It was the second time he has had trouble in the area since making his £8million move from Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium. The former Villa man reported to City’s training ground on Wednesday to have a scan on the area. England manager Roy Hodgson had said the night before: “He pulled his hamstring. He trained every session with us and felt good, and he played in San Marino. “It was just a burst, that acceleration (that caused it). He felt it was a definite pull. A scan will have to show us how serious it is.” If Delph is ruled out for a matter of weeks, as has been reported, Pellegrini has a ready-made replacement for him in the form of Fernando. “I’m feeling much better and in a couple of days I will be stepping up my training programme,” said the Brazilian, who has not played this season because of a long-standing groin injury. “I went back to Porto for treatment, rest and to recover and now I’m feeling much better.” The midfielder is now training with the City first team and will be available for selection – after a frustrating spell on the sidelines – in around a fortnight. Delph was struck by yet another hamstring injury on Tuesday night during England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland. The 25-year-old midfielder lasted around 10 seconds of the Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley before hobbling off having pulled his hamstring. Press Association “On one hand, it’s been great to see the lads playing so well, but on the other you are frustrated at not being involved,” he told the club’s official website. “Obviously I want to help my team and play my part but I needed to be clear of this injury first. “I’ve been working hard to recover, I’m feeling much better now with no pain so I will resume normal training this week and hopefully be available at some point within the next fortnight. “I can’t wait to get my season finally up and running and being pain free at last will be a huge relief.” Fabian Delph may be facing an injury layoff, but Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been handed a boost with the news that fellow midfielder Fernando is nearing a return to fitness.
Junior from The Steve Harvey Morning ShowIt’s time to celebrate our DMV nominees for the 2015 WHUR Neighborhood Awards with the Official WHUR “Send Off Party,” sponsored by HD Radio! The event will take place at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave, on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of great music featuring The DMV’s own Spur of the Moment with Maysa and Maimouna Youseef, Carol Riddick and Jeff Bradshaw plus other special guests. The event will be hosted by Junior, from The Steve Harvey Morning Show. There is a $25 cover charge. For more information, go to whur.com.
Cooch Behar: A 15-day long programme to create awareness about the various state government schemes among the workers of the unorganized sector was inaugurated by the state minister for North Bengal Rabindranath Ghosh.Kaushik Saha, District Magistrate, along with the senior officials of the labour department were present at the function, which was organized by the state Labour department at Rabindra Bhavan.The special drive will be conducted in every Gram Panchayat, blocks and municipalities. Camps will be held to enroll the workers of the unorganized sector. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe programme to include all the workers of the unorganized sector under the scheme was initiated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Cheques were handed over to the beneficiaries by the minister and the District Magistrate.Around 2.80 lakh workers associated with the unorganized sector in the district have been brought under the Social Security Scheme of the state government in the district.Of these, around 80,000 workers belonging to the sector have got Rs 36 core.
Marjorie Kamys Cotera | The Texas TribunePlanned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards speaks to reporters at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in Austin on Sept. 9, 2016.Cecile Richards, a Texas native and the longtime president of Planned Parenthood, plans to step down, according to a Wednesday report from Buzzfeed News.Richards, who has led the women’s health organization since 2006, is a Waco native and the daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, a Democrat who held the office from 1991 to 1995.Richards did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the organization said that “Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood’s future at the upcoming board meeting” next week. The Buzzfeed report cited two anonymous sources, saying Richards has already notified some board members that she is moving on. As president, Richards has played a large role in upping the scale of Planned Parenthood’s fundraising efforts and political lobbying. Her work at the helm of the organization has often led her back to her home state, where she has fought legal battles with anti-abortion Republican state leaders who sought to defund the organization’s women’s health clinics. In 2011, she visited the Texas Capitolto decry “legislative assaults” against Planned Parenthood. She also came to Texas in 2016 to campaign for Hillary Clinton.In an appearance at The Texas Tribune Festival last fall, she spoke about her work protecting women’s access to health care under the Donald Trump administration.Richards is the founder of the Texas Freedom Network, a left-leaning nonprofit group, and the former president of America Votes. Disclosure: Planned Parenthood has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. Share