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Arsenal star reveals what he loved about Mesut Ozil’s performance against Newcastle

first_imgAdvertisement Mesut Ozil inspired Arsenal’s win over Newcastle with a man of the match display (Picture: Getty)Ainsley Maitland-Niles praised Mesut Ozil for showing his aggressive side during Arsenal’s win over Newcastle on Monday evening.The former Real Madrid playmaker has forced his way back into Unai Emery’s starting XI following a series of impressive displays, culminating in last night’s man of the match performance.Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette helped Arsenal move above north London rivals Spurs into third place, but it was the German who caught the eye for his effort and industry as much as his customary creativity.Emery has not been afraid to leave Ozil out of his side this season for tactical reasons and regularly demanded more from a player who earns £350,000-a-week.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityHaving started four games in succession, Ozil now appears to have won his manager’s faith and Maitland-Niles was delighted to see his teammate dig in during the latter stages against Newcastle when it appeared Arsenal would have to settle for a 1-0 victory.‘Everyone loves Mesut and Aaron,’ said the England Under-21 international.‘They’re great with the ball at their feet and they can both run in behind as well. Mesut showed his physicality today and I think that was excellent from him. It was great work-rate from both of them. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Apr 2019 12:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link164Shares Comment Aaron Ramsey scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Newcastle (Picture: Getty) Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:44FullscreenArsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-0-newcastle-unai-emery-post-match-press-conference-1896526/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘It’s every team’s dream to play Champions League football. It’s the best European competition in the world.‘To play against all the big teams would be fantastic and you get to test yourself fully.‘That’s all we wanted to do, to go out there and win today’s game today. We’ve made one step closer to succeeding.’center_img Arsenal star reveals what he loved about Mesut Ozil’s performance against Newcastle Ainsley Maitland-Niles has impressed in the absence of Hector Bellerin (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin’s season ending knee injury has afforded Maitland-Niles the opportunity to gain a consistent run in the side, albeit in an unfamiliar right wing-back role.On his own performances, he added: ‘I’m trying. I’m just trying to be consistent with my performances.‘I speak with the manager quite often and he tells me what he wants me to do, what I do well and what I can improve. It’s going well at the moment so I’m proud.’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 Advertisementlast_img read more


October 18, 2020 0

El Gobernador Wolf solicita la recopilación obligatoria de datos sobre raza y etnia y una mayor cantidad de pruebas en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19

first_imgEl Gobernador Wolf solicita la recopilación obligatoria de datos sobre raza y etnia y una mayor cantidad de pruebas en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19 Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, en una conferencia con reporteros y el Vicegobernador John Fetterman sobre el recién formado Grupo de trabajo para las disparidades de salud, el Gobernador Tom Wolf pidió que los proveedores de atención médica y los centros médicos que realizan las pruebas de COVID-19 cumplan la orden del Departamento de Salud de incluir los datos sobre la raza y la etnia en la demografía proporcionada al departamento con los resultados de la prueba de COVID-19. También solicitó pruebas más sólidas, gratuitas y accesibles para las poblaciones minoritarias y vulnerables.De las consideraciones del Gobernador Wolf:“Todos los residentes de Pennsylvania merecen el mismo acceso a las pruebas y al tratamiento durante la pandemia de COVID-19, independientemente de la raza, los ingresos, la ubicación y cualquier otro factor. La meta de este grupo de trabajo es ayudar a comunicar los problemas respecto de la manera en que la pandemia está afectando a las poblaciones minoritarias y vulnerables del estado.“Uno de los problemas que tenemos es que hemos escuchado cómo la COVID-19 está afectando más duramente a las poblaciones minoritarias, en particular a los afroamericanos, en los Estados Unidos y anecdóticamente en Pennsylvania. Sin embargo, no contamos con la elaboración de las estadísticas necesarias para determinar la gravedad de este problema aquí.“A pesar del pedido de la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine, aún no se informa el 69% de los datos respecto de la raza y hay pocos o ningún dato en lo que respecta a la etnia.“Necesitamos que más profesionales médicos recopilen e informen los datos sobre la raza de sus pacientes.“También debemos asegurarnos de que nuestras poblaciones vulnerables tengan un acceso igualitario a las pruebas. Al identificar problemas, como los sitios donde se realizan las pruebas y los horarios de atención, y brindar información sobre estos sitios a nuestras comunidades minoritarias, podemos asegurarnos que las pruebas sean accesibles para todos.“Esto nos ayudará a detectar la COVID-19 antes de que se propague en una comunidad.“Y debemos asegurarnos de que las pruebas estén disponibles para todos, independientemente de los medios, la atención médica previa o las relaciones existentes con un médico. Esto nos ayudará a identificar casos difíciles de detectar.“El Grupo de trabajo para las disparidades de salud, que trabaja con la Oficina de Equidad de Salud del Departamento de Salud, nos ayudará a recopilar información más específica sobre la manera de abordar estos problemas, así como a identificar otros”.El Vicegobernador Fetterman agregó: “El Grupo de trabajo realizó tres reuniones hasta ahora, y lo que más nos preocupa con respecto a estas comunidades es mejorar la recopilación de datos y aumentar el acceso a las pruebas gratuitas. Agradezco al gobernador por tomar nuestras recomendaciones e inmediatamente hacer un llamamiento a la acción”.Ver esta página en inglés. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img April 27, 2020last_img read more


