How are you adapting Thanksgiving this year?

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – As coronavirus cases surge ahead of Thanksgiving, many families and friend groups are swapping out big holiday gatherings for pandemic-friendly celebrations. Some people are planning to drop off food at relatives’ houses. Others are sharing and cooking recipes so that they can enjoy the same meal together on Zoom. Please share your pandemic holiday hacks by filling out the form below. We may use your response in an upcoming newsletter, and a reporter may contact you to hear more.last_img read more

Illogical decision of MINT and CNTB: Monthly results of eVisitor will no longer be published, but three times a year

first_imgMarch 2019 A bit of a strange decision, to say the least, because with the introduction of the eVisitor system, we can monitor all the statistics on a daily basis, which is what the eVisitor system is for. I can understand, I even support, that MINT and CNTB, for the above reasons of the Minister of Tourism, do not want to comment on the number of arrivals and overnight stays from month to month, and that the focus is on more important things, but the decision not to publish monthly eVisitor system data is illogical. That is why the portal will request a report from the CNTB every month, and publish it publicly so that they can be informed about tourist trends. And where we ended up, again on the same, we just complicated the whole story. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli announced at a press conference that the monthly results of arrivals and overnight stays from the eVisitor system will no longer be published, but three times a year: in early July for the first six months, in September with the results of the main season and at the end of the year the whole tourist year. June 2019 According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of June, 6,88 million arrivals (+6 percent) and 26,26 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. (+3 percent). Out of that, foreign tourists realized 5,85 million arrivals (+6 percent) and 22,93 million overnight stays (+3 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 6 percent and in overnight stays by 4 percent.   The numbers game was a great PR, especially to a wider audience of citizens who do not have direct contact with tourism May 2019 Travanj 2019 Yesterday at the premises of the Ministry of Tourism at a press conference, the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić presented the results tourist traffic for the first six months of 2019 years. Monthly results from the eVisitor system will no longer be published !? RELATED NEWS: Although it is not only important to count, nor is it a priori a measure of success, arrivals and overnight stays, statistics still give us many important answers and give a certain framework in which direction a destination develops, as well as our entire tourism in general. It is interesting that for years tourist success was measured exclusively through the growth of the number of arrivals and overnight stays, at least from the eyes or mouths through statements of politicians, while certain tourism experts and media, including the portal, said that mere statistics should not and should not the only measure of success. At that time, that minority was called out as villains in informal conversations and as nothing ever suits us. While there was growth then that numbers game was great PR, especially to a wider audience of citizens who have no direct contact with tourism, and the problems were put under the rug. The narrative was: What do you want? Well you see we are growing by all indicators! But now that we are experiencing some decline or stagnation in some destinations, the rules of the game are changing and statements that it no longer matters. Although according to the eVisitor system, in the first six months we continue to record growth. MINT AND HTZ SATISFIED WITH THE SEASON SO FAR: 6 PERCENT MORE TOURISTS ACHIEVED IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS So far analysis of the number of arrivals and overnight stays from month to month in accordance with the eVisitor system February 2019 “We want to approach tourism in a holistic way. The way of approaching tourism results and tourism is changing globally and it is difficult to monitor the results from Thursday to Thursday and be objective in such analyzes, because it is often incomparable data, due to the schedule of holidays and other things. This is not fair to tourist entities, nor to guests. Therefore, we will no longer compare day by day, but we will do presentations of “passing time” for the pre-season, the main season and the whole tourist year. ” Cappelli explained, reports Business diary. January 2019 On the one hand, we should certainly welcome the change in the media narrative, ie the statements of the leading people of our tourism on total consumption, sustainable and strategic development of tourist destinations, (regardless of the reasons), but real progress is happening on the ground. One is a word, and something completely different is the terrain and reality. I hope this series of numbers games is behind us, because there were no winners in the whole game, nor was it ever intended. Certainly no one is against tourism growth from year to year, but we must control and limit growth, if necessary as in some destinations, all through sustainable and strategic growth of both our tourism and tourist destinations. And that is where the biggest chaos is on the ground, in tourist destinations and in a tourist system that is not efficient. Eventually, however, the media will be able to get monthly reports from the eVisitor system, but na zahtjev. Unnecessary extension of steps and time, instead of making the whole thing easier, is now further complicated. Long live digitalization. By the way, the eVisitor system has been recognized by the UNWTO through the nomination for innovation in tourism, and there is interest from other countries to implement it, so it will become our export tourism product. last_img read more

