Manuel Pellegrini reveals Vincent Kompany’s injury worries

first_img The City captain has struggled with persistent calf problems this season and is expected to be out until at least the end of February. Kompany returned to action as a substitute against Sunderland on Boxing Day only to have to leave the pitch nine minutes later. Vincent Kompany is very worried by his latest injury lay-off, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed. The defender has started just eight Premier League games this season, and the fact City have conceded one goal in those matches indicates his importance to the team. The cause of Kompany’s breakdowns is as yet a mystery, with the 29-year-old consulting different specialists in an effort to find an answer. Pellegrini said: “He is very concerned, which is why he’s trying to recover as soon as he can. He’s doing all different examinations to try and understand the reasons why he is having so many injuries. “Of course he wants to play. He is a very professional player. He is the first one who is very worried about his situation, which is why he is going everywhere to ask different specialists what is the reason. “I think that is the professional way to work when you have problems that don’t allow you to play in your normal way. I think you must find every way to see if you can find a solution. “Maybe there’s not a solution or maybe this can be his last injury but I think he has a very good attitude and he is doing everything he can to return as soon as he can.” Pellegrini accepts it is not ideal to have a captain that is unable to influence matches but he is not thinking of replacing Kompany. The City boss said: “I think if he is the captain it is because he deserves to be the captain. Of course, it’s better to have a captain that is always (playing). “But I think he deserves to have a lot of support at this time and not try to criticise by taking the captaincy away. “I think that as a captain it’s better to be in front of your team every game but you can also work a lot during the week as a captain when you are injured.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out

first_imgIn her resignation letter, Nielsen also said she’s confident that the nation is safer now than when she joined the administration.Since being confirmed in December 2017, Nielsen noted the administration has “implemented historic efforts to defend our borders, combat illegal immigration, obstruct the inflow of drugs, and uphold our laws and values.” She also touted strides in cybersecurity and disrupting terrorist plots against the country.During her tenure, Nielsen oversaw the controversial practice of separating children from parents at the border.President Trump has announced that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will step into the role of acting Department of Homeland Security secretary. President Trump says Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is stepping down.Trump tweeted yesterday that current Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary.Nielsen served since December 2017 and enforced the administration’s policy of child separation at the border.Its been an honor of a lifetime to serve with the brave men and women of @DHSgov. I could not be prouder of and more humbled by their service, dedication, and commitment to keep our country safe from all threats and hazards.— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) April 7, 2019last_img read more

Trump to NBC: “I’m Probably Not Too Prepared to Lose” in 2020

first_imgPresident Trump told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that he is not prepared to lose next year’s presidential election.“It would be much better if I said, ‘Yeah.’ It would be much easier for me to say, ‘Oh, yes.’ No, I’m probably not too prepared to lose. I don’t like losing. I haven’t lost very much in my life,” Trump told host Chuck Todd.The President also reasserted that he does not believe in the validity of many votes cast in the last election that showed he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, adding, “I’ll say something that, again, is controversial. There were a lot of votes cast that I don’t believe.”His campaign recently fired several pollsters after internal numbers showing the President trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in key states Michigan and Wisconsin became public.Trump also confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence will be his 2020 running. Still, he stopped short of endorsing Pence for a possible 2024 presidential run, as the prospect is “so far out. I’m not even thinking of it. It’s so far out. I mean, It’s so far out. That would be the only reason. Now what happens in 2024? I don’t know that Mike is going to run. I don’t know who’s running or anything else.”As for his rivals, the commander-in-chief said it was a “tremendous embarrassment” to Biden that former President Obama has not yet endorsed the former vice president.Shifting gears, Trump said he “may” address the issue of election interference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G20 summit. When Todd asked, “Are you going to tell him not to do it?,” Trump responded, “I may if you’d like me to do it, I’ll do that.”The President also said that he believes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not initiating impeachment proceedings because she likely fears that doing so would benefit him politically. He added, “I think she feels that I will win much easier. I mean, I’ve been told that by many people.”Trump also stated he does not like the idea of impeachment hanging over him, explaining, “I’m not sure that I like having it. Look, I did nothing wrong.” He called impeachment “a very unfair thing.”last_img read more

