Januzaj gives United welcome win

first_img Press Association Teenager Adnan Januzaj blasted Manchester United to a face-saving 2-1 victory at Sunderland with a superb double on his first start for the club. The 18-year-old Belgian winger, who had earlier been booked for diving, dragged a misfiring United back into the game with a calmly-taken 55th-minute equaliser and then smashed a dipping volley past keeper Keiren Westwood to win the game just six minutes later. On an afternoon when United were far from their best, they were all but taken apart by the bottom-of-the-table Black Cats before the break with Craig Gardner’s fifth-minute opener setting the stage for a concerted assault by the home side. But David Moyes’ men, who were facing a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat for the first time since December 2001, responded in the second half and eventually earned their reward. Defeat left Sunderland with just a single point from the 21 they have now contested, and watching owner Ellis Short knowing he needs to find a replacement for Paolo Di Canio sooner rather than later. Interim head coach Kevin Ball could have been forgiven for sending his team out simply to batten down the hatches and attempt to deny United anything in a bad to halt a run of three home defeats in the league. However, the 48-year-old, who guided the Black Cats to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford during his last spell in temporary charge, decided attack was the best form of defence and went for it from the off. It took the hosts just five minutes to get their noses in front, although the goal arrived courtesy of some calamitous defending which rather set the tone for United’s first-half display. Emanuele Giaccherini tricked his way past Patrice Evra on the Sunderland right all too easily and fired in a cross which Phil Jones thumped straight at team-mate Nemanja Vidic. The Serbia international could do little more than present the ball to the fast-arriving Gardner, who drilled a low shot across keeper David de Gea and into the bottom corner. Few inside the Stadium of Light expected anything other than a ruthless fightback from the visitors, but United’s efforts to get themselves back into the game were subdued at best. Januzaj fired in a series of shots from distance, most of which were blocked by a defence in which the recalled Valentin Roberge in particular proved impressively stubborn, while Wayne Rooney, back in the starting line-up after recovering from a shin injury, carelessly ran into an offside position as he attempted to get on the end of Evra’s 14th-minute cross to the near post. But Moyes’ men were astonishingly fragile at the back, where Jones in particular was found wanting on more than one occasion, and the Black Cats could have gone in at the break with a significantly bigger lead to defend after it. Gardner made the most of the defender’s indecision to run in on goal once again with nine minutes gone, but with the unmarked Jozy Altidore pleading for a cross, he delayed and Jones managed to recover. However, it was De Gea who came to the rescue 11 minutes before the break when he somehow managed to claw away Giaccherini’s goal-bound header with a save of genuine quality. Keiren Westwood was called upon to beat away Nani’s 41st-minute shot, but Giaccherini might have doubled Sunderland’s lead in the final minute of the first half when he was presented with another golden opportunity by Adam Johnson’s run through a porous United defence, only to sky his effort high over the bar. United’s desperation was summed up within three minutes of the restart when Januzaj collapsed in a heap as he went past John O’Shea inside the penalty area and was promptly booked for diving. But the Belgian was not to be denied and his industry paid off seven minutes later when he played the ball out to Evra on the left and then worked his way into the penalty area to meet the Frenchman’s cross with an assured finish. Westwood had to get down well to keep out a 58th-minute Robin van Persie snapshot, but he was powerless to prevent United taking the lead three minutes later. O’Shea got his head to Nani’s right-wing cross and the ball dropped nicely for Januzaj, who gleefully dispatched it into the bottom corner with a sweet left-foot volley. Van Persie should have made sure at the death after being played in by substitute Antonio Valencia, put prodded his effort wide of the upright. last_img read more

