“We go into a top-level game where all the rest will be forgotten and everybody else will just focus on the performance on the day. “The number of goals scored and goals conceded, the number of passes made, percentage of possession, is all very close. If you look at all the numbers (Arsenal and City are very close).” While Monday night’s game will be about two teams with title aspirations, champions Chelsea languish just one point above the relegation zone. After giving his support to Pellegrini, Wenger passed on the opportunity to give his backing to beleaguered Blues boss Jose Mourinho – with whom he has a chequered history. Asked if Chelsea are in a relegation battle, the Frenchman said: “No, (because of) the quality of their team. “If you ask me objectively, will Chelsea go down? I will say ‘no chance’. They are going through a difficult spell but they are not in a relegation battle.” Wenger was then more evasive when questioned on the prospect of Mourinho being sacked. “I do not want to assess any other things about Chelsea,” he said. “It’s not my problem – my problem is the game on Monday night.” He ended the discussion when asked if he had as much sympathy for Mourinho’s plight as he would for other managers by saying: “I just gave you a good answer.” City will go into Monday’s game buoyed by Sergio Aguero’s return to fitness – but Arsenal are not giving up hope on their own talismanic frontman being fit for the clash. Alexis Sanchez picked up a hamstring injury in the recent draw at Norwich but is also back in training, with Wenger revealing the Chile forward could be involved. “Maybe there is a slight chance for Alexis to be in the squad again, but it is too early to be sure about it,” he said. “He is running but not participating in full training.” While the former Barcelona man will be raring to go, Wenger admits he cannot always believe a player who declares himself fit. “Not all of them,” he replied when asked if he trusts all the players who say they are fit to play. “It is not trust in a negative way when I say all of them. Some of them are so keen to forget that they have pain somewhere that they say they are all right when they are not. “You know the players and their psychological profile, you take that into account then you get scientific advice and you trust your gut as well and then you make a decision. “I believe that is normal that he (Sanchez) wants to play. You want him to be keen to play. He respects all the decisions I make and that is what I want from him.” Pellegrini has already dealt with his position being threatened in the past and takes his side to the Emirates Stadium on Monday night looking to beat Arsenal in a match that could potentially see the victors topping the table at Christmas. Wenger acknowledges such rumours can be unsettling, but feels his Chilean rival can deal with such talk. Asked if links to Guardiola could be destabilising to Pellegrini’s ambitions, Wenger replied: “It can be, but Pellegrini is experienced enough to deal with it. “Maybe if it was a very young beginner, it could be destabilising, but I don’t think that at his level it will affect him. “I don’t know if that (the speculation) is down to City – that’s down to media speculation and I don’t know where that comes from. “It’s very difficult to master nowadays, to have this kind of speculation. If you look at Real Madrid, there is always speculation. It looks like it’s part of our job now.” Wenger dismissed any suggestion his side will take advantage of any issues that may arise over the uncertainty of Pellegrini’s situation and wants Arsenal to think only of themselves on Monday. “I believe that what will be an advantage to us is to focus on our performance and not hope for any weakness from City,” he said. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini to cope with the constant speculation linking Pep Guardiola with his job. Press Association With his contract at Bayern Munich ending in the summer and an announcement on his intentions expected next week, Guardiola has been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League. In varying reports, the Catalan is being lined up by the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and City, should he opt not to extend his stay in Germany.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Florida State senior guard Ian Miller gets great joy out of participating in physical education classes at United Faith Christian Academy.When Miller visits his old school, he hangs out with a 13-year-old named Casey Roffler.Roffler suffers from Treacher Collins Syndrome, a condition that stunts the growth of the face, jaw and chin and can potentially cause life-threatening respiratory problems. He’s inspired Miller to overcome his own adversity, as Miller missed chunks of his first three seasons at Florida State due to academic and injury issues.“He’s like my little brother,” Miller said. “He’s a soldier.”In his freshman and sophomore years, academic ineligibility forced Miller to miss 22 total games. In his junior year, Miller was hampered by injuries, as he missed six games and only averaged 5.3 points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis year, he’s only missed two games and is averaging 13.6 points and 3.0 assists, good for second and first on the team, respectively.“He’s had some challenges,” FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said. “As a result of those challenges, I think he’s matured, grown up and that’s one of the reasons why he’s playing so well now.”Miller’s struggles aren’t quite as severe as Roffler’s, but the lesson is the same.Roffler underwent 15 surgeries in the first 12 years of his life. Despite the time he’s spent in Levine Children’s Hospital, Roffler still performs at a high standard both in the classroom and on the athletic fields.