When in error, don’t compound your mistakes

first_imgWhen in error, don’t compound your mistakes When in error, don’t compound your mistakes ( Editors’ note: We here at the Bar News were curious about whether Bar grievance files have constructive information that could help practitioners either avoid the disciplinary process or mitigate the damage that comes from violating Bar rules. We sent out an inquiry to Bar staff counsel and got several replies. The story in this issue begins a now-and-then series highlighting cases that we hope can help Bar members in their practices and in any dealings with the grievance process.) Senior EditorOne of those basic lessons a parent usually teaches a child at a young age is that when you make a mistake, own up to it. Trying to cover it up or lying about it only makes it worse.It works that way with Bar rules, too, as a Central Florida attorney recently found out. And in two other complaints, the same lawyer found that the disciplinary process takes a dim view of an attorney who takes an adverse position to clients, even on relatively minor cases.The main case involved a woman who hired the attorney to explore a case against the Mars candy company. The woman claimed to have broken a tooth upon biting into an M&M. After writing one letter, the attorney took no other action, and the woman filed a grievance after the statute of limitations expired.When contacted by the Bar, the lawyer provided a letter he claimed had been sent to the client, advising her he was withdrawing from the case and that the statute of limitations would soon expire. An alert laymember investigating for the grievance committee noticed the typeface and style of the letter differed from other office correspondence. The secretary whose initials appeared at the end of the letter denied having prepared it.The attorney sent three letters to the Bar grievance committee indicating the letter was authentic, but eventually admitted he had created and backdated the letter in a panic after realizing the statute of limitations had passed. He wrote a letter to the client conceding the fraud and offered mediation to compensate her for her damages.The Supreme Court, in its order on the case, took a dim view of the misconduct.“[The attorney] has demonstrated a basic, fundamental dishonesty. When demonstrated, this is a serious flaw, which cannot be tolerated,” the court said. “We have stated that ‘[d]ishonesty and a lack of candor cannot be tolerated by a profession that relies on the truthfulness of its members.’ Florida Bar v. Korones, 752 So. 2d 586 (Fla. 2000).”Elizabeth Conan, Bar staff counsel who handled the case, said the lesson is obvious. “Owning up to the error, that goes miles with the grievance committee and miles with any Bar counsel I know,” she said. “That’s part of the mitigating standards we look at if it goes to a referee.”Indeed, the referee in this case noted the other complaints would have likely resulted in only a public reprimand or admonishment, but the deception merited harsher punishment.The other two cases both involved the lawyer being hired in tort cases. In one, he represented a client in a slip-and-fall matter, in the other the client had a complaint against a restaurant. Both cases went to mediation, and the first settled for $4,250 and the second for $500. But both clients then became upset with the awards, including the one in the second case when she learned after attorneys’ fees and costs she would get $12.15.The attorney, without consulting either client, filed a motion to enforce settlement in both cases, thereby taking a position contrary to his clients’ wishes and interests. The court found evidence that the referee could have reasonably concluded the attorney filed the motion in order to collect his fees, and found him guilty of violating Rule 4-1.7 in both cases.Conan noted as soon as the attorney filed the motions to enforce settlement, “You’ve got your basic conflict of interest. The minute your interest begins to bump heads with those of your clients, it might be best to step aside. He never withdrew. We would have had a much tougher case to prove if he had withdrawn.”The court approved the referee’s recommendation of a one-year suspension, with the lawyer required to prove rehabilitation before readmission. The lawyer must also take the ethics portion of the bar exam and pay the Bar’s costs.The Bar had sought a three-year suspension, but the court rejected that, saying the case did not involve criminal misconduct or fraud upon the court. It also rejected the attorney’s appeal for a 10- to 90-day suspension. The court noted the first case involved violations of Rules 3-4.3 (conduct that is unlawful or contrary to honesty and justice), 4-1.4(a) (failing to keep a client reasonably informed and failing to comply with reasonable requests for information), 4-8.1(a) (knowingly making a false statement of fact in a disciplinary proceeding), 4-8.4(c) (engaging in conduct that is fraudulent, dishonest, deceitful, or misrepresentation), and 4-8.4(d) (engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice) and that raised the “misconduct to an extremely serious level.”That alone, the court said, justified the one-year suspension, and the other two cases only bolstered that sanction.To see the entire opinion, visit the court’s Web site at www.flcourts.org, and go to the November 7 Supreme Court decisions and call up case no. SC01-114. January 15, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Access to e-records stirs debate

