Solskjaer happy with Man Utd backing, expects more new signings

first_imgHowever, Solskjaer believes more business will be done over the next month and is happy with the recruitment of Wan-Bissaka and James in a change of strategy in the transfer market, focused on younger British players.United reportedly had a £70 million bid for England international centre-back Harry Maguire turned down by Leicester this week.“It’s a long-term and it’s a short-term project,” Solskjaer told MUTV.“You cannot just think three years down the line, so we’ve got short-term goals as well, of course.“I think we’ve been quite calm and good in the market as we’ve got the right people, and we’re still working on a case or two.”“I’ve got the backing and we’ve got the people we wanted, for now, and there will probably be some more business being done.”After a bright start when Solskjaer was handed the job on a temporary basis in December, United’s form slumped alarmingly towards the end of the campaign to finish sixth in the Premier League.And the Norwegian wants his side to be more consistent in his first full season in charge to try and close the gap to English champions Manchester City and Champions League winners Liverpool.“At Manchester United, and in the Premier League, I have to say, you have to be at our best for long, long periods,” added Solskjaer.“You’ve got to be consistent. You can see the top two teams last season were so consistent.“To have the pre-season together and lay down the foundations and principles to get the fitness, the tactics and the mentality right, and to get the team gelled as one, is important.”One player who will be staying put at United is Andreas Pereira after the Brazilian midfielder signed a new four-year contract on Friday.The 23-year-old, who came through the United Academy, enjoyed a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign and has made 35 first-team appearances.“I have spent so long in Manchester that I now regard the city and the club as my home and I’m extremely happy to continue my career here,” said Pereira.“The manager has shown great faith in me and I can’t wait to get this campaign started under him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects more new signings before the start of the new Premier League season © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 5 – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he is happy with the transfer business the club have completed so far this summer and expects more signings before the season gets underway.United have spent up to £65 million ($82 million) on promising youngsters Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, but there has not been a huge turnover in players at Old Trafford despite a bitterly disappointing end to last season.last_img read more

Go for Gold shocks CEU

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Peping camp claims he’s got number to win Chris dela Peña of Batangas EAC is fouled by Prince Eze of Perpetual during their game Friday. —AUGUST DELA CRUZJ-Jay Alejandro found his mark when it mattered as Go for Gold stunned Centro Escolar University, 91-89, in overtime Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The former NU Bulldog drilled two treys in the extra period, the last giving his side a 90-87 lead with 2:43 remaining before the Scratchers’ defense got the job done with Jimboy Pasturan securing crucial offensive boards in the final minute.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES JK Casiño also shone with 15 points, including the team’s last five points in regulation to force the overtime against his former squad.He first tied the game at 82 with a booming right corner three with 50.3 seconds remaining and then again at 84 with a layup over Rod Ebondo with 5.1 ticks left.It was the first defeat in four games for the Scorpions.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “It’s definitely a big win,” said coach Charles Tiu as his side leveled their standing at 3-3. “I like the fact that we fought and won against CEU.”In the other game, Perpetual got back to its winning ways and clobbered Batangas-EAC, 82-75.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlejandro fired nine points on a 2-of-6 shooting from downtown, while also nabbing four rebounds and two assists.Justin Gutang led Go for Gold with 20 points, five assists, and four boards. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

MSI Shipping Faces a Stormy Road to Recovery

first_imgzoom The shipping industry is set to experience a stormy road to recovery, with uneven supply/demand trends set to test the nerve of investors and operators, according to research and consultancy firm Maritime Strategies International (MSI).Addressing the Hansa Forum in Hamburg, Germany this week, MSI Senior Analyst James Frew warned that the industry will continue to face multiple challenges to a sustained recovery despite positive demand fundamentals.“The commodity shipping sectors remain well correlated with each other – with the exception of offshore and LPG – and most sectors are positively correlated, but not tightly so,” Frew said, adding that the question is “whether it is supply or demand that is wrecking the markets?”In demand terms, headline trade in goods and services has stalled in relation to GDP and policy decisions rather than fundamentals, hold the key to future direction. Factors including increased energy efficiency, slowing containerisation demand and reshoring are all threats. However, the demand side is far from all bad news.According to MSI data, ships required versus ships on order exceed projected demand for product tankers and chemical carriers but lag for bulk carriers and containerships. This is thanks to the industry’s self-prescribed medicine, with 2016 scrapping levels at or near record levels in the bulk carrier and containership sectors.“The recovery is going to be uneven at best, with a disproportionate increase in vessel earnings for LNG carriers, tankers and LPG carriers. Even with improvements, earnings for containerships and bulkers will not approach their pre-crisis highs,” Frew said.He added that shipyards will continue “to suffer from a lack of forward cover next year and only cost pressure will stop newbuilding prices falling further in 2018.”last_img read more

