Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Feb 2020 4:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link63Shares Arsenal provide injury updates on Kieran Tierney, Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares, Lucas Torreira and more Advertisement Comment Kieran Tierney is nearing a return to fitness at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have provided a string of injury updates on members of the squad ahead of their Europa League trip to Olympiakos on Thursday this week.The best news for Gunners fans is that loan signing Pablo Mari is available to make his debut for the club after working his way to fitness over the last couple of weeks.The Spanish centre-back could go straight into the starting XI in Greece, but is more likely to be used from the substitutes’ bench.Cedric Soares, another new arrival in January is not ready yet as he recovers from a knee injury, but is expected to be back in full training by the end of the month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAs is Kieran Tierney, who is working back to fitness from a dislocated shoulder suffered in December.He is back in group training sessions, but will not play in the first team until March.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 CityLucas Torreira is an unusual development as he has been taken ill and not flown with the rest of the squad on Wednesday, but still could join up with them if he significantly improves in the coming hours.Mesut Ozil is not injured but will miss the match due to personal reasons as his wife is heavily pregnant and due to give birth in the imminent future.Calum Chambers remains out for the foreseeable future, not set to return until next season after an ACL injury in December.Arsenal go to Olympiakos this week before the return leg in London next week, while they host Everton in the Premier League on the Sunday between.The FA Cup trip to Portsmouth on 2 March could be the return date for Tierney and Cedric.MORE: Matteo Guendouzi in line to make Arsenal return amid reports of Mikel Arteta bust-upMORE: David Luiz responds to Unai Emery’s criticism of Arsenal players
RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joseph Parker could be in prime position to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the WBO heavyweight title, if Anthony Joshua is forced to vacate the belt. The New Zealander is set to return with a February fight in America, but is monitoring the title plans for Joshua, who has been ordered to face both Kubrat Pulev and Usyk, his IBF and WBO mandatory challengers. With each governing body attempting to enforce fights, Joshua is hoping a resolution can be agreed, although Parker would be well positioned to fight Usyk for the vacant belt after being installed at No 2 in the WBO rankings. Parker’s manager David Higgins told Sky Sports: “There’s talk that Joshua might have to vacate one of the sanctioning bodies. “If he vacates the WBO, then suddenly you’ve got Usyk mandatory and I think the next available ranked boxer is Joseph Parker. “You could end up with a situation where you have Usyk fight Parker for the vacant title, which funnily enough is how Joseph became world champion. He fought [Andy] Ruiz for the vacant title. History repeats.” Joseph being old school will not take a backward step, so if that does happen, Joseph will be straight in and he’ll fight Usyk. “Usyk is a very tough fight. He’s a southpaw, he would dissect Anthony Joshua. “We know this, but if you’re the better boxer and you get a world title shot, you have an obligation to take it. Joseph being old school will not take a backward step, so if that does happen, Joseph will be straight in and he’ll fight Usyk. “Usyk is a very skilled professional. I respect him and his manager, but it would be a good fight. Hopefully, we might see that this year.” Usyk is also considering a potential fight against Derek Chisora as he awaits news on Joshua’s title plans. Chisora has turned his attention to Usyk, much to the dismay of Parker’s team, who had hoped to reschedule a fight after the Kiwi was forced to withdraw from an October bout through illness due to a suspected spider bite.Tags: Anthony JoshuaJoseph ParkerKubrat PulevOleksandr Usyk
