Anichebe plans fitness drive

first_imgVictor Anichebe has revealed he will put himself through a personal boot camp to revive his season. The West Brom striker is ready for a fitness drive during the international break after his injury struggles. He had a hernia operation in September and made his first Barclays Premier League start since August in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle. Anichebe has scored once in eight appearances this term and is desperate to prove his worth at The Hawthorns. “For me it’s very difficult,” said the 26-year-old. “I had niggling injuries here and there and I have just come back from hernia surgery and I had some complications. That’s not an excuse or anything, it’s just normal. “I feel a lot better and hopefully, given the break we’ve got, I can go away, get myself right and come back and help the team.” Press Association The Baggies next go to Chelsea on November 22 and Anichebe is planning to return fighting fit. He said: “For me, over the international break, I need to go away, come back and be as fit as possible. I don’t feel as sharp and fit as I was at the start of the season but that will come. “I came back about a month or six weeks ago from hernia surgery, something which reoccurred after I did it a couple of years ago. “I need to go away, come back and take care of my own body and be fitter than I have been recently. “I have the medical team here, they have helped me a lot and I have guys in America I have worked with a lot. Between the two we have come up with a fitness regime which will help me to get to where I should be. “I will go away and I will do parts to try to get myself ready but I’ll also be with the team. We just need to come back after the international break and be ready for the difficult fixtures ahead of us.” The former Everton starlet has only netted four goals for Albion since his £6million move from the Toffees in September last year. He has also made just 16 starts for the Baggies in over 12-months after struggling with a series of minor injuries. last_img read more

Cignal seals semis clash with Petron

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JPL scrimmage over screenings heats up

first_img“Giving us the information is voluntary,” read the forms the employees received. “However, we may not be able to complete your investigation, or complete it in a timely manner, if you don’t give us each item of information we request. This may affect your placement or employment prospects.” The forms also include an open-ended waiver giving investigators access to records that “may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, and criminal history record information.” A small percentage of JPL employees with higher security positions will be required to provide information including a list of overseas trips, financial histories and police records. The information must be provided by October. At an informational meeting at JPL Tuesday about the new measures – the laboratory’s third – the meeting room was packed with employees, said Dennis Byrnes, the chief engineer of flight dynamics. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, EXT. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA CA?ADA FLINT- RIDGE – JPL employees protesting what they say are invasive new security screenings gained a new congressional supporter this week. On Tuesday, Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., sent a firmly worded letter to Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez requesting a meeting to discuss changing the regulations, which require fingerprints for a FBI background check, personal references and information about past residences and drug use. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had implemented the strict new rules in accordance with an executive order from President Bush to create secure identification for federal employees. But many employees, including some at JPL, which is operated for NASA by Caltech, believe the background checks went a step too far. Their complaints gained the attention of Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, David Dreier, R-San Dimas, and now Holt. “Section Six of the directive states that it will be implemented `consistent with … the Privacy Act,’ ” Holt wrote in his letter to Gutierrez. “By having agencies share employee fingerprints and other information with the FBI, current implementation violates that portion of the U.S. Code.” Holt’s letter came after he was contacted by “many government employees and contractors from several Federal agencies,” including four senior scientists at JPL. “Research thrives best in an atmosphere of openness,” Holt, a former physicist, said Wednesday. “I am concerned that these invasive policies are jeopardizing scientific progress by discouraging talented researchers from federal employment.” Though many JPL employees have submitted the required information without complaint, several are considering not doing so – and risking losing their jobs as a result. last_img