7 Negros LGUs slow in SAP distribution; second tranche hangs in the balance

first_imgHowever, only 67 LGUs submitted their liquidation reports. BACOLOD City – Seven local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental failed to complete the distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash subsidy. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA The processing for the second tranche of the SAP will not start until the distribution of the first tranche is completed by all the LGUs. “We still have to validate the list of beneficiaries of the SAP for the first tranche before processing the second tranche,” Macapobre pointed out. * a family member is a person with disability (PWD) * a family member is a solo parent * a family member is pregnant or breastfeeding In Western Visayas, the subsidy is P6,000 for each beneficiary (per family or household basis). The government stressed that SAP’s priority are families who need cash assistance the most, particularly those belonging in the informal sector whose livelihood has been most affected by the quarantine. Ma. Evelyn Macapobre, DSWD Region 6 director, had hoped that all the 133 LGUs in Western Visayas would have completed the SAP distribution by yesterday – the deadline set by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). The amount varies, depending on the prevailing regional minimum wage rates and takes into account the other subsidy programs in cash or in-kind, under the DSWD. As of May 21, 98 of the 133 LGUs in the region had completed the SAP payouts. Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 Series of 2020 signed by the implementing departments states that each qualified family can receive between P5,000 to P8,000 per month for two months for basic food, medicine, and toiletries. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office identified these LGUs as the cities of Bago, Kabankalan, Sagay, Silay, and Victorias, and the municipalities of Ilog and Isabela. * the family is part of the underprivileged sector and homeless citizens; these are families whose income falls within the poverty threshold set by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); families who are homeless, including those who live in makeshift dwelling units, are included * a family member is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in distress; these include OFWs who were repatriated or banned to travel outside the country, since January 2020, due to the coronavirus global health crisis * the family is part of indigent and indigenous people; these are families or tribes certified as poor by field offices of the DSWD or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR); also included are families living in recognized ancestral grounds and who forage, hunt, and gather or part of informal workers as verified by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) or tribal chieftain/council of elders The program is headed by the DSWD, in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), and DILG. Apart from the database of the national government, the DSWD also released the qualifying factors for households: SAP is a cash emergency subsidy program mandated by the new law, the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 25, 2020. * a family member is a senior citizen or aged 60 and above * a family member is part of the informal economy workers, including independent, self-employed, and small-scale producers and distributors of goods and services (scroll down for more details)/PNlast_img read more

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Dodgers’ search for fifth starter isn’t solved in 6-3 loss to Brewers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We’re getting to the point where someone has a better chance of hanging,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.After allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings — including five in the first — Wieland said he doesn’t know whether his next start will be in a Los Angeles or Oklahoma City Dodgers uniform. Huff, Bolsinger and Baker all said the same thing after their debuts, and all are in Triple-A now. Huff and Baker aren’t even on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster.Their fates were predetermined, Mattingly said.“Honestly there have been guys who have come up and thrown well, but it didn’t matter … they were going back down,” Mattingly said. “That was part of the plan.” MILWAUKEE >> One month into the 2015 season, the Dodgers are still trudging forward without a consistent fifth starter in their rotation.The cameo starts by pitchers David Huff, Mike Bolsinger, Scott Baker, Carlos Frias and most recently Joe Wieland have been a mixed bag of good, bad and ugly. To be fair, that’s probably what most teams expect from a fifth starter over the course of a full season.On the other hand, the Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball history. It’s not unreasonable to expect more — or at least, to expect to have a better idea of the club’s pitching depth by now.In the case of Wieland, who took the loss Wednesday against the Brewers, the first inning was ugly and the rest was pretty good. That wasn’t enough to ensure victory, as the Dodgers lost 6-3.center_img Not everyone is a fan of the plan.“Everybody knows what’s going on down there,” Wieland said. “Obviously it’s been a revolving door. It’s a situation that, it sucks, because some days we don’t know when we’re pitching really. Guys have been pushed back. Your start day could be today or it could be two days from now. At the end of the day, I’ve started to not pay attention anymore.”Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell recalled a similar fifth-starter situation in Tampa Bay when he played for current Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. However, that situation never played out so early in the season.Injuries have left the Dodgers in a tough position. Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) and Brandon Beachy (elbow) are on the disabled list and are not expected back for at least another month or so. Brandon McCarthy is out for the season.Frias (2-0, 0.00 ERA) seems to have a semi-permanent place in the rotation. He’ll try to keep it today when the Dodgers and Brewers wrap up their four-game series.Now, the Dodgers appear to have three choices: Continue to rotate the fifth starter’s job among their best minor leaguers, give it to the most qualified internal candidate — Bolsinger had the best results in his one start in April — or acquire a starter via trade. How close are we to a resolution?“It’s coming,” Mattingly said. “It’s getting there.”The Brewers scored five runs on four hits against Wieland in the first inning. Two of the hits were two-run home runs by Scooter Gennett and Adam Lind. Wieland was charged with a run when reliever Sergio Santos issued a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning.Another Milwaukee run was overturned when the Dodgers challenged a safe call at first base and won.The Dodgers out-hit the Brewers on Wednesday, 8-7, but were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. Mostly, they had a tough time solving Milwaukee right-hander Wily Peralta (1-4). Veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his sixth save.Two of the Dodgers’ eight hits were home runs by Joc Pederson, who matched Adrian Gonzalez for the team lead with nine.Pederson’s last seven hits have all been home runs. An early candidate for the National League Rookie of the Year award, Pederson also made an impressive catch against the center-field fence after a long run.Pederson said he was playing video games late Tuesday when Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper texted him to say “keep it up.” Harper hit three home runs Wednesday before Pederson responded with two of his own.“It was just a coincidence,” Pederson said.last_img read more