Inflation drops further in July, sustaining decades-low downward trend

first_img“The core inflation was still weak despite a slight [monthly] increase in July, which suggests that we still have to work hard to boost people’s purchasing power,” BPS head Suhariyanto said in a virtual briefing on Monday.The government gradually restarted economic activities in July to accelerate the recovery of the country’s economy, which has been badly hit by the pandemic. It has also earmarked Rp 695.2 trillion (US$47.2 billion) in stimulus measures to strengthen the country’s healthcare response and boost the economy amid the ongoing health crisis.However, the government expects the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to have contracted by 3.8 percent in the second quarter and possibly shrinking further in the third, which would mark Indonesia’s first recession since the 1998 financial crisis.Read also: Indonesia’s inflation falls to 20-year low as consumer spending weakens The downward trend in the annual inflation rate continued in July, the lowest since 2000, as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages people’s purchasing power.Statistics Indonesia’s (BPS) consumer price index (CPI) was up by 1.54 percent year-on-year (yoy) in July, below Bank Indonesia’s (BI) target range of between 2 and 4 percent for the year. It was also lower than June’s annual inflation rate of 1.96 percent.Meanwhile, the core annual inflation rate stood at 2.07 percent, as government-administered prices were up 0.70 percent and volatile prices only rose by 0.35 percent yoy. On a month-to-month (mtm) basis, BPS recorded deflation of 0.10 percent in July.“Based on expenditure, the deflation was largely caused by the falling prices of shallots, airfares, broiler chicken and garlic,” Suhariyanto said, adding that the rise in the prices of gold and eggs prevented further deflation.Consumer prices for transportation and information, communications and financial services dropped the most in July, deflating by 0.71 percent and 0.31 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, personal care and other services, health and education rose the most by 6.05 percent, 4.2 percent and 2.66 percent, respectively.Josua Pardede, an economist at Bank Permata, told The Jakarta Post on Monday that the downward trend in inflation was in line with the decision of many Indonesians to halt spending especially on secondary and tertiary needs due to the massive layoffs and furloughs.More than 3.06 million Indonesians had either been laid-off or furloughed as of May 27, according to Manpower Ministry data. The government expects up to 5.5 million of the country’s workforce to lose their jobs this year amid the pandemic impact.The low inflation also allows room for BI to further lower the benchmark interest rate for the fifth time this year, after it slashed the interest rate by 25 basis points to 4 percent last month, the lowest since 2016.However, Josua suggested the central bank should stick with the current interest rate to maintain rupiah stability and to assess the effectiveness of the existing monetary policies.“It relates to the effort to shore up household spending. So, when economic activities return to normal, the impact of the interest rate [cuts] can take effect faster,” Josua said in a phone interview.Andry Asmoro, an economist at state-owned Bank Mandiri, revised down his forecast for annual inflation to 2 percent from 2.69 percent at the end of the year given the low annual inflation figure in July.Andry said on Monday in a statement that some government-administered prices, including transportation, would remain low because of the government’s social-distancing orders. Meanwhile, in regard to food prices, the government claims that it has secured food supplies that will last until the end of the year.“Thus, there will be no meaningful pressure on volatile prices, particularly food prices,” said Andry.Topics :last_img read more

Home values set to weather coronavirus pandemic

first_img Landlords, tenants confused over eviction moratorium MORE: Luxury homes still hot property despite coronavirus Coronavirus to drive the lowest interest rates in Australian history “Bank policies to allow mortgage holders to defer mortgage payments during the crisis is expected to reduce the number of distressed sales on the market, this will help buffer falls in property prices,” the Commonwealth Bank report said. “Lower sales volumes and buying volumes could see the property market effectively enter hibernation with limited impact on property prices.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:14Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Sydney was up 1.1 per cent in the month to $882,849, while Melbourne hung in there with a 0.4 per cent to $695,299CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless said Australia’s housing markets had entered “a period of disruption” but did so off “a strong foundation”.“The housing market won’t be immune to a drop in sentiment and weaker economy, however the extent of the impact on dwelling values remains highly uncertain,” Mr Lawless said. “Capital growth trends will be contingent on how long it takes to contain the virus, and whether additional constraints on business or personal activity are introduced.”He agreed that home values could weather the downturn better than other indicators because the number of home sales was expected to drop, and due to lending measures and government stimulus helping homeowners.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 “Considering the temporary nature of this crisis, along with unprecedented levels of government stimulus, leniency from lenders for distressed borrowers and record low interest rates, housing values are likely to more be insulated than sales activity,” he said.“The extent of any fall in housing values is impossible to fathom without first understanding the length of time this health and economic crisis persists. Arguably, the longer it takes to contain the virus and bring economic operations back to normal, the higher the downside risk to housing values.”Commonwealth Bank expected to review its property price forecasts “in due course”.“We believe that mortgage rates, consumer sentiment, new lending and auction clearance rates are the best indicators of the direction of dwelling prices. But with volumes now so thin previous relationships may not hold, particularly the relationship between new lending and prices. Based on the current movement of all but mortgage rates there does suggest there is downside risk to dwelling prices forthcoming.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

