Klopp hopes reserves can avoid FA Cup slip-up

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Klopp has to factor in the effects of the demanding Christmas schedule, which forced his side to play two matches in less than 48 hours last weekend, beating Manchester City 1-0 on the Saturday before conceding two penalties in a 2-2 draw at Sunderland.He also has to consider the fact Liverpool play the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at Southampton on Wednesday, meaning rotation to keep players fresh is inevitable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnKlopp has indicated Loris Karius, dropped midway through last month after mistakes brought heavy criticism, will return in goal, in order to give Simon Mignolet a breather.“There is a big chance Loris will play,” said Klopp. “He has been training outstandingly well which is good to see. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, center, celebrates with his players after the English Premier League soccer match Liverpool against Manchester City at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. APJurgen Klopp cited fixture congestion as the chief reason for fielding an almost unrecognizable Liverpool line-up in the third round of the FA Cup at Exeter last season.A year on, the 49-year-old German is following the same path against League Two (fourth tier) opposition from the south-west of England once more, this time in the form of Plymouth.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ View comments LATEST STORIES Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round “It’s difficult to speak about these things in public because it becomes a story but we cannot ignore the pressure you make.“That’s how it is, we have to cope with it, deal with it.“That is why you see I made the change and I am sure Loris will benefit from this step back, or step aside.“Simon has done a really, really outstanding job for us since he’s been playing again and forced Loris to train at the highest level because we have two really good goalkeepers. It was good for him.”‘No one will be daunted’ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Mourinho rules out January defender swoop Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Klopp will also rest a number of key first-team players who picked up relatively minor injuries during or before the holiday period, including James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip and Daniel Sturridge.It means there will be opportunities for players who have largely been on the fringes, such as midfielder Kevin Stewart, and for young players seeking to gain match experience, such as defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.At least, unlike a year ago, Liverpool start their FA Cup third-round tie with home advantage.That ought to give Klopp a chance of avoiding the scares of last season, when his team of fringe players and youth products had to come back from behind twice to draw 2-2 at Exeter before winning the replay.Plymouth, FA Cup semi-finalists in 1984 and quarter-finalists as recently as 2007, are second in League Two, having responded well to the disappointment of losing to AFC Wimbledon in last season’s promotion play-off final.Manager Derek Adams has reshaped his squad considerably since last season’s promotion failure, signing 14 players on a permanent basis during the summer and two more since the January transfer window opened.Perhaps the most intriguing of all the arrivals are former Cameroon Under-20 international defender Yann Songo’o, who has played club football in Spain and the United States, and striker David Goodwillie, who has rather lost his way since winning three caps for Scotland between 2010 and 2011.“I’m sure no-one will be daunted by it and we’re going up there to enjoy it,” said Plymouth midfielder David Fox.“There’s no pressure on us at the end of the day.“We’ve got a huge following going, backing us and we’re going to really enjoy it.” Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