With Terrel Hunt out for the foreseeable future and Florida State rolling into the Carrier Dome this weekend, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said Thursday morning that he wouldn’t mind a definitive starter at the quarterback.But that’s not in the cards in the Orange’s hand.“In an ideal world I’d like to know who my Tom Brady is right now, you know what I mean?” Shafer said at his weekly press conference. “That would be an ideal world. The reality is let’s see what these different kids can do at the quarterback position.”Those kids are most likely sophomore Austin Wilson and freshman AJ Long, and potentially sophomore Mitch Kimble. Wilson is the only one of the three who’s thrown a collegiate pass, having taken over for Hunt when he was ejected before the second half against Villanova on Aug. 29, and playing in two series when Hunt left with an injury against Louisville last week.SU’s approach is to not put too much on one quarterback’s plate, partly because Shafer doesn’t feel like one is ready for that load and because it will allow the Orange to use the best skill sets in certain situations. Whatever the rotation of snaps looks like, the quarterbacks will face no small task when the Orange (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) hosts the No. 1 Seminoles (5-0, 3-0) at noon in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If you were to say, ‘Give me three things that so and so at this position can do well,’ you start there and say hey, ‘You can do this, hey he does this well,’ and then you say ‘What in our scheme fits. If it’s not in our scheme, how do we create a scheme that fits to that kid’s ability levels?’” Shafer said of the offensive thought process.“Because now when you get in position when you’re dealing with that, whether it’s offense or defense, then you make the decisions that fit the who’s … I’ve always had a ton of respect for high school coaches because they don’t get to pick who is coming into the program.”That’s the kind of situation that Shafer, newly minted offensive coordinator Tim Lester and the whole Syracuse offense is in — with the starting quarterback out for 4–6 weeks and three inexperienced signal-callers funneling into the picture. Shafer didn’t say much about any individual player — aside from touching on Long’s development and competitive fire — and gave no indication of whether one quarterback will see a primary role.Wilson’s more of a pocket passer and has been praised for his strong arm while Long hasn’t taken a snap but has been pegged as a make-something-out-of-nothing signal-caller who creates plays with his legs. And putting inexperience aside, Shafer said that their varying abilities will have them sharing the load.“It’s ability to adjust to who you have and what they’re ready to do,” Shafer said. “… But I think you have to be careful to not put too much on your plate. What we’re trying to do is put together a recipe for each kid to go in there and say here’s the six, seven things that we really want you to work hard and get good at. And by the way, we probably won’t ask you to do these six or seven things.“We’ll let this guy do ’em.” Comments Published on October 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+
NHL contract arbitration hearings are approaching, and 5 p.m. ET Friday was the deadline for players to file for them. Forty restricted free agents from 20 teams elected to have their contract disputes handled by a third party. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, who was instrumental in the team’s midseason turnaround and subsequent Stanley Cup championship, was among the top players to enter arbitration. He earned first-team all-rookie honors and was a finalist for the Calder Trophy despite playing in just 32 regular season games last season. He ended up signing a two-year, $8.8 million deal before his hearing. NHL FREE AGENCY 2019: Complete list of all 31 teams’ UFAs, RFAsBruins forward Danton Heinen — who faced Binnington in this year’s Stanley Cup Final, Flames center Sam Bennett and Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba, who joined New York via trade from Winnipeg on June 17, also scheduled meetings in Toronto.The Blues and Flames, with four each, had the most players file for arbitration. St. Louis will look to settle with Binnington, forwards Zach Sanford and Oskar Sundqvist and defenseman Joel Edmundson. Calgary is looking for a settlement with goalie David Rittich, who would back up newly acquired Cam Talbot. MORE: Blue Jackets among teams that have considered offer sheet for MarnerArbitration hearings will begin toward the end of July. While most disputes will end up settled before hearings take place, any negotiation that reaches arbitration must have a decision from the arbitrator no more than 48 hours after the meeting. The team then has the option to accept or decline the salary that the arbitrator sets. If the salary is declined, the player can then declare himself an unrestricted free agent.Below is a list of all the restricted free agents to file for salary arbitration.TeamPlayerPositionStatusAnaheim DucksChase De LeoCSigned after filing: one year, $750,000Boston BruinsDanton HeinenCSigned after