13 days agoSolskjaer hands Man Utd board six man shopping list

first_imgSolskjaer hands Man Utd board six man shopping listby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have handed the board a six man shopping list.The Daily Mail says so far, they have relied on the eyes and ears of Solskjaer, Mike Phelan, veteran scout Jim Lawlor and his recruitment staff.They have given transfer chiefs Ed Woodward and Matt Judge the names of half-a-dozen targets but United would prefer to wait until the summer to make big signings having had their fingers burned on Alexis Sanchez in the January 2018 transfer window.On that occasion, the club backed Jose Mourinho by giving Sanchez record wages to gazzump Manchester City but the move turned into a disaster with the Chilean scoring just five goals for his £42million salary before joining Inter Milan on loan.They are also reluctant to rip up their plans and change targets in January as a knee-jerk reaction to them becoming available. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Expo to Mark World Water and Meteorological Day

first_imgA two-day exposition will highlight activities marking World Water Day and World Meteorological Day in Jamaica, on March 22 and 23 respectively.Organised by the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, the exposition will be staged on the south lawns of Devon House, St. Andrew, under the theme: “Partnering for Sustainable Development”.The work of the Ministry and its agencies, particularly in the area of water and meteorology, will be highlighted during the two-day event, which will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on both days.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, will officially open the exposition and deliver the keynote address, on March 22.Several agencies, including those under the Ministry’s portfolio, have confirmed their participation in the exposition. They include: the National Water Commission (NWC); Rural Water Supply Limited (RWSL); Water Resources Authority (WRA); and National Meteorological Service.last_img read more

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Panasonic to move European headquarters out of UK

first_imgLONDON – Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest company to announce plans to move its European headquarters out of Britain ahead of Brexit.The company said in a statement Thursday that it plans to relocate from the U.K. to Amsterdam on Oct. 1 to “pursue improved efficiency and cost competitiveness while having easy access to the different markets within Europe.”The Nikkei Asian Review newspaper reported that the move aimed to avoid potential corporation tax issues linked to Britain’s exit from the European Union next year. Quoting Panasonic Europe’s CEO Laurent Abadie, the report said the move was also meant to help Panasonic avoid any barriers to the flow of people and goods after Brexit.In its statement, Panasonic said the move can enable more co-operation with its holding company for subsidiaries outside Japan, as well as the group’s financing arm, both already located in Amsterdam.It said the move would affect fewer than 10 employees.Other firms, including Airbus and Japanese banking giant Nomura Holdings, have revealed similar plans to move European bases out of Britain because of uncertainty over Brexit.last_img read more

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Egypts political rivals in psychological warfare

first_imgCAIRO  –“Each of the two camps seeks to achieve quick victories and control the volatile political scene,” Ghobashi said.With the trial of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi few hours away, the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood continued their psychological warfare to control the political narrative in this volatile country.“Egypt has been in the grip of a psychological warfare since Morsi’s ouster, but this warfare has intensified in the past few days,” Mukhtar Mohamed Ghobashi, the deputy head of the local think-tank Arab Center for Political and Strategic Studies, told Anadolu Agency.“Each of the two camps seeks to achieve quick victories and control the volatile political scene,” he added. Morsi’s is due to stand trial on Monday on charges of inciting the killing of peaceful demonstrators outside the presidential palace in December.It will be his first public appearance since his ouster by the powerful military on July 3.Ghobashi said both parties have their own problems.The army and its supporters, on one hand, are trying to present Egyptians with a convincing alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood whose year in power spawned public resentment towards the group.But they have been unable to do that because of the difficult economic problems that continue to trouble the country.The pro-Morsi National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, on the other hand, has set the bar high with their demand for the reinstatement of Morsi, Ghobashi added.“This is difficult to achieve given the current political conditions in Egypt,” he asserted.“This, both camps have resorted to psychological warfare to make quick gains and control the political narrative” before Egyptians head to polling stations to vote on the constitution and later elected a new parliament and president, Ghobashi said.He cited Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim’s recent remarks that the Muslim Brotherhood had almost lost its ability to mobilize protesters.The minister also sounded confident about his ministry’s ability to secure Morsi’s trial, citing their recent success in arresting deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Essam al-Erian.“It will be a normal day,” Ibrahim argued.-SteadfastnessThe National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, however, has vowed to stage unprecedented rallies on Morsi’s trial day.“The coup leaders are up for a week of mass demonstration,” Ali Khafagi, the FJP Giza youth leader, told Anadolu Agency.“We will show the world that we have a cause and that we are not backing down,” he added.“Our continuing protests far exceed their abilities and that is why they have resorted to imposing emergencies and imposing a curfew,” Khafagi suggested.Experts say despite the heavy-handed crackdown on pro-Morsi protests, which saw hundreds of supporters killed and detained, the pace of demonstrations has not slowed down, wearing out security forces and affecting the national economy negatively.The alliance, Morsi’s main support block, has urged supporters to gather outside the courthouse where Morsi would be tried.It also urged democracy advocates to rally outside Egyptian embassies and consulates around the world.Deputy Chairman of the Islamic Party Magdy Salem, also a leader of the Alliance, has reiterated their determination to defeat the “military coup” against Morsi.He said the army-installed administration uses all legal and illegal tactics to break the will of Morsi’s supporters.“But these practices only make us stronger,” Salem told Anadolu Agency.By Hagar al-Desoukilast_img read more

