September 22, 2020

Man U offer Coach Solskjaer £7m payoff

first_imgRelatedPosts Man U complete £40m Van de Beek deal Ndidi linked with Man U move EPL: Man U draw West Ham, move to third spot Manchester United will have to pay £7 million in compensation to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if they sack him.That’s less than a year after they paid £19.6 million to Jose Mourinho for his dismissal, said The Sun.The Norwegian succeeded Mourinho as United boss in December last year, and a flying start prompted the club’s board to offer him a permanent deal.However United have had a remarkable slump since, picking up just 17 points in as many games in the league.The 46-year-old has overseen the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years – with their next match against Liverpool at Old Trafford on October 20.Should United fail to get a result in that match, they would be in danger of slipping closer to the bottom three, and potentially costing Solskjaer his job.Tags: Ole Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

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September 19, 2020

Webb sells house, hands over money to prosecutors

first_imgFormer CONCACAF president and FIFA vice- president, Jeffrey Webb, has sold his Loganville, Georgia home and handed over the payment to the United States Justice Department.Webb had pleaded guilty to several counts of racketeering and corruption relating to a widespread FIFA probe two years ago and is to be sentenced next July.The former CONCACAF president, who had agreed to forfeit US$6.7 million in assets as part of his guilty plea, would have initially had the house taken by the justice department, but was said to have already entered into an agreement to sell.The US Justice Department had then agreed to take the money from the house’s sale.Only recently, Webb’s aide, Costas Takkas, who had pleaded guilty to funneling US$1.75 million in bribe money to Webb, was sentenced to 15 months in prison.That money, it was alleged in court, was used to build a swimming pool on the property Webb was forced to sell. ( read more

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September 16, 2020

Skaneateles’ best 2-year stretch ends against Ray Leach and Batavia in state semis

first_imgENDICOTT — Skaneateles had stopped everyone in its path this season, and had won 17 games in a row. But Saturday, the Lakers couldn’t stop Batavia’s Ray Leach.“At times we felt like we had him, and he would just muscle out of tackles and then outrun us,” Skaneateles head coach Joe Sindoni said. “He was a very, very, very good back, and he’s tough to stop.”The 215-pound senior running back carried 50 times for 462 yards and eight touchdowns to lead Section V’s Batavia (12-0) over Section III’s Skaneateles (11-1) in a Class B New York state semifinal at Union-Endicott High School. The Lakers kept pace for much of the contest, relying often on quarterback Pat Hackler’s legs to remain in the game. But in the end, after Leach ran for 417 yards and eight scores to get to the semis, he put up another standout effort to end the Lakers’ season and send Batavia to the Carrier Dome for the state finals. It ends the best two-year stretch in Skaneateles history.“They are now the standard that if you want to be a great Skaneateles football team, this is what you measure yourself against,” Sindoni said of this Lakers’ team.Before Skaneateles’ sectional semifinal game a few weeks ago, Hackler said: “I’d love to leave a lasting memory” at Skaneateles. Hackler made history with the Lakers. He won a state title. He raised the bar. But he wanted another state title. Because of Leach, he can’t.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBatavia opened the game with a 6-play drive. All six went to Leach on the ground, and he racked up 61 yards to end up in the end zone. The Blue Devils did it again the next drive, too, as six more plays led to 65 more yards for Leach and culminated in another touchdown.Skaneateles quarterback Pat Hackler crouches to the ground following the Lakers’ loss in the state semifinal game. Billy Heyen | Asst. Sports EditorSkaneateles kept up, though. After the first Batavia score, the Lakers moved the ball to the 23-yard line, where they faced a third-and-10. Three players aligned wide to the right of the formation, and Hackler dropped back in the shotgun as if to pass. But instead, he handed it to Areh Boni going left, and the senior running back broke through and carried for a 23-yard score.The Lakers stopped Batavia just once in the first half, on the Blue Devils’ third drive, to allow for a chance to knot it up. That’s what they did, on an 81 yard, 15-play drive that ended in a Hackler 5-yard touchdown run.But Leach was just too much, and his power-speed combo showed on the following drive. From his own 32, he broke through up the middle and down to the Lakers’ 40, where it seemed he’d be wrapped up. But he shook out of the tackle and carried all the way to the 1-yard line. He powered it in on the next play. The Blue Devils went into halftime up a score.“It’s unfortunate that we weren’t able to make enough plays to come out,” Sindoni said.The first play of the second half may have been the difference in the game. Hackler rolled right and fired down the field, but Batavia’s Andrew Francis cut in front to pick it off. Leach scored his fifth touchdown on the ensuing possession to break open a two-touchdown lead.Leach added three more rushing touchdowns. He threw in an interception of Hackler. Skaneateles kept within range, twice getting within a touchdown in the fourth quarter. But it wasn’t enough, as after Leach set a state-tournament rushing record last weekend, he broke it this weekend and ended the careers of 17 Skaneateles seniors.After the game, as they’d done much of the season, the Lakers discussed their 50-point shellacking by Cazenovia two seasons ago. Huddled in an end zone at Union-Endicott, Sindoni told his team how proud he was of them.While Sindoni spoke, Hackler and Boni, two four-year varsity players, embraced with tears in their eyes. They’d endured intense two-a-days as freshmen, rode home with their parents and discussed how it was “just awful,” Boni said. They knew they wouldn’t play much then. But since then, they became stars. They dealt with that sophomore year defeat to win a state title and come within two wins of another.“From being a team that three years ago got absolutely pounded by Cazenovia in the B playoffs,” Sindoni said. “I challenged them and said who would’ve thought that you’d be the number one (Class B team) in the state.” Comments Published on November 17, 2018 at 6:51 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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September 8, 2020

What Man Utd should Expect from Solskjaer?

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer excited by return to Old Trafford There is no doubting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s place in Manchester United folklore – but the fact he is now their caretaker manager has raised a few eyebrows.Solskjaer scored 126 goals in 366 appearances during his 11 years at Old Trafford and is best remembered for scoring the winner in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 1999.The fans’ favourite – affectionately known as the ‘baby-faced assassin’ – also won six Premier League titles and two FA Cups with United. But as a manager, he is somewhat unproven.Solskjaer has enjoyed two successful spells with Norwegian club Molde but, between those, he lasted less than nine months at Cardiff City and got them relegated from the Premier League.Arguably that failure is a blot on an otherwise burgeoning CV, but it is a significant enough one for some to doubt whether he would be the right man to succeed the sacked Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.“For Manchester United to be appointing an interim manager is a shambles,” said former United midfielder Robbie Savage.“Yes, Solskjaer might have scored the winning goal in the Champions League final but is this where Manchester United are?“He’s a legend and the fans sing his name, but really?”One of Solskjaer’s former United team-mates, Darren Fletcher, is a little more open to the idea.“Ole has got cutting words,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.“The smiling assassin sums him up. He’s a lovely fella but Ole will let people know if he’s not happy with them.”‘His Molde team is a bit like watching Liverpool’Tor-Kristian Karlsen is the sporting director at Norwegian club IK Start and previously held the same role at clubs such as Monaco and Maccabi Haifa.Karlsen has followed Solskjaer’s playing and managerial career and his IK Start side have faced Solskjaer’s Molde on several occasions.“The way I see it, Solskjaer appears more ready to face a new challenge now than when he joined Cardiff,” Karlsen told BBC Sport.“I’m sure that experience taught him a great deal and is something that will prove useful knowledge if he were to get another go in the Premier League.“Molde started off the season quite slowly, but as the team started to gel and develop they ended up playing some exhilarating football.“In my view, despite ending up second behind Rosenborg, they were the outstanding team this season.“And had they not faced a slump in form during the summer months, in which they dropped some unnecessary league points – the early European rounds took their toll – they would have caught Rosenborg in the end.“Molde played with a lot of energy, pace and flair. Their home win against Rosenborg towards the end of the season was the best performance I’ve seen from a team in Norway this season.“Ironically, it was a bit like watching Liverpool against Manchester United at the weekend – Rosenborg could hardly get the ball out of their own half.“Solskjaer has also done exceptionally well by bringing through some new talented players this season. Erling Braut Haland has already been sold to Red Bull Salzburg for a huge transfer fee and Eirik Hestad ended up as one of the most exciting midfielders in the league.”That emphasis on adventurous football and nurturing young players is precisely what United are looking for after Mourinho was deemed to have failed to deliver on both those fronts.So what kind of manager is Solskjaer?Solskjaer is a principled coach but one whose man-management may have to improve if he is to succeed at United, according to former Wales and West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon, who Solskjaer signed at Cardiff.“From being a player in the dressing room under Solskjaer’s management, I couldn’t really say anything bad about him as a person,” Gabbidon told BBC Radio Wales.