Shkodran Mustafi and Cedric Soares return to training ahead of Arsenal vs West Ham Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Mar 2020 9:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.9kShares Comment Advertisement Shkodran Mustafi suffered a muscle injury against Olympiacos 10 days ago (Picture: Arsenal YouTube)Shkodran Mustafi is back in contention to feature for Arsenal against West Ham after he took part in first team training on Thursday.The much-maligned former Valencia centre-half has been one of the main beneficiaries of Mikel Arteta’s appointment as Unai Emery’s permanent successor. Mustafi had been told he was almost certain to have no future at the club by Emery, but Arteta has placed his faith in the 27-year-old and he has been rewarded with a series of commanding performances at the heart of a notoriously brittle Arsenal defence.The Germany international suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury during Arsenal’s damaging Europa League defeat against Olympiacos last week and in the immediate aftermath of the loss, Arteta admitted he was unsure as to the extent of the injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal released footage of yesterday’s training session on their official YouTube account and Mustafi showed no ill-effects of the injury which forced him off in the 103rd minute against the Greek side. Cedric Soares featured in Arsenal’s training session ahead of Saturday’s game against West Ham (Picture: Arsenal YouTube)January recruit Pablo Mari impressed on his competitive debut against Portsmouth in the FA Cup on Monday and Arteta now has five fit central defenders to choose from with Rob Holding also back in contention. On the possibility of Mari featuring against the Hammers, Arteta said yesterday: ‘Well he has recovered really well from the game. He had 45 minutes with the Under-23s four days before that game.‘He played 90 minutes, he said he’s physically good, he trained well and I think he’s ready to play if we need him to on Saturday.’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 ArsenalFellow winter window recruit Cedric Soares, meanwhile, stepped up his recovery from the knee injury which has prevented him from featuring at all for his new club following his arrival on loan from Southampton nearly six weeks ago. The Portugal international was seen wearing heavy strapping on his left leg during the session but Arteta will hope he is back in contention soon, having opted to deploy Sokratis Papastathopoulos as a makeshift right-back to cover for Hector Bellerin, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles remains out of favour.MORE: Charlie Nicholas names the five most exciting youngsters at ArsenalMORE: Manchester United demand £25m for Roma target Chris SmallingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.
Press Release, Public Health, Results, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced several additional steps the commonwealth is taking to help combat the opioid addiction crisis. These steps will help tighten the rules under which medication such as buprenorphine can be prescribed under the Medicaid program.“Success in the fight against opioid crisis requires that we address the issue from all angles,” said Governor Wolf. “Not only must we make sure that quality treatment options are available from Pennsylvanians suffering from an opioid use disorder, we must also make sure that we are doing everything we can to make sure treatment is appropriate and that we keep unscrupulous individuals from taking advantage of those who are fighting the disease of addiction.”In order to help make sure that medication is used appropriately, the Department of Human Services (DHS) will take the following actions for Medicaid providers:Require all ordering, prescribing or referring providers who are identified on claims be enrolled in the Medicaid program. This will prevent current cash providers who are not enrolled in the Medicaid program from having their prescriptions filled at the pharmacy;Work with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to cease allowing providers to accept cash payments from Medicaid recipients;Audit and potentially un-enroll providers who prescribe medication such as buprenorphine without an office visit;Encourage Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to terminate poor providers that do not meet certain quality metrics;Implement standardized prior authorization guidelines similar to those most recently implemented for the Medicaid Fee-For-Service Program; andRefer high-volume providers with poor quality records to DHS Bureau of Program Integrity for review and action.“We are tightening the medication rules to ensure that the Medicaid providers writing these prescriptions are thoroughly treating the individual, coordinating care, and getting folks the counseling services they need while going through this treatment,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “Our physical health, behavioral health, and pharmaceutical providers need to work together to provide the best care possible.”