Rooney equals scoring record as Man U whip Reading

first_imgDERBY COUNTY 2Tom Ince, son of former England midfielder Paul Ince, struck a fine winner to upset top-flight West Brom. The hosts led through a Matt Phillips long-range strike, but Derby hit back in the second half as Darren Bent levelled, and Ince curled home a superb free kick. LONDON (AP):Wayne Rooney stands one goal away from becoming Manchester United’s outright record goal-scorer after equalling club great Bobby Charlton’s mark of 249 yesterday.With the 79-year-old Charlton watching from the stands, Rooney guided in Juan Mata’s cross after seven minutes as the defending FA Cup champions swept aside second-tier Reading 4-0 in the third round.English Premier League teams Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion, and Stoke City all bowed out to lower-league opponents while Arsenal needed second-half goals from Aaron Ramsey and Oliver Giroud, the Frenchman netting late on, to wipe out Preston North End’s halftime lead.Third-tier Millwall, Cup finalists in 2004, caused the biggest shock by thumping a much-changed Bournemouth 3-0; West Brom went down at home to Championship team Derby County 2-1; while Wolverhampton Wanderers, also from the second tier, ensured Stoke lost in the third round for the first time since 2009 by winning at Britannia Stadium 2-0.In all-Premier League matches, Ahmed Musa scored twice as Leicester fought back from a goal down to defeat Everton 2-1, while in the battle of the new managers, Marco Silva saw his Hull side get the better of Paul Clement’s Swansea 2-0.Silva, appointed on Tuesday in place of the fired Mike Phelan, would have noted the large number of empty seats at Hull’s KCOM Stadium with home fans staying away in protest against the club’s owners.MANCHESTER UNITED 4 READING 0Rooney’s latest milestone – he is the record scorer for England – came in front of Old Trafford fans who have adored him, on and off, since he joined as a teenage prodigy from Everton in 2004.”It is a really proud moment for me,” Rooney said. “It was not something I could have imagined. You don’t think that far ahead, but I have been at this club a long time, it is a huge part of my life, and it is an honour to be up there alongside Sir Bobby.”The game will be not be so fondly remembered by former United defender Jaap Stam, whose Reading side he coaches was outclassed.Rooney set up Anthony Martial for 2-0 not long after he scored the opener.United, winning for the eighth consecutive game in all competitions, added two more in quick succession after the break through Marcus Rashford got his second after a mistake from goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.PRESTON NORTH END 1 ARSENAL 2Arsenal preserved manager Arsene Wenger’s feat of never having lost a third-round match, but the Gunners did it the hard way.After their dramatic comeback from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Bournemouth in midweek, Arsenal started slow again as second-tier Preston fully deserved their halftime lead.But whatever words Wenger barked during the break, they had an immediate effect, with Ramsey rifling in an equaliser 50 seconds after the restart.Arsenal, 11-times FA Cup winners, six of which have come under Wenger’s long reign, dominated after that but had to wait until two minutes from time to seal victory through Giroud.EVERTON 1 LEICESTER 2A turgid first half at Goodison Park was followed by an entertaining second as Leicester showed the mettle that made them English champions last season.They fell behind to Romelu Lukaku’s goal on 53 minutes, but Musa’s equaliser was a rebound after he struck the post, and his second goal five minutes later was a fine finish after he played a one-two with Danny Drinkwater.WEST BROM 1last_img read more

5 matches on today

first_imgGFF/IMC Pele Alumni Frank Watson U15…Action in the GFA-IMC leg of the Pele Alumni Frank Watson U15 tournament continued on Thursday last with a triple header at the Tucville Ground, Georgetown with wins for East Riumveldt, Black Pearl and Masters Academy FC.The kickoff, which began at approximately 11:30hrs, saw the first match heading East Riumveldt’s way, with a goal each by Akeem Adams in the 20th minute and Brandon Solomon in the 33rd minute. Pele didn’t give up, though, scoring a second-half goal by Keron Dazzel in the 52nd minute.The second match saw a lone goal from Black Pearl’s Arron Latchminarine in the 45th minute sealing the match against Beacon’s FC, while it was the same result for Master’s FC, with a goal from Ezekiel Goppy in the 12th minute against Tavel Foundation wrapping up the day’s fixtures.The action continues today at the GNS Ground from 9:30 hrs, with five matches on the cards. Tavel Foundation meets East Riumveldt, Black Pearl faces Santos, Beacon takes on Pele, Masters oppose Riddim squad and Beacon clashes with the Conquerors.last_img read more

State of darkness

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This kind of clamping down isn’t just a threat to journalism. It’s a threat to our very way of life. A government operating in secret threatens our free and open democracy. CALIFORNIA leads the nation in many ways. But one of them is not, sadly, in the openness of our government. The Associated Press surveyed the access to public records and proceedings across the nation, as part of Sunshine Week activities, and found that California does a poor job – worse than other states, such as Connecticut and Kentucky. Governmental agencies in the Golden State regularly shut the public out of their proceedings and make documents inaccessible. The study points to Hollywood, Silicon Valley and public-employee unions as the biggest culprits, using their influence to shut down traditional access to government information. This has real ramifications. At the moment, the state Supreme Court is considering an argument that salaries of public employees should be secrets from the people who pay them – the public. last_img read more

Antonio Conte breaks silence after Chelsea sacking with statement

first_img Antonio Conte spent two years in charge of Chelsea 2 Latest Chelsea news smart causal “I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” Conte said, in a statement issued through the League Managers Association.Conte spent two years in charge of the London club.He won the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season as head coach and signed an improved contract before leading leading the club to FA Cup glory in May.But the former Juventus and Italy boss often hinted at grievances with the Chelsea hierarchy, particularly over transfer policy, and was discarded with a year remaining on his contract and despite overseeing the start of pre-season training for the 2018-19 campaign. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Antonio Conte insists he harbours no ill-feeling towards Chelsea following his departure from the club.The Italian was sacked by the Blues on Friday, just days after returning for the start of pre-season training, and was swiftly replaced by fellow countryman Maurizio Sarri. REVEALED silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible xi Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Antonio Conte was axed just 55 days after leading Chelsea to FA Cup glory possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 2 Conte thanked his players, staff and the Blues fans, adding: “It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart.“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”Chelsea’s usual policy is to continue to pay a sacked manager’s salary until their contract expires or they find a new job.Conte is reportedly prepared to wait for a high-calibre job, with no obvious attractive vacancy at present. shining LMA chief executive Richard Bevan anticipates Conte will be sought after following his successful stint at Chelsea.“Antonio made an immediate impact when he arrived in the Premier League two years ago,” Bevan said.“His energy and enthusiasm for football has been infectious and it has been a privilege to have one of the best coaches in the world working in the Premier League to raise the standard of the league and his players at Chelsea.“We have no doubt that Antonio will go on to achieve many more successes in his career.”last_img read more

Top Italian chef joins Central Hotel

first_imgChef Marco Letterese has taken over as the new Executive Chef at the Central Hotel in Donegal Town – and he can’t wait to get started.Originally from Naples, and being raised on the north coast of Italy, Marco is passionate about great food and has over thirty years of experience cooking up a storm as a fresh pasta and seafood specialist.Beginning his career at just 18 years old in London, Marco ran his own seafood restaurant in Italy before coming to Donegal. Marco lives in Kesh with his wife and his dogs, and says that Donegal is like a home away from home.“I love the hotel, I love the views, I love the sea,” he told Donegal Daily.“Donegal is very similar to Italy, I got a lovely feeling when I arrived here. I like the hotel and the staff, and that’s what really drew me here.Marco will be rejuvenating all aspects of the Central Hotel’s kitchen by taking a hands-on approach, and he can’t wait to get started. “I’m a very hands-on chef, I’m responsible for all of the food that goes out and cooking and preparing it. The Central Hotel has given me a carte blanche to do what I need to do. The new menus will be Italian with an Irish twist.”Top Italian chef joins Central Hotel was last modified: October 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:central hoteldiningDonegal TownfoodItalianmarco lettereselast_img read more

SAA, Boeing in biofuel partnership

first_img14 October 2013 South African Airways (SAA) and US aerospace giant Boeing are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in southern Africa, a first for the continent. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit in Chicago last week. “South African Airways is taking the lead in Africa on sustainable aviation fuels and, by setting a best practice example, can positively shape aviation biofuel efforts in the region,” Ian Cruickshank, SAA’s head of group environmental affairs, said in a statement. “By working with Boeing’s sustainable aviation biofuel team, which has a history of successful partnerships to move lower-carbon biofuels closer to commercialization, we will apply the best global technology to meet the unique conditions of southern Africa, diversify our energy sources and create new opportunities for the people of South Africa.” According to the two companies, flight tests show that biofuel, which is derived from organic sources such as plants or algae, performs as well as or better than petroleum-based jet fuel. “When produced in sustainable ways, biofuel contributes far less to global climate change than traditional fuels, because carbon dioxide is pulled out of the atmosphere by a growing plant-based feedstock,” the companies said. Aviation biofuel refined to required standards has been approved for a blend of up to 50 percent with traditional jet fuel. Globally, more than 1 500 passenger flights using biofuel have been flown since the fuel was approved. Boeing has collaborated extensively with airlines, research institutions and governments to develop plans for biofuel supply chains in several countries and regions, including the US, China, Australia and Brazil. The partnership with SAA will be the first such project in Africa. “Boeing and SAA believe that new developments in technology will enable the conversion of biomass into jet fuel in a more sustainable manner without competing with other sectors for food and water resources.” The World Wildlife Fund-South Africa will monitor the partnership to ensure that the fuel being used “is sustainable and would lead to genuine carbon reductions”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Fifa recognises Bafana’s win over Spain

first_img29 November 2013South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan expressed his delight on Thursday after Fifa confirmed Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 victory over Spain as an “A” category international friendly.Fifa had initially suggested that the match, played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 19 November, would not be recognised because Spain used more than the allowed six substitutes when they sent on a seventh player, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, to replace Victor Valdez in goal. Valdez had taken over from Iker Casillas earlier in the game.After receiving a letter from Fifa on Thursday, Jordaan said Fifa had confirmed Safa’s position on the contest.‘The country must savour this win’“We complied with all the regulations for this historic victory and I am happy this matter has been laid to rest. The country must savour this win, as Bafana Bafana were the first country to beat Spain on the African continent,” Jordaan said in a statement.“We expect that the impact of the victory will be reflected in the next December Fifa rankings as the ruling arrived on the date the November rankings were released.”Bafana Bafana’s win over Spain, the world number one since 2008 and the reigning European and world champions, was South Africa’s first victory ever over a team ranked number one in the world.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’

first_imgReal Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It seems exaggerated and ridiculous to me, this is called persecution!”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ronaldo was given an additional four-match ban for shoving the referee in the back after he was shown the red card.Ronaldo concluded his Instagram message with “Thanks to my teammates and fans for their support.”The message was accompanied by a photo of the moment when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea showed Ronaldo the red card.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also criticized the extended ban of his best player.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ronaldo’s outburst came after the Spanish soccer federation ratified his suspension, which was announced on Monday.The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe will also miss the first four matches of the Spanish league, which Madrid opens on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna.Ronaldo was suspended for one match after being sent off during Sunday’s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Spanish media reports said Madrid appealed Ronaldo’s second yellow card, when the Portugal forward was booked for diving. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LATEST STORIES US men’s basketball enters a new world—without its stars Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago View commentslast_img read more

New Favorite Emerges For The Country’s No. 1 Overall Recruit

first_imgKayvon Thibodeaux runs drills in a campThe recruitment of the country’s No. 1 overall recruit appears to be heating up. Here’s the latest on where things stand.247Sports has a new update on the status of five-star Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2019 class.USC was believed to be the favorite to land the star defensive lineman, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore, according to a new report.A new favorite school has emerged, according to 247Sports’ recruiting guru Steve Wiltfong, and a couple of other schools are in the mix, too. Florida State now might be the frontrunner to land the five-star, according to Wilftong.Here’s the latest:A 6-foot-5, 235-pound pass-rushing force that lives in Thousand Oaks, California, Thibodeaux’s made visits to Oregon, Florida State and Alabama this summer. It’s important to also note that Thibodeaux (as you can tell from the last name) is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and has visited LSU. That said, he’s said in the past that location isn’t really a factor in his decision. Right now the 247Sports Crystal Ball is heavily in favor of USC at 73 percent, with FSU (13%) and LSU (7%) trailing. However, things might be shifting in his recruitment. Thibodeaux said earlier this year that he’d like to make a “late-summer” commitment.Wiltfong’s Read: “I’m hearing Florida State may be the leader for him with Oregon and LSU firmly in it. USC is obviously the Crystal Ball favorite and they’re not going to go away, but the feel is the other three right now.” (Read more of Wiltfong’s thoughts on Thibodeaux’s recruitment here).Thibodeaux is one of the biggest recruits college football has seen in years. He’s an instant-impact player for whoever lands him. It’d be a massive pick for the Seminoles’ 2019 class.Stay tuned.last_img read more

National Child Day Poster Contest

first_imgChildren across the province will have the chance to share their talent and knowledge of children’s rights by taking part in an annual National Child Day poster contest. The Office of the Ombudsman, youth services, is asking students from Primary to Grade 7 to design posters for National Child Day that illustrate their understanding of this year’s theme, It’s Our Time to be Heard. The contest theme supports Bullying Awareness Week’s theme, Stand Up to Bullying. “The National Child Day poster contest gives children the chance to express themselves and their opinions, and shape their own future,” said Nova Scotia Ombudsman Dwight Bishop. “I encourage young people to participate in the contest, and to help share the message that all children have the right to have their voices heard.” The contest provides an opportunity for teachers to facilitate discussions respecting children’s rights and achieve their learning outcomes. One entry from each grade level will be selected as a winner, and a prize will be awarded for best class participation. Winners will be announced on National Child Day, Wednesday, Nov. 20. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Nov. 12. Artwork should be mailed to:Office of the Ombudsman5670 Spring Garden Rd. Suite 700P.O. Box 2152Halifax, N.S., B3J 3B7 The judges will be from the Ombudsman office, child and youth workers, and other special guests. Winners will be chosen based on artistic merit, creativity, and understanding and theme communication. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly on Nov. 20, 1989. It outlines the basic human rights those younger than 18 are entitled to. Canada approved the convention in 1991 and has been celebrating National Child Day since 1993. For more information, visit www.gov.ns.ca/ombu .last_img read more