Arsenal News: Arsenal confident of making Massimiliano Allegri appointment | Metro News

Arsenal News: Arsenal confident of making Massimiliano Allegri appointment | Metro News

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On Friday Yahoo Sport claimed Allegri held three key reservations about taking the Arsenal job , surrounding the quality of the current first team squad, the lack of transfer funds and the pressure of being the man to succeed Wenger.
Allegri has, however, reportedly been learning English ahead of a potential move to the Premier League in search of a new challenge following a trophy-laden four-year tenure in Turin. Massimiliano Allegri led Juventus to a record fourth straight Coppa Italia win this week (Picture: Getty)
The 50-year-old has held talks with Juventus over extending his contract but is said to harbour concerns over the Serie A champions’ ability to compete in the transfer market with an ageing squad, and defence in particular, in need of an overhaul.
Arsenal remain determined to make an appointment before the start of the World Cup and made Allegri their first choice as soon as Wenger’s future had been publicly clarified.

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Defense Chief: Wartime Operation Command to be Returned by 2023 | Politics/News/News/KBS World Radio

브라우저가 인라인 프레임을 지원하지 않거나 현재 인라인 프레임을 표시하지 않도록 설정되어 있습니다. Politics Defense Chief: Wartime Operation Command to be Returned by 2023
Write : 2018-05-12 13:44:11 Update : 2018-05-12 14:40:26 Defense Minister Song Young-moo says wartime operational control of the allied forces of South Korea and the U.S. currently held by the U.S. will be returned to Seoul by the year 2023 when the nation’s defense reform plan is completed. Song says when the “defense reform plan 2.0” is concluded, South Korea will have sovereign military power commensurate to its standing in the region. The Defense Ministry plans to request 50 trillion won in next year’s budget, but Song says that amount will likely be reduced by the Finance Ministry and lawmakers. Song also shared a report the ministry gave to the presidential office concerning a pledge to save ten-point-four trillion won in defense budget through troop reduction and reducing the number of generals. News List

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How depressed is your state? – CBS News

Major depression is on the rise among Americans and certain groups and parts of the country have been hit harder than others, according to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield of America.
The data looks at medical claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield members from 2013 to 2016 and found a 33 percent jump in diagnosis of major depression over that time. In total, more than 9 million commercially insured people across the United States suffer from major depression, the report estimates.
Millennials and teenagers have experienced the fastest climb in diagnosis rates, up 47 percent and 63 percent, respectively.
“The high rates for adolescents and millennials could have a substantial health impact for decades to come,” Trent Haywood, the group’s senior vice president and chief medical officer, said in a statement.
Women are diagnosed with major depression at double the rate of men.
The report also found wide geographic differences in the diagnosis of major depression among states. The data showed higher rates of major depression in New England, the Pacific Northwest and various pockets throughout the South and Midwest.
The highest rate of depression was in Rhode Island at about 6 percent, while the lowest was in Hawaii at 2 percent. Every state except Hawaii experienced rising diagnosis rates of depression over the course of the study period.
Blue Cross Blue Shield However, the authors note that differences in the effort to screen for major depression can produce varying diagnoses rates across states.
What’s behind the rise in major depression diagnoses? The surge in people being diagnosed for major depression is likely due to a number of factors.
A 2017 study published in the journal Child Development found nighttime usage of a cellphones can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem.
“We’ve suspected that there’s a problem here, we’ve seen correlational studies, but this shows us that teens using their phone late at night leads to disrupted sleep which leads to increased depression, emotional fragility and sometimes acting out,” psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour told “CBS This Morning” last year.
“Even if they’re having a great time, even if they’re being super appropriate on their phone, if the phone is getting in the way of sleep they need it still causes harm,” Damour said.
Dr. Karyn Horowitz, a psychiatrist affiliated with Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island, notes there are gender differences in how children and adolescents use technology.
“Increased use of electronics, video games more commonly in boys and social media/texting more commonly in girls, can lead to increased conflict both within the home and with peers,” Horowitz said in a statement.
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The Blue Cross Blue Shield report also suggests a link between major depression and other health conditions. Of the more than 9 million Americans diagnosed with major depression in 2016, just 15 percent were diagnosed with that condition alone.
Eighty-five percent of people were diagnosed with both major depression and one or more additional health condition. Twenty-one percent had one additional health condition, 19 percent had two additional health conditions and 29 percent had four or more additional health conditions.
However, the authors caution that claims-based data cannot determine which came first: the major depression or other serious health conditions and whether or not one leads to the other.
Signs of major depression According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of major depressive disorder include:
Feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much Tiredness and lack of energy Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain Anxiety, agitation or restlessness Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches If you think you may be suffering from depression, speak to your doctor. If you are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Indonesia links church attacks to local ISIL-inspired group | News