“He showed me how to fight each and every day,” Miller said. “If he can get up and do it, why can’t I?”That attitude, one that Miller has adapted in part because of his relationship with Roffler, has made him a more mature player and person as he leads the Seminoles into the home stretch of their season.“I could’ve quit, dropped out of college, a lot of things a lot of people do,” Miller said “But I decided to stick to it, fight and really become a man.”Miller’s roommate and fellow senior Okaro White has known Miller since well before college. The two attended camps and played together throughout their high school AAU days.White has been right there with Miller along his roller-coaster ride and has seen promising changes from someone he calls his “lifelong brother.”“I think he’s learned over his four years,” White said. “He’s matured and learned how to overcome adversity. I think that’s the biggest thing with him.”Miller noted that his attitude toward life changed after meeting Roffler. After seeing his points per game average drop five total points from his sophomore to junior year, Miller had no reason to be happy.But it was the outlook of the 13-year-old that kept Miller’s head up.“He didn’t look like the rest of the kids in his class,” Miller said. “But if you’ve seen him playing around, you couldn’t tell.“To see someone free like that and in their own world, living carefree but so loving, it helps you develop a humble attitude.”Hamilton recognized the efforts Miller has made to turn the struggles he has had into positive opportunities.As a player who played at 222 pounds last year, Miller has cut that to 198 pounds for his senior season.Miller’s improved physical condition has helped him become a more versatile player. Not only that, but he’s also demonstrated the leadership qualities expected of a senior guard.“He’s running the team when we have him at the one,” Hamilton said. “When we put him at the two, he’s a lot more aggressive.“He’s found a way to mix in being offensively productive and also running the team, so he’s at a good place for him.”But Miller may not be at that “good place” without the help of someone nine years younger.Roffler has been Miller’s inspiration, and as Florida State makes one last push at an NCAA Tournament berth, its senior leader will always keep his hero in mind.Said Miller: “He’s the definition of a Seminole.” Comments Published on March 6, 2014 at 12:28 am Contact Matt: email@example.com | @matt_schneidman
*Crusaders, please remember to detach the lids of the empty bottles you recycle. Also, please do not put your trash in the recycle bins- put the paper in the paper bins and bottles in the bottle bins. Lastly, weâ€™d like to say we only recycle plastic bottles and paper. Thank you- WHS Leadership *You can still sign-up for the blood drive at lunch today. Guidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Tuesday, October 21- KANSAS STATEThursday, October 23- Butler CCCTuesday, November 11- Pittsburg StateThursday, November 13- Fort Hays CollegeFollow us on Twitter. Tuesdayâ€™s lunch:Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, chilled peaches, hot roll/jelly. *If you’re interested in learning about the Work Ethic Program, stop by Mrs. Hatfield’s office for a brochure.Â Sign up byÂ Oct. 20th! *Experience a day in the life of a Shocker! Don’t miss out on Wichita State University’s Junior and Senior Days this fall. At these events you will explore the different academic majors and student involvement opportunities WSU has to offer. Students will also have the opportunity to tour campus and Koch Arena, home of Shocker Basketball. If you are interested in attending, please visit the counseling webpage under Camps, Senior/Junior Days. Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014:Tuesdayâ€¢ Volleyball at Rose Hill 5 p.m.â€¢ Vocal Concert 7 p.m.Wednesdayâ€¢ Blood Drive in Small Gym.Thursdayâ€¢ Cross Country at El Dorado 4 p.m.â€¢ C-team Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.Fridayâ€¢ 4A Regional Tennis at Prattâ€¢ Football at Collegiate 7 p.m.Saturdayâ€¢ 4A Regional Tennis at Prattâ€¢ JV Volleyball at Chaparral 9 p.m. *Â Donâ€™t forget to participate in No make up Mondays for Operation Beautiful and wear pink to support breast cancer awareness month. Todayâ€™s News*Seussical Cast: All cast members need to attend rehearsal starting today and continuing until the show.Â If you have conflicts please email Mrs. Kelly and Ms Coldwell that dates that you will not be there and the reason for the absence. Wednesdayâ€™s lunch:Chili, Corn chips, celery and cucumber, cinnamon roll, pears. *Movie Club will be showing the movie â€œTo Sir with Loveâ€ today in room 205. The movie will start at 3:30. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
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Facebook11Tweet0Pin0O Bee Credit Union will be opening its next branch in West Olympia located at the corner of Harrison and Cooper Point Road. The former location of First Citizens Bank. The branch is adjacent to one of the busiest intersections in Olympia and will be a welcome addition for O Bee members. “This new branch” states CEO, James Collins “is reflective of the strong financial position of O Bee Credit Union as well as our confidence in the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater area’s ability to weather the current economic downturn. Our new branch is expected to open by January 2012 after an interior remodel.”About O Bee Credit UnionO Bee Credit Union (“The Olympia Brewing Company Employees and Families Credit Union) was started February 15, 1955, by Ted McGill who worked in the bottle house of the Brewery. This full service non-profit credit union owned by its members is now open to all Washington residents with locations in Tumwater, Tenino, and Lacey.