filing: two years, $5.6 millionBuffalo SabresRemi ElieLWSigned after filing: one year, $700,000Buffalo SabresJake McCabeDSigned after filing: two years, $5.7 millionBuffalo SabresEvan RodriguesLWAwarded: one year, $2 millionBuffalo SabresLinus UllmarkGSigned after filing: one year, $1.325 millionCalgary FlamesSam BennettCSigned after filing: two years, $5.1 millionCalgary FlamesRyan LombergLWSigned after filing: one year, $700,000Calgary FlamesDavid RittichGSigned after filing: two years, $5.5 millionCalgary FlamesRinat ValievDSigned after filing: one year, $700,000Carolina HurricanesAnton ForsbergGArbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 4Carolina HurricanesBrock McGinnLWSigned after filing: two years, $4.2 millionColorado AvalancheJ.T. CompherRWSigned after filing: four years, $14 millionColorado AvalancheSheldon DriesCSigned after filing: one year, $735,000Colorado AvalancheRyan GravesDSigned after filing: one year, $735,000Dallas StarsJason DickinsonCSigned after filing: two years, $3 millionFlorida PanthersMacKenzie WeegarDSigned after filing: one year, $1.6 millionLos Angeles KingsAlex IafalloLWSigned after filing: two years, $4.85 millionMontreal CanadiensJoel ArmiaRWSigned after filing: two years, $5.2 millionMontreal CanadiensCharles HudonLWSigned after filing: one year, $800,000Montreal CanadiensArtturi LehkonenLWSigned after filing: two years, $4.8 millionNashville PredatorsRocco GrimaldiRWAwarded: one year, $1 millionNashville PredatorsColton SissonsCSigned after filing: seven years, $20 millionNew Jersey DevilsWill ButcherDSigned after filing: three years, $11.2 millionNew Jersey DevilsConnor CarrickDSigned after filing: two years, $3 millionNew Jersey DevilsMirco MuellerDSigned after filing: one year, $1.4 millionNew York RangersPavel BuchnevichRWSigned after filing: two years, $6.5 millionNew York RangersJacob TroubaDSigned after filing: seven years, $56 millionPhiladelphia FlyersScott LaughtonCSigned after filing: two years, $4.6 millionPittsburgh PenguinsZach Aston-ReeseCSigned after filing: two years, $2 millionSt. Louis BluesJordan BinningtonGSigned after filing: two years, $8.8 millionSt. Louis BluesJoel EdmundsonDAwarded: one year, $3.1 millionSt. Louis BluesZach SanfordLWSigned after filing: two years, $3 millionSt. Louis BluesOskar SundqvistCSigned after filing: four years, $11 millionTampa Bay LightningCedric PaquetteCSigned after filing: two years, $3.3 millionVegas Golden KnightsMalcolm SubbanGSigned after filing: one year, $850,000Washington CapitalsChristian DjoosDAwarded: one year, $1.25 millionWashington CapitalsChandler StephensonCSigned after filing: one year, $1.05 millionWinnipeg JetsAndrew CoppCAwarded: two years, $4.56 millionWinnipeg JetsNeal PionkDSigned after filing: two years, $6 million
FILE PHOTO: Eliud Kipchoge becomes first person to run a marathon under 2 hoursParis, France | AFP | The action was spectacular, exciting and colourful for 12 months around the globe, but the thrilling and sometimes surprising images also caught the wider significance of modern sport.Megan RapinoeMegan Rapinoe lapped up the rapturous reception when the US women’s football team appeared in New York on July 2 two days after winning the World Cup. Rapinoe stood out on and off the field in France. She talked eloquently with her boots as she captained the United States and finished as the tournament’s joint top scorer. Off the field, Rapinoe, a campaigner for LGBT rights and gender equality, spoke out, attracting even wider attention as she stood up to President Donald Trump which did not diminish the reception she received when the team returned home.Siya KolisiSiya Kolisi stood tall as he showed off the Rugby World Cup trophy at a victory parade in Soweto on November 7. Kolisi, South Africa’s first black captain, had led the Springboks to victory five days earlier in Yokohama. Less than a month after Chester Williams, the sole non-white in South Africa’s first World Cup triumph in 1995 died at 49, Kolisi, prop Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira and wingers Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi were key members of the team.LiverpoolLiverpool did not walk alone as they won Europe’s top club competition for the sixth time. A tepid final in Madid was effectively settled by a controversial penalty award in the second minute. After that Tottenham were powerless against a defence martialed by the magisterial Virgil van Dijk. The most memorable moment came at home at Anfield in the semi-final on May 1 when the Reds, trailing 3-0 from the first leg deficit, beat mighty Barcelona 4-0. The Kop roared and their team responded.Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton had something to spare as he clinched his sixth Formula One driver’s title at the US Grand Prix with two races left in the season. Mercedes started strongly, winning the first six races, with Hamilton taking four of them. Even when the Ferraris were faster and their 21-year-old starlet Charles Leclerc collected four straight pole positions, Hamilton kept finding a way to win. He ended the season with 11 victories in the 21 races to collect a third straight title. He is now just one world title behind the all-time mark of Michael Schumacher.Eliud KipchogeEliud Kipchoge’s run on October 12 in a Vienna park might have been carefully stage managed, yet it was still a momentous and emblematic feat. The Kenyan became the first person to complete a timed run over the marathon distance in under two hours. After narrowly missing in 2017, he beat the symbolic mark by almost 20 seconds. He also bettered the world record by two minutes but did not break it. Because he ran behind a pace car, was escorted by a rotating phalanx of pace makers and had no competition, the official record remains a relatively leisurely 2:01:39, set by Kipchoge in Berlin 2018.Simone BilesSimone Biles sparkled again at the gymnastics world championships in Stuttgart in October. She won five more golds to take her tally to a record 25. Biles unveiled two fresh and complex elements, sparking debate after the international gymnastics federation assigned the moves relatively low values arguing that they did not want other gymnasts to endanger themselves imitating the American. The triumph came in a tough year which saw Biles speak about being abused by former US team doctor Larry Nassar. The 22-year-old American has suggested that she will retire after the Tokyo Olympics next year. Tiger WoodsTiger Woods showed he still has claws as he tore through the field on the final round at the Masters on April 14 to win his first major in 11 years. The 43-year-old Woods started the final day clad in his famous Sunday red and two shots behind Francesco Molinari. Over the last seven holes, five other men held or shared the lead. Only Woods held his nerve as he won his 15th major and fifth Masters. The rest of the season was more of the struggle, but Woods had proved he can still perform on the biggest SundaysBen StokesBen Stokes stooped to conquer. Returning to the England team after a ban following a brawl in 2017, he started the World Cup with runs, wickets and an astonishing catch to win man of the match. From there, his year just got better. In the final against New Zealand, he made 84 not out to earn England a tie, helped by a bizarre incident when he was hit by a fielder’s throw as he dived for a run, deflecting the ball for four overthrows. England won on tiebreak. Stokes was man of the match. In the Ashes, he clobbered an unbeaten 135, to claw England back from the brink in the third Test at Headingley.Steve SmithSteve Smith climbed off the canvas to eclipse even Stokes in the Ashes. The former Australian captain, also returning from a ban, was flattened by England fastest bowler Jofra Archer in the second Test and missed the third, the ‘Stokes Test’. But he still finished the series with 774 runs in four Tests — 333 more than the next highest scorer, Stokes — at an average of 110.57 as he ground down England’s bowlers and ensured Australia drew the series and retained the Ashes.Djokovic, Federer, WimbledonNovak Djokovic and Roger Federer pushed the limits as they fought out a dazzling heavyweight men’s final at Wimbledon. At 4 hours, 57 minutes it was the longest Wimbledon final. It only ended as soon as it did because of the first ever fifth-set tie-break in a Wimbledon final. Djokovic retained his title, 7–6, 1–6, 7–6, 4–6, 13–12, after saving two championship points. It was his 16th Grand Slam title. Only Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (19) have more. Between them the three have now won the last 12 Grand Slams.JapanJapan were refreshing hosts at the World Cup. They brightened the competition with their high-energy running rugby, upsetting both Ireland and Scotland to reach the last eight for the first time before bowing out to eventual winners South Africa in the quarter-finals. Indeed, their bowing also attracted attention. Japanese teams and fans have acquired a reputation for tidying up after them selves when they play away. As hosts, they also set a good example, as other teams copied their habit of bowing to fans.Lindsey VonnLindsey Vonn finished her career by collecting yet another medal. The American speed queen said her body was too battered to continue her pursuit of Ingemar Stenmark’s record of World Cup victories, but at the end of another injury-hit season she was still quick enough at 34 to claim an eighth World Championship medal in the downhill in Are, Sweden. She skied 19 seasons and won 82 World Cup races, both records for women. She won races in five disciplines and she always brought style and elan to events.Share on: WhatsApp
