Roy Keane accuses Manchester United star Fred of ‘cheating’ against Manchester City

first_img Comment PLAY Read More Fred was below-par during Manchester United’s defeat at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane accused Fred of ‘cheating’ in the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.Pep Guardiola’s side took a huge step towards defending their Premier League title with a comprehensive win at Old Trafford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side put up a spirited fight during the first half but City exploited tired legs after the interval, scoring through Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane.Gary Neville claimed United gave their all during the defeat and couldn’t have produced much more against a talented City side.ADVERTISEMENT Roy Keane accuses Manchester United star Fred of ‘cheating’ against Manchester City Top articles Sean KearnsThursday 25 Apr 2019 8:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link128Shares About Connatix V67539 Roy Keane tore into Fred (Picture: SkySports)However, Keane, who was a pundit on the Sky Sports panel for the game, hit back at his former team-mate by highlightingAdvertisementAdvertisement‘What Fred has done is cheating by letting a man run off him for one of the goals,’ said Keane.‘City were very good but it was an easy night for them. They are sitting in the dressing room and can’t believe how comfortable it was.‘I don’t know what happened at half time. They never got going and City seemed sharper in the second half.‘Even the first goal, players not closing players down. We spoke about the basics but I reckon the City players couldn’t believe how easy it was in a derby game.‘You have to put demands on players and I think it was an easy night.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe only consolation for United on a difficult night at the Theatre of Dreams was the fact that top four rivals Arsenal were also defeated.The Gunners have their fate in their own hands and will secure a Champions League slot with three wins in their final three matches.United face Chelsea at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday.MORE: Gary Neville names the best goalkeeper in the Premier League Skip Ad Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Read Morecenter_img 1 min. story by Metro Video Settings Skip Full Screen SPONSORED Coming Next 1/1 Read More / Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Prysmian taps into IBM Cloud

first_img“The important acquisition of General Cable required focus on the integration of processes and the digitalization of products. This represents our differentiation from our competitors,” says Stefano Brandinali, CIO and chief digital officer of Prysmian Group. “To tackle this challenging task we have chosen IBM as our global technology provider to help drive ongoing transformation within the organization. IBM brings its industry experience to support the development of a modern IT infrastructure based on IBM Cloud.” As part of this effort, Prysmian will migrate its SAP workloads to IBM Cloud to leverage higher value technology, including AI, IoT and human augmentation. The three-year agreement is designed to integrate Prysmian’s IT infrastructure with IBM Cloud and adopt a hybrid cloud strategy. With the acquisition of American cable manufacturing company, General Cable, in 2018, Prysmian has made it a priority to fully integrate the information systems of the two companies, to support digitization of processes and products. The agreement with IBM also includes services for the management of the global Prysmian IT environment. Italian cabling giant Prysmian has selected IBM Services to help expand and manage its global technological infrastructure. Under the agreement, IBM Services will also manage the integration of the existing legacy IT infrastructures and move Prysmian’s SAP S/4HANA, the company’s ERP platform, onto SAP certified physical and virtual appliances on IBM Cloud to further support its digital business transformation. With the new infrastructure in place Prysmian said it anticipates high levels of service in terms of availability and reliability, as well as enterprise-grade security. For this implementation, Prysmian will leverage the IBM Services data center and the IBM Cloud data center in Milan.last_img read more

Michael Laws gets smack warning

first_imgNZ Herald 27 July 2014Police have given former Wanganui mayor Michael Laws a formal warning after he was accused of smacking his child.The polarising ex-MP and talkback host was investigated after the alleged incident at Whanganui Hospital last year.A source told the Herald on Sunday a nurse said she saw Laws smack one of his children. The father-of-five and his three youngest children were at the hospital to visit the children’s mother, Leonie Brookhammer, who was recovering from a stroke.Police told the Herald on Sunday in January they were investigating, and this week police said the investigation into the 57-year-old had ended.“A thorough investigation was carried out and the man has now been issued with a formal warning,” a spokeswoman said. “We encourage families and community members that if they have concerns … to report it to police confident in the knowledge that their complaint will be investigated.” Laws yesterday denied receiving a formal warning from the police. read more

