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  • Cow Matchmaking Course

    first_img “Nobody else in our field is teaching this,” said Katarzyna Stachowicz, one of Misztal’s students in the current short course and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph in Ontario. “If you want to learn (computing in animal breeding) than you have to come here.” Misztal’s computer breeding programs are world-renowned. The program works like an online dating website for cows, but instead of polling users about shared interests, it takes into account factors like milk production, growth rates and genotypic information. While the relationship between individual genes and the combinations of genes the positive traits they lead to isn’t precisely known, information in a cow or bull’s genome can give animal breeders useful information about the animal’s future performance, Bertrand said. “Where the (genomic information) really helps is when an animal is very young and you don’t have much information about his progeny,” Bertrand said. “This genomic information is good for providing a more accurate prediction of how an animal’s progeny will perform.” Misztal, who first studied computer engineering before continuing his studies in animal science, created his first computer package in 1986. It was used worldwide for genetics improvement of major species. “I gain from international collaboration; many of my ideas depend on collaboration,” Misztal said. Not every student at Misztal’s short course this summer was interested in breeding cattle; his program can be modified to work for other animals. In the future the algorithms that Misztal uses in the breeding program may also be used for medical research and other genomic research. This process provides breeders the information they need to pick a bull to mate with their cows. His methods and programs are used by the major dairy, swine and chicken breeding companies in the U.S. like the Holstein Association, the Angus Association, Smithfield and PIC and Cobb-Vantress. University of Georgia animal and dairy scientist Ignacy Misztal develops software programs to help cattlemen select more productive cow couplings. His unique bovine matchmaking skills have earned him an international fan base of animal breeders and researchers. Using a programing language called Fortran, Misztal’s methods are usually much faster, yet simpler than traditional methods. For three weeks in May and June, 55 animal and dairy science students and livestock-breeding professionals from around the world gathered in Athens to learn about Misztal’s groundbreaking methods and computer programs. Participants came from as far away as New Zealand and Brazil to learn his computerized matchmaking techniques. Animal rating and breeding groups, such as the Holstein Association, have used databases full of production information for years; however, the addition of the genetic information is relatively new, and it’s where the industry is heading. Breeders can look at the growth rates and milk production records of individual animals to evaluate the breeding value of their parents. However, if a breeding animal doesn’t have many offspring it’s hard to evaluate them for breeding. That’s when looking at an animals genetic make up can be helpful. Misztal’s method, single-step GBLUP, is the first of its kind to integrate information from databases containing genotypic information on individual animals and observed information about those animals to recommend future breeding matches. This method, developed in collaboration with scientists from France, Uruguay and New Zealand, was also put in a computer program. “It is difficult to run both of those types of information together, and he has developed a one-step method for doing so,” said Keith Bertrand, director of UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences. “Everyone is coming here to learn about it and to pick his brain about building these kinds of programs.” last_img read more

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  • Vermont Law School lifts ban on military recruiters

