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Chuba Akpom scored in the 87th minute to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory over the MLS All-Stars on Thursday night at Avaya Stadium
Chuba Akpom scored in the 87th minute to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory over the MLS All-Stars on Thursday night at Avaya Stadium.
Akpom, a second-half substitute, capitalised on the work of midfielder Chris Willock and Nacho Monreal to score the winning goal.
Willock worked himself into space on the left-hand side of the area and fed the ball to Monreal, who crossed to Akpom. The 20-year-old striker got behind the Chicago Fire defender Brandon Vincent and slotted in from close range. Akpom was later named man of the match.
Earlier, Joel Campbell gave Arsenal a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute with a penalty. Laurent Ciman had fouled Theo Walcott, and Campbell trotted slowly up to the ball before hitting a low drive underneath Philadelphia Unions Andre Blake.
A familiar foe for Arsenal, the former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, now playing for the Montreal Impact, levelled the score in first-half stoppage time. The New York Red Bulls Sacha Kljestan began the move with a ball to Giovani dos Santos on the left of the box. Dos Santos passed to the Ivorian, who took three shots before he scored: Petr Cech stopped the first, Rob Holding blocked the second and Drogba converted the rebound.
It often felt like a home game for Arsenal. The Gunners red-and-white shirts overwhelmed any other clubs representation in the stadium.
Arsenals starting line-up featured familiar names such as Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but Arsne Wenger chose to feature younger players, including Willock and the 18-year-old Polish central defender Krystian Bielik. The All-Stars fielded a starting 11 featuring European veterans Drogba, Kaka, Andrea Pirlo and David Villa.
The visitors enjoyed the majority of the possession from the start. The All-Stars responded by attempting to strike quickly on counterattacks. In the seventh minute, Real Salt Lakes Kyle Beckerman began one such attack by slotting a pass to Kaka, who sent a long ball to Villa on the left flank. But Kieran Gibbs blocked Villas shot before it could trouble the Arsenal goal.
A minute later, Pirlo orchestrated another counterattack by chipping the ball to Dos Santos but Cech used his right hand to deflect dos Santos 15-yard shot to safety.
Cech made another critical save in the 47th minute by lunging to deflect Sebastian Giovincos 16-yard fusillade that had been heading into the upper-left corner of the net.
Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka made his debut for the Gunners when he entered the match in the 46th minute but it was Akpom who was to have the final say.
Reported attacks and bias incidents are up significantly after deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino last year and Trumps plan to ban all Muslims
Rasheed Albeshari and his friends were playing volleyball by Lake Chabot in northern California when they took a break to pray. The Sunday hangout at the popular park across the bay from San Francisco had become a weekly tradition for the group, but on 6 December, their afternoon prayers were quickly interrupted.
Terrorists! You have nothing but hate!
Albeshari, a 32-year-old Muslim American, turned around and couldnt believe what he saw. A woman was screaming at him and his four friends, who are also Muslim. Albeshari, who was born in Tennessee, turned his camera on.
You are very deceived by Satan. Your mind has been taken over, brainwashed, the woman, later identified as Denise Slader, shouted, his footage showed.
This lady was talking about my God, Albeshari narrated on camera, before Slader physically confronted him, allegedly hitting him with an umbrella and throwing her coffee in his face.
Albeshari, who drives for Uber and Lyft, had seen news reports of hate crimes against Muslims, but he never imagined it could happen to him. It was shocking, he said in a recent interview. I was born here. This is my country.
While most cases of anti-Muslim hate crimes arent caught on video, advocates say the assault Albeshari faced has become increasingly common across the US, and new California data suggests there has been a big jump in bias incidents in the state with serious consequences for Muslim communities that extend far beyond the individual attacks.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) in California published new data this week showing that bias incidents against Muslims in the state increased by 58% between 2014 and 2015, and experts say communities throughout the US are seeing similar trends.
A total of 1,150 incidents were reported to Cair-California last year, which include complaints involving employment and housing discrimination, school bullying, and interactions with law enforcement.
The report says the deadly attacks in Paris in November and in San Bernardino, California, in December, along with the success of presidential nominee Donald Trump, have fueled a distinct rise in Islamophobia in the US, with acts of discrimination, harassment and violence that can make it challenging for Muslims to go about their daily lives.