George the star attraction

first_imgOrder Of St George is the star attraction at Down Royal on Friday evening as he bids to regain winning ways in the concluding Her Majesty’s Plate. Press Association The Galileo colt is the sole representative for Aidan O’Brien at the County Antrim circuit and taking a sizeable drop in class, he should make the journey north from Ballydoyle worthwhile. The Magners Berry Handicap gets proceedings under way, in which the Garvan Donnelly-trained Catwilldo will likely be all the rage to complete a quick-fire hat-trick. The five-year-old mare won as she liked at Bellewstown at the start of the month and followed up in good style at Navan a fortnight ago. She may well be capable of defying a small rise in the weights. There is not much good form to go in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden and any market support for newcomers from the respected stables of Ger Lyons (Roibeard) and Jessica Harrington (Ms Brinkleys) would be noteworthy. The Tom Mullins-trained Peace Mission has shown up well on each of her two starts to date and has a good opportunity to make it third-time lucky in the Not A Moment Too Soon Fillies Maiden, while Lake George, Mr Good Guy and Chaplin Boy are among those worth considering in a wide-open Magners Light Handicap. The Magners Irish Cider Fillies Handicap is another interesting heat, with John Oxx’s Colour Rhapsody open to more improvement than most. The Tipperary winner returned from almost a year off to finish fourth in last month’s Ulster Oaks and a small step forward would make her hard to beat. Monolight, a winner at Roscommon two and a half weeks ago, can defy top-weight in the Apple Orchard Handicap. center_img The three-year-old showed some useful form as a juvenile last season, highlighted by a wide-margin romp in testing conditions at Leopardstown. He did not make his seasonal reappearance until turning up in the Curragh Cup late last month and ran with plenty of promise, going down by just a short-head to stable companion Bondi Beach. last_img read more

UW’s defense keys successes

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAll year Wisconsin did it on defense.In getting the job done on the defensive end, the Badgersfinished the regular season leading the nation in scoring average and holdingopponents to just 54.3 points per game en route to a 26-4 record, a No. 8national ranking and a regular season conference title.?We just took care of business,? Badger head coach Bo Ryansaid in his Monday press conference.?There?s a lot of reasons [for success of the defense], andit just doesn?t start with one person,? Ryan said. ?I don?t think enough creditis given to what say a Greg Stiemsma gives us off the bench. Sometimes peoplelook at minutes to judge a person?s play.?Stiemsma led the team in blocked shots with 33 during theseason.?I think some of the other guys, the way they cover for oneanother is the key to how this group has played defensively,? Ryan said. ?It?sjust been mainly guys picking up for one another.?Wisconsin forced 14.1 turnovers per game from its opponentsand held its foes to just 38 percent shooting from the field for the season.??Well, thisgroup didn?t create as many turnovers as some of the other teams that we?vehad, but shooting percentage-wise, I would have to think this would be thelowest,? Ryan said.?I think shooting percentage-wise our team has done a goodjob of maybe getting teams to not have as many good looks as they would like tohave. Yet I look at film and see guys wide open, ? but there haven?t been a lotof wide-open shots that the other teams have had.?As for what the basis of the defense is, Ryan citedprinciples he learned from Bob Knight more than 30 years ago.?Everything that I?ve done defensively has been off of thatclinic in ?72,? Ryan said. ?There?s a lot of zone principles in the man-to-manthat we play, and I?ve always liked that concept.??Badgers receive awardsThe Big Ten?s annual awards were released Monday afternoon,and several Badgers were among the recipients.Leading the way was Brian Butch, who was named to the conference?sfirst-team by both the media and the coaches. Butch lead the Badgers in bothscoring and rebounding this season.Michael Flowers was an all second-team selection by themedia and an all third-team selection by the coaches, while Marcus Landry was thecoaches? all second-teamer and a media all-third team pick.Both Flowers and junior Joe Krabbenhoft were named to theall-defensive team, and sophomore Jason Bohannon was named the conference?sSixth Man of the Year.Ryan, while believing the honors were well-deserved, doesn?tthink they were the ultimate goals of his players.?I think our players would tell you they got their award andtheir reward, and that was a Big Ten Championship,? Ryan said. ?I think thefirst thing that they wanted was what they accomplished.?As for naming the team?s most valuable player this season,Ryan felt it was just too difficult to decide.?There?s no way this year. There?s no way,? Ryan said. ?Youwould say defensively Michael Flowers, but you know what, Krabbenhoft, Landry ?what they?ve added defensively, Trevon?s gotten better defensively. Offensivelythen who is the MVP? Can?t do that either. I don?t know where to start on thatone.??Badgers start Big Ten preparationsWisconsin won?t play again until Friday, but when theyreturn to action the Badgers face the possibility of playing three games in asmany days. As such, UW will try to catch up on some rest early this season.?Well, one of the keys is that we have remained in prettygood physical condition and shape, but you want that to continue,? Ryansaid.??Our guys when theypractice, they practice hard. ? There?s a lot of contact out there, so on a daylike today it?s going to be more skill work, shooting free-throws, lifting andconditioning.?UW faces the winner of Thursday?s game between Iowa andMichigan, but the team will prepare for both to be on the safe side.?Tomorrow we?ll start preparing,? Ryan said. ?Tuesday willbe one team for the scout-team, Wednesday will be the other team, and thenThursday we?ll know.?last_img read more

