Spurs, Arsenal close gap

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Arsenal and Tottenham grabbed late winning goals against title rivals yesterday to move two points off the lead as the race to win the English Premier League tightened up. Leicester started the weekend with an unlikely five-point lead, but conceded in the fifth minute of stoppage time to lose 2-1 at Arsenal, with Danny Welbeck scoring the winner in his first match back after 10 months out because of injury. “This strengthens our belief that we are in the fight,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “It would have been massive for us to lose.” It was only Leicester’s third loss of the season – and two of them have been inflicted by Arsenal. Christian Eriksen didn’t leave it quite so late for Spurs against Manchester City, slotting home in the 83rd minute to also seal a 2-1 win at Etihad Stadium. It will be regarded as a landmark win for a young Tottenham team that is going for the club’s first league title since 1961. DREAMING SUPPORTERS “It is true our supporters can dream,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said. Second-place Tottenham lead Arsenal on goal difference, while City’s second straight home loss kept the team six points behind Leicester, with their squad beginning to look stretched as they go for trophies on four fronts. In the other match, last-place Aston Villa slipped to their heaviest home defeat in 81 years, losing 6-0 to Liverpool. The visitors had six different scorers, including Daniel Sturridge in the injury-prone striker’s first league start for more than four months. Relegation candidates all of last season, Leicester are dealing with a different kind of pressure this time round, but failure to handle rising expectations wasn’t the reason behind the defeat at Emirates Stadium. The biggest factor was probably the sending-off of right back Danny Simpson after two yellow cards in the opening nine minutes of the second half. Leicester were then leading 1-0, thanks to Jamie Vardy’s penalty on the stroke of half-time – his league-high 19th goal of the season. Substitutes came good for Arsenal. Theo Walcott equalised with 20 minutes to go, with Arsenal’s first shot on target and fellow sub Welbeck, who came on in the 83rd minute, headed in Mesut Ozil’s free kick. “Everybody is extremely happy for him because he has been out for 10 months. That is an eternity for a player,” Wenger said. Spurs capped a successful day for the north London clubs by completing a league double over City, another sign that they are ready to finally challenge for the championship under Pochettino after years of underachievement. Harry Kane put Tottenham in front in the 53rd from a penalty that was controversially awarded for a handball against Raheem Sterling, who turned his back to a cross from Danny Rose. The ball appeared to strike a combination of his elbow and back, with his arm not outstretched. Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho equalised in the 74th, only for Eriksen to race onto Erik Lamela’s through-ball and slip a low finish past goalkeeper Joe Hart. With 12 games left, City are now dependent on three teams above them dropping points. “The first problem is our team,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. “We need to improve in a lot of things.” It is the first time since 1985 that Tottenham has been second at this stage of the season. After Sturridge and James Milner secured a 2-0 lead at half-time, Liverpool scored four goals in 13 second-half minutes – through Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure – to seal their biggest win under Juergen Klopp. Liverpool climbed to eighth place, three points behind fifth-place Manchester United, while Villa are eight points from safety.last_img read more

