13 hours agoScholes backs Man Utd to sign Arsenal playmaker Ozil: The missing link

first_imgScholes backs Man Utd to sign Arsenal playmaker Ozil: The missing linkby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Paul Scholes thinks his former club could use Mesut Ozil’s skills.The German seems destined to leave Arsenal after being left out of their last five match day squads.United have struggled to break down deep-lying teams this season, and Scholes believes Ozil could solve that problem.Asked whether Ozil could be a difference-maker for United, Scholed replied: “Man Utd could do with someone like Ozil who can link a team together.”[He is] a player who can link teams together. He has got great quality, he’s shown that in his career.”He could be an answer short-term, I don’t know. I think that would be up to him, ultimately.”I can’t [see it happening], but he’s the type of player, short-term, who United could do with.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Column JT Barretts best might not be enough versus Penn State

Senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws to sophomore wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) during the Ohio State game against Maryland on Oct. 7 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes beat Maryland 62-14. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterGames against Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Penn State, Clemson and Oklahoma are quarterback J.T. Barrett’s only blemishes on a historic career at Ohio State. But all of that won’t matter Saturday against the No. 2 Nittany Lions.This game largely defines Barrett’s career. A win and Ohio State remains in the playoff picture; a loss puts the Buckeyes out of the race.Barrett is arguably playing better than he ever has in an Ohio State uniform heading into possibly the biggest game of his career. However, even if Barrett performs at his best, that still might not be enough for a victory against Penn State, which would be the first loss in his career he has played well enough to win.When looking back at Barrett’s complex, yet fruitful, five-year journey at Ohio State his play in losses sticks out like a sore thumb. Inaccuracy and a stationary offense, coupled with a poor offensive line and lack of skill at wide receiver, catalyzed the distrust in the offense and the call for changes at the quarterback position and the coaching staff. In his losses, he simply has never been good enough to win the game.Here are Barrett’s passing numbers in losses:Virginia Tech in 2014 – 9-for-29, 219 yards, one touchdown, three interceptionsMichigan State in 2015 – 9-for-16, 46 yards, one touchdownPenn State in 2016 – 28-for-43, 245 yards, one touchdownClemson in 2016 – 19-for-33, 127 yards, two interceptionsOklahoma in 2017 – 19-of-35, 183 yards, one interceptionThose statistics speak for themselves, but Barrett can win big games. His best game of his career is arguably at Michigan State in 2014, which is a game that draws a lot of similarities to Saturday’s showdown against Penn State. Michigan State was the reigning Big Ten champion with playmakers at the quarterback, running back and wide receiver positions. Barrett threw for 300 yards and scored five total touchdowns on the biggest stage he had played to date. He won in 2016 at No. 8 Wisconsin, home against No. 3 Michigan and he can win Saturday. However, the defense is the outlier that can decide the game.Penn State’s offense is cooking just as Ohio State’s offense is at the moment. Coming into Columbus off a 42-13 beatdown of then-No. 19 Michigan is a loud statement proclaiming the Nittany Lions as the team to beat in the conference, which will only be validated with a win against the Buckeyes. Even if Barrett plays the best game of his career, is the defense good enough to stop the Nittany Lions?It’s difficult to ask any defense to slow down Penn State running back Saquon Barkley; just ask head coach Urban Meyer.“He’s the best all-purpose guy we’ve probably faced in probably, maybe my career,” he said.Even if that defense manages to slow Barkley, there’s quarterback Trace McSorley, tight end Mike Gesicki and wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton to contain. For an Ohio State defense that has surrendered 33 passing plays of 15-plus yards and 10 plays of 25-plus yards, that task is almost asking the unthinkable.Especially when considering Penn State had 11 plays of 15-plus yards and six plays of 25-plus yards against a Michigan defense that is ranked near the top of nearly every defensive metric.“Sometimes when you play an offense like this, you feel like you don’t have enough players to do it,” defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said. “That’s definitely the challenge.”Barrett will certainly have his work cut out for him as well. He will face a Penn State defense that ranks first in opponents’ scoring, ninth in total defense and has several future NFL players on its roster. Yet, as mentioned before, Barrett is at the top of his game right now and can give Ohio State the performance it needs to knock off the Nittany Lions.But will Barrett receive the needed help?When Barrett wasn’t great in games last season, the defense saved him and the offense. This time around, he must be great. He must make as many crucial plays as possible. Even then, it might not be enough to keep Penn State from appearing a second time on Barrett’s list of losses. read more

Rice growing into defensive midfield role

first_imgWest Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is relishing playing in central defensive midfield for the Hammers this season.After an impressive pre-season, Rice has established himself in the West Ham team this season under Manuel Pellegrini.The 19-year-old’s frequent involvement in the team also coincided with West Ham’s return to form starting with their 3-1 victory at Everton.“I’d say Everton away was my best performance since I came back in, because we’d lost the first four and we couldn’t lose five in a row,” Rice told the club’s website.“The manager changed the team up and we went out there, everyone played really well, we won our first game and got the three points and there’s no better feeling than that, to be honest.“If you compare the first game I played at Liverpool compared to the ones I’m playing now, my positioning at Anfield wasn’t the best for a holding midfielder.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…“Positioning is one of the main things when you play in that position because you’ve always got to play in the center of the pitch.“I always look back at that Liverpool game because it was the first time I’d played CDM (central defensive midfielder) in a while and I was not really in the back four, I was wide, and sometimes it’s not about that.“You’ve just got to hold your position and trust that the ball is going to come near you.“I think, since I’ve started to do that, the amount of interceptions and tackles I have made has gone up.”last_img read more