TNT lost effort vs Star, says Castro

first_imgWWE: Tyler Bate crowned new UK champ Slow to rotate and beaten to 50-50 balls by a locked in Hotshots crew, the KaTropa found themselves down, 15-4, and was even demoralized when the lead grew to as high as 19, 69-40 early in the third.Though the squad performed better in the second half, the damage was already done as TNT couldn’t recover.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe difference was glaring, with Star nabbing 15 offensive rebounds which led to an 18-8 discrepancy in second chance points.Castro offered no excuses and said the KaTropa must find their old form if they hope to advance to the playoffs. LATEST STORIES Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “Siguro kailangan namin pa i-push yung sarili namin tsaka i-remind sa amin ng mga coaches na hindi kami mananalo lang sa offense at dapat pati sa defense din,” he said.(Maybe we have to push ourselves harder and the coaches also need to remind us that we’re not going to win with just offense, but also with defense.)Castro rued TNT’s missed opportunity as it lost a golden chance to make a case for the top two, and rather, found itself on a tightrope as it dropped to joint fifth place with Ginebra, Alaska, Star, and Phoenix all carrying similar 4-4 slates.“Sayang yung opportunity. Pinapractice naman namin yung mga plays pero di namin maapply. Sa amin talaga, sana next game more effort pa,” he said.(We wasted an opportunity. We’re practicing our plays but we couldn’t apply them. For us, I hope we make more efforts.)ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Still, Castro believes that the KaTropa have enough in their gas tank to pull wins and secure a spot in the top eight.“Confident pa rin kami kasi alam naman namin na ginagawa namin yung mga kailangan naming gawin. Kailangan lang mai-apply sa game talaga. Nakita naman namin na kapag dumedepensa kami nakaka-stop kami. Sana yung lessons ng talo namin ngayon, maayos namin sa mga remaining games namin,” he said.(We’re confident because we know that we’re doing the things we have to do. We just have to apply those things in the games. We see that if we’re playing defense, we’re getting stops. I hope the lessons from our loss, we can apply to our remaining games.)TNT faces Mahindra on Wednesday at Cuneta Astrodome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEven Jayson Castro admitted TNT lacked effort in its 88-77 defeat to Star on Sunday.“Nawala yung effort namin, at isa na ako doon (Our effort was gone, including myself),” he shared.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Azkals hardpressed to win vs Tajikistan after China drubbing

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Christiaens complained of swelling on his knee after the match. Misagh Bahadoran, who scored the lone goal for the Azkals at Tianhe Stadium, initially thought he had reinjured his knee after limping off against China, but tests showed it was only a minor knock, which he can recover from in time for the Tajikistan game.READ: Azkals suffer ’embarrassing’ defeat to ChinaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundJames Younghusband sustained a sprain ankle early against China and had to be substituted. The Azkals’ defensive frailties were exposed by China and skipper Phil Younghusband vowed they won’t allow themselves to be caught in the same situation again.“If we play like we did against China then we’ll struggle to get a result in Tajikistan,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. “Winning Tajikistan was a must before the China game and moreso now because we need to get the result of (China) out of our heads.” Finals coaches ponder Warriors’ spot among their epic teams “We never want to be in this position again and we need to take what we learn and not make those same mistakes against Tajikistan,” said Younghusband.“This (loss to China) doesn’t harm our chances of making the Asian Cup. Emotionally and mentally it affects us, but in terms of reaching our goal, it doesn’t affect us. We know that if we can get a good result in Tajikistan that we’re a step closer to reaching our goal.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ FILE — Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netGUANGZHOU – The heavy 1-8 defeat to China last Wednesday night only cranked up the pressure on the Philippines to secure a victory against Tajikistan in AFC Asian Cup Qualifying in Dushanbe next week.But the Azkals will be missing key personnel for the match as leftback Jeffrey Christiaens and winger Pika Minegishi were omitted from the squad of coach Thomas Dooley before the trip to the Tajik capital via Urumqi last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April On the back of a busy schedule in the Philippines Football League, the Azkals only had two training sessions under coach Thomas Dooley before the battled China in the friendly which also saw the Azkals mentor give newcomer Camelo Tacusalme playing time at centerback.READ: No time to sulk, Azkals look to move on after China rout “I was pretty much lost for words in terms of the result,” said Phil Younghusband. “We were quite embarrassed to be honest, but we have to be positive because there were some good things in the game and also things we need improve on.”Younghusband said the China match showed the gap in level at the moment and how much work should be done for the Azkals, “if thats the level we want to be.”But the Azkals captain stressed that the more important game will be against Tajikistan on Tuesday at Central Republican Stadium in Dushanbe. Another win will keep the Azkals on top of Group H.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workinglast_img read more

