Release of journalist Hamadi Jebali and the “Zarzis Internet-users”

first_img December 26, 2019 Find out more February 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of journalist Hamadi Jebali and the “Zarzis Internet-users” Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org Receive email alerts Follow the news on Tunisia TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disordercenter_img News News Reporters Without Borders notes the release of Hamadi Jebali, editor of the weekly Al Fajr, on 25 February 2006, after 15 year in prison. The Tunisian authorities have also freed the “Zarzis Internet-users” who were jailed in April 2004.”We are relieved by this decision on the part of the Tunisian authorities, but it does not take away the fact that Hamadi Jebali spent more than 15 years behind bars in horrifying conditions, after a travesty of a trial,” said the press freedom organisation.“He also went on numerous hunger strikes, and was several times put in solitary confinement. We hope that no-one else will ever have to suffer the same fate in Tunisia,” it added. RSF_en “We remain concerned by the state of press freedom in a country in which journalists are unable to express themselves freely and are regularly harassed,” it added.Jebali and the group of six so-called “Zarzis Internet-users” were among the 1,600 prisoners who received a presidential pardon, on 25 February 2006. Jebali, whose publication Al Fajr, is the organ of the Islamist movement An Nahda, has been in jail since 1991. He was sentenced to one year in prison for defamation after publishing an article by lawyer Mohammed Nuri calling for the military courts to be abolished.On 28 August 1992, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for “belonging to an illegal organisation” and “wanting to change the character of the state”. The conduct of his trial was a disgrace, in terms of international standards.The members of the Zarzis group were sentenced in April 2004 to 19 years and three months in prison for “forming a gang with the objective of planning bombings, theft and stocking explosives”. Their sentence was reduced in December 2004 to 13 years.More than 15 years ago, Reporters Without Borders set up a system of “sponsorship” that encouraged the international media to support an imprisoned journalist. More than 200 media worldwide support a colleague in this way, regularly calling on the authorities in question to release the journalist and publicising the plight of their imprisoned colleague so that he or she is not forgotten. TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Ashleigh wins England’s ‘most improved’ title

first_img Northamptonshire girls’ champion Ashleigh Critchley has won the national final of the Abraham Trophy and the title of England’s most improved girl golfer.Ashleigh, a four handicapper, shot two-under par gross in the final at Lyme Regis Golf Club, Dorset, and a winning net score of six-under 68.This was Ashleigh’s second outing in the Abraham Trophy final, for which 20 girls qualified on the basis of handicap reduction. She laughed: “Last year I think I came last. I definitely wanted to do better this year!”She went on: “This is good to get my confidence up. I made a lot of birdies – a lot of putts went in and I made a few good up and downs.”Ashleigh, 13, is a member at Kettering Golf Club, where Solheim Cup star Charley Hull started her golf. The pair have played together when Charley is at home and Ashleigh has been able to pick up some tips!In the last year Ashleigh has cut her handicap from nine to four and she plays for the Northamptonshire girls’ and women’s teams.Now, she tees up in the English U14 girls’ championship which is also being played at Lyme Regis. “The course is really nice, it’s in good condition and the views are great,” said Ashleigh.Runner up in the Abraham trophy was Emily Horsted (Peterborough Milton) with net 69. Liyana Laheri (Pleasington) and Hannah Morrison (Chapel-en-le-Frith) both returned net scores of three-under 71. For full scores click here Image copyright Leaderboard Photography 7 Aug 2018 Ashleigh wins England’s ‘most improved’ title Tags: Abraham Trophy, Ashleigh Critchleylast_img read more

