Southampton Beat Leicester City 3-0 As James Ward-Prowse Helps Saints To Easy Win

James Ward-Prowse may be a Saint but he has the touch of the devil about his delivery and if he starts to play like this on a regular basis then Southampton — and England — will have some player at their disposal.

The midfielder’s outstanding technique produced one goal, set up another and it was a touch unfair that Dusan Tadic did not allow him to take the penalty for the third as Southampton easily dispatched reigning Premier League champions Leicester City who are on the cusp of a relegation battle.

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Ward-Prowse has impressed the Football Association as captain of England’s Under 21s and was close to a senior call-up under former manager Roy Hodgson, who publicly spoke of his admiration for the player.

Southampton move up into the safety of mid-table but Leicester’s woes continue. They stay five points outside the bottom three and are certainly looking over their shoulder at a potential relegation scrap.

Wayne Rooney Becomes Man United’s All-time Leading Scorer With Clutch Free Kick

Manchester United desperately needed a goal. Fittingly, Wayne Rooney delivered.

Rooney, a 67th-minute substitute, produced the equalizer United was seeking in the final seconds of stoppage time against Stoke City, firing a free kick past goalkeeper Lee Grant into the top corner. The goal salvaged a 1-1 draw on the road to extend the Red Devils’ unbeaten streak to 17 games.

It was also historic as Rooney finally notched his 250th for the club to become United’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing the 249 of legend Sir Bobby Charlton.

In his post-game interview, Rooney called the achievement “a huge honor for me, something I never expected.”

“I’m very proud,” the 31-year-old added. “Hopefully, there’s more to come.”

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If it wasn’t for Rooney’s heroics, Saturday’s visit to the bet365 Stadium was going to be forgettable for United. The Red Devils dominated possession (65 percent) and outshot Stoke (25-6, 8-1 on goal) but appeared to be headed for their first Premier League defeat since a 4-0 drubbing at Chelsea in late October. Even worse, United was going to drop points because of its own doing.

In the 19th minute, a Stoke counter had the Red Devils scrambling back to defend. Juan Mata, who lost his man, tried to chase down Erik Pieters, but the Spaniard ended up deflecting Pieters’ cross into his own net, the ball hitting goalkeeper David De Gea before crossing the line.

Commentator Dropped After Calling Venus Williams A ‘Gorilla’

US broadcaster ESPN has dropped commentator Doug Adler after he compared Venus Williams to a “gorilla” at the Australian Open — although he insisted the word he used was “guerrilla”.

ESPN said Adler should have been more careful during his coverage of the seven-time Grand Slam-winner’s win over Stefanie Voegele.

“During an Australian Open stream on ESPN3, Doug Adler should have been more careful in his word selection,” an ESPN statement said.

“He apologised and we have removed him from his remaining assignments.”

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During the second-round match on Wednesday, Adler, a 59-year-old former player, said: “She (Voegele) misses a first serve and Venus is all over her.

“You see Venus move in and put the gorilla effect on. Charging.”

Viewers were quick to register their distaste on social media, while tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg called it “appalling stuff”.

“Horrifying that the Williams sisters remained subjected to it still in 2017,” he tweeted.

A report on the ESPN website said: “Because the words gorilla and guerrilla are pronounced similarly, it’s impossible to say for certain which word Adler spoke.”

 

Quite The SMOKER! Check Out These Rare Images Of Barack Obama [PHOTOS]

Following on Trump’s inauguration, we decided to grace you with some throw-backs of one of the most loved Presidents in US History, Barack Obama. Check out some rare pics below;

A young Barack Obama smoking. In 2006 the President stated. “I inhaled frequently, That was the point.” (Huffington post)

Once again, we see young Barack smoking and looking a little too happy…

Young Barack must have also frequently exhaled as pictured here.

Teenage Barack photographed hanging out and smoking, again…

This time we see a Barack looking a bit older and very stressed smoking a cigarette to calm down.

For all those who wondered what Obama looked like as a baby.

Obama Mania! The moment where the lady gets utterly shocked by the ex-President’s spontaneous behavior.

This awesome golf victory pose!

A historical photo taken before the time he took his role as part of the government

These somewhat controversial photos of Barack Obama in traditional Muslim Attire were said to have been taken at his half-brother Malik’s wedding.

Obama in Kenya with a cousin (unknown name) his brother Abo aka Samson and brother Ben.

Meeting privately with the Dalai Lama at the White House.

A close up picture taken when he was destroying his fried chicken wings for dinner.

Young Obama at the beach with his Grandfather On His Mother’s Side.

Young man, Barack Obama hanging out in Central Park.
Obama sitting outside his families hut smoking a cigar in 1987.
A young Barack sharing a happy moment with his mother on the left and sister on the right
Obama with his basketball team.

Yahya Jammeh Says He Will Step Down In The Gambia

The Gambia’s long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections.

In an announcement on state TV, he said it was “not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed”.

The statement followed hours of talks between Mr Jammeh and West African mediators. He gave no details of what deal might have been struck.

Mr Jammeh has led the country for 22 years but was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow.

Mr Barrow has been in neighbouring Senegal for days and was inaugurated as president in the Gambian embassy there on Thursday.

READ; Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow’s 8-Year-Old Son Killed By Dog

Troops from several West African nations, including Senegal, have been deployed in The Gambia, threatening to drive Mr Jammeh out of office if he did not agree to go.

Mr Jammeh’s decision to quit came after talks with the presidents of Guinea and Mauritania.

“I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians,” he said.

“I promise before Allah and the entire nation that all the issues we currently face will be resolved peacefully.”

The first signs of a breakthrough came on Friday when a senior aide to the new president the BBC’s that Mr Jammeh had agreed to step down.

Mr Jammeh had at first accepted defeat in the election but then reversed his position and said he would not step down.

He declared a 90-day state of emergency, blaming irregularities in the electoral process.

The electoral commission accepted that some of its early results had contained errors but said they would not have affected Mr Barrow’s win.

Mr Jammeh had vowed to stay in office until new elections were held.

 

Six Ways President Donald Trump Will Make History

Donald Trump is guaranteed to make history as the 45th president of the United States.

And whether you love or loathe him, it’s a fact that the Republican will set a range of records as soon as he occupies the Oval Office.

From his age to his bank balance, via his notable lack of pets – here are just some of “The Donald’s” historic “firsts”.

Oldest incoming president

Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday on 14 June, which makes him the oldest man in US history to assume the presidency. The previous record-holder, Ronald Reagan, was 69 when he took office in 1981.

Perhaps keen to allay fears about his senior status, the business mogul had his doctor prepare a gushing letter pledging that he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”.

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The first billionaire president

Mr Trump is the first billionaire president. Exact estimates of his personal wealth vary, with Forbes putting it at $3.7bn (£3bn) and the man himself claiming in a statement that it’s “in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS”.

Many of America’s past presidents have also been extremely wealthy, of course. Recent estimates say George Washington’s estate would be worth half a billion in today’s dollars.

The richest cabinet

When Mr Trump began unveiling his cabinet picks, the number with fat wallets quickly drew the scorn of Democrats.

“Donald Trump’s administration: of, by and for the millionaires and billionaires,” tweeted Vermont Senator and Democrat presidential contender Bernie Sanders.

For better or worse, this will be the wealthiest administration in modern American history.

 Least experienced politically

Mr Trump’s triumph is also significant because, until now, no-one has been elected president in more than 60 years without experience as a state governor or in Congress.

But as Mr Trump tells it, his lack of links to the Washington establishment is an asset, not a flaw – and more than made up for by his experience as a deal-maker.

Fewest White House pets

So much fuss has been made of what Donald Trump owns that you might have missed one glaring absence – a pet.

It looks likely that he’ll be the first US President in over a century not to have an animal pal in the White House

The First Lady’s firsts

Former model Melania Trump is as trailblazing as her husband. She will be the first presidential spouse from Slovenia, and the first non-native English speaker.

As Mr Trump has been married twice before, Melania will also be the first third wife to reside in the White House.

Melania speaks Slovenian, English, French, German, and Serbian, and may be the most competent linguist to hold the role of FLOTUS.

5 Surprising Things The U.S. President CANNOT Do

With the inauguration of President Trump dominating headlines across the world, many have expressed various opinions and views on the consequences of his tenure.

However, there are a few things he simply cannot do and we decided to mention just 5.

Keep reading…

They Aren’t Allowed To Drive

Some people may try and lead you to believe that the fate of our world rests on who becomes President. The power of the Presidency is not unlimited. In fact, despite being in a very powerful position, the President’s abilities are surprisingly limited. Here are 5 things the President of the US can’t actually do.

Cannot Use An iPhone

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel in 2015, President Obama explained that he still uses a blackberry because the President is not allowed to use any phone that contains a recording device.

READ; It has been claimed that the CIA believes the Russian government intervened to help Donald Trump win the Presidential election

Make Gay Marriage Illegal Again

In June 2015, The Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a constitutional right. In order for that to change, there would need to be a challenge in lower courts brought up to the Supreme Court once again to make another ruling with different members.

Declare War

The power to declare war actually rests solely with Congress. It is not shared with The President, though the sitting President must sign the official Declaration of War.

