Brady set for Everton return

first_img “Robbie has trained this week which just goes to show what the medical people can do. It’s just over two weeks since the operation,” said Bruce. “We’ll see for a reaction but as long as there isn’t one he’ll come straight back in the squad. It’s quite remarkable what they can do to fix what is labelled as a hernia. “To be playing in two and a half weeks shows what they can do. “He’s pain free and running around like a two-year-old so let’s hope he stays like that.” Brady’s team-mate Stephen Quinn might be forgiven for taking news of the return to fitness with mixed feelings given he was the man to step up from the bench and replace him against Aston Villa. But he considers Brady – who is also a colleague with the Republic of Ireland – a close friend and insists any battle for the shirt is both friendly and productive for the side. “It’s great for the team to have this competition,” said Quinn. “Robbie coming back is great news for the team. I’m delighted for him because Robbie is such a good player and he got off to a great start in the Premier League. Brady was playing through the pain barrier in the early part of the season, scoring four times in the process, but could no longer go on and was sent for a hernia operation after netting the winner against West Ham on 1-0 on September 28. At the time there were fears he could be out for over a month but he is back in full training already and pushing for a place at Goodison Park on Saturday. Press Association “It’s always been that way, even last season. I pulled my hamstring and found it hard to get back because competition was really high. Now we have top players like (Tom) Huddlestone and (Jake) Livermore and that’s healthy too. “There’s a buzz around the place and there’s a really good camaraderie around the place.” Having been buoyed by Brady’s recovery, Bruce is also hoping to have good news on the contract front soon. Sone Aluko, who has impressed as the link man between midfield and attack this season, has been in talks for a number of weeks over a new deal. His current one expires at the end of the campaign and Bruce has spoken in the past about the need to tie him down before his on-field performances attract too much attention. “I’m going in to have a word with my bosses to see if there’s any development,” said the Tigers manager. “Maybe we’ll know a little bit in the next few days. “We’re trying our utmost to get it over the line so let’s hope this time next week everything will be hunky dory. “At the moment we’re still boxing a bit.” Bruce is not expecting any of his international players to have picked up injuries over the recent break but, as ever, will have little time to work with the likes of Egytian pair Ahmed Elmohamady and Gedo, and Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa after they return to the club following long-haul flights. Figueroa will at least be buoyed by scoring in the 2-2 draw in Jamaica which ensured his country will take part in the World Cup, while Elmohamady and Gedo were part of the Egypt squad thrashed 6-1 in their play-off first leg in Ghana. Hull manager Steve Bruce is expecting top-scorer Robbie Brady to make a quicker-than-expected return to action against Everton this weekend.last_img read more

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Wisconsin can’t handle Horseshoe, loses 31-13

