Man Utd stars beg club’s hierarchy NOT to sack Solskjaer and let him rebuild

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED stars are urging Old Trafford chiefs to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time to rebuild the club.The Norwegian’s job is on the line and Mauricio Pochettino is available after being sacked by Tottenham.2 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got a much-needed win over TottenhamCredit: EPABut The Times reports that the squad told key figures at the club that they think Solskjaer is the right man for the job before Wednesday’s clash with Spurs.United put in one of their best performances of the season to beat Jose Mourinho’s side, with a Marcus Rashford double handing his under-fire boss a lifeline.The Red Devils had come into the game off the back of disappointing draws with promoted Aston Villa and Sheffield United as well as a defeat to Astana, albeit with a weakened XI.Another huge fixture is up next as Solskjaer leads his side out in a derby showdown with Manchester City tomorrow night.And the former Molde and Cardiff manager hopes to keep up the momentum after the 2-1 win over Spurs.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHe said: “Confidence is a strange thing in football, you can get performances and results like Wednesday night and it boosts it so much and I know our boys will be up for it.”Energy wise we should be fine, they are young, 24 hrs less recovery time shouldn’t matter, we will go on adrenaline.”We’re going away against arguably the best team in England, a difficult game.”I said it before the Tottenham game when everything was doom and gloom that it’s a chance to turn that doubt into belief and for us if we can manage to get another performance.”2Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsDavid De Gea is looking forward to the clash – but urged his team-mates to keep their structure in a high-pressure atmosphere.He told the club’s official website: “It’s always a special fixture. It’s a derby game, against a top side who have a clear way of playing and like to knock the ball around.“With all their pressure you have to be very good defensively. As I say, it’s always a special game and I can’t wait for the game to come around.“I’m keen to try and put in a good performance so we can go away with the three points which would be really great for us.”Man Utd could use Jose Mourinho favourite Matic as bait to land Spurs ace Eriksen in January transfer windowlast_img read more

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Last minute! Workers hurry to submit Income Tax Returns

first_imgLong lines of persons hurriedly submitting income tax returns forms at the Guyana Revenue Authority.With the last date being today for filing income tax returns, workers stood in long lines to ensure their income tax returns are submitted. Persons who submit these forms after the closing date stand to pay penalty fees.last_img

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Listen More Closely to Africa’s Voice on Climate Change

