Man Utd boss Solskjaer fears Liverpool could be last gameby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears a heavy defeat in their next game at home to Liverpool could see him lose his job.Solskjaer has described it as the “perfect game” for United after the international break following the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years.However, it is understood the 46-year-old is concerned that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will come under huge pressure to sack him if United lose heavily to table-topping Liverpool at Old Trafford a week on Sunday, says the Daily Mail.Liverpool are on a run of 17 league wins in a row.United’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield last December sealed Jose Mourinho’s fate, and an embarrassing repeat could put Solskjaer’s future in doubt. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Hollywood actress, Eva Longoria, is visiting London this week to present one of the UK’s most prolific philanthropists with an award for his dedication to charity.John Caudwell, founder of the UK charity Caudwell Children and prominent charity donor, is to be presented with the 2012 ‘Noble Gift Philanthropreneur Award’ at a glittering awards ceremony at ME London on The Strand this week (December 8th 2012).Mr Caudwell, who successfully developed his mobile phone business from nothing to an annual turnover of over £1 billion before selling to private investors in 2006, donates millions each year to support causes close to his heart; including the charity he founded in 2000, Caudwell Children, which provides practical and emotional support for disabled children and their families.The award forms part of The Noble Gift Gala, a unique international fundraising initiative which stages events in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Madrid and London to support charitable causes and recognise the World’s leading philanthropists.Receiving awards alongside Mr Caudwell at the event will be humanitarian, Ella Krasner, Sylvia Young OBE and star of the Black Eyed Peas and BBC TV’s ‘The Voice’, will.i.am.On hearing of his nomination, Mr Caudwell commented: “It’s a true honour to be recognised in this way, especially alongside such respected humanitarians as Ella, Sylvia and Will. The Noble Gift Gala movement is successfully bringing the world of business, charity and celebrity together with a shared interest in helping sections of the global community who are less fortunate than ourselves; which in these times of global austerity is more important than ever.“I feel very fortunate to have the ability to help others and therefore take my role as a philanthropist very seriously, ensuring that I support causes that use my donations in the most effective and efficient way possible.“It is the first time I have heard the term ‘Philanthropreneur’ but I think it sums up my approach to charity perfectly as I utilise the same instincts and expertise in philanthropy as I have always done in my business ventures. I’m looking forward to being a part of this spectacular event and joining like-minded people sharing a common interest in helping others.”John founded Caudwell Children in 2000, since that time the charity has grown to become one of the UK’s leading independent providers of support for disabled children and their families. By covering the charity’s annual administration and management costs through a single personal donation, John Caudwell has provided fellow benefactors transparency and peace of mind that 100% of their donation was being used to directly change children’s lives.The Noble Gift Gala takes place on Saturday December 8th at ME London on The Strand. The evening will be hosted by Spice Girl, Mel B, and entertainment will be provided by Stooshe and magician, Dynamo.Proceeds from the event will be shared between the The Eva Longoria Foundation, Fight for Life and Caudwell Children.For more information about the event visit www.thenoblegiftgala.com.For more information about Caudwell Children visit www.caudwellchildren.com or call 0845 300 1348.
