Solskjaer gives De Gea injury update and comments on Pogba picture with Zidane

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer insists the mood at Manchester United remains positive despite their woeful start to the season which keeps them down in the bottom half of the Premier League table.The Red Devils have won only two of eight matches this term to sit in 12th, and they could even end the weekend in the relegation places if results don’t go their way.United take on Liverpool on Sunday in their biggest match of the season so far, and the odds are against them upsetting Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders at Old Trafford. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Solskjaer also discussed other topics during his press conference, and you can read the best bits, below…Injury latest“Of course I would like to tell you positive news. Hopefully we’ll see on Sunday who’s come through the last two sessions because there are players that just started training on the verge of coming back, so I can’t really say.“I don’t expect [David de Gea] to play but it wasn’t as bad as feared. When I saw the game I thought, ‘that’s him out until the next international break’. But it’s not as bad as feared.”On facing Liverpool“They’re doing well in the league, that’s for sure, but we’re looking forward to this game. It’s the perfect game for the players and fans. We’ve had a difficult time lately and I’m sure we’ll give them a good game.”On his early record being better than Klopp’s at Liverpool“I don’t hold onto stats like that and I’m just working as planned… business as usual. I try to improve the team, try to work towards something, and of course we’re heading somewhere. But we need results and I expect the players to come out and prove why they’re at Man United.”One being backed by Ed Woodward“I speak to Ed loads of times and we do have a plan. We have made some decisions in the short-term that harm us but in the long-term would benefit us, and that’s part of the plan. Besults are always the main thing and we can move forward quicker with results and performances.“I am sure we will get there. But there is planning for the next transfer window and the summer transfer window.” Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ on target LATEST appointed The Reds are riding high at the top of the table and really believe they can finally get their hands on a long-awaited Premier League title, while United are lacking confidence and character under Solskjaer.But the Norwegian says he’s been surprised by the feeling of positivity around the place throughout the international break, having headed into the fortnight off on the back of a shock 1-0 defeat by Newcastle.“Of course there’s been loads of players away but the mood here is always good,” said Solskjaer in his press conference.“We’ve come a long way on what you call the culture. The environment we’re working in is positive.“The staff and players know when it’s Liverpool coming up it’s a game that’s going to be watched by so many, and when you sign for Manchester United this is the first one you look forward to against one of the main rivals. It’s a chance for them to – as I did, a couple of times – get in the history books.“The mood in a football club is always affected by results but it’s been better than expected here. People you meet can see what we’re trying to do but winning games is the biggest thing, that breeds confidence“It’s a determined bunch of players and club but you can’t say we walk around smiling all the time.” Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff On turning things around“I’ve never felt it’s too big for me and I’m confident in what we’re trying to do.“With my staff I’ve been so impressed; the coaching improvement is there to see and for us it is about starting to win games and start scoring goals. We need to create more chances because at the back I think we’ve looked solid, but haven’t been adventurous enough or taken enough risks.“If you watch the best teams around they take more risks, and maybe the boys when they lose confidence they play safe. It’s my duty to say it’s not safety.”On injuries affecting performances“Of course when you lose the majority of attacking creativity that we started [the season] with you’re going to struggle to create as many chances as you like; you can’t carve that opening.“The pressing up high has been very good, and the attitude and desire has been very good, but not enough chances created, and not taken. Sometimes that’s confidence, human nature. You see players missing chances they won’t normally miss but it’s up to us to get the ball between the posts.” update Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Getty Images – Getty statement Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 Mark Bosnich says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs more time to turn things around at Manchester UnitedOn Paul Pogba being pictured with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane“Paul is part of our plan. He’s been playing through the pain barrier and has been criticised left, right and centre.“But when he came back he wanted to play, try to get back, but it was too painful and he had that scan. He’s on the way back, he’s recovering, he’s mending. He’s been on a few days off working but he’s away from here, and it’s a picture.“I don’t have any problem with that at all.”On summer transfer decisions“The time is always right to make the right decision and to go with the squad we have. The injuries didn’t help, but we’re getting players back now. I’m sure until Christmas we’ll get the results but the last few weeks have been different and hard.“But it won’t tell me it was the wrong decision – it was the right decision. The culture we want to build had to make those decisions.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our networklast_img read more

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Watch Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Eat Tarantulas and Other Bugs

first_imgANGELINA JOLIE isn’t just a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador in name only.  She goes deep and gets her hands dirty.Right now she’s in Cambodia, and she brought four of her kids:  15-year-old Maddox, 10-year-old Shiloh and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.  The BBC is documenting their visit.And as part of their “education”, she had them EAT BUGS with her.They ate crickets, tarantulas, scorpions, and other critters.  And nobody really minded.  In fact, Knox said they tasted like dry, flavorless chips.Celebrity parents…they’re just like the rest of us??? Careful!  If you have a weak stomach or you can’t handle bugs, you might not want to watch.last_img read more

