Celtic boss Lennon fumes over Ntcham comments

first_imgCeltic midfielder Olivier Ntcham is in hot water with boss Neil Lennon over comments made regarding the quality of football in the Scottish Premier League. The 23-year-old, formerly of Manchester City, revealed he had “failed to develop” at the club, also adding that the level of football in Scotland’s top division was “not high.”  Reports suggest that Celtic are struggling to hold on to the player, with Marseille the front-runners to prise him away from his current club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon are also said to be interested in the player, who appears desperate to force a move away from Scotland. “That will be addressed when Olivier comes back,” said Lennon ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League qualifier away to Sarajevo.”I think it is fair to say that a lot of us, whether it be management, players or people at the club were not satisfied with the comments.”Ntcham signed a four-year deal with Celtic after his arrival from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, after having spent two years in Serie A on loan with Genoa.His time in Scotland has been a winning one as the Hoops collected League, League Cup and Scottish Cup doubles in each of his two seasons at Celtic Park. The Frenchman has made a total of 84 appearances, scoring 14 goals during his two seasons with the SPL club, and will have to face the music on his return to training. “When I speak to Olivier it will be done privately but you can imagine, we find the comments untimely and not particularly accurate,” added Lennon.Lennon admitted that the player had not completely burned his bridges, but it seems like the relationship will be tough to repair if Ntcham is determined to leave.“He still has a future [at Celtic], he is under contract. But I will be speaking to him about his mindset and his attitude toward the club as well which, the way it came across, didn’t look good.”Ntcham previously refused to sign a professional contract with Le Havre when he was a youngster, before joining Manchester City’s youth sector for a €1 million fee back in 2012.last_img read more

Dont say good girl to women in labour because it is disrespectful

first_imgWriting in the BMJ, they said: “Language matters as a way of respecting women’s views and ensuring that they are empowered to make decisions.“The use of insensitive language can be indicative of an underlying malaise, which reveals underlying attitudes and prejudices.“It is essential that we achieve respectful practice, ensuring that women have complete understanding and control of their own care.”The authors said recent efforts to improve communication in the NHS, with new guidelines, were welcome.“Although eyes may roll at the thought of “political correctness gone mad,” the change is well founded,” they said.  If a medical procedure doesn’t work, midwives should describe the attempt as “unsuccessful”, rather than ‘”failed”. And it also says plain English should be used instead of medical jargon.The guide also asks midwives to avoid discouraging or insensitive language, such as the phrase “terminate pregnancy”. Instead, women  should be told it is a “compassionate induction”. The new advice from the BMJ  Instead of using the term “good girl,” medics are asked to say, “you’re doing really well” to encourage a women during labour.They are also asked to avoid  the use of the phrase “big baby” in case it makes women anxious, and not to talk about “foetal distress”.Instead larger infants should be described as “healthy” while foetal distress should be described as “changes in the baby’s heart rate pattern,” they state.The advice says midwives and obstetricians should never address the pregnant woman as a “she” when they are discussing the situation at hand. The advice includes avoiding discouraging language Credit:BMJ Instead, they should always refer to her by her first name, the guide says.Professor Andrew Weeks, from the International Maternal Health Care at the University of Liverpool, Natalie Mobbs, a medical student at Liverpool, and Catherine Williams, a committee member of National Maternity Voices, drew up the new tips. Tips from the BMJcenter_img Edward Morris, vice president of RCOG, said the guide “highlights the importance of creating a culture of respect for women during pregnancy, labour and after birth.” Midwives should not say “good girl” to women in labour because it is disrespectful, according to new advice.Other words to avoid include describing a baby as big or referring to a woman in labour as “she” in the guide published in the BMJ.In the advice, the authors admitted some might think such caution was “political correctness gone mad” but said changes were needed to “instill a culture of respect” for mothers-to-be.The advice drawn up by maternity experts, has been backed by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  Its authors said using the right language could reduce anxiety in women in labour, cutting the rates of complications. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The tips encourage midwives to say “you’re doing really well” rather than “good girl”Credit:BMJ last_img read more