Cairns fencing trends: glass, louvres, automation

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Pardew: Palace had lost hunger

first_img “I think last year they were hungry and that hunger came out in that run that took them 11th,” said Pardew. “The second year sometimes is a bit more dangerous because that hunger just goes off a bit. “And if there’s one thing I want to put back into that group it’s that hunger. “I think they’ve been missing that a little bit, that hunger they had last year. “Once the hunger goes out a little, it’s difficult to reignite that.” Former Stoke boss Pulis walked out on Palace on the eve of the season after rowing with Eagles chairman Steve Parish over transfer targets. Ex-Sheffield United manager Warnock came out of retirement to plug Palace’s gap in August, but was sacked in December after a run of one win in 11 games. Pardew guided Palace to a 2-1 home win over Spurs in his first Premier League game at the Selhurst helm, with his side facing Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday. Crystal Palace had lost the “hunger” instilled by Tony Pulis under Neil Warnock, according to new manager Alan Pardew. Press Association New Eagles boss Pardew has quizzed both Selhurst Park predecessors Pulis and Warnock on his south London Premier League survival bid. The former Newcastle boss hailed Pulis’ Palace for finishing 11th in the league last term, before conceding Warnock suffered second-season syndrome when he took the helm in August. The former Palace midfielder admitted sympathy with Warnock’s position, having to fight to restore the spark Pulis lit at the club. “I always worry about a team in the second year, wherever they are, I always think it’s a little bit more difficult for the manager when you’ve had it one year,” said Pardew. “We showed a little bit of that hunger against Spurs and hopefully we can keep that going moving forward now too.” Pardew suffered relegation from the Premier League as Charlton manager, but managed to steer Newcastle away from a basement scrap in his first season on Tyneside. The 53-year-old believes those two experiences will steel him for the challenge of keeping Palace in the Premier League this term. “The biggest learning curve I had was my first year at Newcastle,” said Pardew. “We were not too far away from the bottom and we sold Andy Carroll for £30million and I didn’t get a replacement. “That was one of my biggest achievements I think as a manager. “The pressure we were under, it was only our first year in the Premier League, and I would say I think we played above ourselves that year, to finish without really having ourselves in any pressure situation. “We always kept ourselves out of it and if there’s one hope I’ve got for Crystal Palace it’s that we can do that. “If we can get a couple of quick wins in the next three or four we can give ourselves a bit of breathing space and try to stay away. Because once you’re down the bottom it’s very, very difficult.” last_img read more

Palm Beach County beaches closed for the 4th

first_imgIf you were planning to spend this Fourth of July weekend at the beach, you might want to make other arrangements.Palm Beach County has become the latest county in Florida that plans to close all beaches this weekend in an attempt to stop the further spread of the coronavirus.In a statement to our news partners at WPTV Mayor Dave Kerner said the order will go into effect on Thursday and will end on Sunday:“I’ve given direction to the county administrator to prepare an order that will close all beaches in Palm Beach County Thursday through Sunday.”This comes as the state has been experiencing record cases of the virus since reopening some businesses and public areas.Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have also implemented similar orders.last_img

Ellsworth boys’ tennis team stays undefeated

first_img Latest Posts Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ tennis team remains undefeated after beating George Stevens Academy on Tuesday at home.Ellsworth improved its record to 11-0 while GSA dropped to 10-1.Singles: Evan Toothaker (E) beat Nate Boechat 8-3; Alec Toothaker (E) beat Luke Theoharidis 8-3; Adil Khan (E) beat Peter Wu 8-0. Doubles: Anthony Gardner-Jarred Whitney (E) beat Tim Dentino-Matt Stephens 8-2; Aiden Byrne-David Reinke (GSA) beat Kyle Lima-John Fendl 9-7.The Ellsworth girls also beat GSA 5-0.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSingles: Sarah Shelton beat Sophia Chen 8-6; Lauren Hale beat Adrian Van beat Eb 8-6; Alexa Grant beat Erin Neihoff 8-6. Doubles: Sammy Mason-Hannah Craig beat Abbey Frost-Claire Yue 8-4; Victoria Page Jackson-Avery Jester beat Tatiana Heggestad-Hunter Morris 8-0.Boys’ tennisSaturdayDI-S 4, Calais 1DI-S 4, Calais 1ThursdayEllsworth 4, MDI 1WednesdayEllsworth 5, Hermon 0WA 3, Sumner 2John Bapst 4, MDI 1Girls’ tennisSaturdayDI-S 3, Calais 2Calais 3, DI-S 2ThursdayMDI 4, Ellsworth 1WednesdayEllsworth 4, Hermon 1Sumner 3, WA 2MDI 3, John Bapst 2 Latest posts by (see all) Bio Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020last_img read more

