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Rooney bags first MLS hat trick in D.C. romp

first_imgLucas Rodriguez and Ulises Segura also scored for host D.C. United, who peppered the Salt Lake goal with 22 shots.Goalkeeper Bill Hamid made two stops to earn his third straight shutout as D.C. United is the lone team to have not allowed a goal this season.Rooney scored on a penalty kick in the 34th minute and then added another with a chip shot over the goalkeeper in the 41st minute. He completed the hat trick with a perfectly-timed sliding score at the 65th minute of the second half.Elsewhere, Uruguay international Nicolas Lodeiro set up one goal and scored an audacious penalty as the Seattle Sounders maintained their 100 percent start to the season with a 4-2 victory at Chicago Fire.The Sounders made it three wins out of three after taking control of the game with two unanswered goals in the opening 15 minutes at Chicago’s SeatGeek Stadium.Spanish winger Victor Rodriguez fired Seattle into the lead after eight minutes, tucking away a low finish at the far post after good work down the right by Jordan Morris.Lodeiro then created Seattle’s second, splitting open Chicago’s defence with a sublime pass to Morris.The US international striker still had plenty to do, but adjusted his body position brilliantly to steer a finish beyond Chicago goalkeeper David Ousted to make it 2-0.Seattle extended their lead early in the second half when Rodriguez was bundled over in the area on 49 minutes, allowing Lodeiro to step up and chip a Panenka penalty in off the underside of the bar.Chicago hit back with goals from Raheem Edwards and Fabian Herbers but Raul Ruidiaz’s late goal made the game safe for Seattle, who now lead the Western Conference standings with a maximum of nine points.Minnesota, who have also taken maximum points from their opening two games, can draw level later Saturday with a win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.Los Angeles FC, the only other team to make a perfect start to the season, face New York City FC on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wayne Rooney registered his first three goals of the new season and also his first hat trick since signing on with Major League Soccer in July 2018 © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / Patrick McDermottLOS ANGELES, United States, Mar 17 – Former England star Wayne Rooney scored three goals on Saturday night to lead D.C. United to a crushing 5-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.Rooney registered his first three goals of the new season and also his first hat trick since signing on with Major League Soccer in July 2018. He now has five multi-goal games.last_img read more

For the record

first_imgIn a campaign finance story Wednesday, figures provided by the Senate for the campaign of Assemblywoman Cindy Montaez were incorrect. In fact, she raised $448,000 in 2005 and had $335,000 cash on hand as of Dec. 31. In addition, fundraising figures listed for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land were from June 30. Reports for the full year were filed Wednesday showing Schwarzenegger raised $2.5 million in 2005 and had $147,000 cash on hand. Land raised $377,000 in 2005 and had $464,000 cash on hand as of Dec. 31. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Perez’s no-hitters climax perfect run

