Kyle Allen: Washington quarterback dislocates left ankle in loss to New York Giants | NFL News

first_img– Advertisement – Kyle Allen will undergo an MRI on Monday; injury occurred as Allen was sacked by New York safety Jabrill Peppers, who apologised for the leg-whip; Smith deputised and threw his first touchdown since November 2018 Last Updated: 09/11/20 7:07am Allen’s injury made for an emotional moment for Alex Smith, who returned to action from his own serious leg injury last month after sustaining a compound fracture of his right tibia and fibula in November 2018.“A ton of emotions going on for me right then,” Smith said. “I knew Kyle was down and knew it was serious once he stayed down. You get ready to roll and all of a sudden you see them bringing out an air cast and the cart. I know that routine well. I’m trying to lock it in, but feeling for Kyle.” “I get it. I’ve been there in that situation. Peppers is a heck of a football player. He plays 100 miles an hour.” Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen dislocated his left ankle and sustained a small fracture during the first quarter of his team’s 23-20 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.Allen suffered what is expected to be a season-ending injury with 1:04 remaining in the first quarter and is set to undergo an MRI scan on Monday.The injury occurred as he was sacked by New York safety Jabrill Peppers, who apologised for the leg-whip and insisted there was no intent to injure Allen. Peppers was handed a roughing the passer penalty. Alex Smith threw his first touchdown pass in almost two years on Sunday Alex Smith threw his first touchdown pass in almost two years on Sunday

Marcus Rashford, Conor Coady to miss England’s Nations League double-header | Football News

first_img“Meanwhile, Rashford’s arrival into camp had initially been delayed to allow for further assessment on an injury sustained last weekend but the Manchester United forward will now not meet up.”On his withdrawal, Wolves skipper Coady said he is “absolutely gutted” to have to pull out of the squad.- Advertisement – preview image 3:17 Highlights of the friendly between England and the Republic of Ireland from Wembley Stadium. Although the 27-year-old has tested negative twice with the contact coming prior to meeting up with the England squad, he still has to isolate in line with Government guidelines.Meanwhile, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford misses out with a shoulder injury sustained during the win over Everton on Saturday.In a statement, the Football Association said: “Coady has been forced to self-isolate having discovered he had inadvertently come into contact with somebody prior to camp who has tested positive for Covid-19 via an NHS Test and Trace alert.- Advertisement – “The Wolverhampton Wanderers defender had returned two negative tests as part of The FA and UEFA’s protocol but, in line with UK Government guidelines, has to adhere to a period of self-isolation. Conor Coady and Marcus Rashford will miss England’s Nations League double-header against Belgium and Iceland.Wolves defender Coady has been forced to withdraw and isolate after being identified as a close contact to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus via track and trace.- Advertisement – Southgate added in his post-match press conference following the 3-0 win over Republic of Ireland: “To lose both is disappointing. We had some doubts about Marcus following the weekend, we hoped he might progress but that hasn’t happened.“For Conor, it’s one of those weird ones where he has to isolate when he’s more than likely not at risk. I think we’re OK on numbers. We think we’ve got the cover, but let’s hope that is the case.”England face Belgium in Leuven on Sunday before hosting Iceland at Wembley on Wednesday in the final two games of their Nations League group. “I contracted and recovered from the virus myself back in March, and have tested negative twice in camp, but of course it is important that I abide by the rules set by the government and observe a period of self-isolation,” the defender said.“It’s so frustrating to have to miss games because of this, but these are the rules that are set out and the most important thing is to make sure my team-mates are not put at risk.“My next priority will be to keep my fitness and hope I can be back and available for selection for the next Wolves fixture.“For now, I will be supporting the lads from afar and I want to wish them all the very best of luck for the next two games.” Conor Coady celebrates scoring his first England goal against WalesImage:Conor Coady has been forced to withdraw from the England squad due to coronavirus protocols – Advertisement –last_img read more