Malaysia: Body of worker missing after vessel fire found

first_imgThe body of a worker, reported missing following a fire on a drilling research vessel offshore Malaysia, has been recovered. The 2009-built Malaysian-flagged vessel named Geos was operating in the South China Sea offshore Miri when it caught fire early on Tuesday morning. As a result of the incident, two workers were injured and one went missing.According to reports from Malaysian media, there were 39 workers on board comprising 33 Malaysians, five Indonesians and a Thai national. The vessel is owned by Kuala Lumpur-based Ageo Marine which is a subcontractor of Petronas.According to a Wednesday update by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), the body of the missing worker has been found today inside the burnt wreckage of the vessel. The body was then retrieved and taken to Marina Miri for further action.All search and rescue operations have now been terminated.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Representative Frye talks jobs and the future

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana’s unemployment rate is 3.1 percent, which is one of the lowest rates in the nation. In order to keep up this momentum with the ever-changing technology and job market, Hoosiers need to be prepared to meet the increased demands of employers that are locating and expanding here. I recently joined Gov. Eric Holcomb when he visited Batesville and Madison to launch the Next Level Jobs initiative. This initiative provides Hoosiers access to new resources to secure advanced and better-paying jobs, and gives employers additional tools to help fill positions in high-demand fields.According to the Department of Workforce Development, 1 million job openings are expected by 2025 and, of those, about 400,000 are in high-wage, high-need fields. These industries include advanced manufacturing, agriculture, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics.To help Hoosiers gain the skills needed to fill these positions, Workforce Ready Grants are available through the Next Level Jobs initiative. While a two- or four-year degree isn’t for everyone, we are fortunate to have multiple Ivy Tech locations in our area that accept Workforce Read Grants to cover the costs of tuition for working adults earning a high-value certificate.For most of my life, I had multiple jobs at the same time to ensure my family’s needs were met. I understand the struggles in finding the time and extra money to gain new skills needed to obtain a better-paying job. With Workforce Ready Grants, which I voted in favor of establishing, busy adults can benefit from having their costs of tuition covered, removing some of the financial hurdles that could be holding them back from acquiring the skills and training needed to secure higher-salaried jobs.To help employers train and retain workers in the industries requiring advanced skills, the new Employer Training Grant offers up to $2,500 per new employee to qualifying companies. Over the next two years, these grant programs will provide about $20 million to help Hoosier workers and employers meet workforce demands.Information about Workforce Ready Grants and Employer Training Grants can be found online at This new website is an additional feature of the Next Level Jobs initiative, offering training resources and information about current and projected job openings.Whether a job seeker or employer, resources provided under the Next Level Jobs initiative can help you succeed in today’s competitive economy. Please visit to explore what the state offers to support training efforts and learn more about the tools available to better prepare Hoosiers to fill the jobs available today and in the years to come.last_img read more

