Eighth national security cutter completes acceptance trials

first_img View post tag: USCGC Midgett View post tag: US Coast Guard View post tag: NSC The US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter, USCGC Midgett, has completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced.Midgett (WMSL 757) spent two days underway proving its systems with the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) on board.Ingalls’ test and trials team led the sea trials and conducted extensive testing of the propulsion, electrical, damage control, anchor-handling, small boat operations and combat systems. The team finished the trials with a completed full-power propulsion run on Midgett.“With the success of these trials, NSC 8 is one step closer to becoming another highly capable, vital asset to the men and women of our Coast Guard,” said Derek Murphy, Ingalls’ Coast Guard program manager.Ingalls has delivered seven Legend-class NSCs and has two more under construction, including Midgett (WMSL 757), set to deliver before the end of the year. Stone (WMSL 758) is scheduled for delivery in 2020.In December of 2018, Ingalls received two fixed-price incentive contracts with a combined value of $931 million to build NSCs 10 and 11.Legend-class NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet. Designed to replace the 378-foot (115 m) Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters that entered service in the 1960s, they are 418 feet (127 m) long with a 54-foot (16.4 m) beam and displace 4,500 tons with a full load. They have a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles, an endurance of 60 days and a crew of 110.NSCs include an aft launch and recovery area for two rigid hull inflatable boats and a flight deck to accommodate a range of manned and unmanned rotary wing aircraft.center_img Photo: USCGC Midgett (WMSL 757) navigates the Gulf of Mexico during builder’s trials. Photo: Lance Davis/HII Share this articlelast_img read more

Virginia Senate approves measure rebuking Amanda Chase

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate has approved a measure rebuking one of its most far-right members for a “pattern of unacceptable conduct.” On a vote of 24-9 Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled chamber advanced a resolution censuring Amanda Chase, a senator from suburban Richmond who is seeking the GOP nomination for governor. The vote followed a long debate that featured scathing rebukes from Chase’s colleagues on both sides of the political aisle. She launched into a series of personal and professional attacks, noting that some of her fellow senators have had their own behavioral and legal troubles in the past. The censure included an allegation that Chase voiced support for those who participated in storming the U.S. Capitol.last_img

5 ways to market to eligible audiences only

first_imgMarketing based on credit union field of membership can be challenging. Understanding the right platforms to use and their limitations on financial institutions can hinder marketing to your eligible audiences. There are a few different techniques you can explore when targeting eligible audiences. Credit unions’ unique field of membership regulations do not jibe with traditional marketing methods, even with geographic targeting.Advertising on social media platforms such as Facebook and Linkedin have their own set of advertising rules for financial institutions. They can be confusing and hard to follow which makes it difficult to specifically target only your eligible audiences without spending marketing dollars on nonqualified leads. Google Adwords is the same way and a lot of it has to do with discriminatory practices.Here are 5 strategies I recommend for the highest ROI on your ad spend.1) Direct mail campaigns- With the right data you can create a whole marketing campaign based on specific triggers around people looking for a home or car – responsive and predictive. Many companies buy user data that allow you to learn where people live, work, worship and even who may qualify as a family member. By selecting the right triggers and focusing on higher converting groups – people who work in your defined community – you can serve direct mail campaigns only to those who are eligible to join without wasting a dime. You can even narrow it down to individual census tracts. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