    first_imgVermont Law School,Vermont Law School has lifted its ban on military recruiters on campus in anticipation of the official repeal of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ law in late September. VLS, which denied access to military recruiters for more than 25 years because ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ conflicts with the school’s nondiscrimination policy, notified the U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday, July 19, that its recruiters are welcome back on campus effective immediately. VLS is one of only two law schools in the nation that prohibit military recruiters on campus because of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law, which prevents gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military’and VLS is the only law school that foregoes some federal funds because of its stance on “don’t ask, don’t tell.” “This law school has stood fast to our position of principle, in the face of significant pressure, to insist that the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ law be repealed,” Dean Jeff Shields said. ‘That day is finally here.’ Legislation to repeal the law was approved by Congress and signed by President Obama in December. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce this afternoon that the Pentagon has certified that the law’s repeal will not affect military readiness. President Obama is expected to certify the repeal, which would become effective in 60 days, or late September. Shields, in a letter Tuesday to the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, said VLS has rescinded its policy effective immediately to deny access to military recruiters on campus. Shields also asked that VLS again be made eligible for Department of Defense funding as well as federal funding from other departments and agencies that excluded VLS because of its stance on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ ‘We had continued that longstanding practice of denying campus access with regret because all constituents of Vermont Law School hold the Armed Forces and the several Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the highest respect,’ Shields wrote. ‘Nor has our practice reflected any bias against military service as a career for our students or graduates. We recognize the importance to the country of an able corps of lawyers of high quality in the Armed Services and the value to our students of the professional opportunities that JAG service provides. In fact, a number of our students and recent graduates have accepted JAG commissions and internships, and some are presently serving with distinction on active duty.  ‘Our practice reflected our long and strongly held institutional belief that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, like discrimination on the basis of race and other prohibited grounds, is an unacceptable practice that weakens national unity and arbitrarily deprives the military and all sectors of our society of the abilities and services of individuals of high talent and dedication. Our practice has also been consistent with the public policy of the State of Vermont as reflected in its nondiscrimination legislation. Our campus is now open to fully support the recruiting efforts of the Armed Services.’ VLS students and JAG recruiters have maintained a strong relationship despite the impediment of having to meet off campus over the years. On average, VLS has the same number of graduates and interns entering JAG as law schools nationwide that have long allowed military recruiters on campus.Vermont Law School prohibited military recruiters on campus almost continuously since 1985 when the school adopted a nondiscrimination policy for all employers. The policy prohibits employers from using VLS’s Career Services Office for recruitment on campus unless they give written assurance that they do not discriminate in hiring on a variety of grounds, including sexual orientation. JAG recruiters declined to provide that assurance. In 1990, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) adopted a requirement that member schools deny campus access for recruitment to employers who decline to provide written assurance that they do not discriminate on those grounds. VLS operated under both its own and the AALS policies since 1990. The “don’t act, don’t tell” law was enacted in 1993 under the Clinton administration as a compromise to excluding gay men and lesbians entirely from military service.In 1995, Congress adopted the Solomon Amendment to withhold some federal money from law schools and universities that do not give military recruiters the same access to campus as other employers. In 2000, the Defense Department announced that if any school or department of a university prohibited military recruiters, the entire university would be denied federal funding under the Solomon Amendment. In response, the AALS suspended its nondiscrimination requirement so far as it affected JAG recruiters, but imposed more stringent requirements of ‘amelioration’ upon law schools that allow JAG recruiters on campus. Since then, nearly all law schools affiliated with a college or university bowed to central university pressure and allowed JAG to recruit on campus and complied with the “amelioration” requirement. VLS, however, as an independent institution, continued to deny military recruiters access to campus.VLS has not sought federal appropriations, grants or contracts covered under the Solomon Amendment since 2000. The federal law has made VLS ineligible to receive federal funds from the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and certain related agencies. As a result, VLS has foregone the opportunity to receive an estimated $500,000 a year in federal funds. The school has continued to receive funding from other federal agencies, including the Departments of State and Energy. In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Solomon Amendment, but the VLS faculty, trustees and students repeatedly reaffirmed the school’s nondiscrimination policy and its practice of denying access to military recruiters until the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law is repealed.Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, has the top-ranked environmental law program and one of the top-ranked clinical training programs in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service, a Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree and two post-JD degrees, the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for foreign-trained lawyers). The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. For more information, visit www.vermontlaw.edu(link is external).last_img read more

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  • Campaign alerts businesses to ADA obligations