COVID-19: Jokowi warns of second wave, but first one may not be over

first_imgRead also: Hospitals more cautious, adjust services as Indonesia forges COVID-19 ‘new normal’He added that regions should not ease restrictions without thorough evaluation.“The timing [of easing restrictions] is very important, it must be precise,” he said.Epidemiologist Panji Hadisoemarto from Padjadjaran University in Bandung, West Java, however, said such warnings were besides the point. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has warned of a second COVID-19 wave as the number of new cases continued to soar over the past few days, following the loosening of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in some regions.However, experts say the government’s warning of a second wave is premature since the first one has yet to reach its peak nationally.“I remind you that our large task is not over, conditions are still dynamic,” the President said during a visit to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) office in East Jakarta on Wednesday. “Don’t let a second wave happen. Don’t let the cases surge.” “I think it is more appropriate to warn that we are under the threat of a case rebound in the first wave,” Panji told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.The Health Ministry has recorded a consistent spike of new COVID-19 cases in the past five days, starting with an unprecedented 993 new cases last Saturday, when the total number across the country reached 30,000, a day after the PSBB was eased in Jakarta.On Tuesday and Wednesday, the number of daily confirmed new cases surpassed 1,000 for the first time since the outbreak started.Read also: COVID-19: What a second wave might look likeAnnouncing the PSBB easing last week, Governor Anies Baswedan claimed that the curves of new cases and deaths in Jakarta had reached its peak in April. After a relatively low rate in late May, the numbers recently went back up, with 232 new cases recorded on Tuesday.Panji said he needed to check whether Jakarta had entered the second wave but he explained that a region, theoretically, could only see a new wave after reaching the bottom of the epidemiological curve, at the point where the first wave started.The expectation of a single peak day to determine when the wave has turned might not be met given the lack of testing capacity that has frequently led to a backlog in laboratories.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, has claimed that the record high numbers followed more “aggressive” contact tracing conducted by the central government. However, although the number of specimens tested daily has surpassed the target of 10,000, the number of people tested daily has remained low, with 5,825 people tested on Wednesday.A Flourish chartThe average number of people tested in the past week has also trended downward, even as the average number of new cases rise.According to the official government count, Indonesia has recorded 34,316 confirmed cases with 1,959 fatalities and 12,129 recoveries as of Wednesday.Topics :last_img read more

UK will pay low-income residents to self-isolate because of COVID-19

first_imgThe money will be available to people on welfare payments known as Universal Credit or Working Tax Credits, and who are unable to work from home. The scheme will be trialed first in Blackburn, Pendle and Oldham, which had experienced local lockdowns because of their higher rates of the virus.”The British public have already sacrificed a great deal to help slow the spread of the virus. Self-isolating if you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone who has, remains vital to keeping on top of local outbreaks,” said Matt Hancock, the health minister.The United Kingdom has suffered more than 65,000 excess deaths from coronavirus, according to the government’s statistics office, with a surge that lasted longer and spread to more places than those in other hard-hit European nations like Italy and Spain. Topics : Britain will pay low-income residents to self-isolate if they have confirmed or suspected coronavirus as the government steps up measures to keep the virus under control.The new policy comes after opposition politicians called on the government to introduce the payments amid concerns that some people who cannot not afford to take time off work were avoiding complying with the health advice.The government said individuals who test positive for the virus will receive 130 pounds ($172) for their 10-day period of self-isolation. Other members of their household, who have to self-isolate for 14 days, will be entitled to 182 pounds.last_img read more

