​Leicester report £20m financial loss

first_img Leicester say this ‘represents a continuation of a trend since the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2014, with turnover increasing on average by nearly 20% every season, omitting the extraordinary figures of 2017 under the previous Uefa Champions League distribution model’. The Foxes’ run to the quarter-finals of European soccer’s elite club competition that year saw them generate UK£70 million (US$89.4 million) alone, on their way to pocketing a UK£92.5 million (US$118.2 million) profit. Read Also:Leicester City boss Rogers reacts on Wilfred Ndidi’s return date The increase in turnover was mainly driven by commercial revenues more than doubling from UK£14.2 million (US$18.1 million) in 2018 to UK£29.9 million (US$38.2 million), as Leicester continue to develop their brand and international reach. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Leicester City have posted a pre-tax loss of UK£20.3 million (US$25.9 million) for the financial year ending 31st May 2019. The loss, which followed a pre-tax profit of UK£1.6 million (US$2 million) for the 2017/18 period, has been attributed to significant investments into their new UK£100 million (US$127.8 million) training facility, costs related to the proposed expansion of the King Power Stadium, as well as the playing squad and staff. Turnover rose from UK£158.9 million (US$203 million) year on year to UK£178.4 million (US$227.9 million).Advertisement Promoted Content10 Incredibly Looking Albino AnimalsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About Chinalast_img read more

Former Batesville Teacher A New York Times Best Seller

first_img(Image: Hands Free Mama website)Before she became known as an author, Rachel Macy Stafford was a special education teacher at Batesville Community Schools.Stafford, now a resident of Alabama and mother of two daughters, penned the book “Hands Free Mama.”It is currently No. 8 on the Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous genre of the New York Times Best Sellers.The book offers strategies for eliminating distractions and spending time with friends and loved ones.The author wrote on her blog, “I want to make memories, not to-do lists. I want to feel the squeeze of my child’s arms, not the pressure of over commitment.”Her teaching career at Batesville has not gone forgotten.“Before I was a mom, I was a teacher to special education students. I can still remember all their names and wish I could see how each one turned out. I love sharing information in creative and inspiring ways to those who want to receive it,” Stafford wrote.Stafford will be back in the Hoosier State tonight for a book signing at the Barnes & Nobel at 5675 River Crossing Boulevard in Indianapolis at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Lady Twisters Roll On With Win Over Lady Shiners

first_imgThe 11th ranked Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters played on the pitch they will see again in a couple of weeks during sectionals. On Tuesday, OA won at Rising Sun 7-0.Oldenburg was held to just two goals in the first half despite a 28-2 shot advantage (17-1 on goal). Ella Lamping struck first at 28:35 on an assist by Haleigh Reed. Sarah Wilder then followed up with a breakaway goal at 23:40.Second half shooting was also heavily in favor of the Lady Twisters with OA claiming a 25-1 advantage in total shots and 12-0 on goal. During this 40 minute stretch though, Oldenburg scored five times.  Kirsten Ricke followed her own miss and put back the rebound for a goal at 24:47. Reed scored 58 seconds later with an unassisted short crossing shot to make it 4-0.  The quick scoring continued. At 21:14, Ava Geers netted the corner kick from Elizabeth Schulte.Ricke returned with 17:58 to play for her second goal of the night to make it 6-0. The seventh and final goal occurred with only 1:15 remaining. Angela Wanstrath split the posts after playing a ball from Catherine Cigolotti. Regan Weberding had one goalie save in the shutout for OA. Teammate Lizzie Kelnhofer played some late minutes in net but had no save opportunities. Haleigh improves to 11 goals on the year. Rising Sun keeper Erin Webb recorded 22 stops.OA improves to 10-3 on the year and they will take on Union County High School Thursday at The Graveyard.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Kendra Getz.last_img read more

Amy Elizabeth Benjamin

first_imgAmy Elizabeth Benjamin, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away May 5, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born September 5, 1960 in Madeira, OH, daughter of the late Theodore and Alyce Gatchell.She worked Wullenweber Court Reporting.Amy enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She was a scrabble fanatic and an animal lover, especially her beloved pets, Sadie, Sam and Callie.Surviving are daughters, Alysha Benjamin of Cleves, OH, Hannah Benjamin of Dillsboro, IN, Emmalyn Benjamin of Aurora, IN; siblings, Stephanie Laniado of Ozone Park, NY, Brian (Karen) Gatchell of Tuscon, AZ, Peter (Linda) Gatchell of Clarksville, OH.She was preceded in death by her parents.A Memorial Service will be held at Dillsboro Church of Christ, 11771 Old US 50, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Joel Smith officiating.Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

