Bony will bounce back – Monk

first_img Monk’s men were on top before Bony was dismissed in the 39th minute for receiving two yellow cards, the Ivorian’s departure proving the turning point as Victor Wanyama’s goal 10 minutes from time secured a 1-0 away win and lifted the visitors into second place in the table. Bony was first booked for toppling Jose Fonte while the Saints defender was in mid-air dealing with a bouncing ball, and then saw red following a misjudged tackle on Maya Yoshida on the halfway line. Swansea boss Garry Monk expects Wilfried Bony to learn from the red card which handed Southampton the initiative in their Barclays League Premier meeting at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Press Association “Their goal was the first time we switched off.” Southampton manager Ronald Koeman admitted his side had to be patient after Bony’s sending-off handed them a one-man advantage. “We had to be patient to create a possibility, but we scored a great goal and that was enough for three points,” Koeman said. “We didn’t create a lot but we had a lot of pressure and if you keep patient then you think you will score. “I said at half-time the worse was 0-0 and I told the players to wait for the real moments to create. “We didn’t do it that often but we did one or two times and it was enough.” Koeman felt Bony’s first yellow card was harsh, but said the striker could have no dispute with the second caution and the award of a red card. “Maybe the first one he didn’t exactly mean to make that fall and was maybe a bit unlucky,” the Dutchman said. “But the second one is definitely a yellow card. “It was a tough game against a strong Swansea side and we lost too much balls in the beginning. “We didn’t win the second ball also and it was very difficult. “It’s nice for the fans who love the Saints to see us second, but as technical staff we must keep quiet. It is a fantastic start for us but it is no time to celebrate.” “There was no malice in it but it was reckless and you run the risk of receiving a second yellow when there’s a scissor motion from behind,” Monk said. “I don’t need to tell Wilfried what he’s done. He was distraught in the dressing room after and annoyed with himself. “He’s a good character and personality for us, but you make mistakes at times and hopefully he’ll learn from it and bounce back. “He’s very honest and held his hands up and we’ll move on.” Monk acknowledged the red card changed the course of the game as his side suffered a second consecutive league defeat. “We were so dominant in that first half. We played some great stuff and it looked as if it was only a matter of time before we were going to score,” Monk said. “We had to re-assess the situation at half-time, but the second half was always going to be difficult playing against a team who want to have the ball as well. “But, until the 80th minute, they did not have a shot at our goal and it showed how well we controlled our shape. last_img read more

Joe Biden Finally Grants an Interview, to Cardi B

first_imgRap singer and former stripper, Cardi B, scored a major scoop by landing an interview with the Democrat pick for their presidential nominee Joe Biden.The “interview,” which adhered to social distancing guidelines via Elle, was published Monday.“I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want [President] Trump out,” she told the former vice president.Cardi went on to get more specific, touting her wish for Medicare-for-all to be passed through Congress as well as her support for tuition-free colleges and universities and police reform.“What I want is free Medicare. It’s important to have free [health care] because look what is happening right now. Of course, I think we need free college,” the “WAP” artist told the presumptive Democratic nominee. “And I want black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I’m tired of it. I’m sick of it. I just want laws that are fair to black citizens and that are fair for cops, too.”Without getting into specifics, Biden argued that there was “no reason why we can’t have all of that,” before referencing Cardi’s favorite president, Franklin D. Roosevelt“I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s okay not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay,” Cardi, who also called for healthcare reform during the discussion, said. “I want a president to tell me what the steps are for us to get better, to tell me, ‘This is why it is taking so long, this is why other countries are doing better than ours.’”It’s the remix! Presenting Cardi B and Joey B—the collaboration you didn’t see coming. In an exclusive interview for our September issue, @iamcardib sits down with @joebiden to discuss Medicare, free college tuition, and the fight for racial justice. https://t.co/fn1haGKZPK pic.twitter.com/tvT4sQRpo6— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) August 17, 2020 In response, Biden stated there is “no reason” why Americans can’t have “all of that.” He also shared his assessment of the job of president as one rooted in responsibility to the people.“I understand one of your favorite presidents is Franklin Roosevelt,” he said “Roosevelt said the American people can take anything if you tell them the truth. Sometimes the truth is hard. But right now, we’re in a position where we have an opportunity to make so much progress. The American public has had the blinders taken off.”Cardi highlighted ongoing protests in support of social justice, telling Biden “it’s simple” what is being demanded here.“We are asking for fairness, and we are asking for justice,” she said. “That is all. I feel like everything people are asking for is getting interpreted in a very different way. No, it’s simple: We just want justice. We want to feel like Americans.”Biden said he is inspired by the actions of younger generations, including Cardi’s.“You’re the smartest, the best educated, the least prejudiced, and the most engaged generation in history. And you’re going to change things,” he said, adding that recent developments regarding, for example, the removal of Confederacy-praising eyesores is all part of a game of division that benefits Trump.Watch the full discussion, which also sees Biden touting “free education” for anyone with a family making less than 125K and free community college for all, and free Medicare for all.“I just want Trump out,” Cardi B said in her Elle interview with Joe Biden. “I don’t want to be lied to — we’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers.” https://t.co/gqGdEjZJAC— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 17, 2020last_img read more

