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Newcastle hold Man U

first_imgLONDON (AP):As Wayne Rooney went a 10th game without scoring for Manchester United, an English striker did manage to score a hat-trick yesterday – Callum Wilson of Bournemouth.It was a landmark treble for the player and his team, both newcomers to the Premier League.In edging a wild encounter at West Ham, 4-3, Bournemouth, for the first time in their 125-year history, scored goals in the top flight of English football and won their first game.It was just the kind of attacking enterprise that Rooney’s United was missing in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle.Bournemouth, who came close to going out of business and dropping out of the fourth professional division in the last decade, had lost their first two Premier League games without scoring.DUG DEEPWilson sent Bournemouth into a 2-0 lead at half-time, but the visitors had to dig deep after Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate brought West Ham level after the break. Marc Pugh restored Bournemouth’s lead and Wilson completed his treble from the penalty spot after West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson was sent off for clipping Max Gradel in the box.Tottenham and Sunderland are still searching for their first wins after draws yesterday.In a lively final 10 minutes at Leicester, Dele Alli headed Tottenham in front, but it was quickly cancelled out by Riyad Mahrez, who preserved the hosts’ unbeaten start to the season.Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was on target, securing Sunderland’s first point of the season by cancelling out Bafetimbi Gomis’ goal in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.Crystal Palace have six points from a possible nine after Bakary Sako scored his first goal for the team to clinch a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.In Norwich, Xherdan Shaqiri marked his Stoke debut by setting up Mame Biram Diouf’s opener, but Russell Martin equalised in one of several games that required drinks breaks because of the heat.last_img read more

Prayer breakfast assailed anew

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventDunamis chairman Joe Messina said organizers realize some might disagree with a prayer breakfast, but that the group is entitled to assemble and pray for the success of local leaders. “People have to understand this is not a mean-spirited event, and we’re not aiming at anybody,” he said. “What drives us to do that in our particular situation, we’re showing the love of God in the community. … ” The city’s Human Relations Forum met with Messina last week to discuss the event. Perhaps to deflect criticism, the group indicated that “other leaders” will be prayed for in the event’s name. But Adele MacPherson, the city’s community services superintendent, said the forum still has reservations about the use of the title “mayor.” Weste believes her attendance does not equate to an official endorsement. SANTA CLARITA – A prayer breakfast hosted by a Christian men’s business group and featuring Mayor Laurene Weste and state Sen. George Runner has reignited criticism that the event is a government endorsement of religion. The planned May 5 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, organized by the Dunamis Group, is being criticized by Santa Clarita for Separation of Church and State, which formed last year in response to the inaugural event. Founder Bruce McFarland said Wednesday that having the mayorin the event’s name equates to a City Hall endorsement of a specific religion, although no taxpayer money is used. The event at the Hyatt Valencia will feature a keynote address by Butch Hartman, creator of “The Fairly Odd Parents” cartoon, along with remarks by Runner and Weste. “The title of the event is the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, but I’m not putting it on,” she said. “I’m not using anything from City Hall on it. “I just went to a Purim celebration, and that was a wonderful celebration. We try to support our community in as many ways as we can and show up at the things the community values.” McFarland disagreed. “There is no church involved with the Boys & Girls Club,” he said. “But I would find a problem with the YMCA, based on the name.” Runner said the group had the constitutional right to assemble. “I can’t imagine anybody is critical of the right to assemble and exercise their free right of religion,” he said. “If my attendance meant that it was somehow a violation of so-called separation of church and state, as an elected official, am I barred from attending my own church? “There are people who have honest disagreements on what they include as religious events within the public square. It’s an honest disagreement and I think that’s what we have here.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more