AC examine Ibrahimovic’s injury, say no threat to career

first_imgRelatedPosts Ibrahimovic to stay at Milan for another season – Reports PSG confirm Mbappe has ankle sprain Pioli pens new AC Milan two-year deal AC Milan have confirmed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered a calf injury on Monday and will be examined again in 10 days.There were reports that the 38-year-old had ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury which could have brought an end to his long career in the game with his Milan contract set to expire in the summer after he signed a short-term deal in January. However, medical tests on Tuesday revealed good news, with the injury affecting his calf and no damage to the Achilles.A Milan statement read: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered an injury to the soleus muscle of his right calf.“The Achilles tendon is perfectly intact. An examination will be carried out in 10 days.”Ibrahimovic has managed four goals since re-joining the Italians following the end of his contract with LA Galaxy.His future at the San Siro was already up in the air with Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic claiming he would leave the club at the end of his deal. Mihajlovic suggested the forward could join him at Bologna or return to his native Sweden.Ibrahimovic returned home to train with with Hammarby, the Stockholm-based club in which he bought a nearly 25 per cent stake last year, to keep up his fitness while Italy was under lockdown.He was forced to spend time in self-isolation upon his return to the country and has given little away about his future.Tags: AC MilanInjuryZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more

Tiger, a hit with fans at New York book-signing

first_imgBy Larry FineNEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has been largely absent from the golf circuit for nearly two years due to nagging back problems but the 14-time major champion can still draw a crowd.Some 250 fans and autograph hounds lined up outside a Manhattan bookstore yesterday. Some had camped overnight, to attend a book-signing by Woods for ‘The 1997 Masters: My Story’, about his first major title.A Barnes and Noble spokesman said they had enough interest to accommodate a thousand people, but had to limit the crowd based on Woods’ availability.Dressed casually in a long sleeve grey striped shirt, the golfer, who has played just three competitive rounds over the past 19 months, received enthusiastic applause as he made his way to the stage and flashed a big smile at his reception.Attendees were allowed a maximum of two signed books, without personalisation, and Woods exchanged pleasantries as he signed on the title page.“He was really nice. Just a normal guy,” said Claudia as she was escorted to the exit escalator by the attentive security detail.“I was very surprised. Nice signature and pretty pleasant,” said a man who made a seven-hour drive from Pittsburgh to attend. “I’m absolutely a Tiger fan. He’s going right up next to my Michael Jordan.”Another man said he attended as “a memorabilia thing. I met (Jack) Nicklaus and (Arnold) Palmer and had to get him to have the three.”A middle-aged New Yorker said he offered Woods some advice.“He was very nice. I suffer back pains and I expressed that he should maybe get acupuncture and he said that he does try it and enjoys it.”A grey-haired fan got a handshake. “Now I can go to heaven,” said Kenny.last_img read more

Week 2 of Wimbledon begins

first_imgPhoto: © pixabay In the women’s draw Venus Williams is first up on Centre Court against 27th seed Ana Konjuh. It’s the start of week two of this year’s Wimbledon with men’s and women’s fourth round ties down for decision.In the men’s draw reigning champion Andy Murray takes on Benoit Paire of France – that game is second on Centre Court.Following that game is the meeting of Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov.last_img

UK Proceeds With Deportation Flight to Jamaica Despite Court Ruling

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – The United Kingdom’s Home Office today proceeded with the deportation of several Jamaicans, despite yesterday’s ruling from the Court of Appeal which briefly halted the charter flight.The UK’s Court of Appeal ruling, which came yesterday, was on the basis that the persons originally scheduled to be deported did not have access to proper legal advice.But in a last-minute turn of events, the charter flight left the UK for Jamaica this morning, with fewer than half of the 50-odd deportees on board.British politician, Chancellor Sajid Javid said that the 17 deportees on this morning’s flight were not British nationals, but foreign criminals that have committed serious offences.“They are not British, they are not members of the Windrush generation and they are all guilty of serious crimes, receiving custodial sentences of at least 12 months.”He said they were guilty of offences such as manslaughter, rape and dealing class A drugs.A spokesperson from the UK’s Home Office also issued a statement on the deportation flight, saying: “We make no apology for trying to protect the public from serious, violent and persistent foreign national offenders. The court ruling does not apply to all of the foreign national offenders due to e deported and we are therefore proceeding with the flight.”The Home Office also added that the court did not order that those taken off the flight cannot be deported at a later date, even though they should now have access to legal aid.The Government of Jamaican has not yet commented on the flight that should land in Kingston later today.Since the Windrush scandal broke in 2018, this is the second deportation flight to be scheduled from the UK to Jamaica. Last year, 29 convicted criminals were deported to Jamaica.last_img read more

