Alan Pardew spoke to Crystal Palace’s French players after Paris attacks

first_img Cabaye was on the bench at the Stade de France last Friday when suicide bombers targeted the friendly match against Germany and also featured in Tuesday’s international match against England at Wembley. Palace are at home to Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League on Monday night, and Pardew says there is a willingness from his French players to be involved. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew sat down with France midfielder Yohan Cabaye after the “devastating” scenes in Paris last weekend. Pardew is hoping Palace’s best start to the season in a Premier League campaign can continue with a win against the struggling Wearsiders. The Eagles manager welcomes Marouane Chamakh back from a hamstring injury but there are concerns over Bakary Sako, who is facing a fight to be fit in time. Kwesi Appiah is still out with a knee injury and Dwight Gayle will be unavailable due to a damaged hamstring. Pardew said: “We have had conversations with our French players to make sure their nearest and dearest were safe and well, which I can report they are. “They were obviously affected by the tragic events but I think they all have a willingness to play on Monday and perform to their best abilities. “Yohan played in the game (at Wembley), he was a little bit lost with the events as you can imagine. I thought the FA did a terrific job and so did the security around the stadium.” English defender Martin Kelly was in Paris at the time of the attacks and Pardew said he was naturally shaken. He added: “I haven’t seen a reaction that worries me with Martin. “We are all affected by an incident like that. It’s the first time terrorism has been involved with football and this is an unwelcome entry for us. “We are all going to have to be diligent at the weekend and we are all going to have to be on guard. “It’s a high-profile game in terms of the TV coverage so everybody has to be respectful of what happened and diligent.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Former Test bowler Labrooy heads new Sri Lanka selection panel

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lanka named a new selection committee yesterday, putting former Test bowler Graeme Labrooy in charge of the five-member panel as they seek a reversal in the team’s fortune.The previous panel, led by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, resigned en masse last month in the middle of a tour whitewash by India who won all three Tests, five one-dayers and the lone Twenty20 International in Sri Lanka.The debacle followed their first ODI series defeat by Zimbabwe in July, which prompted Angelo Mathews to step down as captain from all formats.“The new selectors will begin their term with the selection of the Test squad to take on Pakistan in their tour of UAE commencing early next week,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.Labrooy, 53, played nine Tests and 44 ODIs between 1986 and 1992. Other members of the panel include Gamini Wikramasinghe, Jeryl Wouterz, Sajith Fernando and Asanka Gurusinha, who is also the cricket manager.Sri Lanka will leave for United Arab Emirates on Sunday for the series against Pakistan featuring two Tests, five one-dayers and three Twenty20 Internationals, the last of which is scheduled for Lahore.last_img read more

Bryant Lee Robinson, 84, Wellington: Dec. 11, 1931 – Feb. 27, 2016

first_imgBryant RobinsonBryant Lee Robinson died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 84.Bryant was born the son of George and Opal (Colvin) Robinson on Friday, December 11, 1931 in Ulman, Missouri. On May 3, 1966, Bryant and Shirley Oliver were united in marriage in Vinita, Oklahoma. Together they celebrated 59 years of marriage.Bryant served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He made his career in the Federal Government as the Chief of Operations for Quality Assurance at Boeing Aircraft. Bryant was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a loving father and grandfather that will be missed by many.Survivors include his wife Shirley Robinson of Wellington; daughter, Amy Gambill and her husband John of Eldon, Missouri; son, David Robinson and his wife Jennifer of Wellington; grandchildren: Laura Wilson and her husband Joel of Eldon, Missouri, Lyndsey Gambill of Columbia, Missouri and Logan Robinson of Wellington along with his two great-grandchildren, Grace and Norah Wilson of Eldon, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lola Schmick and Ruby Ferguson and a brother, Gerald Robinson.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday March 4, 2016 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Bryant will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, Wellington.A private interment will be held at a later time.A memorial fund has been established in his loving memory to the First United Methodist Church – Scholarship Fund. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Supreme Court question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Do you think the U.S. Senate should confirm a Supreme Court Justice this year? Yes. The Constitution demands it. No. It should be made by the next President. The Senate should confirm the right candidate. Who is President is irrelevant. View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 230 weeks ago It is amazing that when the Democrats were in charge of the Senate they did the same thing to Bush in his last two years in office, demanding that it should be held up for the next president. Any federal judgeship that he presented to the senate they would not even give him a hearing. Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Why the NFL’s international games in London, Mexico City are not on the 2020 schedule

