LONDON, (AP):In charge of English football’s worst-performing team of 2016, Alan Pardew was already under heavy scrutiny at Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.Some unwise comments about the club’s American owners might just have made his position untenable.Pardew was fired as Palace’s manager yesterday, three days before Christmas and nearly two years into his job at Selhurst Park. The club may now turn to Sam Allardyce, who has been without a job since getting fired by England in September.With nearly half the league season gone, Palace are in 17th place in the 20-team standings after four wins from 17 games. The club has the fewest points per game (0.72) in 2016 than any team in England’s top four divisions.In a short statement, Palace said the club had asked Pardew to step down from his position and thanked him for his servicesSince December 2015, the club’s board has contained American businessmen David Blitzer and Josh Harris, who were the target of remarks from Pardew after Palace’s 3-0 win over Southampton that gave the under-pressure manager some breathing space.”We have a lot of serious investors at the club who perhaps don’t know a lot about football,” Pardew said, before praising Palace chairman Steve Parish for defending him in troubled times.Less than three weeks later, the 55-year-old Englishman is out.British media reported that Allardyce will hold talks with Palace regarding the vacancy. Allardyce lasted just 67 days and one match in charge of England’s national team before he was fired over unguarded comments to undercover reporters posing as businessmen.Allardyce has a strong record of improving underperforming teams, so would be the perfect appointment for Palace.Palace have only won six league games in 2016, and have lost eight of their last 10 games.Palace’s next game is against Watford on Monday, which starts a run of three games in eight days over the festive period.
The cost to use the North Peace Arena’s Ice Surface will remain the same for the 2009/2010 season.However, rates will increase by five per cent in 2010.The Committee of the Whole met on Monday, to discuss the Community Services Rate Policy. City Staff wanted direction on a few issues, including the City’s contribution to Ice Facilities.- Advertisement -Director of Community Services Sarah Cockerill says the policy was last reviewed in 2000. [asset|aid=1612|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=26331af1e72bb15f5d28d566c0442369-Sarah Cockerill 1_5_Pub.mp3] Councilors debated lowering the City’s Subsidy up to 65 per cent. That would mean a family pass that would cost 7 dollars and 50 cents now, would cost 8 dollars and 33 cents next year. Advertisement But, City Manager Dianne Hunter says there’s no point funding a facility that no one will use because the rates are too high. [asset|aid=1613|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=26331af1e72bb15f5d28d566c0442369-Hunter 1_3_Pub.mp3] Councilors decided to decrease the City’s contribution to 70 per cent next year. So that means next September, a family pass will cost 7 dollars and 95 cents.The rates will be reviewed again in the next budget process.Advertisement
By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – Superior Propane is gas flaring in Fort St. John, but says there’s no cause for concern.On Tuesday afternoon, concerned Energeticcity.ca readers noticed that the company was burning-off gas, behind the facility on the Alaska Road.A call to Superior Propane found that the company is preparing to work on its tanks, and is taking all the necessary precautions during the flaring.Spokesperson Vicki Warwaruk says the local fire department is aware of the procedure.She also says the flaring should be complete by 2:00 p.m.Advertisement Photo: Superior Energy performed this flare in Fort St. John on Tuesday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca
“BC Beef Day celebrates the superior quality and flavour of 100% BC Beef, the product of cattle raised in our province’s renowned agricultural regions and processed locally in our communities,” said BC Association of Abattoirs president, Mike Noullett.In 2013, the BC cattle industry raised and marketed more than 246,000 head of cattle and calves, generating farm cash receipts of almost $208 million. The Thompson-Okanagan, Cariboo, Nechako and Peace River regions are the top beef-producing regions in the province.The brand, 100% BC Beef, comes from cattle that were born, raised, fed and processed entirely in British Columbia. Every product with the 100% BC Beef logo has been assessed by the BC Meats Quality Information System, and has been rated top quality. By making the choice to purchase 100% BC Beef, consumers are choosing to support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and the B.C. economy, as well as eating high quality, humanely raised beef.- Advertisement -This year, the BC Breeder and Feeder Association, BC government, BC Cattlemen’s Association, BC Association of Cattle Feeders and the BC Association of Abattoirs, enjoyed 100% BC Beef from Vancouver Island. The beef was produced and processed by Courtenay area family businesses.“After over a decade of challenging times, the beef industry is strengthening and growing in B.C. It is now more important than ever for government and industry to work together as we rebuild a strong and sustainable B.C. beef industry for our consumers,” said Larry Fossum, BC Cattlemen’s Association president.
