Mata salvages draw as Man United open N. American tour

first_imgThe English Premiership giants pulled level 12 minutes from time after a cross from youngster Tahith Chong found Ander Herrera, whose header hit the post.The ball rebounded to Mata, whose volley snuck through the legs of substitute goalkeeper Oscar Jiminez.It was a lively start from both sides despite temperatures of 40 C in Phoenix. Anthony Martial was unlucky not to receive a penalty in the ninth minute after he appeared to be tripped in the area.Four minutes later the Frenchman fired a curling shot over the crossbar, and United came close again minutes later as Mata loosed a shot that bounced off the upright.Martial saw another shot tipped around the post, before America threatened at the other end — where Lee Grant, who started in goal for United, was called on to stop a shot from Club America’s Paul Aguilar.Manchester United were without a host of stars still resting after the World Cup in Russia, including Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.David de Gea, Nemanja Matic and new signing Fred are expected to join the team next week, while Chilean Alexis Sanchez was thought to be arriving soon after resolving his visa issues.“We knew it was going to be difficult because they have been training for more weeks than us, so I think they are in a better condition,” Mata said. “Mexican teams are always intense, they press a lot, they are quick and they showed that today. But we managed to get one goal so we are happy with that.“We are also happy that there were no injuries and we will keep going in our process,” he added as United looked toward the next stop on their tour, against Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juan Mata of Manchester United takes photos with fans after their International Champions Cup game against the Club America, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on July 19, 2018 © GETTY/AFP / Christian PetersenLOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 20 – Juan Mata grabbed the 78th minute equalizer as Manchester United opened their pre-season with a 1-1 draw against Club America on Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona.A header from Henry Martin in the 59th minute — past substitute goalkeeper Joel Pereira — had put Mexican outfit America in the lead at University of Phoenix Stadium.last_img read more

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Ex-prosecutor of O.J. is now covering him

