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Palace right to take time – Coppell

first_img Palace, who are three points adrift at the foot of the Premier League with just one win from 11 games, next face Hull, Norwich and West Ham. Although the incoming boss will face a huge task to avoid relegation, Coppell is convinced the club is in a strong position off the field and can blossom in the future. He said: “Keith Millen has done a good job in the last few games. “He has intimated that he doesn’t want the job but he has stabilised the team, against Arsenal and Everton, so the signs are there. “Crystal Palace have four joint-owners and the goal has always been for the club to sustain itself. That should be the goal of any football club. “If they survive this year then I think you always have a better chance in the second year. “I know there is a huge desire at Crystal Palace to get this right and become very solid fixtures at this level.” Coppell, now director of football at League One Crawley, has himself been linked with a return to Selhurst Park in an upstairs role and he would not firmly rule out the possibility. The 58-year-old said: “I have probably spent a quarter of my life working for Crystal Palace so I have got a huge soft spot for them. “People always say never go back, but I have been back four times now. The best thing for me to say is never say never.” Coppell, who managed the club on four occasions, told Press Association Sport: “They need a manager who can cope with Premier League football and also have the energy, if they do go down, to drive the club back up again. “Also, they need the quality and commitment to take on that job. “There are a lot of boxes that need to be ticked and perhaps there isn’t one person who can tick all those boxes. “I think Steve is going through the process at the moment and perhaps thinking sideways about what the future holds and who would be the best man to take the club forward. “It is a complex process but, given the international break, he has used the time well to interview and look at, and talk to, a lot of people. “I’ve got every confidence he will come up with the right combination. “But you don’t want to leave it too long. “The next three games people would look at as being critical. They are all important and winnable games.” Former Crystal Palace manager Steve Coppell believes the club are right to take their time appointing their next manager. Palace have been searching for a new boss since parting company with Ian Holloway on October 23 and co-chairman Steve Parish has admitted the process has taken longer than expected. Ex-Chelsea player Dan Petrescu is thought to be among the front-runners for the position with the Premier League’s bottom side, along with Burnley’s Sean Dyche and former boss Iain Dowie. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Keeping Pets Safe During our Hot Weather

first_imgFacebook80Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Joint Animal Services of OlympiaThe Puget Sound region, including Thurston County, is experiencing unusually hot temperatures and our animals are at risk.  Animal Services is experiencing an increased number of calls for distressed dogs in hot cars.  It’s important for all of us to remember that a parked car can be a dangerous place for your pet. Pets can die of heatstroke or suffer brain damage within minutes as temperatures rise well above the 120 – 150 degree mark.While your pets are at home, make sure they have access to shade and cool water.  Learn the signs of heatstroke and talk to your vet if you have any questions or concerns.During hot, summer days, it’s best to keep your pet at home in their own environment either inside or outside with access to water and shade. Don’t take a chance with your pet’s life.  We want all our family members, four-legged ones included, to be comfortable in the hot days ahead.This message is brought to you by Animal Services of Olympia. For more information, contact Animal Services at 360-515-5251 or visit www.JointAnimalServices.org.last_img read more

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Rankireddy-Shetty bow out in China Open double’s semifinals after heated battle with World number…

first_imgAdvertisement lxmmsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4b78Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 11wfy4Would you ever consider trying this?😱akxk0kCan your students do this? 🌚qzeRoller skating! Powered by Firework The star Indian male double’s players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chrirag Shetty are out of the China Open semifinal after a defeat against World number one duo. The Indian pair are currently ninth in the World ranking at this moment. However, the Indians have shown a great fighting spirit before going out of the tournament.Advertisement World number one duo Marcus Fernaldi Gedion and Kevin Sanjay won this match with their vast experience. The record of them against the Indian pair has been perfect so far. Both the duos have met each other 8 times and the Indonesian pair have been victorious in all of them.Advertisement The semifinal of China Open also witnessed a straight set defeat of the Indian pair. However they put a great fight before going down against the top ranked team. The match ended with a scoreline of 16-21; 20-22 in favour of the Indonesian pair. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chriag Shetty stormed into the semifinal of China Open with a win over World number 3 duo Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen in the quarter final of this tournament.The Indian pair showed a great form throughout the whole season and reached the final of French Open few days back. They would need a little bit more experience to win in International circuit.Advertisement Chinese Taipei Open: Sourabh Verma advances to the second round  Advertisementlast_img read more

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IPL planning return in empty stadiums