Undercover Police “spies” in Parliament

first_imgDear Editor,Ominous and sinister: Guyana Times’ photo of two undercover Policemen in Parliament sitting at the media table. Were they spying on the media, or the opposition, or both? This report follows the debacle in Parliament wherein Police assaulted female MPs from the PPP. Were those policemen in the scuffle? Unchartered waters for Guyana.Complaints should be lodged with the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Is Guyana going to be another Venezuela?Guyana’s democracy is under threat. A PPP- filed pending elections claim continues to languish in the courts despite the law providing for these matters to be expeditiously dealt with. In Parliament, the PPP, as the Opposition, have been deprived of the usual rights to obtain answers to questions. In fact, Parliament sittings have been reduced and compressed, stifling the voice of the Opposition. The Speaker has taken on a distinctly biased view against the Opposition.Similarly, many of the committees of Parliament have seen a substantially diminished role. The ability of the Opposition to scrutinize has been muzzled. In numerous cases in Parliament, any effort by the Opposition to ensure transparency and accountability has been pushed back on, trampled on, or given “lip service.”The media have similarly toned down their normal attacks on issues that were commonplace under the PPP. An independent, free and open media now appear under treat or stifled. The result is a toned-down flow of negative articles despite an ever-growing abundance of cases of corruption, abuse of procurement procedures, and a considerable loss of accountability and transparency. No wonder the books of the Government can be falsified, and the President, in one of his rare engagements with the media, say it’s okay to keep the country in the dark.Undercover Police in the media ranks suggest infiltration to report negative or hostile journalists to the Government, and similarly to observe and report on the Opposition. Guyana is fast becoming a Police state. A Police Commissioner sent on leave. The paramountcy of the Party (APNU) now is clear. Where does it end? Who are the Police reporting to? Is the army intelligence also involved? Are the reports of the undercover Policemen going to the Office of the President? Are the tactics and thoughts of the media being analyzed to determine who is to be muzzled?Of course, the creation of SARA has further eroded the separation of independent institutions such as the Police. No longer can one rely on independent and professional Police.More and more, one sees the hands of APNU political direction and bias. The latest example of undercover Police in the ranks of the media sitting behind the Opposition now add greater fuel to a declining democracy.Little by little, and gathering speed, the makings of a democracy are being dismantled. From the Parliament to the elections Commission, to the sacking of many impartial Commissioners who sit on the various constitutional commissions (some under the pretext of age), to the appointment of judges and magistrates with a bias for the Government, to the infiltration of the media, there is the passage of laws that allow the State, via SARA, to invade privacy, investigate and arrest — all without due process. No wonder there has been no new significant investment, and people increasingly perceive the threat of crime and a loss of personal security.It is a fact that the loss of democracy — or the loss of the checks and balances that make up a democracy — is highly correlated to a loss in economic welfare. The correlation in Guyana since May 2015 is clearly present. APNU and AFC are quickly dismantling the pillars that make up a democracy:- the dynamic role of a critical media, or meaningful opposition, or independent procurement commission, or fair and independent court of law, or a professional and independent Police Force, or a fair and independent Elections Commission; these are fast becoming “things” of the past.Our first oil money kept in secret for almost a year and a half, and books of account falsified. A budget with a muzzle on questions from the Opposition. An expanding volume of procurement violations per the Auditor General. Numerous cases of projects with money being wasted or going nowhere. Huge subsides for cheap electricity in Region 10 while dismantling the sugar industry and putting thousands on the breadline.People and money are exiting the country. Skills and investment dollars are disappearing. No new investment, no new jobs, declining incomes, loss of value of homes, increase bank defaults, increased taxation — the growing tide that will impoverish the average Guyanese. Will Guyana become another Venezuela? Will we have a democracy in 2020?Sincerely,Name withheldlast_img read more

