Murray had already drawn a number of saves out of Adrian before opening the scoring with a huge stroke of luck as his header was sliced into his own goal by the unwitting Aaron Cresswell. He then headed home Jason Puncheon’s free-kick to put the game beyond the Hammers and, with fellow forwards Fraizer Campbell, Yaya Sanogo and Marouane Chamakh all out injured, Pardew was full of praise for Murray. “He’s got that nous as a number nine to find that space and be in the right place at the crucial time,” he said. “He could have had a hat-trick in the first half and, I hope he doesn’t feel I’m insulting him, but he ain’t the quickest. “Teddy (Sheringham) coaches here at West Ham and I had him as a player. He’s a bit like that in creating room and chances for himself without pace. He’s clever.” Having spent time out on loan earlier in the season as former Palace boss Neil Warnock deemed him surplus to requirements at Selhurst Park – but Pardew had other ideas. “We had four Championship teams that felt they had a chance of him on loan – Reading the most prominent as he has been there,” he added. “But I gave him a new contract and said ‘you’re going to stay here and help us get out of this situation’. Alan Pardew hailed the “terrific” Glenn Murray after the Crystal Palace striker scored a brace in a convincing win at West Ham. “He’s been unfortunate as Fraizer came in and did brilliantly for us – so he’s had to be patient but he’s rewarded me in this game and I can’t thank him enough – he was terrific. “I felt sorry for him that he was sent off. It was probably my fault – I should have got Shola (Ameobi) on earlier. But it was too late.” Murray, who will now miss Tuesday’s clash with Southampton through suspension, said he was guilty of a number of “stupid fouls” in the lead up to his dismissal by referee Mike Dean. “Obviously it’s great to get a couple of goals but I’m disappointed to get sent off, it was just a reaction and I think the referee was almost waiting to send me off after a few stupid fouls,” he told Sky Sports. “I gave him that option and he took it. We spoke about it at half-time – ‘don’t make a challenge’ – and I managed not to outside the box but it was just a reaction inside the box unfortunately. “He just said there’d been a few niggly little fouls and he’d kept having to stop the game so he’d said: ‘no more’.” Allardyce felt Murray had been lucky to remain on the pitch for as long as he did and also lambasted Mile Jedinak for a late elbow to Diafra Sakho, but was more critical of his own side’s display. “We spent a long time looking at Palace’s set-plays and 50 per cent of their goals this season came from them,” he said. “So you know how dangerous they are, they put a good ball in and have five or six big players that attack the ball. But we were setting out our plan to compete with that. “Even though Palace were better than us on the day we lost on that tactic alone and that is really disappointing. “You concede one then you give Palace credit. When you concede one that is our fault. That is something we should have done better on.” The 31-year-old scored two headers either side of a Scott Dann goal before being sent off for two bookable offences. Enner Valencia’s first Barclays Premier League goal in four months reduced the deficit for West Ham – but the 3-1 defeat means Sam Allardyce has now only seen his side win one of their last 10 league outings. Press Association
Oxford boss Robinson delighted with Cup rout of West Hamby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOxford United boss Karl Robinson was delighted with their 4-0 Carabao Cup rout of West Ham.During his tenure as MK Dons boss, the 39-year-old knocked out Blackpool and Norwich when they were in the Premier League before recording a famous 4-0 win over Manchester United in the third round five years ago.Robinson also triumphed over QPR – when they were in the top flight – in the FA Cup, but played down his cup exploits.”I just like winning football matches, no matter who you play against. I think one thing my teams always do is show tremendous respect for the opposition, but we never change our style,” Oxford’s manager said.”We almost in a stupid way match them at their own game and sometimes it doesn’t work.”I’ve been battered 6-0 in this competition by Southampton. I’ve also been beaten 5-1 by Chelsea in the FA Cup, so there have been a few hidings, but these are the ones you remember for the rest of your life.”Before the game I said I think I have some Premier League youngsters in my team and if you look at our age, we were younger than West Ham.”We don’t only have an older group of players who want to run around, but we have a young team with tremendous growth thanks to the academy and the players we have brought in so I can’t ask for any more from my players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, has lauded the work being done under the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) in the various constituencies across the island.“One of the interesting things about the JEEP is that even though you are spending far less money than the big ticket items in the Ministry, I believe it has been shown to have more impact than the big projects,” Dr. Davies said.The Minister was closing the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on July 2.During the Sectoral Debate, which commenced in April, Members of Parliament highlighted the impact that the JEEP has had on their constituencies.“It has been demonstrated that Members of Parliament can have a say in actual expenditure taking place within their constituencies,” Dr. Davies pointed out.The JEEP was launched by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on March 22 last year, in Kingston.It is one of the strategies of the Government to respond to the chronic unemployment status of some Jamaicans, particularly those in the lower socio-economic strata, persons with special needs as well as those with low skills levels.Meanwhile, Dr. Davies has called for a change in the way Sectoral Debates are conducted in the House of Representatives.“I think we need to have a shorter Sectoral Debate where we focus on sectoral issues, policy issues on both sides and then we should structure a period for presentations about constituency matters. But to try and mix them, I think this debate has shown that it hasn’t worked,” he argued.The Sectoral Debate, which followed the Budget Debate, allowed all Members of Parliament to speak on a wide range of policy and constituency issues.Contact: Latonya Linton
