Mueller helps Bayern battle past Dortmund

first_imgDortmund could muster little more than a handful of half-chances as they pushed for the equaliser. Only in injury time did they create a golden opportunity, as Alexander Isak’s shot was deflected just inches past the post.“If we had played the whole game like we did in the last half an hour, we might have taken something away from this game,” said Dortmund defender Marcel Schmelzer.Elsewhere, Leon Bailey netted the winner as Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 to book their place in the quarters.Goalless until the 71st minute, the game burst into life when Bailey broke down the left to pick up Kevin Volland’s through ball and fire past Yann Sommer.Werder Bremen also progressed to the last eight by beating Freiburg 3-2.After goals from Ishak Belfodil and Florian Kainz had put Bremen two goals up, Nils Petersen pulled a goal back from the penalty spot.With 20 minutes to play, Philipp Bargfrede swept the ball in for Bremen’s third, the referee overruling the linesman’s offside flag. A late goal from Yoric Ravet proved too little for Freiburg.Share on: WhatsApp “We’ve stumbled into the quarter-finals,” said Bayern defender Boateng. “We played well in the first half, but we should have decided it earlier.”After several gilt-edged chances in the opening minutes, Boateng headed Bayern into the lead on 12 minutes. Niklas Suele guided a James Rodriguez free-kick onto the bar, before Boateng emerged to nod the ball past Roman Buerki.With star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out injured, it wasn’t until the 35th minute that Dortmund created a significant chance. Stand-in front man Yarmolenko found space in the box, only to see his shot cleared off the line by David Alaba.Minutes later, Bayern doubled their lead in style. Played through by Robert Lewandowski on the right wing, Mueller sent an elegant chip over Buerki and into the far corner.Two brilliant saves from Buerki kept Bayern from running riot just after half-time, but Bayern looked ever more comfortable as the game wore on. When Franck Ribery was substituted off on the hour mark, the win appeared to be secure.Bayern were shocked into life on 76 minutes, though, when Yarmolenko pulled a goal back for Dortmund.Shinji Kagawa whipped in a cross, and home goalkeeper Sven Ulreich couldn’t deny the Ukrainian at the far post. Berlin, Germany | AFP | Thomas Mueller scored the decisive goal as Bayern Munich fought to a 2-1 victory over rivals Borussia Dortmund to reach the German Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday.Goals from Jerome Boateng and Mueller gave Bayern a comfortable lead before half-time, but Andriy Yarmolenko’s second-half header made it a nervy last 15 minutes for Bayern.last_img read more

Departing Wenger to become world’s highest earning manager?

first_imgKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Departing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has received an enormous contract offer from China that would make him the highest paid manager in the world, according to reports.The Frenchman announced his decision to leave the Emirates at the end of the season after a 22-year reign last week, and there had been suggestions that he would move behind-thescenes into a director of football role at PSG.The unnamed Super League club has told Wenger that they will pay him more than the £24m-a-year deal Marcello Lippi currently takes home.Lippi, who is manager of the Chinese national team, is the highest-paid coach in the world, with the Premier League’s highest earner, Pep Guardiola, some way behind on £16m.Wenger earns £8m a year at Arsenal. He is believed to be weighing up the Chinese offer but would rather hold out and wait for an approach from a club in France or Spain.If class was a person, it be Arsene Wenger.— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) May 1, 2018 Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Water And Fireworks Safety Tips For The Summer Heat

