Learning for life: CPD theory in practice

first_img Comments are closed. Learning for life: CPD theory in practiceOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. When was the first course for OH nursing? a) 1934 b) 1954 c) 1964 d) 1974 2. What was a major influence on the education of nurses in the last10years? a) Agenda for change b) The Nursing process c) Nursing models d) Project 2000 3. What is needed to be seen as competent? a) Knowledge b) Skill c) Understanding d) All of the above 4. What does a degree classification indicate? a) A highly academic person b) Someone with independent thought and capable of synthesis c) An expert practitioner d) Some one with a breadth of nursing knowledge 5. How can a new graduate become an expert? a) By getting a good degree classification b) Classroom learning c) As a result of continuing and reflective practice? d) Getting a well-paid job 6. It is the aim of AOHNE to develop reflective practitioners who are: a) Critical thinkers and knowledgeable doers b) Skilled at OH practice c) Able to undertake research d) Capable leaders 7. What is the first step for the CDG to take? a) To decide on the module needed b) To develop a philosophy c) To review the literature d) To develop a degree 8. How long should it take to complete a part-time degree programmes? a) Six months b) One year c) Two years d) Five years 9. What is Rogers’ approach to education? a) Rational b) Utilitarian c) Idealistic d) Humanistic 10. Which government document is the course congruent with? a) Taking a Public Health Approach in the Workplace b) Securing Health Together c) Good Health is Good Business d) Revitalising Health & Safety, a strategy statement Answers & feedback 1) a – The RCN started OHN training in 1934 , then called Industrial Nursing.The history of OH nursing can be found in The Birth of Industrial Nursing,Charley 1954. 2) b 3) d – Competence is about having knowledge, skillsand understanding – all three are required to be classed by both yourself andothers as competent. It may be worth carrying out a literature search to findout more. Also discuss with your colleagues or supervisor/mentor and find outwhat competence means to you. 4) b – Many people think that having adegree is about having a great deal of knowledge, which it is not. It is aboutbeing able to think something through and to be able to find out more and knowwhere to find out more. Again, discuss this with your mentor/supervisor orcolleagues to find out what it all means to you and others. 5) c – It isworth reading Benner to find out more about the different levels, from noviceto expert. Plus, the article in Occupational Health, ‘Time for Reflection’ (May2004). 6) a 7) b – Have you developed your own philosophy of OH nursing?If not, it maybe worth thinking about what you value and believe about OH. 8)c 9) d – It is worth getting hold of Rogers’ book, listed in the referenceson page 29. It is an interesting aspect of teaching and learning. 10) a– Re-read this document or download a copy from the DoH website. last_img read more

Martinez: Jones focused at Everton

first_img Jones is a long-serving assistant to Martinez and worked under the Spaniard at the Welsh club between 2007 and 2009. He has subsequently followed him to Wigan and Everton, but is often linked with branching out on his own. Graeme Jones is fully committed to Everton despite heading the betting to be Swansea’s next manager, according to Roberto Martinez. Press Associationcenter_img That was the case this week when Michael Laudrup left Swansea, but Everton boss Martinez was not entertaining speculation on Friday. “It’s nothing new. Graeme and I have been working together since 2007 and it’s good when you get those links because it means people still remember the work that you did at a previous club,” he said on Everton’s official website. “But Graeme is fully focused at Everton and it’s not even a question. “The only thing that matters is the results at Everton and there’s not going to be any changes in that respect.” Veteran Garry Monk has been named as Swansea’s caretaker manager, with Laudrup in the process of taking legal action relating to his dismissal. “I am deeply disappointed to have been dismissed as manager of Swansea City,” he said on Thursday. “In particular, the manner in which it happened and the actions the club has taken since notifying me in the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. “I am, of course taking legal advice and the League Managers’ Association have already written to the club asking for a proper explanation as to why I was summarily dismissed. Three members of my staff have also been dismissed. “The club has informed me that I cannot visit the training ground to say my farewells to the players so I do that now through this statement.” Forty-three-year-old Jones enjoyed a 15-year playing career which was spent in the lower reaches of English football and Scotland. He took in clubs such as Bridlington Town before successful spells with Doncaster and Wigan. last_img read more