“It was shocking to receive the news on the way and I didn’t tell anyone, even my teammates. After the match, that’s when I told them. I told myself that if my mum would have been alive, her wish would have been for me to play,” Odera explained.“I decided to continue playing since staying at home would have been harder emotionally because of all people coming to say sorry and all. I decided to soldier on for her,” the former KCB and Gor Mahia forward further stated.His decision to keep playing proved to be a masterstroke as he went on to score three other goals in the month of March and provided two assists, form that has seen him awarded as the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month for March.He is the first AFC Leopards player to win the award since its inception.AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera is congratulated by teammates Robinson Kamura and Duncan Otieno after picking his March SJAK Player of the Month Award on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I dedicate this award to her (mother), my teammates and the coaches who helped me to stay strong in that time. It was a difficult period for me and the daily words from the coaches and mates helped me through it,” Odera noted.The 30-year old won the coveted gong ahead of Mathare United’s Cliff Nyakeya and Elvis Rupia of Nzoia Sugar who equally performed well in March, garnering eleven votes to Nyakeya’s seven while Rupia polled six.Odera scored for Leopards in victories over Sony Sugar, Mathare United, Wazito and Kakamega Homeboyz.His challengers for the gong, Nyakeya had three goals and an assist that helped keep Mathare United on the league summit. Rupia’s four goals were instrumental in lifting Nzoia from the relegation pit.With the award, Odera who has hit the back of the net six times already hopes he can challenge for the golden boot. The closest he has come to the award was when he was runner up during his breakout season at KCB in 2010.New AFC Leopards coach Radolfo Zapata congratulates forward Ezekiel Odera after picking his March SJAK Player of the Month Award on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am now more experienced and I am playing in a bigger team so I believe I have a good chance. I have started the season well and I am only two goals behind the leader. I need to keep working hard and ultimately I want to give a shot at that golden boot,” the soft-spoken forward added.Outgoing coach Dennis Kitambi was full of praise for the forward, saying the results came through because of his sheer hard work.“His work ethic is good and this is a reward you get for that. At least it will give the team motivation moving forward and hopefully now we get back to winning ways,” said Kitambi who will hand over the mantle to Argentine Radolfo Zapata from May 1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards forward Ezekiel Odera poses with his March SJAK Player of the Month Award alongside new coach Radolfo Zapata and outgoing coach Dennis Kitambi on April 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 24- On March 2 as he sat quietly in the AFC Leopards team bus on their way to Awendo to face Sony Sugar, forward Ezekiel Odera received the most devastating news; his ailing mother had passed on.For anyone, that would be crushing news but for Odera, he took it bravely and when Ingwe played the sugar millers two days later, he hit the opening goal and played part in the second as AFC ran off 2-0 winners.
Chelsea are expected to beat Maribor in their Champions League clash at the Bridge, but one player they will have to keep an eye on is Marcos Tavares.Former Blues player Pat Nevin revealed he is the man that is likely to test the concentration levels of defenders John Terry and Gary Cahill.“He has a range of fantastic skills like many fine Brazilian forwards before him,” Nevin told the Chelsea website.“He may not be the tallest, leanest or quickest striker you have ever seen but there is serious quality if he is given time and space.”Check out the forward in action above as well as his goal against Celtic in the play-off round below.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOSTON A Lynn company that makes the Marshmallow Fluff brand has sued Williams-Sonoma Inc., claiming the culinary retailer is misusing the registered trademark Fluffernutter. Durkee-Mower Inc. claims in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston that Williams-Sonoma has been selling a marshmallow and peanut butter chocolate-covered candy named Fluffernutter without permission of the Lynn company. The company claimed it has been using the word Fluffernutter which it described as a “concoction of Marshmallow Fluff and peanut butter combined together in a tasty sandwich” since at least 1961 in printed recipes and cookbooks. A spokeswoman for Williams-Sonoma did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Durkee-Mower notified the San Francisco-based retailer of the lawsuit on Tuesday, according to court filings. The lawsuit claims Williams-Sonoma has sold Fluffernutter through its printed catalog and Web site. It seeks an unspecified amount of actual and punitive damages. “Williams-Sonoma has no right to trade on our hard-earned reputation with their so-called Fluffernutter confection,” company President Donald Durkee said in a prepared statement.
Picture shows young Ciara O’ Grady holding up her 14 ins of cut hair with Betty Holmes DACC, Ciara Mc Veigh Hunn Hairdresser, Mark Flanagan, Eileen O’ Grady, Nikita O’ Grady, Michael O’ Grady, Rose Boylan DACC and young Jack Flanagan helping Ciara holding the cheque.A young Donegal girl has had her precious hair cut for the Rapunzel Foundation who help to provide wigs for cancer patients.Ciara O’Grady underwent the brave ‘snip’ in recent days.The Finn Valley girl was joined by family and friends at the LK Hair Design in Letterkenny for the cut. Ciara wanted to do something that would benefit sick children & other people, so she decided to have her hair cut.As well as having her hair cut & donated Ciara with the help of her family also raised money as part of her haircut and donated the amazing amount of €1060 to Donegal Action for Cancer Care.Betty Holmes of Donegal Action Against Cancer said Ciara is an inspiration to al young people.“Ciara’s hairdresser explained to us present that it takes 20 to 25 ponytails to make one wig! So every ponytail is very precious. It made us all think that we who have hair probably take it for granted. So we in DACC are asking please if you are a young person who would like to do what Ciara did, have your hair cut for the Rapunzel Foundation & do a bit of fundraising for DACC at the same time please contact us. “Think of the feel good factor you’d get knowing you could help someone have hair. When Ciara & her mum Nikita started to write the cheque out for us and we saw the amazing amount of €1060 we were delighted, it will help us continue our voluntary, unpaid work in doing our best for cancer patients & services in Donegal.“Our sincere thanks to Ciara & her family for their support to us. Please phone me if you would like to have your hair cut at 0749128400,” said Betty.YOUNG DONEGAL GIRL GETS HER PRECIOUS HAIR CUT TO HELP CANCER PATIENTS was last modified: July 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ciara O’GradydonegalRapunzel Foundation
Rosses ACThe annual club AGM will take place on Wednesday 28th November in the hall in Mullaghduff with an 8:30pm start. Parents, committee and new members all welcome and encouraged to come along. The Sports Hall athletics will continue on Monday nights in the Rosses Community School from 6:45 – 7:45pm. Fee is 10 euro for 5 nights or 15 euro per family. All welcome. Training has finished for this year for our cross country until Friday 16th November from 4.30 – 5.30. Track and Field will start again in the Spring. All seniors please note that the club is planning to have a Senior awards and social night with a provisional date of December 14/15th planned in Dungloe – please see facebook for details.ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NOTES was last modified: November 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rosses AC notes