13 days agoSolskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a top six finish will see his job safe.The Daily Mail says privately, Solskjaer feels he will have to finish in the top six as a bare minimum this season to keep his job and would need to win a trophy next year.The club are prepared to give the under-fire manager some time given the rebuilding job needed.But significantly the new transfer policy, which began last summer with the acquisitions of Harry Maguire, Aaron wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, is now the blueprint for future windows regardless who is in the hot seat. last_img

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Hydro havocHydro One Ltd. discusses second-quarter results on Tuesday. Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government recently introduced legislation that would give it sweeping new powers over executive compensation at the partially privatized utility. Hydro One’s CEO retired in July and the board of directors resigned following a campaign pledge from Premier Doug Ford to fire them.Metro earningsMetro Inc. discusses third-quarter results on Wednesday. The Montreal-based grocery and pharmacy chain’s CEO recently told an audience that the $4.5-billion price tag it paid for competitor Jean Coutu Group was “not cheap”, but was justified due to the returns it will generate.Economic updateStatistics Canada releases the monthly survey of manufacturing for June on Thursday. The survey for May showed that Canadian manufacturing sales bounced back 1.4 per cent to $57.1 billion, beating economists’ expectations of 0.5 per cent.Pot for puppersCanopy Growth Corp. releases first quarter results on Tuesday. The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based cannabis giant is the latest medical marijuana company to enter the potentially lucrative pet market with its announcement last week that it will embark on a Health Canada-approved clinical trial to research the use of cannabis-based products to treat animal anxiety.Real estate updateA pair of reports will shed light on Canada’s real estate market next week. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation will release a report on homeowners debt on Tuesday, and the Canadian Real Estate Association will have home sales activity for July on Wednesday.last_img read more

Alaska Highway reopens north of Liard Hot Springs after fuel truck spill

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. — The Alaska Highway has reopened between the Liard Hot Springs and the Yukon border after a fuel truck spill closed the road for most of the day yesterday.According to the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the transport truck carrying roughly 55,000 litres of fuel was involved in a single vehicle incident at around 1:00 on Wednesday morning at Mile 543. No leak was reported at the time of the crash, but in an update at 7:45 a.m., the RCMP confirmed that the load was leaking.The responding Environmental Emergency Response Officer attended the incident site and determined that a fuel compartment in one of the truck’s two trailers was punctured. The Ministry estimates that 4,500 litres of fuel spilled to the environment, and it appears to be contained to the soil surrounding the highway. During a flyover, the officer did not see any sheen on the Liard River. However, it was noted that there are only pockets of visible water on the river due most of it being covered in ice. A multi-agency conference call took take yesterday evening to discuss future response plans. The Ministry said it will provide another update when new information becomes available.last_img read more

DOING IT RIGHT

first_imgDo rabbits make good pets? Rabbits have strikingly distinctive personalities. They can be as playful and silly as puppies or kittens, as independent and fascinating as cats, or as loyal and openly affectionate as dogs. And long-time rabbit owners claim that domestic rabbits are, in their own way, every bit as smart as cats and dogs. Are rabbits low-maintenance pets? Although they don’t need to be walked like dogs, rabbits are anything but low-maintenance. Their quarters need daily leaning. Alongside, fresh food and water must be offered daily, including a salad of leafy vegetables. Certain rabbit health problems can become chronic, requiring regular veterinary treatment. Unfortunately, veterinarians skilled in rabbit medicine are hard to find. Also Read – Feel what you fear What is the average life span of a rabbit? Well cared-for indoor rabbits can live 7-10 years, and some live into their teens. This is approximately the same life span as some breeds of dogs and requires the same long-term commitment. How often should I take them to the vet? Companion rabbits should be spayed/neutered by veterinarians with experience in rabbit surgery. This not only reduces hormone-driven behaviour such as lunging, mounting, spraying and boxing, but also protects females from the risk of uterine cancer, the incidence of which can exceed 50 per cent as rabbits grow older. Also Read – Homecoming Do rabbits love cuddling and getting picked up very often? Although some rabbits tolerate handling quite well, many do not like to be picked up and carried. If rabbits are mishandled, they will learn to nip to protect themselves. If they feel insecure when carried, they may scratch to get down. Unsprayed/unneutered rabbits often exhibit territorial behaviour such as boxing or nipping when their territory is invaded by the owner. What should I feed to the rabbits? The single most vital component of a rabbit’s diet is grass hay, which should be provided daily. Rabbit pellets should be given only in very limited quantities. Can I leave the rabbit unattended for a day or two? Rabbits need daily monitoring. Problems that are relatively minor in some species (e.g., a day or two of anorexia) may be life-threatening in rabbits and may require immediate veterinary attention. How frequently and how much should I feed my rabbit? A rabbit should ideally be fed twice a day, morning and evening, with a balanced diet consisting of unlimited access to hay or grass, a small amount of fruits and fresh leafy vegetables. In addition, a small quantity of good quality rabbit mix or pellets can be added to the diet to make it more nutritional and healthy. These pellets should be given in the ratio of 25 g per kg in ratio to your rabbit’s weight. You can give your rabbits treats but not too frequently or it will spoil dietary habits. Your rabbit should be fed according to its weight, keep a track of his/her food intake and weight to ensure he/she does not get over or underweight. If unsure or ever in doubt, it is best to consult your vet for more detailed information in regard to the best diet for your rabbit and to find out which plants or food items are safe to consume for these little beings. (Views expressed and information provided are personal. Send your questions to [email protected])last_img read more

Hughton unhappy with Brightons defense

first_imgChris Hughton admitted that he is very disappointed with the way his team concede all three goals in their last match against Crystal Palace and were defeated 3-2 despite not being the worse side.The Seagulls had great chances in the second half to equalize or maybe even turn around the whole game but in the end, the score remained the same as after the first half of the game.The British manager spoke about the result and his side’s performance as he said, according to Sky Sports:“It was uncharacteristic. We have been very good at corners. It is not like us but it is very difficult to give those goals away and get something from the game.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It is a huge frustration because all three goals are avoidable. That knocks us back. The Zaha [second] goal is a run that we know that he makes.”“We arguably had the best chances in that second half to get an equaliser or a winner but you can’t give the goals away that we gave away in the early period of that game.”“Whether we deserved that [equaliser] over the balance of the 90 minutes, probably not, but we had them very much on the back foot during that second half.”last_img read more

Lewandowski leaves his future to agent

first_imgRobert Lewandowski has spoken for the first time since his agent, Pini  Zahavi, revealed that his client wishes to leave Bayern Munich this summer for a “new challenge”The Israeli football agent, who is widely renown for having famously brokered the €222m world record deal that saw Neymar leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain last summer, recently revealed that Lewandowski has achieved everything that is possible at Bayern and now wants a fresh challenge elsewhere.“Robert feels he needs a change and a new challenge in his career,” said Zahavi.“The managers of Bayern know about it.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Lewandowski, who is currently on duty with the Poland national team as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup, announced that he has entrusted his future to his agent and will not be contemplating anything else other than next month’s tournament in Russia.“My agent takes care of these things,” he said. “I am focused on the preparations for the World Cup,” he said, according to Goal.“That is the most important thing. I do not think about anything else.”Both Real Madrid and Chelsea have been heavily linked with moves for Lewandowski this summer, who has a contract at Bayern until 2021.last_img read more

Silva hopeful Ronaldo will not retire from international duty

first_imgPortugal Midfielder Bernardo Silva hopes that his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo will not quit the national team following their exit from Russia.Silva, Ronaldo and co. were eliminated on Saturday night following a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in an enthralling end to end contest, which was decided by two wonderful Edison Cavani goals.Ronaldo was unable to significantly influence proceedings on the night and at 33 years old the world’s best striker may not be part of the Portuguese squad for the next world cup in Qatar.Bernardo Silva hopes that the Madrid star won’t call it a day just yet despite the disappointment in Russia, reports The Independent.“It’s his decision. As a teammate, I hope so because he helps us so much. He’s a fantastic player. We don’t need to describe him. So hopefully he stays but it’s his decision.” said Silva.“He has had another amazing season. The best scorer in the Champions League, a third Champions League in a row. In this World Cup, he helped us so much, scoring four goals. So yes, it seems like he’s getting better with age. I hope he stays but we’ll see what happens.”Ronaldo is Portugal’s record goalscorer having scored 85 in 154 games for his country. He hit 4 goals for them at this World Cup, including a sublime hat-trick against Spain and a powerful header against Morroco.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.Bernardo continued: “Everyone is disappointed, him as well. We’re going out of the World Cup with the feeling that in the first three games we didn’t play as well as we thought we could, and we didn’t lose.”“And this was our best game and we got eliminated. It’s a bit frustrating for us. But it’s football.” De volta a Portugal depois de uma experiência fantástica de participar num Campeonato do Mundo! Obrigado a todos os portugueses pelo apoio incondicional! ??❤ @selecaoportugal pic.twitter.com/2bfd8QSfYH— Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) July 2, 2018last_img read more