“If you, or someone you love, is receiving treatment from an Medicaid-enrolled provider, you should not pay out of pocket for that treatment. We ask that you refer the provider to DHS’ tip line at 1-844-DHS-TIPS,” said Governor Wolf.In addition to the latest actions, the commonwealth has:Strengthening the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) so that doctors are required and able to check the system each time they prescribe opioids;Developed nine new prescribing guidelines to help doctors who provide opioid prescriptions to their patients;Created the warm handoff clinical pathway to facilitate referrals from the emergency department to substance abuse treatment;Established a new law limiting the amount of opioids that can be prescribed to a minor to seven days; andDesignated 45 Centers of Excellence, central hubs that provide navigators to assist those with opioid use disorders with behavioral and physical health care, along with medication-assisted treatment, as needed.New investments in battling the opioid epidemic in the 2017-2018 budget include:$10 million to expand access to naloxone for first responders through competitive grant funds will be awarded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD).$3.4 million to expand specialty drug courts in PCCD to expand treatment strategies to divert offenders into more meaningful treatment and recovery.$26.5 million in federal Cures Act funds beginning in 2017-18 that will be used to expand access to treatment services, particularly for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured.Continued investments in battling the opioid epidemic in the 2017-2018 budget include:$20.4 to continue the 45 Centers of Excellence throughout Pennsylvania which will help coordinate holistic treatment for people suffering from substance use disorder.$45 million to continue to fund services to address heroin and opioid addition through the Single County Authorities.Over $3 million for PDMP, which allows medical practitioners to see what their patients are being prescribed, and to make sure that, what they are prescribing is not at odds with that person’s health. It will also allow a medical practitioner help a person get into treatment if they believe they have identified a patient suffering from a substance use disorder.If an individual needs treatment for substance use disorder, and they are on Medicaid, they should call their MCO to determine a provider that is in their network. If the person is in the fee-for-service program, they can call DHS at 800-692-7462 for assistance in locating a provider.For more information, visit www.pa.gov. Pennsylvania Tightens Medication Rules to Help Combat Opioid Crisis March 06, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The NFC South had it’s fair share of issues and controversies last season, which could be the chips on shoulders to drive teams to fight for a Super Bowl this season.Clearly, the Saints are still stinging from that no-call against the Rams in the NFC championship. But also, the Buccaneers lacked discipline, the Panthers imploded in the middle of the season and the Falcons’ litany of injuries caused them to finish the season as average as a dry toast. Here is what to expect from the NFC South in 2019:Team on the rise:Atlanta FalconsLast season was a disaster for the Falcons. The team was plagued by injuries, especially along the offensive line, which made quarterback Matt Ryan an easy target (he was sacked a whopping 42 times).This season, most of the injured starters are back, and if the team can remain healthy, it can keep the pace the Saints have set in the division.On the defensive side of the ball, Grady Jarrett just came to terms on a new deal with the team and Deion Jones has returned from a foot injury. The Falcons also re-signed Adrian Clayborn, who sacked Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott six times is 2017 but spent last season with the Patriots.Barring any injury setbacks, a healthy Falcons team could get back to its 2016 level, when it won the NFC.Team on the decline:Tampa Bay BuccaneersYeah, yeah. This one seems too easy. Despite getting an elite coach in Bruce Arians, there are still some issues with the Bucs that are too much to overlook.Quarterback Jameis Winston is a key factor — the 25-year-old has been plagued with off-field issues and inconsistent play that saw him benched last season for Ryan Fitzpatrick.Many think Arians can fix Winston, but Winston has barely improved during his time in the league.Combined with poor defensive play and subpar safeties, Arians might need a couple of years to rebuild this team.Rookies to watch:Erik McCoy, C, Saints: New Orleans traded up to get McCoy in the second round of the draft, with the team wanting to bolster an offensive line that was top-tier last season. Unless McCoy struggles in training camp and preseason or gets injured, he’s expected to be a starter and make an immediate impact. He’s already impressed at OTAs and received a lot of first-team reps. He could anchor a line that will make it difficult for any defense to get to Drew Brees.Devin White, LB, Buccaneers: White was selected with the fifth overall pick, and the Bucs hope he can help begin to solve their defensive woes (27th in total defense in 2018). White has speed and agility, evidenced during his time at LSU. Could he hold the key to making the Bucs a formidable defense? He will work under Todd Bowles, who joined Tampa Bay as the defensive coordinator and is known for his love of blitzing. The Buccaneers likely will hit the ground running with White and use his talents starting in Week 1.Player spotlight:Christian McCaffrey NFL training camp 2019: AFC North preview NFL training camp 2019: AFC East preview NFL training camp 2019: AFC South preview However, it’s a new season and NFC South teams have the talent to get far in the playoffs. Drew Brees looks as healthy as ever at 40 and has a steady offense under him in New Orleans, while the Bucs have a new coach in Bruce Arians to freshen things up.The Falcons have to be healthier this year and can count on the return of safeties Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, while the Panthers’ receiving corps should be solid with a refreshed Greg Olsen and free agent acquisition Chris Hogan. Related News NFL training camp 2019: AFC West preview NFL training camp 2019: NFC East preview McCaffrey impressed in his second NFL season (1,098 yards rushing, 867 yards receiving, 13 TDs), and there’s no reason he won’t be poised for success this season. He also has become the team’s primary back, with Cameron Artis-Payne and Elijah Hood being re-signed to back him up and the team drafting Jordan Scarlett and signing undrafted Elijah Holyfield. McCaffrey will need his backups’ help to ensure his health, but expect him to surpass 2,000 combined yards this season.Key injuries:Cam Newton, shoulder: The Panthers quarterback was shut down at the end of last season because of a nagging shoulder injury and underwent surgery in the offseason. He’s altered how he throws to keep his shoulder healthy and hasn’t participated in minicamps as he continues rehab. Will Newton look like his old self by the end of training camp, when the regular season rolls around?Marcus Davenport, toe: The Saints defensive end’s rookie season was derailed by a toe injury, and he later admitted he never fully recovered. Flash forward to 2019. Davenport is expected to complement Cam Jordan in the Saints’ pass-rush scheme. He’s had a full offseason for his toe to recover from a procedure and the heat is on for him to help turn the Saints defense, 14th in total defense in 2018, into something more formidable.
:10 As you know, I am always talking to you about “Old School.” Why? Cause I’m old, that’s why! Yeah, I know. I look good for my age. People tell me that all the time …and you know what, they’re right. Anyway, back to something way more important than me. If you want that good old school feeling…I mean that early Sunday morning biscuits and gravy, grits in the deep pot, ham, bacon and sausage, hot cakes, scrambled eggs and coffee old school feeling, then all you have to do next Sunday is get your lazy butt out of the bed and walk through the warm beautiful, historic and welcoming doors of St. James AME Church on Lincoln Avenue. The Champions’ staff were invited guests to the churchmember, renown Pittsburgh actress and model Rita Gregory. The word was powerful, inspirational and yes…quick…(smile). The church family was warm and Ms. Hazel’s Kitchen is all that. Chicken, poke salad, greens, corn bread…oh lord, let me stop! And how about this, all the food is served by young people. You know, the kind of young good folks we’re proud of who far outweigh the bad. I’m talking about the kind we celebrate on the 6 p.m. evening news, not the ones we close the gate on the 11 p.m. news. You’ve heard enough. Visit St. James. Do it now…because I said so…and oh yeah, God says so too!:9 All I said was the Lakers would make the playoffs. That’s all I said…no, shut up.:8 You might as well get on the band wagon now. Your Pittsburgh Pirates are for real. Not only are they legit, but now the word comes that we got depth…back up baby. LET’S – GO – BUCS!:7 Here’s an “Overtime” sports bulletin for ya. And remember, you heard it here first. The Pittsburgh Old Timers won the National Championship yet again. Tom “Bum” Coates added to his legend by bringing home MVP honors…word is he hit 4—3s in a row to bring home the title…some say he’s still dropping 3s and the game has been over for two weeks. More info and a team photo next week.:6 Now look and listen, and trust me, this comes from the heart mmmaaannn. It’s possible you may have had a smarter coach in the Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League, but none smarter than Richard Allen. And you may have more dedicated coaches, but none more so than Karen Hall. And it’s possible you may have had someone more committed to winning than Ringo Saunders, but I doubt it. And I guess you could have had a better dressed coach than Roland Slade, but you would have to look far and wide. And, if you’re going to try and tell me there was a better organized and fully equipped coach in the league than me…aka Bill Neal…forget about it. But, if you want to