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FUFA to receive sh2billion virus relief fund

first_img“It is FIFA’s duty to be there and support the ones that are facing acute needs,” added Infantino. “This starts by providing immediate financial assistance to our member associations, many of which are experiencing severe financial distress.”The funds come from the Forward 2.0 programme, which was launched in 2016 and will provide $1.746 billion (around 1.6 billion euros) in total over the 2019-2022 period.Last month FIFA announced the creation of a football aid fund but it has since not given any additional details on its operation or scope.READ LATEST UGANDA UPDATES ON COVID-19 HERE (click)Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Uganda’s soccer boss Magogo with FIFA’s Infantino at a previous meeting. Uganda, like many other nations, has suspended all football activities because of the lock-down declared by government to fight COVID-19. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAFIFA to give members $150m to support overcome COVID-19 effectsLausanne, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA will release $500,000 (Ush 2billion) to each national football governing body  to help handle financial troubles caused by the coronavirus, the global body said on Friday.FIFA will release a total $150 million (139 million euros) to its member football associations. FIFA said that “all operational funding” for 2019 and 2020 would be distributed amongst the 211 member associations in the next few days “as the first step of a relief plan to assist the football community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic”.Each national governing body will receive $500,000, that FIFA says would normally be delivered “upon fulfullment of specific criteria”, but will release those funds and any “remaining entitlement for 2019 and 2020”.FIFA president Gianni Infantino said that the funds were the “first step of a far-reaching financial relief plan we are developing to respond to the emergency across the whole football community”.last_img read more

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Inside Conditions: No love lost

