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USS Somerset Commissioned

May 4, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_img View post tag: Naval March 2, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Somerset Commissioned View post tag: Navy View post tag: Commissioned Share this article View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: Somerset USS Somerset Commissioned USS SOMERSET LPD 25USS Somerset (LPD 25), the Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, March 1. View post tag: USS USS Somerset represents the heroic actions of the 40 crew and passengers of United Flight 93, honoring their collective sacrifice and the tremendous courage displayed in the face of overwhelming adversity. Had it not been for their brave actions, the terrorists would have likely reached their intended target and countless more lives may have been lost.Thousands of guests, including military veterans and family and friends of the crew, witnessed the ship coming to life and enter the naval service. Distinguished guests included the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Jonathan Greenert and the Honorable Pat Toomey – United States Senator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, delivered the principal address and spoke of the ship and employment to the nation.“Somerset is a welcomed edition to the Fleet, make no mistake, this vessel along with the other San Antonio Class Amphibious ships represent America’s commitment to security around the world,” said Amos. “When this ship sails the worlds oceans, she will carry the spirit and determination and the fighting spirit that has always defined America.”Somerset’s commanding officer, Capt. Thomas L. Dearbon, spoke of her crew and her namesake’s heroic actions.“We are here today to not only honor and pay tribute to the heroes of United Flight 93, but also to celebrate the commissioning of this great ship USS Somerset,” said Dearborn. “Somerset will leave a legacy that will never be forgotten by those wishing to do harm to this country. A ship is but a steel vessel, it is the crew that brings the ship to life. USS Somerset is truly a fine warship and the crew that mans her, is second to none.”At the conclusion of the remarks, Somerset’s ship sponsor, Mrs. Mary Jo Myers, the wife of former Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, gave the time-honored command to “man our ship and bring her to life!”“[Flight 93 passengers and crew members] exemplified such courage and bravery that day as they sacrificed themselves to protect others and to rally our nation they were indeed the first warriors in this war on terrorism,” said Myers. “Today we come together as families, but mostly as Americans to celebrate and witness this momentous occasion and wish the USS Somerset and her crew Godspeed.”The commissioning was the culmination of a week-long celebration in Philadelphia honoring the ship, her crew and the legacy of the 40 passengers and crew member of United Airlines of Flight 93. The ship will be homeported in San Diego.[mappress]Press Release, March 2, 2014, 2014; Image: US Navylast_img read more

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Ocean City High School students hear inspirational words from man who survived horrible crash

May 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_img“Gabe really doesn’t need to be taken care of,” she said. “He’s very independent and is a source of strength for people around him.” “This kid’s stupidity took this from me,” Hurley said, referring to how his life has been profoundly altered, including the loss of his eyesight. When he was out for a drive on June 18, 2009, a car traveling in the opposite direction clipped a bridge, spun out of control and slammed into Hurley’s Ford Mustang. The impact sent a 10-pound metal car part crashing through the windshield and into Hurley’s face. “We’re still battling that problem,” Hopely said. “Distracted driving is a paramount concern. That’s the education we’re giving.” Hurley noted that it was a 17-year-old boy — who had his driver’s license for only three weeks — who plowed into him. The teenager had been out joyriding with friends, showing off and not paying attention to the road, according to Hurley. Hurley, 31, of Somerset, N.J., recounted his heartbreaking story Monday before an audience of Ocean City High School students. His appearance was part of a distracted driving awareness program in collaboration between the school district and Ocean City Police Department.. His eyesight was lost. His boyish good looks were gone. His dreams of a healthy, happy life were shattered. But everything changed on Oak Tree Road in Edison on June 18, 2009. Hurley was nearly killed, but the teenager who hit him escaped with only a broken wrist. The boy received a summons for reckless driving. Hurley urged the Ocean City students not to be reckless or distracted behind the wheel, telling them to “stop, slow down and think what you’re doing.” For him, this was the start of “my new life.” He began his remarks by telling students that, before the crash, he was “living the high life.” “This is reality, and it can happen to anyone, regardless of race, religion and socioeconomic class,” he said. Doctors considered it a medical miracle that Hurley survived the crash. Hurley said he woke up in the hospital, unable to see and hooked up to life-saving monitors. “You could say my life was good,” he said. “Why would anything bad happen to me?” “For starters, I will never see anything for the rest of my life,” he said. “I have a new-found purpose in life,” he said. He said he could have wallowed in self-pity after the crash, but instead chose happiness. By Donald WittkowskiOne terrible crash on Oak Tree Road in Edison, N.J., in 2009 robbed Gabe Hurley of virtually everything he had. Except his life. Hurley surprised the students by picking up an electric guitar and jamming on a medley of rock tunes. He explained that he has been playing guitar since he was 11 years old and continues to write songs, including one that accompanied an inspirational video that depicted his post-crash recovery. Suddenly, Hurley was blind. His face was so horribly disfigured that doctors described it as looking like “sawdust.” Hurley, though, acknowledged that this is certainly not the life he thought he would lead. His wife, Anna, stressed that Hurley is anything but helpless these days. Both young and more experienced drivers can easily become distracted while chatting or texting on their now-ubiquitous cellphones, said Sgt. Brian Hopely of the Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit. Hurley, however, has transcended the horror to become a source of inspiration. He speaks at schools about 100 times a year to not only warn students about the dangers of distracted driving, but also to encourage them to live happy and productive lives. “For me, it was like an out-of-body experience,” he explained. “I no longer recognized myself.” Video Playerhttps://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/20160523_173646_1340897922607165.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“The Gabe they knew and loved was instantly unrecognizable,” he said of his family and friends. He had been placed in a medically induced coma. A gastric tube was inserted in his stomach to feed him. Using hospital photos and a CAT scan image to illustrate his ghastly injuries, Hurley recalled the mental anguish he endured as well as the multiple surgeries that he needed to reconstruct his face. Hurley told the students that he got married just last month, eliciting their applause. Hurley said he has never met the teenager, who would now be in his 20s. “I don’t hate the boy,” Hurley said. “Maybe in the future, if he wants to apologize, we’ll cross that bridge and see how things go.”last_img read more

