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Football News David de Gea makes a record 11 saves as keeper, Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur

first_imgLondon: There were too many saves for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to even remember. Everyone else was certainly counting: Eleven. The most by any goalkeeper in a Premier League match this season. And they were all in the second half to thwart a Tottenham comeback. The Spaniard’s virtuoso goalkeeping performance protected a 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday after Marcus Rashford’s first-half strike, giving United a sixth successive victory in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho. “I said to David at halftime, ‘You might have to make a save here, you have to keep your concentration,'” Solskjaer said.  “He didn’t have to keep his concentration because he was never allowed to relax. He is a fantastic goalkeeper. I think he’s the best in the world.”                  Few would dispute that on Sunday as De Gea was masterful with his hands and feet, particularly frustrating efforts by Harry Kane and Dele Alli to equalize. “I don’t even remember some of them,” De Gea said, when asked for his favorite save. Rashford helped out his teammate. “The near-post save from the corner was the best one,” the striker said, alongside De Gea.    Read More | Lionel Messi scores ‘monstrous’ 400th goal, Barcelona extend advantageThat was in the 70th minute when Christian Eriksen’s corner was turned in at the near post by Toby Alderweireld and De Gea’s instinctive reaction saw the ball cleared with his left foot.       Read More |   Sunil Chhetri greater than Lionel Messi? India end 55-year pain”De Gea was unbelievable, and all credit to him,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “We weren’t clinical. And sometimes with less opportunities you score, but there’s no complaints.”  The only goal came in the 44th minute at Wembley Stadium after Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier gave the ball away. Paul Pogba sent a long, high diagonal pass to Rashford who controlled the ball with one touch and then sent it low beyond goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.       By passing his first significant test, Solskjaer strengthened his bid to keep the manager’s job into next season.  In particular, he got the better of Pochettino, who has been considered the favorite to be hired as Mourinho’s permanent successor. Although still third in the standings, Tottenham has now lost back-to-back league home games and top-scorer Harry Kane limped off at the end.              United is yet to rise from sixth under Solskjaer but the record 20-time English champion is now only behind Arsenal on goal difference and six points adrift of Chelsea in the fourth and final Champions League place.          And the mood has been transformed at United since Mourinho was fired and former fans’ favorite Solskjaer was brought in on loan from Norwegian side Molde. “The manager brought some happiness, the players are playing well and the team is very strong now,” De Gea said. “This is the real Manchester United.”   For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Bill Bryce receives Micklem Award

first_img Bill Bryce, who has spent over 40 years at the highest levels of golf administration, has received England Golf’s Gerald Micklem Award for his outstanding contribution to the game. He was presented with the award by England Golf’s outgoing President, Nigel Evans, at the organisation’s annual meeting today. “I feel honoured and delighted to receive this award and to join such a distinguished list of former recipients,” said Bill. “Golf has been a huge part of my life and it has given me so much. A great deal of that is due to my involvement with the English Golf Union and England Golf, for which I am very grateful.” Bill is a Scot who has been one of the most prominent figures in England golfing life, having been President of the former English Golf Union and, most recently, chairing the England Golf Partnership for ten years until his retirement last year. But his contribution to the game extends far beyond England, for he has been a member of the R&A since 1974, chairing three of its committees, and has also represented England on the European Golf Association council and been a member of its championship committee.  As a referee he has officiated at 10 Open Championships, three US Masters, one Ryder Cup and two Walker Cups as well as the St Andrews and Jacques Leglise Trophies. He has also visited the United States and Japan on many occasions representing the R&A. Bill began playing golf in Glasgow, where he was born. He was reserve for the Scottish Boys’ team v England Boys in 1951 and later captained the Glasgow University team, receiving a “Blue” and going on to play for Scottish Universities. Bill qualified as a Scottish solicitor in 1957 and after two years in practice in Glasgow joined the Distillers Company in London as a legal adviser. When Distillers was taken over by Guinness in 1986 Bill continued with that company until his retirement in 1994. Bill joined Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in 1960 and was club champion in 1963 and 1974, the year in which he became the youngest-ever Captain, apart from H R H The Prince of Wales who was Captain in 1926. He still holds that distinction. He was President of the club from 2003 to 2013 and on his retirement was elected a Life Member Bill played for Surrey during the 1970s and was county captain for three years, going on to be County President from 1986 to 1988. He represented Surrey on the EGU Council and was Chairman of the Championship and National Coaching committees. Bill was elected a Vice-President of the Artisan Golfers’ Association in December 1992. He was elected President in November 2003 following the death of the previous incumbent Sir Anthony Hollis, a month or two earlier. He is still President of the AGA. Bill no longer plays competitive golf but still enjoys a few holes with friends at Royal Mid-Surrey and Walton Heath, of which he is an Honorary Member. He tries to get to the other clubs of which he is a member at least once a year: Prestwick in Scotland, The R&A in St Andrews and Merion in the United States. Bill Bryce (right) receives the Micklem Award from Nigel Evans (image © Leaderboard Photography) 14 Apr 2016 Bill Bryce receives Micklem Award last_img read more

