Sunderland reach final with shootout win over United

first_imgBy Stephen WoodSunderland beat Manchester United 2-1 in a penalty shootout on Wednesday to book a place in the English League Cup final after United won a dramatic semi-final second leg 2-1 in extra time.Brazilian Rafael missed the decisive spot kick after two goals from Phil Bardsley and Javier Hernandez – and a David de Gea howler – in the dying moments of extra time had made the score 3-3 on aggregate following Sunderland’s 2-1 victory in the first leg.United’s Danny Welbeck, Adnan Januzaj and Phil Jones also missed penalties in a remarkable shootout as Sunderland set up a final at Wembley against Manchester City on March 2.De Gea had earlier put Sunderland within touching distance of the final when he failed to stop a routine shot from Bardsley in the 119th minute and could only watch the ball squirm into the corner of the net.United hit back in the final minute of extra time, Hernandez sweeping home off the underside of the bar from Januzaj’s low cross to force the penalty shootout.Jonny Evans had given United a first-half lead with a header that looked like it would be enough to send the champions through on away goals until Bardsley popped up and De Gea endured another nightmare.last_img read more

Old Tires Dumped at Bong Mines Bridge

first_imgResidents near Bong Mines Bridge on Bushrod Island have complained about the dumping of old tires in their community, and are calling on authorities to hold those responsible for it.Interviews conducted over the weekend revealed that the old tires are dumped during the night hours by unidentified persons. Some residents told the Daily Observer that they have tried identifying the perpetrators by monitoring the situation near the bridge, but without success.Although businesses near the bridge include a tire center, its operators told the Daily Observer that they are not the ones dumping tires in the community.“It will be stupid for us to do a thing like since we have our business in the area,” an operator, who asked to remain anonymous, said. “We have seen the old tires at the location and have wondered who may be doing it.”Workers at an entertainment center close to the bridge told the Daily Observer that they are also aware of the increasing number of old tires being dumped under the bridge. “We can never allow anyone to do a thing like that,” a worker said. However, the number of dumped old tires increases daily, forming a straight line towards the former Coast Guard base.Meanwhile, residents have appealed to the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) and the Borough of New Kru Town to work together to ensure that old tires are dumped at appropriate locations to ensure environmental safety.“We also want the authorities to ensure that those who dump such things indiscriminately are punished,” a resident said.At the Duala Market, a team of sanitation workers told the Daily Observer that many Liberians throw garbage anywhere because “we are there to clean it.”“Old tires should have a special way to be disposed of, but we are people who don’t care about what we do to our environment,” one of them said. “We hope that now that you are drawing attention to this bad practice, our ‘big people’ can find a way to ensure that such a practice stops.”Meanwhile, Ministry of Transport officials on Warren Street were shocked when they were shown pictures of the old tires.“This is just unfortunate,” a transport official said, “it is good that you are drawing attention to this, and hopefully we can all work together to end this bad practice.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Klopp explains Sakho debacle

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool defender Mamadou Skaho reacts in a past match/ PHOTO- AgenciesPASADENA, United States,July 28 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mamadou Sakho still has a role to play at the club despite his recent off-the-field antics.Sakho was sidelined at the end of last season after testing positive for a banned substance, but the case was later dropped after it emerged the substance in question was not on the ‘banned list’. Now, during pre-season, the France international has been sent home by the Reds boss for unprofessional behaviour.“He missed the departure of the plane, he missed a session and then was late for a meal,” the German told reporters.“I have to build a group here, I have to start anew, so I thought it maybe made sense that he flew home to Liverpool and after eight days, when we come back, we can talk about it.”Klopp did, however, mention that the 26-year-old wouldn’t be fined.“I am not interested in the money of the players. Not often in my life have I had to fine anybody, because I want that we learn together to do the right thing.“Always it is the same with every group. I don’t like fining.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Green called up to England squad as replacement for injured Forster

first_imgQueens Park Rangers goalkeeper Rob Green has been called up into the England squad for the upcoming internationals against Lithuania and Italy in place of the injured Fraser Forster.The Southampton keeper has been forced to pull out of Roy Hodgson’s squad after suffering a knee injury during the Saints’ Premier League victory against Burnley on Saturday.Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has also been drafted in after Manchester United’s Luke Shaw also withdrew due to injury, while young Stoke shot-stopper Jack Butland has moved from the under-21 squad to the senior.Green has been capped 12 times by England but has only featured once for the Three Lions since he infamously allowed Clint Dempsey’s tame shot to squirm under his body and into the net during the 1-1 draw against the United States at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Green has kept five clean sheets in 28 appearances for QPR this season. The Hoops, who host Everton at Loftus Road on Sunday, are currently four points from safety in 19th place.England play Lithuania in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Friday, before facing Italy in an international friendly in Turin four days later. QPR goalkeeper Rob Green 1last_img read more

