Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 28th 2014 Contents the net on his Chelsea debut as
they came from behind to secure
a 2-1 pre-season friendly win over
Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana.
Fellow new arrival Cesc Fabregas
also featured in Jose Mourinho s
side for the first time in Sunday s
clash at the Stozice Stadium, and
it was his through ball which
allowed Costa to cancel out Nik
Kapun s 40th-minute opener with
an emphatic finish.
The 25-year-old, who penned
a five-year deal from Atletico
Madrid this summer, raced onto
Fabregas pin-point pass and fired
into the roof of the net in the 55th
Kurt Zouma then added a sec-
ond from close range on 63 min-
utes, after Fernando Torres strike
was parried into his path for a sim-
Branislav Ivanovic thought he
had made it three, only for his
effort to eventually be ruled out,
while Torres himself missed a glar-
ing opportunity when he diverted
Nathan Ake s left-wing cross wide
from inside the six-yard box.
Gylfi Sigurdsson shone in his
first Swansea outing since return-
ing to the club as Garry Monk s
men won 4-0 at Plymouth.
The Iceland international mid-
fielder, who had a loan spell with
the Welsh club from Hoffenheim
in 2012, was transferred to the
Swans on Thursday as part of the
deal which took Ben Davies and
Michel Vorm to Tottenham.
In front of nearly 5,000 at Home
Park on Sunday, the 24-year-old
helped set up a goal for Jordi Amat
and then netted twice himself hav-
ing entered the friendly fray as a
Northern Ireland Under-21
striker Rory Donnelly started up
front in a Swans side that also
included new signing Lukasz Fabi-
anski in goal, while young mid-
fielder Josh Sheehan was named
in the line-up too.
Donnelly opened the scoring in
the ninth minute when he pounced
on a loose ball and saw his effort
trickle over the line to the despair
of Argyle goalkeeper Luke
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Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association
SHAWWAL 1435 A.H.
Virtues and Events of the Month:
Shawwal is the tenth (10th) month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar. The word Shawwal
is derived from "Shala"which means when the female camel gets pregnant. The mean-
ing of Shawwal is - Uplift/Breakage - Before Islam in its revealed form, the Arabs
believed that any marriage held in Shawwal would always turn out to be unsuccessful.
Blessings of Shawwal:-
The first day of Shawwal is Eid-Ul-Fitr, the day of festival and when all sins are forgiv-
en as a reward for fasting and prayers in the month of Ramadan.
Its Sunnah ( Tradition of The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him ) to fast for six days in
Shawwal, as narrated in the following Hadeeth by Abu Ayyub Ansari (R.A) that the Holy
Prophet (Peace be upon him) has said, "If one throughout his life keeps the fasts of
Ramadan and keeps six consecutive fasts in Shawwal it will be as though he has kept
a whole life time of fasts, and if one fast for six consecutive days in Shawwal it will be
as though he has fasted all year round."(Muslim).
1.Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A) was born in Shawwal, 4 years after Prophethood
and 9 years before Hijrah
2. Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah (R.A.) was married to The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon
him) in Shawwal, 10 years after Prophethood which is 3 years before Hijrah.
3. The fight between Banu Qaynaqaa took place between the battle of Badr and Uhud,
Shawwal 2 A.H. after Hijrah.
4. The battle of Uhud also took place in Shawwaal, 3 years after Hijrah.
5. Hadhrat Hussain (R.A) The Holy Prophet's grandson (son of Hadhrat Fatima R.A.)
was born in the month of Shawwal 4 years after Hijrah.
6. The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) married Hadhrat Umme Salamah (R.A.) in
Shawwal in the 4th. year after Hijrah.
7. Hadhrat Aa'ishah Siddiqah's (R.A) mother passed away in the 5th.year A.H.
8. The Holy Prophet's (Peace be upon him) uncle Abu Talib departed from this world
in the middle of Shawwal in the year 5 A.H.
9. Imam Bukhari (R.A.) was born on a Friday of Shawwal in the year 194 A.H.
New Moon for the month of Shawwal 1435 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to confirm that the month of
Ramadan 1435 A.H. will complete it's thirtieth (30th) day at sunset today, Monday
28th. July. Accordingly, the first day of the month of Shawwal 1435 A.H. corresponds
to Tuesday, 29th July (tomorrow) in the English calendar. As a consequence tomor-
row (In sha Allah) will be the day of EID-UL-FITR.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman, Moon Sighting Committee
PITTSBURGH ---Manchester City
claimed an impressive 5-1 victory over
AC Milan in a weather-hit friendly at
the Heinz Field in Pittsburgh yester-
dayStevan Jovetic handed the Premier
League champions the lead after 12
minutes with a low shot that creeped
in at the near post and three minutes
later Gael Clichy picked out Scott Sin-
clair in the box and he slotted home
the second from close range.
The goalfest was not over yet and
midway through the first half Jesus
Navas acrobatic effort from just outside
the box took a huge deflection and left
goalkeeper Michael Agazzi with no
Rampant City added a fourth after
27 minutes as Nigerian striker Kelechi
Iheanacho, who has been training with
the club for the past few weeks, picked
the ball up on the edge of the box and
turned 180 degrees before firing home.
Sulley Muntari pulled one back for
Milan just before the break as he tapped
in with a close-range finish at the home
of NFL side the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Following a delay due to lightening
and heavy rain, former City striker
Mario Balotelli took to the field for the
second half and had a goal ruled out
for offside before Jovetic netted his sec-
ond to make it 5-1.
Summer signing Diego Costa found
Stevan Jovetic celebrates his opening goal for Manchester City.
Impressive Man City blasts Milan
Liverpool have announced the sign-
ing of defender Dejan Lovren from
Southampton on a long-term con-
The Croatia international penned
his deal with the Reds yesterday to
become the third Southampton player
to move to Anfield this summer fol-
lowing striker Rickie Lambert and mid-
fielder Adam Lallana.
A Liverpool statement read: "Liver-
pool Football Club are delighted to
announce the signing of defender Dejan
Lovren from Southampton.
"The 25-year-old Croatian interna-
tional today put pen to paper on a long-
term deal with the Reds after complet-
ing his medical."
Although no transfer fee was
announced by either club, Southampton
confirmed it was a "significant fee"
with reports putting the figure at
£20million for the centre-back, who
played all three of Croatia s matches
at this summer s World Cup.
Lovren moves to Liverpool after just
one year at Southampton, who he joined
on a four-year contract from Lyon last
summer having previously played for
Dinamo Zagreb and Inter Zapresic.
After completing his switch to Bren-
dan Rodgers side, Lovren - who scored
the winning goal for Saints at Anfield
last season - told Liverpoolfc.com: "It s
a dream come true. I m happy and glad
to be here. I m proud and can t wait
to start. I know we have millions and
millions of supporters - Liverpool is
more than a club.
"After I played at Anfield last season,
I said to myself: One day I hope I ll
be able to play here for Liverpool . The
fans will know from the first minute
that I m a player that will give 100 per
cent on the pitch."
On that previous appearance at
Anfield, Lovren added: "Jose Fonte, my
defensive partner at Southampton, told
me to listen to You ll Never Walk Alone
before the first whistle and to enjoy
the moment. It was really amazing -
I had chills on my arms and it s some-
thing that I will never forget. I want to
listen to that song every other week-
Lovren, who hopes his visa will be
completed today so he will be able to
travel to the United States on Tuesday
to join his new team-mates on their
pre-season tour, is one of five new sign-
ings at Liverpool this summer.
Aside from England internationals
Lambert and Lallana - who it emerged
on Friday could miss the start of the
season after injuring his knee in training
- the Reds have also snapped up Emre
Can and Lazar Markovic as they look
to build on last season s second-placed
finish in the Barclays Premier League.
Liverpool had also been chasing QPR
striker Loic Remy, but Press Association
Sport understands his proposed move
is off after the Reds pulled out due to
concerns over the player s medical.
Remy has this week been with the
Merseysiders in Boston ahead of what
was expected to be the completion of
a deal reports suggested would be for
With personal terms understood to
have been agreed, it was initially
thought that problems with paperwork
had caused a delay to the transfer being
sealed, but it now appears it will not
go through at all because of Liverpool s
worries relating to the France interna-
tional s physical condition.
Remy, 27, scored 14 goals in the Bar-
clays Premier League last season for
Newcastle while on a season-long loan
from QPR and subsequently played for
his country at the World Cup.
Liverpool seals deal
with Croatia's Lovren
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