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Ohio State fans in awkward situation with Michigan in Final 4

With Ohio State’s basketball season coming to an unexpected end Saturday night in the Elite Eight matchup against Wichita State at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, many Buckeyes are still trying to get over it. Junior guard Aaron Craft said he’s going into the offseason with big expectations for next year. “It’s tough right now. It’s crazy to think I’m down to one year left,” Craft said after the game. “We have to understand there’s a sense of urgency now. Ohio State is one of the best places in the country to be and we need to make the most of it.” Just a year ago, OSU students and fans from all over the country were preparing their trips to New Orleans for the Final Four. Unfortunately this year’s team couldn’t make it back. The Buckeyes haven’t made consecutive Final Four appearances since the 1960s, when they went to the Final Four three straight years (1960-1962). The four teams that will be playing in the Final Four are No. 1-seed Louisville, No. 9-seed Wichita State, No. 4-seed Syracuse and No. 4-seed Michigan. Heading into the NCAA Tournament, some analysts, like former NBA superstar Charles Barkley, felt the Big Ten conference was overrated despite having seven teams in the tournament. Now, Michigan is the only remaining Big Ten team, putting many OSU fans in an awkward position. Allison Roda, a fourth-year in marketing and strategic communication, said she isn’t happy that Michigan is in the Final Four and OSU is not. “I’m definitely upset about it,” Roda said. “It just sucks and I don’t really care that there’s a Big Ten representative, I’d just rather it had been us.” Although there are quite a few Buckeye fans that feel the same way as Roda, there are also some fans that think Michigan making it to Atlanta for the Final Four reflects well on OSU. Tyler Shebeck, a first-year in business, is one of those fans with a positive attitude. “I’m happy Michigan is in the Final Four,” he said. “It’s a bummer we’re not, but at the same time, you have to look at it as a team representing the Big Ten, not as a rival. Plus it helps my bracket.” Whether you like it or not, Michigan will be playing in the Final Four and has a legitimate shot at a national championship. If you want to root against them, be my guest, but I can tell you right now whenever there is a chance to make the Big Ten look good and not appear to be a purely football conference, I will jump on that bandwagon. Michigan is set to face Syracuse Saturday at 8:49 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Coverage will be on CBS. read more