The Latest: Wales Rally GB called off amid pandemic

first_imgThe Latest: Wales Rally GB called off amid pandemic The rally was scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1. It was to be the penultimate event of the season.It’s the seventh WRC race to be postponed or canceled.Organizers say the uncertainty over large gatherings and international travel prompted the decision to cancel the Wales Rally GB for the first time since 1967.___The mayor of Madrid says there are discussions for the Spanish capital to host the Champions League final this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. José Luis Martínez-Almeida says the city would be prepared to host the final for the second straight year. He did not elaborate on the negotiations in his interview with 13tv.A UEFA executive committee meeting on June 17 is expected to decide the new location for the final in August. It was originally scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May.The country hosting the final is also expected to stage the quarterfinals and semifinals.German city Frankfurt and Portuguese capital Lisbon are also likely contenders to host the final.Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic but has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Wales Rally GB has become the latest race in the world rally championship to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic. June 9, 2020 Associated Press Madrid hosted last year’s final when Liverpool beat Tottenham.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

VB : Syracuse prepares for 2 crucial weekend games with Big East tournament implications

first_img Published on October 19, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Rutgers and Seton Hall aren’t elite teams in the Big East. But at this point in the season, Syracuse can’t afford to underestimate anyone.‘Seton Hall has beaten Cincinnati, who’s normally top in our conference, and Rutgers beat Seton Hall, so these are great matchups for us,’ senior defensive specialist Ashley Williams said.Sitting at 3-3 and eighth place in the Big East, the Orange (14-8, 3-3 Big East) could use a pair of conference wins to solidify its standing for the Big East tournament. A pair of home games in the Women’s Building this weekend against the Scarlet Knights (8-15, 1-5) on Friday at 5 p.m. and the Pirates (13-8, 4-2) Sunday at 2 p.m. makes for an ideal opportunity for SU.These will be the first Big East games since SU fired longtime head coach Jing Pu. The Orange played its first game without Pu on Wednesday, defeating Binghamton 3-0.Syracuse has been strong at home this year, posting a 5-3 record in the Women’s Building. The Orange also upset third-place Villanova at home two weeks ago.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis will also be the first home match as head coach for Kelly Morrisroe, who was promoted to interim head coach from assistant with the firing of Pu.‘It’s definitely going to be different, but like I said, our goal is just going to be to win the next games coming up,’ outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre said.The interim head coach couldn’t have asked for a better team to kick off her Big East coaching career against. Syracuse has won seven straight matches against the Scarlet Knights, including six sweeps.But this game means much more for the Orange as a whole. Two losses could set the team back in its Big East tournament contention. Morrisroe doesn’t believe the turmoil will distract the team from its ultimate goal.‘Our girls are doing a great job at staying focused,’ Morrisroe said. ‘We’ve got nine matches left, and that’s the most important thing, what we spend our time doing here on the court, making sure we’re improving our volleyball skills and continuing that so we can get through the rest of the season and end on a high note.’Part of improving will be taking both the good and bad away from key matches. In particular, SU is focused on a four-set loss to Marquette — a team undefeated in the Big Big East — last Saturday.Syracuse did some good things against the Golden Eagles, taking the first set 25-18, but made too many mistakes during a 25-14 manhandling in the fourth and final set.‘We can take away that we are a great team,’ Williams said. ‘I don’t think anybody thought that we’d go four with Marquette. I don’t think anybody thought that we’d go (25-23) and 25-23 and so it just shows the potential that we have on this team.’And though the Orange wants to extend its winning streak over Rutgers, Sunday’s matchup with Seton Hall will be even more important.Heading into the weekend’s matches, SU sits just a game back from the Pirates for fifth place in the Big East. Each team plays a match before Sunday, so the Orange and SHU could be tied entering the game.Even with all the turmoil surrounding the program, the Orange has the potential to get into good position to head to the Big East tournament for the first time since 2009.To do so, SU must make some noise this weekend. After this brief homestand, the Orange kicks off a four-game road trip that includes matches with Louisville, which is undefeated in conference play, and third-place Cincinnati before closing the season with a pair of games at home.‘Big East is definitely still the goal,’ Williams said. ‘It’s still in mind. We’ve still got the same team, and I’m definitely confident in what we can do.’dbwilson@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