first_imgPlaying in front of 105,301 fans Saturday afternoon at the Horseshoe in a showdown of Big Ten conference unbeatens, the Wisconsin football team was able to double Ohio State’s total offensive yards and limit dual threat quarterback Terrelle Pryor to 122 yards of offense.If only total yards were directly correlated to total points.The Badgers were outclassed 31-13 by the Buckeyes for the third time in head coach Bret Bielema’s tenure due to 21 points given up with the defense sitting on the bench. Two touchdowns came directly off junior quarterback Scott Tolzien’s interceptions and the third touchdown — possibly the final nail in UW’s coffin — was a Buckeye kick return for a score.“It is a 31-13 game and 21 points were scored when our defense wasn’t on the field,” Bielema said. “Any time that happens you have no chance of winning on the road in the Big Ten.”Wisconsin looked like a 5-0 team for much of the first half, moving the ball with a balanced offense and capitalizing on opportunities when they came.One such opportunity was UW’s first touchdown of the game, a nine yard scamper by safety/holder Chris Maragos on a fake field goal attempt. Maragos — who made the call for the fake — was able to dive over the pylon beating OSU defenders to the edge.“I was looking for a certain look and we got the look and we put it on,” Maragos said. “I knew it was going to be a race to the corner, Garrett threw a great block, just went dove and got there. It was good but it doesn’t really matter because we lost.”With kicker Philip Welch converting on a 50-yard field goal with 1:12 left in the half, it appeared certain UW would enter the locker room with all the momentum.However, Pryor came alive for one drive during the game, marching OSU down the field with his legs and arm before floating a 32-yard TD pass.“Because they have been in four straight Big Ten championships, if you want to be considered a player in this league you have to beat Ohio State,” Bielema said. “It is something that I will definitely, personally be able to think about for another year.”It would be a severe understatement to say the game got away from Wisconsin in the final 30 minutes.The Buckeyes punched in their second “pick-six” of the game after Tolzien underthrew a pass towards the sideline.“The first [interception] I just threw it late across the middle and threw it high,” Tolzien said. “The second one there was a linebacker dropping and I thought I could get it over the top of him, and it was too close to call. At that point you shouldn’t throw it.”After a Welch field goal cut the score to 21-13 in favor of OSU, the Buckeyes immediately pushed the lead to 28-13 with a Ray Small 96-yard return straight down the middle of the field.According to Bielema, UW was simply out-toughed on the play.“The biggest thing that you have to emphasize in coverage is just keep moving down the field,” Bielema said. “Players a lot of times when they see they are about ready to get blocked will stop and that is the last thing you want to do.”Although Tolzien wouldn’t attribute any blame to his offensive line, the junior signal caller was never able to find room in the pocket, a difficult task when trailing by three touchdowns in the second half. Tolzien finished the game with 250 yards on 45 attempts and was sacked six times after taking just two sacks in the previous five games.“I don’t think we gave him a chance,” UW guard John Moffitt said. “I don’t think we set up the pocket enough to give him a chance to get comfortable.”“I don’t know if since I have been in the league I have ever seen defensive linemen rotation and the depth that they have got,” Bielema added. “To be able to keep coming with new guys and the four guys that started are pretty special.”A quirky game in many respects, Maragos is confident the team will learn how to finish the plays needed to win games.“We had the ball, and I felt like we were on the sideline forever,” Maragos said. “But again, it goes back to scoring points and we didn’t score points.”last_img read more

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NBA or WWE? Watch Embiid and Towns’ ugly fight as Simmons chokes KAT

first_img WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA: Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr and Reggie Bullock lose family members COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: Rockets fan arrested for allegedly punching Pelicans’ coach FOLLOW US Written By EMBIID VS. TOWNS RING THE DAMN BELL pic.twitter.com/Y7glrNEA8x— Joel Wobiid (@WorldWideWob) October 31, 2019 STF!Ben Simmons taps out Karl Anthony Towns called by Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler REMIX pic.twitter.com/K7kTGzZxnp— James Wobden (@WorldWideWob) October 31, 2019 WATCH US LIVE Read | NBA: Stephen Curry breaks left hand after bad fall against SunsEmbiid scored 19 points and five rebounds, while Towns finished the game with 13 points and six rebounds. The home crowd cheered for Embiid, who shadow-boxed all the way to the locker room. Though Simmons was not ejected, he might be fined later on. Both Embiid and Towns took the fight to social media, commenting on the issue through their Twitter accounts. Last Updated: 31st October, 2019 15:20 IST NBA Or WWE? Watch Embiid And Towns’ Ugly Fight As Simmons Chokes KAT NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid recently got into a brawl during the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves game on Thursday, October 32. Read | ATL VS MIA Dream11 NBA 2019-20: Game Prediction And Squad DetailsRead | NBA: Rockets fan arrested for allegedly punching Pelicans’ coach I aIN’t nO BiTcHRaiSeD ARoUnD LiOnS🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢🧢🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡#BitchTalk pic.twitter.com/5ujFmRXh9Q— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) October 31, 2019center_img Read | NBA: Watch James Harden drop 59 points in Rockets’ win over WizardsThe brawl began halfway through Q3 when Philadelphia were leading 75-55. The NBA stars wrestled each other to the ground before the officials cleared the benches in order to stop the fight. Sixers’ Ben Simmons also placed himself in the scuffle, as he put Towns in a chokehold on the ground. Embiid then made his way towards the bench with a smile gracing his face. Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns got into what was probably NBA’s most high-profile brawl in years. The seven-footers were at odds all evening, so their all-out fight was no surprise to the viewers. The players wrestled each other, which ended with the benches clearing and Ben Simmons choking Towns as Embiid encouraged the crowd. After being separated, Embiid and Towns were ejected from the game. Philadelphia beat Minnesota with a 117-95 lead at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. 10 months ago NBA: Anthony Davis hits the 40-20 mark and breaks LA Lakers record LIVE TV Devika Pawar That tough guy act ain’t cutting it …. you know what you are.. you know what you’ve always been>>> A PUSSY (SAY IT LOUDER FOR PEOPLE IN THE BACK) Been kicking your ass and pretty please make the playoffs before you talk. It’s a known thing that I OWN YOU. @KarlTowns pic.twitter.com/Izqwk3pEnM— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) October 31, 2019 LOOK AT THIS MOVE SIMMONS PUT ON KAT pic.twitter.com/nCUHBjGO6Z— Joel Wobiid (@WorldWideWob) October 31, 2019 First Published: 31st October, 2019 15:20 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA: Stephen Curry breaks left hand after bad fall against Suns 10 months ago NBA: Detroit Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for abusing refereelast_img read more

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Roma might benefit 10 million EUR from Džeko?

first_imgThe coach of West Ham, Slaven Bilic, will do everything to bring the player of National team of BiH Edin Dzeko in the summer transfer window, according to Italian and British media.Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport stated that Bilic highly appreciates Dzeko and that BH player is the first on Bilic’s wish list.Roma allocated 4 million EUR for Dzeko for loan from Manchester City, and additional 11 million EUR for completing the transfer. Since Bilic’s club is ready to offer 25 million EUR, in the case of realization of the transfer, Roma could benefit 10 million EUR.There is a great season with West Ham behind Bilic and aspirations of the club are growing as the team is currently on the 4th place in the Premiership that leads to the Champions League. Dzeko, as the international player with great experience, is marked as the ideal reinforcement for the club if they manage to qualify for the European competition by the end of this season.Dzeko scored 72 goals in 189 appearances for Manchester City in 5 seasons. He played in 33 matches for Roma this season, and scored 9 goals.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Help wanted: Wellington CVB seasonal Kansas Wheat Festival position

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB is looking for a seasonal Kansas Wheat Festival coordinator to work April through August at the Chamber office to help coordinate the 2013 KS Wheat Festival.  This person will assist the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce staff in the planning, fundraising and execution of the Kansas Wheat Festival.  This person needs to be ready to work, good at planning, organized, honest and good with people. This position will require some weekend and evening hours and will need to be available during the week of the Kansas Wheat Festival which is July 8-14, 2013.Please contact the Chamber at 620-326-7466 or e-mail Michelle at wellingtoncofc@sutv.com.last_img read more

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Uganda Cranes hold Congo to draw, set eyes on CECAFA