first_imgAccess to e-records stirs debate March 1, 2006 Regular News Access to e-records stirs debate Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Strong debate and less-than-unanimous agreement marked the work of the Florida Supreme Court committee grappling with electronic access to court records.Passionate positions and clashing views continue, since the court invited public comment on the committee’s work: Privacy, Access and Court Records, Report and Recommendations of the Committee on Privacy and Court Records. “I don’t think there are any surprises. It is a controversial set of things to do. It’s one of the most difficult undertakings I can imagine. We will still have conversations. There are people wanting us to let more out and there are people who don’t think we should do it at all,” said Chair Jon Mills, director of the Center for Government Responsibility, dean emeritus and professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and former House speaker.“It ain’t going to be easy,” he said. “There is certainly more work to be done. I think a lot of states are looking at what we do. This is an unusual state, with constitutional provisions for both openness and privacy, so we are probably in the best position to try to sort it out.”As of February 14, 40 comments have been posted on the court’s Web site. They include divergent opinions from three Florida Bar committees (Family Law Rules Committee, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, and Media and Communications Law Committee), various media and First Amendment groups, land title companies, consumer reporting agencies conducting employment background checks, court clerks, as well as individual lawyers and judges, and one man describing himself as a victim of identity theft.The committee came up with 24 recommendations, and the court has divided them into groups for the purpose of public comment. The February 1 deadline for recommendations one through six has passed. Now, the court is accepting public comment on the second group of recommendations, seven through 10, until March 1. Comments on the third group, recommendations 11 through 24, are not being sought at this time. Oral arguments have been requested, but the court has not announced whether it will be granted.Manatee Clerk of Court R.B. “Chip” Shore’s experience as a “paperless” clerk fueled his strong objections to several recommendations.“My primary disagreement with the report itself is the conclusion that it will take adoption of most of the 24 recommendations before electronic access to court documents can be accomplished,” Shore wrote.“As the first clerk in the state to receive this court’s approval of a ‘paperless’ court, and as the clerk having had images of both official records and other court documents online longer than any other Florida clerk of court, I believe I can assist this court in understanding why the committee’s conclusions and fears are unwarranted.”Overall, the committee did recommend electronic access to court records. But it concluded that such access is only a goal that cannot be implemented until safeguards involving court rules and judicial policy changes are put into place, to balance openness and privacy issues. (See September 1, 2005, News ) . T o those like Shore who want records released electronically now, Mills said: “I am sympathetic to their argument, but not with the speed they advocate. The status quo is the law still allows everything to be open. It just isn’t all on the Web. It’s like a nuclear attack. Once you press the nuclear button, it’s gone. You can’t get it back. So care in how you do that is prudent.”Several comments noted the Florida Supreme Court’s legacy of openness, the first state in the nation to embrace cameras in the courtroom, as well as live gavel-to-gavel coverage of oral arguments, and history-making electronic access during the 2000 presidential election challenges.“The Media Law Committee urges the court to continue to champion access to court records and believes that electronic access parallel at-the-counter access to paper records in the clerk’s office naturally flows from decisions of this court, sound judicial and public policy, and state and federal constitutional provisions,” wrote D. Patricia Wallace, chair of the Bar’s Media and Communications Law Committee.But the Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee Chair John Alexander wrote it would not be unconstitutional for the Supreme Court, under Fla. Jud. Admin. 2.051(c)(8), to either expand or limit public access to court records.“In matters governed by the Family Law Rules, the Family Law Rules Committee feels that further limitation is in order, and respectfully suggests a blanket exemption from public access, as in adoption cases and matters governed by the Juvenile Rules, or in the alternative, exemption of certain filings (including, but not limited to, custody evaluations, psychological evaluations, social investigations, medical reports and records, guardian ad litem reports, financial affidavits, financial documents, deposition transcripts, hearing and trial exhibits) from public access, as in probate and guardianship cases, due to their highly sensitive and deeply private subject matter and nature, the risk of identity theft and financial fraud, the potential for harm to parties and their children, and the potential for abuse by errant litigation participants or third parties.”Mills noted that “defects and holes in our current system allow sensitive information to be released on paper. If we stay the course and do this right, we will be better off.”Neil Skene, an attorney and journalist, criticized not only the report’s recommendations, but the makeup of the committee itself.“The report is extraordinary in its lack of hard evidence to document the existence, much less the scope, of harmful effects resulting from online access to court records,” wrote Skene.“This committee was heavily stacked against the interest of government openness, had nothing but lawyers (and mostly court officials) on its membership, contained no outside users of court records (whether news reporters, data-collection businesses, or ordinary citizens) and seems to have made absolutely no factual inquiry into the existence of a problem beyond whoever showed up at a hearing.”Asked if such harsh criticism was discouraging, Mills said with a laugh: “I was speaker of the House and a dean of a law school. This is nothing!”last_img read more