Rocket’s Red Glare No Longer Slated for July 4 in …

first_imgBy John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – First it was Red Bank. Then Rumson followed suit. Now Sea Bright officials have decided to cancel the town’s annual fireworks display.Borough Councilman Marc Leckstein announced plans earlier this week to forego the 2012 edition of the Fourth of July fireworks display.Leckstein, speaking at Tuesday’s council meeting, said the decision to cancel was based on recommendations from borough Police Chief John Sorrentino.“It’s not the funding issue,” Leckstein said. “It’s a manpower issue.”Last month council members and Sorrentino said they would have to do some last-minute brainstorming about this July’s fireworks.Borough officials were concerned with the decision in Feb­ru­ary by officials in Red Bank and neigh­­boring Rumson to cancel their respective fireworks.Red Bank’s annual July 3 Kaboom! Fireworks on the Navesink had become the largest fireworks show in the state, drawing more than 100,000 people to town, causing local police and emergency services to have to reach out to Monmouth County and neighboring communities for additional support and security resources.The organizers of the Red Bank show decided to abandon their plans this year as each year the cost rose and logistics got more complicated to support the event.Red Bank’s show generally cost about $300,000 with no taxpayer dollars allocated for support.Rumson’s fireworks, while smaller, had been done in coordination with Red Bank’s, by the same company. But when Red Bank officials nixed the display, Rumson officials followed suit, saying they feared larger than usual crowds with a further drain on costs and resources.With those two municipalities out of consideration, Sorrentino had asked for the council’s support for additional manpower as the small shorefront community could be­come the next go-to spot in the area for those intent on seeing Independence Day fireworks.“To be honest with you, we don’t know how big it’s going to be,” Sorrentino said last month.Sorrentino had been reaching out to neighboring communities and to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, seeking assistance.Sorrentino was on vacation this week and unavailable for comment, but Leckstein said the chief was not having luck finding departments that could commit officers that night to help Sea Bright.The sheriff’s, too, had to decline any additional manpower. It is already assigned to assisting Long Branch for its display that night.Sea Bright has been having a fireworks display since the early 1990s, Sorrentino recalled.Last year, the borough was operating at “full capacity” with the crowds and traffic the event generated, Sorrentino said last month.Traditionally, the borough had 12 to 15 officers on duty the night of the fireworks. Emergency services and volunteer firefighters also were available. The council in the past had spent about $12,000 to cover police overtime, public works department employee salaries, portable restrooms and public entertainment.This year the governing body agreed to increase that amount to about $20,000.The cost of the actual fireworks, however, was covered by the area beach clubs.The council also agreed to solicit private donations to help defray costs and to ensure the event’s continued success. The borough already received donations from a beach club and a local marina.“It wasn’t going to cost the taxpayers a cent,” Leckstein said of this year’s event. But, “obviously, it’s a public safety issue.“We’re committed to have it happen next year,” he said.Having additional officers for what could be an exceedingly large event is “critical,” observed Red Bank Police Chief Stephen McCarthy. “Without those additional out-of-town officers we would not be able to fulfill our mission to try and keep everyone safe,” he said.In Red Bank’s case, it literally tripled its entire force (with 41 officers) for the night of the fireworks, drawing from as many as 12 towns and county law enforcement, NJ Transit and sometimes New Jersey State Police resources, according to McCarthy and Captain Darren McConnell.“It’s literally months in the planning,” McConnell said.“I understand their concerns,” McConnell said of Sea Bright. “Without a number of outside agencies helping them – if they draw anywhere near the crowd we draw – they would have significant policing issues.”last_img read more

Hold on Rentals at Earle NWS

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaN.W.S. EARLE – The U.S. Navy has agreed to a temporary freeze on renting housing to the general public on Naval Weapons Station Earle because of concerns raised by the surrounding community.The freeze, in place to Feb. 1, was agreed upon at a Nov. 22 meeting Assistant Secretary for the Navy Dennis V. McGinn held in Washington with area elected officials – Congressman Chris Smith, state Sen. Jennifer Beck and Colts Neck Township Committeeman Russell Macnow. Smith had requested the meeting because of concerns he and others raised over maintaining security and the costs associated with educating children in area public schools.The concerns began after Northeast Housing, which operates 89 family-style housing units at a Colts Neck section of Earle, approached the Navy in late summer about opening up the housing to the general public. Of the 89 units, 17 are currently vacant, said Bill Addison, an Earle spokesman.Information on the meeting – described as “cordial” by Macnow – was released by Beck’s office only in the last week.“We’re happy the assistant secretary has agreed to put a moratorium on it to work out an amicable resolution,” Macnow said. “We’ll continue to press this with all we think is appropriate.” Macnow said he did not think renting to the general public was in the best interest of the community.What happens now is unclear.With a new U.S. president coming into office, perhaps the conversation between the Navy and area officials will take place again, Macnow said. Maybe the vacant housing can be used by veterans, he added.Or perhaps, as happened a few years ago in a similar situation, the Navy will buy out the contract with Northeast Housing, a subsidiary of the Balfour Beatty Communities real estate company. Macnow said that likely would be an expensive option because it appears Northeast and the Navy are in the early stages of a 50-year contract.Addison redirected questions on the matter to the Navy in Washington.No one from the Navy press office in Washington was immediately available for comment. Northeast Housing has generally declined comment.“Balfour Beatty Communities manages the housing as a partnership with the Navy,” said Kathy Grim, senior vice president of marketing and communications for Balfour Beatty Investments. “Ultimately, the issues currently being discussed around this housing involve the Navy and the communities in which NWS Earle is situated. That being the case, we have no comment on these issues at this time.”The federal Department of Defense began privatizing military base housing in 1996; there are about 3,000 members of the general public living on bases around the country. Earle did not join the privatization program until 2004 and, in the 12 years since then, has never had general public living on the base.Earle – which sits on 12,000 acres in Colts Neck, Tinton Falls, Middletown, Howell and Wall – stores and ships ammunition Outside of civilian employees and government contractors working on site, there are 245 active military assigned to it. The base is patrolled by Navy security with military-policing powers and private security guards without formal police powers.Public renters would have free movement on the administrative area of the base. Beyond that, security restrictions are layered on the base.“I think any consideration opening that up to the general public is insane,” said Lillian G. Burry, a member of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders and a Colts Neck resident. “You can’t properly vet people. It just doesn’t make any sense.”“We have urged the Navy to re-evaluate its dangerous current proposal in the context of recent terrorist events, especially events in New Jersey,” Smith said.In 2010, Smith was among those who successfully fought a similar proposal at another section of Earle – the Laurelwood Housing Units. The Navy agreed to buy out that housing agreement.“Clearly, the Department of Defense has heard our concerns,” Beck said. “However, this is only a temporary solution and I will continue to oppose any plan allowing civilians to utilize Earle housing. I don’t believe allowing members of the general public to live on an active military weapons installation is an acceptable proposal for our region.”“The Navy has a differing opinion to the security risk, or lack thereof,” Macnow said. “We, obviously, have a different take.”Tinton Falls Mayor Gerry Turning said he was unaware of the Washington meeting.“I really can’t comment because you know more than I do,” Turning told a reporter.The 89 family-style housing units, either single-family or townhouse-style, generally have three or four bedrooms. They are to rent at the market price of $2,400 per month.The housing is rented first to active duty military assigned to Earle, then in this order to other active duty military, military reservists and National Guard members, Department of Defense civilian personnel and retired military – all with military or defense department identification.If a home is vacant for 30 days, the agreement between Earle and Northeast allows the units to be rented to the general public. Security checks of renters are required, with the Navy ultimately approving a renter.This school year, the Tinton Falls school district has been educating 75 students from the base in kindergarten through eighth grade. The Freehold Regional School District has been educating 11 at Colts Neck High School.last_img read more

Unemployment Rates Reach Unprecedented Numbers

first_imgTo support the staff for the time being, Salt Creek Grille representatives organized a GoFundMe page for hourly staff members. It has raised over $10,000 to date, which Bidgood said is a credit to his staff. This article originally appeared in the April 23rd, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Now, millions of Americans are jobless during this scary and uncertain time. Companies all over the country are taking huge financial hits and are facing layoffs in the wake of the pandemic. Unemployment rates have far surpassed the rates surrounding the Great Recession. Some local employers are also finding ways to support their staff members who have been laid off. That includes Salt Creek Grille co-owner Steve Bidgood. He shared that it was not easy laying off employees of the Rumson-based establishment; some of them have worked there since its opening over 20 years ago. In the meantime, she has been writing cards and making special videos for members of those facilities, wishing them well and letting them know she is thinking of them. The response has been very positive, and she’s looking to take it a step further. DaPrato plans to reach out to the facilities she performs at to see if they would be interested in having her perform while practicing social distancing. That could mean performing on the outside of a building for 15 minutes on each side, allowing residents to open up their windows and hear her perform. “It’s kind of difficult because they’re my second family. It’s tough. I didn’t think it was going to last this long. I didn’t think it was going to be as bad as it is,” said Bidgood, who has been with Salt Creek Grille since 1996. The restaurant industry is a hard industry as it is. And when businesses get “kicked in the legs” financially as they have been from COVID-19, reopening may not be a possibility for some, he said. It will be costly to reinvest and open in good shape. Tourism is down and traveling is down, which is also not good for business. And should there be a second wave of the virus, it will be a nail in the coffin for others. Just over 45 days ago, the U.S. economy was booming with high wage growth and record low unemployment rates. That quickly changed with the rapid spread of COVID-19. Additionally, the non-profit has handed out about 200-to 300-plus grab-and-go meals six days a week since March 16. According to McCarthy, a monthly comparison of March 2020 to March 2019 shows demand has increased about 31 percent. And about 30 to 100-plus people each day receive groceries from the organization six days a week. “I would definitely bewilling to do that and noteven charge for this,” shesaid. “I really miss it. I missthe people.” DaPrato will also be taking this downtime for projects she has been meaning to start but has pushed off recording a “Christmas with Cathy D” CD, as well as working on some new material for her shows. According to Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-13), who represents several towns in the Two River area, he and his office have spoken to an overwhelming number of callers complaining of backlogged unemployment claims far more calls than after SuperStorm Sandy in 2012, he told The Two River Times. He credited the issue to personnel shortages and outdated computer systems at the NJDOL. Middletown resident Cathy DaPrato is one of those self-employed workers. As a musician and the owner of Cathy D Entertainment, DaPrato finds herself “help-less” as she is unable to perform at her typical venues. DaPrato is a regular at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult daycare centers across New Jersey. Before the virus struck, she was scheduled to perform about 160 gigs this year. “I have people who come and celebrate every holiday with us,” he said, adding that some customers emailed him to say they were “devastated” about not being able to spend their Easter at the restaurant for the first time in 21 years. However, Burke plans to bring everyone back on as normal, whenever the businesses are allowed to reopen. He will need all who were laid off as well as summer staff. But some businesses won’t be as fortunate, he believes. He also said he is waiting for the CARE Act to kick in, which will allow his staff to be paid, including their tips. The staff was also encouraged to file for unemployment if they wanted to so that they could have some kind of cash flow coming in, Bidgood added. According to Scharfenberger, state staff members of various departments are being transitioned and reassigned, for the time being, to the NJDOL to free up some of the backlogging. He also noted that the department is operating on the decades-old COBOL computer programming language, which he called “archaic.” center_img COURTESY LUNCH BREAK / FACEBOOK Lunch Break volunteers Jennifer Anderson and board president John Klein recently delivered food to homebound clients. Representatives of the nonprofit are reporting significantly higher demands from community members compared to last year. “Some come to our facility, are students of the Red Bank Charter School and others such as the homebound and residents of the Pan American motel in Eatontown, receive deliveries. We have increased the number of times we deliver,” said McCarthy. “I just love it and I feel sohelpless right now because Ifeel like I can’t do anythingto help these people,” saidDaPrato. In New Jersey alone, there have been hundreds of thousands of unemployment claims each week since March 1. In the most recent data released from the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL), there were 141,420 claims made during the week of April 5 to 11. During the week prior, from March 29 to April 4, there were 214,836 claims. Lunch Break, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides basic necessities to people in need, has also seen “many” new people since the COVID-19 pandemic started, said Ellen McCarthy, communications and public relations coordinator. Last week alone, the organization gave 77 new people groceries in one day, she said, and new grocery clients are up 50 percent since March, compared to last year. “When something like this happens, systems like that are so easily over whelmed,” said Scharfenberger. On April 20, the assemblyman wrote to New Jersey State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, asking that she withhold his salary “until every one of my constituents’ state unemployment claims has been fulfilled.” Currently, members of the state Senate and General Assembly receive an annual base salary of $49,000. “We were off to a great start this year. We were really rolling,” said Burke, between Drifthouse and its adjoining Nauti Bar. But now, the bar is closed and Drifthouse is offering curbside pick-up and delivery only. The financial strain called for the layoffs of most employees. She also estimated that about 85 percent of the SB-DC’s calls recently have been small business owners wondering what they should do to help their employees at this time. Typically, the SBDC focuses on helping businesses employ people. This is “the first time ever” they are helping businesses guide their employees to unemployment, she said. The restaurateur decided not to offer curbside pickup or delivery to area customers, as many other businesses have in the Two River area. He cited a concern for his staff’s safety and well-being as one of the deciding factors to close, as well as the costliness of cooking with mesquite wood, which the restaurant uses. According to Jackeline Mejias-Fuertes, regional director of the Monmouth/Ocean Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Brookdale Community College, there is a high percentage of self-employed individuals and freelancers who will not be eligible for unemployment from the state. Because of that, for the first time ever, they have been guiding those individuals on how to apply for pandemic unemployment. “With those orders, we can put a few more people back to work,” he said. “It’s a little something and it’s working out nicely.” Similarly, most staff members of Drifthouse by David Burke have been laid off; there are currently only two or three people still working, Burke shared with The Two River Times. Normally, there would be about 35 employees in the off-season and about 60 during the summer months. To support his staff members for the time being, Burke has kickstarted a “Feed the Heroes” campaign, where he takes donation money and buys food with it to be prepared and delivered to local heroes. In doing so, he is also putting his employees back to work. Last week, he was able to make a sizeable food donation to Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center, he said. By Allison Perrinelast_img read more

REDDAM RACING’S HOMEBREDS FOUND MONEY & MRAZEK DOMINATE $125,000 SANTA ANITA JUVENILE AS O’NEILL-TRAINED PAIR RUN 1-2; RIDDEN BY NAKATANI, FOUND MONEY WINS BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS & GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:04.24

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2015)–Reddam Racing’s homebred sons of Square Eddie dominated Sunday’s $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile, as the Doug O’Neill-conditioned twosome of Found Money and Mrazek ran 1-2, with Found Money proving best by 1 ¾ lengths under Corey Nakatani. Out of the General Meeting mare Chanel My Belle, Found Money covered 5 ½ furlongs in 1:04.24.“This absolutely makes me feel proud,” said J. Paul Reddam, who along with his wife, Zillah, keeps 35 broodmares in California. (Reddam Racing has won seven races at the current stand with homebred 2-year-olds–with five of them by Square Eddie). “I’m telling you, Ed Freeman did a great job preparing these 2-year-olds and that’s a big part of this. Plus, we did believe in the stallion, Square Eddie…He’s on fire right now and there are more coming that we’re excited about.”Off at 9-2 in a field of six, Found Money, who was lapped on his stablemate into and around the far turn, paid $11.80, $6.00 and $4.00. A first-out California-bred maiden special weight winner here going 4 ½ furlongs on May 15, Found Money is a perfect two for two, and with the winner’s share of $75,000, he more than doubled his earnings to $108,600.“Going into the race we thought Found Money might be pushing the pace and Mrazek would be sitting in the garden spot and maybe make a move, but lo and behold, here we are one-two down the backside,” said O’Neill. “We’ve got all kinds of options for future races. I think it’s exciting. I think they’ll both stretch out. I think they’ll (like) turf. The sky’s the limit…We’ve just got to keep them sound and there are a lot of fun things ahead.”Nakatani, who also rode Grade I stakes winner Square Eddie, was understandably pleased with Found Money’s effort.“What a tremendous horse,” he said. “We felt my horse, Found Money, was quicker than his stablemate and we got away great. There wasn’t too much heat on the inside, so he was able to be comfortable. It’s a tribute to Doug and his team because this horse is like an old pro. He made my job pretty easy.”Breaking from the rail with Mario Gutierrez, Mrazek finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of longshot Xingontothebone. Off at 7-2, Mrazek paid $5.60 and $3.60.Breaking from the far outside, Xingontothebone was caught four wide off the turn for home and proved third best under Edwin Maldonado. Off at 18-1, he finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of Swiss Minister and paid $4.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.18, 45.26 and 57.50.last_img read more

Education Ministry, GTU relations improve

first_imgPresident of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) Mark Lyte on Thursday said the relationship between his union and the Education Ministry (MoE) has improved tremendously and has credited the leadership of the MoE for this new disposition.Lyte noted that although the relationship has improved, there are still issues to be addressed by the Union and the MoE. It is against this backdrop that he advocated for a closer cordial relationship between the MoE and the GTU.The union President said the union remains committed as a partner in the education process. “We understand our role here in Guyana. Our children’s future lies squarely at the feet of the teachers and the MoE”.Deputy Chief Education Officer (Administration) (left) seated next to GTU President Mark Lyte who participated in the REDOs retreatDuring a presentation at the Regional Education Officers retreat in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) in Madhia, Lyte said that being invited to present at the forum is testimony to the improved relationship between his body and the Education Ministry.During his presentation to REDOs, an educator himself, Lyte said “your goals for education in the various regions/education districts cannot be achieved without the teachers you manage”. It was at this juncture that the GTU President said the ‘we vs you’ relationship that previously existed between the GTU and the MoE has no business in the education system.Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Education Officer (Administration) Ingrid Trotman said that it is now a policy of the MoE to have GTU officers present at functions hosted by the Ministry. She said this is important since the GTU plays a very important role in the education delivery process.Trotman also revealed that her Ministry will ensure that monthly meetings with the GTU and her body are held so that there can be information sharing between the two parties so that the children benefit in a meaningful way.last_img read more

