Music as fine medicine

first_imgWhen the future doctors picked up their instruments Thursday evening, they were the musical kind.The Joseph B. Martin Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall on the campus of Harvard Medical School (HMS) had been transformed into an arts space and performance venue. Though all the performers were HMS students, there was not a white coat among them. The evening was dedicated to their art.“This night is to experience what we all do [outside of class], together,” said Christopher Lim ’10, an organizer of the event, an accomplished pianist and composer, and a first-year HMS student.The event was part of the 21st annual Arts First festival, a four-day celebration of the visual, literary, and performing arts at Harvard that concluded Sunday night.Until now, all of the Arts First events have occurred on the Cambridge campus. This year HMS, which had embraced the arts in the past, decided to bring the festival across the Charles River to showcase the talents of its accomplished artists, who also are in training.Lisa Wong, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Medical School, set the ball in motion.  Thinking that HMS should have a role in the festival, she approached Lim and Madelyn Ho ’08, also a first-year medical student with an arts pedigree, and asked, “What do you think?”“They picked up the ball and ran with it,” said Wong, who in addition to being a pediatrician and professor is a violinist and pianist. For the past 20 years, she has been the president of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, whose members are predominantly medical professionals.Lim and Ho find that arts and medicine are complementary pursuits.“In practicing music, you spend hours alone listening to yourself, and paying attention to the most subtle, ineffable aspects of the sound you produce. It’s an extreme form of concentration and takes incredible patience. That kind of focus translates into the medical setting,” said Lim, who completed a master’s degree in performance before pursuing his M.D.Ho, who performed professionally for three years with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, said that in both medicine and dance there is a “fluidity” when moving from the subjective to the objective. “In dance,” Ho said, “as I am visualizing a dance or movement, I am able to move fluidly and constantly between ‘seeing’ myself as if from the outside like an audience member and feeling what the movement is like within myself.”Ho said there is a parallel in medicine, where she needs to be able to observe the symptoms of a patient, but also put “myself in their position to understand their experience … on a very personal level.”The idea that art can enhance medicine isn’t entirely new to Harvard, said David S. Jones, the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, a joint position between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. “But it’s never been organized.“There are people in Cambridge who are offering courses in the literature of medicine, while at the same time there are clinicians at the Longwood campus also teaching the literature of medicine,” Jones said.That’s why Jones, Wong, and other members of an ad hoc committee meet every other month to bring attention to the value art can add to HMS.Cultivating an atmosphere steeped in art is a “valuable and interesting” thing to be doing, Jones said. “Not only is it valuable in its own right as a form of artistic expression, but it can enhance the community, and could possibly contribute to patient care as well.”Wong hopes to create a resource for medical students to reassure them that they don’t have to give up their art when they become doctors. “In fact, we believe that being an artist enhances your ability to be a good doctor,” she said. She also wants to “promote the exciting research going on, like the neuroscience of music, arts and autism.”For several years, HMS has offered an elective, “Training the Eye,” that is meant to improve the future doctors’ observational skills by seeing and talking about art during trips to the Museum of Fine Arts.Physicians also come to the class to discuss the connection between art and their clinical practice. “For example,” said Ho, who is taking the class this semester, “we had a radiologist discuss how contours are important for looking at chest radiographs, and a neurologist discuss how noticing asymmetries in the face are important manifestations of different types of medical issues.”At Vanderbilt Hall Thursday, the performances ranged from the sublime and masterful to the satiric and simply cool. A Chopin piece performed by Lim and a Puccini aria sung by Jacqueline Boehme HMS ’15 coexisted with a parody rap video and avant-garde poetry.“It seems that every year there are more talented, accomplished, and innovative students coming into the medical school,” said Wong. “Which makes me feel even more inspired to get this work off the ground and help them in any way we can to continue their art form as they become the next generation’s clinicians.”Arts First at HMS is sponsored by Arts&[email protected] and by the Ackerman Program on Medicine & Culture.HMS will be represented at the Arts First Performance Fair Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard Department of Music. In addition to Ho and Lim, the HMS performances will feature students Nick Bodnar, Dan Brein, Jean Junior, and Anjali Thakkar.last_img read more

