Contraception now available to ND employees

first_imgNotre Dame employees may now receive contraceptive coverage through the University’s third-party insurance administrator as of Jan. 1, in compliance with a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate.Nevertheless, the University is continuing its legal action against the mandate, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, with the hope of ending that coverage.Emily Hoffman The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied Notre Dame’s third request for relief from the mandate, which required nonprofit religious organizations to start to provide contraceptive services on New Year’s Day.Paul Browne, the University’s vice president for public affairs and communications, said Jan. 2 that Notre Dame advised its employees that its third-party administrator would cover contraceptives.“As part of an ongoing legal action, however, the program may be terminated once the University’s lawsuit on religious liberty grounds against the HHS mandate has worked its way through the courts,” Browne said.Hours before the mandate was set to take effect, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked enforcement of the mandate against an order of nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and certain other Catholic nonprofit groups, according to The New York Times.A substantive ruling on the Little Sisters case is pending, but Browne said without a ruling by the full Supreme Court, Sotomayor’s order applies only to that particular case and not to Notre Dame.Browne said if Sotomayor rules in favor of the Little Sisters, Notre Dame might ask the Seventh Circuit to reconsider the University’s case. If she rules against the Little Sisters, Browne said, Notre Dame will continue its appeal as planned.Junior Mark Gianfalla, president of Notre Dame College Republicans, said his club supported the University’s lawsuit against the HHS mandate.“The College Republicans believe that Notre Dame’s lawsuit had standing and was a valiant effort by the University to thwart an unconstitutional encroachment of government into the arena of religious liberties,” Gianfalla said.The president of Notre Dame Right to Life, junior Erin Stoyell-Mulholland, said her club also stood behind the University’s litigation.“Women deserve better than abortion-inducing drugs and contraception,” she said.Junior Sean Long, co-president of College Democrats of Notre Dame, said formulating an official stance on the HHS mandate is one of his club’s priorities this semester.“We are currently organizing an issue briefing that presents both sides of the argument, and we will hold an inclusive conversation with many Democratic voices at Notre Dame,” Long said. “We hope to emerge with a clear articulation of Notre Dame College Democrats’ stance on the issue that takes into account the diverse voices of our Democratic community.”Tags: Affordable Care Act, Contraception, Health care, HHS Mandate, Little Sisters of the Poor, Notre Dame College Democrats, Notre Dame College Republicans, Notre Dame Right to Life, Paul Browne, University Lawsuitlast_img read more

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Tomato Test.

first_imgHow was your tomato crop this year? Was it good, bad or awful? Fall is a good time to evaluate your effort.Did you grow one of the standards or try anything new? Were you happy with the cultivar grown? If not, remember that next year and try a different one.Did you have the right fertility program? Did you have white, hard spots in your tomatoes? Were the fruits small, or did they fall off in the bloom stage? All of these problems are a results of your fertility program.Soil TestRemember, the soil test is one of the most important parts of tomato growing. You need to test a soil sample in November or early December.Did you have blossom-end rot? If you did, the calcium level from the soil test is critical. This problem results from inadequate calcium levels, along with water fluctuations.Speaking of water, fall is a good time, too, to get that drip irrigation you were going to put in the garden for next spring. Drip is the ecological way to save water. It will reduce the chances of some diseases, too, by keeping the foliage dry.Clean CagesAnd before you put up those tomato cages, spray them with a 15-percent bleach solution. That will prevent carrying over this year’s diseases.Finally, remember where you planted tomatoes this year. Next year, change places. That, too, will reduce chances for disease and insect buildup.To get a soil test kit, see your nearest county office of the University of Georgia Extension Service.last_img read more

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Violence in Cuban Prisons Worsens with Russian Support

