Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts

first_imgIndian Government permitted national navy to buy nine mid-range reconnaissance airplanes to overall amount of $1 bln. According to The Times of India, new airplanes will maintain India’s security over the Indian Ocean along with earlier ordered P-8I Poseidon long-range reconnaissance airplanes produced by Boeing.The tender for mid-range recon aircraft will be attended by American Boeing and Lockheed Martin, Swedish Saab, French Dassault Aviation, Brazilian Embraer, and European concern EADS, reports The Times of India. Possible date of the contract signing was not mentioned.According to India’s specification, new airplanes must be armed with various types of missiles and torpedoes capable to destroy surface ships and submarines. Flight range of the airplanes must be about 650 km. To compare, flight range of P-8I exceeds 2,000 km.Procurement contract for eight P-8I Poseidon airplanes to overall amount of $2.1 bln was tied between India and Boeing in 2009. Expectedly, another contract for 4 P-8I would be signed in March 2012. It was reported in Dec 2011 about India’s intentions to bring overall number of patrol aircraft Poseidon up to 24.According to sources of The Times of India, in the next few years India will spend about INR 850 bln ($17 bln) for procurement of naval aviation. This sum includes contract with Russia for 45 deck-based fighters MiG-29K to be stationed on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian Admiral Gorshkov).[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 29, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Light View post tag: Indian Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts Indian Navy Gets Green Light to Purchase 9 Reconnaissance Aircrafts View post tag: 9 View post tag: Reconnaissance View post tag: green View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: gets View post tag: Navy February 29, 2012 View post tag: purchase View post tag: Aircrafts Share this articlelast_img read more

Tourist knocked down on George Street

first_imgA tourist was knocked down on George Street on Wednesday night. The victim, a visiting American, was struck by a dark Volvo as he crossed the road outside The Cock and Camel public house. The Volvo had been reversing around the corner to avoid the traffic cameras on George Street. A pool of blood was visible on the road and the tourist was taken to hospital but police at the scene described his injuries as minor. The driver of the vehicle was questioned but was later allowed to leave.last_img

Salvation Army Aims To Reach Goal For Christmas

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Salvation Army Aims To Reach The Goal For ChristmasVolunteers spend hours, days and weeks-ringing bells-and raising money for the Salvation Army.Every bell ringer has their own reason for help out. For some, it’s simply about giving back.“This is my fourth year doing this and I just do it like my kids are not around I like doing this making people smile that’s what it’s all about,” said bell ringer Ramon Jeters.Other people consider it a family tradition. ” It feels good to me its something that I’ve always cherished and my grandmother donated to them before she passed so did my mom and both of my uncles,” said Vickie Byrne.The annual Red Kettle Campaign helps the organization raise money to help local families around the holidays.“The kettles started in the 1890s the Salvation Army captain out in San Fransisco was trying to raise some money so that he could feed the homeless people for Christmas day.He had originally been from England and they sat a kettle out at the docks as the boats would come in and the guys would get paid and they would through some money into the kettle,” said Salvation Army Officer Mark Turner.This year the local organization set a goal of 270,000 dollars by Christmas Day. As of Monday morning, they were already at 255,000 dollars. Many people will get a little extra help around the holidays because of the kindness of those in the Tri-State.” You can see how much good they do, you can actually see the impact that they have on the community and the fact that they are there when things go wrong that’s what the Salvation Army is especially in the holidays the toy drives and the donations and helping all the families,” said Nicole Metz.last_img read more