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC) recently announced the 2016 Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees, including John C. (Jack) Fisher of Columbus, J. Richard (Dick) Isler of Delaware, Dr. Keith Smith of Hilliard, and Timothy White of Lancaster. These individuals — who have committed their lives to working in, promoting and advocating for Ohio’s farm community — will be inducted as the 51st class on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, during a special breakfast ceremony at the Ohio Expo Center.“Our Board is extraordinarily pleased to be honoring such an outstanding group of inductees into this year’s class,” said Jim Chakeres, OAC president. “Each inductee stands out individually for his exceptional contributions to Ohio agriculture, but together they represent the passion, creativity and hard work evidenced by their collective decades of unmatched experience.”Induction will take place in the all-new Cardinal Hall on the fairgrounds, which will feature an expanded Hall of Fame display and salute to Ohio’s agriculture community. The following four inductees will join 217 prior recipients named since 1966 when the program began. John C. (Jack) Fisher of ColumbusOften described as a visionary leader, Jack Fisher has served as executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation for two decades. From the farmer and consumer connection to political advocacy on behalf of the community and industry, Fisher’s efforts have helped the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio agriculture shape strong policies that impact all Ohioans.Previously, Fisher served as deputy director and assistant director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Marketing Board, executive director of governmental affairs and commodities for Illinois Farm Bureau, and plant manager for Wyandot, Inc. Fisher has served on numerous agricultural boards and committees and has received state and national recognitions for his leadership to the industry. J. Richard (Dick) Isler of DelawareBorn and raised on a livestock farm, Dick Isler has devoted his entire career in service to Ohio agriculture. For more than 40 years, Isler served as the executive vice president of the Ohio Pork Council. Under his leadership, the Ohio Pork Council was considered by many as one of the top state pork association’s in the country. Farmers, 4-H, processors, marketers, elected officials, researchers, fair managers, and consumers have all benefited from Isler’s commitment and leadership to agriculture with an emphasis on swine.Isler has received many awards and recognitions, including the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame, Animal Sciences Department Hall of Fame, and the National Pork Producers Council Executive Professional Award. Keith Smith of HilliardFor more than four decades, Dr. Keith Smith has dedicated his life to engaging and strengthening individuals’ lives and communities through research-based educational programming. His career began as an agricultural science teacher in Brigham City, Utah. Through the years, he has served as professor, associate vice president for Agricultural Administration, the director of The Ohio State University (OSU) Extension, and associate dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at OSU.Serving as the director of OSU Extension for more than 20 years, Smith managed a $68 million budget and oversaw nearly 800 faculty and support staff. Under his leadership, OSU Extension was recognized as one of the best extension programs in the country. Timothy White of LancasterTim White has helped translate the science and issues of agriculture to both farmers and consumers for nearly 40 years. When writing for farmers, his stories about production, policy, economics and industry trends provided valuable knowledge and insight. When writing to consumers, his stories positioned Ohio agriculture as interesting and relevant. As a veteran farm writer for Ohio Farmer magazine, White has been recognized as one of the most admired ag-beat writers in the company’s history.In addition, White has been an active contributor to the agricultural community. He has dedicated his talents to the extended farm family as a supporter of youth development, participant in farm organizations, and as a leader in state and national journalism organizations. Tim is also a recognized leader in the advocacy of land conservation and land use. The annual event is expected to attract 500 guests to honor these four professionals for their lifetime of service and dedication to Ohio’s agriculture community.For further information about sponsorship in honor of the inductees, or to obtain tickets to the Agricultural Hall of Fame induction ceremony, contact the Ohio Ag Council at 614-794-8970 or via email at [email protected]