identify the one coach that brought all these attributes to the court…then that would be…yeah, you know it—LaVaughn “Meatball” Johnson. Stand up and be applauded! (Alright man, I told ya I would hook you up. Now quit calling me). Hey everybody, you know “ball” can’t see all that good so here’s the truth, but don’t tell him I told you. We all know the man who wears all those crowns is the godfather Eddie Jeffries “The King of the Gangsters” …the Rankin Gangsters that is, wore a shirt and tie—on—the—sidelines. C’mon man!!!:5 The Pens are in. Let’s get ready to RRRUUUMMMBBBLLLEEE!:4 All you need to know is the Steelers met all their needs. Linebacker, wide receiver, running back and safety…now we have to see if them dogs can hunt!:3 I’m just sayin’, what about O.J.?:2 Movie Review Time. Oh, shut up will ya! You wanna have some fun, go see The Big Wedding, a Simmi chick flick, but De Niro makes it man friendly I give it 3 ***. And if you got the guts to see Pain & Gain with the Rock and Mark Wahlberg, funny, intense, brutal, bloody and yes boys and girls, a true story. Now that didn’t hurt did it?:1 Hey, if you’re looking for a wonderful thing to do for Mothers’ Day, call Rita Gregory. No, I mean a Mothers’ Day good time. She’s hosting the Mothers Day / Celebrity Women’s Awards Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, May 11, at St. James Church, 2 p.m. Tickets are only $30, honoring “20” of Pittsburgh’s outstanding women, and the special treat, the M.C. for the event is the legendary Debbie Norrell. Call the Champions at 412- 628-4856 to get a ticket while we still have them…fame—fashion—food and fun. It doesn’t get any better than that. And you know you can take that to the bank!:00 Kevin Cameron…I can’t hear you mmmaaannn!!!~ GAME OVER ~ BILL NEAL
Facebook29Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Batdorf & BronsonBatdorf and Bronson introduces its new Steeped Dancing Goats coffee to its wholesale and online customers. At home, on the go and wherever you are, Batdorf and Bronson provides coffee without compromise.With its tempting aroma, rich taste, and heavy body similar to an excellent French Press brew, Steeped Batdorf and Bronson coffee is a delicious addition to your coffee routine.For years, coffee lovers have had to choose between quality and convenience. Batdorf and Bronson now offers, a sustainable, single serve coffee without compromise. Perfect for waking up in a luxurious hotel suite or for waking up under the stars, Steeped Dancing Goats coffee will revolutionize your on the go experience.Batdorf and Bronson partnered with Steeped Coffee Company to create this one-of-a-kind coffee in a sachet. “Upon brewing, the cup is sweet and flavorsome, true to its chocolate, cherry and spice descriptors,” says green bean buyer Bob Benck about this new offering.Both companies share a vision of producing coffee without compromise. Every bag is nitro-sealed inside compostable packaging. Each coffee bag is made of a non-GMO food-grade biodegradable material that can be easily composted directly in your garden or your compost bin. The unique 100% compostable filtration and freshness system makes every cup guilt-free and eco-friendly.With hot water, a mug, and 5 minutes you can now enjoy Dancing Goats coffee anywhere. This is the simplest way to make a great cup of coffee.Pricing and Availability – Dancing Goats Steeped Coffee, both regular and decaf, can be purchased online. If you would like to inquire about wholesale sales please contact [email protected] 1988, the first Dancing Goats Coffee Bar opened its doors in Olympia, WA with a passion for serving coffee without compromise. Now operating two roasteries in Atlanta, GA and Olympia, WA, a training lab in St. Petersburg FL, and several Dancing Goats coffee bars on both sides of the continent, Batdorf and Bronson ensures that all of their customers receive fresh, quality coffee without compromise.
Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina casts her vote at a polling station in Dhaka on 30 December, 2018. Photo: AFPAwami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina was unofficially declared elected in Gopalganj-3 constituency in the 11th general election on Sunday, reports UNB.Sheikh Hasina bagged 229,539 votes while her nearest rival SM Jilani of BNP polled 123.Returning officer Mokhledsur Rahman Sarkar announced the unofficial result around 8:00pm.
The evening brought together acclaimed Bollywood poets at ICCR’s (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) poetical soiree: From Rahat Indori of Munnabhai MBBS fame to Padma Shri Nida Fazli who has Star screen award for Sur in his kitty besides his popular film songs in Razia Sultan and Sarfarosh. MP Karan Singh lit up the lamps as the chief guest for the occasion. He began the evening with a tribute to the power of goddess and woman to mark the onset of Navratras.The auditorium reverberated with fervent applause and praise unequivocally, by an audience enraptured with the line up of poets and poetesses. It concluded with a promise of continuing the tradition of holding Kavi Sammelan atleast once a year by ICCR.