Luis Fernandez shortlisted for DR Congo job

first_imgFormer Paris Saint Germain and Athletic Bilbao coach Luis Fernandez has been shortlisted by the Republic Democratic of Congo Football Federation as one of the candidates to replace Claude Le Roy who officially resigned during the weekend as the team’s head coach.The Leopards have crashed out of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign and officials say focus is now on how to build a strong and competitive outfit for future engagements.Another name on the list is Pierre Lechantre, also a Frenchman, who won the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon and was closed to claiming Senegal’s job last year.Fernandez, who last worked in Israel as the national team coach, says he is open to propositions from the Congolese authorities.The central African team will play their final match of the World Cup qualifying against Togo on September 6 in Lome.last_img read more

County Commission to Consider Body Cameras for PBSO

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says it has some catching up to do.The agency, which serves most of the county, lacks body cameras.However, that could soon change.County mayor Dave Kerner said last week that he plans to raise the idea of shifting sales-tax money, in an effort to find the nearly $19 million Sheriff Rick Bradshaw says he needs to buy the cameras.Kerner added that he plans to bring up the discussion this summer.The mayor went on to say that he had “positive” talks Tuesday with County Administrator Verdenia Baker, and had also spoken with Bradshaw.Twelve municipalities in Palm Beach County currently have body cameras, as does Florida Atlantic University’s police department.PBSO is responsible for 1,874 of the 2,227 square miles in the county.The agency is also contracted to 14 of the county’s 39 municipalities, or a combined population of 185,000 people.Its proposed 2020-2021 is about $740 million.Currently, PBSO has dashboard cameras in 960 of its 3,200 vehicles, which include patrol cars, unmarked units and support vehicles.last_img read more

A Healthy Mouth Right From the Start

first_imgFacebook42Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Health & Public ServicesNew parents are often on the lookout for ways to keep their new little one safe and healthy. It might be learning about an app for their phone to keep important information at their fingertips, or understanding which are the best car seats, and how to securely fasten them into the safest place in their car. They may be looking up the recommended way for their baby to sleep to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or exploring the best way to feed their little pumpkin to keep baby happy and growing well. Many new parents, however, may not realize why keeping a baby’s mouth healthy is such an important part of a child’s overall health, or how to keep their child’s first teeth growing strong and healthy.A baby’s first tooth will usually emerge between 6-12 months of age. Most parents recognize the signs of teething long before that first tooth erupts; their little one drools, chews on everything and may be very cranky. Those first 20 teeth will all be in place around the little one’s third birthday. Baby teeth are important because they:Help a child chew nutritious food to grow strongAllow for correct speech and pronunciation of wordsEnsure proper placement in the gums of adult teeth laterBaby teeth need to be protected and well cared for until they are ready to come out around the age of six. Cavities can occur in baby teeth and be painful. They may make it difficult for children to eat, sleep and learn. Baby teeth also need to be protected because cavities in baby teeth can spread to adult teeth.Children should have an oral health screening by age one.To find a dentist for your child or yourself visit www.TheMightyMouth.org/schedule, and to get more information on good oral health, be sure to visit the American Dental Association’s website: www.mouthhealthy.org.Caring for baby teeth is simple. Even before there are signs of that first tooth, a daily routine of wiping baby’s gums with a wet washcloth is all that’s needed to remove bacteria and will begin to set the stage for a lifetime of good oral healthcare. Once baby’s teeth begin to come in, a soft toothbrush with a rice-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste can be used to gently brush them twice a day. Around age 3, that daily bit of fluoride toothpaste should be about the size of a pea. Parents should help their child brush their teeth until they can tie their own shoes, and remind them to spit out any excess toothpaste instead of swallowing it.One danger to baby teeth is sometimes called Baby Bottle Mouth—the decay of a child’s front teeth. The most common contributor to Baby Bottle Mouth is prolonged exposure to sugary drinks. Even if a little one isn’t downing bottles of sugar-sweetened sodas, liquids that baby drinks may have added or natural sugar. These sugars, which are found in formula, milk, and juice, feed the bacteria in a baby’s mouth and can lead to cavities. Putting a baby to bed with a bottle is a particularly troublesome habit that can bathe the teeth in sugar and bring on Baby Bottle Mouth. If a child needs a bottle to fall asleep, it should contain water only. Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for a little one, but even breastmilk contains sugar that can cause tooth decay. So, no matter how a baby is fed, starting a healthy habit of dental care is very important.The Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department participates in the Thurston County Local Impact Network. The Network is working toward a common goal of improving health by reducing oral health disparities. You can learn more at https://crhn.org/pages/thurston-county-local-impact-network-lin/last_img read more