Mountain Lion Struck, Killed While Crossing LA Freeway

first_imgA male mountain lion who had successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles earlier this summer was struck and killed on Saturday, on that same section of the road.National Park Service Ranger Ana Beatriz says the four-year-old big cat, known as P-61, was hit at around 4 a.m. in the Sepulveda Pass section of Interstate 405.Last July, P-61 became the first big cat on record to cross that freeway during the NPS’ 17-year study of mountain lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains.In the same area where P-61 crossed, another mountain lion called P-18 was hit and killed by a vehicle eight years ago. In addition, a lion who was not being tracked by scientists was killed along that stretch in 2009.Researchers believe that a negative encounter with a non-collared male mountain lion may have caused P-61 to attempt to cross the freeway in order to move back west, Beatriz says.Transportation officials and conservationists are planning to build a mostly privately funded wildlife crossing over U.S. 101 in Agoura Hills, a strategy that would provide mountain lions and other wild animals with a safe route to open space, in addition to better access to food and potential mates.Officials say the $87 million span along U.S. 101 will be the first of its kind near a major city, and the largest such crossing in the world, stretching 200 feet above 10 lanes of highway and a feeder road 35 miles northwest of downtown Los AngelesAccording to California transportation officials, it is on track for groundbreaking by 2021, with projected completion by 2023.last_img read more

Palm Beach County beaches closed for the 4th

first_imgIf you were planning to spend this Fourth of July weekend at the beach, you might want to make other arrangements.Palm Beach County has become the latest county in Florida that plans to close all beaches this weekend in an attempt to stop the further spread of the coronavirus.In a statement to our news partners at WPTV Mayor Dave Kerner said the order will go into effect on Thursday and will end on Sunday:“I’ve given direction to the county administrator to prepare an order that will close all beaches in Palm Beach County Thursday through Sunday.”This comes as the state has been experiencing record cases of the virus since reopening some businesses and public areas.Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have also implemented similar orders.last_img

FCC Votes to Create Three-Digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

first_imgSuicide ranks among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.That could soon change, now that the Federal Communications Commission has voted to make dialing a life-saving hotline as easy as calling 911.Currently, suicide help typically comes in the form of contacting a loved one or calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is 800-273-8255.However, the FCC just adopted new rules that will soon make that hotline just three digits.Dialing 988 will instantly connect callers with trained counselors at local crisis centers.The new hotline is expected to be available in two years, in order to give the telecom industry time to comply and reconfigure networks.The FCC’s new rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for suicide prevention services will make it easier for Americans in crisis to connect with counselors who can help. Details: #SuicidePrevention— The FCC (@FCC) July 16, 2020 Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC, says, “It’s a game changer. And I think it’s intuitive for most people that now when you dial an emergency, every child knows that number, 911, of course that’s what you dial.”Suicide rates in the U.S. have risen in the past two decades.According to the CDC, more than 48,000 people died by suicide in the U.S. in 2018. In addition, there was a 35 percent increase in the rate of suicides from 1999 to 2018.Bob Gebbia, president of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, says there are multiple factors behind the rise.“There’s generally an underlying mental health condition, anxiety, depression, substance use, with a combination of life events and stressors that, for many, can become overwhelming,” he explains.last_img read more

Ellsworth boys’ tennis team stays undefeated

first_img Latest Posts Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ tennis team remains undefeated after beating George Stevens Academy on Tuesday at home.Ellsworth improved its record to 11-0 while GSA dropped to 10-1.Singles: Evan Toothaker (E) beat Nate Boechat 8-3; Alec Toothaker (E) beat Luke Theoharidis 8-3; Adil Khan (E) beat Peter Wu 8-0. Doubles: Anthony Gardner-Jarred Whitney (E) beat Tim Dentino-Matt Stephens 8-2; Aiden Byrne-David Reinke (GSA) beat Kyle Lima-John Fendl 9-7.The Ellsworth girls also beat GSA 5-0.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSingles: Sarah Shelton beat Sophia Chen 8-6; Lauren Hale beat Adrian Van beat Eb 8-6; Alexa Grant beat Erin Neihoff 8-6. Doubles: Sammy Mason-Hannah Craig beat Abbey Frost-Claire Yue 8-4; Victoria Page Jackson-Avery Jester beat Tatiana Heggestad-Hunter Morris 8-0.Boys’ tennisSaturdayDI-S 4, Calais 1DI-S 4, Calais 1ThursdayEllsworth 4, MDI 1WednesdayEllsworth 5, Hermon 0WA 3, Sumner 2John Bapst 4, MDI 1Girls’ tennisSaturdayDI-S 3, Calais 2Calais 3, DI-S 2ThursdayMDI 4, Ellsworth 1WednesdayEllsworth 4, Hermon 1Sumner 3, WA 2MDI 3, John Bapst 2 Latest posts by (see all) Bio Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020last_img read more

