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  • Wenger explains Ozil “coincidence”

    first_img Arsenal recruited the former head fitness coach of the Germany national team Shad Forsythe to help the current backroom team. Wenger, however, maintained there could have been no way to forsee another injury setback after forward Olivier Giroud fractured a bone in his foot when making a last-minute tackle against Everton and France defender Mathieu Debuchy caught his studs in the Emirates Stadium pitch which resulted in a broken ankle. “What is different (this season) is we have a bit more prevention than before for the players to prepare for the competition, and I think we have made progress,” said Wenger. “(But) for us this season, we had big injuries and coincidental injuries. “For example Giroud – I don’t know what we can do about Giroud’s injury? Debuchy was on his own when he did the ankle, then you have Ozil. “(Do) you know how Ozil did the injury? Passing the ball with the outside left foot. He must have done that a million times. “Ozil was on his own. He told me he just wanted to give the ball like that (flicked with the outside of his foot) and heard a little crack. “There are a lot of post-World Cup injuries and not many soft tissue injuries.” Ozil is not expected to feature again for Arsenal until the start of 2015. Wenger, though, stressed there should be no concerns over how the player was managed at Stamford Bridge. “He (Ozil) did not tell me anything during the game, I did not even know,” said Wenger, whose side tackle Hull on Saturday looking to close back ground on the top four. “What happened was that at half-time, just before we went out, the physio told me ‘Ozil has a little pain with his knee, but it is not bad’. “He wanted to go on and I told him ‘if you don’t feel well, tell me and I will take you off straight away’. He never did that during the whole game, and after that I left him on because we were in a position where we needed to score a goal and he can deliver the final ball. “Then after the game, he went to Germany. With Germany, they thought at the start it was nothing. “We played on Sunday, on Monday he was off, and on Tuesday they gave him the day off. He was supposed to practise on Wednesday. “On Wednesday morning, he said he could still not practise. “They sent him for a scan, and in this scan they discovered that he had a knee ligament injury which is quite serious.” Defender Laurent Koscielny is not available because of an inflamed Achilles. Winger Theo Walcott is set to play for the club’s Under-21s on Friday after nine months out with a knee injury, while captain Mikel Arteta could feature against Hull after a calf problem. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is expected back for next week’s Champions League tie away to Anderlecht in Brussels. Wenger is likely to deploy Spain international Nacho Monreal at centre-back against Hull, as England’s Calum Chambers serves a suspension for collecting five yellow cards. Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil’s knee problem is just the latest in a long line of “coincidental injuries” rather than down to any failing in the club’s medical support. Ozil faces around two months of rehabilitation after scans on international duty with Germany discovered a “partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint” which he had suffered during Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League defeat at Chelsea. Wenger moved to allay suggestions he went against the advice of both the player and Arsenal’s own medical staff by sending Ozil out for the second half at Stamford Bridge on October 5, as his side looked to get back into a match they would go on to lose 2-0. last_img read more

  • Dylan Donahue utilizes strong off-ball movement to excel at attack for Syracuse

