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Lambert makes Liverpool bow

first_img Philippe Coutinho, Fabio Borini – who remains a target of Sunderland – Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel and Jon Flanagan were included in a strong Liverpool line-up but it was Preston who took the lead through Josh Brownhill. Liverpool, however, scored twice in three minutes in the second half as Suso applied a curling finish in the 74th minute before Kristoffer Peterson side-footed home a winner. Chelsea also came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon 3-2 thanks to two goals from substitute John Terry. Nemanja Matic, Mohamed Salah and Kurt Zouma were all named in a young starting team that fell 2-0 behind before half-time courtesy of Alan Bennett’s opener after 38 seconds and Matt Tubbs’ penalty. Terry was introduced at the interval and the captain scored two goals either side of Salah’s equaliser to seal a second pre-season victory for Jose Mourinho’s men. Arsenal’s afternoon was more comfortable as they eased to a 2-0 win at Boreham Wood. Aaron Ramsey started for the Gunners alongside Carl Jenkinson, Nacho Monreal and Wojciech Szczęsny but it wasn’t until the 68th minute that Kristoffer Olson gave the FA Cup winners the lead. Benik Afobe then made sure of the victory with a penalty late on. Press Association Rickie Lambert made his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt as Brendan Rodgers’ side came from behind to beat Preston 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. Lambert, who supported the Reds as a boy, made his dream move to Anfield from Southampton earlier this summer and played 45 minutes at Deepdale before being replaced at half-time. Another summer signing, Emre Can, also started the match but the young midfielder was taken off after just 20 minutes due to tightness in his calf. Sunderland did their confidence no harm at all with an emphatic 5-1 win over Darlington. New arrivals Billy Jones, Costel Pantilimon and Jordi Gomez all played a part in the contest but it was experienced centre forward Steven Fletcher who did the most damage. Fletcher, who was making his first appearance since March, marked his return from injury with two goals before being taken off at half-time. Emanuele Giaccherini, Connor Wickham and Gomez added three more in the second period while Gary Brown scored Darlington’s consolation. New West Brom boss Alan Irvine was denied a pre-season victory against Wycombe as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw behind closed doors. On Saturday night, Tottenham recorded a 3-3 draw against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Lewis Holtby opened the scoring with a close-range header for the Premier League side after 10 minutes but Gonzalo Pineda levelled from the penalty spot before the break after a foul by Michael Dawson to bring the home side back into the game. Kyle Naughton suffered a head injury as the first half wore on following a collision with Jalil Anibaba but managed to play on and see the first 45 minutes out. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino made six changes at half-time before goalkeeper Brad Friedel was beaten well by a thunderbolt from Osvaldo Alonso three minutes in as they fell behind for the first time in the match. It was not long before Tottenham were back level as second-half substitute Roberto Soldado slotted a penalty home after he was bundled down by Chad Marshall. Former Spurs star Clint Dempsey, who made the switch to the Sounders last year, received a cheer from both sets of supporters as he was subbed off with 20 minutes to go for Sean Okoli, who set up Tristan Bowen minutes later as Seattle went in front again. Seconds later down at the other end, DeAndre Yedlin was penalised for handball in the box and Iago Falque made no mistake with the resulting penalty to make it 3-3. last_img read more

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All eyes on Leicester striker Jamie Vardy against Manchester United