By John BurtonSEA BRIGHT — At a regular meeting of the governing body Tuesday, the borough council introduced its proposed municipal budget of $3.9 million, one that would increase the tax rate to .765 cents for each assessed $100 of property.Councilman William Keeler, who chairs the council’s finance committee, said the borough has lost nearly $600,000 in state aid in the last decade, with $135,000 lost to the borough in 2012.“If not for this loss of funding,” Keeler said, “the borough’s conservative strategy would have resulted in no tax increase for 2011 nor 2012.”Keeler went on to say borough property owners pay $1,000 less a year in property taxes than the county or state average.The projected increase would mean that the owner of a $300,000 home would pay an additional $80.10 for the year, Keeler said. That would bring the municipal portion of the tax bill for the $300,000 homeowner to $2,295, according to Michael Bascom, the borough’s chief financial officer.This budget reflects a 2.3 percent spending increase from the 2011 budget, Keeler said.“I feel that it is a responsible and practical budget that maintains our present level of service,” Mayor Dina Long said following the meeting.“Just like everywhere else,” she continued, “in Sea Bright we’ve perfected the art of doing more with less.”Officials plan to hold their formal budget hearing on April 17, Keeler said.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Highland Reel went to the front shortly after the break, opened a huge lead on the run down the backstretch and had more than enough to hold off favored Flintshire by 1 ¾ lengths to win the 33rd running of the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. On Found: “Ryan (Moore) said he got the filly in a good position, but the winner obviously got away from us. She finished well.” Fifth-place trainer Peter Eurton (Ashleyluvssugar) – “That horse got away and he didn’t seem to have his punch, but of course this is the Breeders’ Cup, so it could be that he just got outrun to a respectable fifth.” It was the seventh victory for the partnership of owners in the World Championships and third in the Turf with the other wins coming with Found last year and St Nicholas Abbey in 2011.It is Heffernan’s first Breeders’ Cup win and the 11th for O’Brien with six of them coming in the Turf. O’Brien’s other Turf winners are High Chapparal (2002-03), St Nicholas Abbey, Magician (2013) and Found. Second-place trainer Chad Brown (Flintshire, favorite) – “Naturally, I’m disappointed with the outcome, but I was very proud of his race today. The course is very, very firm and when you have a classy horse (Highland Reel) like that alone on the lead, it’s dangerous. We had no excuses.” HIGHLAND REEL POURS IT ON TO WIN LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP TURF Winning and third-place trainer Aiden O’Brien (Highland Reel, 1st and Found, 3rd) – “Seamus (Heffernan) is a great lad. We were quite happy to make the running here. He’s a very good horse and I’m absolutely delighted.” Fourth-place trainer Sir Michael Stoute (Ulysses) – “I was very pleased with his run and Frankie (Dettori) was delighted with him. The first three are seriously good horses. He’ll be a nice horse for next year.” Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Seamus Heffernan, Highland Reel covered the mile and a half on a firm turf course in 2:23.00. Defending champion Found finished another 2 ¼ lengths back in third. Second-place jockey Javier Castellano (Flintshire, favorite) – “He tried to steal the race and he stole it. Unfortunately, the way it worked out, it was unfortunate for my horse. Usually you don’t see the European horses run so aggressively, open up and carry their speed. Especially at 1 ½ miles but it worked out great for him.” Winning co-owner Derrick Smith (Highland Reel) – “It was great. The race was set up for us with the ground and everything else.” Fourth-place jockey Frankie Dettori (Ulysses) – “He had a great trip. He’s not as tough as the first three, but we’ll come back next year.” LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP TURF QUOTES