At least 13 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in separate suicide attacks by one family on three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city.
Police said the bombings were carried out by six family members, including two young children, on Sunday in Surabaya, about 800km west of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. The blasts occurred minutes apart as worshippers headed into the churches for services.
“The father and one of the sons did the attack on the first church, the mother with two young children under the age of 10 committed the second attack. Two younger boys around the age of 16 committed the third attack,” Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen, reporting from Surabaya, cited the city’s police chief as saying.
“Several more bombs were found in two different churches that didn’t explode.”
At least seven people plus the six bombers died in the attacks in Surabaya, according to police .
The bombings were the worst to target churches in Indonesia since a series of attacks on Christmas Eve in 2000 killed 15 people and wounded nearly 100.
“This act is barbaric and beyond the limits of humanity, causing victims among members of society, the police and even innocent children,” President Joko Widodo said during a visit to the scene.
#Jakarta : Suicide bombers attacked three #churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of #Surabaya on Sunday, killing at least six people and wounding more than 35 others, police said.
#indonesia pic.twitter.com/vMdfOr25I6
— Arman Sabir (@ArmanSabir) May 13, 2018 A spokesperson for the country’s intelligence agency said Sunday’s bombings were suspected to have been carried out by an ISIL-inspired group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD).
Abu Bakar Bashir, JAD’s leader, pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL ) in 2014.
The group has committed smaller attacks over the last few years, but Sunday’s was the largest and most coordinated in Indonesia in the last decade.
National police chief Tito Karnavian said the father detonated a car bomb, two sons aged 18 and 16 used a motorcycle for their attack, and the mother and her two daughters wore explosives. He said the family had returned to Indonesia from Syria, where until recently ISIL controlled significant territory.
The wife of one of the victims said the attack took place shortly before the Sunday service was about to start.
“They were about to celebrate mass. My husband was opening doors and welcoming people,” she said.
{articleGUID} No church services will be allowed because the authorities suspect more attacks could happen.
The bombings come days after prisoners linked to ISIL killed five members of an elite counter-terrorism force during a 36-hour standoff at a high security jail on the outskirts of the capital.
Just this morning in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, 3 church are bombed pic.twitter.com/WiXY6KSmXB
— ottingf (@OttingFirdaus) May 13, 2018 Bali attacks In 2002, more than 200 people were killed in a string of bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali. The attack, carried out by a group with ties to al-Qaeda, targeted mostly tourists at popular nightclubs in the city of Kuta.
Since then, Indonesian police have arrested and killed hundreds of people with links to Jemaah Islamiyah, the group responsible for those bombings.
“Police have been celebrating sort of a victory over the last couple of years and a lot of people were more relaxed now,” Vaessen said.
Writer and journalist Michael Vatikiotis told Al Jazeera a substantial number of ISIL-members might reside in Indonesia.
“After the fall of Marawi in the southern Philippines many of them [the fighters] have probably washed back into Indonesia,” Vatikiotis said.
“On top of that, there’s probably been a greater directive from whatever is left of ISIL in Iraq and Syria to start operations in Indonesia and the Philippines,” he added.
Christian minority Sunday’s attacks were denounced by the two largest Islamic organisations in the country, Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah.
{articleGUID} In a statement , Nahdlatul Ulama said: “There is no place for terrorism, not here, not anywhere.”
The organisation also called on people to report any suspicious behaviour that might be related to any future attacks.
Although Indonesia prides itself on being a multi-religious country, Christians have been targeted more regularly in the last couple of years.
About 10 percent of Indonesia’s 261 million people are Christian. The country boasts the world’s largest Muslim population, about 227 million people.
SOURCE: Al Jazeera News

