Ter Stegen had the same role for the Blaugrana last season, when he did not even make a single appearance in La Liga.He concedes playing second fiddle to Claudio Bravo is not always easy, even if he feels the faith of coach Luis Enrique.The fact he played in the Champions League final and continues to appear in that competition is enough to prove that, although he would rather play more than just a handful of games each month.“It’s difficult because you don’t get the rhythm that you would like,” he said. “Of course I want to be playing more.“If the situation stays the way it is, then of course we’ve got to talk about it at some stage.“In the long run, it’s very tough for a goalkeeper of my age.” Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has fallen out of favour at the Camp Nou 2 2 German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen admits he will have to consider his future if he does not start to get more game-time for Barcelona.The 23-year-old has been Barca’s cup goalkeeper this season, featuring eight times in the Champions League, making six appearances in the Copa del Rey and starting only four Primera Division matches.It has been rumoured the former Borussia Monchengladbach custodian could move to Liverpool next term and, while he does not want to comment on any rumours, he accepts his future in Spain is far from clear.“I’m not considering myself with other clubs because the situation doesn’t currently oblige me to,” he told sport1.de.“Football is my job and all that matters is the present, the next game. I am not going to be wasting time considering what I do next.“Barca are a great club and things can still change between now and the summer.“If the situation remains the way it is at the moment, however, then we’re definitely going to have to talk – there’s no avoiding that.”
This week’s must see Dorsey at Taft Boys’ basketball, Saturday, 7 p.m. The vitals: After Campbell Hall of North Hollywood extended its winning streak to an area-record 42 games, Taft of Woodland Hills and Dorsey of Los Angeles beat the Vikings on consecutive nights at the Modesto Christian tournament. Now, the City Section powers get to face off in a big nonleague game. Today 3 Boys’ basketball Hart at Crescenta Valley, 7 p.m. The vitals: Annual clash between two of the area’s most successful programs is final tune-up before Foothill and Pacific leagues open play Friday. Wednesday 4 Girls’ soccer Harvard-Westlake vs. Louisville at Crespi HS, 5 p.m. The vitals: Top-ranked Harvard-Westlake of Studio City opens Mission League against old nemesis Louisville of Woodland Hills, which tied the Wolverines and lost in overtime last season. Thursday 5 Girls’ basketball Chaminade at Notre Dame, 7 p.m. The vitals: Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks captured the Mission title last year, a game ahead of Chaminade of West Hills. Their first showdown this year should again have championship implications. Friday 6 Girls’ basketball Westlake at Royal, 7 p.m. The vitals: Royal of Simi Valley tries to knock off defending-champion Westlake as two of Marmonte League’s top teams meet in first-place showdown. Saturday 7 Girls’ basketball Harvard-Westlake at Oaks Christian, 2:30 p.m. The vitals: Wolverines, led by YoYo Greenfield, will look to gain a measure of revenge against Lions after earlier loss in Santa Barbara tournament. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THEY SAID IT “We see us, Harvard-Westlake and Campbell Hall being the premier teams in the Valley. So when we get together, we have to sort out the pecking order.” – Taft of Woodland Hills boys’ basketball coach Derrick Taylor on his team’s 68-51 victory over Campbell Hall of North Hollywood in the semifinals of the Modesto Christian tournament, snapping the Vikings’ 42-game winning streak. RANDOM NUMBERS 29, 5, 12 Lancaster’s girls’ soccer team outscored opponents 29-0 over five games en route to winning its own tournament for the first time since 2001. The Eagles (9-0-2) defeated Golden League rival Highland of Palmdale 2-0 in Thursday’s championship game to snap the Bulldogs’ run of 12 consecutive tournament victories over a three-year span. Highland (9-2-2) was bidding for its third successive title and fourth in the tournament’s 10-year history. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson TRIVIA QUESTION With Campbell Hall of North Hollywood having its 42-game winning streak snapped by Taft of Woodland Hills on Thursday, which area boys’ basketball team now holds the longest active winning streak? TRIVIA ANSWER Chatsworth has won five in a row, including four victories to capture the title at the Chaminade of West Hills tournament. Campbell Hall had the longest winning streak this season at 10 games. DAY PLANNER
1 December 2015As South Africa marks World Aids Day today, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country had made great advances in its HIV treatment programme.“We have acted in various ways – big and small – to spread information, to fight stigma and to promote healthy lifestyles,” he said. “We have made protection our priority, from classrooms to sports fields, from the factory floor to our homes, from our bedrooms to our boardrooms, and all corners of our society.”South Africa had one of the biggest HIV treatment programmes in the world, he said, with more than 3 million people on anti-retroviral drugs.It had resulted in people living longer. Life expectancy had increased from 53 years in 2006 to just over 62 years in 2013 and mother-to-child transmission had also been reduced.“We are inspired by the many actions taken by South Africans from all walks of life over many years to achieve an Aids-free generation.”ThemesThe global theme for World Aids Day is “Getting to Zero”. South Africa’s approach is “Towards an HIV-Free Generation: Rise. Act. Protect. Zero.” It serves as a call to action for all communities.“As a nation we must rise to this challenge determined, committed and confident that we can succeed as a people and as individuals we must act to inform and support and encourage.“No action is too small, no contribution is wasted; we must protect ourselves and those who are nearest to us. We must protect the vulnerable, we must combat stigma and create an environment in which all can feel safe and comfortable to test and be treated. The end of HIV as a public health threat is in sight.”This Tuesday is #WorldAidsDay! Get Tested. Know Your Status. and Join @NAT_AIDS_Trust to Think Positive #RethinkHIV pic.twitter.com/UCirXihQf3— Buqisi-Ruux (@Buqisi_Ruux) November 27, 2015ChallengesThe country, though, still faced a few challenges. Young women and girls still accounted for a high number of new HIV infections.“We need to spread the word about prevention, encouraging all sexually active South Africans to use condoms,” the deputy president urged. “We need to encourage people to test for HIV and TB. We need to ensure that all those who need treatment receive treatment and that they remain on treatment.”He concluded that with harder work and greater determination, an Aids-free South Africa and an Aids-free world, was achievable.Source: South African Government News Agency
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A court here sentenced three doctors to three years in jail in a 2009 sex-determination and female foeticide case. Judicial Magistrate First Class Prachi Patel on Monday convicted Sushma Trivedi, Sandhya Tiwari and S.K. Shrivastava under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, public prosecutor Ritesh Goyal said.₹5,000 fine The doctors were given three years’ imprisonment and the court slapped a fine of ₹5,000 on two of them — Sandhya Tiwari and S.K. Shrivastava — for running clinics without legal permission, he said.Mr. Goyal said a Delhi-based social organisation called Beti Bachao Samiti had conducted a sting operation separately on these three doctors in May 2009. In the sting operation, these doctors agreed to carry out sex-determination and female foeticide procedures in their clinics, he said. The organisation approached the District Collector with the recording of the sting operation, who directed the Chief Medical and Health Officer to file a case against the three under the PCPNDT Act, he said. The court found them guilty under section 23 of the PCPNDT Act.