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More than 500 civilians die in Afghan violence in first quarter: UN

first_img“The report tracks a disturbing increase in violence during March at a time when it was hoped that the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban would commence peace negotiations, as well as seek ways to defuse the conflict and prioritize efforts to protect all Afghans from the impact of COVID-19,” UNAMA said.Despite that, the number of casualties in the first three months of this year was the lowest since 2012. The period included a reduction in violence leading up to the signing of the pact.Deborah Lyons, the UN secretary-general’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, reiterated calls for a ceasefire, which the Taliban have rejected in recent days.”To safeguard the lives of countless civilians in Afghanistan and to give the nation hope of a better future, it is imperative that violence is stopped,” she said. Efforts towards formal peace talks have been fraying as the Taliban attack government forces, despite warnings from the United States that they need to reduce violence, as well as disagreements over the release of prisoners.A political feud within the Afghan government, between the president and his main rival after a disputed election, has also distracted attention from the peace effort.The number of civilian deaths caused by anti-government forces, especially the Taliban, increased by more than 20% compared with the first quarter of 2019, UNAMA said.Targeted killings, summary executions and abductions of civilians were also on the rise, it said.A Taliban spokesman rejected the figures and said they had a commission for preventing civilian casualties which had brought them down to “near zero”.Afghan government forces and other pro-government forces, including foreign troops, were responsible for almost a third of the deaths, UNAMA said.Air strikes and clashes involving indirect fire by those forces were the reason for more child deaths, it said. More than 500 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in the first three months of the year as violence raged even after an agreement between the United States and the Taliban on withdrawing foreign forces, the United Nations said on Monday.In all, fighting in the first three months caused 1,293 civilian casualties, of which 760 were injuries and the rest deaths, including 152 children and 60 women, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a quarterly report.The violence increased after a Feb. 29 U.S.-Taliban pact on the withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces in exchange for Taliban security guarantees. It includes a commitment by the Taliban and the Afghan government to work towards peace.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Man City move to beat Arsenal and Barcelona to Brazilian defender Yan Couto

first_img Skip Read More Advertisement Top articles PLAY Yan Couto could be on the way to Manchester City in the summer (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester City have looked to blow the competition out of the water in the race for Brazilian teenager Yan Couto, by substantially outbidding Barcelona for the defender.The 17-year-old Coritiba full-back has attracted the attention of a number of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen also showing an interest.The Brazilian club were reportedly looking for around £4.2m for their teenage star but much bigger offers have been made as the race hots up for his signature.Yahoo Sports report that Man City have offered triple that, £12.6m, with £7.5m of that up front and the remainder paid on performance.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 1/1 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Couto starred in the 2019 Under-17 World Cup, which Brazil won on home soil, beating Mexico in the final.Coritiba coach Eduardo Barroca said of the youngster: ‘I know him very well because I’ve followed the youth teams a lot.‘Of course, he is a very good player. He is a very young player and is already consolidating himself as a top player. We are working normally in these early days and expect to count on him in this period that he is here.’MORE: Dani Ceballos makes U-turn over Arsenal future and vows to earn starting spot under Mikel ArtetaMORE: Why Arsenal rejected chance to sign Chelsea transfer target Dries Mertens Coming Next Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / 1 min. story Read More Read More Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jan 2020 8:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link288Shares Read More SPONSORED Full Screen Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Barcelona have made an offer for the youngster and Arsenal have signaled their interest, but City appear to have blasted their way to the front of the queue with their substantial bid.Any move would not go through before the summer, with the full-back turning 18 in June.Couto teased a possible move to Manchester City as far back as October 2018 when he posted a picture of himself at the Etihad on Instagram with the caption ‘Another dream come true.’The 17-year-old also whipped fans into a frenzy earlier this week by tweeting a plane and eyes emoji, hinting at a move away from Brazil. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad Comment Video Settings Man City move to beat Arsenal and Barcelona to Brazilian defender Yan Couto by Metrolast_img read more