The Setién effect fades

first_imgIf we stick to other competitions, Quique Setién also does not stand better compared to Valverde: in the Copa del Rey the final was always reached with the Extremaduran coach while with the new coach the team fell in the quarterfinals against Athletic (1-0) in San Mamés. Although, in this case, it must be recognized that the new format of the Cup, a single party, did not favor Blaugrana interests.Right now in The only competition where Setién has an open bar to point at his predecessor is in the Champions League. With Valverde leading, the team fell devastated in the quarterfinals against Roma (3-0) in the 2017/18 season and in the semifinals against Liverpool (4-0) the following year. The team achieved an acceptable booty (1-1) in San Paolo against Naples last Tuesday, especially for what was seen in the field, with a Barcelona ramplón, without ideas, conservative and unambitious.The problem on the horizon is that He has not yet found the key after more than 50 days in office. He started with a 3-4-3 against Granada (1-0), evoking his mentor Johan Cruyff, but little by little he was defusing his ideology until formulating a 4-4-2 manual. Along the way he has been testing with 4-3-3, but the absence of extremes and strikers – lately he is relegating Ansu Fati to the bench and has not yet given ownership to Martin Braithwaite – has forced him to qualify his slate , to the point of betting on a system as conventional as little recognizable in Barcelona.Right now, the situation in Barcelona is extremely fragile. With a galloping institutional crisis, after the explosion of social media controversy, and with a template under minimum – Right now it only has 16 players of the first team available – the team has to face the remaining games from here at the end of the season as if they were authentic endings. And is that any stumbling block would be fatal both in the League and, let’s say, in the Champions League. When Quique Setién took the team in mid-January, he did it first in LaLiga, tied with Real Madrid, but with the ‘goal average’ in favor, with the knockout stages of the Champions League against Naples for playing after qualifying first of his group and with the Copa del Rey competition about to start. A truly unbeatable panorama to take over a team, although it is true that At the first exchange he encountered an important obstacle: the sports management decided to dispense with four players -Aleñá, Todibo, Wagué and Carles Pérez- and not incorporate anyone in the winter market.Setién arrived to reactivate the Barcelona game that, according to the technical manager, Eric Abidal, had stalled in recent months with the previous coach, “there are players who do not work much”, a sentence that opened the thunder box in the locker room, with Messi replicating the French so overwhelming.However, the reality is that neither the game nor the results have finished taking off with the medicine of the Cantabrian technician. Of the eleven games he has directed – seven in LaLiga, three in the Cup and one in the Champions League -, the balance Has been of seven wins, one draw and three losses, who have left the team without the leadership in LaLiga, in favor of Real Madrid, and out of the Copa del Rey.In fact, with Setién, Barcelona has only been leader in two of the seven days, 28.5%, while with Valverde the team was leader in 80 of the 94 days, 85%. With the Cantabrian coach in front, Real Madrid has already added five leaders, while throughout the Valverde era, the white team was only able to reach it six times.last_img read more

Cameron welcomes BCCI’s move to resume ties

first_imgMUMBAI, India, CMC – West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave Cameron, has hailed the resumption of bilateral ties with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI), as the region prepares to host India in a four-Test series starting in July. The BCCI announced yesterday it had resumed relations with the WICB after resolving “outstanding issues” pertaining to the controversial abandoned tour of India two years ago, when West Indies players quit the one-day tour over pay issues with their board. “We are extremely delighted that concerns which arose due to the incomplete tour have been addressed and would like to thank BCCI for reviving our ties,” Cameron said in a statement. “West Indies cricket appreciates the support of BCCI and the cricket loving fans of the islands keenly look forward to witness some exciting contests between the two teams.” Last December, the WICB announced an agreement to play the four-Test series in the Caribbean, following discussions with BCCI president, Shashank Manohar. The agreement was a crucial step in the thawing of relations between the two bodies and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur yesterday underscored the importance of the upcoming series. “The BCCI is happy to resume their bilateral ties with WICB. We recognise that West Indies has a huge role to play in the development of cricket and we are happy to support their endeavours,” he said. “This tour will further strengthen the bond between the Indian and the West Indian fans, who have over the years patronised this glorious game of cricket.” The BCCI had moved swiftly to suspend relations with the WICB, following the abandoned tour which also led to the cancellation of the scheduled Test tour. An upset BCCI blamed the WICB for the abandonment and lodged a US$42 million claim for losses incurred due to the cancellation, and threatened legal action if the Caribbean board did not show how the amount would be settled. At the time, the BCCI labelled the Windies pullout a “monumental disaster” and said it had been faced with “huge revenue losses, a loss of reputation and is at risk of losing valuable commercial partners.” The BCCI has since waived the US$42 million claim.last_img read more

