first_imgSolskjaer pleased for debutant Chong: He lifted Man Utd crowdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Tahith Chong lifted the home support in his debut for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading.Chong, 19, replaced Juan Mata in the 64th minute of United’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading to become the 229th academy graduate to make their first-team bow for the club.”He had two or three really good moments, as you do when you’re young,” Solskjaer said. “You don’t run the game as a first performance for a 19-year-old.”But he got the crowd going, and has shown one or two glimpses of what he can do, he has in training anyway. And the game wasn’t won, it was 2-0 and was still go out there and perform. It’s not like it was 4-0 and it’s just a party, so he did well defensively as well and I think he’ll remember this for a long, long time.”He added: “The pleasing thing is we’re through and another clean sheet, 2-0 flatters us a bit because I think they played some great stuff, but then again we could have had three or four towards the end. The second goal was excellent with Alexis [Sanchez] getting Romelu [Lukaku] in, so individual quality managed to get us through, to be fair.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea striker Batshuayi on brink of sealing Monaco moveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is close to sealing a move to AS Monaco.Chelsea are now in ‘advanced talks’ to loan Batshuayi to Monaco.The striker has been ditched by Valencia after a dismal first half to the season.But Thierry Henry is a fan and believes he can get goals from the Belgian, to fire his struggling side to safety.And a deal is now close. last_img read more


first_imgThe Gold Cup quarterfinals are set, with the U.S. national team drawn against Curacao in the quarterfinals while traditional powers Mexico and Costa Rica will square off on the other side of the bracket. Gregg Berhalter’s U.S. squad finished group play with three wins from three, leaving them sitting top of the pile in Group D, with Panama finishing as the second-place team in the group. That set the home side up with a quarterfinal date against Curacao, a team that had never scored a goal in the competition before 2019 but finish second in Group C after working out a win over Honduras and a draw with Jamaica in dramatic fashion, on Sunday in Philadelphia.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Jamaica and Panama will square off in the other quarterfinal on that side of the bracket, also set to take place on Sunday in Philadelphia, with the winner to face the winner of the USA vs Curacao match in the semifinals. The other side of the bracket will see Group A winner Mexico face off with Group B runner-up Costa Rica on Saturday in Houston. Mexico cruised through the group stage, winning all three matches and staking a claim as the Gold Cup favorite. El Tri’s quarterfinal opponent will not be an easy out, however. Costa Rica’s struggles in the group stage saw the Ticos finish second in Group B behind Haiti, but the Costa Ricans are a tradition power in Concacaf and should provide a stern test for Tata Martino’s side. Group B winner Haiti also will take on Group A runner-up Canada on Saturday in Houston. GC quarterfinalsHaiti enters the match having taken a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in group play, while Canada’s only loss was a 3-1 reverse to Mexico.The quarterfinal will be seen by both sides as a rare chance to earn a place in the last four at the regional competition. Canada last made an appearance in the semifinals in 2007, while Haiti has never made it to the last four. The semifinal matchups will be held Tuesday, July 2 in Pheonix and Wednesday, July 3 in Nashville.last_img read more


first_imgSaurav Ghosal becomes first Indian man to enter top-10 in Squash rankingsSaurav Ghosal moved up two places to a career-high ranking of 10, to become the first man to enter the top 10 in the latest PSA world rankings.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 1, 2019UPDATED: April 1, 2019 18:50 IST Saurav Ghosal made it the quarter-finals in the PSA World Championships and Grasshopper Cup (@SauravGhosal Photo)Saurav Ghosal on Monday became the first Indian male squash player to enter the top 10 in the latest PSA world rankings.Indian women squash players — Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal — had earlier reached top-10 in the world rankings.Riding on his recent performances, Ghosal has moved up two places to a career-high ranking of 10.Ghosal made it to the quarter-finals of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships in Chicago, USA for the first time in his career. He was also a quarter-finalist at the prestigious Grasshopper Cup in Zurich, Switzerland.Egypt’s world champion Ali Farag, meanwhile, maintains his position at the top of the ladder.In the women’s rankings, Joshna continued to be the best-ranked Indian, moving up to the 15th position.Also Read | Bahrain GP: Lucky Hamilton grabs first win after Leclerc’s Ferrari faces engine troubleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Saurav GhosalFollow first Indian manFollow top-10Follow Squash rankingsFollow PSA rankings Nextlast_img read more