first_imgWith a three-hour TV show on NFL Network, the NFL will release a full, 17-week schedule that features the 2020 season-opener on Sept. 10 and Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 7. Teams and fans will have to accept that schedule with the presumption that it will be modified over the summer as the league receives more clarity on the viability of its season.”At some point,” a top NFL team executive told King, “we’re going to have start accepting inequalities. What happens when teams in four states are told, ‘You can’t have training camp?’ Do those teams not have camp? Do they travel to a state that allows a gathering of 100 or so people to work?”Time will tell, but the way it looks now, there’s no way all states are going to be under equal rules by the summer.” The league announced Monday that all 2020 games will be scheduled to play in the United States “under consistent protocols focused on the well-being of players, personnel and fans.” While the specific matchups and dates for the NFL’s 2020 international games had not been set, the Jaguars were slated to host two London games at Wembly Stadium. The Dolphins and Falcons were to host one London game each, presumably both at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Cardinals were to host a game in Mexico City.NFL SCHEDULE RELEASE:Strength of schedule rankings & more for 2020NFL update on 2020 season schedule.— NFL UK (@NFLUK) May 4, 2020These coronavirus-related challenges are why the NFL waited a few extra weeks to release its schedule this year. NBC Sports’ Peter King suspects the league was “making multiple schedules, in the case of a reduction to 14 or 12 or 10 games per team,” but that “even a 16-game schedule could have major changes.”Marc Ganis, a sports business consultant who is plugged in with top NFL officials, told King he is “very confident of a 16-game season with a Super Bowl in February. … I didn’t say I was confident in 16 games with a bye, or what week in February the Super Bowl would be, or if every team will play eight games in their home stadiums, or whether there will be fans at every game.”There’s more information that’s needed before we have these answers. Teams are just going to have be flexible.” A complete, 256-game NFL schedule for 2020 is difficult enough to craft in a normal year when a global pandemic isn’t casting a shadow of doubt over how much of the schedule can actually be played — and over where games can actually be played.This year, the NFL’s international series is casualty in the creation of the schedule, which the NFL plans to release Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Hotel flag identified for Mason City downtown hotel project

first_imgMASON CITY — Mason City officials say a hotel flag has been identified for the proposed hotel that’s part of the River City Renaissance project. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says in an October 11th letter addressed to city officials, Hyatt Place & Hyatt House director of development Christina Wells says they are excited about the proposed franchise of a Hyatt Place hotel being developed by the city and Gatehouse Capital LLC. “We did receive the letter from Hyatt identifying the Hyatt Place fee and application has been submitted. They’ve been working very closely with Gatehouse, so we continue to move forward on that front.” Burnett says the city will update the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s board of directors on Friday about the status of the River City Renaissance project.  “The IEDA presentation will happen this Friday, at which point David Ratchie will present on behalf of Gatehouse, I will be there to present on behalf of the city, and we will continue to update them on all the things that we’ve been talking about over the last few months. It’s been awhile since we’ve provided an update to IEDA besides just the staff, and so that’ll give us a good opportunity to give them an update on what’s going on.”Burnett says Gatehouse representatives will be in Mason City to update the council about the progress of the project at their November 5th meeting.last_img read more

ARSENAL VS NEWCASTLE UNITED

first_imgARSENAL (4-2-3-1)CECHBELLERIN, GABRIEL, KOSCIELNY, MONREAL,FLAMINI, RAMSEY,CAMPBELL, OZIL,WALCOTT,GIROUDNEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1)MITROVIC,COLBACK , WIJNALDUM, PEREZ,ANITA, SISSOKO,DUMMETT, COLOCCINI, MBEMBE, JANMAAT,ELLIOTOn Monday night Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-0 to return to the top of the Barclays Premier League. And with Leicester drawing 0-0 a day later, Arsene Wenger’s men stay top, albeit on goal difference.The Gunners are unbeaten at the Emirates Stadium since the opening day of the season, when they lost to West Ham. Since then, Arsenal have won six and drawn two at home.Mesut Ozil made one goal and scored another against Bournemouth – his 16th assist of the season,The game also saw Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech keep the 170th clean sheet of his Premier League career, a new record in the competition and achieved in just 352 games. Previous record holder David James kept 169 clean sheets in 572 games.Now Arsenal face a Newcastle United side with only five away goals this season, the fewest in the Premier League.When these teams met at St James’ Park earlier this season Newcastle had Aleksandar Mitrovic sent off after just 16 minutes and lost 1-0 thanks to a Fabricio Coloccini own goal.That was Arsenal’s eighth straight win against Newcastle in the Premier League and extended their unbeaten run against them to 10 games. The Magpies last beat Arsenal in November 2010, at the Emirates. Since then they have lost four in a row while conceding 16 goals.Arsenal test Per Mertesacker and Mathieu Flamini but are still without a host of key players including Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla. Newcastle test Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse and Rob Elliot.last_img read more

