THIS WAS NOT the Manchester United Jose Mourinho remembered.To be fair it wasn’t the one Ole Solskjaer remembered either. Not from this season anyway. Maybe from his own playing days.7 Marcus Rashford’s near post drive opened the scoring for UnitedCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Rashford sent Gazzaniga the wrong way with his penaltyCredit: Getty – Contributor7 Gazzaniga should have done better for the first but made a great save onto the crossbar from Rashford soon afterCredit: Getty – ContributorNo, this was a performance totally at odds with what had been going on of late.United were exciting, vibrant, dominant and in Marcus Rashford they had the outstanding player on the pitch.He scored both United’s goals and ran the Spurs back four ragged all night.Mourinho could only stand and watch from the technical area unable to plot a way through his former charges.Unable to summon up another performance from his opening three games.This was how Ole Solskjaer wants his United team to play week in week out.Not just on a big occasion like tonight and that now is the aim – for 90 minutes, week in week out.The United boss could barely believe his side were only on level terms at the break having dominated the first half.They were ahead after seven minutes through Rashford who was the star of that opening 45 minutes.His close pal Jesse Lingard was looking more like his old self as well.It was he who won a tussle for the ball on the left wing with Davison Sanchez with a quick turn and fed Rashford.He was shooting on sight and from the corner of the box let fly with a low dipping effort and while Paolo Gazzinga got a hand to it he could only deflect it onto the post and in.7 Alli tucked the ball beyond De Gea after a stunning piece of skillCredit: PA:Press Association7 VAR checked Alli’s goal for handball but it eventually stoodCredit: Getty Images – GettyRashford wanted more and sent a free kick from outside the area curling just wide.Mason Greenwood in for the injured Anthony Marial had a close range shot from an angle superbly saved by Gazzaniga’s outstretched right leg.If the Spurs goalkeeper had been at fault for the first goal he was certainly making up for it.His finger tips were the only thing between Rashford and a wonder goal when the young United forward let fly from 20 yards as he stretched to touch it onto the bar.It was as well as United had played all season and Rashford forced another full length save out of Gazzaniga in the 27th minute.And yet they would still go in at the break level.Dele Alli, who has been reborn of late under Jose Mourinho, had hardly been seen all half but it was another piece of magic from him that drew Spurs level.It was the 38th minute when a cross from Jan Vertonghan found Serge Aurier at the far post.His shot from a tight angle was saved by David De Gea and the ball ballooned up in the air.Alli with his back to goal quickly worked out a spell to conjur up a goal as he flicked the ball back over his shoulder, between Fred and Ashley Young, before guiding a shot across De Gea and in.Such set backs would normally see doubts creep into the United side as the impetus was allowed to swing to their opponents.Not this time.They ran out for the second half determined and moments later they were back in the lead with Rashford the man at the centre of it all again.Jose Mourinho explains why it’s easier for Man Utd to play against the better teams in the Premier League after Spurs lose 2-1 at Old Trafford7Charging into the Spurs box he was felled by a clumsy challenge by Moussa Sissoko.Referee Paul Tierney pointed straight to the spot and the VAR was not going to meddle with his decision.The responsibility fell to Rashford who calmly slotted the spot-kick away, rolling the ball into the bottom right hand corner while Gazzaniga dived the other way.United’s tails were up.The quick tempo that had defined their first half performance was still there.Spurs were still struggling to keep pace with them.When even Fred is playing well you know something special is happening.We will not mention his first half shot that flew sideways and backwards. Definitely not.Still, while defensively Spurs were having nightmares, not least in the full-back areas, there are still plenty of goals in this side at the other end.They had hit ten in Mourinho’s first three games in charge.But they were not threatening though. Harry Kane was not getting a sniff of goal.United meanwhile continued to bring the best out of Gazzaniga at the other end with Daniel James the latest to sting his fingers with a shot from the edge of the area.Solskjaer’s side had surrendered 12 points this season from winning positions but they were not prepared to give up anymore.They were winning the battles in midfield. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were staying strong at the back.It just needed the whistle to bring it all to an end.When it did Mourinho congratulated Solskjaer and went onto the pitch to console his players.7 It was an unhappy return for Jose Mourinho at Old TraffordCredit: ReutersMOST READ IN FOOTBALLA SILENT KILLERTara Palmer-Tomkinson died of a ‘perforated ulcer and peritonitis’ – but do you know the symptoms?ALWAYS THE REAL THINGFrom your weight to your ticker, we pit Coke against Diet Coke – and find they’re AS bad as each otherlighten the loadFind out about breast reduction surgery from how the procedure is done to if you can get it done on the NHSGraphic WarningSPOT OF BOTHERRevolting footage shows Dr Pimple Popper removing a snowman-shaped cystNot just that but he shook hands with each of his former players who he did not have the chance to say farewell to after his exit last December.The reaction he got from each of them was warm. His one positive from the night.For Solskjaer, the chants of ‘Ole Ole Ole’ rang round the ground. Dan James hurts Jose Mourinho after sliding into him on the touchline during Man Utd v Tottenham
Natalie Neita-Headley, minister with responsibility for sport, lauded the American International School of Kingston’s contribution to Brand Jamaica through sports tourism ahead of their sixth annual SportsFeva tournament. The competition will see four international schools and an international party of 90 – 64 students and more than 20 coaches – travel to the island for the February 26 – March 6 showpiece. SportsFeva 2016 will feature local and international students from Jamaica, Aruba, The Bahamas, Cayman, and Curacao. They will compete in the under-10 to under-17 age groups. Overall, 20 schools and 300 students will compete this year. Tennis, clay shooting, football, and a new game component feature – GameFeva – will feature the FIFA 2016 tournament and other games. “Your involvement in tennis, in clay (shooting), and football will make this year’s staging even more exciting. We look forward to this going on for many years to come. On behalf of the prime minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller, the Government, and the people of Jamaica, we welcome you, and we wish you every success in this year’s staging,” Neita-Headley said via video recording at yesterday’s launch at the school’s College Green Avenue- based campus. Shirley Davis, AISK’s head of school, said: “It’s one thing to have an annual event of this kind, but it’s another thing when it consistently grows. When AISK started SportsFeva, we had no idea that it would grow this fast or this quickly.” The tournament will see SoccerFeva feature 125 athletes on Friday and Saturday (February 26-27), while TennisFeva will host the biggest contingent of 168 students in the under-10, under-12 and under-17 age groups. ClayFeva will then climax the tournament on Sunday, March 6, with 73 athletes from junior A, B, and C; subjunior A and B; and girls A and B categories at the Skeet Shooting Club in Portmore, St Catherine. Bradley Ransom, AISK’s director of athletics, said SportsFeva “is pretty impressive for a small, non-commercial sporting event”. Flow, with a $1.5 million contribution, is the title sponsor, while patron sponsors are Stewarts Automotive Group, Ocean Splash, Gatorade, and Sagicor Bank. Product sponsors include Pizza Hut, Reggae Jammin, Watts New, Cafe Blue, National Outdoor Advertising, Manpower and Maintenance Limited, and Ranger Security.
New events added A number of new events will be unveiled during the week of the tournament, including a charity stand-up comedy night on Thursday, September 24, and a celebratory beach party on Saturday, September 26. For the first time, a locally developed tournament app (application) will be available for anglers and participants. In addition, there will be a new website, which allows interested parties to follow the action real-time as well as through daily press updates during the event, which will include video and photography. Throughout the years, ‘MoBay Marlin’ has not only offered fantastic fishing, but some of the best hospitality and dock life around. The tournament received international recognition last year for adopting conservation rules. In addition, its growing regional significance has even led to the creation of a sustainable means for an increase in off-season tourism. Last Tuesday, organisers held a ‘MoBay Marlin Media Mixer’ at Regency Bar, Terra Nova Hotel, in Kingston, where the media, organisers, registered competitors, and teammates, as well as the sponsors got the chance to mingle and talk about this year’s exciting staging. WESTERN BUREAU: Over 40 boats are now fine-tuning their preparation for the 2015 Montego Bay International Marlin Tournament, which will unfold at the Montego Bay Yacht Club in St James between September 21 and 26. The popular international tournament, which is affectionately called ‘MoBay Marlin’ by stakeholders, is now in its 54th year and is one of the most anticipated events among local water sports enthusiasts. Last year, which had a record-breaking 27 fishing boats competing, saw an average of 10 blue marlins caught each day, producing a record overall catch at the end of the tournament. The catch rate was much higher than similar high-profile tournaments staged elsewhere. “The yield is expected to be more bountiful this year,” a source close to the organisers of the six-day competition told The Gleaner. “We are expecting the tournament to be better in every way.”
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help regrouped after a third set meltdown to beat Arellano University, 26-24, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, in Game 2 of the NCAA Season 93 men’s volleyball Finals Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Altas extended the championship round to a deciding Game 3 on Thursday but not after recovering from a major collapse in the third set where they blew a 21-12 lead.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Canadian skaters break record as Papadakis suffers ‘worst nightmare’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Perpetual Help head coach Sammy Acaylar said his team’s meltdown was all “psychological” as his players tend to let their guards down when leading.“We relax big time whenever we take a huge lead,” Acaylar told reporters in Filipino. “But that’s not to take anything away from Arellano. Arellano is a very good team. They play with heart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Altas, who weathered the Chiefs’ comeback in the opening set, restored order in the fourth set behind their graduating setter Warren Catipay and hard hitters led by rookie MVP Joebert Almodiel.Catipay dished out 40 excellent sets while Almodiel finished with 13 points. Four others notch double-digit scoring for Perpetual Help with Ridzuan Muhali firing a game-high 15. “We need to work harder for us to win the championship,” said Catipay.Ronniel Rosales also shot 13 while Rey Taneo chipped in 11 points for the Altas, who redeemed themselves after a stunning loss in the finals opener on Friday.John Joseph Cabillan scored 12 points for the Chiefs, who nearly stole the first set after climbing back from a 20-11 hole.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Foton faces tough test vs F2 Logistics Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’re happy to be alive and kicking, but that’s not we’re here for,” coach Tim Cone said after the Gin Kings roared back from 19 points down in the first half behind Justin Brownlee to forge a Game 4 slated Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. “We’re not here to win [just] one game and take pride in that.“We’re here to win the series,” Cone went on. “I hope my guys understand that. Winning one game is just pogi points for me. The ultimate goal is winning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBrownlee also had 19 rebounds on a night he tied his career-high, and it almost went for naught if not for three missed attempts by the Hotshots in the dying seconds which could have at least necessitated overtime.Scottie Thompson added 15 points and LA Tenorio 14, counting 11 in the fourth, and the go-ahead floater with 14.1 seconds left that gave the Kings a 105-103 lead and eventually, the psychological edge going into the 7 p.m. match Friday. Doing what it does best, Barangay Ginebra climbed out from the depths of what looked like certain defeat on Wednesday night to turn back Magnolia in another classic, 107-103, and avoid being swept in their PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals.And they also stoked the flames of another great comeback in the best-of-five series.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments “It certainly looked bleak at halftime, we weren’t playing well at all,” Cone said after the Kings went back into the locker room with a 16-point deficit staring them in the eyes. “I didn’t think we would be able to live up to the ‘Never Say Die’ moniker.”Romeo Travis was held down to a career-low 12 points with Marc Barroca leading all Magnolia shooters with 19 and Paul Lee finishing with 17.“They beat us twice and we hope to beat them twice,” Cone said after the Kings stayed alive and stayed on course towards duplicating a 2010 feat when they overhauled a 0-2 deficit to win a best-of-five series.“We were able to sneak this one in, I don’t know how; it wasn’t because of great coaching,” Cone said in deflecting the credit.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES
A handcuffed Sampson Boymah, in black jacket and tie, and court officers in a scuffle on their way to the Monrovia Central PrisonBy Abednego DavisA prison commitment turned into a scuffle between the handcuffed defendant Sampson Boymah, accused of stealing US$21,000 and several bailiffs (court officers).No one sustained any injury during the scuffle last Friday at the Monrovia City Court when court officers eventually subdued the fraudster and landed him in detention at the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP).Defendant Boymah, chairman of the Liberia Non-Governmental Organization Network, a development and human rights advocacy group, is charged with theft of property, forgery and criminal conspiracy in connection with his alleged unauthorized withdrawal of US$ 21,000 from the network’s account at Ecobank Liberia.Friday’s fight started when Magistrate Kennedy Peabody handed Boymah’s commitment documents to the officers to have him jailed at the MCP. Boymah attempted to resist, although he was in handcuffs. He was eventually subdued by the involvement of additional officers.Magistrate Peabody issued commitment orders immediately after Boymah failed to obtain the services of a lawyer to secure his criminal appearance bond, as his crime qualified him for a bail.“There were verbal arguments and there was a fight,” an eyewitness said.Another eyewitness narrated to the Daily Observer that the commotion started when the handcuffed Boymah refused to walk with the bailiffs to the Capitol Bypass, a five-minute walk from the courtroom, to board a hired tricycle to take him to the MCP, as there was no available vehicle to transfer him to prison where he will remain until his family can post the bond.Samuel G. Morris, a dismissed Ecobank teller, filed the case against Boymah.Morris had earlier told the court that Boymah submitted forged documents from the network based on which he (Morris) withdrew the US$21,000 and paid the amount to Boymah, although Boymah is not a signatory to the network’s account. Despite dismissing Morris, the bank was compelled by the network to repay the US$21,000.A writ of arrest in the possession of this newspaper alleges that in September 2014, Boymah conspired with co-defendant Constance Teah, who is on the run, and using fake documents, withdrew US$21,000 from the network’s account – 0811014700381301.“The defendants exercised unauthorized control over the network’s account and deprived the owner,” the court document alleges.Boymah’s action, the record alleges, was wicked, and in violation of sections 15.51, 15.70 and 10.2 of the New Penal Law of Liberia.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– underscores importance of involvement of all stakeholdersBy Devina SamarooAt a time when tensions are high within the City Council concerning the ongoing parking meter scandal, President David Granger delivered his first address to the Georgetown Council on Monday.While not attributing his remarks to any particular incident, the Head of State urged the Councillors to have a clearer vision and moreDeputy Mayor Sherod Duncan during Monday’s forumprofound mission for the development of the municipality, noting that the involvement of all stakeholders was most vital.He made it clear though that his intention was not to pass any instructions to City Hall on how they should manage their affairs.President Granger reminded the Councillors that they have a duty to represent and serve the people who elected them into office, noting that if they do not perform satisfactorily, they can easily be voted out at the next Local Government Election, which is slated to be held before December 2018.“Each one of you represents at least 2800 citizens: you don’t represent yourself, you don’t represent your family, and you don’t represent your political party. You represent 2800 citizens and you have to listen to them; sometimes you are tempted to speak for yourself, but speak to them first and find out what their views are before you attempt to make public your opinions,” he charged the Councillors.He continued, “If you don’t perform, you are going to get a bad report and people are not going to put you in office if you abuse and misuse that office.”The President emphasised that their return to the table was not dependent on their political affiliations but on their personality andMayor Patricia Chase Greenperformance.Granger also underscored the importance of proper planning before undertaking any projects.In this regard, he urged the Council to consider the establishment of a special commission to deal with these matters.“I ask this Council today to consider – please, note my language because I don’t want to be misreported, I haven’t come here to give instructions – I am asking the Council to consider the possibility of establishing a national capital planning commission,” he stated.This commission, he said, could be tasked with reviewing the numerous plans which have been prepared over the years, and to develop structured approaches to urban renewal.In addition, the President commended the work of the Council, particularly its efforts to prevent massive flooding in the city and for commencing the initiative to beautify the capital.“The city must regain its image as one of the most picturesque and pleasant places for residents and attractive destination for visitors; it must become a showpiece: a place which features attractions and services allow everyone to experience the good life,” he said.A military parade welcomes President David Granger to City HallWith this in mind, President Granger pledged greater assistance from Central Government in helping to push the urban development agenda and to further develop the capital city.
Photo: Accident at 100th Ave and Alaska Highway – Johanna Henderson/Energeticcity.caAn accident at the intersection of the Alaska Highway and 100th Ave has left one person injured.- Advertisement -At approximately 9:30am this morning, a young male on rollerblades was struck by a vehicle. Emergency officials say the boy suffered broken bones as a result of the accident.
The 11th Annual Bluey Day was held at the BC Ambulance Building. Over 43 participants had their heads shaved to help raise money for the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund in Fort St. John. Picture: Amber Davy Friends, families and strangers fill up the BC Ambulance Bay as they all come to help support the Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre. Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement – Many people take part in the Canadian Cancer Society “Relay for Life”, which takes place at the Dr. Kearney school track from noon until midnight. Picture: Amber Davy As people walk around the Dr. Kearney track to help raise money and awareness for cancer reasearch, many activities and performances such as Tai Chi, face painting, and dancing are held withen the track. Picture: Amber Davy
Paulo Dybala in action for Palermo Arsenal are prepared to pay £25m to secure the signature of Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, according to reports in Italy.Arsene Wenger continues to be linked with a move for the Argentine striker who has been earning rave reviews in Serie A this season.Dybala was among the scorers once again last weekend as he took his tally to 13 goals in 28 appearances.Juventus have also been linked with the 21-year-old and there looks set to be a bidding war for his signature during the summer.Tuttosport is reporting that Arsenal are ready to outbid the Italian giants with a £25m move plus bonuses which could put them in pole position to sign Dybala at the end of the season. 1