Exclusive – Rodgers questions England’s handling of Sturridge injury

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims Daniel Sturridge’s thigh injury could have been prevented had England managed him differently.The Reds’ forward picked up the knock while training with the national side, and missed the Three Lions’ 2-0 victory against Switzerland on Monday night.But Rodgers believes the Three Lions’ coaching and medical staff got things wrong with the way they approached the situation, and the injury could have been avoided had the 25-year-old’s recovery from training been handled properly..“We’re disappointed because we feel it’s an injury which could have been prevented,” the Anfield boss told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “Clubs work differently to international teams, it’s the recovery strategy. When we look at our players here, we look at them individually, in terms of what their needs are.  “Some players are very fast, they will have a second day, active recovery, whereas other players can work on that [second] day.“When you’re a type of player like Raheem Sterling or Daniel Sturridge, you need to recover them differently.”The injury means Sturridge will miss Saturday’s Premier League visit of Aston Villa, as well as Liverpool’s return to the Champions League next Tuesday against Ludogorets.“He’s one to two weeks away [from playing again],” added Rodgers. “It’s disappointing for him because he’s worked so hard in pre-season and looked very fit and strong in the last game against Tottenham.You can listen to live and exclusive commentary of Liverpool v Aston Villa, and Liverpool v Ludogorets only on talkSPORTlast_img read more

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Political parties pledge tolerance ahead of elections

first_img20 March 2014 Political parties registered to contest South Africa’s 7 May general election on Wednesday signed the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC’s) code of conduct, committing themselves to refrain from any acts of violence, incitement or intimidation in the lead-up to the polls. The parties used Wednesday’s platform to reassure the public and the IEC of their commitment to a peaceful election campaign. African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said: “We value the elections and, as always, we will never intimidate, harass or be involved in any form of violence.” Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille said her party unconditionally and wholeheartedly committed to abide by the IEC code of conduct, while Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) representative Inkosi Mandla Buthelezi also committed to a free, fair and credible 2014 general election. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) representative Mpho Ramakatsa urged leaders of political parties to tell their members to refrain from declaring certain areas “no-go areas”. Azanian People’s Organisation (Azapo) leader Jake Dikobo said they were also committed to promoting peaceful elections, while the leader of the little-known Al Jamah-Ah party, Ganief Hendricks, said: “We are pledging to adhere to the IEC code of conduct and we will be more peaceful during the elections.” The leader of the Bushbuckridge Residents Association (BRA), Delta Mokoena, said they would give their opponents space to campaign in their stronghold (Bushbuckridge) and other parts of Mpumalanga province. Political parties appealed to the public broadcaster, the SABC, to give all political parties fair and equal coverage. The Reverend Larry Varrie of the First National Liberation Alliance (FINLA) said the IEC should reconsider reducing the registration fee for political organisations to contest the elections, as the current fee was not affordable to newcomers and other small parties. Meanwhile, the IEC also used the event to conduct the draw for the position on the ballot paper, which was won by the Freedom Front Plus (FFP). This means that FFP will top the 2014 ballot paper list. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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WOTUS jurisdiction decision muddies regulatory waters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The national stay on the 2015 waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is expected to be lifted following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that any legal challenges to the rule must take place in federal district courts and not at the appellate level.However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the previous administration’s rule will take effect. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to put the brakes on the WOTUS rule prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling, putting in place a two-year delay on the effective date while EPA undertakes a broader rewrite.“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled correctly today that federal district courts — not federal courts of appeals — have jurisdiction to review the 2015 WOTUS rule. This Supreme Court decision brings greater clarity to an important issue that has bogged down the litigation over this and other Clean Water Act regulations for years. That is a positive result, but it also creates uncertainty and confusion in the short term, because the Sixth Circuit must soon lift its nationwide stay of the 2015 rule,” said Ellen Steen, General Counsel of the American Farm Bureau Federation. “At this time, the Environmental Protection Agency has not yet finalized its proposed rule to delay the application of the unlawful and dangerous 2015 WOTUS rule while the agency considers whether to permanently repeal that rule. AFBF is considering its options to avoid application of the 2015 rule while EPA moves forward with an appropriate long-term solution that provides clear rules and clean water without requiring a federal permit to plow a field.”last_img read more