Trojans hold their first spring practice of 2012

first_imgAs the Trojans entered Howard Jones Field for the first time in nearly three months, a lot of things looked different than when they left it last December.Tee Martin is now a member of USC coach Lane Kiffin’s staff, coaching the wide receivers.Gone are tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Nick Perry.Great expectations · Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee is one of several Trojans expected to lead the Trojans to their first bowl game since 2009. USC finished 2011 with a 10-2 record, including a win over Oregon. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanBut there were three constants that remained on the field Tuesday afternoon from last season that give Trojans everywhere a reason to be hopeful for the 2012 season: the return of senior quarterback Matt Barkley and his wide receivers, junior Robert Woods and sophomore Marqise Lee.Many thought that Barkley had played his last game in cardinal and gold in the 50-0 victory over UCLA. But Barkley, who threw 39 touchdowns last season against just seven interceptions, decided to come back for his senior season, citing “unfinished business” as his reason for returning.“It’s amazing. I’m glad he came back,” said Lee, who recorded more than 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns in his first season on campus. “We’re gonna enjoy him while we [can].”With the return of Barkley, however, comes raised expectations. USC is being widely hailed as a preseason  top-five team, with some analysts saying the Trojans are the best team in the country.The Trojans are not concerned with that, however, if Tuesday is any indication.“We don’t really think about [the expectations],” Lee said. “We just know we’re supposed to come out here and work hard. That’s the main mindset for us. And that’s what we focus on.”Though Barkley, Woods and Lee all return, Kalil will no longer be manning Barkley’s blindside. In his place is redshirt junior Kevin Graf, who started at right tackle last season.Kalil is expected to be a top-five pick in the coming NFL draft and was an All-American selection last season. Though many eyes are on Graf this spring, he said he does not feel pressure replacing a marquee player like Kalil.“He’s a great player. I’m really happy for him, that he’s going so high,” Graf said. “But I’m trying to be a great player here too.”The high expectations are not getting the best of Graf, either.“That’s where we want to be. That’s where we want to be focused at,” Graf explained. “We always want to be at the top, and we’re happy about that.”The Trojans will practice again on Thursday and Saturday and will then have a week off for spring break.last_img read more

Syracuse’s seniors hope to forget recent losses entering the CHA tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After potentially her final collegiate practice at Tennity Ice Arena on Feb. 27, senior forward Stephanie Grossi stayed on the ice for an extra 30 minutes, practicing her craft.She picked up the puck from the blue line, surged toward the net and fired a shot while skating sideways. Over and over, she repeated this process. Always trying to improve, she has at least one game left in her Syracuse career.Losing three straight years in the conference title game, Grossi and the seniors are willing to do whatever it takes to win the first College Hockey America title in program history.“This is not about us,” senior forward Alysha Burriss said. “It’s about doing this for everyone in that locker room and everyone who’s ever been in that locker room.”Entering the CHA tournament, Syracuse (12-20-2, 11-8-1 CHA) has lost three of its last four games, including a scoreless home series against No. 9 Robert Morris last weekend. Each of the last six years, Syracuse has ended its season in the conference title game. But the Orange are not looking back at recent failures or the previous half-decade’s results as the team enters the conference tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We haven’t had the best season in general, so coach is putting a big emphasis on it’s a new season,” senior goaltender Abbey Miller said. “We get to start fresh this weekend and play our hearts out.”This weekend marks the seniors’ last chance to finally win the CHA after losing in the conference title game each of the past three years. As freshmen, they lost to RIT in double overtime. As sophomores, they fell to Mercyhurst in overtime. Then, as juniors, they were shut out against Robert Morris.The seniors’ final chance at a conference title is different, though. This is the first time that the Syracuse seniors will play in the first round of the conference tournament. SU received a bye each of the past three years.If the Orange makes the championship game, it will play three games in as many days starting Thursday. It’s a seemingly daunting challenge, which Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan is embracing.“I’m not at all worried about three games in three days,” he said. “I think we’ve struggled a bit lately so maybe we can clear our heads, play some good hockey, and get some things going.”On Thursday, SU faces Rochester Institute of Technology, a team it outscored 22-3 in four matchups this season. While the Orange swept and dominated RIT, SU is not overlooking the “hardworking” Tigers, Burriss said.But SU has struggled recently, losing three of its last four games, including a shutout last weekend against Robert Morris. In the two games against the Colonials, SU was outscored 9-0. The Orange will have to make the final in order to play RMU again. For that to happen, SU needs to improve on both ends of the ice, Burriss said.Still, before SU can even consider a rematch with the Colonials, it’ll need to down RIT and Mercyhurst first. With all eyes on Thursday’s game, SU is entering the playoffs with no regrets.“Season’s over, clean slate. It’s playoffs,” Flanagan said. Comments Published on March 1, 2018 at 12:30 am Contact Adam: | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

Fidelity Bank Emerges Champions of 2016 Nigerian Bankers’ Games

first_imgTeam Fidelity defeateed the Elephants of First Bank Plc in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.The final match was not short of talking points as loud roars of hundreds of Fidelity fans were punctuated by bizarre match officiating.It was indeed a frenetic start to the contest with both teams looking to get on the front foot when in possession. In the second minute of the first half, First Bank stormed into an early lead through a calmly dispatched penalty kick. The goal came after a First Bank forward latched on to a hopeful long ball but was impeded in Team Fidelity’s 18-yard box. The goal knocked the wind out of our sail as Team Fidelity struggled to find any kind of rhythm to their game after the goal. Even when the momentum was on our side, contentious decisions by the referee deflated our players. In a surprising move, Fidelity Bank’s MD took matters into his own hands by giving the players a pep talk.Okonkwo also promised to reward the players financially if they upturned the goal deficit. The second half was a different ball game – a celebration of hardwork and the indomitable human spirit.The chants of supporters spurred the Fidelity boys on as they continued to play with aggression and real intensity. For the most part, the Elephants were pegged back deep in their own half as Team Fidelity pushed forward in numbers in search of a goal. Their performance was laden with deft touches, long-bursting runs as well as sublime dribbles.The equaliser finally arrived in 76th minute after the First Bank goalie failed to deal with a swerving free kick. Dimeji Oyefeso was on hand for a simple tap in after the rebound.The entire stadium erupted in wild celebrations.In the 3rd place match, the UBA Lions scored a lone goal against the Jets of Sterling Bank, becoming third place winners of the NBGs 2016.First Bank and UBA received silver and bronze medals respectively. Winners in the chess, scrabble, tennis and table-tennis events were also awarded with gifts and medals. In the chess game, Fidelity bagged a silver and bronze medal.In the other games, Fidelity’s Judith Achonye and Afolabi Jane bagged gold and bronze medal respectively while Jerry Asuzu won the 100 metres and 200 metres events in the track and field. Okeowo Adebayo, also of Fidelity Bank Plc won a bronze in the 200m event.It was indeed a grand closing to this year’s NBGs which featured a novelty match between the Corporate Nigeria Games (CNG) hall of famers and Diamond Bank Plc.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After weeks of exciting sporting action, Fidelity Bank Plc has emerged overall winners in the 2016 Nigerian Bankers’ Games (NBGs).In athletics and indoor games, Fidelity Bank bagged 21 medals – 10 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze. In a keenly contested football game between defending champions, Fidelity Bank Plc and 2015 finalist, First Bank Plc, Team Fidelity defended their title, emerging football and overall champions for the second consecutive year.Top officials, including the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo and Barbara Harper, Head, Human Capital Development of First Bank Plc, were present to cheer their teams to victory.last_img read more

