Fletcher to miss start of season

first_imgManchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher expects to miss the start of the new Barclays Premier League season as he continues his rehabilitation from a bowel operation. The Scotland captain took nine months out to see if his symptoms settled down before returning last September, and seemed to be making rapid progress. However, after appearing in three games out of four at the end of November, he was restricted to two very brief substitute appearances – the last of which came in the 4-3 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford on Boxing Day. “I’ve had it for five years but really struggled to control it for the last three years,” he said. “It’s had a big impact on my day-to-day life, never mind trying to play football. “Medication wasn’t helping me but surgery was the only solution if I wanted to have not only a future playing football but even a quality of life going forward. Fletcher added: “It’s all going well. I am still under the hands of the medical team just now, and the surgeon who is looking after me. Everything is going to plan so far and I am not that far away now. “I am doing exercise on my own. I’ve not been given the green light to join in contact in football training but I am doing my own running and physical activities and feel great. “Hopefully, in the next few weeks I am going to get the green light to join in and to start making the comeback, which is looking very good.” Press Associationcenter_img The 29-year-old has been battling ulcerative colitis for the past five years and underwent surgery in January as part of a “planned procedure”. Asked on BBC Radio Five when he would be back in action, Fletcher replied: “Hopefully, not too long after the start of the season. I think I will just miss the beginning of the season.” last_img read more

Kids look behind the scenes at TV studio on Halloween Day

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. –  A group of school children toured our news studio for a chance to learn about the ins–and–outs of lightning bolts, thunderstorms and clouds.On this Halloween night, WBKB gave the kids a behind the scenes look into the work of a meteorologist.“It’s really exciting that I have the opportunity to give back to the younger generation of students to teach them and share with them about the weather and what we do hear at WBKB,” said chief meteorologist Elie Morrison.First, a group of third graders from Hinks Elementary got a tour of our TV studio. Then, they grabbed some candy along the way, and got their hands on some pretty sweet equipment.“They’re having a good time,”said the classroom’s teacher, Nicolle Wieschowski. “We know children love technology, getting up there and touching that gigantic touch screen – it has their engagement and excitement.”Ms. W has been teaching her students how to create their own precipitation weather maps with the help of our weatherman Elie Morrison.“Technology is so crucial to the way we track weather,” Morrison said. “We’re always using computers.  We’re always using imagery that’s coming over the Internet.”One student shared her enthusiasm in an excited way.“I really liked when [Morrison] was talking about that precipitation ’cause I’m into weather!” said Jaycee Worth.These third graders have been drawing weather maps everyday so they can spot weather patterns, the same way Morrison spots a cold front leaving our area.“We can learn about it in books,” said Ms. W. “But actually meeting the person and seeing what they do with their own eyes is going to help make that a little more concrete in their minds.”Another student, Matthew Kowalski said, “I really learned a lot about the weather, what all the symbols mean. It really helps me understand weather maps.If you want to know the current temperature, then you’ll need to tune in live on WBKB for your full weather forecast.Do you have a story idea? Connect with reporter Elijah Baker at [email protected]  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Halloween Special: Spirits of the Old Presque Isle LighthouseNext Early Morning Talk with NMIGLSI 11-1-2018last_img read more