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Taking the risk out of giving birth

first_imgAfrican countries have taken to theCarmma initiative. It has been launched inover 30 countries so far.(Image: www.pbs.org ) AU commissioner for social affairsBience Ganawas with Ugandan first ladyJanet Museveni at the launch in thatcountry in 2010.(Image: Flickr)MEDIA CONTACTS• South African Ministry of Health+27 12 395 9165• AU Directorate of Women, Genderand DevelopmentLitha Musyimi-Ogana+251 11 551 77 00 Ext 220RELATED ARTICLES• Healthcare in South Africa • Rural health gets R9m boost • Angola’s four-year plan for health • Booster for child health in SA Valencia TalaneThe problem of maternal deaths stopped long ago being about women’s health and care facilities – it is a power issue, between men and women, and will not be resolved until men realise it is very much their problem too.This was the firm assertion of Bience Gawanas, AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, at the 2009 launch of the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (Carmma) in Tunisia.“Women need to claim their power in society, to make sure they can live better lives for themselves and their children,” said Ganawas.The Carmma programme has just been launched in South Africa.How Carmma came aboutCarmma was established three years earlier, when ministers of health from over 40 African countries gathered in 2006 to discuss a way forward in developing a strategy to curb the occurrence of maternal deaths.The campaign was born out of what is now known as the Maputo Plan of Action, a document agreed upon at the same meeting held in the capital of Mozambique.South Africa’s launch of the campaign came only recently – Friday 4 May was the date set for the big event, on the eve of the annual international day for midwives.Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi did the honours in KwaZulu-Natal province at an event that was attended by, among others, senior government officials, leaders in the health fraternity, delegates from the AU and the UN, and members of NGOs.The theme of the campaign is Africa Cares: No woman should die while giving life, which Motsoaledi quoted as a way of kicking off the proceedings.“It is important to note that maternal mortality is not just the death of a women – it is death of a woman because she dared fall pregnant!” he went on to say.Keeping MDGs in checkOne of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established by UN member countries in 2000, maternal health has been a tough challenge for health authorities in African governments for decades.The objective, in terms of the MDG, is to reduce, by 75%, the maternal mortality ratio from what it was in 1990 (430 per 100 000 women died in the world) by a set deadline of 2015. Additionally, the point is to also increase access for mothers to antenatal care that should be provided during pregnancy and delivery, as well as to the standard duration of postnatal care.Four of the top five countries with the highest prevalence of maternal mortality are in Africa, so it was not by accident that a programme of accelerated proportions was deemed extremely necessary for the continent.Seven years after its inception, the campaign has been incorporated into the reproductive health programmes of over almost all of the 40 countries present at its establishment.Part of basic human rightsThe right to health is a basic human right that every woman should enjoy, yet every day hundreds of women die in pregnancy and childbirth worldwide, according to the UN.Every year, eight-million women suffer serious pregnancy-related illnesses and disabilities, such as obstetric fistula, and two-million babies don’t survive the first 24 hours of their lives.A major cause of these tragedies is lack of access to maternity services, including the care of midwives or others with midwifery skills at childbirth.The maternal mortality ratio in South Africa is estimated to have increased from 150 to 310 deaths per 100 000 live births between 1990 and 2008.Abuse of maternity patients in health facilities can have an indelible psychological effect and drive women away from seeking care, leading to delayed diagnosis and treatment, and increased morbidity and mortality.According to the Patient’s Rights Charter as determined by South Africa’s national Department of Health, all patients have the right to a positive disposition displayed by health care providers that demonstrate courtesy, human dignity, patience, empathy and tolerance.However, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) article published in August 2011, pregnant women with complications experience problems with referrals to higher levels of care and with accessing emergency transport, like ambulances, when they need it.This is despite the country having enough resources to improve care substantially.HRW research further revealed that many women in South Africa don’t believe they’ll receive good treatment if they seek medical help in a clinic or hospital during childbirth. And if they do receive poor treatment, many don’t believe the doctors or nurses will be held accountable.South Africa’s dilemmaThe HRW’s Stop Making Excuses Report is based on research gleaned from visits between August 2010 and July 2011 to health care facilities providing maternity service, and interviews with patients, medical staff, health officials, and experts in the Eastern Cape.The report finds the government is not addressing recurrent health system failures that contribute to poor maternal health outcomes. It also fails to be accountable for the implementation of existing reproductive and sexual health-related laws and policies that could greatly improve maternal health care and overcome abuses documented here and elsewhere.However, HRW acknowledges that the government has made a genuine commitment to address these problems. Since the end of apartheid in 1994, for example, South Africa has passed important sexual and reproductive health-related laws and policies, and a constitutional guarantee of the right to health.Acknowledging that maternal deaths are unacceptably high, the government has identified the decrease in maternal and child mortality as a national priority, and stated that this mission is one of four “strategic outputs” that the health sector must achieve by 2014.Today, 92% of South African women attend antenatal care, almost 87% deliver in health facilities, and South Africa is one of the few African countries where maternity care is free, abortion is legal, and there is a system of confidential inquiries to assess levels, causes of, and contributors to maternal deaths.All hope is not lostMinister Motsoaledi, in his launch speech, outlines eight strategy points that South Africa will be following. They are:• Addressing inequity through targeting of under-served areas;• Development of a comprehensive and coordinated framework for the provision of Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Women’s Health (MNCWH) & Nutrition services;• Strengthening community-based MNCWH & Nutrition interventions;• Strengthening provision of key MNCWH & Nutrition interventions at PHC and district levels;• Strengthening provision of key MNCWH & Nutrition interventions at district hospital level;• Strengthening the capacity of the health system to support the provision of MNCWH & Nutrition services;• Strengthening human resource capacity for delivery of MNCWH & Nutrition services;• Strengthening systems for monitoring and evaluation of MNCWH & Nutrition interventions and outcomes.The following are the key components of the Carmma strategy:a) Strengthening access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and rights, with specific focus to family planning services;b) Advocacy and promotion of early antenatal care attendance/ booking;c) Allocation of obstetric ambulances to every facility where deliveries are conducted;c) Establishment of maternity waiting homes, where necessary and facilities for lactating mothers and for Kangaroo Mother Care;d) Strengthening human resources for maternal and child health through:• Training on essential steps in management of obstetric emergencies for doctors and midwives;• Strengthening midwifery education and training.last_img read more

