Having been mostly outclassed despite their victory against Leicester last weekend, Manchester United will look to deliver a more dominant performance against West Ham on Sunday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils could vault themselves into the top four of the Premier League and stay in the Champions League hunt with another three points at London Stadium.But Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be out to foil their ambitions, with the Hammers themselves looking to stretch their unbeaten run in the top flight to five games on the trot. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Game West Ham vs Manchester United Date Sunday, September 22 Time 2:00pm BST / 9:00am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the UK, the match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, and available to stream on Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Squads & Team News Position West Ham squad Goalkeepers Fabianski, Roberto, Martin Defenders Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cardoso, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Johnson Midfielders Noble, Rice, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson, Coventry, Wilshire, Sanchez, Snodgrass, Fornals, Holland Forwards Haller, Ajeti West Ham starting XI : Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Rice; Yarmolenko, Fornals, Anderson; Haller. Position Manchester United squad Goalkeepers De Gea, Grant, Romero, J. Pereira Defenders Wan-Bissaka, Jones, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Tuanzebe, Young, Maguire, Dalot Midfielders Mata, Lingard, A. Pereira, Fred, Matic, McTominay, James, Gomes, Garner, Chong Forwards Rashford, Greenwood Manchester United starting XI : De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Matic, McTominay; Pereira, Mata James; Rashford.Betting & Match Odds United are the slight favourites at 6/5 to win with bet365 . West Ham, meanwhile, are priced at 21/10, while a draw is available at 13/5.Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview After something of a shaky run-in to the first international break of the season, Manchester United look to have bounced back since the return of club football – but they will hope to find another gear when they face West Ham in the Premier League.The Red Devils secured a vital three points a week ago against Leicester City, with Marcus Rashford’s early penalty proving to be the difference despite the Foxes managing almost 60 per cent of possession throughout.A young United side subsequently battled to victory against Kazakhstan Premier League champions Astana in Europe, with Mason Greenwood netting his first senior goal .The two wins haven’t necessarily shown the fearsome strength United’s assembled talents suggest they possess though, with their young guns arguably the brightest lights of the new campaign so far.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed his starlets to flourish at Old Trafford, though he notes that he will not blood them too quickly in the top-flight for the sake of it.”You learn quite a lot when playing the youngsters,” he stated . “You want them to go out and express themselves, to go out and perform so that they have a platform to build on. I thought it paid off [against Astana].”I understand that some of the boys, sometimes they can feel the heat, but I thought they were excellent. Of course, we must protect them, find the right moment to put them in. Give them guidance behind closed doors.”They’re almost ready [to play in the Premier League]. That’s why they’re with us, why they’re training with us and they have done well in training.”The young boys now – you will see them enough. You will see them in the Europa League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup and maybe a little bit in the Premier League.”While Solskjaer currently finds himself without talented playmaker Paul Pogba, the Norwegian also remains convinced that the Frenchman will not exit the club at the next available chance, having spent the last transfer window reportedly looking for a move away from Old Trafford.”Paul is working hard here and he is totally committed to Manchester United,” he further noted . “We have seen that while he’s been injured. He has been working like crazy to get himself fit because he wants to play for us and he wants to help his team-mates.”Paul is going nowhere. He is happy here when he’s playing.”Having delivered one of the results of the season when they turned over United 3-1 last term, Manuel Pellegrini’s side will be looking to do so again this weekend.Centre-back Issa Diop has called upon his team-mates to draw upon their prior victory and repeat the feat at London Stadium once again, stating : “We played a very good game against them last season.“It was our first win at home last season, and a very good moment for us.“Sunday’s going to be a different game, so we have to try to do the same thing as last year. We have to play our football and not think about Manchester United.“We have a very good team and can beat anyone, so we are confident. In the Premier League every game is difficult, but we are ready for this game. I think if we play our football, we’re a team who can do anything.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
