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Celta Vigo 0-1 Man United: Marcus Rashford seals Europa League semi-final win

first_img1 Marcus Rashford’s splendid free-kick secured Manchester United a hard-fought win at Celta Vigo to edge Jose Mourinho’s men closer to the Europa League final.England’s last European representatives have travelled far and wide in their bid to win the only major continental trophy to have eluded them in their success-laden history.Europa League glory also offers a route back to the Champions League – an increasingly important option given their Premier League struggles – and Mourinho’s men are in the driving seat of this semi-final after Rashford’s fine free-kick secured a 1-0 first-leg win at Celta.The away goal could prove crucial ahead of next week’s return fixture at Old Trafford, where the Spanish side face an uphill battle to progress from their first major European semi-final.Daniel Wass had given United an early scare but the visitors edged the first half, with Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez staying strong to thwart Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard.Sergio Romero did well to deny Pione Sisto as Celta threatened to punish United’s all too familiar lack of killer instinct, only for Rashford to step up to the plate yet again.Having sent United through to semi-final with his extra-time strike against Anderlecht, the 19-year-old settled the first leg with a second-half free-kick that sent the away support – and Mourinho – wild.The importance of this occasion to Vigo was palpable as monuments were draped in sky blue, ribbons tied to taxis and streets lined with posters reading ‘This is Afouteza’ – the Galician word for bravery.Local pride was clear and the din remarkable as the sides stepped out at Balaidos, where Wass wasted the chance to make himself a hero by nodding Nemanja Radoja’s fine early cross wide.It was a let off for a United side that restricted Celta to long-range efforts for the remainder of a first half in which goalkeeper Alvarez was key.United’s first shot did not arrive until the 20th minute but when it did the hosts’ goalkeeper had to be at his best, producing a save just as superb as Rashford’s 20-yard effort to keep it scoreless.Lingard just failed to get a telling touch on a Mkhitaryan cross as the visitors looked to take the advantage in an entertaining first half.The latter has been so key in this run and could – and perhaps should – have struck on a fifth successive European trip, only for a poor finish from Paul Pogba’s side-splitting pass to be denied smartly by Alvarez.Celta fans chanted their goalkeeper’s name and were thankful to him again as half-time approached after denying Lingard.Pogba struck over early and Iago Aspas directed wide early in the second half, with the superb reactions of United goalkeeper Romero preventing Sisto’s deflected effort finding the net.Tensions were growing as the wait for a breakthrough continued, with the relief clear from Mourinho’s celebrations in the 67th minute.Rashford and Daley Blind stood over a free-kick just over 20 yards from goal. The latter ran over it and Rashford punished wrong-footed Alvarez by fizzing home a right-footed strike home.Mourinho headed towards the away fans punching the air at a goal that former Liverpool forward Aspas tried to cancel out, before Lingard lashed wide at the other end.Tempers frayed as Rashford took his time leaving the field after being substituted and Marouane Fellaini avoided a second booking, with issues continuing on the touchline as the match entered the final minutes.Celta pushed for a late leveller but, try as they might, it did not arrive. The 19-year-old’s sublime free-kick separated the sides last_img read more

11 helpful financial tips with Pascal: Don’t do the Ostrich!

first_imgPascal Curran, a Letterkenny based financial advisor and founder of advicefirst.ie, has some financial tips for when we feel like burying our heads (but know deep down, that it’s only making matters muuuuch worse!)Pascal’s got your back!At Advice First Financial we think it’s only right to help our customers, in any way we can, when it comes to helping them to manage their finances – money matters are not black and white, they equate to freedom, security, peace of mind and – it means a lot to get to grips with it all – and not bury our heads! Some tips for taking a deep breath and sorting things out: Plan a household budget:A family budget can help you control your household spending so that you have enough money to pay your bills and cover the basics on an ongoing basis. When starting out to manage your money, it is important to record where you are specifically spending. Record all those little runs to the shop, the cups of coffee, the wee things we don’t realise that are costing us loads in the long-run. You need to understand where you are spending your money before you can take control. Writing it down is empowering and informative. Start an emergency fund:Always have some money put by for unexpected events – we never know what’s around the corner. A rule of thumb is to have at least 3 months’ net salary saved for emergencies. More than just a rainy day fund – this is money that could really solve a bigger problem should it arise and is important to have it saved. Get better value:There are lots of online interactive tools that can helps you compare your spending on household expenses. You can compare costs on mobile phones, broadband, groceries and energy. Using a price comparison app – or just shopping around yourself, can really maximise your budget – and save for what matters. Manage your credit card.Now this is the biggie. Firstly, know that the interest rate on your credit card is huge. Probably more than you think. Check it.. So.You should always aim to clear the balance on your credit card at the end of the month. This should be a must….If you have an outstanding balance. Set up a direct debit. You can choose what percentage you want to pay and thus avoid any unnecessary interest and charges by always paying on time.Check if you can transfer the balance to another provider who is offering a better interest rate, in fact there are a couple of providers offer 0% for a few months on balance transfers. Plan your spending; Make a list and decide what you will use your credit card for to avoid impulse spending.Check your statements; Either over the phone or on-line, reviewing your account regularly will keep you in control of your spending and avoid accidentally going over your credit limit. Get protected: Life insurance is not a luxury:If you have dependents, a life insurance plan is not a luxury, it’s a fundamental need. It helps maintain your family’s regular standard of living if something happened to the main breadwinner. If you have a mortgage you need life cover to help clear the mortgage if you pass away. If you are renting, if you pass away – how will your family afford the rent and the other household bills.We can help you understand your family’s protection needs at Advice First, well worth considering. Get your tax backDid you know that you can potentially claim tax back on many items that you are spending on?! – For example: Medical feesPension and Income Protection plansService charges for refuse collection, sewage disposal or domestic water suppliesFees paid for approved third-level coursesWhy not go to Revenue.ie for a full list of tax reliefs available or contact us at Advice First and we will be happy to put you in touch with our tax advisor. Plan for your retirement:For some of us the state pension won’t start until age 68, so having your own pension plan is vital. You can get full tax relief on the contributions – so you should really make the most of this.We can help you work out what your pension needs are, too. Become a super-saver:With credit still difficult to come by, now may be the time to devise a ‘super-savings’ plan to help you get in the habit of squirreling away as much as you can. So instead of opening just one savings account, you could open several regular savers, each designed to help pay for things like holidays, new car, third level education costs and home improvements. Be smart with your investments:Consider an investment that suits your needs by doing a risk profile test to identify what type of investment is right for you. Generally, best advice is to spread your money across different types of investments and assets. Give your finances a regular check-up:Finally, it’s really important to regularly review your finances with your Financial Advisor, this way you’ll find it easier to keep on top of things. You’ll thank yourself in the short and longer term for taking control with the support of a professional. Arrange a Financial ReviewIt will only take an hour of your time and it will be arranged at a time that suits you. You’ll feel miles better afterwards – knowing that you’ve taken a responsible step in the right direction. Each month Pascal will provide financial advice on the most frequently asked topics – here on Donegal Daily and is looking forward to further breaking down the barriers around financial advice in his renowned experienced and jargon-free way! If you would like to book a no obligations consultation with Pascal, click here or simply call  +353 74 910 39 38 to talk to us today.Follow us on Facebook & Instagram  Advice First Financial Services Ltd trading as Advice First Financial is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.11 helpful financial tips with Pascal: Don’t do the Ostrich! was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by Pascal CurranShare 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:advice firstbudgetFinancialPascal Curransavingslast_img read more

Antonio Brown has filed a second helmet grievance against the NFL, report says

first_imgAntonio Brown showed up to the last day of Raiders training camp Monday morning, presumably putting to bed the unrest that had surrounded him over the last several weeks.But that presumption was apparently wrong.Brown filed a second grievance against the NFL Monday seeking to be allowed to wear his preferred Schutt Air Advantage helmet, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. His initial grievance was denied early last week. It’s not immediately clear how this filing differs from that one.The …last_img read more

Nigerian project wins top award

first_imgCows to Kilowatts takes abattoir waste and converts it into a low-cost renewable energy source. (Image: stock.xchng) An innovative Nigerian project that processes abattoir water and converts the collected organic waste into fertiliser and methane, has won the 2009 Intel Environment prize at the annual Tech Awards in the US.The Tech Awards, held this year in San Jose, California, in November, honoured creativity and inventiveness across a range of fields, including the environment, education, science, health and more.The project, titled Cows to Kilowatts, was founded by civil engineer Dr Joseph Adelgan. In developing countries especially, abattoir waste is a major source of water pollution and greenhouse gas production. Through the processing of organic waste, the project helps mitigate one of the biggest threats to the future of the planet, as well as promote the use and benefits of renewable energy.Adelgan is the founder of the Global Network for Environment and Economic Development Research (Gneeder), an NGO that that works in poor urban communities to improve quality of life, reduce air pollution and create cheap sources of domestic energy.The organisation is currently working on another power-generating project for impoverished West Africans, using cassava factory waste.Projects are based in Nigeria and Ghana at the moment, but there are plans to roll them out in other sub-Saharan countries.Keeping water cleanIn Nigeria regulation of abattoir waste is lax, and there are few facilities for water treatment. In Ibadan, the country’s second biggest city, waste from the Bodija Municipal Abattoir used to run out into open drains. These are connected to surface water sources, which resulted in severe contamination of groundwater with pathogens such as salmonella, Escherichia coli, and the deadly Rift Valley fever virus.The waste water from this abattoir has an extremely high biochemical oxygen demand, which is an indicator of organic pollution. Communities living in the area had no choice but to use the contaminated water, so the situation was desperate.“People were drinking from shallow wells,” said Adelgan in an interview, “and people in the neighbourhood were getting sick. They didn’t understand why they were getting sick.”Cows to Kilowatts started off as a collaborative project between Gneeder, the Centre for Youth, Family and the Law, and the Sustainable Ibadan project. The initial goal was merely to treat the abattoir waste in an effluent plant, rendering it less harmful to communities and the environment and preventing groundwater pollution.However, the team soon came across a related problem – the decomposing organic waste that was releasing carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. Both are greenhouse gases, but methane is 23 times more lethal in bringing about climate change than carbon dioxide.A new strategy using biogas technology was introduced. Applicable on both large and small scales, the process uses reactors to digest organic waste and convert it into low-cost energy.The three founding organisations joined up with scientists at the Biogas Technology Research Centre at Thailand’s King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi, and with funding from the UN Development Programme in Nigeria, they designed and built a pilot biogas plant in Ibadan. This uses an anaerobic fixed film digester to break down the waste. The resulting sludge is turned into high-quality organic fertiliser, and methane and carbon dioxide are collected before they can dissipate into the atmosphere and cause harm.The plant supplies around 5 400 cylinders of biogas per month, which is used for cooking, electricity generation, and to power vehicles – at just 25% of the cost of liquefied natural gas. Furthermore, the organic fertiliser is sold to farmers at a fraction of the cost of chemical fertiliser.Poor families often have to rely on kerosene, paraffin and wood for heating, cooking and light, which pollute the air in the home. By using biogas they not only improve their living conditions, but also help curb deforestation, as the demand for wood drops.Honouring innovationEstablished in 2001, the Tech Awards came about as a result of the State of the Future report, a publication of the Millennium Project of the American Council of the United Nations University. The report stated that acknowledgement of innovation through awards is a valuable tool for stimulating scientific and technological breakthroughs to improve people’s quality of life.The Tech Awards programme pays tribute to technology that enables people to live a better life. It honours 15 enterprising projects in five categories: health, education, equality, the environment, and economic development. There are three winners in each category, and the top five laureates walk away with US$50 000 (R378 717) each.Laureates are then inducted into the Tech Awards Network, which provides opportunities for learning, networking and collaboration.last_img read more

2016 Fall Expo coming soon to JD Equipment

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest JD Equipment, the largest John Deere dealership group in Ohio, is proud to announce that registration is open for their 2016 Fall Expo (formerly World’s Largest Combine Clinic). The 2016 Fall Expo will be held Friday, August 26 at their London, OH location located at 1660 US 42 NE, 43140. This year’s event will welcome guests from all across Ohio and surrounding states.Participants at the 2016 Fall Expo will have the opportunity to attend classes instructed by JD Equipment’s agriculture and farm equipment experts that focus on various functions of John Deere combines and other John Deere related products. Class topics this year will cover Combines, Field Prep, Precision Agriculture and Nutrient Management. One hour of CCA continued education credits will be available for the Nutrient Management class (0.5 NM, 0.5 SW). Safety seminars will be available to attend at any time during the event and field demonstrations will be available following lunch.For more information, please contact JD Equipment via email (info@jdequipment.com) or call our London location at (614) 879-6620. For more details or to register for the event, please visit www.jdequipment.com/fallexpo.last_img read more

Leadership conference set for farm and food community

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Members of Ohio’s food and farm community are invited to the 2016 Farm and Food Leadership Forum. The event is for those with a desire to build leadership ability, develop business skills and and network with community professionals. The Forum will take place Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus. The event, open to the public, is hosted by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and takes place the day prior to the organization’s annual meeting. Reservations can be made through local county Farm Bureau offices.Those who will benefit from the conference include farmers, agribusiness professionals, animal breeders, agritainment operators and others with a connection to food and farming.Nationally recognized speakers include Michele Payn of Cause Matters who will talk about using social media to your advantage; Tim Hodges, the Gallup Education Practice, who will discuss developing individual strengths; and Mark Levin, an expert on building membership organizations. Other topics include identifying the best health care options for small employers, communicating agriculture’s message, and agribusiness insurance solutions.Along with educational sessions, a Community Showcase will feature exhibits from leading Farm Bureau business partners such as Nationwide, Grainger, Sherwin-Williams and two of Ohio Farm Bureau’s newest benefit providers, Rocky Brands/Lehigh Outfitters and Member Savings Advantage. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals group will also host two rounds of the Discussion Meet competition.Registration is $75 per person, which includes lunch. Reservations are due Nov. 16.last_img read more

3 civilians injured in Kulgam blast

first_imgMilitants triggered a grenade blast in south Kashmir’s Kulgam on Wednesday morning, leaving three civilians injured.The police said militants made an abortive bid to throw a grenade towards the Police Station Dhamhal Hanjpora in Kulgam. “It missed the target and exploded on the roadside. Three civilians were injured,” said the police.The police said the injured, who suffered splinter wounds, were shifted to a hospital. The injured were identified as Ayaz Ahmad Bhat, Sabzar Ahmad Hajam and Bilal Ahmad Khatana.Meanwhile, the area was cordoned off after the attack. However, no militant was nabbed till last reports came in.last_img read more