Black rues Dillinger’s late-game airball: ‘Very poor attempt’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMeralco coach Norman Black didn’t mince words when talking about the Bolts’ 85-86 defeat to GlobalPort on Friday, especially the crucial flubbed attempt from Jared Dillinger.“We took a very poor attempt in the end game. We’re only down by two points, we took a hurried three-pointer, which I thought was the difference of the game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ With the Batang Pier holding on to a slim 84-82 lead against the Bolts in the final 14.3 seconds, Jared Dillinger went for the lead with a rushed three in the ensuing possession.The shot may have been forgivable had it found the bottom of the net, but that was far from what happened as Dillinger air-balled what could’ve been the go-ahead bucket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s a poor attempt and he could’ve gotten a much better shot than that down the stretch,” he lamented.That miss led Pringle to ice the game at the free throw line before Chris Newsome squeaked a trey at the buzzer to trim down the winning margin to one. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ It didn’t matter, however, as the game still ended in a loss for the Bolts and Black could not stop himself from chiding Dillinger for the botched attempt.“He did not play well in the game, so maybe he thought that was his opportunity to win the game. But it ended up being a poor attempt,” said the veteran mentor of Dillinger, who went scoreless and was 0-of-6 from downtown.Black, though, isn’t putting blame on one person and he expects his wards to use this loss as a learning lesson ahead of the Bolts’ next game against NLEX on Wednesday.“I didn’t think this game was well played – at least not from our end. It’s a game we could’ve won if we had made some plays down the stretch. But we just have to continue to work hard, try to bounce back,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Brooklyn’s Jacobs, ‘Big Baby’ set for big bouts in hometown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Voters’ education has been non-impactful

first_imgDear Editor,It is very serious that the expending of millions of taxpayers’ dollars on voters’ education has been non-impactful to the wider public. So far, there is very little influence on the main target groups. GECOM needs to do better, since this irrational spending will certainly give rise to accountability issues, to which the organisation should be held to scrutiny.Scrutineers will also have a strong monitoring role after voting on E-Day, with the return of the ballot boxes to the stipulated GECOM Office. The opening of the boxes has to be done in their presence, as it is imperative that the sorting be done and prepared according to Local Authority Areas, Constituencies, Divisions and Polling Stations. It is hoped that GECOM finds ways to improve its professionalism, and that a system of proper and effective validation prevails.On Election Day, November 12, the Presiding Officer will have to declare the amount of valid ballots (ordinary) at the opening of poll. The Presiding Officer will have to distribute the official List of Electors, List of Proxies, and the Disciplined Services List of those who voted on D-Day. The Discipline Services List must be looked at carefully, to see all those who voted on D-Day and all those who did not, thus making them eligible to vote on E-Day.Aside from the elections mechanism, it is critical to observe the Government of Guyana’s recent move to overhaul and raise property taxes across the country. The target is higher taxes on citizens, and it follows Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan’s recent signing of an agreement with the Municipal Property Assessments Canada (MPAC) and AxiLogic Inc Companies to fund a property and valuation system.Now, this column rejects the notion of additional taxes on our already overburdened citizens. As such, we implore all residents to avoid this whiplash by supporting the PPP/C list of candidates, come November 12, 2018. The Coalition Government, APNU/AFC, has already upped the rates and taxes by more than 100 per cent in the New Amsterdam Municipality and Lancaster/Hogstye NDC, LAAs that they are controlling; therefore, it is clear that this Government is hell bent on increasing rates and taxes. Hence a vote for the APNU/AFC is a vote to increase rates and taxes.Let us, in a united effort, keep the APNU/AFC out. Vote for the PPP/C candidates to prevent paying higher rates and taxes.Sincerely,Neil Kumar, MPlast_img read more