Press Association Much has been made of the record fee United paid Monaco for the 19-year-old forward, but he could not have made a better start to his United career. This will not go down as one of the classic encounters in this world-renowned fixture, but Van Gaal will not care. After a week dominated by reports of dressing-room unrest and criticism of his transfer policy, the United manager will be ecstatic at having recording a third straight win over the club’s most bitter rivals. United, who recalled goalkeeper David de Gea, lacked a cutting edge in the first half, but Ashley Young’s introduction changed the game. He won the free-kick which Daley Blind stroked home, and Ander Herrera rifled in a penalty before Benteke and Martial struck with two stunners. Van Gaal was all smiles, but his opposite number Brendan Rodgers was taunted with chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” as he walked off the pitch after his second straight defeat. United – not that it needed it – added to the theatre of the occasion before the match by reading De Gea’s name out last from the team-sheet last, which led to a huge round of applause. There was little to applaud thereafter, however, as Old Trafford played host to one of the dullest halves in recent memory. With Marouane Fellaini up front instead of the injured Wayne Rooney, United looked toothless. Hopes were raised when Mignolet’s poor clearance deflected off Juan Mata into Fellaini’s path, but he shot high and wide. The Belgian wasted another two chances before half-time. Van Gaal had seen enough. He brought Young on for Memphis Depay and the winger made an immediate impact, drawing a foul from Nathaniel Clyne on the edge of the box. Mata squared the ball to the unmarked Blind and he curled a sublime finish into the corner. De Gea endured a wobbly moment soon after when his clearance went straight to the opposition. The Reds moved it out wide to Clyne, whose cross was cleared off the line by Chris Smalling. The Spaniard redeemed himself with a fine save from Danny Ings. The former Burnley man then nudged the resultant corner towards goal, but Blind cleared off the line. Just as Liverpool looked to be coming back into the game, they gifted United a second when Joe Gomez fouled Herrera in the box. With regular penalty-taker Mata having been taken off for Martial, Herrera stepped up and he did not disappoint, banging a rising shot into the roof of the net to make it 2-0. De Gea denied Jordon Ibe six minutes from time, but he could do nothing about Benteke’s stunning overhead kick soon after. Martial extinguished any hopes of a comeback, though, when he cut in from the left and beat Mignolet after a mazy run into the box. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Get in… @ManUtd new no9!! Take over the shirt fella” – Andy Cole, reacting to Anthony Martial’s strike, raises the expectations for the teenager. PLAYER RATINGS Manchester United David De Gea 7 (out of 10) Matteo Darmian 5 Chris Smalling: 6 Daley Blind: 6 Luke Shaw: 5 Michael Carrick: 7 Bastian Schweinsteiger: 6 Juan Mata: 6 Ander Herrera: 6 Memphis Depay: 5 Marouane Fellaini: 5 Substitutes Ashley Young (on for Memphis, 46): 6 Anthony Martial (on for Mata, 65:) 7 Morgan Schneiderlin (on for Carrick 72): 5 Liverpool Simon Mignolet: 6 Nathaniel Clyne: 5 Martin Skrtel: 5 Dejan Lovren: 5 Joe Gomez: 5 Lucas Leiva: 5 James Milner: 5 Emre Can: 4 Roberto Firmino: 4 Christian Benteke: 5 Danny Ings: 6 Substitutes Jordon Ibe (on for Firmino, 66): 6 Divock Origi (on for Ings, 74): 5 Alberto Moreno (on for Lucas, 88): 4 STAR PLAYER Anthony Martial: Just edges out Ashley Young and Daley Blind. Young changed the game after his introduction, adding pace and purpose while Blind defended well and converted his strike superbly. But Martial gave United fans what they have been crying out for – pace, skills and a cracking finish. A fairytale debut. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Christian Benteke’s goal: On any day, Benteke’s goal would have grabbed the headlines. The big Belgian looked turgid in the first half, but showed great athleticism to acrobatically fire home in space. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Louis van Gaal’s worst nightmare came true when Wayne Rooney was ruled out through injury. Having let Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie go this summer, Van Gaal put Marouane Fellaini up front. The Belgian looked completely out of place, fluffing three chances. It was only when Van Gaal brought on Young and Martial that the team found the pace and cutting edge it lacked. MOAN OF THE MATCH Liverpool’s surrender. Liverpool barely had a go in the first half and wilted after United had taken the lead. Had it not been for Benteke’s strike, this could have been a real walloping for Liverpool. WHO’S UP NEXT PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United (Champions League, September 15) Bordeaux v Liverpool (Europa League, September 17) Following the win, Van Gaal claimed Martial had not only shown his skill on the ball, but had also proven himself capable of handling the Premier League’s physicality. The Dutchman said on Sky Sports 1: “The goal of Anthony, not a bad goal I think! “It was also a match for him now. He has a lot of space so it was more easy to bring him. But he did it alright. He scored a marvellous goal and I have seen also, physically, he can play in the Premier League.” Van Gaal also insisted his substitutions made sure of more effort towards the killer final ball, adding: “We didn’t create too much – two chances and a lot of possibilities, but the last pass was not so good. That’s why I changed Memphis to improve that last pass, also Mata. “The first goal is what decides the match. After that they have to come and we get more space and could score. Because of that also the second goal (happened). Very good running behind of Ander Herrera, fantastic pass of Michael Carrick – I was very proud. Also the way he shoot the penalty was fantastic.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers questioned the free kick in the lead up to the first goal, but admitted the Reds were below par. “I thought first half we defended well,” Rodgers said. “But we were nowhere near enough quality and composure on the ball. Defensively weren’t bothered too much. Any time we were frightened was by our own mistakes. “We’re disappointed with a couple of the goals. I didn’t think it was a free-kick. Ashley Young’s bought the challenge. I thought Nathaniel Clyne defended brilliantly all day. And he’s just matched his run. “You could see both of them challenge for the ball with their arms. Ashley turns on his back so they get a free-kick against us. They work it quite well but I never thought it was a free-kick. We conceded a really disappointing third goal which kills it.” When asked if the creative aspect of Liverpool came to the fore, Rodgers said: ” No, it’s something that with the first five games now it’s something I need to look at. It’s too easy for us to go direct at times to Christian Benteke, his goal was very good. “You have to want the ball, get on the football to create opportunities. (This is) a group that will respond. They work ever so hard. That’s something we definitely need to look at.” Anthony Martial wasted no time in writing himself into Manchester United folklore as he stepped off the bench to score a stunning debut goal against Liverpool. Twenty-one minutes after his introduction, the £58million deadline-day signing turned Martin Skrtel twice before rolling the ball past Simon Mignolet to wrap up a 3-1 win for Louis van Gaal’s side. Christian Benteke had found the net with an acrobatic and arguably superior goal moments earlier, but Martial will grab the headlines after his maiden strike.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHis days in the collegiate level may be winding down, but Rey Nambatac is not ready to say goodbye to Letran just yet.“I don’t want to go on vacation yet because I feel I have an unfinished business here in Letran,” he said. “I don’t think that every game will be my last. That’s why whenever I enter the court, I really give it my best effort to help the team and for us to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Johnson looking to help Alapag succeed in his first head coach stint For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Nambatac backed up his words as he fired 18 points, nine rebounds, and five assists to help the Knights escape St. Benilde, 66-60 on Friday, and hike their standing at 9-9 to force a playoff for the coveted fourth spot against Arellano.The 23-year-old is hell-bent on taking Letran to the Final Four in his fifth year, even if it means going through the eye of a needle as he seeks to become a two-time NCAA champion before moving on to a new chapter of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I want to make it to the Final Four and after that, the Finals and hopefully, we get the championship again,” he said.But before aiming for the stars, Nambatac knows that Letran’s journey to the next round begins on Friday when the Knights and the Chiefs clash in the knockout game. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Arellano is still missing lead guard Kent Salado, who is out due to a slight MCL tear on high right knee, making Letran the obvious favoriteHowever, Nambatac knows that the Chiefs are still a dangerous foe as evidenced by their conquests in the eliminations — an 82-75 squeaker in the first round and a tight 84-73 triumph in the second round.“We can’t relax. Even if Salado isn’t there, their team is still intact,” he said. “We have to do it through our teamwork, discipline, and most important of all, our defense because it’s our defense which will help us win the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me? PLAY LIST 01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments
Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four timeouts per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime.The changes all go into effect starting this coming season, the NBA said Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTeams will be limited to two timeouts in the final three minutes of a game, instead of having up to three. All four quarters will have two mandatory timeouts, after the 7- and 3-minute marks.“We’re pretty happy with the length of the game,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “We were more focused here on the pace and flow of the game. What we heard from our fans, what we heard from many of our teams, was that the end of the games in particular were too choppy. And I think since I was a kid, that was an issue people were talking about, the last two minutes of a game.” Silver said the full complement of commercial-showing opportunities will still be available to the league’s broadcast partners, and that the league doesn’t believe player in-game rest will be affected by speeding up some aspects.Also, all halftimes will be 15 minutes and delay of game penalties will be issued if teams are not ready to immediately play when intermission ends.“These changes will help us fulfill our goal of improving game flow and pace of play,” NBA President of League Operations Byron Spruell said. “Fewer stoppages and less time without action, especially at the end of a game, will further enhance the viewing experience for our fans.”The league also changed the trade deadline, moving it up so teams would not have their rosters significantly altered during the All-Star break.This season’s deadline will be Feb. 8 — 10 days before the All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Under the old system the deadline would have been Feb. 22, when teams are getting ready to resume their seasons after the break.ADVERTISEMENT If an All-Star is traded to the other conference before the game, Silver said the league will review which side that player should play for on a case-by-case basis.The NBA’s Competition Committee also considered making other tweaks — such as the oft-criticized play where so many shooting fouls are now called on 3-point attempts, often when the offending contact there seems to be initiated by the offensive player.But on that front, no changes are coming at this point.In other news from the Board of Governors meeting and Silver’s news conference:— One and done. Silver said the NBA will take “a complete, holistic look” at the one-and-done rule and how prepared players are going into their pro careers. He said that Kobe Bryant spoke with teams on Tuesday about his development before entering the league straight out of high school.“I don’t believe the system is working well for anyone,” Silver said.— Tanking. Silver addressed comments made by Dallas owner Mark Cuban that when the Mavericks were eliminated from playoff contention last season, they tanked with hopes of improving their draft lottery odds.“Yes, it’s not what you want to hear as commissioner,” Silver said. The league and Cuban discussed it, and moved on, Silver said.— Luxury tax. Silver said it’s too early to say if the NBA is concerned about the chance that 10 or more teams could be in the luxury tax for the 2018-19 season.“These systems are so hard to calibrate. As the money’s gotten bigger, it’s gotten harder to project future cap and tax levels,” Silver said. “And I think those are all things that we continue to look at. Our teams are smart. They find ways to compete. They work within the existing system but always with one eye on the next time we sit down at the bargaining table.” In this Oct. 21, 2016, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to reporters during a news conference, in New York. The NBA is trying to make games go a little more quickly. The league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime. APLAS VEGAS, United States — The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing, fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important and compelling time, when everyone tunes in to watch the final few minutes of a tight game.Now the league is finally taking steps to make sure crunch time doesn’t get bogged down by commercial time.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — Playoff seeding. Silver also spoke about the perception of conference imbalance, and the notion of seeding the top 16 teams for the playoffs with no limitations based on conferences. He said a study two years ago showed it wouldn’t be ideal, though Silver noted that it will likely be looked at again in the future.“The only fair way to do it is to have a balanced schedule throughout the season,” Silver said.— Expansion. Silver reiterated that neither relocation nor expansion is not in the NBA’s plans right now, and that there’s no focus on putting a team in Las Vegas anytime soon. He did say that when the NBA looks to grow in the future, and it will, the league will look at the Las Vegas market — which it has been fond of for years, especially the role it plays in the summer league. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Djokovic ponders long break ‘for body and mind’ View comments
The 2019 Bundy Cup will run Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd February 2019.Register now to take advantage of the early bird rate! Enter prior to 5:00pm, Wednesday 5 December 2018 to enter a team for just $220 (GST inclusive).A $20,000 prize pool is up for grabs.The following divisions are open for nominations:12s – Boys / Girls14s – Boys / Girls / Mixed16s – Boys / Girls / MixedOpen – Men’s / Wome’ns / MixedSocial (Masters) – Men’s / Women’s / Mixed (available for those teams with majority of team members 30+)(Note: Junior Divisions will be played on Day 1 ONLY)Location: Greg Duncan Fields, Bundaberg Touch Association. Isis Highway & University Drive, Bundaberg QLDClick here for more info and to access the registration site.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard: Chelsea fans are smart. They know we’re improvingby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard believes that everyone who follows the club knows they are improving.Lampard was speaking about the disappointing 2-1 loss to Liverpool.He believes the team are making progress on all fronts and thinks that fans can see that progression with their eyes.”Chelsea fans are smart in terms of football,” Lampard said to the club’s official website.”The older fans have seen a lot and those from the more modern era have seen a lot with different managers and different styles, but they are certainly now in a position where I think they are really behind us in terms of where we are at.”That is a club with a ban that has lost Eden and two strikers from what we had last year in terms of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain. “Now we have younger players who I think the fans are very ready to be patient with. And they will need to be, but at the same time the rules always remain the same, if you show passion and fight and desire to play for the club, as we showed, then fans will respect that whether you win, lose or draw.”That is why the performance was appreciated and when you lose, sometimes that is when you need it even more. “It is that feeling of togetherness and now the players must take that on and show that every week. The same desires, the same passion, keep improving all the time and move forward.”
keyshawn young USCThe B2G Elite Camp is taking place this weekend in Thousand Oaks, Calif., featuring some of the top high school talent in the country. Miami (Fla.) Senior wide receiver Keyshawn Young is in attendance, and he left quite an impression on a particular defensive back during today’s 1-on-1 session. Here’s the video of Young juking the backpedaling corner so bad, he falls to the ground.WR Keyshawn Young shook a DB to the ground at B2G Elite Camp. pic.twitter.com/VJZfrYWbkL— Luke Stampini (@LukeStampini) June 13, 2015That’s nasty. A three-star prospect, Young has a bevy of big-time offers, and it looks like he’ll be a nice pick up for whichever school lands him.
Work will continue on the rehabilitation of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale roadway in St. Mary this year, through a $500 million allocation in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure now before the House of Representatives.This additional work should bring the project to 85 per cent completion.The undertaking falls under the Rural Road Rehabilitation Project II, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.Meanwhile, the Government will be spending $204.5 million this year to complete renovation of office space at Port Royal Street in Kingston in order to accommodate a United Nations (UN) office.A sum of $37.5 million has also been provided in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure to conduct pre-assessment studies (surveys and evaluation) for the establishment of a third city in keeping with the country’s development agenda.The money will also go towards the production of a report with recommendations for three possible sites for a third city.