City Council awards Belterra funds for Main Street Project

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville City Council approved $3,000 in Belterra money to Main Street Batesville for a one-of-a-kind guitar bench to be placed in the art space at the Village Green. This is the first of future proposed art expressions by the organization.The piece is designed by local artist, Chaz Kaiser. Kaiser is a highly regarded artist that has taught metal sculpture and stained glass art at BMS and BHS since 1994. This unique bench will allow citizens to relax while taking in the planned mural designed by Batesville High School teachers and students.Brian Haakinson stated, “We have chosen to do this project in phases as to be thoughtful and intentional about the space.”Funding was started by a $5,000 grant from OCRA that was used for the mural. The timeline for completion of phases 1 and 2 of this project is October 7, which correlates with Downtown Development Week from OCRA.last_img read more

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Azeez credits Granada for Eagles recall

first_imgRelatedPosts Hazard: I needed first Real goal Azeez credits Granada for Eagles recall International friendly: Rohr lists Omeruo, Abdullahi, Awaziem, 20 others for Brazil Granada midfielder, Ramon Azeez, said his Spanish club Granada’s “faith and belief” in him has seen him recalled to the Nigeria squad after five years.The 26-year-old’s resurgence in La Liga, including a goal in a 2-0 win over Barcelona, has seen him named in Nigeria’s 23-man squad for next month’s friendly against Brazil.“The manager [Diego Martínez] has shown great faith and belief in me,” Azeez told BBC Sport.“I also understand La Liga better now than before, so everything leads to this.“I think the support of my teammates, everyone at the club and a new mentality has helped. It is always an honour to play for my country, to be recognised by coach [Gernot] Rohr.”A former youth international, Azeez has been in Spanish football since 2011, rising through the ranks at Almeria before short spell at CD Lugo led to a switch to Granada in January.Nigeria will be meeting Brazil on October 13, in Singapore, for the second time at senior level following a 3-0 defeat in a friendly in June 2003, in Abuja.Tags: GranadaRamon Azeezlast_img read more

Rodgers has faith in Sturridge

first_img “In the first half of the game we were too slow in our play, our movements weren’t as dynamic as what they’ve been in a lot of games. “The intensity wasn’t quite what it normally would have been but in the second half when he came on he gave us a real threat – his pace and power were outstanding. “He scored a goal, which was a great finish, and could have had two or three more. “He’s fitted into the football club really well. He missed a bit of training last week but if we can keep him fit and keep him out on the training field, he’s got the potential to be a top European striker. That’s hopefully something he can fulfil here at the club.” Sturridge has found himself on the bench in the recent weeks, having begun his Liverpool career with goals in his first three matches, but Rodgers is confident he can lead the line without the club’s star player alongside him. “He’s only been here a short time but in the times he has trained and then gone out and played he’s shown he is one of the top strikers in the country,” added the Reds boss. “We’re hoping we can maintain that training mentality. When he takes that into the games, he’s a real threat for us.” With the Uruguay international likely to be suspended until late September at the earliest after deciding not to appeal his 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last weekend, there is a huge hole up front. Suarez has scored 30 goals this campaign, 23 in the Premier League, and that will take some replacing during the early stages of next season. Sturridge has scored six in 12 appearances since arriving from Chelsea and gave an indication of the influence he can have on a match last weekend when he came off the bench for the second half against his former club, scoring and providing the assist for Suarez’s added-time equaliser. “He was outstanding when he came on,” said Rodgers. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Daniel Sturridge has the potential to be one of Europe’s top strikers and is more than capable of filling the void left by Luis Suarez’s lengthy ban.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Chelsea return to the top