first_img Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says good customer service has to be a top priority, for the justice system to operate at the highest level of efficiency. Speaking at the recent launch of the Case Information Statistical System (CISS) for the Rural Circuit and Coroner’s Courts at the Jewel Dunn’s River Resort in St. Ann, Mr. Chuck said the Ministry has been investing a lot of resources into improving its customer service delivery, as “this is the most important part of the justice sector.” “Many of them are coming for the first time and it is important that our court staff treat them as if they are helping a pupil. We have to remember that many of them are ignorant of court processes, so we have to make it welcoming…we have to make it a pleasant experience,” he added. Story Highlights Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, says good customer service has to be a top priority, for the justice system to operate at the highest level of efficiency.Speaking at the recent launch of the Case Information Statistical System (CISS) for the Rural Circuit and Coroner’s Courts at the Jewel Dunn’s River Resort in St. Ann, Mr. Chuck said the Ministry has been investing a lot of resources into improving its customer service delivery, as “this is the most important part of the justice sector.”“When our citizens come to the courts to access justice…to get information…this is where customer service is very important,” the Minister emphasised.“Many of them are coming for the first time and it is important that our court staff treat them as if they are helping a pupil. We have to remember that many of them are ignorant of court processes, so we have to make it welcoming…we have to make it a pleasant experience,” he added.Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck implored court workers to ensure that all files are documented so as to make for a speedier trial process.“This way we will know for sure as to how many files are there and which require immediate attention or closure. Not only will every case now has a number, but we will see how that case is progressing through the system,” he said.“I am looking forward to the day…maybe in a matter of months…certainly no more than two to three years…when our citizens go to court to access justice, and within a certain timeframe they can get a result…the file can be closed,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck said that while judges and court workers sometimes get a bad rap and are unfairly accused of tardiness, “the truth of the matter is that when you see the statistics, the judges and the courts are overburdened with work.”“The statistics will be able to demonstrate that more personnel, more equipment, more technology and more resources must be allocated to the justice sector,” he pointed out.Mr. Chuck said it is important that the resources that are going into making the justice system better be used wisely and “where we can see that it is money well spent.”last_img read more


first_imgIt was midnight and Fady Nashat was exhausted after a trip to the United States. He waited as an immigration officer reviewed his documents at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. “And he just said, ‘Welcome home’ and that really hit me,” Nashat recalls. He is proud to call Nova Scotia home. With help from the Nova Scotia Nominee Program, Nashat became a permanent resident of Canada in 2009. His journey began in 2007 when he left his family and friends in Cairo, Egypt, to spend his final year of undergraduate studies at Cape Breton University. He had completed the first three years of the Bachelor of Technology Information (Information Management) degree in Cairo at the Canadian International College, which partners with Cape Breton University. “I wanted to see what it feels like to go in a different country, speak a different language all the time, to communicate with different people, get out of my comfort zone and reach out and see what’s out there in life,” he says about his decision to study abroad. Nashat arrived on campus in time for frosh week, beginning what he calls “the best year of my life.” “I can’t imagine how many people I met just through that frosh week,” he says. “Cape Bretoners, and there were so many people from around Canada, too … So we were all kind of away from home, but in home. “Cape Breton was a really nice spot because people there are very, very welcoming. They really spend the time with you. I feel like in huge cities this luxury doesn’t exist.” Nashat has also found a strong sense of community in Halifax. The certified project management professional is a project co-ordinator at NTT DATA Canada, Inc., formerly Keane, Canada, Inc. “I always call working at my job the superman department,” he says, describing how it follows projects from start to finish for NTT DATA clients. Nashat’s role includes software development. He gets to focus on the hardware side in his part-time work as an IBM technician lead for Kelly Services. In addition to his busy work schedule, Nashat makes time for studying, volunteering and going out with friends. “If we’re not learning every day, there’s no progress,” says Nashat, whose future plans include becoming a senior project manager. He successfully completed the IT Infrastructure Library Foundation Examination and, also earned the credential of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. Nashat happily shares what he’s learned with the community. He’s drawing on his project management skills as event chairman for the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Run for Diabetes – Halifax. He also volunteers as a “connector” with the Greater Halifax Partnership’s Halifax Connector Program where he helps newcomers make professional contacts in their field. Nashat is giving back after benefiting as a participant. And giving back is something that comes naturally to Nashat. The children camp volunteer at the Coptic Orthodox Church of Saint Mena in Halifax gives thanks to his family for the lessons they taught him, the faith they instilled, and the time they spent with him as he grew up – all of which, he says, are fundamental to the person he is today. “I believe that every person has a purpose and that’s why we’re very diverse … I feel if I’m not utilizing what I have who will? And then the world will be missing one person or one character or one skill. But if everybody put their two cents in and provided what they can be giving, then this world would be a lot better.” Cape Split hiking, Graves Island camping, and deep sea fishing are just some of the summertime activities Nashat has embraced. “I don’t need to travel to go for a vacation,” he says. “I spend my vacation where I am.” Nashat also appreciates the architecture in Halifax, its ocean views and his short commute to work. When asked why he chose to stay in Nova Scotia after completing his degree he was quick to answer. “It was hard for me not to. I’ve seen so much that I couldn’t say no. I’ve seen what the people are like here, how beautiful the environment is, how clean and empty the streets are … I’ve built a lot of friendships here in Nova Scotia and built a really great community.” -30-last_img read more