CUNA member to testify before SBC, CHOICE on House floor

first_imgCUNA is engaged with both House and Senate proceedings this week, as the House prepares to vote on a piece of regulatory relief legislation and a CUNA board member will testify before a Senate Committee. Dallas Bergl, who also serves as CEO of INOVA FCU, Elkhart, Ind., will testify before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday.Bergl will appear before the committee at a hearing titled “Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Institutions in Local Communities,” scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. (ET).“In his testimony, he’s going to present a number of common-sense solutions to stimulate economic growth, I would expect he will discuss the role credit unons play in serving their communities through small business loans, and the need to provide parity for 1-4 family non owner occupied residential loan,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “He’ll also discuss the impact the member business lending cap has on credit unions’ ability to serve communities.”Live video of the hearing will be streamed on the committee’s website.Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act, an alternative to Dodd-Frank, is expected to be considered by the House this week. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

24 is Returning to Fox without Jack Bauer

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hawkins played iconic rapper Dr. Dre in the acclaimed hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, which many observers feel was snubbed out of an Oscar nomination. He’s also appeared in AMC’s cult favorite The Walking Dead as the character Heath.24 fans are accustomed to new characters because of the show’s high death count since the series began in 2001. But it’s unclear how fans will respond to someone other than Bauer saving the day. Sutherland reprised the role of Jack Bauer in 2014 when Fox produced 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode event molded after previous seasons. Legacy will also run as a 12-episode series.The cast may be different but several people instrumental in the series’ success in previous seasons have signed on to the project. Serving as executive producers will be Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz.Much like previous seasons, the reboot will cover one full day but will likely jump around to complete the 24-hour cycle.While the show inspired a huge following, it also became part of the political discourse as it was criticized for its unapologetic use of torture on terror subjects. Torture was such a staple on the show that after a while it lost its shock value.The move by Fox to revive the show—again—is just the latest in a growing library of popular shows that have gone off air only to return. Also coming back to Fox is Prison Break, which had a four-season run. And, after a 13-year television hiatus, The X-Files returned Sunday for a six-episode event. Fox has found its new Jack.Corey Hawkins of Straight Outta Compton and The Walking Dead fame will star in Fox’s reboot of the hit thriller 24, the network announced.For fans who haven’t kept up with 24 news since its miniseries event in 2014, Fox revealed it was rebooting the series with all new characters but will retain the same pulse-pounding, hour-to-hour format it made famous. But Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland since the show’s inception, will be on the sidelines.The new series will be called 24: Legacy.The man tasked with disrupting the next fictitious terror plot on US soil is Hawkins, who will play a military hero named Eric Carter.center_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Vinkovci Autumns have proudly preserved and nurtured Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 54 years