Leicester beat Cardiff after emotional tributes to late owner Vichai

first_img— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 3, 2018– Thailand funeral –Most of Leicester’s players, manager Claude Puel and senior staff are due to fly to Thailand for the funeral of Vichai, whose eight-year reign peaked in 2016 when the 5,000-1 outsiders became Premier League champions in astonishing style.“We had a lot of chances and we deserve this result and it is a fantastic opportunity to honour the chairman,” Puel told Sky Sports.“Now is just the first step and I hope we can continue next week with the same feeling,” he added.“It will be difficult because we come back from Bangkok in the middle of the week for our first home game and we know before and after we have events to honour the chairman and it will be important to keep our self-control.”Most Leicester fans wore white T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “The Boss” and a picture of Vichai on the front, and on the back “Khun Vichai, You Will Be Forever In Our Hearts”The players warmed up in similar T-shirts over their training gear.A giant Thai flag with both clubs’ crests on it reading “RIP Vichai” was passed from the home fans to the visiting supporters.Three minutes into the match, Leicester’s fans broke into a rendition of “When You’re Smiling”, the anthem that sound-tracked happier days during the club’s title triumph.On the hour mark, Leicester fans delivered another tribute to their late owner when they sang “There’s Only One Vichai”, waving their scarves.After the final whistle, Leicester’s players and staff stood to applaud their fans for several minutes, taking in the chants of “Vichai” and “Champions of England, you made us sing that”.#UPDATE The elaborate funeral of Leicester City’s Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha begins at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, as members of Thailand’s business and political elite came in mourning garb to pay tribute to the well-connected billionaire https://t.co/N4U6AbxDjS— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 3, 2018Share on: WhatsApp Cardiff, United Kingdom | AFP | Leicester’s grief-stricken players dedicated their emotion-fuelled 1-0 win at Cardiff on Saturday to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as they prepared to jet to Thailand for his funeral.Thai billionaire Vichai was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium following last Saturday’s match against West Ham.The horrific accident triggered a week of mourning in Leicester and throughout the world of football but the match in Cardiff went ahead after the midweek League Cup game with Southampton was postponed.The action on the pitch was totally overshadowed by the tributes for a much-loved chairman but the former Premier League champions held their nerve to earn a narrow win that lifted them to 10th spot.The decisive moment came 10 minutes into the second half when winger Demarai Gray steered home a neat volley with his left foot beyond goalkeeper Neil Etheridge after a precise low cross from Ben Chilwell.Gray looked to the heavens and all of Leicester’s players, including goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, raced to the corner of the ground where their fans were celebrating.The scorer was not spared any sentiment however, and was promptly booked for taking his shirt off to reveal a T-shirt that read “For Khun Vichai”.So proud of the lads, club and supporters for today. Great performance which sums up what this club is about. Boss that was for you ??? pic.twitter.com/HcqNchqAAf— Andy King (@AndyKingy) November 3, 2018Denmark international Schmeichel, who was in tears as Leicester’s players and staff locked arms in the centre circle during a poignant minute’s silence before kick-off, said the occasion had been tough for the players to handle.“That took a lot. It has been an emotional day and glad we got three points for him,” he said. “Every single player wanted to get out there to be at the funeral.“We are glad we’ve come away today from a really tough game with a win we can bring to Thailand and hope we did the family proud.”What it means to us ? pic.twitter.com/Qtzmjx9t5Ilast_img read more

Reopened Library Adding More Hours

first_imgLibrary Director Judith Bakos said starting April 1, the library will be more broadly accessible again. The hours will be Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The renovated library has a spacious section for small children, with shelves full of books displayed to show the colorful illustrations, and one bookcase holding books for school age children, and more on order. There are also DVDs, newspapers and places for quiet reading. By Liz SheehanMONMOUTH BEACH – The town library has been rebuilt and reopened, and will soon be offering afternoon, evening and Saturday hours again.“By April 1, the extended hours will be fully implemented,” said Mayor Sue Howard on Wednesday.Since Super Storm Sandy hit in October 2012, badly damaging the library building, the library has operated from a small section of the great room in Borough Hall, at about half of its previous 30-hour a week schedule. In October, the town welcomed the return of the library to a newly renovated building on Willow Avenue. But the hours remained 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays to Thursdays. “It’s so much more than books,” said borough resident Dianne Zeigler.Back before the storm, Zeigler took painting classes at the Monmouth Beach library. “I now paint on a regular basis,” she said. She has entered her work in art shows.“My life has been fulfilled because of that,” Zeigler said.The Monmouth Beach library is a “member library” with the Monmouth County Library system. Residents have free memberships to other county library branches, and can order books from them for pick-up in Monmouth Beach during its business hours.They also have access to the county’s Library On the Go! app, with which they can download select e-books and audio books at any time.Borough residents pay for their library cards through both a county tax and a municipal tax.Sea Bright and Oceanport, neighboring towns whose libraries were also made unusable by Sandy have moved to new buildings. Oceanport moved into the town’s community center in April, 2015 and Sea Bright reopened their library in an area rented from the United Methodist Church in July, 2015.last_img read more