first_imgAPTN National newsKateri Tekawitha, also known as the Lily of the Mohawks, is now officially a saint.Millions of people all around the world shared the celebration of her canonization by Pope Benedict on Oct. 21 in Rome.Indigenous Catholics have long awaited this recognition and now have a special saint to call upon.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.last_img


US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal says the US stood “very firmly” on the need for respect for human rights and the need for a process of accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.Speaking during the session hosted by The Program on Peace-building and Human Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Association of War Affected Women, Biswal said Sri Lanka is making progress but a lot more still needs to be done, the Press Trust of India reported. She cited the progress made in establishing the office of missing persons and the current government has welcomed and encouraged the visit of UN special Rapporteurs to help provide technical support, expertise and best practices that can help shape the government’s views on reconciliation and accountability. She said the Sri Lankan Government that came into power in January 2015 has taken “some very encouraging steps” with respect to the efforts to return land to its rightful owners and effort to “give closure” to so many families whose loved ones are still unaccounted for and to “seek justice and accountability for the perpetrators of worst times of the conflict.”She said the reconciliation process is at its beginning and the “hardest work” is still ahead but the country is not alone in this journey and the US stands ready to support Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) “While we are thankful that the days of the conflict our behind us, the effort to move forward on reconciliation is really truly only just beginning,” she said. read more


“Mellit is known for the peaceful coexistence between all tribes. I hope that this reputation will continue well into the future,” said UNAMID’s Head of Office for North Darfur, Hassan Gibril, who led the Mission’s delegation in the talks with community leaders on Tuesday.Disagreements between members of the Ziyadiah and Berti tribes emerged on 15 August, and resulted in violent clashes in which shops were looted and destroyed in Mellit’s main market area. The violence resulted in the deaths of six people and injuries to 12 others.According to an UNAMID news release, Mr. Gibril said he was deeply concerned by the tragic events and offered the Mission’s assistance in mediation and inter-tribal reconciliation activities. “We want to learn from what happened to prevent such incidents in the future,” he said.During the meeting with the UNAMID delegation, the local chief of the Abassi camp for internally displaced persons, Adam Abdurahim Kharif, said that residents fear attacks similar to the one that happened in the Kassab camp, which earlier this month was surrounded by armed men who looted its market and burnt down the police post located within, killing four people. The security and humanitarian situations in the camp have deteriorated since then, according to the Mission.Mr. Kharuf also asked for more protection from UNAMID to prevent similar events from occurring in Mellit.The Mission noted that Mellit’s local commissioner said that the events last week were a series of isolated incidents that have been resolved through goodwill, while the deputy leader of the Ziyadiah tribe said that members of the community moved quickly to contain the situation and now are working together to find a peaceful remedy. The leader of the Berti tribe said that, in general, the culture of the area values peace and the people are not troublemakers.Deployed at the beginning of 2008, UNAMID is tasked with protecting civilians, promoting an inclusive peace process and helping ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance across Darfur, an arid region on Sudan’s western flank. read more


first_imgNetwork Rail said London Bridge station would reopen on Monday from 5am, but operate as exit only. Only the Tooley Street entrance and exit will be open for the Underground station.Transport for London advised that the station is expected to be busier than normal as a result of the reduced access. Passengers have been asked to re-plan their journey to avoid the station during the morning peak if they can. #Borough – the station has now reopened, following an earlier police investigation.— Northern line (@northernline) June 4, 2017 FYI – it’s likely that London Bridge Pier will be closed to river services tomorrow. https://t.co/Sq6CGNLV1g— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) June 4, 2017 Cordons remained in place around much of London Bridge and Borough Market on Sunday evening, and sources said the area was expected to remain closed on Monday until at least 8am. Giving an update on the investigation outside New Scotland Yard, the Met’s assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said “significant progress” had been made in identifying the attackers.He said that as well as more armed police across the capital in coming days, “the public will also see increased physical measures in order to keep public safe on London’s bridges”. Pedestrians who usually walk across London Bridge are advised to use London Underground services or National Rail services to Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street, Blackfriars and Victoria stations.TfL said: “Alternative walking routes across the river include Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge, the Millennium Bridge (use Borough Underground station) and Blackfriars Bridge (use Southwark Underground station).”London Bridge station was closed over the weekend, with tubes and trains not stopping there. #LondonBridge: please check:https://t.co/EekKHecxWN before you travel tomorrow.— TfL Travel Alerts (@TfLTravelAlerts) June 4, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. London Bridge station is set to reopen this morning following Saturday’s terror attack, but commuters have been warned to avoid the station if possible because of overcrowding. The central London station should be open in time for rush hour on Monday morning, while Borough Underground station reopened on Sunday evening. Commuters should check the TfL website for the latest updates before travelling on Monday morning.  However London Bridge itself remains closed to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. London Bridge Pier is also expected to be closed to river boat services.  UPDATE: #LondonBridge station will re-open tomorrow Morning from 05:00 but for exit only onto Tooley street. pic.twitter.com/L00Iw36QOH— Southeastern (@Se_Railway) June 4, 2017last_img read more


After Hungary beat Slovenia in qualification round, it was clear that experienced Lajos Mocsai (56) will remain on Hungarian bench as a Headcoach. He was atached to coaching staff after low performance of national team at EURO 2010 in Austria, where Hungary finished 14th. After two uncertain games with Slovenia, Hungary remain on big scene, qualified for WC Sweden 2011 and keep chances to be in best seven teams who will get VISA for Olympic Games in London 2012.That is, of course, main goal of Hungarian Handball Federation, so that’s why is agreement with MKB Veszprem coach signed until 31th August 2012. Hiungarian Handball FederationLajos Mocsai ← Previous Story Petar Nenadic in Tvis Holstebro Next Story → HBL: HSV lost points in Goppingen, Kiel smashed Friesenheim read more


first_imgNot entirely satisfactory, but between this, the above leaked photo, and the rumors that the company was showing off the hardware during this year’s Tokyo Game Show in September, this existence of a PlayStation Phone that may or may not run Android is seemingly getting more real by the day. Okay, so “we are trying to figure out what we can do as Sony in this market” is hardly a definitive answer, by any stretch of the imagination. Asked to clarify the comments on a followup call, however, another executive shed a little more light on the company’s plans,Now, PSP being a proprietary platform, was more concentrated on…[the] core gaming segment rather than the light gamer. But now we are addressing that market as well. I cannot be specific as to how we will introduce new product to address these markets, but one thing I can say is that we have those markets addressed, and we will come out with products and services to capture the broader gaming market. I know this will not be a clear-cut answer, but please wait until we are ready to announce what ever products and services that we may come up with. The existence of a PlayStation Phone seems to be the worstkept secret in tech, these days. It’s as though Sony execs just can’t wait totell the rest of the world what they’ve been working on in secret.First there was that SVP, Peter Dille, who expressed concernthat Sony’s first shot at the portable gaming market, the PSP, didn’t reallyfulfill the manner of multimedia functionality that today’s consumers want froma device, telling the press, “I don’t think we fully realize that vision with a Wi-Fi device.If it’s not connected [to a cell network] then it does sort of limit people.”With that sort of relative openness about a still unannounced product, the press has naturally started pressing Sony executives at possible opportunity. During a conference for investors, someone put the question of the device’s existence to an anonymous Sony exec, who answered,It’s not that we are not looking into those markets as well. We will look into those markets in trying to develop strategy for the future. Of course, we can’t talk about specific products, but smartphones and tablets… it is difficult to tell you how we can put the games on them, but they are not going to be planned in different parts of our company.When we organized ourselves last April, we introduced network services, and within that umbrella, network services, all of these products are handled. Therefore, the planning and the prototypes for various content [are] all carried out within this… one umbrellas. So we are trying to figure out what we can do as Sony in this market. I think this is as far as I can tell you regarding these products at market.last_img read more