Van Gaal still unbeaten as Man United beat Liverpool 3-1 to lift International Champions Cup

first_img1 Manchester United’s excellent pre-season run under new manager Louis van Gaal continued with a 3-1 victory over Premier League rivals Liverpool in Miami.Steven Gerrard’s penalty had given Liverpool the lead at the Sun Life Stadium, but Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard scored to ensure United ended their US tour unbeaten.The win over Brendan Rodgers’ side meant United lifted the International Champions Cup – the pre-season tournament that contained eight of Europe’s best teams.It has been a perfect start to Van Gaal’s reign, with the Dutchman having guided his new side to wins over LA Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and now Liverpool.The International Champions Cup, and the Chevrolet Cup, which Van Gaal won after United beat the Galaxy a fortnight ago, will not take pride of place in his packed cabinet.But the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager will at least be happy to go back to Manchester with five wins under his belt and an enhanced knowledge of his squad.United rode their luck at times in Miami – they could not handle Raheem Sterling for most of the night – but overall on this tour, Van Gaal’s men have performed very well.Rooney, who bagged four goals in the US, and Mata have been two of the best performers, along with Ander Herrera, Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher.The players have reacted well to Van Gaal’s training techniques and the 3-4-1-2 system he has used successfully against the Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and now Liverpool.More importantly, the atmosphere around the camp is in complete contrast to the edgy feeling that lingered around the team under David Moyes.Despite 24 hours of torrential rain in Florida, organisers attempted to raise the spirits of the fans with a flurry of pre-match fireworks.Once the smoke had faded the match began, and United were on top early on.They should have gone ahead when Ashley Young cut in from the left and found Javier Hernandez at the back post but the unmarked Mexican fluffed his shot.Van Gaal had to change his plans in the eighth minute when Antonio Valencia suffered an injury and was replaced by Luke Shaw.Liverpool then started to come into the game.Hernandez flicked Gerrard’s chip to Jordan Henderson but he could only head over.Liverpool’s biggest threat came from Sterling, who managed to find a pocket of space between Young, who had switched to the right-sided wing-back, and Phil Jones.Sterling drew a clumsy challenge from Jones in the 14th minute and the referee pointed to the spot.Gerrard converted to David De Gea’s right and Liverpool had the lead.The United stopper then had to stretch to deny Philippe Coutinho at his near post.United’s defence, which had looked solid all tour, appeared vulnerable to Liverpool’s pace.Sterling again broke through and was pulled down by Herrera but this time referee Mark Geiger told the winger to get to his feet.It was much the same story after the restart. Gerrard intercepted a bad pass from Herrera and found Rickie Lambert but his shot was weak.Sterling found the gap between Jones and Young again thanks to a cutting ball from Coutinho but Chris Smalling diverted the England international’s shot wide.Then, out of nowhere, the match swung in United’s favour.Hernandez sped down the right and cut out three defenders with a deep cross to Rooney who volleyed past Simon Mignolet.Two minutes later, Shaw slipped a cleverly disguised pass into Mata and he beat Mignolet with a low shot which flew in off Mamadou Sakho.Bizarre scenes followed in the 65th minute. Young’s looping shot beat Mignolet but bounced back into play off the goal frame and Rooney converted while the Belgian was leant on the inside netting.After viewing a replay, the referee chalked the goal off after it became clear the ball had bounced back into play off the stanchion, not the bar.Liverpool made a host of substitutions but they could not alter the course of the match. United were in control now and they rounded off the win when Lingard drilled Young’s pass past Mignolet with three minutes left. Manchester United celebrate winning the International Champions Cup last_img read more

Warning following mink attacks in Donegal

first_imgA warning has been issued to pet owners and farmers following several mink attacks in the Donegal Town area.A number of hens have been attacked in the Drumrooske of the town, according to Animals in Need Donegal.The group is warning anyone with small pets to be vigilant for the creatures, which are an invasive species and can kill small animals that are kept outside. “Anybody with rabbits, hens, guineapig or birds aviaries need to be on the lookout and make sure all is locked up tightly,” said a spokesperson for AIN Donegal. Warning following mink attacks in Donegal was last modified: December 13th, 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)last_img read more