Carabao Cup: Spurs, Chelsea through to S’final

first_imgSon pounced onto Alli’s smart ball over the top to put Spurs in front after just 20 minutes at the Emirates.Alli then coolly chipped it over keeper Petr Cech with the outside of his boot in the second half to make it 2-0.The England midfielder was then hit on the head by a plastic bottle thrown from the crowd shortly after that goal.It was a heated atmosphere at what was the second north London derby in 18 days; victory ensured Spurs made the last four for the first time since 2014-15, when they were beaten in the final by Chelsea.Tottenham keeper Paulo Gazzaniga made two good saves in the first half – denying Henrikh Mkhitaryan from close range and later tipping Aaron Ramsey’s volley on to the post.In the second half, Alexandre Lacazette hit the post and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross curled onto the top of the crossbar before Christian Eriksen’s fizzing shot was saved by Cech.Arsenal had not lost back-to-back matches prior to this defeat since they were beaten by Manchester City and Chelsea in the Premier League back in August.Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to make four changes and leave Harry Kane out of the starting line-up paid off.Son, Kane’s replacement, caused problems in the first half and made his mark, scoring after just 20 minutes to make Tottenham’s possession count.The South Korean striker has now scored three goals in as many appearances in the League Cup this season.When Kane was eventually introduced after 57 minutes – for his first appearance in the competition since September 2015 – he made an instant impact, setting up Alli with a perfectly weighted ball over the top.The ability to rest and rotate will aid Tottenham in a busy festive period, which will see them play four matches in 10 days.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Goals from Son Heung-min and Dele Alli gave Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 victory over bitter rivals Arsenal and sent them through to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup last night.Elsewhere on the night, Substitute Eden Hazard scored a late winner as Chelsea beat Bournemouth to reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals.The match was six minutes away from going to penalties when Pedro’s back-heel gave Hazard a chance, with his shot deflecting off Charlie Daniels and past Artur Boruc.last_img read more

Tough battle expected between Tipp and Kilkenny

first_imgThe rivalry between Tipperary and Kilkenny will be re-kindled on Sunday when the sides meet in Round 4 of the National Hurling League.Kilkenny’s Padraig Walsh says games between the two sides historically come down to very fine margins and he expects Sunday’s match in Semple Stadium to be no different.The 23 year old wing back says players step-up their performance when the two counties meet. Walsh says both teams will relish the chance to play each other on Sunday.Tipp are joint top of Division 1A after two wins from their opening three games, while the Cats are flirting with relegation with only one win so far.Throw-in at Semple Stadium this Sunday is at 2 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Doherty Hardware, Roscrea and Bob O’Brien Garage, Nenagh.last_img read more

New champion McLure has eyes set on England spot

first_img15 Sep 2013 New champion McLure has eyes set on England spot Tony McLure, a familiar name within golf in his native north east, beat the rain and a clutch of internationals to win the Senior County Champions Tournament in style at Woodhall Spa.The 55 year old former greenkeeper, playing out of Longhirst Hall in Northumberland, fired a superb second round 70 for 145, three over par, and a one shot winning margin from English Senior champion Richard Latham.Despite the miserable conditions, cold with frequent rain and squally winds, McLure (image copyright John Thomson Photography) had 15 pars and two birdies on his card and was the only player in the field to beat par.“This is very pleasing,” he said modestly after collecting the trophy. “I knew when I arrived here that if I could play well I’d be in the hunt. These conditions don’t bother me. You just have to get on with it.”Starting the day three strokes off the pace, he was out in 34 with a birdie at nine but he bogeyed ten when he under-clubbed and found a bunker.But his second birdie came at the long 14th where he fired a three-wood 230 yards to the green and two-putted to pick up another shot. “That was the best three wood I’ve hit for a long time,” he added,From there he parred his way in for a homeward 36, holing some key putts when needed while he also knew what the opposition were doing.“I knew Richard had made a big number somewhere so I just tried to play the remaining holes in level par,” he said. “At the last I made a solid four after hitting a wedge from 56 yards to a foot. But I only missed one green and didn’t miss a putt.”Latham, looking to add the County Champions title to his English, Scottish and Lincolnshire senior crowns, took double bogey at the third he found sand. But after going out in 37 his real Achilles Heel came at the 13th where he hooked his tee shot into sand and could only splash out.He found a sloping lie and sliced his third shot into trees, his ball finishing against a trunk. After taking a drop, he took three more for a triple bogey seven before signing for 74.“It is very disappointing but that was a stupid lack of concentration,” he said. “If you have a lapse on this course you get punished and I know that more than anyone.“But this has been a great year for me, I still have the Seniors Home Internationals to come and you can’t win everything.”McLure’s future could mirror Latham’s. He is also a first-year senior and despite a poor showing in the English Seniors has already made his mark with second place in the Welsh Seniors, equal third in the Scottish while he won the Northern Counties Seniors title.“This win should move me up the seniors Order of Merit but my target is to represent my country,” he added. “Being a senior is the start of a new career for me and I’d love an England cap.”last_img read more

