a month agoChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: Lampard appointment helped contract decision

first_imgChelsea winger Hudson-Odoi: Lampard appointment helped contract decisionby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCallum Hudson-Odoi says Frank Lampard’s appointment gave him an “extra boost” towards signing a new contract with Chelsea.The 18-year-old signed a new five-year contract on Thursday after over a year of negotiations.And Hudson-Odoi has credited Lampard’s presence will helping him decide his long-term future.”I’ve been thinking for a while what it would be like to be playing for Chelsea for the next five years and how everything might go, especially now Frank is here as the manager. “It’s a great feeling for all of us because we know he gives everybody a chance if you’re playing well and working hard.”He’s a very good manager. I can tell that by what he’s trying to do and the things he’s trying to implement into our football. He has the mentality of winning, which we all want and we all need, so him coming in was just an extra boost for me.”He’s already given me confidence, having a chat with me here and there, and it’s great when a manager has faith in you. I’m delighted he’s here and I’m looking forward to working more with him.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Number of children in care in Manitoba down but grand chief says

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsFor the first time since 2003, the number of children in care in Manitoba is down – but more needs to be done according to one grand chief.The province released a snapshot of its year-end report.According to the report there were 10,328 children in care as of March 31 – down by three per cent from 2017.87 per cent of these children are Indigenous.“We’re cautiously optimistic about these numbers,” said Heather Stefanson, minister of families.“It’s the first time in 15 years where the number of kids in care has declined. So we’re showing a positive trend here.”Stefanson said the numbers are down because there has been a decrease in apprehensions – and more children have been reunited with their families.Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said the news numbers are encouraging.But only if children are going home.“It’s important that we actually have a full understanding as the exactly how you’ve decreased the number of children in care,” said Dumas. “Hopefully it’s not merely creative counting and hopefully not redefining whether someone is truly in care or not.”Dumas emphasized the need for the province to return jurisdiction of child welfar to First Nations.And he criticized the government for not working with Manitoba chiefs and the First Nations family advocate office.“Heavy handed changes from the provincial government on this file are not conducive to working with us,” he said.“We can’t have them on their own making these changes that are going to impact the lives and livelihood of our children.”The province said the full report will be released at the end of the week.bhobson@aptn.ca@bhobs22last_img read more