WOMEN CLAIM BRONZE, MEN 5TH AT OUA CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgStory Links Individual Medalists – Day 2Women’s Weight Throw Sarah Mitton, Windsor (16.47m) Ty Coulter, Ottawa (15.74m) Hanna Diebold, Western (15.05)Women’s 600 Metre Guelph (7:41.35) Windsor (7:44.12 Western (7:48.21) Oonagh Webster, Windsor (3293)  Katie Beaudry, Western (3291) Madeline Rampton Western (3283)Men’s Shot Put Rookie Emily Branderhorst tied for the women’s high jump bronze medal, clearing 1.68m, while Laura Amoi (12.09) rounded out the podium finishes as she and Tess McDonald (11.90) finished 3-4 in the women’s triple jump. Individual Medalists – DAY 1 Women’s Standings Toronto (8:52.23) Guelph (8:54.42) Ottawa (9:02.4)Men’s 4×800 Metre Marissa Dubois, Guelph (5.89m) Holly Pitters, York (5.87m) Taryn Lamorie, Windsor (5.75m)Women’s 300 Metre Sasha Gollish, Toronto (9:32.34) Danielle Jossinet, Guelph (9:33.08 Kristina Popadich Western (9:33.29)Men’s 3000 Metre Sean Cate, Guelph (2.12) Mitchell Torres, Guelph (2.03) Trevor Way, Windsor (2.03)Women’s 4×400 Thomas Land, Guelph (1:19.32) Stephen Evans, Ottawa (1:19.84) Michael Peterson, Western (1:20.65)Women’s 60 Metre Joerg Ahne, Waterloo (7.42m) Johnny Balogun, Western (7.15m) Nicholas Fyffe, York (7.04m)Women’s Pole Vault Sarah Mitton, Windsor (16.82m) Emily Good, Western (13.97m) Stephanie Shapard, Western (13.52m)Women’s 3000 Metre The Varsity Blues now set their sights on the 2018 U SPORTS national championships in two weeks back at the University of Windsor.Men’s Standings Nicholas Fyffe, York (15.17) Johhny Balogun, Western (14.54) Scott Billings, Western (14.32)Women’s High Jump Guelph Gryphons (197) Windsor Lancers (127) Toronto Varsity Blues (109.5) Western Mustangs (96.5) York Lions (54) Ottawa Gee-Gees (44) Waterloo Warriors (13) Queen’s Gaels (7) McMaster Marauders (5) Lakehead Thunderwolves (4) Laurentian Voyageurs (3) Guelph (1:38.38) Windsor (1:40.21) Western (1:41.58)Men’s 4×200 metre Toronto’s women placed third overall with 109.5 points, behind Guelph (197) and Windsor (127), while the Blues men finished fifth with 75 points. Mark Emode, Guelph (5017) Tolu Makinde, Ottawa (4533) Ryan Evans, Western (4527)Women’s 1500 metre Daniel Gleason, Western (5.06) Samuel Adams, York (5.01) Graham Pitfield, Guelph (4.76)Men’s 4×400 Jack Sheffar, Western (8:23.94) Sergio Raez-Villanueva, McMaster (8:26.69) Connor Black, Guelph (8:27.22)Women’s Pentathlon Lucia Stafford, Toronto (2:45.48) Madelein Kelly, Toronto (2:46.95) Dana Earhart, Guelph (2:47.44)Men’s 1000 Metre Alex Lau also claimed a silver medal, placing second overall in the men’s 60m dash in 6.87 seconds, while he, Jack Berkshire, Alex Augimeri, Charlie Sutton claimed the OUA silver medal in the men’s 4×200 relay in 1:28.91.center_img The University of Toronto Varsity Blues track and field team shined on Day 2 of the 2018 OUA Championships (Feb. 24) in Windsor, Ont. Lucia Stafford, Toronto (4:28.73) Dana Earhart, Guelph (4:30.44) Danielle Jossinet, Guelph (4:32.20)Men’s 1500 metre Jack Sheffar, Western (3:49.42) Mostafa Elkurdy, Guelph (3:50.22) Connor Black, Guelph (3:51.18)Men’s High Jump Men’s Weight Throw Ezana Debalkew, Toronto (17.51m) Drew Erskine, York (15.87m) Jonathan Raspanti, York (15.21m)Women’s 1000 Metre Guelph (3:46.16) Windsor (3:47.83) York Lions (3:47.94)Men’s Pole Vault Thomas Land, Guelph (2:26.48) Craig Klomp, Toronto (2:26.67) Mostafa Elkurdy, Guelph (2:26.68)Men’s 60 Metre Hurdles Guelph Gryphons (186) Western Mustangs (115) Windsor Lancers (99.5) York Lions (99) Toronto Varsity Blues (75) Waterloo Warriors (29.5) Ottawa Gee-Gees (26) McMaster Marauders (16) Brock Badgers (3) Ryerson Rams (1) Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks (1) Kayden Johnson, York (7.92s) Jackson Cheung, Guelph (8.23s) Anthony Kwan, Toronto (8.36s)Women’s 60 Metre Hurdles Sarah Hammond, Guelph (8.18s) Keira Christie-Galloway, Ottawa (8.31s) Emma Nero, Guelph (8.5s)Men’s Long Jump Kelsey Balkwill, Windsor (1:30.62) Madeleine Kelly, Toronto (1:31.30) Madison Clarke, Ottawa (1:31.62)Men’s 600 Metre Ramzi Abdulahi, Western (34.43s) Jack Berkshire, Toronto (34.55s) Jaiden Brown, Windsor (34.61s)Women’s 4×800 Metre Maja Naruszewicz, Guelph (1.71) Arabella Alton, Guelph (1.71) Devyn Mackenzie, Western (1.68)Women’s 4×200 metre Mark Bujnowski, Guelph (16.35m) Thomas Nedow, Guelph (15.93m) Brett Boersma, Windsor (15.72m)Women’s Long Jump Windsor 1:28.38 Toronto 1:28.91 Guelph 1:29.71Men’s Heptathlon Guelph (3:19.68) Windsor (3:22.01) York (3:24.16) Shyvonne Roxborough, Guelph (7.44) Sarah Hammond, Guelph (7.56) Tegan Sauer, Waterloo (7.56)Men’s 60 Metre Kelsey Balkwill, Windsor (38.13s) Christy Ihunaegbo, York (39.01s) Morgan Byng, Guelph (39.12s)Men’s 300 Metre Xavier Joseph, York (6.86) Alexander Lau, Toronto (6.87) Jaiden Brown, Windsor (6.89)Men’s Triple Jump Sophomore standout Lucia Stafford won  her second individual event of the meet, crossing the 1500m finish line in 4:28.73. Fifth-year veteran Madeleine Kelly earned the women’s 600m silver medal in 1:31.30. Rachael Wolfs, Windsor (4.12m) Brittany Salmon, Toronto (3.9m) Tessa Hamilton, Guelph (3.75m)Women’s Shot Put  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Newcastle boss Pardew set for Palace