Safety tips for travellers in South Africa

first_imgCrime in South Africa, like many other places in today’s world, can be a problem, but all you need to do is take the usual sensible precautions and follow some basic safety rules.South Africa has many unique attractions for global visitors. As with most destinations, there are dangers to be aware of, but with the right precautions taken, tourists can avoid these and enjoy their visit. (Image: Wikipedia)Know where you’re going before you set off, particularly at night, watch your possessions, don’t walk alone in dodgy areas, lock your doors at night.And, like anywhere else, there are some areas of the major cities that are known to be more risky than others. It is easy to avoid these and still have a good time.If you cannot avoid such areas, then don’t wear visible jewellery or carry cameras and bags over your shoulder. Limit the amount of money you carry on you and keep mobile phones and wallets tucked away where no one can see them.Check beforehand that the areas you plan to visit are safe by asking hotel staff or police.Other sensible advice is not to hitchhike, or don’t accept or carry items for strangers.Make sure when leaving South Africa or travelling within the country that you wrap your luggage in plastic wrap. There are wrapping stations at most international airports.Important South African safety advice includes avoiding deserted areas at night; securing valuables such as photographic equipment and wallets on your person; and leaving expensive, flashy jewellery locked in your hotel safe while out and about.If you intend travelling to malaria areas, take the necessary prophylaxis before you leave home.Watch videos by South African Tourism on highlights, attractions and travel advice.  Vehicle safetyWhen driving a private vehicle, either borrowed or hired, take some simple precautions to avoid car hijackings or “smash-and-grabs”.As a driver, be on the alert when coming to a halt at traffic lights or stop streets, as well as when arriving at or leaving any premises. Car doors should always be locked, and valuables are better kept in the boot or under the seats.Plan your route beforehand. Make sure the map you consult is a current one.When parking at night, choose well-lit or security-patrolled parking areas. Street security guards will usually ask whether they can watch over your car, and in return should be paid a small fee – anything from R5 upwards.In rural areas, watch out for wild or farm animals – road signage will warn you when you need to take care.Only use reputable tour operators and travel and transport services. If you’re not sure, ask your hotel to recommend a service provider for you or contact the National Tourism Information and Safety Line on 083 123 2345.ATM safetyWhen using automatic teller machines (ATMs) in South Africa, practise the generally accepted safety precautions you would employ when at home.Never accept an offer from a stranger to help you with your transaction. Be alert and watch that no one steals your card when you turn your back.If your ATM card is withheld by the machine, approach the bank to release it, or call the helpline number that can be found at the ATM.When using a credit card in restaurants, ask the waiter to bring a portable credit card machine to your table. If your card is declined, check with restaurant management that the second machine used belongs to the establishment. Report stolen or lost cards immediately.Hotel safetyNever leave your luggage and other possessions unattended. Know where your things are.Remember to store valuables in the safety deposit box and keep your room locked at all times.Don’t leave your room keys lying around; rather hand the key in at the desk when you leave.EmergenciesDial 10111 from a landline for the police and briefly explain what happened. This call is free from any phone box or landline. If you are using a cellular phone dial 112 and your call will be transferred to the appropriate emergency service.If you’re in your hotel room, contact the emergency number provided or the front desk.For further assistance, contact the National Tourism Information and Safety Line on 083 123 2345.Lost passportsIt’s a good idea to travel with certified photocopies of your valuable documents, keeping the originals in a safe place.If you lose your passport, report the loss as soon as possible to the South African Police Service, as well as to your country’s embassy or consulate in South Africa. For a full list of embassies and consulates, visit the Department of International Relations and Cooperation. Source: Dirco, South African Police Service, South African TourismWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Brand South Africa Calls for Strengthened Partnerships to Boost Job Creation

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 02 August 2018 –  A key aspect of South Africa’s National Development Plan, the blueprint for creating sustainable growth and development in the country, is its emphasis on the power of public-private-partnerships (PPPs), says Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mrs Linda Magapatona-Sangaret.Statistics South Africa recently released a quarterly labour force survey, which shows that the unemployment rate rose to 27.2% from 26.7% in the first three months of this financial year. Commenting on these statistics Magapatona-Sangaret said: “Economic growth, job creation and poverty alleviation are immense challenges that the government cannot meet alone. Public-private partnerships serve as one of the viable solutions in addressing this challenge as they are a catalyst for economic growth in South Africa”.“Our country’s strong capital markets, vibrant economic policies, stable political climate, a competitive private sector, proud democracy and a robust economic outlook, put us in the ultimate position to enhance effective partnerships between public and private sectors for employment creation.”Following President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel defined the four key areas which are addressed and inspired by PPPs; transfer of skills, exposure to work, job creation and entrepreneurial activity.In 2015, the World Bank commissioned a benchmarking study ‘The 2015 Infrascope’ carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit that evaluated the capacity of African countries to implement sustainable and efficient PPPs. South Africa scored highest overall in all. Factors favouring South Africa, versus its peers on the African continent, is that it has PPP-specific laws and policies, sufficient financial market depth to fully enable PPP financing and National Treasury as an established central unit coordinating and approving PPPs.The unemployment rate was reported to have jumped 0.5% to 27.2% in the second quarter of 2018, which equates to 6.1 million unemployed South Africans who are looking for work. The jobless rate had remained unchanged at 26.7% in the first three months of the year and the end of 2017.“We are all collectively responsible for doing our part when it comes to job creation in South Africa; the everyday citizen needs to prepare themselves with the appropriate education and direction to succeed when opportunity arises, the business owner needs check out the struggles of the people around him/her and be open to new business ideas, and the government and private sector need to strengthen collaborative efforts for the best interests of the South African people. We need to create an honest assessment of where we are and also where we want to be as a country.  From there, we can envision genuine economic progress for the future,” concluded Magapatona-Sangaret.last_img read more

