Arsenal v Chelsea: Hazard up front, Barkley and Cahill are subs, Gunners star is passed fit

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesEden Hazard will lead Chelsea’s attack in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium.Chelsea, without the injured Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas, will play with Pedro – back after suspension – and Willian supporting Hazard up front.Andreas Christensen went off against Brighton after taking a knock to the head but has been passed fit and starts for the Blues.Gary Cahill and Danny Drinkwater, who have been nursing slight injuries, are on the bench, as is recent signing Ross Barkley.Arsenal, meanwhile, are able to include Nacho Monreal, who has recovered from injury in time to play.Aaron Ramsey, who has been struggling with illness, is among the Gunners’ substitutes.The tie is finely poised after the first leg at Stamford Bridge ended in a goalless draw.The winners will face Manchester City in the final. Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Elneny, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette. Subs: Macey, Chambers, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Nelson, Nketiah.Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro. Subs: Eduardo, Cahill, David Luiz, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Barkley, Batshuayi.last_img read more

Factual Friday

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Prithvi Shaw doping ban: What is Terbutaline, the drug found in cough syrups and why it’s banned

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has handed India Test opener, Prithvi Shaw, a back-dated suspension of 8 months for a doping violation.According to a BCCI release, Shaw had “inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.” This means Prithvi cannot participate in India’s home series against Bangladesh and South Africa.Which drug’s intake led to Prithvi facing a doping ban?Prithvi had provided a urine sample as part of the BCCI’s anti-doping testing program during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22, 2019, in Indore. His sample was subsequently tested and found to contain Terbutaline.Terbutaline, a specified substance, is prohibited both in and out of Competition in the WADA Prohibited List of Substances. In fact, last year Yusuf Pathan & Abhishek from Punjab tested positive for the same substance.Why is Terbutaline banned by WADA?The terbutaline has been kept in the category of banned drugs by WADA because it increases muscle strength. In its report, the European Respiratory Journal has made it clear that consuming terbutaline medication increases anaerobic performance, i.e. the person can live without oxygen for a long time, compared to normal conditions.Will Terbutaline help cricketers?According to BCCI’s anti-doping manager Dr. Abhijit Salvi, Terbutaline is unlikely to enhance the performance of cricketers.”Terbutaline helps to open the airways and thereby ventilate the lungs effectively. It may be beneficial to cyclists, runners, etc., but wouldn’t really help a cricketer perform better,” Salvi told ESPNCricinfo.Why was Prithvi banned only for eight months?advertisementThis was the first time that Prithvi was charged with the commission of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under the BCCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) Article 2.1.Also, BCCI was satisfied with Prithvi’s explanation that he had taken Terbutaline inadvertently to treat an Respiratory Tract Infection and not as a performance-enhancing drug.Having considered all of the evidence and taken expert external advice, the BCCI accepted India Test Opener’s explanation of the cause of his ADRV, and on that basis has agreed that a period of ineligibility of eight months should apply, together with the disqualification of certain results.Prithvi’s statement after doping banShaw released a statement saying he accepted the punishment and hoped this example would deter other athletes from neglecting protocol when it came to taking medicines.”I accept my fate with all sincerity,” Shaw said on Twitter. “I have to take this in my stride and hope it inspires others in our sports fraternity too in India.”We as athletes need to be extremely careful in taking any medicine for the smallest of medical ailments even if the medicine is available over the counter.”Also Read | Prithvi Shaw attended at least 3 anti-doping education programmes with us: BCCI anti-doping managerAlso See:last_img read more

a month agoChelsea hat-trick hero Abraham: We can do better

first_imgChelsea hat-trick hero Abraham: We can do betterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham says there’s more to come from him after his hat-trick at Wolves.He admitted afterwards that there was still plenty for the team to work on, although winning while learning and adapting was the most important thing.”It’s been an amazing day,” reflected Abraham to chelseafc.com. “Coming to a place like Wolves is never easy so the manner of the victory is something we can be very pleased with. We played well, scored goals and got three points to take home with us so it’s been a great day.”Obviously we did concede two goals and that is something we’re disappointed about because a clean sheet would have been fantastic but we will take the positives out of this performance and take it into the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Government to Leverage New Opportunities in Partner Countries to Support Trade

first_img He noted that CARICOM, as an important partner, will be engaged towards the full implementation of the Single Market and Economy, including the provisions for free movement of a wider category of skilled nationals across the region. Story Highlights This was stated by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, as he delivered the Throne Speech to open the 2019/20 Parliamentary Year at Gordon House on February 14. The Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, will work assiduously to leverage new opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional partner countries to support trade, investment and technical cooperation pursuits. The Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, will work assiduously to leverage new opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional partner countries to support trade, investment and technical cooperation pursuits.This was stated by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, as he delivered the Throne Speech to open the 2019/20 Parliamentary Year at Gordon House on February 14.He noted that CARICOM, as an important partner, will be engaged towards the full implementation of the Single Market and Economy, including the provisions for free movement of a wider category of skilled nationals across the region.“The conclusion of a robust post-Cotonou Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union is essential to maintaining the momentum of Jamaica’s valuable partnership with the European Union, which remains Jamaica’s most significant donor partner. We will continue to play our role in seeking to conclude successful negotiations this year,” the Governor-General said.He said that even as the United Kingdom prepares to exit the European Union in the coming weeks, the Government has been ardently engaged with the rest of CARIFORUM in working towards the conclusion of an Economic Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom that mirrors the acquis of the current agreement with the EU, preserving preferential terms for trade in goods and services.The Governor-General said that at the level of the United Nations (UN), the Government will, through the mandate given to the Prime Minister by the UN Secretary General, “seek to sensitise and garner the rest of the international community in relation to our collective responsibility to provide funding to address the global impact of climate change”.Meanwhile, for the legislative year, the Ministry will bring to the Houses of Parliament the UN Security Council Resolution Implementation Act (Amendment), the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act and a Bill to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention and the related UN Security Council Resolution 154.“Jamaica’s visibility and leadership in international affairs has been magnified over the past three years and the Government will use the momentum of an extremely active 2018 to build even further on the successes achieved,” the Governor-General said.He stated that engagements will continue at the bilateral, regional and international levels with partners, including and especially the diaspora.Also, the Ministry will focus on the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals derived from Agenda 2030 and Vision 2030.The primary objectives are to further Jamaica’s inclusive sustainable economic growth and job creation agenda as well as the promotion of peace and prosperity for peoples across the globe.In addition, the Government will implement a new foreign affairs management strategy to include the restructuring and strengthening of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters and overseas representational functions.“The newly constructed office building in downtown Kingston will, undoubtedly, facilitate the Ministry’s improved operational capacity,” the Governor- General said.last_img read more