10 months agoSolskjaer reveals Man Utd medical room now clearing

first_imgSolskjaer reveals Man Utd medical room now clearingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says their medical room is clearing ahead of the clash with Bournemouth.United have won both games since Solskjaer took charge but Anthony Martial joined Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku on the sidelines when being taken ill over the Christmas period.When asked by MUTV if anybody was coming back for the next game, Ole replied: “Hopefully the front three with Romelu, Alexis and Anthony – that is not a bad three to have ready. So towards the end [of a game], when you are 2-0 up, 3-0 up, if you can put players with pace on, then that makes a difference.”So when you score three at home but you know you have three lads awaiting to get on, then that’s great.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoWest Brom move for Liverpool winger Ben Woodburn

first_imgWest Brom move for Liverpool winger Ben Woodburnby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are moving for Liverpool winger Ben Woodburn.The 19-year-old is the subject of interest from three Championship sides.Albion asked if they could take him as soon as they discovered freescoring Harvey Barnes was being recalled by Leicester City.But they aren’t alone with a host of other clubs keen for the teenager to sign with Wigan also said to be in the race. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to meby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says Isco’s future isn’t up to him.The player has found himself out of favour of late, and didn’t make the pitch at all against Real Betis on Sunday, and as a result talk of a move to Italy have surfaced.”We have a wonderful squad and I have to choose who gets involved in each game,” Solari said in his pre-match press conference.”It is not up to me to explain the transfer policy, I am just the coach.” last_img read more

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Florida State President John Thrasher Releases Statement On FSU’s Decision To Dismiss QB De’Andre Johnson

first_imgFSU President releases statement n support of Jimbo Fisher's decision to dismiss De'Andre Johnson from the football team.FSU President Releases StatementFlorida State president John Thrasher has released a statement on the decision to dismiss Seminoles’ quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the four-star freshman punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar last month. Thrasher says “there is no question in my mind” that Jimbo Fisher made the correct decision to dismiss Johnson. Here’s the full statement. Statement from #FSU president John Thrasher on decision to dismiss De’Andre Johnson. pic.twitter.com/L82ic7yaSD— Tom D’Angelo (@tomdangelo44) July 7, 2015Johnson, a true freshman, was ranked one of the top-15 quarterbacks in the 2015 class.last_img read more

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New AP Poll: Buckeyes Remain Unanimous No. 1

first_imgWeek two of the new AP poll.Week 2 AP Poll Lee Corso College GameDayTwitter/College GameDayThe Ohio State Buckeyes, after taking care of Virginia Tech on the road Monday night, are still the No. 1 ranked team in the country – in both the Coaches’ Poll and the AP Poll. The latter was just released.Alabama, previously ranked No. 3, has moved up to No. 2 after a dominating performance against Wisconsin. TCU, which struggled a bit with Minnesota, drops a spot to No. 3. The rest of the top ten is rounded out by Baylor, Michigan State, Auburn, Oregon, USC, Notre Dame and Georgia.Texas A&M, after a big win over Arizona State, debuts in the poll at No. 16. Utah and Mississippi State also entered the poll, at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.1. Ohio State2. Alabama3. TCU4. Baylor5. Michigan State6. Auburn7. Oregon8. USC9. Notre Dame10. Georgia11. Florida State12. Clemson13. UCLA14. LSU15. Georgia Tech16. Texas A&M17. Ole Miss18. Arkansas19. Oklahoma20. Boise State21. Missouri22. Arizona23. Tennessee24. Utah25. Mississippi StateYou can check out last week’s rankings here.last_img read more

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FSL Trust Sells Product Tanker amid Fleet Renewal Efforts

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Singapore-based First Ship Lease Trust has moved forward with the disposal of a 2005-built MR product tanker as part of its fleet renewal efforts.The company has executed a Memorandum of Agreement to sell the 47,496 dwt FSL Hamburg to an unaffiliated third party and has received the initial 10% deposit in escrow.FSL Trust said that the transaction is expected to be completed before end March 2019, at which time the net proceeds would be utilised for partial repayment of the company’s outstanding bank debt. The remainder, some USD 6.5 million, would be used for instalment payments for the newbuilding acquisition revealed in mid-December 2018.“In line with the Trust’s ongoing fleet renewal strategy, we are pleased to report this disposal, which will help fund the newbuilding acquisition, will reduce the outstanding bank debt thus improving the Trust’s risk profile while preparing the Trust to take advantage of the expected recovery in the sector,” Roger Woods, Chief Executive Officer of FSLTM, said.last_img read more