Why Vaynerchuk Says to Cold Call – Episode 153

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Knee pain

first_imgDefinition Knee pain is a common symptom in people of all ages. It may start suddenly, often after an injury or exercise. Knee pain may also began as a mild discomfort, then slowly worsen.Alternative NamesPain – kneeCommon CausesSimple causes of knee pain often clear up on their own with self care. Being overweight can put you at greater risk for knee problems.Knee pain can be caused by:Anterior knee painArthritis — including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and goutBakers cyst — a fluid-filled swelling behind the knee that may occur with swelling (inflammation) from other causes, like arthritisBursitis — inflammation from repeated pressure on the knee, such as kneeling for long periods of time, overuse, or injuryConnective tissue disorders such as lupusDislocation of the kneecapIliotibial band syndrome — a hip disorder from injury to the thick band that runs from your hip to the outside of your kneeInfection in the jointKnee injuries — an anterior cruciate ligament injury or medial collateral ligament injury may cause bleeding into your knee, which makes the pain worseOsgood-Schlatter diseaseTendinitis — a pain in the front of your knee that gets worse when going up and down stairs or inclinesTorn cartilage (a meniscus tear) — pain felt on the inside or outside of the knee jointTorn ligament (ACL tear) — leads to pain and instability of the kneeStrain or sprain — minor injuries to the ligaments caused by sudden or unnatural twistingLess common conditions that can lead to knee pain include bone tumors.advertisementHome CareFor knee pain that has just started:Rest and avoid activities that aggravate your pain, especially weight bearing activities.Apply ice. First, apply it every hour for up to 15 minutes. After the first day, apply it at least four times per day.Keep your knee raised as much as possible to bring any swelling down.Wear an ace bandage or elastic sleeve, which you can buy at most pharmacies. This may reduce swelling and provide support.Take acetaminophen for pain or ibuprofen for pain and swelling.Sleep with a pillow underneath or between your knees.For knee pain related to overuse or physical activity:Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings.Avoid running straight down hills — walk down instead.Bicycle or swim instead of run.Reduce the amount of exercise you do.Run on a smooth, soft surface, such as a track, instead of on cement.Lose weight if you are overweight. Every pound that you are overweight puts about 5 extra pounds of pressure on your knee cap when you go up and down stairs. Ask your health care provider for help losing weight.If you have flat feet, try special shoe inserts and arch supports (orthotics).Make sure your running shoes are made well, fit well, and have good cushioning.Tips to relieve knee bursitis pain:Use ice three to four times a day for the first 2 or 3 days. Cover your knee with a towel and place ice on it for 15 minutes. Do not fall asleep while using ice. You can leave it on too long and get frostbite.Try not to stand for long periods of time. If you must stand, do so on a soft, cushioned surface. Stand with an equal amount of weight on each leg.When you sleep, do not lie on the side that has bursitis. Place a pillow between your knees when you lie on your side to help decrease your pain.Wear flat shoes that are cushioned and comfortable.If you are overweight, losing weight may help.Call your health care provider ifCall your doctor if:You cannot bear weight on your kneeYou have severe pain, even when not bearing weightYour knee buckles, clicks, or locksYour knee is deformed or misshapenYou have a fever, redness or warmth around the knee, or significant swellingYou have pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, or bluish discoloration in the calf below the sore kneeYou still have pain after 3 days of home treatmentWhat to expect at your health care providers officeYour health care provider will perform a physical examination, with careful attention to your knees, hips, legs, and other joints.To help diagnose the cause of the problem, your health care provider will ask medical history questions, such as:When did your knee first begin to hurt?Have you had knee pain before? What was the cause?How long has this episode of knee pain lasted?Do you feel the pain all the time, or off and on?Are both knees affected?Is the pain in your entire knee or one location, like the kneecap, outer or inner edge, or below the knee?Is the pain severe?Can you stand or walk?Have you had an injury or accident involving the knee?Have you overused the leg? Describe your usual activities and exercise routine.What home treatments have you tried? Have they helped?Do you have other symptoms, such as pain in your hip, pain down your leg or calf, knee swelling, swelling in your calf or leg, or fever?The following tests may be done:advertisementJoint fluid culture (fluid taken from the knee and examined under a microscope)MRI of the knee if a ligament or meniscus tear is suspectedX-ray of the kneeYour doctor may inject a steroid into the knee to reduce pain and inflammation.You may need to learn stretching and strengthening exercises and podiatrist (to be fitted for orthotics).In some cases, you may need surgery.PreventionReferencesFrontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2008:section 7.Honkamp NJ, Shen W, Okeke N, Ferretti M, Fu FH. Knee: Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the adult. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23, section D.Huddleston JI, Goodman SB. Hip and knee pain. In: Firestein GS, Budd RC, Harris ED Jr, et al, eds. Kelleys Textbook of Rheumatology. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 42.Review Date:11/9/2012Reviewed By:A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang. Previouly reviewed by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery (6/4/2011).last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,020.16, up 5.17 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 18 cents, or 6.10 per cent, to $3.13 on 17.5 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up 80 cents, or 4.96 per cent, to $16.93 on 6.6 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 25 cents, 6.85 per cent, to $3.90 on 5.4 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up six cents, or 1.95 per cent, to $3.14 on 4.7 million shares.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.16 per cent, to $6.08 on 4.2 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, 1.57 per cent, to $13.57 on 3.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX). Entertainment. Up 71 cents, 1.89 per cent, to $38.36 on 292,717 shares. The entertainment company scored a deal to bring “Sunday Night Football” and the Super Bowl to its movie theatres. Cineplex says a three-year sponsorship agreement with the National Football League will begin Nov. 12 and be known as “NFL Sundays at Cineplex.” Games will be broadcast live to 15 VIP theatres and then expand to 50 locations for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2018.Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH). Insurance. Down $21.41, 3.08 per cent, to $674.74 on 84,202 shares. The Toronto-based company says hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as earthquakes in Mexico, during its third quarter period hit its portfolio companies with more than $1.2 billion in losses. Fairfax also reported third-quarter net earnings of $608 million – up from $1.7 million a year ago – which included a net after-tax gain of $1.2 billion on the sale of some of Fairfax’s equity interest in Indian insurance company ICICI Lombard.Stelco Holdings Inc. (TSX:STLC). Steel. Up $2.20, or 12.94 per cent, to $19.20 on 1.16 million shares. Share prices for the Hamilton-based steel company rose almost 13 per cent on its first day of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Stelco expected to raise $200 million to use towards capital investments, pension payments, and to increase its offerings in specialized steel products.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up 37 cents, or 0.83 per cent, to $44.99 on 2.4 million shares. The Calgary-based oil and gas company bought a 41 per cent stake in PetroNor, a petroleum products distributor operating in northwest Quebec owned and operated by the James Bay Crees. Financial terms of the arrangement weren’t disclosed.last_img read more

