first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku (R) heads the ball past Bournemouth’s Dutch defender Nathan Ake to score during their match against Bournemouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Romelu Lukaku’s 14th goal of the season got Manchester United back to winning ways in a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday following their derby defeat by Manchester City.United were far from convincing, but after Sunday’s loss to City and the ugly changing-room altercation that followed, they at least prevented Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders from increasing their 11-point lead. United took the lead after 25 minutes at Old Trafford, and largely against the run of play, as Lukaku scored just his second league goal since the end of September.Anthony Martial brushed off his marker and slipped a pass to Juan Mata, who launched a towering cross into the Bournemouth area.Lukaku easily outjumped Nathan Ake just outside the six-yard area, and headed goalwards, with visiting goalkeeper Asmir Begovic seeming to misjudge the ball’s flight as it looped into the top corner.United, for whom 21-year-old midfielder Scott McTominay made just his second league start, had clearly been suffering from the effects of Sunday’s intense disappointment and could have conceded first.On 20 minutes, Callum Wilson’s superb dummy from Ake’s pass played in Josh King, whose shot was well-blocked by Phil Jones.Then Charlie Daniels was allowed space to cut through midfield before unleashing a powerful shot that was kept out by David de Gea at full stretch.Ryan Fraser’s cross just eluded King, but Dan Gosling collected the ball, cut back to a better angle and saw a strong effort parried well by De Gea.As conditions deteriorated in the wind and driving sleet, United bought some breathing space with their goal.– Rashford rattles bar –Bournemouth’s goalkeeper Asmir Begovic jumps for a shot that rebounds off the post during their match against Manchester United in Manchester, north west England, on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFBut Bournemouth were quickly back in their rhythm, a deflected shot from Junior Stanislas drawing yet another fine save from the diving De Gea.Simon Francis should have done better when presented with the ball, from a Fraser corner, but skied a shot high over the goal from 15 yards.That chance had come from an error by Lukaku — as, of course, had City’s winner in the derby — and the Belgian’s mixed fortunes continued before the interval when he was cautioned for a foul on Harry Arter.Bournemouth still might have gone in level at the interval, after Fraser’s injury-time cross-shot almost found De Gea out of position, only for the Spaniard to make a superb adjustment and bat it away.United sought to take better care of the ball after the restart.An early shot from Mata, set up by Lukaku’s selfless lay-off, was blocked before Martial missed a glorious chance to double his team’s lead on the hour.Lukaku’s close-range shot was well saved by Begovic and when the rebound fell to Martial, six yards out from an open net, he cleared the crossbar, albeit under slight pressure from Gosling.Coincidental or not, Mourinho soon replaced Martial with Marcus Rashford, who almost scored a remarkable second goal with a ferocious strike that struck the underside of the bar and bounced to safety.Bournemouth substitutes Jermain Defoe and Benik Afobe offered more threat after Eddie Howe threw them on and the latter was denied by De Gea’s legs when Adam Smith played him in.Bournemouth threatened to pinch a point deep into stoppage time, but Fraser could only drive a shot into De Gea’s body from a free-kick.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgDonegal businessman James Gallagher is pleased to announce that he is now a ‘Commissioner for Oaths’ as appointed by Mr. Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, alongside his established Independent Property Valuation practice in Letterkenny.Gallagher will now be able to serve Co. Donegal verifying affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents.James Gallagher Independent Valuer Office – 12a Port Road, LetterkennyTo have legal documentation such as affidavits etc witnessed please call to the office at 12a Port Road, Letterkenny (just above and adjacent to the Grill Nightclub) where a most confidential,  prompt, and private witnessing service is guaranteed. James offers mobile service throughout County Donegal where legal documentation can be witnessed in the privacy of a person’s own home. He can call to workplaces, and is available seven days a week and at evenings and weekends.He is readily available to call for witnessing to the practices of Solicitors/Auctioneers on request.Seven-day week service available, contact James Gallagher ‘Commissioner for Oaths’ on 087-7517755James Gallagher Independent Valuer and Commissioner for OathsSponsored Post Donegal’s Independent Property Valuer becomes a Commissioner for Oaths was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Commissioner for OathsIndependent Property ValuationJames Gallagherlast_img read more

first_imgThe State Bank of India (SBI) is going to shut six non-viable foreign branches in China, Sri Lanka, Oman, Saudi Arabia, France and Botswana by 2019, following orders from the Finance Ministry, DNA reported.The processes of closing have been started for the Tianjin branch in China and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The Tianjin branch will be closed by Sept. 30, 2018 while the Jeddah branch will be shut by June 30 this year. The branch at Muscat in Oman will be closed by March 31 2019. The dates for closure of the SBI branches in Paris and Botswana are Sept. 30, 2018, and March 31, 2019, respectively. The one at Jaffna in Sri Lanka will also be closed by Sept. 30, 2018, the report said.Over 10 other branches of the SBI are under review. The bank’s branch in Tel Aviv in Israel would continue to be in  operation since its presence is required due to strategic reasons such as bilateral trade linked to defense procurement.Eleven branches will, also be studied further for various reasons, according to the report. These branches are at Manama, Bahrain; Ilford, United Kingdom; Gulshan, Bangladesh; Seoul, South Korea; Yangon, Myanmar and California in the United States.The Department of Financial Services (DFS), a wing of the Finance Ministry, has asked for an immediate implementation of the reforms agenda, the publication said, adding that SBI had a meeting with officials of Bank of Baroda and Bank of India to identify geographies for consolidation of overseas operations.SBI has also decided to depart from non-core businesses in three years in a bid to improve its financial health. The largest Indian public sector bank is present in 37 countries and serves the largest number of Non-Resident Indians. In 2017.The bank recently started a global NRI center at Kochi, Kerala, to centralize its NRI operations, spread across various states and branches. Kerala is among the states that receive the highest amount of remittances in the country. The Kochi center will act as a single point of contact for SBI branches, customers, relationship managers, representative offices and foreign offices. Related ItemsSBIState Bank of Indialast_img read more