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier When I heard all of the “disloyal” chatter spewing from the mouths of the present trash talking Steelers nation in regards to the present state I am reminded of the bright eyed bride or the gushing groom. They both treasure their marriage vows until the next door neighbor’s wife comes to borrow a cup of sugar or the next door neighbor’s husband changes a flat tire for the neighbor’s wife when he is next door. Eyes grow big and wide with anticipation just before the infidelity “gene” kicks in. Hey you “yinzers,” do you remember these “timeless vows that you took when the the Black and Gold was in their heyday? Where are you now “Franco’s Italian Army?” Have “Gerela’s Gorillas” been relocated to a “protected” animal reserve and designated as an “endangered” species? I will not be like United States Sen. Rand Paul and plagiarize Wikipedia? For all of you that may still have a bit of “cow juice” behind the ears; wikipedia says that; “Roy Gerela (born April 2, 1948, Sarrail, Alberta) is a former [NFL] placekicker best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he won three Super Bowl rings.He was selected in the fourth round of the 1969 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers and played for them in the American Football League in 1969, as well as their first NFL season of 1970. He signed with the Steelers before the 1971 season, and quickly became popular with Steelers fans, inspiring a fan club, ‘Gerela’s Gorillas.’ He led the AFC in scoring in 1973 and 1974, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1973 and 1975.Gerela was a member of the Steelers’ Super Bowl championship teams in 1973-74, 1974–75, and 1978–79, but was released by the Steelers before the 1979-80 season in favor of Matt Bahr.” Do yinz Steeler fans remember taking the “vows fan eternity” when “Gerala’s Gorillas” were hanging from the rafters at Three Rivers Stadium? Or is loyalty a thing of the past? “I, being a lifelong and permanent member of the Steelers Nation do solemnly swear that I will never change my allegiance to the Black and Gold. I promise to be faithful even if members of the Steelers football team is considered by many as part of the ‘criminal’ element. I also will continue to love and respect our team in light of one of our great defensive players deciding to shoot at helicopters for target practice. I will also continue to be onboard when players whose hair fly’s in the wind as the wide receivers from opposing players offenses fly by them. I will not be a ‘fly-by-nighter’ or a ‘mighty flighty’ fan regardless of who the foe might be and my allegiance to the Steelers will never waver even if their present performances remind one of the Black and Gold performing as ballerinas the ‘Nut­cracker Suite’ without the nuts. There is tension and apprehension even when the Pittsburgh Steelers are mentioned in passing.” Speaking of mentioned in passing espn.com Patriots star QB Tom Brady was quoted as saying; “You throw it, they catch it, they run with it,” he said. “It makes a good day for a quarterback.” “We really haven’t had him for a long time (Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski) and we’ve learned to play without him, but it’s obvious when he’s in there (that) he adds a different element to what we’re trying to do and that’s why he’s such a good player. He worked really hard to get back to this point and after he’s got a few games under him and he’s got his football legs back hopefully he can continue to do it. It was a big spark for us yesterday and he really came out making some big plays for us on third down, some drive starters when we got things going into the drive.” Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin was again the master of the understatement. He said: “We are going to comb through this with a fine-tooth comb and those people who are lacking effort won’t be playing. It’s just that simple.” Brady had 252 yards passing in the first half, more than in five of his other eight games. Up until this point the majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers players inherited by Tomlin from the Bill Cowher era have helped keep the Black and Gold on the winning track. This is now the Tomlin and Kevin Colbert era, not the Cowher Tom Donahue era. There are but a few of the “leftover”  Cowher standouts that may be or can be effective at this late date in their careers. Except for the Steelers 2013 first round draft pick outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, running LeVeon Bell and the fragile Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey. The Steelers had better begin to use the draft and draft future athletes as if the franchise depends on it because there is nothing to write home about in regards to the past and present draft selections made by the management of the Steelers. Oh, by the way, the game. I am not going to throw more urine on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense than they have already been forced to endure. The defense  may be a little long in the tooth but hey, even young athletes get tired. When a defense, any defense, has to bail out the offense, fumble after fumble, pick after pick, season after season they often become mentally and physically fatigued. The Steelers are not lazy; they are tired.Game Notes: The 55 points were the most scored in an NFL game this season and the most ever against the Steelers (2-6). The Patriots’ 610 yards were the third most in team history and the most ever allowed by Pittsburgh.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]) AUBREY BRUCElast_img read more

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Guilty Plea For Driver Of 2015 Fatal Hit And Run