Financial Literacy Series – Womens Workshop Introduction to Basic Budgeting

first_imgTo register for the free workshop;Visit the Women’s Resource Society: 10051 100 Ave.or email: outreach@fsjwrs.caFB Event Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society (FSJWRS) and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union are joining to host the ‘Women’s Workshop; Introduction to Basic Budgeting’.Taking place at the North Peace Savings & Credit Union, on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This is a free financial literacy workshop.Topics to be covered at the workshop include;• What a budget is and why you should create one• Tips to help you reach your financial goals• Ideas to help you adjust your spendinglast_img

LeBron James Alludes to Racism as Reason for Phil

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James took issue Monday with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson’s use of the term “posse,” leading to a lively discussion on Twitter.James’ issue stems from a statement Jackson made to ESPN Nov. 14, when he referred to the NBA player’s business partners and friends as a “posse.”“When LeBron was playing with the [Miami] Heat, they went to Cleveland and he wanted to spend the night,” Jackson told ESPN. “They don’t do overnights. Teams just don’t. So now [Heat coach Erik] Spoelstra has to text [Heat president Pat] Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’ And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane. You are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.“I always thought Pat had this really nice vibe with his guys,” Jackson continued. “But something happened there where it broke down. I do know LeBron likes special treatment. He needs things his way.”When asked for his response, James told ESPN he had “no relationship at all” to the former Chicago Bulls coach.“I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do,” he noted.But what Twitter latched onto was James’ issue with the word “posse.”“To use that label – and if you read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is – it’s not what I’ve built over my career. It’s not what I stand for,” the athlete said. “It’s not what my family stands for. And I believe the only reason he used that word is because he sees a young African-American trying to make a difference.”In response, D.J. Andrews called for Jackson to lose his position.Somebody gotta hack Phil Jackson email and get him outta here too— D.J. Andrews (@DJDarrel3) November 15, 2016@KobeTruthNlight agreed with James but told him to respect the coach who led the Lakers for more than a decade.Ok Lebron I agree with you about Phil Jackson , but you better respect the greatest coach ever!— Jesus (@KobeTruthNlight) November 15, 2016Jammy Jam also sided with James. He referenced Jackson’s history of speaking on issues he was not originally involved in. The retired coach previously put his two cents’ worth in on a 2012 feud between former Lakers players Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal.Idc I’m team Bron Bron, I don’t like Phil Jackson anyway. He be talking shit and acting up but supposed to be all about zen lol— Jammy Jam (@OfficialJammy) November 15, 2016But some users defended Jackson. They backed away from James’ longtime business associate Maverick Carter’s assertion that Jackson was disrespectful.All the hard work,effort and achievement and @PhilJackson11 still calls us a “posse”every step you take they remind you, you ghetto” @S_C_ pic.twitter.com/OPsPvAvFoM— Maverick Carter (@mavcarter) November 14, 2016But Fire Rich Cho checked Carter on the word’s definition.@mavcarter @PhilJackson11 @S_C_ lemme finish it for you. Look at the final definition and stop being so sensitive. pic.twitter.com/4KB4siTRmU— Fire Rich Cho (@FireRichCho) November 15, 2016Carter later clarified his stance, noting he didn’t call Jackson racist.Let me be clear I’m not saying @PhilJackson11 is racist,, I’m calling out his disrespectful language— Maverick Carter (@mavcarter) November 15, 2016Meanwhile, Marquisha Jeng explained the origins of the word “posse” before deciding Jackson “meant no harm.”’Posse’ is derived from the word ‘posse comitatus’, which is a legal term defining power or authority. Phil Jackson meant no harm…— Marquisha Jeng (@_melaninhippie_) November 15, 2016Truth Seeker questioned why James felt disrespected by Jackson while he “went back to slave master Dan Gilbert.” The statement refers to Gilbert’s open letter in which he blasted James for leaving the Heat in 2010. During the ensuing fallout, Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Associated Press Gilbert saw James as an enslaved African who escaped from his slavemaster.“His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality,” Jackson said. “He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner/employee relationship – between business partners – and LeBron honored his contract.”I mean I’m black power and everything, but for LeBron to say Phil Jackson disrespected him and he went back to slave master Dan Gilbert. Smh— Truth Seeker (@xfilestrustno1) November 15, 2016Additionally, Checo said he didn’t believe the Knicks’ president was racist.I don’t think Phil Jackson ment for his statement to come off as racist. If he was then he made the WORST career choice. #LeBronJames #NBA— Checo (@ChecoRepublic) November 15, 2016 read more