Jimmy Greaves, 80, out of hospital after a week and at home with wife Irene

first_imgJIMMY GREAVES has returned home after spending a week in hospital.The Tottenham and England legend, 80, is now recovering under the watchful eye of wife Irene.3 Jimmy Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 appearances for SpursCredit: PA:Press AssociationGreaves was taken to hospital on April 7, but it is not believed he had not contracted coronavirus or suffered another stroke.His son, Andy, revealed that he returned home from hospital on Tuesday night as he thanked the staff that cared for him.He said: “Mum was delighted to welcome Dad home last night and we can’t thank the doctors and nurses, and all the NHS staff who cared for him, enough.”He hasn’t been a well man for some time but the way he keeps fighting everything that comes at him continues to make us proud.”As well as those who have cared for Dad in the past week, and in the past five years, we would like to thank the public for their support.”Rock legend Phil Collins has made a “substantial donation” to help the ex-Chelsea, West Ham and Spurs striker in his battle against illness.Greaves has struggled with health problems since he suffered a stroke nearly five years ago.He now uses a wheelchair and is cared for around the clock by family and carers that visit him several times per day.3 Jimmy Greaves played for the likes of Chelsea, Spurs and West HamCredit: PA:Empics Sportmost read in sportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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 raidIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutThe 80-year-old hung up his boots almost 49 years ago, but still holds the record of most goals in the English top flight with 357.Greaves also still has the top spot for Tottenham after scoring a record 266 goals in 379 appearances.The legendary forward also bagged 44 goals in 57 games for England and was part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad.3 Jimmy Greaves alongside Tottenham and England star Harry KaneCredit: Getty – ContributorTottenham’s Jimmy Greaves scores terrific team goal in5-1 drubbing of Manchester United in 1965last_img read more

Nationals whip Cocolife

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippine Team clobbered Cocolife, 25-13, 25-17, 25-11, Saturday in their debut in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.National coach Shaq delos Santos said they are hoping to improve their game as they face the super teams in the league, which has accommodated them as a guest squad.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chua kicks off PH gold hunt with IM win The Nationals take on league-leader Cignal HD on Tuesday.Sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat led the Philippines with 17 and 12 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cocolife’s star libero Denden Lazaro suited up for the Philippines instead of the Asset Managers despite the ruling that players should play for their mother clubs.Dawn Macandili couldn’t suit up for the PH squad due to her academic duties at La Salle. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READlast_img read more

Imminent Reshuffle?

