Pogba wants ‘happy coach’ Solskjaer to stay at Man Utd

first_imgWhen Solskjaer was given the role following the departure of Jose Mourinho in December it was widely assumed he was merely keeping the seat warm for a bigger managerial name but his success has led to a clamour for the appointment to be made full-time and midfielder Pogba has now added his voice.“Of course we want him to stay,” the France midfielder told Sky Sports. “The results have been great. I have a great relationship with him, he has a great relationship with the players.“When a player is happy, he wants to keep being happy. Solskjaer deserves it. He knows the club, he knows everything about the club.“He is a really happy coach that gave confidence back to the players. This gave us the freedom to play and enjoy football again because maybe we lost that with the results that we had before.”It is a striking contrast to the final months of Mourinho’s reign, with Pogba the player who was repeatedly claimed to be at odds with the Portuguese.He declined to elaborate, saying only: “Maybe we lost confidence, maybe things went wrong. A lot of talking outside that we weren’t used to.“I don’t like to talk about the past. I like to talk about the future because that’s what matters. We are better now and the results have been brilliant.”Despite their good run, United were beaten by Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, a week after losing to Arsenal in the Premier League — the only two domestic defeats since Solskjaer replaced Mourinho in December.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba (left) wants interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay at Manchester United © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 20 – Paul Pogba hopes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is given the Manchester United manager’s job on a permanent basis after the Norwegian turned the club’s fortunes around.The former United striker has transformed the mood and results at Old Trafford, leading the club into the Champions League quarter-finals and lifting them into contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League.last_img read more

Half-time: QPR 0 Doncaster 1

first_imgQPR – without a win or even a goal in their previous three matches – went behind to Theo Robinson’s goal three minutes before the break.Niko Kranjcar had their best chance during a first half in which they lost Junior Hoilett to injury.Hoilett limped off in the 12th minute at Loftus Road, where Doncaster belied their lowly position – and the wet and windy conditions – by causing problems with their slick passing and movement.Charlie Austin, back in the Rangers side following a hamstring problem, had a header from Joey Barton’s right-wing cross well saved by goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.And when Danny Simpson’s low cross fell to Kranjcar, the Croatian shot wide of the target.Rovers have been a threat on the counter attack, with Mark Duffy just failing to connect with Robinson’s cross and Richie Wellens shooting narrowly wide after jinking his way into the box.The visitors’ deserved breakthrough came when Yossi Benayoun, making his home debut, was robbed by Federico Macheda, who sent Robinson through for the striker to fire into the bottom corner.QPR: Green; Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto, Barton, Kranjcar, Hoilett (Phillips 12), O’Neil, Benayoun, Austin.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Hill, Johnson, Carroll, Henry.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs beat Auburn Wildcats 5-1 to extend winning streak to eight games

first_imgARCATA >> As the summer has gone on, Crabs manager Tyson Fisher and pitching coach Eric Giacone have had the luxury of looking down to the end of the dugout and know, for the most part, the relief pitcher they send down to the bullpen is going to come in and get the job done.That was once again on display Wednesday night.Led by Kevin Calderhead, the Crabs’ bullpen picked up starting pitcher Junior Davis in a big way, throwing nearly five complete innings of shutout baseball in Humboldt’s 5-1 …last_img read more

Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during youth gun season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s young hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions over the weekend and checked 5,930 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth gun season, Nov. 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s youth gun season, 7,223 white-tailed deer were checked.Youth hunters could pursue deer with a legal shotgun, muzzleloader, handgun or specific straight-walled cartridge rifle and were required to be accompanied by a non-hunting adult during the two-day season. The youth deer-gun season is one of four special youth-only hunting seasons designed to offer a dedicated hunting experience for young hunters. Youth hunting seasons are also available for small game, wild turkey and waterfowl.Ohio offers many more opportunities for hunters of all ages to pursue deer. The deer-gun season is Monday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 4, and Dec. 17-18. Deer-muzzleloader season is Saturday, Jan. 7, through Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Deer-archery season is open now through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Find complete details in the 2016-2017 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations at wildohio.gov.Youth hunters can commemorate their hunt with a First Harvest certificate, available at wildohio.gov. Participants can upload a photo and type in their information to personalize the certificate. Hunters can also share photos by clicking on the Photo Gallery tab online.For summaries of past deer seasons, visit wildohio.gov/deerharvest.last_img read more