Legalize Or Criminalize Any Controversial Medical Procedure Including Abortion

Choices for allowing or banning things like abortion and medically assisted suicide rests with the individual States, not the Oval Office.

Join NASA before jubilee gets to your ‘bedroom’ Senator Moi told

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leaders have asked Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to Join National Super Alliance(NASA) Coalition before jubilee gets into his ‘bedroom’.

They said the frequent jubilee leaders’ trips to Baringo County were not based on developments agendas, rather they were eying to overthrow the Senator who doubles up as the KANU National chairman.

The opposition leaders led by ODM National Executive Secretary Amos Olempaka were addressing a rally in Marigat town, Baringo Central Sub-county on Thursday.

Olempaka cited several meetings held by jubilee party leaders including the recent one at DP Ruto’s Sugoi home where they appointed Gambling boss Simon Chelugui to vie against Mr Moi in Jubilee ticket.

“They have just started, today they are in the kitchen, tomorrow they will get to the seating room before finally getting to the bedroom to turn up your bed sheets,” said Olempaka warning that Senator Moi should open his eyes to identify his enemies.

He noted that the top government principals were concerned about visiting Baringo more than their Gatundu South and Uasin Gishu home turfs.

“You must be smart enough to understand that jubilee officials especially the Deputy President William Ruto has no good political intentions for you, so you should turn around faster to join NASA if you want to survive the next election” said Olempaka.

He mentioned among the failed jubilee agendas the runaway insecurity, hunger bite owing to persistent droughts and water crisis, poor incomplete roads.

 

PATANISHO: MKe Wangu Alitoweka Nyumbani Baada Ya Kunituma Sabuni

Reuben mwenye umri wa miaka 29, aliwafurahisha wengi wakti alipofichua kuwa mkewe Salima mwenye umri wa miaka 24, alitoweka nyumbani mwao baada ya kutumia ujanja wa kumtuma dukani akanunue sabuni.

Haya yalitokea katika kitengo cha patanisho siku ya alhamisi baina ya wanandoa hawa wawili ambao wamekuwa pamoja kwa miaka mitano na ambao wamejaliwa watoto wawili.

“Ilikuwa Novemba mwaka uliopita ambapo tulikosana na mke wangu, baada ya kuishi kwa miaka mitano ambapo nlimsaidia kibiashara lakini mwishoni mwa mwaka uliopita alipoanza kuinuka kimaisha ndipo alipoanza maneno maneno na tuliposhauriwa na babake bado alirudia makosa ambayo ilikuwa mpango wa kando. Baadaye alitoweka nyumbani baada ya kunituma sabuni na niliporudi nilipata mlango wazi mkononi nikiwa na sabuni huku akimuacha mtoto shuleni.” Alijieleza Reuben.

“Tuliamka vizuri siku moja, tukagombana kidogo, kuhusu biashara yangu lakini iifika ni mambo ya fedha nlizokuwa nazo ananishuku kuwa napewa fedha na wanaume humo nje kama alivyokuwa akishauriwa na marafikize.” Alisema bi Salima.

Kulingana na Reuben mkewe alikuwa anapokea ujumbe masaa ya usiku jambo ambalo halikumfurahisha.

Bi Salima mwishowe alisema kuwa atarudiana na mumewe akiwacha tabia za kumpiga au za kumshuku ki ndoa.

 

 

MATHIRA: Reformed Ex Mungiki Members Shying Away From Voter Registration

Tens of reformed Mungiki adherents from Mathira are shying away from the BVR machines fearing they will be arrested and prosecuted for the past crimes committed.

The youth who have expressed their fears publicly fear that once their finger prints are recorded by the machines, they will be easily tracked by police and arrested.

This has been a major contributor to voter apathy if not well checked.

However, Mathira parliamentary hopeful Rigathi Gachagua who kicked off the voter registration exercise in the area said he had since held a meeting with the security officers in the area to ensure that the youth register.

“Those youths have now reformed; some are even doing very well in churches. After all it is their right to exercise their democracy and elect their favourite candidates. So let them be allowed to register and vote,” Said Rigathi.

Rigathi said his registration drive is aimed to register 30,000 new voters in the constituency to ensure a total of 100,000 votes in the next general election.

He said yesterday that he has deployed 20 youths per polling station for door- to- door exercises in the constituency to ensure that the old and other vulnerable people are registered.

“Others will go even to the health facilities and ensure that even those who are sick are captured by the BVR machines,” he added.

Rigathi vowed to ensure that the 29,000 IDs which are still uncollected in Mathira are collected and ensure they register as voters.

-The Star