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Disneyland Preview — Week of October 28

first_imgRemember, Dreams Come True Fireworks1100001 As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney’s California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsAt Disneyland Park, Space Mountain will be down on Wednesday to remove the Ghost Galaxy overlay, it’s a small world is closed from October 23 through some time in November, and River Belle Terrace is indefinitely closed. At California Adventure, Goofy’s Sky School is currently closed, and It’s Tough to Be a Bug! is also undergoing a brief closure from until November 3.  Everything else is currently open.As always, you can see the full slate of refurbishments by checking here.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike! Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments! Share This!Halloween season comes to a close, and Disneyland wastes no time in getting into the Christmas spirit! Read on to find out what to expect in this week’s Disneyland preview!Special Events and NotesJust a few more days in the Halloween season at Disneyland, so if you want to enjoy the seasonal treats and decor (like the incredible Haul-o-Ween overlay at California Adventure), you need to get over there soon!  Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy runs through Tuesday and will be down on Wednesday to remove the overlay and return to the classic version. Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout will continue its very popular monster-themed overlay — Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Dark — through Tuesday as well. In fact, while it normally only runs in the evenings, it will be in monster-mode all day on Halloween to give everyone plenty of time to get in one or two more rides for the season. Expect long lines and snag a FastPass if you can.Also, Disney’s California Adventure is currently showing a special sneak preview of Thor: Ragnarok at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land. The movie opens on Friday, so it’s a great time to get in and check it out! The preview lasts about 15 minutes.Mickey’s Halloween Party wraps up this week, with the final (and only remaining) party Tuesday.  Anyone lucky enough to have tickets (it’s sold out) should check out Guy’s preview before going.It’s also the last opportunity to check out the Halloween treats. Guy has sampled them and has provided an excellent guide to the best of the best so you’ll to know where to focus your attention with the clock running down.Finally, Halloween is Tuesday, which believe it or not means that Christmas decor should be up as soon as Wednesday. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more holiday happenings are announced!CrowdsAs per usual, the weekends see the highest predicted crowds, with the week much lighter.  On the whole, though, it looks like a great week from a crowd standpoint — even the “big” crowds on the weekends are still very manageable.Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherWeather is MUCH more temperate this week after last week’s punishing heat.  The weekend is pretty warm, but the week is going to be very pleasant, with cooler temperatures and only the shadow of a chance of rain.As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsPretty light show schedule during the week, with a full battery of shows on the weekend. Note that special shows will run at Disneyland Park for Tuesday for the Halloween Party. Detailed show schedules, including smaller productions like Storytelling at Royal Theatre, can be found here. California Adventure8-118-1110-89-910-810-89-10 Fantasmic!2200002 Disneyland8-128-129-108-69-99-99-12 Admission and HoursDisneyland Park will be closing early on Tuesday for Mickey’s Halloween Party. It’s sold out, so if you don’t already have tickets, be aware that you’re not going to be able to go to Disneyland Park that night. California Adventure, however, will be open as normal.The same schedule that has been in place lately continues: Southern California Passholders are blocked out on Saturday, while Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out on Saturday and Sunday. All other Annual Passports will be honored all days of the week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Regular cost ($110 adult/$104 child) Saturday, Sunday, and Friday, and Value ($97/$91) the remaining days of the week.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week: Mickey’s Soundsational Parade2211112 ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri World of Color1111111 SatSunMonTuesWedThurFrilast_img read more

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Golf in 2010: SA’s sixth major winner

