Southampton 0-0 Man United: Romero ensures Red Devils avoid third straight loss

first_img The Argentine goalkeeper was in inspired form 1 Southampton struggled to relieve the pressure building on manager Claude Puel after an under-strength Manchester United held them to a 0-0 home draw.Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has refused to offer assurances surrounding the Frenchman’s future despite him leading them to the brink of an eighth-placed finish and this partly demonstrated why.Puel’s future is to be discussed at the end of the Premier League season but with Jose Mourinho again selecting a weakened XI – without Marcus Rashford, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and David De Gea – the home team had the chance to impress.United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, making only his second league start of the season, instead frustrated them, aiding the Red Devils’ preparations for next weekend’s Europa League final and demonstrating his ability to perhaps replace De Gea permanently.The hosts were gifted a chance to take the lead in only the fifth minute, when Eric Bailly produced the clumsiest of handballs – albeit outside of the area – to prompt referee Mike Dean to award them a penalty.Manolo Gabbiadini, who posed such a threat to United in the EFL Cup final, took responsibility but was far from convincing as he shot towards the bottom left corner but within Romero’s reach, and the goalkeeper tipped wide.Bailly almost instantly responded with a goal of his own, when just three minutes later after beating Nathan Redmond to a loose ball he produced an uncharacteristic run into Southampton’s area before forcing a reaction save from Fraser Forster.Wayne Rooney had been selected to start his fifth consecutive league game, this time doing so up front, and despite his decreasing importance to United continues to show hints of the fine player he once was. In the 15th minute he masterfully controlled a high ball before sending Anthony Martial one-on-one with Forster, from where the young forward’s shot could do no more than prompt a routine save.Henrikh Mkhitaryan also tested Forster with a low drive from midfield, but thereafter Southampton improved – similarly to at Wembley in February, and perhaps relevantly amid Jose Mourinho’s complaints that his United team are tired.It was on the stroke of half-time when, after a poor clearance from Romero, Redmond played a one-two with Steven Davis before shooting low at the goalkeeper.Shortly after the break James Ward-Prowse laid off a free-kick on the edge of the area to Dusan Tadic, from where the midfielder struck well but saw Romero parry clear.They steadily applied more pressure, with Redmond playing in Oriol Romeu whose shot from just inside the area was also saved.Ward-Prowse drew Romero’s finest save with a curling effort towards the top right corner as the diving Argentinian impressed in tipping wide.Mourinho introduced Rashford, Carrick and Herrera, pursuing a first league win in five, but the closest they came was in the 71st minute when Martial curled against the right post.Either way they would have remained sixth; perhaps more significant was that sections of Southampton’s supporters booed their team off.last_img read more

Donegal to celebrate National Volunteering Week 2019!

first_imgDonegal is set to celebrate all those who dedicate their time to helping older people during National Volunteering Week starting on Monday 13th May.Organised by Volunteer Ireland in partnership with the Network of Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services, this week is dedicated to highlighting volunteer work across the country.Established by 30 volunteers 42 years ago, more than 1,500 volunteers now provide visits and telephone calls to older people who might be lonely or need extra social contact and support. Volunteer numbers are expected to hit 9,000 in the coming years in order to meet the increasing demand for befriending and support.Volunteering is an invaluable service to the community and can keep volunteers active, build stronger communities and change lives.CEO of ALONE, Seán Moynihan, said, “On National Volunteering Week, we want to thank each and every one of our volunteers for everything they do week in, week out for older people. We can’t put a price on the support and benefit that volunteers bring.“They change the lives for people when they need it most,” he added. “We hope that more people are encouraged by National Volunteering Week to get involved in something bigger than themselves.“As our population ages, volunteers will be more vital than ever to help to combat loneliness and the issues we face as we get older. What is so special about volunteering is the benefits it brings to both involved, particularly the relationship between the volunteer and older person.”Donegal to celebrate National Volunteering Week 2019! was last modified: May 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Semenya sensational in Berlin