first_imgOn the whole, I’m not a fan of adding protection to my mobile devices. Part of the reason I buy a product is because I appreciate its design and materials, so covering those up with a $15 piece of silicone has always pained me. This preference has lead to some dings and dents and possibly a cracked iPhone 3GS, but I tend to be pretty careful with my toys. But, having recently purchased an iPad 3, I decided to give a protective film a chance. After all, the new iPad really is all about that screen and given the way these devices get tossed around, it seemed like it was worth a shot.The Wrapsol Ultra screen protector film costs $29.95 and it’ll protect the front of your iPad, without covering the camera or button. It applies just like all the other polyurethane screen protector — it’s a film you apply to the iPad’s glass front in a few different stages. If you follow the instructions and take your time, you won’t have any large bubbles or unsightly blemishes on your Retina display.The instructions aren’t that easy to follow because it’s not always clear which of the protective film’s own protective films have to be removed first. Even so, with some patience you’ll figure it out. After that you need to squeegee the larger bubbles out with the included piece of cardboard and then wait 24 hours. Why the waiting? According to the instructions any bubbles under 2mm will dissipate during the curing time. In my testing I could never get my screen perfectly bubble-free, which annoyed me to no end, but ultimately my iPad was at an acceptable level of bubblelessness.The film is both repositionable and reusable, but in my experience you really need to get these right the first try, otherwise some dust, grease, or grime will find a way to get in there before you can get it on again.Once the film is in place and the waiting period is over, it’s actually quite clear. I tried to compare it against the unadorned iPad and the Wrapsol never seemed quite as crisp — if anyone out there had a handheld glossmeter I suppose this would be the perfect application (sorry, mine’s at the shop). Just as important as the look is how it feels. Even after curing, there just isn’t a way for the polyurethane to have as little friction as the iPad’s glass. The film is pretty smooth, but it does cause additional drag. It’s minor amount, but knowing it’s there is bothersome.I’ve noticed that lot of people who enjoy screen covers have the ability to put them on, appreciate the protection they offer, and to just forget they are there. This works well if, say, your iPad and mobile phone both have covers on them, but if one doesn’t then you’re constantly reminded of what you are giving up. For example, I used an screen protector for most of the time that I owned an iPhone 3GS and I really liked it. But I still remember how floored I was the day that I removed it and was greeted with the incredibly smooth glass that I had been hiding.Wrapsol Ultra cover for the new iPad/iPad 2 is a good product. It’s uses a dry application so there are no messy liquids needed, it works with Smart Covers, and it’ll protect your iPad’s screen from scratches. Supposedly it’ll help with impacts as well, but I suppose Wrapsol means impacts with the screen, not drops, which are a much more common problem. I’ve used protective films with easier installations, less bubbles, and clearer instructions than Wrapsol’s, but it doesn’t have any major problems. I do take issue with the price — $30 for a single piece of film strikes me as being expensive, though Wrapsol isn’t alone at this pricing level.Ultimately a screen protector isn’t going to improve the experience, the best ones will simply minimize the amount of negative impact they have. If what it takes away from your experience is less than the value of the protection it offers, than the film has done its job. While Wrapsol is able to pull this off, it still does remind me of people who put plastic on their furniture. Sure, it’s great to protect your stuff, but if that protection decreases your enjoyment of the product, then you’ll have to decide for yourself if it’s worth it.Wrapsol iPad protective screen cover 002Wrapsol iPad protective screen cover 002Wrapsol iPad protective screen coverWrapsol iPad – with protective sheetsThe Wrapsol provided the samples used in this article.last_img read more