Calls for housing scheme review report to be published

first_imgCharlie McConalogue has said it is a ‘disgrace’ that the Minister for Housing and the Government have failed to produce a report on the review of the Tenant’s Purchase Scheme, over two years after they confirmed the review was complete. Deputy McConalogue made his comments after the latest Dáil response he received from the Minister for Housing in which the Minister stated the report would be published “shortly”.He said: “This consistent response from the Minister is a disgrace and is an insult to those who are hopeful that the review might bring about some changes to the scheme to allow them to buy out their home. “The Tenant Purchase Scheme was reintroduced by the Government in 2016 and gives local authority tenant’s the opportunity to buy their home from the council.“However, on its reintroduction, it was quickly found that a number of people were barred from entering the scheme due to its rigid criteria.“In the majority of cases, they were refused due to the fact their only source of income was social welfare,” he added.“However, often the applicants were old age pensioners who very much want to own the house they have made their home. They were barred from the scheme despite the fact they had amassed lifelong savings to support the purchase of their home or indeed, had demonstrated that they had the support of family members to help assist them with the purchase.“The Minister is failing to grasp how many people are anxiously waiting on the publication of this report. By all accounts, judging from the Parliamentary Question responses I have received, this report is ready for publication but is instead gathering dust on the Minister’s desk.“The Minister must publish this report immediately and afford local authority tenant’s in these situations the opportunity to make their home their own.”Calls for housing scheme review report to be published was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Don’t remove your plants’ solar panel by grazing too early

