Ashley Cole urges Chelsea to build on Liverpool display in Premier League top-four race

first_imgThe former Blues defender believes his old club can still finish strongly (Picture: Sky Sports)Ashley Cole has backed former club Chelsea to finish in the top four despite Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool if they can maintain the levels they showed at Anfield.Although the west Londoners were on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat, they had chances to score against the Premier League leaders, with Eden Hazard hitting the post, and Cole felt there were encouraging signs to build on.However, the result means Chelsea would fall out of the top four if Arsenal win their game in hand against Watford – though Cole is backing them to finish strongly. Advertisement Ashley Cole urges Chelsea to build on Liverpool display in Premier League top-four race Chelsea lost their eighth Premier League match of the season at Anfield (Picture: EPA)‘It’s tough but like you see, they’re three points ahead,’ said Cole on Sky Sports, with Chelsea’s goal difference currently four worse than rivals Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Okay, Arsenal could overtake them, but I think they’ve got to take heart out of that performance. They played well.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 City‘If they can keep playing like this, then I think they’ll be okay. But again, they’ve got difficult games as well.’Maurizio Sarri has come under fire for not playing Chelsea’s youngsters more often, though both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek started at Anfield, and Cole believes giving youth a chance could be key to Sarri keeping his job. Commentcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 8:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link455Shares Sarri has given more game time to Chelsea’s youngsters recently (Picture: Getty)He continued: ‘I think the fans are probably more pleased than before, you can see the younger kids getting chances and I think they’re good enough to play.‘But whether he [Sarri] stays at the end of the season… it’s a tough job to be in. But if he keeps playing the young kids and kind of investing in them, then maybe he’s got a chance. But to come top four is still difficult.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

GUEST BLOG: National Recovery Month Is a Time to Celebrate Our Shared Successes

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter GUEST BLOG: National Recovery Month Is a Time to Celebrate Our Shared Successes By: Acting Secretary Jennifer Smith, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Send @PADrugAlcohol your recovery story: #PreventionWorks #TreatmentIsEffective #RecoveryIsPossible #PArecovers— Pennsylvania DDAP (@PADrugAlcohol) August 23, 2017 People successfully complete treatment and live in recovery. It may be the first, second or subsequent treatment episode that works – everyone is different and different treatment methods work for different individuals – but people do recover. An estimated 1.2 million people live in recovery in Pennsylvania with an estimated 23.5 million living in recovery nationwide.If you or someone you know is living in recovery, we’d like to hear your story. I encourage you to submit your personal recovery story to the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. We will include some of these stories of recovery from drug and alcohol addictions on the department website and on our social media accounts. Your story may include information and advice that would be helpful to others in their recovery journeys. You can also include photos or other images.National Recovery Month, in its seventeenth year as noted by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a celebration of the accomplishments of people whose lives have been transformed through recovery. The 2017 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities, recognizing the key role that family members and local communities play in the recovery journey.Many local recovery events and celebrations are scheduled throughout the month of September, and I hope you are able to attend one or more. At a time when the opioid epidemic is still gripping our state and nation, it’s important to recognize and support the efforts of those trying to recover and the people who help them in their recovery journey.Please join us for the Pennsylvania kick-off of National Recovery Month on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Rotunda, 501 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg. Let’s show our fellow Pennsylvanians that we believe in treatment, support people living in recovery, and together we can celebrate our shared successes.   SHARE  TWEET Human Services,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog One in four individuals in the commonwealth is impacted by substance use disorder (SUD). You, or one of your family members or friends, could be struggling with addiction to alcohol, opioids, or other drugs.In Pennsylvania, you have access to immediate help. If you or someone you know is suffering and need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). You will be connected to a person who can assist you in finding help nearby. This toll-free 24/7 helpline, started by Governor Tom Wolf’s administration in November 2016, has received 15,000 calls, and connected many callers to detox beds and treatment providers.The disease of addiction is devastating – and people can easily lose hope. Last year, we lost 13 Pennsylvanians a day to drug overdoses, an astounding 37 percent increase in drug-related deaths from 2015, according to a recent report by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Philadelphia Field office.But there is good news to share – treatment is effective and recovery is possible. September is National Recovery Month and Pennsylvania is celebrating progress. August 29, 2017last_img read more

Ex-Bakhaw ‘kagawad’ shot by ‘riding-in-tandem’

first_imgThe Leganes police has no suspect yet. Soledad was jailed for illegal drugsand managed to secure his freedom just two months ago via plea bargaining, saidBarnuevo. All the six riders then proceededtoward Zarraga town. They were all wearing helmets. “We are trying to look for witnessesor security camera footages of the broad daylight shooting,” said Barnuevo. Barangay Bakhaw has long beenconsidered a haven of illegal drugs by the police and Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency. It is the home barangay of drug lord Richard Prevendido whodied in a shootout with policemen on Sept. 1, 2017. Responding Leganes policemen yesterdayrecovered from the crime scene empty bullet shells of a .45 pistol./PN He was apparently being trailed by thesix motorcycle riders, said Barnuevo. Sixty-one-year-old Virgilio Soledad,also a suspected member of the Prevendido drug group, died at the Metro IloiloHospital and Medical Center in BarangayTagbak, Jaro district of gunshot woundson the head and body. “The gunmen likely had knowledge ofhis Thursday itinerary,” said Barnuevo. The gunman had five backups orlookouts that were also on motorcycles, according to Police Staff Sergeant LeoBarnuevo of the Leganes police station. ILOILO City – A former barangay kagawad of Bakhaw, Mandurriao districthere was shot by a motorcycle-riding gunman in Barangay Poblacion, Leganes,Iloilo yesterday afternoon. Soledad, who was driving a motorcycle,was attacked at around 2:30 p.m. as he was going back to the city from Pototan,Iloilo. The barangay captain of Bakhaw thattime was a sister of Prevendido, Remia Prevendido Gregori whom gunmen riddledwith bullets in June 2018 in San Joaquin, Iloilo. Three of the riders flagged the victimdown then the gunman fired at him. Soledad was reporting to the IloiloDistrict Jail in Pototan every Thursday as part of his drug rehabilitation inrelation to his plea bargain.last_img read more

City prepares for ‘Cherry-Thing-a-Ling Festival’

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville Main Street has announced plans to bring the first ever “Cherry Thing-A-Ling Festival.” The event is designed to promote downtown businesses, both locally and regionally, and provide a fun destination event.A free ice skating rink will be open to the public in the Village Green Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The rink is made possible through donations from the William A. & Martha H. Hillenbrand Foundation, John A. Hillenbrand Foundation, Enhanced Telecommunications, Global Atlantic, Margaret Mary Health, Bruns-Gutzwiller, Marti Tracy-Lohmiller Realty and Sharp Painting.For more information feel free to email read more