What is the “cloud” and why should we use it (even more so right now!): Part 2

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tim Foley Tim’s role is to design and deliver creative alliances, marketing & sales strategies to find the organizations that know technology is driving them and are ready to transform. Web: www.thinkstack.co Details Gosh, the world has changed a lot since I wrote part 1 of this series.  In fact, the new world we live in now has changed quite a bit since March 6, 2020.  It feels like eons ago, certainly not two months ago!  With that said, that first article could never be more relevant than it is now.In “What is the “cloud” and why should we use it Pt 1”, I talked about 10 reasons to leverage the cloud. To briefly recap, those 10 reasons are all related to resiliency, security, and empowerment of innovation. All of which are things the financial industry and your members need, and need quickly, during this time.The way you’ve always worked and delivered products and services has been heavily disrupted and may never return to “normal”. The unprecedented health challenge we all face is directly impacting how financial services are being delivered today and will shape the way the industry works and interacts with financial consumers in the future. You and your teams have rapidly turned to remote work to minimize the impact on day-to-day productivity and ensure the health and safety of your employees and members – a digital first approach that may have been on the slow roll-out road map is now mission critical.One of the great misnomers of the cloud is you “move there”, which suggests a huge lift.  It would be more accurate to say you “try there”.  For example, identify a business problem that can be solved by a cloud solution, test it in a safe environment, see the benefits, start small migrations, and then grow.This crisis has provided the opportunity to take a rapid-innovation approach and the technology is here and available for everyone. Solutions you may have thought were more suited for fintechs or “big banks” have become a necessity to the credit union industry.  Cloud providers have been stepping up to provide access to jump-start funding and credits to move forward rapidly with cloud projects to support your teams and members.We have seen a huge uptick in use of cloud services such as desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), solutions like AWS Workspaces and elastic pay-as-you-go services like AWS VPN.  These solutions can support thousands of remote users. Implementing Office 365 and Microsoft Teams (which have often been on the project backburner for years) allow real time, secure digital communication, and can be deployed in days instead of weeks.With an increase in cyberattacks and quick changes to networks to enable remote working, it is of utmost importance to review your security and resiliency.  While leveraging the public cloud for your critical infrastructure can enormously improve your security posture, you are still responsible from a compliance and security standpoint for much of your data.  Remember to consistently review your current technology environment to ensure your overall network is secure, your patching is up-to-date, and you have the proper disaster-recovery solutions and backup in place.Now more than ever is the time to ask yourselves – “What business problems and process challenges could I solve by leveraging cloud solutions?”This rapid shift to more flexible solutions has been a fascinating trend to watch.  Technology teams and C-Suite leaders have been reporting on the team building power of empathetically rolling out projects in this far from perfect situation. We are seeing processes and systems put in place that will forever change the way the industry and people work.  Although it may not feel like it in the moment, this will better us to drive future innovation and improve industry-wide crisis readiness.We have felt extremely privileged and lucky to be able to support the credit union industry, and in turn support your members and communities. The Think|Stack team was built for situations like this, to help those who weren’t.  As a business trying to help other businesses, we are offering complimentary security health checks, journey map sessions, and cloud and security planning sessions for CUInsight readers. If you have questions about your technology, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.last_img read more

Police investigate traffic officer for allegedly raping minor in West Kalimantan

first_imgThe Pontianak Police in West Kalimantan are investigating a traffic police officer for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl after pulling her over.Pontianak Police chief Sr. Comr. Komarudin said the police had detained the officer after receiving a report of the incident on Tuesday.“We’re still investigating the case. We will conduct more interrogations,” Komarudin said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com. The victim’s friend reported the incident to her parents, who reported it to the police.Komarudin said investigators had requested a physical examination of the victim and were awaiting the results.He said the police would continue their investigation, adding that if the officer was found guilty of the offense, he would have tarnished the National Police’s image.According to the 2014 Child Protection Law, anyone who abuses or persuades a child under the age of 18 to perform sexual acts can be sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison. (mfp)Topics : He added that the officer was detained because he was suspected of having commited a criminal act and disciplinary infractions.Read also: Rape survivor shares story on social media after police investigation stallsAccording to statements gathered by investigators, the traffic officer in question pulled a 15-year-old girl and her friends over for a traffic violation while they were riding a motorcycle through the intersection of Jl. Tanjung Pura and Jl. Imam Bonjol in Pontianak.The report alleges that the officer took the girl to a hotel.last_img read more

Lady Twisters Win Bulldog Soccer Invitational

first_imgThis Weekend, The Oldenburg Girls Soccer team played in the Batesville Soccer Invititational where the OA girls came out on top.Oldenburg played Centerville High School where OA came out with the win 4-0. Ella Lamping really came off the bench and brought energy to this game. She scored all four of the goals in the first game. Ella’s first goal came from a follow up shot off of the keeper at the 23rd minute of the first half. Her second goal came just 7 minutes later when Elizabeth Schulte got a cross from Kirsten Ricke and placed a ball on the ground to Lamping. Lamping’s third goal came from senior Olivia Lewis on the assist. Her last goal came at the beginning of the second half from a through ball from freshman Ava Geers. We ended the game with 43 shots and 20 shots on goal to Centerville’s 3 shots. OA improved to 4-1 on the season.OA’s championship game came against Batesville High School, where OA came out on top 1-0.This was a very even match up and definitely a rival game between these two schools. The only goal of the game came from a cross by Margaret Glaser who found Ella Lamping who hit the cross bar and sophomore, Haleigh Reed was there to head the ball into the net. Sarah Wilder and Elizabeth Schulte did a great job controlling the middle of the field and distributing the ball, as they should. Freshman Ava Geers and Haleigh Reed were very strong up top and put the pressure on Batesville’s defense. Geers really showed her presence on the field Regan Weberding came up with 13 saves in the game, this was by far the best game Weberding has played. OA ended with 14 shots with 10 on goal and Batesville ended with 14 shots with 9 on goal.OA improves to 5-1. Twister’s begin a very busy week ahead, they will play Monday night against Switzerland County at the “graveyard”.The Lady Bulldogs hosted the Batesville Invitational on Saturday and fell short in the championship.In the earlier game against Rising Sun, the Lady Bulldogs dominated possession and the scoreboard. Batesville won 8-0. Batesville had 8 different girls score including Shelby Rupp, Morgan Puente, Anna Kick, Kira Hertel, Sylvia Phillips, Taylor Rowlett, Baylee Rohlfing, and Hayley Huntington.In the Championship Match, Batesville faced 12th ranked Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters. The entire game was played back and forth with each team using counter-attacks and quick attacks to get shots on goal. At the end of 40 minutes, the game was 0-0 as the teams went to halftime. It didn’t take long for the Lady Twisters to break open the scoring as they took a 1-0 lead within the first 2 minutes of the second half. Despite outshooting the Lady Twisters 13-10 the Lady Bulldogs could not find the equalizer.Batesville is back in action on Tuesday against the number 1 ranked team in 1A, the Lawrenceburg Tigers.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Kendra Getz and Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through July 25

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,183; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,161; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,145; 4. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,136; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,129; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,112; 7. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,099; 8. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,081; 9. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,066; 10. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,033; 11. David Norquest, York, Neb., 1,025; 12. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 966; 13. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 948; 14. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 943; 15. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 939; 16. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 933; 17. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 908; 18. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 897; 19. Chuck Madden Jr., Avoca, Iowa, 867; 20. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 859. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,189; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,158; 3. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,148; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,111; 5. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 1,106; 6. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,099; 7. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,094; 8. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,081; 9. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,061; 10. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 1,051; 11. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 1,035; 12. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,030; 13. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 1,014; 14. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 1,001; 15. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 995; 16. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 987; 17. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 980; 18. Sean Barragan, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 973; 19. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 939; 20. Cody Knecht, Whittemore, Iowa, 938. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,102; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,097; 3. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,087; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,020; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 915; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 832; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 733; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 639; 9. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 630; 10. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 618; 11. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 604; 12. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 571; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 570; 14. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 565; 15. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 557; 16. Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas, 556; 17. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 547; 18. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 544; 19. Brandon Geurin, Robinson, Texas, 538; 20. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, 521. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,167; 3. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,164; 4. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,115; 5. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,109; 6. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 1,108; 7. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 1,095; 8. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,068; 9. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, 1,060; 10. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,052; 11. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 1,043; 12. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 1,041; 13. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,028; 14. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 1,023; 15. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 1,022; 16. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,019; 17. Brett Berry, Colby, Kan., 1,012; 18. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,008; 19. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 986; 20. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 972. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 593; 2. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 592; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, both 583; 5. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 582; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 575; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 553; 8. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 525; 9. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 514; 10. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 484; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 479; 12. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 474; 13. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 470; 14. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 468; 15. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 456; 16. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 454; 17. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 453; 18. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 446; 19. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 438; 20. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 434. center_img IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 755; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 3. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 727; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 706; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 646; 6. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 622; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 608; 8. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 605; 9. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 592; 10. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 582; 11. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 570; 12. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., both 564; 14. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 561; 15. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 560; 16. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 558; 17. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 547; 18. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 541; 19. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 538; 20. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 523. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,194; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,182; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,146; 4. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,121; 5. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,095; 6. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,086; 7. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,075; 8. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 1,065; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,062; 10. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 1,051; 11. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,018; 12. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,010; 13. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,006; 14. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 1,004; 15. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 977; 16. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 958; 17. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 948; 18. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 933; 19. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 921; 20. Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn., 865.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,171; 2. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,130; 3. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 1,113; 4. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,057; 5. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,046; 6. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,038; 7. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 976; 8. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 952; 9. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 919; 10. Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 863; 11. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 861; 12. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 819; 13. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 780; 14. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 778; 15. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 769; 16. Roberto “R.J.” Esqueda, Madelia, Minn., 742; 17. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 725; 18. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 721; 19. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 709; 20. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 706.last_img read more

EPL: Gunners, Hammers in fight to finish

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal vs. West Ham Venue: Emirates Stadium Kick off: 4PMArsenal play host to West Ham United at the Emirates this afternoon in a battle between two sides needing three points for entirely different reasons. The Gunners go into the weekend’s clash five points off fifth-placed Manchester United, while West Ham are only above the relegation zone on goal difference. Mikel Arteta was welcomed with open arms back to the club where he spent five years between 2011 and 2016, but it has been a topsy-turvy start to life for the former Gunners captain in the Emirates dugout. Indeed, the North London outfit are unbeaten in the Premier League since the New Year, and have won four out of their last five matches in all competitions. Monday’s 2-0 victory over Portsmouth in the FA Cup fifth round keeps Arteta’s hopes of a trophy in his maiden season alive, a win which was much needed following the manner of their defeat to Olympiacos in the Europa League round of 32. Having reached the semi-finals of the Europa League in the 2017-18 campaign, and finishing runners up to Chelsea last year, many Arsenal fans believed that a European trophy and a route back to Champions League football could have been on the horizon for their side this season. Nevertheless, Arsenal’s league form has much improved since Arteta replaced fellow Spaniard Unai Emery, and the Gunners now sit eight points off the top four on 37 points. Moreover, the emphasis on the long-term development of youth has led to the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah all enjoying regular first-team action, with the latter registering two goals in his last two starts. Arteta has already seen his side keep six clean sheets in all competitions since his arrival, with the centre-back partnership of Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz garnering significant praise for their performances in recent weeks. A third consecutive league victory could see Arsenal rise to eighth in the table, potentially leapfrogging arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the process should Burnley pick up all three points against Jose Mourinho’s side later today. In contrast, West Ham’s 3-1 victory over Southampton was their first league win since New Year’s Day, and David Moyes’s side are at a real risk of a first relegation since 2011 should results not improve. As protests against the ownership of the club continue to bedevil the Londoners, Hammers supporters will be desperate to see their side pick up only their fourth win away from home all season. Moyes’ men performed valiantly for the most part at Anfield last Monday, but eventually made the trip back down to London empty-handed following a result which has more or less epitomised their season. However, last weekend’s triumph against Southampton has brought some much-needed relief to the London Stadium, as goals from Jarrod Bowen, Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio comfortably saw off Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side. The arrival of Bowen in particular has brought with it a strong sense of optimism over the former Hull City attacker, and fans will be eager to see what the 23-year-old can bring to the table in their fight for survival over the coming weeks. With games against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea coming up after their Emirates visit, West Ham are no doubt in a perilous position as the relegation battle reaches a crucial point. The Hammers have conceded nine goals in their last three league games away from home, albeit to top-four sides Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City, and have also suffered defeats at Sheffield United and Crystal Palace since the New Year. Nevertheless, should Moyes manage to shore up his defence in a similar way to that of Arteta at Arsenal, Hammers supporters may just be able to look forward to another Premier League campaign next season. Arsenal possible XI: Leno, Bellerin, Mari, Mustafi, Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette. West Ham United possible XI: Fabianski, Ngakia, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Bowen, Fornals, Anderson, Antonio.Tags: ArsenalDavid MoyesMikel ArtetaWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

Football News Liverpool Aim Upset Manchester United At Old Trafford After Five Years

first_imgManchester: Liverpool can rub more salt into Manchester United wounds with a first victory at Old Trafford in five years on Sunday, while Manchester City will try to haul themselves back onto the leader’s coattails with victory at Crystal Palace. Just eight games into the season, 15 points separates Liverpool at the top of the table from United down in 12th. The European champions have shot into an eight-point lead even over their closest challengers in City, thanks to a run of 17 straight Premier League wins stretching back to last season. By contrast, United have won just two of their last 13 league games.Injury problems that have contributed to the Red Devils’ early season struggles have struck again with influential duo Paul Pogba and David de Gea absent. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has called on his players to rise to the occasion of a clash between the two most successful sides in English football history. “I always look at the next game as a chance. The Liverpool game is a great chance for us to go the other way,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “It’s in my nature to think of the best-case scenario. I know the fans and the players will be up for it. We need to step up to the plate, and these are the big games that you sign up for at Man United – you have to show your quality.” Jurgen Klopp celebrated his fourth anniversary at Anfield earlier this week, but for all the German’s achievements in transforming Liverpool’s fortunes, he his yet to taste victory at Old Trafford. Liverpool have not won on their past six visits to United and left-back Andy Robertson warned that form will not count for much given the historical rivalry between the sides. “I don’t think it matters what your form is like in these games. It doesn’t matter that we’ve won eight on the bounce and they’re struggling. It’s Man Utd v Liverpool,” said the Scotland captain. “It’s genuinely a different atmosphere when you play against them.” In contrast to United’s misfortune, Liverpool have been handed an injury boost with the news Joel Matip is fit to return at centre-back, but Mohamed Salah remains a doubt after suffering an ankle injury in a 2-1 win over Leicester before the international break. De Bruyne boost for City City must bounce back to winning ways after a shock 2-0 home defeat to Wolves two weeks ago to at least apply some pressure on Liverpool when they visit Crystal Palace on Saturday. The champions badly missed Kevin de Bruyne a fortnight ago and should have the Belgian international back from a groin strain as they look to become the first visiting side to win at Selhurst Park this season. City have scored 25 goals in the six Premier League games De Bruyne has started this season, but been beaten in two matches he has not. Palace have confounded pre-season predictions to sit level with fourth-placed Leicester and Chelsea on 14 points.Tottenham happy to welcome WatfordThe international break may have come at the right time for Tottenham after a 3-0 thrashing at Brighton followed a humiliating 7-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Spurs have won just three of their opening 11 games in all competitions, but the visit of Watford this weekend could offer some blessed relief for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.Also Read | Liverpool Blow Three Goal Lead, Yet Hang On For Win Vs Salzburg In UEFA Champions LeagueThe Hornets are the only side yet to win in the league this season and sit rock bottom of the table having conceded 20 goals in their opening eight games. “We need to start believing in ourselves again. We have the quality in the squad and can fight for everything,” said Pochettino. “We are still there, we have one point more than last season in the Champions League and we are three points from the top four.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more