Lambert lauds Villa show

first_img He said: “I don’t like singling out individuals. “But in terms of the whole team – I thought the back four were outstanding. “I thought (Aly) Cissokho, playing his first game for us, was outstanding. “I could go through everyone. I thought Gabby’s (Gabriel Agbonlahor’s) pace was a threat for the whole game. “The three lads in the middle of the pitch, their energy was great. “The whole team performance was excellent. Really good things – a lot of pluses.” Having seen his side pull off an impressive 3-1 win at Arsenal at the start of a 2013/14 campaign which ended with seven defeats in nine games and a 15th-placed finish, Lambert sounded a note of caution over Saturday’s result. But he also emphasised that the feeling this time was “different”. Forward Andreas Weimann grabbed the headlines by notching the only goal of the game in the 50th minute with a shot that squeezed in off goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. But Lambert was keen after the final whistle to put emphasis on the collective effort that had seen Villa claim what was their first competitive win on the road since January 1. Put to him that the triumph at the Britannia Stadium made for a decent beginning to the season, Lambert said: “I said the same last year. “Our season went into freefall after we beat Chelsea (their last game before those final nine matches). “The injuries to Christian (Benteke) and Libor (Kozak) never helped us, and we just stayed up in the last few games. “But this year, it is a totally different feeling. I thought we were outstanding today. “I thought we deserved to win the game – after an initial 10-minute period, I thought we were excellent, everybody, the whole team.” Lambert now has Roy Keane alongside him in the dug-out after the former Manchester United midfielder was appointed his assistant manager over the summer. Keane lived up to his fiery reputation by jumping up a few times and making his feelings known. And Lambert, who insisted he was “not bothered” that Villa fans could be heard chanting Keane’s name rather than his own, said: “I’m not going to tell him to sit down – I’ll let someone else do that! “Roy has been brilliant since he has been here, a massive help to myself and the team. “I’m pretty sure anyone who knows him or saw him playing the game of football, knows he wants to win. “His own career was outstanding, close to one of the best players ever in the Premier League. And for me, as an assistant manager and a friend, he has been outstanding.” The goal came about when the ball broke off Stoke defender Erik Pieters to Weimann, who took a poor first touch. But it came back to him via a combination of Pieters’ team-mates Marc Wilson and Stephen Ireland, teeing the Austria international up to fire in off Begovic. Potters boss Mark Hughes admitted his men should have done better. “It is all about making sure if someone makes a mistake or the ball ricochets, then the very next thing is done correctly and we were probably guilty of consecutive errors there,” Hughes said. “Inevitably, goals come at the end of three or four mistakes. “We need to be better than that. It is a wake up call for us.” Stoke secured their best-ever Premier League finish of ninth under Hughes last term, and the Welshman added: “There was a lot of expectation on us today and maybe that has been tempered somewhat, and maybe that is no bad thing, because we know this is a season when we are going to have to work hard.” Potters forward Bojan Krkic was among several players on the field making their competitive debuts for their new clubs after summer transfers. Regarding the 23-year-old Spaniard’s performance, Hughes said: “It was important he got some game time. He showed glimpses in certain situations. “We need to be able to find him in those areas more often. We will have to make sure he plays in the right games against the right opposition and we get the best out of him. Today we weren’t able to.” Manager Paul Lambert felt Aston Villa were “outstanding” throughout the team in their 1-0 Barclays Premier League opening-day victory at Stoke. Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup From overcoming cancer to World Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2011 – Top Yuvraj Singh moments