TORONTO – Clothing retailer Roots Corp. will open two new stores in the Washington, D.C., area in August as part of its U.S. and international expansion plans.“We believe the U.S. represents a minimum 100-store market opportunity for us,” said CEO Jim Gabel in a statement announcing the more than 270-square-metre (or more than 3,000-square-foot) shops.One store will be in Washington’s Georgetown neighbourhood, while the other location will be in Pentagon City, a mall in Arlington, Va.The company announced in March it would also open two locations in the Greater Boston, Mass. area this summer.The four stores are part of the company’s target to open 10 to 14 new locations in America by the end of next year.Roots operated 119 stores as of February 3, according to its most recent quarterly earnings report, with three in the U.S. and the remainder in Canada.The company is also planning to open 10 more locations in Canada by the end of its 2019 financial year, hoping to add up to 25 new shops in Taiwan and China, as well as build a presence in Singapore and Malaysia in the same time frame. It had 110 partner-operated stores in Taiwan and 32 in China as of February 3.The company has been in the midst of a multi-year transformation project that started during its 2016 financial year. The culmination of the plan should see it achieve $410 million in annual sales during its 2019 financial year, which ends in early 2020.Part of the plan included the 45-year old retailer, known for its lounge wear and leather goods, listing shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The October initial public offering was considered unsuccessful at the time. The initial stock price of $12 per share was $2 to $4 below the original proposed range and the stock closed at $10 on the first day of trading.Its shares seldom traded above the $12 set for the IPO until its latest quarterly earnings were released April 18. The company’s sales and adjusted earnings topped analysts’ expectations following a busy holiday shopping season.Roots shares were trading at $13.15 at midday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Companies in this story: (TSX:ROOT)
WATSON LAKE, Y.T. – At least three homes in the community of Lower Post along the Alaska Highway have been consumed by the Lutz Creek Fire, which has merged with the nearby Blue River Fire and ballooned to 106,000 hectares.The BC Wildfire Service says that there are currently 41 firefighters, four helicopters, and three pieces of heavy equipment battling the blaze, along with three Type 1 fire engines that are assisting structural protection crews.An evacuation order was issued for the community last Tuesday, and at this point it’s not known when the order will be lifted. The CBC is reporting that three homes in Lower Post have been consumed by the Lutz Creek Fire, and that Northwest Fire Centre deputy manager Tony Falcao said Wednesday evening that the situation around Lower Post is “not good,” adding that there are several things to consider before the evacuation order is lifted.The Alaska Highway has reopened to traffic in both directions between Watson Lake, where Lower Post residents have been evacuated, and Coal River.Heavy smoke is being reported along the highway, and motorists are being advised to turn their lights on in the area.With files from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/watson-lake-lower-post-evacuees-1.4795624
New Delhi: The country’s telecom subscriber base grew marginally to 120.5 crore on account of a net addition of customers by Reliance Jio and state-owned BSNL, according to data published by telecom regulator Trai on Thursday. Both Reliance Jio and BSNL jointly added a net of 86.39 lakh mobile subscribers but the rest of the telecom operators jointly lost a net of 69.93 lakh wireless customers with Vodafone Idea losing the biggest chunk of mobile connections, as per the data. The number of telecom subscribers in India increased to 120.54 crore at the end of February from 120.37 crore in January, according to the Telecom Monthly Subscriber Report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). The sector, dominated by wireless connection, recorded an increase in the mobile services subscriber base to 118.36 crore in February from 118.19 crore in January. Reliance Jio alone added 77.93 lakh customers, taking its total subscriber base to 29.7 crore at the end of February. According to a television commercial of the company, it has crossed 30 crore customer base now. BSNL added around 9 lakh new mobile customers, taking its total subscriber base to 11.62 crore in February. “BSNL is the only operator other than Jio that has gained customers. Our performance shows that customers have faith in BSNL. We are able to compete and gain customers with our much-improved 3G network. In our endeavour to provide service, all our officers and employees are together,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava said. The state-run firm is competing in the market with 3G network, while all other operators are loaded with spectrum for 4G services. It has requested the government for the allocation of spectrum for 4G services through an equity infusion in 2017. The government is yet to take final decision. The country’s biggest telecom operator Vodafone Idea lost 57.87 lakh mobile subscribers, reducing its total customer base to 40.93 crore in February. It was followed by Tata Teleservices that lost 11.47 lakh mobile customers, Airtel lost 49,896 subscribers, MTNL 4,652 and Reliance Communication 3,611 subscribers. The broadband subscriber base in the country grew 1.89 per cent to over 55 crore from 54 crore during the period.
