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first_imgOf the four teams that have played in both the first two rounds of the championship, only AEL have secured maximum points while Doxa Katokopias and Alki remain pointless.A goal in each half by Torres and Hurado gave AEL their second win of the season against Doxa.AEL were far from impressive in their opening two games but still managed two clean sheets limiting their opponents to a couple of half-chances. It will not be easy for any team to breakdown AEL this season.Doxa’s first two games were against two of the so-called top 6 sides (Anorthosis & AEL) but were still expected to pose a sterner test especially against the Limassol side.There was a goal glut at Paralimni as Nea Salamina defeated Enosis by 5-3 in a vastly entertaining game.The visitors led by 3-1 at the interval thanks to goals from Tiago (2) and Kosti with Paralimni’s Pittas bringing the game level temporarily just after the half-hour mark.In the second half, more defensive lapses by the home side allowed Kinglsey and Eloudou to make sure of Salamina’s first win of the season despite a late Paralimni comeback through goals by Rasmussen and Abardjumian.Anorthosis must be kicking themselves for dropping two precious points against Pafos FC.Ruben Rayios had given the Famagusta team the lead midway into the first half and missed a hatful of chances to make sure of the points but poor finishing and some excellent goalkeeping by kept the Pafos team in the game.As so often happens in football Anorthosis were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal as Angulo hit a late winner for Pafos FC to claim the point.In the final weekend game Ermis had few problems in defeating Alki by 2-0 with a Pardo own goal and a second coming from Katsiatis that sealed the points for Ermis.CYPRUS FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTSlast_img read more

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum of the Philippines University ended its campaign in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on a high note after it upended Jose Rizal University, 82-75, for third place Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates were firmly in control of the match never conceding a lead since the opening tip and the Heavy Bombers were forced to play on their heels against Lyceum’s constant attack.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ervin Grospe had a game-high 17 points to lead JRU. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Mapua beats Ateneo for Filoil juniors title; NU wins bronze For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ And even though the Pirates played for the third-best spot in the tournament, head coach Topex Robinson wanted his team to play as if it was their last game.“We’re not looking at this game as a third or fourth place game, I told them this is part of the season and I told them to not fall into the trap that this is just a game for the third place,” said Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe Pirates pressed on early against the Heavy Bombers’ offense to come away with nine steals and that constant pressure led to eight turnover points for Lyceum.CJ Perez led the charge for the Pirates with 14 points, seven rebounds, and three steals while Harry Nzeusseu had 12 points and 14 boards. A dream fulfilled for Christian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,One of the most important institutions in our country is the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). It has a great responsibility to not only hold free and fair elections, but it must also appear to be fair in the conduct of its business. In this regard, it is one of the most important institutions for the continuation of Guyana on a democratic path. While free and fair elections alone are not total democracy, it is at the heart of all democratic societies.It has to instil confidence in the people of our country that it is discharging its functions without fear or favour.Our people and the world should be assured by the conduct of the elections and GECOM’s day to day work that everything is above board and that elections are unquestionable.Therefore, I would say that those who work in that institution carry an enormous national responsibility. It is expected that our national interests should come before personal political preferences. In a word, we need patriotic persons there.These persons would determine if our country will move forward or go into another regression, as happened during the 1970s and 1980s, when Guyana was regarded as being undemocratic and even dictatorial. Our country has proven that there is a direct link between socio-economic progress and political democracy.However, there are important cases where the attitude of GECOM’s Secretariat puts into question the ability of this organisation, as is presently composed, to discharge such a critical national function.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has put an elections petition to the court questioning the conduct of the May 2015 General and Regional Elections. Persons would recall that the A Partnership for National Unity was declared the ‘winner’ by a very small margin.In most other democracies in the world, a recount would have been automatic. GECOM denied the requested recount. Even in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), where a small amount of votes had to be counted, the PPP/C’s request for a recount of the votes there, where it ‘lost’ the parliamentary seat by one vote, was denied.The PPP/C, in a meeting with GECOM before the declaration of the results, asked that at least 22 boxes be recounted.  