Remi Garde calls on Randy Lerner and Tom Fox to speak up for Aston Villa

first_imgBoss Remi Garde hopes Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Tom Fox will break their silence soon. The manager also insisted he understands supporters’ anger after he and the players were mercilessly abused by fans. Garde revealed he has asked owner Lerner to talk to the fans – and believes he will speak soon – with the club in disarray and fury spilling over with Villa bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Press Association They are seven points behind second bottom Sunderland and tensions boiled over after Villa failed to beat League Two Wycombe on Saturday. Videos of the manager and players being abused after the game were posted on social media while substitutes Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott were also accused of playing a game involving chewing gum during the match. Garde tried to move on from the weekend but conceded he expected the reaction. He said: “I know football, in every country it’s the same. I understand completely the fans’ frustration. I am not surprised because I know that from situations from different clubs I have played and worked for.” The boss said he was not aware of the reported issue with Lescott and Guzan but reminded all players of their responsibilities. He added: “What I can say is, as a professional player, you need to behave in the right way with respect for everybody. It doesn’t matter if you are top of the table or bottom. It’s just a question of being respectful to everybody.” Against Palace, Garde is without Carlos Sanchez and Alan Hutton (hamstring), while Jack Grealish (tonsil itis) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (back) are doubts. Garde and the squad were abused as they boarded the coach after Saturday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw at Wycombe, while Micah Richards also spoke to supporters to calm tensions during the game. American Lerner has barely spoken to the media in five years and Garde expects he and chief executive Tom Fox, who is in New York to hold talks with Lerner about the club’s January transfer plans, to address Villa’s situation. He said: “This is something I asked from them a fortnight ago, or something like that. Not to take the pressure off me – if I didn’t want the pressure I wouldn’t have this job. “It’s more because I’m facing you (the media) every week but actually I know Villa from inside for only 10 weeks now. “At some point I cannot explain and I am not in the position to judge what happened before and whether it was right or wrong because I wasn’t here. “At some point it is important that the Aston Villa voice is not only mine. “This is not to avoid my responsibilities at all. I will do it as long as I am in this position at this club.” Villa host Crystal Palace on Tuesday marooned at the bottom of the league and 11 points from safety. last_img read more

Badminton News Saina Nehwal, Sameer Verma to fight at Korea Open; Srikanth withdraws

first_imgSeoul: Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma will look to put their best foot forward when they lead Indian challenge at the USD 600,000 Korea Open World Tour Super 500 tournament beginning here Tuesday. Saina, who had skipped the Japan Open earlier this month after winning a bronze at 18th Asian Games, will look to get over the disappointment of her first-round exit at China last week when she takes on Korean Kim Hyo Min.Fifth seeded Saina, ranked 10th in the world, has done well in the major events this year, grabbing a second gold at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the Jakarta Asian Games. But the Indian has been inconsistent in the BWF events.Also read | J&K: Soldier martyred, three militants killed in anti-infiltration operation in KupwaraSaina, who had reached the finals at the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters in January, was ousted by Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun last week at China and will have a tough task at hand as she is likely to face third seed Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in the quarterfinals.In men’s singles, Sameer Verma will carry the Indian flag after Kidambi Srikanth pulled out after playing back-to-back tournaments in Japan and China in the last two weeks.Sameer has been troubled by injuries but he has done well when he has been fit, winning titles at Swiss Open in February and Hyderabad Open early this month.The 23-year-old Dhar, who had finished runners-up at 2016 Hong Kong Open, will play Denmark’s Anders Antonsen in his opening match.He had beaten the Danish shuttler at India Open in January this year. If the Indian crosses the opening round, he is expected to meet reigning world champion Kento Momota of Japan.Also read | Bigg Boss 12: Shivashish Mishra is not just a businessmanYoung women’s shuttler Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka will also compete in the tournament, taking on formidable sixth seed Beiwen Zhang of USA in the opening round.Among others, Ajay Jayaram will take on China’s Zhao Junpeng in the qualifiers. Young Vaidehi Choudhari and Mugdha Agrey will also compete at the women’s singles qualifying round. For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Salvation Army Still in need of Donations for Fundraiser

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Salvation Army is seeing brighter days thanks to donations from one organization. The Alpena Exchange Club raised over $2,000 for the Red Kettle Christmas Fundraiser.The Salvation Army is still trying to reach its $170,000 goal. Exchange member, Gary Rondeau delivered another check for $500 to the help the non-profit continue to work on that campaign for the month of January.If you would like to help the Salvation Army continue to reach their goal contact Captain Amy Cedervall at 989–358–2769.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hess Sworn in as City Councilwoman, Johnson Becomes Mayor Pro TemNext New Years Baby Finally Arrives in Alpena: Stella Mae Janislast_img read more

BEEKEEPERS ARE BUZZING WITH NEW DONEGAL ASSOCIATION

first_imgThere is a great buzz of excitement at the moment with the setting up of a new beekeeping association in East Donegal and West Tyrone.The new association will be working with other beekeeping, gardening and farming groups to help sustain and increase the beekeeping stock in the local areaPeople have been keeping bees for thousands of years and it would not have been unusual in the early 1900’s for each house to have their own beehive. Bees not only provide the beekeeper with honey, they also produce beeswax and royal jelly. They also collect pollen and propolis which are used in skin and health care products.Their main function however is to pollinate a whole range of crops from apples. Tomatoes and strawberries to clover and rapeseed. In fact Honey bees pollinate an estimated one-third of all the food crops we consume. Albert Einstein is quoted by some sources as saying, “If the bee disappears off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left”.The club will be working with Donegal rapeseed oil company by bringing hives to the rapeseed fields to help pollination. This gives dual benefits of increased pollination for the farmer and an early build up of bees for the beekeeper.A spokesman said “The new association will help promote beekeeping within the Finn, Mourne and Derg valley area and we want to encourage anyone interested in beekeeping to come along on the night. “We would especially encourage beginners and we will be starting a beginner’s beekeeping course in the near future. We have also ordered hives of bees for new beekeepers that will be ready in June.”The meeting is taking place on the Monday 17th February at 8 P.M in Lifford old court house. For more information contact Daniel on 0863891490 or see Facebook by looking up Beekeeping Donegal/Tyrone. BEEKEEPERS ARE BUZZING WITH NEW DONEGAL ASSOCIATION was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beekeepingdonegallast_img read more