October 16, 2020 0

Royal Mail CDC plan ‘could transform UK landscape’

first_imgThe UK government should amend existing rules to allow CDC provision, the committee said, rather than pushing for secondary legislation. It also recommended that the UK draw on the experience of the Netherlands to address concerns about intergenerational unfairness from the outset.  Frank Field, chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee“The initial impetus has come from a major employer and trade union seeking an alternative to traditional defined benefit and defined contribution arrangements respectively,” the committee said.“But establishing CDC schemes in the UK opens the possibility of more diverse and ambitious provision of collective pensions. These could include industry or profession-wide schemes.“CDC may also be an opportunity to provide more attractive pension options to self-employed people and gig economy workers. The government should seek to encourage such innovation, and its great potential gains, in establishing a framework for a new wave of collective pensions.”The committee launched its enquiry into CDC provision late last year, and heard evidence from a range of industry experts from the UK and the Netherlands, as well as Royal Mail and the CWU.Stringent requirements for trustees and the regulatorDespite its enthusiasm for the CDC concept, the committee warned that any new regime would place “additional demands” on the Pensions Regulator (TPR). Committee chairman Frank Field has previously criticised the regulator over its handling of recent high-profile cases such as Carillion and British Steel.“Regulatory coherence demands that [TPR’s existing] responsibilities should extend to CDC schemes. This will, however, place additional demands on an organisation which has underperformed in its defined benefit responsibilities,” the committee stated.The government should assess TPR’s suitability and readiness to oversee CDC schemes, the committee said, and promised to monitor its future performance closely.In addition, CDC scheme trustees should be required to hold higher levels of qualifications than was currently the case, the MPs argued, a specific new qualification for CDC trustees should be introduced. It also called for the best trustees in this area to be appointed to a trouble-shooting group of “super-trustees”.Among the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s other recommendations were a call for consultation regarding the best valuation methodology for CDC schemes, whether members should be allowed to transfer out after retirement, and whether those transferring out should be required to take financial advice.The cross-party committee also highlighted “clear and effective communication” as “vital” to the success of CDC.“Members need to understand that CDC schemes offer a pension target, not a pension promise,” it said. “We recommend that all CDC schemes be required to publish their rules for calculating and distributing member benefits in a standardised format, provide data for the pensions dashboard… and to report publicly their funding position and strategy at least annually.”Reactions An influential UK parliamentary committee has thrown its weight behind the introduction of collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes in the country.In a report published this morning, the Work and Pensions Select Committee praised the agreement struck between Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) earlier this year. The two parties agreed a ‘cash balance’ pension scheme to replace the defined benefit (DB) fund, and pledged to lobby for the introduction of CDC legislation.The committee praised the “ground-breaking” agreement between Royal Mail and the CWU, which it said demonstrated a “remarkable unity of purpose”.“As well as being a model of constructive industrial relations, it opens the door for CDC to move from abstract idea to practical reality,” the committee said in its report. “This could transform the UK private pensions landscape.” “Our scheme will be the first of its kind in this country and will provide an exciting and important innovation in pension provision that offers an alternative and not a replacement for DC and DB provision. It is certainly the solution for our members and we will continue to work with all concerned to secure its introduction as soon as possible.”- Terry Pullinger, deputy general secretary at the CWUcenter_img “As the provider of around one in every 190 jobs in the UK, Royal Mail is committed to delivering the best possible pension arrangements for our people… Given the support from this influential committee, and the progress we have made with government in recent months, we hope the government will introduce the legislation required to enable CDC pensions at the earliest opportunity. We want to be able to offer a CDC scheme to our 141,000-strong workforce as soon as possible.”- Jon Millidge, chief risk and governance officer at Royal Mail “We have a great opportunity to introduce better pensions for many workers. Collective pensions would reduce the risk of a pensions lottery. At the moment a stock market dip just before retirement can decimate a member’s savings.“The government must move quickly to put rules in place allowing collective pensions not just at Royal Mail but any workplace where members and employers want them.”- Tim Sharp, pensions officer at the Trades Union Congresslast_img read more