first_img20 August 2009 Women ‘not supposed to run so fast!’ Praise Won going awaySo dominant was Semenya that she won going away by about 20 metres, finishing 2.45 seconds clear of defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei, who picked up second in 1:57.90, which was her season’s best time. Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), praised Semenya for her achievement, saying it was made all the more remarkable by the fact that she had to deal with the distraction of media allegations around her gender on the day of the race. In interviews with her family members on other radio stations, her grandmother scoffed at suggestions that Semenya is anything but a woman, saying she had raised her and she knew what her gender was. She said jokes had always been made about Semenya being the only girl in a boys’ football team when she was growing up. South Africa’s Caster Semenya shrugged off a controversy over her gender to win the 800 metres for women with a commanding performance at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin on Wednesday – becoming South Africa’s first ever athletics world champion in the middle distances. “We are proud of the fact we send ‘clean teams’ to global events, and we would take strong action against a federation if this didn’t prove to be the case. Leading up to the race, there was some controversy surrounding Semenya’s gender, with some suggesting that she is not a woman. An interesting point of view, suggested by East Coast Radio DJ Daryl Illbury on Thursday morning, was that Semenya was not being questioned because of the way she looks, but rather because, as he put it, women are “not supposed to run so fast”! Illbury, by the way, was firmly in the 800 metres star’s corner. “We have every faith in Athletics South Africa and the team they selected to attend the World Championships in Berlin,” Sam said in a statement on Thursday. In the medal-deciding race, Semenya led after a fast first lap of 56.83 seconds, and when she put the hammer down on the second lap, no one could stay with her. The 18-year-old went on to a superb victory in one minute 55.45 seconds, a personal best and the fastest time in the world this season. Semenya, at 18 years of age, has her best years ahead of her, and could still improve dramatically. She could be the woman to better the long-standing world record, given her relative youth and potential; it was only last month that she recorded a time of 1:56.72 at the African Youth Championships to catch the world’s attention. In the final in Berlin, she smashed that time. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Jennifer Meadows of Great Britain claimed the bronze medal in 1:57.93, a personal best, but nobody came close to challenging the muscular South African. World record “We condemn the way she was linked with such media speculation and allegation, especially on a day she ran in the final of her first major world event.” The women’s 800 metres world record of 1:53.28, established by Czech athlete Jarmila Kratochvilova in 1983, is one of the oldest records in the book. Although nothing has ever been proven, a lot of doubts have been expressed about the legitimacy of Kratochvilova’s record, because of her muscular build at the time, and the fact that she came out of one of the then Eastern Bloc countries, which were notorious for their use of doping.last_img read more

Chinese auto group invests millions in next-gen cars

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#Fiat#GAC Group#Honda#Internet of Things#IoT#Mitsubishi#toyota China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd, known as GAC Group, announced at their recent board of directors meeting that they plan to spend $88 million on a new subsidiary focused on electric vehicles.The new subsidiary will be known as Guangzhou Automobile New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. The first registered capital will be half of the total investment amount with the remaining $44.1m being available based on project requirements.GAC Group — founded in 1997 and was acquired by Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group in 2005 — said they plan on achieving a new energy vehicle production capacity of 200,000 before the end of 2020. It is clear that this goal is already being taken seriously by the company as one-third of all new models already or planning to be launched in 2017 will utilize new energy.See also: Baidu wants you to tour China by autonomous carChina is making large strides both from a consumer opinion and a technology stance not only for new energy vehicles but for connected cars as well. According to a survey conducted by PwC in October of last year, 40% of surveyed Chinese consumers stated they were willing to change automobile brands for better connectivity. But, the most astounding statistic from the PwC survey was 85% of respondents stated not only are they interested, but “eager” to own an autonomous car.In March of this year, Toyota, one of GAC Group’s most important partners, announced they would be partnering with NTT, one of the largest carriers in Japan, for research and development on connected car technology. GAC also partners with other European and Asian automakers, including Fiat, Mitsubishi, Honda, and Isuzu.Western automakers should pay heedIn a recent TechCrunch article, it was stated that part of the technology being collaborated on would include 5G networks. This is significant as China’s Huawei is leading the way for 5G standards. As a result of Huawei being located and starting their 5G network in China, it is likely that Toyota will utilize GAC Group to test whatever R&D technologies utilize the 5G network.Then with the creation of this new subsidiary with such significant initial funding, it is possible that we will see GAC Group create the first highly connected and fully electric car in the Chinese market.American auto manufacturers should be paying close attention to new strides made in China with connected car technology as well because it is possible that if the two were to be elegantly connected, it is possible the United States would witness the first Chinese-branded automobiles that have a massive advantage against the current American technology.With a potential like this available, it is likely that GAC Group, Toyota, and NTT will be pushing hard to make it a reality. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Related Posts Clayton Jacobs 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Harris scores 23 points as Nuggets beat Knicks

