipe trench, Nord Stream 2 AG said.Nord Stream 2 expects to complete construction works in the Bay of Greifswald by the end of this year.Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will have an aggregate annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters, and will be laid from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea.last_img read more

LGUs, not police, to lead house search for COVID-19 patients

first_imgEarlier, Philippine National Police chief General Archie Gamboa likened the proposed controversial initiative to tracking down a criminal. “Our police personnel will only serve as security and assist the team in transporting COVID-19 patients,” Gorero said. “Local authorities and health workers are the ones who will lead the transfer of COVID positive patients from their homes to government quarantine facilities, which we call Oplan Kalinga,” said Gorero. ILOILO City – It will be up to local government units to direct house-to-house searches for individuals afflicted with coronavirus disease 2019. Gamboa’s statement, however, drew mixed reactions. He explained that under the Oplan Kalinga, every local government unit – either a component or highly-urbanized city – are mandated to form an epidemiological surveillance unit to lead the house-to-house search. “This plan is like locating a criminal and when you have located one, you have to find his accomplices,” Gamboa told members of the media during his visit at the PRO-6 headquarters in Camp Martin Delgado in this city. Various sectors expressed alarm over the plan, saying it would violate the constitutional right of persons to be secure in their homes.center_img Police presence is merely to provide support or assistance in the transport of patients and the implementation of lockdown in the affected area, he added. To recall, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) discouraged mild or asymptomatic COVID patients from going on home quarantine, saying it could further spread the virus “We will not lead the search,” Police Colonel Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, clarified. Gorero, for his part, assured that police will just “help and assist” as local officials and health workers will identify and search for patients who need to be transferred to quarantine facilities. Gorero explained that police officers will not be the ones to trace COVID-19 patients under home quarantine, but are in sync when it comes to the house-to-house plan earlier announced by the Department of Interior and Local Government. Patient, according to the IATF-EID, cannot isolate themselves at home if they don’t have their own room with bathroom and toilet, and if they are living with persons who are vulnerable to COVID-19 like senior citizens and people with comorbidities./PNlast_img read more

Lady Wildcats Win Union County Invitational-Lady Bulldogs Place 3rd

first_imgThe Franklin County Lady Wildcats placed 1st at The Union County Girls Golf Invitational at Liberty on Tuesday, August 4th. The Batesville Lady Bulldogs finished third behind Franklin County at 350, Richmond with 364, followed by The Lady Bulldogs with a 376.Batesville’ Emma Weiler was the tournament medalist with a 77.FCHS won the Union County Invitational by 14 strokes over 2nd place Richmond. FCHS Scores: Gracie Graf – 79 (2nd Place Individual), Camryn Brewer – 83 (3rd Place Individual), Nicole Mears – 89, Crystal Calihan – 99, and Lillie Graf – 121.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer and Wildcats AD Denny Dorrel.last_img read more

Pearson rewarded with new contract

first_img “He is a man of fine principles, a great leader and he believes in our long-term vision for Leicester City, while his qualities in coaching, motivation and player development have been evident in our success on the pitch. “Nigel is the perfect fit for our football club and his ambitions, both short and long-term, match ours.” Leicester’s squad return for pre-season training next month and begin their Premier League campaign at home to Everton on August 16. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has signed a new three-year contract at the King Power Stadium, the club have announced. Pearson has been rewarded for guiding the Foxes to promotion to the Barclays Premier League. Assistant managers Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh have also agreed new deals to June 2017. Pearson, 50, is in his second spell with Leicester having returned to the club in 2011. Last season was one of the most successful in the Foxes’ history as they won the Championship title for the first time with impressive tallies of 31 wins and 102 points, both club records. Those performances ensured Leicester will be back in the top flight next season after a 10-year absence. Pearson said: “I have always seen my long-term future, and that of my staff, at Leicester City. On the back of the success we have worked so hard to achieve, I have always been confident that my future would remain here. “I feel very proud to be the manager of a club with genuine ambition, a clear direction in which it wants to go and loyal owners that are prepared to support its development.” Pearson first managed Leicester from 2008-10, when he oversaw promotion to the Championship from the third tier. After a bid for successive promotions ended in the play-offs, he left for Hull but came back 18 months later with the club under new ownership. Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “From the first day I met Nigel, I knew he was the man to take us into the Premier League and I am delighted that he has been able to help us deliver that for our fans. Press Associationlast_img read more

Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic says team must come first after Diego Costa row

first_img “If he wants to hurt me, it’s not with a bib. I have a good relationship with him, no problems,” Mourinho said. Ivanovic, Chelsea’s captain in the injury-enforced absence of John Terry, believes Costa will react to his omission from the team in a positive way. “I expect Diego to come back strongly. We start the season as a team and we have to finish as a team,” Ivanovic said. “Sometimes for a player who isn’t playing it’s difficult but it is a normal situation for the club. “This is important. When we start losing we all know it’s not about the one or two players playing badly or playing well – it’s about the team. “Diego didn’t play against Tottenham but he’ll be ready for the next game. “He scored against Norwich – the winning goal. It’s all about the team. We all have to think about that.” If Mourinho decides Costa’s lack of form and public display of frustration in north London warrants another shift on the bench, then Eden Hazard is happy to continue filling the role of Chelsea forward. Hazard was superb against Tottenham with Mourinho acclaiming it as his best performance of the season. “I have played on the left, on the right, recently in the number 10 role, and I just enjoy playing. I know to give my all wherever I am on the pitch,” Hazard told Chelsea TV. “We want to finish in the top four and we know it’s difficult but we will try. We will continue to work hard and continue to take pleasure from our game.” The draw keeps Tottenham knocking on the door of the top four – they are two points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal and only four off leaders Manchester City – but playmaker Mousa Dembele refuses to consider a title challenge. “We have the confidence to win any game if we have the same mentality we have now. You want to end up first but we don’t think that far ahead,” Dembele said. “The next game is important and every week is a massive challenge. We are more confident and that’s something we’ve worked on for a long time. “Maybe in the past it was different, more people were sure of their spots, but at the moment everyone is capable of playing and that is something I hope will make everyone focus, including myself.” Branislav Ivanovic insists the needs of the team must come first as Chelsea reflect on Diego Costa’s display of petulance in Sunday’s goalless draw with Tottenham. Press Association Costa remained on the bench for the duration of the Barclays Premier League showdown at White Hart Lane and in the final moments tossed his substitutes’ bib over his shoulder in the direction of Jose Mourinho. Mourinho laughed off the Spain striker’s ill-temper, also stating that he understands why he was upset at not being involved in the London derby. last_img read more

Not lucky enough this time: Rishav Das

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: He scored a century and also contributed 512 runs on the board. But Rishav Das, the highest scorer for Assam in Ranji Trophy this season, is not satisfied with his performance. In an interaction with The Sentinel, the right handed batsman also sounded optimistic about the future of the senior team’s batting. Here is the excerpt.The Sentinel (TS): This time you were the highest run-scorer for Assam in the Ranji Trophy. It should be a satisfying season?Rishav: You can say so. But honestly speaking, I am not fully satisfied. I was targeting around 700-750 runs. In the initial stage of the season, I couldn’t do well and thus I didn’t reach my target. But the support from the coach and the other senior members was highly appreciable and they always kept faith on me. That boosted my level of confidence.(TS): You had the opportunity to score three centuries this season but missed two narrowly. Are you upset?Rishav: Yes. I think luck was not with me this time.Although I converted one of my innings to a hundred, I failed on other two occasions. I was really unlucky – given out on 99 against Chhattishgarh.(TS): It was batting again which put Assam in the back foot. Any idea how to overcome the situation?Rishav: It’s true that we were not able to maintain the same level of performance that our bowlers had done throughout the season. But if you notice you will see that there are some positive things too in our bating. In one game, we had scored 400 plus runs and newcomers like Saahil Jain and Subham Mondal nicely grabbed the opportunities that were offered to them. I feel we need to show little patience and wait for a while. You will see by the next couple of years we will have good depth in our batting. The Assam Cricket Association also had done a good job by providing us sufficient number of competitive matches before the start of the season. I feel a little exposure outside the State can give better results.(TS): How do you see the future of two newcomers Saahil and Subham?Rishav: Both are very promising batsmen and also have good technique. What they now need is to just focus on their batting.(TS): Share your future plans.Rishav: I still keep my hopes alive to represent India in a white dress. If I want to reach that goal, two things should happen simultaneously – I have to score tons of runs in first-class cricket and my team have to play in the knockout stage of the Ranji Trophy. Hope both will occur by the next couple of years. Every year I chalk out some specific plans for the off season and it is ready this time too. I will now work according to it.Also Read: Ranji Trophy: Rishav Das hits ton but Tripura take innings leadAlso Watch: Watch | Exceptional Step to counter Human-Elephant Conflict in Digboilast_img read more

