GOP legislators say they’re ready to take next step in 2019 (AUDIO)

first_imgDES MOINES — Three hours before the 2019 Iowa legislative session began, 150 Iowa Republicans gathered in a Des Moines hotel ballroom to celebrate their 2018 election victories and provided some general hints of their agenda for the year ahead.Jeff Kaufmann , the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party, said Republican Governor Kim Reynolds has a mandate from voters.“The governor won 88 of 99 counties. That is a statewide referendum, a pat on the back to go get ’em, period!” Kaufmann said to kick-off the event.Reynolds thanked her fellow Republicans for supporting her “conservative message.”“We need your continued support as we move into this legislative session,” Reynolds told the crowd.AUDIO of event, 43:00House Speaker Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake has been the top Republican in the legislature for the past four years.“The voters affirmed what we were about, what we did and we’re excited to go forward,” Upmeyer said.Senate President Charles Schneider, a Republican from West Des Moines, said Republicans aims to limit the size and scale of government and reduce the tax burden.“Iowans and, really, all Americans want their election officials to lead,” Schneider said. “They want elected officials to think big and pose solutions to critical problems without worrying about political consequences and, most importantly, they want us to follow through on what we said we will do.”Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, a Republican from Ankeny, said the GOP made “big reforms” over the past two years.“Now it’s time to take the next step forward. We’ll continue our big ideas, our bold action to reduce taxes on hard-working Iowans, continue to build our workforce and continue to build our mental health system,” Whitver said. “There’s a lot of work to do. The voters are expecting us to do big things. We will.”This morning’s event was a fundraiser for the Iowa Republican Party and it was open to the media. Iowa Democrats held a private fundraiser last night.last_img read more

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Arsenal held as Brighton make a point

first_imgBrighton, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal’s top-four bid suffered a setback as Jurgen Locadia’s equaliser gave Brighton a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday.Unai Emery’s side had taken an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s fine first half strike.But Locadia levelled for Brighton before half-time and the Gunners couldn’t find a winner after the interval.Arsenal have won only once in their last four games in all competitions, a frustrating sequence that started when their 22-match unbeaten run ended at Southampton on December 16.The north Londoners climb to fourth place in the Premier League, but fifth placed Chelsea could move back above them if they avoid defeat at Watford later on Wednesday.Emery started Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up front and the pair were quickly into the groove.Despite not often starting together as central strikers this term, Aubameyang and Lacazette have established a good understanding and both were denied well by goalkeeper Mat Ryan early on.Even so, it took just seven minutes for the pair to put Arsenal ahead. Lacazette poked through for Aubameyang, who curled a fine effort high into the far corner for his 15th goal of the season.Brighton, beaten in their previous three games, thought they had equalised, only to see Glenn Murray’s effort ruled out.Murray bundled his way towards goal and forced the ball, seemingly, over the line.But it was adjudged to have been kicked out of the hands of Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno, who still scrambled back to attempt to claw the ball off the line. Share on: WhatsApp Throughout their impressive first season under Emery, Arsenal have remained troubled by the defensive deficiencies that hampered them in final years of the Arsene Wenger era.Brighton equalised in the 35th minute after a horrible error from Arsenal right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.The Swiss international attempted to head a long ball back to Leno, but succeeded only in finding Jurgen Locadia, who took the ball past Leno and tapped into an empty net.Emery made a half-time change, bringing on Alex Iwobi for Mesut Ozil, increasing the feeling that the out-of-form German midfielder is on borrowed time at Arsenal, where he is the highest-paid player.Brighton began the second period the stronger, twice coming close to taking the lead.Solly March cut in from the right and his low effort was pushed around the post by Leno. Then March turned provider to tee up Locadia who glanced just wide.Iwobi almost won it late on when he blocked March’s clearance and the ball trickled just wide, but Arsenal were force to settle for a point.last_img read more

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Palm Beach Elections Officials See Surge in Mail-in Ballot Requests

first_imgWendy Sartory Link, Supervisor of Elections, has sent mailers to residents, to remind them about the process for requesting a mail-in ballot.“Avoid the crowds, stay safe, vote from home,” a mailer states.The inside of the mailer reads: “We are living in uncertain times, and no one knows what the continued effects of COVID-19 will be as we enter this very important election season. We want the highest voter turnout possible, and we encourage you to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the upcoming elections.” Voters in Palm Beach County can request the mail-in ballots in multiple ways: visiting www.pbcelections.org, calling (561) 656-6200 and selecting #2, or by emailing votebymail@pbcelections.org.Sartory Link also said they are ordering personal protective equipment, sanitizer, and other protective measures to keep polling locations safe.She added that due to social distancing guidelines, fewer people will be allowed inside voting locations at a time.“Lines are going to be a reality and for people who are concerned about that, we want to make sure they have an option [for vote by mail],” Link said.PBC Elections Office Prepares for Surge in Vote-By-Mail Requests Elections officials in Palm Beach County are seeing more mail-in ballot requests than usual this year, as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Staff at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office say they are getting about 1,500 requests for mail-in ballots each day, totaling more than 200,000 requests to this point.last_img read more