first_imgAs more than 120 world leaders converge on New York this week for an unprecedented UN climate summit, one highly significant voice needs to be heard.  That voice belongs to Africa. In all the global discussions around rising sea levels, shrinking rain forests, imperiled species and biodiversity, green bonds and carbon prices, Africa’s unique stake and contribution to a global climate strategy needs to be more front and center. This is only right for a continent that has contributed the least to the profound changes underway in the Earth’s climate but whose people will suffer its withering impact the most.Consider that Africa is responsible for only 3.8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions yet from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa to the south of the continent, African countries experience first-hand the devastating effects of increasingly severe droughts and floods and more extreme weather patterns that scorch or drown their crops. Africa’s political and business leaders are already committed to a climate-resilient growth path, yet the path promises to be bumpy. Recent World Bank research outlines a disturbing scenario for Sub-Saharan Africa in a 2°C warmer world, forecasting dramatic effects on agriculture and food production in a region where 80 percent of Africans rely on agriculture to make ends meet for their families. Consequently, we cannot separate agriculture and food security from climate change. Agriculture in Africa accounts for 30-40 percent of GDP. A 1.5°C to 2°C increase in temperature by the 2030s and 2040s will lead to a 40- to 80-percent reduction in the area of land suitable for growing maize, millet and sorghum. These cereals are the mainstay of African diets. They provide the bulk of people’s daily food intake especially in the drylands of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. We must also amplify the links between climate change and conflict. In a groundbreaking 2013 paper published in Science magazine, economists Solomon Hsiang, Marshall Burke, and Edward Miguel argued that there is strong evidence linking climatic events to human conflict in Africa and across all other major regions of the world. The magnitude of climate change is substantial they wrote: for each one standard deviation change in climate toward warmer temperatures or more extreme rainfall, median estimates indicate that the frequency of interpersonal violence rises 4% and the frequency of intergroup conflict rises 14%.Africa’s harsher climate of the future will also change traditional livelihoods. As temperatures rise, Africa’s iconic savanna grasslands will dry up and threaten the livelihoods of their pastoral communities. Given the sensitivity of livestock—their goats, cows, and other animals—to extreme heat, too little water and feed, and disease, pastoralism as a centuries-old way of life is likely to be in danger.Rainfall patterns will dramatically change; droughts and floods will be more frequent and lead to a 3-percent expansion in total arid areas. Coastal populations in Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Mozambique would face the greatest risk of inundation and storm surges. Coastal erosion represents a major threat as a large part of Africa’s GDP derives from activities such as fishing, tourism and trade.  Entire cities and villages along the coast – capital cities and crucial deep-sea ports — could be wiped out due to rising sea-levels. Countries such as Togo, Ghana and Mozambique could lose more than 50 percent of their coastal GDP, according to recent estimates. Sustainable management of the region’s rich natural resources—forests, water, land—can contribute to the storage of carbon, while supporting livelihoods and generating economic benefits. Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, also harbors 5 percent of the world’s known biodiversity. Before the country’s political crisis, nature-based tourism was a $500-million industry, growing at 10 percent per year. But the island is also on the list of the most climate change-vulnerable countries which will have a significant impact on its biodiversity.Africa is one of the world’s fastest-urbanizing continents. Parched rural hinterlands will steadily force people to move to already-crowded cities, creating overcrowding, stressing supplies of safe drinking water and drainage and sanitation.At the African Union Summit in Malabo, last June, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete reminded his audience that the “effects of climate change are likely to strike to the detriment of the whole continent”.  He added that Africa now requires in excess of US$15 billion per year to combat climate change, a figure that continues to rise.The good news is that Africa is uniquely well positioned to build resilience, especially in energy and agriculture, and has already embraced sustainability. Being green is good for business. In Kenya, small farmers are now earning carbon credits from sustainable farming. In South Africa, the city of Johannesburg recently issued its first green city bond to finance low-carbon infrastructure. In Mauritania, solar energy now powers 30 percent of Nouakchott’s energy use. In Africa, wind and solar potential can be over 1,000 GW but needs to be fully exploited. The continent has embarked on a clean power revolution that brings more electricity to people’s homes, businesses, clinics and schools. With only one in three Africans having access to energy, the task is urgent.  Africa has tremendous untapped hydro, geothermal, and solar power and must be developed to provide the electricity needed to offer sustained – and green – growth for the benefit of all its citizens.The World Bank is stepping up to the challenge.  We are financing transformational projects that attack poverty from multiple angles. We are supporting governments to promote “climate-smart agriculture” so that African farmers can achieve higher yields and make their farming more resilient to the changing climate.  In DRC, a $73.1-million technical assistance project will pave the way to bring hydroelectric power to 9 million people. These interventions are just a starting point – not nearly enough to address the monumental energy needs of the continent.  Though prices for renewables have declined significantly in the past decade, these energy sources are still costly.  The green energy revolution in African cannot be achieved without financial support of the international community, to bring down the costs of adopting these clean technologies.    The warning signs are clear: climate change under even the 2°C scenario is a menacing threat to sustainable development in Africa. These impacts could potentially overwhelm existing development efforts. We ignore the early warning signs at our collective peril. But, through collective action, we can ensure a climate-resilient future that benefits all Africans and the entire planet.Makhtar Diop is the World Bank Vice President for the Africa RegionShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Over $1M in prizes up for grabs in Ride with Sujata promotion