    first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 15, 2015 at 9:01 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Dylan Donahue hardly had to move to etch his name in the Syracuse record books.The junior attack stood motionless on the edge of the crease, silently calling for the ball by holding his stick out to his left as Mike Messina streaked down the field.Messina landed his pass right to the webbing of Donahue’s stick, and he took one short step with his left foot and tapped down his right as he fired a point-blank shot past Hobart goalie Jackson Brown.The goal made him the 23rd SU player to reach 100 career goals, but admittedly more important, gave the Orange its first lead since an April 2 win against Albany.“I don’t know, I really don’t think of it,” Donahue said of his feat. “I didn’t know until today they were saying it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t really think of it, I’m just looking forward to the next game.”Reaching the century mark in goals is a byproduct of the offensive value he’s provided to the Orange this season. In scoring three times on Tuesday night, he helped lead No. 4 Syracuse (9-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) to an 18-5 win over Hobart (7-4, 4-0 Northeast).It was Donahue’s fourth game in the last five that he’s tallied at least three goals, and he leads SU this season with 38 scores. The 5-foot-9 attack has been as dynamic of an offensive player as head coach John Desko could’ve hoped for.Craftily weaving through defenses to station himself on the crease has become a staple for Donahue, as evident by the manner he got SU’s offense going against the Statesmen.“I think we share (the ball) really well, so for him to have that kind of success with the ball and without the ball is great,” Desko said. “He has a really good knack for reading the situation on the field and what the defense is doing.”Donahue’s off-ball prowess has best been displayed in man-up situations for Syracuse’s offense. Against defenses with one less body, it’s only made it easier for Donahue to do what he’s best at.His 12 goals for SU when it has the one-man advantage are the most of any player in the country, and Desko said that only further proves his point about Donahue’s exceptional ability to find and create open space.Derek DeJoe is better versed than most with the Orange’s man-up schemes as the team’s man-up specialist. He attributes Donahue’s dominance to an inherent intelligence he has, always knowing the direction he should maneuver on the field.“He just always finds open space,” DeJoe said. “A lot of us admire the way he just has the greatest lax IQ on our team.”It didn’t take a stroke of brilliance for Donahue to decide where to go after blocking William Locke’s inbound pass deep into Hobart’s territory. SU’s leading scorer scooped up the ball after he deflected the pass and beelined toward the crease.He easily beat out Locke in a footrace and scored in three seconds after creating the opportunity off a turnover.It’s not blazing speed constantly letting Donahue skirt defenders. It’s not pinpoint accuracy making him one of the team’s most reliable deep-scoring threats. It’s not exceptional agility allowing him to showcase an arsenal of dodges.For Donahue, there’s no replicable formula perpetuating his success this season. He’s blended his wealth of lacrosse knowledge with his athletic frame to make plays for Syracuse in nearly every situation he’s needed to.“It’s not like he takes the ball up and dodges 20 times a game to try and get his points,” Desko said. “It’s a little bit with the ball and a little bit off the ball.” Commentslast_img read more

