Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Jan 2020 1:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Kieran Tierney is still facing a significant spell on the sidelines (Picture: AP Photo)Arsenal are hoping to have Sokratis Papastathopoulos available for their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday night despite recent illness.The Greek centre-back has been under the weather and is being assessed ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.The 31-year-old missed the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday with Mikel Arteta lining up with David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi in the heart of defence.The Gunners have three first team defenders out and there is little good news about any of those sidelined.ADVERTISEMENTCalum Chambers, who has ruptured the ACL in his left knee, has had surgery but will be out for between six and nine months.AdvertisementAdvertisementKieran Tierney has also had surgery on his dislocated right shoulder but is not likely to return to full training until March.The problems at left-back continue, with Sead Kolasinac still out with a thigh strain and will not be back in full training for two more weeks, missing the next three fixtures.Arteta picked Bukayo Saka at left-back against the Blades and feels he could remain there in the future: ‘I think he could (have a future at left-back) because he’s willing to learn, he is applying himself big time he is someone that’s has never played (that position) before but he’s really trying to do it as well as possible.‘You can see that he’s got many strengths to play in that position. Obviously he needs games, he needs experience and he needs to improve in some areas but that’s very good.’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 CityReiss Nelson is on the same schedule as Kolasinac for his return from a hamstring strain, likely to be back and available for the Premier League meeting with Newcastle at the Emirates on 16 February.Arteta is going to have to do without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the next two games as well, after the striker was sent off against Crystal Palace on 11 January.MORE: Arsenal are yet to have talks over Layvin Kurzawa, says PSG sporting director LeonardoMORE: Alexandre Lacazette tells ‘naive’ Arsenal teammates they need to be ‘nastier’ after Sheffield United draw Arsenal issue injury updates on Kieran Tierney, Sokratis, Sead Kolasinac, Calum Chambers and Reiss Nelson Advertisement
LocalNews NYC must be the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves, says Edward Registe. by: – July 19, 2011 10 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Mr. Edward Registe addressing the General Assembly of the National Youth Council on Saturday July16th, 2011Former president of the National Youth Council, Edward Registe has urged the council to remain and advocate and to be a voice for the voiceless.Registe who represented the Chairman of the Grand Bay Village Council at the National Youth Council’s General Assembly forum on Saturday says there are many who are unable to speak for themselves.“Advocacy has always been the key word for the council, and it should continue to be your perpetual theme. The NYC must be the voice of the voiceless youth. There are many who cannot, will not and are unable to express themselves and represent their own interests. I want to say that the NYC must be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Those of you here today your presence here speaks volumes, it speaks for you and those on their way too. But what about those who don’t speak at all? Those who are home and afraid to speak? Those who do not know where to go to speak? You must always represent their interest. It is your responsibility to do that” Registe said.He also charged the leadership of the council to forge strong partnerships with mediums who can effectively carry their message.“You must build partnerships, and one of the most powerful mediums to build partnerships with is the media and they are here today. They are a very good and powerful medium to carry your message. So you must build strong partnerships with them. You must also build strong partnerships with other NGO’s [non-governmental organizations]. Use them as a mechanism to advance your message as you grow and to advance the National Council’s agenda” he said.According to Registe, the National Youth Policy should represent the best interest of young people island wide.“Is there a national youth agenda? I know several years ago we worked on the National Youth Policy and I understand it is under review, where is it today? You must as youth use your energy and vitality to bring that document to life and to make sure that it is not just a document that sits on a shelf somewhere but one that is relevant to the best interest of young people around the country” Registe said.Dominica Vibes News