Team Offikwu Upset Team Civil Defence to Reach Finals

first_imgNCC TENNIS LEAGUEA brave, heartfelt performance from Sylvester Emmanuel and Aanu Aiyegbusi in the decisive mixed doubles match of the second semifinals of the NCC Tennis League Cup, gave debutant Team Offikwu a dream upset win Sunday in Abuja against a star studded Civil Defence team – runners-up of the maiden edition last year.When Abdulmumuni Babalola beat Sylvester Emmanuel 6-3, 7-6 in the first singles and Shehu Lawal followed with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Emmanuel Idoko to pick the first two points for the Civil Defence team on the opening day, many tennis fans assumed the tie was won and lost. It turned out , however, that Team Offikwu had other ideas and picked the next two points that they were least expected to win.Aiyegbusi put up a virtuoso performance to beat national champion Christie Agugbom, who has never lost a match in the league, 7-5, 6-0 and the pair of Albert Bicom and Emmanuel recovered from a set down to upset current national doubles champions, Lawal and Babalola 4-6, 6-3, 10 -6 in the men’s doubles to even scores on Saturday.With scores at 2 -2 going into Sunday, both teams split the reverse singles.Babalola beat Idoko 7-6, 6-4 while Emmanuel beat Shehu Lawal 6-1, 6-3 to level 3-3 to have the mixed doubles as the decisive match.That was where Emmanuel, the highest ranked Nigerian on the ATP Tour and petite Aiyegbusi, ranked in the top five in Nigeria, played their hearts out to beat national doubles champion Lawal and Nigerian ladies’ champion Agugbom 6-3, 5-7, 11-9 to secure team Offikwu’s place in the finals scheduled for Lagos this weekend.“This was the most tension packed, most exciting match I have seen in Nigeria and the second worldwide in my whole life. The other was the Australian Open quarterfinal between Younis Aynaoui of Morocco and Andy Roddick of the USA many years ago which lasted over five hours with the final set ending 16-14 or so. All of us in the press box threw professionalism to the winds and joined the crowd shouting and screaming as break points and match points changed hands several times before Roddick finally won the match. This was a similar experience,” recalled Godwin Kienka, director of the International Tennis Academy which coordinates the tennis league.“We had pin-dropped silence before every point in the final set tie breaker before supporters of the team that won the point erupted in uncontrollable celebration. It was simply unbelievable!”Emmanuel who was the main architect of the victory – bravely intercepting and hitting winners all over the place – rolled over and shed tears of joy for over five minutes on the court while Aiyegbusi ran all over the court thanking God for the victory.“We knew it was going to be a very difficult match but we prepared very well starting the day after we qualified for the semifinals and God rewarded our hardwork.” Said Emmanuel who contributed to all four points won by Team Offikwu.“Team Offikwu deserved to win” conceded Sunday Jonah, the team captain of Team Civil Defence. “We took our opponents for granted and did not approach the match as seriously as we should have and we paid the price.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

New committee established to deal with marijuana testing in St. Lucia

first_imgCASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – The St. Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) says it has established a National Ad Hoc Mirror Committee of the American Society for Testing and Materials International on Cannabis, (Committee D37).SLBS director, Verne Emmanuel, said that the committee brings together representatives of educational and research institutions, state and non-state actors, with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will guide the participation in the ASTM committee and adoption of the appropriate standards.The SLBS said it has an established memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ASTM International which is responsible for the development of American standards for testing and metrology.Under the terms of the MOU, St. Lucia can join technical committees of the ASTM and contribute to the development of these standards.“In light of the growing regional interest in the use of Cannabis, the SLBS Ad Hoc Mirror Committee will review and follow the work being done by ASTM,” the SLBS said.St. Lucia is among a number of Caribbean countries considering the introduction of legislation to allow for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. So far Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines have enacted such legislation, while others, including Dominica, have been staging consultations on the matter.Randall Bain, a representative of the Cannabis Movement of St. Lucia, has welcomed the move for closer collaboration with ASTM International, saying it provides comfort that there will be structure when St. Lucia is ready to get on board the cannabis train.The committee is expected to meet four times annually to review the standards for development that are under the work plan.last_img read more