Europa League playoff fixtures have been announced with Burnley facing a potential tie against Greek giants OlympiacosThe Clarets must first find a way past Istanbul Basaksehir before they can take on Olympiacos after progressing against Aberdeen to advance through to the third qualifying round.Burnley will meet Basaksehir over the next 10 days.Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers’ side will face either FC Ufa or Progres Niederkorn if they manage to beat Maribor in the next round.Europa League playoff fixtures:Rangers/ Maribor vs. FC Ufa/ Progres NiederkornHibernian/Molde vs. Dinamo Minsk/Zenit St PetersburgBurnley/Istanbul Basaksehir vs. Olympiacos/ LucerneSlovan Bratislava/Rapid Vienna vs. Hadjuk Split/Steaua BucharestApollon Limassol/Dinamo Brest vs. Vitesse/BaselSigma/Kairat vs. Sevilla/ZalgirisRangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.Jagiellonia/Gent vs. Mariupol/BordeauxNordsjaelland/Partizan vs. Besiktas/LASK LinzH Haifa/Atalanta vs. CSKA Sofia/FC CopenhagenTrencin/Feyenoord vs. Sturm Graz/AEK LarnacaGenk/Lech Poznan vs. Spartak Subotica/BrondbyOlympiakos/Luzern vs. Istanbul Basaksehir/BurnleyZorya Luhansk/Braga vs. RB Leipzig/Universitatea CraiovaSheriff/Valur Reykjavik vs. Qarabag/BATE BorisovMalmo/Vidi vs. The New Saints/FC MidtyllandTropedo Kutaisi/Kukes vs. Ludogorets Razgrad/Zrinjski(Obtained by the Daily Mirror)
Goalkeeper David de Gea is feeling optimistic over Manchester United’s prospects of landing silverware this season ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.The Red Devils will host PSG for the first leg of their last-16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday night hoping to make it 11 wins out of 12 games under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Helping matters for United is the fact that PSG will have to make do without Brazilian forward Neymar for both legs as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.Key duo Marco Verratti and Edinson Cavani are big doubts for Tuesday.But De Gea still believes the Ligue 1 champions are the clear favourites to progress from the tie.“This will be a very intense game,” De Gea told Telefoot.“They’re the favourites, but we’ll be very motivated.“We all want to play this game and win it. It will be very tight!”Liverpool 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.The Spain international, who seems to have rediscovered his best form of late following a difficult start to the season, remains confident though that United will be able to challenge for silverware this term.Aside from being in the knockout stages of the Champions League, Solskjaer’s men have also reached the fifth round of the FA Cup.Things in the Premier League are improving as well, with the Red Devils breaking into the top four on Saturday for the first time since their opening day 2-1 win against Leicester City.This came about following their 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, which saw the in-form Paul Pogba grab a brace and Anthony Martial scoring the other goal.“We have a team to win something,” said De Gea.“Paul Pogba is fundamental to us. Anthony Martial is unstoppable and we’re all working to go to the finals.”The United and PSG game on Tuesday will begin at 9:00 PM (CET) at Old Trafford.LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Paul Pogba of Manchester United celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDonation efforts continue to stream in for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan which recently devastated sections of the Philipines. The Red Cross is now pooling funds for the cause where donations can be made at First Caribbean, Account number 1660958 and checks can be dropped off at the TCI Red Cross Headquarters on Leeward Highway. The Red Cross has also announced that it will be opening its Restoring Family Links Programme so anyone wanting to contact loved ones can call 232-2167 to make their request. You can also help at your fingertips, Digicel customers can text the word HEART to 5151 to donate $1 towards the relief efforts. Magnetic Media can also confirm that a Turks and Caicos Islander who was in the Philippines when the typhoon hit is okay; Holbert Handfield has phoned family to confirm that he is doing fine and not in the part of the country severely damaged by the winds and surges of Haiyan. Holbert Handfield is reportedly in the Philippines with friends. Related Items: