Keane ‘shocked and saddened’ by Man United after West Ham defeat

first_imgFormer Manchester United captain Roy Keane said he was “shocked and saddened” by how bad his old team were in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at West Ham.Andriy Yarmolenko gave the hosts the lead and Aaron Cresswell finished the visitors off with a stunning late free-kick.The Red Devils, who have finished in the top four just twice since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, have not won on their travels in the Premier League since February – a run of seven matches equalling an unwanted club record.Keane, who won 13 major trophies during his spell at Old Trafford under Ferguson, said on Sky Sports: “I was shocked and saddened by how bad they were today.“They were lacklustre, no quality, lack of desire, lack of leaders, lack of characters.“It’s a long way back for United. It’s scary how far they’ve fallen.”Former United boss Jose Mourinho, sacked by the club in December last year, echoed Keane’s words and could not find anything good to say about the visitors’ performance.He said on Sky Sports: “I can’t find any positives. We were bad last season, but I don’t see any improvement this season – even with three new players.“I have to say, players with a positive impact. I like the three and I think they’re bringing good quality to the team.“But the team, as a team, I don’t like at all. I’m not surprised by the result and I don’t think Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) can take many positives from the game.”West Ham appeared to mock a song Manchester United fans sing about Solskjaer by posting a picture of their manager Manuel Pellegrini under the words ‘at the wheel’.Ex-United captain Rio Ferdinand feels Solskjaer deserves more time to get things right, even engaging in an argument with a fan who did not agree.Ferdinand posted a video on Instagram of himself being interviewed for YouTube channel The United Stand, with fans having been chanting ‘Ole out’. “Ole out, give the man some time!!,” he wrote.On the video, the former England centre-back responds to the calls for Solskjaer’s head by saying: “Come on man, where’s that coming from? Ole out for what?“Are we just going to change the manager every week? Is that what everyone wants? You get a bad result, you change it? Two weeks ago, I didn’t see people saying ‘Oh, we want Ole out’, and now it’s changed after two weeks? Come on man. It’s too knee-jerk. Sometimes you’ve just got to let things play out.”Former United defender Patrice Evra suggested on Instagram that he was willing to get involved to help his old club.He posted: “I think it’s time to get our hands dirty! Manchester United board, are you ready to let us help you guys?”last_img read more

Homeboyz crown Series win with Christie Cup

first_img0Shares0000Homeboyz RFC celebrate after winning the Christie Sevens title at the RFUEA Ground on September 16, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 16 – Even before they could play the Main Cup final at the Christie Sevens on Sunday, Homeboyz RFC had already been declared the overall National Sevens Circuit champions after they progressed to the semis with their closest challengers Mwamba falling off at the same stage.The Deejays scratched an overall 122 points having won four of the six legs, including the final stop at the Christie Sevens where they beat hosts Kenya Harlequins 24-19 courtesy of a Leonard Mugaisi sudden death try. “I am so pleased that we could win this title because we have really worked hard for it. The best thing we did was win the first three legs and I think that set us up for the title. It has been very tough but coming off winners is a huge boost for us as a team,” skipper Mugaisi told Capital Sport after the final.Coach Paul Murunga added; “I am so delighted. Last season we lost it by two points to Kabras but this time, we corrected our mistakes and we came in stronger. We had some few mistakes in Mombasa and Kisumu, but I am glad we could get a win over the line.”A tense final saw Quins take charge, eager to finish the season in style by winning their own tournament.Kenya Harlequins’ Cyprian Kuto races away from Homeboyz’s Michael Wanjala during the Christie Sevens final at the RFUEA Ground on September 16, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFormer Homeboyz man Cyprian Kuto sought to punish his old employers dotting down both of Quins’ tries. The home side was handed an advantage when Mugaisi was sent to the sin bin early on.They took advantage of the one-man advantage with Kuto racing down the right with his trademark speed before brushing aside two chasers inside the try box as he landed under the posts. The conversion was good with Quins going 7-0 up.They thought to have extended the lead when Ugandan Solomon Okia crossed over but the try was cancelled and play pulled back for a Homeboyz scrum.Nonetheless, Quins went 14-0 up just after Mugaisi had been reintroduced into the pitch when Okia, later named man of the tournament pounced on a loose pass by the Deejays before storming under the posts and waiting for Kuto to hand him the ball for his second try.Homeboyz pulled one back just before half time, the marauding Jeff Oluoch turning over possession and launching a gassed up run on the left. Kuto followed his ex-teammate matching him for pace, but Oluoch pushed him away with a strong hand-off to dot down under the posts.Just a minute into the second half, Oluoch added his second, turning over possession from Quins before sliding down under the posts. The conversion from Johnstone Olindi was over, scores now tied at 14-14.A resilient Quins turned the tables on the deejays, Kenya Sevens star Eden Agero’s intelligent kick pass splitting the Homeboyz defense landing on Patrice Agunda who offloaded to Aaron Ofoirwoth who also took on a little kick and chase before landing his try.Homeboyz’s Michael Wanjala goes face to face with Kenya Harlequins’ Solomon Okia during the Christie Sevens final at the RFUEA Ground on September 16, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe conversion was wide but Quins were 19-14 ahead.Okia was shown yellow reducing Quins to six men and Homeboyz took advantage with Olindi dotting down a try on the right. The conversion was wide seeing the two teams tied at 19-19 and they headed for extra time.Mugaisi landed the sudden death try after a little kick and chase with Homeboyz having turned over possession from kick off.Meanwhile, a combined squad from South Africa’s Blue Bulls and TUKS finished third after beating a resurgent Strathmore Leos 31-5 in the play-off.Earlier on, KCB finished fifth after beating Uganda’s Emerging Cranes 29-5. Tries from Davis Chenge and Jeff Okwacha gave KCB a 10-0 lead before the Ugandans hit back with an unconverted try for a 10-5 score.An Ahmed Shaban effort gave KCB a 17-5 lead at the break. Second half tries from Shaban and Okwacha secured the 29-5 win for KCB and fifth place at the Christies.And, a Dennis Ombachi inspired Nondies won their second consecutive Challenge Trophy with a 21-14 win over Nakuru RFC.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Heavy snow causing dangerous road conditions

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Highways in the Peace region are reported to be in poor condition with most being snow covered with limited visibility.Motorists are advised to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.  As of 1:45 p.m., traffic is backed up on the South Taylor Hill.  It’s unclear why there are delays, but flagging crews have been called out to help with traffic in the area. cameras show that traffic is backed up at the top and bottom of the South Taylor Hill.As of 1:40 p.m. this is a shot at the bottom of the South Taylor Hill- Advertisement –As of 1:40 p.m. here is a photo from the top of the South Taylor Hill.Crews from both Caribou Road Services and Yellowhead Road and Bridge are out plowing area highways.  In Fort St. John crews have moved back to main routes to help keep those clear.The snowfall warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace, Pine Pass and Fort Nelson.  The forecast predicts this area could see up to 20 cm of snow by Monday morning.Advertisement For more information on roads in the region, visit  You can also see webcameras from the major highways all over B.C.If you see anything on the roads around the Peace, let us know, email read more

Four arrested after dial-a-dope operation busted in Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — Four people have been arrested in Grande Prairie after an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team investigation of a suspected dial-a-dope operation yielded drugs, a stolen gun, and more than $34,000 cash.Police say their investigation began late last month after receiving information about drug trafficking activity in the Grande Prairie area. On January 22nd, members of ALERT’s Grande Prairie organized crime and gang team and the local RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in Grande Prairie.Inside the home, police found 85 grams of cocaine, 11.5 grams of methamphetamine, 65 millilitres of GHB, one gram of psilocybin mushrooms, a set of brass knuckles, a Ruger .22-250 calibre rifle, and more than $34,000 cash.- Advertisement -A police check revealed that the rifle had been reported stolen after a break-and-enter in DeBolt, Alberta one year ago. Four people were arrested and are facing a slew of charges.38 year-old Kenneth Erskine is charged with three counts of drug trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime. He is also wanted for related offences on Vancouver Island. 27 year-old Matthew Roberti is charged with four counts of trafficking, two counts each of: Possession for the purpose of trafficking, Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of proceeds of crime, and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.Tara Cartwright, aged 44, and 31 year-old Alexander Kalashnikoff are each charged with five counts of possession of proceeds of crime, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a stolen firearm. Erskine, Cartwright and Kalashnikoff are scheduled to appear in court on February 22nd. Roberti will appear in court on January 29th.Advertisement “A successful ‘wrap-around’ crime reduction approach depends on successful partnerships. This is another example of a successful partnership between ALERT and local RCMP that removed a firearm and dangerous substances from our streets,” said RCMP Cpl. Chris Warren. “We will continue to target these criminal activities in efforts to reduce crime in our neighbourhoods.”Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.last_img read more

Championship round-up: Neil’s Norwich notch up back-to-back victories as Bournemouth go top

first_imgNew Norwich boss Alex Neil made it two wins out of two as the Canaries squeezed past Cardiff City at Carrow Road.The hosts found themselves 3-0 up at half-time as goals from Gary Hooper, Kyle Lafferty and Cameron Jerome gave the East Anglian club a firm first half lead.In amongst a dominant display, the Bluebirds had the chance to reduce the deficit at 2-0, when they were given a controversial penalty. But justice was served as Peter Whittingham saw his penalty well saved by John Ruddy.The second half produced more goals, and it was the polar opposite of the first, as Cardiff flew out the blocks to set up a grandstand finish.First Alex Revell pulled a goal back for the visitors and, just moments later, in was 3-2 as Kadeem Harris finished with aplomb to give Russell Slade’s men hope.But the hosts held on to secure back-to-back wins under Neil.Meanwhile at Vicarage Road, play-off chasing Watford ensured they kept the pressure up at the top of Championship with a dominant performance over Charlton.The Hornets led 3-0 at half-time as Craig Cathcart, Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo notched in the first period to all but sow up the points.And they added more gloss to the score line as Ighalo doubled his personal tally to make it 4-0.  Ben Tozer made it five when he smashed home a free kick to add icing to the cake.A brace from Noel Hunt ensured Ipswich kept the pressure on high-flying Bournemouth as they brushed aside struggling Millwall in a 3-1 victory at the New Den.The Hunt brothers linked up to give the Tractor Boys an early lead, and the Irishmen doubled the visitor’s lead nine minutes later as he slotted home from close range.The Lions were given hope when Magaye Gueye slotted home to make it 2-1.But debutant Freddie Sears played in Jonathon Parr who finished with a aplomb to ensure the three points went back to Ipswich to pile more pressure on Ian Holloway.  Bournemouth returned to the top of the Championship with a vital win over Rotherham at the New York Stadium.Tommy Elphick opened the scoring moments before the break as he headed home Charlie Daniel’s set piece.And top scorer Callum Wilson secured the win when he doubled the Cherries’ advantage to ensure Eddie Howe’s men end the weekend at the top of the tree.At the Riverside, Middlesbrough closed the gap on the top two, after winning 2-0 against Huddersfield in a dominant win.Lee Tomlin finally opened the scoring after on-loan Patrick Bamford went close on a number of occasions for the hosts.And they doubled their advantage deep into added time in the second half as Tomlin bagged his second of the day to ensure ‘Boro kept up the pressure on the top two.  A late Luke Murphy equaliser secured a point for Leeds United at Elland Road against in-form Birmingham City.Former Brentford man Clayton Donaldson drew a foul from Liam Cooper inside the box to gift Paul Caddis the opportunity to open the scoring from the spot.And the Scotsman made no mistake from the spot as he blasted his penalty home. But Gary Rowett was denied another away win when Murphy struck late secured a point for the Yorkshire club.At Craven Cottage, Fulham returned to winning ways, as Kit Symon’s men secured a 2-1 win over Reading.The returning Alex Kacaniklic opened the scoring for the south west London club, fresh from his loan at Copenhagen, but veteran forward Pavel Pogrebnjak brought the visitors level.Bryan Ruiz struck late on to break the hearts of the Royals’ faithful, as he headed in from close range to ensure they collected the three points.In-form Brighton fell to defeat at the AMEX, as Brentford secured a smash and grab victory with Andre Gray scoring the only goal.He collected Stuart Dallas’ ball to send a shot looping over the outstretched David Stockdale against the run of play in the first half.And their task was made that much easier when Lewis Dunk needlessly picked up a second yellow card to see red.Bolton Wanderers secured an away win over in-form Sheffield Wednesday as Liam Feeney and Darren Pratley scored for the Trotters.The Owls gave themselves some hope when they were awarded a penalty which Chris Maguire finished, but Neil Lennon’s men held on to secure a crucial win.In the day’s early kick-off, Nottingham Forest secured a vital 2-1 over Derby County to ease the pressure on Stuart Pearce.Struggling Wigan Athletic picked up a vital point against Blackburn at the DW stadium as James McClean cancelled out Corry Evans earlier strike.Meanwhile, Wolves marked the memory of Sir Jack Hayward put on a late show to win 2-0 against Blackpool, David Edward’s and a debut goal for Benik Afobe secured the win.Championship results in full:Derby 1 – 2 Nottingham Forest  Brighton 0 – 1 Brentford  Fulham 2 – 1 Reading  Leeds 1 – 1 Birmingham  Middlesbrough 2 – 0 Huddersfield  Millwall 1 – 3 IpswichNorwich 3 – 2 Cardiff  Rotherham 0 – 2 Bournemouth  Sheffield Wednesday 1 – 2 Bolton  Watford 5 – 0 Charlton  Wigan 1 – 1 Blackburn  Wolves 2 – 0 Blackpool Ighalo celebrates 1last_img read more