first_imgEmployees of Continental Industries Limited displaying the prizes to be wonContinental Industries Limited is looking to give customers a wonderful Christmas with its Ride with Sujata promotion which will see over $1 million in prizes being up for grabs.The promotion will run from July 1 to September 30, 2019, and customers will be given a chance to win 3 motorcycles, 2 one-year free subscriptions for E-Networks TV service, 5 gift cards and 2 hampers.To win, customers are required to submit any combination of three empty packets of Sujata Curry Powder, Sujata Turmeric Dye or Continental Custard Powder with the special ZZZ code found at the end of the batch number.Customers can drop their submissions into boxes located in supermarkets countrywide with their name, address and contact number. The closing date for the submission of entries is October 1, 2019.Administrative Assistant at Continental, Rajesh Ramgolam said that customers have to look for the triple Z code at the back of the packet and once it has that number, they can submit any three packets of any combination.“It could be one Sujata Dye, one of the custard powder, one of the curry powder, any size, it doesn’t matter, once its three packets with that special code at the back, you’ll be eligible to enter. We have 33 entry boxes across the country, in Berbice, East Coast, East Bank, Linden, West Demerara and Essequibo” Ramgolam said.Production Manager, Avesh Persaud of Continental encouraged customers to continue using the Sujata line of products which have multiple health benefits.Drawings will be held on October 10 and 11 at Continental Industries Limited, Regent and Alexander Streets, Georgetown and at the company’s Port Mourant, Berbice branch.last_img read more

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Alcohol a possible factor in South Taylor Hill rollover

first_imgThe driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who was born in 1988, was transported by ambulance to the Fort St. John Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The police report on the incident indicates that alcohol is being investigated as a factor in his dangerous and negligent driving. The road was reopened to traffic by 10:45 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

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Extended delays possible at FSJ Medical Clinic as doctors depart

first_imgNorthern Health has previously said it will have up to six new physicians arrive in Fort St. John by fall. It has said it will also continue working with the North Peace Division of Family Practice Physicians in Fort St. John on recruitment and workloads.The doctors say they have been working for two years to find replacements for the de Bruyns, but have been unsuccessful. They anticipate further discussions on the matter to happen with Ministry of Health and Northern Health officials planned for July.“Without additional support there simply are not enough of us to continue to care for the 11,000 patients on our books, while continuing to offer the many hospital-based services we provide,” the doctor’s said in their statement.Northern Health has set a benchmark goal of 31 family doctors for Fort St. John. The arrival of the new doctors this fall will push the doctor count to around 19, still well short of what is needed.Advertisement Patients of the Fort St. John Medical Clinic can expect an even longer delay in getting an appointment as the clinic grapples with the looming departure of two more community doctors.In May, Drs. Pieter and Jana de Bruyn announced their departures from the Fort St. John Medical Clinic effective July 10, exacerbating an already stretched healthcare system in a city facing a severe doctor shortage.In a joint statement posted today on the clinic’s website, the remaining doctors say they will continue to provide a wide-range of services at the Fort St. John Hospital, and that they only expect that workload to increase.- Advertisement -“With the further departure of physicians from Family Practice and the community, this work load is expected to increase and will thus decrease the amount of time we are able to be in our office providing care to our own patients,” read the statement from Drs. Moody, Watt, Page, Mackey and Hamill.The doctors provide anesthesia, emergency, and obstetrics services, along with operating room assistance, and inpatients care at both the hospital and for residents of Peace Villa.“Because of the decreased physician numbers, patients can expect that it will be more difficult to make an appointment and there may even be days that there are no physicians available in our clinic, due to them being committed elsewhere,” the statement later reads.Advertisement Calls to the doctors were not immediately returned. A Northern Health spokesman was not immediately available to comment.last_img read more

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WOW! STUNNING PICTURES SHOW DONEGAL IN THE EARLY SUMMER SUN

first_imgTHERE really is no place quite like Donegal – especially when the sun shines.Local photographer Gerry Murphy was out for a dander on Dooey Beach last evening.“I was out strolling and came across these two enjoying the sun,” said Gerry. “It was another spectacular evening.”It sure was, WOW! STUNNING PICTURES SHOW DONEGAL IN THE EARLY SUMMER SUN was last modified: May 13th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal daily weatherDooey Beachsunshinelast_img read more

