Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Welcomes New International Boarding Students

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS China, Mexico, Mongolia, Taiwan—these are only a few of the places from which Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s new boarding students hail. On Sunday, August 18, 20 new students (and their families) arrived on campus and were greeted by Boarding Director Martha Lem and her staff, along with Associate Director of Admissions Catherine O’Brien; Sister Carolyn McCormack O.P., President; and Sister Celeste Marie Botello O.P., Principal. “Opening days are so exciting for us. All the boarding staff, admissions staff and the administration are so eager to see everyone,” Lem said.This proved especially true for O’Brien: “It is really wonderful to finally meet ‘in person’ those families I have only met by Skype throughout the application process. It makes the connection complete.” Also on hand were a group of current boarding students to welcome the new Tologs and help them get settled into their rooms. With all the FSHA support in the halls, it wasn’t long before beds were made, suitcases unpacked and new roommates met.At noon, the students went into FSHA’s Green Room for a welcome lunch, while the parents were treated to a special luncheon in the Lounge. For many on staff, this was a rare opportunity to meet with the boarding parents—many do not return to campus again until the Christmas holidays or even the end of the school year. At the luncheon, Sister Carolyn recognized each family individually and gave parents a special gift and a warm hug. “These parents need to know we value their daughters, their education, and their social, emotional and spiritual well-being, and we will continue to communicate with them at every turn in the road,” O’Brien said.After lunch, parents met up with their daughters to help with any last-minute issues. Emotions ran high as families said their goodbyes. “I’m pretty nervous. I’m just wondering about high school life. I’m scared about my homework,” admitted Ching “Pearl” Wang ’17 who’s from Thailand. For Qiu “Liberty” Yunyu ‘17, remembering a family pet brought a bit of heartache. “I miss my cat. Her name is the Chinese word for flower,“ she said.But as Lem knows from years of experience, homesickness ebbs over time. “Some girls cry and withdraw a bit for a few days,” she said. “But as they get more at ease, you see them begin to run through the halls and make new friends. And the returning boarding girls have it all down and really do take the new girls under their wings to help them settle in.”Yet even with the nerves and the homesickness, the girls were excited for what lies ahead. “Every boarder comes from a different country and brings her own culture. That’s really cool,” Pearl said. And while the new boarders learn about American culture, their fellow classmates learn just as much about the larger world. “For those fortunate local students who are educated alongside our boarding students, they are able to experience a global village here on the Hill,” O’Brien said. “There is no filter between these cultures, no spin and no ulterior motive other than living and learning, side by side. This truly is a unique and special community, and we are blessed to be a part of it.”FSHA has always welcomed boarding students, beginning with the school’s inception in 1931. In fact, FSHA was solely a boarding school for girls in 1st through 12th grades until 1951, when the school started accepting day students. (The elementary grades were eventually phased out.) Over the years, the boarding program has accepted students from across the United States, Canada, India, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam, to name a few countries.For more information on FSHA’s boarding program, please contact Catherine O’Brien, Associate Director of Admissions at [email protected] or (626) 685-8522, or visit the school’s website at www.fsha.org. 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How to become your members primary financial institution

first_imgDeciding where to do your banking is not as simple as it once was. There are thousands of financial institutions available at your fingertips in our well-connected digital world. While brick and mortar are still important, branch and ATM access is only part of the overall equation. Credit unions are asking themselves not only how do we capture and hold onto our members, but also how can we nurture that relationship so that loyalty grows?  How can we become our members’ primary financial institution?Where To Start?A good place to start would be to have a better understanding of what your members’ (and potential members’) needs and expectations might be. According to recent research by Visa, over the course of the next few years, Millennials will come to represent the largest workforce segment of our population. An incredible 75% by the year 2025! They already outnumber Baby Boomers and are fast becoming an influential part of our economy. Understanding Millennial banking needs and habits is a critical part of keeping your credit union relevant. Providing up-to-date, digital banking via convenient electronic channels should be a priority. Member services that support them best will build satisfaction, loyalty, and potentially invoke balance transfers and account migration. continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Long Island Events – Do This: June 11 – 17

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Season & LifeStat Double Album Release PartyBask in the glory of two young artists’ sheer joy as they both release their albums alongside friends and family. With Isaiah Dunmore, Dirty B, Scotty Mac, Young Smooth, Ice and Just B. Polo. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10. 6 p.m. June 11.Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Chase BryantTalented country western singer Tim McGraw is most famously known for his hit songs “My Best Friend,” “Live Like You Were Dying” and “Just To See You Smile,” but he also has acted in a number of movies, such as Flicka and Tommorowland. See him perform with upcoming stars Billy Currington, known for the single “Don’t It,” and Chase Bryant, who sings, “Take It On Back,” for a night of country pop and country rock not soon to be forgotten. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $10-$500 7 p.m. June 11.Tab Hunter ConfidentialThis new documentary, telling the story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s, features Tab Hunter, John Waters, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Portia de Rossi, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and dozens more. Q&A with Director Jeffrey Schwarz live via Skype to follow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. June 11.Graham Parker & The RumourWith their latest album, Mystery Glue, Graham Parker & The Rumour show no signs of fatigue. For more than 40 years, their new wave/blues-rock style music has influenced some of today’s greatest artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Paul Weller. Known for their energetic live performances and “straight to the point” vocals, Graham Parker & The Rumour continue to deliver like it’s 1975. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. June 11.Marcia BallWith her sultry blues roots and distinctive piano style, Marcia Ball is most popularly known for her hits “That’s How It Goes,” “The Tattooed Lady” and “The Alligator Man.” Born in Texas and raised in Louisiana, Marcia Ball has created a genre all her own. Never really experienced the true, hot and muddy infectious trill of swamp rock? Oh, you must, dear friends. Oh, you must! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. June 11.Scofflaws, Roots Foundation, Half Breeds, Soulitzik, Crisis CrayonsIf you can’t take a trip to the Caribbean islands this summer, then don’t miss this event! Long Island natives, The Scofflaws, will be bringing something new to calypso and reggae, with their own can’t-stop-skankin’-it-just-feels-too-damn-good vibes. Their tunes just absolutely suck you in, and before you know it, it’s 2 a.m., you’re covered in sweat, and you’ve just been dancin’ and groovin’ alongside complete strangers for the past four hours. Ska has traditional Jamaican roots mixed with American rhythm and blues. The Scofflaws are known for their irresistible songs “Nude Beach,” “Spider On My Bed” and “Backdoor Open,” among so many others. LI ska legends, really, and one of Zack Tirana’s local go-to, rock-out, jump-up, skank-it-up, raise-your-glass favorites! Long Island-based Crisis Crayons will be adding some Reggae-punk music into the mix. Roots Foundation will also be in hand to play such hits as “Wake Up,” “Beautiful Woman” and “Earth Crisis.” Expect the Half Breeds to add their own reggae beats with “Workin’,” “Somethin’ About Me” and “All That Jazz.” Soulitzik, also from LI, will be rockin’ out something different, with high-energy, mega-lightnin’, reggae-rock! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 5 p.m. June 12.Love & MercyMusic. Madness. Redemption. Salvation. This visionary new film captures the creative chaos and unimaginable beauty that so defined legendary Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson’s career. Set against the uber-catchy, timeless hits that transcend the white, sandy shores of California and ride the perfect waves, sparkling with joy and glimmering harmonies all with just the mere whisper of a few notes, that’s the music that poured out of the brilliant Brian Wilson’s apparently tortured spirit. Paul Dano and John Cusack paint an unconventional portrait of the man whose songs still move, still amaze, still inspire, still touch hearts. Not to be missed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Check out CinemaArtsCentre.org for various times. $7 members, $12 public, $9 students w/ID. Through June 18.Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue featuring The Pimps Of JoytimeTrombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are bringing Brooklyn natives The Pimps of Joytime to the Island for a concert that is sure to be packed solid with some good ol’ New Orleans soul. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be performing their self-described “funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop”-style songs and their energizing stage act, while The Pimps Of Joytime will “Keep That Music Playin” during their set. Come see some of funk’s top performing groups as they make Friday night one to remember! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35. 8 p.m. June 12.Flo Rida joins a star-studded roster of performers at Summer Jam.BLI Summer JamChart-topping pop artists at this wild summer jam will include: Nick Jonas, once part of The Jonas Brothers, now the solo artist of Jealous and Chains, performing alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of the madly addictive radio hit “Call Me Maybe,” and British-born Charli XCX of Break The Rules and Famous. Also included in the mix is Tove Lo, artist of Talking Body, who adds a synth-pop touch to this lineup. Groundbreaking artists, Echosmith, known for their song, “Bright,” and Cincinnati-based indie rock darlings Walk The Moon. The latter’s hits include “Shut Up And Dance” and “Anna Sun.” Also included is R5, known for “Smile,” and The Nick Tangorra Band, who performs “Juliet.” For a bit of pop mixed with R&B, don’t miss Natalie La Rose, known for her ear candy “Somebody.” Flo Rida is most known for his radio hits “Whistle” and “Low,” which mixes rap, hip hop and pop all in one. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $30-$999. 5 p.m. June 13.Peter CeteraFormer Chicago vocalist/bassist, Peter Cetera can be credited with writing some of the most recognizable songs inthe soft pop and easy listening genre. Following his departure from the band Chicago, Cetera’s hit single “Glory of Love” became No. 1 in the U.S. Billboard charts and was even used in the film, The Karate Kid Part II. He has since performed alongside Cher, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and even Madonna. Imagine all of them on one bill–well, that’s for another day! Here, Cetera be doing what he does best. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. June 13.Sonny LandrethSlide-guitar specialist Sonny Landreth is one of the few live acts that you truly have to see in order to believe. Landreth has essentially developed a whole new way of playing the guitar. For example, sporting a slide on his pinky allows him to hold frets above the slide, which results in the simultaneous playing of different variations of chords. His masterful blues-folk techniques have even caught the attention and praise of Eric Clapton, resulting in their collaboration, as well as his performing alongside Jimmy Buffet and Peter Maffay. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. June 13.David Bromberg QuintetThe Godfather of Americana and a longtime pal of Bob Dylan will play songs from his latest album Only Slightly Mad. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $40-$75. 8 p.m. June 13.SOFUSLocal jam band SOFUS possess of all the qualities necessary for an enjoyable performance: steady beats, catchy bass lines, melodic rhythms and relaxed vocals. What more could you ask for? SOFUS’s live performances only further the band’s genuine enjoyment of music, which transcends to audience members. Influenced from legendary acts including Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, and Grateful Dead, SOFUS brings funk, jazz, psychedelia and improvisation together in a contagious, explosive cocktail of all that is good and groovy in this world. The Vinyl Plane, Memphis Crawl, Funkin’ A, Nonstop to Ciaro and Iridesense. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10, $12 DOS. 9 p.m. June 13.EternalCon 2015Anyone with an interest in comic books, collectibles, horror, gaming, sci-fi, or cosplay shouldn’t miss this self-proclaimed “large scale multimedia pop culture convention.” The mega-gathering of all that is superheros and dragons will feature a Cosplay Contest for those to show off their craftsmanship skills, a vehicle show, a parade, gaming tournaments, movie prop displays, and more! This year’s convention will have some very special guests, including a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast reunion, plus Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Mick Foley and Chyna among others. Whether you’re looking to reminisce, or see the latest and greatest in all things pop culture, EternalCon will have events for anyone to enjoy! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $6-$40. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14.Third Eye Blind fans are hoping to be serenaded with such classics as “How’s it Going to Be” and “Semi-Charmed Life.” (Photo credit: Third Eye Blind/Facebook)Third Eye Blind, Dashboard ConfessionalA highly-anticipated blast from the past is coming to Long Island as Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional share the stage for their headlining summer tour. Fans can anticipate hearing both bands’ classic songs, like “Never Let You Go,” “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Vindicated” and “Hands Down.” The audience will also get to preview Third Eye Blind’s new album, Dopamine. Don’t miss the chance to gush over these emo/rock fan favorites! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $$25-$599 7 p.m. June 14.James CottonDespite his legendary musical style, audiences are going to feel anything but blue after this concert. Cotton has been described by the New York Daily News as “the greatest living blues harmonica player” and by Rolling Stone as “among the greats of all time” in the music industry. His set is expected to include many of his classic hits, such as “Cotton Mouth Man,” “Cotton Crop Blues” and “Dealin’ With the Devil.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 7 p.m. June 14.Less Than Jake & Reel Big FishSummertime is the best time to listen to ska music, and this concert is sure to leave not one audience member disappointed! Come see Less Than Jake perform such hits as “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” and “Look What Happened” with Reel Big Fish wowing the audience with their classics “Sell Out” and “Beer.” With special guest Ballyhoo! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $22.50-$50. 7:30 p.m. June 15.Train, The Fray, Matt NathansonThe “Picasso at the Wheel” tour is continuing its North American leg by making its way to the island this week, with Train and Matt Nathanson co-headlining. Fans can expect to hear hits from all three groups, such as “Hey Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “How to Save a Life” and “Come on Get Higher” as the performers rock the sandy beaches and sunset waves along Jones Beach this summer. Don’t miss this triple threat of a concert! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $35-$600 7 p.m. June 16.SlayerSlayer has been shaking up the metal scene with its take-no-prisoners, pulse-pounding style of music since California natives Jeff Hannerman, Dave Lombardo and Kerry King formed the thrash metal band in the early ’80s. Singer Tom Araya is a force of nature. Their popularity soared with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and the band has since gone on to grab two Grammy awards along with six nominations. You seriously do not want to miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45.50-$89.50. 9 p.m. June 16 & 17.Royal StreetThese Providence, RI, hell-raisers know how to get the party started, and know how to rock! Marina City, Evird Yawateg, Here’s To You, The Tallest Trees In The Universe, The Narrows and Fawkes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $12 DOS. 6 p.m. June 17.Matt DaviesThe Pulitzer Prize- winning political cartoonist for Newsday will speak and sign his new children’s book, Ben Draws Trouble. When Ben loses his sketchbook his world is turned upside-down. Who will find it? And how will they react when they do!? Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. June 17.Compiled by Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Kyla Stan, Gabby Sizemore & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Food safety grants, universal flu vaccine, Benin’s polio drive stalls

first_imgJun 3, 2009Three states win FDA grants to boost food-testing capacityThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that it awarded $350,000 grants to Arkansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin to fund Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) laboratories. In return for the grants, the states may be required to analyze food samples collected by the FDA or other agencies in case of a large-scale contamination event. In Arkansas, the funds will enable the state health department to increase its ability to test for toxic or unknown substances, support national surveillance efforts, and boost response capacity. In Nebraska, the funds are earmarked to allow the agriculture department to add more testing backup and capacity. In Wisconsin, the agriculture department will use the funds to add reserve testing capacity for FERN during events that threaten the nation’s food supply.[Jun 2 FDA press release]Vical receives patent for universal flu vaccine technologyVical, a biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego, announced today that it received a US patent for use of influenza virus gene sequences in a “universal” vaccine, designed to protect against seasonal and emerging pandemic flu strains. The company’s DNA vaccine involves portions of the virus that are consistent among different strains: nucleoprotein (NP) and ion channel protein (M2). The company said it derived its gene sequences from flu strains that have circulated over the past 10 years. Vical has developed an H5N1 flu vaccine, with support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), that showed broad protection against other strains in preclinical studies. In 2007 Vical received a $6 million NIAID grant to develop a process to speed DNA vaccine production. In early May, the company said it had signed an agreement with the US Navy to speed the development of a DNA vaccine against the novel H1N1 virus.[Jun 3 Vical press release][Jun 14, 2007, CIDRAP News story]Healthcare strike stalls Benin’s polio vaccination driveA polio vaccine drive in Benin that was set to begin May 29 has been indefinitely suspended because of a health worker strike, according to Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Polio eradication efforts lost ground in 2008, with African countries bearing the brunt of the disease. A World Health Organization official said Benin, Burkina Faso, and Cote d’Ivoire have had new cases since the last immunization campaign in February and March. Health officials said the timing of the vaccine drive is crucial, because the approaching rainy season will make it difficult to reach some children and will intensify virus circulation.[May 29 IRIN story]last_img read more

Hope the city has a plan for baseball field

first_imgOn Oct. 10 I had an opportunity to address the Schenectady City Council with regards to the mayor’s proposed capital budget. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More specifically, I addressed the $600,000 being invested in the Central Park A Diamond — as I learned that night, also known as Buck Ewing Field.The mayor and council members John Polimeni and Vince Riggi noted it’s an investment in America’s pastime, a source of revenue and part of the bigger picture.OK. But who’s going to maintain the new artificial turf field, schedule the tournaments and make sure this field doesn’t meet the same fate as its predecessor? Volunteers? What’s the plan?I can only hope the mayor and City Council are equally as generous when it comes to organic community-inspired investment opportunities such as the miracle on Craig Street and professional cricket fields in Schenectady.Chad PutmanSchenectadycenter_img More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionslast_img read more

Nadal hails ‘best season’ and ‘incredible era’

first_imgNadal’s win on Sunday was the latest chapter in an epic story of domination by the sport’s superstars.From Wimbledon in 2003, an incredible 53 of 58 Slams have now been claimed by just five men — Federer (19), Nadal (16), Novak Djokovic (12) and Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka with three apiece.Only Andy Roddick, Gaston Gaudio, Marat Safin, Juan Martin del Potro and Marin Cilic have broken the spell.“We are are in an era that is not nice to say, because I’m part of it, but we are in an era that some players make incredible things in this sport,” said Nadal.“It’s difficult to win a lot of titles. We should be very happy. Probably even Roger and me and Novak, much more than we ever dreamed.” Share on: WhatsApp New York, United States | AFP |  Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as “one of the best of his career” on Sunday after winning a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam.World number one Nadal defeated South Africa’s world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in a brutally one-sided final during which he did not face a break point.Nadal also claimed an unprecedented 10th French Open in June after finishing runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open.“In terms of results, this has been one of the best seasons of my career, of course,” Nadal admitted of a year in which he won at least two Slams for the fourth time in his career.Had he gotten the better of Gilles Muller at Wimbledon, where he lost the final set of his fourth-round clash 15-13, the year might have been even more memorable.“I have been winning titles, playing three finals of Grand Slams, so that’s a lot. That’s so difficult. The other slam that I was not in the final, I lost the match 15-13 in the fifth to be in the quarterfinals.“So was very competitive year for me. And on clay, I won almost every match. Of course is an emotional season because I have been through tough moments in terms of injuries.” – Federer’s mark no big deal –Despite his success, catching the 19 majors of Federer is not particularly high on Nadal’s list of priorities.“I really never thought much about that. I just do my way. He does his way. Let’s see when we finish,” he said.“I have 16. So three is big difference. I really don’t think much about these kind of things.“Well done for Roger that he is having an amazing season, too, and well done for me because I’m having a great season, too.“Tennis is not all about the Grand Slams, so there are tournaments to come and I’m excited about this last part of the season.”It’s all a far cry from the end of last year when Nadal was ranked at nine in the world and Federer was 16.It was also a 2016 season that saw the injury-hobbled Nadal lose in the first round at the Australian Open, withdraw after two rounds of the French with a wrist problem, skip Wimbledon and exit the US Open in the last 16.However, in 2017, Federer and Nadal have won five titles apiece and on Monday they will be back at number one and two in the world for the first time since 2011.“I was surprised in January. Now I am not that much surprised,” said Nadal.“There are things that probably Roger and me share — that is passion for what we are doing, passion for tennis, passion for the competition and the spirit of improvement all the time.” To hammer home their enduring appeal and dominance, Federer and Nadal shared the four Slams in 2017 — Federer winning the Australian Open before capturing a record eighth Wimbledon.last_img read more

Salah ‘must rest’, says Egyptian coach

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Liverpool’s Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (L) and Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah (R), attend a media briefing on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony at the International Conference Centre in Accra, on January 4, 2018.Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah “must rest” and will miss Egypt’s friendly against Botswana on October 14, national team coach Hossam El Badry said Thursday.The announcement came days after Salah raised eyebrows by changing his Twitter bio to say he only played for Liverpool, removing any mention of his affiliation to Egypt.Salah finished fourth in the balloting for the FIFA best player award last week, with two of Egypt’s votes rejected by football’s governing body after they were signed in capital letters.El Badry said he spoke to Salah following a report from the national team doctor on the fitness of the squad’s overseas-based players.“I agreed with him that it is in his best interests and those of the national team that he rests,” El Badry told local channel MBC Masr.“He won’t be with us at the training camp for Botswana, but God willing, he will be with us for the official matches.” Salah scored twice on Wednesday as holders Liverpool defeated Salzburg 4-3 at home in the Champions League group stage.Salah and the Egyptian FA have butted heads before several times, most prominently when a photo of him was plastered on the squad’s plane ahead of the 2018 World Cup, causing sponsorship problems for the star.El Badry will take charge of his first match as Egypt coach against Botswana following his appointment last month.Egypt begin their qualifying campaign for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations at home to Kenya in November.last_img read more