NRG Systems and Leosphere announce global partnership

first_imgNRG Systems Inc,NRG Systems, of Hinesburg, a leading manufacturer of wind measurement equipment, and Leosphere, leading specialist in lidar (laser radar) for atmospheric observations, today announced the formation of a global partnership to expand the use of remote sensing with lidar in the wind energy industry. The first product of the partnership is the WINDCUBE ¢ lidar wind measurement system, a remote sensor used in site assessment and wind farm performance monitoring. I couldn t be happier to announce this news, said Alex Sauvage, president and CEO of Leosphere. The WINDCUBE is the result of 20 years of intensive research and development it s a flexible, easy-to-use technology that has proven to reduce data uncertainty and project risks in the wind energy industry. Partnering with NRG Systems sends a signal that using lidar in wind resource assessment is an accepted part of the process.Today, the WINDCUBE ¢ has been deployed by developers, consultants, turbine manufacturers, and research institutes in 18 countries around the world. In site assessment, the portable system is used to capture actual measurements at heights up to 200 meters that can be used along with met mast data. With NRG Systems wind measurement expertise and industry knowledge, the companies aim to accelerate the use of this proven technology around the globe. As the industry has evolved so has the need to measure accurately and reliably at taller heights, said Jan Blittersdorf, president and CEO of NRG Systems. For more than twenty-five years, NRG Systems has been devoted to providing the best wind measurement equipment to the industry. Partnering with Leosphere on this exciting initiative is a sensible step for our company and for the industry.The WINDCUBE ¢ lidar remote sensor provides 200-meter vertical wind profiles, mapping wind speed and direction, turbulence, and wind shear. The portable system includes ten programmable measurement heights with an automatic data filter for ready to use data and a waterproof, dustproof enclosure for all weather conditions. This active remote sensor operates by sending a laser pulse through the atmosphere. Along its path, the laser light is scattered by particles in the air (dust, water, aerosols, etc.) and bounced back to an optical sensor in the lidar unit. These signals capture the shift in atmospheric particles, or the absolute wind speed in the lidar line of sight.The Leosphere NRG Systems partnership will serve customers around the world with sales, service, technical expertise and personalized support. The WINDCUBE ¢ is available to purchase now. For more information visit is external).About NRG SystemsNRG Systems, an independently-owned company, has been in the wind energy industry for more than 25 years. Its wind measurement systems can be found in 130 countries, serving electric utilities, wind farm developers, research institutes, government agencies, and universities. For more information on NRG Systems, Inc., visit is external).About LeosphereLEOSPHERE specializes in LIDAR (laser-radar) atmospheric observations. The company offers turn-key and user-friendly remote sensors, allowing for real-time tracking and measurement of particles, aerosols, and wind. Leosphere products are used in various applications: wind energy, climatology, meteorology, and air quality. Its lidar systems have been deployed in more than 18 countries by research institutes, developers, consultants and turbine manufacturers. For more information visit is external).last_img read more