HARRY KANE has unveiled two of the iconic Tottenham shirts he has hanging on the walls of his house.The 26-year-old scored the club’s final goal at White Hart Lane during a 2-1 win over Manchester United in May 2017 before netting his first Champions League hat-trick three months later.3 Harry Kane has showcased the two Tottenham shirts he has framed on the wall of his houseCredit: ITV3 The striker scored the club’s final goal at White Hart Lane during a 2-1 win over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester UnitedCredit: PA:Press Association3 Kane notched his first Champions League hat-trick in a 3-0 victory against APOELCredit: Rex FeaturesOn Thursday, Spurs celebrated the third year anniversary of closing the doors of their famous former stadium.And it was England captain Kane who netted the winner against now-manager Jose Mourinho, who was in the dugout at the Red Devils in 2017.The striker powered home a header from a Christian Eriksen free-kick after Victor Wanyama had scored an early opener before Wayne Rooney grabbed a late consolation.Kane began the following season in red hot form, netting a European treble against APOEL on route to 11 goals for club and country in September.The Three Lions ace notched a perfect hat-trick, his first in the Champions League, to become the seventh English player to hit three in UEFA’s top competition.The one with the jacket behind me was the last game at White Hart Lane. We beat Man Utd 2-1, I managed to score so obviously a pretty historic shirt for the clubHarry KaneAnd Kane proudly showed off the two shirts from those games hanging framed on the wall of his home office during an interview with Good Morning Britain.He explained: “The one with the jacket behind me was the last game at White Hart Lane which I think was yesterday a couple of years ago.”We beat Man Utd 2-1, I managed to score so obviously a pretty historic shirt for the club. The other one is my first champions league hat-trick.”Kane also revealed that his childhood sweetheart Kate, who he married last year and has two daughters with, lets him put other memorabilia around their house.He added: “I like to put stuff around, this is my little office in the house where I get a little peace and quiet now and then.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”To be fair Kate’s alright, the majority of stuff’s in this room but we got some stuff in the kitchen and around the staircase as well so she lets me have more than most.”Kane later admitted that Dele Alli is “shocked and angry” after speaking to his Tottenham team-mate about his “horrible” robbery scare.England ace Dele was battered by knife-wielding robbers who burst into his house as he played pool with his girlfriend and brother.Harry Kane says he’s contacted and sent his best wishes to Dele Alli who is ‘shocked and angry’ after the Tottenham star’s robbery
Undefeated junior 400-metre hurdler Shannon Kalawan is taking her breakthrough season one day at a time, according to Edwin Allen Comprehensive High hurdles coach Kirk Douglas.In the weeks to come, Douglas will be helping Kalawan to improve, with the World Junior Championships her main target. Success at those meets would add to the ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships and Carifta gold medals she has already collected.Asked to explain her progress from a personal best of 58.93 seconds to her Carifta Games winning time of 56.29, Douglas said: “I don’t think she has run a clean race yet, which we will work on at least for the World Juniors, hopefully.”Injury interrupted progressIn an exclusive interview, he noted that an injury interrupted her progress after she had been the runner-up at Champs 2014.”Last year, she started well, but she got hurt, and that’s what people don’t remember,” he recalled.A string of lifetime-best clockings – from 57.20 at Central Championships to 56.80 at Carifta Trials, to 56.41 at Champs – had observers wondering if Kalawan could also qualify for the Jamaican Olympic team.Douglas, once a star hurdler and coach at Kingston College, isn’t counting that out. “I don’t put it out of reach but we’re just going to take it one day at a time,” he said. “We have to look at these three weeks to Penns and then a six-week programme to the Junior Trials.”Kalawan is only 0.09 from the Olympic qualifying standard of 56.20 seconds.”Of course,” he concluded on the matter of the Olympics, “the thing there is two weeks later, so she can race again at the Senior Trials.”The National Junior Championships is set for June 18 and 19, with the four-day National Seniors starting on June 30.It’s a fair bet that the 18-year-old Edwin Allen student athlete will improve in alternating lead legs by then.”We’ve been working on using the ‘weak’ lead leg, if you can call it that,” he related. “So if you notice, she doesn’t really panic.”Kalawan has taken her new found success in her stride and according to Douglas, “has been a dream to coach all season just because of her attitude”.She is the latest in a long line of successful 400-metre hurdlers nurtured by head coach Michael Dyke and directed by Douglas.During his 13-year tenure as hurdles coach at Edwin Allen, the school has taken the Champs gold medal seven times through Sherene Pinnock, Nikita and Ristananna Tracey, Camira Haughton, and Kalawan. Pinnock, a two-time World Junior bronze medal winner, and Andrea Sutherland in 2006, and Nikita and Ristananna in 2009 and 2010, gave Dyke’s team one-two finishes at Champs.Ristananna has the Champs record at 55.81 seconds.