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Pune City FC rally to win 2-1 against Mumbai City FC

first_imgPune, Nov 29 (PTI) Uruguayan striker Emiliano Alfaro struck twice, including one in the final minute of the game, as FC Pune City staged a remarkable fightback to beat Mumbai City FC 2-1 in the Indian Super league (ISL) here tomorrow.Balwant Singh struck for Mumbai City FC in the 15th minute.Mumbai City FC went into the break leading 1-0 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium.The visitors managed to maintain the lead till the 29- year-old Alfaro found the net in the 74th minute. Much to Mumbais disappointment, Alfaro struck again (90+3) to eke out a thrilling win and give his team three points.Jonatan Lucca played the pass of the match over the defense from the halfway line. Diego Carlos got on the end of it and was one-on-one with the keeper with a teammate for support. He did the smart thing by setting up Alfaro who slotted the ball into an empty net.The match was sealed in Punes favour in the dying moments.Earlier, the hosts restored parity when Alfaro converted a penalty from the spot after Raju Gaikwad brought Diego Carlos down in the box.The forward kept his calm and sent the keeper the wrong way to make it level, as the home crowd broke into wild celebrations.In the first half, FC Pune City seemed to have cracked under pressure, as Balwant went on a solo run from the left before unleashing a power-packed shot into the bottom corner of the net. He displayed superb technique as the veteran cut in from the left and found the angle for the shot. PTI AH CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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‘Wonderkid’ Marcus Smith is not yet ready for England, Eddie Jones told

first_imgShare on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Support The Guardian Harlequins Newcastle’s Alex Tait takes advantage of lowly London Irish’s bad luck England rugby union team Since you’re here… The Observer Eddie Jones has been urged to resist any temptation to hand Marcus Smith a first England cap during the Six Nations by the Harlequins director of rugby, John Kingston, after the teenage fly-half orchestrated his side’s 50-21 thrashing of Northampton.The 18-year-old had a hand in five of Quins’ seven tries here on his 11th Premiership appearance, in front of the watching Jones. On Friday, Smith was selected for England’s training camp in Brighton but again as an “apprentice” player, along with Bath’s Zach Mercer. news Eddie Jonescenter_img Share on Facebook Topics Share on Twitter Smith was an ever-present in the England squad during the autumn internationals but Jones was insistent that he would not be considered for selection. He also suggested in September that Smith can be his “X-factor rookie” for the 2019 World Cup, but Kingston has urged caution, revealing he intends to rest the youngster when Demetri Catrakilis and Tim Swiel are fit again.“Eddie’s decision to have him involved in the group – that’s fine, that’s up to him – but he is a way off being someone to play international rugby,” said Kingston. “I am a great believer that you come into an international set-up when you are good enough to play 50 times for your country, not get one game and thrown back because it was not the right thing.“Let’s just calm down and let him progress the way he is. Eddie Jones knows his job so let him get on with his job and I will get on with mine.He [Smith] is a fine rugby player and was pulling the strings. We have to make sure we take it stage by stage. He has probably had more rugby than we would have thought was right with Demetri and Tim out. We are managing him pretty well even though he is probably playing a bit more rugby than we would have thought.” Share via Email Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Rugby union Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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PM Holness Convenes First Social Intervention Committee Meeting

first_imgStory Highlights Prime Minister Holness noted that community initiatives have already started in Mount Salem with the establishment of a special Back-to-School Fund. The establishment of the Committee follows the prime minister’s announcement of Mount Salem as the first Zone of Special Operations on Friday, September 1. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (September 5) convened the first meeting of the Social Intervention Committee at the Office of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (September 5) convened the first meeting of the Social Intervention Committee at the Office of the Prime Minister.Addressing the leadership and representatives of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies that will constitute the Social Intervention Committee, Prime Minister Holness said they must focus on community and peace building initiatives.“Crime is multi-dimensional; it is not just policing which is needed. Community building is needed as well. What the Zones of Special Operations (law) is designed to do is to bring the security element but also bring the community building element – the peace building element. That is what the Social Intervention Committee is about,” he explained.The establishment of the Committee follows the prime minister’s announcement of Mount Salem as the first Zone of Special Operations on Friday, September 1.The Zones of Special Operations Act stipulates that a Social Intervention Committee must be established within five (5) working days of the declaration of the Zone.Highlighting the importance of the Zones of Special Operations, the prime minister said, “This is a well-organized strategy which will yield great results. I was there on Sunday (Mount Salem), we toured and the people on the ground are happy and they have expectations. What we are going to do is continue to build the confidence of the people in the area and continue to engage them,” he added.Prime Minister Holness noted that community initiatives have already started in Mount Salem with the establishment of a special Back-to-School Fund.The next early intervention initiative will be a Community Services Fair, to be spearheaded by the Social Intervention Committee. This multi-agency response will take place this weekend, September 9-10 with a wide array of services including civil registration, health and social protection, employment and skills training.Omar Sweeny is Deputy Chair of the Committee. Other committee members will be confirmed in short order.last_img read more