first_imgOn the air, Clark’s voice drips with more disgust. She dismissed Simpson’s book, “If I Did It,” as “hideous” and “all a lie.” Indirectly addressing his girlfriend Christine Prody, a Nicole Brown Simpson-look-alike who stood by him in court Wednesday, Clark said: “It made me sick to my stomach. Do you not realize you could be next?” Even with the elastic boundaries observed by TV entertainment news shows, Clark’s history with Simpson makes her a unique figure – and, according to journalism experts, someone playing a questionable role by acting as reporter as well as analyst. Calling on Simpson’s one-time prosecutor to offer opinion is one thing, they said; detached reporting is another. “It’s not hard, no matter where one stood on the murder trial, to question how she could be an independent and fair reporter,” said Bob Steele, a senior journalism ethics faculty member at the Poynter Institute. The TV programs she’s working for represent nontraditional news outlets, acknowledged Mark Jurkowitz, associate director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. “Clearly, `Entertainment Tonight’ is a good example of the `infotainment’ culture that doesn’t necessarily abide by what we consider to be the harder and faster rules of mainstream journalism,” Jurkowitz said. But that doesn’t absolve such shows of adhering to key journalistic principles, he said. Steele concurred. “When they’re reporting on legal matters … they should measure up to the highest standards in terms of professionalism and ethics because the stakes are great,” Steele said. Clark said it’s fair to question whether she can be impartial about Simpson; she acknowledged that she constantly feels “terribly guilty that I lost” the murder case. A jury found Simpson not guilty of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. In a subsequent civil case, he was found liable for their deaths and ordered to pay $33.5 million. But Clark said she separates her feelings about Simpson from her reporting for “Entertainment Tonight” and its sister show. Arrested Sunday in connection with an alleged armed robbery involving sports memorabilia, Simpson was released Wednesday on $125,000 bond. His attorney said he will plead not guilty. Linda Bell Blue, executive producer for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” defended Clark’s work. “Marcia Clark has strong feelings about O.J. Simpson. That being said, Marcia is a former prosecutor who knows the law and believes the accused has a right to a fair trial. She would be the last person who wants someone innocent convicted of a crime they did not commit,” Bell Blue said in a statement to the AP. Clark has covered other celebrity cases for “Entertainment Tonight,” including Robert Blake’s unsuccessful prosecution for his wife’s murder. Reporting on Simpson was far different. (Whether her work on the case continues is up to the show’s producers, she said.) “It was like standing outside myself, saying, `Wow, this is what other people saw when I was in trial; this is the other view of him,”‘ Clark said after attending Simpson’s bail hearing Wednesday. She had no doubt about what the verdict should have been in 1995. In Simpson’s new case, she said, she isn’t sure. “The tape is very damning,” she said, referring to an audiotape of Simpson’s confrontation with those he’s accused of robbing. “My attitude is, `Let’s see what else you’ve got.”‘ WHERE ARE THEY NOW? A look at where the players from the “Trial of the Century” are 12 years after O.J. Simpson was acquitted: JOHNNIE COCHRAN JR.: Lead defense attorney for the Simpson “dream team” who uttered the memorable glove line, “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Died of brain cancer at 67 in March 2005. ROBERT KARDASHIAN: Simpson friend and former personal attorney. Died of cancer at 59 in October 2003. BARRY SCHECK AND PETER NEUFELD: Simpson lawyers who specialized in DNA evidence. Co-founded the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at New York’s Yeshiva University. The organization is dedicated to exonerating the wrongfully convicted. BRIAN “KATO” KAELIN: Simpson’s Brentwood houseguest and aspiring actor. In 2005, Kaelin appeared in the first three National Lampoon Strip Poker pay-per-view programs and hosted “Eye for an Eye,” a syndicated daytime-TV court show. MARK FUHRMAN: Los Angeles police detective, now retired. Lives in Idaho and is a frequent Fox News Channel analyst. Has written books including “Murder in Brentwood,” “Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley?” and “Silent Witness: A Forensic Investigation of Terri Schiavo’s Death.” MARCIA CLARK: Los Angeles deputy district attorney who was lead Simpson prosecutor. Now the legal correspondent for the TV show “Entertainment Tonight.” CHRISTOPHER DARDEN: Prosecutor in Simpson case. Left the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1995. Now a legal commentator on Fox News Channel. LANCE ITO: Los Angeles Superior Court judge who presided over the Simpson case. Currently hears felony criminal cases in downtown Los Angeles. DENISE BROWN: Sister of slaying victim Nicole Brown Simpson. Now chairwoman of the Nicole Brown Foundation, which was established to educate about domestic violence. FRED GOLDMAN: Father of slaying victim Ronald Lyle Goldman. Relentlessly pursued Simpson for a $33.5 million civil-suit judgment. Recently obtained rights to Simpson’s book “If I Did It,” the ghostwritten account of how he would have committed the murders.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Twelve years after Marcia Clark heard jurors pronounce O.J. Simpson not guilty of murder, the former prosecutor carried her enduring guilt into another courtroom with the ex-football star. This time, Clark was the most startling member of the media pack covering Simpson’s Las Vegas felony arrest. As legal correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” she had the chance to tell the world what she thinks of Simpson – and she used it. “Just seeing him back in court again, facing charges. I can’t believe it. It’s just surreal,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press. “He skated on two murder charges, and he managed to get out of other charges of much lesser gravity since then. How did he manage to get himself back in trouble again? “How stupid do you have to be?” last_img
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‘Sign Schneiderlin; buy Kane for £10m!’ – How Wenger should spend his 2015 summer transfer budget

first_imgIt was a valiant effort, but in the end Arsenal couldn’t do enough to squeeze past Monaco and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.While a number of Gooners have taken this as evidence that the club are still going in the right direction, there are large swathes of supporters who feel that something needs to happen during the summer months.With that in mind we asked how Wenger should spend his 2015 summer transfer budget, and the responses were interesting.Click the arrow to see some of the more sane and outlandish suggestions below…Arsenal fans, how do you think Wenger should spend his 2015 summer transfer budget? Comment below… Arsene Wenger will likely be handed a sizeable transfer budget 1last_img

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Watford give up pursuit of former Newcastle man

first_img1 Davide Santon in action for Inter Milan Watford have given up their pursuit of former Newcastle man Davide Santon.The left-back is back at Inter Milan but he is unlikely to feature regularly there under former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.That gave Watford the impetus to make a move for the Italy international but Hornets owner Gino Pozzo says the deal is dead in the water“There is no breakthrough to bring Santon to our London club,” the multi-club owner told fcinternews.it“In fact, I can say that the deal is now dead and there are no longer the conditions to continue.“I did not see much enthusiasm in the boy, despite all the time that we gave to evaluate the situation.”last_img