A caller, who wished to remain anonymous, said that on Wednesday evening, they encountered a family travelling in a dark-coloured SUV or crossover vehicle stopped at a gas station in Dawson Creek trying to sell gold jewelry for gas money.The caller said that after selling their wares to at least one person, they noticed that the family did not end up buying gas, but left the gas station headed towards Fort St. John or Chetwynd.Cpl. Kading stated in the release that while the St. Albert RCMP cannot say for sure that the jackets and gold are worthless, officers are warning the public that it is “Buyer Beware” in these kinds of transactions.“Don’t become the proud owner of ‘Fool’s Gold,’” she added. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A jewelry scam that has been reported in the Edmonton and Grande Prairie areas could also be surfacing in the B.C. Peace Region.In a press release issued Wednesday, Corporal Laurel Kading with the St. Albert RCMP said that the detachment was recently made aware of a possible scam in the Edmonton area in which people offer to sell gold rings and gold chains from their vehicle in order to get money for gas.The scammers tell would-be victims that they are travelling across Canada, and are selling a large number of gold rings or necklaces so they can continue their trip. With files from EverthingGP.com: https://everythinggp.com/article/535936/jewellery-scam-surfacing-grande-prairie-region Cpl. Kading explained that there is no way of verifying the value of these rings or chains, especially when they are being sold from a vehicle in a parking lot or on the side of a highway.She added that a similar scam involving selling “designer” leather jackets from a vehicle in a parking lot seems to return to St. Albert every so often and catches some residents unaware.As reported by EverythingGP.com, the scammers also appear to have made their way to the Grande Prairie area.In a post on their Facebook page, Janina’s Jewellers in Grande Prairie said that over the past few weeks, it has seen an increasing number of people coming in to have the authenticity of jewellery checked, which after an inspection turns out to be fake.According to a news tips received by Energeticcity.ca on Thursday morning, the scammers may now have been spotted in the B.C. Peace Region.
The $800,000 GO Fund was established in 2016 to support non-profit organizations in the Peace Region that provide services to children, families and seniors. According to BC Hydro, $391,091 has been distributed to 44 projects to date.Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed quarterly over an eight-year period.For more information on the fund and application details; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The Tansi Friendship Centre Society received a $10,000 donation from BC Hydro through the Site C project’s Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.The grant was put towards the society’s Chetwynd Student Support Program will receive the funding to help provide school supplies to children in need, and helps local families provide healthy snacks for their school-aged children. This program also teaches family members of the children about healthy food preparation.“Back-to-school was made easier for many families in Chetwynd through the BC Hydro GO Fund,” said Leatha Dowd, executive director of the Tansi Friendship Centre Society. “We are very fortunate to be able to provide low-income families in our community with back-to-school supplies and help with school lunches.”
Frankfurt: German industrial equipment maker Siemens says it will cut some 10,000 jobs in a major restructuring that will involve spinning off its oil, gas and power generation business and creating new areas of growth. News of the moves to increase profitability and address the struggling power business sent the company’s share price up 4.6 per cent to 107.30 euros (USD 120.20) in morning trading in Europe on Wednesday. The company said it would spin off its division that makes power turbines to increase its entrepreneurial freedom, while embarking on a sweeping cost-cutting effort at its remaining operations. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe gas and power division has been under pressure due to a broader trend toward renewable energy such as sun and wind power. Competitors in the power business such as Boston-headquartered General Electric and Japan’s Mitsubishi have struggled as well. Siemens said in the announcement late Tuesday that it would keep a significant stake of less than 50 percent in the spun-off company and would bundle in a majority stake in its renewable energies company. That would create what Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser called “a powerful pure play in the energy and electricity sector” that could offer products across the entire scope of the energy market from a single source. Kaeser also announced sweeping cost cuts to increase profitability at the company’s remaining businesses, which range across factory automation, energy infrastructure such as power grid control, and high-speed trains. The company plans to take out 2.2 billion euros in costs by 2023, in the course of which it will drop some 10,400 positions.
