first_imgGrateful for support of suicide memorialWe would like to thank the persons who attended and supported the recent tribute to Suicide Awareness Month coordinated by St. Mary’s Healthcare.More than 100 people attended the first viewing of an oak tree specifically planted on the walking path at the Memorial Campus to honor, respect and recognize those who have been lost to suicide.The tree is easily identified by a beautiful stone marker engraved with the words, “Be the Voice – #stopsuicide.” Handwritten tiles remembering the names and memories of those most impacted are placed at the base of the tree, and a bench is located nearby, inviting guests to stop and reflect.This meaningful tribute would not have possible without the following contributors to whom we offer our heartfelt thanks: Bob’s Trees for donating the oak tree; Letter Memorial in Johnstown for donating the stone marker; Best Tile in Schenectady for donating the tiles to be personalized; Timothy Barnes for planting the tree; and our community for offering their support.The loss of a loved one to mental illness is devastating and confusing to survivors. The dedication of this peaceful space is to raise awareness of the struggles many around us are enduring. We would also like to let the community know that a support group, Survivors of a Loved One’s Suicide (SOLOS), meets every other Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Healthcare Memorial Campus. For information call 518-669-8229.Mary GilstonJenn BrundigeBob MartinAmsterdamAbortion is between a woman, her doctorIn her Oct. 30 letter (“Writer has no right to discuss abortion”) Diane Hombach states that Wendell Neugebauer has no right to discuss abortion because he is a man. I disagree with both of them.I think he has every right to his mistaken opinions as anyone else.Even though I am a male, I believe this is a matter between a woman and her physician, and no one else should be involved. Before July 1, 1970, a woman had to be suicidal in New York, and I well remember a case in 1968 when a woman who had visited Israel was raped by an Arab man. It is certainly hoped that we will not go back to the tragic events of 60 years ago when women risked their lives with non-physicians. I would suggest going to YouTube and putting in “Carlin-abortion.” He died recently, but his comments are amusing.Jack L. Underwood, M.D.SchenectadySch’dy shouldn’t do energy choice aloneKudos to Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and the Schenectady City Council for voting last month to enable the creation of a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) energy program in the city.CCA is an energy procurement model endorsed by the state Public Service Commission and NYSERDA, and it enables local control over how our energy is generated.CCA gives us the power to choose to source clean energy that does not contribute to climate change. CCA works because of the power of aggregation – a big aggregation can negotiate favorable energy rates, and we get clean energy at or below what National Grid charges. Win-win.But the size of the aggregation matters. Even a city the size of Schenectady isn’t enough to have much clout in the energy marketplace.So, it is important that Mayor McCarthy and the city join the CCA that has already formed an aggregation with 10 local towns and cities, including Niskayuna, Bethlehem, Guilderland, Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls. This aggregation will be large enough to deliver on the promise to bring cheap, clean power to the whole region.Joining this CCA would make the Electric City part of one of the most exciting energy programs in the state. Striking out alone, Schenectady will be unlikely to offer nearly the same level of benefits.Jeffrey CorbinNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionServed honorably with no political agendaI volunteered of my own free will to serve this country and to protect it from all enemy’s foreign and domestic.I endured working and living conditions beyond belief which would be illegal to subject prisoners to, all so you could enjoy the freedoms that you take for granted without even a second thought.I tolerated serving this country trying to spread freedom to oppressed peoples who cared so little about me and what I was doing for them that they spat on my uniform and their women threw their night pots out windows at me when I walked their streets.I enlisted with no promises or expectations of reward from anyone but myself, that my dedication and resolve was enough to carry me through for 21 years of service.I remain steadfast that my service was honorable and just to all that I came into contact with and hold forever the memories of those I served with.I answer to no one but myself, with a clear conscience and not to some twisted religious dogma or self-centered egotistical political agenda.I need no reassurances that I was right or just in what I did for you and this country.But this country and what I believe in is not for sale or to be freely given away for any reason by any political party, to those who have not earned it or to those who have stolen into