  • The Impact of Ebola on the Educational System of Liberia

    first_imgGood afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen,If anyone had told you or me that 2014 would be such a disruptive, terrifying year, I hardly think that any of us would have believed the prediction.  And so it has been from the point of view of the Liberian family, diminished, impoverished, and partly annihilated; from the point of view of our educational institutions, this latter being the focus of this presentation.Ebola did not overtake Liberia suddenly. We simply failed at all levels to take the necessary, precautionary measures at the appropriate time.  What we must do now is to examine thoroughly its impact and the remedies needed to prevent more deaths, the remedies needed to mitigate sufferings, the remedies needed to put Liberians in a productive frame of mind despite the pall Ebola has put us under.Education, which is the non-porous building blocks of any nation focused on a holistic development, continues to take a beating in our country and Ebola has only added its own severe debilitating lash to a system already struggling excruciatingly to acquire excellence in delivery and excellence in results.  But the hiatus which Ebola has imposed upon us must be turned into periods of evaluation, assessment and planning so that more consistent, well-thought-out education agenda can evolve, an agenda fully supported morally, socially and financially, the execution of which will pit excellence successfully against mediocrity.  This will be hard work, of course, for everyone, given where our education system is in general and where it needs to be situated regionally and globally.During this Ebola crisis, our students have died. Our students have become orphaned. Our students have been displaced. Our students for the most part are presently not very constructively engaged. Our students are again on the familiar path to becoming over-aged students in classrooms. Our students are peddlers hawking their wares in moving traffic on our city streets and at market stalls. Only God knows how many of these minors are getting a very   poisonous taste of the adult world.  They will never be children again.  They can never regain lost innocence.Our teachers also have died.  Others have been forced for economic reasons to again abandon the profession.  For some this abandonment will be definitive. So many teachers, those from private and faith-based institutions have no earnings now; yet they have families to support.  Others have no family left. Some have left the country; they will remain resignedly in other lands and there face the stigma, the ostracism, even the hostility that Ebola has saddled Liberians with rather than return to their homeland to work towards keeping Ebola and the likes of it out of our boundaries, out of our world. Despite these enormous physical, psychological, economical and educational challenges being thrust upon our education system, we must, with proper planning, insight and a real ounce, just an ounce of patriotism meet these challenges in the short, medium and long terms. Let the Ebola hiatus serve as a springboard for the educational system to be infused with dogged determination on the part of us the citizens to help bring about the changes we would like to have. Ours is a small country; our population is relatively small thereby making it easier for Liberians to do better things for ourselves.The Ministry of Education is providing books for the public schools which are in the majority.  Together with its International Partners it continues to train teachers.  It has established School Boards in each of the fifteen counties.  It has demanded higher academic qualifications in the field of education for its district and county education officers and it has made available the national curriculum for all schools.  Despite these noble efforts and more, the WAEC results, including the WASSCE pilots, the results of entrance exams administered by tertiary institutions continue to be dismal.   Why is this so?  I believe that the 1980 coup d’état the protracted period of civil unrest have given Liberians in general a different mindset with regards to the value of education. Additionally, corruption has gained perceptibly, that is in full view of all, an enduring status. Therefore we now have on our hands herculean but not insurmountable tasks, although they are exacerbated by the Ebola outbreak. Gratefully the international community has taken note of this universally menacing ogre and is reaching out to chase it, hopefully out of creation.Education institutions are particularly vulnerable, in spite of the belief that this crisis will pass.  Therefore for the immediate future I strongly suggest that Government, with the help of its partners make available to private and faith-based institutions soft loans to enable them to bounce back so as not to add to the hardships of parents and guardians some of whom have not been able to work over a period of several months.Additionally, the following suggestions are also implementable to the benefit of our education system. That the formation of teachers especially mastery of the contents in the key subjects – Language arts, math, science, civics – be given the greatest priority in a consistent comprehensive way in each of the fifteen counties.  That, the counties be given greater autonomy in conducting educational activities and that they be rewarded for creativity in teaching/learning strategies which have appreciable results.     That the counties be held responsible for the outcomes of external exams and the ranking nationally of their respective schools and counties.Very importantly, most importantly  each Liberian must convince himself/herself that education is the only productive way forward for our country and that each of us needs to take  personal responsibility in giving prominence to education, for if our education system is inadequate we will produce inadequate functionaries.  We cannot afford to do this to ourselves in a would shrinking everyday and thereby making the competent and incompetent easily discernible.A modicum of will power at the official level and at the level of ordinary citizens could go a long way in making the education system resistant to any viral pandemic.I thank you.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Celtic duo facing lengthy lay-offs

    first_img 1 Latest Football News RANKED huge blow MONEY Celtic’s Eboue Kouassi is set to be ruled out for the season with a knee injury while Daniel Arzani is sidelined with a similar problem, manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed.Kouassi, 20, was substituted in the first-half of the Hoop’s 3-0 win over Hearts in the Betfred Cup semi-finals at Murrayfield last Sunday. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED REVEALED It was a positive day for Celtic despite Kouassi’s injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Arzani, the 19-year-old Australia winger on loan from Manchester City, was carried from the field on a stretcher late in the 5-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Dundee at Dens Park on Wednesday night after coming on to make his debut as a second-half substitute.Ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Hearts at Parkhead on Saturday, Rodgers said: “We are waiting on the final analysis of the scans but it is unfortunate, it looks like this week we will have two cruciate injuries in terms of young Daniel and Eboue Kouassi as well.“We have had results through from Eboue, his is ACL.“Both innocuous really, one a landing and Daniel’s was a twist. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “If it is the case will rule them both out which is hugely disappointing for both boys because they have been on the sidelines working through and in the last week they have been given opportunities.”last_img read more