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre / Diálogo January 30, 2020 More than 90,000 people are imprisoned in Cuba, the country with the largest prison population per capita in the world, with 794 inmates for every 100,000 inhabitants. One out of every three Cubans has been imprisoned at least once, says Prison Insider, a French nongovernmental organization (NGO) that advocates for political prisoners.In November 2019, Cuba asked Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service to train their jailers on “practices and methodologies,” Valeri Maximenko, the institution’s deputy director, told the press.“Now, Havana violates human rights with a genuine Russian-style penitentiary system, characterized by inhumane treatment,” Jorge Serrano, a security expert at the Center for Higher National Studies in Peru, told Diálogo. “These are governments that are experts in using torture, terror, and subhuman conditions as methods to enforce social control in prisons, where Russian and Cuban dissidents end up.”“Security staff will reinforce their repressive methods for inmate control,” Luis Enrique Ferrer, overseas representative for the Cuban Patriotic Union, the largest Cuban opposition group in the world, who is in exile in the United States, told Diálogo. “This is why the dictatorship doesn’t ask for help from free nations or from Latin American countries that have a democracy.”“There is physical and psychological torture in the island’s prisons, especially for those who criticize, even in subtle ways, the Cuban economic and political model,” said Luis Enrique Ferrer. “Beating, solitary confinement, poor diet, and lack of medical assistance, together with questionable charges, long waits before trials, and unfair rulings are part of the hell that inmates go through on the island.”José Daniel Ferrer, Luis Enrique Ferrer’s brother, was arrested without any formal charges on October 1, 2019, and remains in solitary confinement at Aguadores Correctional Center, Santiago de Cuba province. “Ferrer’s case is shocking, but like his, there are hundreds of political prisoners and thousands of non-criminal prisoners on the island,” said Leopoldo López Gil, coordinator of the European Parliament subcommittee on Human Rights.The NGO Human Rights Watch says that detainees are not separated from convicted prisoners in many Cuban jails, nor are youth prisoners separated from adult inmates. The system doesn’t recognize the different status of political prisoners, and punishes them if they refuse to undergo doctrinal re-education or report human rights violations.“Our Cuban colleagues care about doing their job in a fairer and better way to help those who end up in these institutions due to the will of fate,” said Russian Army General Anatoly Rudy, first deputy director of Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service, during his visit to a Cuban penitentiary facility in August 2019. “Work that breaks the will of thousands of prisoners and destroys their spirit,” Luis Enrique said.last_img read more

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Five keys to leading when you’re not the leader

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One of the biggest myths I’ve seen in leadership is this: the people with titles are the best leaders.The truth is, you don’t have to be the one calling the shots in order to lead your team. Your credit union or community bank needs leaders now more than ever.As John Maxwell said, “Everyone is a leader, because everyone influences someone.”It may be difficult to think about having influence when you’re not “the leader,” so keep reading.Here are the wrong answers to leading when you’re not the leader. continue reading »last_img

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Long Island Schools Mark National Coming Out Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Students at Long Island schools marked National Coming Out Day three days early on Friday since the LGBT awareness event held annually on Oct. 11 this year falls on Sunday, when schools are closed.Long Island LGBT Services Network staffers fanned out to 83 local schools—up from 60 schools last year—as a part of a campaign that includes seminars to talk about the issues and handing out palm cards detailing statistics such as 80 percent of LGBT kids reporting being bullied either at school or on their way in the past year.“I’d really like to see every single school on Long Island have a [Gay-Straight Alliance],” said David Kilmnick, CEO of the nonprofit group. “We really want to start educating from the earliest age about diversity and different kinds of families. I think everyone in schools needs to be talking about these issues and have things in place to support the students, their friends and families.”Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, 2016 Republican presidential candidates are promising to change laws and policies reversing LGBT equality—suggesting that despite gains, equality remains elusive.“After all, we are in the business of education,” said one Suffolk County school employee, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media. “So, why not extend education to social and emotional issues?”As a part of the campaign, more than 80,000 students—LGBT youths and allies alike—are walking from class to class through colorful poster-plastered hallways, proudly donning rainbow ribbons or supportive ally stickers.“I think in general,” Kilmnick continued, “when there’s a high visibility of anything LGBT, people think we have an agenda. The only agenda is making sure every kid is safe in school.”With all the gradual change in society, coming out seems like a fading necessity. Kilmnick, however, doesn’t think so.“There’s still an assumption that everyone is heterosexual.”It’s called “sexual profiling”—the assumption of someone’s sexual orientation—and it actually works both ways: straight masculine women or feminine men presumed as homosexuals or, as Kilmnick described, simple things such as restaurants mistakenly bagging a same-sex couple’s leftovers in separate bags.“It’s innocent but very telling,” said Kilmnick. “That may be hard for some people to understand, but it’s those little actions that still say a lot. We still have a long way to go and until people change their minds and don’t make assumptions about people’s sexual orientation, people will always need to come out.”In the meantime, awareness and education through efforts like the National Coming Out Day awareness campaign hope to address these and other issues.While many public locations such as libraries host Gay-Straight Alliances, Kilmnick advised anyone – student or staff – interested in starting a GSA club to reach out to the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Network through their website or to call their Bay Shore office at 631-665-2300.last_img read more