It just becomes very numbing and wearying dealing with this day after day after day, where your faith is vilified in the public arena, said Ibrahim Hooper, national spokesman for Cair.
The data in California, which has the largest Muslim population in the country, echoes a number of recent reports that have indicated sharp increases in hate crimes and bias incidents.
After Paris and San Bernardino, hate crimes against Muslim Americans and mosques tripled, according to a California State University researcher, who said the US had not seen such a high frequency of incidents since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Other states have also recently catalogued large increases in anti-Muslim incidents.
Seeing someone you love after a long time apart is one of the best feelings in the world. Giving them a hug then feels extra special.
Military parents can often spend a lot of time away from their families. The moment that they are reunited is a very big, emotional scene. It’s one that they will always remember.
After 20 long years of service, BM1 Edward Essenburg is retiring from the military and spending the rest of his days with his family!
His last tour with US Navy expeditionary unit Coastal Riverine Squadron 2 was a 7-month deployment. As it was his last one before retiring, he and his wife Kimberly decided to surprise their daughters.
The girls thought they were going to do a normal girl’s day at a Norfolk Tides baseball game. But then they are called onto the field to take part in a “game”.
But watch as the announcer says that he needs some materials brought out. The girls had no idea that their dad would be the one to deliver them!
Despite flight delays and everything, they thought they wouldn’t be seeing their dad for a few days, but instead got this wonderful surprise they will never forget!
If you enjoyed this military homecoming, you will love this dad surprising his two sons at school while wearing a bee costume!
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Even though we are already halfway through summer and have just one month left, it feels like every day is getting hotter and hotter.
Some days, I dread going outside. If it’s not over 100 degrees, then the humidity is just too much to handle. Has it always been this bad?
Humans are verylucky, though. We get to go inside and enjoy air conditioning! Animals outside have to find ways to cool off on their own.
Some animals turn to mud baths, like pigs and elephants, while others need to take a dip in the lake to beat this summer heat. But one big, furry creature needed to cool off faster than that.
One Minnesota native was very surprised when he looked out his back window. Instead of seeing an empty yard like he expected, he found out his family had a bear visiting them!
The bear wasn’t aggressive and causing chaos in their yard. The poor big guy was just hot and needed to use the family’s kiddie pool to bring his temperature down!
Dave Zbaracki posted a picture of the giant bear lying in the pool on his Facebook page, and it has gained a ton of attention. The family felt bad for the hot bear and let him stay in their pool. How sweet!
If you enjoyed this, then you will love this elephant crashing a pool party! He saw them having fun in the pool and wanted to join.
Thumbnail Photo: Dave Zbaracki
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Who knew horses could be so cuddly? A horse comically named Jimmy the Cow, appropriately a tongue-in-cheek name, loves his “human pillow and isnt afraid to show his affection with smooches, cuddles and lovable licks!
In a hilarious video, Jimmy is lying down next to a woman (who is also lying on her side) and is literally cheek to cheek with her! What a flirt!
Horses can be huge love bugs as we have seen when a cute little girl scratches a ponys back and he returns the favor,and how horses show their trust and affection by helping disabled athletes through competitive sports.
While cuddling with her, his huge lips hang over half of her face. Oh, but thats not all then his tongue comes out and he licks her face as the woman is hysterically laughing.
His nostrils flare as he cuddles up to his newfound friend. He looks so relaxed, content and at peace. You can even catch a glimpse of his huge teeth, which looks like hes smirking and smiling. Too funny!
Have you ever seen a bigger baby?! I love this! commented one Facebook user.
Another funny thing to note is that if you look closely, you can see tiny whiskers on the horses chin, which makes it look like he could use a shave Or maybe hes looking to be more rugged and have a bad boy image!
In 2013, Georgia Obenaus, CEO and Founder of Go Rescue Pet Adoption Center in Virginia Beach, came across a homeless pit bull named Marco. It was clear Marco had been through hell and back. He had no hair, open sores and a skin infection. He also had a bone where his tail was supposed to be.
There was one more thing of which Georgia wasn’t even aware when she first met him: Marco the pit bull was blind. “It’s difficult anyway to find a home for a blind dog and then it’s difficult to find a home for a bully breed,” she said.