Sofapaka dedicate Shield victory to Bagoole

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka strikers Umaru Kassumba, Piston Mutamba and Stephen Waruru celebrate one of the goals in their 3-0 win over Baba Dogo United in the FKF Shield Round of 32 match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24- Three-time Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Champions Sofapaka dedicated their 3-0 round of 32 victory over Baba Dogo United on Sunday afternoon at Camp Toyoyo to their departed defender Johnson Bagoole who passed on last Thursday in Kampala.Batoto ba Mungu progressed to the round of 16 as they upped their ambition to get a fourth crown and dedicated all the sweat and toil to their former captain and defender who succumbed to Menengitis. The players wore black armbands and observed a minute of silence before the tie.Stephen Waruru, Umaru Kasumba and Piston Mutamba scored the goals as John Baraza’s men sailed to the next round.Sofapaka FC players gather for a minute of silence in honor of departed former captain Johnson Bagoole who died in Kampala, Uganda on June 21. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBaraza sent all signals that he was taking the tournament seriously fielding a full strength squad against the lower league side. The only change was in goalkeeping where new signing Wycliffe Kasaya was drafted in for his debut with Mathias Kigonya rested.Sofapaka controlled the game, playing with ease and not pushing themselves too much. Their first chance came in the 11th minute when Bernard Mang’oli was picked out by a pass from Kassumba, but his shot from the right was deflected for a corner.From the resultant set piece, Mang’oli floated in the ball to Kassumba at the edge of the six yard box but the striker’s dinking header destined for the far post went just wide.Sofapaka’s early control bore fruit in the 18th minute when Waruru broke the deadlock with a simple tap in from a yard out after Kassumba had broken off on the right to float in a cross that beat the keeper.Sofapaka striker Umaru Kassumba controls the ball under pressure from a Baba Dogo United player in the FKF Shield Round of 32 match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSeven minutes later, they doubled their advantage this time Kassumba turning from provider to scorer, shooting low into the box after escaping his marker at the edge of the box with a little nut meg off a Piston Mutamba pass.Baba Dogo were punished for sitting back too much but as soon as they conceded the second, they started opening up and pushing to the attacking half in search of a goal.On the half hour mark they came close when John Mark Ochieng found shooting space on the right after some promising build up by Baba Dogo, but his eventual effort went wide.Five minutes later, they had another chance from a freekick off good scoring range, but Austin Odhiambo curled the effort wide.Sofapaka midfielder Teddy Osok races away from a Baba Dogo United player in the FKF Shield Round of 32 match at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTheir closest opportunity came a minute to half time, Ochieng again posing the danger with his shot from a tight angle turned behind for a corner by Kasaya.In the second half, Sofapaka needed only six minutes to seal the win. Mutamba, just recently signed from Wazito curled in a beauty of a freekick beyond the wall after Elli Asieche was axed at the edge of the area.The side should have gotten their fourth five minutes later off a counter attack after Waruru sent Mutamba through, but the latter’s shot was disappointing. Baba Dogo made changes including bringing former Ulinzi striker Enock Momanyi, but they couldn’t get a way back.They had a golden chance in the 72nd minute when Fredrick Okoth sent a decent cross from the right but substitute Reagan Karuri could not do the easy task of dinking the ball past Kasaya, instead tapping wide.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United target trophies as revenue hits record high

first_imgThe club have not won the Premier League since 2013, under former boss Alex Ferguson.United, who have been top of the Deloitte Football Money League for two successive years, brought in Sh78.3bn ($776 million) in the year ending June 30 2018 — a rise of just 1.5 per cent on the previous year.But the expectation is for revenue to rise to between Sh81.7bn (£615 million) and Sh83.7bn (£630 million) over the coming financial year.“Everyone at the club is working tirelessly to add to Manchester United’s 66 and Jose’s 25 trophies,” Woodward said. “That is what our passionate fans and our history demands.“We are committed to our philosophy of blending top academy graduates with world-class players and are proud that, once again, last season we had more academy graduate minutes on the pitch than any other Premier League club.“Our increased revenue expectation for the year demonstrates our continued strong long-term financial performance which underpins everything we do and allows us to compete for top talent in an increasingly competitive transfer market.”Manchester City earlier this month posted record revenues of Sh66.5bn (£500.5 million) following their record-breaking season.United’s annual accounts reveal that the Old Trafford giants paid employees Sh39.3bn (£295.9 million) in fiscal 2018 — a hike of Sh4.3bn (£32.4) million over the previous year.The club said the increase was “primarily due to player salary uplifts related to participation in the UEFA Champions League” but Alexis Sanchez’s January arrival will also have made an impact.United saw operating profits drop by 45.4 per cent to Sh5.9bn (£44.1 million). That was largely due to the United States’ federal corporate income tax rate being reduced from 35 per cent to 21 per cent.Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were Sh23.5bn (£177.1 million), down from Sh26.6bn (£199.8 million) the previous year.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United have posted revenues of more than half a billion pounds for the third consecutive financial year © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 25 – Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward underlined the club’s hunger for silverware on Tuesday after announcing record-breaking revenues.United, under manager Jose Mourinho, are seventh in the Premier League after a disappointing start to the season, eight points behind leaders Liverpool and six behind reigning champions Manchester City.last_img read more


