first_imgMarseille have suspended Patrice Evra after the footballer aimed a kick at the head of one of the French club’s supporters ahead of a Europa League match in Portugal.The club took action after UEFA confirmed it had opened disciplinary proceedings against the former Manchester United player.“Jacques-Henri Eyraud, president of Marseille, met Patrice Evra today and informed him of his lay-off with immediate effect and a summons to an interview prior to a possible disciplinary sanction,” a statement from the French club said.Evra, who is named as a substitute for OM’s fixture away to Vitoria, lashed out at the fan in a heated confrontation ahead of the match on Thursday. He was then ushered away by a team-mate.Further to UEFA investigation’s into Evra, the governing body has charged Marseille with breaches of Article 16 of its disciplinary regulations: namely the “field invasion by supporters, the setting-off of fireworks and acts of damages.”Evra joined Marseille from Juventus in January, but has made just two appearances for the club in all competitions this season. On Friday UEFA announced the 36-year-old would miss “at least one match”, with the organisation’s disciplinary body set to discuss his case at its next meeting on November 10.Marseille added there had been “unacceptable behaviour” from some fans who subjected Evra and his team-mates to “hateful attacks” but said: “As a professional and experienced player, Patrice Evra could not respond in such an inappropriate way.”The former Manchester United player aimed a kick at a supporter PAEvra is almost certain to face a more severe sanction from UEFA following scenes reminiscent of Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick at Selhurst Park in 1995.Video footage showed Evra aiming the kick at the Marseille fan as visiting players and supporters, who had seemingly scaled barriers to reach the advertising hoardings at the Estadio D Afonso Henriques in Guimaraes, confronted each other at the side of the pitch.last_img read more

first_imgThe Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the NCSBI have charged an individual in the homicide of Timothy Vincent Norris.Charged is Thomas “Tommy” Glen Palmer Jr., 33, listed with a Tignall, GA address.  Palmer is the step son of Timothy Norris.  Palmer is currently being held in Wilkes County, GA on unrelated charges stemming from an armed robbery in Georgia on December 13th.  Jackson County has begun the process to have Palmer extradited back to North Carolina.No further case details are being released at this time.Norris, a 49-year-old Cashiers man, was shot dead inside his home on February 3rd. Tim Norris’ wife, Tami, left their home on Feb. 2 at about 6 p.m. for her job at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. She worked the night shift. She discovered her husband’s body the following morning.last_img read more

first_imgDidn’t get a chance to participate on Instagram? Weigh in with your thoughts here. Want to be able to participate in real time? Give our Instagram page a follow. Share This!One aspect of TouringPlans is that we use field-tested methods to minimize your wait in lines around the parks. One side effect of that is that TouringPlans fans don’t tolerate waiting in long lines–if the line is too long, they skip it for the moment. Over on our Instagram feed, Angela asked how long you would wait in line for a ride. Here’s your comments.last_img read more

first_imgThe night was cool and the dragonflies plentiful. The golden light at the end of the day cast a beautiful glow on the honey-brown black-masked Cedar Waxwings perched in the branches nearby.But the beauty of the evening was captured in the stunning sunset over Four Mile Lake in Chelsea, Michigan last night.The yellow of the sky, dramatic gray and white contrasting clouds, and dark outlined trees were a mirror reflection in the water. With the last rays of sunlight streaming through the clouds, it was next to impossible to tell where water ended and land and sky started. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Lake Erie Metro Park SunsetImagine a wedge(group) of Trumpeter Swans flying over in their V formation in this colorful southeastern Michigan sky at dusk. That’s the shot I missed as I quickly let go of my binoculars to try to focus my camera on the swiftly flying birds overhead. Nonetheless, last Friday’s sunset over…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Point Pelee National ParkThough the official start of fall is a few days away, the color changes of the marsh plants, and the warm glow of the setting sun made it feel like fall as I peered over the marsh boardwalk last night at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada. The southernmost…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Rainbow Over James Scott Memorial FountainFor someone who’s rarely had her camera with her when she sees a rainbow, I’ve had remarkable luck this year photographing rainbows. And this past week topped it off when I discovered what was at the end of the rainbow at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit. When I left…In “Michigan”last_img read more