    first_imgCampaign alerts businesses to ADA obligations Campaign alerts businesses to ADA obligationsA conversation between a Tampa lawyer and a state representative (also a lawyer) last year resulted in a Florida-wide campaign to inform businesses about their accessibility obligations under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. And that effort may well be going national. According to Tampa lawyer Kip Roth and Rep. Larry Crow, R-Dunedin, it all started last year when Roth approached Crow about filing a bill to require that all Florida businesses be notified about their responsibilities under the ADA, which was passed in 1990. “He [Roth] said he wished there was a way the state of Florida could inform businesses about the requirements of the ADA,” Crow recalled. “He [Crow] said, `That’s a great idea, we probably don’t need a law, let me go talk to [Secretary of State] Katherine Harris,’” Roth said. “She liked it so much that she said, `You know what, we can do that administratively.’ She embraced the idea and it was done last November.” Crow said Harris was able to include information about ADA accessibility requirements in mailings the department was already sending to Florida businesses. “It’s really important because it allows the public to be more aware of what the laws are on disabilities. Awareness increases understanding,” Crow said. Roth sees another benefit, helping block pending legislation in Congress that would make it harder to force businesses to comply with ADA standards. That legislation was filed after some South Florida businesses were sued for not meeting the ADA standards and the owners claimed it was unfair because they were unaware of the law’s requirements. Roth, whose clients include people with disabilities, isn’t satisfied with that excuse. “The ADA 10 years ago ordered all businesses to immediately perform all readily achievable barrier removal,” he said. “This bill [pending in Congress] says they can’t be compelled to remove any barrier unless and until somebody is first victimized and then complains in the proper format. “Congress promised us the barriers would disappear. They’re all supposed to be gone by now. This bill tells big businesses they don’t have to remove any more barriers unless they receive a warning letter. It totally destroys the ADA. It destroys voluntary compliance. It turns people with disabilities into policemen and that’s what the ADA was supposed to stop.” The notification done in Florida means that businesses can no longer complain they were unaware of the ADA or its requirements. Roth said he’s sued businesses before who claimed ignorance and then found the ADA compliance requirements were written into their leases. For people who think government can only move at a glacial pace, Roth said this effort is an eye opener. “Larry Crow took the idea and two months later, it was done. It was amazing,” he said. “Larry Crow and Katherine Harris were amazing. To a person with disabilities, they’re heroes.” The amazing part may not be over. Roth said that Harris has offered to help him pitch the idea to the national organization for secretaries of states, and he’s also working with the Paralyzed Veterans of America to present the program to other states. And Roth said that’s important: “The more information you can get out there, the better. The answer to a lack of information, however, is not to gut the law.” May 1, 2001 Regular Newslast_img

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  • 3 Teens Nabbed for Card Skimming, ID Theft

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three teenagers are facing allegations they broke into fitness club lockers to skim victims’ credit cards and personal information, which the trio then used to make fraudulent purchases across Long Island over the past three months.Suffolk County police this week arrested Latique Oates of Freeport and Rameez Senior of St. Albans, both 19, after 19-year-old Andre Clayton of Freeport was taken into custody last month.Police said the threesome broke into lockers at gyms, used a portable skimming device to steal information the victims’ from debit and credit cards, photographed victims’ driver’s licenses and then return the items to the lockers.They then allegedly used the stolen account and personal info to create clones of the victims’ cards, which the suspects used to buy gift cards and make purchases at BJ’s Wholesale and Home Depot, police said.Long Island’s $2 Million-a-year Counterfeiting ProblemThe trio is being investigated for running the same scam across the tri-state area, according to Suffolk police, who credited Nassau, Freeport and Hempstead police for assisting the investigation. Suffolk police discovered the pattern of thefts in December.Oates, Senior and Clayton were each charged with grand larceny. Oates was released without bail after being arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead on charges of possession of a forged instrument. He and Senior are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip on identity theft charges.Clayton is free on $10,000 bail following his arraignment in Central Islip last month and is due back in court Tuesday. He’s facing additional charges of assault, possession of a skimming device, unlawful possession of personal identification information and unlawful possession of marijuana.Suffolk Identity Theft detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case or who believes they may have been a victim of these suspects to call the squad at 631-852-6821 or anonymously Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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  • Engaged members: Your credit union’s strategic advantage