Report Atletico and Barcelona will go after Lozano

first_imgMexican forward Hirving Lozano has reportedly gone to the top of Atletico and Barcelona’s wishlist for next summer’s transfer window.We have already spoken a little bit about the talented Mexican forward Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano, the player who surprised clubs like Atletico and Barcelona last summer with his performance against Germany in the World Cup’s group stage. But Hirving has been delivering great performances in European football since day one at PSV Eindhoven, which is why there is a large number of European giants who are already considering on getting the Mexican player for the next summer transfer window. The only reason why Lozano didn’t leave PSV Eindhoven this summer, was because inside the squad they decided it wasn’t time for him to leave yet and they wanted him to be their most important player at the Champions League group stage this season. The Dutch champions are going to face Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Internazionale Milano with Hirving Lozano as the tip of the spear looking to score the goals.Hi guys! ??#PSVWIL pic.twitter.com/p0pcCgTqOZ— PSV (@PSV) September 1, 2018This second season in European football will be perfect for a club like Barcelona to make a final decision about the Mexican winger, they feel like he could be a great alternative for the time when Lionel Messi decides to retire from football and they are confident the player will respond accordingly to any challenge that presents itself to him at PSV. The Catalan club believes that Hirving Lozano is a perfect prospect for the future, his dribbling skills are one of a kind for Europe and they are aware that not many footballers in the world can do the things he does. And if that wasn’t enough to consider his status as a world-class superstar, Hirving Lozano can also score an elevated amount of goals during a whole season and this is yet another great reason for any big club to come after him. During his first season with PSV Eindhoven, Hirving Lozano scored 19 goals in his first 34 matches in all competitions and he has already scored 4 goals on his first 6 matches on this new season.Another goal for @HirvingLozano70 tonight? ?#PSVWIL pic.twitter.com/bCF5N0Iad1— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 1, 2018David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Atletico Madrid’s interest.But FC Barcelona wouldn’t be the only club that is interested on signing Hirving Lozano for their club next season, as Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid has been keeping tabs on the Mexican player for over a year and they would also go after his services according to Diario AS. We’ve already heard from Simeone’s mouth that he doesn’t want to sign his son Giovanni Simeone for the Colchoneros, which leaves the option for another striker next season and the Argentine manager is very keen on Lozano to eventually replace Antoine Griezmann as the main man on the attack. Other major clubs that will be interested in Lozano next summer are Borussia Dortmund from the Bundesliga, Manchester City and Manchester United from the Premier League, as well as AC Milan from Serie A. But if Lozano leaves to another club in the near future, the player would like to give either the Premier League or La Liga a chance before any other competition.So far so good! Great night for PSV! ❤#PSVWIL 4-0 pic.twitter.com/9gvCN0imrE— PSV International (@psveindhoven) September 1, 2018Another thing we can’t ignore about the possibility of Hirving Lozano leaving the Dutch champions is the fact that his “compadre” Erick Gutierrez just arrived in PSV Eindhoven this season and he would love to play a lot more together with him. ‘Guti’ just arrived from Mexican club Pachuca and will take a little bit to adapt, this whole process won’t be the same if Lozano isn’t there to stand by his best friend’s side at least during the first couple of years. We are not joking when we say that Hirving Lozano seems destined to become one of the best players in the world very soon, the top clubs in European football are aware of the bright future ahead of this player and they don’t want to miss on the opportunity of having him in their ranks. Next summer we could have a battle between many clubs to sign the Mexican winger, who already is the best player from his country at the moment.Players such as Guillermo Ochoa, Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutiérrez have returned to their current clubs and will not play our next match ? ?? in Nashville, TN. #PasiónyOrgullo | #MEXTOUR pic.twitter.com/9KLVmfsVHG— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) September 8, 2018Which club do you think Lozano will pick after PSV Eindhoven? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Fellaini should be fit for Chelsea clash Martinez

first_imgMarouane Fellaini should be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Saturday according to Belgium’s boss Roberto Martinez.Fellaini, 30, was left out in the 1-1 draw against the Oranjes in Brussels on Tuesday, with Martinez confirming Fellaini was not “100 percent fit”.“He should be fine, it’s just he wasn’t 100 percent,” Martinez told Reuters reporters.“He’s got an important game at the weekend and this wasn’t the game to use players who weren’t 100 percent. We expect he should be fine in the next couple of days.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Red Devils are currently eighth in the standings with 13 points after eight matches.Mourinho will be hoping his lads carry the momentum from their comeback win over Newcastle United to London.Stamford Bridge has not been a good hunting ground for United in Premier League history and a game against an unbeaten Chelsea side may likely complicate issues.Hence, the Portuguese manager would have to rally his troops to produce the best game of the season thus far to get a result at the Bridge and keep up the chase on the big guns.last_img read more