TikTok will survive Donald Trump, US users say

first_img“I never thought I would have a voice, but this app has given me one and people have been listening,” said Rebecca Fisher-Tringale, explaining her love for social network TikTok, adding, “I never thought it would be possible.”The aspiring political scientist said she has no doubt TikTok will survive — despite the Sword of Damocles that President Donald Trump has been dangling above the social network.Under her screen name @theprogressivepolicy, Fisher-Tringale comments on current events several times a day in short videos lambasting Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic or his immigration policies.  Topics : A viral rebellion In one of her most viral episodes, Fisher-Tringale posted an ironic quiz for those who push back against anti-racist “Black Lives Matter” protesters by insisting that “All Lives Matter.””Who was brought to America in chains at the bottom of ships?” she asked, before offering these options: “A. Black Lives; B. All Lives.”In June, she joined thousands of other TikTok users in registering online to attend a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma — while planning all along not to go.The rows of empty seats seen in the televised event represented a humiliating setback for the Republican candidate’s campaign, but a source of pride for young TikTok’ers.”I think it made him angry,” Fisher-Tringale said of Trump; she believes that partly explains his antipathy to the platform.TikTok, which went global in 2018, is completely separate from its Chinese version, Douyin, which serves only the Chinese market. It now has some 100 million monthly users in the United States, half of them using the app every day, according to company data. It has built its rapid success on its format — parodies, messages and dance or comedy performances of 15 to 60 seconds, set against popular music — along with an algorithm that determines which content is most likely to interest each user.”There’s that virality component that TikTok has been able to take over, better than Facebook and Instagram,” said Saadia Mirza, who owns a marketing agency in Houston, Texas. “What Trump doesn’t like is this virality component, and that he can’t control the narrative on TikTok — it’s something he doesn’t understand, so he’s afraid of it.” A question of priorities Mirza turned to TikTok early in the coronavirus pandemic — out of boredom, she says. She quickly recognized its potential and began posting political videos, urging fellow users to vote or explaining public policies while playing popular songs.Her motivation?”The wonderful thing is seeing young people or even my age group sharing ideas,” said the thirty-something Mirza. “I’m learning from other people.”After a series of diplomatic twists, and despite negotiations involving several companies, the network — which now has some 700 million monthly users worldwide — could disappear from the US if Washington and Beijing, along with concerned companies, fail to reach agreement. Many of TikTok’s creators and influencers say they will migrate to rival platforms — like Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts and Triller — if need be.But, said nanny and part-time stand-up comedian Brittany Tilander, “I don’t think anything’s gonna happen with TikTok. I don’t think it’s going anywhere.”The 29-year-old from Kansas City has taken her humor to TikTok since the pandemic prevented her from appearing on stage. She, Fisher-Tringale and Mirza say they think the president’s position on TikTok will not stand; that other US institutions will protect the platform where they feel most free to express their opinions. Trump, said Tilander, is attacking the app as “a really nice distraction” from what she says is his poor job handling other issues. “With the pandemic going on, the wildfires, unemployment as high as it is, the civil rights movement — in an election year [TikTok] should be really low on his priorities,” she said. center_img In early August, the president signed an executive order to force China’s ByteDance group to sell or spin off the platform to an American company in the name of an alleged threat to “national security” by TikTok. Trump has claimed, without giving evidence, that Beijing can use the hugely popular app to spy on Americans.But Fisher-Tringale shrugs this off; she is not overly worried about TikTok’s survival, despite its importance in her life.  “I joined the app kind of as a joke in 2019 to watch videos and be entertained,” she said. “Then I started to make videos about my dog, then I made one about Trump, and it blew up,” she told AFP from her house-share in Boone, North Carolina.  With more than 80,000 followers, the 21-year-old college student said she hopes to bring “different perspectives” to young people of all backgrounds, many of them not yet of voting age.”So many people have texted me saying we wouldn’t be involved in politics if it wasn’t for you,” she added.last_img read more

Former Arsenal ace Jeremie Aliadiere reveals he was ‘scared’ of getting ‘smashed up’ by his teammates