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventPerez struck out 13 batters and came within one walk of throwing a perfect game Monday. She is one no-hitter from tying the school career record and has a full year of eligibility remaining. Perez has been working on a changeup to go with a mid-60 mph fastball and a devastating riseball. “She throws really hard, and that riseball really moves,” AVC coach Cindy Vargas said. “When a riseball comes at you at that velocity, you just don’t have enough time to adjust. You can tell a lot of the batters out there are just guessing.” Perez recorded the last out of Monday’s no-hitter on an odd 3-4-3 play that typified the way things are going for the Marauders. An Mt. San Jacinto batter finally made good contact against Perez, hitting a line drive that ricocheted off first baseman Katie Cornelison glove toward second baseman Erica Ricker, who made a diving play to keep the ball in front of her, then threw to Cornelison for the game’s final out. “It’s just been an amazing year,” Vargas said. “Coming into this year, we knew we had a special group, but this is something you dream about. Everything has gone right for us so far.” What has only been accomplished nine times in school history, Antelope Valley College freshman pitching sensation Nickie Perez has done twice in less than a week. Perez, a Littlerock High product who was the Golden League MVP in 2004, pitched her second no-hitter in five days Monday in the Marauders’ 7-0 Foothill Conference victory over Mt. San Jacinto of Hemet. AVC (41-5 overall, 21-0 Foothill) concluded conference play unbeaten for a second consecutive year. Perez (21-2) pitched the school’s first no-hitter since 1994 eight days ago in a 3-0 victory over Chaffey of Rancho Cucamonga. Monday’s victory extended AVC’s winning streak to 23 games. Regional host? The Marauders, ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 2 in Southern California, are expected to play host on May 6-7 to a two-day, four-team, double-elimination regional playoff for the first time since 1994. AVC needs to finish in the top four in the Southern California rankings to be selected host of one of four regional playoffs. The winner of each regional advances to the elite eight state tournament May 13-14 in Redding. The Marauders are seeking their first state tournament appearance. AVC won’t know if it will stage a regional until Friday night’s seeding meeting at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut. “I don’t see how we wouldn’t, but you never know,” Vargas said. Full rides: Women’s basketball standouts Sade Bunch and Angela Conde have accepted Div. II scholarship offers from Armstrong Atlantic State in Savannah, Ga. Freshman point guard Bunch, a first-team All-Foothill Conference selection after leading the Marauders in scoring and steals, was an academic qualifier out of high school, enabling her to accept the offer. Conde is a native of Spain who transferred to AVC from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. “It’s great for them, and it’s great for our program,” AVC coach John Taylor said. “I think it shows that our women’s basketball program moves kids on. That’s what happens when you come to AVC.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The ‘Hooties Annies’ getting ready to ‘rock’ The Bayview Bar

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Irish Folkrock Band ‘The Hootin Annies’ from Omagh,, are looking forward to their gig at The Bayview Bar tomorrow night.They’ve described the popular bar as their favourite venue ever!Band member Mick Owens told Donegal Daily, We’re heading to the states for a mini-tour if the east coast, playing gigs in Boston and New York. “Given the incredible nights we’ve had in the Bayview over the years there was no doubt that it was the place to have our farewell gig and get one more bug celebration going.“We are originally a 3 piece but we’ll be packing our drummer and drumkit for the gig on Sunday and will be playing tracks from our upcoming debut album, the first time we’ll be doing this since we began recording.“The Bayview is our favourite venue to play and undoubtedly one of our favourite crowds to play for. “We would also like to extend our thanks to Patrick, Hugh Gérard and all the staff at the Bayview for their custom and look forward to bringing down the house before crossing the water, only this time not on the ferry to Arranmore.The ‘Hooties Annies’ getting ready to ‘rock’ The Bayview Bar was last modified: July 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentnewsThe Bayview Barlast_img read more

Club to celebrate sixth anniversary

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 In addition, they would put together bus trips to such varied places as the Claremont Dinner Theatre and Yosemite National Park. Shortly after their club teamwork began, Jack and JoAnn entered into a marriage partnership, too. And the club’s membership grew to hundreds. For the past few years, they have held late-summer luaus as well as special holiday events, including a gala New Year’s Eve party. Saturday night’s bash is being limited to 100 persons. Singles and married couples are all welcome. Island garb is optional, but a king and queen will be chosen for best costumes, and there will be prizes. LANCASTER – Back in 1999, two people had a dream, and the reality of that dream will be in evidence Saturday at J&J Social and Travel Club’s luau to celebrate its sixth anniversary. Jack Cohen and JoAnn Sablan were not yet married when they came up with the idea for an organization they wanted to offer other people in their age bracket. But they made a good team, so they started the club for seniors that answers all their social needs. “I never would have met and become friends with all of you if it hadn’t been for J&J. I’ll always be grateful for that,” member Mort Kadek said at one of the card nights. The conception was for people age 40 or older to come together several times a month for potlucks, game nights, dances, movies, dining, discussions and mixers. Tickets are $12.95 for club members and $14.95 for nonmembers. For location information and to make reservations, call the Cohens at (661) 267-2586. Club membership is $27.50 per year and guarantees a 5 percent discount on club activities. – Bettie Rencoret160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Barca to target Chelsea keeper – report

