Mirallas expected to see red

first_img “When I made the challenge the first thing I thought was that it was going to be red card,” he told national newspapers. “I was genuinely going for the ball but I know I caught him on the knee and I said sorry straight away.” Rodgers pulled no punches in his assessment of the challenge after the game, claiming it was the sort of tackle ‘that can end your career’. “I thought Mirallas should have been sent off. It would’ve been interesting if Luis made the challenge,” said Rodgers. “I have seen Kevin for a few years and he looks a real honest player but if you look at it in every way, real time and slow motion, it is a bad challenge. “He caught him on the back of his knee and that can end your career. “It was awful jumping in like that and it took Luis 10 or 15 minutes to try to run it off and he (Mirallas) had another one by the (far) touchline where he’s jumped up and come down on the back of Luis. “He (Suarez) is a player who can look after himself on the pitch, he is a strong player, but I just think it was a bad challenge. The Belgian clattered into Suarez knee-high and was booked in the 36th minute of the 3-3 draw at Goodison Park with the Uruguayan left in visible discomfort. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers felt that Mirallas should have been sent off and the Toffees forward admits that he too expected the worst. Press Association Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has admitted he expected to be sent off for his challenge on Luis Suarez in Saturday’s Merseyside derby. “It wouldn’t matter if it was on Luis or someone else it was a naughty challenge. “You don’t want to see people getting sent off but if they should be than that’s what should happen.” Meanwhile, Everton defender Sylvain Distin insisted the result felt like a loss but that spirits remained high in the camp after a tremendous game. “There are really mixed feelings. It does feel like a defeat because we conceded in the last minute and we conceded three set-pieces,” he said. “But at the same time we had five one-v-ones against the goalkeeper (Simon Mignolet) who made some amazing saves. “I think we limited them to two shots from open play which, considering the strikers they have, is pretty good. “It feels like a loss but the atmosphere in the dressing room was not too down as it was a good game. “I have played in 10 derby games and this one was the best one, even as a player, because there was a bit of everything: goals, some strong tackles, some yellow cards. “I think it was as enjoyable for the players as it was for the fans. “We just have to keep the momentum going. In those kind of games if you tweak one or two things it would’ve been three points and three points against a team like Liverpool, who are having an amazing season and are well ahead of us financially, would be something amazing. “We just want to try to be among the top six or seven to the end of the season and we don’t want to get dragged away from them so it is still a good result.” last_img read more

BG looks to extend streak vs C. Michigan

first_img February 3, 2020 Associated Press SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Kevin McKay, David DiLeo, Dallas Morgan and Rob Montgomery have collectively accounted for 62 percent of Central Michigan’s scoring this season and 53 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Bowling Green, Justin Turner, Daeqwon Plowden, Dylan Frye and Caleb Fields have combined to account for 62 percent of all Bowling Green scoring, including 77 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Chippewas have given up just 75 points per game across seven conference games, an improvement from the 81.6 per game they gave up to non-conference opponents.TERRIFIC TURNER: Turner has connected on 33.8 percent of the 65 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 24 over his last five games. He’s also converted 87.7 percent of his foul shots this season.STREAK SCORING: Bowling Green has won its last four road games, scoring 82.8 points, while allowing 78 per game.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Falcons have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Chippewas. Central Michigan has an assist on 27 of 80 field goals (33.8 percent) across its previous three matchups while Bowling Green has assists on 35 of 80 field goals (43.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Central Michigan offense has scored 82.4 points per game this season, ranking the Chippewas third among Division 1 teams. The Bowling Green defense has allowed 71.5 points per game to opponents (ranked 213th). BG looks to extend streak vs C. Michigancenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBowling Green (17-5, 8-1) vs. Central Michigan (12-8, 5-2)McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Bowling Green looks for its ninth straight conference win against Central Michigan. Bowling Green’s last MAC loss came against the Kent State Golden Flashes 79-61 on Jan. 3. Central Michigan is coming off an 85-78 win over Western Michigan on Saturday. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Senate discusses removal of senator