STAKES QUOTES – BUENA VISTA STAKES – SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017

first_imgFLAVIEN PRAT, WILD AT HEART, WINNER: “I had a good trip. She didn’t break very well but I got a good trip.“The pace was fast but that’s the way it set up today. She won pretty easy though, she was much better today than last time out.“I worked her before her last race and I felt she was much better today. I was pretty confident going into today.” NOTES: The winning owner is Ramona Bass of Fort Worth, TX. TRAINER QUOTES             RICHARD MANDELLA, WILD AT HEART, WINNER: “After the scratches, the race got a bit easier. We were anxious to see what she could do on the turf, but I’ll take what happened here today.“She impressed me today. She’s always tries to be a good mare but just wasn’t quite breaking through.“This seems to be a good distance for her. She’s quick enough to sprint if you try that and she’s able to go little further as well. We just really needed to win a stake so I feel good about this.“You know I’m partial to Flavien. To me, he looked great when he was 18 years old. I think he does make a difference. I think he’s one of the best that we’ve seen in a long time.” JOCKEY QUOTESlast_img read more

Picture Special: Donegal Connect events showcase the best of the north west

first_imgDonegal Connect has come to an end, and after 10 days, over 70 events and a reach of 66million, the project has been hailed a great success.More than 12,500 attended Donegal Connect events from September 27th to 6th October. The project set out to engage the Donegal Diaspora at home and aborad and to showcase the best of what Donegal has to offer in talent, skills, expertise, hospitality, creativity and innovation.Public and private partners worked together on the initiative to attract more visitors to Donegal and to entice all those with Donegal roots home to visit, to work, to retire, to invest, or to start a business in the county. See a selection of photos from events below: Donegal Connect Opening Event – 27th SeptemberNiamh Walsh, Garry Martin DCC, Micheál Ó Duibhir, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Deirdre McGlone, Sarah Nolan, Donegal Tourism, Packie Bonner, Joanne Kilmartin & Michael Tunney, Donegal LEO, Mary Daly, Donegal Tourism, Marie McDaid, IDA and Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan.Packie Bonner meets children from Ballyraine National School at the Regional Cultural Centre at the official opening of Donegal Connect at the Regional Cultural Centre on FridayMicheál Ó Duibhir, Údarás na Gaeltachta and remote workers Seamus McHugh and Niamh Walsh at the official opening of Donegal Connect at the Regional Cultural Centre on FridayMary Daly, Donegal Tourism, Michael Tunney, head of enterprise at Donegal LEO and Trish Hegarty, Inis Communications at the official opening of Donegal Connect at the Regional Cultural Centre on FridayDonegal Connect Career Symposium – 30th SeptemberDonegal Connect’s Career Symposium in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny was a practical information event, designed to tackle key questions people have about moving back home or relocating to Donegal. Issues raised included residency for spouses/partners, buying a home in Donegal, getting a driving licence, health care entitlements and many more. Donegal Diaspora officer Joanne KilmartinDr Kenneth Martin from Randox pictured at the Relocating Information Workshop as part of Donegal Connect.Joe Devenney from The Crolly Distillery pictured at the Relocating Information Workshop as part of Donegal Connect.L to R – Siobhan Manus Reid of Citizens Information, Noreen Mulrine of Safe Home agency for returning emigrants, Donegal Diaspora officer Joanne Kilmartin and panel chair, Michael Tunney of Donegal LEOUlster Scots Family History Festival – 3rd OctoberAs part of Donegal Connect, The Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage and Education Centre held an Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Navigating Future of Work Symposium – 4th OctoberLocated in Pramerica Letterkenny, this event was organised by the Donegal ICT/FinTech Group to address key issues faced by the ICT, FinTech, Med Tech and wider Tech sector, as well as addressing the impact technology has on jobs and the workplace.Superb video for schools on ICT/FinTech opportunities in Donegal is shown at Navigating Future of Work Symposium, which took place on Friday 4th October 2-4pm in Pramerica, Letterkenny as part of Donegal ConnectA packed hall listen to the panel of ICT/ FinTech industry leaders and experts, with MC David Roche of Pramerica at Navigating Future of Work Symposium run by the Donegal ICT/FinTech sector. The symposium took place as part of Donegal Connect 2019, and aimed to help people understand the rapid pace of technological change in the workplace , in order to fully take advantage of the job and career opportunities this brings.Bridge of Tears guided walk – 6th October Over 50 people took part in the Donegal Connect Bridge of Tears guided walk outside Falcarragh. In 19th & early 20th century, local families would walk as far as here with loved ones who were emigrating – in most cases they’d never meet again.This guided walk on Sunday 6th October was in their memory. The walk also raised funds for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, which aims to alleviate financial hardship for families repatriating the bodies of loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances.LUXE Street Theatre Spectacular Featuring The Henry Girls – 6th OctoberDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreeDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreeDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreeDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreePicture Special: Donegal Connect events showcase the best of the north west was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal Connectlast_img read more