Then-freshman running back Dontre Wilson runs the ball in a game agains Purdue Nov. 2. OSU won, 56-0.Lantern file photoWith the first five already accounted for, The Lantern continues its countdown of the top 10 most important Buckeyes for the 2014 Ohio State football season.No. 5: Dontre Wilson, sophomore H-backEver since the Southeastern Conference began to dominate the college football landscape in 2007, fans from other regions of the country have been reminded that their favorite teams don’t possess enough quickness to beat schools from the SEC.When coach Urban Meyer took the reins at OSU in November 2011, he made it clear that he intended to change that: the Buckeyes were going to get a lot faster. After an undefeated campaign in 2012, the puzzle of constructing a more explosive offense acquired a key piece when four-star recruit Dontre Wilson committed to OSU in February 2013. In Wilson, a speedster who is able to play both running back and wide receiver, Meyer landed a player that epitomized his offensive philosophy. Expectations were high for the then-freshman.Wilson wound up playing in all 14 games in 2013, and although he didn’t adapt to the offensive schemes as much as his coaches would’ve liked, the double-threat still produced some decent numbers. As the team’s primary kickoff returner and a significant threat on the ground and in the air, Wilson finished with 983 all-purpose yards. Only running back Carlos Hyde, quarterback Braxton Miller and wide receiver Corey Brown had more.He showed glimpses of his ability from the first game of the season. In the second quarter against Buffalo he returned a kickoff for 51 yards. A week later he rushed five times for a total of 51 yards and his only touchdown run of the season as the Buckeyes dismantled San Diego State 42-7. Then came the shootout against California that suited his skillset, helping him to season-highs in both rushing (59 yards) and receiving (48 yards).The Big Ten portion of the schedule didn’t quite see the same production out of Wilson. His 26 rushing yards against Indiana were his highest total of conference play, as were his 35 receiving yards against Penn State.What was more concerning was the way Wilson’s impact seemingly disappeared in the team’s crucial three-game run to end the season. The then-freshman’s production was limited to just the return game against Michigan and Michigan State as he gained 16 and 70 yards, respectively. In the Discover Orange Bowl loss to Clemson, Wilson rushed for 24 yards on three carries, had one return of 25 yards and a catch that resulted in a loss of five.While he might not have exploded onto the scene in the way many hoped he would, Wilson is poised to do just that during his sophomore season.Both Wilson and his coaches have admitted over this offseason how he didn’t really understand his role in last year’s offense. But now things have changed, and the expectations of Wilson –– especially from Meyer –– are high.“Last year he was a hybrid guy that really wasn’t great at anything. (He) was not quite strong enough to run inside like you need that hybrid guy to do. (He) was simply an outside running player,” Meyer said on Monday at the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “He’s gained the weight. He’s much stronger. He’s much more prepared for this level of football. He’s always had the talent and he’s always had the effort, so…he’s an impact guy for us in a lot of ways.”One of Wilson’s main roles toward the end of last season was to redirect the attention of opposing defenses toward him and away from his offensive teammates. Now, with the departures of Hyde and Brown to the NFL, Wilson becomes the unit’s most important and dynamic player behind Miller.When Meyer recruited Wilson many analysts were quick to draw comparisons with current Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, who succeeded in the hybrid position under Meyer at Florida. If they do turn out to be similar players, Buckeye fans can take heart in the fact that Harvin nearly doubled his yards from scrimmage and total touchdowns from his freshman to sophomore year.If the Buckeyes hope to capture their first Big Ten title in five years, they need Wilson to have a similar improvement.OSU’s first game of the season is scheduled for Aug. 30 when the Buckeyes face Navy in Baltimore, Md.