September 29, 2020 0

Polyamory: Gay Marriage ‘Blazing the Marriage Equality Trail’

first_imgUS News 24 June 2013Anita Wagner Illig, a longtime polyamory community spokesperson who operates the group Practical Polyamory, is unsure of the direct impact of a ruling that would legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide. Until recently, she noted, “the polyamory community has expressed little desire for legal marriage,” but now more options seem possible in the future. “We polyamorists are grateful to our [LGBT] brothers and sisters for blazing the marriage equality trail,” Illig said.Illig believes there is indeed a “slippery slope” toward legal recognition for polygamy if the court rules in favor of nationwide same-sex marriage, an argument typically invoked by anti-gay marriage advocates. “A favorable outcome for marriage equality is a favorable outcome for multi-partner marriage, because the opposition cannot argue lack of precedent for legalizing marriage for other forms of non-traditional relationships,” she said. But Illig concedes, “there will be quite a lot of retooling of the legal system necessary to establish marriage equality for marriages of more than two people. A marriage of two people of the same sex requires a lot less in terms of adapting today’s systems, such as Social Security, for example, to accommodate it.”http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/06/24/polyamorous-advocate-gay-marriage-blazing-the-marriage-equality-trailPolygamists Celebrate Supreme Court’s Marriage RulingsBuzzfeed Politics 26 June 2013Anne Wilde, a vocal advocate for polygamist rights who practiced the lifestyle herself until her husband died in 2003, praised the court’s decision as a sign that society’s stringent attachment to traditional “family values” is evolving. “I was very glad… The nuclear family, with a dad and a mom and two or three kids, is not the majority anymore,” said Wilde. “Now it’s grandparents taking care of kids, single parents, gay parents. I think people are more and more understanding that as consenting adults, we should be able to raise a family however we choose.” “We’re very happy with it,” said Joe Darger, a Utah-based polygamist who has three wives. “I think [the court] has taken a step in correcting some inequality, and that’s certainly something that’s going to trickle down and impact us.”http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/polygamists-celebrate-supreme-courts-marriage-rulingsPolygamy now!The Economist 28 June 2013NOW that the federal goverment recognises the marriages of same-sex couples from enlightened states, what’s next? Polygamy? Well, polygamists are hopeful. And it does stand to reason. DOMA was struck down in no small part because it picks out a certain class of people and, by denying them recognition of their marriages, denies their families equal freedom and dignity. Can it be denied that polygamous families, whose marital arrangements are illegal, much less unrecognised, are denied equal liberty and are made to suffer the indignity active discrimination? Joe Darger, a Utahn with three wives, has said, “Our very existence has been classified as criminal… and I think the government needs to now recognize that we have a right to live free as much as anyone else”.http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2013/06/slippery-slopeslast_img read more