first_img New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket and it brought an end to his brilliant 17-year international career. During his career, Yuvraj has been part of so many memorable moments that Indian cricket fans would have lost count. Apart from his exploits on the grand stage, Yuvraj was excellent with the bat, ball and on the field. The left-hander also overcame some tough moments in his life, notably his fight against cancer during the 2011 World Cup. However, he bounced back and he has sealed his legacy as India’s ultimate match-winner. Here are some of the most memorable moments from Yuvraj during his playing career.2000 – A champion display in the Champions TrophyAt the start of the new millennium, India needed a spark of aggression and brilliance on the global stage. In stepped Yuvraj and he showed his flamboyance and brilliance. His 84 against Australia and 41 against South Africa was simply brilliant for his audacious strokeplay. The straight drive, the pull shot and the flick that came out of his willow was a sight for sore eyes. Although India lost in the final to New Zealand, India had found a new star.2002 – Those two catches against South Africa and Natwest gloryThe Champions Trophy continued reward Yuvraj. A fine batting display in the semi-final against South Africa in Colombo was followed up with a brilliant fielding exhibition. He first set back Graeme Smith with a brilliant, leaping effort at point off Zaheer Khan. With South Africa boosted by Herschelle Gibbs century and Jacques Kallis’ fifty, India needed a miracle. Gibbs retired hurt and India built the pressure. Yuvraj played a massive part in it. Mark Boucher swept Harbhajan Singh but got a top edge to short fine leg, Yuvraj made a brilliant dive to his right and took the catch. Momentum swung India’s way and they reached the final in dramatic circumstances. In the same year, there was more glory for India, this time in England. In the final of the Natwest Trophy, chasing 326, India were reeling at 146/5 but Yuvraj shared a brilliant 121-run stand with Mohammad Kaif. Yuvraj’s 69 and Kaif’s 87 helped India break their finals jinx as they achieved the highest run-chase in ODI at that time. The belief to do well on the world stage was given by Yuvraj and his brilliance.2008 to 2011: All-rounder par excellenceIn 2008, India totally dominated England at home in ODIs and it was thanks to Yuvraj. He took 10 wickets and scored two centuries in the first two games. From 2008 till 2011, Yuvraj was the premier all-rounder in the world. Yuvraj took 55 wickets and scored over 2400 runs at an average of close to 40. It was his brilliant display that gave India plenty of success at home and in overseas condition, leading to glory in the World Cup.Glory in 2007 and 2011The Indian cricket team was going through tough times. They had crashed out of the 2007 World Cup and heading into the new World T20 in South Africa, there was not much hope. However, Yuvraj had other ideas. The world took notice of Yuvraj’s brilliant hitting when he became the third player to hit six sixes in an over. That carnage in Durban off Stuart Broad, followed by the exploits against Australia in the semi-final, helped India achieve their first major ICC trophy after 24 years.In 2011, Yuvraj fought his inner demons in cancer but continued his brilliant all-round display as India eyed World Cup glory at home. He was the Man of the Series and was at the other end when MS Dhoni hit the winning runs in the final against Sri Lanka as India secured the 2011 World Cup title and became the first team to win at home.Those Six Sixes and overcoming cancerFirst six over midwicket, second over deep square leg, third six to deep point, fourth six to wide long off, fifth six to deep midwicket and the sixth to wide long on. The carnage that he inflicted on Stuart Broad was the stuff of legends. This was the highest point in Yuvraj’s career as he smashed the fastest fifty in Twenty20 cricket off just 12 balls. The record still stays.Four years later, after World Cup 2011 glory and scaling the Everest in his career, Yuvraj’s life came crashing down to earth when he was diagnosed with cancer. However, the left-hander fought back brilliantly and emerged stronger as he made a comeback to the Indian team. highlights Yuvraj Singh helped India win the 2007 and 2011 World T20Yuvraj made his debut in the ICC Champions Trophy 2000.Yuvraj Singh played 304 ODIs for India. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Freshman Palaie Gaoteote embraces defensive leadership