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate discussed a formal complaint filed against Sen. Jacob Ellenhorn by Program Board Executive Director Diana Jimenez at Tuesday’s Senate meeting. The complaint, which called for Ellenhorn’s removal and was filed Monday, alleged that Ellenhorn undermined the work done by the Program Board, misused his title as senator and did not uphold his duties by breaching several USG bylaws.Jimenez claimed that Ellenhorn promoted a hostile environment by inviting conservative political writer Milo Yiannopoulos to an event hosted by the College Republicans, a group for which Ellenhorn acts as president. Another alleged violation was Ellenhorn’s failure to follow procedures while filming a Program Board event.Ellenhorn released his own statement online and to several media outlets Monday, refuting the claims. Ellenhorn defended his actions and argued that Jimenez’ complaints were an attack on his conservative political beliefs.“Taking issue with these speakers shows Jimenez’s [sic] lack of interest in diversity of thought, and her propensity for silencing the opposition,” Ellenhorn said in the statement. “Jimenez is clearly jealous of the fact that the events I put on as President of the College Republicans received far more attention than any of hers.”During the discussion portion of the Senate meeting, Jimenez brought up her complaint against Ellenhorn. She noted that she and the senator had not yet spoken privately on the matter, but she had received a copy of his statement from fellow Sen. Alec White.“I haven’t got a chance to talk directly to you, Jacob, and if you want to address any of the concerns,” Jimenez said. “I was forwarded your statement from Alec, but I haven’t got to sit down with you and hear your concerns.”Ellenhorn told the Senate that he will refuse to meet with USG members privately at this point, based on advice from private legal counsel. Ellenhorn disagreed with the premise of Jimenez’ allegations in the complaint.“They’re all ridiculous, they’re unfounded, and you rooted them in the fact that you disagree with my political philosophy and with all of the activities that I do outside of USG,” Ellenhorn said. “I find your witch hunt against me to be politically motivated and completely unfounded, and I look forward to our hearing on [March 23], in which the Senate will not impeach me and in which your complaint will be thrown out where it belongs.”Jimenez responded that all of her allegations were based on bylaws that USG members are expected to follow. In her formal complaint, Jimenez outlines the specific regulations that she believes Ellenhorn violated.“Most of my points were based on the fact that you actually haven’t completed your role as a senator,” Jimenez said. “I want to make sure that we are fulfilling our duties as people who are held accountable to this University.”Sen. Giuseppe Robalino disagreed with an allegation made in Jimenez’ complaint, which stated that Ellenhorn failed to refer students who had concerns appropriately. Robalino said that the bylaws were in fact not violated as the complaint alleged and that Ellenhorn had fulfilled his duty as a Senator.“By taking the step to having met with the individuals or just having brought it up, and saying, ‘I will be the Senator to follow up,’ he referred [the students],” Robalino said, “So how do you stand on the basis that he violated that bylaw?”Jimenez argued that Ellenhorn did not sufficiently follow through on his commitment to address those students’ concerns.“It’s not explicit in this bylaw, but it’s explicit in your role as a senator,” Jimenez said.After the end of the 15-minute discussion period, the meeting was adjourned. The issue will be discussed further and put to a vote by the Senate on March 23.last_img read more