As the dust settles on an off-season to forget, Ohio State players are using the events of this past spring to their advantage. They’re using it as motivation. “We’ve gotten more pissed off,” said senior center Michael Brewster in a press conference Tuesday. “We’ve gotten a lot tighter and we’re working even harder toward our goals.” Brewster believes that it is easy to become content and complacent when you’re used to winning and this “gut-check” might just be exactly what the Buckeyes needed. “(Becoming content and complacent) is definitely not going to happen now I can tell you that, just because of everything that’s gone on,” he said. Brewster and the Buckeyes expressed that they have no intentions of losing hope this upcoming season. “All we think about is winning,” Brewster said. “Getting ready to win, and doing everything to win. We’ve been a part of a winning program since we gotten here and we’re not going to let that stop just because of what’s happened.” Senior defensive back Nate Oliver said although Jim Tressel’s departure on May 30 has been tough on all Buckeye players, they must continue to move forward. “It hurts,” he said. “But it gives you an extra burst, it makes you want to work harder… And we know that he’s always a phone call away.” Oliver expressed that he is confident in Coach Fickell’s ability to lead the team. “You lose knowledge (with Tressel gone), but you also have knowledge from Coach Fickell so it’s really not going to be that big of a drop-off,” Oliver said. “(Fickell) is going to bring that toughness. His toughness, his character, and his passion about what he does—guys are going to be lined up to play just like we always are.” While Oliver is fully confident of coach Fickell’s ability to lead the Buckeyes football team, he said he has continued to maintain a close relationship to Tressel after his departure saying that he talks to coach Tressel “once a week.” Senior lineman John Simon added that the departures have given the Buckeyes something to play for, but it is up to them to turn negatives into a positive. “It’s definitely going to put a chip on our shoulder,” he said. “But we’re going to have to game plan and practice hard all week and execute or it don’t mean nothing.” After the athletic director, Gene Smith, removed the “interim” title from now head coach Luke Fickell’s name this month, Fickell made his first statement as to his starting quarterback for the 2011-12 season. “(The quarterback job) is completely wide open, and (Joe Bauserman) understands that,” Fickell said. After allegations sidelined former quarterback Terrelle Pryor indefinitely, senior quarterback Joe Bauserman expressed that the job opening didn’t change anything. “There’s no change, you prepare for the long haul.” Not known for his leadership off the field, Bauserman says it will be extremely important for him to be an example for his teammates if he wants to be a leader. “I want to show the guys that I can workout with the best of them and I can give the most effort and be one of the tougher guys and stuff so they can do the same thing and believe in me.” Brewster and the Buckeyes fully expect to continue their winning ways this season and set their standards high. “Every season we have a goal to win the Big Ten Championship and the National Championship,” he said. “We’re full steam ahead,” Brewster said. “We’re fully behind coach (Fickell). We’re not going to skip a beat. “
Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) hands the ball off to senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State (10-4, 2-0 Big Ten) begins the true Big Ten season on Jan. 4, but before then, the Buckeyes have one final nonconference game against Miami (OH) Saturday.The last two seasons, it was a challenge for Ohio State to escape the nonconference slate without a bad loss on its resume. Although the Buckeyes don’t have a signature nonconference win, avoiding a gargantuan letdown against the Redhawks (7-5) will end the nonconference schedule without a major blemish.The game tips at noon at the Schottenstein Center on ESPNU. Here’s what to expect.Projected startersMiami:G — Jake Wright — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-4, 202 lbs., 8.8 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.5 apgG — Darrian Ringo — Junior, 6-foot-2, 173 lbs., 8.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 7.9 apgG — Nike Sibande — Freshman, 6-foot-3, 178 lbs., 14.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.9 apgF — Dalonte Brown — Freshman, 6-foot-7, 196 lbs., 7.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 0.3 apgF — Logan McLane — Senior, 6-foot-9, 225 lbs., 10.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.9 apgOhio State:G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 13.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.2 apgG — Musa Jallow — Freshman, 6-foot-5, 200 lbs., 3.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.3 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 12.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.1 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 18.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.4 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 12.