Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon

first_img“There’s a limit of players and whoever performs will be part of the team and whoever doesn’t they will have to fight to get back in.”After an unconvincing 2-0 victory over a depleted Perth, United will be hoping for a better performance against one-time bitter enemy Leeds.The rivalry has simmered since Leeds’ relegation from the English Premier League in 2004 but hostilities between the passionate fan bases are still evident with extra security measures being put in place by organisers at Perth Stadium.Solskjaer said United were excited to renew the rivalry. “Of course you want to have games against the biggest clubs,” he said. “It’s a great occasion for both sets of supporters and the players because there were great games (in the past).”Romelu Lukaku, who is reportedly looking to secure a move to Inter Milan, is set to play his first pre-season match against Leeds after recovering from a “niggle”. However, Luke Shaw is likely to miss out after suffering a hamstring injury in the match against Perth.United will have further pre-season games against Inter Milan in Singapore on July 20 and Tottenham in Shanghai on July 25, while Leeds will head to Sydney to face Western Sydney Wanderers.Share on: WhatsApp Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea signs autographs for fans in PerthPerth, Australia | AFP |  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he was optimistic that goalkeeper David De Gea would sign a new deal to remain at Old Trafford as Manchester United prepared to face old rivals Leeds in Perth.United’s pre-season tour of Australia has been overshadowed speculation over the futures of several stars, including De Gea who is in the last year of his contract and has been linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.The Spaniard is reportedly close to signing a new five-year deal with United worth in excess of £350,000 a week that would make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world.De Gea was rested from United’s pre-season opener against Perth Glory on Saturday but will line up against Leeds on Wednesday to wrap up the Red Devils’ 10-day visit to the Western Australia city.“He’ll play and hopefully we can agree (on a new deal) with David, as I’ve said a few times,” Solskjaer told reporters.“That’ll be up to David to announce when that happens, if and when.”The United boss refused to be drawn on whether Leicester City and England centreback Harry Maguire was on his way to Old Trafford.“There’s been loads of speculation but I can’t really say anything,” Solskjaer said.last_img read more

Amateurs head to LETAS event

first_img Elite England Golf amateurs – led by women’s number one, Alex Peters – will tee off tomorrow in the WPGA International Challenge on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS). The Challenge, which is the only LETAS event in the UK, is supported by England Golf and will take place at Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa, on the Suffolk/Essex border, from September 26-28. Invitations went to leading amateurs on the England Golf women’s order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. They will play in an international field which will include Alison Nicholas, Europe’s winning captain at the 2011 Solheim Cup and a past US Open champion. The England Golf players are: Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’, Image © Leaderboard Photography), Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall), Rachael Goodall (Heswall), Emma Tayler (Saunton), Charlotte Thompson (Channels), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer), Kerry Smith (Waterlooville), Lucy Goddard (Mid Herts), Chelsea Masters (Highwoods, Bexhill), Poppy Finlay (Vicars Cross), Chloe Rogers (Braintree), Samantha Giles (St Mellion), Inci Mehmet (Wentworth), Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), Abbey Gittings (Walmley), Sophie Powell (Stockport), Bethan Popel (Long Ashton). Follow their progress at 25 Sep 2013 Amateurs head to LETAS event last_img read more

