Anthony Martial reaches Manchester United milestone with Fulham goal

first_imgAnthony Martial reaches Manchester United milestone with Fulham goal Advertisement Advertisement Anthony Martial was in blistering form for Manchester United in the first half against Fulham (Getty Images)Manchester United raced into a 2-0 lead within the opening 23 minutes of their game with Fulham at Craven Cottage with Anthony Martial heavily involved in both goals.The 23-year-old was restored to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting line-up after coming off the bench against Leicester City last weekend and wasted little time in making an important contribution, sliding a through ball into Paul Pogba to score United’s first after 14 minutes.Better was to come just seven minutes later, when Martial received a pass on the halfway line from Phil Jones before blitzing his way past Denis Odoi and Maxime Le Marchand en route to burying a calm finish beyond Sergio Rico into the far corner.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt was a wonderful individual effort from the Frenchman and a strike reminiscent of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, not to mention Martial’s first ever goal for United against Liverpool back in September 2015.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMartial has some way to emulating Henry’s 175 Premier League goals, but he did reach a significant personal milestone with his assist and goal against Fulham as they took him to 50 direct goal contributions in the competition.From his 106 Premier League appearances, Martial has scored 33 goals and registered 17 assists, more than any other United player has managed since he made his debut in that game against Liverpool three and a half years ago.Not only that, Martial’s strike also means he has matched his best-ever goalscoring season in the Premier League with nine goals with 12 games of the current campaign still to go. Pogba’s strike, meanwhile, means he has reached double figures for league goals in a season for the first time in his career.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorscenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Feb 2019 1:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Commentlast_img read more

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Major grant funds Fayette County detox unit

first_imgConnersville, In. — Fayette Regional Health System has been awarded nearly $10 million in federal grant money from the Indiana State Department of Health through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Part B.* The grant will allow Fayette Regional to create an all-inclusive 4.0 detoxification unit and programs with special attention to those diagnosed with HIV.Fayette Regional hospital and its ancillary service locations are in the very heart of the opioid epidemic in Indiana. Fayette Regional is the number one hospital (per capita) in Indiana for saving lives of overdose patients. Within the last year, Fayette County has noted a 40% increase in drug/alcohol deaths with the highest drug poisoning death rate (per capita) of any county in the state of Indiana. Rates in surrounding counties are staggering as well. Fayette Regional currently works with several local agencies to advocate for change and share resources in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction, and worked closely with the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for the past several months.“We’re very pleased to have been awarded this funding from the Indiana State Department of Health,” said Randy White, FRHS President and CEO. “We are grateful and cannot thank the ISDH enough for working with us to make it possible to develop a compassionate and effective program to address this community crisis.”Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration played a vital role as FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H., personally served as an advisor throughout the grant process, beginning last year during her tenure at ISDH as the state’s deputy health commissioner.“Since meeting Dr. Walthall in the summer of 2016 when she was deputy state health commissioner, I have been absolutely impressed with her drive and determination to help all Hoosiers, both urban and rural,” White said.“There certainly could not be a more active, responsive, and dedicated Secretary of FSSA than Dr. Walthall.”Republican state representative from Batesville Cindy Zeimke said, ““Beginning next year, Fayette Regional Hospital’s new detoxification unit will help patients receive the treatment and support they need to manage their drug withdrawal symptoms and begin a path to recovery. With 46 new beds and additional medical staff, the hospital can now extend the same high quality and compassionate health care to more Hoosiers suffering from drug addiction. Thank you to Fayette Regional’s leadership team and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for working together to make this possible.”last_img read more

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Schafer: On senior day, keep those shoulder pads on as long as possible

first_img Published on November 26, 2019 at 6:09 pm Two days after Thanksgiving, Syracuse and Wake Forest will strap up for a seemingly meaningless football game. At 4-7, Syracuse is all but eliminated from bowl contention. For 8-3 Wake Forest, any outcome still results in a bowl game appearance but not a spot in the conference championship. The game’s final score is in many ways irrelevant, but that doesn’t mean the game, and the moments before and after, will be. At least not for Syracuse’s seniors. After losing to Louisville last weekend, the Orange need a miracle, including several teams denying bowl bids, to extend their season to December. That means for 22 seniors, Saturday could be their last time playing competitive football. In an otherwise lost season, one that was expected to be so much more, the potential final curtain call of their football careers provides significance to an otherwise inconsequential Saturday. Sure, there’s always the NFL, but only 14 former Orange players have been drafted since 2010. Maybe there’s the Canadian Football League or arena football. Perhaps random spring leagues will continue to pop up. Regardless, those games won’t be the same. Just ask Dino Babers. His last football memory remains a few plays on a bum knee at the end of a Canadian preseason game, which culminated in him being cut without compensation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo now Babers is forced to coach instead of play. Football isn’t like most sports. There’s no emulating an 11-on-11 scrap with helmets and shoulder pads. No beer league softball or Sunday morning pickup basketball runs. When football careers end, they end for good. “I love football too much,” senior Kenneth Ruff said about continuing to play somewhere. “I don’t want to let it go.”Max Freund | Staff PhotographerThe truth is, I never wanted to let football go either. I grew up on the field, performed well enough to play low-end college but chose Syracuse and journalism instead. Over the past month, as this Syracuse season solidified itself as a disappointment, it reminded me of my last season of football. We finished 5-6, Mansfield High School’s worst finish since at least the turn of the century. I’ll never forget the tears that rolled down my face after a blown lead on Thanksgiving Day officially made it a losing season. I wasn’t just losing a football game that day, I was losing a passion I’d been committed to longer than anything else in my life.The emotions poured out to match my grandfather’s. He’d been there before too. Football was ending and a shaking hug from Grampy was keeping it alive for just a few moments longer. I wanted that final postgame embrace on the football field to last forever. The bus ride home wasn’t long enough either. Nor were the parting words from Coach Redding. Throughout all of it, the shoulder pads stayed on. When they came off, it’d all be over. I wasn’t ready for that, not yet. So now I’m writing, hoping to see the athlete I can never be again, and truly never was, in the players I’m covering. They say they want to stick with the sport too, perhaps coach or find a way to keep playing. The games taught them too much to give it up and they’re not sure what they’d do with the free time. Right now they’re busy, caught up in the beautiful monotony of meetings and practice. When it’s over, that all goes away and there’s no way to get it back. Evan Adams started playing around the time his dad died during grade school. He was angry back then, he said, and football taught him restraint. The sport showed him there’s a time and place to release his emotions.   Personal beefs across the line of scrimmage can’t interfere with the team goal. There are too many members on a football team to only worry about yourself. That’s no different in an office or a newsroom.“The same way I play football is the same way I go about things in life,” Adams said. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerI asked Lakiem Williams what he’d remember most when it’s all over. He said it was the bond he built with fellow senior linebacker Andrew Armstrong. They supported each other during Syracuse’s Friday summer conditioning runs that were so hard they wouldn’t want to move for the rest of the weekend. I had my own Armstrong, his name was Matt Kashtan. My best friend from a few streets over kept me steady during our “Fun Friday” runs too. He’s the teary-eyed brother I sat with in the locker room on Thanksgiving, delaying our family dinners, unsure why we had to take the pads off. I didn’t have the heart to tell Lakiem it’s not the same when it’s just you and your headphones lifting weights at the rec center. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving at 12:30 p.m., have a last look at Adams, belly hanging and trash-talk slinging, before he attempts to fold a defender in half. Watch Williams, perhaps the most frequently smiling football player I’ve ever met, chase down a running back in the backfield. See Moe Neal, a staple in the Syracuse offense for four years, search for a final touchdown in the Carrier Dome. Enjoy the seniors, all 22 of them, as they finish their final Saturday of football certainty with a crew they’ve been together with for the majority of college, a time period many recall as the fondest of their lives. Lost seasons will exist in the history books forever. But it’s the things that happen within them that are truly memorable. As the seniors stroll the Carrier Dome field one last time during the senior walk after the game, none of the results will matter. It’s just a final moment to take it all in. A final moment, to keep those pads on their shoulders just a little bit longer. Because once the pads come off, they’ll never come back on, no matter how much we wish they could. Josh Schafer is a senior staff writer for The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @Schafer_44 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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City of Sunrise Seeks Resident Input in City Improvement Plan

first_imgThe City of Sunrise is in the process of developing an East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan. This important project focuses on the City’s original neighborhoods: the area from University Drive east to the eastern City limits (including both sides of University Drive), and from Oakland Park Boulevard south to Sunrise Boulevard..In order to initiate improvements – including enhancements to the local business climate – the City is seeking input. Area residents and visitors are encouraged to complete a five-minute survey, available in English, Spanish and Creole, at www.celebratesunrise.com..The Master Plan Process The East Sunrise Improvement Master Plan document will show East Sunrise as it is, recommend how it should exist in the future, and suggest specific strategies for achieving that vision. It will help create a more vibrant, healthy and sustainable community and improve citizens’ quality of life by identifying:appropriate locations for commercial, residential, and mixed-use development;opportunities to extend and/or enhance open space, recreational areas, and civic facilities;strategies for increasing economic development, private investment, and improving neighborhood aesthetics;opportunities to improve connectivity between pedestrians, bicycles, buses, and cars; andenvironmental, historic, and cultural resources that need conservation..The Sunrise City Commission and City staff are committed to involving residents, business owners, civic leaders, and other stakeholders in the creation of the Master Plan..City residents are invited to visit www.celebratesunrise.com for more information about the East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan, and stay updated about meetings and other opportunities to participate. Sunrise residents may also call (954) 746-3288.last_img read more

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