first_imgIf I get bored at work I’m sitting at a desk in front of a computer so either do some idle surfing or play a game. But when a dentist gets bored, he has an X-ray machine to play with. In the case of dentist Steve Purchase, he decided to put it to good use to zap some images of a Raspberry Pi.Steve initially used a 30 x 15cm “large extra-oral film” in his X-ray machine to capture a small image of the Raspberry Pi board. He sent that off to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which understandably wanted to see more and bigger X-rays of their tiny PC. Steve was more than happy to oblige.The images you see included here are from that second round of X-rays. This time Steve used a much higher resolution film, but had to stitch 16 images together because the film was only 3 x 4cm in size. The X-ray machine used is a Trophy CCX 70kV for those who are interested in such details.Stitching X-ray images together sounds like an error-prone task, but it was made easier by the fact Steve’s machine uses re-usable phosphor plates that are then scanned using a DenOptix QST scanner. So the process was done on a PC which has those ever so useful snap-to-grid and undo features.The image above is the original monochrome X-ray capture, but Steve also took the time to artificially colorize the board, which can be seen in the images below.I wouldn’t be surprised to see these image start popping up whenever the Pi is being promoted as they are quite striking. For those who own a Raspberry Pi, it gives you a new view on the complexity involved in such a tiny machine.last_img read more


first_imgFormer Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel believes that Liverpool’s Alisson Becker must not “compromise his style”The Brazil international was signed by Liverpool this summer for a then world-record transfer fee of £67m for a goalkeeper from AS Roma.After keeping three clean sheets in his opening Premier League games, Allison was at fault for Leicester’s goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win for the Reds.The 25-year-old unsuccessfully tried to dribble past Kelechi Iheanacho, who then set-up Rachid Ghezzal to bring Leicester back into the game.But Schmeichel believes that the worst thing that Alisson can do now is changing the way he plays.“This is a new style,” he said on Sky Sports.“It’s what teams and managers are looking for. Someone who is very comfortable with their feet and can pass the ball even in tight areas.“You lose the ball every now and then. Every single player does that, no matter where they are on the pitch.“The worst thing he can do is compromise his style. Stay with it, be comfortable with it, that’s his way of playing.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The Denmark legend believes that the upcoming months will be critical now for Alisson.“The next few months he will be under pressure. The media will be scrutinising every little thing he is doing,” continued Schmeichel.“How is he reacting to that? Can he still go out and play at this very high level? That is the art of goalkeeping. That you have that ability.“When he made the mistake, the camera was on him a few times, he looked worried. It was playing on his mind. He needs to work on that. It’s the only way you can survive.”The 54-year-old compared Alisson to former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, who played for the club between 1980 and 1994 while making 628 appearances in the process.“When Liverpool were the most successful team in England and Europe they had a very entertaining goalkeeper,” said Schmeichel.“Grobbelaar was that kind of guy. He would be incredible for many, many games then come out for a cross he should not have come out for, and they concede a goal.“But the team knew that. They lived for that. It wasn’t a problem. He never changed and that, beyond anything, is the most important thing.”last_img read more


first_imgFormer Bayern Munich midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Borussia Monchengladbach can win the Bundesliga this seasonAfter finishing ninth last term, Gladbach are second and just four points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund this time around.Dieter Hecking’s side have won five of their last six Bundesliga matches following Sunday’s 4-1 thrashing of Hannover 96.Now Hamann is backing Gladbach to become serious title challengers for the 2018/19 Bundesliga crown.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I think they really have a chance to win the championship this season. Dortmund march well in front of them, but I really like Gladbach,” Hamann told Sky.“They have a good starting eleven and don’t have the burden of a European competition. They have a good squad and can easily make changes.”Gladbach will next travel to RB Leipzig on Sunday for another Bundesliga game.last_img read more