Raging Moderate by Will Durst

first_imgRaging Moderate by Will DurstSo the conventions are over and we’ve entered the penultimate stage of this presidential demolition derby. Your muted murmurs of”yippee” and “hooray” have been duly noted. That’s enough, put the horns away, this is not an overly large celebration.It took a year and a half, but the presidential field has winnowed down to the major political parties’ two anointed nominees: the Donald and the Hillary. Let us pray. More polarizing figures could not be found with the superconducting magnet at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.Thus far the process has been everything but pretty or boring. The fights to both party’s nominations were vicious, petty, puerile, perverse, depraved, savage, a slapstick parody and a sham with a little surrealistic burlesque thrown in for good measure.The next three months promise more of the same on a larger scale with a smaller cast of characters. It’ll be like a daytime soap turned into a feature film, complete with plot twists and special effects and surprise cameos and reverse camera angles and pretty much everything but car chases. Although, with Bill Clinton involved, you can’t rule it out.Expect multi-directional, laser-focused, cluster bomb attacks on two people whose outsized personalities make them targets the size of your proverbial side of the barn. And they will be hit. From 3 feet away. With pointy rocks.The hardest part is figuring out which is scarier: that one of these two is going to become the next president of the United States, or the American people get to decide.Politicians echo that refrain like hyperactive crickets in the summer dusk: “It’s what the American people want.” And “Let’s see what the American people want.” Nooooo. Let’s not see what the American people want. Have we learned nothing at all from segregation and the Civil War and The Real Housewives of Orange County? You want to know what the American people want? We’ll tell you what the American people want.The American People want drive-thru nickel beer night.The American People want to lose weight by eating potato chips.The American People think louder is better and deafening is best.The American People want to climb K- 2 in a Lazy-Boy recliner.The American People want the Supreme Being to help their team beat the other team, totally oblivious that fans of the other team expect the same thing.The American People require a warning label on their brake fluid to keep them from drinking it.The American People want to win the lottery without having to buy a ticket.The American People think any piece of clothing they can squeeze into, fits.The American People want to make society safer with more guns.The American People want to visit foreign lands and speak English.The American People want better schools and roads by paying fewer taxes.The American People would chew off their own foot if Oprah told them there was liquid gold in their ankle veins.The American People want to look like George Clooney by getting $10 haircuts.68 percent of the American People still believe professional wrestling is legitimate.The American People have the attention span of tornado-strewn straw.The American People think the laws of gravity should be repealed.The American People love the Home Shopping Network because it’s commercial free.God bless the American People.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Press release: 4-year ban for director who abused text message regulations

first_img There is clear guidance on the internet about what communications you can send to people when it comes to marketing so there is no excuse about not knowing what your responsibilities are. Email [email protected] Keith Hancock clearly failed to ensure Lad Media carried out sufficient checks on who was being sent direct marketing, even if it was done by a third party, and thanks to the joint work with the ICO, we have secured a ban appropriate for the seriousness of the offence. Andy Curry, ICO Investigations Group Manager, said: LinkedIn Our powers to protect the public from companies like theirs making nuisance calls and sending spam texts, have recently been made stronger than ever as we can now make directors and managers of the companies responsible personally liable for fines of up to £500,000. This will help stop them closing down one rogue company and setting up in business again. Media Manager 0303 003 1743 Press Office Notes to editorsGuidance on the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) regulations are available from the ICO.Keith Nicholas Hancock is of Manchester and his date of birth is January 1968.Company: Lad Media Limited (Company Registration No: 08509369).A disqualification order has the effect that without specific permission of a court, a person with a disqualification cannot: By working closely with The Insolvency Service we have been successful in stopping the unscrupulous activities of company directors like Keith Hancock who cause upset and distress to millions of people who are on the receiving end of this kind of illegal marketing activity.center_img Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Twitter This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: Disqualification undertakings are the administrative equivalent of a disqualification order but do not involve court proceedings.Persons subject to a disqualification order are bound by a range of other restrictions.The Insolvency Service administers the insolvency regime, investigating all compulsory liquidations and individual insolvencies (bankruptcies) through the Official Receiver to establish why they became insolvent. It may also use powers under the Companies Act 1985 to conduct confidential fact-finding investigations into the activities of live limited companies in the UK. In addition, the agency deals with disqualification of directors in corporate failures, assesses and pays statutory entitlement to redundancy payments when an employer cannot or will not pay employees, provides banking and investment services for bankruptcy and liquidation estate funds and advises ministers and other government departments on insolvency law and practice.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press Office Manchester’s Keith Nicholas Hancock (51) was the sole director of a Lad Media Limited, a lead generation and data brokerage business operating in the financial services, debt management and consumer claim sectors.Incorporated in April 2013, Lad Media declared on their website that they were an ‘ICO regulated partner’ and authorised to provide lead generation and data to the financial services sector.However, the company came to the attention of the ICO after more than 100 people complained to the industry text message reporting service.Further investigations by the ICO found that between 6 January 2016 and 11 February 2016, more than 393,000 SMS messages were sent to members of the public, including those who had specifically removed their consent to receive marketing calls or texts.Some of the complaints received by the ICO were from people who had said they suffered distress and harassment as a result of the text messages.The ICO informed Lad Media about the complaints and that they had breached the regulations covering privacy and electronic communications. But the company protested explaining that the data list was purchased through a data supplier and the text messages were sent on its behalf by another third party.Despite the company’s protestations that it was not their fault but down to the actions of third parties, the ICO issued a £20,000 fine. However, the company failed to pay the debt and a winding-up order was made in April 2018, which saw Lad Media shut down on the petition of the ICO.Following referrals from the ICO, further investigations were conducted by the Insolvency Service to assess Keith Hancock’s activities and how he had contributed to cause Lad Media to breach direct marketing regulations.Investigators concluded that Keith Hancock played a central role, which led him to submit a disqualification undertaking to the Secretary of State on 23 January 2019.Within the undertaking, Keith Hancock did not dispute that he had failed to ensure Lad Media complied regulations when the company sent more than 393,000 unsolicited communications, with some reaching people who had not consented to receive such messages.Effective from 13 February 2019, Keith Hancock is banned for four years from directly or indirectly becoming involved, without the permission of the court, in the promotion, formation or management of a company.David Brooks, Chief Investigator for the Insolvency Service, said: YouTubelast_img read more