first_imgBy winning The Open, he joined Bobby Locke, Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, and Trevor Immelman as South Africans who have had their names engraved on major trophies. Two-time winnerCharl Schwartzel, too, was a two-time winner. His victories were scored early in the year in South African-based European Tour events. She won an astonishing five times, in the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe, the Finnair Masters, the Sanya Ladies Open, and the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open. Lee-Ann PaceOn the Ladies European Tour, Lee-Anne Pace enjoyed a wonderful year and became the first South African to capture the Order of Merit. She also won the Players’ Player of the Year Award after receiving the most votes from her peers. It was his fifth European Tour win and the third of those that had been achieved in South Africa. For many years Clark had been a consistent performer on the US PGA Tour, but inexplicably had never broken through to win. It took him 206 tournaments to do so, but it was a thrilling and deserved victory went it finally arrived. Just two weeks later, he was back in the winner’s circle after a two-shot victory in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. 22 December 2010 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “To win an Open Championship is special, but to win it here at Saint Andrews is something you dream about,” he said afterwards. In early January he claimed the African Open at the East London Golf Club with a 20-under-par total of 272. A week later he captured the Joburg Open by a sensational six shots after shooting a seven-under-par 64 in the third round and a five-under 66 over the last 18 holes. South African golfers provided many highlights in 2010, but none more than Louis Oosthuizen, who scored an extraordinary seven-shot victory in the British Open at Saint Andrews in July. Ernie Els’ return to formMeanwhile, while Louis Oosthuizen enjoyed a career-best year, his mentor Ernie Els returned to the form that made him a long time world top-five-ranked golfer, and with that form came victories. In mid-March, he celebrated his first victory in two years when he conquered the Blue Monster and Doral to win the World Golf Championships-CA Championship by four shots from fellow South African Charl Schwartzel. At the end of March, Oosthuizen had secured his first European Tour victory in the Open de Andalucia de Golf in Malaga. It came only a week after he narrowly missed out on the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco. He had led heading into the final round, but ended up settling for second. Sapa quoted the legendary Gary Player as saying: “I wish she was my daughter.” The Big Easy wasn’t done winning yet and later in the year added the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Royal Port in Bermuda to his long list of career titles. He had previously won it in 1997. Oosthuizen’s achievements were recognised by the Laureus World Sports Awards in December when he was named as a finalist for the World Breakthrough of the Year. He was the only South African to earn a nomination in any category. Addressing the media afterwards, Clark said: “Behind the majors this is the biggest tournament and the best field out there, and you’re always going to look at the history of the majors, but this is certainly … if there’s a number five this is it, but this is just a huge honour and everything that comes with it. Yeah, it’s a very proud day.” Very quickly, the golfing world learnt about the South African who goes by the nickname of “Shrek”, and he certainly won many fans with his smiling, humble demeanour. Major winners In 2011, Schwartzel and Oosthuizen will contest the US PGA Tour. By topping the Order of Merit, Pace earned herself a valuable 10-year Tour exemption. Asked how it felt to win two tournaments in a row, Els said: “It’s an amazing feeling, really. It can be one of the toughest games, cruellest games in the world, and then you sit here, it’s one of the nicest games. Tim Clark’s breakthroughFor many South African golf fans, one of the moments they most savoured in 2010 was the victory of Tim Clark in The Players Championship.last_img read more

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Tsogo Sun invests in schools chess programme

first_imgThe Tsogo Sun hospitality group will invest R10 million in the Moves for Life School Chess Programme as part of its SunCares corporate social investment programme.Recognising the age-old game’s educational potential the South African hospitality group wants to use the board game to inspire young people’s imaginations and improve their ability to learn.“The selection of chess seemed a natural fit for us as part of both our strategy to develop sport as well as play a role in education. Chess is listed among the government’s top 16 priority sporting codes for inclusion at school level and the educational development through chess then aligns strongly with sport and education,” says Shanda Paine, group CSI manager at Tsogo Sun.She adds; “All our initiatives are designed to comply with government’s strategy and objectives within the school system to ensure that we contribute to the overall development of the children we reach.”The group has signed a three-year contract with Moves for Life, acquiring naming rights to rebrand the initiative Tsogo Sun Moves for Life.Part of the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life initiative is showing teachers how to use MiniChess to supplement their lessons; more than 600 foundation phase teachers have now started holding MiniChess classesOn 26 October 2010, sponsors gathered at a gala dinner, with President Jacob Zuma, to launch Tsogo Sun Moves for Life to take chess to students across the country. Zuma, a Tsogo Sun Moves for Life patron, talked about how he used the game during his imprisonment on Robben Island to keep his mind sharp and hone his leadership skills.“Chess is by far one of the oldest and most played games in the world,” he said, adding, “It cuts across intellectual, age and language barriers and can therefore be enjoyed by people from across the world.”He said that chess could help students understand complex concepts, with a particular focus on mathematics and science.Angie Motshekga, the minister for basic education, and the then minister of sports and recreation, Gert Oosthuizen, were among the government representatives at the event showing support for the ground-breaking initiative.MOVES FOR LIFE PROGRAMMESThe Moves for Life initiative comprises two sub programmes, the MiniChess programme aimed at students between five and eight years’ old and the MasterMoves programme for children from eight years’ old, in grade 2, to matric, with some 50 000 children participating in the programmes countrywide.The MiniChess programme gives foundation phase pupils an entertaining way to understand maths and science, while teaching important life skills.The programme will help develop and improve children’s concentration, creativity, logical thinking, and planning and problem solving skills at an early age.Part of the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life initiative is showing teachers how to use MiniChess to supplement their lessons; more than 600 foundation phase teachers have now started holding MiniChess classes.MiniChess was developed by Marisa van der Merwe, the first South African to play Grand Master Garry Kasperov by invitation; she played a respectable four hours against the former world champion.Garry Kasparov is also the founder, patron and acting chairperson of the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF), which launched its African branch in Johannesburg in March 2012, focusing on promoting chess as a tool for education and social development.The KCF-A has since become a Tsogo Sun Moves for Life partner.The programme will help develop and improve children’s concentration, creativity, logical thinking, and planning and problem solving skills at an early ageThe MasterMoves programme introduces students to the more complex aspects of the game, encouraging them to participate in the monthly Tsogo Sun Moves for Life tournaments. The programme teaches people with a strong chess background how to teach chess, and holds workshops teaching communities more about chess and how it can benefit them recreationally, educationally and professionally.THE BENEFITS OF CHESSChess presents intellectual challenges to players; dealing with these challenges helps build strategic skills that can be applied off the black and white battle field.“It is an important game in many respects…” Zuma said; “… the main benefit being that it contributes to the development of strategic thinking as well as concentration, analytical skills and problem solving.”The game builds focus as children learn to concentrate during a chess game; they learn that their actions have consequences and how to weigh their options based on the consequences of their actions.Visualising and thinking ahead are key to mastering chess as players need to imagine a sequence of actions to counter possible threats.Chess also helps to hone analytic and planning skills, as players must make measured moves to avoid their opponents’ attacks, while predicting other pieces’ moves.The game offers a unique, entertaining opportunity to build and hone lifelong skills.Mickey Scheepers, Tsogo Sun Moves for Life trustee of says; “The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life initiative is fuelled by people who believe that every South African child has the potential to become a world-class citizen.”last_img read more