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yes, it appears that we are trying to having an early spring, but I refuse to count those chicks before they hatch! Abnormally warm weather in February and early March is not that uncommon here in Indiana, unfortunately neither are late March and early April snows. The accumulated growing degree days so far this year, on average across the state, are higher than normal.Now, it is early still, but I know how some think about new green growth in the pastures. Let’s think this through. Grazing too early in the spring does nothing but remove the solar panel the plants need to start building sugars and growing new roots. The forages really need to be able to canopy and get a good start before animals start removing that new growth otherwise production will be reduced.I know sometimes the hay is not the best quality. It is better to supplement poor hay and keep feeding it, if available, than to start grazing too early. Now I say that somewhat tongue in cheek, sometimes you want to set the stand back a bit to remove some competition. Such would be the case where you have frost seeded clover into the field. This would only be a factor if it was not grazed down tighter at the end of the previous grazing season or as dormant stockpiled forage. If it was grazed down close before, especially if grazed down before going dormant last fall, then you don’t want to graze it close again, just utilize it in the normal rotation.Fields that were grazed down tight last fall or over winter as stockpiled forage will not have adequate amount of standing dry matter, i.e., fiber available, and will for sure not be the best fields to start grazing early anyway. Those fields will lack sufficient fiber to go with all the washy high water, high protein forage that will come on with first growth. All ruminant livestock need to balance the carbon nitrogen ratio in their rumen to maintain that mat. If they don’t then they will not perform the way we want them to, i.e., less gain, less milk production. It just goes through them faster than they can effectively utilize it and you know what means, I’ve said it several times: don’t stand too close behind those cows!If you would look at the manure consistency during that time period, it is probably very thin, almost watery, not that pudding consistency that is ideal for the rumen. Fields that do not have adequate dry matter to go along with that lush new growth will need to be supplemented to keep the animals in balance. This is a good time period to put out some low quality hay, baled corn stalks or even straw. If they need it, they will eat it.I would hope you have been able to keep at least one or two fields with some stockpiled forage for early spring use. Stockpiled forages left from the previous season mixed with that new growth grass makes for a nicely balanced sward for grazing in the spring and a really nice place to calve. No or minimal mud, and good quality balanced forage to eat. If you have never tried it, you will wonder why you hadn’t after doing it.This is normally one of my favorite times of the year to build fence. We often get nice breaks in the weather, so not too hot or cold and soil conditions are usually very good for pounding posts. If you are in the early stages of doing some divisions and want to keep some flexibility, then utilize longer linear fences dividing bigger areas into longer narrower fields, which can be easily subdivided down with temporary fence into whatever size is needed or cut for hay if that is what you want or need to do.Now is a good time to get those soil tests done. Of course, if you haven’t taken any for a while, then it is even a better time. They will pull pretty easy right now and you should have plenty of time to get them sent in and get results back in time to apply any needed nutrients before the real growing season.It is extremely difficult to maintain a stand of quality forages that will produce quality, nutritious feed without adequate soil fertility levels. Everyone has tried it, but you soon see that by “getting by” with lower levels of nutrients, especially phosphorus and potassium, you are just that, “getting by,” but with lower yields, lower quality forages, and lower carrying capacities. Just like an annual field crop, your forage crop needs to be fertilized and managed. Once the field is to moderate or better levels of fertility it is easy to maintain it there if it is only used for grazing. Any mechanical removal removes nutrients that will have to be replaced. Graze as much as you can and hay as little as you can, especially land that is hard to get fertilizer equipment on.Nothing affects availability of nutrients more than calcium. It is one element that I’m not sure you really could ever over apply and certainly one of the best first dollars spent! Calcium and its relationship or ratio with magnesium, have a major impact on the forages ability to extract nutrients from the soil and certainly the acidity or alkalinity of the soil which can certainly dictate what will or can grow there. I would shoot for at least a 4:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium, or 5:1 if a dairy. If you are really short on calcium and start fixing that problem then you might find out that other elements start becoming more readily available. I’ve seen available phosphorus almost double after lime was applied or especially high cal lime. If total phosphorus is a lot higher than available phosphorus on a basic soil test, then calcium is normally not adequate.Now, if you are going to be taking an early cutting of hay off a field, then putting most or all of your fertilizer on early spring is not too bad of an idea, especially any nitrogen. If the application is on pasture, then you may want to rethink that just a little. There is no use adding fuel to the fire adding a lot of nitrogen to that spring growth spurt, you are much better off to wait and do at least a split application. Put on half of it in mid-June toward the end of the spring spurt and the other half on early fall to help that great fall growth period. That June application often will help you keep things going through the summer better, especially with some timely rains if that is possible.Keep on grazing!last_img read more

Brownlee happy with Ginebra’s aggressive start in PBA Finals

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PBA IMAGESLUCENA — Justin Brownlee was relieved to get the series opener out of the way and in the bag for Ginebra.He didn’t want a repeat of last year when the Gin Kings trailed 0-1, and later on 1-2 in the series winning the next three games to win the PBA Governors’ Cup championship.ADVERTISEMENT Brownlee knows that with the series shifting back to Manila, both squads will be on an even keel in terms of fatigue after a tiring ride back home from Lucena. But with stakes bigger as ever, it’s going to be mind over matter for the Finals protagonists in Game 2 on Sunday.“At this point, everybody’s feeling fatigued, everybody’s tired. But you just have to fight it. You don’t have the time to be fatigued right now. We just have to keep aggressive and continue that to Game 2,” he said.“Hopefully, it will turn out like Game 1.”ADVERTISEMENT “Last year, we didn’t had a good start in the series. This time, we won. We just tried to set the tone and we tried to be aggressive,” he said on the heels of Ginebra’s 102-87 victory over Meralco on Friday.Brownlee was largely instrumental in the triumph, scattering 32 points on an efficient 13-of-20 shooting clip, on top of his 19 rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrownlee also acknowledged the weight of Greg Slaughter’s return for Ginebra as the latter gave them a huge threat down low that’s unmatched by the opposing Bolts frontline.“He definitely makes our offense a lot easier. He gets under the bottom and around the rim and he’s very difficult to stop there. We kept looking for him for him to stay on his rhythm. He’s doing a great job and we hope that continues along the series,” he said. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP: UE scores second straight win, stuns NU Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Nets’ national anthem singer kneels to finish performance