On select cruises, guests can partake in a variety of enriching onboard experiences with famed winemakers and industry experts including Michael Mondavi, Aaron Sanchez, Gerard Bertrand and Salvatore Ferragamo MIAMI – July 12 – Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed the lineup for the brand’s 2017/18 Meet The Winemaker Cruises, a selection of cruises aboard Norwegian Escape and Norwegian Dawn during which guests will have the opportunity to wine and dine with leaders and legends of the winemaking industry. The full series was revealed during the first Winemaker Dinner cruise of the season, held this week on Norwegian Escape and featuring Antonio Hidalgo, President of Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana. Hidalgo represents the 8th generation of the sherry winery, family owned and operated since 1792. Norwegian’s Winemaker Dinner series is hosted at the line’s popular wine venue The Cellars, a Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar, and is in celebration of Norwegian’s successful ongoing partnership with the family and other valued beverage partners, including Moët Hennessy. “Given the incredible reception of Michael Mondavi’s past visits aboard our ships, we are excited to expand upon this concept to provide our guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with renowned experts within the winemaking industry,” said Mark Kansley, senior vice president of Hotel Operations for Norwegian Cruise Line. “As we strive to continually enhance our beverage program and onboard offerings, these partnerships represent our ongoing goal to serve as innovators in the cruising industry.” In 2015, the Michael Mondavi Family partnered with Norwegian to introduce the line’s first branded wine bar aboard Norwegian Escape – The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar – boasting a curated wine list and service provided by a Court of Master Sommeliers certified Sommelier. The venue invites guests to participate in a variety of interactive, fun and educational wine activities including seminars, tastings, pairings and workshops. This partnership was further expanded upon when The Cellars opened aboard Norwegian Dawn in 2016 after ship-wide enhancements. Mondavi is recognized as one of the global emissaries of California wine and is widely credited with helping to establish and build the Napa Valley wine industry as we know it. The newly-announced series of sailings evolves from the popular and well-received visits Mondavi has made to Norwegian Escape in celebration of the partnership. Guests aboard these select sailings will have several opportunities to engage with the wine makers and experts, enhancing their onboard experience with a variety of enriching seminars and activities. On the second day of each cruise, guests will have the chance to dive into the seasoned minds of the visiting experts with an open-forum question and answer session, held in the Atrium of the ship. Following the open forum, guests will have the chance to purchase featured wines selected by the wine makers and varietals from the ship’s wine list, meet the expert and have him sign the bottle to take home as a memento. The open forum and personal meet and greet are complimentary and open to all guests. For a more intimate experience, guests can indulge in an interactive, hands-on wine tasting and educational seminar hosted by the vintner in The Cellars, A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. The vintner will take the guests on a tour of the winemaking world and the elements that complement it, providing tailored insight into their specific area of expertise. The tastings will feature wines hand-picked by the expert and brought on board for the seminar. Pricing for the tastings will be $19.95 per person. Guests seeking an unforgettable gourmet experience can attend an exclusive wine dinner, hosted by the vintner or industry expert. They will be treated to a truly special event, consisting of five decadent courses paired with wine specifically chosen for each course. The cost of the dinner with wine pairings is $59.95 per person. Seating is limited for both the tasting seminars and wine pairing dinner and reservations will only be available on board the ship. The full lineup of the 2017/18 Meet The Winemaker series includes:· September 22, 2017 – Norwegian Dawn: Michael Mondavi, founder of the Michael Mondavi Family Estate, co-founder of Folio Fine Wine Partners and co-founder of The Cellars – A Michael Mondavi Family Wine Bar. Mondavi represents the third generation representative of the prestigious family of wineries in Napa Valley.· November 4, 2017 – Norwegian Escape: Bill Whiting, Director of Wine Education at Banfi Vintners. As the grandson of John F. Mariani Sr., founder of Banfi Vintners, Whiting carries on the tradition of the award-winning Castello Banfi estate, founded in 1919 in the Brunello region of Tuscany.