Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 11 Sep 2019 11:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link334Shares Advertisement Mesut Ozil was left on the bench for Arsenal’s north London derby clash against Spurs (Picture: Getty)Arsenal academy manager Per Mertesacker has labelled his former teammate Mesut Ozil a ‘genius’ but insisted it is up to him to take his game to another level.Ozil hasn’t featured for Unai Emery this season, missing the opening game against Newcastle due to concerns over his security, before illness ruled him out against Burnley and Liverpool.The 30-year-old was included in Arsenal’s matchday squad for the north London derby but failed to come on as Emery turned to fellow playmaker Dani Ceballos off the substitutes bench instead.Ozil has shown flashes of his undoubted quality during his six-year spell with Arsenal but he has been accused by supporters of not being consistent enough with his form.ADVERTISEMENT Per Mertesacker sends a message to ‘genius’ former Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil were Arsenal and Germany teammates (Picture: Getty)Asked whether he understands Arsenal fans frustrations with Ozil, Mertesacker replied: ‘Yeah because probably they don’t understand him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I know how to take him and how to try to pinch him when needed. But ultimately it has to come from him if he wants to go to the next level. But he can deliver.‘He loves playing football, it doesn’t come across so often. He is a genius in terms of what he can produce with the ball and you can see that in every training session.‘He thinks he plays in the park, he can deliver that ball that no one else can deliver. He has got that magical sense.’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 CityOzil was a virtual ever-present during Arsene Wenger’s time in charge but he found himself in and out of Emery’s plans during the Spaniard’s debut campaign in charge.Emery frequently benched Ozil last term and he only managed five goals and two assists from 24 Premier League matches, the latter statistic representing his worst return in English football.Mertesacker was a long-term teammate of Ozil’s both for Arsenal and at international level with Germany and he admitted that it took him time to understand his character. Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil were in the Germany squad that won the 2014 World Cup (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘He wants to be OK with everyone. He is not the kind of guy who approaches people and says: ‘You need to do this, that and that.’‘He’s a different character and sometimes I struggled with that.’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 Advertisement Comment
Dominion Post 15 Aug 2012MPs are poised to vote on the alcohol purchase age next week. Parliament’s business committee met yesterday and is understood to have agreed to a vote on the age as early as next Tuesday. MPs will have a conscience vote on whether to keep the purchase age at 18, move it back up to 20 or split the age to 18 for on-licence venues like bars and restaurants and 20 for off-licences like supermarkets and bottle stores. The purchase age is one part of the Alcohol Reform Bill, which proposes a move to the split age. The other options will be put to MPs via amendments. The rest of the bill includes new measures for more community control over the concentration, location, and hours of sale for alcohol outlets and new national maximum trading hours of 7am-11pm for off-licences and 8am-4am for on-licences and club licences. That part of the bill is expected to be debated next month, separately from the purchase age.Youth wings of the main political parties have joined together to push for the age to stay at 18. National MP Nikki Kaye will move an amendment to the bill calling for the age to remain at 18. All of the Green Party MPs, with the possible exception of one, will support Ms Kaye’s amendment, though it is unclear whether it will have enough support to pass. The Law Commission, which carried out a major review of liquor laws in 2010, initially suggested a split age but shifted to back a return to 20 in its final recommendations. Another National MP, Tim MacIndoe, will move an amendment to push the age to 20, where it had been until it was dropped to 18 in 1999. The age is the only part of the bill National MPs will be allowed a free vote on, whereas Labour MPs will be allowed to vote on conscience on the whole bill.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7478790/MPs-to-vote-on-alcohol-purchase-age
Sharing is caring! Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Domestic violence ‘wake-up call’ issued by watchdog by: – February 26, 2014 Share Tweet 43 Views no discussions domestic violenceThe NICE says one in three women is likely to experience domestic violenceDoctors and nurses should receive special training so they can recognise the signs of domestic violence and ask questions, the health watchdog says.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is publishing new guidance to raise awareness among those coming into contact with victims.NICE said its recommendations were a “wake-up call” to the problem.It says each year at least 1.2 million women and 784,000 men in Wales and England experience domestic violence.One in three women and nearly one in five men are likely to experience it at some point in their lives.Experts believe these figures probably underestimate the problem, with many cases going unreported to health or social services and the police.The watchdog says research suggests domestic violence costs the UK an estimated £15.7bn a year. This is made up of “human” costs – healthcare, criminal justice bills, costs relating to social services and refuges, as well as working days lost owing to injuries.Joined-up approachNICE says doctors and nurses need training to help them ask about abuse, to respond effectively and to encourage patients to seek help from specialist services.The watchdog wants universities and medical schools to ensure training on domestic violence is included in their curriculums or to strengthen what content there currently is.The guidance says: “Health and social care service managers and professionals should ensure front-line staff in all services are trained to recognise the indicators of domestic violence and abuse and can ask relevant questions to help people disclose their past or current experiences of such violence or abuse.NICE wants all front-line NHS staff to think to ask their patients if they are being abused“The inquiry should be made in private on a one-to-one basis in an environment where the person feels safe, and in a kind, sensitive manner.”The new guidance calls for greater co-operation between different agencies, such as health service providers, the police, housing services and schools.The guidelines also urges health managers to “create an environment for disclosing domestic violence and abuse”, for example by displaying information for those affected in waiting areas and other suitable places.Prof Mike Kelly, director of the centre for public health at the NICE, said the guidance was designed to “provide a wake-up call” to a “significant problem”.