Julius Randle continues to make case for bigger role with Lakers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error SACRAMENTO — Since Julius Randle arrived at training camp as the presumptive starter at power forward, his third full season with the Lakers has been one of needing to prove himself.He lost the starting job to Larry Nance Jr., by the fourth preseason game. The Lakers did not offer him a fairly standard contract extension. When Nance got hurt, Randle was leap-frogged by Kyle Kuzma.Early on, it seemed to affect his demeanor and his production followed.Since having a heart-to-heart discussion with Coach Luke Walton in late October, however, Randle has become an indispensable piece of whatever success the Lakers are having. In a 103-94 win over Chicago on Tuesday, Randle chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds, while spending time on the court with Brook Lopez. Walton also has to determine how to integrate Nance when he returns from his broken left hand, presumably next week. He said it is “a little more tricky” to figure out the big man rotation once Nance is back in the fold.“There’s always going to be injuries in pro sports,” Walton said, “so we’ll spend time after this game kind of talking about that rotation and what that does. But right now, we aren’t rotational-wise in prep for Larry returning.”TALKIN’ TURKEYAs long as basketball is played on Christmas Day, you can expect the Lakers will be a part of it.For the Lakers, who have four days off until they play the Clippers on Monday, that could make Thursday’s holiday all the more special.“We’re used to not having holidays off,” Walton said, “it’s no big deal. I love playing on Christmas, but whether it’s Thanksgiving or it’s a random Friday, I like getting together with my brother and nieces and nephews and breaking bread with one another.”Walton’s father, Hall of Famer Bill Walton, will be in Portland, Ore., for the PK80-Phil Knight Invitational, so Luke will spend the holiday with his older brother.Will he have a hand in the cooking?“No, no, no, no,” he averred. “I know my limitations. Top Ramen soup, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cereal.“These are my specialties.”center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Well, he’s been playing so well for us this season,” Walton said, “it’s getting him on the court any way we can and he keeps having success for us.”Surprising has been Walton’s willingness in the last couple of games to give Randle time alongside Lopez, the starting center with whom Walton indicated in training camp Randle was ill-suited to share the court.“It works well with Brook because Brook spaces the floor so he kind of turns into the space ‘four,’” Walton said, “and Julius can still do all that dynamic rolling hat he does and switch defensively. We’ll keep fooling with that.”Despite playing a career-low 21.2 minutes per game, Randle is averaging 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Against Chicago, he overlapped with Lopez in the first and fourth quarters.“They’ve been playing well together,” Walton said prior to Wednesday’s game against the Kings, “but I also think Julius is playing at a much higher level than he was back then (in training camp), too. There’s a lot of factors that go into it, but they look good together.”last_img read more

Hurricane Sandy Relief At Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen

first_imgSubmitted by Pellegrino’s Italian KitchenEven here in Olympia we have all felt the backlash from Hurricane Sandy. If you have been following the story and you are trying to figure out how you can help but don’t trust that your donation will make it to right place we understand. We at Pellegrino’s were thinking the same thing. So, here is what we came up with.Starting on Nov 5th and running through Nov 8th Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen  will be donating 10% of ALL proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy relief. In addition we will be taking flat donations in the form of cash or check. Please, in these trying times, see it in your heart to help out. There are millions without homes, power, water, food or just a blanket to keep them warm. Make your reservation today and help us help those who have had their world turned upside down!Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen205 Cleveland Avenue SETumwater, WA 98501360.709.9020 Facebook15Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Lessons Learned from June Water Emergency