“Everybody suffers” – BOS panel delivers FOBT fallout update

first_img Submit Share Share StumbleUpon David Webb, BetConstructDavid Webb, UK Product and Compliance Manager for BetConstruct, said that removing the need to prove there was a demand for a betting shop when applying for a local authority premises licence has contributed to today’s perception that there is a “proliferation of betting shops” – something the government wants to stamp out.Webb was moderating a Betting on Sports panel which revisited the FOBT fallout, just four months after the government rejected advice from both the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board to cut stakes on B2 Gaming Machines from £100 to £2.Citing new laws passed in 2007, he said: “It became very easy for betting shops to pop up all over the place. For me, you should still have had to go in and prove there was demand for a betting shop. If that would have happened, we wouldn’t have the scenario of several betting shops on the same street, which is where I think a lot of the bad feeling has come from.”Paul Leyland, Partner of Regulus Partners, maintained that May’s FOBT ruling will bring about “a hit on profits for good shops and a closure mitigation for poor shops”, within a new retail landscape in the UK where “everybody suffers”.He predicted that there would be a 60-70% EBITDA hit for the top 20% of shops and mass closures for the bottom 40%, with a new “break even paradigm for the remainder”.Corbett Sports Director Wayne Stevenson agreed that the impending regulation, now expected to take effect sometime in 2019, will lead to a ‘who blinks first’ scenario where operators either move quickly to break shop leases or wait to see if they can profit from less competition.He bemoaned the reduced choice for punters on the high street having shut three Corbett Sports shops in the last two months, while admitting it is difficult to invest in shops, and embrace new technology that could potentially recover FOBT losses, if you think they might ultimately have to be closed anyway.Howard Chisholm, Managing Director of Chisholm Bookmakers, shared his own experience of the new retail reality, which has forced him to reduce his shop count from 50 to 43 over the last five years.He admitted that 41 of the 43 remaining Chisholm Bookmakers shops are now trading without SIS, which includes data, live streaming and pricing around UK horseracing, simply because they cannot make up the combined cost of the media rights, taxes and levy in over the counter (OTC) takings on those races.“It’s not a situation you want,” Chisholm explained. “You want to put UK horseracing in front of the customer, but economically it doesn’t make sense as it stacks up at the moment.“You’ve got a levy system which was changed so that each company has a levy free slice; the silliness of that is when you look at the costs for your smaller marginal units, you have to add levy to those because those are the ones that if you close you would stop paying levy.“So, you’ve got a small shop that’s just breaking even, one that’s making £30,000 a year on UK horseracing and paying £3,000 levy. Conversely, your big shop, which you’ll never close is paying no levy because it’s part of the levy free slice – that’s a bit daft.”last_img read more

An Alpena County Commissioner has passed

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.– Alpena County Commissioner Ronald McDonald passed away Thursday, August 20. On Friday, his family and fellow commissioners mourned his death.McDonald joined the Board of Commissioners in 2015 and was planning to run for the position again this fall. He served on a number of committees during his time with the board, including the airport and others.Chairman Robert Adrian described him as a very kind man.“He was a very nice man. He was very committed to the board. He was very passionate about the employees. One of the things he did frequently was… he would make arrangements with the different departments and he would bring donuts.”McDonald’s cause of death has not been released. He was 77-years-old.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Meth lab taken down in Alcona CountyNext Alpena City Clerk clarifies ballot confusionlast_img read more

Lakers have plenty of competition in their guard rotation squeeze

first_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Coming off several disappointing seasons marred by injury, Bradley acknowledged it’s been rewarding to hear the praise. But while he’s dialed into the competition in practice, he also said the Lakers’ guards have been maintaining camaraderie and motivating one another.“We’ve got a lot of guys who have great days,” he said. “I told Quinn this morning after our workout, he had a terrific day yesterday. That’s what we have to bring every single day. We have to push each other. Rondo told me yesterday, ‘Make sure you guard me each and every practice, so we can help each other get better.’”Even though the players have different skill sets, they’ll be asked to do some similar things. Three-point shooting will be at a premium for lineups with Davis, LeBron James and a center, and the guards will need to be able to stretch the floor to create space inside. They’ll also have to defend: In a Western Conference with duos such as Portland’s Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, Houston’s James Harden and Russell Westbrook, Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley, or Golden State’s Steph Curry and D’Angelo Russell or Klay Thompson (when healthy) and having at least two strong perimeter defenders (including Danny Green) is a must.Vogel has also said he wants to use guards coming off screens to create looks: Even players such as Rondo, who have traditionally handled the ball more will be expected to create off-ball motion to stir the Lakers offense.Related Articles EL SEGUNDO — By most measures, this was a momentous summer for Alex Caruso.The 6-foot-5 guard finally earned a bonafide NBA roster spot after playing on two-way contracts for the last two seasons. That’s been accompanied by a better contract without having to relocate. There are even some indications his personal life is going well – at media day, the 25-year-old sheepishly explained that his girlfriend convinced him to shave off the mustache he’d been sporting for a while.But true to form, Caruso has played the last few months cool.“I think the celebration of it was maybe a little downplayed,” he said. “That’s kind of just my personality in general. But I was eager to just be a full-fledged NBA player and just be here in training camp and get the season going. September and the end of August, it took forever for me, because you’re coming to the gym and working out, but it’s not basketball.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersNow that basketball has arrived, Caruso has been immediately thrust into his next challenge: earning a backcourt rotation spot.He’s not alone: The Lakers’ roster features an assembly of evenly balanced guards, each with particular strengths. Rajon Rondo returns as one of the most productive playmakers on offense. Training camp has been rumbling for days about the high motor of Avery Bradley, who at his best was an All-NBA Defensive Team perimeter guard. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is another returning player who raised his game at the end of last season. Quinn Cook has a penchant for deep-range shooting honed by his days with the Warriors. Caruso is the biggest of the guards who can do a little bit of everything.It will be a problem for Frank Vogel, who might only have one starting spot available for that quintet of guards. But then again, Vogel said, backcourt depth isn’t a bad problem to have.“All these guys are able to come in and perform in big roles right now,” he said. “There’s not a lot of guys, young guys, 20-year olds, or 18-year olds, where we’re gonna have to say, ‘We’re gonna have to wait on this guy,’ or anything. These guys can all produce right now, so it’s gonna make my job difficult when it comes to divvying out minutes.”The early buzz has been about Bradley, who has carved out a role on the defensive end in the Lakers’ scrimmages. Anthony Davis was the latest to echo Vogel on Bradley’s play so far, saying “the way he gets after it and competes is pretty special.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Bradley said he got used to that during his days in Boston, playing alongside Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.“My cutting ability, that’s one of my strengths,” he said. “I feel like I can not only space the floor out for those guys but make cuts off those guys that make the game a lot easier for them.”Although he’s yet to determine the lineups he wants to use in Saturday’s first exhibition against the Golden State Warriors, Vogel said two factors will influence who plays in the rotation: chemistry and the ability to win.Unflustered as ever, Caruso said he’s not worried in the short term about his minutes. Sooner or later, he expects, everyone will get a chance to shine.“There’s 82 games during the season, and then in a few months, there’s going to be games after the regular season,” he said. “It’s gonna take everybody to get to that point. There’s gonna be times when guys are gonna be hurt, when guys who are older take some rest to recover. We gotta be able to step in and get the job done with whoever we’ve got to plug in on a given night.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Two Gallery Shows Top Off the 2017-18 School Year at SPSCC