Agriculture Minister Commends Winners of PLPU Competition

first_img Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has lauded winners of this year’s Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) Essay and Poster competition. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has lauded winners of this year’s Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit (PLPU) Essay and Poster competition.He was speaking at the competition’s awards ceremony, held today (August 28), at the Ministry, Hope Gardens, in Kingston.“Your bold step to enter this competition shows that you are all motivated to make a change. You are all forward thinkers and you are leaders; therefore, no matter what the decision of the judges, you have all won and Jamaica is all the better for having such bright young minds as you,” the Minister told the students.The competition was held as part of the PLPU’s public education campaign to sensitise Jamaicans about the devastating impact of praedial larceny on the agricultural sector and the livelihood of farmers.The main objective of the competition was to engender greater awareness of the preventative measures that could be implemented by farmers on their farms in order to reduce praedial larceny. It was open to primary and secondary schools across the island.Students at the primary level were required to design a poster depicting the theme ‘Praedial Larceny is Everybody’s Business. What measures should be taken to combat the theft of agricultural produce in Jamaica?’.Meanwhile, students at the secondary level were required to write an essay on the same theme.Eleven-year-old student of Belmont Park Primary in St. Catherine, Sehu Ra, emerged the winner in the poster category. For her effort, she was presented with a trophy, tablet, gift basket, gift bag, a scholarship valued at $10,000, a book voucher valued at 15,000, and a goat.Alaine Preston, Angelique Forrest and Angel Anderson of Ocho Rios Primary School in St. Ann were awarded second, third and consolation places, respectively. They were presented with trophies, gift baskets, bags, book vouchers, farm tools, seedlings, chicks and fruit trees.Meanwhile, Akeila Salmon, a 15-year-old student at Belair High School in Manchester, emerged winner in the essay category. For her winning essay, she received a tablet, a trophy, gift basket, gift bag, a scholarship valued at $20,000, a book voucher valued at $15,000, and a goat.Camara Hamilton, Herbert Morrison High School in St. James, placed second; Shaneka Davidson of Seaforth High School, St. Thomas, third place; and a consolation prize was awarded to Daren Brown of Campion College, in Kingston. They were also presented with trophies, gift baskets, bags, book vouchers, farm tools, seedlings, chicks and fruit trees.National Praedial Larceny Prevention Officer at the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Sergeant Damian Harry, said he was impressed with the quality of entries submitted in both categories.He lamented, however, that “we have a culture that sees farmers and issues concerning farmers as unimportant”.“One of the ways that we know would bridge this gap is through public education, and where best to start but with our students, our young minds,” he said.Mr. Harry said he is appealing for more organisations to come on board. “We need your support; we need to make people aware; we need to make the competition bigger and better for next year,” he said.Sponsors for this year’s competition were Crime Stop Jamaica, Hi-Pro Ace Supercentre, Jamaica Dairy Development Board, Jamaica Small Ruminants Association, JP Tropical Foods Limited, and Seprod Limited. “Your bold step to enter this competition shows that you are all motivated to make a change. You are all forward thinkers and you are leaders; therefore, no matter what the decision of the judges, you have all won and Jamaica is all the better for having such bright young minds as you,” the Minister told the students. He was speaking at the competition’s awards ceremony, held today (August 28), at the Ministry, Hope Gardens, in Kingston. Story Highlightslast_img read more

United boss Solskjaer plans to learn more about Red Devils players

first_imgManchester United will challenge Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to use the match to learn more about his players.Reds Devils will be clashing with third-placed Spurs in the Premier League at Wembley Stadium in today and United coach adds that his team are capable of beating anyone.“Of course it will be tough but, then again, we can make it tough for them,” said Ole, when speaking to MUTV during their warm-weather training camp in Dubai this week.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“They [Spurs] have got strengths and weaknesses, as have we, so it’s one of those games that we’ll need, and the cup game against Arsenal, before we go into the Champions League against PSG because that’s the ultimate test.”So, for me, the Spurs game isn’t the be all and end all. Of course it’s important, but it’s preparation for the rest of the season and the way going forward. We’ve won five games and you learn so much by winning but, when you get these tougher games, then you learn more about the personalities and how they deal with these situations.“last_img read more

Meredith Earnings Down 44 Percent

first_imgAccording to Meredith president and CEO Stephen M. Lacy, ad revenues company-wide continue to be “significantly impacted by the recession. However, certain revenue streams not tied to advertising are growing, particularly our integrated marketing, brand licensing and video production activities.”Despite the special charge and higher paper prices, Meredith’s total operating expenses declined 2.8 through the first six months of fiscal 2009, the company said.Looking ahead to fiscal third quarter 2009, Meredith says declining ad revenue will continue to affect its businesses. Publishing ad revenue for the third quarter is down 15 percent, compared to a decline of 20 percent through the first six months. Ad revenue in its broadcasting group is down nearly 40 percent, driven mostly by a 70 percent decline in advertising from the automotive segment.“We possess a strong balance sheet, modest levels of debt at a low cost of funds and adequate liquidity supported by strong operating cash flow,” Lacy said. Meredith Corp. incurred a $16 million special charge in the fiscal second quarter of 2009 associated with reducing its overall workforce by approximately 250 people, the closing of Country Home magazine and relocating its Parents.com and ReadyMade operations to its headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, the company said today. After factoring the special charge, Meredith reported net earnings of $31.1 million through the first six months of fiscal 2009, down 44 percent from $69.4 million from the same period last year. Revenue for the period was $736.6 million, compared to $800.3 million during the same period in fiscal 2008Operating profit in the publishing division declined nearly 50 percent to $48 million through the first six months, compared to $100 million during the same period last year (excluding the special charge, operating profit would have been $61 million, the company said). Advertising revenues were down to $271 million compared to $333 million from the same period the prior year.last_img read more