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Emergency ManagementTemperatures are rising as the 4th of July approaches, with high temperatures in Thurston County expected to climb into the 80s and possibly break 90 degrees this weekend and into the holiday week.Water Safety – A day at the beach or on the lake is a great way to beat the holiday heat, and following some simple water safety tips can keep your fun in the sun from taking a tragic turn.Life Jackets Save Lives –  The best way for kids and adults to stay safe when swimming, boating or floating is to wear a life jacket that fits you well.The air may be hot, but the water is still cold. Many rivers and lakes in western Washington are fed by snow melt and glaciers, and the average water temperature for Puget Sound is only about 60 degrees. Stay close to shore and rest if you are cold or tired. Always swim with a buddy, and swim where there are lifeguards when possible. Let friends and family know where you plan to swim and when you expect to return home. Swimming in open water is harder than in a pool, and even strong swimmers will tire faster and get into trouble more quickly. Stay close to shore where rescuers can easily reach you in an emergency.Rivers, lakes and beaches have hidden hazards. Watch out for sudden drop-offs, riptides and currents, rocks, logs and snags that are hidden underwater.Stay sober and know your limits. Learn CPR and always take a cell phone with GPS.Do you need a life jacket before you hit the water?  Safe Kids Thurston County has a life jacket loaner program, where you can borrow life jackets at no cost. The life jacket loaner program has life jackets in every size, from infant to adult, available at Kenneydell Park, Pioneer Park, Millersylvania State Park and Offutt Lake Resort. Click here for more information on the life jacket loaner program and other child safety informationFireworks Safety – Don’t be fooled by the recent rain! When dry hot weather takes hold, grasses, shrubs, woody debris and the roofs of homes and buildings can dry out quickly and increase the fire risk from 4th of July fireworks. Following a few fireworks safety tips will keep your holiday fun, safe and sane.Keep lit fireworks away from flammable materials like grass, wood, pine needles, and structures like houses, garages or barns.Keep a water source handy to deal with potential fires and douse all fireworks to make sure they are out.Use only “safe and sane” fireworks. In Washington state that means no bottle rockets, no firecrackers, no cherry bombs and no missiles.Do not hold or throw fireworks after they are lit and do not relight unexploded fireworks.Have an adult present at all times when fireworks are being set off, and young children should never light fireworks.In unincorporated Thurston County, it’s legal to sell fireworks from noon, June 28 through 9 p.m. on July 4. It’s legal to discharge fireworks ONLY from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and 4. The sale and discharge of fireworks is banned in the city of Lacey and the city of Olympia. For more fireworks and 4th of July safety tips, click here.For additional safety tips on how to beat the heat, download the Thurston County Media One pamphlet here.last_img read more

Little Silver Clerk/Administrator Says Goodbye to Her Job

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Helen Gormley is leaving her co-workers and her job but not the borough.“This is my town,” said Gormley, the borough administrator/municipal clerk who will be retiring Aug. 2.Gormley, a borough employee since February 1987, has lived on Salem Lane for 38 years. “Right now we’re going to stay in Little Silver.”Helen Gormley, Little Silver’s borough administrator/municipal clerk, is retiring Aug. 2.When she started with the borough, Gormley was hired as an administrative assistant and recycling coordinator. In January 1991 she was named as deputy borough clerk. She earned her certification as registered municipal clerk in June 1996 and was appointed deputy administrator in October 2002. Gormley assumed the responsibilities as clerk and administrator in January 2011, officially receiving the titles a year later.Gormley never saw herself taking on the responsibility of these positions and all they entail. “I never thought I would work as long as I did,” she said.She thought the job would be good for her as her two children, Pamela and John, attended borough schools.It was the quality education that led to the family moving to Little Silver nearly four decades ago, she said.Over the years as a resident and employee, she has seen the community grow and continue as a wonderful place to raise a family – in no small part due to the public education and borough services, she said.As her responsibilities grew and roots in the borough deepened, Gormley came to appreciate her role in helping borough residents tackle issues and navigate the layers of government.“It can be challenging at times,” she said, acknowledging the need to put in long hours and late nights attending borough meetings while continuing to update her certification for the clerk’s position, which is required by the state. (In comparison, the administrator job is technically a political appointment, with that person serving at the pleasure of the mayor and council.)“It is a tremendous responsibility,” she said. “You try to make everybody happy but you can’t.”What has helped, she believed, is being a resident, sharing the concerns, frustrations and pain that other residents can feel – even in a small suburban community.Her intimate knowledge of what was happening to residents became even more apparent in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. She knew how the storm impacted the community with homes damaged so significantly that some residents still are unable to return to them.She has seen houses being repaired and raised and knows how school was disrupted and power was out for lengthy periods. She felt the impact of the storm on both a personal and professional level.“I think I cared more because I live here and it is my tax dollars, too,” she said.She has helped borough professionals and elected officials make difficult tasks easier, she believes, and says they have always been decent, caring people – especially the mayors with whom she has worked.That holds true with the current holder of that office, Robert Neff Jr. “I give him a world of credit,” she said.Now she is working with the newly hired clerk/administrator, Kimberly Jungfer, who comes to Little Silver from Oceanport where she was administrator. “She knows the job inside and out,” Gormley said. “Little Silver is in good hands.”Along with that, she is saying her goodbyes to coworkers, many of whom she has worked with for quite a few years, and volunteers who have lent so much support for various committees and boards. That process has been difficult, she said. “You’re happy to say goodbye and move on but you’re sad to say goodbye.”She has no immediate plans yet for her post-work life, except maybe travel a little and see where things take her. She expects to be around town and will be available to offer a little advice to friends and neighbors on the ins and outs of local government.last_img read more

What is the Military Families Learning Network?