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10-story building changes hands

first_imgGrubb & Ellis Co. brokers have inked deals in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys worth $54.7 million, including a $43 million sale of a high rise in Burbank’s Media District, the company said Wednesday. In the Burbank transaction, Forest City-based Legacy Partners bought a 10-story 147,889-square-foot building at 2600 W. Olive Ave. that formerly housed some Walt Disney Co. operations. CarrAmerica Realty Corp of Washington, D.C., was the seller. The parcel, developed in 1986, also includes a five-story parking facility. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Kevin Shannon, vice president of Grubb’s South Bay office, who worked on the transaction, said that the district has a tight vacancy rate of about 5 percent. Legacy’s building has a vacancy rate of 67 percent. “It’s gotten to the point where almost all the vacancy in this submarket is in this building,” he said. But Legacy is already getting a lot of interest in the space, Shannon said. “This property is the only office building in the Burbank Media District that can accommodate significant contiguous space,” he said. Also working on the deal for Grubb were Rob Hannan and Jim Lindvall. CarrAmerica was represented by Brad Feld and John Winnek of Cushman & Wakefield. Legacy officials could not be reached for comment. In the Valencia deal, Grubb represented Newport Beach-based The Koll Co., in its $11.7 million purchase of Valencia Park Executive Center, a 66,584-square-foot office property. It’s at 25115 Avenue Stanford in the Valencia Gateway and consists of one three-story building and one two-story building. The seller was Fowler Property Acquisitions of Larkspur and is 70 percent leased. Shannon, Hannan, Scott Schumacher, Paul Perkins, Michael Moore and Lindvall worked on this deal and they represented both parties. “The buyer saw this property as an attractive investment because of its diversified tenancy and excellent access to two major freeways in a path of progress,” Shannon said. This is a market in which fortunes have turned in favor of landlords. Shannon said several buildings under construction are being built on speculation they will attract tenants. The numbers suggest they should. “There’s a 3.5 percent vacancy rate so its tight as a drum. It has improved dramatically in the past few years,” he said of the area’s vacancy rate. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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NOW THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ARE SPREADING – TO GARTAN!

first_imgGeraldine’s stunning picture of the Northern Lights over Gartan Lake near Churchill last night.We are almost used to the stunning Northern Lights appearing over Donegal a this stage.But up until now the stunning dancing light display has mostly been seen across the Inishowen Peninsula.But this stunning shot taken by well-known local photographer Geraldine Diver proves that they are spreading! Geraldine captured the lights last night over Gartan Lake near Churchill.The Glenswilly woman said she was left breathless after capturing the lights for the first time.And what a stunning first shot.  NOW THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ARE SPREADING – TO GARTAN! was last modified: February 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gartan LakeGeraldine Divernorthern lightslast_img read more

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COUNTY FOOTBALL STAR GERALDINE TAKES TO THE RING!

first_imgFighter! GeraldineCOUNTY football star Geraldine McLaughlin is among a group of club players taking to the ring tomorrow night – for a fight night!Geraldine, of course, is an equally talented soccer player.But she’s looking forward to her one-on-one duel with Termon’s Laura Gallagher at the Lagoon on Saturday night. Fights on the night are as follows:Paddy McDaid -V- Brian TreartyMaureen O’Donnell -V- Roisin FrielLaura Gallagher -V- Geraldine McLaughlin Therese McCafferty -V- Grainne McDaidDaryl Orr -V- Frankie McElweePaddy O’Connor -V- Connell McGrenraChuck McDaid -V- Damian CairnsFiontann O’Flynn -V- Sean Gallagher “It’s going to be a great night’s boxing and entertainment guaranteed,” said Geraldine.Tickets are on sale from any of the boxers or in The Lagoon – €20 for adults, €10 for children.Doors open at 7pm – first fight is at 7.30pm. COUNTY FOOTBALL STAR GERALDINE TAKES TO THE RING! was last modified: March 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FIGHT NIGHTMarch 8Termon GAAThe Lagoon Barlast_img read more

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