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter/TOIAdvertisement fzhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6si0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8nm6pf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8zskgWould you ever consider trying this?😱zcy8rnCan your students do this? 🌚x0c7dRoller skating! Powered by Firework After three months of suspension amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, world sports has finally seeing their return to action, albeit slowly. Regarding cricket, India has scheduled their tour of Australia coming December. However, global fans of the sport were eager on the outcome of the multiple cancellations that IPL 2020 had to face, and now, BCCI has confirmed that the cash rich cricket tournament is planning to have a behind closed doors return!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter/TOIThe 13th season of Indian Premier League was scheduled to begin on 29th March, but the COVID-19 crisis pushed back the date at first to 15th April, and after the lock down extension in the country, the tournament faced suspension again, without confirming a possible return date.However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has shed some light on the future of the tournament, stating that a behind closed door tournament is likely a possible option later this year.Advertisement “The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,” Ganguly’s letter to the state associations read, as quoted by Times of India.IPL, which observes a huge fan following all over the world, has a lofty number of foreign players and stakeholders, as Ganguly’s letter further stated: “Recently a lot of players, both from India and other countries, participating in IPL have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year IPL.”Advertisement “We are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this,” Dada added.On the other hand, ICC has the Men’s T20 World Cup in the current year’s schedule, but is yet to confirm the dates of the tournament. While possibility of a clash with the upcoming IPL’s schedule can not be ruled out, Brijesh Patel, the tournament’s governing council chairman, has stated that hosting the tournament in the September-October window is the current target.“We are ready to go ahead with the IPL. But we can start planning the schedule formally only after the official announcement is made on the T20 World Cup, which I’m expecting will arrive anytime soon. On our part, we’ve already earmarked the September-October window for the tournament to be played.” Patel said in an interview with TOI.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Shikhar Dhawan: “We will win the IPL and bring the trophy home.”A wild swerve: Misled fans accuse Darren Sammy wrongly of being racist towards himself Advertisementlast_img read more

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Snooping near Snoopy — Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedMaybe it’s over there? — To Too Two Easy (GC1XA6W) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 13, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Geocaching: The Video Game — LostSailRs: Uncharted Waters (GC55CDQ) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 9, 2014In “Geocaching with Kids” Snoopy and Woodstock on top of the geocache. Photo by geocacher Syclone0044Geocache Name:Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:A great gadget cache is tough to build. First, you have to come up with a clever idea. Then you have to plan, buy supplies and actually put them together—not to mention troubleshoot if there are problems. This geocache goes a step further by not only being a clever puzzle, but also a piece of art. The geocache owner placed this geocache on his own property and says that the neighbors just think it’s a neat decoration, but geocachers come from far and wide to make this find and award another Favorite Point.What the geocache owner, Doctor Dolittle, has to say:“It’s relaxing for me to putz around in the garage with wood and tools.  I had in mind creating a cache theme matching the veterinary clinic location.  Also, I hoped to create a puzzle that was intuitive, would make people laugh but wasn’t too difficult. Snoopy and Woodstock have always been favorites of mine, but it took a year for them to pop into my head….Creating it took 24 man hours and $80 in material costs. The gracious logs and favorite points make my effort, time and cost worth while.“Do you want more great hides in your area? You can make it happen by doing two simple things:1) Use your favorite points! I have met many Geocachers who hoard them, give them out only rarely or say they don’t use them because they don’t believe in them. That just doesn’t make any sense. They don’t cost anything but two clicks of a mouse.2) Take the time to write a good log on a quality cache. TFTC is not acceptable unless it’s a sign, light post or a guard rail Geocache. Write a gracious originally written log even it’s only two sentences long. If you enjoy writing, please feel free to expound! Some people use creativity or unique details in their logs to make them fun for others to read. Those are the best!“These things will positively reinforce the best hiders in your area to continue hiding for you. Good hides require time, effort and expense. Favorite points and writing good logs cost you nothing, but give so much gratification to your hiders. Lastly, when you see them at social events go out of your way to tell them about a cache hide they created that you really enjoyed!”What geocachers are saying:“This is another example of just how creative geocachers can be. Thanks so much Dr. D for this very fun cache. Another favorite point coming your way.” – wisjanine“Glad to have finally solved the puzzle and retrieve the log. We met lots of travel bugs visiting Snoopy’s house today, looks like a cozy place to stay! Thanks for putting the extra effort on this cache for others to enjoy, very well done.” – SparkSeeker“Wow….. Awesome. . Never seen anything like this. Thanks so much for the great adventure.” – LindavePhotos:Woodstock’s favorite perch. Photo by geocache owner Doctor Dolittle.A little green trackable checking out his new home. Photo by geocacher pezmonTwo happy geocachers after the find. Photo by geocache owner Doctor Dolittle.What was the last geocache you gave a Favorite Point and why? Tell us and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Gambhir says that playing for India will always remain on top of agenda