Guyana to host 2020 Caribbean Mini and Pre Cadet Table Tennis Championships

first_img– ITTF Caribbean hopes training and selection Camp will also be held in GuyanaTHE Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), in a release yesterday, announced they have received “the stamp of approval,” by the Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Federation and the Latin American Federation to host the 2020 edition of Caribbean Mini and Pre Cadet Table Tennis Championships and Caribbean Hopes Training and Selection Camp in the summer of 2020.The Caribbean Mini and Pre- cadet championships form the incubator for Regional table tennis and engage girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 13 years and under in the Caribbean region.It is a signature competition on the GTTA’s and Caribbean calendar of events, since it forms the basis for regional table tennis supremacy and incubator for the development of young emerging table tennis talents and platform from which all of the region table tennis stars commence their journey.“The hosting of these games represents a long -term investment in Guyana’s table tennis development, since, as hosts of this tournament, Guyana has the possibility of being able to double the amount of players fielded in competition which would see thirty-two players,” the GTT said.According to the Godfrey Munroe-led GTTA, the plan is to use these developmental championships as a basis to develop a nucleus of players who can be selected to represent Guyana in future international competitions and to establish a succession plan at the youth level, this will see focus being placed on the development of players at the primary level (between the ages of (6-13) with a view of establishing a national Hopes programme, thus synchronizing the GTTA programs with ITTF.With junior Olympic cycle games and world junior circuit events being played at the cadet level, it has become of critical importance that Guyana establish a structured feeder system and programme if we are to continue to be successful and become more competitive.ITTF Caribbean World Hopes Training and Selection CampHosting of these games, the GTTA said, will see a focus on the development of players from the primary school realm and a concentration acceleration of the GTTA national table tennis for schools’ programme.Guyana last hosted the 8th edition of the championships in 2013, where the GTTA fielded and developed a nucleus of 32 players.ITTF Caribbean Hopes Training and Selection CampThe hopes training camp, which will be held eight days before the championships, will be conducted by an ITTF expert. The event will see the Caribbean’s best 11 years and under boys and girls and their coaches participating in high-intensity training.The programme, which aims at providing training, nurturing and early exposure to young talents, will be held for eight (8) days.The programme will be used to select the best two Caribbean 11 years and under boys and girls to participate in the Latin American world hopes training and competition slated for later in 2020. Training will be done in two three-hour sessions per day, each day commencing at 9:00am and concluding at 6:30pm.Caribbean Under-13 boys bronze medallist, Colin Wong , along with young talents Jasmine Billingy, Samara Sukhai, Akira Watson, Quenna Torrington, Malachi Moore, Ebo Mc Neil, Dhanesh Persaud, and Alexander De Abreu Neil are players with international experience among other emerging talents that will form Guyana’s squad in preparation for the games.last_img read more