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first_img4 April 2006Socioeconomic and political achievements, cultural diversity, a rich spread of languages, tourism and the challenges facing the country – this is what the latest edition of the South Africa Yearbook has to offer.Updated annually by the Government Communication and Information Service (GCIS), the extensive yet easy-to-read Yearbook is not only confined to government programmes, and is extensively used by academics.The Yearbook can be downloaded in PDF format from the GCIS website“It is a comprehensive source of reference about South Africa, and entails many other aspects such as culture, languages, sports and music,” says the editor, Delien BurgerSome 27 000 copies of the newly published 2005/06 edition will be distributed for free to schools.“We are getting an overwhelming response from schools since we started distributing it to them last year,” Burger says.She adds that the book is also a success abroad, revealing South Africa to be a country alive with possibility.“It reflects efforts by South Africans and government to build a better life for everyone.”The book consists of 23 chapters, an addendum, contact details of government departments, parastatals and diplomatic missions in South Africa and abroad.Recent legislation is also featured, along with a comprehensive index and pull-out map of South Africa, which includes the location of multipurpose community centres.Over the past few years, the book’s design and content has been radically improved.The third edition of the Pocket Guide to South Africa, a condensed version of the Yearbook, will be released next month.The Yearbook, pocket guide and a related CD-Rom can be ordered from STE Publishers on +27 11 484 7824. It is also available at leading book stores.Source: BuaNews Want to use this story on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material.last_img read more

Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts meeting Feb. 24-26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is pleased to announce Business Motivational Speaker and Peak-Performance and Engagement Expert, Jon Petz, will be the featured keynote speaker for the Annual Partnership Meeting, “Conservation Crusade: Inspiring Stewards for the Future,” to be held February 24-26, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus.As a keynote speaker Jon Petz, CSP brings the perfect trifecta of education, inspiration along with hysterical entertainment. He has hosted and performed at over 1,200 events for clients including FFA, Society of Human Resources Management, Associations (across many industries), General Electric, and Marriott, to name a few as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, FOX and ESPN. He’s also an accomplished author of three books and has been featured by The USA Today, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, ABC News, Success Magazine and many other media outlets. American Business Journals named him a top 40 business professionals under the age of 40.Jon Petz is the founder of Bore No More, an idea lab for increasing personal and employee engagement. Drawing on his diverse experience as a corporate executive, business magician and professional Speaker, his pertinent content is delivered masterfully with the engagement and relevance that is uniquely and unequivocally the Jon Petz Experience.Ohio’s 88 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) have been working for 76 years to provide locally-driven solutions to natural resource concerns at both the rural and urban settings. The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) support the work of the SWCD’s in various capacities through legislative advocacy, public outreach, grant support, training, and development programs to better enable SWCD’s to serve their communities.  We are proud to work hand-and-hand with our Districts, as well as represent and support the important work they do throughout Ohio. The Annual Partnership Meeting is a forum and environment that is conducive for the enhancement of and networking opportunities for the continuation of their mission.To learn more about this event, please visit: https://ofswcd.org/news-events/event-calendar.htmllast_img read more

6 days agoMan Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward comments

first_imgMan Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward commentsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince says club chief Ed Woodward giving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a vote of confidence is “the worst thing you can get as a manager”.Woodward this week gave Solskjaer his public backing, suggesting the pressure is off the Norwegian for the time being.”You hear chairmen come out and say that and then next minute the manager is gone,” Ince told Mirror Football. “You hate it, it is the worst thing you can get as a manager a vote of confidence.”Woodward gave Ole the contract, so he has to say that, but I’m not seeing progression like I am at Chelsea under Frank Lampard.”So unless that changes then it will change the way people think – it will change the way fans think. Obviously Man United fans love him, he scored the winner in 99′, but fans can turn and once they do it’s a tough one.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2 days agoInter Milan coach Conte: We had Dortmund afraid of us

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte: We had Dortmund afraid of usby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says they dominated their 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.Lautaro Martinez and Antonio Candreva decided the Champions League win with a goal in either half.“Borussia Dortmund changed their system to five at the back, which means they were afraid of us and wanted to play by changing their approach to mirror ours,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia.“We had prepared for a very different match, but did well to adjust. When Dortmund switched back to 4-2-3-1 after the break, we adjusted again and took control.“We had prepared to press them in certain areas of the pitch and they changed their system, so that was no longer valid. The most important thing I told the lads was not to lose possession in central areas, as that is where they push forward on the counter.“Roberto Gagliardini, Nicolò Barella and Marcelo Brozovic did a great job both in defending and attacking. I often tell Brozo off for attacking too much, but he had a great game tonight with both phases.“Barella is so generous and passionate, but he does give me anxiety attacks when he gets booked after 10-15 minutes…” last_img read more

a day agoWatford injury chief unsure of Welbeck prognosis

first_imgWatford injury chief unsure of Welbeck prognosisby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford’s head of injury prevention and rehabilitation Alberto Leon says the club are waiting on a prognosis for Danny Welbeck’s ankle injury.The striker lasted only a few minutes before being substituted during last Saturday’s draw with Watford”We are waiting on the report from one of the specialists,” said Leon.”We did a first report and it’s not the best news but we are waiting for this opinion. We will decide in a few days what we are going to do with the rehab.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more