Vik Bajaj on Judge Gills decision to release serial rapist Alvin Quarles

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – KUSI Contributor and Legal Analyst Vik Bajaj joined us in studio to explain why Judge David Gill decided to release the “Bolder Than Most” serial rapist Alvin Quarles back into the community under a conditional release program.Details of Alvin Quarles’ release from Coalinga State Hospital will be worked out at another hearing to be held Aug. 30 before Judge David M. Gill.Judge Gill has been on the bench for decades and Bajaj reflected on his first trial with Judge Gill about 17-years ago. Bajaj said, “It was a horrific set of facts and crimes. In our motions, Judge David Gill gave us every opportunity to argue these precised nuances in the law. And many times, on the defense side, we were victorious. It sure did a lot to boost our ego but on the other hand, sometimes one would question the academic exercise in looking for a way to have a defendant fit into an otherwise very minuscule department.”The “Bolder Than Most” serial rapist Alvin QuarlesRELATED STORY: Judge Gill has decided to release the ‘Bolder Than Most’ serial rapist Alvin Quarles July 29, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Vik Bajaj KUSI Newsroom, center_img Vik Bajaj on Judge Gill’s decision to release serial rapist Alvin Quarles into the community Posted: July 29, 2019 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

WBMC questions 3 docs over infants death

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Medical Council (WBMC) on Friday questioned three doctors involved in the death of Kuheli Chakraborty – a 4-month-old child who died of alleged medical negligence after colonoscopy at a city hospital.”This was the third hearing at the Council. The enquiry that has been conducted so far has found negligence on the part of the Apollo Hospital authorities. The child was given no food for a long time and then, medicine was given to her on an empty stomach. This may have resulted in the death. We will be holding more hearings to arrive at a conclusion,” said WBMC president Nirmal Maji. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to sources, pediatrician Baishali Roy, Subhas Tiwary, who was on duty at the ITU and Sanjay Mahawar (anesthesiologist), deposed before the council on Friday. Tiwary has admitted that he was not aware of the side effects of the medicine that was given to the child, an official in the council said.Gastroenterologist Mahesh Goenka, who was also scheduled to appear for the hearing, did not turn up. “We will act tough against such negligence and will take steps,” the official reiterated. The deceased child’s parents were present at the time of the hearing. “We will fight till those responsible for the death of my daughter are punished,” said Shalu Chakraborty, Kuheli’s mother. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned that 4-month-old Kuheli died at the hospital on April 19, 2017, after a colonoscopy. Her parents Abhijit and Shalu Chakraborty had alleged medical negligence and lodged a complaint with Phoolbagan police and the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission.The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, in its verdict on June 23, 2017, had found prima facie negligence on part of the doctors and had forwarded the case to WBMC.last_img read more

Mountaineering Foundation frames new uniform guideline for clubs

first_imgKolkata: With more youth and students showing interests in mountaineering and adventure sports in the state, the West Bengal Mountaineering and Adventure Sports Foundation (WBMASF) under the state Youth Services and Sports department has framed a uniform guideline that has to be followed by all the clubs in Bengal to provide training on the same.Sources say the guideline has already been framed following discussions and proposals by the members of the WBMASF. Senior officials of the Youth Services and Sports department are also members of the foundation and they have put forward the suggestions of the state government in this connection. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA high-level meeting of the foundation will be held on July 6 where aspects related to the newly framed guideline will be discussed. In the same meeting, decisions will be taken on trip itineraries, like which club will take students and youth for training in adventure sports and location among other details.There are around 100 clubs in the state that take students and youth to different locations, which include Joychandi, Mathaguru and Gajaguru areas in Purulia and Susunia hills in Bankura for training in mountaineering, rock-climbing, altitude trekking, hang gliding, jungle safari and river crossing. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe training takes place between November and February.The Youth Services and Sports department provides necessary assistance to each one of the clubs for taking students and youth for training.The clubs get the assistance after successful completion of the training programme with at least 20 boys and girls in each group including two selected from the area where the training would take place or from economically challenged families.Most of the participants in the training programme are the usually students of class VII to XII. According to an official, the guideline has already been framed. Hence, the next step would be to make all the clubs well aware of it.”In a bid to make the clubs aware of each and every aspects of the newly framed guideline, a work shop will be organised in November beginning,” the official said.The workshop will be for 5 days where one member from each club would be present. “The representatives will be going through both theoretical and practical sessions in the workshop. It will help them to follow the guideline while providing training to youth and students,” the official maintained adding that introduction of a uniform guideline for all clubs will benefit the trainees as it has been framed following all rules and regulations.Moreover, the clubs will also get a clear picture on the focus areas of the training programmes on mountaineering and adventure sports.last_img read more