first_imgVinkovci Autumns are a stage of original traditional Croatian folklore, where about 8000 participants will perform. The theme of this year’s Vinkovci Autumns is “Three Dear Words to Us”, referring to Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. Pride and pride of Slavonia Children’s Vinkovci Autumn is a guarantee of the survival of the event, as well as traditional culture and heritage. From an early age, children live, appreciate and respect the tradition of their parents, grandparents, and thus lay the foundations for the survival of the entire event in the future. A link that is extremely important. This year, 14 children will perform at the Children’s Vinkovci Autumns (September 15 and 3.000) “shocks and shocks ”, with over 60 children’s folklore groups. The Vinkovci Autumn event has been successfully preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 54 years, and this year, from 13 to 22 September, they bring the best display of Slavonian tradition that they keep from oblivion. This prestigious and well-known folklore, tourist, economic and cultural event in the town on Bosut attracts about 100 thousand visitors. In order to show what they have learned and practiced during the year, and how worthy heirs of older guardians of traditional heritage, young folklorists from all counties of Croatia, but also the diaspora, come to Vinkovci Autumn where two days are dedicated only to them. Small Vinkovci Autumns, as this two-day event of small folklorists is called, are held on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, and are the largest such event and are similar to those “big” Vinkovci Autumns because children’s folklore groups perform at stage in the Main Tent, and like the older folklorists, all participants dressed in festive folk costumes of their place will parade on Sunday morning through the streets of Vinkovci – everything is like in the “big” parade except that there are small folklorists, small folk costumes, small horsemen and carriages, little majorettes, little daughters-in-law who poke as well as the older ones and the little Shocks with a dandy crooked shocking cap who look up to their grandparents. Since 1970 as part of the event Vinkovci Autumn, small folklorists also have their place, who in cultural and artistic societies, learning from the elderly, nurture and preserve from oblivion, most often, the very rich heritage of their place.center_img Children’s Vinkovci Autumns as a guarantee of the survival of the event Photo: Vinkovci Autumns The most spectacular event will follow on the last day when 75 KUDs and folklore groups from the country and the diaspora, 30 horse-drawn carriages and about 50 riders, or almost 4500 participants in the parade, will pass through the city streets in a ceremonial parade of participants and a horse-drawn carriage show. Find out more about Vinkovci Autumns HERE In addition to the rich traditional and cultural program that is the backbone of this event, there is a rich gastronomic program: from a rich gastronomic offer of Slavonian specialties, souvenirs, various accompanying program, wine town, craft beer festival, conferences to various concerts every day. last_img read more

The call of the east

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Bernie Sanders is not a friend of Wall St, but he has fans there

first_img“I’m not Lloyd Blankfein — I work in a family owned business, I’m a small business guy. I see the health insurance bill every month,” said Wade Black, a founding member of Scarsdale Equities, an investment group.- Political diversity on Wall Street -The 45-year-old Black — who spoke to AFP at his office in Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan — is a card-carrying Democrat who says he has moved farther left with age.And he believes that Wall Street is not as conservative as political legend would have it.”A lot of people who work on Wall Street are just salaried — they’re not overcompensated hedge fund managers. There are clerks and admin people,” Black said.”I’d be shocked if they didn’t reflect somewhat of the diversity of the political opinion that America has.”That opinion is shared by Dan Alpert, a 61-year-old co-founder of the New York investment bank Westwood Capital.”Wall Street has become younger. You don’t know what the young people are really thinking because they can’t talk — they’re muzzled,” Alpert said.”And those people who are left who are older are generally in the C suite or near C suite level and just humming the party line.”Alpert thinks that income inequality in America has helped Sanders’ underlying campaign platform to resonate, even in the world of finance.There are no polls that would indicate the percentage of those in banking and finance who support Sanders.But according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks donations made by individuals and political action committees of $200 or more, Sanders has received $1.7 million from the finance, insurance and real estate sectors since he launched his 2020 campaign. Out of a total of $108 million, it’s not an insignificant amount, though it pales in comparison to the $4.4 million raised from the sectors by Indiana moderate Pete Buttigieg, or the $4.1 million raked in by Biden.Trump has taken in $2.7 million from the same sectors.However, Sanders has taken in virtually nothing from hedge funds, private investment groups or venture capital funds — he brags that most of his campaign is funded by small-time individual donors.Black says he sent about $400 to the Sanders campaign, and did it when he felt the senator was unfairly attacked.- Is he a threat to markets? -While Sanders regularly criticizes Wall Street and the world of high finance, bemoaning the whims of the “one percent” and championing the other 99 percent of Americans, his backers in the sector don’t feel targeted.”He’s talking about investment banking firms, the Goldmans and Bank of America of the world. They wield incredible power, more than they did in 2008″ at the time of the global financial crisis, says Black.Sanders’ platform calls for dismantling banks that are “too big to fail” and to end what he calls impunity for their leaders. For several American billionaires, these proposed reforms and others along the same lines could spark a market crash if Sanders wins the White House and makes good on his promises.”They said the same thing about Trump and the market actually did fall the day after the election — and then turned around,” Alpert says, calling the fears about Sanders “preposterous.”Topics : That would give him the right to take on Republican incumbent Donald Trump in November.Sanders’ plans to hike taxes on the wealthy and tighten government controls of the banking and finance sectors have certainly spooked New York’s finance leaders.Former Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein has said Sanders is “as polarizing as Trump,” and billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman has called Sanders a “communist” who poses a bigger threat to the markets than the deadly new coronavirus epidemic.But others in the finance industry have welcomed the possibility of a Sanders presidency with enthusiasm. Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders likes to take aim at Wall Street and everything it represents — big money, big power. But even in the world of New York finance, he has supporters.The self-described “democratic socialist” is riding high in the polls — the latest national average offered by RealClearPolitics puts him a full 10 points in front of former vice president Joe Biden at 27.8 percent. And some pundits are saying that if the 78-year-old senator from Vermont continues to do well, he might have an insurmountable lead in terms of delegates by Super Tuesday on March 3. last_img read more