first_imgThe MPA, the Association of Magazine Media, has selected a new leader after 13 years—Mary Berner will replace outgoing Nina Link as the group’s new president and CEO effective September 17.Most recently, Berner was president and CEO of Reader’s Digest Association (RDA), a position she vacated in April 2011. Berner had guided RDA through a pre-packaged bankruptcy, officially emerging from Chapter 11 protection in February 2010.  A year later, she left the company just as it named a new board of directors.Berner was also a board member of RDA from 2007 to 2011. Under her direction, the company launched 83 websites, and 31 mobile applications; Allrecipes.com expanded into 22 countries, and Reader’s Digest Magazine became one of the Kindle’s best-selling monthly magazines. Nina Link, who has been MPA’s president and CEO for the last 13 years, announced in June she was stepping down. Her tenure at the top spot with the association was longer than any MPA president in its 93-year history.In the past, Berner served on the board of MPA—the association includes 225 domestic magazine media companies with more than 1,000 titles, nearly 50 international companies and more than 100 associate members.”I love a challenge—especially when the facts are on our side—as is the case with the strengths of magazine media,” says Berner in a release.  “I’m bullish on the fact that magazine brands offer their consumers and advertisers incredibly powerful and unique value on every platform.  I look forward to working with the MPA board to strongly and loudly push our member organization’s agenda forward. The industry deserves nothing less.”last_img read more


first_imgAnushka Shetty and Madhavan’s next film Silence aka Nishabdam launched.PR HandoutAfter working in two big projects in the form of Baahubali series and Bhaagamathie, Anushka Shetty had taken a break from the films. Now, the actress has returned to full-fledged acting with Madhavan-starrer Silence, which is launched on Friday, 24 May. The team had a formal pooja to mark the commencement of the shooting in Seattle in the US.Anushka Shetty has teamed up with Madhavan after a gap of more than 10 years. They had paired up in Sundar C’s Rendu, which was the debut film of the actress in Tamil. The latest flick also has Hollywood star Michael Madsen, Anjali and Shalini Pandey in the important roles.It is a multilingual movie which will release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages. Silence, which is titled as Nishabdam in Telugu, will be majorly shot in the US.”My first day first shot of #Nishabdam #silence @ActorMadhavan #AnushkaShetty @yoursanjali @actorsubbaraju @ishalinipandey #avasaralasrinivas. [sic]” the director shared his excitement on Twitter about the first day shoot.It is said to be a silent film in which Anushka Shetty will be seen as an NRI businesswoman. As per the rumours, she is a deaf and dumb in the multilingual flick. Hemant Madhukar of 125 KM and Vastadu Naa Raju fame is directing the film which is funded by People Media Factory.The makers have plans to release in multiple languages in 2020. Anushka ShettyTwitterComing back to Anushka, she was missing in action after the Baahubali series and Bhaagamathie. The actress has kept herself out of limelight for the reasons best known to her. Although Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy marks her official comeback, she is not doing a full-fledged role in the mega-budget film.Hence, Silence will be sort of a comeback film for her.last_img read more


first_imgThe government has appointed more deputy commissioners in ten districts, according to a gazette notification on the website of the public administration ministry on Thursday.Director at the Prime Minister’s Office, Atul Sarker, has been appointed deputy commissioner (DC) of Joypurhat, post and telecommunication minister’s personal secretary Sebastin Rema to Gaibandha, health education and family welfare division deputy secretary (DS) Kazi Abed Hossain to Thakurgaon, road transport and highway division DS Md Motiul Islam Chowdhury to Patuakhali, local government division DS KM Kamruzzaman Selim to Chandpur, local government division DS Md Mahmudul Alam to Dinajpur, DS at PMO Ataul Gani to Meherpur, land minister’s personal secretary Mohammad Zakir Hossain to Kurigram and public administration ministry DS M Kazi Emdadul Islam to Sylhet.On 23 September, DCs were appointed to Barguna, Pirojpur, Brahmanbaria, Tangail, Narail, Natore, Chuadanga, Magura, Satkhira and Bogura.last_img read more


first_imgAlso:-Hardest and Easiest NFL Schedules-Kyrie’s game is made for the playoffs-Kawhi to the Clippers feels like a perfect fit-Keep Simmons, Trade Embiid Browns will struggle to meet sky high expectationsThe Browns have gone from irrelevant to the NFL’s hottest bandwagon team heading into 2019, thanks to Baker Mayfield and the offseason acquisition of Odell Beckham Jr, but Colin thinks the hype and expectations being created will be hard to meetThe Browns only won 7 games last year, but will play 4 primetime games in 2019, and now have to try to meet the now sky-high expectations and the spotlight in a year where anything less than the playoffs will be considered a failure. Colin doesn’t think they will. Guests:Chris Broussard, Stephen Jackson, Marcus Thompson, Albert Breer, and Berry Tramellast_img read more