first_imgView comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Last December in Philadelphia, Sevyn Streeter performed the anthem wearing a “We Matter” jersey before the 76ers’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers.The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing earlier before the 76ers’ home opener, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a “We Matter” T-shirt. Following backlash from players and other members of the organization, the 76ers apologized to Streeter two days later and invited her to sing at a future game. FILE – Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, links arms with his teammates during the playing of the National Anthem before an NBA pre-season game between the Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 3. APNEW YORK — The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener took a knee at the end of her performance.Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to see the Nets play the Orlando Magic.ADVERTISEMENT Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch suspended game for shoving official Skye, who is black, is a recording artist from Brooklyn for Roc Nation. Rapper Jay-Z, the agency’s founder, was a part-owner of the Nets when they moved to Brooklyn five years agoPlayers from both teams stood along the foul lines during her performance, as NBA players have continued to do. Unlike the NFL, where some players have followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead and taken a knee during the anthem, the NBA has a rule requiring players to stand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We recognize that tonight’s national anthem singer kneeled briefly at the end of her performance and we were not aware that she was going to do so,” a Nets spokeswoman said.Skye isn’t the first anthem singer to make a statement during a performance. MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP LATEST STORIES Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Dismay, disbelief as Italy miss World Cup for first time since 1958

first_imgItaly’s supporters react at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Italy and Sweden, on November 13, 2017 in a pub of Milan.Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 on Monday as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off at the San Siro by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory. AFP PHOTO / Piero CRUCIATTIItaly‘s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years was greeted by a mixture of disbelief, dismay and resigned disappointment by fans across the country.In Rome’s trendy San Lorenzo district, the Le Mura bar, which showed Monday night’s playoff crunch with Sweden on a big screen, emptied at the final whistle after a goalless stalemate which condemned the Azzurri to a 1-0 aggregate defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Royals’ Yost: ‘Glad to be alive’ after injury on farm Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Tomorrow I will wake up and my life will go on but this summer I will do something else.”Another added: “The disappointment is a double one –- first because we are not good, but second because we were beaten by a team that is even worse than us.”‘Completely unthinkable’Back in the Rome bar, the view that Italy deserved to be on the plane to Russia was disputed by journalism student Christian Dalenz.“The reality is they were not good enough, they haven’t earned the right to be at the World Cup. This is a very weak squad. It just does not have enough world-class players who can make the difference.”The extent of the shock that non-qualification represents for Italian football was underlined by the pre-match confidence of most fans that Gigi Buffon and co. would pull through.“It is not as if Sweden are that strong a team,” Fabio Votano, a Roman who was only a toddler when Italylast missed out on a World Cup finals, had told AFPTV hours before kick-off.“Not winning is completely unthinkable, basically something that has never happened before. For Italy, getting to the World Cup finals is almost a duty.”Italy ended up in the playoffs as a result of finishing second in their qualifying group behind Spain.They then put in a sluggish performance in the first leg in Sweden, when the home side edged a scrappy, physical affair thanks to substitute Jakob Johansson’s deflected shot just after the hour mark. Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Similar sentiments were voiced by fans coming out of the San Siro stadium in Milan after Monday’s 0-0 draw.“I am disappointed with the whole football system in Italy,” said Mirko Palmieri. “It is the umpteenth failure of our country. Even here (at the San Siro), we can’t get the job done.”Italy not being at the World Cup will be a new experience for most of the country’s fans, and few of them are looking forward to the experience of watching from the sidelines.The four-time champions opted not to play at the first World Cup in 1930 but they have been present at every other edition apart from 1958, when they also failed to qualify.“I was born with Italy being a part of the World Cup, and it has always been like that,” one supporter told AFP on his way out of the Milan stadium.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding READ: Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify“It is really very sad because watching the World Cup was something that really brought us together as Italians,” said recent graduate Stefania Pusateri, heading for the exit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“But what is sure is that the shock will be even worse for my father. He is 54 years old and he has never had to go through something like this.”Sitting alongside Pusateri, friend Davide Penna concurred. “I still can’t believe it has happened,” he said. “We have never experienced anything like this. It’s over.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Rome resident Enrico Doddi insisted Italy‘s players were good enough to have overcome Sweden.“They’re playing miserably at the moment but Italy still has a good set of players in my opinion,” he said. “It is all down to mentality.“You cannot have a good World Cup without Italy.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more