Finalists named in President’s Innovation Challenge

first_imgThe Harvard Innovation Labs announced this week the 15 finalists for this year’s President’s Innovation Challenge.The 2017 challenge presents Harvard students with an opportunity to engage with issues facing the world and discover ways to make the world work better. The venture competition will award the largest amount of prize money to the widest variety of ideas since its inception in 2012.“One of the aspects of the Innovation Challenge that I most enjoy is the diversity of ideas that it helps to generate across the University,” said President Drew Faust. “We have remarkable students in so many fields and disciplines, and the ways in which they choose to combine and apply their talents is extraordinary.“The work pursued by this year’s teams has the potential to improve countless lives, and I look forward to meeting the finalists later this semester to discuss their aspirations,” she added.The Innovation Challenge aims to support Harvard students on their journeys to turn their desire for a better world into a sustainable venture. Specifically, this year’s finalists are trying to solve social issues (equitability, sustainability, safety), to respond to the desperate need for innovation within the health and life sciences industry, and to innovate in other areas that transcend categories.This year, more than 200 student teams applied to participate in the Innovation Challenge. The finalists were selected by a committee of more than 150 judges with a wide array of industry experiences.This year’s President’s Innovation Challenge finalists include:Social Impact or Culture Enterprise TrackBarakat Bundle — Providing a life-saving bundle for each newborn to reduce preventable infant and maternal mortality in South Asia.C16 — Using synthetic biology to brew environmentally conscious palm oil.Neptune — Rethinking how restaurants and cities can protect our infrastructure by cleaning up sewers.Two Rabbits — Providing early childhood education for the world’s most marginalized via low-cost mp3 tech and local community facilitators.Upsolve — Building turbo tax for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.Health or Life Science TrackDay Zero Diagnostics — Combining genome sequencing and machine learning to modernize infectious disease diagnosis.GEMS Samaritan Stations — Smart devices that reduce emergency response time by turning bystanders into first responders when every second counts.Jane Diagnostics — An innovative, low-cost, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use HPV diagnostic chip for early detection of cervical cancer.Nanoshear — A nanotechnology-based liquid embolic agent for immediate hemorrhage control in vascular injuries and bleeding patients.UrSure Inc. — Preventing HIV by focusing on protecting vulnerable populations from infection.Open TrackAirCrew — Making advanced air-purification systems accessible globally by scaling up novel catalytic materials designed with nanoscale precision.Impact Labs — Helmet add-on’s that reduce damaging impact forces to the brain.Lightmatter — AI computing at the speed of light.Shuflix — A Magic 8 Ball for spontaneous events and undiscovered places in users’ cities.The Wolfe — Making virtual reality accessible wherever users want it by supercharging laptops.Faust will announce the grand prize winners at the conclusion of the President’s Innovation Challenge Award Ceremony on May 9. The winners will share $310,000 in awards this year, the most prize money given out for the Innovation Challenge. Grand prize winners in each category will receive $75,000, while three runner-up teams will win $25,000. Additionally, a $10,000 “crowd favorite” will be decided during the ceremony.Last year’s President’s Innovation Challenge grand prize winners were SurgiBox, a safe and aseptic surgery device; MAGIC, a positive self-image subscription kit curated by women of color for girls of color; and Herald, which offers clinicians real-time access to clinical data. Other past recipients include the venture-backed companies RapidSOS, Mark43, and Vaxess Technologies.“This year, with the consolidation of our many challenges into one President’s Innovation Challenge with multiple participation categories, we have seen an explosion in the diversity of ideas arising from across the University,” said Jodi Goldstein, managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs. “It is remarkable to see such a breadth and scale of innovative ventures with the potential to have enormous impact on the world.”last_img read more

