West Ham fans back crest change

first_img “West Ham United are pleased to report that an independent supporter poll, conducted by SMG YouGov, shows that fans have voted in favour of adopting the Club’s updated crest design,” the club announced on their website. “Of the two supporter polls, SMG YouGov reported that 77 per cent of fans were supportive of evolving the Club’s crest. The Club therefore had a clear mandate for change. When presented with the new crest’s design, 72 per cent of West Ham fans who support change, also voted to adopt the new crest design. “SMG YouGov’s report confirmed that the second stage of the process attracted new respondents and new opinions, while the results showed that an overall 56 per cent majority of fans voted ‘yes’, in clear support of adopting the new crest. “The primary, full-colour flat and mono executions…will be the most widely used and will grace the playing shirt from 2016. We are also pleased to report that the popular blue shield with claret hammers will be adopted as a secondary colour-way.” The new crest is another step away from tradition for the east London club who will leave the Boleyn Ground, their home for the last 110 years, to take up anchor residency of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold issued a statement thanking supporters for their input, which read: “As a board, we always put the fans’ feelings at the heart of our decision making. This is an emotive issue and we have said from the outset that if supporters did not vote for this crest then there would be no change. “From all the emails and tweets we have seen, there are clearly thousands of different opinions out there. But ultimately, the fans have spoken. We are pleased to have found a route that has been endorsed by the majority of fans so we now plan to follow that guidance.” Meanwhile vice-chairman Karren Brady, who played a major part in securing the Olympic Stadium move, believes the tie-in with a new crest is crucial to develop the club. Press Association West Ham will sport a newly-designed crest when they move to the Olympic Stadium from the start of the 2016-17 season. “Our priority now is to continue to work with supporters to ensure that when we make our momentous move in 2016, the Olympic Stadium looks and feels like home. “This has always been and remains a guiding principle for the board in the lead up to the move. Millions of pounds are being invested to make sure the stadium exceeds fans’ expectations come the first game of the 2016-17 season. “The approval of the new crest is a significant step forward in this process and I would like to reiterate my thanks to the thousands of supporters who played their part in helping to devise what will be the 16th crest in our 119-year history.” The Hammers conducted a number of online polls amongst supporters to garner opinions on a modern, simplistic design to coincide with the move away from Upton Park in two years’ time – with a slight majority voting in favour of the change. The new crest sees the castle removed from the current design, with ‘London’ added in an attempt to attract a wider market as the club made a number of small alterations following feedback from fans. last_img read more

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Miracle Child Ismail Zulfic is the most promising Athlete of BiH in 2017

first_imgSix-year-old Ismail Zulfic, also known as “Butterfly” in BiH, was declared as the most promising athlete in BiH in the Selection of athletes of the year with people with disabilities, which is organized by the Sport Union of Disabled Persons of the FBiH.Ismail was born without his arms, but his persistence, strength, and desire for success should be an example for everyone on how to bravely go through life despite all the obstacles.He learned to swim as a member of SC Spid and then he started competing and winning numerous medals. Today, he is able to swim the entire Olympic pool without any problems. After that, he learned to ski as well.All the world media from America to China wrote about Ismail, as well as about SC Spid whose founder Amel Kapo put a lot of love and effort in it with the aim to make all children feel equal.Ermin Jusufovic was selected as the best senior in the male competition for the best athlete with disability.(Source: M. N./Klix.ba)last_img read more

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End of an era as United legend Giggs quits club

first_imgMourinho, who had already been lined up to replace van Gaal after the Dutchman failed to qualify United for next season’s Champions League, is keen to have his own backroom staff along with him which means Rui Faria replacing Giggs.Giggs, who Mourinho reportedly suspected of disloyalty and spinning against Moyes and then van Gaal when their fortunes slumped, was offered a different role but declined it.But there was no rancour in Giggs’ statement, released by United, towards the Portuguese manager.“I want to congratulate Jose Mourinho on his appointment as manager of the world’s biggest club,” said Giggs.“There are only a handful of proven winners at the very highest level and Jose is unquestionably one of them. I know the fans will welcome him.”Ed Woodward, executive vice chairman, paid a handsome tribute to United’s faithful servant.“Ryan’s place in the history of Manchester United is assured,” said Woodward.“He has been a constant presence at the club since 1987 and during his playing days, regularly delighted crowds; first with his dazzling wing play and later with his intelligence and ability to dictate a game.“He has all the attributes to be a terrific manager in the future.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 The 42-year-old Welshman — an integral part of the great side built by Alex Ferguson and who made a record 963 appearances — is keen to pursue a managerial career, having been assistant manager during the unsuccessful spells of David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal.“It has not been a decision that I have made lightly. I’ll take away so many special memories as well as a lifetime of experiences that will, I hope, serve me well in the future,” said Giggs in a statement issued by the club.“However, the time feels right and although I have no immediate plans to step into management, it is where I want to be.”Giggs, who won 13 league titles and two Champions League trophies amongst other honours, said that it was an enormous wrench for him.“After 29 seasons at Manchester United as a player and assistant manager, I know winning is in the DNA of this Club – giving youth a chance, and playing attacking and exciting football.“It’s healthy to have high expectations, it’s right to expect to win. Manchester United expects, deserves, nothing less.“This is why it is a huge decision for me to step away from the club that has been my life since the age of 14.” Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP |Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is to leave after almost 30 years of service, the English Premier League club announced on Saturday in a widely expected move following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager.last_img read more