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.7 apgScouting Miami (OH)Ranked No. 257 by KenPom.com, the Redhawks are led by freshman guard Nike Sibande, who has attempted more than half his shots from 3-point range. Sibande is shooting 37 percent from deep and 44.4 percent from the field and plays roughly 31 minutes per game. If the Redhawks are to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the year, Sibande will need to have the best game of his career.Miami is statistically one of the worst offensive teams in the country. Per 100 possessions, the Redhawks score just 95 points, according to KenPom, which ranks 312th in the country. They also turn the ball over on more than 23 percent of their possessions, ranking 322nd out of 351 teams.In its two games against major conference opponents Missouri and DePaul, Miami attempted an average of more than 28 3-pointers and allowed the opponent to shoot 63 and 54 percent in effective field goal rate.Outside of the first half against North Carolina, Ohio State has shot the ball well for the past month. Saturday against the Redhawks should be no different.What to expectHoltmann said Friday before the Miami matchup that his team didn’t play well through ball screens last Saturday against North Carolina. The Buckeyes will see plenty of that Saturday with the Redhawks trying to free Sibande on nearly every possession.“Our ball-screen defense can be improved,” he said. “That’s going to be tested tomorrow. They have an outstanding point guard. Really good shooting around him.”As mentioned before, this is Ohio State’s final nonconference game. Holtmann has said for a couple weeks that it has been a main focus for the team to finish the nonconference schedule strong and enter the Big Ten season with any sort of momentum. Ohio State, ranked No. 46 by KenPom, has an opponent it is vastly superior than to work on any shortcomings it had against the Tar Heels.“Our turnover percentage would certainly be one,” Holtmann said. “We can continue to improve defensively across the board … The biggest thing is you have a chance to finish the nonconference and feel really good about it. And that’s what’s in front of us here tomorrow.”If Miami’s past games against high-major opponents are any indication, Ohio State’s 48 percent second-half shooting against North Carolina will carry over to Saturday and redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop will be the difference maker, again, with his size and length.Prediction:Ohio State wins 87-63
Powers of attorney, assets, and inheritance can be confusing matters to attend to for most, let alone those who speak English as a second language.To help explain the ins and outs of these issues, and a number of other topics that are relevant to the elderly, their carers and families, Pronia has organised a free information session on Wednesday 8 August.Hosted in collaboration with the Family Mediation Centre at Clayton Community Centre, the session will also provide information about services and programs available to support the elderly, and to prevent financial abuse.Pronia’s information session will take place at Clayton Community Centre (Clayton, Monash Youth & Family Services Room, 9 -15 Cooke Street, Clayton, VIC) on Wednesday 8 August from 10.30 am – 12 noon. All welcome. Limited seats available; RSVP by calling Adonis Maglis on (03) 9388 9998. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Former Bayern Munich captain Oliver Kahn wants Zinedine Zidane to suceed Jupp Heynckes at the club for next seasonDespite being in only his second full season as a coach at the highest level, the Frenchman has already become the first manager to have won back-to-back Champions League tittles and is currently aiming to win the competition for third consecutive time.Kahn, who played as a goalkeeper for both Bayern and Germany, would like to see Zidane take over the reins from Heynckes at the Allianz Arena.“Zinedine Zidane is undoubtedly worth considering. I think he’s sensational,” Kahn told ZDF (via ESPN).“He has won everything with Real Madrid and can win his third Champions League title. He’s a coach who fits perfectly Bayern Munich’s requirement profile.”While Bayern have stated, on several occasions, in the past that they are only interested in German-speaking coaches, Kahn believes that Zidane’s qualities will outweigh such a minor disadvantage.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“He is French and can speak Spanish, so he could learn German,” said the 48 year-old.“The question is more what can he do extremely well? He can manage a star-studded squad, he was an absolute world star himself, and while many former top players don’t go on to become great coaches, he has.”One candidate that has been touted to replace Heynckes at the club for next season is Eintracht Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac, who is not against the idea.The Croatian is believed to now be one of the front-runners for the role, after Thomas Tuchel reportedly rejected an offer from Bayern in March. Although Frankfurt sporting executive Fredi Bobic has recently revealed that the club have had no contact from the Bundesliga leaders.“There is no reason to doubt I will still be the coach here next season,” said Kovac.“So many things happen in football. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. As of now, I will be here until 2019.”