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Watch Dopapod’s Neal “Fro” Evans Sit In With Aqueous For Queens Of Stone Age Cover

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_imgHowever, the night didn’t end there, as Aqueous’ then continued their night by zipping over to The Sinclair, where moe. was winding down their four-night stand in Cambridge. Guitarist Al Schnier had the idea for members of Aqueous to emerge on the band’s instruments for the encore to surprise the audience. Aqueous obliged, with Mike Gantzer on Chuck’s guitar, Evan McPhaden on a Rob’s bass, Dave Loss on Al’s guitar, and Rob Houk on Vinnie’s drums, to kick off moe.’s Saturday night encore. Aqueous played an improvisational jam before closing with hints of an Aqueous original, “Random Company,” before switching back with the moe. members who closed out with “Comfortably Numb” cover by Pink Floyd. You can also take a listen to the moe. show below, courtesy of taper tgakidis.[Cover photo: Capacity Images]Setlist: moe. | The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA | 4/08/17I: Zed Naught Z > Same Old Story > Bring You Down, Chromatic Nightmare#, Captain America, Montego, Where Does The Time Go? > WaterII: Kids > Lazarus, Letter Home > Faker > Same Old Story > Zed Naught Z, Gone > Deep This TimeIII: Skrunk > Kids, banter, Buster, Angel, St. Augustine > Same Old Story, crowd, al.nnouncementsE: Aqueous band swap, banter/crowd, Comfortably Numb# w/ Water Intro Fake Out On April 8th, Aqueous and Dopapod hit the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts, continuing their tour of the smokin’ of the Northeast. Aqueous kicked off the night, and during their five-song set, they invited a special guest out to share the stage with them. For their fourth song, following “Skyway,”  which jammed into through “Halfway In, Halfway Out,” the band invited their friend, Dopapod’s drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, to join them on a heavy cover of Queens of the Stone Age “No One Knows.” You can check out a video of this special sit-in via MK Devo below, who caught the cover in all its glory and just released pro-shot multi-cam footage from the night.last_img read more

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Widespread Panic To Release First-Ever Live Album, “Light Fuse, Get Away”, On Vinyl

March 2, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_imgUPDATE [4/3/18]: Widespread Panic has officially announced their special 4-LP re-mastered vinyl release of Light Fuse, Get Away several months after the listing first appeared on Bull Moose. The reissue is set for release on April 20, 2018, just in time for Record Store Day on April 21st.[Originally reported 11/21/17]: Twenty years after its initial debut, one of Georgia jam-rockers Widespread Panic‘s most beloved records, live LP Light Fuse, Get Away, will be getting the official vinyl treatment. The 1998 live album, recorded over the course of several concerts in 1997, features top-notch renditions of a number of classic panic songs, including a version of “Pickin’ Up The Pieces” with Branford Marsalis on saxophone from 9/7/97 in Boston. According to a new listing from record seller Bull Moose, the Light Fuse, Get Away vinyl will be made available for purchase on April 20th, 2018, for a cost of $66.97. Pre-orders are open now via Bull Moose.EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Herring Talks New Band, This Year’s Losses, And The Unknown Future Of Widespread PanicLight Fuse, Get Away is significant for the events surrounding its release in 1998 as much as for the album itself. On April 18, 1998, a week after the album’s initial release via Capricorn Records, the band closed down the streets in their native Athens, GA to put on a free album release party for their adoring local fans. However, the show quickly grew to shocking proportions: according to the band, final attendance numbers were estimated at roughly 100,000 people, breaking Metallica‘s then-record for “largest record release party.” The concert was filmed and released as a CD/DVD set of its own–the now-infamous Panic In The Streets.Alabama Mayor Calls Widespread Panic Fans ‘Pure Mayhem’ The band has yet to officially announce the Light Fuse, Get Away vinyl release, although the Bull Moose listing is a reliable indicator that an announcement is forthcoming). The band will surely have more information about the special vinyl edition of their debut live album, and we’ll be sure to update you on everything you need to know once that information becomes available.For more information on Widespread Panic’s upcoming plans, projects, and new releases, head to the band’s website.[h/t – Bull Moose]last_img read more

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Tracking your friends and idols

March 1, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_imgIt’s like Facebook, but without all the social stuff, Jonah Varon explained.Varon and Axel Hansen, two Harvard sophomores, have created a new website that seeks to out-Google Google when it comes to tracking news about your friends.“Facebook is so full of social noise that you don’t get the important stuff,” Varon said. “There’s less content here than if you went to [someone’s] Facebook page, but it’s more meaningful.”Varon and Hansen met during their freshman year. Though Hansen had some computer skills when he arrived, Varon says his are entirely the result of Harvard computer science courses, including CS 50, the introductory course that has been credited with adding computers to more than one student’s study plans.The two pooled their talents and, over the past six months, developed Newsle (pronounced “news-el”), a site that crawls the web for you to find news and blog posts about your friends, celebrities, and even politicians you might want to follow.“You could Google around and find it, but it’s not really available anyplace else,” Varon said. “We wanted a way to find out all the cool stuff all our friends had done in high school or college without them having to post it. People don’t necessarily post news about themselves. It seems arrogant.”To get around the difficulty posed by people with similar names, they created an algorithm that uses personal details, such as where a person lived, where he or she worked, or where they went to school to make sure Newsle retrieves the right John Smith or Jane Doe.“Our goal is to be better at Googling someone than Google is,” Varon said.The two have already had a measure of success. The site, though in beta testing, has had thousands of people sign up and, on March 8, won a $10,000 grant in the Harvard College Innovation Challenge, which is sponsored by the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Varon and Hansen have also talked to potential investors and made a presentation to the Boston Web Innovators Group.After you join the site, you give Newsle permission to import your Facebook or Linked In contacts. Once it does that, the site searches the web for relevant content and brings it to your screen. You can filter your news feed by just friends, friends and public figures, or just public figures. You can also see all news the site retrieves or reduce the number of items in your feed by filtering by importance. Newsle will also email you news feeds about your friends periodically if you set that as a preference.Varon said the creators are working on new features for the site, such as ranking the prominence of public figures and personal friends. They’re also approaching key people in such areas as economics or biology, and asking them which top 10 people in their fields they would be interested in following. That will allow Varon and Hansen to compile lists of those to follow by expertise, and it will let Newsle users just click on the recommendations if they want to begin following those figures without having to search exhaustively.“It’s pretty exciting because we don’t know how big it can be,” Varon said. “We think that everyone can get utility out of it, news about friends, contacts, or public figures they’re interested in.”last_img read more

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Dining halls aim to reduce food waste