first_imgA New Zealand woman has launched an appeal to track down a couple from Kincasslagh.The woman contacted Donegal Daily following the death of her mother who was in regular contact with the couple.The couple are known to her only as Daniel and Mary-Anne. “I am desperately trying to find two people my mum has been in contact with over the phone for many, many years. She has recently died and, because I know they were very important people to her, I would like to be able to somehow get in touch with them so that I can tell them personally what happened,” revealed the woman.The woman said she believes the couple have a large family and that their eldest son is called Daniel also and he is studying in Oxford. Mary-Anne’s parents were named Frank and Mary who are now deceased.If any of our readers know of the couple they can contact us at info@donegaldaily.com and we will pass the woman’s details on.NEW ZEALAND WOMAN LOOKING TO TRACK DOWN LONG-LOST DONEGAL FRIENDS was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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:KINCASSLAGHNew Zealandsearchlast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Last week an 18 year old model decided to quit Instagram.The model in question, Essena O’Neill, who has amassed over half a million followers on the popular social media site and another 260,000 You Tube subscribers, has decided that she has had enough.Essena has been on Instagram since she was 15 and has stated that the pressure of being a social media model and ‘Fitspiration’ star is overwhelming. She has finally gotten to the point where she felt the need to delete her entire account. Before deleting the account however, she decided to add taglines to her pictures, telling her fans and anyone interested the actual truth of what it is like to be a social media ‘fitspiration’ model.She has rewritten the captions on many of the images, explaining she was being paid to promote clothes and drinks, and had taken some of the selfies more than 100 times to get the right stomach-sucked-in shot.O’Neill said the pictures “served no real purpose other than self-promotion”.The question has always been raised over the stress and pressure that women can put on themselves to present themselves in the ‘perfect’ way that social media so often eludes to. Everyone always seems to have a perfect life.Everyone always seems to be eternally happy and healthy, without all the day to day stresses that we have in daily life.But they are not.After deleting upwards of 2,000 photos from her Instagram account, she went back to add in captions detailing the truth behind every ‘candid’ snap.She presents a picture of loneliness, dissatisfaction and worrying expectations of her body. In one snap where her washboard abs look especially toned, she writes:‘NOT REAL LIFE – took over 100 in similar poses trying to make my stomach look good.Would have hardly eaten that day.’‘Would have yelled at my little sister to keep taking them until I was somewhat proud of this.’‘Yep so totally #goals’.How many times have we looked at an Actor or singer or fitness star or someone we know on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram and wondered how do they do it and how they stay in such great shape all the time? They ‘must’ know the answer, they must have a secret.Essena did have the ‘secret’.It involved not eating, constantly worrying about her body, not actually being happy and being under constant pressure.She admits that at the height of her fame, when she was being flown to L.A for fashion shoots and had a boyfriend (who also was a model), she was at her unhappiest.Not just that, she admits that her ‘perfect’ boyfriend was also extremely unhappy all the time.Again, the constant pressure to always be in shape and to always look a certain way was simply too much.There is a reason that everyone isn’t walking around, looking like fitness models.It’s hard; really hard.Not just physically hard, with the hours spent in the gym and the early morning cardio sessions.It is also mentally hard.We all know how hard it is when we start a new diet or training plan.The majority of us set an end date and are usually glad when we reach it.Take this and flip it around, imagine what it would be like to never have an end date.Your body is your career and you simply can’t let yourself get out of shape. You have to be photo shoot ready all the time.If you are not naturally gifted with an amazing physique, you are going to be spending a large amount of your time unhappy.Forget about weekends out and eating what you want.This isn’t solely exclusive to females.The new ideal for men is to be a ripped God with year round abs and biceps like ‘Arnold’.Again, unless you are a genetic freak to whom this comes naturally, you will always be chasing an ideal that you may reach, but is nearly impossible to keep it without the help of performance enhancing drugs.The majority of the people you are idolising are already taking them and bullshitting their fans that they are ‘Natural’.Again, it’s a façade.It’s not reality.It’s not sustainable in a normal life, where a normal life and a normal job get in the way, especially if you have a family and don’t like being a social pariah.Is there anything wrong with looking up to these social media ‘stars’?No.If they motivate you and you take what they do and say with a pinch of salt, it’s fine.However, if you are looking at these people and you feel bad about yourself, how you look and how your life isn’t like theirs, STOP.Their life isn’t like what you think it is.You shouldn’t be looking up to people who make you feel bad about yourself.There is a fine line between being motivated and taking it to the point of demotivation.For the majority of us, we would be happy fitting into a smaller dress size, or looking good in a shirt.That isn’t a hard ask and you don’t have to give up life in order to get there either.#TrainSmartFor more information, contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE: THE HIGH COST OF INSTAGRAM MODELING was last modified: November 8th, 2015 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:emmet rusheEssena O’NeillModelslast_img read more