Albion clinch Vydra deal

first_img “I’m delighted to welcome Matej to the club,” Clarke said on the club’s official website. “He had a really good year with Watford and we believe he’s got the qualities to score goals at a higher level. Hopefully, he’ll show that this year with us. “We had Matej watched throughout last season. As well as some excellent scouting reports, we had some really good feedback from within Watford about Matej as both a player and person. “I’ve said previously we’re a bit light in the forward areas and Matej will increase competition for places. He’s another good quality striker to add to the other three senior forwards we have here.” Vydra passed his medical on Tuesday morning and will now link-up with his country for a friendly against Hungary before returning to England for Saturday’s season opener against Southampton. He is West Brom’s third new signing of the summer following on from Nicolas Anelka and Diego Luego, while Goran Popov has also returned on loan from Dynamo Kiev. Vydra, who will wear number 20 for the club, said Clarke played a big part in convincing him to choose the Hawthorns from a variety of offers. “I didn’t know a month ago if I was coming back to England but I am very pleased to become a West Bromwich Albion player and I will do my best for the team,” he said. “There was a lot of club interest from around Europe and England but I choose West Bromwich Albion because of the manager. “He is one of the best managers in England and plays a European style. “I spoke briefly to my former coach (Gianfranco) Zola on the telephone and he advised me to go to West Bromwich Albion because the style of play will suit me. “I think it is a good choice for me. Another reason I chose West Bromwich Albion is because it is a great opportunity to play alongside a big striker like Nicolas Anelka.” West Brom have confirmed the signing of striker Matej Vydra on a season-long loan deal from Udinese. The Czech is well known to English football fans after a successful loan spell with Watford last season, and the 21-year-old will now get the chance to perform in the Barclays Premier League. He scored 22 goals for the Hornets as they reached the Championship play-off final – a run which brought him to the attention of Baggies boss Steve Clarke. Press Associationlast_img read more

Rasheedat Ajibade: A Dream Come True

first_imgLast Sunday, the young forward tweeted: “Every story, every adventure has and must have an ending. My story and journey with FC Robo Queens have come to an end. It’s been an extraordinary nine years journey….. am indeed very grateful to God.”Continuing she said: “From my heart, I want to appreciate all at FC Robo Queens, especially my fatherly head coach Emmanuel Osahon, who tremendously developed me to who I’ve become. Thanks for everything. I promise that you’ll forever be in my heart. In my soul, I will forever be a Robo Queens player. And to everyone that contributed to my progress so far and made this dream come true, thank you all, God bless you and answer your secret prayer.”During her time with Robo, the forward earned invitations to the National U-17, U-20 and senior women’s national team and won the 2018 CAF Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.Having finished ninth in the Toposerien log last season, coach Lena Tyriberget bolstered her squad with the highly rated 19-year-old versatile forward’s signing ahead of the 2018-19 season.“When you look at her age and her merits – been central to the U-20 team and the senior national team, most recently in the Africa championship that Nigeria and Rasheedat won. You realise thatRasheedat is a very promising Nigerian national team player. As a player type, she is typically either number 8 or 10 on the pitch,” said club’s coach Lena Tyriberget last Wednesday.“She is good with the ball, is forward-looking in the game and has a good drive. She is a player for the future. We look forward to having Rasheedat with us for the next two years.”The new league season starts in March and Ajibade will be focused on settling in her new surroundings.The Nigerian international said, “it’s a dream come true” for her after joining Avaldsnes. The 19-year-old was handed a two-year contract in Norway after ending a nine-year stay with FC Robo Queens.Her move came on the heels of her title-winning debut at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana as she scored once in four appearances for the Super Falcons.“I am grateful to God and it feels like a dream come true,” Ajibade told Goal.“I’ve been so excited since I secured my deal, being it’s my first professional contract. Before going to Ghana (for the Africa Women Cup of Nations), I had told myself that I have to go there to fight for my place and prove my worth to everyone.“I also vowed that I will not leave Robo Queens to any other club in Nigeria, but work hard for a good offer abroad comes for me. It’s definitely going to be a stepping stone because it won’t end there as it’s another journey for me.“I think playing for Avaldsnes and being introduced to the European style of play in my game will polish my skills and improve my personality. I just have to go there and perform better, gain more experience than what I’ve had already.“I believe the club will help me improve and also challenge for my place in the Super Falcons ahead of the next year’s Women’s World Cup. With God and my performance, I promise to help my club succeed in Norway and make the Nigeria squad to France.”Ajibade further issued an emotional farewell message to her childhood club, FC Robo Queens, and coach Emmanuel Osahon while pledging to remain a good ambassador of the club.“I wish to appreciate everyone at FC Robo Queens for how far and much they have contributed to my development and career success so far.”“I love them and will miss everyone at the club. I want them to know that any day and anytime, I still remain at Robo Queen and will always represent them well anywhere I find myself and will do my best to give back to the club.“To the upcoming players at Robo, if it can happen to me, I believe everyone can have the same opportunity of going far and wide. I will urge them to keep working hard and doing their best.“I also want to thank coach Osahon. He has been the backbone of every success I’ve achieved today and has tolerated and persevered with me. I am very grateful to him,” Ajibade said.Avaldsnes manager Tyriberget believe they have snapped up one of Africa’s most promising young talents ahead of the 2019 Toposerien season which starts in March.Born December 8, 1999, Ajibade has represented Nigeria at U-17, U-20 and the senior national team. She has been playing for FC Robo since the 2013 Nigeria Women Premier League season. In 2014, she was listed as one of the best young talents in the league and in September 2018, she won the Nigerian women football freestyle competition for the second consecutive time.During the 2015 NWPL Week 2 games, Ajibade was listed in the team of the week, compiled by Soccerladuma South Africa, despite her team losing to Confluence Queens during the round of matches.Ajibade won the first edition of Nigeria National Freestyle Championship, which is a competition to promote freestyling football and in 2017, despite Robo not being among teams that finished tops, Ajibade was voted Player of the Season after scoring eight goals to save her team from relegation.In 2018, she was nominated as the Best Player in the 2017 NWPL at Nigeria Pitch Awards.Ajibade scored once as Nigeria won a ninth title at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana and was a joint-top scorer with 10 goals as the Falconets qualified for the Under-20 World Cup this year and also helped the senior B Team to a third-place finish at the 2018 West Africa Football Union title.She is regarded as one of the best female freestyle footballers in Nigeria after winning the competition back-to-back in September.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram For an average Nigerian player, his or her dream is to one day leave the shores of the country and join the big leagues in Europe and for Falcons star, Rasheedat Ajibade, it was a dream come true as she put pen to paper for Norwegian side Avaldsnes on a two-year dealIn spite of the Super Falconets of Nigeria not going past the quarter-final stage at the 2018 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup in France, Rasheedat Ajibade was one of the shining lights in the Nigerian team and it did not come as a surprise as she was named in the Nigerian team to the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations where she won the tournament alongside her teammates.Late last year, Ajibade made a shocking revelation as she left FC Robo after penning a farewell message to the club as she brought an end to her nine-year career at the NWPFL club. The 18-year-old who recently signed for Norwegian side Avaldsnes on a two-year deal, is one of many expected to leave FC Robo before the new league season.last_img read more

