PLAY @AFC_Gal Why did Xhaka duck his head ? 🤔 https://t.co/o6w3poUCzQ— Andrew Robertson (@ARobertson36) September 30, 2019 Read More Granit Xhaka has been blamed for Manchester United’s first-half goal against Arsenal (Optus Sport)Granit Xhaka has been slammed by Arsenal fans for ‘ducking’ Scott McTominay’s shot which led to Manchester United’s first-half goal at Old Trafford.Quality was severely lacking in the opening 45 minutes on Monday evening as both Arsenal and United struggled to create clear-cut chances.But the deadlock was broken in the 45th minute as Marcus Rashford cut the ball back to McTominay on the edge of the area and the Scotland international lashed his effort into the top corner.But subsequent replays have shown that Xhaka moved his head down which allowed the ball to go over him and past Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.ADVERTISEMENT Xhaka ducks out the way of the shot. No goal is ever conceded by Arsenal without him having some stupid hand in it. #MUNARS #AFC— Matt Scott (@Matt5cott) September 30, 2019 Skip Ad by Metro Comment Top articles Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Coming Next 1 min. story Read More Xhaka playing Duck Duck. #MUNARS pic.twitter.com/1QCyyVKCSJ— BobbyKiarie (@Bobbykiarie) September 30, 2019 Read More Skip Granit Xhaka slammed for ‘ducking’ Scott McTominay’s shot for Manchester United’s goal against Arsenal SPONSORED 1/1 Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 AdvertisementAdvertisementSurprisingly, former United captain Roy Keane was reluctant to criticise Xhaka for his failure to stop McTominay’s shot.‘It does come at him pretty quick,’ said Keane.‘I’d be quite happy to criticise him, but it does go quick.’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 CityHowever, Jamie Carragher was happy to dig out Xhaka, who was named as Arsenal’s first-choice captain last week.‘It takes a little nick… listen, I don’t know why, whether you think the ball is hitting your face, you’re putting your head down,’ said the former Liverpool defender.‘It does come quick at him but that thing of putting your arms behind your back and your head down, I don’t think it’s right.’And there were plenty of Arsenal fans who sided with Carragher and slammed Xhaka for appearing to get out of the way of McTominay’s strike.Granit Xhaka, our captain, ducked instead of putting his body on the line he ducks. Unbelievable.— Manny (@ArsenalEdits___) September 30, 2019 Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE MY CAPTAINIs an absolute moron named Xhaka , first doing an obvious foul which should have been a yellow card on the counter, then doesn’t even run during the follow up only to DUCK under the McTominay shot.Show me a bigger idiot #MUNARS— your father (@abuya_henry) September 30, 2019More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 9:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Xhaka that’s scandalous. Through your body in the way. Don’t fuckin duck out the way #MUNARS— wayne korytnickyj (@waynekory) September 30, 2019 Video Settings Advertisement
It said the aim of the analysis was not only to verify whether pension institutions were complying with all the relevant legal provisions, but also to identify a number of good practices.The draft communiqué sets out minimum requirements – the FSMA’s expectations based on the current regulations – and “nice to haves”, being recommendations for more transparency.Its 2016 analysis surveyed 33 pension institutions, 16 of which were pension funds and 17 group insurers, covering more than 1m members. The sample included 12 sector plans and 75 individual company pension schemes.One of its findings was that many pension institutions did not clearly disclose the deductions they make from contributions, for example for taxes, or risk premia, such as for death coverage.It also found that where a pension plan is financed through a so-called Branch 21 insurance contract guaranteeing a certain return, in many cases this guaranteed rate was not disclosed in documentation made available to members. The Belgian regulator is seeking to improve the information that pension institutions make available to members in defined contribution (DC) plans about how their pensions are built.It is consulting on recommendations for transparency of fees and returns for members of occupational DC plans.The consultation and the draft recommendations are the result of an analysis that FSMA carried out in 2016. This examined the extent to which a member could get an accurate and understandable comprehensive picture of all the factors directly or indirectly affecting his or her supplementary pension. These included investment returns and costs deducted from contributions.The regulator focused on three key documents required by regulation: the pension plan rules, the transparency report, and the pension benefit statement. read more