    first_img 101SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Fearing Holly lives and breathes social media; if you can’t find her IRL, try reaching out on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram, and you’ll likely get her right away. … Web: www.filene.org Details When asked how cooperatives can differentiate in increasingly competitive markets, Robynn Shrader, CEO of the National Cooperative Grocers said “We are competing against big multinationals that enjoy strength and clout. But the cooperative model has the advantage of fostering connectivity with owners and customers.”Fostering connectivity with owners and customers is the key point here. Some businesses are fearful of negative reactions and uncomfortable with the control held by a well-connected and enabled audience. It’s understandable given the number of companies that have experienced an #epicfail in this era of consumer empowerment.But a cooperative’s ability to connect on values and encourage involvement and engagement between the individual and the organization is an advantage, and when navigated correctly, can lead to beneficial and positive outcomes for all.Building a culture of engagement Not only is “democratic member control” one of the 7 cooperative principles by which credit unions are structured, there is also strong desire among the general public today for two-way communication and the ability to influence change where we live, work and spend our money.In a Google-led study, 2,458 recent purchasers of products were surveyed. They found that “consumers choose the brands that engage them on their passions and interests 42% more often than they do those that simply urge them to buy the product being advertised. As a result, their path to purchase is actually their path to purpose.”A consumer survey from Cooperatives for a Better World found that once consumers understand what a cooperative business is, they are 78% more likely to choose a cooperative over a conventional option.One thing credit unions can do to capitalize on these themes and build a stronger base of connected and engaged owners is to give them a space where they can engage with the brand and know their voices will be heard.Remaining open and accessible to all voices helps members feel they will be heard no matter what they say. Often, people just want to know they have been heard. If your credit union effectively listens to what members want, and because of that, is able to solve their problems, AND provides a space for them to tell others about their experience (and why they’ve chosen you over the competition), you’ve just created a powerful brand ambassador.Your members ARE using social mediaThere are many ways a credit union can engage with members and potential members, but the most far-reaching, inclusive, effective way is through social media.These usage stats paint a clear picture:3 billion people on the planet use social media, including 65% of U.S adults.90% of 18-29 year-olds and 35% of those 65 and older report using social media.56% of those living in the lowest-income households use social media.On average, users spend 2 hours per day on social media.A tiered approach to better engagement  To maximize use of social media as an engagement tool, your credit union should build up engagement with a strategic and planned approach:Passive Engagement: This is where you listen to your audience. Take time to learn their culture, needs, and wants. Search for gaps and think about strategies to provide what is wanted and needed by this group.Active Engagement: Once you’ve done due diligence listening and learning, and you understand your audiences’ circumstances and culture, you can and should tell your own story. This is where your credit union’s values and purpose come through clear and strong.Collective Engagement: Through cooperation and group discussion, you’ll be able to make your services better for those who use and need them and provide a space for owners to talk to the organization, for the organization to respond to owners and for owners to connect and discuss among themselves.Where there’s risk, there’s also solutionCredit unions that have heartburn over what may happen when members talk about your brand on social media; or what will happen when staff speak on behalf of the organization on social media; or what happens when mistakes are made and people are upset…are normal. These are legitimate concerns and it’s wise to flag these risks as such. However, gone are the days when one could simply evade these risks by avoiding social media altogether. Any of these can still happen even if you ignore it, because 2.3 billion people are currently NOT ignoring social media today.That said, there are simple and feasible solutions for each of these risks. For starters, every credit union should have:Social Media Response Escalation PlansSocial Media Policies and Rules of EngagementStaff Training and EducationSocial Media and Brand Ambassador StrategiesSurvival is the ultimate value of engagementCooperatives can tap into their unique ability to connect with members by providing an environment where all voices are heard. While that can happen on any channel, your best bet is to go where your audience already is–and that’s social media. By listening, telling the story of what your organization stands for, and encouraging engagement that leads to better solutions for members’ problems, your credit union has a true differentiator that will sustain it through troubled waters–be it competition, regulation or whatever else may come tomorrow.last_img read more

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  • Reboot don’t redo

    first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “How do you know if you’re making the right move?” That was the question Yvon Chouinard was asked several years ago at a conference.His response: “It’s a lot of gut instinct. If you study something to death, if you wait for the customer to tell you what he wants, you’re going to be too late. That comes from Henry Ford: Customers didn’t want a Model T; they wanted a faster horse.”The last time I checked, Yvon Chouinard’s Patagonia was debt-free and selling $575m per year. I like his track record.Now is a great time to ask whether your credit union is making the right moves, but we can’t know what the right move is without sufficient information. Let’s assume based on what we know that coronavirus and the social upheaval left in its wake will not go away all at once. Now let’s think about what things might look like in seven months. continue reading »last_img read more

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  • Cops: 2 Shot at Deer Park Gentlemen’s Club