first_imgBy John BurtonFREEHOLD – Toni A. Marletta’s guilty plea last week in connection with the death of 15-year- old Marissa Procopio in July 2015, is cold comfort to Marissa’s mother.“She just has no remorse,” said a teary-eyed, visibly upset Danielle Procopio-Adams, Marissa’s mother, following Marletta’s entering of guilty pleas in state Superior Court last Friday morning.“People don’t kill people and run away,” Procopio-Adams said of Marletta’s actions. “I’m just disgusted.”Marletta, a 50-year-old resident of the Middletown’s Leonardo section, appeared before Judge Ronald Reisner where she entered a guilty plea to one count of second degree knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal accident and to a third degree count of endangering the welfare of a child in the fatal hit-and-run collision.Marletta also pleaded guilty to two motor vehicle offenses, including not having auto insurance – her second conviction for that violation, according to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Doyle, who handled the case.According to the negotiated plea agreement, Doyle said the prosecutor’s office recommended Marletta be sentenced to seven years in state prison for the leaving the scene of an accident offense, and to a four- year concurrent prison sentence for the endangering conviction.Marletta will again appear before Reisner’s court on Dec. 2 for the sentencing phase.Marletta’s voice quivered and eyes welled up in tears as she responded in brief, often one-word responses, to her attorney, Peter O’Mara’s led narrative, where Marletta took responsibility for the July 7, 2015 incident. Authorities said a joint investigation conducted by Middletown police, the county prosecutor’s office and the county Serious Collision Analysis Response Team determined Marissa Procopio, a 15-year-old Atlantic Highlands resident, had been crossing state Highway 36 at the Avenue D intersection in Leonardo, when the car Marletta was driving struck Procopio. “Ms. Marletta fled because she immediately became overcome with panic over the fact she had recently allowed her insurance to lapse,” O’Mara maintained in his statement.O’Mara alleged Procopio was crossing the highway against a red light, based upon the observation of an independent witness, when “after running a few steps,” in the westbound lane, “was struck by right passenger side of vehicle.”Marletta was actually on her way to Middletown Police Headquarters when officers contacted her, where she consented to blood and toxicological tests, according to her lawyer. Procopio was transported by helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where she died the next day from her injuries.Marletta, who had three 16-year-old girls, one of whom is her daughter, in the car at the time of the collision, fled the scene. With the help of security video from an area business, investigators were able to locate the vehicle later that evening. According to Charles Webster, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, the damage to the vehicle was consistent with the collision.Following the hearing, O’Mara distributed a statement to members of the media present before ushering Marletta out of the courtroom and building, with Marletta offering no additional comments.In O’Mara’s statement, Marletta had taken her daughter and friends to the local supermarket for snacks and food for the girls’ planned sleepover, as well as a bottle of wine for Marletta. On the trip home, at about 8:54 p.m., “her vehicle unintentionally and inadvertently,” struck Procopio.center_img Despite the onslaught of social media postings on rumors to the contrary, O’Mara said an independent analysis, conducted by John Brick, Rutgers University, found “he was unable to determine or conclude that alcohol or other drugs were significant contributing factors to the collision.”Authorities hadn’t charged Marletta with driving while impaired.Procopio-Adams said she would rather have had Marletta go to trial given “she (Marletta) would have gotten a little more time,” by way of a prison sentence.“Seven years is not enough. The electric chair wouldn’t be enough,” Procopio-Adams said.For all parties, “It’s a lose-lose situation,” she said.last_img read more

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Leafs remain alive in Cyclone Taylor Tournament, rally to pull out tie against Hawks

first_imgBeaver Valley regained the lead on the power play eight seconds after Jamie Vlanich was sent off for interference.Ryan Edwards first-timed a cross-ice pass past Rebagliati to restore the one-goal margin.But Vlanich was able to vindicate himself, drilling a sharp-angle shot past Clark to even the score less than four minutes later.Something Nelson was unable to do the night before against Victoria.”We took too long of a rest and just were not ready for game speed,” Willans said of the month-long hiatus Nelson players experienced after being knocked out of the playoffs by Beaver Valley.”But we got out of the rust out of our system (Thursday) and were ready to go.”Despite each team having genuine chances to score the winning goal, there was no scoring in the third leaving each team with a single point.“It was a good battle . . . . I thought both teams played hard,” Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones said after the game. “(Nelson) has got a lot of game in them and with their backs against the wall, really battled us hard.”By not closing out the Leafs, Beaver Valley faces a must-win situation to advance to the Cyclone Final.“Getting the single point forces us to win that game (against Victoria) tomorrow,” he said. “We had to win that game anyways but Nelson threw a lot at us tonight so we’ll have to be ready tomorrow.”Kodiaks manhandle CougarsAfter surrendering two goals in the opening four minutes Thursday, Aldergrove Kodiaks returned the favour to Victoria, scoring twice in the opening four minutes Friday to dump the Vancouver Island champs 4-1 during the afternoon tilt in the Cyclone Taylor Cup.Spencer McHaffie and Stephen Ryan scored 70 seconds apart to give the Pacific Junior reps a quick 2-0 lead.Nicholas Bower cut the margin in half with a goal late in the period. But Jonathan Philley restored the two-goal margin before the period ended for Aldergrove.There was no scoring in the second while Adam Callegari scored a third-period power play to in the third to put the game away for Aldergrove.TOURNAMENT NOTES:  Beaver Valley players had “NH” stickers on pasted onto their helmets saluting Trail Minor Hockey product Nolan Handley, who was killed in a car accident earlier this week in the Silver City. . . . Former Trail Smokie Dave Rusnell, joined by Dale Donaldson of Mallard’s Source for sports, during the ceremonial face-off before the Hawks/Leafs game. . . .MVP for the BV/Nelson game were netminders Brett Clark for the Hawks and Brad Rebagliati for the Leafs. . . .Both scoring stars for BV, Dallas Calvin and Ryan Edwards, did not finish the game. Calvin was helped off the ice late in the third period while Edwards lost a few teeth when a puck deflected in the Nitehawk bench, hitting the Beaver Valley forward in the face. The Cyclone Taylor Final is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, but don’t expect any of the four teams to take a flyer during Saturday’s last day of round robin games.The jury remains on the two finalists for the championship following Day two action after the Nelson Leafs registered a bounce-back game, twice rallying from one-goal-deficits, to pull out a 2-2 tie against archrival Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Cyclone Taylor round robin action Friday night before large crowd at the NDCC Arena.The single point, believe it or not, keeps the Leafs alive in the hunt for the Junior B Hockey Championship heading into the final day of the preliminary round.“It feels good to still be alive in the tournament,” said Carsen Willans of the Leafs following the hard-fought contest.“We hoped to win (tonight’s) game. It was a good game for us . . . we gave it our all but just didn’t get the bounces.”Beaver Valley currently leads the four-team standings with a record of 1-0-1 good for three points.Aldergrove, after scoring a 4-1 win over Victoria Friday during the afternoon tilt, is tied for second with the Vancouver Island Champs — each with two points.Nelson sits in fourth spot with a single point in two games and will be pulling for the Hawks to win its game against Victoria — I bet you never saw this coming in a million years — to have a opportunity of advancing to the final by beating Aldergrove during Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. contest at the NDCC Arena.“It would be nice to have a KI final,” said Willans, hoping star align Saturday for the two Murdoch Division opponents to meet for all the marbles Sunday.Twice the Hawks looked to have the Leafs pinned on the mat.And twice the Leafs were able to bounce back.Sam Swanson, left all alone in front of Brad Rebagliati, gave the home side for this game a 1-0 lead in the second period.Brandon Sookro tied the game three minutes late when his slapshot surprised Beaver Valley netminder Brett Clark.last_img read more