186 Views one comment Share Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Teen in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping meds by: Associated Free Press – July 21, 2015 Tweet Share Share VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) — A French teenager born with HIV has been in remission for 12 years after stopping her medication, a world first that renews hope for the prospect of early treatment, researchers said Monday.The young woman, now 18, is not considered cured, but is doing perfectly well off treatment, said the research led by Asier Saez-Cirion of the HIV, Inflammation and Persistence Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.Never before have scientists known of a case in which an HIV-infected child goes into long-term remission, said the study presented at the International AIDS Society meeting in this western Canadian city.“We can detect HIV in the cells, but what we cannot detect is viral replication in the plasma,” Saez-Cirion said in an interview.“We don’t know yet why this girl was able to control the infection.”The girl does not have the genetic factors associated with natural control of infection, which has been seen in a rare group of patients.“Most likely, she has been in virological remission for so long because she received a combination of antiretrovirals very soon after infection,” said the report.The young woman, whose identity was not revealed, was infected with HIV either in utero or during childbirth.When she was five, her family dropped out of the treatment program for unknown reasons. When they returned her to medical care one year later, she “was found to have an undetectable viral load,” said the report.Doctors decided not to resume antiretroviral treatment for the child, but monitored her.Researchers said the unconventional case bolsters growing evidence in adults that starting treatment immediately after HIV infection is essential.Her case “suggests that long-term remission after early treatment is possible in children infected by HIV,” said the report.– Single case –There was a previous case of a baby who was born with HIV in the US state of Mississippi and went into an extended remission, but her case lasted only 27 months after antiretroviral therapy was stopped.So researchers urged caution in interpreting the results, and said doctors do not recommend anyone stop their antiretroviral treatment.“This case is going to be inspiring for people living with HIV and working in the field,” said scientist Sharon Lewin, who co-chaired a symposium earlier this week on finding a cure for HIV.The meeting has drawn more than 6,000 HIV professionals from around the world.“My reservations are, it’s a single case,” Lewin told AFP.“It’s also uncertain whether the teen would have controlled (her HIV infection) without any treatment. We know one percent of people who become infected naturally control the virus and don’t require treatment.”The girl’s case may not be unique, but it is the first identified by researchers, said Saez-Cirion.“I’m sure there will be others in the future,” he said, noting there are still relatively few studies of children infected at birth who are now young adults and have been monitored for their entire lives.Lewin cautioned that no one should become complacent about finding a cure in the face of growing evidence showing it is possible to treat HIV.“The reality is there are still two million new infections and 1.5 million deaths a year from HIV and 35 million living with HIV,” said Lewin.“Whether we can really fund that, sustain and keep people in lifelong care is unclear.”Saez-Cirion said the findings offer direction for future research.The case “shows that remission is possible, but rare. We need to understand why it’s not common, and which mechanisms are (involved) so that we can treat a larger population.” read more
Milan, In. — Milan American Legion Post #235 presents “One More Bluegrass Show” Wednesday, July 3. The show features Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys, the Grascals and country music star Jamie Johnson.Advance tickets sales begin May 1 and are $10. Kids 12-years-old and under are free. Campers are welcome but there are no hook ups. The show will go on rain or shine. For more information please call 812-343-5556.