first_imgFormer Arsenal ace Jeremie Aliadiere reveals he was ‘scared’ of getting ‘smashed up’ by his teammates Advertisement Advertisement Aliadiere had limited opportunities during his time at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal ace Jeremie Aliadiere admits he was fearful of getting ‘smashed up’ by his teammates in training, but that competitiveness is what made Arsene Wenger’s team so dominant.The striker was one of the most highly-rated youngsters in France when he made the move to Highbury in 1999 at the age of just 16, opting to join the Gunners over Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter.After spending his first few seasons in the academy, Aliadiere’s most successful campaign for Arsenal came during their Invincible season, in which he made 15 appearances across all competitions.Due to injuries and a lack of opportunities, the forward struggled to nail down a starting spot and was shipped out on loan to various teams before eventually joining Middlesbrough on a permanent deal in 2007.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAliadiere was unfortunate enough to have superstars like Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Sylvain Wiltord and Kanu ahead of him in the pecking order, and believes his lack of self-esteem hindered his progress at the club.‘That’s is the biggest regret I’ve got. It’s that I was too shy, I wasn’t confident enough in my ability,’ he told Goal.‘I feel like I could have had a much better career, at Arsenal in particular, if I had believed in myself more. I think when I was there, I always felt like it was too high a level for me.‘It’s just my character. I’ve always been very reserved, I keep it all in and I try to please people all the time. I would pass the ball so I didn’t get told off, rather than try and beat two or three players and risk having Thierry or Dennis shouting at me.‘I always felt that pressure of having to play for them, rather than for myself and I do think that massively held me back. I feel like I definitely had the talent and capacity to do it, but mentally I was just not ready or prepared.’ Aliadiere says he was scared of Henry’s reaction if he didn’t pass him the ball (Picture: Getty Images)Arsene Wenger’s sides in the early 2000s were famed for their aggressive and dogged displays, which helped them win two Premier League titles and multiple FA Cups.Clashes of big characters like Patrick Vieira and Martin Keown often saw members of the squad have big bust-ups in training, and Aliadiere says he wasn’t mentally prepared for that level of competitiveness.‘Those guys were so intense and so demanding. They would fight in training and mentally, I think I was frightened by it,’ he added.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 Arsenal‘I saw how determined they were, how they had the capacity to be friends, but then two minutes later they would be out on that training pitch and would be animals.‘I was still learning really and would think, “My God, they are going to smash me up”. I think it made me a little bit more apprehensive about it all.‘There were so many incidents, tackles, fights. It would happen once a week. But that’s what made that squad as strong as it was.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Arsenal must give Mikel Arteta time, warns Ian WrightMORE: Gael Clichy blasts ‘typical Arsenal’ for ‘crumbling’ under Arsene WengerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 21 May 2020 8:54 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 Commentlast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends message to Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Arsenal terminate his contract

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 31 Aug 2020 8:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.3kShares Advertisement Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped to convince PierreArsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang congratulated former team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan after the Armenian sealed a move to Italian giants Roma.The former Manchester United midfielder spent last season on loan with the Serie A club and they were keen on signing the Armenia international on a permanent basis.However, the global pandemic has had a far-reaching on clubs all over the globe and Roma no longer felt able to produce the £10m asking price that Arsenal were seeking.Faced with such a problem, Arsenal felt it was best to release Mkhitaryan from his contract rather than continue to subsidise the midfielder’s wages for another year. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt’s an acrimonious end to Mkhitaryan’s Arsenal career, which barely got off the ground following his arrival at the Emirates in a swap-deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move in the opposite direction. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Roma on a permanent deal (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless, if there’s a Mkhitaryan memory that Arsenal fans will hold dearly then it’s the fact that the Armenian appeared to play an influential part in convincing Aubameyang to sign for the club.The pair were close friends at Dortmund and Mkhitaryan was involved in a welcome video for Aubameyang following his £57m arrival at the club. The former United midfielder posted a farewell message to Arsenal, their supporters and Arsene Wenger on his Instagram today.And Aubameyang was on hand to send a classy message to his former team-mate. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends message to Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Arsenal terminate his contract Comment Aubameyang’s comment (Picture: Instagram)‘Wish you the best mon frero [my brother], wrote Aubameyang.The Gabon international then followed it up with ‘felicitations’, meaning ‘congratulations’. Aubameyang is unlikely to follow Mkhitaryan through the exit doors this summer as the 31-year-old is set to sign a new long-term deal at the Emirates.The Gabonese has 12 months left on his existing deal but he’s now happy to stay at the club after seeing the progress made under Mikel Arteta.MORE: Lionel Messi joining Manchester City is ‘likely’, says Barcelona presidential candidatelast_img read more

MORE Power: PECO’s P1.1-B investment is gimmickry

first_imgHe also noted that PECO’s mediaannouncement was curiously held in Taguig City instead of in Iloilo City whereits former customers should be hearing it, instead of a grand event againusing its profits from Ilonggos who kept up with PECO’s inefficient andunfriendly services for 95 years. MORE is spending close to P1.7 billionin the next three years to modernize the electricity  distributionfacilities in Iloilo City following its securing of the DU franchise fromCongress in December last year. He also pointed out thatfranchise-less PECO’s announcement would have been appreciated better by Iloiloconsumers and the two chambers of Congress had it invested the money 10 yearsago.Castro said PECO’s announcement serves merely as a public relations stunt in adesperate bid to undo Congress’ decision to grant the electricity distributionfranchise to another company because of numerous complaints by thousands ofconsumers and its failure to modernize its facilities despite its stockholders– led by the Cacho clan for the past 95 years and the Lopez-owned FirstPhilippines Holdings Corp. – declaring hundreds of millions of pesos individends every year. ILOILO City – This city’s newelectricity distribution utility (DU) More Electric and Power Corp. (MOREPower) derisively welcomed the announcement of old utility Panay Electric Co.(PECO) that it plans to invest P1.1 billion in the next 10 years as nothingmore than a publicity and legal gimmickry.“I commend franchise-denied PECO, its legal advisers and PR strategists formaking that statement to spend P1.1 billion. This is the amount, more or less,they owe the consumers. What the consumers in Iloilo are paying since years agoalready includes that P1.1 billion which they did not invest in the past. So tama lang they will pump it in because utang nila ‘yan sa consumers. In fact,they have to spend that in 10 weeks, not 10 years,” said MEPC president RoelCastro. Castro pointed out that even the Courtof Appeals, in its ruling denying PECO’s bid to stop expropriation proceedings,had recognized that MORE Power is now Iloilo’s sole DU charged with ensuringand maintaining stable electricity supply for the city’s 65,000 households andbusinesses. “Had PECO spent that amount 10 yearsago, the Iloilo City Council would not have passed a resolution asking Congressto find a new distribution utility to manage the city’selectricity distribution system and the Senate and the House ofRepresentatives would have renewed its franchise that expired this year.Instead Congress granted the franchise to MORE Power and President RodrigoDuterte signed it into law,” Castro pointed out. It has sought to expropriate allthe ageing distribution network of PECO in Iloilo after President Dutertesigned its franchise into law as Republic Act No. 11212, which authorized MOREto take over all and any facility and property it needs to ensure IloiloCity and nearby municipalities have continuous and assured supply ofelectricity.  MORE had secured the expropriationorder from the Iloilo City Regional Trial Court in line with the provisions ofRA 11212 and the Electric Power Industry Reform Act, Castro said./PN But PECO sought court action outsideIloilo to stop it on grounds that the act was unconstitutional and deprived itof its economic rights. last_img read more

Jail officers sought in Ripley County

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department is hiring jail officers.Applicants must be at least 18-years-old, have a high school diploma or equal and pass a background check. The position pays $29,432 per year.Apply in person at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department at 210 N. Monroe Street in Versailles between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, apply online or if there are questions call 812-689-5558.last_img

Benni McCarthy: Jose wanted me twice at Chelsea

first_imgPorto and South African great, Benni McCarthy, has revealed how Jose Mourinho twice tried to sign him to Chelsea. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The 2003/04 campaign saw Porto win the Champions League, and Mourinho left to join Chelsea – where he failed to sign McCarthy once again. The striker said: “When I went back, Porto’s players laughed and called me Mourinho’s son. I let my football do the talking and did everything I could for this man. “I even thought, ‘This guy is going to leave Porto and I want to go with him’. I had a manager I would die for. “I scored goals against Manchester United in the Champions League and when Mourinho went to Chelsea they came for me, but Porto would not sell.” Blackburn managed to snare McCarthy away from Porto in 2006, and the ex-South Africa international managed to score 18 goals in 36 Premier League games.Advertisement Once again Chelsea – and Mourinho – came calling, but the 1995 top-flight champions were unwilling to part ways with their prized asset. McCarthy revealed to the Athletic: “I was playing in England for the first time and scoring a lot — 24 goals in my first season. “Then Chelsea came knocking on the door again. Mourinho wanted me. He’s always wanted me. “I asked Blackburn if they could sell me. I wanted to play Champions League again, to play for Mourinho as he ruffled more feathers in the Premier League. read also:Top Spanish manager rules out Premier League return “Blackburn said no, which I understand. “I tried to force the move but it wasn’t enough. My mental state began to suffer, my football began to suffer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more