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Restoring former glory

first_imgSonia Gandhi is heading the Congress party in an interim period until a full-fledged president is appointed. But decisions and actions cannot be interim in nature and unless she uses all her experience, sagacity and political credibility, Congress will not be pulled out of the quicksand it is in at the moment. She cannot afford to be stagnant and has a burdensome job of revamping the organisational structure to rejuvenate her party as it goes in the electoral battlefield of the assembly elections in coming months. Also Read – A special kind of bondThe earlier she starts, the better. But with the growing disillusionment within Congress, the scope of any radical restructuring seems impossible. While preparing for coming rounds of state elections, Sonia would, at most, be able to put a team of leaders to oversee various proceedings in the election-going states. The tradition of ‘committee system’ is so deep-rooted in her party that she also has to follow this rule book exercise. In the absence of Sonia, the old guard versus young Turk brawling would have taken a much more severe turn. The gap between the two has been widening with every passing day. That is put on hold temporarily. But a new trend of expressing dissent by leaders in the open is increasing at a worrisome pace and even Sonia’s presence at the helm of affairs is proving insufficient to contain it. There are leaders who have openly voiced their personal opinions against the official line and said that demonising Narendra Modi is harming Congress at the ground level. On the issue of the withdrawal of special status to Jammu & Kashmir, a number of leaders did not toe the conclusive line of the party. Also Read – Insider threat managementAiring of views by leaders such as Jairam Ramesh, Shashi Tharoor, Abhishek Singhvi, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Harish Rawat, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Milind Deora on various issues recently is a very rare prodigy. All of them knew about the basic sentiments of Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi on the issues, still, they chose to go in a contrary direction that clashes with the formal line of their party. It won’t be right to find any parallel of recent developments with what happened in 1999 when Sharad Pawar, P A Sangma and Tariq Anwar expressed their opinion so openly or in the late 1960s when Syndicate took on Indira Gandhi, but the open expression of current dissension is certainly abnormal. At any other point of time, Congress high-command would have dragged the leaders up to the doors of the disciplinary action committee but this is not the time for taking suo moto cognisance of these activities. Sonia Gandhi is bound to fight the battle with her tied hands this time. But she must not ignore the importance of quickly getting her acts together. She has to remove the feeling of interim-ness from her mind and take every required step to save Congress from being irrelevant. Congress workers were extremely disheartened for two-and-a-half months after Rahul Gandhi left them in a lurch. A small ray of hope has reappeared after Sonia’s taking over, but if there won’t be any glimpse of structural change in coming weeks, assembly poll pitch will face serious dent. Congress practically has no individual chances of any major presence in the polls in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand, which are slated to be held later this year. Similar is the situation in Delhi which will go to polls early next year. In all probabilities, there will be an election in Bihar also with the beginning of 2020. Congress alone cannot make any considerable mark in any of these states and the indications of opposition alliance are bleak, at least at the moment. Bhartiya Janata Party shall make every effort to make assembly elections multi-cornered in every state. What is in store for the Congress can be assessed by the fact that a number of its leaders in the election-going states are sitting on the verge of either shifting directly to BJP or creating their own political outfit if possible. Congress is a divided house in every state and whenever there will be assembly poll in any state, the party leadership will have to make really hard efforts to keep its folks together. Sonia’s quality of being believable is an incalculable asset for the Congress today when it is passing through a grave crisis. Her active involvement in forming alliances with other parties as well as maintaining cordiality among the players in her own state units has tremendous potential of improving Congress’ chances. Overhauling the party in the states that are going for elections is Sonia’s priority. Renewing old ties with like-minded parties is her priority. But at the same time, she has to focus on the central arrangements within Congress. More than Lok Sabha drubbing, it was the lack of central leadership that provoked state-level leaders to find options. Sonia has to walk many more extra miles to eliminate the perception that Congress is a sinking ship. For many Congressmen, it is a waiting period during which they prefer to observe the steps Sonia takes. This period will come to an end with the time for notification of assembly elections. My interactions with Congress leaders of different shades clearly demonstrate that they have no hopes of any sizable space for their party in forthcoming state elections. But it is never sensible to ignore reality simply because there is nothing you can do about it. Leadership, despite with tied hands, means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources. Congress must learn how not to tie dead with alive persons — the principal reason for its downfall in past years. Allowing the drain of energy, experience, talent and brain by not utilising it properly has been the cause of all its problems. Congress knowingly or unknowingly made way for ideologically undeveloped and childish elements to occupy positions of control. They worked against the primary faith of the Congress party. Today’s deeply ingrained pessimism within the party is an outcome of this. The hands of Sonia Gandhi are tied today because of the greed of the intermediaries that the system has generated. If your hands are tied towards anything that is in need of a strong helping hand, nothing could be more inauspicious. Nothing would be more regrettable in the times to come if Sonia doesn’t make herself able to untie her hands and push her party into a handsfree mode at the earliest. Good intentions can move mountains and I am sure, Sonia Gandhi has no dearth of very good intentions for making Congress great again. (The author is Editor and CEO of News Views India and a national office bearer of the Congress party. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