Huskers upset Badgers at home

first_imgNebraska handed the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team its fourth conference loss in an overtime match at the McClimon Complex Friday. When Nebraska (6-7-1, 3-3-0 Big Ten) sophomore forward Mayme Conroy hit the game-winning goal just a minute into the first overtime period, it completed her bid for a hat trick, stunning Wisconsin (7-5-1, 1-4-1) at home. Conroy’s three scores gives her a total of 11 goals on the season, a mark good for second in the Big Ten.Head coach Paula Wilkins attributed turnovers to the Badgers’ loss and Conroy’s big night.“We made some mistakes that we just can’t do,” Wilkins said. “We gave the ball away in two bad areas to their best player. Obviously [Conroy] getting a hat trick is a credit to her but we need to do a better job in possession for sure.”The Badgers found themselves in a hole against the Cornhuskers when Conroy scored the game’s first goal in the 13th minute.Nebraska again put pressure on Wisconsin’s defense in the 24th minute. UW goalkeeper Genevieve Richard blocked the initial shot, but Conroy scored on the rebound, giving the Cornhuskers an early 2-0 lead.Senior defender and team captain Lindsey Johnson said Nebraska put a lot of early pressure on the defense, which forced them to commit some costly mistakes.“Those goals were just because we made some stupid mistakes,” Johnson said of Nebraska’s two early scores. “They were playing really fast at us and we tried to control that but we kind of just gave them some goals.”Wisconsin responded quickly when sophomore forward Cara Walls found the back of the net in the 24th minute, giving her five goals on the season.The Badgers continued to put plenty of pressure on the Cornhuskers’ defense and were fable to break through for the second time and even the game at two when freshman forward Lindsey Holmes scored her first career goal on a cross from redshirt junior Paige Adams.“It was awesome. It was the best feeling ever,” Holmes said of her first goal. “I just made a diagonal run and Paige played an awesome ball above.”Wilkins credited her team’s ability to settle down and play smarter for evening the game back at two.“I think the game settled down a little bit and we actually settled down,” Wilkins said. “They did a great job of getting pressure on the ball when we entered passes in. I think the spaces opened up a little more and we were a little calm about moving the ball around to create those opportunities.”Despite having a few chances, neither team was able to break the tie in regular time. In overtime, Nebraska struck quickly when Conroy scored goal from 20 yards out in the 91st minute.Johnson said the defense may have been caught off guard by Conroy’s quick attempt on goal in overtime.“I’m not really sure [how Conroy scored] to be honest,” Johnson said of the overtime goal. “I think that we lost focus for a little bit and we didn’t clear the ball when we should have, so we gave up a goal.”Friday’s game marked the third time in three matches where Wisconsin has given up three goals to the opposition.Johnson said her defensive squad must tighten things up moving forward.“I think we need to work on our decision-making when we are under pressure,” Johnson said. “We need to just kick [the ball] out because that is where we caused most of our problems tonight.”The Badgers’ offense generated a lot of pressure against the Cornhuskers’ defense, getting off 13 shots, but was unable to finish most of its chances.Holmes also noticed Wisconsin’s inability to finish offensively.“We were really good with pressuring the ball,” Holmes said. “We just need to work on finishing and make sure we finish our opportunities at the end of the day.”The loss drops Wisconsin to 10th in the Big Ten, its last conference victory coming almost a month ago against Michigan State.Monday, Wisconsin will take a break from Big Ten play to take on in-state foe UW-Green Bay (4-7-2, 1-2-1 Horizon League) which is coming off a 2-1 win over Youngstown State.Wisconsin is 3-0 against Green Bay in Wilkins’ tenure.last_img read more

Louth wary of Tipp threat

first_imgThe two sides will meet in round 2B of the qualifiers next Saturday, most likely at Semple Stadium, although the venue has yet to be confirmed.Tipperary selector Michael O’Loughlin has said that getting the home draw was vital for the Premier County but Louth will be formidable oppositionLouth manager, Colin Kelly says the work at developing football in Tipperary over recent years has shown results and he knows it will be a tough task for his side.last_img

CAF Champions League: Etoile Setup Huge Semifinal Clash With Al Ahly

first_imgRelated Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia have qualified for a huge semifinal clash with Egyptian side Al Ahly in an all-North African affair following the team’s win over Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya.With the first leg in Libya evenly poised at 0-0, Egyptian forward Amr Marey netted a brace to give his team a 2-0 win in the second leg for an overall 2-0 aggregate win.They will next face Egyptian giants Al Ahly, who had earlier saw off Esperance of Tunisia 4-3 on aggregate some 24 hours ago.last_img

Muhamed Bikic: Award “Boro Glusac” is one of my favorites

first_imgMr. sc. Muhamed Bikic is a long-time sports journalist and writer, author of several books and sports programs that marked BH press and publishing work in the past two decades in BiH.He was often rewarded for his work, and the last in this series is the Special Award “Boro Glusac’ from Sports Federation of BiH within the traditional Choice of Athlete of the Year of BiH for 2016.“When the President of the Sports Federation Prof. Dr. Branislav Crnogorac said that one of the special prizes carry the name of the doyen of BH Journalism ‘Boro Glusac “, one of my first editors, I was thrilled. Later, I was told that I was among the first ones to get this award for my current project, the show As exkluziv,” said Bikic.“I have to point out that in life, especially at the beginning, there are those who will give you wind in the back, offer you hand and say where and how to go. Our late Boro, together with doyens Irfan Kreho and Mladen Dakic, taught us that we should always honestly do our job. Our beloved Boro would say: “Biks, you are a child from carsija and always be there for it because their people are the reason for doing this job. But, remember this, you should never be above the people because they do not like that. There are no stars in this city…”“I went, literally, through everything in journalism, both in print and the electronic media, web portals, I was reporting from numerous national and international events. I am especially proud of the show “Sportski vremeplov (Sports Time machine)” on Hayat TV, from which came my last book ‘sportskivremeplov.ba ”Bikic made a great project, i.e. show “As exkluziv” on TV Alfa, a unique sports show of the past, present, and future in which starred almost all the most famous names of BH sports, and the region.“It all started with the legendary Ivica Osim, then Safet Susic who went to the World Cup in Brazil almost from the studio, and Mehmed Bazdarevic who told his life story almost immediately after his appointment, and the most watched in the ‘As exkluziv’ was legendary goalkeeper Slobodan Cobo Janjus. Of course, our guests were other prominent BH athletes and sports officials, as well as current BH starts, Olympic Amel Tuka, Dzanan Musa, Larisa Ceric, Aleksandra Samardzic, Amina Kajtaz, Mesud Pezer, Njegos Sikiras, Sanjin Pehlivanovic, Mirza Pramenkovic…“Besides this award, “Boro Glusac,” my great recognition is the judgment of my viewers because this show is one of the most commented ones on social networks and seen worldwide. Last year I marked that jubilee. I addressed the audience with the famous announcement “Dear viewers, good evening, good afternoon…” for the 1000th time. Many have asked me how I kept records and how exactly do I know that this is that figure ‘. I’ll just say that I’m keeping a personal diary since I was 18 years old and I have absolutely everything in it, including these 1000 broadcasts,” concluded Bikic.(Source: live387.ba)last_img read more

Don’t Worry about Your Comcast Service During the Super Bowl

first_imgFacebook14Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by ComcastJenniver Wolever at the Comcast Everett XOCComcast has 1.1 million customers in Western Washington and Spokane County, so this could be relevant to some of the people who monitor you. We wanted to answer two questions before the Super Bowl.1. Is there still time to get video at home before the game?2. What’s Comcast doing special to ensure the network stays robust so everyone can watch the game?First, Is there still time to watch the game at home if I don’t have TV service now?Yes, there is still time to get what you need to watch the game at home. Our Xfinity service centers have extra equipment on hand. With a self-installation kit, you’ll be set to go. You can find the hours of the closest center here.Second, what’s Comcast doing to make extra sure the game is available to everyone?1. We’ve stopped doing any updates or maintenance that could affect service. Until the game is safely over, the only time Comcast will be touching a line is if it got damaged or cut.2. Our XOC in Everett will have extra staff on hand using cutting edge diagnostic tools, as well as a plethora of screens, to monitor the strength of the network and signals throughout Washington. The staff also expect to be cheering throughout the game as the Seahawks win.3. Starting noon Sunday, we’ll open a “bridge” phone call so anyone in the company can speak instantly to the entire Super Bowl monitoring team. So, for example, anyone in our call centers can report any high call volumes and any technicians can report any damage or issues. (high call volumes being a sign of an issue, of course.)4. Staff will monitor weather reports so if any weather hits an area particularly hard, we’ll be able to get crews there asap. It’s worth nothing that we can only perform fixes in an area after electrical crews have safely completed their repairs.5. We’ll be at @ComcastWA on Twitter with any updates, though hopefully all we’ll be doing is sharing any photos that vacationing employees will be sending us from the game.last_img read more

“One-of-a-Kind’ Mansion is Transformed for Designer Show House

first_imgIF YOU GO: The Fourth Edition of Stately Homes-By-The-Sea Designer Show HouseApril 30-June 910 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through SundaysThe Hartshorne Mansion, 80 Oakes Road, Little SilverTickets: $30 before April 30, $35 after April 30, $25 for seniors or groups of 15 or moreOffsite parking with free shuttleAdditional information: StatelyHomesByTheSea.com By Patti MartinFor Greg Strand, growing up on the grounds of the historic Hartshorne Mansion was a young boy’s dream come true.The Hartshorne Mansion at 80 Oakes Road, Little Silver, will be the setting from April 30 through June 9 for the fourth edition of Stately Homes by-the-Sea Designer Show House, a Visiting Nurse Association Health Group fundraiser.Perched on the banks of the Shrewsbury River in Little Silver, the then 28-acre property had it all: a pond, riverfront access, and acres and acres of lush grounds. “It was like a great big park,” Strand recalled. “It was the most beautiful place … you couldn’t ask for a better place to grow up.”Strand’s parents, John and Theodora, worked for Harold Hartshorne from the time his mansion was built in 1929 until he sold the property in 1957. For a number of years, the Strand family lived in the carriage house of the property, and it was there that Strand spent the carefree days of his youth, running and playing, skating and sailing. What Strand didn’t realize at the time was that he had access to a piece of history, a place that few people ever had the chance to see.But that’s all about to change.Built in 1929 by world champion figure skater Harold Hartshorne, the 11,000-square-foot Tudor was designed by noted architect Roger Harrington Bullard. Now as the setting for the fourth edition of Stately Homes by-the-Sea Designer Show House, the mansion’s doors will open to the public for the first time.Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the home’s magnificent historical elements enhanced by many of the area’s leading designers while supporting the vital mission of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group during the event, which runs April 30 through June 9.Born in 1891, Harold Hartshorne was a graduate of Princeton University and a veteran of World War I, serving as a second lieutenant in the Department of Criminal Investigation. Like his father and grandfather, Hartshorne was a stockbroker and a member of the New York Stock Exchange.Hartshorne, though, is probably best known as a pioneer in the history of U.S. ice dancing. The primary force in instituting a national dance title in 1936, Hartshorne went on to become – along with different partners – the five-time U.S. dance champion. Compet­­ing well into his 50s in the veterans dance section that he helped to institute as well as in other various exhibitions, Hart­shorne also became a revered national and international judge and mentor to numerous U.S. skaters.While traveling to serve as a judge in the 1961 World Championships in Prague, Hartshorne and his wife Louisa died in a plane crash that also claimed the lives of the entire U.S. Figure Skating Team. He was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1981.The Hartshorne Mansion as it appears in a vintage photo.Hartshorne’s ties to the area can be traced to the 1920s, when he acquired the land by an inlet in Little Silver, once known as Halcyon Bight. A Victorian home, which had belonged to a sea captain, existed on the site. Hart­shorne had the home moved to another area of the property (where it still stands today) to make room for the mansion he planned to build.Renowned architect Roger Harrington Bullard was hired to design the new home. It wasn’t surprising that Hart­shorne enlisted the services of Bullard, who had designed estates for a number of prominent families of the time, including J.P. Morgan. Al­though impressive in scale, the homes retained an airof rural domesticity. Among Bullard’s designs still stand­ing are Rynwood in Old Brookville, N.Y., now the home of Banfi Vintners, and the Maidstone Country Club in East Hampton, N.Y.In 1933, Bullard won a Gold Medal in the Better Homes in America competition for his design “America’s Little House.” The modest-size colonial, built at 39th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, reflected the changing needs in housing and became something of a phenomenon. Then-Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia broke the ground, and Eleanor Roose­velt laid the hearthstone. CBS Radio broadcast live from there several times a week and over 150,000 people toured the home until its eventual demolition about two years later.Many elements of Bullard’s signature style have been preserved in the Hartshorne Mansion. Bullard imported bricks from England for the Tudor-style façade accented by a pitched slate roof and tall chimneys – design elements that became his trademark. The mansion features 217 leaded-glass windows, also imported from Britain, many inset with stained-glass images depicting Swiss Canton coats of arms and historical or literary images. Sweeping views of the river can be seen from nearly every window.The formal living room boasts a cathedral ceiling with wood beams from Germany’s Black Forest and oversize fireplace, one of 10 fireplaces throughout the house. A sculpted plaster ceiling is found in the banquet-style dining room. Knobs that once controlled a hot and cold water system that would cool the slate roof in the summer and melt the ice in the winter can still be seen throughout the house.Not surprisingly, Hart­shorne added his own unique features to the mansion, echoing his world travels and stylish entertaining during the Prohibition Era. European hand-carved panels acquired during his voyages abroad decorate the vintage phone booth off of the baronial entry hall. Across from the phone booth, a concealed panel releases the entry to a hidden wine cellar. “Secret” passages that run underneath the length of the house can be entered from doorways incorporated into the living room’s paneling. Music could be heard throughout the home from the organ room whose ornate grill still graces a living room wall. A small window in the master bedroom looks out over the living room and mischievous younger guests were known to use that vantage point to fly paper airplanes down on the adults’ parties. The initials HH can still be seen on the drainpipes and the original bell used to call family members in for meals still hangs in the cupola on the roof.The McCarthy Family in front of The Hartshorne Mansionin 1959.Although Hartshorne could occasionally be seen skating on the river, he added a pond to the property to supply smooth ice for his practice and that of his guests, including figure skater and film star Sonja Henie, as well as the many young skaters he took under his wing over the years. Winters also would find members of the family ice boating on the Shrewsbury River. During the warmer months, the Little Silver fire department would make sure the pond was sufficiently filled to allow for rowing in a molded mahogany boat.“I really have Mr. Hart­shorne to thank for my love of boating,” said Strand, a lifelong resident of Little Silver who went on to become borough police chief, retiring in 1997. “If it wasn’t for his pond, access to the Shrewsbury River and his boats, I would not have gone on to racing power boats or ice boats. There’s a direct correlation between growing up at the Hartshorne Mansion property and my love of boating.”While Hartshorne spent most of his time in New York, Strand recalled Hartshorne spending many weekends at his Little Silver home – especially in the winter months. “There was no question that the pond was the center attraction (outside),” Strand recalled. “The Shrewsbury didn’t always freeze, so Mr. Hartshorne needed a place to skate – the pond was the perfect choice.”While Strand ice-skated, it was boating that drew more of the young boy’s attention. “He had boats on the property, and he was very generous in allowing our family to use them.”Hartshorne’s generosity also extended to the community, especially the borough fire department. “The fire department would come and fill the pond when the water dried up,” Strand said. “And Mr. Hartshorne always made a donation to show his appreciation.”For a young boy, the property with its woods, rolling lawns, horses, goats and rabbits was a dream come true. “You were never bored, and there was always something to do,” Strand said. When he was a preteen, Strand’s father allowed his son to accompany him to work on occasion. “It was so pretty, so different … it was a little bit of heaven.”The Hartshorne Mansion features 217 leaded-glass windows, many inset with stained-glass images depicting Swiss Canton coats of arms and historical or literary images.While Strand doesn’t really remember the guests dressed in white that would enjoy a leisurely summer afternoon in the shade of the gingko trees, he does remember the Hartshorne mansion. “When I put an addition on my own home, I used long wood beams on the ceiling and put in a fireplace – just like Mr. Hartshorne,” Strand said. “My house is nowhere the size of Mr. Hartshorne’s, but when I walk in the room, I always think of him fondly.”Over the years the surroundings have changed, and new families have come to live within the walls of the Hartshorne Mansion. For Strand, though, the memories live on. “And it’s really nice that the Hartshorne Mansion will be open for the show house,” he said. “It’s really a one-of-a-kind place that I was lucky to call home for a little while.”last_img read more