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State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles Discusses Human Trafficking In Washington

first_imgSubmitted by Timberland Regional LibraryHuman trafficking is a billion-dollar, global industry according to State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles. Kohl-Welles will discuss the historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public-policy perspectives on human trafficking at an interactive presentation titled “Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in Internet Ads”. The event will be at the Lacey Timberland Library on Saturday, January 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.Kohl-Welles offers historical, cultural, socioeconomic and public-policy perspectives on human trafficking. Topics to be explored include the ethics and policy around the issue and misconceptions about human trafficking.A primary focus will be on sex trafficking and how and why it happens here. Historical accounts, film and current events will be used to provide context. Finally, the discussion will examine what is being done to intervene and prevent human trafficking, including new laws, innovative law enforcement approaches and actions being taken by human-rights groups.With regard to her work on human trafficking, Kohl-Welles has been the sponsor of many anti-trafficking bills in the Washington State Senate. She received Seattle Against Slavery’s 2010 Lincoln Freedom Award for her efforts. Kohl-Welles serves on the University of Washington’s Human Trafficking Task Force. She is a national and international presenter on the topic of human trafficking.This program is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington. The Lacey Timberland Library is at 500 College Street SE. For more information, contact the library at (360) 491-3860 or visit www.TRL.org. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Two Luxury Cars Stolen In One Night

first_imgThe last time a car was stolen in Rumson was on Sept. 22, from a home on Holly Tree Lane. The 2014 BMW X5 was recovered in damaged condition in New York City on Oct. 27, following an investigation by state police called Operation 17 Corridor.In 2011, three luxury cars were stolen from Rumson homes in July and August.When Rumson Police receive a car theft report, they enter it into a national crime database and notify the NJ State Police Auto Theft Task Force. Sometimes they take the extra step of contacting the Newark Police Dept. directly, Isherwood said.“There are auto theft rings based out of Newark Essex County area,” said Isher wood. “The cars can be stolen and resold on the black market,” he said. In some cases, the cars are loaded onto container ships and sent abroad, he said. RUMSON – Police are investigating reports of two vehicles stolen on the night of Wednesday, July 20.The unlocked cars were stolen out of the driveways of homes on Avenue of Two Rivers and Robin Road sometime between 9 p.m. and 5:45 a.m., according to Det. Sgt. Christopher Isherwood. The cars were identified as a 2016 Range Rover and a 2015 BMW X3. There were also reports by residents that their cars were rummaged through that night.“The common thread with these crimes is that the vehicles were not locked. It is imperative that residents keep vehicles locked and keep valuables somewhere secure,” said Isherwood.Oftentimes electronic key fobs are present in or near the vehicles, making it easy for thieves.“With this push button start in cars, it not like the old days like when you had to carry a key around. Sometimes people leave them in the car, or even on the kitchen counter,” said Isherwood. He explained that if the car is parked near the vicinity of the kitchen, for example, it could be possible to enter and easily start the car.last_img read more

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KIJHL teams back for final stretch run

first_imgCastlegar gave the third-place Leafs a little breathing room by knocking off the Murdoch leaders 3-1 Thursday in the Sunflower City. But Nelson still trails Beaver Valley by 14 points.Authur Andrews and Tyler Robinson scored first period goals and Jordan Gluck made 30 saves to spark the Rebel win.The win keeps the Rebels within striking distance — three points — of the Hawks. The teams meet again Friday in Fruitavale.Meanwhile the Leafs travel to Spokane before hosting the Braves in the annual New Years Eve clash at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Grand Forks, the other Murdoch Division teams, is idle until January 6 when the Bruins host Castlegar. The Nelson Leafs return to the ice today as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club begins the unofficial second half to the Junior B season Friday in Spokane.Nelson, 19-13-0-2, enters the final stretch with little room for error as the club trails the two Murdoch Division front runners — Beaver Valley and Castlegar — each by more than 10 points.last_img read more

