Zaha faces extended ban as FA probe red card

first_img“Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been charged following the game against Southampton yesterday (January 30, 2019),” said a statement from the FA, English football’s governing body, issued Thursday.“It is alleged his behaviour following a second-half dismissal amounts to improper conduct. The player has until 9pm on February 5, 2019 to respond to the charge,” the statement added.Zaha’s dismissal, which came after he had opened the scoring against Southampton, would usually result in a one-match ban.But the FA could extend it further after the Eagles star appeared to clap Marriner again as he left the pitch.“All I can do is apologise to the team and the fans for my red card because I could have cost us today,” said Zaha in a post-match Twitter message. “I will learn from it for sure.”Ten-man Palace held on to secure a draw which moved the south London club four points clear of the relegation places.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wilfried Zaha (L, pictured in January 2018), could receive an extended ban after the Football Association charged him with improper conduct © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 31 – Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha could receive an extended ban after the Football Association charged him with improper conduct for the way he reacted to being sent-off against Southampton.The forward was dismissed after 87 minutes in Wednesday’s 1-1 Premier League draw at St Mary’s when he received two yellow cards in quick succession, the second for appearing to sarcastically applaud referee Andre Marriner, who had booked him for a challenge with Saints’ James Ward-Prowse.last_img read more

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Senate OKs wage increase, but veto likely

first_imgThe Republican governor, who vetoed two previous minimum wage increases, has asked a long-dormant state commission to approve the $1 increase but not the annual cost-of-living adjustments when it meets today. “I cannot support something that has failed with our government,” Schwarzenegger said. “Those automatic spending formulas have been terrible for our state, and why would we take something that almost bankrupt the state and say, now we’re going to punish the private sector and we’re going to have them do it too? It’s a failed system, it doesn’t work.” The California Labor Federation filed a competing petition asking the commission to tie the wage to the Consumer Price Index like the Assembly and Senate bills would do. The Fairness Initiative on Low-Wage Work, which supports minimum wage increases, said California joins a dozen other states attempting to raise their minimum wage legislatively, while four others will put the issue before voters in November. SACRAMENTO – The Senate on Thursday joined the Assembly in approving legislation that would give 1.4 million minimum wage earners a $1-an-hour raise and then boost their pay annually to keep up with inflation. But the Senate bill, along with its Assembly counterpart, seems to be headed for a veto by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who supports the $1 increase but opposes automatically tying future increases to inflation. Both measures would raise the minimum wage from $6.75 to $7.75 an hour in two 50-cent steps – the first on July 1, 2007, and the second on July 1, 2008. They would then require the wage to be raised each Jan. 1 to keep up with inflation. The Assembly passed its bill, a measure by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Santa Clara, Wednesday night, sending it to the Senate. The Senate measure, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, moves to the Assembly. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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