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Head coach Maida gets stamp of approval from Leafs brass

first_imgHead coach Frank Maida looked like a magician in November when the Leafs raced to the top of the Murdoch Division.However, after the Leafs lost at home to the Castlegar Rebels prior to the Christmas break the Leafs looked anything like a well-oiled machine as the Green and White dropped down the Murdoch division faster than a pair of cement skates in Kootenay Lake.Nelson finished third behind winner Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks despite having the opportunity to clinch the division weeks before the regular season concluded.Still the Leaf executive thought there were more positives than negatives during the recent Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and voted during a Tuesday night meeting in favour of extending the coaching contract head coach Frank Maida.  “We are excited to extend the coaching contract for another season,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks in a prepared statement. “We look forward to continuing our efforts with Coach Maida to build championship quality and high character teams on and off the ice for the fans of Nelson.”Maida, at the helm the past two seasons when Nelson was knocked out of the first round of the Murdoch Division semi finals by Castlegar Rebels in 2012 and Beaver Valley Nitehawks in 2013, will definitely have an edge when he goes player shopping during the spring recruiting season as Nelson will host the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.The host club gains an automatic bye into the tournament that includes winners of the KIJHL, Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Pacific Junior Hockey League.The tournament, Stocks said the franchise is already started preparations to host, is held in April.The preliminary round begins the Thursday night with the top two teams in the round robin draw meeting in the Cyclone Taylor Championship Sunday afternoon.Current KIJHL champ, Castlegar Rebels, begins the 2013 Cyclone Taylor Cup Thursday against host Glacier Kings in Comox.PJHL Champ Richmond Sockeyes meet Island winner Victoria Cougars in the opening match Thursday.last_img read more

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Embiid drops 26 as Sixers nip Celtics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson After winning seven in a row, Boston has lost two straight.“I don’t want to take anything away from Philadelphia,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “They certainly made us look poor. If you’re not going to own your own space, then you’re going to turn the ball over.”The Celtics had no answer for Embiid, who was 10 for 19 from the floor and 6 of 7 at the foul line. He also had six assists and blocked two shots.The Sixers forced 19 turnovers and outrebounded the Celtics 41-31 while avoiding a season sweep.“It’s been a trend for us the last two games. For whatever reason, we’ve been sloppy on offense,” Horford said. “Other teams are putting pressure on us and speeding us up a little bit and we’re not handling it too well.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Marcus Smart scored 13 and Jaylen Brown had 12 points for Boston.Embiid scored 10 in the third quarter and McConnell had nine points in the period, helping the Sixers pull away. Jayson Tatum’s 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining trimmed Philadelphia’s lead to 86-79, but Boston’s rally fizzled from there.PLAYOFFS?Halfway through the season, much-improved Philadelphia (21-20) is in playoff contention. The Sixers are coming off wins against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference this week in Toronto (30-13) and Boston (34-12).“We feel like we’re right there with them,” Embiid said. “I don’t know what seed we’re going to be, but that’s a potential matchup in the playoffs, so you always want to come out and like try to dominate, let them know that it’s not going to be easy.”ALL-STAR INDEEDEmbiid pulled down 16 rebounds for the third time in his career. He got the news earlier Thursday that he was the first Philadelphia player selected as an All-Star starter since Allen Iverson in the 2010-2011 season. Embiid is the first Sixers All-Star since Jrue Holiday in 2013.“I’m just very proud of him,” coach Brett Brown said.TIP-INS76ers: McConnell was coming off a career-high 18 points Monday against Toronto. … JJ Redick, who injured his left leg Monday against Toronto, did not play.Celtics: Irving made the All-Star game for the fifth time. … The Celtics honored Jo Jo White, a two-time NBA champion who played 10 seasons for Boston, with a video tribute and a No. 10 draped over his regular seat. White died Tuesday at age 71.UP NEXT76ers: Host Milwaukee on Saturday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dario Saric scored 16 for Philadelphia, which won for the sixth time in seven games. T.J. McConnell had 15 points — all in the second half.Just one week after Boston erased a 22-point deficit on its way to a 114-103 victory over Philadelphia in London, the Sixers led by as many as 21 and turned away one last rally by the Celtics down the stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We knew that it was going to be the same team. It wasn’t going to be any new plays,” Embiid said. “We were just physical. Last time they played us when they had that comeback, they were more physical than us. So tonight I think we were more physical than them.”Boston played without All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who rested a sore left shoulder. Al Horford and Marcus Morris each scored 14 points. Strugglesville: Cavs blow big lead, end Magic Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Celtics: Host Orlando on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) beats Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) to the ball during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Joel Embiid is headed to the NBA All-Star game for the first time, and he celebrated with another impressive performance.Embiid scored 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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‘State of Emergency a Blockade to Liberia’s Economy’