Walk Georgia 5K

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s Walk Georgia program will host a Fall 5k and Family Fun Day on November 14 in partnership with Elijah Clark State Park, located about 30 miles northwest of Augusta on Clarks Hill Lake near Lincolnton. The event will begin at noon with family-friendly activities like archery, canoeing and putt-putt, and will conclude with a 5K race and walk at 3:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each age category. “We are delighted to partner with Georgia State Parks to offer a fun outdoor challenge with the Fall 5K and Family Fun Day,” said Maria Bowie, director of UGA Extension’s Walk Georgia program. “We encourage all Georgia residents to take advantage of the beautiful time of year and diversity of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites.” The cost of participation is $20.00, and includes a T-shirt, participation in the 5K and an optional park activity — either archery, canoeing or putt-putt. Pre-registration is encouraged, but onsite registration will be accepted (cash or checks only). Participants may register additional family members for the optional activities for $5.00 per person. A $5 park entrance fee is also charged per vehicle entering the park. Hot dogs will be for sale at the event. For more information or to register for the Fall 5k and Family Fun Day, see www.walkgeorgia.org/events/index.php.Local Walk Georgia/UGA Extension wellness events are offered throughout the state and include a Turkey Trot in Americus and a Family Fun Wellness Fair in Tifton, both scheduled for November 21.last_img read more

The competition for the selection and appointment of directors of CNTB offices abroad has been announced

first_imgToday, the Croatian National Tourist Board announced public tenders for all representative offices in which the employment contracts of executives expire. Namely, employment contracts expire in September 2017 for the directors of the representative office in Italy, France, Poland, Benelux, Germany – director of the representative office and head of the branch office, Russia and the United States. There are also tenders for representative offices in Hungary and Slovakia, where the offices are managed by the heads of the offices, without the status of a director or director appointed by the Tourist Board of the CNTB.At its 17th session, the Tourist Board of the Croatian National Tourist Board appointed a Commission for the evaluation of candidacies received within the tender procedure for the selection and appointment of directors of representative offices and heads of CNTB branches abroad. The President of the Commission is Barbara Mesić, Chief Advisor to the Minister of Tourism, and members of the Tourist Council are Boris Žgomba, Tomislav Fain and Marcel Medak and Professor Dragan Magaš as an external associate. After the deadline for applications, the commission will evaluate the received applications and conduct interviews with the selected candidates, and will inform the Tourist Board, to which it will send its nomination proposal. “The promotion of Croatia abroad is one of the basic tasks of foreign missions, and given the rapidly changing trends in supply and demand, market access and the concept of promotion, it is necessary to be more up-to-date and faster to adapt to new challenges. Our goal is to reform the representations in the world in a way that they will be more efficient, more proactive and ultimately more competitive, which is a precondition for the continued growth of Croatian tourism, “commented the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli. “What we want, and experiences from the field only confirm this, is the specific tourist promotion of Croatia adapted to each individual country, so we added as a condition that the candidate knows the tourist market for which the representative office or branch office is responsible. We need ambitious and proven professionals with experience in the field of tourism or marketing. Challenging destinations are offered and I believe that there will be a lot of interested professionals who will apply for the competition.Added Minister Cappelli.The director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, stated that he expects quality candidates to apply for the competition with innovative and interesting proposals for the work program, from which their visions of the representative office’s activities will be clearly visible. In cooperation with the directors of the representative office, I expect, above all, professionalism in work and teamwork, as well as excellent knowledge of the market in which they will perform their function. The network of representative offices is an extremely important factor in the promotion of Croatia, because in addition to the fact that the Main Office in cooperation and at the suggestion of the director of representative offices creates marketing, PR and other activities, representative offices are also our link with partners in the markets. The director of the representative office should meet a number of conditions, and among other things be an excellent communicator and a kind of business intelligence operative who will monitor the market situation, our status in it and the activities of the competition. ” Stanicic points out.Conditions that candidates must meetIn addition to the conditions prescribed by the Labor Act and the Ordinance on special conditions that must be met by employees of the tourist office of the tourist board of the municipality, city, county and the Main Office of the Croatian Tourist Board, interested candidates must meet the conditions prescribed by the competition. Candidates must: have completed at least a specialist graduate professional or graduate university study, have at least three years of work experience in the field of tourism and / or marketing, actively know one and know one world language or the language of the country where the director is, at least one written recommendation from previous employers, know the tourist market for which the representative office or branch office is responsible, have passed the professional exam for work in the tourist office and if they do not have it within one year from the date of entry they should pass, know how to work on a personal computer and make a proposal for its work program of the representative office or branch office for the next calendar year. The text of the public call with all the information can be found at the following connectors.last_img read more

Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations around the world as infections rise

first_imgMuslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offer respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyrocketing infections.The festival, one of the most important in the Muslim calendar marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is traditionally celebrated with mosque prayers, family feasts and shopping for new clothes, gifts and sweet treats.But this year, the celebration is overshadowed by the fast-spreading respiratory disease, with many countries tightening lockdown restrictions after a partial easing during Ramadan led to a sharp spike in infections. Further dampening the festive spirit, multiple countries — from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Turkey and Syria — have banned mass prayer gatherings, a festival highlight, to limit the spread of the disease.Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites, began a five-day, round-the-clock curfew from Saturday after infections more than quadrupled since the start of Ramadan to around 68,000 –- the highest in the Gulf.Eid prayers will be held at the two holy mosques in the cities of Mecca and Medina “without worshippers”, authorities said on Saturday, citing a royal decree.Mecca’s Grand Mosque has been almost devoid of worshippers since March, with a stunning emptiness enveloping the sacred Kaaba — a large cube-shaped structure towards which Muslims around the world pray. Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, will reopen to worshippers only after Eid, its governing body said.In Lebanon, the highest Sunni religious authority has announced the reopening of mosques only for Friday prayers. Worshippers, however, will be subject to temperature checks and sanitary controls before they enter.Fears of ‘new peak’Meanwhile, Muslims across Asia — from Indonesia to Pakistan, Malaysia and Afghanistan — thronged markets for pre-festival shopping, flouting coronavirus guidelines and sometimes even police attempts to disperse large crowds.”For over two months my children were homebound,” said Ishrat Jahan, a mother of four, at a bustling market in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi.”This feast is for the kids, and if they can’t celebrate it with new garments, there is no point in us working so hard throughout the year.”Pakistan, which gave into religious pressure by allowing mosque prayers throughout the fasting of Ramadan, is yet to make a decision over mass gatherings during Eid.In Indonesia –- the world’s most populous Muslim nation — people are turning to smugglers and fake travel documents to get around bans on the annual end-of-Ramadan travel that could send infections soaring. More than 3,500 Tunisians who travelled home just ahead of the holiday will have to spend it away from their families, forced to quarantine for two weeks in hotels after arriving from abroad.Atef Maherzi, a doctor repatriated Tuesday from Saudi Arabia, said she would be catching up with family over Skype, foregoing her usual role of host.”Usually, I’m the mistress of the house, but this time, my husband will receive the guests alone.”The COVID-19 death tolls across the Middle East and Asia have been lower than in Europe and the United States, but numbers are rising steadily, sparking fears the virus may overwhelm often underfunded healthcare systems.Iran, which has experienced the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak, has called on its citizens to avoid travel during Eid as it battles to control infection rates.Iran shut schools and places of worship and banned inter-city travel for the Persian New Year holidays in March, but the restrictions were recently eased.Health Minister Saeed Namaki said that the country was focusing hard on avoiding “new peaks of the disease” caused by people “not respecting health regulations”.The exact date of Eid has yet to be set in the Shiite-majority country, but will likely be Monday, in line with the Shiite community’s celebrations in Iraq, as announced by top cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani.Sunnis in Iraq will mark the start of the festival on Sunday.’Comedy night’The neighbouring United Arab Emirates has tightened its lockdown, with the night-time curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. instead of 10:00 p.m. during Ramadan. But that has not stopped some families from planning getaways to luxury beachfront hotels in Ajman or Ras Al-Khaimah emirates.However, Muslims in many countries are set for frugal celebrations amid growing financial distress.The twin shocks of coronavirus restrictions and falling oil prices have plunged the region into the worst economic crisis in decades.The coronavirus restrictions have hit businesses hard, including retailers who would normally be preparing for the festive rush, as Muslims save their money for masks, gloves and other COVID-19 protective gear.In the Syrian capital Damascus, Eid shoppers rummaged through flea markets for clothes at bargain prices as the war-ravaged and sanctions-hit country grapples with a much more entrenched economic crisis.”The flea market is the only place I can buy something new to wear for the Eid holidays,” 28-year-old Sham Alloush told AFP.”Had it not been for this place, I wouldn’t have been able to buy new clothes at all.”But promising some laughs in these dire times, 40 Muslim comedians from across the world will host a virtual show on Sunday called “The Socially Distant Eid Comedy Night”.”This Ramadan has been particularly difficult for communities around the world,” said Muddassar Ahmed, head of the Concordia Forum, the organizer of the event.”We’re proud to be pulling together some of the brightest Muslim comedic talent to entertain those celebrating the Eid festival at home, people looking to learn a little bit about Muslim culture, or really anyone in need of a good laugh.”Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal’s Kieren Tierney making good progress on return from shoulder injury

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 8 Feb 2020 4:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisement Kieran Tierney is nearing a return to full fitness for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Kieran Tierney is nearing a return to fitness as he takes part in training on Arsenal’s training camp in Dubai over the winter break.The 22-year-old has struggled with injury since arriving from Celtic in the summer, making just five Premier League appearances for the Gunners so far.He last started a game on 9 December against West Ham, but suffered a dislocated shoulder and has not featured since.The Scotland international looks to be closing in on a return after being pictured sprinting and training with the ball in Dubai, after doing the same at Arsenal’s training centre at London Colney at the end of last month.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe last injury update from the club on the left-back was that he was unlikely to return to full training until March after undergoing an operation on his shoulder in December.He will be hoping to be back quicker than this, but although he is back running and playing with the ball, he has not been seen in contact with other players in training.Arsenal’s head of performance Shad Forsythe told Arsenal.com that he expects Tierney to be fully match fit as soon as his shoulder will allow him to play.‘We have Kieran Tierney who’s rehabbing a shoulder injury so there’s quite a few things Kieran can do with the team, with the ball as long as he’s not really in contact right now so it’s really important we have our whole staff and team here together to bring all the players that we can to be here together as well,’ said Forsythe.‘The great thing, if there ever is a great thing about having a shoulder injury verse a lower limb injury in football is that we run.‘Kieran’s probably going to come back in very, very fit and in shape from a running perspective because he’s been doing tonnes of running or different patterns, ball work, things for his position specifically and also talking to Mikel [Arteta] and the coaches and building things that’ll have him ready to step in and perform in his position.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal are back in action after the winter break at home to Newcastle on 16 February, and that will come too soon for the former Celtic man.Gunners boss Mikel Arteta could welcome back two other full-back options in that contest, though, with Cedric Soares and Sead Kolasinac returning from injury.Soares arrived on loan from Southampton in the January transfer window and is likely to be back from the knee problem he has been struggling with, while Kolasinac has been hampered with a thigh strain, but should return against the Magpies.Reiss Nelson should also be available for that game, but it is unclear to the extent of Bukayo Saka’s problem after suffering hip and knee complaints last time out.MORE: Gary Anderson ready for ‘weeks of hell’ as the PDC tour kicks into gearMORE: Scott Mitchell is taking on the world of darts this year as he plots PDC, BDO and WDF success Commentcenter_img Advertisement Arsenal’s Kieren Tierney making good progress on return from shoulder injurylast_img read more