By: David Lee Sexton, Jr.Is there a more quintessential bullying target than “the new kid”? As someone who attended far more than one school throughout my childhood education, I can say with conviction that being “the new kid” can be a struggle. Changing schools can be a profound burden for kids. Not only do they have to leave behind all of the friends they have made at their previous schools, but they also have to try to fit into a new environment full of kids who have pre-established relationships. Now imagine having to do this every two to three years. That’s how frequently military personnel are typically transferred to new locations, meaning that their kids may attend as many as nine schools (Elfman, 2017).What Does Relocation have to do with Bullying?According to Marci Hertz, a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention, any perception of a child as somehow “different” by his or her peers can be a catalyst for bullying (Arrington, 2013). For military-connected kids, differences from peers can be abundant. As the “new kid” at school, kids who have relocated start out different from their new schoolmates immediately. In addition, military-connected kids may have very different home lives from those of their peers.This can lead to isolation and feeling like an outsider when transitioning into a new school environment. Matthew Gladden, another scientist working within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention, further notes that bullying is not always physical and can manifest through verbal aggression and cyber bullying as well (Arrington, 2013).What Can Parents Do?Hertz states that parents can play an important role in the prevention of bullying through proper role modeling at home (Arrington, 2013). What kids see at home often shapes their own behavior; so, demonstrating that bullying is not okay at home will lead to imitation of good values and behaviors. Hertz also encourages parents to ask their kids if they are being bullied at school, and stresses the importance of staying aware of the social circles with which their children are affiliated (Arrington, 2013). Finally, military parents specifically, should make an effort to familiarize themselves with local bullying policies in their schools and communities, as these often vary between locations (Arrington, 2013). Relocation can obviously be stressful for the entire family and moving represents only one of the many unique stressors military families face. But, keeping an open dialogue amongst the entire family when acclimating to a new location can help minimize the potential for a negative impact on everyone.What Can Providers Do?Stop Bullying.gov provides information on what mental health professionals can do to prevent bullying, as well. This includes collecting and analyzing data to inform bullying prevention initiatives and monitoring their effectiveness. In addition, Most of these strategies focus on collaboration between mental health professionals, both within the school system and outside of it, and the community at large to engage in community-based prevention strategies. This includes developing policies to guide appropriate student behaviors. They also provide several resources dealing with bullying for mental health professionals to reference.Further ResourcesJoin the MFLN Family Development team on March 22nd, 2018 at 11:00 am Eastern for a free webinar presented by Dr. Lauren Marlotte which will focus on three different types of violence impacting youth including bullying, relationship violence in teens, and school shootings. Dr. Marlotte will provide participants with information on trauma-informed approaches to polishing the protective shields of parents and youth in the face of danger and violence.If it’s too late for you to join us in person, don’t despair! Our webinars are recorded for viewing at any time on our website, as well as YouTube; and CEUs are available for one year after the live event!The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.ReferencesArrington, Y. R. (2013). Bully prevention resources for military families. Air Force Medical Service, Retrieved from: http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/Media-Center/Display/Article/583100/bully-prevention-resources-for-military-families/Elfman, L. (2018). Schools make room for the military. Education Digest, 83(6), 52-56.