Endicott Mayor and Deputy Mayor apologize for questionable social media posts

first_img“Mayor Linda Jackson and Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman extend a heartfelt apology for the recent controversial social media post on our personal Facebook accounts. It was a genuine mistake with no intent to promote racism through a post shared with us and no knowledge of its origins. We have listened and learned. Since the beginning of the controversy, we sought advice from community groups and educators with experience in diversity and anti-racism education. In a statement sent to 12 News, Jackson and Chapman “extend a heartfelt apology for the recent controversial social media post on our personal Facebook accounts.” Kane says the committee condemns the behavior and requested that they immediately resign. She also said their actions are “not only racist but a dereliction of duty that both the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor were sworn to uphold” and wanted to make it clear that there’s no place for racism in the country and the Broome County Democratic Party stands behind that. The two went on to say that “it was a genuine mistake with no intent to promote racism through a post shared with us and no knowledge of its origins.  We have listened and learned.  Since the beginning of the controversy, we sought advice from community groups and educators with experience in diversity and anti-racism education.” Jackson and Chapman ended their statement with another apology and say they hope their “efforts to take this proactive approach will bring healing, understanding, and enhance our mission to improve our community.” Neither Jackson nor Chapman mentioned anything about resigning in their statement. Instead they acknowledge “you don’t know, what you don’t know.”  They also said they’re “committed to continue to learning about racism” and have signed up for a series of workshops facilitated by local professors, anti-racism educators and leaders of non-profit organizations that provide anti-racism education, programs, and workshops. Here is the statement in its entirety:center_img 12 News is working on getting a statement from the Chair of the Broome County Democratic Party Committee for a response. All of this in response to the Chair of the Broome County Democratic Party Bridget Kane writing in a post on Facebook saying the committee held a special meeting to discuss Chapman and an inappropriate Facebook post that she shared. Kane says the post stated, “White Lives Matter!!!! Bet you wont [sic] repost.” ENDICOTT (WBNG) – Just one day after the Broome County Democratic Party called on two local leaders in the Village of Endicott to resign after questionable posts on Facebook, Mayor Linda Jackson and Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman are apologizing. Stay with 12 News as we continue to learn more about this developing story. Again, we offer our sincere apologies and hope our efforts to take this proactive approach will bring healing, understanding, and enhance our mission to improve our community.” Acknowledging that “you don’t know, what you don’t know,” we have committed to continue learning about racism. We signed up for a series of workshops facilitated by Dr. Marguerite Wilson, Assistant Professor of Human Development at Binghamton University, and Lawrence Parham, a longtime community organizer, anti-racism educator, and CEO of CARES Advocates for Families, Inc. Mr. Parham and Dr. Wilson are the founders and co-facilitators of the Binghamton Witnessing Whiteness Community in effect for the past four years. They provided anti-racism education, programs, and workshops to several local organizations.last_img read more

Kitzbühel prepares for ski season with new Covid-19 measures | News

first_imgSo that everyone can fully enjoy their winter holiday, wearing a mask will be required in accommodation communal areas, in the waiting areas and on the ski lifts, and social distancing measures will be in place throughout. Hand sanitiser will be widely available, and visitors will be able to dine out in confidence thanks to strict restaurant hygiene practices as directed by the ministry of health. Pioneering UV-C light disinfecting processes will be in use at several locations, including at the impressive Aquarena swimming and spa centre. During the season skiers will be able to use the four main lifts from the valley (Hahnenkamm, Fleckalm, Maierl, Wagstätt) from as early as 08:00, and a total of 11 lifts will be in operation to help the flow of visitors, meaning less time waiting and more time skinning.Kitzbühel is leading the way with a comprehensive Covid-19 testing programme, with most accommodation providers working with the authorities to regularly test their staff. Hotel employees have been able to receive free tests on a voluntary basis since July 1st, and this was extended to those in the catering industry on September 1st.Ski instructors can now also take part in the programme, meaning almost everyone that holidaymakers come into contact with, will be regularly checked. If required, visitors themselves will be able to take a rapid test at a dedicated screening station in the town, with results delivered in just three hours. Visitors are encouraged to book ski passes online, meaning they can beat the queue and eliminate the possibility of creating congestion at the ticket office. More InformationBergbahn AG Kitzbühel is considered the World’s Best Ski Resort Company by voters at the World Ski Awards. Images: Markus Mitterer and Michael Werlberger The ski season in Kitzbühel officially began at the end of last month with a flurry of health and safety measures put in place so that everyone can travel this winter. At present, selected slopes are open to professional skiers only, with the resort planning to open fully to the public on November 30th, when regional travel restrictions are due to come to an end. – Advertisement – NewerJamaica Tourist Board launches virtual culinary tours This season began the Saturday before last, when the Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel opened on the Resterhöhe, which is the training area of the Austrian and German ski teams. More than 50 national and international squads registered to ski there, alongside a number winter sports clubs and junior teams. New lockdown measures mean that holidaymakers will not be able to take to the pistes until the end of November, when full access to the slopes should resume, including to the world famous Hahnenkamm mountain, which is home to the legendary Streif.- Advertisement – In addition to adhering to the rules as set out by the local and national authorities, tourism providers in Kitzbühel have been working around the clock to ensure that guests can make the most of the town’s superb facilities, while experiencing a warm and heartfelt Tirolean welcome.The winter sports season in Kitzbühel is one of the longest in the Alps, with more than 200 days of ski and boarding to enjoy each year between October and May in normal circumstances. – Advertisement – OlderFood District to open at the Pointe next week – Advertisement –last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Visits Students Benefiting from PAsmart Investments in Science and Technology Education