No, Marco wasn’t exactly adoptable, but she took him in anyway. And she made it her mission to find him a forever home.
With the help of the community, Go Rescue Pet Adoption Center collected the money they needed to pay for Marco’s eye surgery. People all over the country contributed to his funds. In November 2015, Marco was finally rid of his cataracts, and for the first time ever, he could see the world around him.
Georgia was sure this was exactly what Marco needed to make him a more “desirable pet” but the perfect parents never came along.
Scroll down to find out what happened next. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did…
Hidden payments totalling 30,000 to a Tory MP’s general election campaign are being investigated by the police.
The BBC has established the money for David Mackintosh’s Northampton South fighting fund, in three 10,000 donations, was disguised in terms of who made them.
The Electoral Commission has passed a file on the case to the police.
Mr Mackintosh, ex-leader of Northampton council, welcomed the investigation and “will co-operate fully with police”.
“I had no reason to believe that the donations were from anyone other than the named donors,” he said.
In a statement to the BBC, Northamptonshire Police said: “Following an initial investigation into election fund donations made in the Northampton South constituency, the Electoral Commission has passed the information to Northamptonshire Police to continue the investigation.”
A force spokesman said specialist investigators are now assessing whether there has been a criminal breach of election law.
Police are looking at the case “alongside thousands of documents obtained in the far-reaching and independent investigation into the lending of 10.25m to Northampton Town Football Club”.
In April, the BBC revealed the 30,000 originated from a firm at the centre of an inquiry into the apparent disappearance of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.
The firm, 1st Land Ltd, was loaned the 10.25m, which was intended to rebuild Northampton Town Football Club’s stadium.
The police are already looking into “alleged financial irregularities” surrounding the loan, because the cash has gone missing.
The Electoral Commission was then notified of the three donations, made between April and May 2014.
The BBC established the individuals concerned had links to developer Howard Grossman, who owned 1st Land Ltd, and they received the money from this firm shortly before making the payments.
Along with another firm, 1st Land received 8.75m of the council’s money to facilitate the project at Sixfields, which was halted after contractors were not paid.
Mr Grossman did not comment on the new police inquiry when he was approached by the BBC.
An hour’s “brisk exercise” each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest.
The analysis of data from more than a million people is part of a study of physical activity published in the Lancet to coincide with the Olympics.
Watching TV was found to be worse than sitting at a desk, probably because of associated habits like snacking.
Current NHS guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week.
Being inactive is known to increase the risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
It has been linked to 5.3 million deaths globally a year – compared with 5.1 million linked to smoking.
The Lancet research says the global cost, for healthcare and lost productivity, is estimated at $67.5bn per year.
To look at the the impact of activity and inactivity, researchers went back to the authors of 13 existing papers and asked all of them to reanalyse their data.
People were classed depending on how active they were – from the least active who did less than five minutes a day, up to 60-75 minutes a day for the most active.
Researchers then looked at how many people died during the follow-up period – between two and 14 years.
Those who sat for eight hours a day, but were physically active, had a much lower risk of premature death compared with people who sat for fewer hours a day, but were not active.
Sitting for a long time as well as being inactive carried the greatest risk.
Prof Ulf Ekelund, of the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences and the University of Cambridge, led the study.
He said: “For many people who commute to work and have office-based jobs, there is no way to escape sitting for prolonged periods of time.
“For these people in particular, we cannot stress enough the importance of getting exercise, whether it’s getting out for a walk at lunchtime, going for a run in the morning or cycling to work.
“An hour of physical activity per day is the ideal, but if this is unmanageable, then at least doing some exercise each day can help reduce the risk.”
But he admitted: “One hour’s moderate activity is substantially higher than current recommendations.”
Watching TV for more than three hours was associated with an increased risk of premature death for all but the most active.
The researchers suggest this is likely to be because people might snack while they watch, or because they are more likely to watch TV after eating their evening meal which might affect their metabolism.
It could, they say, also be a sign of a more unhealthy lifestyle in general.
Dr Pedro Hallal of Brazil’s Federal University of Pelotas looked at the effect of the Olympics on the general public’s activity levels.
He said that, despite a blip around the Games where people temporarily take up a sport, there is no long-term legacy.