This would have taken about two hours at the most. GECOM agreed to do the recount, but never did.When the elections petition was put in court, one would have expected that GECOM, more than any other body, would have been anxious to prove the PPP/C wrong and to vindicate itself. Not so!GECOM, through its Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, did everything to frustrate the court’s hearing of the petition. It went to court trying to get the PPP/C petition thrown out without a hearing. This action alone must raise suspicions as to why GECOM would not want the petition to be heard after a refusal of a recount!Indeed, it is in GECOM’s interest to have that done. One cannot help asking what do they have to hide?As if that alone was not enough to taint GECOM’s reputation, we see the other charges of massive corruption reportedly taking place at GECOM.The media recently reported on the huge amount of toners brought by GECOM for millions were not used. We have also learnt, via the media, that millions more were spent on radios; again, not used. In these reports there is the strong suggestion of deals and kickbacks. Large amounts of batteries which were purchased at inflated prices are still on hand at GECOM.It is probably why GECOM pushed the Cabinet, very late into the elections process, to buy ‘emergency’ supplies. Just to find out that the things that were brought under emergency, close to the elections, were not necessary because they were never used.The media also reported earlier of tools and other items brought in large quantities at very high prices. Most were never used.Alarmingly too, officials at GECOM were either hiding from the press or refused to comment.GECOM staff is one of the best paid in the public service. One would expect the highest levels of integrity from persons working in this vital national institution.Personal and professional integrity are important for employment there.It is, therefore, unfortunate to hear that the names of top officials are being implicated in what appears to be a multimillion-dollar fraud.  This includes the Chief Elections Officer, the Chief Accountant and other senior staff.I am sure that the thought going through people’s minds is that if we find corruption of that sort at such an institution and at such high levels, then it’s not a big step for such persons to participate in rigging of elections. This can do real harm to public confidence. Confidence of the public is vital for GECOM’s functions.This type of behaviour would put election results into question.Clearly, the nature and importance of GECOM is so great that integrity testing must be used on GECOM staff. This is important to know so that we have people with clean hands and persons who would act professionally at elections time.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

first_imgVisit the youth sports Web page for your circulation area at the following sites: www.sgvtribune.com/youthsports www.pasadenastarnews.com/youthsports www.whittierdailynews.com/youthsports If you have news about a local youth athlete or team, please contact us in one of the following ways: In addition, local Little Leagues, AYSO leagues, youth football programs and other youth sports organizations are invited to send us announcements regarding registration, tournaments and other news. The Web page will include links to local league Web sites, top news of the day, lists of sign-up dates and other important information. Leagues that previously got one item in the paper announcing their news now have a permanent home, where readers can view their announcements at any time. Send an e-mail to youthsports@sgvn.com. Photos may be included if they are sent as .jpg attachments. Call sports writer Eric Terrazas at (626) 962-8811, ext. 2127. Fax information to (626) 338-9157. Mail information to Eric Terrazas at 1210 N. Azusa Canyon Road, West Covina CA 91790. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Today the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group launches a Web page devoted exclusively to youth sports in our three circulation areas. Readers now will have a place to go every day to read about sports accomplishments of area youths, as well as view individual and team photos. last_img read more

first_imgThe two students were shot on the Campus Mall, between the Memorial Hall gymnasium and Richard S. Grossley Hall, an administrative building. Investigators believed the shootings may have been preceded by an argument at the cafe, and officials said it did not appear to be random. “This is an internal problem,” said Allen Sessoms, the university’s president. “There are no externalities … this is just kids who did very, very stupid things.” The male student, who was wounded in the ankle, refused to answer questions by police about the shootings, raising the likelihood that he knew his attacker, according to a federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. “This not an act of terrorism,” said university police chief James Overton. “This was not a crazed gunman who found his way onto campus.” Campus officials acted much more swiftly than officials at Virginia Tech did five months ago, when administrators delayed notifying students nearly two hours after gunman Seung-Hui Cho killed his first two victims. By then, he had already started shooting 30 other people in a classroom building across campus. A report by a panel appointed by Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine concluded that lives could have been saved if alerts had been sent out earlier and classes canceled after Cho killed his first two victims. At Delaware State, officials didn’t wait. Within about 20 minutes of the shooting being reported to police, even as the victims were being taken to hospitals, campus police and residence hall advisers were telling students to stay in their dorm rooms, although not all were told there had been a shooting. By 2:11 a.m., Overton was meeting with another university official to discuss the school’s response. Notices were posted in dormitories and the school Web site by about 2:40 a.m., and the decision to cancel classes was made shortly after 5 a.m., well before the school day started.