Batsmen struggle at Sabina

first_imgFast bowler Sheldon Cottrell produced a five-wicket haul to help bowl out the Leeward Islands Hurricanes for 164 on the first day of their fourth round WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park yesterday.However, at the close, the game was evenly balanced, as the Leewards, led by fast bowlers Azarri Joseph and Gavin Tonge, twowickets a piece, had the Scorpions struggling at 69 for six.The left-handed Cottrell, playing in his first game of the season following a foot injury, claimed five for 38, his third five-wicket haul at the first-class level, as the Leewards, after winning the toss, were blown away just before tea.Only three Leewards batsmen offered any form of resistance.They are returning wicketkeeper-batsman, Jahmar Hamilton, Jamaican-born Nkrumah Bonner, and opener Chesney Hughes, who is playing his first game since returning from county cricket in England.Hamilton, after hitting six fours and a six, ended unbeaten with top score of 51, Bonner, stuck around for just over two hours for 35, while Hughes scored 25.Wickets fell quicklyJamaica reached 39 without loss in reply but then wickets fell quickly.John Campbell was trapped leg before wicket by Cornwall for 29 and the innings went into a slide.Campbell was followed two balls after by captain Paul Palmer, bowled by impressive 19-year-old Joseph for eight with Barbadian-born Kirk Edwards, zero, falling two overs later, bowled by Joseph, without scoring to leave the total at 44 for three.Third match centurion AndrÈ McCarthy was next to go 10 runs later, caught at bat pad off Cornwall for seven, while former captain Tamar Lambert, after sticking around for 22 balls, was caught at slip off the bowling of Tonge for eight.Wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr and all-rounder David Bernard Jr, then tried to see out the final overs of the day with a partnership of 12 runs off 8.3 overs.However, with the floodlights on – for the first time in a first-class fixture in Jamaica, and 1.1 overs to go, the latter was bowled off the inside edge by Tonge for six.Joseph ended with two for 20, while the experienced Tonge finished with two for 31.Baugh Jr, eight, and Nikita Miller, zero, will resume batting today.SCOREBOARDHURRICANES 1st InningsS. Jeffers c wkp Baugh b Cottrell 0C. Hughes st Baugh b Miller 25D. Cruickshank lbw b Cottrell 0N. Bonner c Miller b Cottrell 35O. Peters c and b Miller 1*S. Liburd lbw b Cottrell 1+J. Hamilton not out 51R. Cornwall c Miller b Cottrell 0J. Taylor c wkpr Baugh b Miller 18G. Tonge lbw b Jacobs 17A Joseph c Palmer b Miller 4Extras (lb8, nb4): 12Total (all out, 63 overs): 164Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-42, 4-56, 5-59, 6-74, 7-74, 8-107, 9-134, 10-164.Bowling: Cottrell 13-5-38-5, Mindley 9-2-19-0, Bernard Jr 7-0-19-0, Miller 23-8-53-4, Jacobs 11-3-27-1.SCORPIONS 1st InningsJ. Campbell lbw b Cornwall 28*P. Palmer b Joseph 8K. Edwards b Joseph 0A. McCarthy c Liburd b Cornwall 7T. Lambert c Liburd b Conrwall 8+C. Baugh Jr not out 8D. Bernard Jr b Tonge 6N. Miller not out 0Extras (b1 lb2, nb1): 4TOTAL (6 wkts, 27 overs) : 69To bat: D Jacobs, S Cottrell, M Mindley.Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-39, 3-44, 4-54, 5-56, 6-68.Bowling: Tonge 10-4-31-2, Joseph 7-2-20-2, Cornwall 10-3-15-2.Position: Scorpions trail by 95 runs with four wickets intact.Toss: Hurricanes.Umpires: Verdayne Smith, Nigel Duguid.last_img read more