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Dubaï : chaleur étouffante et tempète de sable 🇺🇸 @gulf_news

Dubai: Residents in the UAE woke up on Sunday morning to find another day of unstable weather as particles of dust and sand filled the air. Strong winds whip up sand in Dubai https://t.co/9tpIrqtwG4 pic.twitter.com/WQQFB9YMIF — Gulf News (@gulf_news) May 13, 2018
Motorists also faced obstacles on highways and inner city roads as visibility dropped to less than 2,000 metres over some coastal and internal areas. ⁧ #المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد ⁩ #الغبار #المدام #أحمد_خلف #سماوي_للإستكشاف
يرجى توخي الحذر أثناء القيادة على الطرقات الخارجية، ولمرضى الربو والأزمات الصدرية تجنب ⁧ #الغبار ⁩ إلا للضرورة القصوى. pic.twitter.com/pJzonK51e2 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) May 13, 2018
On its Twitter account, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) posted a video of a sand storm on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road in Ajman, and cautioned residents with asthma to take necessary precautions . ⁧ #المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد ⁩ #الغبار
شارع محمد بن زايد -عجمان #ماجد_سلطان
يرجى توخي الحذر أثناء القيادة على الطرقات الخارجية، ولمرضى الربو والأزمات الصدرية تجنب ⁧ #الغبار ⁩ إلا للضرورة القصوى. pic.twitter.com/xfEDjww01y — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) May 13, 2018
A weather forecaster at the NCM told Gulf News that the UAE is currently experiencing the Shammal season, which is when north-northwesterly winds blow across the country. pic.twitter.com/uHxm6AWQAz — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) May 13, 2018 ⁧ #المركز_الوطني_للأرصاد ⁩ #الغبار
شارع محمد بن زايد -عجمان #ماجد_سلطان
يرجى توخي الحذر أثناء القيادة على الطرقات الخارجية، ولمرضى الربو والأزمات الصدرية تجنب ⁧ #الغبار ⁩ إلا للضرورة القصوى. pic.twitter.com/xfEDjww01y — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) May 13, 2018
“The shammal is used to describe north-northwesterly winds that causes rough sea and blows dust over coastal and internal areas. The shammal winds are coming from Saudi Arabia, which brings the dust into the UAE. We cannot say for certain how long these winds will last because it depends on the pressure front and a number of other factors,” said the weather forecaster.
The NCM issued a warning over strong 50km/h winds that swept dust over Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah. pic.twitter.com/UVH8pRu4tM — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) May 13, 2018
The weather until Tuesday will remain hot and hazy in general, and partly cloudy at times, according to the NCM.
“Southwesterly winds will become northwesterly at a speed of 25-35km/h, reaching 50km/h at times with suspended and blowing dust. The sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and mild to rough at times in the Oman Sea.” pic.twitter.com/hTpqCzth9D — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) May 13, 2018
Minimum temperatures in Dubai and Abu Dhabi reached the low 30s, as the NCM recorded Abu Dhabi International Airport at 34C, Jumeirah at 34.7C, and Ajman at 32.8C.
The top five lowest temperatures from midnight to 8am included Jebel Jais at 22.5C, Jebel Mebreh at 24.3C, Al Qor at 25.6C, al FarFar at 26C and Hatta at 26.8C. pic.twitter.com/3SWhwf67rU — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) May 13, 2018
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