“Domestic violence and abuse are far more common than people think. Everyone in society needs to understand both the extent of the problem and the damage it causes,” he said.TrainingDr Adrian Boyle, accident and emergency physician at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, said: “In emergency departments, we see a lot of patients who are experiencing domestic violence, including those who don’t feel able to tell us what is happening to them.“What happens next is variable – there are places which do excellent work identifying and responding to these individuals… but equally there are places with no extra support for those who come forward.“At the moment there is no requirement for staff to be trained, but what this new guidance recommends is that all staff should be trained to respond well to patients who chose to confide what is happening to them.”Polly Neate, chief executive of charity Women’s Aid, said healthcare professionals often worked in the only safe spaces a woman could visit and be supported without arousing the suspicion of their abuser.She said: “We urge decision makers in health and social care to implement the recommendations on training for front-line staff and recognising and utilising the expertise available in specialist domestic violence services.“We hope these guidelines will empower social and healthcare professionals to watch out for domestic violence, and act alongside specialist services to support the women experiencing it.”BBC News Share
236 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews Pointe Michel man fined $2800.00 for theft by: – October 31, 2011 Elio Edwards, first in line wearing brown long sleeve being escorted out of the Magistrate’s Court on FridayPointe Michel resident Elio Edwards was on Friday fined $2800.00 for stealing a gold chain from Kalinago native Cassandra Lestrade at the Magistrate’s Court in Roseau.Edwards who was also jointly charged with Leon Toussaint of Pointe Michel and Telford Kerry Ursan George of Stockfarm for the robbery of McMillan’s Filling Station where $3325.06 was reportedly stolen pleaded guilty to theft of Cassandra Lestrade’s gold chain.The incident occurred on Thursday 6th of October, 2011 when Ms Lestrade was walking through the streets of Roseau. The victim was at the time in search of food to purchase and texting on her phone at the same time when the defendant grabbed the chain from her neck and ran away according to the facts presented in Court.Police Prosecutor Inspector Laudat after giving the facts in the matter informed the Court that the chain has not been recovered.The defendant explained to Magistrate Ossie Lewis that the chain was taken from him when he was asked.“Them Tarish Pit fellas take it from me, I had it in my neck and they grabbed it from me; four Tarish Pit boys hold me down and take it from me and my side bag”.In making a plea in mitigation for himself the defendant told the Court to be lenient with him although he is a known individual at the Court with several previous charges in Juvenile Court.“I would like the Court to have a little leniency on me, give me a little time to pay it back. I’m sorry for my acts; I am trying to change my life. The insurance owing me about a $4000.00 for a vehicle that jam me and the same day I had to go for he cheque I was arrested. So give me some time to pay it back”.Magistrate Lewis after reviewing the defendant’s list of offenses and charges told him, “You have been a steady feature at the Court since 2008; that’s three years”.He however granted him the chance which he requested by not imposing a jail sentence, instead ordered him to pay $1800.00 compensation to Ms Lestrade on or before the 30th of November, 2011 or in default spend four months imprisonment.He further ordered that Edwards also pay a fine for the offense in the amount of $1000.00 on or before the 31st of January, 2012 or in default spend four months imprisonment.Dominica Vibes News
The Batesville Bulldogs battled The Shelbyville Golden Bears in Middle School Cross Country.Boys Results: Batesville 20, Shelbyville 43Girls Results: Shelbyville 27, Batesville 29Batesville vs. Shelbyville MS CC Results (9-25)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
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(WARNING: Explicit content)A viral video of Alabama mayor Jim Staff killing a raccoon with a shovel has sparked outrage and have citizens of Atmore calling for his arrest.However, state wildlife officials say Staff did nothing wrong.In a lengthy statement to a local newspaper, the mayor of Atmore claimed his actions against the raccoon were self-defense after the animal charged him and his wife’s boat at the Canal Park Boat Launch on Sunday.“I was going to back the boat into the water, and my wife was out of the truck to hold the rope for the boat. Although I ‘didn’t see it, I heard my wife yell and jump back in the truck and say ”look out for the raccoon.” A raccoon had run at my wife while she was out of the truck,” Staff said. “I then saw the animal and threw a stick at it to make it go away. Instead of going away, it ran next to a garbage can several feet away and stared at me. I was concerned because this was not a natural behavior by a wild raccoon. I took a shovel out of the truck because I ‘didn’t know what the raccoon was going to do. At that point, he then ran at me. That is when I hit the raccoon with the shovel. I was convinced that the animal was dying and would not recover. ”The incident has created controversy in the area as people are claiming that the raccoon was a community pet and often fed at the boat ramp.Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Chris Lewis backed Staff saying that “what he did was not illegal” and that “it is okay to defend yourself against a wild raccoon.”Lewis also noted that feeding the raccoon and claiming it as a pet “would be illegal.”
LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday confirmed that this summers shortened domestic season will culminate with T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on October 3.Following much uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, women’s cricket in England has also received a shot in arm with their 50-over domestic event — Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy — taking place from August 29 to September 26. Just three days after that, the men’s four-day tournament, Bob Willis Trophy, will come to a close. The T20 Blast will begin on August 27 with defending champions Essex Eagles taking on Middlesex at the Cloudfm County Ground in Chelmsford. ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “After a challenging few months it’s really exciting that we can look forward to three domestic finals at the end of the summer. It promises to be a thrilling climax to the season, and something members, fans and everyone involved in the game can look forward to. “The fact we’ve been able to get so much domestic cricket played this summer owes to the collaborative efforts of the county network and their willingness to find a way to get the game on in the safest way possible for all involved. There will be many more challenges ahead, but the unity and spirit shown during this summer has been a tribute to the county network as we work together to grow our sport,” he added. The T20 Blast has been regionalised into the same three groups used in the Bob Willis Trophy with each county set to play 10 group-stage matches behind closed doors. The quarter-finals will all be played on October 1. (IANS) Also watch: #Newsmakers: Sizal Agarwal, 112 Rank Holder, UPSC 2019 with Oineetom Ojah
The Trojans are striving to continue their early season momentum on both the East and West Coasts this weekend. The No. 8 men’s and No. 25 women’s track and field teams are gearing up to compete in two events: the 69th annual Florida Relays and the Cal State L.A. Invitational.“Primarily, we have built toward a crescendo in what we do in terms of preparing for major competition in the NCAA levels,” USC Director of Track and Field Ron Allice said of the Florida Relays. “This is our first exposure to not only some of the best collegians in the country, but also post-collegians who we will be competing with.”The talent will be fierce at the storied Florida Relays, which will be held Thursday through Saturday at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The relays are one of the nation’s premier track and field meets, drawing athletes from high school, collegiate and international ranks.The Trojans face highly ranked teams on both the men’s and women’s sides. On the men’s side, the Trojans will contend with the No. 3 Gators and the No. 6 Florida State Seminoles. Beyond the top-10 ranked teams, the Trojans will be joined by four other NCAA Division I programs: No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 17 Indiana, No. 23 Baylor and No. 25 Oklahoma State.The Women of Troy will also face sizeable competition, including No. 6 Texas. Other notable women’s teams competing in the relays are No. 12 University of Central Florida, No. 14 Baylor and No. 19 Georgia.Allice said the relays will provide a good challnege and measure of the season thus far in addition to helping prepare the team for critical meets that start at the end of this month.“It is difficult to say whether we are ready yet,” Allice said. “It will give us a benchmark to let us know what we need to do in order to prepare ourselves for what occurs after this. There is a big push to be at our best at the end of this month into May and June.”Freshman Tera Novy, who throws hammer for the women’s team, expressed excitement and high expectations for the Relays.“My goal is to compete well and perform the best that I can,” Novy said. “I am very excited for the competition that will be competing at this meet.”On the West Coast, the Trojans will compete at the Cal State L.A. Invitational, which will be held Friday through Saturday at the Jesse Owens Track in Los Angeles. The events will kickoff with the hammer at 9 a.m. today.The Trojans and Women of Troy enter both meets coming off of three competitions last week, including a five-out-of-eight-event win at the Cal-Nevada Championships in La Jolla, Calif.Novy, who finished third in the hammer with a strong throw of 163-7 (49.87 m), reported a positive experience at the Cal-Nevada Championships and noted that the meet provided her with a good opportunity to get another competition under her belt.“My experience at the Cal-Nevada Championships was fun and full of learning,” Novy said. “I believe my team competed very well.”In addition to the success at the Cal-Nevada Championships, the Trojans posted high marks at the Cal Multi-Events Championship last Friday. Notably, junior Viktor Fajoyomi scored 7,078 points to win his first career decathlon competition. Fajoyomi’s score places him a mere 20 points outside the Trojans’ all-time top-10 in the event.“My primary goal was to get an NCAA qualifying mark at the meet,” Fajoyomi said. “But mainly I entered this meet to get a point, which helps me figure out what I need to improve on before my next decathlon competition at the Pac-12s. I was happy that I could win my first decathlon competition; however, the score was not what I was expecting.”Fajoyomi hopes to qualify for the NCAA championships in the decathlon as well as assist his team in the high jump and long jump.Following the Florida Relays and Cal State L.A. Invitational, the team will head to the Mount San Antonio College Relays on April 18-19 in Walnut, Calif.