first_img FINISHING Vardy needed just one chance to set a new league record when he buried across David de Gea in the first half. The Foxes’ talisman has been at his clinical best during a run which has broken Ruud van Nistelrooy’s streak, which the Dutchman set in 2003 while at Manchester United. It was his only effort of the game but he only needed that to make it count and underline what remarkable form he is in right now. Vardy was always sniffing for more but, despite Leicester being the better side, a second goal never came. TEAMWORK No-one would have blamed the England man for being greedy as he chased a slice of history, but he was at his usual unselfish best. He seized on a loose pass from Michael Carrick and fed N’Golo Kante instead of shooting before taking his chance in the 24th minute to open the scoring. He spotted Christian Fuchs’ run and gave the right-back the chance to provide the perfect ball for his record strike. Vardy was still chasing lost causes late in the second half and remained the focal point for the home attack. TEMPERAMENT Vardy could have been forgiven for showing some nerves, but there was no sign of anxiety as he played his natural game. There was a brief flashpoint with De Gea after the goalkeeper felt Vardy had left his foot in late but it unsettled the Spaniard more than it did Leicester’s star. Little seems to faze the former Fleetwood man, just over three years after he was playing non-league football, as he stands his ground in every situation. His composure also helped him in front of goal as he still had plenty to do to beat De Gea for his record. REACTION The 28-year-old was afforded the biggest cheer from the home fans pre-match and he responded in perfect style. He is a hero at Leicester and has now gone down in Premier League folklore thanks to his goal which sent the King Power Stadium crazy. He was given a wonderful send-off at the end of the game and applauded the fans to show just how much his achievement means. INTERNATIONAL In front of England boss Roy Hodgson, Vardy kept Wayne Rooney in the shade and the England captain was replaced in the second half having barely threatened Leicester. Rooney’s most noteworthy moment came when he should have been booked for diving in the first half after going down softly in the area. One miscued volley flew straight at Kasper Schmeichel and Rooney did not have the threat or aura which he has carried in the past. Instead, Vardy should have impressed Hodgson more, and surely only injury or a dramatic loss of form will see him left out for Euro 2016. The striker opened the scoring in Leicester’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Saturday. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the England forward on his historic day. Jamie Vardy set a new Barclays Premier League record when he netted in his 11th consecutive game.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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NOS, Jitendranath win at Inter School Cricket Tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: NOS school and Jitendranath School won their respective matches in the 13th All Assam Mrigen Sarma Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament held at the Latasil ground here today. In the first game NOS beat Modern English School (Geetanagar) by 7 wickets. Jitendranath in the other match defeated Modern Eng High School ( Bharalumukh) by identical margin.Brief scores: 1st Match :Modern English High School (Geetanagar) 120 (17.4 Overs), Nayanmoni Sarania 32, Subrajit Seal 3/23, Mrinmoy Kalita 3/27(Hattrick), Pappu Paswan 2/23, NOS 121/3 (14.2 Overs), Debanga Bikash 50 (no), Rahul Boro 2/10.2nd Match : Modern 110 (20 Overs), Sekharan Das 32, Nikesh Patel 21, Biraj Patgiri 3/11,Sumit Choudhuri 2/25;Jitendranath 111/3 (18.4 overs), Biraj Patgiri 32, Sumit Choudhury 29 (no), Hirakjyoti Mahanta 20 (no), Tushar Barman 2/28. Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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Video: On the Beat: Beat writers discuss Syracuse-Boston College

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Water main break on Ripley Boulevard

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –Earlier today a 24-inch water main broke resulting in the closure of Ripley Boulevard between First and Second Avenue.At this time it is not clear as to what caused the break and residents may experience low water pressure until this can be repaired.For further information regarding the repair status, you can visit the city’s websiteAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle lighthouses celebrate their anniversariesNext New book pays homage to Michiganderslast_img read more

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Intercity Transit Grants Vans to Six Community Organizations