first_imgChelsea are preparing for a £10m bid from Barcelona for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to The Sun.Courtois has yet to play for the Blues since signing in an £8m move from Genk in July 2011 and has impressed while on loan at Atletico Madrid.And it is claimed that Barca have identified the Belgian as a potential replacement for Victor Valdes.Everton boss David Moyes and Swansea’s Michael Laudrup are likely to be on the shortlist for the Chelsea manager’s job in the summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.Bayern Munich’s appointment of Pep Guardiola – the man widely considered to be Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s first choice – had led to renewed speculation about who will take over at Stamford Bridge, where Rafael Benitez is in interim charge.Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has been touted as a candidate but the Telegraph believe he may be keen to succeed Joachim Low as Germany boss.As well as Moyes and Laudrup, Low and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone are also tipped to be on the shortlist.The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, say Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a serious contender for the job.Two Italian clubs have shown some interest in Jose Bosingwa, the Mirror believe.QPR want the defender, who was recently fined for refusing to be a substitute, out of Loftus Road during the transfer window but he has a lucrative contract and will not be easy to offload.There are more allegations about his conduct, with the Mirror suggesting he has been warned about being late for training, has been difficult when he does take part and ignores his team-mates by listening to music on his headphones.A source is quoted as saying: “It is very ­difficult. He has fallen out with the boss and now doesn’t want to be there, but is on a big contract.“He has been one of the most difficult players at a club some of the players have ever seen. He turns up, listens to music and clearly wants to move on.”The Daily Mail suggest some Rangers players feel Bosingwa is ‘disrespectful’ and ‘arrogant’ and they avoid interacting with him.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers Jimmy Garoppolo heading to famed QB coach

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/12/bang_5a95d343-6e13-482b-aab8-f1cdb5fcb4d2″]VIDEO: Garoppolo says he will work with famed throwing coach Tom HouseSANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo told reporters to have a good summer — or “H.A.G.S.” in school-yearbook parlance — after the 49ers went through their final offseason practice Wednesday.And now we know what Garoppolo will do with his summer: work in Southern California with famed throwing coach Tom House. Pleased with how his comeback …last_img read more

Africa tax centre on the way

first_img14 January 2008The creation of an international tax centre in Africa to assist countries’ tax administrations with capacity building has emerged from a two-day meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), held in Cape Town last week.The centre will help the continent’s tax authorities shift their traditional dependence on customs duties for revenue collection toward a greater reliance on individual and corporate taxpayers.Though the location of the International Tax Centre in Africa is as yet decided, Uganda Revenue Authority commissioner-general Allen Kagina assured BuaNews this week that the centre was “definitely going to happen”.The international tax centre would enable African countries to handle the challenges of tax administration that are similar to those faced by the OECD countries, which themselves have far greater capacity.The centre would pool resources, information and research, share best practices and would also assist with the training of staff of the various African tax administrations that would constitute its members, Kagina said.Such a centre would then better be able to take advantage of the advice of the OECD’s Forum on Tax Administration and other multilateral institutions whose advice and practices could be relevant to the mandate of Africa’s tax administrators, she said.She expected that the decision as to where the international tax centre would be located, and other logistical details, would emerge in May at the African conference of tax administrators that will be held in South Africa, which will bring together most of senior officials of Africa’s tax administrations.Improving capacityThe OECD itself – which represents 30 of the world’s richest countries – has expressed “a very strong commitment” to help Africa develop efficient tax administrations, said OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration director Jeffrey Owens.The centre would help African nations put in place a modernisation programme and assist them to deal with the “enormous burden” of increasing revenue for government programmes as their revenue base “disappears”, he said.Delivering the opening address to forum, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said sources of revenue for most countries – including South Africa – are largely from direct sources such as the profits of corporations or the earnings of individuals, or from indirect sources such as imports on sales, and in some instances royalties or capital gains.However, poorer countries – including many African nations – still depend on customs duties for the bulk of the revenues, he said.Manuel called on the OECD to extend the beneficial effects of partnerships between nations to the world’s poorer countries, “who are often victims of organised efforts to undermine their tax bases”.South African Revenue Service Commissioner Pravin Gordhan told reporters that his institution was already working with its peers on the continent to see how to improve capacity for revenue collection and strengthen tax administrations.Gordhan mentioned that a very significant number of African countries get money from customs duties rather than directly from taxpayers and free trade agreements with trading partners – which are on the increase – would likely further undermine their traditional revenue bases.This emphasised the need for building capacity to widen the tax bases of South Africa’s peers on the continent, he said, adding that the OECD is strongly committed, as is South Africa, to the establishment of an international tax centre for Africans.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South Africa benefits from renewables