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Michel Platini thinks VAR is unjust

first_imgThe former UEFA president has opposed to Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology from a long time; he also has doubts about Ronald in JuventusFormer UEFA president Michel Platini believes the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is not just in football.The ex-French footballer believes that VAR is only an interpretation and now a good way to decide for referees.“It’s a video that’s impossible to conclude on. You take a moment that lasts a millisecond and stretch it out to 15 seconds,” he told L’Equipe as quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“Take the World Cup final, was there a handball on Croatia? At normal speed, and with even a normal replay, definitely no.”“But with the super slow motion, the referee sees something and awards the penalty. Where is the justice? It is simply an interpretation.”He also took a time to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo going to Juventus, saying he “found it odd that at 33 years old he would leave ‘his’ Real Madrid, which has won three Champions League, to start a new challenge.”“But was it Juventus who went after him, or his agent Mendes who pursued Juventus? I am not able to fully understand this deal,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Ranieri Fulham fans love my playing style

first_imgClaudio Ranieri is certain he has the Fulham supporter’s confidence with his new style of football, despite his low-key start at the clubThe Italian coach was brought in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic in the dugout following a dreadful start to life back in the Premier League for Fulham.Under Jokanovic, the Cottagers had only managed a single win and were on a seven-match losing streak at the time of his dismissal.The Serbian’s attacking possessive style of football had served them well in gaining promotion to the English top-flight, but club owner Shahid Khan felt that it just wasn’t enough anymore.So in came Ranieri, who famously led underdogs Leicester City to the 2015/16 Premier League title with his counter-attacking style of football that emphasised more on the defensive side of things compared to Jokanovic’s.Although, with just one win in seven matches so far, results suggest that things at Craven Cottage haven’t really changed.But Ranieri is certain that his methods will help Fulham.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I think they love this kind of football,” he told Sky Sports on what Fulham fans think of his playing style.“To stay together, to stay tight and try to make our [attacks] when we get the ball.“I am always happy and satisfied. I think this system [five at the back] is much better for my players.“Yes, I think [I am settled on it]. But, of course, we can change during the match. It’s important the players understand the shape, the system and what we have to do.“I think we have to improve our fitness. Because now we are used to pressing, which means you need a high level of fitness.“I have my style of training. My assistant Scott Parker follows me. In Scott, I’ve met a very good friend, a very good assistant.”Fulham will take on bottom-placed Huddersfield Town on Saturday hoping to kick-start their bid to move out of the relegation zone with victory.last_img read more

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Pochettino fumes at Spurs lack of transfer activity

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has thrown shades at the club’s lack of transfer activity comparing it to Formula One team, McLaren.Spurs failed to sign a player in January making it one calendar year without any reinforcements.Disappointed with the lack of transfer business, Pochettino used an F1 analogy to discuss Tottenham’s battle for silverware via FourFourTwo.Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino with one of his best pre-match press conferences so far during his tenure at Spurs.Putting the media now firmly in their place, at long last, so proud to call this man our manager. 👏🏻[@ShelleyJ89]#THFC #COYSpic.twitter.com/9AHOq45OdK— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) February 1, 2019“We were waiting for different situations that maybe happen or don’t like every transfer window,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s clash at home to Newcastle United, with Spurs third and seven points behind leaders Liverpool.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot sign, I need to stick with the project of the club. If you see the [Premier League] table, we are there, a lot can happen.”Pochettino added: “When you work in football, it’s because you want to win. It’s easy to be passionate and shout ‘I am a winner’ but if you don’t have the tools to win, it’s difficult.“Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are the best drivers in Formula One. But if you put Hamilton in McLaren last season and Alonso in Mercedes, it’s the same story, Hamilton on the bottom and Alonso on the top. That’s the reality.“I follow Formula One. I love McLaren. But it wasn’t competitive last season. That’s the reality, no? But do you think that’s a problem with Alonso or a problem with the car?“Also, you can have an amazing car but you can crash after the first bend. You can crash with an amazing car and not win.”🗣️ “The mentality is to keep pushing, believe that you can score and win. Never give up.”#COYS pic.twitter.com/3ryIoaSfJI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 1, 2019last_img read more

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Rollins rows still Freedom of Information passed headed to Senate