first_imgAt least four presidential appointees, among them, a junior staffer, may be on the listing of the Executive Mansion for possible replacement during the upcoming reshuffle exercise, the Daily Observer has reliably learnt.A phone call from a ‘highly placed’ source confirmed to the Daily Observer Tuesday that an ‘imminent reshuffle’ would be announced shortly upon the arrival of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from a visit to the United States.According to our source, officials already tipped for possible replacement have reportedly been informed through written communications addressed to their deputies, who would be in charge, while a search committee reviews applications from lists of candidates that would fill in the gaps. This report is yet to be independently verified by the Observer.Others to be replaced, our source said, will include two administrators of controversial security agencies that have constantly been criticized by the general public in recent times.Among those named by our source to be affected by the reshuffle exercise are Finance Minister Amara Konneh, Education Minister Etmonia David-Tarpeh, Public Works Minister Antoinette Weeks, and Presidential Press Secretary Jerolinmek Matthew Piah.Minister Konneh was sworn into office in February 2012 replacing the present Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan. He is a core member of President Sirleaf’s Economic Management Team and is credited with helping to stabilize the Liberian economy from the effects of a protracted civil war. Concurrently, he also serves as Liberia’s Acting Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs. Mr. Konneh is also a National Coordinator of the Liberia Development Alliance that coordinates Liberia’s development agenda (Agenda for Transformation – 2012 – 2017), among other positions of influence.Of late, he has become the subject of public criticism owing to his handling of the country’s budgets, particularly with the subsequent crisis of a ‘budget shortfall.’Mr. Konneh has coordinated the implementation of the Lift Liberia Poverty Reduction Strategy (2008 to 2011); his critics are of the opinion that he has ‘underperformed.’ He has been summoned numerous times by the national legislature over issues ranging from his dual-ministerial role at Finance and Planning to the budget shortfall, and lawmakers have recently called for his resignation.Minister of Education, Etmonia David Tarpeh, previously served as Minister of Youth and Sports during President Sirleaf’s first term (2006-20012). She succeeded Mr. E. Othello Gongar in the second term and was subsequently confirmed as Education Minister by the Liberian Senate more than three months later.But the country’s education system under her oversight continued to flounder, and took center stage when all of the 25,000 cadidates who took the University of Liberia’s entrance exams last year flunked. President Ellen Johnon Sirleaf, internationally embarassed by the situation, was constrained to admit that the education system was a complete mess. Since then, frantic efforts to get the system on track have hardly shown tangible results, as students continue to learn in deplorable conditions, under-trained teachers continue to demand bribes for grades, and students themselves, particularly at the university level, continue to resist efforts geared toward implementing change. Last week, Minister Tarpeh and her deputies finally presented a plan to the president; but judging from this latest development, that may have come too late.Dr. Antoinette Weeks, the first female to occupy the Ministry of Public Works as Minister proper, was appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a year after President Sirleaf’s first term ended, replacing Attorney Samuel Kofi Woods, who had occupied the position for four years.Minister Woods, for reasons yet to be disclosed, resigned his post in 2013, thereby making way for the first female minister of Public Works. Woods took over the government’s infrastructure arm and pulled back its lost confidence to the public during his four-year term.However, since she took over, there has been public outcry over her poor performance, the latest concern being raised by the House of Representatives over her failure to exercise effective monitoring of contractors constructing roads in the country.Concern has also been raised about the delay in reconstructing Somalia Drive, for which the Japanese and Liberian Governments signed a US$50 million agreement almost a year ago.Madam Weeks, who holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering with expertise in Project Management, Compliance and Regulatory Oversight, is not considered to have  performed at the same level as Woods did. Although he is not an engineer, he spent much of his time, especially weekends, touring and inspecting projects — the hallmark of his success.Rather, she has reportedly been actively engaged in disputes with coworkers, over which one deputy minister reportedly resigned.Furthermore, Madam Weeks is on record for her aggression towards the media and has, on many occasions, denied requests for interviews from journalists, describing them as bad journalists.  The incumbent Presidential Press Secretary, Jerolinmek Matthew Piah, took over from Liberian Journalist Cyrus Badio with the expectation that he would bring to the Executive a renewed dynamism of communication with the public.Since he took over the President’s communication apparatus, however, his engagement with media houses has left much to be desired, especially as it regards timely responses to questions from media houses. Since leaving the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism early 2012, he has remained in strong defense of the President’s actions and whatever criticism has been directed at the Executive.It can be recalled that when the Press Union of Liberia sanctioned the Executive Mansion with a media block out in May of 2013, the Presidential Press Secretary along with Deputy Minister of Information for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson, lambasted the media’s action and accused the PUL of violating the public’s right to information.Of recent, Presidential Press Secretary Jerolinmek Piah is on record for debunking Grand Bassa lawmaker, Gabriel B. Smith’s statement against the President, describing it as “reckless.” He also jumped to the Presidency’s defense when the political leader of the Movement of Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon M. Freeman, criticized the recent State of Nation Economy Address made by President Sirleaf.He also reacted to opposition member Benoni Urey’s statement against the President, instructing him to concentrate on Agriculture, which, he (Piah) argued, Urey knows more about than government.It remains to be determined whether this report of a major reshuffle is corroborated by the President upon her return from the United States.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more