first_imgEver since Gautam Gambhir took the field for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League with a shoulder injury, there has been a raging debate about whether the current crop of Indian cricketers value playing for their franchise more than their country.However, for Gambhir himself, the club versus country debate means nothing and answering the critics is not his concern.”I don’t want to answer anyone. It is all about being clear to your own conscience. The passion of playing for the country and the joy of representing every Indian across the world can never be replicated. Wearing the blue jerseys means a lot,” he told MAIL TODAY on the sidelines of the India Today Youth Summit.Referring to his decision to make himself unavailable for the Champions League T20 qualifiers, Gambhir said: “It was purely a medical call taken by my doctor. If he had given me the green signal to play, I would have been out their leading KKR.””All the talk about players being ready to fulfil club commitments doesn’t hold true in this case as I will not get any extra money for playing in the Champions League.”Not for once did it occur to me that I should skip the Champions League to please the critics. My doctor feels that I am still not ready to play a match. If we qualify for the main stages and I am allowed to play by my doctor, I will definitely take the field.”Gambhir feels that player management is a must in the modern scenario where teams are playing round the year. “As players we want to play as much as possible when we are doing well, but it is important that players who play in all the three formats are preserved well so that they can play longer and are fresh physically as well as mentally.advertisement”In the modern game, mental fatigue also needs to be avoided. It is important that every country has a pool of 25 players who are talented enough to play at the international level,” he said.No Indian fan can forget Gambhir’s knock of 97 in the final of the World Cup – a pressure cooker situation.Re-living the experience, Gambhir said: “It is every cricketer’s dream to win the biggest prize in the 50-over format of the game. I still believe I should have been a part of the squad in the 2007 World Cup.”But after the disappointment of not getting picked for the World Cup, came the high of winning the 2007 World T20. So that brought about a belief that everything is destined. “After the first few matches of the 2011 edition, came an article by Ian Chappell that I should be dropped and that egged me on and the rest is history.”After the purple patch under ex-coach Gary Kirsten, the drubbing against England under new coach Duncan Fletcher has come as a rude shock for fans.”Every captain and coach is as good as the team. Gary was a very hardworking person and he made us believe in ourselves. He reaped the rewards of the efforts he had put in with the team and deserved every bit of the success.”And after three years, you would obviously miss the person. But life goes on and we must respect his decision to quit and spend time with his family.”As far as the comparison is concerned, it is too early to judge Fletcher and we need to give him time to adapt,” said Gambhir.last_img read more

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Manny’s worth

first_imgManny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)The pay-per-view numbers are in and after initial reports that the buys would be weak owing to the steep price, it looks like there will be enough for a huge bonus for Sen. Manny Pacquiao.The eight-division champion, guaranteed $10 million for his title defense against American Adrien Broner, will get a huge cut of the PPV earnings, which reached 400,000 buys, reports said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga towncenter_img Priced at $75, the PPV gross has been pegged at $30 million.The buys for Pacquiao’s lopsided victory over Broner surpassed the 300,000 buys generated by the Filipino ring icon in his last US bout, against Jessie Vargas, in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIt’s still a far cry from the buys generated by his 2015 match against undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr., but it proves Pacquiao still  has drawing power even at 40 years old.That should be financially handy should Pacquiao earn a rematch with Mayweather. Their showdown, the richest fight in boxing history, generated 4.6 million PPV buys. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem But while Pacquiao was vocal about wanting to do another fight, Mayweather, who is turning 42 next month, has been noncommittal after an initial declaration last year that he was willing to come out of retirement to face the Filipino anew.“I will ask my promoters who’s next and we will announce that in proper time,” promised Pacquiao, who said his sights are fixed on Mayweather.“Tell him to come back to the ring and we will fight,” Pacquiao said.The two boxing superstars have run into each other four times already, causing a substantial buzz about an impending rematch.ADVERTISEMENT Jarencio, NorthPort shoot for best all-Filipino start View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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9 days agoNicolas Pepe agent: I was convinced of Napoli move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nicolas Pepe agent: I was convinced of Napoli moveby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Nicolas Pepe has revealed how the winger almost didn’t join Arsenal this summer.Pepe was on the verge of leaving Lille for Napoli before the Gunners broke their transfer record by paying £72m for his signature.Relayed by Corriere dello Sport, Mario Giuffredi said: “I was in Dimaro, convinced Napoli had got him.”Unfortunately, however, other factors come into play and when we talk of commissions, Napoli are limited in certain operations.”Then the agents have also made their interests”. last_img read more

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