Medical Tourism being pursued by Health Minister

first_img Rush to exhaust TCI Budget says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, May 11, 2017 – Washington, DC – Following his attendance at the World Health Care Congress in Washington DC earlier this month, Health Minister Edwin Astwood says plans are under way for TCI to soon become a medical tourism destination. The two-day conference brought regional health ministers into conversation with agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and the American Hospital Association.    At the conference Astwood focused on fostering relations with US, Caribbean and Latin American stakeholders on areas dealing with medical travel.    He said he hopes TCI can develop a niche healthcare market with a reputation for “excellence in patient care, patient experience and satisfaction.”#MagneticMediaNews#MedicalTourism#MinisterEdwinAstwood Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MedicalTourism, #MinisterEdwinAstwoodlast_img read more

Platini thinks Varane should win the Ballon dOr

first_imgFormer UEFA president Michel Platini, revealed that choosing the Ballon d’Or has never been easier as he would vote Raphael Varane.It appears that former UEFA president Michel Platini, doesn’t really care about trends as he would choose France defender Raphael Varane to win the Ballon d’Or this year.The achievements that players like Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, and even Kylian Mbappé are not important to him.In Platini’s view, the prize should go to the only player who won the two major trophies of the year, which are the World Cup and the Champions League.Raphael Varane did have a starring role in both competitions for Real Madrid and France, but the defender is far from the type of player that usually gets picked to win the Ballon d’Or.Also, there is a very slim chance for Varane to be the player who breaks the 10-year tradition of giving the award to either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.Even the Argentine who won none of those important trophies that Platini considers for giving the prize, has a far better chance of being in the podium than Raphael Varane ever will.The France international also has at least another three compatriots to worry about if he wanted to pick up the prize at this year’s ceremony in Paris, his teammates Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, and N’Golo Kanté have a better chance than he does to be part of the ceremony.”It has never been easier to choose a Ballon d’Or winner. Only one player won both the World Cup and the Champions League – his name is Raphaël Varane.”– Michel Platini pic.twitter.com/aRskpd7eUD— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) October 30, 2018There is still no clue to which player will be part of the podium for the award, but the favorites to be part of it are still Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Antoine Griezmann.Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé, does have a slight chance of sneaking in the final three players who will fight for the award, Lionel Messi does too because of his impressive stats from 2018.But the most obvious choices are the three players who were recently mentioned, with Griezmann edging out as the clear favorite given that he won the Europa League and the World Cup this year.Actually, when Platini spoke to RMC Radio via L’Equipe, it seemed like he was talking about Griezmann but he surprised everyone when he revealed that his top choice was Varane.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“There has never been an easier decision on who should win the Ballon d’Or. There is only one player that has won the European Cup and World Cup,” said Platini.“Normally there is a debate between Ronaldo or Messi, Messi or Ronaldo, but this year only one player has won all that. His name is Varane, and besides that, he is an excellent player… very, very good.”“Results are the only the objective factor. You can have your opinions about Griezmann, Mbappé… but the only one that has won it all, the two most important competitions, is Raphael Varane,” he continued.Michel Platini vote Raphaël Varane pour le Ballon d’or https://t.co/sMpTyS7ciB pic.twitter.com/OWKdoqjal6— L’ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) October 30, 2018We are closing in the final stages of the year and the ceremony is closer every day, December 3rd is the key for anybody who is keeping tabs on this major event as we are.The day in which the Ronaldo/Messi era will come to an end, at least for a year because we don’t think that either of both players is done winning any more individual accolades, they are just taking a small break.We are certain that both of them will keep on playing at the same level for the next five years at least, and they will both be an important part of the next individual prize podiums.There is even a big chance of Cristiano Ronaldo winning his sixth Ballon d’Or and he finally beats Messi, an ambition he has pursued throughout his whole career and something that could finally happen before the end of the year.The problem here is that France Football organizes the ceremony, a French publication that has been rooting for a Frenchman to win the award this year.But make no mistake, Platini’s wishes are unlikely to become a reality as Raphael Varane will most certainly not win the prize.El Balón de Oro debe de ser para Varane: Platini https://t.co/Lk7qe9b1Bc pic.twitter.com/y7EqZ83FyM— José López (@jjlogo151) October 31, 2018Who will win the Ballon d’Or this year? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