January 26, 2021 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_imgIf you’re reading this while eating a meal at North or South Dining Hall, stop for a moment and check your plate. How many ounces of food are on it? And how many ounces will still be on it when you place your tray on one of the tray returns? Waste Free Wednesdays, a semi-annual campaign to decrease food waste sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Food Services and greeND, was started in the hopes that the answer to the latter question will shrink each time a student leaves the dining hall. “Our overall goal is to reduce waste,” campaign co-chair Anna Gorman said. “Basically we want to get it as small as possible. Ideally it would be zero but that’s obviously not plausible.” For one month each semester, volunteers stand at the dining hall tray returns each Wednesday between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. If a student walks up with no leftover food on his or her tray, the individual is given a raffle ticket. Each campaign, one winner from the pool of raffle tickets is selected to win $100 in flex points. “There are certain things we don’t count as waste, such as banana peels or chicken bones,” Gorman said. “But others, like even egg whites, do count as waste.” “Waste weigh-ins,” to ascertain the average amount of food a student wastes, occur once during the week before the campaign begins as well as after it ends, Gorman said, in order to judge the effectiveness of the project. “I think people do make an extra concentrated effort [during the campaign],” she said. “It’s not necessarily as lasting as I think we’re aiming for just in terms of how they bring it into when they’re not eating at the dining hall or things like that … But it definitely has a little bit of a following that knows what it is and is glad to reduce waste.” Waste Free Wednesdays began in the fall of 2010 after research showed the large amounts of food being thrown away by students in the dining halls, Gorman said. In the fall of 2011, Food Services took the campaign one step further when it shrunk the size of the dining hall trays. “When the trays were replaced, that was also part of the campaign to stop waste,” Gorman said. “Before the trays [were shrunk], 4.64 ounces per person was the average waste from both dining halls. After, it went to 4.22 ounces.” Gorman said Notre Dame ought to become more conscious of the amount of food it wastes as a Catholic university. “I think it’s about one in six Americans struggle with hunger, and we as a University waste a total of about 1.2 tons of food each day,” she said. “It’s just something that hit home for me, and I think it’s more relevant to people than they realize.” For students to participate in the effort to decrease Notre Dame’s food waste, they simply need to think for a second before they place an item on their dining hall trays, Gorman said. “It’s mainly just being conscious of what you’re picking up,” she said. “It’s all about making a conscious effort to reduce waste.”last_img read more

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Ancient Lessons on Security

December 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_imgBy Dialogo October 27, 2010 Excellent! A saying of the ancient strategist Sun-tzu, written over 2,500 years ago, already proclaimed that the Art of War teaches us to rely not on the probability of the enemy not coming, but on our readiness to receive him and inflict heavier casualties on him. Sun-tzu warned us not to rely on the probability of the enemy not attacking, but instead, to put our best efforts into making our position as invulnerable as possible to his onset. A while ago now, following the day-to-day evolution of our public safety, I noticed how much our professionals are distancing themselves from basic teachings like those of the Chinese general, as well as – with the most stupefying excuses – dangerously neglecting elementary prerequisites for the physical security of facilities. Some of the severe reverses currently suffered by the Brazilian security forces are due to the fact that, in trying to “reinvent the wheel,” we forget that, in the security business, some technical-philosophical matters are usually timeless. At most, they take on some contemporary coloration, without, however, radically modifying their essence. For many years, generations of Brazilian police officers were trained and retired with the belief that just being representatives of the law was sufficient to infuse fear, or as we used to say, “respect” in criminals. Unfortunately, those times are long past, and there is not the slightest indication that they can return. For a while now, criminals have been demonstrating total contempt for the agents of authority, making attempts on police officers’ lives in the most unexpected places. In Rio de Janeiro, officers on duty have been killed on busy downtown streets, on overpasses, in daylight. In our line of business, it is true that we must try to learn from the examples of others, but unfortunately, sometimes we do not need to go very far to witness conduct that does nothing to protect the safety of the officers on duty and that, on the contrary, blatantly exposes them and makes them vulnerable. Security professionals (whether police officers or not) must necessarily be prudent, must have studied and learned their limitations, must have thought about the possibility of adverse reactions, and therefore, cannot let down their guard. It would not be a light matter to discard the idea that “each case is unique,” and my goal, in a short article, is not (and could not be) to judge those who have suffered misfortunes (even to the point of dying in confrontation with criminals) and label them as incompetent. Whoever works in the security area must get used to expecting the unexpected. He must never underestimate the ability of his opponents, for they are used to attacking without warning. What is the use of privileged information if it does not make it in timely manner to those who would make good use of it? Nowadays it is fashionable to talk about Police Intelligence, and extraordinary efforts have really been made toward creating a doctrine, spreading it, and implementing it, for it is an essential activity and means to good police work, at all levels. Thinking about intelligence, we are once more led to cite Sun-tzu’s teachings: “Know your enemies”! Such advice, in fact, describes a typical intelligence activity. To identify all the members of such adverse groups is difficult, but to get to know their resources and to study their record of activities is not a “seven-headed hydra.” The available resources may be estimated on the basis of what has been learned by the police or by information collected from a wide variety of sources. A record of activities makes it possible to understand the modus operandi, and if you know how the enemy normally acts, you may find it easier to make preparations against him. The great and curious contradiction is that we refer to INTELLIGENCE as if it were the great “silver bullet,” the great solution to almost all our public-safety problems, and we forget that we, the men on the frontlines, must also act with intelligence. Regardless of the direction of our institutions, the courses of action determined by our leaders, or the opinion of our colleagues who believe that there will be no surprises, we must have the inner commitment that we will always act shrewdly. Twenty-five centuries ago, the Chinese general used to say that whoever underestimated his enemies would be captured by them. Nowadays, when the enemy has no interest in taking prisoners in order to enslave them, the great risk is – as we see – to underestimate our opponents and die at their hands. We live today in a time when criminals, as they lose to the police areas that they once controlled, are moving to disturb the civilian population directly, by acting just about anywhere, denying civilians a sense of safety. In the same way, they will attack the police officers who represent state authority. Unfortunately, however great the horror displayed by society, regrettable incidents, including the deaths of police officers, will still recur. The success of the police response rests on the combination of equipment, good tactics, and discipline. It is a fact that the solution for reducing violence in our big cities is to attack its causes, using public funds seriously and responsibly, promoting a better distribution of income, creating more jobs, and providing a better education for our young people and children. However, until all these important medium-term and long-term social measures have been consolidated, it is up to the police to deal with the actions of violent criminals. The fight against crime in the big cities of Brazil will indeed require a great deal of sacrifice from the population and its security forces, in which case all our attention should be turned to the risks and details of this important work. We must not be neglectful; after all, it is true that not even the most Zen of Buddhists or the Brahma Kumaris meditate with their eyes shut … *VINÍCIUS DOMINGUES CAVALCANTE is a security consultant and a member of the security service of the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Legislature.last_img read more