first_imgThe Cranes team that faced Congo. PHOTO VIA @masindeonyango?? Congo 1-1 Uganda ?? (Goal Milton Karisa )??  Ghana  1-1  Egypt ??Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Uganda ended their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a draw away in Brazaville courtesy of a first half goal by Milton Karisa.Marvin Baudry gave the home team an early lead that was cancelled just one minute later by Karisa.Coach Moses Basena travelled to Congo with a side that had many new players being readied for the upcoming regional and African tournaments.The team however travelled with star of Uganda’s campaign, Cranes captain Denis Masinde Onyango, who has conceded only two goals in six games.After falling out of the race to make Russia World Cup 2018, Cranes now eye CECAFA 2017, CHAN 2018 and AFCON 2019 tournaments. Egypt topped World Cup qualifier Group E to secure a place in the Russia finals after beating Uganda and Congo 1-0 in their last two matches last month.CRANES START XI: Onyango; Wadada, Juuko, Isinde, Walu, Wasswa, Iguma, Mutyaba, Karisa, Muleme, Serunkuuma. Standings Group EEGY – 13 ptsUGA – 9 pts GHA – 7 ptsCGO – 2The Cranes starting line up that destroyed Egypt, which was the highlight of their campaign.Recalled Shikabala scores as Egypt drawShikabala marked his recall by Egypt with a superb goal during a 1-1 draw away to Ghana Sunday in the final World Cup Africa zone Group E qualifier.The match in Cape Coast was a dead rubber as the ‘Pharaohs’ won the mini-league and secured a place at the 2018 finals in Russia by defeating Congo Brazzaville last month.It will be Egypt’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1990, while Ghana miss out after playing in the last three editions.Argentina-born Egypt coach Hector Cuper rested a number of first choices, including Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, giving fringe players like Shikabala a chance to impress.The Saudi Arabia-based midfielder made the most of his first national team appearance for three years by slamming a low pass past goalkeeper Richard Ofori on 61 minutes.But the lead lasted only three minutes with Ghana levelling through an Edwin Gyasi shot from outside the box that took a deflection and wrongfooted goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy.The ‘Black Stars’ almost snatched victory in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time during a goalmouth scramble.Ghana lacked several regulars, including Andre and Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Thomas Partey.Tweets about @OfficialFUFA Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Officials: Field Hospital Could Open at South Florida Fairgrounds

first_imgPalm Beach County officials on Wednesday afternoon announced plans to establish a field hospital at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, in case of a surge of coronavirus patients at local hospitals.In a written statement, Emergency Management Director Bill Johnson said: “Palm Beach County has to take into consideration many possible scenarios in response to emergencies. Some of these responses require days of planning and setup and this requires us to implement a plan even before it is apparent that there is a need. This is a normal occurrence in emergency management and does not guarantee these worst case scenarios will come to pass.” A county spokesperson added, “this hospital will be set up in case there is a significant surge in hospitalizations due to COVID-19,” and it will “take pressure off of local hospitals that have a surge of incoming patients.”Earlier on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Miami Beach Convention Center is also be turned into a field hospital to treat coronavirus patients.“This will provide a lot of resources, should need arise, to care for patients,” DeSantis said.Palm Beach County officials added that once they finalize a decision to open a field hospital at the South Florida Fairgrounds, the public will be notified.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 1,206 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County.In addition, 211 people in the county have been hospitalized because of the virus, and 69 have died.Miami Beach Convention Center to convert into field hospitallast_img read more

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Taberner eliminates Verdasco and goes round with Cuevas, Mager and Balazs

first_imgCarlos Taberner, that eradicated Fernando Verdasco, the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, the Italian Gianluca Mager and the Hungarian Attila Balazs debuted this Monday with triumphs in the primary draw of the Cordoba Open, in Argentina, and certified for the knockout levels of the ATP 250.Balazs beat Lorenzo Sonego within the first sport of the primary draw 2-6 and 6 (3) – (7) 7. Within the subsequent occasion, the Hungarian will face the Chilean Cristian Garín, third seeded. caves, sixth seeded, beat one other favourite, the native Federico Delbonis, by 7-6 and 6-2. Within the second round, it is going to be measured with Mager, who on Monday beat Argentina’s Juan Pablo Ficovich 2-6, 6-3 and 2-6. The day on Monday closed with a duel of tennis gamers Spanish: Verdasco and Taberner. The 22-year-old was imposed by 4-6, 6-1 and 6-4 and his rival of eighths will go away the crossing that can star on Tuesday the native Federico Coria and the Slovak Andrej Martin.In eighth, the Argentine Juan Londero, defending champion, will debut in opposition to the Italian Marco Cecchinato. The primary collection head, Diego Schwartzman, quantity 14 of the world, will play in opposition to his compatriot Leonardo Mayer or the Spanish Jaume Munarlast_img read more