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Arsenal yet to offer new deal to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid Chelsea links

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are yet to open contract talks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and have not offered the Gabon international an extension to his current deal, according to ESPN. The 30-year-old has around 13 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and reports on Monday morning in France suggested Arsenal had offered him an extension to ward off interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Chelsea. However, ESPN claim a deal is not on the table and perhaps more worryingly for Arsenal fans, that discussions over a new deal have not even started.Aubameyang was made club captain following Unai Emery’s decision to strip Granit Xhaka of the armband in 2019 but that move appears to have had little influence on the forward’s desire to stay at the club. ADVERTISEMENT Aubameyang has attracted attention from Barcelona, PSG and Chelsea (Picture: Getty)The former Dortmund ace is desperate to play Champions League football and has not done so since his £57m move from the Bundesliga giants in 2018. AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Aubameyang turns 31 later this month and with Arsenal looking unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, he faces the prospect of another year outside of Euope’s elite competition by staying at the club.Arsenal now find themselves in a difficult position as they’re desperate to keep the forward but are unwilling to let him leave on a free in 2021.Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie have all either left for free or for cut-price figures in recent years dues to Arsenal’s inability to get them to sign new deals.Chelsea, Barcelona and PSG have all registered interest in Aubameyang and Arsenal’s preference would be to sell abroad should they be forced into a decision to offload their star man.However, Aubameyang is believed to be happy in London and a move across the capital to rivals Chelsea cannot be ruled out.MORE: Real Madrid make decision on signing Chelsea star Willian Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jun 2020 10:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Arsenal yet to offer new deal to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid Chelsea linkslast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces $3.5 Million for 61 Grants to Enhance Apprenticeships

