Everton has sacked Marco Silva as their manager.The Portuguese coach has paid the price for the Toffees’ poor start to the season, which has seen them lose nine of their opening 15 Premier League games. Could Moyes be on his way back to Goodison Park? The final straw for the Everton board was Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat by local rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, which has left the club in the relegation zone.Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri had long admired Silva before finally getting his man in the summer of 2018 following a protracted pursuit.Silva had first been targeted by the Merseyside club in November 2017 when in charge of Watford, who sacked him the following January, blaming Everton’s approach as their catalyst for the decision.Everton duly handed him a three-year contract in May 2018, with Sam Allardyce making way, and paid Watford £4million in compensation after the Hornets accused their league rivals of an illegal approach.Marco Silva after loss to LiverpoolSilva guided Everton to an eighth-placed finish last season, but this term results and performances have been woeful, despite spending in excess of £200m during his time at Goodison.The Toffees have signed a host of talented players, including Alex Iwobi, Yerry Mina, Richarlison and Moise Kean, during Silva’s reign.But it has failed to improve their fortunes with Everton sitting 18th in the table following their defeat to Liverpool and facing a tricky run of games against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal over the festive period.It’s not clear who will succeed Silva but one name being linked with the job is former Toffees boss David Moyes. Sections of the Goodison Park faithful turned against Marco Silva The Scot, who spent 11 years in charge of Everton before joining Manchester United, could return on an interim basis if the club does not announce a long-term replacement for Silva.Everton will aim to have a new coach in place by Saturday, with Everton hosting Chelsea at Goodison Park.
Today is Veteran’s Day and we thank all those who have served and those who are currently protecting us for your supreme sacrifice. Take a look at ways you can say “Thank you” to veterans at local events in your area.Palm Beach County Lake Worth Beach – a Veterans Day parade is planned for Saturday at 11 a.m. The free event will take place downtown and will end at the Cultural Plaza located at 414 Lake Ave. where a Ceremony of Honor will be held afterward. Everyone is invited to attend. Boynton Beach – a Veterans Day service will take place Sunday at 10 a.m. honoring veteran’s, reservist, and active duty personnel. The special service will take place at Church of Our Savior, MCC located at 2011 South Federal Highway. The church is inviting the entire community to attend.Martin County Stuart – The Veterans Council of Martin County is hosting a Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. on East Ocean Boulevard from Amerigo Avenue to Memorial Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd. The Martin County Commission will also host a Flagpole Dedication Ceremony starting at 1 p.m. at The Elliot Museum, 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd. Port St. Lucie – The city is hosting a Veterans Day Service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at Veterans Memorial Park, 2100 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway.Indian River County Vero Beach – the Veterans Council of Indian River County is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday at 8:45 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary in Vero Beach’s Riverside Park. The ceremony will include full military honors, with the Parade of the Colors by veteran groups, City of Vero Beach Police Department, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, Indian River County Fire Rescue and numerous civic organizations. The Vero Beach High School Band will provide music throughout the ceremony and, “The Dolls” will be performing a patriotic set for the audience’s enjoyment. Please remember to bring your lawn chair. This event is free to the public.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has launched an investigation to see if an ad placed last week to sell a baby for $500 was real or a hoax.The ad said the baby is two weeks old, sleeps and doesn’t make noise at night.It also said the seller would provide clothes and formula, and offered to include the baby’s 4-year-old sister for free.The supposed seller claimed to work for the state’s Department Children and Families.Department officials say they’ve interviewed one suspect who denied involvement.Investigators are now waiting for computer records that could point them in the right direction.No other information is available at this time.
At the behest of the President of the United States, Maj. General Qassem Soleimani, who lead Iran’s elite Quds force was killed in a U-S airstrike outside of Baghdad’s airport, the Pentagon announced Thursday night.But, President Trump, who is still vacationing in South Floirda, has not yet weighed in directly on the strike that took out the top Iranian General Soleimani.Last night he tweeted just an image of an American flag. But the Pentagon said in a statement that the US military took quote “decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad” and the strike was carried out at the direction of the President. President Trump is set to deliver remarks at the launch of the “Evangelicals for Trump” campaign event this evening in Miami Florida.In an interview with one of the attendees’ Dr. Jack Graham, he says that they will be praying for the president, and the world for peace. He also noted that many Iranians are converting to Christianity. https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Dr-Jack-Graham-1-3-2020-1.mp3
NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed Sunday when their helicopter crashed into a hillside in dense fog in Calabassas, California have been identified. Here is a look at the nine people who died in the crash:Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna were among those killed.Gianna — often called “Gigi” — was the second oldest of Bryant’s four daughters. Bryant had coached Gianna’s AAU basketball team out of his Mamba Sports Academy training facility in Thousand Oaks for the past two years.John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli and Alyssa Altobelli: John Altobelli was the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. His wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa were also on board.CBS Boston reports Altobelli was a former coach of the Brewster Whitecaps on Cape Cod. Altobelli also managed players who eventually made the big leagues, including Yankees slugger Aaron judge.Christina MauserThe husband of Christina Mauser posted on Facebook that she died in the helicopter crash. Mauser was a basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach, where Kobe’s daughter attended school. “My kids and I are devastated. We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash,” Matt Mauser wrote on Facebook. “Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much.”Sarah Chester and Payton ChesterSarah Chester and her middle school aged daughter Payton were on also on board.The helicopter was piloted by Ara Zobayan. According to the FAA, he received his commercial pilot certificate in 2007. Bryant’s sudden death at age 41 touched off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended basketball.The passengers were on their way to a basketball game when the chopper went down. The helicopter was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers.The helicopter’s flight path shows it going from Orange County to the San Fernando Valley and then hovering over the Glendale area as it waited for clearance to travel through the Valley to Calabasas. The tracking ends at the crash site in Calabasas.In addition to the NBA legend and his daughter, the victims included a highly-regarded baseball coach and three young athletes.
The Duval County GOP also tweeted: “Kind of out of the blue, a man approached us in a van, was waving at us, kind of a friendly demeanor, thought he was coming up to talk to us, instead he accelerated his vehicle and plowed right into our tent, our tables,” volunteer Mark Alfieri told Jacksonville television station WJAX.Alfieri adds that Timm then backed up, recorded the damaged tent and scattered signs using his cell phone, and made obscene gestures before leaving the scene.Jail records show that the suspect was still in custody as of Sunday morning. A Jacksonville man is under arrest, after police say he deliberately drove his van into a tent where local Republicans were registering voters on Saturday.The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said via social media that it has charged 27-year-old Gregory William Loel Timm with two counts of aggravated assault on a person 65 years old or older, as well as one count of criminal mischief and driving with a suspended license. The Republican Party of Duval County had set up the tent.