HOP! Trail Run and Egg Hunt scheduled for April 15

first_imgBLUE HILL — The HOP! Trail Run and Egg Hunt will be held the morning of April 15 at Blue Hill Town Park.The Trail Run will be a 3K race that begins at 9 a.m. The race will begin at the park and will go through Parker Point, South Street Trail and Tenney Hill. The egg hunt will follow it at 10 a.m.Those wishing to register can do so on-site the day of the event. For more information, call Blue Hill Heritage Trust at 374-5118 or email is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Coronavirus pandemic: Lionel Messi, other stars show off skills in toilet roll challenge

first_imgLondon: They might not be sweeping their fans off their feet with dazzling skills on the pitch at the moment, with football coming to a halt almost all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, but stars of the game led by Lionel Messi are showcasing their skills from home with the #ToiletRollChallenge being a hit on social media.In a video compilation which has gone viral on social media, Messi is seen juggling with a toilet roll followed by other greats of the game like France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry, Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos all showing off their tricks while being at home.The coronavirus pandemic has forced almost all league across Europe and over the world to shut shop for the time being.Messi recenty accepted a 70 percent reduction in pay at FC Barcelona. The Argentine explained on his Instagram page that the first team squad had not only agreed to reduce their salaries by 70 percent, but that the players would also cover the wages of all of the other employees at the club.The ‘LaLigaSantander Fest, the macro-concert organised by LaLiga, Santander Bank, Universal Music and GTS in collaboration with other LaLiga sponsors, took place on Saturday and featured a group of musicians and footballers who had never lined up together before to raise funds to fight against the deadly virus. (IANS)Also Read: Lionel Messi sends ‘strength’ to COVID-19 affected peopleAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

Unbeaten Pepsi Hikers and Pizza Hut GCC storm into GTT hockey finals

first_imgTHE Pepsi Hikers produced their second largest margin of victory over Team 2020 with a 9-1 thumping of their inexperienced opponents on Saturday in the first of the two men’s first division semi-finals in the GTT National Indoor Hockey championship. In the other men’s first division semi-final, Bounty GCC managed to turn the tables on Old Fort and delivered a 3-2 victory when it counted most. Pizza Hut GCC and Woodpecker Hikers predictably outclassed their competition to set up an exciting ladies final while the GCC Pitbulls and Old Fort Supersonics will square off in a repeat of their pool round clash which ended 2-2.The Vintage go into the vets final heavily favoured against the Hikers.Coming off a 12-2 score line between the same teams earlier in the pool, the Pepsi Hikers continued their masterful form shown throughout the competition with yet another hockey clinic against semi-finalists Team 2020.Hikers Captain Robert France was unstoppable as he scored a match-leading hat-trick in his team’s 9-1 victorious final score. Tournament’s leading goalscorer Aroydy Branford added a double while Randy Hope, Jamarj Assanah, Andrew Stewart and Devin Munroe each found their moment of fame and a place on the score sheet. Steffon Simmons was the lone goalscorer for Team 2020.Old Fort and Bounty GCC played to an exciting and close battle in the pool round which saw Old Fort hang on to a one-goal lead and a 4-3 victory in the end. The teams were to face off in the semi-final last evening in a must-win match for a place in the finals against the mighty Hikers.This time it was GCC who found favour with lady luck as not much separated the two sides. A well-executed combination of passes finished with a Mark Sargeant goal which put the Bourda side up in the 12th minute. Kevin Spencer then added to Bounty’s lead in the opening minutes of the second half.Old Fort captain Jason DeSantos would twice pull his team back within one but a third goal by Devin Hooper left GCC with the one goal edge at the final whistle.The Pizza Hut GCC never looked troubled as they crushed the Old Fort Ladybugs by 5-0. After an Aliyah Gordon penalty corner goal in just the second minute, a Marzana Fiedtkou double and goals by Gabriella Xavier and Trisha Woodroffe put the game well beyond the reach of the Ladybugs as GCC continued their unbeaten run in the finals.The Woodpecker Hikers seemed stunned for a moment in the second women’s semi-final as new-comer Sarah Klautky converted on a well-placed pass to give Spartans the lead in the 10th minute of play. The Hikers would enjoy the greater possession and levelled the score just before the half through striker Nicole Eastman.Hiker’s Charlyn Elliot gave her side their first lead in the 26th minute but a second Spartan debutante, Madison Fernandes, managed an equalizer two minutes later.Rushell Matthius and Nicole Eastman secured the game in the final minutes for a well-deserved Hikers victory by a 4-2 margin.The GCC Pitbulls outclassed the Saint Stanislaus College by 6-2 in the first men’s second division semi-final with a Daniel Hooper hatrick being the highlight of the match. The GCC victory set up an exciting final as Old Fort put away Saints by a 3-1 margin in the second semi-final.The two teams played to a 2-2 draw in the pool round and the final is too close to call. Veteran side the GCC Vintage made light work of all their opponents so far in the over-35 division and return for the final against the Hickers who have pulled off surprise victories in the past when least expected.The finals were scheduled to be contested last evening at the National Gymnasium,starting from17.00hrs.last_img read more