“But whether he could manage those big personalities and be the guy to lay down the law when it’s needed, I’m not too sure.”Gabbidon was one of 18 players signed by Solskjaer during his brief spell at Cardiff, and the majority of those were failures.Guido Burgstaller and Javi Guerra were among those who quickly faded from view, while Mats Moller Daehli, Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Jo Inge Berget were three players recruited from Norway who struggled to make any meaningful impact.At times, Solskjaer’s scattergun approach in the transfer market gave the impression he was indulging in a real-life version of Football Manager, the computer game he said he had enjoyed playing before making the actual move to the dugout.Given that track record, if Solskjaer is to take the reins at United, it will be interesting to see how much influence chief executive Ed Woodward will allow the Norwegian when the transfer window reopens in January.Charming and engaging but where is the vision?After one of his many defeats in charge of Cardiff in 2014, Solskjaer walked into a cramped, makeshift interview room at Cardiff City Stadium and started doing keep-ups with a balloon.“It’s good for your control,” he said with a giggle, seemingly oblivious to his side’s loss to Chelsea earlier that afternoon.It was an incongruous moment typical of his short-lived reign, Solskjaer’s sunny demeanour undimmed neither by Cardiff’s relegation from the Premier League nor the fact this was his 12th defeat from 18 league matches that season.Things did not improve, and a disappointing start to the following campaign in the Championship saw Solskjaer sacked in September, less than nine months after he was appointed.The Norwegian and Cardiff’s chairman, Mehmet Dalman, both cited a “difference in philosophy” as the reason for his departure. It sounded like the kind of excuse an eccentric guitarist might offer after getting kicked out of a band.In truth, there was no real philosophy. That was one of the many problems of Solskjaer’s Cardiff tenure: he was charming and engaging but he had no clear vision or discernible plan for his side.Now, having been back in Norway for a second successful stint with Molde, it seems Solskjaer will return to the Premier League as a more rounded manager than the one who floundered in south Wales.His exploits as a player have secured his hero status at Old Trafford but, as far as his managerial credentials are concerned, he is still something of a risk.And yet perhaps after the dreariness that defined much of Mourinho’s reign, a risk is exactly what United need.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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August 29, 2020

Mbappe unveiled as FIFA 21 cover star

first_imgParis Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been revealed as the global cover star for FIFA 21.The France international replaces Real Madrid star Eden Hazard, who was on the cover for the standard edition of the previous title in the series.Mbappe described it as a “dream come true”, while creators EA Sports proclaimed the 21-year-old World Cup winner “the leader of the next generation”.“Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true,” he said to the game company’s website.“From my time at Bondy to Clairefontaine to the World Cup, this marks another big milestone.“I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid and I am honoured to represent a whole new generation of footballers and be in the same group as many other amazing footballers who I now share this honour with.”The game is scheduled to be released in October.Mbappe scored 18 goals in 20 appearances in Ligue 1 in 2019-20 before the season was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic, with PSG crowned champions on a points-per-game basis.last_img read more

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August 16, 2020

Management of the Eiffel Tower replies to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_imgManagement of the famous tower, “in the name of the symbol of the French capital,” stated that they like, as they said, Ibrahimovic’s joke.“I like your joke, Zlatan, it is a beautiful view on Paris from here. But I am the tower,” as stated at the official profile of the symbol of “the City of Light”.Ibrahimovic arrived in PSG four years ago from Milan, and during this time he played 168 matches, scored 141 goal and enrolled 58 assists. Moreover, he won four Champion Cups, the Cup of France (Coupe de France), two League Cups (Coupe de la Ligue) and three Champions Trophies (Trophée des champions).(Source:

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August 14, 2020

Post your FREE Garage Sales ads here

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for June 27-29, 2014. If you still need garage sales advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck, bargain hunting! Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Woodring · 320 weeks ago Downsizing Sale 14 Crestway June 27th & 28th 800am – 200pm Vintage glassware, Tools, Vacuum Sweeper, Bass Boat, Exercise Bike, 57 Chevy Parts, Surround Speakers with Amp, Art by S J Covacevich & L. Rinehart and much more Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Jayme · 320 weeks ago Garage Sale 1107 Shady Ln Fri-Sat 9:00-? Lots of Stuff! Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mariah · 320 weeks ago Garage Sale! Friday 3-8 & Saturday 8-? Lots of clothes, shoes, heating stove, ladder, house decor. Located at 514 South H Street, Wellington! Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Chris · 319 weeks ago SWAP MEET! Saturday July 5th. Small animal, Garden and Poultry swap and more….. 8am to 11am at Orschelns 1201 W 8th St, Wellington, KS Vendors wanted: No charge to set up and sell. We only ask that you clean up after yourselves. Call 580-491-8297 Mike Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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August 12, 2020

Overtime 1-15-14

first_imgBILL NEAL:10 This is a Big Time shout-out to a Big Time guy who came through in a big way. This will also serve as a Big Time reminder to some of you so called BIG TIMERS! To Brother Will Anderson out in Homewood/Wilkinsburg—not only a damn good auto body man, but a man of his word. Thanks for stepping up on The Champions Toys for Tots Christmas party held at the Wilkinsburg McDonald’s a few weeks ago. Your donation was greatly appreciated and truly needed. Oh, back to you so called Big Timers…especially the ones that said they would donate to help disadvantaged children…and did not …and you know who you are…you should be ashamed of yourselves.  Now get to steppin’!!!:09 To my “main cat” Zeke out in Homewood, who as many of you know was a very good basketball player and a not so bad player/coach of the Old Timers Basketball team here in the Burg and a so-so ref. Anyway, he wants to tell me and “The Committee” how to rank the finest women in the world. First of all, you’re from Akron, Ohio…strike one! I’ve seen some of your calls in a game.  Clearly you can’t see well…strike two!  And you’re a Knick fan…strike three! So, obviously you know nothing about ranking women. Leave that to the professionals my Brother! You want Serena Williams in the Top 10…man please!:08 OK, nobody wants to say it. Well you know I will.  Yes, boys and girls, that new head football coach at Penn State is a Black man.  And if you weren’t sure by the sound of his voice when he said his dad is from “The Hill,” you know for sure now! Let’s see how long “Happy Valley” can stay happy.:07 As bad luck would have it, I was sitting right behind the Pitt bench at the Wake Forest game when Pitt redshirt sophomore Durrand Johnson told the trainer he heard it “pop.” A tough break for a tough young man. Out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. He will be missed. As will his 10 points a game.:06 That being said, the Pitt men’s basketball team is for real.  And they just got ranked No. 22 in the Top 25 to prove it. And trust me, there are not 21 teams in the country, better than Pitt!:05 By the way, I got not one phone call or text saying Halle Berry should not be No 1. “The Committee” was right again.:04 You know the world was telling Pitt to be scared of the big ole ACC.  Hey, the big ole ACC better be scared of Pitt. Now 3-0 in conference play.:03 Saw a good Duquesne basketball game Sunday.  Unfortunately, they played a much better LaSalle team, but the Dukes will be okay.  They’ve got a good starting seven and a top level fiery coach.  Go catch a game when you can.  FYI…I found my long lost partner. Welcome back partner!:02 Hey man, if you don’t want your business all out in the street, you better say your a fan of 60 Minutes.  They will put you out there.  They made Tony Bosch…aka The Drug Dealer look stupid and guilty. They put MLB on front street and they showed Rodriguez to be a part of a known part of our baseball history that a lot of people participated in that simply needs to be forgotten.  (Oh yeah, he’s guilty no doubt, but forget about it!):01 Here, take it all.•American Hustle—4 basketballs•Lone Survivor—4 basketballs•The Wolf of Wall Street—5 basketballsNo, go see all of them.:00~ GAME  OVER ~Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more