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GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY HOST HUGELY SUCCESSFUL U12 GIRLS BLITZ

first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA NOTESU12 girls blitzThe U12 girls team and management held a hugely successful blitz at the pitch on Saturday last. A big thank you goes to all the teams who took part including Downings who were the overall winners. A special thank you goes to Gerard Walsh, his management team and the Ladies Committee for their work. Also the refreshments provided including the healthy eating section organised by the club’s health and welfare officer Elaine McFadden was a credit to the club. Well done to everyone involved. TUS scheme opening at ClubhouseIf there is anybody who is unemployed and is interested in joining the TUS scheme at Glenswilly GAA Clubhouse, can they please contact chairman Peter McConnell.Third teamThe third team play their final group game this Sunday, August 2nd against Naomh Ultan in Glenswilly.Throw in is at 3pm and all support is welcomed by the team. Under 10 blitz in DublinThe under 10 boys and girls team have been invited to a blitz in dublin. The date is Saturday 8 th of August.The blitz is for children born in the years of 2005 and 2006. A bus will be going to the blitz and bringing your child home that evening.Please return the Permission slips that have been issued at training tonight at the information meeting next Tuesday the 4th of August at 6.20 , while training is on. The cost of the trip will 10 euro.Please text your child’s availability to lee on 0866059117 as soon as you can .Could you please send an email to glenswillyunderage@gmail.com and we shall forward more details later in the week.ThanksCancelled gamesThe senior and reserve games against St Michaels which was due to b played last Sunday was cancelled because of a waterlogged pitch. These games will be rescheduled.Bingo Bingo continues in the hall at Wednesday with more than €2,000 in prizes on offer each night. The action starts at 9pm and players are advised to get there early. Anybody who can lend a hand at the bingo is asked to contact Paul Lapsley.Summer campThe annual kids summer camp takes place at the clubhouse between Wednesday and Friday next, 5th – 7th of August. All places have been booked on the camp. This camp, which has been a huge success over the past three years, would not be possible but for the hard work of volunteers. If anyone can help in any way they can contact any committee member.Best of luck The best of luck to Neil, Michael, Gary McFadden and Gary McDaid in this Saturday’s game against Galway at Croke Park. Do us proud once again lads.NotesAnybody who has notes for the weekly notes should email them to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com. Thank you.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY HOST HUGELY SUCCESSFUL U12 GIRLS BLITZ was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

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India International Engineering and Technology Fair 2009

first_imgToday, 23rd February 2009 a small step in the right direction towards energy efficient street lighting was made at the 18th International Engineering and Technology Fair being held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center.An agreement between two cricketing legends Clive Rice (South Africa) and Kapil Dev (India) was signed in the presence of dignitaries and representatives of the media for the exclusive Indian marketing and manufacturing rights for ENVIROLIGHT, an energy efficient street light developed and manufactured in South Africa. Kapil requires no introduction to the cricketing world but what is not very well known is that he has been in the business of highly specialized field of sports lighting in India since 1995 and are the market leaders in this field under the name of Dev Musco Lighting having a technical & marketing tie-up with Musco Sports Lighting of USA. The Envirolight is a product which makes a lot of sense in today’s world of global warming and world wide concern for the environment and as Kapil said, it made good sense to have this product in his stable. The agreement was signed by Kapil in his company Berget Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Clive stated this was an environmental friendly street lighting product that was developed with the latest proven technology using the best of materials and components to achieve a product quality of high standards. He is sure that this product will have wide acceptance worldwide and will play a significant role in providing energy efficient street lighting in India.For more pictures about the event click here.last_img read more