first_imgFacebook131Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit has granted six 12-passenger vans to community organizations through a competitive application and review process. Each organization will use the van to provide transportation to their clients. Intercity Transit Authority Chair Jeff Gadman says, “We’re excited to offer this important program to local groups. Intercity Transit’s retired Vanpool vans allow them to provide vital services to their clients and our community.”Community Youth Services will transport at-risk school-age children to after-school programs.Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County will use the van for their currently wait-listed program to transport low income and at-risk youth to before and after school programs and field trips.Senior Services of South Sound will transport seniors to activities at the Senior Nutrition Program, Services to At-Risk Seniors and Adult Day Care and Respite Programs.Community Action Council will provide transportation from Lacey Transit Center to their new location on Willamette Drive in Lacey.City Gates Ministries will provide transportation to low-income families trying to get back in the work force. Family vehicles will be repaired by a volunteer mechanic and the granted van will be used to transport individuals to work.Center for Natural Lands Management will use the van to transport partners and volunteers to conservation projects on South Sound prairies.The Intercity Transit Authority will host a brief reception and present the vans during its next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 5:30. Members of the public are welcome to attend.Each non-profit who was granted a van through a rigorous application process will use the van to transport clients. Photo courtesy: Intercity TransitNow in its 13th year, Intercity Transit’s Van Grant program has awarded 47 retired vanpool vehicles to community organizations through a competitive application and review process. The former Vanpool vehicles are retired due to miles and time in use, and would otherwise be sold as surplus. Vanpool Manager Carolyn Newsome says, “This is my favorite part of this job, because I get to learn more about the wonderful things nonprofits do in our community.”Government agencies or private non-profit organizations serving clients in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, or their urban growth areas qualify for the program. Applicants identify how a van will benefit their clients and the community as a whole. They also demonstrate that existing transit service does not meet their transportation needs and address their ability to maintain the vehicle for its intended function.For more information: Stefanie Randolph, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 360-705-5891Intercity Transit is a municipal corporation providing public transportation for people who live and work in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm – an area of approximately 94 square miles. Intercity Transit operates 25 bus routes, a door-to-door service for people with disabilities, a vanpool program, specialized van programs, and is active in community partnerships.last_img read more

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Ighalo asks Shanghai Shenhua “to end the season at Manchester United”

first_imgIghalo has said this Friday his intention to proceed in England. “I want to end the season if attainable”mentioned to the BBC. “He was in fine condition, scoring objectives and now we have now stopped for over a month. I’ve executed my greatest and I hope to play once more, “added the former striker. Granada CF. The participant of the Shanghai Shenhua Odion Ighalo, loaned in the Manchester United Till Could 31, He requested his residence membership this Friday to let him end the season in the Premier League after having performed simply eight video games in the ‘purple devils’ shirt. “The workforce had momentum earlier than the pandemic began. Proper now I’m on mortgage, and this may shorten my time at the membership,” he mentioned. Ighalo, than He will be unable to play for Manchester United once more if the Premier League resumes at the end of the month.center_img The 30-year-old Nigerian was one in every of United’s boldest bets in the previous winter market, however his efficiency was being passable till the halt on account of the well being emergency. 4 objectives and an help in simply 300 minutes of play.last_img read more

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Mixed feelings for Kevin after losing to dad Louie in PBA

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and the NLEX Road Warriors had just dropped their first game in the PBA Philippine Cup, but for the young guard losing against Phoenix hits quite closer to home—literally.Serving as head coach of the Fuel Masters is Kevin’s father Louie and the younger Alas knows he won’t hear the end of it.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Louie said he’s quite relieved that he finally won against Kevin after NLEX always managed to get the upper hand whenever the Road Warriors and the Aces faced.“I didn’t win against him when I was with Alaska, well this is a good thing,” said Louie. “This is my first time winning against him, at least I finally got one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LA Tenorio moves to 15th in PBA all-time assist list Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img LATEST STORIES “I’m happy for him with what he’s doing with Phoenix, but for me personally I’m down because we lost and at the same time I had horrible game,” said Kevin in Filipino after the 102-95 loss Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m sad but when he teases me I can’t do anything, I can’t lose my temper.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKevin finished with just six points, on 2-of-7 shooting, while adding two rebounds and six assists to his line.This is the first time that Kevin faced a team that his father head coached, although the two met each other several times but Louie was still an assistant coach with Alaska back then. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

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Liberia: Education is at Zero in Search of a Hero

