first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it’s “pretty much impossible” that Sadio Mane will play again this season because of a knee injury.The club’s top scorer had to come off in last weekend’s Premier League win over Merseyside rivals Everton.Klopp will have to do without Mane for their final seven games.last_img

first_imgIEM Oakland has added PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (“PUBG”) to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as the smash-hit battle royale game will make its debut in North America.The Bluehole title will come to the Intel Extreme Masters main stage for the PUBG Invitational where no less than $200,000 (£150,000) will be available. 20 teams of four, thus 80 players, will make their way to Oakland to battle it out for the prize money.  Credit: IEM/ESLIt’s the second big PUBG tournament hosted by ESL, after the event at Gamescom earlier this year (August) which saw the record-breaking title brought to an esports stage for the first time. The event will take place between 18th-19th November at the Oracle Arena in California.Michal Blicharz, Vice President Pro Gaming at ESL commented in the release: “Everyone’s been waiting for the title that will come in and be a game changer for esports and it seems like PUBG could be it. It’s different, it’s new, and it’s growing at an unprecedented rate. We’re thrilled to be giving the game its competitive debut in North America.”“We hope this serves as another excellent opportunity to experiment with a different format,” said Changhan Kim, Chief Executive Officer of PUBG Corporation. “It is essential that we gain experience from events like gamescom PUBG Invitational and Intel® Extreme Masters Oakland in order to take the right steps in the future.” 10 teams will be invited to the event, with 10 set to battle it out for qualification later in the month. It comes as League of Legends departs from IEM Oakland with Riot run “Rift Rivals” taking its place. Whilst there were rumours that Dota may come to IEM instead, PUBG has been chosen. With the tournament being run alongside Counter-Strike, it’ll be interesting to see the crowd split as fans of FPS titles will be spoilt for choice.Esports Insider says: Another push forward for PUBG as an esport title. There’s still many issues, but with recent patches more spectator features are being lined up and added. $200,000 is no small amount either, so we’re excited to see what goes down in Cali.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: APAdvertisement afkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaa7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eek3ue( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ad63wWould you ever consider trying this?😱9qz52oCan your students do this? 🌚6im0weRoller skating! Powered by Firework Zlatan Ibrahimović, who often makes headlines on passing controversial comments, has recently gathered media attention, after taking a jab at Major League Soccer, openly calling the playoff system ‘sh*t’.Advertisement Image Courtesy: APIn an interview with Fantasy Sports Cave this Thursday, the LA Galaxy superstar openly expressed his reproval of the post season elimination tournament of the league.The video session was posted by Giovanni Garcia, the founder of Fantasy Sports Cave, on his official Twitter. Check it out below-Advertisement In the post training discussion about the play off format, the 37 year old stated that the system cannot create a winning mentality in players.“I think the system is sh*t, but that’s the way it is. Because you talk about mentality, for me, mentality is every day. Training, the way you train is the way you play game. The results in every game is important.”“But here, you come in seventh place, you make playoffs, you win. So how do you create that mentality to be on your toes 24 hours? Is very difficult.” the former Swedish international added.Major League Soccer is divided into two conferences- the Eastern and Western. Each year, top seven teams from each of the conferences advance to the playoffs- a total of 14 teams, to compete to the final match, named the ‘MLS Cup’.LA Galaxy are currently fifth in the Western conference, and will face DC United tomorrow, who are also in fifth position in the Eastern conference. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBy John Burton |MIDDLETOWN — Affection and appreciation were the prescriptions as generations of patients, friends and family offered their gratitude and kind words for a long life spent in medicine.At the party, held at the Middletown Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 4, Harry M. Swartz, M.D.  celebrated his retirement after a 58-year career in medicine. Generations of  his patients – including this reporter – were on hand, joining Swartz and his family, friends and others to acknowledge the years of service.