DCMS appoints Mims Davies as new UK Sports Minister

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share The UK government has confirmed that Eastleigh MP Miriam ‘Mims’ Davies will join the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) as new UK Sports Minister replacing Tracey Crouch.Crouch, who had served as UK Sports Minister since 2015, resigned last week in protest of the government’s ‘delayed’ FOBTs £2 wagering reduction, which had been confirmed for October 2019 following the publication of the UK’s 2018 Budget.Davies is promoted to DCMS from her current position as Junior Wales Office Minister and will be charged with overseeing the UK government’s relationship with the betting/gambling industry, as well sporting organisations and UK charities.The MP Eastleigh Wales since 2015, Davies has previously worked as a communications executive for the BBC, AA and national police force.Cross-party pressure continues to mount on the UK government to move its FOBTs reduction forward for 2019.This week, Chancellor Phillip Hammond and the UK Treasury were accused of ‘prioritising betting jobs before concerns for vulnerable UK citizens‘ by sticking to its October 2019 FOBTs cut.Supporting the Treasury, Phillip Hammond maintains that the government’s FOBTs decision does not constitute a delay as the original wagering reduction was set to be implemented on April 2020.Furthermore, the Chancellor outlines that a transition period is needed for the UK betting industry to adjust to new business conditions which could lead to 15-20,000 UK jobs being lost.“I have absolutely no love for these machines,” said Hammond. “I think they are terrible things. But Government has to manage this process in an orderly and sensible way. We are looking at a measure which will have a very significant impact on the industry.” GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Louis van Gaal consults Wayne Rooney about Man Utd team

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he speaks to striker Wayne Rooney about team selection.England captain Rooney is in his 12th season at the club, and was also named captain at Old Trafford last year.Van Gaal believes he can trust the 29-year-old to give an honest opinion on a wide range of topics – even cooking.”Things like the selection and the kitchen and the members of the staff, everything you can mention, he is involved,” Van Gaal said in the Sun. “I think he trusts me so that is also very important and I trust him. So when he comes to me and has remarks I always pay attention.”Rooney has started every Manchester United game so far this season and scored his first goals of the campaign in the 4-0 Champions League qualifying play-off win at Club Brugge on Wednesday –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more