its borders illegally or under the cloak of darkness.Jason A. BareGloversvilleThe writer is AMC (AW/MTS) U.S. Navy (Retired).How could voters not re-elect Vince Riggi?It’s a sad day for Schenectady when the best member on the City Council fails to be re-elected.How in the name of God did Vince Riggi not win this election?He was a constant voice of reason and the one check to the Democrats on the council. I can only assume that his placement on the ballot was what did him in, since it could not possibly have been his performance in office.And that brings up another question: Are there that many people in the city who just vote for the first four people in the lineup, without giving a thought to who they are? All I can say is that if Vince Riggi can’t get elected in the city of Schenectady, I am glad I no longer live there.Tricia MargasScotialast_img read more

first_imgThe home at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.This near-new home on acreage is going under the hammer in Logan Village. The four-bedroom home at 152-158 Condamine Drive is on a fenced 1.21ha block close to the Logan Village Pub and the Village Mall. Owners Karen and David Barrett said they built the home back from the road for privacy. “It was an open (block) when we bought the land and we’ve put in a lot of trees,” Mr Barrett said. “The house is only three years old, so it’s all like new. The living area at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.“We put in a bore and solar panels, so you get a minimal power bill, and there’s a 9m-by-12m shed with mezzanine floor.“All the hard work has been done, so the next owner won’t have to do a thing.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The modern lowset home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening through sliding doors to the outdoor entertaining area. The living area has a fireplace and the kitchen has stone benchtops, a floating island bench, plenty of cupboard space and stainless steel appliances. The home at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.The home comes with a CCTV security system, security screens, multiple water tanks, a bore and two 5kW solar systems.Mr Barrett said the home was in a quiet cul-de-sac in a laid-back neighbourhood. “We’re in a very handy location that is central to the Gold Coast and Brisbane,” he said. The property is being marketed by Leith Hudson and Lucas Point, of Ray White Waterford, and will be auctioned on October 21 at 11am.center_img The kitchen at 152-158 Condamine Drive, Logan Village.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite with shower, dual basins and separate toilet. The three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there are also a laundry, separate toilet and a family bathroom with separate bath and shower. At the front of the home, there are a media room and a double lockup garage with internal access that has been converted into an extra living space with carpet and sliding glass doors. last_img read more

first_imgSteen Gram-Hanssen is resigning immediatelyBoth PKA, which runs four mainly health and social care pension funds, and Lærernes Pension, the pension fund for teachers, have had recent leadership changes.Jon Johnsen took up the reins at PKA following the retirement of veteran CEO Peter Damgaard Jensen in March, and former Industriens Pension CIO Karsten Kjeldsen has succeeded Lærernes Pension CEO Paul Brüniche-Olsen, who retired in October.Commenting on his future career, Gram-Hanssen said in a post on LinkedIn: “I don’t know yet what I will do and what I want to do – but I’m sure I will have at least one more challenge and that it will be to do with people and leadership.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. The Danish pensions administration firm jointly owned by Lærernes Pension, PKA and PBU said it is now on the hunt for a new chief executive officer, after the sudden exit of Steen Gram-Hanssen by mutual agreement.The three labour market pension funds said they wanted a stronger strategy for the firm, which would create better value for pension scheme members and stakeholders, according to Forca’s chair.Peter Falkenham, chair of Forca’s supervisory board, said: “With the more focused owner-customer strategy, the board of directors and Gram-Hanssen agree it is natural to change the management of the company.”Forca said Gram-Hanssen was resigning immediately, but would be available to hand over key tasks to Falkenham and the rest of management. Falkenham said that with the help of consulting firm Egon Zehnder, Forca was now working to replace Gram-Hanssen, who had headed up the firm since 2012 and worked as its chief financial officer prior to this, since 2007.In the meantime, the Copenhagen-based firm said Falkenham would temporarily move closer to the business and alongside the rest of its management, ensure the company was well run.Gram-Hanssen said in the statement from Forca: “It is of course sad to have to leave Forca, but I am also proud of the results we have achieved in my time as CEO.”Falkenham said Gram-Hanssen had made a great effort to develop, streamline and commercialise Forca, which had allowed the owners to benefit from good pension solutions as well as low costs.last_img read more