“There’s been no health legacy of the Olympics reported ever, but it’s the perfect time to talk about human movement.”
The scientists said governments should ensure their policies encouraged physical activity – citing the example of a bus scheme where stops are placed further apart to encourage walking – and employers should make it easier for staff to be active during their working day – such as flexible lunch breaks and the provision of showering facilities.
Lisa Young, a physical activity specialist at the British Heart Foundation said: “Although we recognise the link between sedentary behaviour and poor health, we do advocate further research in this area to establish categorical statistics in relation to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.”
Dr Mike Loosemore, from the English Institute of Sport, said: “An hour of brisk walking is hard work this is essentially moderate exercise, I suspect not many people would be able to manage that amount of moderate activity a day.
“So if you change the guidelines then it puts them even further out of reach of the people who would benefit most from increasing their physical activity, which are those that do very little.
“For the vast majority of people while the best way to stay healthy would be to do an hour of moderate activity a day, realistically the best place to start is reducing your sedentary behaviour at work by sitting less and try to increase whatever physical activity you are doing.”
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36895789
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participated in an “Ask Me Anything,” or AMA, on Wednesday on Reddit, the self-described “front page of the internet” (for young men). He graced the conservative subreddit “The_Donald,” where he is considered something of a hero. People on the forum call him “God Emperor” and “His Nimbleness,” and refer to each other as “centipedes,” apparently a reference to a YouTube video that blends footage of Trump with narration of what sounds like a nature show on insects.
Trump appeared very excited for the event — “This is going to be SO HUGE,” he wrote on Facebook — but he showed up late, and appeared to have wi-fi problems. Once he got there, though, it wasn’t the type of wild spectacle people have come to expect from Trump. Unlike his free-wheeling press conference earlier on Wednesday, the AMA was full of canned talking points. (Sample answer: “I am never tired of winning, and as your president I will win for you, the American people. I’m with you!”). It was boring.
He, or whoever was running his account, submitted 12 comments. One user asked five questions, but Trump ignored all but the first two. He gave brief answers voter fraud is “a serious concern”; NASA “is wonderful” and did not discuss WikiLeaks or net neutrality. On a forum renowned for its informal style and lack of political correctness, he answered no personal questions, except one, barely: Which U.S. president do you admire the most? (“There have been many amazing Presidents in American history, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, all of whom I greatly admire.”)
When President Barack Obama conducted his AMA in 2012, it was not a groundbreaking event. But Obama is also not the spotlight-hogging Donald. Obama answered 10 questions, about some of the main issues he was talking about in his campaign the economy, Obamacare, taxes but he also addressed balancing work and family life, his thoughts on the White House beer recipe, and his favorite basketball player (Michael Jordan).
Most questions Trump answered came from regular Reddit users who did not have obvious ties to white supremacists, a step up from Trump’s Twitter retweet list. He answered a question from Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, who was recently permanently suspended from Twitter after he encouraged people to harass Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. (He denied responsibility.)
The moderators attempted to weed out “troublemakers” who might give the AMA bad press by removing comments from trolls, inactive users and new accounts. “We built the wall 10 ft taller, you might say,” a user wrote. (”Quick! Everybody act normal! There are 80 genders and Islam is a race!” said another.)
The ad-hoc fan club has reportedly been plagued by recent infighting, with leaders kicking out a moderator, “CisWhiteMaelstrom,” because he allegedly planned to coordinate with white nationalists. The AMA came together, according to NBC News, in part because one of the moderators reached out to Trump’s digital director. Trump now joins a list of AMA guests on the sub-reddit that includes Yiannopoulos, GotNews’ Chuck Johnson and InfoWars’ Alex Jones.
Here are all of the revelations from his AMA:
Answer 1: He thinks voter fraud is bad and NASA is good.
Answer 2: He thinks the media is biased.
Answer 3: He thinks Hillary Clinton is bad.
Answer 4: He thinks the immigration system is also bad.
Answer 5: He wants to get rid of Obamacare.
Answer 6: Did we mention he hates Hillary Clinton?
Answer 7: He supports police.
Answer 8: He likes George Washington and Ronald Reagan.
Answer 9: He wants to win Bernie Sanders supporters.
Answer 10: He is not tired of winning.
Answer 11: He will improve the economy.
Answer 12: He will make America great again.