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Remi Garde to decide on his Aston Villa future in the summer

first_img1 Aston Villa manager Remi Garde insists he will delay any decision on his future until the end of the season.The Frenchman has refused to confirm whether he will stay at the club if they are relegated from the Barclays Premier League.It is understood that Garde is unhappy after Villa failed to sign any of his targets in the transfer window and would be prepared to reassess his position in the summer.Villa are bottom and 10 points from safety ahead of the crunch visit of Norwich on Saturday but the former Lyon boss wants to focus on their relegation fight.“Every manager is in the same situation,” said Garde.“I came here for something that is still going on and I am not going to change my mind now.“Then after that we will start another project and another season and then every manager has to look at whether he fits in to the project that is going on in front of him.“Nobody can say what is the project for next season.“We don’t even know what league we are going to play in so please don’t ask me the question every week because I will give the same answer. It is not the time to do it.”And Garde, without banned five-goal top league scorer Jordan Ayew against the Canaries, wants his players to remain focused and ignore any speculation over his own future.He said: “When it was the transfer window it was the time to think ‘am I OK to stick with this project, with this manager and with this football club or not?’“There is time for that. There are two windows in the season in the winter and the summer.“Now we have closed this window and I ask my players only to be focused on what we can do. There will be the time for everybody to see how it’s going over the summer.”Tim Sherwood thanks Aston Villa fans and tells players: ‘You have to BELIEVE you can stay up’ Remi Garde last_img read more

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Twins joined at spine separated

first_imgMARSEILLE, France – French doctors have successfully separated twins joined at the spine, the first operation of its kind in France, hospital officials said Wednesday. Fifteen-month-olds named Mohamed and Souleymane were successfully separated Dec. 15. Similar operations have previously been performed in Britain, South Africa and Canada, the surgeons said. “As soon as they woke up on the operating table, the twins moved their legs and their feet. Today, their prognosis is good,” said doctor Gabriel Lena, head of the pediatric neurosurgery division of the La Timone hospital. The twins were born prematurely at 26 weeks, weighing just 1.7 pounds each and fused at the base of the spine. Diagnosed as Siamese twins before birth, they were kept in the hospital until they were old enough to be operated on. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The main risks of the operation were paralysis of the lower limbs or infection leading to potentially deadly meningitis. Surgeons said they made sure they had enough skin to cover the wound left by the operation by inserting inflatable balloons under the twins’ skin five weeks before the operation. Mohamed and Souleymane were recovering together and should have normal childhoods, doctors predicted. Their parents wanted to remain anonymous.last_img read more