first_imgThere is an open plan kitchen, living and dining area.Ms Roche said the owners had also received five offers before auction, but were happy with their decision to wait, with the home selling over reserve.The agent said there was a mixture of families and investors looking at the home, some of which are still looking to buy in the area. One of the bedrooms at 15 Clarendon St, East Brisbane.“East Brisbane is quite tightly held at the moment,” she said.“There are plenty of buyers around but not enough quality homes on the market … A family home like (15 Clarendon St) without a huge amount of maintenance is hard to come by.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17 The kitchen at 15 Clarendon St, East Brisbane.The auction kicked off with an opening bid of $800,000, with the figure rising until consultation with the owners at $1,275,000 and finally landing on $1,297,000.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“It was active bidding and everyone was getting involved,” Ms Roche said.“Towards the end, there were two bidders slowly but surely fighting it out.”center_img The home at 15 Clarendon St, East Brisbane, sold for $1.297m.THIS East Brisbane home sold under the hammer to a family for $1,297,000.Ray White East Brisbane sales agent Madi Roche said the home at 15 Clarendon St had more than 30 groups at inspections and five registered bidders on auction day.last_img read more

first_imgToowoomba Firefighter Mike Johnson checking for embers from the second storey of the Mill Street Tavern in Toowoomba. 14th November 2016, pic David MartinelliThe fire was spotted by patrolling police officers, and was fuelled by alcohol onsite.The pub, which was unoccupied at the time, was gutted, but has been made structurally sound and remains fenced off.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Jason Smith, former Maroons star at his Toowoomba pub Photo Mark Cranitch.It is listed with Raine & Horne Commercial agent Nick Koenig, and is being marketed as an opportunity to renovate or redevelop a “piece of Toowoomba’s history.The sale includes the fire damaged two story building on a 1113sq m block and a liquor licence that is current until June. Also included are the engineers plans and reports. Awning rests on the sidewalk outside the Mill Street Tavern. Fire engulfed the premises around 11:30pm Sunday night. pic 14th November 2016, pic David MartinelliMr Koenig said there are had been “solid” inquiry, mostly from locals.“Most of that interest has been from developer, builder and tradie types,” he said. “It sits in the Railway Parklands Priority Development Area so that location has created a lot of interest.”Mr Koenig said the hotel was over 100 years old and started its life as the Engineers Arms Hotel and was renamed the Country Club Hotel before taking the name Mill Street Tavern in 2005.It will go under the hammer at 11am on May 3.center_img The Mill Street Tavern before the fire Pic Darren England.THE fire damaged pub owned by a former NRL player will go under the hammer in early May. Mill Street Tavern is owned and was operated by Queensland State of Origin representative Jason Smith and his wife Janelle, but it was gutted by fire in November 2016.last_img read more

first_imgThe Gold Coast property market has held strong through the downturn, new data shows.THE Gold Coast has weathered the storm that eroded the property market earlier this year, with house values holding steady despite fewer sales.CoreLogic’s latest Regional Market Update shows the city’s house values increased 0.3 per cent to $637,614 in the year to October despite the number of sales dropping 13 per cent.While data for apartments painted a slightly gloomier picture, homeowners need not worry about their investment. MORE NEWS: Restaurateur’s mansion dished up Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhen is the best time to sell or buy? Property cycles explained02:13 MORE NEWS: Why this beachfront paradise is on the market Unit values dropped just 1.7 per cent to $413,595 despite transactions falling 15.8 per cent.The Coast was one of 25 non-capital city regions across Australia analysed in the report.It was also among more than half of the 50 separate house and unit markets that saw values increase during the period. CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said it wasn’t surprising so many areas performed well.“Overall, our latest data points to an increase of value growth in regional markets, particularly those which are located adjacent to capital cities. “As people are priced out of certain capital cities, buyers now appear to be looking to these adjacent regions.“Homeowners in Sydney and Melbourne have seen a substantial rise in housing equity over recent years.“Subsequently, we are seeing some evidence that these buyers are starting to look for holiday and investment properties in certain regional markets, which is also providing an impetus for some of the value growth we are currently seeing.