first_imgBy John BurtonLast month’s water emergency for much of Monmouth County may have been something of a teaching moment for the water utility and governing bodies about how they keep the public informed.“There are always lessons to be learned,” said Peter Eschbach, director of communications and external affairs for New Jersey American Water, about his company’s communications response to the collapse of water mains on June 29 near the company’s Middletown treat­ment facility. The break impacted hundreds of thousands of customers in 22 towns in Monmouth County.“I’ve had residents who’ve contacted me, who felt there was an inadequate message system,” Monmouth County Free­holder Director John Curley said.Among the issues officials found they need to work on is encouraging area residents to register on town websites for emergency notification, particularly if they did not have a landline telephone.County government doesn’t have a direct system of individually notifying residents to keep them abreast of breaking developments in emergency situations, said Curley and Laura Kirkpatrick, a county public information officer.The notification is left to individual municipalities and, in this case, the water utility company.Members of the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) kept local OEMs apprised of the situation. The county’s public information office issued a series of press releases; posted them to the county’s website, contacted media, posted on its Facebook page and used its Twitter account to get the word out.“We are trying to maximize these tools,” Kirkpatrick said.Municipalities, in general, rely on two methods for direct contact to homes and businesses. There is what is commonly referred to as “reverse 911” and another system through which residents must go to a town’s website and register to receive important notices.Reverse 911 systems have access only to landline telephone numbers. Residents must register through municipal websites to receive notification through mobile devices via cellphones, texts or emails.The problem for town officials is to get people to register.New Jersey American Water has two reverse 911 systems; one relies on a private company, the other uses company records to access phone numbers, Eschbach, said.“Here’s the glitch,” he said. “We contacted as many as we were able to,” with the company’s system. The problem was “customers are not required to give out phone numbers and many do not.”In Little Silver, Eschbach acknowledged, a system glitch went even further, as the water utility’s system somehow overlooked all its customers there and did not issue the recorded robo-call to residents.“I’m not sure exactly what happened with Little Silver,” he said. “As soon as we found out about it, we looked into it and we were able rectify it quickly.”“I have to admit this was a bit of an education for me, too,” Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff Jr. said.The incident exposed a need to re-evaluate the town’s emergency notification system, he said. “Really, it was something of a blessing in disguise.”Neff has sent a letter to everyone in the community asking them to register online at the borough’s website to ensure they will be notified in case of another emergency. Residents can use any telephone number they wish for notification and can also get texts or emails. They can limit notification to bona fide emergencies only or get updates about other non-emergency events, too.“We want to get a better handle on whether we can help residents clarify what lists they’re on and when they get these emails and text alerts,” Neff said.As the county’s largest muni­ci­pality and site of the collapsed mains, Middletown became a focal point for the emergency. Adminis­tra­tor Anthony Mercantante said he felt “it went very well,” with the town’s communications system.Middletown initially issued emergency notification using reverse 911 and information collected through its website registration. “After that we pretty much relied on our website and email blasts,” to keep people up-to-date, he said.After such events, “there’s always a spike in registering” for the communication system through the township’s website, he said. “People suddenly realize how useful it is.” Middletown has about 8,000 of its 68,000 residents registered, a number that Mercantante said is a pretty good percentage.“Obviously one lesson is more people should register,” he said. “You learn about these things and you improve for the next time around.”Eschbach said the water company also learned about improvements that need to be done to its website and its contact system, including reaching out to customers to secure emergency phone numbers.Some customers told company representatives that when they received the notification calls, their caller ID came up as an unidentified number and the customers ignored it, thinking it was a telemarketer. “That’s one thing we’re looking at,” Eschbach said.The company’s website contained the latest information but didn’t highlight it well to draw people’s attention. That is another issue that will be addressed.The water main collapse impacted roughly 150,000 to 200,000 people in 22 communities, who were advised to boil water before using and to stop using water outdoors.American Water reached the majority of those customers, Eschbach said. He acknowledged that when reaching out to that many people “there are going to be some slip-ups.”Curley, however, criticized the company for failing to contact him as head of county government, failing to maintain the mains to prevent the collapse and for its water-use restrictions going much further than needed.Curley has asked the state’s Board of Public Utility to investigate the incident and the company’s handling of the situation.last_img read more


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A 5 minute walk will take you to all the amenities of the resort including restaurants, bars and shops. There is a supermarket located approximately 50 metres from the complex.AccommodationOne bedroom apartments suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Living/kitchen area with sofa, TV, safety deposit box*. The kitchen area has a breakfast bar with 2 ring hob, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee machine. Bathroom with bath/shower. 2 Bed apartment suitable for 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.Deal 2Menorca 3* Los Naranjos Apartments (left) 19th June (this Sunday) 2 + 2 €1396/2 + €1695Price includes flights, transfers, bags & 7 noghts accommodationThe three star Los Naranjos Apartments are a pleasant, well run, low rise apartment complex in S’Algar. 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With our team of travel experts and our unique technology, Atlantic Travel is able to offer you not only the lowest priced flights and cheapest accommodation but also an extensive range of other holiday options including transfers, attraction tickets, tours and much much more. We always recommend that anyone taking a holiday abroad take travel insurance. We have excellent policies with comprehensive cover for sale at very competitive rates.Established and SecureSince 1992 we have been offering great value holidays to suit every budget and taste at the most competitive prices. Our sophisticated technology searches hundreds of airlines and 120,000 hotels to find you a flight, hotel and transfer.Atlantic Travel allows you to pick the flights you want, the amount of nights you want and any combination you choose. Our only commitment is to get you the best possible value for money for the type of holiday you desire, whether it is 3 nights in a fabulous city hotel, or a long, relaxing holiday in one of many incredible beach resorts worldwide.We are fully licensed and bonded so your money is safe with us.Help, support and adviceAtlantic Travel offers customer care and support throughout your holiday. We have experienced representatives on hand to assist you and make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable.We are the holiday expertsOne of the main draws to booking your holiday with Atlantic Travel is that we often only require a small booking deposit allowing you to pay off your holiday in weekly or monthly installments…..it’s up to you! A lot of people don’t realise that you can do this, such a great way to spread the cost of your holiday.BREAKING TRAVEL DEALS: INCREDIBLE TRIPS TO THE SUN THIS WEEKEND FROM JUST €229 was last modified: June 17th, 2016 by John2Share 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:atlantic traveldonegallate deals to the sunletterkennylast_img read more

