Manchester United confirm two-year contract for Fellaini

first_img 2 Marouane Fellaini has signed a new #MUFC contract which runs until June 2020, with the option to extend for a further year. Full details: https://t.co/aC01F3JIDs pic.twitter.com/oFvKHSPxyw— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 29, 2018“I made this decision because I am very happy here. Also, I feel like this team, under Jose, still has a lot we want to achieve.“I would like to say a special thank you to Jose for the faith he has always shown in me.“My focus now is on the World Cup and I am looking forward to a successful season ahead.” Fellaini has made 156 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 20 times, and has won the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League during his time at the club.The deal also includes the option of extending Fellaini’s stay at Old Trafford for another year.Mourinho said: “I am very happy Marouane is staying with us.“I always believed in his desire to stay with the club and I am delighted that he has signed a new contract.” Manchester United have confirmed Marouane Fellaini has signed a new deal with the club.After months of speculation suggesting he would leave the Red Devils, the club have confirmed he has put pen-to-paper on a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2020. 2center_img Fellaini has signed a two-year deal at the club, with an option of a third News broke earlier this week that the midfielder would be staying with United, and it was confirmed by the club on Friday.Fellaini has been linked with an array of clubs, including Arsenal and AC Milan, but Jose Mourinho has always made it clear he wanted the 30-year-old to stay.Fellaini is currently in Russia with the Belgium squad at the World Cup and played in Thursday night’s 1-0 over England.He told United’s official website: “I am pleased to be continuing my journey as a Manchester United player. Jose Mourinho speaks to Fellaini last_img read more

Its not us who are creating climate change Canada Arctic council president

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN News Despite climate change being a reality in the north, America’s circumpolar neighbours are finding out just how far the Trump Administration will go to avoid saying those words.Last week, the council did not release a joint declaration at the end of their bi-annual meeting last week because the U.S. wouldn’t sign on to anything that included the words climate change.This is on message for Trump’s administration.In 2017 the U.S. withdrew from the Paris Climate Change Accord, which was signed by 200 other countries including Canada.“Usually at the end of this, there is a declaration, where all the members agree to a declaration which would be (non) binding, on the work that will be done in the next two years,” said Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada President Monica Ell-Kanayuk.“Unfortunately, the United States did not want any wording whatsoever with the words climate change. That led to the declaration not being developed.”(Amazing the difference three years can make. Above, is a stretch of road photographed in May 2016. Below is the same road, photographed in May 2019. Those large snowbanks are no longer there. May brought a single day record high temperature for the month of May to Iqaluit. Photos: Kent Driscoll/APTN)Ell-Kanayuk, an Iqaluit resident, says she sees climate change first hand in her community.A combination of warm weather and low snowfall over the winter has left snowmobiles landlocked earlier than ever.Iqaluit city council has approved pumping drinking water from a nearby river into the city reservoir, because not enough ice will be melting into the reservoir this year.(Kids playing outside in Nunavut is not unusual but kids playing basketball outdoors in May without having to shovel off the court is very unusual. The kids here outside of the Nakasuk School in Iqaluit are getting their game on early, due to unseasonable warm weather. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTN)Here in Iqaluit, climate change is an everyday problem.“It’s a reality,” said Ell-Kanayuk. “The climate is changing. We see it most up here. We are the ones first hand experiencing climate change, and it is not us who are creating the climate change.”(This is the view from the breakwater in Frobisher Bay. There may be some choppy ice left in the bay, but look behind. Those hills are usually snow covered this time of year. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTN)The American stance not only defies her reality, it could lead to an important precedent, politicizing the usually apolitical council.“The fear is that other countries might also decide that this is something that they don’t need to deal with,” said Ell-Kanayuk.A veteran of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly, Ell-Kanayuk does see a political solution to this vexing American stance.“I hope this is just a bump in the road. The elections are forth coming, we don’t know what the outcome will be, and until then, we don’t know how they’ll change dealing with their issues in the future,” she said.(In Nunavut, the snow is like the road and snowmobiles are the cars. Unseasonable weather has left there sleds landlocked, meaning the hunters who use them will not be bringing home affordable food to their families. Photo: Kent Driscoll/APTN)The next Arctic Council meeting is in Iceland in 2021.Inuit Circumpolar Council was founded in 1977 and represents 160,000 Inuit living in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia.Its goal is to represent the combined interests of Inuit on a global stage.Each of the four Inuit regions have two members chosen by their local Inuit organizations. As a part of their work, they sit as permanent members of the Arctic Council.The current Canadian President of ICC is Monica Ell-Kanayuk.kdriscoll@aptn.ca@kentdriscolllast_img read more

HTCs Cher Wang on Innovation and the It Product

first_imgJuly 13, 2012 If you own a mobile device then you’ve probably heard of tech giant HTC Corp., the Taiwanese maker of tablets and smartphones such as the HTC Incredible, Thunderbolt and Evo 4G. You may be less familiar with Cher Wang, the 53-year-old woman who co-founded the company in 1997.Under her leadership, HTC has grown into one of the biggest players in mobile tech, partnering with Google and Microsoft to develop devices that are powered by their respective Android and Windows Phone operating systems. HTC has often been cited among the fastest-growing and most innovative brands in mobile.The daughter of former Taiwan management icon Y.C. Wang, she’s married to Chen Wen-Chi, president and CEO of Taiwan-based computer-hardware company VIA Technologies. Last year, the couple’s combined net worth was said to be about $8.8 billion.In an email interview, we discussed what’s helped Wang find success and how others can, too. What follows is an edited version of our exchange: min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Related: Mark Cuban: Outwork and Outlearn Your CompetitionEntrepreneur: What was the one thing that helped you the most in breaking through in the technology business?Wang: I’m not sure it’s ever one thing, but if I had to pick one it would be a relentless focus on delivering a product that meets the needs of customers. Since the beginning, HTC has focused on developing strong research and development capabilities and keeping a close eye on consumer, market and technology trends.Entrepreneur: What in your opinion makes a tech company great?Wang: There is usually an “X factor” that is hard to define. For HTC, I think it is our culture. We embrace the best of our Eastern roots and combine it with the best of the Western cultures where we have leadership and offices. It makes the culture colorful as well as energetic and creative.Entrepreneur: HTC has had successful partnerships with Google and Microsoft. What are your tips for working with other tech entrepreneurs?Wang: The most essential element is to bring value to the partnership. All partners have their strengths and weaknesses. The most important thing is to find ways to create benefit for everyone involved. We work closely with our partners to understand their challenges and business, and provide them with the products or support that they want and need.Related: Robert Scoble: Tech ‘Treps Should Be Crazy PassionateEntrepreneur: When it comes to product development, how do you stay ahead of the curve?Wang: Keen observation. We must always keep an eye on our environment, to keep track of what changes are happening in technology, in infrastructure, in markets, in how people across the world are living their lives, working and communicating. We need to anticipate these trends and innovate to meet them. Within HTC, hundreds of ideas are tested and discarded to find those rare ideas that define the HTC user experience.Entrepreneur: What’s the biggest mistake a tech entrepreneur needs to avoid?Wang: The greatest pitfall is standing still. As entrepreneurs, we must continue to ask ourselves “What’s next?” It takes humility to realize that we don’t know everything, not to rest on our laurels and know that we must keep learning and observing. If we don’t, we can be sure some startup will be there to take our place.Related: RIM Founder Mike Lazaridis on the Challenges of Reinvention Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more