“I love him. He’s a great doctor,” said Ida Fairlie, a 92-year-old Atlantic Highlands resident, who has counted Swartz as her primary physician for more than 50 years. “My whole family went to see him,” she said. At times, family members were too ill visit Swartz’ office. “When they couldn’t get there,” Fairlie recalled, “he’d come over.”Swartz, 86, lives in Rumson, and as of the end of May stepped back from his family practice, which he conducted at 138 Cherry Tree Farm Road, in the township. During his decades in practice he said he’s seen children grow up, have their own families he’s treated and always feeling very much part of their lives. Along with his busy practice, Swartz for many years served as the official physician for Middletown Township and for the Middletown Police Department, he said.Swartz acknowledged it was a bittersweet day seeing so many familiar faces from so many years, offering their well wishes and good cheer after in many cases caring for them. “It is wonderful to see everyone and I feel wonderful,” he said.For approximately the last 30 years Swartz has partnered with his son, Stephen J. Swartz, M.D., sharing responsibilities for the practice.“How can you describe being so close?” Stephen questioned. During their three decades working alongside each other, “spending our days together, eating together,” he had developed similar traits. “We think alike, manage patients alike,” he said. And most importantly, he concluded, “What Dad has done is make patients family.”Stephen, a Little Silver resident who also serves as medical director of CareOne at King James rehabilitation facility, Atlantic Highlands, will be continuing with the practice. However, he is planning on moving it to a new location. The new site has yet to be determined but will be in Middletown.“They’re great doctors, both of them,” said Bob Eckert. Eckert, a patient some 40 years ago, served as Middletown’s mayor 1978-79 and served on the Township Committee from 1975-81. He now lives in Berkeley Township in Ocean County but continued to rely on Drs. Swartz for his medical treatment. What made the elder Swartz such a great physician, Eckert said, is “I think he is very caring,” as well as his medical skill. “He could diagnose you right away,” Eckert recalled with a snap of his fingers. “He’s very accomplished.”What marked Swartz’s time treating patients is “his compassion, his caring,” Fairlie said.“He always gives his patients respect,” Stephen added.“He always has time for you,” added Christine Goetz, Middletown. Goetz has been a longtime patient, who said her husband had died a few months ago and Swartz provided so much comfort to her as she was grieving. “He got me out of the house,” Goetz said of the doctor. “That’s Dr. Harry for you,” she said.“The one thing I learned from him is humility,” said Sidney Swartz, M.D., Harry’s son who is a Florida anesthesiologist.“Other than being a great physician, that’s probably the most important thing I learned from Dad,” Sidney continued, “the way he treats people…You really are supposed to help people and he always did that.”So far retirement is good, Harry said. “I get up a little later in the morning now,” he said. “You know, people say you get bored in retirement. Not me. There’s plenty to do.”Harry’s wife, Renee Swartz, said he’s been spending his time taking up gardening and Harry acknowledged he’s been enjoying going to the beach. Renee is chairwoman for the Monmouth County Library Commission, where’s she’s been active for many years, and plans to continue. She suspects her husband will find things to keep him active. “Oh, I’ll keep him busy,” she said.Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry offered a county proclamation naming Aug. 4, 2017 as Dr. Harry M. Swartz Day.This article was first published in the August 10-17, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Health & the HSE to immediately fill the vacancies in Letterkenny University Hospital’s Pathology Department.It has been revealed that the hospital will be referring a number of tests to an external private laboratory due to ongoing staff vacancies in the Pathology Department resulting in the Department being unable to offer a full service.Deputy McConalogue said this is a concerning development for health services in our county as the pathology department in LUH not only caters for testing the hospital itself but also for GP practices and medical services the length and breadth of Donegal. He said “A highly efficient service in our hospital has been hamstrung by the failure of the HSE & the Government to prioritise the vacancies in the Department and as a direct result, the Department have been forced to reduce the services it can offer.“Furthermore, because of this failure, we will now see public money being spent on testing in privates labs. This could have been avoided if the vacancies were filled within the Pathology Department.Deputy McConalogue concluded, “I have written to the Minister for Health and the HSE outlining how unacceptable this situation is and demanding that immediate approval be given to bringing the Pathology Department to full staff capacity.”Call for HSE to fill vacancies at hospital Pathology Dept was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgLAS VEGAS–The San Francisco Giants have set out to acquire outfielders and starting pitchers this winter while also focusing on upgrading their farm system.New president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi plans to check all of those needs off his list, but he’ll have plenty of help in accomplishing his mission.On the first day of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, Zaidi and the Giants officially announced the additions of three new executives to the front office. Former Blue Jays …last_img read more

first_imgLane Branstetter barreled into the endzone on a 5-yard run with under 90 seconds to play as Ferndale High had the final say in a back-and-forth scoring fest Friday night on the road at the Redwood Bowl on a wild first night of Little 4 Conference play.Branstetter’s touchdown and subsequent 2-point conversion catch by Tristen Martin gave Ferndale a 45-38 advantage over Arcata as the Wildcats hung on for a win by the same margin against the defending conference champions.Landon Gomes had three …last_img read more

first_imgIndian weightlifters won four medals on the opening day of the XIXth Commonwealth Games but failed to clinch a gold.Ngangbam Soniya Chanu, who was expected to win the first gold for India, had to be content with a silver after 17-year-old Nigerian student Augustina Nwaokolo put in her best show at the Games to win the 48kg title at the weightlifting complex of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday. India’s Sandhya Rani Devi Atom finished with a bronze.Among the men, India’s Sukhen Dey and Srinivasa Rao won silver and bronze medals respectively in the 56kg class. Malaysia’s Amirul Ibrahim won the gold.Nwaokolo also set a new Commonwealth Games record of 175kg after a snatch lift of 77kg and clean and jerk attempt of 98kg.After gliding through the opening stage with three confident lifts in the snatch, Nwaokolo then succeeded with 94kg and 98kg in the clean and jerk before failing with 100kg.Chanu began her campaign by lifting 73kg in her first snatch attempt. In her second and third attempts, she tried to lift 76kg but failed. In clean and jerk, Chanu lifted 94kg in her first attempt but failed to lift 103kg in her other two attempts. Chanu lifted 167kg in total to win silver.”It was a sad day for me. I think God was not with me today. My coach was really hopeful that I will win gold but I will say I am unlucky that I missed two chances of winning gold here,” Chanu said.advertisementOn the other hand, Sandhya failed to impress in her very first attempt.She lifted 70kg in her second attempt but failed to lift 73kg in her third attempt. However, she improved her performance in clean and jerk as she lifted 90kg in her first attempt and then found success in lifting 95kg to make a new Commonwealth Games record, which was soon broken by Nwaokolo. She lifted 165kg in total to settle for bronze.”I am happy to win bronze here but disappointed that I could not do better in snatch. I missed the gold medal but let’s hope we win in the men’s category. We were sure to win the gold here but it all went wrong today.We were hoping for the best results as we worked hard but I will say it’s our bad luck,” Sandhya said.Coach Harnam Singh also said it was unfortunate that India did not win gold. “I apologise to everyone because I had said India will win a gold medal in 48kg,” he said.Erika Yamasaki of Australia, the bronze medallist in Melbourne, crashed out of the event after failing three times while attempting 88kg in clean and jerk.The 23- year-old collapsed on the floor and began crying after her unsuccessful attempts.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: Very young Guendouzi offers many thingsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted with the impact of Matteo Guendouzi.Guendouzi was booked for the fourth time this season in the feisty 3-1 win over Burnley.That was the 19-year-old’s 15th Premier League appearance of a season which began with him excelling even in defeat to Manchester City and has seen him establish himself as the latest youngster to take Arsenal by storm.“I am very happy with Matteo, he’s improving a lot and helping us,” said Emery. “He gives us a lot of moments in the team with combination and quality, with the possibility to play with our style.“He needs to improve more, to continue his progress with us. He’s very young.” last_img read more