Why Liverpool should retain faith in Mohamed Salah ahead of Bayern Munich Champions League showdown

first_imgSalah’s last goal came against Bournemouth over a month ago (Getty Images)Salah’s lean spell in front of goal continued during Sunday’s 4-2 win over Burnley in which his two trusted strike partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino both helped themselves to two goals apiece. Mane has been in particularly fruitful form of late, netting in each of his previous six home games in the league.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith games rapidly running out, the margin for error is increasingly slim with City currently just one point better off than Liverpool. A factor that could tip the scales back Liverpool’s favour is if their No.11 can rediscover the form that made him Europe’s most feared forward this time last year.Cause for concern?Perhaps with the exceptions of the two goalscoring phenomenons of this or any other generation Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, every striker, even the elite ones, will go through a period of games in which their goalscoring form drops off.Quite clearly, Salah is going through one of those inevitable blips in front of goal with his last strike coming five games ago during a routine 3-0 win over Bournemouth in February but considering his form over his first 20 months in a Liverpool shirt, it is a matter of when and not if the goals start flowing again.Arguably of greater concern, however, is Salah’s record in the big games this season, particularly with Liverpool set to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 second leg on Wednesday as well as both Spurs and Chelsea in the Premier League over the next four gameweeks.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerIn eight matches against Liverpool’s top-six opponents this season – Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea – Salah has returned just one goal and one assist, both of which came during the 5-1 hammering of Arsenal in December.Taking non-penalty goals into account, that number shrinks to zero. As well as failing to score against any of Liverpool’s direct competitors, Salah also blanked in both Merseyside derbies against Everton and has netted just once from five Champions League games against PSG, Napoli and Bayern Munich.In genuine big matches this season then, Salah has scored two goals in 15 games including one from the penalty spot. For a player who scored against all of the top-six clubs (with the exception of Manchester United), Everton and ten times in the Champions League last term, that is a hugely disappointing return. Why Liverpool should retain faith in Mohamed Salah ahead of Bayern Munich Champions League showdown Advertisement No player has scored more goals in a single 38-game Premier League season than Mohamed Salah (Getty Images)There have been occasions recently when he has genuinely been a bit unfortunate too such as when he squeezed a shot past Ben Foster only to see it rebound off the post against Watford or when he smashed the crossbar after dinking Artur Boruc against Bournemouth. So long as Salah maintains his average of over three shots per game, you’d expect that luck to level out at some point.AdvertisementSalah has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the overused and tiresome ‘one season wonder’ tag certainly doesn’t belong to him. His 17 Premier League goals are only one fewer than the total required to win the Golden Boot in 1997-98 and 1998-99 and only two short of the tally in 2008-09.Given what he achieved last season and the fact that a lack of goals hasn’t appeared to have deterred him from shooting, it is only a matter of time before Salah returns to his most devastating form.For Liverpool, hunting down a first top-flight title since 1990, that can’t come soon enough.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsBoris Johnson rejects Marcus Rashford’s plea to extend free school meals Salah was substituted following an ineffectual display against Manchester United (Getty Images)Of the 12 Premier League teams Salah has scored against this season, only four (Arsenal, Wolves, Watford and West Ham) are currently situated in the top half of the table. It is generally the case that a Premier League title-winning team’s top goalscorer has a better goal to game ratio against lesser sides than top teams, of course.However, Salah’s profligacy in tight games against better quality opponents places a huge emphasis on others to step up to the plate. Mane and Firmino’s records of 16 and 11 goals apiece has alleviated some of the responsibility on his shoulders but beyond them, there are too few regular goal-getters in Liverpool’s squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementThat could be a factor behind Salah taking on too much responsibility for himself. Against Burnley, Salah recorded five attempts on goal – his fourth-highest total of the season – yet the majority of those efforts were either speculative or taken on when a teammate was in a better position.More: FootballNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesOdion Ighalo reacts to Manchester United signing Edinson Cavani and Alex TellesTimo Werner’s former manager makes prediction over his Chelsea careerReasons for optimismWhile the ball hasn’t been nestling in the back of the net for him, Salah has done his utmost to reverse his fortunes by continuing to unleash a high volume of shots against opposition goalkeepers. That he is doing so is a positive sign that his confidence hasn’t been unduly affected by a recent downturn in form.Across the entire season to date, only (somewhat surprisingly) Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic has attempted more shots (102) in the Premier League than Salah’s 99 which averages out to 3.3 per game. Over the course of the last seven games, Salah has attempted 27 shots (3.8 per game) which is above his season’s average.Considering his recent form, Salah’s expected goals total is pretty much as you’d expect too – his xG rate is 17.75 for the season, only 0.75 higher than his actual total which suggests he has scored about as many goals as you’d expect him to have from the chances he’s taken on.It’s a similar tale with his conversion rate too which currently stands at a reasonable 17% – not too far away from the 22% he managed last season in which he scored 32 times in the Premier League, breaking the record for a 38-game season in the process.center_img CommentShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitter211Shares By Oliver Young-MylesWednesday 13 Mar 2019 7:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link211Shares Only Manchester City’s king of the hat-tricks Sergio Aguero has scored more Premier League goals than Mohamed Salah this season yet the Egyptian’s recent form has been pinpointed as a potential cause for concern as Liverpool attempt to overhaul the reigning champions in the title race.Salah’s record-breaking exploits during a scarcely believable debut campaign at Anfield were always going to be difficult, if not impossible, to replicate second time around and he’s actually done a very admirable job of keeping up his standards with 17 league goals in 30 games.However, the goals are not quite flowing as freely as they used to for Salah at the moment as highlighted by a return of just one solitary strike from his previous seven Premier League appearances and eight in all competitions if you include the 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich. 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Hector Bellerin should start against Manchester United, says Charlie Nicholas