All you need to know about FIFA’s World Cup expansion plans

first_imgOne option on the table is to continue with the tournament in its current format. A vote can be cast to preserve the status quo and a 32-team tournament.There are two options that would lead to the competition increasing by eight teams to have 40 participants. The first would have the 40 teams split into eight groups of five. The top side in each group would go through to quarter finals then semi-finals, a third place play-off and a final. Sacrificing the last 16 round means there would be 80 group matches and just eight knock-out games. The second option to increase the participants to 40 teams but instead have ten groups of four. This would keep the last 16 round and would presumably see ten group winners and the best six second-placed teams proceed to a knockout stage like the existing format.There are also two options for a 48-team World Cup from 2026. The first would bring a radical change to the competition, introducing a play-off stage. That would involve a 32-team play-off stage to take place before a group stage and knock-out rounds.The second has 48 teams split into 16 groups of three.The top two from each group would progress to the knock-out stages. This could create the possibility of sides playing for draws and mutual benefit in the group stage so penalty shoot-outs in the group stage may be introduced.Support: Gianni Infantino wants to deliver a bigger competition. PAFIFA president Gianni Infantino has said there is strong support for a 48-team World Cup and the format with 16 groups of three is expected to be the preferred option.Infantino included an expanded competition in his manifesto when running to succeed Sepp Blatter and his election suggests widespread support for change.While some feel expansion will dilute the level of competition and introduce more one-sided games before the larger nations compete the knockout stages, others feel more sides will freshen up the tournament.A bigger finals tournament also means more money for FIFA. The governing body has projected a significant hike in revenue, saying that a 48-team tournament could deliver an estimated $640m more.David Gill: Englishman is on FIFA’s 37-member council. PAWhile FIFA has 211 member nations, the decision over expansion will be made by the organisation’s 37-member FIFA Council on Tuesday.Led by president Gianni Infantino, there is no Scottish representation on the council with England’s David Gill serving as a vice-president. World Cup expansion is one of the early items of the agenda and so a decision could be known fairly early on Tuesday.Timetable: The format will not change until 2026. PAThe changes would take effect for the 2026 World Cup, which is likely to take place in North America. The United States has expressed their desire to host the tournament but is yet to decide whether to launch a solo bid or join forces with Mexico.After hosting the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Canada now want to bring the men’s competition to their country for the first time.Nations interested in the tournament still have time to make up their minds, with a consultation phase set to run until May before more time for bid preparation between June 2017 and December 2018. Any vote on the 2026 venue won’t be held until 2020 as FIFA bids to avoid a repeat of the controversies which marred voting for 2018 and 2022.Where the extra places would be allocated is to be decided at a later date but there is likely to be plenty of lobbying on that front. Every confederation will be looking to take more teams. FIFA officials will vote on Tuesday to decide on the future format of the World Cup finals with plans to expand the competition to as many as 48 teams.The tournament has been unchanged since 1998 but a raft of options are now on the table, including more teams from each confederation being admitted and the introduction of penalty shoot-outs for group stage games.Changes would not take place until 2026, with the format already locked down for Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022, but the pinnacle of world football could look very different within a decade. We have looked at the details of the proposals and how the decision will be made.last_img read more

Letterkenny motorists warned of heavy tailbacks following accident

first_imgMotorists travelling into Letterkenny have ben warned of heavy tailbacks this morning.There is a large build-up of traffic from the Mountain Top Road into the town because of the icy conditions.There are also unconfirmed reports of an accident at Mountain Top. Motorists have been warned to allow more time for school runs and travelling to work.Gardai have also issued an appeal for drivers to slow down and to allow for space between vehicles.Letterkenny motorists warned of heavy tailbacks following accident was last modified: March 21st, 2017 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)last_img read more