first_imgNew York Knicks guard Courtney Lee, left, stops Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris as he drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — Gary Harris gave his bruised right foot a final test during pregame warmups and determined it was good enough to go.Then he proved it.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “Once you hit your first few shots you can kind of tell how your body is feeling, especially with the flow of the game,” Harris said. “You just figure out where you’re going to get your shots and once you get them, you’ve just got to knock them down.”Denver shot 60 percent from the field to New York’s 55 percent, ending a streak of eight games in which the Nuggets had been outshot by the opposition.“Guys made their shots,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “The other thing we’ve been stressing is less play calling, more freedom of movement, more pace and just be hard to guard, like we were last year. It was pace and it was movement and it was a night where we finally made some shots consistently.”Kristaps Porzingis, back after missing Tuesday’s loss at Golden State with a sore knee, and Michael Beasley each scored 21 points for the Knicks. Enes Kanter had 20 and Trey Burke 18.Trailing by 13 at the half, the Knicks cut it to 99-92 heading into the final period after Burke connected on a fadeaway shot.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Harris scored 23 points, Trey Lyles had 21 and the Denver Nuggets beat the New York Knicks 130-118 on Thursday night.“I felt good right before the game so I went out there and gave it a go,” said Harris, who tweaked the foot last Friday against Phoenix and aggravated the injury Monday night against Portland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJamal Murray and Nikola Jokic added 18 points apiece for the Nuggets, who defeated the Knicks for the 10th time in a row in Denver. New York hasn’t won in the Mile High City since 2006.Seven Nuggets scored in double figures. Denver hit 14 of 28 3-pointers led by Harris, who connected on four of his six shots from beyond the arc.center_img Nuggets: Host Dallas on Monday night. The Nuggets, though, scored 10 straight points to start the fourth quarter, including 3-pointers by Will Barton and Lyles to rebuild Denver’s lead to 109-92.New York put together a 9-0 burst to pull to 114-106 but Porzingis fouled out with just under 5 minutes remaining and Murray drained a key 3-pointer with 2:41 remaining to put the Nuggets back up by 11 points. Harris added a jumper a little more than a minute later to quash the Knicks’ comeback bid.“Without him out there, that takes away a little bit of a weapon,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said of losing Porzingis. “You can short roll him and he can make a mid-range shot, which he just did right before he fouled out, or he can space out for 3. Offensively, they were fine. Thirty-two assists, they moved the ball and guys did a good job that way. But defensively is where it wasn’t very good.”Porzingis said the Nuggets exerted pressure on the Knicks from the start.“First quarter, 39 points. That’s way too many,” he said. “They shot the ball great. Part of it is our defense and part of it is just them having a really good night. We did a better job in the second half, but it still wasn’t enough.”The Nuggets had their highest point total in a half this season, leading by as many as 18 points before settling for a 73-60 advantage at the break. Harris scored 18 points during the first two periods.TIP-INSKnicks: C Joakim Noah was not with the team, having been excused for personal reasons. He’s expected to miss two games. … F Kyle O’Quinn was held out of the game because of a bruised left calf. … G Tim Hardaway Jr. was inactive after recently returning from a leg injury.Nuggets: F Kenneth Faried missed a second consecutive game with left ankle soreness. … The 39-point first quarter matched a season high for the opening period. Denver also had a 39-point first quarter against Orlando on Nov. 11.HOME STREAKThe Nuggets’ home winning streak against the Knicks is their second-longest against an opponent. Denver has won its last 11 at home against the Chicago Bulls.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit Phoenix on Friday to complete a season-high, seven-game road trip. NCAA volleyball: Arellano shuts down San Beda, earns semis berth Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Barcelona stuns Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu, reaches Copa final again