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Boxee Box Comes Out of the Box

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Video Services#web Boxee, a company whose software allows users to watch any Internet content on their televisions, announced a set-top box in November. In January, they unveiled a 3-D printer-made design prototype. Now, in advance of its launch in “late October/early November,” Boxee has published a show-and-tell video starring the company’s design head, Zach Klein. (He’s the one with the headband and made of meat.) The box and remote are functional finals, right off the assembly line of the manufacturers, Taiwan’s D-Link. Although a number of interesting elements are highlighted, the fact that the black plastic box is finger-print resistant may be – if it is in fact true and not some pie-in-the-sky science fiction braggadocio, the most awesome. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The first Boxee Box arrived from the D-Link Factory from Zach Klein on Vimeo.Also, they have a fireplace from a 1970s den in their office? Does that strike anyone as fair? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts curt hopkinslast_img read more

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Manuel Lanzini could make a comeback for West Ham

first_imgArgentine midfielder Manuel Lanzini is in the frame for a possible return to action for the first time in eight months.After being named in Argentina’s final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Lanzini had been preparing for the upcoming tournament when he sustained a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training in June.The 26-year-old has since spent the past eight months working hard on his recovery from injury and made a welcome return to training in January for West Ham.Now Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he may name Lanzini in the team to face 19th-place Fulham on Friday in a Premier League match.Samir Nasri, who signed for West Ham in the January transfer window after serving a drug ban, is also in contention to return after recovering from a small calf problem.“For this game we have the squad which played most of the games and maybe Lanzini and Nasri can be included on that squad list,” said Pellegrini on the club website.“They worked not only today but they worked the complete week. We will talk to the medical staff about whether we can use them.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“All four playmakers in our squad were injured, which is always difficult, so the return of both of them injects more quality into the squad.”Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere though continues to be a doubt with a new ankle problem and has made just five appearances for West Ham this season after arriving for free last summer.“We will analyse Jack Wilshere next week, then we will be more clear about his future,” added Pellegrini.Friday’s opponents Fulham are eight points adrift of safety in the Premier League table and have only managed one win in their last six league matches.“It’s a tricky game against a team fighting not to be relegated,” said Pellegrini.“They have a good manager and signed a lot of good players, so it will not be easy if we don’t play as we did against Liverpool and in the first 45 minutes against Crystal Palace.“We must start the game fast and play well with a good tempo to get the result that we want.”LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Mark Noble of West Ham United (3R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)last_img read more

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