Arsenal provide positive injury updates on Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding

first_imgArsenal provide positive injury updates on Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding Phil HaighThursday 29 Aug 2019 11:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link592Shares Advertisement Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are nearing first team returns for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have provided injury updates on a number of their players who are currently sidelined, with a couple of young stars nearing a return to first team contention.The Gunners are struggling with a number of fitness concerns, especially in defence, in the early part of the season, but recoveries are going to plan.Closest to a full recovery appears to be Rob Holding who has not played since December last year since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.The centre-back completed 90 minutes for the under-23s against Everton on Friday and will be pushing for a return to the first team in September.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAlso playing in that under-23s games was Emile Smith-Rowe who played 80 minutes and is not far off a return from a groin injury after also playing 90 minutes for the under-21s against Northampton on Tuesday. Kieran Tierney is yet to make his Arsenal debut (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Defensive trio Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney and Dinos Mavropanos are further away from first team action, but have all been described as, ‘progressing well and aiming to participate in full training in September.’Tierney and Mavropanos have groin issues while Bellerin has been out since January with the same ACL problem Holding suffered a month earlier.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 CityMesut Ozil is the other fitness concern for Gunners boss Unai Emery having not appeared yet this season after security issues, illness and a lack of match fitness.However, the German is back in full training and should be available for the north London derby this weekend.‘Today they are here the players we think were the best physically and also to play today,’ said Emery on Ozil’s return to training.Arsenal host Tottenham at the Emirates in the Premier League at 4.30pm on Sunday.MORE: Carabao Cup third round draw: Manchester City travel to Preston North End and Arsenal host Nottingham ForestMORE: Juventus and AC Milan show interest in Arsenal teenager Sam Greenwood Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills November 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $7.8 million in training assistance funding was provided to 745 Pennsylvania companies through the commonwealth’s Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania. This year marks 20 years of partnerships and funding assistance for qualified businesses in the state, with 20,683 companies providing training for 1,238,915 existing staff members.“Continuing education and workforce training allow everyone a path to future success and is a way for employers and employees to show allegiance and good faith in each other,” said Gov. Wolf. “It’s pivotal in strengthening our state’s workforce, our communities, and ultimately, our economy.”Last fiscal year, the commonwealth invested $7,896,801 in trainings and provided 30,460 employees with access to education in the areas of Essential Skills and Advanced Technology. Essential Skills training can include guidance in the areas of communication and teamwork, health and safety, business and computer operations, manufacturing fundamentals, and quality assurance. Advanced technology training can include guidance in the areas of advanced manufacturing technology, advanced software implementation, computer programming, and software engineering.“Job training helps people achieve their career goals and improve their quality of life, and workforce development is one of the strongest drivers of our economy,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “WEDnetPA isn’t just a tool to help workers further their careers; it’s a tool that has helped us attract and retain businesses and grow Pennsylvania’s economy for the past two decades, and will continue to do so for decades to come.”“While other states also offer resources to help companies close the skills gap, WEDnetPA is unique in its approach,” said Statewide Director Thomas Venditti. “By networking with 25 colleges and universities, we leverage their existing professional workforce development staff to create a highly cost-effective way to provide help with incumbent worker training.”Workforce training grants align with Governor Wolf’s PAsmart workforce development initiative. The governor launched the innovative PAsmart initiative last year and secured a $10 million increase to $40 million for the program this year. PAsmart provides $20 million for science and technology education, $10 million for apprenticeships and job training, and new this year, an additional $10 million for career and technical education.This year’s annual report is available online.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.last_img read more

Red Wings finally retire Red Kelly’s No. 4 in Detroit

first_imgRed Kelly played for two Original Six franchises, but he’s only one of eight to be honored in the rafters by the @DetroitRedWings. #NHLStats #4ever pic.twitter.com/QDmusWvgYD— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 2, 2019Named one of the NHL’s 100 greatest players in history in 2017, Kelly joins Detroit teammates Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel, Terry Sawchuk and Alex Delvecchio in having his number raised to the rafters by the Original Six club.”We are honoring a legend, a hero,” Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman noted during the ceremony.Kelly’s number is also retired by Toronto, which was the visiting team Friday night. Kelly is one of nine players in NHL history to have their jersey retired by more than one team. Red Kelly’s #4 goes up to the rafters. pic.twitter.com/1RI4vL9ULz— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) February 2, 2019Kelly wore the spoked wheel for 12 1/2 years, netting 472 points in 846 games as a defenseman for the franchise. He won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top D-man following the 1953-54 season.”Seventy-one years ago I joined the Detroit Red Wings out of junior and they gave me No. 20 as a number,” Kelly told a packed Little Caesar’s Arena. “I came back the second year and they changed my number to 4 from 20 and I complained. I said, ‘I liked my 20, why are you changing it?’ They said, ‘One number is lighter to carry than two.’ So I thank them, appreciate for the great years we had in Detroit.”  A cantankerous relationship with then-GM Jack Adams ended with Kelly being traded to Toronto during the 1959-60 season. He shifted to center with Maple Leafs and went on to win four of his eight Stanley Cups with that franchise.Kelly was also awarded the Lady Byng Trophy for gentlemanly play four times, three with Detroit. Kelly jokingly told the crowd that the jersey retirement “wouldn’t have happened in the old days under the Adams regime.” It may have taken a while, but Red Kelly’s No. 4 is finally hanging in the rafters in Detroit.Friday night, the Red Wings honored the 91-year-old Hall of Famer and eight-time Stanley Cup champion by retiring his jersey.last_img read more