Steven Gerrard moved Tuesday to quell speculation about his future as manager of Rangers following last weekend’s Scottish Cup defeat by Hearts by insisting he was “ready to go again”.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever CreatedGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous Adults8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way After the 1-0 loss at Tynecastle on Saturday, a downbeat Gerrard said it was “the lowest I felt since I came into the job by a long way”.The Liverpool great also said “I just need to think”, with Rangers facing the prospect of another season without a trophy.But speaking ahead of Wednesday’s home match against Hamilton, Gerrard insisted he was staying at Ibrox.Asked if he had thought about his future with Rangers, the former England midfielder replied: “Long term? No, no.“I’m OK, good, ready for the next challenge which is Hamilton tomorrow.“From the end of the game at the weekend which was bitterly disappointing, I have done a real lot of thinking to myself and shared those thoughts with people around me and I am ready to go again.”Gerrard’s contract with the Glasgow giants runs until 2024 and he said he intended to honour that deal.“I’m in. I’ve signed up to something here. I’m in, I’m all in,” Gerrard insisted. “I always knew there was going to be periods like this that were tough, real setbacks.”Hearts’ Oliver Bozanic scored the only goal of the Cup tie to put the spotlight on Gerrard’s decision to drop top scorer Alfredo Morelos for disciplinary reasons.Morelos was suspended for Rangers’ 1-0 win in Braga on Wednesday and was given permission to fly back to Colombia, but returned to Glasgow late.Gerrard said Tuesday that Morelos had accepted his punishment, which would remain private, and would be available to face Hamilton.Steven Gerrard’s Rangers crashed out of the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 defeat to HeartsRead Also: Victor Moses suffers injury setback, set to miss Inter’s matches“It is important that we move on from these situations, it is dealt with strongly, which it has been and we move forward,” Gerrard explained.“Is he going to be perfect? No. Is he going to make mistakes and frustrate me from time to time, possibly.“But I need to make sure I do the right thing for him and the club in this situation and that’s what I felt I have done,” he added.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Yedlin ended his MLS stint in fine style, helping the Sounders win the Western Conference title and Supporter’s Shield before losing to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Conference Finals, and big things are expected from him by Pochettino. ”DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in Major League Soccer,” he said. ”It is important for his development that he is given the time to adapt to his new surroundings both on and off the pitch and we believe that by coming to us in January it will give him the best opportunity to do so.” Spurs travel to face bottom club Leicester on Boxing Day and Pochettino is hopeful of having Ryan Mason available after the midfielder was forced off with a twisted ankle during the win over Burnley at the weekend. “He is better now,” Pochettino added. “Maybe tomorrow he will start training in a normal way with the group. It was lucky because the problem wasn’t bad. Maybe he could be back on Boxing Day. It’s possible he is ready for the next game.” Press Association The 28-year-old has not featured in the Barclays Premier League since the 2-1 home defeat to Stoke on November 9 and has made only 12 appearances in all competitions since Pochettino’s arrival in the summer. Kaboul was installed as Pochettino’s skipper after the Argentinian had spent some time with the squad, with the announcement made in mid-September. But the France international has since struggled to hold down a place in Tottenham’s starting XI, with the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Federico Fazio and Vlad Chiriches preferred by Pochettino. It is also believed Tottenham may delve into the January transfer market to recruit another central defender and Pochettino revealed he will not pick Kaboul purely because he is the captain. “It’s a football decision, there is no other explanation,” he said when questioned about Kaboul’s omission. “When you decide to pick the starting XI it’s not because he’s captain or that his name is different from another. You pick the player because it’s your job and it’s my decision. “The captain means that you are a leader but because you are a captain you are not sure of starting XI. I am the head coach and I decide the players for each game.” One player now certain of arriving in the new year is United States full-back DeAndre Yedlin – after the club confirmed he will link up with them in January. Spurs agreed to sign the 21-year-old on a four-year deal in August, but announced at the time that he would remain with the Seattle Sounders for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season. ”We are pleased to confirm that DeAndre Yedlin will be joining the Club in January,” a statement on the club’s website read. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino insists it is purely footballing reasons that are preventing club captain Younes Kaboul from getting back into his side.
Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press The Champions for Charity match was shown on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN.The PGA Tour is set to return in two weeks at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Charles Schwab Challenge.NASCAR-HAMLIN CREW SUSPENSIONSHamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten dropHamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten dropNASCAR on Monday suspended three critical crew members for Denny Hamlin’s team because a piece of tungsten fell off his car on the pace lap before the Coca-Cola 600. May 25, 2020 VIRUS OUTBREAK-GEORGETOWN-EWINGPatrick Ewing released from hospitalUNDATED (AP) — Patrick Ewing’s son says the Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home.The 57-year-old Hall of Famer who played for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks for 15 seasons announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was being treated at a hospital.Patrick Ewing Jr. said three days later on Twitter that his father was getting better and thanked the doctors and nurses who looked after him during his hospital stay. He also thanked fans for their thoughts and prayers. — The French tennis federation will set aside $9.8 million for its players who financially struggle as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The money will come from a larger $38.1 million support plan for French tennis as a whole. It will go to the players ranked outside the Top 100 who won’t receive any compensation from tennis’ international governing bodies.— The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) is making a formal request to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022. Moving the worlds to March, 2022 would put the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics.— Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the swift development of vaccines and effective treatments for COVID-19 are priorities towards achieving the Tokyo Olympics next year. Abe says recovery from the coronavirus pandemic only in Japan would not be enough to hold the Games because it involves spectators and athletes from around the world. Japan and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to postpone the Games by one year to July 2021. Experts say developing an effective and safe vaccine by the Games next year will be difficult.GOLF-CHARITY MATCH RATINGSPGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional baseball season will open on June 19 under a plan that excludes fans.League commissioner Atsushi Saito made the announcement today after an online meeting with representatives of the league’s 12 teams.He said, “I hope we can provide some guidance for sports other than professional baseball.The announcement came as the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and on the northern island of Hokkaido by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The state of emergency was lifted earlier this month for other parts of the country. Teams can being practice games on June 2.The season was to have begun on March 20 but the start was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japan has reported about 850 deaths from COVID-19. Six players will be allowed in team facilities at one time for the voluntary workouts. No on-ice coaching or instruction is permitted.A 22-page memo detailing the plan stresses there’s no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last.The NHL season was paused March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.JAPAN-BASEBALL RESUMESJapanese baseball season to start on June 19 without fans The elder Ewing became Georgetown’s coach in 2017.Here are other stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team training on May 30 once they complete five days of small group training. The NWSL season was originally scheduled to start April 18. The league allowed voluntary individual outdoor workouts on May 6.— Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. Only 10 players had been allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions that are gradually being lifted across the hard-hit southern European nation. Nearly 30,000 people have died with COVID-19 in Spain.— Europe’s top basketball league has canceled the remainder of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. It says health concerns had to be paramount despite numerous attempts to find ways to resume play. The EuroLeague is composed of 18 teams across 10 European nations. It had been suspended since March 12. League officials say they “explored every possible option” in trying to find a way to resume the season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL looks to take next step toward resuming playTORONTO (AP) — The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol early next month. That includes opening practice facilities and allowing small group workouts. ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV history.It said the previous record was 4.9 million viewers on ESPN at the 2010 Masters, the year Tiger Woods returned to golf for the first time since the scandal in his personal life.Woods and Peyton Manning scored a 1-up victory over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at Medalist Golf Club, a match that featured high entertainment with shots and with words, along with raising $20 million for COVID-19 relief funds.The peak was 6.3 million average viewers from 5:45 to 6 p.m. EDT. That was about the time Brady, who had been lampooned on social media for his golf skills, silenced analyst Charles Barkley by holing out from the fairway for birdie. The tungsten is required to meet minimum weight requirements on the car and the NASCAR rule book states if it is separated at any point it is an automatic four-race suspension for the crew chief, car chief and engineer.Chris Gabehart, the crew chief, was suspended through June 10 along with car chief Brandon Griffeth and engineer Scott Simmons.The piece of ballast added to the car weighs 35 pounds and costs $1,877 from the supplier. It fell off the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota before the start of Sunday’s race and Hamlin went to pit road for additional weight to be added back to the car. He didn’t join the race until eight laps had been completed.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Japan joins South Korea and Taiwan whose leagues are open and playing largely without fans.SOUTH KOREA-KANG BANNEDEx-Pirates infielder Kang banned 1 year by Korean leagueSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Baseball Organization has suspended ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for a year and ordered him to perform 300 hours of community service over a series of historical drunk driving cases.South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports the suspension for Kang will come into effect when he joins a KBO team. He applied to come off the voluntarily retired list last week in a bid to return to the Korean league. Yonhap said the 33-year-old Kang was in the U.S. and didn’t attend Monday’s KBO disciplinary committee hearing. Kang was the first position player to jump directly from the KBO to the majors when he signed with Pittsburgh in 2015.
Mike Bruesewitz gained notoriety during the past season not just for the amount of energy he brought to the Badgers, but for his red locks as well. He hopes it can help raise awareness for MS.[/media-credit]In an effort to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis, Wisconsin sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz shaved his trademark red curly hair Wednesday during “Wake Up Wisconsin” on Madison’s WKOW-TV.Bruesewitz partnered with the National MS Society to raise money and awareness for those with multiple sclerosis. The goal is to raise a minimum of $3,100 dollars, which reflects the sophomore guards’ jersey No. 31.“This was a good way to do [a haircut],” Bruesewitz said. “Trying to make $3,100 dollars is pretty good.”During the Badgers’ recent March Madness run to the Sweet 16, Bruesewitz and his hair received a lot of attention from TV announcers, and the sophomore saw an opportunity to support a good cause.“My hair gets a lot of attention, but I’m hoping to bring awareness to a much more serious subject,” Bruesewitz said.“A couple people asked me if I could do something else for [my hair] since I received a lot of notoriety for it this year. There’s a big MS walk coming up, and MS affects a lot of people. It’s affected a little bit of my family and a lot of my friends’ families.”Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause hearing loss, blindness and even paralysis. It affects more than 400,000 people across the country. Nearly one in every 500 Wisconsin residents live with MS. The cost of living with MS can be expensive. The average cost for an individual living with MS is $69,000.“It’s a challenging condition that affects peoples’ lives on a daily basis,” Bruesewitz said. “I’m honored to anything I can to make a difference.”Shaving Bruesewitz’s head was teammate Jon Leuer, who gladly accepted the supporting role.“[Bruesewitz] just asked me if I wanted to help him out, and it was for a good cause,” Leuer said. “I figured I could do my part.”After the haircut was finally over, Bruesewitz had no regrets about parting ways with his trademark hairstyle.“I’m happy to be a normal human being again and not have a big red afro,” Bruesewitz said. “It was fun while it lasted. It might come back eventually; we’ll see.”While no cure has been found for MS, extensive research is being done to find treatments and hopefully a cure one day.Every hour of every day, someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. To support Bruesewitz’s efforts towards MS research, donations are being accepted at wisMS.org.