2018 resolutionsPollution fitness top priority

first_imgTechnical Consultant at MNC (Vidit Das)2017 was a hectic year for me since I shifted from Delhi to Pune for a new job. But this year, I would like to see myself in a good financial condition. I am also planning to make good and healthy lifestyle changes.Apart from that, I hope that the air quality of Delhi improves this year. I came back to the Capital to see my family after a hiatus of four months and the air was suffocating. Hence, in 2018, I would like to see taxpayers money being used for giving back clean environment, food, good living facilities, and clean rivers. These should be the primary goals of the government instead of using the money for their campaigns and funds. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Graduate from GGSIPU, Delhi (Kalpana Lohumi)As far as my personal resolutions are concerned, this year, I want to learn guitar, get into poetry, and get physically fit. I have already wasted a lot of time on useless stuff and now I want to focus on my career.But I would very much like a safer environment for women in the Capital. I have been living in a PG in Delhi for three years now, and after reading and listening to all the crimes against women, I feel that it’s high time for the government to make strict laws against teasing and rape cases. The government needs to work on a smaller level first; farmers are the backbone of our country and they need utmost support by the government. Once the farmer’s issues are sorted out, other sectors will also improve drastically. And since, I have just graduated, I hope we, the youth, get good job opportunities in the upcoming years. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive IAS aspirant (Swati Dubey)India has undergone many changes since the Modi government came into existence but still, there are some things that in my opinion shouldn’t have happened and only we are to be blamed for them.Pollution has been on our minds and in our lungs, this year and simply criticising the government is not going to solve this problem. I feel, that we are also responsible for this rampant problem in the Capital and we need to do something about it first, not the government. So, if we want a safer environment, we should come forward and work for it before our city just becomes a masquerade of people with masks. Apart from that, I hope our country becomes less regressive in 2018 and the coming years and we don’t get to see another Padmavati nuisance. On a personal front, this year, I would be focusing more on my health. I plan on joining yoga classes this year and I hope this year turns the tables for me and I get through the government service exams I have been trying for. IT professional (Vijaya Gowrisankar)There were a lot of job cuts in our profession in 2018. In some cases, it is the issue of automation replacing human endeavour, which leads to retrenchment. I feel that we should not shy away from this situation and learn new skills instead, where we may find other employment options.Also, there is a lot of negativity in our generation which we must transcend in 2018. Impatience, pulling someone down, harassing others on social media has become all too common. We don’t realize that this is quicksand and we can only sink into the quagmire.Personally, I would like to be a better person through constant introspection and constant learning. This will enhance me personally and professionally. Senior Citizen (Bandana Guha)I hope that crime against women and children abate in 2018. There were many gruesome incidents in 2017 and I hope they don’t repeat themselves next year. I am a member of a women’s organization and I plan to mobilise them to work in this field. Also, strict punishment must be initiated against those who are guilty of such heinous crimes. Personally, I suffered from a bout of illness in 2017 for which I was hospitalised for quite some time. Presently, I’m taking treatment for my ailment and I am definitely looking forward to a fitter 2018.So, I’m fervently hoping for a fitter 2018. Associate Professor/Serampore Girl’s College, Hooghly (Sayanti Talukdar)People say resolutions are meant to be broken and yet that’s what keeps us motivated throughout the year. Personally speaking, I am not the kind to make resolutions mostly for the reason that I may not be able to live up to them. On a personal note, the only promise I make to myself as the year is coming to an end is that there be light and only light in my mind and soul to see only the positivity around me and may I be a little more patient with myself as well as others who matter to me.To speak on a larger scale, socially, I wish to see my state in a better shape, with ample job opportunities, true education imparted to children, a safe and secured India where women can move around feeling protected. In short, there must be eradication of darkness in the true sense, the year 2018 ushering in love, joy, peace and prosperity. Corporate Manager, MNC (Jayanta Saha)My resolution for 2018 is to achieve better fitness and reduce weight which did not happen in 2017. And since it is very difficult for me to say no to things, I want to be able to say the word personally and professionally.Socially, I’d like to see my state (Kolkata) remain free from communal tension and also that teacher-student relationship be normal. A child should not be afraid of going to school.last_img read more