first_imgFreshman linebacker Palaie Gaoteote lead the team with nine tackles against Colorado and had 11 tackles in Utah. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)Freshman linebacker Palaie Gaoteote lowered his helmet and exploded into Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault, making the tackle that would leave him on the ground for a few minutes after the play. Gaoteote knocked himself out.When asked if he knew immediately after the play that he had a concussion, he grinned.“Nah,” Gaoteote said. “Shoot, it’s just football. Just playing, big hits come and go. It was kind of funny — that’s why I walked off smiling.”Gaoteote’s speed is striking for a player his size. At 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, you might expect him to lumber around the field and struggle to keep up with quicker playmakers. But this is not so with the youngster that teammates and coaches alike affectionately know as “EA.” Gaoteote often appears to be shot out of a cannon when plugging a running lane or tracking a receiver with his ability to accelerate at a moment’s notice.USC football has had a chaotic season, but the rise of Gaoteote has been one of the bright spots. Even while Gaoteote sat out much of fall camp and the first two games of the season with a slight meniscus tear, USC coaches could hardly contain their excitement about the former five-star recruit out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.In two games since taking over at middle linebacker for injured senior Cameron Smith, Gaoteote hasn’t let his coaches down. In USC’s 31-20 victory over Colorado on Oct. 13, the true freshman hailing from Hawaii led the team with nine total tackles, despite playing just over a half of the contest. Even in the Trojans’ disappointing 41-28 loss to Utah on Saturday, Gaoteote showcased his talent with 11 tackles and his first collegiate sack. But athleticism isn’t the only marker of Gaoteote’s youth. The true freshman seems impervious to negativity. When asked how he felt the Wednesday after his head injury, Gaoteote smiled before saying he felt well and was improving every day. Even after USC’s lackluster defensive effort against the Utes, Gaoteote refused to say anything negative. “We played good, really well,” Gaoteote said. “We flew to everything, just did the best we could do and continued to do it.”It was clear Gaoteote was unfazed by the blowout when he said he knew the Trojans would win this week’s home game against Arizona State. Some may call this proclamation after a significant loss naive or arrogant, but Gaoteote’s earnest confidence is something the Trojans could use a lot more of right now.He has been one of the Trojans’ most productive players during his limited time on the field, even while taking over as the defensive signal-caller in Smith’s absence. This is quite an impressive load for a true freshman to carry, especially considering all the time Gaoteote missed to start the season, and shows that Gaoteote already reads the game at a veteran level.“I’ve said this before, that linebacker position is like being a quarterback of the defense in terms of having to make calls and make adjustments,” head coach Clay Helton said to the Los Angeles Times last week. “You’re literally a quarterback back there trying to make those calls, plus doing your own job. I’m so impressed with what he [has done], and I think the future is extremely bright.”Gaoteote’s positive attitude also manifests itself in his response to success, and he credits his teammates for helping him into a position to produce.“I was really comfortable,” Gaoteote said the Wednesday after the Colorado game. “It just came from the other guys like [redshirt junior linebacker] John [Houston], and the defensive linemen, playing off of them. My teammates as a whole made it easy for me to be out there, and just have fun with it.”It’s still early to tell, but Gaoteote has the chance to live up to the hype and become the next great USC linebacker. At the very least, it certainly seems clear that he was destined to be a Trojan; Gaoteote said he models his game after USC great Troy Polamalu and his idol Junior Seau.There was speculation before the season that Gaoteote could earn the right to wear the No. 55 jersey that USC legends such as Seau and Willie McGinest made iconic during their time at the school. He ended up with No. 1, but a continuation of his strong start could change that. Don’t be surprised if Gaoteote eventually earns that honor only bestowed upon the best this blue-blood program has to offer.last_img read more

CCCC to meet with Tipp football manager.

first_imgTipperary Senior Football manager Peter Creedon will meet with the Central Competitions Control Committee this evening to explain his comments about referee David Coldrick.Creedon was unhappy with the refs handling of Tipp’s game against Armagh at the start of the month.Armagh won the game at the Athletic Ground by a point scored well after added time had elapsed. According to County Board secretary Tim Floyd this is not an official hearing but merely part of the CCCC’s investigation into the Cork natives remarks.last_img read more

Our Lady’s in big match action again

first_imgThe Tipperary school face St Kieran’s of Kilkenny in the semi-final of the Croke Cup.Their manager Tom Byrnes was very pleased with how his players cast aside the dissapointment of losing the Dr Harty Cup Final to win through to today’s encounter.Throw-in in Clonmel is at 2 o’clock.  There’ll be regular updates on the match on Tipp FM.last_img