Barcelona to make £20m Clyne bid, Rooney set for LA Galaxy switch? – GOSSIP

first_img1 Transfer Rumours and Paper Review Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Barcelona are lining up a shock January move for Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, with the LaLiga giants ready to spend £20million on the Reds and England right-back. (Daily Star)Wayne Rooney could follow in the footsteps of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole by joining LA Galaxy. (The Sun)Manchester United are considering selling defenders Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo – with 23-year-old Roma and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger a target for Jose Mourinho. (Daily Mail)Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil was reportedly in talks with Turkish side Fenerbahce in the summer. (Daily Star)Tottenham’s Erik Lamela wants to be the next star at White Hart Lane to get a new deal. (Daily Mirror)Spurs forward Clinton N’Jie says his future at the club will be decided at the end of the season. The 23-year-old is currently on loan at Marseille. (Ligue 1)Ryan Giggs will NOT be Wigan’s next manager. The Championship club are instead ready to appoint Manchester United’s under-21 boss Warren Joyce.  (Daily Mail)Latest talkSPORT.com headlines:LISTEN: Charlton chief executive Katrien Meire says controversial owner Roland Duchatelet will NOT sell upCharlton fans have their say on Katrien Meire’s talkSPORT interview – ‘Disappointed and angered!’‘The London Stadium is like a powder keg. It’s a nightmare for West Ham’, Hammers legend Tony Gale tells talkSPORTLISTEN: ‘Total chaos. You don’t feel safe. It’s like the 1970s all over again’ – West Ham and Chelsea fans share experiences of London Stadium violence‘Klopp’s on to something special and Clyne knows it!’ – Reds fans rubbish rumourBorussia Dortmund slap £71million price tag on Manchester City target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – reportsSergio Aguero on the move? Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all monitoring Manchester City striker’s situationChelsea FC: ‘Terry is officially finished… gone by next season’ – fans react to captain’s return in EFL Cup defeat to West HamLiverpool FC transfer news: Mamadou Sakho poised to rebuff interest from Lille in JanuaryManchester United and Chelsea target assessed: How ‘new Zlatan Ibrahimovic’ Alexander Isak has all the attributes to succeedlast_img read more

Transfer boost! Arsenal, West Brom and Stoke target reveals he wants Italy exit

first_img1 Arsenal, West Brom and Stoke target Jakub Jankto has opened the door to a move to England after revealing he wants to leave Italy.The midfielder has impressed during his time at Udinese, drawing the attention of the Premier League trio.The 21-year-old has been with the Serie A club since joining them from Slavia Prague in his native Czech Republic in 2014.He has since made 21 league appearances for them, while also playing 34 times on loan at Ascoli in Serie B last term.But now Jankto has revealed that he’s got itchy feet – and wants to try his hand in another country.That could come as good news to Arsenal, West Brom and Stoke, who could all make their move for him during the summer window.He told TMW: “I want to play abroad, to try some new experience. I’m curious, I want to know other things.“I certainly do not see myself in Italy too long, certainly not up to 25 years.” Jakub Jankto has made 22 appearances for Udinese this season last_img read more

Southampton v Arsenal live stream and line-ups

first_img Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez talkSPORT’s first live game of the day comes from St Mary’s on Sunday with Southampton hosting Arsenal, kick off 12:00pm.Click here to listen to exclusive national radio commentary of the match and for a live stream.With Chelsea losing to West Ham on Saturday, Arsenal now have the perfect opportunity to close the gap on one of their top rivals.Manager Arsene Wenger, though, must do without Shkodran Mustafi and has replaced him with compatriot Per Mertesacker.For Southampton, Jack Stephens returns to the first XI, replacing Wesley Hoedt, amongst other changes, but can they halt the Gunners?The confirmed teams are available, in full, below…Southampton: Forster, Stephens, van Dijk, Yoshida, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Bertrand, Tadic, Redmond, Austin.Substitutes: Hoedt, Davis, McCarthy, Lemina, Boufal, Gabbiadini, Pied.Arsenal: Cech, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette. Substitutes: Wilshere, Giroud, Ospina, Iwobi, Welbeck, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin.Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire) 1last_img read more