Though USC’s special teams players might not get much regular attention on the football field, they can often be the deciding factor in big games.Pressure point · Senior placekicker Andre Heidari, who went 15-22 last year, will need to convert when the game is on the line this season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe 2014 Trojan special teams corps will look to build upon a season that saw flashes of brilliance as well as some frustration.Senior placekicker Andre Heidari exemplified this trend last year. The Bakersfield, California native went 15-22 on the season, good for 68.2 percent. He struggled especially from long range, only making three of eight attempts between 40 and 49 yards.Against Washington State on Sept. 7 of last year, Heidari missed one field goal and had another blocked, leading to a 10-7 loss that began the Trojans’ tumultuous season.Heidari also missed two field goals against Notre Dame on Oct. 19, prompting interim head coach Ed Orgeron to declare an open competition for the starting kicker job.But Heidari played the hero later in the season when he nailed a 47-yarder with 19 seconds to go against No. 5 Stanford to upset the Cardinal, 20-17 on Nov. 16. Heidari must be more consistent in close games for the Trojans to have the success they seek this year.Backing Heidari up are redshirt sophomore Alex Wood, freshman Wyatt Schmidt and sophomore Matt Boermeester.Redshirt junior punter Kris Albarado averaged 37.1 yards per punt last season, with just four touchbacks in 79 punts. He earned Pac-12 honorable mention honors thanks to his tendency to pin opponents within their own 20-yard line.Heidari is listed as Albarado’s backup at the punter position, followed by freshman Reid Budrovich, redshirt freshman Jack Basalari and redshirt junior Joey Krassenstein.This group of punters is multitalented, as Budrovich will also play baseball at USC and Krassenstein got his start playing on the club rugby team.On the other side of the ball, junior wideout Nelson Agholor will serve as the Trojans’ first-string punt returner for the second consecutive year. Last year, the Tampa, Florida native averaged 19.1 yards per punt return and scored two touchdowns, including a 93-yard scamper in USC’s lopsided 62-28 win over California. He also averaged 17.1 yards per kick return.The kickoff returner position is more open for the Trojans this year.Agholor and former standout wide receiver Marqise Lee split responsibilities at the kickoff returner position last year, and then-sophomore cornerback Kevon Seymour took some reps there as well.This year, head coach Steve Sarkisian appears poised to use a group of younger players to return kickoffs.Freshman wideout/cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (Serra Gardena) and freshman wide receiver/safety JuJu Smith (Long Beach Poly) and are slated to take the majority of kick returns.Jackson played wide receiver, running back, defensive back and return specialist in high school and returned a punt and a kick for touchdowns in the 2013 CIF Western Division Final.Smith was sidelined for part of his 2013 season with injuries but has demonstrated impressive abilities as a returner in the past as well.Smith might bloom under the watch of first-year special teams coordinator Johnny Nansen, who happens to be his cousin. Nansen served under Sarkisian at Washington for the last five years and will also coach the running backs (some of whom are also listed as kickoff returners).One such player is sophomore running back Justin Davis. Davis burst onto the scene last year, racking up 361 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a season-ending ankle injury that required surgery.From Davis to Heidari, USC’s entire special teams unit must strive for consistency in order to come out on top of close matchups.