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, December 30- Alan Pardew is set to quit Newcastle United and take over as the new manager of Crystal Palace after being granted permission to speak to his former club about the move on Monday.The Eagles are looking for a new boss after sacking Neil Warnock on Saturday and Pardew is on the verge of a surprise return to Selhurst Park now Newcastle have given Palace the green light to discuss a contract. It has been reported that Palace will pay a £2 million (2.55 million euros, $3.1 million) compensation fee to land Pardew, who still has five years left on his St James’ Park contract.“Newcastle United can confirm that Crystal Palace have made a formal approach requesting permission to speak to Alan Pardew in relation to their vacant managerial position,” a statement on the club’s website announced.“Crystal Palace have offered compensation at a level whereby Alan has now been permitted to speak to them.“As a result of this development today (Monday), Alan will not be at training on Tuesday. Training will be the responsibility of assistant manager John Carver. The Club will make a further announcement in due course.”Pardew made 128 appearances for Palace between 1988 and 1991 and scored the winning goal in his side’s famous 4-3 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals at Villa Park in 1990.Despite a mounting campaign for his dismissal from a large section of Newcastle supporters, Pardew retained the faith of Magpies owner Mike Ashley.But although the Magpies are a bigger club than Palace, Pardew has been frustrated by Newcastle’s transfer policy in recent seasons and continuous criticism from a large section of fans to get him out of the job.Pardew is one of the lowest paid managers in the league and Palace are said to be willing to improve his salary.And the 53-year-old stoked the speculation over his future by failing to attend the post-match press conference following his side’s 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday.Palace chairman Steve Parish wants to act swiftly following the departure of Warnock to allow his new boss time to spend in the January transfer window.The south Londoners are in the relegation zone after Sunday’s 0-0 draw at fellow strugglers QPR, with Keith Millen in charge of Palace in a caretaker capacity for the third time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SPCA receives makeover from Devon Canada volunteers

first_imgTaking place on Sept. 21, 12 volunteers from Devon made their way to the local SPCA for its annual Day of Caring, to help do some landscaping duties, including yard work, cleaning and tree planting.Bev Gutknecht of the SPCA says “Devon Canada did a remarkable job and what a difference they have made. The planted trees, cleaned out flower beds, the back yard is so much better as they cut down old trees and hauled it all away, the corner garden was cleaned out, new landscaping and replaced and stained new ties and filled it with gravel. I am so happy with how much work they did for us. Thank you.”Niki Hedges of the United Way discussed the importance of events like these, saying how these type of programs help non-profit organizations develop relationships with their surrounding communities, which can be extremely beneficial for future programs.- Advertisement -An added bonus to a day of volunteering: a Devon member was reunited with a cat they had lost a few days before.last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Celtic sign Ivorian midfielder Kouassi Eboue in £2.8m deal

first_img1 Celtic have signed Kouassi Eboue after sealing a £2.8million deal for the Ivorian teenager.The Hoops struck a deal with the 19-year-old’s Russian club Krasnador last week but have been forced to wait for a work permit before concluding the purchase.Eboue – who has joined Brendan Rodgers’ squad during their winter training camp in Dubai – has now signed a four-year deal.The midfielder will hope to make his debut when the Parkhead side return to action with a William Hill Scottish Cup clash against Albion Rovers a week on Saturday.And he admits the prospect of joining up with compatriot Kolo Toure meant the move was too good to turn down.He told the Celtic website: “I’m very happy to sign for Celtic because Celtic is a big, historic club. I had many options but I chose to come to Celtic because they have a good ambition and project here.“I want to move forward and progress and I think Celtic is a good club for me to do that. Celtic also have a good coach in Brendan Rodgers so he can help me to develop.“I spoke with some friends, the older players in the senior team and they said to go to Celtic because it was good for me. I also spoke to Serges Deble, who plays for Viborg, and he told me to come and play as well.“Did Kolo Toure being at Celtic play any part in my decision? Yes, because Kolo is a big man.“When I was young I watched TV and supported him and now when I think I’ll play alongside him I’m really happy. When I knew he was here I asked about Celtic and I’m happy to be here with him. I will learn with him and Celtic has many good players so I will learn with them too.“I knew of Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair and the captain, Scott Brown as well. I knew of Dedryck Boyata as well from when he played at Manchester City.“I’ve come to Celtic and I will give my best to be in the history of Celtic. I hope the fans will support and encourage me on the pitch and then they will be happy.” Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers last_img read more