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoRay White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive Andrew Bell said the Coast was likely to benefit from Sydney’s improving market, especially now that auction clearance rates in the city were picking back up. Ray White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive Andrew Bell.“Sydney is traditionally our biggest source of interstate buyers and, as more sellers cash in there, more capital usually starts flowing north of the border,” he said.“The Gold Coast has held up particularly well throughout the downturn experienced by Sydney and Melbourne over the past couple of years, and that’s largely due to the regional economy driving continued demand from local and interstate buyers. “Some Sydney buyers have actually held off selling after seeing the value of their properties fall from record highs and this has actually stalled their plans to relocate to the Coast. “Now, with conditions improving down south and as these markets become more liquid, this should translate into more of these buyers making the move north.”last_img read more

first_imgOther members of the team: Provincial Health Office head Dr. Patrcia Grace Trabado, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ma. Socorro Quiñon, Hospital Management Office head Dr. Cynthia Cabangal-Ng, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Dr. Jerry Bionat, and Public Employment Service Office head Francisco Heler Jr., among others. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. ILOILO – The rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) has alarmed the provincial government. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. formed a quarantine team to handle returning overseas workers and locally stranded individuals (LSIs). The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Patient No. 126 returned to Metro Manila from Africa on March 14. He was subjected to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test on May 14 (with negative result for COVID-19) before being allowed to return to Aklan on May 28. Since April 9 when the government started transporting back to Western Visayas the overseas workers stranded in Manila and Cebu due to the quarantine, a total of 3,979 have returned to the region, data from DOH showed. “This is to make their arrival organized and systematic. We will establish a contact tracing procedure or protocol to prevent the community spread of COVID-19,” said Atty. Suzette Mamon, provincial administrator. There were now 48 COVID-19-positive repatriated overseas workers in Western Visayas with the addition of two more confirmed cases yesterday – a 48-year-old male from Kalibo, Aklan (Patient No. 126) and a 31-year-old male from Cadiz City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 127). The team will also “perform quarantine procedure to persons under monitoring (PUM) and persons under investigation (PUI).” On the other hand, Patient No. 127, a resident of Negros Occidental, came from Saudi Arabia. He was retested on June 1. On June 2 here, he was retested and found to be positive for COVID-19. The result was released only yesterday. Another task is to register passengers – get all relevant information and transmit the same to the concerned city or municipality for monitoring and execution of quarantine procedures. There is still no vaccine for COVID-19./PN COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On Monday, Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. issued Executive Order 134 establishing the provincial quarantine team. It will “monitor the health of incoming passengers with thermal scanners and other similar devices, as well as ensure the performance of personal hygiene procedures, like hand-washing and/or application of disinfectants, upon entry to the province.” Of the 48 COVID-positive repatriated overseas workers, eight were from Iloilo province, 13 from Iloilo City, nine from Negros Occidental, seven from Bacolod City, four from Aklan, four from Antique, and three from Guimaras. Both were asymptomatic and under quarantine, according to Department of Health (DOH) Region 6’s Dr. Marie Jocelyn Te, medical coordinator for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.last_img read more

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Indiana Department of Children’ Services, Prevent Child Abuser Indiana and the Kids First Trust Fund will hold a carnival-themed awareness event Thursday, April 25 at the Tyson Activity Center in Versailles from 5 to 7 p.m.The event includes games, guest speakers and lots fun and information on how to prevent and spot child abuse.How can you help prevent abuse and neglect?If you suspect abuse or neglect, please call the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.Reach out to parents that you know and offer a hand or emotional support.Volunteer time to programs that help parents.Let all of the children in your life know that that they can depend on you.Advocate for community services to help families.Report suspected child abuse or neglect.Consider becoming a foster parent.More information and resources on preventing child abuse and neglect, click here.last_img read more