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August 6, 2020

Saint Martin’s University, JBLM, Microsoft Honor Students at Microsoft Software &…

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityThe second cohort of service members to complete the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy.Saint Martin’s University, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Microsoft will mark the achievement of the second cohort of service members to successfully complete the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy during an Achievement Ceremony Monday, May 5, at 4:30 p.m. The private event will be held at the Stone Education Center, which houses the MSSA as part of the Saint Martin’s Extended Learning Division, and is located at JBLM-Main, 6242 Colorado Avenue.Bill Kamela, policy counsel at Microsoft, will be the keynote speaker. Other distinguished guests include Colonel H. Charles Hodges, commander of JBLM, Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph. D., president of Saint Martin’s University, and Molly Smith, Ph.D., University provost. Additional Microsoft representatives who are expected to attend the festivities include Sean Kelley, senior staffing director, and Thomas Dawkins, senior product manager.The ceremony will recognize 17 active duty service members from JBLM who have completed 18 weeks of course work and training for technology careers that include software developers and software testers within companies such as Microsoft. The second cohort includes two Air Force service members and 15 Army service members ranging in rank from Army Specialist to a Major who is also an Apache helicopter pilot. All of the students are guaranteed job interviews with Microsoft.JBLM introduced the academy in November 2013 and the first cohort of 22 students completed the inaugural program in December. The program aims to help service members make a smooth transition as they leave their military careers and move on to civilian jobs in the technology sector. During their weeks of study, the second cohort received extensive software development training through core computer science courses such as C# and other programming languages, software analysis and design, software testing and Microsoft-led projects.“The students have completed an equivalent of our minor in computer science – they should be proud of their achievement,” says Radana Dvorak, Ph.D., dean of the Extended Learning Division. “We have been working closely with Thomas Dawkins and his team at Microsoft and now that we are  out of the pilot program stages, we are able to deliver a sound curriculum and training that aligns with emerging global workforce needs.”The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy was inspired by the “VOW to Hire Heroes Act,” which allows service members to begin the employment process before their separation from military service as a bridge from the military to other careers. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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January 20, 2020

Jamaica surf to lobby for Olympic qualifying event

first_imgLast August, the decision was taken to include surfing as an Olympic sport, adding it to the 2022 Games in Tokyo, Japan.According to Jamaica Surfing Association President Billy Wilmot, his association will push the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to certify one of their two international surf competitions as an Olympic qualifying event.Jamaica host two major surf competitions annually, the MAKKA PRO championship in St Thomas and the Palisadoes leg of the JSE Jamaica National Open series, and Wilmot is hoping to persuade the IOC to accept one of these competitions as an Olympic qualifier.”Surfing has been included in the Olympics for the first time … and since we have been hosting an international event for the past 10 years, we are hoping we can get our annual event to be considered as an Olympic qualifying event, even if it is for the first round of elimination,” he told The Gleaner.The format for elimination and qualification is still being considered by the IOC.MAJOR AMBITIONQualifying for the Games is also a major ambition of the long-serving president, who has almost single-handedly taken surfing from nothing to being a recognised sport locally.”We are looking at the necessary qualifications for a Jamaican team to see how far we can go,” added Wilmot.Being a part of the Olympic Movement now means the Jamaica Surfing Association has the chance to access even more funding, and Wilmot says they are taking advantage of these new opportunities.”The Olympics put us in a different position. Before we didn’t have access to IOC and, by extension, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), so we couldn’t access funding, although surfing is a sport the IOC recognised as an international sport; but it was not an Olympic sport.”As a result of this new development, there is an opportunity to access international and local Olympic funding. We are in the process of putting together a four-year development plan to approach the Olympic Solidarity Fund to get assistance for three or four top-tier surfers, to see how we can help develop their surfing potential,” he said.last_img read more

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