Liga MX America’s attack comes up empty as Tigres snatch control of series Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 13:28 11/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pedro Pardo Liga MX Tigres UANL América v Tigres UANL América Las Aguilas failed to score in the Estadio Azteca on Wednesday night and will need a serious reversal to move on to the Liga MX final In three playoff games, America has scored zero playoff goals.Las Aguilas scored in five consecutive league matches in the regular season. They average1.35 goals a match over the 17-week campaign. Yet the club’s attack lately has been well below average in multiple respects.Some of the team’s analysis of Wednesday’s 1-0 first leg defeat to Tigres will focus on a penalty decision that was harsh on the home side. Bruno Valdez slid to deny a cross and ended up with his hand up in error. When Enner Valencia’s cross did come, it hit Valdez’ arm in what would’ve been an impressive handball had it been intentional but looked to be pure chance. The whistle blew and Juninho buried the chance to send the series to Monterrey with his team up on the scoreboard. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player #NoTeLoPierdasG⚽⚽⚽L de [email protected] 0-1 @TigresOficial IDA #Semifinal #Apertura2017 #LIGABancomerMX⚽ #SienteTuLiga ⚽ #AbrazadosPorElFutbol pic.twitter.com/L1j4rWFc8q— LIGA Bancomer MX (@LIGABancomerMX) November 30, 2017America can have legitimate beef with the decision, but coach Miguel Herrera has nobody to blame but his own team for its attacking deficiencies. Herrera’s men actually were able to keep a fair amount of the possession against Tigres, a rarity against a side coached by Tuca Ferretti. But they did relatively little with it. Tigres more than doubled America’s shot total (18-8) and the home side didn’t put a single shot on Nahuel Guzman’s goal.Herrera had benched Silvio Romero, who clearly was off the mark in the previous series against Cruz Azul, and tried to put the pressure on Ferretti’s side with Ecuadorian winger Renato Ibarra, teenager Diego Lainez and 21-year-old Alejandro Diaz entering as his substitutes. Whether experienced or veteran, homegrown or foreign, no America player was able to set themselves up for a dangerous opportunity or feed forwards Oribe Peralta or Darwin Quintero.Midfielder Mateus Uribe had one of the better efforts of the night, trying to put a bicycle kick into the back of the net but sending it wide of the goal Guzman was defending. That is what America had been reduced to – trying to find something spectacular.Tigres were something of the opposite, converting the penalty but failing to finish off other opportunities they generated. Agustin Marchesin made two saves, including a reflex stop on a deflected corner kick that threatened to end the series. Instead, as it stands, America could even things up quickly if it can score in the second leg and match the number of away goals Tigres scored. The issue is that the team has given no indication that will happen. Even a 1-0 win in El Volcan, where Tigres are yet to lose this season, wouldn’t be enough. It’s been 10 matches since America scored multiple goals. Word came out Wednesday that Peralta is seeking a long contract extension. Herrera returned to Mexico City with a reputation for getting the team out of tough situations. Each will need to earn their pay for America to overcome this nasty scoring drought and get into the semifinals.
The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III, through its Psychological Services Unit, has been utilising a collaborative approach in treating with a range of psychological and other mental challenges, which often display as violent or destructive behaviours. The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III, through its Psychological Services Unit, has been utilising a collaborative approach in treating with a range of psychological and other mental challenges, which often display as violent or destructive behaviours.Psychological Services Coordinator, Dr. Melva Spence, says the Unit partners with the Ministry of Health, the hospitals and the mental health clinic for psychiatric evaluations and care of persons who come through the Unit, as well as with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) for substance misuse patients.They also partner with the Restorative Justice Unit, to allow specialists to help parties mediate conflicts that may arise as a result of psychological or emotional disorders.The Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), and particularly the organisation’s School Suspension Programme, is also used to help youngsters learn how to resolve negative encounters amicably.“Many times, students who are referred to us from schools, having had conflicts, we direct them to the DRF, so that they can get the kind of support they need,” Dr. Spence says.The CSJP III, meanwhile, through its case management programme, administers a series of assessments to persons, particularly youth, looking at a number of domains, including substance abuse, relationship issues, conflict with the law, and psychological challenges.“Out of that assessment, if they are flagged as having deficit in those areas, they are referred to the Unit for assistance, which will do further assessments with them as it relates to the area of need, and treat with them accordingly,” Dr. Spence notes.Various instruments are also utilised to identify specific psychological problems such as suicidal tendencies or anger issues.“Locally, there is a stigma relating to mental illness, so it is difficult to have persons return for scheduled sessions. However, we do what is called ‘Psycho Ed’ with them, meaning that we educate them and help them to understand [the cause of their problems],” she says.“A lot of psycho-educational counselling has to be done in order to get them to understand why they are experiencing these things, and that they can be helped,” Dr. Spence adds.She further noted that the Unit also seeks to include family and community members in the treatment programme as a holistic approach to the intervention.The CSJP III is a multifaceted crime- and violence-prevention initiative of the Ministry of National Security, which focuses on building community safety and security. The programme provides crime- and violence-prevention services to 50 vulnerable and volatile communities, spanning eight parishes.The Programme is funded by the Government of Jamaica, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD); and the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (DFID). The CSJP III is a multifaceted crime- and violence-prevention initiative of the Ministry of National Security, which focuses on building community safety and security. The programme provides crime- and violence-prevention services to 50 vulnerable and volatile communities, spanning eight parishes. Story Highlights The CSJP III is a multifaceted crime- and violence-prevention initiative of the Ministry of National Security, which focuses on building community safety and security. The programme provides crime- and violence-prevention services to 50 vulnerable and volatile communities, spanning eight parishes.