· December 2, 2017 – Norwegian Escape: Aarón Sánchez. Famed TV Chef and James Beard award winner, Aarón Sánchez is the official ambassador and spokesperson for Terrazas de los Andes wines and is considered one of the world’s leading contemporary Latin chefs.· February 17, 2018 – Norwegian Escape: Gerard Bertrand, renowned vintner of Languedoc-Roussillon. Bertrand, a legendary expert in the winemaking industry, boasts 20 years of experience and a breadth of awards and accolades.· March 2018, Norwegian Escape: Salvatore Ferragamo, heir of famed Italian fashion house and owner at Il Borro Winery in Tuscany, Italy. Salvatore, whose father Ferruccio, bought the beautiful Il Borro Esatate in 1993, has replanted the family’s vineyard and has been releasing delicious Tuscan wines since 1999. Norwegian Dawn sails to Bermuda from June through October and to Canada & New England in September and October from her seasonal homeport in Boston. The ship boasts 14 delicious dining options including Los Lobos Cantina, an upscale Mexican restaurant and brand-new concept for the Norwegian fleet; 11 bars and lounges; activities for every member of the family, whether they are young or young at heart; fabulous entertainment including Elements, an enchanting performance showcasing the four elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire, and The Second City, Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre; and a wide variety of accommodations including the 6,694 sq. ft. Garden Villas, the largest suites at sea. Norwegian Escape, currently sailing the Eastern and Western Caribbean from her homeport in Miami, features 27 dining options, 21 bars and lounges, and entertainment options to thrill cruisers of all ages with the largest Ropes Course at sea, the largest Aqua Park at sea, and dedicated adults-only and kids-only spaces including the brand’s first nursery offering supervised care for young cruisers ages six months to two years old. The ship offers dazzling entertainment and a variety of flexible accommodations including Norwegian’s Studio staterooms designed and priced for solo travelers, family staterooms that accommodate up to four guests, and expansive suites in The Haven™, Norwegian’s ship-within-a-ship luxury suite complex featuring amenities including private butler and concierge service, exclusive restaurant and private pool, courtyard and sundeck. In April 2018, Norwegian Escape will reposition for the first time since she was christened in 2015, sailing from New York City to Bermuda on seven-day cruises to every Sunday, offering New York-area guests a new ship to enjoy. To book one of Norwegian Cruise Line’s wine maker’s partnership cruises, contact your travel professional, call Norwegian at 866-NCL-CRUISE (625-2784) or visit www.ncl.com. About Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 50-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodation options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pools and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the ninth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fourth time and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the fifth straight year by the World Travel Awards. Norwegian will introduce two new “Breakaway Plus” Class cruise ships through 2019 and has four additional ships on order for delivery beginning in 2022, with an option to introduce two more ships in 2026 and 2027. 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Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Vaas Gunawardena has been arrested over the murder of a businessman from Bambalapitiya.The DIG was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department after he was extensively questioned this evening over the incident. Mohammed Shyam, 35, a businessman involved in the footwear industry residing at Sagara Road in Bambalapitiya was killed on 22 May.His body was found in Dompe after he was reported missing. (Colombo Gazette) The CID has also questioned DIG Vass Gunawardena last week over the incident. A police Sub Inspector (SI) and two other policemen were arrested last week over the same murder.
All images via Insight/FolensThere are some obvious gaps in the archives for the eighties and nineties, and Folens are urging anyone who might have one or two old annuals lying around to get in touch.You can also send them to us here at email@example.com.Folens are also in the process of donating 12,000 Christmas annuals to the various children’s wards across the country in conjunction with the charity Yoobyoo.Got any memories of the Christmas annuals? Let us know in the comments…Look familiar? Irish school books through the years>15 things that everyone did in primary school>8 schoolbook traditions future kids may never understand> WHEN YOU WERE a kid, Christmas wouldn’t have been Christmas without a Folen’s annual – Sugradh, Sonas, Siamsa or Spraoi.Remember the excitement the day they would finally arrive and the teacher would unpack them, full to the brim with quizzes, comics, stories and colouring-in opportunities?Folens are now encouraging annual fans to take a trip down memory lane and dig out any old books they might have around the house.Here’s a selection of 34 covers, from 1972 to 2012…