September 27, 2020 0

Green gets another IMCA Lone Star win, Abbey earns bonus, Stock Car tour crown

first_imgOne hundred and one drivers from 13 different states competed in the third annual tour. Abbey was nine points better than Green in the final standings. Stock Cars – 1. Derek Green; 2. Jesse Sobbing; 3. Ryan Powers; 4. Shelby Williams; 5. Aaron Benedict; 6. Elijah Zevenbergen; 7. Westin Abbey; 8. Eric Rempel; 9. Peyton Taylor; 10. Demetrius Carter; 11. Dan Mackenthun; 12. Jason Batt; 13. Jeffrey Abbey; 14. Jason Josselyn; 15. Dustin White; 16. Dennis Bissonnette; 17. Dean Cornelius; 18. Mark Zorn; 19. Kirk Martin; 20. Blake Clark; 21. Abe Huls. Sixteenth starting Shelby Williams was fourth, Benedict fifth. Home state hero Abbey, meanwhile, put the final, perfect tour attendance qualifying touches on a $10,000 bonus he’d made himself eligible for by winning features at Abilene Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. His seventh place finish at KSP was also more than enough to secure the tour crown and $5,000 share of the accompanying point fund.  Philip Houston led all but the first two laps of an IMCA Modified feature at Kennedale that ran 30 caution-free circuits. Westin Abbey was champion of the third annual Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, earning three feature wins, a $5,000 share of the tour point fund and $10,000 bonus during the lucrative week. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) Powers had taken the lead on the second lap and was chased by Jason Josselyn, Aaron Benedict and then Jeffrey Abbey.  After scoring the opening night Ice Breaker win, Green topped the Lone Star show at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Abbey’s other tour win came at Grayson County Speedway.  Green, from Granada, Minn., prevailed in a $1,000 to win Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour finale that saw him trade the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lead with Ryan Powers three times in the final laps before beating Jesse Sobbing to the finish line. Green was in the lead when the final caution waved with three to go. Sobbing, who had started 12th, took the high line around Powers for second on the restart, challenging but never catching Green the last two times around the oval.  KENNEDALE, Texas (Feb. 22) – Derek Green got another win while Westin Abbey got a tour championship and a big check Saturday night at Kennedale Speedway Park. The race stayed green through the first 16 of 30 laps; the 11th starting Green was scored just ahead of Abbey on the 21st lap and was running side-by-side with Powers as they swapped the front spot at the end of laps 25-27.  Feature Results The $1,000, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying win came ahead of Glen Hibbard, Clay Money, Jeff Taylor and early leader Matt Martin. Modifieds – 1. Philip Houston; 2. Glen Hibbard; 3. Clay Money; 4. Jeff Taylor; 5. Matt Martin; 6. Mark Adams; 7. Shane DeMey; 8. Jesse Sobbing; 9. Anthony Roth; 10. Chad Melton; 11. Travis Hatcher; 12. Travis Bragg; 13. Mike Petersilie; 14. Lance Hanson; 15. Jon White Jr.; 16. Jim Thies; 17. Matt Guillaume; 18. Chris Gallien; 19. William Gould; 20. Treven Geter; 21. Adam James; 22. Larry Sanders.last_img read more