According to expert Juan Arturo del Azar, he believes pilot David Ibbotson suffered from “spatial disorientation.”Spatial disorientation is defined as the inability of a pilot to correctly interpret aircraft attitude, altitude or airspeed in relation to the Earth or other points of reference.And for flying expert Juan Arturo Del Azar, the cause of the crash of a light aircraft in the English Channel carrying Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson could be just that.“As in any investigation we can only speculate on what has been published until there’s official information,” Juan Arturo Del Azar was quoted by The Express.“But everything so far indicates there was an operation that should never have existed and a pilot who was not qualified to fly in the conditions there were that night.””The bulk of the plane was on the seabed and very few things were missing.” David Mearns, who led the privately-funded search for the plane that was carrying Emiliano Sala, explains how his team found and identified the wreckage pic.twitter.com/yEtnglCGlG— ZooM Harare (@ZoomHarare) February 5, 2019“What we know is that the pilot ‘requested descent’ on passing Guernsey,” he added.“I’ve flown that same route at least 400 times. It’s a crossing over water.”“The reason for requesting a descent, according to the aviation community, was because the plane was accumulating ice,” he explained.“But the information we have now is that this pilot was not authorized to fly with instruments.”AAIB responds to Sala’s family request to recover the plane’s wreckage Manuel R. Medina – August 14, 2019 The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they already explained their decision not to recover the plane’s wreckage to Sala’s family and the pilot’s.“If that is the case, it could be a lot simpler. It could simply be a case of being in a cloud, not knowing how to fly with instruments and suffering what is called spatial disorientation,” Del Azar continued.“There’s a well-known incident, that of John Kennedy Jr, in which that happened.”“When a person is in a cloud and looks out of the window, they are disorientated. Then they have to know how to fly the plane looking just at the instruments,” he added.“If the information is correct and this pilot wasn’t qualified to fly with instruments, yes, there could have been ice.”“Your body sends you erroneous signals at that point. Your body tells you the plane is rising and the plane is falling and vice-versa,” the expert commented.“At that point, the only thing that is valid are the instruments. It’s something that’s very routine but it’s something for which a pilot must have a license and training.”“At night-time, everything is much more complicated. Ninety-five percent of accidents are human errors, errors by the pilot or maintenance errors. It’s not the planes’ fault. At times there are faults but they are a tiny minority, three to four percent,” he concluded.Emiliano Sala’s sister shared this photo yesterday of his dog still waiting for him to return…’Nala also waits for you’This is absolutely gutting 😔😔😔 pic.twitter.com/sV96ql2xnH— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 5, 2019
I could not have asked for a better deputy than @SHSanders45 – she will be a fantastic @PressSec and serve @POTUS & @WhiteHouse very well— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) July 21, 2017″I’m humbled by this honor, and grateful to the President for his confidence in me,” Sanders said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with our new Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci. I have great appreciation and respect for Sean Spicer, who has been more than a colleague, but a true friend and mentor. We’ve had a tremendous first six months, and I’m excited about the opportunity to continue promoting the President’s agenda to Make America Great Again.”Scaramucci said his goal is to help connect the American people to the president in a more efficient manner.”I think there’s been, at times, a disconnect between the way we see the president and how much we love the president and the way some of you perhaps see the president. I certainly see the American people probably see the president the way I do, but we want to get that message out there,” he said.Last month, three CNN investigative journalists resigned over a retracted Trump/Russia story that attempted to connect Scaramucci to a $10 billion Russian investment fund. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns , Posted: July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) — White House Press Secretary resigned Friday after the president named Anthony Scaramucci its new communications director.According to CNN, Spicer’s resignation came after Scaramucci accepted the position, a move Spicer adamantly opposed. He also resigned despite President Trump’s request that he remain in the position.”I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities, just look at his great television ratings,” President Trump said in a statement released by the White House. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the Trump Administration’s first Press Secretary,” Spicer said. “In just six months, President Trump and his staff have done great work to advance the interests of the American people, both at home and abroad. President Trump’s unwavering commitment to making America great again will no doubt ensure that these successes continue in the coming months and year.”Anthony Scaramucci is a 53-year-old, Long Island native, a self-made billionaire with a Harvard Law Degree and is the co-founder of the global investment firm “Skybridge.”He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion, but it wasn’t always that way.Scaramucci calls his family background a “classic Italian immigrant story.” He had a middle-class upbringing, his father was a laborer for 42 years.He is also a Trump campaign fundraiser and long-time ally.”I love the president and I’m very, very loyal to the president and I love the mission that the president has,” he said.Although Scaramucci has no previous political or communications experience, President Trump is confident he can oversee the Communications Department, saying “Anthony is a person I have great respect for, and he will be an important addition to this administration. He’s been a great supporter and will now help implement key aspects of our agenda while leading the communications team.”Scaramucci’s first order of business? Officially replacing Sean Spicer with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who recently conducted the press briefings instead of Spicer. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter