He was involved in a row with a fan during their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool earlier this month and refused to apologise. But the 51-year-old is eager to move on from the incident, whatever the outcome. He said: “I think it is important for me to be there and be represented. I look forward to that option. “It’s important to make sure there is a rounded view of what has or hasn’t happened. “I’ve said it. I won’t change that. “I’ve accepted the charge and want to be there for a personal hearing. That’s really where we’re at at the moment. “It’s got legs because of what happened but I’m not going to extend this discussion too much further. I’m going to a hearing tomorrow because I want to. “I’ve moved on from it but in the mean time I have to deal with the ongoing process.” Pearson is already hunting a goalkeeper after losing Kasper Schmeichel for at least six weeks with a broken foot but insisted he is not worried about the January window. He said: “Whether it does or does not affect my transfer plans is irrelevant. We always work to get the outcomes we think is best for us and I remain very much a part it. We’ll try and achieve the outcomes we’re looking for. “What happens internally at the club is important. There are certain questions that people have the right to know but I’m not the person to ask. “I fully understand my sphere of influence in terms of my authority.” The decision to axe Robinson came from the club’s Thai owners and Pearson was content with the call. “You cast your mind back to when Terry joined us and I did not make a scene when there was a change then,” he said. “My job is to manage the football team and I will always do it to the best of my ability. When decisions are made from above they are made for the reasons that they are made for. I’m not in a position to discuss that.” Pearson will have a personal hearing with the Football Association on Friday after accepting the charge of allegedly using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator”. Nigel Pearson has eased fears over Leicester’s transfer plans – despite the sacking of director of football Terry Robinson. Press Association The Foxes acted this week after an 11 game winless run left them bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Robinson has been replaced by academy director Jon Rudkin ahead of Saturday’s vital trip to in-form West Ham.
LIVE TV COMMENT Press Trust Of India FOLLOW US First Published: 8th December, 2019 15:53 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 8th December, 2019 15:53 IST Indian Boxing League: Gujarat Giants Tame NE Rhinos In Close Contest For Second Win Gujarat Giants registered a 4-3 win over NE Rhinos in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium complex Gujarat Giants registered a 4-3 win over NE Rhinos in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium complex. Skipper Amit Pangal (52kg) and Chirag (57kg) notched up wins to put Gujarat Giants in front but after Nikhat Zareen (women’s 51kg) first and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) cancelled the lead, the team from western India marched to victory on Saturday night. Nikhat’s ploy of winning the toss and blocking the legendary Sarita Devi’s 60kg bout against youngster Jony did not bring the desired results for NE Rhinos. READ | South Asian Games 2019: India Continues To Dominate With 214 MedalsThe blocking format has been introduced to bring in a hint of team strategy in an individual sport. In the bouts featuring the respective skippers, Amit did enough to defeat Laldin Mawia in the 52kg clash, while Nikhat let Rajesh Narwal trade punches in the opening round before showing her technical and tactical superiority to gain a unanimous verdict. When Chirag, a World Military Games bronze medallist, secured a unanimous verdict over teenager Mohammed Etash Khan in the key 57kg battle, NE Rhinos knew they would come off second best.READ | Stenson Ends Title Drought At Hero World Challenge, Woods Fades To FourthIt was a scintillating battle that Mandeep had to fight against Ashish Kulheria, silver medallist in the Olympic test event recently. The fearless Ashish, who replaced Duryodhan Singh Negi in the line-up, gained the upperhand on Mandeep, exploiting the open guard in the first round but the NE Rhinos star tightened his game and turned the tables. Asian Youth silver medallist Poonam defeated the talented Arshi Khanam 4-1 in the Youth Women’s 57kg bout before British champion Scott Forrest waded into Uzbekistan’s Ergashev Timur, giving him a bloodied nose, in the 91kg clash to seal a win for Gujarat Giants. READ | WADA Meet With Russia’s Sporting Fate In Their HandsArgentina’s Francisco Daniel Veron reduced the margin with a win over Ashish Kumar in the 75kg bout. Odisha Warriors are currently placed in second spot behind Punjab Panthers on the league table with 10 victorious bouts from three matches. Gujarat Giants rose to the third place after winning nine bouts from two matches, while NE Rhinos were a rung below with seven wins from two matches. Bengaluru Brawlers and Bombay Bullets bring up the rear with four wins from two matches and two wins from one match respectively. The top four teams will make it to the semifinals. READ | India Tops Medal Count In Athletics, AFI Tweet About Pak Athlete Raises Eyebrows
Flasback: Enders speaking at second closing ceremony of the African Dream Academy last year has vowed to make District #6 shineThe proprietor of the African Dream Academy, Rev. Samuel R. Enders said his African Dream that has brought into operations the African Dream Academy and its children’s clinic, among many other initiatives is greater and bigger than the politics of a district.Appearing on the Bumper Show recently, Enders said even though he is into politics to help restructure and improve the conditions of Montserrado electoral district #6, he has not lost sight of his primary mission that compelled him to return home after many years of struggles in the US.“I came back to help rebuild my country by investing in education and social structures that have the capacities to shape and better the living conditions of any population, regardless of place of origin or challenging economic status,” he said.He noted that during political times, many lose sight of the cardinal issues affecting society and focus on trivial matters such as demonizing people they know nothing about and many other things that are not worth giving attention to. “We came to deliver and our service took us to the establishment of the African Dream Academy that began with 144 students in its first year of operations. Today we have 1000 students from homes across the district and its environs that are directly benefiting from the African Dream,” Enders said, noting that whether he wins or loses, his African Dream institution which goes beyond Liberia will continue to deliver to any given population in district #6 and other communities nearby.“Because it is political season some candidates and their surrogates go around defaming other people’s reputations. They use this time to totally fabricate lies so as to uglify the mutual coexistence between or among people,” Enders said.He pointed out that 1500 women are now receiving skills training and development at the African Dream Academy and with the skills and knowledge they will be able to contribute to the transformation of their communities.“They are receiving the trainings in many different skills, including cosmetology, hair braiding and dressing, tie and dying, tailoring and catering and pastry on a free of charge basis. All we expect from them is to go back to their communities after the acquisition of said skills among many others and help do something with their learnings for the good of those communities they represent and the families,” he noted.About the African Dream Academy children’s clinic, he said it is and will remain a free of charge medical service center for the children of Liberians and other nationals. “The clinic is well equipped and staffed to serve all children from all backgrounds,” he said, noting further that his opponents’ statement that he (Enders) goes to America to beg on behalf of Liberian children so as to enrich himself are in error and should think of saying or doing something else better.“I was petitioned by over 5000 people in December of 2015, right after our success in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus to contest this District’s representative election come October 10, 2017. I did not beg for it, neither have I wished to enter into politics but I had no choice except to accept the call of these people who yearn for real change daily,” he said. He added that when elected as “it is already certain, the voices of the people of district #6 will drive his Legislative functions. “I will be the servant of the people to whose calls I must listen and carefully consider what will be good for the district. Continuous better education as already undergoing delivery by the ADA and other few standard schools and others to be improved within the district will be paramount and healthcare, reconciliation, security will top my office’s agenda for my people,” Enders assured.He meanwhile called on all his opponents in the legislative race to not see him as their enemy but as one opting to do what is right for district #6, which has not been done over the years. “We are not at war with each other, so let’s be civil and put the interest of our district above our selfish reasons,” he admonished.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)