RelatedPosts COVID-19: Traore withdraws from Spain squad UEFA Nations League: Spain’s Gaya nets late goal to snatch draw with Germany Adama Traore tests positive for coronavirus Former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced his retirement from football at the age of 39.Casillas, who finished his playing days at Porto, won the World Cup and two European Championships during an illustrious international career. He lifted five LaLiga titles and the Champions League three times with Real, making 725 appearances for the Spanish giants over 16 seasons between 1999 and 2015.“The important thing is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination that it takes you,” Casillas posted on Instagram alongside a lengthy retirement letter.“Because that with work and effort comes alone and I think I can say, without hesitation, that it has been the path and the dream destination.”Casillas wore 167 caps for Spain, bettered only by Sergio Ramos, and was captain when they became world champions in 2010 and triumphed at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.He sits second on the list of all-time appearances for Real, with only former team-mate Raul having made more. The keeper also won two Portuguese titles at Porto after leaving the Bernabeu in 2015 but did not play again for the club after suffering a heart attack in training last year.Real hailed Casillas as the club’s greatest goalkeeper and one of their finest players.“Real Madrid wants to show its appreciation, admiration and affection for one of the greatest legends of our club and world soccer,” read a statement on the Spanish champions’ website.“The best goalkeeper in the history of Real Madrid and Spanish football came to our house when he was nine years old.“Today, one of the most important footballers in our 118-year history, a player whom we love and admire, a goalkeeper who has enlarged the legend of Real Madrid with his work and with exemplary behaviour both inside and outside, says goodbye as a professional player. “Iker Casillas belongs to the heart of Real Madrid and will be so forever. Real Madrid wants to convey to him and his family the affection of our club, which is the club of his life.”Tags: FOOTBALLIker CasillasRetirementSpain read more
JUNIOR Cricketer-of-the-Year 2016, Bhaskar Yadram, and Keemo Paul will be playing for the West Indies Under-19 when the 2017 NAGICO Regional Super 50 tournament starts on January 24.Bhaskar YadramWhile the final squad is yet to be confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), a source close to the WICB selection panel informed Chronicle Sport that the Guyanese duo will be part of the 14-man squad.The 17-year-old Yadram who was among the West Indies Under-19, 20-man training squad last month in Grenada, was outstanding for Guyana last year in Regional youth cricket.He was the Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-19 tournament,in which he scored the most runs, while he collected the most wickets in the Regional Under-17 tournament.Later that year, Yadram continued that form at the local senior level, hitting 547 runs for the East Coast Demerara franchise in the inaugural Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament.His aggregate was the fifth highest in the competition, and he created history along the way, becoming the first, and only player to date, to score two centuries (118 and 121 against Essequibo) in the same match.Meanwhile, Paul, the 18 year old who was the vice-captain of the victorious West Indies Under-19 team at the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) Youth World in Bangladesh, will make up the Regional youth side as one of the players who will not feature in the 2018 Youth World Cup.According to the WICB source, the all-rounder was selected because the WICB wants to continue to nurture his talent with hopes of him ascending to the highest level; like they did with other outstanding youth players over the years.Paul played in the last Regional Super 50 tournament with the West Indies U-19s,in which he scored 15 runs from three matches while be bowled without capturing a scalp.The Super50 tournament will serve as part of the build-up for the Under-19s as they ready themselves for the defence of their ICC Youth World Cup title captured last year in Bangladesh.The Under-19s will do battle in Group A of the Super50 which runs from January 24 to February 18 in Antigua and Barbados.Title-holders Trinidad & Tobago Red Force,along with Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Windward Islands Volcanoes and visiting English County, Kent Spitfires, have also been installed in Group A.Group B, meanwhile, comprises last year losing finalists Barbados Pride, Guyana Jaguars, Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners, Jamaica Scorpions and ICC Americas. read more
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies batting legend Brian Lara has joined the fight against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a video message to his fans around the cricket world, offering a bit of advice on staying safe as the virus spreads.In the minute-long video posted to Instagram where he has close to 335 000 followers and on his Facebook page which is followed by more than 330 000, the 50-year-old double world record holder gives a detailed demonstration of the effective way of washing both hands with soap and water.