Step Aside, Creationists: Darwinists Figured Out How Bees Fly

first_imgWith an air of triumph, LiveScience announced that Caltech scientists have won one against ID:Proponents of intelligent design, which holds that a supreme being [sic] rather than evolution is responsible for life’s complexities, have long criticized science [sic] for not being able to explain some natural phenomena, such as how bees fly.    Now scientists have put this perplexing mystery to rest.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Exactly who has said that bee flight is inexplicable to science was not named.  Reporter Sara Goudarzi spoke of bee flight mechanisms as “more exotic than thought,” and that they “work like racing cars” – even that engineers might learn how to design hovering aircraft by observing them.  So how does this relate to a putdown of intelligent design?… They are also pleased that a simple thing like bee flight can no longer be used as an example of science failing to explain a common phenomenon.    Proponents of intelligent design, or ID, have tried in recent years [sic] to promote the idea of a supreme being [sic] by discounting science [sic] because it can’t explain everything in nature.    “People in the ID community [who?] have said that we don’t even know how bees fly,” [Douglas] Altshuler [Caltech] said.  “We were finally able to put this one to rest.  We do have the tools to understand bee flight and we can use science to understand the world around us.”This story was picked up verbatim by Fox News and MSNBC, complete with the pretty picture of a bee hovering at a flower.  The research revolved around fairly mundane lab work, observing bees with high-speed cameras and robotic sensors, in different concentrations of oxygen and with varying payloads to analyze their aerodynamic principles.  They mainly discovered that the insects use principles different than those of airplanes and helicopters.  There was no mention of how these flight mechanisms evolved.  It was even subtitled, “Robotic wings mimic insects’ rapid beat and could inspire new designs.”  Presumably this would involve the work of intelligent engineers.Update 01/13/2006:  The author was contacted about this paper and a copy was received for review.  The paper said nothing about creationism or intelligent design.  Apparently he made some off-the-cuff remark at the end of the interview about ID proponents claiming science could not explain how bees fly, and the reporter made that the title and theme of her article.This article is very perplexing.  Who were they talking about?  Steve Meyer, did you ever say that?  Paul Nelson?  William Dembski?  Did you ever define intelligent design that way, as an argument from ignorance?  Phillip Johnson?  Jonathan Wells?  Michael Behe?  President Bush?  Pope Benedict?  Any of you creationists ever say that science could never understand how bees fly?  Duane Gish?  Henry Morris?  Isaac Newton?    We don’t get it.  We have no idea what these guys are talking about.  Everyone in the ID community we know respects and loves observational, testable, repeatable science.  No problem.  What we would really like to hear, dear LieScience reporter, is how these racing-car hovering flight mechanisms that are the envy of engineers originated.    So here goes Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week: “Proponents of intelligent design, or ID, have tried in recent years to promote the idea of a supreme being by discounting science because it can’t explain everything in nature.”  If LieScience doesn’t understand how they won this award, they need to study up on Straw Man in the Baloney Detector.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Martinez eager to move on as he gears for 2018 Winter Olympics

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Michael Martinez competes in the men’s individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLMichael Martinez could’ve had another golden moment for the Philippines in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games but he fell short in the men’s individual free skating event.After his spirited appearance in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and gold medal finish in the Asian Trophy, Martinez was tabbed to take home the top prize in the Kuala Lumpur Games.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Breaking the ice with Michael MartinezThe 20-year-old, however, is eager to put his frustrations behind as he looks forward to his next challenge—the 2018 Winter Games.“For me, it’s still the Olympics over of the SEA Games,” said Martinez. “And of course this loss motivated me especially when the judges approached me [saying] that this was my best performance I’ve done in my career.”PH ice athletes get warm welcome after SEAG stint360 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Prince Eze tops NCAA MVP race after the first round Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion READ: Martinez bags silver, Perticheto wins bronze in figure skatingBut Martinez settled for the silver and 40th-ranked skater in the world admitted the failure stung.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“To be honest, it hurt because my goal was to really win the gold medal,” said Martinez Thursday during their homecoming celebration at SM Megamall’s skating rink.Martinez scored 171.63 points to place second behind Malaysian Julian Zhi-Jie Yee, who won the gold after scoring 205.43. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoMan City winger Mahrez: I’m going to get better

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City winger Mahrez: I’m going to get betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City winger Riyad Mahrez says there’s more to come from him after an impressive start to his Etihad career.The Algerian winger joined the champions from Leicester in a £60m transfer last summer and has had to adapt to the demands of Pep Guardiola’s system.”When you arrive the first six months it’s always difficult to adapt to everything,” said Mahrez.”I’m very good. I’m still new to the team. I think more months are going to pass and I’m going to be better.”The 27-year-old has scored five of City’s 50 league goals and also found the net in the Champions League as Pep Guardiola’s side comfortably advanced to the knockout stages. last_img read more