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Salmonella enterocolitis

first_imgDefinitionSalmonella enterocolitis is an infection in the lining of the small intestine caused by Salmonella bacteria.Alternative NamesSalmonellosis; Nontyphoidal salmonellaCauses, incidence, and risk factorsSalmonella infection is one of the most common types of food poisoning. It occurs when you swallow food or water that contains the salmonella bacteria.The salmonella germs may get into the food you eat (called contamination) in several ways.You are more likely to get this type of infection if you have:Eaten foods such as turkey, turkey dressing, chicken, or eggs that have not been cooked well or stored properlyFamily members with recent salmonella infectionBeen or worked in a hospital, nursing home, or other long-term health facilityA pet iguana or other lizards, turtles, or snakes (reptiles are carriers of salmonella)A weakened immune systemRegularly used medicines that block acid production in the stomachCrohns disease or ulcerative colitisUsed antibiotics in the recent pastMostpeople with this conditionare younger than 20.SymptomsThe time between infection and symptoms is 8 – 48 hours. Symptoms include:Abdominal pain, cramping, or tendernessChillsDiarrheaFeverMuscle painNauseaVomitingSigns and testsThehealth care providerwill perform a physical exam. You may have signs of a tender abdomen and tiny pink spots on the skin called rose spots.Tests that may be done include:Blood cultureComplete blood count with differentialFebrile/cold agglutinins (test for specific antibodies)Stool culture for salmonellaTreatmentThe goal is to make you feel better and avoid dehydration. Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should.These things may help you feel better if you have diarrhea:advertisementDrink 8 to 10 glasses of clear fluids every day. Water is best.Drink at least 1 cup of liquid every time you have a loose bowel movement.Eat small meals throughout the day, instead of three big meals.Eat some salty foods, such as pretzels, soup, and sports drinks.Eat some high-potassium foods, such as bananas, potatoes without the skin, and watered-down fruit juices.Give your child fluids for the first 4 to 6 hours. At first, try 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of fluid every 30 to 60 minutes.Infants should continue to breastfeed and receiveelectrolyte replacement solutions as recommended by your health care provider.You can use an over-the-counter drink, such as Pedialyte or Infalyte. Do not water down these drinks.You can also try Pedialyte popsicles.Watered-down fruit juice or broth may also help.Medicines that slow down diarrhea are usually not given because they maymake the infection last longer. If you have severe symptoms, your health care provider may prescribe antibiotics.If you take water pills ordiuretics, you may need to stop taking them when you have diarrhea. Ask your health care provider.Expectations (prognosis)In otherwise healthy people, symptoms should go away in 2 – 5 days, but they may lastfor 1 – 2 weeks.The bacteria can be shed in the feces of some treated patients for months to a year after the infection. Food handlers who carry salmonella in their body can pass the infection to the people who eat their food.Calling your health care providerCall your health care provider if:There is blood or pus in your stoolsYou have diarrhea and are unable to drink fluids due to nausea or vomitingYou have a fever above 101F or your child has a fever above 100.4F, along with diarrheaYou have signs of dehydration (thirst, dizziness, light-headedness)You have recently traveled to a foreign country and developed diarrheaYour diarrhea does not get better in 5 days (2 days for an infant or child), or it gets worseYour child has been vomiting for more than 12 hours (in a newborn under 3 monthsyou should call as soon as vomiting or diarrhea beginYour child has reduced urine output, sunken eyes, sticky or dry mouth, or no tears when cryingPreventionLearning how to prevent food poisoning can reduce the risk of this infection.Proper food handling and storage can help reduce the risk. Good hand washing when handling eggs, poultry, and other foods is important.If you own a reptile, wear gloves when handling the animal or its feces because salmonella can easily pass to humans.ReferencesDuPont HL. Approach to the patient with suspected enteric infection. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 291.Semrad CE. Approach to the patient with diarrhea and malabsorption. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 142.Giannella RA. Infectious enteritis and proctocolitis and bacterial food poisoning. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtrans Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010: chap 107.advertisementReview Date:5/30/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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10 months agoMcGrath slams Man Utd players: I’ll go to grave knowing I gave my all

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say McGrath slams Man Utd players: I’ll go to grave knowing I gave my allby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul McGrath says it’s time for the players to start playing for the fans.McGrath wrote for the Irish Independent: “Now the Manchester United players have to step up to the plate. And that’s from someone who knows what he is talking about.”You are reading here the words of a man who had a row with a Manchester United manager, someone he didn’t get on with.”But every time Alex Ferguson picked me to play in that famous red shirt, I went out and gave it my all. I will go to my grave certain of that.”And I played as hard as I could for three reasons.”Firstly, it was a matter of pure professional pride for me.”Secondly, because I wanted to show I was a half decent footballer.”And thirdly, and above all, because I was doing it for the supporters, those people who put their hands into their pockets for their hard-earned cash to watch the team and thus pay my wages.”That’s what I thought of when I was a Manchester United man, not that the manager wanted me out of the dressing-room.”There were Manchester United players who did not do those three things over the last few weeks and months.” last_img read more

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a month agoKeylor Navas assures PSG fans no split loyalties facing Real Madrid