Kolkata: In October 2017, when four kangaroos were introduced at the Alipore Zoological Gardens from Kanazawa Zoo of Japan, officials at the Alipore facility had not thought that the marsupials would start breeding in less than a year.A baby kangaroo emerged from its mother’s pouch on Saturday and its appearance prompted the authorities to announce that the number of eastern grey kangaroos in the zoo had now increased to five.”We are yet to ascertain whether the baby is male or female. We are very happy that baby came out of the pouch and tried to eat some grass,” Asis Kumar Samanta, director of Alipore Zoological Garden said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBetween 2015 and 2017 for almost two years, there were no kangaroos at the zoological garden. Four red kangaroos had been brought earlier from the Czech Republic but none of them survived. “Punca, the mother, is doing well. We think the baby can adapt to the environment,” Samanta said. Over the past few years, the zoo has witnessed births of zebras, giraffes and marsh crocodiles.An Asiatic lion was also born a few days ago but authorities are keeping a watch and have not brought it into public view yet.
Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has been instrumental in bringing down the percentage of malnourished children reasonably in the last eight years, since it assumed power in the state. The number, which stood at 47.52 percent before May 2011, is now down to 8.56 percent, with the total number of such children being 5 lakh across the state.”In our Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres, both normal and the malnourished children are provided with breakfast and day meals that have proper protein and calorie content. The malnourished children, in addition, are entitled to carry their breakfast menu home, after their lunch. The food offered is as per the nutrition index announced by the National Food Security Act,” said minister of state for Women and Child Development Shashi Panja, in reply to a query of Left Front MLA Sujit Chakraborty at the state Assembly on Monday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPanja said that her department will soon introduce ‘ready to eat’ food that will be a blend of ground wheat, groundnut, Bengal gram and sugar for breakfast. The malnourished children will be allowed to carry this ready to eat food home. “We are offering training to the self-help groups (SHGs) across the state and SHGs in two districts have already been trained regarding preparation of this ready to eat food. We will begin with two districts and will gradually cover the others,” Panja added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to an official in the state Women & Child Development department, Jhargram has the highest percentage of malnourished children in the state at 16 percent. Interestingly, Murshidabad, which is one of the larger districts of Bengal, has the lowest figure of 4.07 percent. In terms of numbers, West Midnapore has the highest number with 48,069 such children. In May 2019, the state government has offered food to 77,37,658 children, while the number of malnourished children stood at 5,30,875. The ICDS centres provide such food benefits to mothers and their children between the age group of 6 months to 6 years.
Tags: Insight Vacations, New Tours Share TORONTO — Insight Vacations has released its 2019-2020 Seasons collection with two new journeys to Greece: Glories of Greece & Three Continents Cruise and Athens & Three Continents Cruise. Also new this year is the Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague journey that is now running year-round so clients can take advantage of travel outside of the summer season, with travel dates ranging from October 2019 – April 2020. The seasonal collection features 32 itineraries to choose from, all departing in autumn, winter and spring. Early booking clients can take advantage of the 5% Early Payment Discount if they book and pay in full by Aug. 29, 2019.“Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean hold so many treasures and we encourage clients to discover the best kept secrets outside of peak travel time,” says Brad Ford, president of Insight Vacations. “Canadian clients will enjoy fewer crowds with no less excitement in Egypt and Jordan as they experience ancient civilizations with milder temperatures, or they can choose to take in the glorious spring blooms and charming fall colours of Europe.”Here are a few sample itineraries clients can choose from in the new Seasons brochure …Athens and Three Continents Cruise – 11 DaysVisiting Greece, Egypt and Turkey, clients on this journey will discover the world’s most ancient lands in the Mediterranean. For seven days, guests venture off on a multi-continent cruise full of history, archeology, religion and culture. Clients will explore Ephesus, the ancient Green city on the coast of Ionia with their Local Expert. Cairo will reveal lessons of Egyptian history where clients admire the remaining wonders of the ancient world. Glories of Greece & Three Continents Cruise – 15 DaysDelve into the history of ancient civilizations with an expert in antiquities to explore the wonders of Kalambaka and Olympia. Guests meet the artisans of a family-run pottery studio and learn about their unique traditional methods in Mycenae. In Athens, a Local Expert will guide clients as they ascend the Acropolis to take in the sights of the ancient Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechteion.Easy Pace Budapest, Vienna & Prague – 10 DaysIn Budapest guests visit a traditional strudel house and learn about the art of making the Hungarian local delicacy. In Vienna, a host of specially selected restaurants with deliciously authentic dining await that clients can chose from for a Dine-Around evening.For more information contact an Insight Sales Manager or visit insightvacations.com. Friday, April 26, 2019 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Insight’s 2019-20 Seasons lineup includes two new Greece trips Travelweek Group