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James Partin Promoted to Director of Loss Prevention at Von Maur

first_imgJames Partin has been promoted to Director of Loss Prevention at Von Maur. James was most recently a Regional Loss Prevention Manager with the company, and has held positions with increasing responsibility since joining Von Maur as a loss prevention associate in 2009. He has also held positions with The Home Depot and Target Corporation during the course of his loss prevention career. James holds an Associate of Applied Sciences from Southeastern Community College, and also attended the University of Louisville.Congratulations James! Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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RCMP investigators knew it was the pig farmer in Coquitlam years before

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn RCMP corporal is speaking out about the botched RCMP investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton.Catherine Galliford was the public face of the RCMP during the time when police were trying to determine if a serial killer was at work.She now says police knew years earlier that Pickton was the killer. Yet, the investigation stalled because of carelessness and sexual harassment.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler spoke with Galliford.last_img

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Judicial vacancies need to be filled to reduce pending cases Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took a dig at the Centre and said that fresh appointments should take place to reduce the pendency of cases before the courts and bring down the “sufferings” of the common man.Speaking at the foundation stone laying programme of the new complex of the Calcutta High Court at New Town on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said: “There are many pending cases. But as I gathered from the Chief Justice that there are no appointment-related pending works here. However, there are many in Delhi.” Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya was also present at the event. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”I would like to mention that if the infrastructure is not developed and if vacancies are not filed up then the ultimate sufferers will be the common man. There are lakhs of cases and it would take 50 to 100 years for them to be resolved,” Banerjee said adding that the Government of India needs to work with the Supreme Court and High Courts with proper coordination in this connection. While speaking about her government’s initiative taken to develop the necessary infrastructure, the Chief Minister said: “Jalpaiguri Circuit Bench is almost ready. It was a long-pending demand of the locals. A large section of people from North Bengal will be benefitted with the setting up of the Jalpaiguri Circuit Bench.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhile speaking about the new complex of the Calcutta High Court at New Town, the Chief Minister maintained that the state government has allotted the land within 24 hours of the proposal given in this connection. “I had called up state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim and directed Debashis Sen, Chairman and MD of WBHIDCO, to identify a plot for the new complex of the High Court. Within half-an-hour, the land was identified and following subsequent processes, the Cabinet gave its approval,” the Chief Minister said adding that the work has been done out of social responsibility. “We are having a huge loan burden of Rs 48,000 crore. Despite that, the move has been taken up considering a better future for which development of necessary infrastructure is absolutely crucial,” she said. It may be mentioned that the state government gave 10 acres of land in New Town at Re 1 to the Calcutta High Court for construction of the new complex. She further said that besides the High Court, steps would also be taken for the development of the infrastructure of the district and sub-divisional courts. “But it would not be possible to carry out the entire work in one go. So the work will be taken up in phases,” the Chief Minister added.last_img read more

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