O’Donnell will be joined by Captain Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander in the back row.There’s also good news for Munster’s Donnacha Ryan, as he’s been named to start in tomorrow’s game in Cork – his first competitive match since returning from injury. There’s one change to the backline as Rory Scannell partners Andrew Smith in the centre. Antony Foleys side are second in the table and will go top with a victory if Warriors lose to Connacht.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWe now have more details into the Alpena man that could be facing up to two years in prison and or five years of probation after pleading guilty to child abuse.Earlier this week we told you that 29–year–old Merlin Pardike will be sentenced next month after he admitted to hitting his step daughter in November 2016.Thanks to the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office we now how more details on how the incident and the entire case started.“The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office became involved after receiving a referral from Child Protective Services on November 2nd of 2016. Ultimately this investigation was launched when an outstanding local daycare provider made authorities aware that a 23–month–old child had significant facial injures when she was brought to her custody that day. A lengthy investigation revealed that Merlin Aaron Shane Pardike, the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, had assaulted the girl in early 2016. The investigation also revealed that the girl had also likely been assault in the summer of 2016,” Deputy Michael Jones said.Deputy Jones said the victim was too young to speak for herself which led to more facts of the case becoming difficult.“This case was made more difficult the fact that the child was too young to speak and tell investigators from both the sheriff’s office, and the child protective services what had occurred to her,” he added.Deputy Jones said their biggest job is to make sure that victims get the protection they need. “Our biggest job is to protect those who are unable to protect themselves, and in this case Mr. Pardike’s claim that he had no idea what had occurred to the girl just wasn’t believable. In the end Alpena County Prosecutor, Ed Black did a great job in securing a felony conviction for this victim,” Jones stated.Pardike pleaded guilty in court this week to a single count of child abuse in the 3rd degree which is a lighter sentence of 2nd degree child abuse. That charge along with lying to a police officer was dropped in exchange for his guilty plea.Pardike’s sentencing is set for July 24th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Alpena County Sheriff’s Department, Alpena County Sheriff’s Office, Child Abuse, Merlin PardikeContinue ReadingPrevious Field Trip Friday Heads To Mackinac IslandNext Safe Babysitter Class Set up for Preteens
WAFA are facing a sanction from the Ghana FA after their players allegedly abused the medical staff of the St Johns Ambulance team during a Premier League match against Hearts in Accra.Players of the Sogakope put up the cowardly act during their 1-1 stalemate with the Phobians in Accra where they reportedly refused to be atteneded to by the first aiders despite lying injured on the pitch.Players were seen in a physical tussle with the medical staff after they attempted to stretch a player off.The St Johns Ambulance officials have petitioned the country’s National Sports Authority to sanction the club for failing to control their players.The National Sports Authority is expected to forward the complaints to the Ghana FA for an appropriate action to be taken.WAFA players have been condemned for their conduct with the Ghana FA expected to come heavy on the team. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
SEA BRIGHT – Tommy Bonfiglio is passionate about pizza. And the kind of pizza he cares about is cooked in a coal fired oven, the kind he will soon install in his new restaurant, Tommy’s Tavern + Tap, in the old borough Post Office building at 1030 Ocean Avenue.He plans to be open for business by mid-July. We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “We’re happy to be in Sea Bright.” Despite the ravages of Super Storm Sandy in 2012, much of the original post office structure remains, including the wooden beams on the ceiling, the brick walls and the 130-year old metal support columns in the north side of the building.Bonfiglio said he has brought in 30 truckloads of dirt to build up the floor of the building, which he plans to cover with polished concrete. He said he paid $1.6 million for the building and will put in another $2 million for its restoration.Brooklyn native Bonfiglio, 55, a partner in the Red Bank law firm Bonfiglio & Asterita, is not new to the pizza business. He has opened four Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurants. Three were sold, including one in the Red Bank Galleria, and the fourth was closed. He previously owned the Dockside on the river in Sea Bright. Now Bonfiglio said he and his wife, Yvette, and his daughter, Andrea, would be working together at the new Sea Bright restaurant, not far from their Monmouth Beach home. He said the family loved being in the restaurant business.Bonfiglio said he liked the fact that since he has been in the restaurant business people recognize him, which doesn’t happen in the law profession.The restaurant will have 260 seats he said, with 100 outside – 60 on the river side and 40 on the east side of the building. There will be 45 television sets on the walls and a sports bar with 24 different beers on tap.The menu will be varied and include coal oven roasted pizza and wings, as well as pasta, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, tacos, sliders, dips, and other appetizers.He said he believes he reason that pizza prepared in a coal fired oven is so tasty is that it is done at 800 degrees, and cooks rapidly, retaining the flavor of the toppings. For his restaurant, Bonfiglio, has chosen the same kind of coal-fired oven used at the famous Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn, near the Brooklyn Bridge.