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 9:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link486Shares Hector Bellerin made his first team return last week (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas says Hector Bellerin should start for the Gunners in tonight’s clash against Manchester United.Unai Emery’s men travel to the north-west looking for their first league win at Old Trafford since 2006.The Spaniard has Bellerin and Kieran Tierney to call on for the first time this season as the pair have recovered from long-term injuries.Bellerin has been out since January following an ACL injury sustained against Chelsea last season and he made his return as a late substitute in Arsenal’s win against Nottingham Forest last week.ADVERTISEMENT Bellerin is available again (Picture: Getty)The full-back has made two appearances for the club’s U23s but he’s yet to start for the first team this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementNevertheless, Nicholas believes Arsenal’s defensive record this season leaves Emery with little choice but to throw Bellerin in at the deep end at the Theatre of Dreams.‘Hector Bellerin played a little bit against Nottingham Forest,’ Nicholas wrote on his SkySports blog.‘Ainsley Maitland-Niles is suspended and though Unai Emery has been cautious about him, I think Bellerin should play.‘Kieran Tierney should be in, but Rob Holding will miss out I think. Arsenal will play two protectors – to my amazement, Granit Xhaka will still be in, but I would go with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.‘I would be happy with Dani Ceballos and then Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. It is that easy and simple for Arsenal.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited sit just three points above the relegation zone and need a win after last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham in east London.But Nicholas believes his former side can heap more misery on Solskjaer by showing their clinical side in attack.‘Aubameyang and Pepe had chances against Liverpool at Anfield and if they get these chances against Man United I think they will take them,’ said Nicholas.‘It will make life easier for Arsenal’s defence with Man United’s depleted frontline’.MORE: Jurgen Klopp rates Liverpool’s chances of breaking Manchester City record Advertisement Hector Bellerin should start against Manchester United, says Charlie Nicholaslast_img read more

First black female commander of South African warship

first_imgThis is a story of discipline and determination – to make it to the top.Zimasa Mabela has spent years working her way up the ranks in the country’s navy.Now she’s emerged – as South Africa’s first black female commander of a warship.CCTV’s Travers Andrews caught up her in Cape Town.last_img