first_imgHundreds of Liberians using the highway connecting Bomi, Cape Mount and Gbarpolu counties have complained that the blockade by the Joint Security as a result of the State of Emergency announced by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is seriously impeding their movements. They also complained that it will harm the nation’s economy.The citizens made the disclosure Thursday, August 7, to our reporter who toured the Klay area, where the Joint Security team has a checkpoint.In an interview with some of these citizens, most of whom are business people and commuters, moving between Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, they said the State of Emergency will damage economic growth for this year, if some of the measures are not reduced in favor of business people.They noted that from the economic and business perspective, the State of Emergency is a concern to them because it is going stall economic growth.“The fact is that once your country is under a State of Emergency, which in itself is a disincentive to foreign investors who will not be inclined to choose Liberia until it is lifted,” Maima Kromah, a Liberia businesswoman, who was taking a taxi loaded with goods from Monrovia to Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, indicated.A resident of Bomi County, Musa Foday, stated that local investors are already in a state of paralysis. “They will not be inclined to move ahead during this State of Emergency,” he opined.The traders argued that although the President is trying to stop the further spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia, the timing of the State of Emergency is not ripe. They believe she should have long since declared the emergency back in March when the disease first broke out.“We agree that she is using her power as the President; but people in rural Liberia need food and other things for their families. So tell me with this kind of situation right now on the this road, how are we going to feed them?” Madam Kromah wondered.The businesswoman projected that if the emergency extends into December, which is the Christmas season, it will have a severe effect on the nation’s revenue intake.All the other merchants who spoke with the Observer proposed that the government of Liberia needs to determine a strategic plan in the fight against the Ebola virus. They said the plan must make enough room for the business sector to operate, with very limited restrictions.President Sirleaf late Wednesday, August 6, declared a State of Emergency through the Republic, to be observed for 90 days (three months).In declaring the emergency, the President said the government will institute extra-ordinary measures including, if need be, the suspension of certain rights and privileges as mandated by the Constitution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia: Intermittent Earning Place for Officials?