“This is real! Before you touch your face always wash your hands. Make sure you get that soap in…. This will not just benefit you but everyone around you. Let’s fight COVID-19 together,” said the Trinidadian who is currently away from his homeland.The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in several major sporting events being cancelled or postponed, globally and across the region.Cricket West Indies (CWI) last weekend announced the suspension of the last two rounds of the Regional Four Day Championship and an entire suite of youth tournaments for the next 30 days; while the region’s premier junior track and field meet, the CARIFTA Games, scheduled for next month in Bermuda, has been postponed.Lara’s COVID-19 outreach video mirrors that of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar who posted a similar video from inside a hotel room.In the Twitter video referring to what he called the #SafeHandsChallenge, he says: “One simple thing we can do to keep the virus from spreading is to keep our hands clean. It is mandatory to wash hands with soap for 20 seconds. Always wash your hands thoroughly”.Tendulkar’s video received over 41 000 views and was retweeted close to 1 250 times within five hours after he posted it.After showing up in China in November 2019, COVID-19 has spread to scores of other countries, including several in the Caribbean. Aruba, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, St Lucia, Saint Martin, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela have all reported cases of the virus that has claimed more than 7 426 lives globally. read more
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As the Wisconsin’s men’s hockey team approaches the home stretch and eyes the Big Ten tournament, they will depend on their senior goaltender to keep them alive, but not necessarily senior Joel Rumpel.For four seasons, Landon Peterson has served as a backup goaltender for the Badgers, understanding that it only takes one moment to send him off the bench and into the line of fire.While much has changed since Peterson arrived in 2011, one thing that’s remained constant for the senior goaltender from Oregon, Wisconsin, is maintaining the readiness to help the team whenever his number is called.“You just always have to be ready and you always have to prepare the same way as if you’re starting a game,” Peterson said. “You never know what’s going to happen in or out of the game.”Peterson has already stepped in for the Badgers four times this season, starting twice and making 96 saves thus far.For the other 24 games, it’s been starter Joel Rumpel in net. And considering Rumpel is coming off second-team All-Big Ten honors last year and is seen by many as one of the top netminders in the conference, it’s easy to understand why Peterson’s opportunities can be scarce. The shortage of playing time in his senior season doesn’t seem to bother Peterson, who explained he just wants whatever is best for his team.While there is only room for one of them on the ice, Peterson said he and Rumpel are almost inseparable off it.“Joel and I are really good friends on and off the ice,” Peterson said. “We have a really good bond.”Rumpel said the two have been close friends ever since they arrived as freshmen together and room together on every road trip. Rumpel also explained that their friendship off the ice is matched by fierce competiveness when they get in goal in practice as they push each other to improve and battle for playing time.“On the ice we’re pretty competitive,” Rumpel said. “We have to battle every day in practice to try to make each other better and try to get in the lineup.”Rumpel added that he doesn’t envy how Peterson often has to come in the game so abruptly, which is much more difficult than starting since there’s no way to anticipate it or get warmed up.No game exemplified that task for Peterson more than the Jan. 24 against Michigan when Peterson replaced Rumpel just two minutes into the game. As spontaneously as Peterson’s opportunity to play that night arrived, it vanished almost just as quickly when Rumpel was reinserted just 18 minutes later at the start of the second period.If anything, that game showed Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves is not afraid to quickly go to Peterson if he feels a change is warranted or, in some cases, necessary. Wisconsin’s ideal scenario is for Rumpel to never leave the goal the rest of the season, but they know that it only takes a moment for an injury to make that scenario to change rapidly.Although unlikely at this point in the season, Eaves has shown multiple times this year that he’s not afraid to pull his starter if they’re not playing to expectations. According to Eaves, a decision like that always comes down to what’s best for the team.“We’ve pulled Joel a couple times and Peterson has jumped in there,” Eaves said. “If we felt it might be time to give the team a different look and put him in there, it would be because it’s what’s best for the team.”Eaves cited Peterson’s strong work ethic in practice as a big reason why he’s fully confident his backup could come through for them if they needed to make a change in goal.“He competes so hard in practice,” Eaves said. “He’d be ready to go. He’s not as big as Rumpel, but he competes, and I think that’s a strong factor.”At 6-foot, Peterson is three inches shorter than Rumpel. Because of his smaller size, Peterson said he plays a different style that has him positioned further out from the net and that utilizes his quickness.“I play more aggressive than Joel since Joel has a bigger body and is able to sit back more,” Peterson said. “I’m more active; I rely on my feet and my reactions help me out.”Peterson’s style gives him some unique strengths, Eaves said.“On breakways, he’s hard to score on because he comes far out and cuts down the things they can see in the back of the net, and then he backs in and meets them at the post,” Eaves said. “He’s tough to score on.”Ever since he became a Badger, Peterson has never stopped preparing for when his time could come. That won’t change when it comes to possibly playing at the next level once his days as a Badger come to a close at this season’s end.“If the chance comes, I’m definitely ready to take the next step forward,” Peterson said. read more
Katie Taylor’s opponent for her professional American debut on Saturday night in New York has been confirmed.The Bray fighter will meet Jasmine Clarkson who’s lost 8 out of her 12 pro fights.Taylor is unbeaten so far in the professional ranks.