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Visits Students Benefiting from PAsmart Investments in Science and Technology Education October 10, 2019center_img PAsmart,  Press Release Levittown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf toured Brookwood Elementary School today to talk with students using a recently launched Mobile Fab Lab that was funded by the governor’s groundbreaking PAsmart initiative. The governor was joined by Bristol Township School District and Bucks County Intermediate Unit (IU) leaders to highlight how PAsmart, his groundbreaking workforce development program, is investing in education and skills training to prepare students for good-paying careers in high demand.“With PAsmart, we are partnering with educators and the private sector to strategically invest in science and technology education, so students are prepared for the high-growth jobs of today and the future,” said Governor Wolf. “Elementary school students will experience tremendous technological advances in their lifetime and PAsmart will help them learn and gain knowledge to thrive.”The governor secured $70 million for PAsmart over two years, including $40 million for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and computer science education and $30 million for job training.During the tour, the governor visited students using equipment from the Bucks County IU’s new Mobile Fab Lab. Funded by a $412,656 PAsmart grant, the lab travels to Bucks County schools to teach students about using coding and robotics materials, 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, and more. The lab will focus on fifth through eighth grade students with the goal of increasing enrollment at Bucks County career and technical schools.“We are very honored to be a recipient of multiple PAsmart grants and the partnerships they allow us to build, including the opportunity to develop this Mobile Fab Lab,” said Dr. Mark Hoffman, executive director, Bucks County IU. “By being able to bring STEAM education directly to our districts, schools, and students, we are providing innovative teaching and learning that prepares our young people today for the jobs of tomorrow.”“As a targeted PAsmart Grant recipient, we are very excited to welcome the Bucks IU Mobile Fab Lab,” said Dr. Melanie Gehrens, superintendent, Bristol Township School District. “This exciting new program directly aligns with our district goals to continue to expand and grow STEAM education opportunities for our students.”As announced earlier this year, a PAsmart grant of $390,675 was awarded to the PA SEED Ecosystem, of which the Bucks IU is a founding member, to create a program for students in grades 7th through 12th in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to expand computer science and STEM learning in their communities. Another PAsmart grant of $500,000 to 10 intermediate units, including the Bucks County IU, is providing coding equipment for students in 154 school districts through the PA STEM Lending Library Coalition.PAsmart has made Pennsylvania a national leader in STEM and computer science education and accomplishments under Governor Wolf include:• Ranking second in the nation for investments in computer science education;• Advancing Pennsylvania to third in the nation in the number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and making the commonwealth the fifth largest producer of STEM graduates;• Establishing standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools;• Joining the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a bipartisan initiative organized by, to advance policy, funding, and professional learning for computer science education.Last month, the State Board of Education directed the Department of Education to begin the process of updating Pennsylvania’s science standards.last_img read more

NAPF warns of cross-border funding changes’ ‘unintended consequences’

first_imgWalsh questioned what would constitute a new fund launch.“If you’ve got some company merger or restructuring, then very often that would involve setting up a new scheme – maybe as a reconfiguring of existing schemes,” he said.“If you change the scheme rules, perhaps because of a change in benefits or contributions, does that constitute a new scheme?“It’s a question for lawyers, but you could make the case that it constitutes a new scheme.”Walsh said there was otherwise “plenty” for the NAPF to welcome in the Irish MEP’s report, which is yet to be amended by other ECON members.He also praised the changes suggested to the Pension Benefit Statement (PBS), for which the Commission has previously proposed a list of prescriptive rules, including a maximum length.Instead, Hayes included several high-level principles and asked for an exchange of best practice between schemes on how best to present the information.“There’s a lot of helpful simplifications, such as greater freedoms for member states, but there are some points where there’s some serious work still to do,” Walsh said.An area he identified as needing work was Hayes’s silence on depositories for defined contribution (DC) funds.Previous amendments proposed by member states during negotiations at Council of the EU level removed the requirement for DC funds to employ a depository where the assets were otherwise protected, but Hayes did not address the issue. Changes aimed at relaxing full funding requirements within the revised IORP Directive risks capturing all pension schemes undergoing mergers or restructuring, the National Association of Pension Funds has warned.James Walsh, EU policy lead at the UK trade association, said that while he was supportive of any attempt to reform funding requirements for cross-border funds, wording contained within a report by MEP Brian Hayes could impact any existing scheme making material changes.Hayes, the rapporteur within the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs committee (ECON) responsible for the Directive, released his draft report that erased mention of cross-border activities from a clause on funding arrangements.Where the European Commission’s proposed draft said cross-border funds should be fully funded, the version proposed by Hayes states that the fund’s technical provisions should be fully funded “from the moment when the institution starts operating a new or additional scheme”.last_img read more