first_img Ireland have gone some of the way to rebuilding confidence after a poor Euro 2012 finals campaign and their 6-1 humiliation by Germany in October, but Coleman knows it will count for little if they do not do the job against the Group C minnows on Friday evening. Speaking after the 1-1 draw with England at Wembley, the Everton defender said: “We have had a couple of good results now against Sweden and now England, and that gives us a bit of confidence. But the reason we are on this trip is for three points against the Faroe Islands. We are not looking any further than the Faroe Islands, to be honest.” He added: “We have got a game against Georgia that we have got to prepare for. I’m sure there are lads who weren’t in the team who might get a run-out and they will want to impress to get in the team. “The reason for this trip is definitely to get three points against the Faroes because we can’t afford to slip up.” Manager Giovanni Trapattoni will use Sunday’s clash with the Georgians to hone his plan for the Faroe Islands, but Coleman seems a certain starter after taking his fine club form on to the international stage this season. He appears to have made the right-back spot his own, although the modest former Sligo Rovers player refuses to take anything for granted. Coleman said: “I am one of those players, I go out in every game like I am on a trial. I want to give 100 per cent every week and make sure I stay in the team. “If I am not playing well, I won’t stay in the team, so it’s something I have to keep on top of.” Seamus Coleman has warned Ireland they have no margin for error as they prepare for their must-win World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img “It is not having the World Cup in mind, it is having in mind the number of minutes he has played and I want Phil to be 100 per cent to be able to put him on the pitch. “That will help him, the team, and he will be available for the summer. It is having the healthy state of Phil in mind.” There was better news on midfielder Ross Barkley, who came off at half-time in Everton’s 3-1 win at Fulham with a calf problem. “He’s had two very good days and we will assess him today and we will hope he can join the group today or tomorrow so we are very much positive he will be available for Sunday.” Martinez also expects to see fellow midfielder Darron Gibson back before the end of the season after a cruciate knee ligament operation. “I would be surprised if he doesn’t join the group next week. That doesn’t mean he will be involved on the pitch but if he is progressing the way he is I think we could see him playing before the end of the season.” Striker Arouna Kone, out since October with a knee injury, will not be available, however, but Bryan Oviedo’s hopes of making the World Cup with Costa Rica are good as he continues to make astonishing progress from a double fracture of his leg in January. “I don’t think we will see Kone this season. It is more realistic to see him back in pre-season,” said Martinez. “But I do feel Bryan has a good opportunity to join the group in the final week of the season, which is an incredible recovery time. “From a medical point of view he will be available (for the World Cup) which allows the manager to make a decision on that. “The moment the injury happened I thought the World Cup was out of the question but there is a chance.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists it would be a “fatal gamble” to bring back captain Phil Jagielka too early from a hamstring injury. Press Association The centre-back has missed the last six matches and although the Toffees boss said the defender would travel to last weekend’s game at Fulham he did not feature in the squad and the club’s medical staff have warned he is not yet ready to return. Martinez made the error of throwing Jagielka into action too soon for the 4-0 Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield in late January and insists he will not make the mistake again. The risk of the England international getting injured again now would put his World Cup place in doubt but his manager said that was not the basis of his thinking. “We need to be very careful. It is an injury we need to be very aware we don’t get a recurrence,” said Martinez. “I still think he is doing his individual programme and the medical department are not ready to allow him to join the group and be in the squad. “I don’t think he will be available for this week (against Arsenal) and I think we need to play it very much safe with Phil. “He has played a lot of football and the concern is even though he is ready to step up we need to be careful with introducing him into games. “Don’t get me wrong, the well-being of the player is the most important thing. “With all fairness I rushed him back in one game this season and that was because we had no-one else to play. “Sometimes you can do that because of the amount of minutes they have played and it is a controlled gamble, but at this stage of the season it would be a fatal gamble if he is not fully match fit and having to cope with a possible soft-tissue injury. last_img read more