first_imgCall timeChristian Dior launches a mini handset that’s elegant, sensual and truly exclusive. Designed like a piece of jewellery, this phone is a first-of-its-kind gem that anyone would love to flaunt. Among the smallest and lightest mobile phones in the market, it’s quite a marvel of miniaturisation. Weighing just 25,Call timeChristian Dior launches a mini handset that’s elegant, sensual and truly exclusive. Designed like a piece of jewellery, this phone is a first-of-its-kind gem that anyone would love to flaunt. Among the smallest and lightest mobile phones in the market, it’s quite a marvel of miniaturisation. Weighing just 25 grams, this is the ultimate object of desire. Flaunt it.Wristy businessThis summer, what better colour than a cool blue? This stunning watch from the house of Seiko is part of their Ladies Elegant Dress Series. The handpiece is classy and at the same time sports a youthful design and colour. With its stainless steel case, it’s a tough one. At the office, at a party with friends, or just chilling by pool, this stunning piece is sure to grab eyeballs (and yes, it is water resistant). Price: Rs 10,400. Available at Helvetica, Spencer Plaza. Tel: 28490013.Best footStep out in style with these well-cut boots from Pavers England. The perfect finishing touch to a business suit, this sleek pair can also be combined with clubwear for a stylish night out. Four-eyelet lace, squared toe and side overlay accents make them ultra chic. Price: Rs 2,999.Au naturaleWhat’s new Kalpa Kshema is Chennai’s finest one-stop retail store for organic products.Price Rs 70 onward.Try out Rice, sugar, cereals (all organic), handmade soaps and shower gels.Go to Gopalapuram 1st Street, Cathedral Road. Call 28117652.last_img read more

first_imgAjay Jayaram is close to achieving his dream of competing in the Olympics. He is the highest-ranked Indian shuttler in the men’s singles at 27 followed by Parupalli Kashyap (31).To qualify for the London Olympics, Jayaram has to ensure that he stays ahead of his compatriot till the rankings are freezed on May 3.The Asian Badminton Championships and the India Open Super Series are the two upcoming tournaments in which Jayaram will look to maintain his ranking.The soft-spoken Mumbai boy said that though he is trying not to think of Olympic qualification, it is there at the back of his mind.”My focus will be to give my best, but I cannot deny that there is pressure. After all, it is the Olympics and it is the dream of every athlete to compete in the Olympics.” Jayaram told Mail Today.”However, I feel that competing is not enough, winning medals is what counts.”Jayaram has been making waves since 2010, steadily climbing the rankings and leaving behind his compatriots to become the top Indian in singles. “Last year was very good for me. I played well against the world’s top players like Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan and it was a huge morale- booster. After the good results I had last year, I really thought I can qualify for the Olympics.”What I have been lacking is consistency and I am working on my game to be able to beat the top players. I know I have the potential to crack the top-10. I will be striving hard to get there in the next one year.”advertisementJayaram, who is training under English coach Tom John, said he has added the aggressive streak that was missing in his game.”My game is based on deception and I lacked aggressive shots. To compete against the best in the world, you need to have a blend of deceptive shots and aggressive strokes.”My stint with Tom John in Portugal last year has helped me get better. I have been training under him since then. He can make you work hard like an animal and it toughens you up. My fitness has also improved. I know what to expect from my coach once I start preparing for the Olympics. It will be tough but I am prepared to train hard.”While the likes of Jayaram and Kashyap have been floating in the 30s as far as the rankings are concerned, they have not been able to emulate Saina Nehwal and touch the upper echelons. “Mental toughness is very important. Somebody like Saina has been able to go so far because she is mentally very strong. We are not lacking in skills but have to be more consistent and mentally tough to take on the top players.”last_img read more

first_imgPlease find enclosed the draft draw for the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships to be held at Stockland Park, Caloundra from Wednesday, 11 September until Saturday, 14 September. A NYC Memo and draft draw structure is also attached. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2013 X-Blades National Youth Championships (NYC). Websiteswww.nyc.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.au Social MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nyc2013)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related Filesdraft_draw__external__v1-pdfdraft_draw_structure_and_format__updated_-pdfnyc_memo_-_23-8-2013-pdfRelated LinksNYC Draft Drawlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP striker Dost a surprise January target for Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSporting CP striker Bas Dost is a surprise January target for Real Madrid.The Dutchman is under consideration at Real as they seek a centre-forward signing for next month.AS says also on Real’s shortlist are Mauro Icardi (Internazionale), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) and Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa).The likes of Dost and Llorente would arrive in Madrid as cover for Karim Benzema.Dost seemed ready to leave Sporting in the summer after hooligans had attacked some players, but chose to stay. “I have not finished here yet. I just want to look ahead now I signed here two years ago and started to love this club. It has been a difficult time, but the feeling that I have dominated my thoughts here,” he said. last_img read more