Google Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF grants 9M in

first_imgGoogle today announced that it is stepping back from managing the Kubernetes architecture and is funding the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) $9M in GCP credits for a successful transition. These credits are split over a period of three years to cover infrastructure costs. Google is also handing over operational control of the Kubernetes project to the CNCF community. They will now take ownership of day-to-day operational tasks such as testing and builds, as well as maintaining and operating the image repository and download infrastructure. Kubernetes was first created by Google in 2014. Since then Google has been providing Kubernetes with the cloud resources that support the project development. These include CI/CD testing infrastructure, container downloads, and other services like DNS, all running on Google Cloud Platform. With Google passing the reign to CNCF, it’s goal is to make make sure “Kubernetes is ready to scale when your enterprise needs it to”. The $9M grant will be dedicated to building the world-wide network and storage capacity required to serve container downloads. In addition, a large part of this grant will also be dedicated to funding scalability testing, which runs 150,000 containers across 5,000 virtual machines. “Since releasing Kubernetes in 2014, Google has remained heavily involved in the project and actively contributes to its vibrant community. We also believe that for an open source project to truly thrive, all aspects of a mature project should be maintained by the people developing it. In passing the baton of operational responsibilities to Kubernetes contributors with the stewardship of the CNCF, we look forward to seeing how the project continues to evolve and experience breakneck adoption” said Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy for Google Cloud. The CNCF foundation includes a large number of companies of the likes of Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle, SAP etc. All of these will be profiting from the work of the CNCF and the Kubernetes community. With this move, Google is perhaps also transferring the load of running the Kubernetes infrastructure to these members. As mentioned in their blog post, they look forward to seeing the new ideas and efficiencies that all Kubernetes contributors bring to the project’s operations. To learn more, check out the CNCF announcement post and the Google Cloud Platform blog. Read Next Kubernetes 1.11 is here! Google Kubernetes Engine 1.10 is now generally available and ready for enterprise use. Kubernetes Container 1.1 Integration is now generally available.last_img read more

Airlines are connecting more people and places than ever before says IATA

center_img MONTREAL — Global air connectivity is more accessible than ever, says IATA, which just released performance figures for 2018.According to its report, 4.4 billion passengers flew in 2018, an increase of 6.9% over 2017, and record efficiency was achieved with 81.9% of available seats being filled. Fuel efficiency, meanwhile, improved by more than 12% compared to 2010.The world continues to shrink thanks to increased connectivity. A total of 22,000 city pairs are now connected by direct flights, up 1,300 over 2017 and double the 10,250 city pairs connected in 1998. “Airlines are connecting more people and places than ever before. The freedom to fly is more accessible than ever, and our world is a more prosperous place as a result,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. However, de Juniac notes that with any human activity, this comes with an environmental cost that airlines are committed to reducing.“We understand that sustainability is essential to our licence to spread aviation’s benefits. From 2020 we will cap net carbon emissions growth, and by 2050 we will cut our net carbon footprint to half 2005 levels,” he added. “This ambitious climate action goal needs government support. It is critical for sustainable aviation fuels, new technology and more efficient routes to deliver the greener future we are aiming for.”More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsHere are additional highlights of the 2018 airline industry performance:• The development of the low-cost carrier (LCC) segment continues to outpace that of network carriers. Measured in ASKs (available seat kilometres), LCC capacity grew by 13.4%, almost doubling the overall industry rate of 6.9%. LCCs accounted for 21% of global capacity in 2018, up from 11% in 2004.• Some 52 of IATA’s 290 current member airlines classify themselves as LCCs and other new model airlines.• Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region once again carried the largest number of passengers system-wide. North America airlines had 22.6% market share, or 989.4 million passengers, up 4.8% over 2017.• The top five airlines ranked by total scheduled passenger kilometres flown were: American Airlines (330.6 billion); Delta Air Lines (330 billion); United Airlines (329.6 billion); Emirates (302.3 billion); and Southwest Airlines (214.6 billion).• The top five nationalities travelling (international routes) are: United Kingdom (126.2 million, or 8.6% of all passengers); United States (111.5 million, or 7.6% of all passengers); China (97 million, or 6.6% of all passengers); Germany (94.3 million, or 6.4% of all passengers); and France (59.8 million, or 4.1% of all passengers).More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in July• Star Alliance maintained its position as the largest airline alliance in 2018, with 21.9% of total scheduled traffic (in RPKs), followed by SkyTeam (18.8%) and oneworld (15.4%). Posted by Tags: IATAlast_img read more