Aubameyang wants to explore spark with Lacazette at Arsenal

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists that his “spark” with Alexandre Lacazette should be exploited by Arsenal boss Unai EmeryThe former Paris Saint-Germain coach’s start to life at the Emirates came to a disappointing end when Arsenal fell to a humbling 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.But Aubameyang insists that a solution may already be right in front of Emery by deploying both himself and Lacazette, who was on the bench on Sunday, up front for Arsenal.Lacazette, in particular, has struggled at the Gunners following his £53m move from Lyon last summer and the arrival of Aubameyang in January intensified rumours that the French striker may already be on his way out of North London.However, Aubameyang insists that he has developed a strong bond with Lacazette in their eight months together at Arsenal.The Gabon captain also feels that there is potential for both himself and his out-of-favour friend to develop into a dangerous strike partnership up front for Arsenal, while even suggesting that he would be happy to move out wide to accommodate Lacazette.“We really get on well,” Aubameyang told ESPN, via Daily Mail.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“There is a spark between us when we are both on the pitch together.“We look for each other, we saw it [on Sunday] against City when he came on. I don’t mind playing on the left if Laca is in the centre. We both want to do our best for the team.”Emery’s tactics have been widely criticised, but Aubameyang insists it will take time for the Spaniard to properly get to grips with things.“We still need some time to adapt to the new manager and to integrate the new players,” he added.“It is hard to test ourselves in a first game like this against City because they are so strong. We have to stay positive, work on the things we did well and improve on the rest. We will have a better idea next weekend after the Chelsea game.“The message of the new coach is all about showing character, to put a lot of intensity, play high up the pitch and implement a big pressing. That’s the style we will play this season.”last_img read more

Zola insists Morata must improve tactically

first_imgChelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola insists Alvaro Morata needs to improve tactically if he is to succeed in the Premier League.Morata was recalled to the starting line-up by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri for the league clash against Southampton on Wednesday night, but the former Juventus striker was unable to break the deadlock as the Blues were held to a goalless draw at home.Zola insists Morata remains one the most talented strikers in the world but says he must do more tactically if he is to rediscover his goalscoring touch.Zola said, according to Sky Sports:“Technically Morata – and this is the reason we invested a lot in him this year – we thought he was the perfect number nine for us.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Maurizio has always said that. Technically without a doubt, he is one of the best in this position.”“I think he has to improve a little bit tactically because nowadays with the type of football, football is so organized you need to get better tactically, your ability is not enough.”“In my opinion, he needs to improve on this. He’s been working on that, he has a good attitude. He feels that he doesn’t score enough and he feels a lot of responsibilities for that.”“But he has to learn to put everything behind because these are only burden that you take on the pitch and they don’t help you to perform better.”last_img read more