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Woman robbed at Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling

first_imgDuring the bustle at the Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling on Tuesday morning to board a speedboat owing to the Demerara Harbour Bridge shutdown, one woman was robbed of her handbag.Guyana Times was informed that the woman, Jelisha (only name given), had just entered the stelling at about 07:10h. As a result of the long lines, she was clustered between a group of people and at that instance, a man snatched her handbag and faded away in the crowd.“I was standing right by the gate because we had to wait to go up. And I just feel someone tugging at the bag and thought it was because there was a lot of people around me…Like a couple seconds after, I realised that I wasn’t holding the bag anymore and realised that somebody take it. When I look at the side, it was a guy and he was running,” she told Guyana Times.Among the valuables in the brown handbag were $21,000 along with US$50, one iPhone, one charger, a pair of earrings and identification documents.On Monday, persons were left with no choice but to use the water taxi service after a barge and tug slammed into the Bridge, leaving it inoperable. It was finally opened on Tuesday evening to light traffic.last_img read more

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Spring clean your finances

first_imgNEW YORK — Spring is the season of renewal — the time to get out the gardening tools, begin a new exercise program or tackle the dirt that’s accumulated in the house. It also can be a good time to springclean your finances. “A little work now will make things easier as the year goes on,” said Catherine Williams, a credit expert with Money Management International, a Houston-based counseling and education agency. Reduce paper, but don’t forget the tax man’ Williams suggests that consumers start by reducing the amount of paper they accumulate. “Are there any papers that you can convert into online files?” she asks. “Or, can I check my balances online and pay a couple of bucks a few months down the line to get a copy of an old statement I might need?” On the other hand, Williams says, “don’t forget the tax man.” That means consumers need to keep the documents related to income as well as the receipts for tax credits and deductions for at least three years. Statements dealing with investments and homeownership should be retained as long as the assets are owned. Next, get a copy of your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling the toll-free number, (877) 322-8228. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 allows consumers to get a free copy of their credit report every year from each of the three main credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. “Be proactive and challenge anything that’s inaccurate,” Williams said. “Then you’re ready should you want to make a major purchase later in the year.” Revise your budget Williams is a big fan of dusting off your budget and your debt-repayment plans in the spring. “Your budget is nothing more than your financial GPS,” she said in a reference to the global positioning systems available to navigate some vehicles. “You wouldn’t go on a trip without a road map or a plan, and you shouldn’t do that with your finances either.” The main thing to look for in a revised budget is ways to reduce spending, she said. That frees money for saving or paying down debt. Ginita Wall, a certified financial planner based in San Diego, suggested that there are lessons to be learned in that traditional rite of spring — the preparation of federal and state income tax returns. “If you had trouble getting your documents together, set up some empty file folders or envelopes to put this coming year’s tax receipts in as you receive them so next year’s tax season will be easier,” she said. One envelope could be for charitable donations, another for medical expenses, another for qualified educational expenses. Take look at 401(k) “Spring is also a good time to clean out your 401(k),” Wall said. That means that you — perhaps with the help of a financial adviser or a trusted friend who is savvy about investing — should look at how your savings are invested and rebalance the account. This could be done by shifting some of your savings from, say, stock funds to bond funds or by deciding to redirect where your new money is going, Wall said. “It’s also a good time to check the limits” on retirement accounts, she said. “Are you putting in as much as you can? You should look at the maximum your company allows — and the maximum your budget allows you to put in,” she said. Wall said consumers who aren’t maxing out their 401(k) and other retirement accounts should “have your company take out an extra 1 percent or 2 percent or 3 percent” to increase their contribution — especially if they’ve gotten a raise in recent months. “You’re probably not going to miss that 1 percent or 2 percent at all,” Wall said. Renew resolutions Wall, who is a co-founder of the Women’s Institute for Financial Education, or WIFE, also thinks spring “is a good time to renew and revitalize your New Year’s resolutions — the ones that went by the wayside by Jan. 21 — or commit to new things.” This can include committing to enrolling in a financial course at your community college or setting some new money goals, such as cutting down on the amount you spend eating meals out. “Huge life goals are important, and you should have them,” Wall said. “But the trick with resolutions is to break those big goals down into smaller steps that are achievable.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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