Important to find balance between club and county fixtures – Barry

first_imgSpeaking on Tipp FM’s “Extra Time” last night, Upperchurch Drombane and Tipperary senior hurler James Barry said its important to find the right balance between club and intercounty fixtures to keep everyone happy. Photo © Tipp FM There’s action in Mid Tipperary tonight when Drom Inch and Upperchurch Drombane clash in the Mid senior football semi final in Littleton.The action gets underway at 7pm with county champions Loughmore Castleiney awaiting the winners of tonights game in the final.Both Drom and The ‘Church clubs had Mid hurling quarter finals last Saturday in what is a very busy time for the club player in the county.last_img read more

Frank Robinson, Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 83

first_imgFrank Robinson, a trailblazer who forged his own path from the playgrounds of West Oakland to baseball immortality, died Thursday after a long battle with bone cancer, according to several reports. He was 83.The Hall of Fame outfielder had been in hospice care for the past few months and passed away in Los Angeles, almost 45 years after he made baseball history by becoming its first African-American manager with the Cleveland Indians.Robinson is mostly remembered in the Bay Area for managing the Giants from 1981-84, when he was the first African-American to manage in the National League.But the long-legged, quick-wristed kid from McClymonds High with a chip on his shoulder remains perhaps baseball’s most overlooked superstar. In fact, when he was near the end of his managerial career in 2005, one of his players on the Nationals apparently asked him if he had ever played the game. Oh, did he ever.A 14-time All-Star and two-time world champion, Robinson finished his star-studded 21-year career with 586 home runs and remains the only major leaguer to win the MVP award in both the American and National leagues.His former Baltimore Orioles teammate, Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, once said Robinson was “the best player I ever saw.”Robinson’s baseball legacy was cemented on a sunny, summer day in New York in 1982 when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. For a kid who had always fought to prove he was worthy, Robinson told those in attendance that even he couldn’t believe where his career had taken him.“A young boy in Oakland, California playing on an asphalt baseball field, he didn’t dare dream, not even dare think … wouldn’t even dare let the thought enter his mind that he would one day be standing up here being inducted into the Hall of Fame,” Robinson said during his speech. “But it has happened. I thank the lord for giving me the god-given talent to play the greatest game in this country.” He never owned his own baseball glove until he was 14. That was around the time Robinson’s talents really began to show while playing American Legion baseball. As a 14-year-old playing against mostly older kids, Robinson helped Bill Erwin Post 337 of Oakland win the first of its back-to-back national championships.Later, under the guidance of famed Oakland youth coach George Powles, Robinson stood out despite being surrounded by greatness in the city. Consider that by the late 1960s two Oakland high schools just 2½ miles apart — McClymonds and Oakland Technical — had produced 29 major leaguers! While at Mack, Robinson even teamed with future NBA legend Bill Russell to make the Warriors’ 1952 basketball team virtually unbeatable. Meanwhile, Robinson’s Mack baseball team, also featuring future major leaguer Curt Flood, were also dominating. Another Mack star, Vada Pinson, would later patrol the Cincinnati Reds outfield with Robinson.Months after the 1953 baseball season, Robinson, armed with a $3,500 signing bonus from the Reds, left Oakland to begin what would become the journey of a lifetime.Robinson is survived by his wife, Barbara, a son and a daughter. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead center_img Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series From the time Robinson burst into the major leagues with the Reds as a record-setter in 1956 until he finished his managerial career with the Nationals in 2006, he had spent 50 years in uniform. Coupled with his time working in the Commissioner’s office, Robinson has worked in baseball for more than 60 years.The sometimes surly, often times superlative Robinson made an impact right away as a 20-year-old rookie with the Reds. The right fielder’s batting line was .290/.379/.558 for a .936 OPS. He also hit 38 home runs to set a National League rookie record that the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger finally broke 61 years later with 39.Robinson won the NL MVP five years later after hitting 37 home runs and driving in 124 runs and posting a 1.015 OPS for the Reds.The Reds then seemed to test Robinson’s competitive juices when they