Yorkshire’s Dennis Trickett receives Micklem Award

first_img25 Apr 2019 Yorkshire’s Dennis Trickett receives Micklem Award Yorkshire’s Dennis Trickett, who has run golf championships for almost 50 years, has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the amateur game with England Golf’s Gerald Micklem Award.Dennis, a member at Abbeydale Golf Club, Sheffield, received the award from outgoing President Desmond Duffy at today’s annual meeting of the organisation.“I feel honoured and delighted to receive this award and to join such a distinguished list of former recipients,” said Dennis. “Golf has been a huge part of my life and it has given me so much.   I owe a debt of gratitude to so many who have helped me along the way.”Dennis has been a member at Abbeydale since 1961 and, for most of that time, he has been involved in running golf competitions and enhancing the experience of players at club, county and national level.One of his favourite moments came two years ago in the Lee Westwood Trophy, an England Golf Order of Merit championship. “In the final round Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters Champion, caddied for Sam Hayward, Danny’s caddy at the time. You should have seen the look on the faces of Sam’s playing partners!”Another good memory is of helping to organise the Bank of Europe Pro-Am at Abbeydale in 1977 when the players included Nick Faldo, Mark James and Sam Torrance.Dennis has run both the Yorkshire Order of Merit and the North of England Amateur Championship, since they started, respectively 22 and eight years ago.  The Order of Merit has featured some very notable names, while the championship is the last England Order of Merit event of the season and was designed as a top-class event for players who had decided not to pursue a Tour card.“Being able to organise top amateur golf each year has been the icing on the cake,” said Dennis.Over the years, Dennis has been involved at all levels of the game and he comments: “I have been very fortunate to have had some very good friends who have supported me in many ways.”At his club he’s been Captain, President and is now an Honorary Member. He joined the Sheffield Union of Golf Clubs in 1979 and became President in 1993. Ten years later, he held the same position with the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs, and chaired the county’s championship committee for 16 years.He was a member of the championship committee of the former English Golf Union, now England Golf, for eight years, helping to run top-class national events. Dennis has been secretary of the Northern Counties Golf Union for 12 years.Aside from golf, Dennis joined the family business of cutlery, silverware and pewterware in 1955, before a two-year break for National Service.  He helped to form the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen, which he went on to chair, and in 1988 became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Pewterers and a Freeman of the City of London.Dennis and his wife, Heather, have a son and a daughter, who both have two children. Tags: Gerald Micklem Award, Volunteerslast_img read more

William and Jean Kelly Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

first_imgWilliam J. and Jean M. Kelly celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a party given by their children and immediate family at their home in Rumson. An additional party was held at The Brothers Restaurant, Red Bank.The Kellys were married Aug. 2, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Castle, Pa.Mr. Kelly retired in 1984 as president of J.H. Kelly Co. Automotive Parts, Red Bank, and managed Felix Auto Parts from 1984 to 1995. He served in the Third Army during World War II as a field artillery observer, seeing action in France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He is a member of the Red Bank Kiwanis Club.Mrs. Kelly, the former Jean Louise McConnell, attended the University of Minnesota and worked as an engineering aide at Watson Laboratories, located at Fort Monmouth during World War II. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Louis J. Weinstein Co., Little Silver, for 28 years. As a member of the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury for more than 50 years, she served as a deacon, and a member of the bell choir for many years.Children of the couple are Jill (Kelly) and Paul Drew, Spring Lake Heights; Mary (Cook) and Dr. W. Jeffrey Kelly, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Janet (Kelly) and Fred Lundquist, Encinitas, Calif.; and Joy (Kelly) and Greg Stiles, Luray, Va.  Mr. and Mrs. Kelly have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.They currently enjoy traveling with their children and their families, having traveled to Europe and more recently throughout the United States and Canada.When asked if they have a secret to the longevity of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly said, “We honor our vows.”last_img read more

Town Clerk rented UG bus park to “specific” drivers – City Hall CoI…

first_img… City being micromanaged by Min Bulkan – former Deputy MayorAs the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) unfolds into the operations at the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), Alliance For Change (AFC) Councillor Sherod Duncan took the stand, declaring that the Town Clerk is incapable of performing his duties which has led to much interference from the Communities Minister.Town Clerk Royston KingDuncan stood before Justice Cecil Kennard as he made his testaments under oath, sharing some light into the activities which have been occurring at the Council under the leadership of Mayor Patricia Chase Green and the Town Clerk, Royston King.He indicated that Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has taken the liberty to interfere into the works at City Hall and in some cases, King was notified via letters that his decisions were not approved by Central Government. According to Duncan, it seems as though Bulkan “has taken up residence” at City Hall to look at all activities under a microscope.“The city is being micromanaged by the Minister of Communities when you should have a competent Town Clerk who understands what he is doing and the Minister is writing to the Town Clerk reprimanding him. It boggles my mind,” he further added.On one occasion, King was engaged by the Minister in relation to the dismissal of two officers who were attached to the City Constabulary. One of the officers had provided evidence of wrongdoing against another officer. However, King dismissed both of them even after the committee was asked to address the incident. He was later addressed by Bulkan for the way this matter was dealt with.According to Duncan, he is under the impression the Mayor has relinquished all of her superiority into the hands of the Town Clerk and as such, he has been misusing his authorities and power. Duncan indicated that on many occasions, the Councillors were not briefed on the allocation of monies for contracts that were been awarded. An instance is the $125 million contract that was allocated towards the restoration of the Le Repentir Cemetery which was finalised after a unilateral decision.When asked by Justice Cecil Kennard as to what would have been the outcome of the No-Confidence Motion that was filed against the Town Clerk if it was approved, Duncan explained that early interventions would have been taken by the Local Government Commission (LGC).“One of the consequences of the motion would’ve been the registering or displeasure in the conduct of the Town Clerk and then following that subsequently, [actions on behalf of] the Local Government Commission.”The motion was filed earlier this year but was disallowed by the Mayor after seeking legal advice from Attorney Maxwell Edwards, who is the spouse of Councillor Noelle Chow-Chee.Rented bus parksCecelia Richards represented the University of Guyana’s branch of the United Minibus Union (UMU), to highlight a decision that was taken by the Town Clerk to collect monies from nine specific drivers of the Route 44 (Industry) route. She testified that King was collecting a monthly rental of $3000 from each of the drivers to occupy a stretch of the roadway that spans from the Avenue of the Republic to Hinck Street. Consequently, some 45 drivers are left to fend for themselves as the area remains occupied by the said drivers.Prior to that, city Police Officers would arrive at the park every day to collect $200 from each of the drivers. When confronted, officials at City Hall denied implementing such a regulation. Efforts were made to reach the Town Clerk, but the affected drivers were prohibited from meeting with him.“It was hard for us to provide for our families. We just stay there all day at the back of the line,” said Richards.The inquiry is expected to conclude on October 31, where the necessary recommendations will be submitted after all evidence is presented before the Commission. Justice Kennard sought to point out that letters in the media will not be taken in account as testimonies. Hence, persons would have to take the stand under oath to submit their evidence.Since September 21, 2018, the Town Clerk was instructed to proceed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.last_img read more

After Evander Kane suspension, baby Sharks get their shot

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Danil Yurtaykin will start on the Sharks’ top line with Logan Couture and Timo Meier. Lean Bergmann will skate on the second line with Tomas Hertl and Lukas Radil.It may not be ideal for the Sharks to start the regular season Wednesday with two rookies, Yurtaykin and Bergmann, in their top six forward group. But that’s the situation they’re in going into the opener against the Vegas Golden Knights after winger Evander Kane was suspended by the NHL for three games without pay …last_img read more

African growth ‘calls for industrialisation’