first_imgA young Donegal athlete is fulfilling her dream in her ambition to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games.Shauna show the determination that has won her a place on the Irish team for the Junior Olympics.Fifteen year old Letterkenny cyclist, Shauna McFadden, has been selected for the Irish team for the upcoming European Youth Olympics in Tblisi, Georgia.The third year Loreto Convent student is part of a five-member team that which will compete at the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia from the 26th July to 1st August 2015.Shauna is a daughter of local athlete and adventure runner, Sean McFadden, who was the winner of The Race held back in March.Sean said he is so proud of his daughter.“She puts in a lot of hard work and this is a reward for all that hard work.“It’s going to be some experience for her and we’re all just delighted that this has happened.“She is so dedicated and to experience this is going to be the stuff of dreams for her,” said Sean.DELIGHT AS LETTERKENNY GIRL CHOSEN FOR IRISH YOUTH OLYMPIC TEAM was last modified: May 27th, 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:donegalJunior Olympicsletterkennysean mcfaddenShauna McFaddenlast_img read more


first_imgTHE DEFENCE Forces have released an incredible video of how they tackled gorse fires in Co Donegal last week.The footage – taken by the Defence Forces magazine – is now on DDTV and linked in the story above. The officers on board flew countless hours of sorties over the Donegal countryside as firefighters and civilians below fought the blazes by hand.More than 300,000 litres of water was dumped on the infernos as choppers armed with water buckets flew mission after mission.The three-and-a-half minute video shows Air Corps pilots as they take off from Carrickfin airport, load their water bombs at Dunlewey and then dump the water on a gorse fire.The Defence Forces deployed three Air Corps Helicopters, two AW139 with underslung ‘Bambi Buckets’ holding 1,200lts payloads and one EC135, to drop over 300,000 lts of water on the fires to help prevent fires reaching homes in remote mountainous areas. Over 250 troops and 30 vehicles have also been deployed to Donegal since Sunday in support of fire fighting efforts thereDDTV VIDEO: INCREDIBLE FOOTAGE OF AIR CORPS HEROES AT WORK was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Air CorpsdungloeDunleweygorse fireslast_img read more


first_imgEARTHQUAKE UPDATE: Donegal is still in shock after being hit by a very strong earth tremor which measured 2.2 on the Richter Scale.The minor earthquake struck just after 1am and was felt across Donegal in many towns and villages including Ramelton, Buncrana, Letterkenny, Raphoe, Kerrykeel, Downings, Carrigart, and Stranorlar.Dr Tom Blake of the Irish National Seismic Network confirmed a tremor of 2.2 was recorded at 1.04am this morning. “Anything above 2 on the Richter Scale could be regarded as a minor earthquake.“We have had numerous reports about the tremor and we would like to hear from people to hear about their first-hand experiences of the tremor,” he said.He has asked anyone who felt the earthquake to contact his office at tb@cp.dias.ie.The British Geological Survey, which has recording equipment in Buncrana, also confirmed the tremor and warned that further tremors could occur in the coming days or weeks. David Galloway of the BGS said earthquakes of such magnitude, although quite minor in world terms, are quite uncommon in Ireland.“We get about 200 such earthquakes in the UK each year but we do not get many in Ireland at all. To some people a tremor of 2.2 might be just a tremor but to others it can be quite alarming.“It is impossible to predict if this is an isolated event or if we could have some more in the near future,” he said.Dozens of people have recounted the events of this morning.Some described it as rolling thunder while others thought there had been a large explosion. Mary McMonagle from Buncrana said she was reading a book in bed when the earthquake struck.“I had a glass of water beside my bed and all of a sudden it began to shake.“It only lasted between two and four seconds but I knew it was some kind of earthquake.“I couldn’t sleep for the entire night worried that it was only a warning and that a bigger one was to come. Thankfully it didn’t,” she said. There was great excitement in both St.Columba’s College in Straorlar where specialist equipment also recorded the tremor which had a depth of 3kms.Kenneth McDonagh of the Donegal Weather Channel said “At first people thought it was thunder but it now appears it may have been an earth tremor.“We have had numerous reports from across the county and we are investigating them” he said.Nobody was hurt during the minor earthquake.It is believed the earthquake took place 3km under Lough Swilly.DONEGAL HIT BY EARTHQUAKE OVERNIGHT was last modified: January 27th, 2012 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:donegalearthquakelast_img read more

FUFA Big League: Wakiso Giants defeat Bukedea, go top of Elgon Group

first_imgWakiso Giants players celebrating the goal against Bukedea on Thursday (Photo by Wakiso Giants Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Bukedea Town Council 0-1 Wakiso GiantsEmokori Play Grounds, MbaleThursday, 22-11-2018MBALE – Wakiso Giants defeated Bukedea Town Council 1-0 in one of the FUFA Big League games played on Thursday evening.Daff Lubobi was the hero for the Money Bags, scoring the only goal of the game with 25 minutes on clock.Having accumulated 5 points in their first three games, Wakiso were hoping to continue their fine start to the season and after Thursday’s victory, assistant head coach-Andy Lule emphasized that the team’s target is promotion.“We are very happy to get our second win of the season, said Lule after the game.“It is so crucial for us getting the three points especially away from home.“We are targeting promotion so today’s victory is vital.About the performance of his side on Thursday, Lule had this to say.“We played well today as we achieved our day’s target.The win elevates Wakiso Giants atop the standing of the Elgon Group with 8 points from four games.For Bukedea, they are still bottom of the pile with only a point from their first three games.Elsewhere in the Elgon Group, Kataka played out a 2-2 draw at home to Kyetume.Nasur Nandala and Jacob Okuwo scored for the home side while Kyetume found the back of the net through Denis Lubowa and Emma Obitre.In Jinja, JMC Hippos lost 2-1 at home to Army side-UPDf.The other Elgon Group game saw Dove All Stars play out a goalless draw at home to Nebbi Central.In the Rwenzori Group, Kitara defeated Water 2-0 away from home.Mike Baluku opened the scoring for the visitors on 20 minutes while former SC Villa striker-George Ssenkaba secured the points with a second goal, 17 minutes from time.Elsewhere, Kira United lost 1-0 at home to Ntinda United with the only goal of the game coming from Vicent Lukwago inside three minutes.For Kiboga Young and Kansai Plascon, the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.Robert Sentongo Junior put the hosts ahead two minutes into the second half but his strike was canceled out by Peter Romelu 25 minutes from time.In Bumate, hosts Bumate United lost 1-0 to Kambale Sharp while in the day’s last fixture, Dove draw 2-2 with 10 man Kireka United.Full results of Thursday’s action in the FUFA Big League:Rwenzori Group:-Water 0-2 Kitara-Kira United 0-1 Ntinda United-Kiboga Young 1-1 Kansai Plascon-Bumate United 0-1 Kabale Sharp-Dove 2-2 Kireka UnitedElgon Group:-Bukedea Town Council 0-1 Wakiso Giants-Kataka 2-2 Kyetume-JMC Hippos 1-2 UPDF-Doves All Stars 0-0 Nebbi CentralComments Tags: Andy LuleBukedea Town CouncilFUFA Big League 2018/19Wakiso Giantslast_img read more