Motorists Identified in Deadly Haywood County Crash

first_imgThe State Highway Patrol has identified the two motorists killed in Tuesday’s crash in Haywood County.The driver has been identified as Robert Lee Nelson, 84, and passenger Esther Matilda Nelson, 82, both of Eustis, FLTrooper H. T. Hooper assigned to the Troop G, District 5 Highway Patrol office located in Haywood County, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries as a result of the collision.  Trooper Hooper is a three-year veteran with the Patrol.last_img

All About Savi’s Workshop in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

first_imgShare This!Guests who are anxiously awaiting to visit Batuu are excited about a number of things. They can’t wait to ride the attractions, drink blue milk, marvel at the scope of the land, and yes, build their own lightsaber. And with Savi’s Workshop, the ability to do this will take you into the story in a unique way.But if you’re looking for a place that’s easily identified with a huge sign indicate your on the right path, you won’t find it. You see, Savi’s Workshop is hidden and you have to know where to go. (You’ll see a symbol above the entrance that will identify this is where you want to go.)Those who have felt the call of the force can arrange an appointment to meet with the Gatherers. The Gatherers are a group of men and women who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of the Force and the ancient ways of the Jedi. The Gatherers goal is to guide those who seek their assistance in creating their own unique customized lightsaber.As the story goes, over time, the Gatherers have compiled a collection of stories, kyber crystals, and other saber parts and as “keepers of the Force,” they have passed down their knowledge from generation to generation. the proprietor, Savi was one of the original Gatherers and a friend to Lor San Tekka (who was featured in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).  Savi was a believer in the Jedi Order and helped to pass on his knowledge of Jedi lore to these other Gatherers. This salvage business was therefore created as a front to hide his mission of guiding the next generation of Force wielders and helping them create their unique lightsabers.To enter this secret location, you’ll need to provide a secret phrase to the Gatherers. Inside, you’ll see the Builders who have various odds and ends that will become key elements in the building of lightsabers. Guests will see the Builder’s Table, a large oval-shaped table assembled from ancient pieces salvaged from across the galaxy, in the center of the room. The Builder’s Table can only accommodate up to 14 builders at a time. Here, these builders will be able to create their lightsaber.As mentioned before, there will be four types of lightsabers that can be built when visiting Savi’s Workshop.Peace and Justice: Salvaged from fallen Jedi temples and crashed starships, these lightsaber pieces were created for Force wielders of the Republic era. The simple designs reflect the commitment to the devout life of those whom they were created by – the Jedi Order – the once guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy.Power and Control: Reclaimed from the ashes of the rumored Sith home world and abandoned Sith temples, these lightsaber pieces were originally forged by the Sith of their time. Characterized by sharp and strong forms, these pieces showcase the brutality and relentlessness of the Sith’s insatiable desire for power and control.Elemental Nature: As we have been told, The Force is an energy field created by all living things; it surrounds us, penetrates us and binds the galaxy together. These lightsaber pieces are born of that same Force. They are as unique as the user and as the elements of nature: the wood from a Brylark tree, a bone of the Cartusion whale or even a tooth from a Rancor.Protection and Defense: Cultivated from a time forgotten, these earliest lightsaber pieces contain designs and inscriptions that are shrouded in mystery. Believed to be created for protection and defense, conferring anonymity and symbolizing emotional detachment, a lightsaber made from these pieces reconnects the user with the most ancient wellspring of the Force.Building a lightsaber will truly be a can’t miss experience for the Star Wars fan in your family when visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The question is….which type of lightsaber will you build when you step inside Savi’s Workshop?last_img read more

Turntable.fm Redesign Makes it Easier to Navigate DJ Rooms

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow Tags:#music#news#web center_img Turntable.fm, the group music-listening startup that took the Internet by storm this summer, has launched a redesign of its Web interface. The new UI is designed to help users better navigate from room to room, where they can either listen to a curated playlist of music or step up and play DJ themselves. To help guide new users into the most appropriate room, Turntable has added a new section called “DJs needed,” which lists only rooms that are in need in need of more people to play tunes. You can also filter rooms by total number of listeners, how recently they were created or just show a random list. There’s also a “Favorites” tab under which you can view the rooms you like most, which are easily designated by clicking the star icon next to the name of the room (either in the list view or from within the room itself). Of course, if none of the available rooms suit your fancy, you can always click the “Create new room” button and start picking songs to play for whoever shows up. Turnable became this summer’s unexpected darling of the online group listening space after the founders of mobile barcode scanning startup Stickybits decide to shift gears and create a service that lets people DJ music for eachother’s animated avatars in virtual rooms. Its popularity was enough to spawn several copycat sites, some of which bear a more-than-coincidental resemblance to the original. After a few months of browser-based success, the Turntable team released the service’s iPhone app earlier this month. Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more