first_imgMAN UNITED (4-2-3-1)ROMERO, DARMIAN, SMALLING, BLIND, SHAW, CARRICK, SCHNEIDERLIN,MATA, JANUZAJ, MEMPHIS, ROONEYNEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1)CISSE, OBERTAN, WIJNALDUM, SISSOKO,COLBACK, ANITA,HAIDARA, COLOCCINI, MBEMBA, ANITA, KRULAfter two rounds of the Barclays Premier League there are four teams on maximum points, including Manchester United, who are fourth after successive 1-0 wins, over Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.It is their best start to a season since 2011, when they won their first five league games. United, though, had a distraction on Tuesday when they marked their return to European football with a 3-1 against Club Bruges, of Belgium, in the first leg of a Champions League play-off tie.Now they return to Premier League action against Newcastle United side still looking for a first win of the season following a draw at home and defeat away last weekend, at Swansea.If they fail to win at Old Trafford, it will represent Newcastle’s worst start to a League season since 2005, when they lost two and drew the other of the first three games without scoring a single goal.And United have won five of their last six league games against Newcastle, including the last three, and last season Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 3-1 win over the Magpies at Old Trafford.United are still without defender Phil Jones, with a blood clot in his leg, while Marouane Fellaini remains suspended in the league. They will hope Rooney can end a barren spell of nine games without a goal.last_img read more

Indonesia pardons woman jailed for recording harassment

first_imgJakarta: Indonesia’s Parliament on Thursday approved a pardon for a woman sentenced to jail for recording a call with her boss to prove he was sexually harassing her. Baiq Nuril Maknun, 37, had complained of getting lewd phone calls from the headteacher of the school she worked at in Mataram, a city on the island of Lombok. She recorded one of the calls in which the head teacher allegedly made sexually explicit and abusive comments. The recording was later distributed among staff at the school and submitted to the head of the local education agency. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe headteacher – who court documents say lost his job after the recording was circulated – reported her to the police for distributing the recording of their conversation. She says it was shared by someone else, the BBC reported. A local court initially cleared the woman but prosecutors took the case to the Supreme Court. It found her guilty in November of “violating decency” and fined her 500 million rupiah ($35,200). The woman was held in police custody during the trial for two months and three days, but did not serve time in prison.last_img read more