Senate panel recommends graft raps against Albayalde, 13 others

first_imgSenate Blue Ribbon Committee chairSen. Richard Gordon on Friday said Albayalde – former head of the Pampangapolice when the questionable operation took place – and other policemen are“guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance.”         Albayalde was the chief of Pampangapolice when 13 police officers allegedly let suspected drug lord Johnson Leeflee in exchange for P50 million while most of the 200 kilos of shabuconfiscated during the operation were not declared and presumed to have beensold back to the drug market. Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chair Sen. Richard Gordon (right) says former Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde and 13 other policemen should be charged for violating the provisions of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and for their alleged involvement in the reselling of confiscated illegal drugs. “If you ask me as a lawyer and not asa blue ribbon chair, it would warrant drug charges against Albayalde,” headded. Malfeasance is committing an act thatone had no legal right to perform. Misfeasance is the failure to exercise duecare and diligence in the performance of an official duty. Nonfeasance is therefusal to perform an act which an officer is obliged to perform.  center_img Albayalde denied allegations that hewas involved with the operation and that he intervened in the implementation ofa dismissal order on the 13 police officers involved./PN MANILA – A Senate panel recommendedthat former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde and13 other policemen should be charged for violating the provisions of theAnti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and for their alleged involvement in the resellingof confiscated illegal drugs.  “You have all the circumstantialconnection, pinabayaan ‘yung kaso. Atthe very least liable siya doon,dereliction of duty,” Gordon said.last_img read more

Ultimatum on Boracay ‘trike’ phase out issued

first_imgIt was Bautista who directed theMunicipal Transportation Office to enforce the guidelines and policies one-trikes through EO No. 40 series of 2019 last Nov. 11. Last November, a group of tricycledrivers and operators requested Bautista and the Sangguniang Bayan toreconsider the total phase out of the tricycles in this town. They proposed redesignedtricycles with proper luggage compartment, elevated roof, reduced passengercapacity and uniform island design, rather than replacing their units withe-trikes. For tricycle drivers and operators ofthis municipality, Bautista already laid out the ultimatum that will start onMay 15. The original schedule of the tricyclemodernization program was suspended Christmas of last year following thedevastation of the typhoon in this province. The e-trike program promotes more environmentallyconscious mode of transportation and reduces fuel consumption. Currently, thereare 182 conventional and gasoline-operated tricycle units in Boracay Island whohave not shifted or applied yet in the municipality’s program. MALAY, Aklan – In two months, all publicmotorized tricycles plying the streets of the world-famous Boracay Island inthis town will be totally phased out, according to acting Mayor FrolibarBautista. “Matagalna itong e-trike program, mgaseven years na. May mga colorum tricycles parin sa isla at may mga petisyonagainst sa e-trike program, ngunit, kailangan natin na ma-implement para sa nakakarami,” Bautista said. Former Mayor Ceciron Cawaling issued ExecutiveOrder (EO) No. 7 on Feb. 1, 2018 for the full implementation of the program.However, the legislative council requested him to suspend the order due to thetemporary closure of the island last year. Bautista is urging tricycle operators tosubmit their applications for the e-trike program on or before March 15 forprocessing. He also discussed with e-trike companies and suppliers to upgradetheir charging stations and facilities in the island on Feb 19. “Nakitanatin ang malaking problema sa charging stations dahil nawalan tayo ng kuryente noong Typhoon Ursula. Dahil dito, suspendido ang Dec. 31phase-out ng mga tricycles,” he said. According to acting Malay town Mayor Frolibar Bautista, all public motorized tricycles will be phased out starting May 15. He is urging gasoline-operated tricycle operators to submit their applications for the e-trike program. GMA NETWORK Despite mounting pressures, the actingmayor is standing firm in his decision to remove all gasoline-ran tricyclesfrom the streets of the famed island. E-trikes are allowed to operate here aspublic utility vehicle through the Municipal Tricycle Franchising andRegulatory Board, which is tasked to accept and process tricycle franchising,and to issue and grant the Community Tricycle Operator’s Permit.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