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 03, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces $3.5 Million for 61 Grants to Enhance Apprenticeshipscenter_img Economy,  Education,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today continued his commitment to providing workers with the training they need to get good, middle-class jobs by announcing $3.5 million in grants to support pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs across Pennsylvania.“My PAsmart initiative is an innovative approach to building pathways that will offer greater prosperity for our workers and businesses,” said Governor Wolf. “Apprenticeships are incredibly important, as they connect the people who want to learn new career skills with the companies and industries that need highly trained employees. We propose to invest a total of $50 million in PAsmart, including $7 million to help double the number of registered apprentices in the commonwealth by 2025.”The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry awarded the grants through Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) across Pennsylvania. The grants provide funding for pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs, and help sponsoring organizations build capacity to improve and expand their programs.There were 28 grants totaling $2 million awarded to support pre-apprenticeship programs that are actively working with registered apprenticeship programs, or apprenticeship programs that are already registered in Pennsylvania.A total of $1.5 million was awarded for 33 capacity building grants. These grants are designed to support businesses, industry associations, chambers of commerce, training providers, career and technical centers, and intermediaries interested in sponsoring registered apprenticeship programs.Following is a list of grants awarded through LWDBs:Berks CountyIBEW Local 743 – $94,880 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantBucks CountyChoice Careers, LLC – $45,495 capacity building grantCentral PennsylvaniaPennsylvania College of Technology – $49,523 capacity building grantTLC Construction and Renovations LLC – $30,100 capacity building grantLancaster CountyHigh Hotels – $50,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantLancaster County WDB / Northeast Equipment Dealers Association – $60,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grantLehigh ValleyB. Braun Medical Inc. – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $41,430 capacity building grantCetronia Ambulance Corps – $45,495 capacity building grantLehigh Carbon Community College – $80,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantLuzerne/Schuylkill Greiner Packaging – $75,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grantThe Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce – $42,280 capacity building grantThe Hershey Company, Hazleton plant – $70,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grantMontCo WorksAssociated Builders and Contractors Eastern PA – $50,000 capacity building grantCentral Montco Technical High School – $40,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantFirst Quality Retail Services – $20,080 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grantNTMA Philadelphia/Delaware Valley – $45,495 capacity building grantNorthern Tier Regional Planning and Development CommissionNorthern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission / Ward Manufacturing – $45,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $30,312 capacity building grantPhiladelphia WorksA Road to Success – Cosmetology and Barber Program – $56,080 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantDelaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children – $49,600 capacity building grantDistrict 1199c – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $50,000 capacity building grantFinishing Trades Institute – $80,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantInternational Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #14 – $75,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantInternational Association of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19 – $62,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grantInternational Union of Operating Engineers Local 542 – $45,495 capacity building grantJEVS Human Services – $99,956.60 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $49,996 building capacity grantPhiladelphia Carpenters JATC – $50,000 capacity building grantUrban Technology Project – $75,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $45,495 capacity building grantThe Wistar Institute – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantZhang Sah – $45,495 capacity building grantSCPa WorksHACC – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantHanover Area Chamber of Commerce – $45,495 capacity building grantHome Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg – $45,495 capacity building grantThe Manufacturer’s Association of Southcentral PA – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $50,000 capacity building grantSouthwest CornerCommunity College of Allegheny County – $45,495 capacity building grantGerman American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter – $50,000 capacity building grantKeystone Mountain Lake Regional Council of Carpenters – $70,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantPartner 4 WorkCatalyst Connection – $50,000 capacity building grantFTI of Western PA – $43,833 capacity building grantThe University of Pittsburgh Manufacturing Assistance Center – $45,495 capacity building grantNorth America’s Building Trade Union – $70,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantTri-County Oberg Industries – $55,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $35,000 capacity building grantWestmoreland/FayetteFayette County Career and Technical Institute – $45,495 capacity building grantNew Century Careers – $100,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant and $50,000 capacity building grantPrivate Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette – $90,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantWestern PA Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship and Training – $85,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grantWestmoreland County Community College – $50,000 capacity building grantWestmoreland/Fayette WDB / Composidie Inc. – $60,000 pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship grant“The Wolf Administration has made a concerted effort to meet the demands of Pennsylvania business to grow apprenticeships through the Apprenticeship and Training Office, but much more needs to be done,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “The governor’s PAsmart initiative recognizes that increasing opportunities for job training will result in a future workforce of highly trained and skilled employees.”The Wolf Administration established the Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO) in 2016 to support and expand registered apprenticeship programs statewide. The office provides outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices.Since the ATO launched, 92 new apprenticeship programs have been created with 2,917 new apprentices, bringing the total number of registered programs to 759 and the total number of registered apprentices to 15,199 statewide.Approved through the ATO, apprenticeship programs are used to provide industry-driven training to create a more productive, diverse, highly-skilled workforce for employers and help reduce employee turnover. The program provides job seekers with increased skills, and a nationally recognized credential to support future career advancement and increased wages.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart.last_img read more

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FSRU Excellence starts operation in Bangladesh

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of QatargasOperations at the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at the Moheshkhali Island in Bangladesh have started following delays caused by bad weather conditions and technical issues.FSRU Excellence that has delivered the commissioning cargo to Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) in April started operations on Saturday, the country’s energy minister, Nasrul Hamid told Reuters.The FSRU Excellence, owned by the Texas-based floating LNG solutions provider Excelerate Energy has a 500 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (MMscf/d) regasification capacity. It will enable Bangladesh to import liquefied natural gas and feed it to the power projects in the energy-starved country.While the initial delay was caused by the bad weather conditions that made it unsafe for the vessel to dock at the mooring facility.It reportedly sprung into operation during last week, however, a leak in the onshore facility caused a new delay.Hamid said the facility started feeding gas to the national grid, marking the first step in the country’s efforts to cater to the growing demand.last_img read more

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Osimhen asks for little time as Napoli intensify bid – Agent

first_img “I really don’t know when the answer will come, it’s all in his hands. He doesn’t want any more pressure and wants to be 100 percent sure of his future. We speak regularly with Victor, but don’t want to add further pressure. “Victor must enjoy playing football and choose what he wants for himself.” read also:Osimhen dreams of winning Champions League There are reports Osimhen would prefer the Premier League and is waiting for proposals from Manchester United or Arsenal. “I know what everyone is thinking,” added the representative. “He is just taking time for his decision, and if all the conditions are respected, the deal will go well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Victor Osimhen’s brother-in-law insists the Lille forward ‘has just asked for a little time’ to give his answer. ‘If, and only if, what Napoli promised is real, then it could be a good project for him.’ The forward visited the club headquarters, training ground and even President Aurelio De Laurentiis, but the days pass and there is still no word on his decision. “The negotiations are continuing, while we wait for Victor’s response,” representative Osita Okolo told Radio Punto Nuovo. “I don’t know when that will come, exactly. I spoke to Victor, he feels a little under pressure and wants to be 100 per cent sure of his choice and everything else before making a decision. This is why he asked for more time and we must respect what the player wants. “I read in some media that Victor has already rejected Napoli, but that is absolutely not true. I don’t understand where some information comes from. The lad just asked for a little more time, the negotiations continue every day. He is just trying to make the decision that is right for him. “We are studying Napoli’s project and listened to their promises. If, and only if, what Napoli promised is real, then it could be a good project for him. If Napoli respect all the conditions, then it’s up to the player and not to me.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go StargazingWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