$90,000 Available in LIEAP Funding

first_imgTo determine eligibility, Social Services uses actual gross income and anticipated income, both ongoing and terminated in the month received, for the application. A household must contain a U.S. citizen or an eligible alien.A household must be responsible for the heating expense.  Payments will be made directly to the vendor/provider.Applications will be taken daily at the Jackson County Department of Social Services, 15 Griffin Street, Sylva, through March 31, 2016, or until the funds are exhausted.  Applications may be made Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.   Everyone must complete an application to receive this assistance.If you have any questions concerning the LIEAP program or questions concerning applying for this program, please call Jackson County Department of Social Services at (828) 586-5546.      53,078      1 $1,275      32,176 Income Eligibility Determination for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)Jackson County Department of Social Services currently has almost $90,000.00 of LIEAP funding available for heating assistance until March 31, 2016.  Please review the guidelines below to see if you may qualify.Currently this program is open to all residents of Jackson County, regardless of age or work status, who meet the eligibility criteria.      63,528 No. Eligible                  In               HouseholdMaximum            Countable          Income      42,627      2              1,726last_img read more

Do You Eat the Peel Off a Banana, Orange, or Kiwi?

first_img1.  Apple peel . . . 94% eat it.2.  Potato skin . . . 78%.3.  Carrot peel . . . 49%.4.  Kiwi skin . . . 13%.5.  Mango peel . . . 10%.6.  Orange peel . . . 4%.7.  Banana peel . . . 1%. They say that there are a lot of vitamins and nutrients in the PEEL from fruits.  At least I think they say that.  I’m not sure who “they” are but it sounds like something they’d say. But do YOU eat them?  Here are the results from a new Buzzfeed survey that asked people what fruit and vegetable skins and peels they actually eat . . .center_img But if any of that sounds weird, the survey also asked people if they eat the skin off fried chicken . . . and 28% said NO.  Now THAT’S weird.last_img read more

Internet Radio Goes Silent Tomorrow: Will You Be Listening?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#web josh catone 1 In protest of a recent rate hike of 0.012 cents per song, per listener, from the current 0.007 cents rate (that’s about 270% for you math gurus) by the US Copyright Royalty Board, the SaveNetRadio Coalition is staging a “day of silence” tomorrow. These rates are retroactive from January 1, 2006, meaning that net radio stations will owe back royalties for almost 17 months) and extend until December 31, 2010.SaveNetRadio is calling July 15th “The Day the Music Dies,” and while that may be a bit melodramatic, the rate hikes will undoubtedly knock many independent Internet radio stations down for the count.Live365 predicts that the rate increase will shut up to 80% of its stations and reduce its 260 broadcasting genres to just 10. Last year, Live365 paid SoundExchange, the group that collects and distributes sound recording royalties, $1 million on behalf of its broadcasters, who pay an average of $60 to run their online radio stations. It is estimated that the retroactive rate increase will force Live365 to owe $4.2 million.SHOUTcast, a software program used to stream Internet radio over the WinAmp media player, usually lists around 18,000 radio stations at any given time during the day (that number changes minute to minute as stations pop on and offline), and over 200,000 listeners. The vast majority of those stations would be forced to close, given the rate hikes (or operate illegally — SHOUTcast leaves legal matters up to its users, so many of the stations may currently operate outside of the law).SaveNetRadio hopes the day of silence will call the issue to the attention of listeners and urge them to act by writing to congressmen in the US in support of the “Internet Radio Equality Act.” The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), would overturn the decision by the Copyright Royalty Board and instead set the rate paid by webcasters for performance rights to the same paid by satellite radio, which is a percentage-of-revenue based scheme (currently 7.5%).Independent net radio giant Live365 will participate in tomorrow’s blackout.According to Jake Ward, a spokesperson for SaveNetRadio, 14,000 Internet radio stations will go dark tomorrow, including big players like Yahoo!, Live365, Pandora, Rhapsody, and MTV, as well as a number of terrestrial stations that also broadcast online. Conspicuously missing from the list is CBS-owned (as noted by Duncan Riley over at TechCrunch).When we wrote about about the user response to CBS buying in May, we noted that some users feared that CBS ownership would mean the site would get more “corporate.” TechCrunch notes that CBS “has deep pockets and a much larger advertiser pool from which to cover costs under the new royalty scheme.” But nonetheless I agree with their assessment that not participating in the day of silence may cause a user backlash. It certainly feels like a “corporate” move.What do you think? Will the day of silence affect you enough to contact your representative (if you’re an American)? Are the Internet radio stations fighting a losing battle against the lobbying groups for satellite and terrestrial radio? Also we’re running a poll on this – see below.Microphone image from Flickr user pfly. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more