first_img26 September 2012Although Africa is the second-fastest growing continent, its challenge is to move from a path built on consumption and commodity exports to a more sustainable developmental path based on industrialisation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Davies was speaking during the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (Unctad’s) Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday.Although Unctad’s recent World Investment Report indicates that global foreign direct investment flows exceeded the pre-crisis average in 2011, reaching US$1.5-trillion, flows remained some 23% below their 2007 peak. While foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows increased across all major economic groupings in 2011, developing economies now account for 45% of global FDI.FDI inflows into sub-Saharan Africa recover“Africa saw a third year of declining FDI inflows, but the 2011 decline in flows to the continent was due largely to divestments from North Africa,” Davies said. “Inflows to sub-Saharan Africa recovered to $37-billion, close to their historic peak.”South Africa was now seeing growing investment from India and China, which was also occurring across the African continent.South Africa was also investing on the continent, with a recent publication by the South Africa Institute of Race Relations observing that total South African direct investment on the continent had increased from R3.8-billion in 1994 to R115.7-billion in 2009, Davies noted.Making FDI work for developmentWhile there was debate on the models of on investment policy, the Investment for Sustainable Development Model recognised that while FDI could make a positive contribution to sustainable development, the benefits to host countries were not automatic.“It posits that regulations are needed to balance the economic requirements of investors with the need to ensure that investments make a positive contribution to sustainable development in the host state,” Davies said.The associated benefits of investment as they relate to technology transfer, skills development and research, among others, needed to be purposefully built into the investment regime, and not taken for granted.“New thinking and practice in international economic policy-making, notably with respect to the role of state in economic development, finance and industry, also need to find expression in international investment policy-making.”Davies added that South Africa’s three-year bilateral investment treaties (BITs) review, concluded in 2010, confirmed this assessment. The recommendations made from the review were largely endorsed by the Cabinet in April 2010.“Cabinet understood that the relationship between BITs and FDI was ambiguous at best, and that BITs pose risks and limitations on the ability of the government to pursue its Constitution-based transformation agenda.The Cabinet had concluded that South Africa should refrain from entering into BITs in future, except in cases of compelling economic and political circumstances.It had instructed that all “first generation BITs, which South Africa signed shortly after the democratic transition in 1994, many of which have now reached their termination date, should be reviewed with a view to termination, and possible renegotiation on the basis of a new Model BIT to be developed.”Source: read more

Home Virtualization & The New Power User

first_imgWindows 8 is not really my cup of tea. Mac OS X Mountain Lion is not what I hoped it would be. Google’s Chrome operating system is not powerful enough for my purposes. What is a power user to do?Use multiple operating systems at once, that’s what! And with advances in desktop virtualization, that’s easier than ever to accomplish.With today’s powerful multi-core processors and inexpensive RAM, it is easy to take advantage of a trend that has already swept the Fortune 100. It just needs a little tweaking for the home environment. Let me show you how it works for me.What Is Virtualization?First, a quick bit of background. Virtualization is all about separating the software from the hardware, creating virtual machines that act like real machines inside another operating system. Server virtualization is all the rage because it allows companies to create multiple “virtual” servers on a limited number of physical servers, boosting efficiency, adding flexibility and lowering costs.Desktop virtualization, meanwhile, creates one or more virtual environments on a single piece of hardware. And it’s hardly new. In the early ’90s we used Soft PC to run Windows on Macintosh computers.Early virtual environments were slow – and the extra memory they required was expensive. Today, a fussy operating system user like me can build a complex system at home with lots of memory for not a lot of money. And that lets me do some very interesting things.Obviously it would be simpler to stick with one operating system. But I have developed a fondness for certain programs over the years and some of them are platform specific. I want to use all of them, and advances in virtualization let me have my cake and eat it too. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? david sobotta Cost-Effective – And A Built-In Backup SystemI could have also installed a virtual PC environment on my Mac, but when you look at the $99 cost of a Windows 8 license, buying a whole PC got me another CPU, 8GB more RAM, a 1TB hard drive, keyboard, mouse and DVD burner for just $400 more.I also could have bought a powerful Mac Pro system to run everything. But the economics of that approach make no sense. A Mac Pro with less RAM and about the same amount of storage costs almost $3,000. Would it be faster? Hard to say. It would certainly be more elegant and compact, but my virtualized setup works great for me.Having two systems also lets me one as a backup. If necessary, I could upgrade to the Windows version of the VMware product and move over my Linux environment by just copying a file.More to the point, I love having every piece of software I could dream of at my finger tips. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid With my system it is easy to use whatever tool I prefer – no matter which environment it lives in – with the power of two modern microprocessors and plenty of storage. I can ignore the parts of Windows 8 that bug me while still getting access to Windows programs. I don’t have to give up my specialized Mac programs like iMovie, but I can avoid the iOSified version of iPhoto for my daily photography work.Getting It All To WorkNot surprisingly, there were some hiccups putting this all together. I never got Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Client to work with Mac OS X Lion, but Teamviewer worked on the first try. Selecting the right version of Linux required a few tries, but with VMware’s installation program you can install directly from a downloaded ISO image.One of the neat things about virtualization is that my Linux environment is just a file on the Mac. Dedicating hardware to Linux is still not as easy as using a virtual Linux machine that takes advantage of all the hardware drivers that come with the Mac environment. Tags:#Chrome OS#Desktop Virtualization#home#imac#Linux#Linux desktop#Mac#Microsoft#OS X#Windows#Windows 8 What Does My Home Virtual Environment Look Like?I have three screens on my desk, driven by two powerful but inexpensive computers. One is a Lenovo tower PC driven by an Intel Core i5 chip with 8GB of RAM. The other is a Mac Mini with 16GB of RAM.Total spending – including a new LCD monitor to join the two I had- was less than $1,500. That includes a very reasonable $50 for VMware Fusion, virtualization software. I also downloaded the free non-commercial version of TeamViewer to let me remotely control a desktop computer from another computer.While all of this may sound pretty complicated, it’s actually a fairly simple way to create just the environment that I want.I love the Linux desktop environment. And AbiWord offers a good balance between advanced word-processing features and simplicity. But I don’t want to live entirely in Linux. I don’t to give up Pixelmator on the Macintosh for my graphics work or Rapidweaver for my websites. And I prefer Microsoft Excel on Windows for my spreadsheets. I also like Postbox on Windows for my mail and Adobe’s Lightroom for my photos. I actually run Chrome and Firefox browsers in all three operating systems as needed.The 16GB of memory in the Mac lets me easily run a virtual Linux environment using Fusion. Teamviewer lets me control my Lenovo PC from the Mac – and run the latest version of Excel and Postbox in a PC Window.If I want to move files from one environment to the other, I use Dropbox. It is the only popular cloud storage tool easily usable on Linux by someone like me.last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Coventry sign Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Coventry sign Wolves forward Bright Enobakhareby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCoventry City have signed Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare on loan until the end of the season.The 20-year-old spent the first half of the campaign on loan with Kilmarnock, making six appearances for the Scottish Premiership club.Enobakhare joined Wolves aged 15 and has played 49 times for the club since making his senior debut in August 2015.He featured in 21 league games last season as Wolves won promotion to the Premier League. last_img read more