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Kootenay Ice let one slip away, drop 4-3 decision to Fraser Valley

first_imgCoy Prevost of Kimberley and Ross Amour also scored for the Ice.Justin Bowerman scored twice to lead the T-Birds.Saturday, Kootenay, playing perhaps its best game of the season, scored a season high seven goals en route to the lopsided victory.“We had a fantastic game Saturday,” Wright exclaimed. “Even Sunday I thought the guys played very hard and deserved better.”Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook scored twice to lead the Ice.Spencer McLean of Montrose, Ryan Neil of Fruitvale, Podgorenko, Nelson’s Sam Weber and Jacob Yuris of Trail also scored for the Ice.Provost, a Western Hockey League draft pick of the Saskatoon Blades, finished Saturday’s game with three assists.Jason Mailhiot and Carson Schamerhorn, both of Trail shared the netminding duties in goal during the weekend for Kootenay.Kootenay takes to the road for two very tough games Saturday and Sunday against the Vancouver Northwest Giants.The Giants hold down second spot in league standings, four points behind leading Okanagan Rockets.“This will be a very good test for us,” said Wright. “So we’re going to focus on having a great week of practice and work on our zone coverage in the defensive zone.” The Kootenay Ice missed a golden opportunity to climb the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League standings during a weekend home series.Costly penalties down the stretch proved to unravel the Ice, allowing the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds to escape with a 4-3 victory Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Kootenay, 3-9-2 on the season, remain a point behind Fraser Valley and five back in the race for the final playoff spot. The Ice opened the two-game set Saturday with a 7-3 victory in Nelson.“For the first time this season we got a little undisciplined and that cost us,” said Ice skipper Robbie Wright.“(Fraser Valley) is a big strong club and a couple of their guys started running around and got under our skin.”“But overall on the weekend I thought we played well, it was just a couple of bad penalties that really hurt us Sunday,” Wright added.Trailing 3-1 in the third, Nelson’s Justin Podgorenko pulled Kootenay to within a marker of Fraser Valley.However, the Ice took three penalties, two at the 9:34 mark of the third period with the Thunderbirds already being assess a minor penalty, to kill any momentum.last_img read more

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Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon off to Concordia University

first_imgWheeldon, 20, came up through the ranks of Nelson Minor Hockey before latching on with the Kootenay Ice of the BC Hockey Major Midget League in 2009.The next season he earned a spot with hometown Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League where he had 11 points in 44 games.Wheeldon’s high-octane play earned him a spot in the BC Hockey League with Trail Smoke Eaters from 2011-14.In 140 games with the Smokies, Wheeldon accumulated 39 points.However, Wheeldon left Trail during the offseason, playing his final season in the AJHL with Camrose.Wheeldon, 20, completed a successful season in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with Camrose where the 5’11”, 200-pound forward scored 10 goals while adding 14 assists in 59 games with the AJHL South regular season champions.”The Kodiaks organization would like to congradulate Adam and his family on this achievement in his hockey career and we look forward to many more years of hockey and education,” Rybalka said in closing.Wheeldon joins a host of graduating players from the AJHL choosing to remain in Alberta to find offers on the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference team. Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon has accepted an offer to attend Concordia University in Edmonton.Concordia plays in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference against college and university teams from throughout Alberta.“Adam will have an impact from day one with the team,” said Kodiaks coach and GM Boris Rybalka on the team website.“His style of play will make him a fan favourite and opposition players will need to keep their heads up when he is on the ice.”“Coach Glegloff is excited about having Adam attend Concordia as he sees his leadership and compete level paying dividends to the program,” Rybalka adds.last_img read more

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Husband and Wife arrested for stealing injuring man

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 19, 2017 – Providenciales – An alleged criminal couple was arrested by Police and charged with aggravated burglary and robbery.   A 36 year old woman and her 30 year old husband are the TCIs own ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ it appears as Police say in a report that the duo was caught with stolen goods and are their suspects in the case where a resident of Belgrade Gardens was pistol whipped and robbed of a Jamaican passport and his 2008 Nissan Skyline sedan.  The home invasion is from April 7, 2017 and led to the man being hospitalized with injuries.#MagneticMediaNews#husbandandwifearrestedinTCI#TCIBonnieandClyde Related Items:#husbandandwifearrestedinTCI, #magneticmedianews, #TCIBonnieandClyde Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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