10 months agoMan Utd hero Ince: Two better options than joke appointment Solskjaer

first_imgMan Utd hero Ince: Two better options than joke appointment Solskjaerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince has slammed plans to name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager.Molde coach Solskjaer is expected to be named United caretaker boss after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.But Ince says: “The suggestion of Ole Gunnar Solskjær makes me laugh, that has to be a joke. It’s absolute madness.”He also wrote for Paddy Power: “If it was me? I’d pick Steve Bruce today. He’s not working at the moment, and he had seven or eight years at the club. He’s been a very good, and successful manager and he more than many understands what it’s like to be a United player. Yes, he’s been sacked, but we’ve all been sacked before.”Between him and Solskjaer there’s no comparison. Plus, I’d love it to be someone English, and someone who United fans through the ages immediately recognise and say ‘I remember Steve Bruce, what a player he was.'”The only other caretaker candidate I’d choose would be Roy Keane. He’d knock those players into shape in no time, he’s managed, and he’s familiar with the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoREVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballos

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Arsenal burned off AC Milan competition to sign Dani Ceballosby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal burned off competition from AC Milan to sign Dani Ceballos this past summer.The Gunners landed Ceballos in August on-loan from Real Madrid – without the option to buy.Calciomercato.com says Milan were in talks with the midfielder before the Gunners stepped in.It’s claimed Ceballos welcomed Milan’s approach and was excited about the move.However, the Italian club could not match Arsenal’s offer, which offered a fee for a straight loan arrangement. last_img

Stand more to combat effects of sedentary lifestyle

first_imgSpend more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, a new study suggests. The research published recently has also found that we burn 45 kilocalories more, per six-hour period while standing compared to lying or sitting. “If we take steps to combat a sedentary lifestyle by making small lifestyle changes, such as spending more time standing, this could reduce the risk of developing diseases such as obesity or Type 2 diabetes,” said study lead author. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainFor the study, the researchers used a sample comprising 53 young adults, who were classified into two types, “savers” and “spenders” of energy, depending on the amount of energy expenditure they consumed when switching from sitting or lying to standing. “Savers consume very little energy in their activities and, therefore, the difference between sitting/lying or standing is practically nil for them. But energy spenders burn approximately 10 per cent more energy when they switch from sitting or lying to standing.” The factor that appears to have the greatest effect is muscle mass. People with more muscle mass expend more energy than people with less muscle mass, said the researcher. In light of the results, the authors recommend spending more time standing in the office as a good strategy to use up more energy and thus avoid storing it as fat.last_img read more

Quebec business confidence high despite NAFTA uncertainty National Bank CEO

first_imgMONTREAL – National Bank of Canada is benefiting from good economic conditions in Quebec, including low unemployment and resilient business confidence, chief executive Louis Vachon said Wednesday.“We are seeing the results with higher growth in loans and deposits,” Vachon told analysts after National Bank announced a 10 per cent increase in net income for the third quarter ended July 31.“Even with the uncertainty surrounding NAFTA, business confidence in Quebec remains high and we’re well-positioned to benefit as entrepreneurs invest in growth.”The ongoing negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement attracted little attention during of 50-minute conference call with analysts, but Vachon and other bank executives repeatedly expressed cautious confidence.Vachon said the bank is not averse to taking on risks if the potential reward is there but he noted that it has been 10 years since the last recession.“We’re not forecasting a recession, he said. “We’re just being a little bit extra careful. And we just want to make sure that our threshold and our risk procedures are respected as we deploy capital — across all business lines…”Earlier Wednesday, Canada’s sixth-largest bank announced it earned $569 million or $1.52 per diluted share for the quarter ended July 31, up from a profit of $518 million $1.37 in the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, National Bank earned $1.53 per diluted share for the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of $1.39 per share in the third quarter last year.Analysts on average had expected a profit of $1.50 per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.National Bank was the fourth big Canadian lender to report improved third-quarter profits over the past week, with only Bank of Nova Scotia reporting a year-over-year decline. Toronto-Dominion Bank issues its report on Thursday.The bank said its personal and commercial banking group earned $248 million in the third quarter, up from $235 million in the third quarter of 2017.The wealth management division earned $126 million for the quarter, up 22 per cent from $103 million a year ago.About 80 per cent of wealth management’s growth in net interest income — the difference between what banks and clients pay in interest — was attributed to interest rate hikes.The bank’s financial markets group earned $178 million, up from $165 million in the same quarter last year, while its U.S. specialty finance and international division earned $54 million, up from $51 million.Companies in this story: (TSX:NA)last_img read more

Ahead of LS polls: Schools in Delhi & NCR likely to conduct electoral literacy campaigns

first_imgNEW DELHI: Schools in Delhi and NCR are planning to conduct electoral literacy campaigns ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to help students become “electoral ambassadors” and encourage people to vote. With the new academic session set to begin, the focus of the campaign will be to enlighten students about the importance of vote, to train them in the electoral process and encourage them to ensure the adults around them exercise their franchise. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe campaign will run through the month of April. “We have planned a series of activities to make students understand the value of their vote and the need to exercise their suffrage in a confident, comfortable and ethical manner so that when they pass out from school and enrol themselves as first time voters they are enlightened enough about the process,” said Seema Trikha, Principal, Vasant Global School in Noida. She said the students will also be encouraged to act as electoral ambassadors in their respective neighbourhoods or nearby slums where they can impart the knowledge gained by them at school. The sessions will begin from April. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsA senior official of the Directorate of Education (DoE) said, the electoral literacy clubs which has teachers with election duty experience will help students understand the constitutional, legislative and legal provisions, technological innovation besides the role of the EC, courts, media and other stakeholders in the poll process. Shiv Nadar school in Gurgaon and Noida have scheduled mock elections for the students next month and are also advancing the teaching of the chapters on legislature elections to time it with the Lok Sabha polls. “We will be planning mock elections for the students to give them an idea about how the entire set up works. There will be screening of certain videos related to the poll process to help students understand the functioning of the democratic set up and importance of exercising votes”, said Dr Smriti Sabbarwal, teaching faculty, Shiv Nadar School Gurugram.last_img read more

Mussolini’s great-grandson plans to run for EU polls

first_imgRome: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s great-grandson plans to run in next month’s European parliamentary elections on behalf of a minor far-right party, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Il Messaggero newspaper said Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini, a 50-year-old former submariner, aimed to run as a candidate for the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) party. “So many people want to put Mussolini on the ballot,” it quoted him as saying. Mussolini is the first cousin once removed of Alessandra Mussolini, the dead fascist leader’s granddaughter who has been an MEP since 2014. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USBorn in Argentina, Mussolini has no previous political experience but “obviously I’ve breathed politics my whole life,” he told the daily. He described himself to Il Fatto Quotidiano as “a post-fascist who refers to those values in a non-ideological way”. He said he thought he was chosen as a candidate not for his family name but for his first names, the Italian form of “Gaius Julius Caesar”, as well as his sense of duty and international experience. If elected, he said he would “defend the national interest with all my actions and votes”, in line with the nationalist stance of Fratelli d’Italia. The party won 4.4 per cent of votes in last year’s Italian national election.last_img read more

Manchester United sanctions Anthony Martial

first_imgManchester United have fined Anthony Martial for two weeks wages after the player went AWOL during the club’s tour of the United States, according to This Is Futbol.Reports in the English press suggest that Frenchman has been fined £180,000 after he flew to Paris for the birth of his newborn baby boy.Martial was supposed to return to pre-season training with United after the child’s birth but the forward has missed eight days of training with the club as speculation over his future with Jose Mourinho’s team continues to be an issue.It is understood that the manager would rather sell him but the club hierarchy are keen to retain his services as they believe in his enormous potential.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…There is talk of the former Monaco player being offered to French side Paris Saint-Germain for £70million, according to a few media outlets in France.Martial has been linked with a move to fellow Premier League rivals, with reports also suggesting that German Bundesliga duo of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are interested in his services.last_img read more

Dyche laments injuries to players

first_imgBurnley Manager Sean Dyche is facing an uphill battle in Turkey as his team prepares to face Istanbul Basaksehir with just 17 players in their UEFA Europa League qualifier clash.After overcoming Scottish side Aberdeen in the last qualifying round, Burnley will be hoping to continue their first European adventure in 52 years when they come against Turkey’s Istanbul Basaksehir.The Turkish team finished third in the Super Lig last season and could provide a sterner test for Burnley on Thursday in the first leg with a number of players injured for the English side.“We’re a little bit limited in terms of our playing personnel,” Dyche told reporters ahead of the game on Thursday, according to Sky Sports.“Chris Woods is suffering from an infection, while Steven Defour and Robbie Brady still remain out with injury. So at the moment we’re down to just 17 players.”Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“We’ve included Ben Gibson and Joe Hart in the squad and they could feature if needed.”Burnley are currently in the middle of a goalkeeping crisis with Tom Heaton and Nick Pope out injured and Hart could feature for the Clarets after completing a surprise move to the club from Manchester City.“He’s in good shape and clear minded. He knows he’ll have to work for his place in the team and I believe he’s up to the challenge.” Dyche said.Burnley will also be without new signing Matej Vydra who joined the club from Derby this week.The striker is still working on his fitness due to a lack of preseason with his former club.last_img read more