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police First Squad detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting at a Deer Park gentlemen’s club Saturday that injured two men. Police said 26-year-old Andre Thompson and 27-year-old Jaleek Battle, both of Brentwood, were shot at Illusions Gentlemen’s Club on Saxwood Street at 3:25 a.m. Both victims transported themselves to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Their injures are not considered life threatening, police said. The investigation is continuing, police said. Detectives ask anyone with information to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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  • Aleksandra Kuratko Pani: It is time to redefine important issues affecting rural tourism

    first_img“The national promotional campaign focused on the domestic market should popularize visits to the countryside, promote staying in nature, consumption of local, healthy products, introduction to cultural and natural heritage, and generally undiscovered areas of Croatia, of which there are many. Without the official promotion of Croatian destinations, all measures will be in vain because we in the countryside primarily need a Croatian guest. Hopefully the time has finally come for one such campaign. ” 3. Promotional measures  Photo: Let’s go to the village of FB Rural, rural, continental tourism – whatever you call it, has been neglected for too long and out of the focus of all tourism institutions. There are plenty of problems and challenges, but it is time to finally start developing it strategically and purposefully. When, if not now? 2. Normative measures  In financial terms, we are in favor of a long-term reduction of VAT on all catering and tourist services to 10%, and the abolition of VAT on the sale of own agricultural products and processed products that are produced and placed in our own tourist offer on the farm of origin, such as case in Austria. In order to recover in the next year, we are committed to covering the cost of salaries and contributions for workers in the amount of 50%, and reducing the HOK and HGK membership fees and tourist tax by 50%”Emphasizes Kuratko Pani. However, the most important are the promotional activities that would open continental tourism and position it to domestic guests. Right now is the opportunity for continental and rural tourism, because the focus and demand will be for such content, accommodation, going to nature, active vacation and weekend travel. The time has come to redefine important issues affecting tourism in general in the long term, with a special focus on rural tourism, he points out. Aleksandra Kuratko Pani, head of the Croatian Rural Tourism Association and adds that this is a special form of tourism that deals with about 1.000 farms in Croatia. “Unfortunately, it is not defined in any legal act, so the first step we should take is to define it in the Law on the Provision of Tourist Services. Furthermore, given that a new national tourism strategy is being drafted, continental and coastal tourism need to be treated separately in terms of objectives and activities as these are two very different tourist areas. Through the Ministry of Agriculture, it is necessary to facilitate the placement of own domestic products for tourism needs on these farms because the existing legal framework is too complicated and unadapted and causes non-competitiveness of domestic products in relation to imported” Long-term reduction of VAT on all catering and tourist services to 10% Abolition of VAT on the sale of own agricultural products and processed products that are produced and placed in our own tourist offer on the holding of originCovering the cost of workers’ salaries and contributions of 50%Abolition of the obligation to pay HOK and HGK membership fees 50% reduction in residence tax  The Croatian Rural Tourism Association has sent measures aimed at enabling and facilitating the operation of rural tourism facilities in the conditions of the emergency situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which already has an unenviable situation. Measures for the development of rural tourism / Croatian Rural Tourism Association Defining rural tourism and its determinants in a special law on rural tourism drafted by the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning with accompanying bylaws, in cooperation with professional associations Development of a special rulebook on the provision of catering and tourism services on agricultural holdings Separation of continental and coastal tourism in the new tourism development strategy of the Republic of Croatia (goals, activities, etc.)Designation of specialized employees in charge of rural tourism in the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Agriculture and / or establishment of a joint office for rural tourism in order to provide professional assistance and development of rural tourism  The measures are based on the duration of one year from the date of the decision to open the facility, and given that most measures require legislative changes from the Croatian Rural Tourism Association propose their immediate adoption in order to start a business and preserve jobs. Implementation of a national promotional campaign by the Croatian Tourist Board in order to popularize the arrival of domestic guests in the countryside, promotion of staying in nature, consumption of local products, introduction to cultural and natural heritage, and general discovery of undiscovered areas of Croatia.  1. Financial measures last_img read more