Trudeau visits Hehrs pancake breakfast as he makes the Calgary Stampede rounds

first_imgCALGARY – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made the Calgary Stampede rounds, with his first stop MP Kent Hehr’s pancake breakfast.Hehr lost his cabinet post earlier this year after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct with women.Trudeau has been dogged by negative headlines of his own centred on an 18-year-old allegation he groped a reporter at a British Columbia festival.Hehr says his boss has addressed the matter in an appropriate fashion and he’s proud to continue to serve in the Liberal government.He says he agrees with Trudeau 100 per cent that misconduct cases should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.Hehr’s event drew a big crowd of Calgarians keen to have their photo snapped and shake hands with the prime minister.Trudeau had warm words for the MP.“We’re so lucky to have him and his voice here in Calgary Centre. He’s a strong member of the team,” Trudeau said Saturday.Hehr said he’s optimistic heading into next year’s federal election.“In politics sometimes things happen that make it a little bit stressed… but there is no doubt I am committed to the Liberal government, to the Liberal team, to running in the next election and to sharing the good work that our government has done for not only the people in this country but the people of the city of Calgary,” he told reporters.Trudeau drew cheers when touched on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would enable Canadian oil shipments to Asia. Ottawa agreed to buy the project from Kinder Morgan earlier this year for $4.5 billion after the U.S. company said it would walk away due to the B.C. government’s efforts to block it.“I don’t know many people who, particularly given the trade context with the United States right now, would continue to argue that it’s a good thing that we only have one market, the United States, for our oil resources,” Trudeau said at the pancake breakfast.“That simply doesn’t make sense and getting our resources to new markets across the Pacific through the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is just in the Canadian interest, in Alberta’s interest and in all of our best interests.”Trudeau also visited the Stampede grounds and addressed supporters at a Liberal fundraising event.last_img read more