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Palace pile misery on Liverpool

first_img Press Association The Reds have not won in the league since a late 3-2 victory at QPR over a month ago, but flew out of the blocks at a wet Selhurst Park as Lambert collected Lallana’s pass and slotted home past Julian Speroni with aplomb to finally break his Liverpool duck with just 90 seconds on the clock. Dwight Gayle came off the bench to grab two of those goals in the enthralling draw last season and it was the former Peterborough man who was on hand to equalise for the Eagles. Bolasie picked the ball up and was allowed to canter into the Liverpool half unchallenged before his fierce drive came off the post and into the path of Gayle, whose shot was too strong for Simon Mignolet to keep out. Lambert could not hit the target, with two headers either side of another arrowed shot from Bolasie that forced Mignolet into a smart save. He was the man causing all of the problems for Liverpool, who were caught on the counter-attack by the blistering pace of the Congo international before he exchanged passes with Jason Puncheon and saw his shot blocked behind by Javier Manquillo. The Spanish defender had no answer to Bolasie moments later but this time the Palace winger could only hammer his shot wide as the first half ended with the sides level. There were no clear chances in the early stages of the second half with neither side really creating enough in the final third. Steven Gerrard, who had little impact on much of the proceedings, could only hammer a free-kick into the stands before Manquillo side-footed a chance from inside the area out for a Palace throw-in. Rodgers reacted to his side’s lack of cutting edge by introducing Fabio Borini and Emre Can in place of Lallana and Joe Allen. But it was the hosts who were celebrating the lead soon after and it was fitting that Bolasie was once again at the centre of the move. The undoubted man of the match flicked the ball over Dejan Lovren’s head and, having left the Croatian sprawled, crossed for Ledley to calmly finish and turn the game on its head. The points were secured shortly afterwards as Martin Skrtel felled Gayle 30 yards from goal and Eagles skipper Jedinak, returning to the side following a one-match ban, curled in a beautiful free-kick. Liverpool could not mount the kind of comeback that saw Palace snatch a point here in amazing circumstances six months ago and remain 18 points behind leaders Chelsea with just 12 games gone, with the Eagles two points further back. Only twice before have the Reds amassed fewer points at this stage of a Barclays Premier League season, but last year’s runners-up are failing to hit the heady heights that saw them push Manchester City all the way and have now lost their last four matches in all competitions. Neil Warnock will be delighted with a first win since September as Palace climb to 15th in the table following a deserved victory which saw them match their visitors for large periods, with Yannick Bolasie a constant thorn in the side of Liverpool’s back four. Rickie Lambert hit his first goal for Liverpool inside two minutes but that was as good as it got for the visitors as Dwight Gayle levelled before the break. Both sides were equally slow out of the blocks in the second half but it was Palace who shone, with Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak scoring three minutes apart to seal the contest. Palace scored three times in the last 11 minutes here last season to record a memorable 3-3 draw and all-but end Liverpool’s title hopes to leave Luis Suarez in tears. That fixture came on the back of a home defeat to Chelsea and, just like the back-end of last campaign, Brendan Rodgers’ side could not respond with a win in south London. Mario Balotelli was ruled out with a groin injury having yet to make much of an impact since moving to Anfield. He is still searching for his first Premier League goal but it was his replacement Lambert who achieved his own landmark early on. The boyhood Liverpool fan was on hand to gather a pinpoint pass from his fellow former Southampton favourite Adam Lallana to net his first goal for the club since his summer move. Being on the pitch at such an early stage is not something Lambert has been accustomed to, with this just his second league start of the season, but the England international has now staked his claim to stay in Rodgers’ side. Liverpool’s season went from bad to worse as they let an early lead slip to lose 3-1 at struggling Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

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