first_imgChelsea recovered from their recent malaise to return to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a routine 3-0 victory over Stoke. Frank Lampard followed up to score after Asmir Begovic saved his penalty and Willian curled in a third in the Blues’ 15th home win of the season. It was the response Mourinho – now unbeaten in 77 home Premier League matches – had demanded, although the returning Fernando Torres had few chances of note. Chelsea had lost three of their last five games – all the defeats away – following the Selhurst Park loss with a 3-1 Champions League quarter-final first-leg loss at Paris St Germain, when Mourinho selected a striker-less starting XI. It seemed like the ideal time for Stoke – winners of three straight games and with one defeat in nine – to head to Stamford Bridge, a venue where they had not won in the league in 40 years. But Chelsea’s steeliness of old returned as the Blues recorded an eighth consecutive home clean sheet, continuing a run which began with the FA Cup defeat of Stoke in January. Mourinho has long bemoaned Chelsea’s lack of firepower, with their challenge built on a five-man defensive unit – Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and John Terry – who started as a combination for a 10th successive game. With Tuesday’s return at home to PSG in mind, Mourinho rested Eden Hazard and Oscar in a team showing four changes following the midweek loss in Paris. Behind the recalled Torres and Salah were Nemanja Matic and Lampard, while Wilson Palacios came in for Stephen Ireland in the only change to the Stoke side which beat Hull 1-0 last weekend. Mourinho was unhappy with the early attention shown to Torres by a TV cameraman, who stalked the striker in the minutes before kick-off. Torres was then muscled off a Willian through ball by Ryan Shawcross and Marc Wilson and the striker then shot wide after Azpilicueta stole the ball near the edge of the visitors’ box. It was not all about Torres, though, as Salah shot straight at Begovic and Ivanovic, who joined the attack whenever he could, headed weakly from a Lampard corner. A Willian shot deflected off Glenn Whelan and forced Begovic to turn the ball round the post for a corner and Ivanovic blasted wide with the outside of his right boot. Stoke’s meek response was Peter Odemwingie’s ambitious effort, which was never going to trouble Cech from 35 yards. Torres’ instinct then gave him an opportunity as he nipped in to intercept a chested pass from Erik Pieters intended for Begovic, who spread himself to snuff out the danger. Torres went down under the attentions of Geoff Cameron in the penalty area, but no sooner had referee Lee Probert waved play on than Chelsea were in front. Azpilicueta found Matic with a throw-in and the Serb brushed off Odemwingie before drilling a pass back across the area for Salah to sweep in a shot which wrong-footed Begovic. Salah, who scored his first Chelsea goal in the 6-0 defeat of Arsenal, mis-controlled a Willian pass as he tore through on goal as he spurned a chance. Ivanovic was narrowly offside in heading past Begovic as Chelsea had a second chalked off. Charlie Adam and Andy Wilkinson replaced Palacios and Cameron at half-time, with the Scot immediately throwing his weight around and catching Andre Schurrle on the foot. The German made way for Hazard a few minutes later, with the Belgian having an immediate impact as his neat flick played in Salah, who was fouled by Wilkinson for a penalty. Lampard’s spot kick was well saved by Begovic, but the midfielder followed up to score. Stoke had few forays forward, with Marko Arnautovic failing to bring down a lofted pass and the ball running out, before Chelsea netted a third. Hazard fed Salah, who in turn found Willian. With the Stoke defence backing off, the Brazilian brilliantly curled in from the edge of the box. Adam caught Chelsea substitute David Luiz in the chest with his studs before Ashley Cole came on for his first appearance since the FA Cup defeat of Stoke and the Blues saw out victory. Press Association Jose Mourinho declared Chelsea’s title challenge was over after last weekend’s loss at Crystal Palace and, with the Blues’ fate out of their own hands, winning the remaining six games was the target. Liverpool, who play West Ham on Sunday, and Manchester City, 4-1 winners over Southampton earlier on Saturday, have games in-hand, but Chelsea sit atop the standings with five games to go after Mohamed Salah netted on his full debut. last_img read more

Islam Awareness Week tackles Islamophobia

first_imgThe USC Muslim Student Union held a discussion on the relationship between black culture and Islam Monday evening in the first of eight Islam Awareness Week events.The purpose of Islam Awareness Week, according to MSU  Internal Vice President Mahmoud Hamza, is to illustrate the reality of Muslim culture in the face of Islamophobia.“We want to push back to show different aspects and different sides of Islam from USC students’ perspectives and spread awareness to other students on campus,” Hamza said.Monday’s event in Zumberge  Hall of Science was meant to illustrate how “Muslims have solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement,” according to MSU Secretary Medeeha Khan.“It’s very much a core of our theology to support the pursuit of equality for all races,” Khan said. “Given the climate of Islamophobia and the very questionable perspective of Islam that we see in the media, it’s a good way to see what Islam is really about by showing how we partner with such a progressive and essential movement as Black Lives Matter.”African Muslims who immigrated to the United States were “foundational to the country,” Khan said.The guest speakers at Monday’s event, Imam Jihad Saafir and Margari Aziza, discussed the life of Malcolm X, police brutality in the United States and the ways that the Muslim community can work to make a difference.“When we’re talking about Black Lives Matter, we’re talking about really uplifting everybody,” Aziza said. “Are we going to stand with the most oppressed of this country, and what is our Islamic mandate? [Malcolm X] understood justice, and that’s what we need to stand for as Muslims.”MSU has planned a series of events for the remainder of the week, each working to highlight Muslim culture in a different way.Tuesday’s events will focus on anti-Muslim behavior in society as well as the treatment of women in Muslim culture, which Khan said has been misunderstood by those outside the Muslim community.“Islam is about uplifting women,” Khan said. “In fact, it was the religion that brought about the uplifting of women and [gave] them rights and [encouraged] them to pursue their own sphere within the community.”On Wednesday, MSU plans to distribute roses as “random acts of kindness,” as well as feature the stories of students who have converted to Islam, who Hamza said are “a very diverse group.”A cultural showcase night is planned for Thursday, featuring the clothing and food of various cultures within the Muslim population.“It’s a cool way to defy that misconception that Muslims are Arabs, [and] Arabs are Muslims,” said Aamna Asif, MSU event coordinator. “There’s so many different ethnicities, and it’s a cool event to bring that to light.”Islam Awareness Week will wrap up with the donation of food to people on Skid Row, with preparation occurring Friday night and distribution happening Saturday morning.“We like to be involved in the community and give back whenever we can,” Asi said.Additional details, including the times and locations for Islam Awareness Week events, can be found online at MSU’s Facebook page.last_img read more