Area Football Friday Sectional Semi-Final Scores (10-26)

first_imgArea Football Friday Sectional Semi-Final Scores (10-26)Class 3A-Sectional 31Batesville  28     Lawrenceburg  22Brownstown Central  56     Salem  15Class 4A-Sectional 23East Central  9     South Dearborn  7Edgewood  23     Silver Creek  15Class 1A-Sectional 46Indy Lutheran  27     North Decatur  12Hagerstown  40     Edinburgh  12Class 2A-Sectional 37Triton Central  20     Knightstown  0Indy Scecina  47     Heritage Christian  26Class 3A-Sectional 29Indy Chatard  62     Rushville  6last_img read more

Van Gaal satisfied with win

first_img There was a slight hint of frustration about Van Gaal’s persona post-match. The United boss was unhappy his men did not score more goals against a solid and packed Palace defence. But his over-riding emotion was happiness. “I am happy with the three points,” Van Gaal said. “They came to defend and that is always very difficult to play as a team against. “We had a lot of time on the ball, we created possibilities, not big chances, but possibilities. “We could have scored in the first half but I said at half-time, ‘Okay, we played better than the matches before because we kept the pace before and the opponents will tire and there will come a moment we will score’. “It was Juan Mata (who did) and after that goal I think we created more big chances because then they had to come forward, only we have to finish these chances because they were big chances. “But I said several times when we are ahead in a game we have to kill the game and we did. So I’m happy, we have three points and we are two points behind fourth place so it is in our hands and that’s important.” Substitute Juan Mata scored his third goal of the season just four minutes after his introduction to hand United a 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday. Going into the match on the back of a three-match winless run, Van Gaal had said he felt “lousy”, but his team are now just two points outside the top four. Mata exchanged passes with Angel di Maria in the 67th minute before dispatching a curling low shot past Julian Speroni off the head of Damien Delaney. Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini all spurned chances to score and Luke Shaw also went close with a fine shot after a stunning run from his own half. Palace had perhaps the best chance of the match though. Fraizer Campbell was presented with a golden opportunity in the first when he went clean through after a mix-up between centre-halves Daley Blind and Paddy McNair, but the former United striker put the ball over the bar. “Just before half-time there was a misunderstanding between McNair and Blind and I could have been sitting here differently,” Van Gaal acknowledged. “But the team has done what everybody in the stadium expected today. “It was not as easy as everybody thinks. But we have won and that is good.” Van Gaal’s opposite number Neil Warnock was left to ponder what might have been following a match in which his team showed impressive discipline and organisation. Yannick Bolasie posed United trouble all afternoon down the left flank, and as well as Campbell’s first-half opportunity, the visitors had other chances to find the net too. “I think that’s the best opportunity I’ve had to beat United to be honest with the run they were on,” said the Palace boss, who is now without a win in five. “I said if we could get in front the crowd would be very restless and we had the best chance of the game with Fraizer Campbell. “The biggest disappointment was that we didn’t create more from what we had. “We had so many opportunities to pass the ball in good areas, without any pressure on us from the Manchester United players.” Warnock was fined £9,000 and warned about his future conduct earlier this week for comments he made about referee Craig Pawson following Palace’s defeat to Chelsea last month. He felt Chris Foy could have awarded his team a penalty on Saturday, but was loathe to criticise the referee too much given his recent punishment. “We could have had penalty before half-time, with Shaw pulling Campbell from a cross but I thought the referee was good and I cannot complain for once.” Warnock also refused to castigate Julian Speroni, who got a hand to Mata’s shot, but could not keep it out. “Julian will be disappointed, but he’s saved us so many times over the years,” Warnock said of the long-serving Palace goalkeeper. Louis van Gaal went from feeling lousy to happy after watching his Manchester United team return to winning ways against Crystal Palace. Press Associationlast_img read more