first_imgWhen I tell people about the Military Families Learning Network, I take a moment before answering. Since fewer than 1 percent of the US population serves in the military, many are unaware of the strength of military families and of the issues facing military families with multiple deployments. The Military Families Learning Network is one component of many in the Military-Extension Partnership. Some people are surprised that Cooperative Extension has an educational role in supporting military families. Many don’t know that supporting military families is important to the Department of Defense and the four military branches. Keeping military families strong helps keep the military strong. The Department of Defense and land-grant universities have partnered to support military families by using the strength of the research and Extension found in land-grants.The Military Families Learning Network is about connecting family specialists and educators in Cooperative Extension and in the military with one another to share resources, discuss effective (and non effective) programs, find solutions, discover new resources, and build educational programs and knowledge through online collaboration.There is a lot of content for military family service professionals (sometimes called helping professionals), but sometimes these professionals don’t know where to find effective programs or don’t know if the programs they are using are effective. Cooperative Extension family educators have content and programs but these may not have been developed for the unique needs of military family service professionals. We expect that when family specialists from the military and Extension connect, programs from both (Extension and military) will improve.The Military Families Learning Network will not replace military family programs, rather it is a community where military family service professionals can find others like them and connect with family educators from land-grant universities. Connecting and using online relationships to discover and discuss resources will enable military family service professionals to support military families better.In the next few weeks, we will be sharing more about the Military Families Learning Network and resources for military family service professionals. We will begin to discuss issues affecting military families and research-based programs and education. We are particularly excited about providing professional development web conferences for those who serve military families.These are the four areas that we will be concentrating on: Child Care, Family Development, Personal Finance, and Network Literacy. In each of these areas, we will be talking online, on this blog, in Facebook, Twitter, and other spaces about education, information, programs and issues pertaining to serving military families better.last_img read more

Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide

first_imgReferences[1] Bryan, C.J., Clemans, T.A., Hernandez, A.M. & Rudd, M.D. (2013). Loss of consciousnees, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide risk among deployed military personnel with mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 28(1), 13-20. This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT.  Both are members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Rachel Dorman, M.S. & Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTWe’ve discussed brain development in children and how traumatic experiences can have negative impacts. We’ll now switch gears focusing on research about traumatic brain injury (TBI), or a neurocognitive condition emerging for individuals after a sudden physical trauma occurs and causes brain damage. TBI affects many service members who have been deployed. In fact, it is estimated that 15-23% of military personnel deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom and/or operation Iraqi Freedom have experienced some form of TBI [1].  Symptoms associated with TBI include: loss of consciousness, headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, unpleasant taste in the mouth, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, fatigue, shift in sleep patterns, and changes in behavior or mood. The severity of TBI ranges from mild (i.e. a short shift in  mental status or consciousness) to severe (i.e. a lengthy period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury).[Flickr, r deangelo, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 23, 2015Bryan, Clemans, Hernandez, and Rudd (2013) [1] examined the association between mild traumatic brain injury and suicidal behaviors in deployed military personnel. Researchers examined potential variables and mediators that may impact suicidality of military personnel who were diagnosed with TBI. They sampled 155 military personal and 3 civilian contractors who were evaluated for TBI days after their index injury in Iraq, of which 135 patients were diagnosed with TBI. Diagnoses were made using the 2008 TBI Task Force’s criteria of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs. The researchers also measured for suicidal behaviors, depression symptoms, PTSD symptoms, insomnia symptoms, TBI symptoms, and loss of consciousness to analyze for potential predictors of mediators.  Suicidal behaviors were measured using the Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire-Revised (SBQ-R), depression symptoms were measured using the 5-item Depression subscale of the Behavioral Health Measure-20, PTSD symptoms were measured by the PTSD Checklist-Military Version, insomnia symptoms were measured using the Insomnia Severity Index, TBI symptoms were measured through a self-report questionnaire and clinical interview, and loss of consciousness was assessed by patient self-report and confirmed by other collateral military personnel present at the indexed event.Of the patients diagnosed with TBI, 16% reported having suicidal behaviors. The researchers also found suicidal behaviors to be positively associated with all variables except loss of consciousness; this includes the number TBI symptoms, depression, PTSD, and insomnia severity. The researchers reported that patients who were diagnosed with TBI showed significantly more severe depression, PTSD, insomnia, TBI,  and suicidal symptoms as compared to patients who were not diagnosed with TBI. Results found that depression symptoms, PTSD symptoms, insomnia, and TBI symptoms were all independently associated with an increase in suicidal behaviors. Unlike previous research on this topic, the researchers found the longer duration of loss of consciousness was negatively associated with likelihood of suicidality.[Flickr, 07.01.2012 His Hand by Jlhopgood, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved September 23, 2015The researchers recognize that most of their findings support previous research, with the exception of the longer duration of loss of consciousness resulting in decreased likelihood of suicidality. Bryan, Clemans, Hernandez, and Rudd state this may be due to the fact that evaluations of patients were done within days of the indexed event, whereas it is most common among previous research to evaluate patients months or years after an event. This means that the patient might not have had the opportunity to display increased suicidality that might occur related to TBI. The researchers also ponder whether the loss of consciousness could have served as a protective factor that may have prevented the patient from being exposed to more traumatic war-time material.The results of this research are very relevant for therapists and other professionals who work with military personnel and their families, because it highlights the important link between TBI and adjustment. Many symptoms shown post-deployment could be related to TBI, and these variables also have the potential to show broad impact on family functioning, and the likelihood of suicide risk.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri on Brighton win: We could’ve played better