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Two gallery shows top off the 2017-18 school yearApril 18, 2018 — OLYMPIA, Wash. The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community College is proud wrap up the 2017-18 school year with two outstanding shows highlighting student success in art and collaboration.Collaboration Installation: Confined / FoundVisiting artist Erin Shigaki, a Seattle-based graphic designer and mixed media artist, and SPSCC art students will collaborate to reflect on the Japanese American internment camps. The project is inspired by Shigaki’s family history and pilgrimages to internment sites. Students will study artists who deal with confinement in their work, such as Takuichi Fujii, Roger Shimomura, and Kara Walker. Together, they will explore ways in which Japanese American artists in the camps created art out of modest and found objects to defy the soul-crushing physical and emotional conditions. The project will culminate in an array of chromatic banners cut from recycled sheets, symbolic of freedom and solidarity.  Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free reception.ReceptionFriday, May 4, 20186 – 8 p.m.Student Art ExhibitionIn its 13th year, the Student Art Exhibition features work from studio art classes during the 2017-18 school year, selected by SPSCC art faculty. Works include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of additional work is also included in this exciting showcase of student creations.This exhibition will run from May 14 to June 14 and is sponsored by Olyphant Art & Media and the SPSCC Bookstore.  Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free Opening Reception.Opening ReceptionFriday, May 18, 20186 – 8 p.m.The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.Facebook: @SPSCCgalleryInstagram: @thegallerySPSCCWebsite: spscc.edu/galleryEmail: artgallery@spscc.eduPhone: 360-596-5527last_img read more

PL table predicted with Man Utd fifth and Spurs pipping Arsenal to eighth

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED claimed the last Champions League spot in a new data driven simulation of the 2019/20 Premier League season.United beat Wolves to fifth by just five points while Tottenham also snuck ahead of bitter rivals Arsenal to finish eighth.3The project undertaken by FiveThirtyEight sees previous team data collated to simulate the remaining games of the season and produce a final Premier League table for the campaign currently suspended because of coronavirus.With Manchester City, who retained second spot, currently banned from next season’s Champions League, a fifth place finish for their bitter rivals United would be enough to claim a place in European club football’s most prestigious tournament.Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool took up the remaining qualification places with the latter unsurprisingly hanging on to claim the title.Further down the table, in North London, Spurs’ 55 points was enough to beat Arsenal, on 53, to eighth place and claim a Europa League spot.3 Man Utd nabbed the last Champions League spot in a Premier League table simulationCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Arsenal were pipped to eighth by TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationWhile at the bottom of the table, things did not go well for Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich who were relegated.West Ham managed a narrow escape to finish 17th on 38 points while the doomed trio finished on 36, 34 and 30 respectively.The table also shows each team’s chance of winning the league, qualifying for the Champions League and getting relegated when football returns.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSo while the Hammers, alongside Watford and Brighton escaped relegation in the simulation, the stats suggest there is a still strong chance they could go down if the season re-starts.The East Londoners have a 31 per cent chance with the Hornets and the Seagulls coming in at 25 and 19 respectively.It also gives Wolves and Sheffield United an outside chance of nabbing a Champions League spot at 23 and 11 per cent.England 1966 World Cup hero and Leeds United legend Norman Hunter dies after testing positive for coronavirus aged 76last_img read more

Avoid a good scare at home by leaving loose batteries in drawers

first_imgThe batteries, for example, are a great unknown when putting them in a garbage can or other. Disposing them in a container or another correctly is very important since even if you do not know, if it is not done well it can be a danger. If a metal comes into contact with the positive and negative poles of a battery, a short circuit can be generated that produces a heat level to cause a fire. This situation, even if it causes us a little fear, can make us think that this would never happen in our home … All because we are really not aware of the large number of metal objects we have at home. Keys, chargers, coins and even aluminum foil are objects that contain metal and can be a threat if we put them together with a battery.The most dangerous batteries are 9VAccording to experts, the most dangerous batteries are 9 volts. That is, those that have a rectangular shape, since their poles are located next to each other, but even the best known as AAA batteries and AA batteries can be a risk.The solution to prevent a battery from generating a fire may seem to be keeping all the batteries in one place and away from metal objects. Also, one of the best ways is to store them in their own container or cover the poles with some insulating tape, since the contact between them can also end up in a short circuit. Image: iStock In an effort to keep the environment clean, families around the world separate garbage according to their type in order to recycle them properly. There are products that are easy to recycle such as cardboard or plastic bottles, but there are others that we really don’t know where we have to place them to recycle them properly.center_img Common batteries can generate fires in contact with metalIt is better to store spent batteries in their own containerslast_img read more