Shirin Sharmin calls for solution to Rohingya crisis

first_imgDr Shirin Sharmin ChaudhurySpeaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury said the Rohingya crisis should be solved as soon as possible. She urged the international community to come up with a permanent solution in this regard.She said this in her inaugural speech at a two-day conference on promoting equality, justice and human dignity on the occasion of International Human Rights Day at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.The Speaker said the constitution of Bangladesh ensured human rights while the government had several human rights programmes. She stressed the need for equality and poverty alleviation to attain the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). She also said that development programmes related to employment, skills, gender, women and youth must be ensured.International affairs adviser to the prime minister Gowher Rizvi also sought the international community’s involvement over the Rohingya issue. He said, human rights organisations were publishing lists of missing people, but not checking carefully. People went missing for different reasons and they returned too, but the lists were not updated accordingly. He said law enforcing agencies had the right to arrest anyone, but had to abide by the law in doing or.Kazi Reazul Hoque, chairman to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh, presided over the conference. Regarding the issue of Rohingya crisis, he said Bangladesh had improved in several sectors of human rights. Still abuse of women and children, oppression in safe custody and abduction were taking place. He expressed his concerns over these and urged the government to solve the problems.Persons involved in human rights from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines were , working on human rights are participating in the conference.last_img read more

Minor boys save train

first_imgHeroes of the day: Sihabur Rahman, 6, and Titon Ali, 7.Two minor boys saved a train from an accident at Bagha upazila in Rajshahi district on Monday. They are Sihabur Rahman, 6, son of Sumon Ali, and Titon Ali, 7, son of Shahidul Islam.Nayan Ahmed, station master of Arani stattion at Bagha, said there was a bang when inter-city train the Silk City moved past Jhina Rail Gate.Sihabur and Titon, who were returning home from the field, rushed to the spot and found that the rail tracks had severely been damaged.Another train was soon approaching the rail gate and the brave kids started waving their scarfs over their heads.”I did not take them seriously at first,” said KM Mohiuddin, the locomaster. “I was getting very close, but they did not look like stepping aside. So, I had to stop in the end.Mohiuddin’s goods train was transporting oil from Khulna to Rajshahi.Station master Nayan was immediately informed and he had a few workers repair the rail tracks soon.State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam, who is the local MP, has announced a monthly stipend of Tk 1,000 for both the boys. He has also declared to bear their educational expenses, should they choose to go for higher studies on completion of the higher secondary level.last_img read more

PM Hasina 46 others take oath

first_imgSheikh Hasina takes oath as prime minister for 4th term on 7 January. Photo: PIDPresident Abdul Hamid on Monday administered the oath of office of ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers of the new cabinet headed by Awami League president Sheikh Hasina at Bangabhaban.Outgoing prime minister Sheikh Hasina was first sworn in, for the fourth term, at the oath-taking ceremony.The cabinet division on Sunday announced the new cabinet, including 31 new faces and dropping as many as 36 members of the outgoing council of ministers.Twenty four ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers were picked up for the oath-taking, cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said on Sunday.Ministers take oath on 7 January. Photo: PIDThe new ministers who took oath and their portfolios are: AKM Mozammel Haque, (liberation war affairs), Obaidul Quader (road transport and bridges) Abdur Razzaque (agriculture), Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal (home affairs), Hasan Mahmud (information), Anisul Huq (law, justice and parliamentary affairs), AHM Mustafa Kamal (finance), Tajul Islam (local government), Dipu Moni (education), AK Abdul Momen (foreign affairs), MA Mannan (planning), Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun (industries), Golam Dastagir Gazi (jute and textile), Zahid Malek (health), Sadhan Chandra Mazumdar (food), Tipu Munshi (commerce), Nuruzzaman Ahmed (social welfare), SM Rezaul Karim (public works), Md Shahab Uddin (forest and environment), Bir Bahadur (CHT affairs), Saifuzzaman Chowdhury (land), Nurul Islam Sujan (railway), Yeafes Osman-technocrat (science and technology) and Mostafa Zabbar-technocrat (post, telecommunication and information technology).A total of 19 state ministers take oath on 7 January. Photo: PIDThe 19 state ministers and their portfolios are Kamal Ahmed Majumdar (industries), Imran Ahmed (expatriates’ welfare), Zahid Ahsan Russell (youth and sports), Shahriar Alam (foreign affairs), Zakir Hossain (primary education), Nasrul Hamid (power and energy), Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru (fisheries and livestock), Monnujan Sufian (labour), Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury (shipping), Zunaed Ahmed Palak (information and communication technology), Farhad Hossain (public administration), Shwapan Bhattachariya (local government), Zahid Faruq (water resources), Md Murad Hasan (health), Sharif Ahmed (social welfare), KM Khalid (culture), Enamur Rahman (disaster management and relief), Mahbub Ali (civil aviation), Sheikh Md Abdullah-technocrat (religion).Three deputy ministers are: Habibun Nahar (environment), AKM Enamul Haque Shamim (water resources) and Mahibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel (education).last_img read more