MANCHESTER, England (AP): In one of the most entertaining matches of the English Premier League, Manchester United squandered a two-goal lead, went back in front through an exquisite 79th-minute shot from Wayne Rooney and then conceded a 90th-minute goal to draw at Newcastle 3-3 yesterday. “It feels like a defeat,” said Louis Van Gaal, whose side slipped to sixth. “We have given it away.” A positive for United was the performance of Rooney, who scored twice, set up the other goal by Jesse Lingard, and put in an impressive all-round performance. Goals by Georginio Wijnal-dum and Aleksandar Mitrovic, also from a penalty, brought Newcastle level from 0-2 down. With seconds left of regulation time, United failed to clear, and Paul Dummett advanced from left back to fire in a fierce shot from the edge of the area that deflected into the top corner. “It is the best feeling in the world,” the Newcastle-born Dummett said. Last-place Aston Villa collected their first win since the opening day, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 courtesy of a goalkeeping error by Wayne Hennessey. Also, West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1, with Enner Valencia scoring twice, and fit-again playmaker Dimitri Payet scoring the other goal for the visitors. West Ham moved into fifth place, above Man United.
Looking now at my two rides at Punchestown today ….PUNCHESTOWNHARDLINE 2.40pmBack in Listed company after by no means being disgraced with two recent third placed efforts at Grade 1 level. Has won on heavy and good ground so seems versatile but does need to give weight away here to his younger rivals on ground which is again likely to be testing. Another Barney won well the last day at Naas and looks a danger for trainer Jessie Harrington who is in great form.SWINGBRIDGE 3.15pmVery unlucky over course and distance the last time when absolutely clattering the second last fence when still in the lead. He’s back over the smaller obstacles here off a mark 13lb lower than his chase rating. He always seems to run well but that in some ways makes him a victim of his own success handicap wise. Hopeful though of another good run.Enjoy the action!DAVY YOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try and include in the next blog…BET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321
AddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775 Mexico’s future is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute Dec. 14 HOUSTON – (Dec. 8, 2015) – A panel at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Dec. 14 will discuss the promise and limitations of Mexico’s recent reform accomplishments and the challenges the country will face in the year ahead.Traffic speeds toward the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, which commemorates Mexico’s independence.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center, the event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Who: Jesús Reyes-Heroles, the executive president of StructurA, a group of consulting firms including GEA, PROA, MBD and EnergeA, and former CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), will give the keynote address and serve as a panelist. Reyes-Heroles is also a nonresident fellow at the Mexico Center.The other panelists are Gary Hale, the nonresident fellow in drug policy and Mexico studies at the Baker Institute and CEO of Voire Dire International, and Francisco Monaldi, the fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Baker Institute.Baker Institute Director Edward Djerejian will give welcoming remarks. Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Mexico Center, will serve as the panel’s moderator.For the complete agenda and list of panelists, go to http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1755.What: A keynote and panel titled “Mexico: Looking Back and Looking Ahead.”When: Monday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.During the last three years, Mexico has had a number of successes and important challenges, according to event organizers. Among its successes are a dozen structural reforms to labor, education, telecommunications and the electoral system. These reforms are remarkable achievements, and bringing them to fruition involved careful negotiation and engagement among the ruling PRI and the opposition parties, the PAN and PRD, organizers said. However, no reform has received more attention than energy reform, which promises to increase private and foreign investment in Mexico, help develop the country’s energy reserves, reduce energy prices, make the country’s manufacturing sector more competitive and increase Mexico’s role in the world’s energy markets. At the same time, Mexico’s democracy has not fully taken shape, the rule of law is weak, poverty is persistent, the peso has lost nearly 30 percent of its value and violence and crime are on the rise.The public must register to attend this event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1755.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at email@example.com or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInsitute.Follow the Baker Institute Mexico Center via Twitter @BakerMexicoCtr.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.