first_imgBarcelona forward Luis Suarez, center, celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Copa del Rey semifinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)MADRID— Real Madrid couldn’t put Barcelona away when it had the chance, and ended up being dealt a hard blow by its biggest rival.In the first of two consecutive games between the Spanish powerhouses at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Barcelona weathered a dominant first half by Madrid and then scored three times after the break for a 3-0 win Wednesday and a spot in the Copa del Rey final for a sixth straight season.ADVERTISEMENT “I have to admit that we didn’t play very well in the first half,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde after his 100th match in charge. “We scored three goals but didn’t have that many chances. It happens sometimes.”Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona advanced 4-1 on aggregate after being held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the semifinals at Camp Nou three weeks ago. The Catalan club also benefited from an own goal by Madrid defender Raphael Varane.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“They were a lot more efficient than we were,” Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said. “We created many chances but couldn’t score. They scored with their first shot on goal, and then with their second shot on goal. They hurt us when they had their chance.”Barcelona will be trying to win an unprecedented fifth straight Copa title in the May 25 final in Seville. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Manchester United defies injury crisis to beat Palace 3-1 Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Madrid hasn’t made it to the Copa final since it won its last title in 2014 against Barcelona. It hasn’t defeated its rival in five matches in all competitions, since the Spanish Super Cup in 2017.This year’s other finalist will be decided on Thursday, when Valencia hosts Real Betis after a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Seville.It was the second of three matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona in less than a month. The rivals will also play each other on Saturday in the Spanish league, with Barcelona nine points in front of Madrid in the standings.Another setback against Barcelona will practically end Madrid’s title hopes in the league, leaving the Champions League as the only competition in which it can succeed in its first season without Cristiano Ronaldo in nearly a decade.After conceding at home, Barcelona needed to score at the Bernabeu to have any chance of advancing, and it didn’t look good for the Catalan club as it was outplayed by Madrid throughout the first half. The hosts created most of the scoring chances, including a couple of clear ones for young Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior. He failed to get a shot off in a one-on-one situation, then missed over the crossbar from close range.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations “Vinicius will keep improving as he plays more of these types of games,” Solari said.Barcelona took advantage of Madrid’s misses and quickly struck after halftime, with Suarez firing a low shot past goalkeeper Keylor Navas after a cross by Ousmane Dembele, who made a run behind the Madrid defenders following a through ball by Jordi Alba on the left flank.The second goal came less than 10 minutes later, when Varane tried to intercept Dembele’s cross for Suarez and ended up finding his own net.It didn’t take long for Suarez to add another with a Panenka-style penalty in the 73rd after he was fouled by midfielder Casemiro inside the area.Some Madrid fans began leaving the Bernabeu not long after Suarez’s penalty hit the net, and a few chants protesting against club president Florentino Perez also followed.Gareth Bale, who earlier Wednesday escaped punishment for a gesture toward fans after scoring in a league match against Atletico Madrid, came off the bench to replace Lucas Vazquez with Madrid down by a goal, but the Wales forward wasn’t able to help much.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View commentslast_img read more

Thirteen flurelated deaths reported last week season total rises to 302

first_img KUSI Newsroom March 14, 2018 Thirteen flu-related deaths reported last week, season total rises to 302 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Thirteen influenza-related deaths reported last week have brought the season’s total to 302 in San Diego County, health officials announced Wednesday.This has been a particularly severe flu season in the region and across the country. At this time last year, just 68 deaths were reported.“The increased number of reported deaths is the result of the severe flu season we are having, but is also due to better surveillance methods, which allow the county to more easily identify and classify flu fatalities,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public health officer. “Flu cases are still occurring throughout the region, so people should continue getting vaccinated and takingother preventive measures.”There were 602 lab-confirmed cases in the county last week, down from 722 the week before. That brings this season’s total to 18,779, compared to 4,751 at this time last season, according to county data.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated. It’s not too late to get a flu shot, according to health officials.Vaccines are available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies. Those without insurance can go to a county public health center to get vaccinated. For a list of locations, visit www.sdiz.org or call 211. Updated: 10:23 PMcenter_img Posted: March 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bill In Honor Of Sean Collier Would Grant Federal Death Benefits To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — A bill named in honor of Wilmington fallen hero Sean Collier is making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.If passed, the Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act would allow the families of police officers — employed at PRIVATE colleges and universities — that are killed in the line of duty to receive death benefits from the federal government.Currently, only the families of sworn law enforcement officers at PUBLIC colleges and universities are eligible for these benefits.“Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed while on duty on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in April 2013 by the Boston Marathon Bombers,” reads a statement from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. “Because MIT is a private, non-profit institution of higher education, his family is not eligible for [Public Safety Officer Benefits] assistance. Had Officer Collier been employed by a public college or university, his family would have been eligible for assistance. In fact, had an officer with the city police department been killed alongside Officer Collier, the city officer’s family would have received [Public Safety Officer Benefits] assistance.”According to the Association, since 1923, 46 university police officers have been killed in the line of duty — 34 at public institutions eligible to receive the death benefit and 12 private institutions not eligible to receive the death benefit.“Congress passed the Public Safety Officers Benefit Act to provide peace of mind to aspiring police officers by assuring them that their families would be cared for in the event they gave their life in service to others,” according to the statement. “As a matter of basic fairness, this peace of mind should be given to all sworn law enforcement officers regardless of which agency employs them.”The Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2019 (H.R. 816) has bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Peter King (R-New York), already has 15 co-sponsors, including Massachusetts representatives Seth Moulton, Richard Neal, Stephen Lynch, Bill Keating, Joe Kennedy, Katherine Clark, James McGovern, and Lori Trahan.The bill was introduced in the House on January 28, 2019. It was immediately referred to the Judiciary Committee. On March 25, 2019, the bill was referred to Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSenator Markey Honors Sean Collier with Introduction of Bipartisan Equity in Law Enforcement ActIn “Government”Sean Collier Bill Re-Introduced In CongressIn “Government”5th Annual Sean Collier Cornhole Tournament Set For September 17In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more