first_imgWhat continues to be seen as Liberia’s downward spiraling education system, has prompted the Speaker of the National Legislature, J. Alex Tyler to express deep concern about this national crisis.  Yet Speaker Tyler is of the firm belief that it can and will get better.According to him, in terms of attaining quality education, Liberia is nowhere. Yet he declared, “we have nowhere to go but up.”Speaker Tyler made the observation recently when he delivered the keynote address at a program marking the launch of a scholarship scheme by Graduate Students Association of Liberia (GRASAL) held on the campus of Cuttington University Graduate School in Congo Town.GRASAL comprises a group of students pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Liberia and Cuttingon University, the nation’s two oldest institutions of higher learning.  The program was designed to raise funds to award fellowships to over 100 students whom the association believes face the  risk of dropping out of school due to the financial crisis that hit most families following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).The graduate student organization has since the outbreak, observed that the Ebola virus affected the Liberian economy so badly that a good number of its citizens, some of them pursuing Master’s degrees, are unable to continue their education due to financial limitations.GRASAL also believes that the strength and growth of the increasing number of universities and colleges across the country depend on the availability of more qualified Liberians with Master’s degrees.The launch of the scholarship  scheme was hosted under the theme, “Prioritizing Liberia’s Human Resource Development for Sustainable Growth.”Speaker Tyler’s argument is primarily based on recent   statistics released by the authorities of the University of Liberia (UL) and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The two bodies recently reported 100 % failure of candidates sitting the national and entrance exams.The dismal performance of students who sat the WAEC (Liberia) exams reflected what William Shakespear called “a comedy of errors,” said the Speaker.He recalled how under the administration of the former Education Minister, Dr. Joseph Z.D. Korto, the entire national examination had to be cancelled nationwide as a result of the “massive fraud and cheating discovered during the process.”Referring to the human development index, a survey which looks at the educational rankings of 169 countries, the Speaker recalled that Liberia fell second from the bottom, below the Republics of Guinea, Sierra Leone and La Cote D’Ivoire.“We are competing with Somalia for last place and we might just reach there if we continue along these lines,” he declared.Considering all the negative statistics and analyses, Speaker Tyler ardently believes and sincerely entertains the hope   that the prospects for graduate education in Liberia are promising, “because, graduate education, in his mind, is an imperative.”He then challenged students pursuing post graduate education to see themselves above reproach, adding that “graduate studies put the fine-tuning on your schooling; it refines and hones your skills; it puts the finishing touches upon book-learning, and elevates you to a completely different level of engagement with your environment, your peers and your country.“Yes, the prospects for graduate studies in Liberia are not merely possible, but indeed, probable.”“But the challenges are also formidable, he declared, “and if anyone can, graduate students must rise and face the bully of ignorance, that has plucked out the nation’s hair, and now he stands in the middle of the street, daring anyone with the gall to cross the line from ignorance to education and enlightenment.”Speaker Tyler urged the graduate students not to stop at the Master’s degree level, but to push further, aiming for the terminal degree (doctorate).GRASAL is at present run by its acting chairman, Kusee L. Armstrong, the Acting secretary-general, Jonathan A. Wordsworth and the chairman on Scholarship Committee, Samuel Worzie.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Exclusive – O’Shea: Defensive frailties won’t hinder Man United’s top-four hopes

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender John O’Shea has told talkSPORT the Red Devils’ delicate defences will not hamper their push for a top-four return this season.The 20-time top flight champions slumped to an embarrassing seventh-place finish in their worst ever Premier League campaign last term, with their miserable form leading to David Moyes’ swift exit as boss after less than ten months in charge.United have since improved after a managerial switch and a big-money squad makeover, and while they currently sit in fourth behind Chelsea, Man City and Southampton, their position in the table is perhaps kind on the side’s overall performances this season.British record signing Angel di Maria has dazzled but their other new arrivals have otherwise struggled to make a telling impact, while their defensive frailties are still evident following an opening day defeat to Swansea and a 5-3 away drubbing to promoted outfit Leicester City.However, O’Shea – who won five Premier League titles in 12 years at Old Trafford – believes Louis van Gaal’s side will improve once the Dutch coach establishes a regular back-four.Asked if their problems at the back so far this season will affect their hopes, the Republic of Ireland international told the Sports Bar: “No I don’t think so.“I think they’ve just been very unfortunate with injures, and consistency for a back-four is very important.“If Jonny Evans stays fit he’ll be crucial for them, he’s a very good player, he talks and organises the defence.“If they’re chopping and changing, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and the new signings as well, they can’t get a run of games together, and consistency is the key for any team aiming for the top-four.“A lot of people have been talking about the team’s experience as well, and with losing Rio [Ferdinand], Vida [Nemanja Vidic] and Patrice [Evra] it was always going to be tough for them this season.“But it isn’t a question of personnel, I think they have the players there to get to the top four, without a doubt, so once they get their defence sorted I sure they’ll be fine.”last_img read more

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