traded him to the Orioles after the 1965 season, saying he “is an old 30.” A rejuvenated Robinson wasted no time in proving how wrong the Reds were.All he did in his first year in Baltimore was win the AL MVP, capture the Triple Crown by hitting 49 homers, driving in 122 runs and batting .316, all while leading the Orioles to a world championship.The man Orioles fans affectionately called “F. Robby” wound up playing 10 more seasons in the majors — five as an All-Star — while hitting 262 more home runs to finish with the fourth-most in MLB history when he finally retired at the end of the 1976 season. Not bad for a guy dismissed as too old a decade earlier.While winding down his career in 1975 with the Indians, Robinson was hired as their player/manager. It was a bittersweet moment for Robinson. Just three years earlier, and nine days before he died, baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson talked about how he’d love to “look down the third base line and see a black man as manager.”“The one wish I could have is that Jackie Robinson could be here today to see this happen,” Robinson said during a press conference after his hiring.As someone accustomed to spectacular debuts, Robinson did it again on Opening Day in 1975. In his first game as manager, he inserted himself into the lineup as Cleveland’s designated hitter. Naturally, he smashed a home run off the Yankees’ Doc Medich in his first at-bat. It was his eighth opening day home run, which remains an MLB record.After his playing days were over, Robinson went on to manage the Giants, Orioles, Expos and Nationals during a 16-year managerial career that saw his teams go 1065-1176. He was the AL’s Manager of the Year in 1989.In San Francisco, Robinson’s teams went just 264-277 and finished in third place in the NL West twice in four seasons. But it was also in San Francisco that Robinson’s aggressive nature was frequently on display.One of the more memorable moments for Robinson came when he went to the mound to take pitcher Jim Barr out of the game. Barr dismissively flipped the ball to Robinson and began walking toward the dugout. An agitated Robinson quickly spun Barr around and, with finger wagging, chewed out his pitcher on the field.The man some called “The Director of Discipline” wasn’t always the most loved manager, but he certainly earned the respect of many. Current Giants announcer Duane Kuiper, who played for Robinson in both Cleveland and San Francisco, said he was “the best manager I ever played for.”Born in Beaumont, Texas, on Aug. 31, 1935, Robinson was the youngest of Ruth (Shaw) Robinson’s 10 children. By the time he was four, his father had left the family so his mother moved Frank and her other children to Oakland.Growing up in a tenement on Myrtle Street in West Oakland, his family struggled to make ends meet. Robinson once joked his quickness came from being one of 10 kids. “If you weren’t quick, you didn’t eat,” he said.Sports had also become a perfect way for the young Robinson to avoid the trouble that surrounded his neighborhood. The grittiness and aggressive style of play that Robinson came to be known for in the majors was also born on the playgrounds near his home.Once, while sliding into second base to try to break up a double play, Robinson cut his leg and tore a hole in his pants, incurring the wrath of his mother in the process. As a testament to his tenacity, Robinson’s slide had come while he was playing on the asphalt.Related Articles Horse dies after injury during workout at Del Mar Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Memorial Day decorations from Prairie Lawn Cemetery must be removed by June 8

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Brenda Nelson · 323 weeks ago What a waste that all the flowers that people can not come back and pick up will just be thrown in the trash. I suggest the flowers be collected and taken to a building where they can be laid out on the floor and offer them to the public for sale for a couple of bucks each. The money could go to the cemetary to use. Good way to recycle all the flowers. Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down redfanx2 · 323 weeks ago Well, I guess we will see if people can get to them with the rain coming in. I have asked and had to complain about the water flow and the need of a ditch just like there is in most of the cemetery. We got our flowers already, but good luck to the rest. Maybe the city could do their part too!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 323 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Public Service Announcement — Memorial Day Decorations, as well as any items that are in violation of Prairie Lawn Cemetery Codes, will be picked up on June 9, 2014.   Those wishing to recover items need to do so before June 8.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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