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Former Manipur University guest lecturer seeks PM’s intervention in his removal

first_imgA former guest lecturer of the Delhi University’s Hindu College has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in his “arbitrary removal” as the guest faculty of Manipur University (MU) allegedly because of his political ideology.The MU had on August 6 terminated the service of Ningombam Bupenda Meitei as the guest lecturer in the Department of Philosophy much before his six-month agreement was to end. The university had appointed him on June 26.The Federation of Central Universities’ Teachers’ Associations had condemned the “arbitrary termination” of Mr. Meitei’s service who “was asked to clarify whether he was a member of a political party throwing all academic freedoms to the wind”.Mr. Meitei has been associated with the Congress in Manipur.In a letter to the Prime Minister submitted online, Mr. Meitei said that he was disgracefully and arbitrarily removed as a guest faculty despite having been recommended for appointment by the MU’s selection committee.Three conditionsHe said that the MU Vice-Chancellor or administrator had stated only three conditions while making the offer — his term as guest faculty would be for six months, he would be given an honorarium of ₹1,500 per lecture subject to a maximum of ₹ 50,000, and he should not claim regular appointment.“My nature of engagement with the university was not non-academic,” Mr. Meitei said, outlining a few ordinances related to the appointment of the MU’s academic staff that made it clear he was neither an employee nor were the rules binding on him.Since he was not bound by these ordinances, Mr. Meitei said that a rule of the university barring an employee from taking part in politics and elections did not apply to him. He said that the university had asked him to clarify on his political affiliation but he did not reply to the queries “as I was answerable to only the three stated conditions mentioned in the administrator’s offer letter”.“Unfortunately, my genuine right to remain silent – by not replying to any irrelevant query or queries – was officially concluded as ‘amounting to disobedience to his superior authority’. The administrator was neither my superior authority nor was I his subordinate,” he said.Mr. Meitei said he was a primary member of the Congress and its designated spokesperson in Manipur. “As I respect your philosophy and ideology towards our nation and our people, I also do expect you to have the same honour for my philosophy and my ideology towards our nation and our people,” he said in the letter.“As our Prime Minister, I strongly believe that you would look into the matter raised here on whether the action of the administrator Jarnail Singh (Manipur’s former Chief Secretary), in the capacity of the Vice-Chancellor of the university, removing me by breaching the terms of the three stated conditions was justified or not,” he added.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli meets the Queen ahead of the opener

first_imgAhead of the start of the 2019 World Cup extravaganza, the captains of all the ten participating teams stopped over at the Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II in London which hosted a star-studded opening ceremony on the eve of the tournament.The Queen along with Prince Harry hosted an annual garden party in the 1844 Room of the Palace to wish the teams good luck for their endeavour at the 46-day long showpeice event.India captain Virat Kohli along with the nine other skippers dapped in suits to pose for a picture with the Queen.The 10 #CWC19 Captains with the Queen. pic.twitter.com/cT42NfuPCvBCCI (@BCCI) May 29, 2019All the 10 captains were in attendance later in the day at the opening ceremony held at The Mall, the iconic street in central London. Speaking at the opening party which had the Buckingham Palace as it picturesque background, hosts England captain Eoin Morgan said: “Hopefully, we will be great hosts and hopefully we will do everybody proud”.Virat Kohli said he was enjoying the fun-filled atmosphere at the opening ceremony and talked up the crowd support India receive in the United Kingdom.””It’s lovely to be here. We have such a huge fan base in England. The amount of people travelling from home as well. It’s great to see at every stadium we play at, at least 50 per cent of the crowd is Indian fans. For us, that’s a thing of pressure but a thing of pride as well. Hopefully, we have got to use to the crowd support to our advantage,” Kohli said.advertisementEngland is hosting the tournament after 20 years and will take on take on South Africa in the tournament opener. India wil begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 with playing all other countries in the Round Robin format.The final of the World Cup is slated to be held on July 14 at the Lord’s.Also Read | World Cup 2019 opening ceremony: Virat Kohli, Malala Yousafzai show stealers in London partyAlso Read | World Cup 2019: How the teams prepared in the warm-up gamesAlso Seelast_img read more

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10 months ago​Chelsea not open to Ampadu loan offers

first_img​Chelsea not open to Ampadu loan offersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are not willing to lose Ethan Ampadu.The 18-year-old has many clubs after his signature, including Cardiff and Derby.But Goal reports that Chelsea have stated that Ampadu is not available this month, unless there is a late change of circumstances.He has only played twice this season, but Cesc Fabregas leaving could give him more opportunities.One player who is close to leaving is Gary Cahill, who will complete a switch to Fulham. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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