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Keylor Navas assures PSG fans no split loyalties facing Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeylor Navas has assured PSG fans there’ll be no split loyalties tonight.Keylor will be between the posts against former club Real Madrid for their Champions League opener.And he took to social media, stating: “Many memories, many experiences and much love, but only one goal: WIN”.Significantly, the goalkeeper posted the message in French and Spanish.Muchos recuerdos, muchas vivencias y mucho cariño, pero sólo un objetivo: GANARBeaucoup de souvenirs, beaucoup d’expériences et beaucoup d’amour, mais un seul objectif: GAGNER#icicestparis#PSGRMpic.twitter.com/bhtbySOlWP— Keylor Navas (@NavasKeylor) September 17, 2019 last_img read more

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Video: UNC’s Kennedy Meeks Nails Ridiculous Trick Shot At Shoot-Around

first_imgKennedy Meeks Trick Shot.Meeks Trick ShotUNC junior big man Kennedy Meeks takes most of his shots close to the rim during games, but apparently he can extend his range during shoot-around. As the Heels got a feel for NRG Stadium during a quick workout today before tonight’s national semifinal, Meeks stepped beyond the court and drilled a shot from beyond the scorer’s table.In this video, you can’t see Meeks until he steps back inbounds, but you can see the shot as it gets launched and as it goes in. You then hear the reaction of his teammates.Range! @kennedymeeks3 bucket from behind the scorer’s table. #HeelsLockIn #FinalFour pic.twitter.com/cFHcrGDeLV— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 2, 2016North Carolina and Syracuse play for the right to reach the national championship game at 8:49 p.m. ET on TBS.last_img read more

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Andre Silva on Ronaldo comparisons Im not anyones heir

first_imgSevilla striker Andre Silva insists that he does not see himself as Cristiano Ronaldo’s successorThe 22-year-old had been named by Ronaldo in 2017 as the man that will likely succeed him as Portugal’s new main man.“When I retire, Portugal will be in good hands because they have already found a great striker: Andre Silva,” Ronaldo told Gazzetta dello Sport.But Silva insists that replacing Ronaldo is not on the agenda and he instead intends to focus on himself.“I’m not anyone’s heir,” he told Calciomercato. “Cristiano is Cristiano. Everyone dreams of matching him, but I have a long way to go.“Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend and I want to follow in his footsteps – but as Andre Silva.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Following a disappointing year at AC Milan, Silva has had a remarkable turnaround in form on loan at Sevilla this season with a chart-topping seven goals in as many games.Last season at Milan, Silva managed just two goals in 24 Serie A appearances.The young striker spoke of his disbelief at how well he has done at Sevilla with Silva now a surprise favourite for the Pichichi award in La Liga.🤙 Say hello to @LaLigaEN’s top goalscorer 🤙 pic.twitter.com/lk9f93jZVB— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) September 30, 2018last_img read more

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McCarthy tips Declan Rice as future Ireland captain

first_imgRepublic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says Declan Rice has the quality to be the national team’s captain and has promised to build the team around the teenager.Rice has already received his Republic of Ireland cap under former boss Martin O’Neill, but the 19-year-old is still considering whether he wants to play for England instead.McCarthy revealed that he has spoken with the player and wants to make him an integral part of the Republic of Ireland team.“I had a really good meeting with him,” McCarthy told Sky Sports.“There was myself, [assistant manager] Robbie [Keane], Declan and his dad and it is just up to him what he wants to decide – that’s how I’ve left it.“It’s not my decision as to whether he plays for the Republic of Ireland, it’s my job – if he decides that he wants to stay with us – to pick him.Mason MountRice tips Mount for greater things Taimoor Khan – September 11, 2019 Declan Rice says that Mason Mount is going to match the exploits of Frank Lampard when he was in his prime during his playing…“I think he’s a really talented player. I thought he was a lovely lad, he’s got a really nice family behind him and he has everything about him that makes you want him to play for you. That’s still my case, I want him to play for us.“I’d love to build a team around him. We start in March and that’s my deadline I guess, I need to know by then.“I’d like to build a team around him and he could be a future captain – he’s that type of player.”last_img read more

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Alaskas Minimum Wage Will Increase 5 Cents In January

first_imgThe minimum wage will rise from $9.84 to $9.89 effective January 1, 2019. By law, Alaska’s minimum wage must remain at least $1 per hour over the federal minimum wage. The current minimum wage is $9.84 through December 31, 2017. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s minimum wage will see a 5 cent increase as of January 1, 2019, for all workers, regardless of whether their pay is calculated by time, or commission. According to Beaty, all actual hours worked in a pay period multiplied by the Alaska minimum wage is the very least an employee can be compensated by an employer. Tips are not part of the equation. Heather Beaty with the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development: “This increase will affect anyone who is working for minimum wage, and this modest increase will help protect minimum wage workers and their families over inflation over time.”last_img read more

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