September 23, 2020 0

Norwich searching for a striker

first_img The Canaries have been linked with a variety of forwards over the summer since gaining immediate promotion back to the Premier League but so far no extra attacking options have been added. Stoke are the visitors to Carrow Road on Saturday and Press Association Sport understands Norwich have been rebuffed in an approach to sign Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters from Mark Hughes’ side. Press Association But, despite remaining coy over who he is looking to recruit before the transfer window closes, Neil suggested both Hooper and Van Wolfswinkel could potentially have futures at Norwich – with the former linked with a return to former club Celtic as part of a deal to bring Leigh Griffiths in. “As far as I am concerned there is no interest in Gary Hooper,” Neil said at his pre-match press conference. “There has been a lot of speculation in the media but until anything is concrete then we won’t be commenting on it. We won’t be commenting on anything concerning any players, whether they are going or staying, because ultimately the ones we want to bring in are not our players.” Neil took a similar stance over Van Wolfswinkel, who spent last season on loan at St-Etienne having scored just once in his first season at Carrow Road. The club-record signing returned at the start of pre-season with another exit widely anticipated but, despite not being involved in either squad for the opening two league games, Neil has backed the Holland international to come good. “Ricky understands his situation,” he said. “I have sat down and had a chat with him on a good few occasions. He trains with the first-team every day and he played in the Under-21s to get some minutes under his belt. “We have not had the discussion whereby his agent needs to get him a move. His task is to get himself into the first-team. He is training hard and trying to do that and scored in the development game (against Leicester on Monday).” Norwich remain in the hunt for a new forward despite manager Alex Neil refuting claims both Gary Hooper and Ricky van Wolfswinkel are set to leave Carrow Road. Having won 3-1 at Sunderland last weekend, Norwich will be confident of picking up their first points in front of their own fans after losing to Crystal Palace by the same scoreline on the opening day. “The players deserve all the plaudits that they’re getting at the moment, but the Sunderland game is done and we need to move on to the next one,” Neil added. “We played really well again. I thought we played really well in the first game against Crystal Palace, albeit we didn’t get a result. I think the players will take a lot of confidence from the manner with which we played, and the fact that we won the game so convincingly. “We want to make sure that our home form is good, and hopefully we can start that on Saturday.” Neil’s side could come up against transfer target Walters as the former Ipswich man has started both of the Potters’ games so far this season. He scored 11 goals for Stoke last season but his place in Hughes’ team will come under increased threat following the club-record arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri. Walters’ contract expires next summer but Norwich will have to increase their initial bid, believed to be worth £1.5million, if they are to prize away the 31-year-old before September 1. last_img read more


September 20, 2020 0

Startup discusses creativity in the digital world

first_imgThe USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted Adobe Days: SoulPancake, a presentation and discussion given by SoulPancake, a Los Angeles-based startup created by actor Rainn Wilson, most well-known for its YouTube channel by the same name, in the Annenberg Auditorium Monday night.By far the most popular SoulPancake video is “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You,” which has nearly 30 million views on YouTube to date. The company has rapidly become a leader in methods of delivering multiple media forms in an engaging and modern manner.Many students came to the event and were very excited and interested in the presentation.“When I found out that it was started by Rainn Wilson, I immediately had to know more about it,” said LaVafjah Williams, a graduate student in communication management. “I looked it up and it looked super creative and innovative and progressive, and it was very engaging, so I wanted to come see how they’re using these digital platforms to create something so amazing.”The actual presentation and discussion was preceded by a “Pancake Bar” where those attending had the opportunity to eat pancakes with toppings and sausages in the Annenberg East Lobby.“The pancakes are delicious and the presentation was awesome. I’m very impressed,” said Elliot Kim, a freshman majoring in economics.Martin Desmond Roe and Georgia Koch spoke at the event. Roe is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker whose company, Dirty Robber, is a preferred SoulPancake partner that does post-production work for most of SoulPancake’s work. He was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his short film Buzkashi Boys. Roe is also a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Channel Manager of SoulPancake Georgia Koch oversees the development of the startup’s daily programming on their YouTube channel.“It’s cool to see USC alum working in the real world and doing real things,” said Jennifer Chen, a freshman majoring in art with an emphasis in sculpture and design. “It’s also inspirational to me, and to see such a young and innovative company doing this kind of work really gives me the motivation to try and start something like this myself.”At the presentation itself, Roe and Koch spoke about how they used the Adobe Creative Cloud throughout their work, as well as their experiences working in the creative industry.“It’s consistency and dedication. It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” Roe said of his experiences of working in the creative industry.The SoulPancake representatives also spoke of how they had gone from a small startup with 5,000 subscribers to more than 677,000 subscribers in one year. The two were impressed by how more than 35 percent of Annenberg students had downloaded and were using Adobe Creative Cloud. They considered multimedia literacy and knowledge and familiarity with industry-standard creative software to be imperative to those seeking to work in the communications and entertainment industries.“When you’re first starting, you need to be a generalist. You need to know how to put text on a film, how to do an audio pass and how to make graphics in Photoshop all yourself,” Roe said. “But later on, you become a specialist, so knowing both sides is very important.”Many students thought positively about the event and greatly enjoyed both the pancake bar and the talk afterward.“It turned out to be more professional and sophisticated than I thought, because I thought that it was going to be a really fun event. Not that it doesn’t look fun, but it’s very professional as well,” said Albert Yue, a freshman majoring computer science (games). Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more


September 17, 2020 0

Trojans kick off spring practice season

first_imgThe boys of fall are back.Nearly four months removed from an 8-5 season, the program’s worst mark since 2001, USC returned to the field early Tuesday morning for the first of 15 spring practices. And by early, try 7:25 a.m.Leadership · Starting with spring practice, junior quarterback Matt Barkley will look to get the Trojans headed in the right direction. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan “Meetings were a little slow; guys were a little tired,” said junior quarterback Matt Barkley. “We’re just getting used to it. The tempo should be better in the days to come.”Despite not practicing since early December, 19 players were sidelined from Tuesday’s session at Cromwell Field and listed for “no contact.” Many of them, such as junior linebacker Devon Kennard and redshirt freshman wide receiver Kyle Prater, were still recovering from offseason surgeries.Combine various ailments with NCAA-levied sanctions, and the Trojans’ depth chart is thin, particularly on the offensive line, where there are just “six or seven” healthy linemen, according to USC coach Lane Kiffin.“You probably noticed,” he said of the team’s nagging depth issues. “The scary thing is, we’re 19 short and we just started. Usually you’re short at the end of spring. Hopefully we don’t add to that list, and possibly get some guys back.”With declining numbers, Kiffin and his staff resorted to more seven-on-seven drills as opposed to simply 11-on-11s.But over the course of the two-hour practice, the Trojans’ injury issues worsened, as senior tailback Marc Tyler pulled his right hamstring while running a pass route, causing him to miss the remainder of the practice.“He’s going to be treated day-to-day,” Kiffin said. “He just pulled his hamstring. We don’t know how severe it is yet.”–Many younger players also got reps Tuesday, even at the quarterback position where Barkley is a lock to start the team’s Sept. 3 season opener against Minnesota.Three freshmen — Cody Kessler, Jesse Scroggins and Max Wittek, none of whom have taken a collegiate snap — all saw significant reps at quarterback as they vie to become the team’s No. 2 signal caller come fall. The winner of the competition, according to Kiffin, will be the one who makes the fewest mistakes.“You’re not looking for the guy to have a 400-yard passing game,” Kiffin said. “He’s not going to get a lot of reps during the week in preparation, so he’s going to be a guy who approaches the game very seriously. He has to be a guy who can go in there at any time and run the offense.”Additionally, redshirt freshman tailback D.J. Morgan, who missed all of last season following surgery to repair a torn ACL, showed flashes of the speed said to make him a candidate to crack the team’s backfield rotation.“He’s a good player,” Barkley said with a grin. “He’s developing into a good running back. He’s just got to get the mental side of the game down like all the other guys do.”–The Trojans won’t be afforded much rest in the coming weeks, as Kiffin expects the team to partake in tackling drills, possibly as soon as Thursday, despite fewer bodies.“We’re going to have to, especially in the spring, this far away from an actual game,” Kiffin said. “Obviously when you tackle you get some guys banged up. So even if that happens, hopefully we’ll get them back before we get into the fall.”Defense, particularly tackling, has remained a primary concern for Kiffin’s staff. A season ago, the Trojans surrendered 400 yards and 26.7 points per contest and did not hold any tackling drills during the fall.“We had so many missed tackles last year,” Kiffin said. “It cost us a lot, so that needs work.”last_img read more


September 17, 2020 0

Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 WR Cameron Jordan commits to SU

first_imgPrior to the flurry of commitments in the last week-plus, the Orange had just three commits in the class. He’s also the fourth 2017 wide receiver to commit to SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJordan, a 6-foot-4, 187-pound receiver from Half Hollow Hills West (New York) High School, is not ranked by Scout, 247Sports.com or Rivals.com, but received offers from two other Atlantic Coast Conference schools in Boston College and Wake Forest. Comments Published on June 26, 2016 at 11:58 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Class of 2017 wide receiver Cameron Jordan has committed to Syracuse, he announced on Twitter, becoming the sixth player in his class to commit to SU in the last nine days. Scout.com first reported the news. Facebook Twitter Google+ He caught 29 passes for 854 yards and 14 touchdowns last season, according to the junior year highlight video on his Hudl.com page.Jordan runs a 4.51 40-yard dash, as is verified in his Hudl.com profile, and has a 40-inch vertical. Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 ATH Eric Coley, son of D-Line coach Vinson Reynolds, commits to SUSyracuse football recruiting: 2017 OL Dakota Davis commits to OrangeClass of 2017 3-star wide receiver Joshua Palmer commits to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 wide receiver Nykeim Johnson commits to the OrangeClass of 2017 linebacker Tyrell Richards commits to Syracuselast_img read more


September 16, 2020 0

Deepa Malik believes India’s medal tally will be in double digits at Tokyo Paralympics

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By India’s only woman medallist in the Paralympics, Deepa Malik, is confident India’s medal tally at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics will be in double digits. Deepa Malik bagged the silver medal at Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 after throwing for a distance of 4.61m in shot put. Haryana-born Malik, who announced her retirement this year, was recently elected as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI). Deepa Malik talks India’s chances at 2021 Tokyo ParalympicsTaking charge of the Paralympic Committee, Deepa Malik believes the future of the games in India is heading in the right direction. While speaking to paddler Mudit Dani during his Instagram chat show, In The Spotlight, Malik said, “At Rio, we had doubled the medals, we were a squad of 19. We had two gold, a silver and a bronze. In 2018 (Asian Para Games), we were a squad of 194 and won 72 medals.”Also Read | Qatar Interested In Bidding For 2032 Olympics, ParalympicsIndia’s rapid rise in Para games over the last four years sets the perfect benchmark for the nation to hit the double digits in Tokyo, Deepa Malik said during the IG session. “The sensational thing about Tokyo next year will be India bagging Paralympics medals in double digits.”Deepa Malik was among the four athletes who bagged medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Mariyappan Thangavelu and Devendra Jhajharia won gold medals in High Jump (F42) and Javelin Throw (F46), respectively. Varun Singh Bhati won a bronze medal in High Jump. Jhajharia became the first Indian Paralympian to win two gold medals at the summer games. He previously took home a gold medal at Athens in 2004. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympic Games were postponed to 2021. Earlier this month, the official schedule for the 2021 event was released. The Olympics in Tokyo is scheduled to commence from July 23, 2021. The schedule for Paralympic Games remains largely unchanged, barring it being postponed by a year. It starts on August 5 and will close on September 5. It will feature 539 sports and 22 events.Also Read | “Overcoming Tough Times Part Of Legacy”: Deepa Malik Wishes Sportspersons On Olympic DayDeepa Malik has also won a silver medal at IPC World Championships 2011. She has won three bronze medals and one silver medal at Asian Para Games, the last being two third-place finishes in Discus Throw and Javelin Throw in 2018 in Jakarta. Back in May this year, the 49-year-old announced her retirement via social media. Malik wrote she will continue to serve Para sports in India as the administrative head of the PCI.  LIVE TV Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | Tokyo Paralympics Schedule To Remain Unchanged In 2021Also Read | Darkest Night Brought Best Sunrise Of My Life, Recalls Paralympian Deepa Malik(Image Credits: Deepa Malik Twitter) WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 13th August, 2020 13:09 IST Deepa Malik Believes India’s Medal Tally Will Be In Double Digits At Tokyo Paralympics The newly elected President of the Paralympic Committee of India, Deepa Malik, is confident India can win 10 or more medals at 2021 Tokyo Paralympics. COMMENT First Published: 13th August, 2020 13:09 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more


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