first_imgFrom all indications President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has now conspicuously laid bare the reason contributing to the backwardness and underdeveloped state of Liberia and its underprivileged masses.Delivering her State of the Nation Address to the national Legislature yesterday, the President noted that the country and its people are in such a deplorable state as a result of Liberia being used as a transit point by past and present leaders of the country.If Liberia is to overcome this intentional neglect by people who call themselves sons and daughters of the land, who prefer to use the country as an office and take their earnings to the United States and other developed Western countries with no tangible development in Liberia, then officials must learn to make Liberia their home rather than what she called “an Intermittent earning place” as has been the status quo ever since.She noted that development has eluded the country since independence because officials prefer to take the country’s money on voyages and merrymaking in the West.  If development is to come to Liberia, she said, officials of government should learn to give back to the country through development, resources taken from it.“The building of Liberia will rest solely and surely on our shoulders, the shoulders of all Liberians. We will carry this load only if we are prepared to make Liberia our home rather than our intermittent earning place, only if we give back to our country’s development, the resources taken from it,” President Sirleaf declared.I firmly believe that God will give us the strength and courage to walk boldly into the next few years with a renewed spirit of peace, reconciliation, and commitment to country.President Sirleaf, who has never been short of words to encourage her compatriots, even when things appear to be out of grip, called for a renewal of commitment and love for country.The President, since 2006, she has always dished up words of inspiration depicting hope for the future, and this year’s address was no exception.Though she may bear the greatest responsibility, President Sirleaf  nevertheless made a clarion call to the other two branches of government, the Legislature and Judiciary, saying that when the government fails it means all of them have failed.She noted that it is now time for officials of government to re-examine themselves to see whether they are properly executing the mandate given them by the Liberian people and if they are working in the people’s interest.“The pain inflicted on our national pride by the Ebola crisis provides an opportunity to search our souls, to ask ourselves if we have been truthful and honest to the commitments made in 2006 when we embarked on this journey together, to ask ourselves if we have served our country and our people well.”If never in the past, President Sirleaf noted, this is the time for us to unite as one government to deliver the promises to our people. There is absolutely no room for blame shifting, she said.The support in security protection and finance which we enjoy from our partners today, will not last as attention moves away from us to other international priorities, the President warned.Honourable members of the Legislature, a nation bound together in 2006 vowed to walk away from the destruction and the hurt of the past; vowed to be committed and determined to ensure a future of peace and prosperity for all Liberians, she reminded her audience.There was not very much then to share or to divert, as we were building from ground zero. In five years we stood together, lifting our nation from the burdens of debt and decay.We worked together to increase revenues, to restore basic services, to remove the heavy debt burden, to mobilize foreign investment, to rebuild the infrastructure, to restore hope.The world marvelled at our tenacity, resilience and determination and reached out massively to help us. Partners committed resources far beyond our domestic effort and our absorptive capacity.Speaking in the Joint Chamber of the Legislature, President Sirleaf recalled her government’s appreciation for the cooperation received from the Legislature that led to the passage of several pieces of legislations relevant to the consolidation of the processes of the nation’s Agenda for Transformation and the National Vision 2030 which she said began several years ago to chart a course for Liberia’s growth and sustained development. “An examination of the various legislations revealed that they address the challenges of governance, the economy, the rule of law, and our obligations as a responsible member of the international community.”President Sirleaf then highlighted those instruments which she claimed will significantly impact governance, economic transformation, the rule of law and the country’s international obligations.She asserted that a sound, firm and attainable economic policy aimed at Liberia’s economic transformation, demands structural reform of the country’s form of governance.“In this light, in addition to the passage of the Budget Act of 2014/2015 I am pleased for your ratification of the financing agreement between the Government of the Republic of Liberia, and Export/Import Bank of India, the Kuwait Fund, the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and the International Development Association of the World Bank.”President Sirleaf further asserted that the economic transformation of Liberia is not limited only to the public sector, but includes the private sector as well. “In a bid to strengthen and expand the capacity of our private sector to contribute to Liberia’s economic transformation, we submitted to your honorable body, an amendment to the Mineral Development Agreement among the government of Liberia and Sense Gua Limited and Bloemfontein Limited; and the bill to ratify a concession agreement between government and the Liberia Cocoa Corporation, a wholly owned Liberian investment.” She said the instruments manifest government’s commitment to generate economic and employment opportunities in key corridors of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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CCJ orders NBS to pay a local architectural firm outstanding $15M

first_img…for design of head officeLocal financial institution – New Building Society Ltd (NBS) – was on Friday ordered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to pay over $15 million to a local architect for works done on its new head office building located on Avenue of the Republic and North Road, Georgetown.The CCJ discharged a stay of execution that had been granted in a lower court, thus enabling the company, Rodrigues Architects Ltd, to recover the balance of monies due.In 2015, High Court Judge, Justice Rishi Persaud ordered the building society to pay Rodrigues Architects Ltd the sum of GY$15,897,625, plus six per cent interest per annum from November 27, 2008 to September 29, 2015, and thereafter at the rate of four per cent per annum until fully paid. Additionally, the court had orderedNew Building Society$100,000 for costs. He further ordered that there be a stay of execution for a period of six months from the date of the order.No judgment, however, has yet been delivered to provide reasons for the order.New Building Society Ltd applied for a stay of execution of the judgement pending the appeal.Justice of Appeal BS Roy granted the stay until the determination of the appeal but ordered that the judgement sum due to Rodrigues Architects Ltd be deposited with the Registrar to be put in an interest-bearing account to await the outcome of the appeal. Rodrigues Architects Ltd failed to get Guyana’s Court of Appeal to overturn Justice Roy’s decision. The company then applied to the CCJ to discharge the stay of execution and obtain the deposited sum.The CCJ, after reviewing the affidavit evidence, found that Justice Roy had erred in making his orders and the Court of Appeal had erred in reviewing those orders and letting them stand.“No stay should have been granted because it had not been shown that there was a good prospect of the appeal succeeding nor that there was no reasonable probability that the company would be able to repay the money received from the building society if the latter’s appeal succeeded,” the CCJ said in a statement on Friday.Further to that, Rodrigues, a Director of the company who has been in business for over 35 years, had been prepared to guarantee that he would personally repay the judgement sum paid to Rodrigues Architects Ltd if the society’s appeal succeeded.As security, he agreed that he would not encumber or dispose of a particular property of his worth over GY$50 million.In explaining the principles to be considered when a stay of execution of a judgement involving money is sought, the CCJ emphasised that a stay of execution is the exception rather than the rule and that the onus is on the applicant to make out a case for a stay which required the court to answer the “essential question whether, in all the circumstances, there was a risk of injustice to one party or the other of the parties if it grants or refuses a stay”.In answering this question, the Court required four issues to be considered. First, whether the defendant applying for a stay can satisfy the court that the appeal has a good prospect of success. Second, whether the defendant could establish that he would be ruined or his appeal stifled if forced to pay out the judgement sum immediately, instead of after an unsuccessful appeal.Third, whether there was no reasonable probability, if an appeal was successful, that the claimant would be in a position to repay the monies paid by the defendant to satisfy the judgement. Fourth, as a last resort, whether there is a risk that the claimant will be unable to enforce the judgement if a stay is granted and the defendant’s appeal fails, when a payment of all or part of the judgement sum into court may be appropriate. For ease of reference, a checklist was added to the judgement which explained how the question about stay of execution should be dealt with where there is a money judgement.The CCJ, with the consent of both parties at the end of the hearing, made various orders discharging the stay of execution, enabling the sum deposited with the court in Guyana to be released to Rodrigues Architects Ltd and enabling it to execute the judgement against New Building Society Ltd for the balance of monies remaining due under the judgement.last_img read more

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Poweroutages

first_imgYesterday’s electrical storm activity resulted in at least seventeen Northeast BC power outages.BC Hydro lists 12 of them in the Dawson Creek area, two each in the Fort St. John and, Fort Nelson areas and, one in Chetwynd.The outages occurred in a five hour period, between 4 and 9pm and, it’s believed service was restored by early this morning, to most, if not all the impacted customers.- Advertisement -June has started to live up to its reputation, as one of the two top precipitation months of the year in this region and, the storms also resulted in about six and half millimeters of rain.On average Fort St. John receives about 71 millimeters in June but, it also recorded its all time one day record, of 80.3 millimeters, on June 27th, of 1965.last_img

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Cardiff City 4-1 Brighton: Whittingham’s double helps Bluebirds down Seagulls

first_img1 Brighton missed the chance to climb into the automatic promotion places jn the Championship as Cardiff boosted their play-off aspirations with a thumping 4-1 win.Both sides had entered the game on the back of five-match unbeaten runs and, with Middlesbrough and Hull not in league action, the visitors knew they could move into the top two.Cardiff, however, produced their best display of Russell Slade’s 16-month tenure as a Peter Whittingham double plus further goals from Anthony Pilkington and Lex Immers saw the Bluebirds find the net four times in one game for the first time since December 2012.Dale Stephens briefly gave the Seagulls hope of a fightback but they never looked like avoiding a second away defeat of the season.Brighton had made a solid enough start in their bid to climb the table but they fell behind against the run of play in the 16th minute.Steven Sidwell failed to track Whittingham’s forward run and the midfielder controlled Matthew Connolly’s pass and gently guided the ball beyond David Stockdale and into the bottom of the net.While the Seagulls keeper had little chance of keeping out the opener, he was culpable for the second just three minutes later.His poor clearance fell straight to Stuart O’Keefe and Cardiff swiftly moved the ball to Pilkington through Immers. The stand-in striker cut inside his man and fired the ball through Stockdale’s hands.Brighton were stunned and Inigo Calderon’s optimistic curling effort was their only real strike on goal as Cardiff buzzed with confidence.More poor defending from the visitors made a bad situation worse as they fell 3-0 adrift on the half-hour. Connor Goldson’s block tackle on Whittingham only diverted the ball across his own area and darts fanatic Immers hit the bullseye by sliding home from just inside the area.Brighton should have pulled one back seven minutes before the break when Jiri Skalak’s excellent cross found Bobby Zamora’s run, but the striker could only steer wide from eight yards on his 150th league appearance for the visitors.Chances continued to come at the other end with Tom Lawrence forcing a sharp save from Stockdale and Immers curling an effort narrowly wide either side of the interval.Brighton’s hopes of an unlikely comeback were boosted when Stephens got across his marker to glance a close-range header beyond David Marshall and it sparked their best spell of the game.Substitute Tomer Hemed ended a smart break by driving a shot against Scott Malone, while Anthony Knockaert blazed wildly over when a poor Connolly clearance fell straight to him.But their hopes were extinguished in the 66th minute. Pilkington tricked and teased his way into the box and drew a clumsy challenge from Goldson to leave referee Darren Bond with little option but to point to the spot.Whittingham stepped up and emphatically despatched the spot-kick into the top corner to rubber-stamp the win. Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham last_img read more

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