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri on Brighton win: We could’ve played betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri felt they weren’t at their best for victory at Brighton.Eden Hazard set up Pedro’s opener and then scored the second in a deserved victory at Brighton, which ended in a closer game than it looked like it would for much of the afternoon after Solly March pulled a goal back.”We could have won better because we played very well for 60 minutes,” said Sarri.”We conceded a goal in a moment in which we were in full control of the match. My mind was clear in that moment that we had to suffer in the last five minutes with long balls into our box. We are not a physical team.”With the substitutions I tried to have more physical impact in the last five minutes, but it was clear it was really very difficult in the last five minutes. But we could have won better.”Sarri added: “When we have the feeling of being in full control of the match, we are dangerous to ourselves. We know that we suddenly lowered the level of application and attention.”Their goal was the first situation in our box for 30 minutes. We were a bit unlucky, but the feeling when we have confidence and are sure we are in control of the match, is that we are dangerous to ourselves.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month ago​Champions League final was world’s biggest annual sporting event on social media

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Champions League final was world’s biggest annual sporting event on social mediaby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThis year’s all-English UEFA Champions League final has broken a record of over 1 billion social media interactions, cementing its place as the world’s biggest annual sporting event, reports and comparable data showed that the final of the world’s premier football club competition outperformed all other major events in 2019 by more than 30%, while according to the video optimisation and online video analytics company Conviva, “the UEFA Champions League final is now the biggest sports event ever on Instagram stories from a single account” with 177 million impressions. The stand-out figure of 1.09 billion social media interactions includes all engagements (likes, shares and comments) and video views, 110% up from the final a year ago. Interactions were tracked across all of UEFA’s social accounts as well as the official accounts of the participating teams, players and various media organisations around the world. Almost half – 486 million – of the interactions were generated from UEFA’s social media platforms, with the remaining 604 million coming from other sources. “For years, the UEFA Champions League final has been the biggest one-day sporting event in terms of the media coverage it gets, and the results from the Madrid final corroborate that this is also true on social media,” said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein.The UEFA Champions League competition itself – from group stage to semi-finals (1 September 2018 to 9 June 2019) – drew over 6.5 billion interactions originating from UEFA’s own social media channels, including 3 billion cross-platform video views. last_img read more

a month agoCrouch: Spurs just suffering blip

first_imgCrouch: Spurs just suffering blipby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham striker Peter Crouch insists their poor start to the season is just a “blip”.He wrote for the Daily Mail: “(Mauricio) Pochettino is the best thing that has happened to Tottenham in 20 years. I say that as someone who was at the club in the late 1990s and, again, 10 years later when Harry Redknapp took charge: I’ve seen good and bad times first hand and I know what I’m seeing now.”This is a blip, nothing more. I was at Leicester seven days ago and I didn’t see too much wrong with their performance. “They should, really, have won that game and I will argue with anyone who thinks VAR was brought in to decide offside calls like the one which went against Son Heung-min.” read more

15 days agoBournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contribution

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contributionby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is pleased with the progress that Diego Rico is making at the club.The Spanish star is starting to show his quality for the Cherries in the Premier League.He played 90 minutes in four of the past Bournemouth league games.He was disappointing last term, but Howe believes the penny has dropped with Rico.Asked about Rico’s recent impact, Howe told reporters: “I have been very impressed in recent weeks.”He’s had a decisive say in a lot of games. If you look at the assists he has made for the team, his corners and free-kicks have been really valuable to us.”You look at the Southampton game, the Everton game and the West Ham game. He has played a key role in goals for us which have changed the game at that moment.”Tight games have been swung in our favour because of it.”I think he has grown into the position, is growing in confidence all the time. The challenge for him is to maintain that progression.”If he does with his qualities, he is going to be an important player for us.” last_img read more