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  • Unnerved by new virus cases in navy, Taiwan debates lockdowns

    first_imgTopics : Spooked by a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in the navy, Taiwan is debating whether to consider a broad lockdown, even with only 174 active infections and weeks after far more seriously affected countries shuttered their cities.Taiwan’s early prevention and detection efforts have so far made it a model for how to contain the outbreak, with 427 confirmed cases to date, of which 253 have recovered. Six people have died.But 29 new infections on a Taiwanese navy ship that was part of a friendly mission to the Pacific island state of Palau last month have caused unease, affecting a previous sense of general safety. The central government, however, says lockdowns are not being seriously considered for now, even as city governments raise the possibility.Although Taiwan has reported a handful of cases where the source of infection is unclear, it has no widespread community transmission, and the majority of cases are termed “imported”, having been brought to the island from people infected overseas.Taiwan does not carry out mass coronavirus testing, saying it has no need because its rates of infection are so low and it can trace the contacts of those who are infected.Last week, Taiwan reported three days with no new cases.”Considering the global and domestic disease situation, and the control over emergency situations, it is not the time to implement a lockdown for Taiwan,” Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told reporters this week. “Everyone should be cautious, but we are very far from having a lockdown.”Late Wednesday, vice-president elect William Lai, who was a physician before entering politics, appealed on his Facebook page for calm, pointing out that lockdowns were for when there was a massive rise in cases that may overwhelm the health system.Infection control for the navy is well in hand, he said, adding: “Please don’t be alarmed”.Taiwan’s military has apologized for the infections and is investigating what happened.About 700 sailors have been quarantined and tested, and the government has sent 200,000 text alerts to the phones of people who might have been in contact with them. center_img Although life in Taiwan has largely continued as normal while the pandemic has swept across the world, the prospect of parts of the island shutting down has jumped up the political agenda.Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, a medical doctor, told reporters on Wednesday that next week officials would hold a “tabletop exercise” to simulate how to close down the capital, though he gave no details.”Shutting down a city is not a feel-good move,” Ko said, adding that it would be extra difficult in Taipei, home to parliament and other central government offices.New Taipei city, which surrounds the capital, has already held a lockdown drill, and the major port city of Kaohsiung is planning one in coming days.last_img read more

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  • Lauren reveals how Ryan Giggs made him ‘suffer’ during Man Utd-Arsenal rivalry

    first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 May 2020 1:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link250Shares Giggs used to make Lauren ‘suffer’ (Picture: Popperfoto via Getty)‘Sometimes he would go inside, sometimes he would go outside, sometimes he took on players, sometimes he played one touch, two touch, so you could never guess his movement. ‘I didn’t want to anticipate, I didn’t want to stay, so I was thinking how to stop this guy. ‘I think when we finished that game it was one of my best games because I managed to find out how to cope in this position and I managed to cope against this top player.’MORE: Henry hits back at De Bruyne over assists record MORE: Henry explains why it was ‘easier’ playing for Arsenal than BarcelonaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Lauren revealed how much he used to ‘suffer’ against Giggs (Picture: Getty)Lauren revealed he used to ‘suffer’ against Ryan Giggs when Arsenal faced Manchester United and believes one of the best games of his career came when he shackled the Welsh Wizard. Lauren viewed facing Giggs as one of the toughest tasks during his spell at the Emirates, due to the now Wales manager’s ‘unpredictable’ nature.But in one of his finest performances in an Arsenal shirt, the Cameroon international kept Giggs quiet as Arsenal won the Premier League title at Old Trafford in 2002. But even though it ended as a happy day for the defender, he still ‘suffered’ at the hands of Giggs, as he always did.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘I mean 2001/02 was unbelievable because finally we won the league at Old Trafford,’ Lauren told Arsenal’s In Lockdown podcast. ‘I think in that game, in my opinion it was one of the best games I played in as a defender because personally I was suffering a little bit because of Ryan Giggs.‘Giggs was unbelievable, he was one of the most intelligent players I played against because he knew the movement, he was always looking behind, he didn’t stand still, he was unpredictable. Lauren reveals how Ryan Giggs made him ‘suffer’ during Man Utd-Arsenal rivalry Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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