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Go Fund Me raising money for deaf sixyearold halfway to goal of

first_imgThe processor fell off when 6-year-old Chloe Kalas was bumped while playing in the park. Chloe’s mom Elizabeth and her husband searched the park seven different times but came up empty-handed.Elizabeth Kalas explained that Chloe had just recovered from an infection where the magnet inside her head was killing her skin, making Chloe have to wear a weaker magnet. The weaker magnet caused the processor to fall off numerous times.Without the processor, Chloe is completely deaf and must rely on sign language. Kalas added that with her daughter going into grade one this year, a new cochlear implant is a must since it’s already difficult for someone who uses an implant to hear in a school environment.“Without this, she hears nothing, so she’s a bit further behind, speech-wise,” said Kalas.A new processor for the cochlear implant costs $11,130 while the cable and coil cost an additional $370. Kalas added that the family can handle the cost of the cable and coil, but the processor is currently beyond their means.The goal of the GoFundMe is to raise enough money to cover the cost of a new processor. For more information or to donate, visit the GoFundMe campaign’s website at www.gofundme.com/chloe039s-cochlear-processor. UPDATE: The campaign has successfully reached its $12,000 goal. Details to follow.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Go Fund Me Campaign raising money for a 6-year-old deaf girl who lost the processor for her cochlear implant is halfway to its goal of $12,000.The campaign started on Tuesday just after 11:30 a.m. and reached $6,581 early this morning.last_img read more

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NASAs historic allwomen spacewalk scrapped due to lack of fitting spacesuits

first_imgWashington DC: NASA’s plan to conduct the first all-female spacewalk this month had to be scrapped after the crew aboard the International Space Station encountered an unexpected setback — the lack of well-fitting spacesuits, the US space agency said. NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were scheduled to conduct the historic spacewalk on March 29 to install powerful lithium-ion batteries for one pair of the station’s solar arrays. Since the space station was assembled in 1998, 214 spacewalks have taken place, all of which had at least one male astronaut. However, after McClain conducted her first spacewalk on March 22, she realised that a medium-size hard upper torso — essentially the shirt of the spacesuit — fits her best. Since only one medium-size torso can be made ready by March 29, Koch will wear it, the US space agency said in a statement. McClain now is tentatively scheduled to perform her next spacewalk on Monday, April 8 with Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. These will be the 215th and 216th spacewalks in the history of International Space Station assembly and maintenance. During the first spacewalk of the series, on March 22, McClain became the 13th woman to perform a spacewalk. Koch will become the 14th on March 29. No difference exists in a male’s or female’s suit, but female astronaut usually require a smaller size. The shuttle spacesuit was designed to be made of many interchangeable parts, to accommodate the large number of astronauts with widely varying body sizes. These parts (upper and lower torsos, arms, etc.) are made in different sizes. The body measurements of each shuttle astronaut are taken and recorded. Then the measurements are plotted against the size ranges available for each spacesuit component, according to NASA. The suit components are then assembled. Training suits are usually assembled nine months prior to flight, and flight suits are usually assembled four months prior to flight. We do our best to anticipate the spacesuit sizes that each astronaut will need, based on the spacesuit size they wore in training on the ground, and in some cases astronauts train in multiple sizes, said Brandi Dean, spokeswoman of the Johnson Space Center in Houston.last_img read more

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Facebook sues South Korean firm over data misuse

first_imgSan Francisco: Battling the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook has now filed a lawsuit in California state court against Rankwave, a South Korean data analytics company that ran apps on its platform. The lawsuit alleged that Rankwave abused Facebook’s developer platform’s data and refused to cooperate with a mandatory compliance audit and request to delete the data. “Facebook was investigating Rankwave’s data practices in relation to its advertising and marketing services. “Rankwave failed to cooperate with our efforts to verify their compliance with our policies, which we require of all developers using our platform,” Jessica Romero, Director of Platform Enforcement and Litigation said in a statement on late Friday. She added that Facebook has already suspended apps and accounts associated with Rankwave. “The lawsuit asks the court to enforce the basic cooperation terms that Rankwave agreed to in exchange for the opportunity to operate apps on the platform,” Romero noted. According to TechCrunch, Facebook’s lawsuit centres around Rankwave offering to help businesses build a Facebook authorization step into their apps so they can pass all the user data to Rankwave. “It then analyzes biographic and behavioural traits to supply user contact info and ad targeting assistance to the business,” the report said. “That app could pull data about your Facebook activity such as location checkins, determine that you’ve checked into a baseball stadium, and then Rankwave could help its clients target you with ads for baseball tickets,” the report noted. Rankwave’s Android app asks for users’ Facebook data in exchange for providing them a “Social Influencer Score”. “By filing the lawsuit, we are sending a message to developers that Facebook is serious about enforcing our policies, including requiring developers to cooperate with us during an investigation,” said the social network giant. Facebook recently announced to ban personality quiz apps on its platform — a move taken after the Cambridge Analytica scandal last year that helped researchers access personal information of 87 million users via the quiz app “thisisyourdigitallife”. Federal prosecutors in the US are now probing whether top executives of Facebook were aware of data harvesting by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.last_img read more

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