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DOVER, Del. – Two students were shot and wounded, one seriously, at Delaware State University early Friday, prompting administrators mindful of the massacre at Virginia Tech to order a swift shutdown of the campus while police searched for the gunman. Police identified two students as “persons of interest,” questioning both of them, while students remained locked in their dorms and officers lowered gates to keep anyone from coming onto the campus of the 3,690-student historically black university. “The biggest lesson learned from that whole situation at Virginia Tech is don’t wait. Once you have an incident, start notifying the community,” said university spokesman Carlos Holmes. The shooting, reported to police at 12:54 a.m., happened as a group of students were returning from an on-campus cafe. A 17-year-old male student was in stable condition; a female student, also 17, was shot in the abdomen and in serious condition. last_img read more

first_imgRepresentatives of Santa Monica-based American Airports Corp. did not return calls seeking comment. In the past AAC has denied the charges. The FAA on Feb. 21 informed county officials to rein in the management company regarding alleged illegal fuel sales and ordered it to open its accounting books by the end of April. Tulane Peterson, 53, an Arcadia attorney and pilot, filed charges late last year against the management company with the county and the FAA. “The action plan indicates the county is responding. It’s a good first step, but falls significantly short of addressing the larger issues created by the management contract, which creates conflicts of interest between the management company and the stakeholders,” Peterson said. Peterson said the management contract creates an incentive to raise rents when the management itself pockets a major portion of rental increases. “We know the gross amount of money that comes in is $10million-plus, but we don’t know the profit and expenses of American Airports,” Peterson said. “That raises the issue of revenue diversion, which prohibits the county from paying a vendor more than a fair market value for its services.” marianne.love@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventNovak said the plan calls for an independent appraisal to set rental rates and hangar uses for aviation and non-aviation tenants. American Airports has agreed to a number of the proposals to improve communications and bolster activities at the airports. Antonovich called for the plan, approved by the board on March 8, when constituents brought problems to his attention. Tenants at Brackett Field and El Monte Monte Airport have lodged complaints about high hangar rates, a decrease in aviation operations, excessive amounts of non-aviation operators and a lack of security and poor communication with the management company and airport commissioners. They have also said no private flying schools are left at Brackett, and other flight-connected businesses have been chased away. A plan to improve operations at five county-owned airports, including Brackett Field in La Verne and El Monte Airport, has been imposed on the private management company contracted to run the airfields.The county Board of Supervisors ordered a series of meetings, beginning this month, to lure and keep aviation-oriented businesses at regional airports, which have been in decline since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Private pilots, business owners, airport commissioners and representatives from American Airports Corp., which manages all five county-owned airports, are expected to hammer out topics such as: rates and fees, contract management operations, proposed airport development and aviation versus non-aviation uses. “The action plan corrects deficiencies,” Paul Novak, planning deputy to county Superintendent Michael Antonovich, said recently. last_img read more

first_img“We keep saying, `Go to your Shiites and get them straightened out, or the Sunnis, or divide the oil.’ And al-Maliki is saying, `There isn’t any group here that wants to talk about those things,”‘ Lugar said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’In Sunday’s bloodiest attack, gunmen in five sedans ambushed a convoy of buses carrying police recruits near the city of Baqouba 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 15 and wounding 25 others, said provincial police chief Maj. Gen. Ghassan al-Bawi. The recruits were returning home after an induction ceremony at a police base south of Baqouba. A series of bombs also ripped through a Baghdad market and bakery packed with holiday shoppers, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens, police said. The attack came a day after a massive bicycle-bomb and mortar attack on an outdoor market killed 19 and wounded scores in Mahmoudiyah, just south of the capital. The Iraqi Islamic Party issued a statement blaming Shiite militiamen for the attack in Mahmoudiyah, 20 miles south of Baghdad. The Sunni organization claimed Shiite militiamen had killed 1,000 residents in the town since the start of the year. The Bush administration has been wrestling to find new tactics to contain the bloodshed ahead of the U.S. midterm elections as lawmakers from both parties expressed wavering confidence in Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s ability to come to grips with the rising bloodshed. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday that pressuring al-Maliki may not work because he does not have much clout. BAGHDAD, Iraq – Militants targeted police recruits and shoppers rounding up last-minute sweets and delicacies Sunday for a feast to mark the end of the Ramadan holy month, the highlight of the Muslim year. At least 44 Iraqis were reported killed across the country. The U.S. military announced the deaths of a Marine and four soldiers, raising to 83 the number of American servicemembers killed in October – the highest monthly toll this year. The pace of U.S. deaths could make October the deadliest month in two years. Three soldiers were killed Sunday, two by small arms fire west of the capital and one by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad, the military said. On Saturday, a Marine was killed during combat in restive Anbar province and another soldier died in fighting in Salahuddin province. “There will be no holiday in Iraq,” said Abu Marwa, a 46-year-old Sunni Muslim father of three who owns a mobile phone shop in the capital. “Anyone who says otherwise is a liar.” last_img

first_imgSuch books as H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine” and such movies such as “When Worlds Collide” (1951) swept the imaginations of children and adults seized by the promise and peril of technology. With a resurgence of science fiction and such TV series as NBC’s “Heroes” still offering an escape from ho-hum Earth, science fiction and the fantasy world of dragons and griffins still promise an escape from an ever-shrinking world. “It’s much better to think you have a phaser blasting away at the jam of traffic,” said actor Tadao Tomomatsu of Burbank, featured in “Heroes” and “Godzilla.” “We’re sci-fi fantasy buffs _ Jedis, brown coats, wizards, storm troopers, everyone from across the universe and other dimensions.” The convention will feature talks by such notable sci-fi authors as William Tenn and guest such as Fred Patten, who introduced the sci-fi animation of Japanese anime to the United States. There are “filking” sing-alongs of sci-fi fold music; seminars such as “What Happened to the Science in Science Fiction”; a sci-fi and fantasy masquerade; and a world of sci-fi games, art, books, a teen room and a roomful of storyboards and prints used to make such Hollywood films as “Jurassic Park” and “The Land of the Giants.” “They visualize our dreams,” said Casey Bernay, a self-proclaimed “curious-ator” of a union display of Hollywood artists and creator of a nearly 10-foot papier-mach Brewster Rockit of the Brewster Rockit comic strip. “We all want a flying car,” said Arlene Satin, 51 of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. “This is the 21st century. Where are they? We were supposed to have them already. And moving sidewalks. And houses that take care of themselves. “I think that science is still working on it.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It had promised to be a world of moving sidewalks, flying cars and stogie-shaped rockets blasting passengers into outer space. More than 70 years after Buck Rogers first rocketed past the moon, fantasy and science fiction fans still dream of a world without traffic jams, world wars and the limits of Mother Earth. “I wanted to fly – fly to the moon, fly to the planets, I wanted to be a spaceman,” said Larry Alger, 54, of North Hollywood, one of more than 1,000 fantasy and sci-fi buffs who converged Friday for LOSCON 33, a three-day convention steeped in the pages of Robert A. Heinlein and the TV escapades of “Space Patrol.” “We all like to dream _ when cars fly, when people aren’t bound by gravity, when people move through time,” Alger said. “There’s always the dream of the human race totally united against the alien menace _ when people of all races and creeds are bonded together as one.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The convention, hosted by the North Hollywood-based Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, highlights “Exploring the Golden Ages of Science Fiction.” Held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, it continues through Sunday. There were lawyers in propeller beanies, Web designers in space costumes and throngs of visitors who gathered to celebrate what some of the best authors, artists and filmmakers envisioned for life beyond the 21st century. The 72-year-old science fantasy society, composed of more than 5,000 past and present members such as Heinlein himself, bills itself as the oldest continuously operating science fiction club in the world. “The golden age of science fiction is 10 _ because you are 10 years old when you fell in love with it,” said Scott Beckstead, 48, of Westlake Village, head of the society and chairman of its 33rd confab. For sci-fi buffs, the golden age of science fiction was launched in the 1930s with future notions of orbiting nuclear reactors, interstellar travel and a future of personal helicopters and people movers made popular in science magazines. last_img read more

first_img 6 REVEALED Tammy Abraham is the Championship’s top goalscorer despite missing the first six games of the season. That’s the kind of form which makes you sit up and take notice.The 21-year-old was linked with a January switch to Wolves, but now it looks like he will see out his season-long loan at Villa Park.Abraham can do it all: he operates mainly as a target man, but his pace and technique allow him to run off the shoulder.In other words, he’s exactly what Chelsea are missing. And while he’s unproven in the Premier League, it’s surely got to be a better bet than Eden Hazard wasting away in a false-nine role.Mason Mount (Derby) Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly close to joining on loan until the end of the season, while the club have been linked with Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella as Cesc Fabregas’ replacement.Maurizio Sarri even admitted he left Jorginho on the pitch against Newcastle even though he should’ve been removed, due to a simple lack of options. It’s bizarre that the club find themselves in such a desperate position, given they have almost 40 players out on loan at various clubs.Here, talkSPORT.com takes a look at some of the loanees who would be useful in the club’s current predicament… moving on 6 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets 6 LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Maurizio Sarri publicly slammed his players are their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Hear me out. Tiemoue Bakayoko’s debut season in England couldn’t have been much worse, I know.However, he was poorly managed by Antonio Conte, who gave him no time to adjust to the intensity of the Premier League.Look at his former Monaco midfielder partner Fabinho – after a shaky start, he was given time to adapt by Jurgen Klopp, and now he looks the real deal.Bakayoko has breathed new life into his career at AC Milan, reminding everybody of the enormous talent he showed in France, and he would inject some much-needed power into light Chelsea’s midfield.Lewis Baker (Reading) 6 IN DEMAND Lewis Baker is something of a loan warrior: Reading recently became the sixth club he has been loaned out to during his Chelsea career.At the age of 23, you wonder whether he will ever get his chance at Chelsea, and if not now, when?Jose Mourinho, in 2014, said he should be blamed if Baker would not become a senior England international under his management, while former MK Dons manager Karl Robinson described him as the ‘hardest working player he has ever coached’.Speaking after the Arsenal defeat, Sarri slammed his players for their attitude, describing them as ‘extremely difficult to motivate’.He would have no such issue with Baker. 6 Latest Transfer News Jorginho has struggled in recent games Mason Mount, 19, has been a revelation on loan at Derby, building on his good work at Vitesse last term where he was named the club’s Player of the Season.Although the attacking midfielder doesn’t represent an alternative to Jorginho, he would be more-than useful in the absence of the injured Ruben Loftus-Cheek.The Blues are heavily reliant on Mateo Kovacic on the left of their midfield three, with Ross Barkley failing to impress when called upon in recent weeks.Mount can drive from deep and, unlike Kovacic, contributes in the goal department.Tiemoue Bakayoko (AC Milan) Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 6 Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) Chelsea’s season in in serious danger of collapsing if they do not sign a striker and a midfielder this month.The Blues are on the verge of Carabao Cup elimination, entering Thursday night’s semi-final second leg against Tottenham with a 1-0 deficit, and their 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday leaves them just three points clear in fourth.last_img read more

first_imgWayne Rooney has revealed a move back to England was ‘too great to turn down’ after agreeing an 18-month deal with Championship side Derby.Rooney, 33, will join the Rams as a player-coach from January after seeing out the remainder of the 2019 Major League Soccer season with DC United. 3 3 New job Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty Images – Getty The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Getty Images – Getty “First and foremost I’m coming to play and to help the team, and second I want to learn off Phillip and his staff, to gain experience for when I do stop playing and go on to that next step.”Rooney said he was continuing to work on gaining his coaching qualifications, with a representative of the Football Association due to travel out to the United States next week as he progresses to the next stage.Several of Rooney’s former England team-mates, such as former Derby boss Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, have already begun their management careers, but Rooney said that was not the key to his own decision.“I think it’s great to see them going into management but it’s not just about what they’re doing now,” he said. LATEST MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Former Derby boss Frank Lampard is now in charge at his beloved Chelsea Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested deals Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img targets Wayne Rooney will join Championship side Derby in January in a player/coach role getty Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Rooney, 33, will see out the remainder of his contract at DC United latest “The opportunity to come back to England and play, but also to take up a coaching role with the club and work under (Derby boss) Phillip (Cocu) was too great for me to turn down,” Rooney said at a press conference on Tuesday.“I’m delighted to be back there and I’m looking forward to being back in January to help the team try and push forward and push for promotion.”Rooney added that while the coaching opportunity was important to him, he still feels he has plenty to offer on the pitch.“Firstly I’m a player,” he said. “I feel I’ve got a lot of quality I can bring to the squad. 3 FAREWELL “This is something I always had as an ambition to do. It’s great these young English managers are getting opportunities.“Over the last 15 or 20 years we’ve not seen so many great ex-England players coming through so it’s great to see them doing that.“It’s something I always wanted to do when the time is right so hopefully it’s something I can move into.” Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED TROPHY last_img read more