first_img15 June 2015In the fog of confusion caused by the chaos at Eskom, we lost sight of where the government had done really well in the area of power generation, said investment director Rob Spanjaard.He said the state-run renewable energy programme had won international awards for its efficiency and impact and its success could provide a model to help Eskom out of its difficulties, which were currently dragging the whole economy down.Spanjaard, the investment director and portfolio manager at Rezco Asset Management, said before the implementation of the state’s renewables programme, wind generation projects were about to be approved at a cost of 125c per kilowatt- hour (kWh).“The government, under the auspices of the Department of Energy, then did some amazing work and developed the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme [REIPPPP]. Companies and consortia were in 2009 invited to competitively bid around clearly constructed criteria.“Round one bids were accepted at 115c/kWh, round two came in at 100c/kWh, round three at 74c/kWh, and by the time round four was reached in August 2014, the bid price had dropped to 62c/kWh. The same process caused solar power to be bid down from 275c/kWh in round one to 79c/kWh in round four.Cost of coal generation“This should be compared to the expected cost of 128c/kWh of new coal power from Medupi. Coal-generated cost increases to 168c/kWh if the cost of infrastructure like dams is included. The final costs of nuclear power are forecast to be more expensive than coal. These renewable energy projects are very profitable to the bidders, so there are increasing numbers of groups bidding for the projects available. At the last round, only 20% of bidding projects were selected,” Spanjaard said.The REIPPPP had already brought power and hope to communities that had never had access to basic services. The Duineveld township in !Kheis Municipality in Northern Cape was one such example, where 300 households benefited from the renewable energy programme.Led by Acwa Power Southern Africa, the project won the African Community Project of the Year award at the African Utility Week on 14 May for connecting 300 homes through 75 watt photovoltaic solar systems, making it possible for children to do their homework at night.The community project formed part of an IPP programme called Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Park, located in Groblershoop, Northern Cape. Once completed, the solar park will add 50MW of clean energy to the national grid.REIPPPP is inspirationalOn 16 April, the Department of Energy approved 13 more new renewable IPP bids, which means there will now be 79 REIPPPP projects with 5 243MW being added to a national grid desperately in need of power.“The renewable programme is inspirational and visionary,” bid-winner Andrzej Golebiowski of Scatec Solar told Fin24 at the time.“It’s really big on a global scale. It’s over 4 000MW they [Department of Energy] are planning to award this year. It’s going to make it by far one of the biggest markets globally for renewables. That’s pretty impressive,” Golebiowski said after his company won three bids to produce solar energy in South Africa.His projects – solar photovoltaic Sirius Solar PV Project One, solar photovoltaic Dyason’s Klip 1 and solar photovoltaic Dyason’s Klip 2 – will collectively add 225MW to the grid.Spanjaard said these investments in energy benefited the country in many different ways, over and above energy generation.“In the process the country got an unbelievable bargain. Currently, 5 200MW has been approved at a capital cost of R168-billion. The project winners had to supply all their own capital. About 40% of the spend is now local content and thousands of jobs have been created,” he added.“In addition, billions will be donated to community projects over the life of the projects, and all projects have to be [black economic empowerment] compliant.“The projects take about 12 to 18 months to get up and running from the time of approval, as compared to 10 years at Medupi.”Tax instead of subsidiseReferring to Eskom, he said the state got to tax the projects instead of having to subsidise a loss-making state entity. South Africa also got to protect its environment and, finally, the country got much-needed cheap electricity, he said.There were some basic lessons that could be learned from the Department of Energy’s renewable energy programme.“The lessons have nothing to do with privatisation or even renewable energy. The state – anywhere in the world – works best when it regulates, takes the position as referee, forces groups to compete openly and transparently, and then taxes them.“At the very least the government should analyse what has worked so spectacularly well for [it] in one area of power generation and apply these lessons to Eskom.”Source: News24Wirelast_img read more