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Chris Mack

September 24, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_imgI am wondering if Chris Mack did the right thing when he left Xavier for Louisville.  It is certain that his wife likes the move since her family still lives in the Louisville area.  Chris’ bank account will also like the move since he will be making $4 million for each of the next 7 years.The downside of the move is that he is leaving a program that is very stable, and for the most part, lacking NCAA scrutiny.  He is going to a program where the alumni seemingly will stop at nothing to get a recruit to choose Louisville.  While Rick Pitino was at Louisville, there was always an NCAA investigation.  Mack will have to clean up this part of the program immediately.  Once you get the NCAA on your back, they watch every move no matter how minor.  Chris is a nice guy, so I hope he is tough enough to stand up to the alumni pressure.last_img read more

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Classical Aguero inspires City

September 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_img Spurs boss Pochettino had compared Aguero’s play to the genius of Mozart in the build-up to the Barclays Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium and his side simply proved incapable of stopping him. But the goals told only part of the story of a breathless encounter which featured four penalties – two of which were saved – countless chances and a red card for Tottenham’s Federico Fazio. The Argentinian actually seemed to have few options on the left of the area but he opened his body and clipped a superb shot inside the far post. Spurs produced an immediate response as Mason robbed Fernando and Soldado released Eriksen to smash a powerful shot in, off Hart and then off the underside of the crossbar. But the visitors could not retain parity for long as Lampard exchanged passes with Milner and then went down under a challenge from Lamela in the area. Moss had little hesitation in awarding the penalty and Aguero stepped up to fire home his second. City looked impressive in possession but their rhythm might have been disrupted when the influential Lampard appeared to suffer a thigh injury and had to be carried off just before the half-hour. Yet the hosts pressed on and Aguero might have had his hat-trick – when he shot straight at Lloris – even before being presented with a second spot-kick as Younes Kaboul felled Silva. Lloris saved well from Aguero and the striker put the rebound over with a scissors kick. Spurs looked to make the most of the reprieve but Hart produced another fine save to keep out a Mason drive and also palmed away a long-range Eriksen effort. A frantic first half ended with Lloris saving from Navas and the second began with the same man stopping an Aguero shot. Navas was also frustrated in front of goal before Aguero failed to connect with a Silva cross by inches. There was another dramatic twist just after the hour as Martin Demichelis was adjudged to have brought down Soldado. But the third penalty awarded became the second one saved as Hart plucked Soldado’s shot out of the bottom corner with a full-stretch dive. The England keeper had to be alert again moments later as Soldado connected firmly with a cross and he saved with his feet. City weathered that storm but it took another moment of controversy for them to gain firm control. This time Spurs league debutant Fazio was deemed to be in the wrong, pulling back his countryman Aguero off the ball and in front of goal to earn a red card. This time Aguero made no mistake from the spot and he was still far from done, scoring a fourth as he chased down a long ball from Fernandinho and curled in another fine shot. Spurs were already beaten as Toure came on for the final 14 minutes as Milner almost added to their woes with a curling shot that struck the post. Press Association Sergio Aguero delivered the performance Mauricio Pochettino feared as he fired all four goals in Manchester City’s dramatic 4-1 win over 10-man Tottenham. Aguero missed one of the penalties himself, being denied by Hugo Lloris after he had already struck twice, either side of a Christian Eriksen equaliser. Spurs’ luckless striker Roberto Soldado was also out of luck from the spot, as Joe Hart capped another superb display with a brilliant save. There was debate about most of the penalty decisions by referee Jon Moss, not least the one which saw Fazio dismissed on his league debut for a foul on Aguero. But Aguero did convert two of his three penalties and he wrapped up the scoring with a finish as sublime as the one with which he opened it. James Milner also hit the post late on as the game proved compelling from the first minute to the last. Spurs were thrashed 6-0 and were a goal down within a minute on the same ground 11 months ago. They performed much better this time but the end result was that the champions still had too much for them. They started well with Ryan Mason dragging a shot wide and then being denied when clean through by Hart. The England goalkeeper was in action again moments later as he tipped over an Eriksen drive. City looked much better in attack than defence and David Silva almost put Aguero through before Jesus Navas tested Lloris. Frank Lampard, starting ahead of the presumably rested Yaya Toure, then robbed Erik Lamela to set up the first goal, although Aguero still had plenty to do. last_img read more

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Lamela wins it for Spurs

September 20, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nexmcumgj.

first_img The Argentina winger fired home from 25 yards to atone for gifting Burnley the platform for Ashley Barnes’ equaliser. Harry Kane headed Tottenham into the lead before Barnes levelled, George Boyd latching onto Lamela’s misplaced pass in the build-up. Press Association Erik Lamela broke his 25-game Barclays Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane. Lamela shook off that error to dart in from the right flank, tee himself up and convert a long-range blast to end his dismal run without a league goal in north London. The 22-year-old has struggled to justify his £27million price tag since joining Spurs from Roma in August 2013, but finally broke his league duck as Mauricio Pochettino’s side secured their third successive win. Barnes’ 20-yard blast was every bit as smartly-taken as Lamela’s impressive strike, the Burnley forward claiming his second goal in as many matches. Sean Dyche’s side were unable to offer any response after Tottenham regained the lead however, with the hosts bossing the goalless second half. Burnley’s defeat dropped them into the relegation zone, after QPR saw off West Brom 3-2. Tottenham’s quicker thinking caught the Clarets cold for the game’s opening goal, Kane starting and finishing a smart move. The Spurs striker pounced on Kieran Trippier’s handball to slide a quick free-kick into the onrushing Nacer Chadli, who fired a left-wing cross straight back to Kane. The Enfield-born hitman flicked his calm header home for a goal that sparked the game to immediate life. Dyche was left remonstrating with officials, complaining of a potential offside against Christian Eriksen from Kane’s free-kick. Spurs’s Denmark midfielder was canny enough not to chase the ball to Chadli however, ensuring the hosts’ first real attacking move bore fruit. Just when Spurs were winding up to wrestle full control however, Burnley struck back. Lamela lost possession cheaply in midfield, Boyd found Barnes – and the visiting midfielder blasted a fine long-range strike past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Kane then fluffed a tap-in as Spurs pressed again, hacking at fresh air when it would have been easier to double his day’s goal tally. Lamela’s mazy run and low cross teed up Kane’s staggering miss, before Eriksen fired the loose ball over the bar. Jason Shackell nodded wide from a smart far-post corner a Burnley kept battling, but Spurs struck next to take a 2-1 lead into the break. Lamela cut in off the right wing, picked his spot and fired home from 20 yards, atoning for the error that had allowed Burnley to level. Danny Ings caught Federico Fazio on the run after a smart through-ball before firing in on goal when the second half hit full swing – but Lloris turned the strike round his near post. Chadli found the net after Kane’s neat through-ball, but the Morocco midfielder was judged offside and the strike chalked off. Tom Heaton produced a solid save to deny Kane in a one-on-one, and the Spurs frontman was later just unable to reach Eriksen’s low cross in another reasonable opening. While Spurs were unable to extend their lead the hosts retained control in the second-half, meriting the hard-fought victory in the event. last_img read more

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