Manchester United big money signings! Breaking the Red Devils’ transfer record

first_img 2. Ángel Di María – Signed from Real Madrid for £59.7m – The Argentinian assist machine looked set to add a directness and extra creativity to the Red Devils in 2014 and was initially a success, but soon injury and poor form saw him deemed a flop and the next summer he was sold to Paris Saint-Germain for £44m. 11 11 4. Dimitar Berbatov – Signed from Tottenham Hotspur for £30.75m – The Bulgarian hitman traded White Hart Lane for the Theatre of Dreams in 2008 and had a prolific four-year spell with the Red Devils, winning the Golden Boot in 2010/11 along with Carlos Tevez. He won the Premier League title twice during his spell too. 6. Juan Sebastián Verón – Signed from Lazio for £28.1m – The Little Witch struggled to produce his magic for Manchester United and, despite Sir Alex Ferguson being adamant about the player’s talent, he ended up going to Chelsea for £15m two years later. Veron did, at least, win the 2002/03 Premier League title with United. 11 7. Ruud van Nistelrooy – Signed from PSV Eindhoven for £19m – A serious knee injury delayed the move by a year but this club-record fee never weighed heavy on the striker. In five campaigns, the goals flowed with ease with the Dutchman netting 150 goals in 219 games, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup during his spell. 11 8. Dwight Yorke – Signed from Aston Villa for £12.6m – Landed from the Villans following nine seasons and 97 goals in all competitions, his spell with the Red Devils was only just a shade over three years but he was superb linking up with team-mate Cole. On the way to winning the treble in 1999, Yorke scored in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Juventus. 11 11 Throughout Premier League history, Manchester United have been one of the biggest spenders around.Their financial clout, partly down to their smart business and merchandising strategies over the years, has allowed them buy big and often.France midfielder Paul Pogba rejoined them in the summer for a world record £89.3m, making him their 11th club-record signing in the Premier League era.So, who were the other 10 men? Click the right arrow above to find out… 11 9. Jaap Stam – Signed from PSV Eindhoven for £10.75m – Dutch superstar Stam was the Red Devils’ next signing to break the club’s transfer record when he joined in 1998. In just three seasons, he won three titles, the Champions League, and the FA Cup. He was then sold on to Lazio for £15.3m, which Sir Alex Ferguson later admitted was a mistake. 10. Andy Cole – Signed from Newcastle United for £7m – Fergie swooped for the prolific England striker in 1995 as he looked to add firepower to his side, paying £6m as well as giving Newcastle the £1m-rated Keith Gillespie for Cole’s services. It was a wise move as the forward hit 121 goals in 275 games, helping the Red Devils to five titles, and Champions League glory in 1999. 11 3. Juan Mata – Signed from Chelsea for £37.1m – With David Moyes desperately needing help during his first and only season as Manchester United boss, he swooped to sign playmaker Mata from Chelsea. Moyes got the boot soon after, but Mata remains with the club and has been a hit with the fans. The Spaniard scored the equaliser in the 2016 FA Cup final against Crystal Palace, which sent the game to extra-time where Jesse Lingard’s goal won the game. 11 11 11 5. Rio Ferdinand – Signed from Leeds United for £29.3m – Proving himself as one of the best modern centre-backs at West Ham and Leeds, where he replaced the legendary Lucas Radebe as captain, Ferdinand was snapped up by Fergie after starring for England at the 2002 World Cup. He was worth every penny, spending 12 seasons at the club, winning six Premier League titles, the Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup, amongst several individual honours. 11. Roy Keane – Signed from Nottingham Forest for £3.75m – Click the right arrow above to see Manchester United’s club-record signings in the Premier League era… – The Irish midfielder couldn’t stop the Tricky Trees from being relegated in 1993, but he was a sought-after talent nonetheless and was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson after a move to Blackburn hit a snag. Within four years he was captain and he led the team to seven Premier League titles, and helped them claim their famous treble in 1999. 1. Paul Pogba – Signed from Juventus for £89.3m – Having left the club on a free in 2012 as he failed to break into Sir Alex Ferguson’s first-team, Jose Mourinho brought him back ‘home’ last summer for a world-record fee.last_img read more

Adam Michael Jackson, age 37 of Salem

first_imgHe was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie R. Jackson, Paternal grandparents, Ella Mae and Odessa Fields Jackson and Maternal grandparents, Harold A. and Marion L. Pulliam Jackson.Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday at Dawalt Funeral Home.Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Sunday and 9 am until the time of the service on Monday.Memorial Contributions: American Cancer Society C/O Jeanette Nolan 945 North Rush Creek Road Salem, Indiana 47167. Adam Michael Jackson, age 37 of Salem, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 10:48 pm, in his residence. Born July 23, 1979 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Lonnie R. and Sandra L. (Pulliam) Jackson.Adam was a registered nurse at Clark County Hospital, had previously worked at the Floyd County Hospital and was a life resident of Washington County.Survivors include: His mother Sandra L. Jackson, Salem; 1 sister: Tracy Ann (Russell) Harden, Salem and 1 nephew, Alex Hobson and 1 niece, Charissa McCoskey of Salem.last_img read more