Everton’s Niasse faces ban for diving

first_imgOumar Niasse Everton’s Niasse faces two-match ban for diving in a Premier League first Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 20:23 11/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) OumarNiasse - cropped Getty Images Everton Crystal Palace v Everton Crystal Palace Premier League The Football Association has charged the Toffees striker for “successful deception of a match official” for diving in the draw at Crystal Palace Everton forward Oumar Niasse is the first Premier League player to face retrospective punishment for simulation under new Football Association rules.Niasse won a sixth-minute penalty, converted by Leighton Baines, after Scott Dann was adjudged to have fouled him by referee Anthony Taylor during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.Everton 10/3 to beat Southampton Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Replays suggested contact was minimal and Dann hit out at his opponent after the game, saying: “It definitely wasn’t a penalty. I have seen it again and he dived. He has conned the referee. I didn’t think there was contact but if there was it was minimal.”The FA has agreed with the Palace defender and charged Niasse – who scored his sixth goal of the season later in the match – for “successful deception of a match official”.Niasse must respond by 18:00 GMT on Tuesday to the charge, which will land him with a two-match ban if upheld.Niasse, 27, would not be the first player in English football to be punished under the regulations introduced for the 2017-18 season.Scott Dann, Oumar Niasse - Crystal Palace vs. EvertonShaun Miller of League Two side Carlisle United was suspended after he won a penalty during September’s 3-3 draw against Wycombe Wanderers.Bristol City defender Bailey Wright also spent two matches on the sidelines due to his part in a clash with Fulham’s Aboubakar Kamara, who was sent off in an October Championship match at Craven Cottage. Everton are still playing under caretaker manager David Unsworth and lie 16th in the Premier League, with games against Southampton and West Ham coming on the back of Thursday’s Europa League match with Atalanta.last_img read more

Girls aged 2 7 among four dead discovered by Iqaluit RCMP

first_img(Photo: Sylvain Degrasse, 44, with his daughter Alexandra Degrasse, in 2005)By Kent DriscollAPTN National NewsIQALUIT– A two-year-old girl and her seven-year-old sister were among the four bodies discovered by the RCMP in Iqaluit Tuesday.RCMP confirmed the girls’ parents were also found dead.RCMP said they found the father, Sylvain Degrasse, 44, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot blast to the face in a cemetery.They later found his common-law partner Vivian Sula Enuaraq, 29, and their two children Alexandra Degrasse, 7, and Aliyah Degrasse, 2, in the family’s home.RCMP said they are treating the deaths as a homicide investigation, but are not searching for suspects.“The circumstances surrounding the discovery of four bodies…remains under investigation,” said RMCP in a statement.Iqaluit residents are reeling after RCMP discovered four bodies Tuesday, triggering the cancellation of classes at the local elementary school, according to the city’s mayor.Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern said residents were “shaken” by the discovery of the bodies.“This has really shaken our community,” said Redfern, in a statement. “We need to come together and help each other pull through this.People living near the cemetery reported an unoccupied truck at in the early afternoon which was eventually shut off by a local resident at about 3 p.m.Redfern said the news of the deaths left residents in “shock” and disbelief.Redfern said she would be seeking to get crisis intervention to deal with the trauma that has impacted many people.“Many people, including family and friends of the victims, emergency responders and community members need immediate counselling,” said Redfern. “At the same time this territory must work together to end the root causes of our problems.”kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img read more