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 9, 2017 – The Freedom of Information Bill is now passed by the House of Assembly; the members got the job done last night, says a media report.  Despite the stride and the commendation for the PLP Administration on finally tabling the Bill, Member of Parliament for Ft. Charlotte, Andre Rollins chided the government and called it a bogus attempt at transparency.Dr. Rollins said the government was not serious about freedom of information, offering as his evidence that some 206 Parliamentary Questions remain unanswered by the PLP Government.   Several of the PLP Members stood on points of order, as MP Rollins tried to dash the seriousness of the bill and exposed loopholes in the draft legislation.The PLP defector also said the Bill gives too much power to the executive branch of government, and makes the process of appealing a refusal of information too expensive.   Dr. Rollins also believes the penalties are too lenient and he labeled the FOIA worthless because there remains no campaign finance legislation to regulate donations to political parties.The bill was still passed and moves now to the Senate for debate.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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New Study Released on Addressing Murder in The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 21, 2017 – Nassau – Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the Ministry of National Security, and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell A. Hanna on October 18, 2017 announced the launch of a new study on murders entitled, “Solutions to the Murder Problem,” under the auspices of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the University of The Bahamas.“This study had three main objectives,” Dr. Hanna said at the launch, held at the Churchill Building.   “Firstly, Chapters 1 through 6 presented a descriptive analysis of murder incidents that occurred within The Commonwealth of The Bahamas between 2010 and 2015 – 719 murders.   During this study period, a host of variables including incidence, victims, suspects, motives, detection and conviction were collected and analyzed from case files and local criminal justice databases.”Secondly, Dr. Hanna said, Chapters 7 and 8 presented a comprehensive review of literature on the issue of homicide prevention and ways by which detection rates may be improved.“Best practices and innovative preventative programs devised and/or adopted by law enforcement agencies throughout the world were also shared and examined,” Dr. Hanna said.   “Careful attention was given to the results of scholarly evaluations of such programs to determine the extent of their effectiveness.”Finally, he noted, Chapter 9 presents a new Murder Reduction Strategy for The Bahamas based on the findings of this study.“This strategic plan proposes the introduction of several new police initiatives, policy adjustments, constitutional amendments and community-based programs to reduce murder and other violent crimes,” he pointed out.   “The strategy gives evidence-based solutions to policy makers which they can use to guide decisions.”Dr. Hanna said the some of the “more interesting” findings included the following: The Bahamas’ murder rate ranks 13th out of a survey of 142 nations; murders are heavily concentrated in communities which fall below the average household income line; and that persons involved in criminal activity are more likely to be murdered than persons who are not involved in criminal activity.The study also found that 19% of murder victims were on bail; 39% of persons charged with murder were on bail; when compared to the United States, local detection rates tended to be higher; and that there are over 200 murder cases still pending trial for the study period.Juries, Dr. Hanna said, returned a guilty verdict in 76% of the cases presented to them for deliberation, and most sentences for murder convictions included 31-40 years imprisonment.“Recommendations offered in the Murder Reduction Strategy are based on the findings of this study and associated research and may not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Ministry of National Security or the Royal Bahamas Police Force,” Dr. Hanna pointed out.He noted that the Murder Reduction Strategy is comprised of the following seven key action points: Punish the Most Violent Offenders; Stop Illegal Guns Entering The Bahamas; Create a DNA Forensic Laboratory; Dismantle Criminal Gangs; Dissuade Youths from Using Drugs; Increase Economic Opportunities for at-Risk Youth; and Increase Educational Achievement.“While some of these recommendations may raise some eyebrows, presenting them provides a space for policy makers to take a fresh look to this national issue,” Dr. Hanna said. “Finally, we are happy that this study adds to the relatively small, but growing, body of local research, which can be furthered explored by other researchers at the University of The Bahamas.”Dr. Hanna stated that the following Friday, October 20, 2017, he would be presenting the details of the Strategy at the University of the Bahamas’ Harry C. Moore Library at 12:30pm. This event, he noted, would be free and open to the general public.“A free copy of the study can be downloaded at our website www.bahamas.gov.bs/nads and the University of The Bahamas’ website,” he added.By: Eric RosePhoto captions:  NASSAU, The Bahamas – Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the Ministry of National Security and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell A. Hanna (centre) speaks, on October 18, 2017, during the announcement of the launch of a new study on murders entitled “Solutions to the Murder Problem.”   The study – a printed copy of which he is holding – was under the auspices of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the University of The Bahamas.   Also pictured are Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash (left) and NADS Supply Reduction Officer David Ramsey.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)last_img read more

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