United boss Mourinho positive Ferguson will make full recovery

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he was “very positive” the club’s former manager Alex Ferguson would return to full health after suffering a brain haemorrhage.Ferguson had emergency surgery last weekend which United said had gone “extremely well” and the 76-year-old is recovering from the operation in intensive care.Speaking ahead of United’s Premier League trip to West Ham United on Thursday, Mourinho was reluctant to discuss Ferguson’s health in detail out of respect for his family’s privacy but was confident the Scot would make a full recovery.“His family ask for privacy and that’s what I am going to respect,” Mourinho told reporters. “But we are positive, very positive. We are confident.”When asked if Ferguson’s condition would have an impact on the team, Mourinho said: “No, I can only think that if there is any relation it is a positive relation.”United have already qualified for next season’s Champions League and just need a point to guarantee finishing in second place behind arch-rivals and title winners Manchester City who were presented with the Premier League trophy at the weekend.Mourinho said striker Romelu Lukaku will miss United’s trip to West Ham and Sunday’s final match of the season at home to Watford but added that it was “possible” the Belgian would be fit for the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on May 19.Lukaku, United’s top scorer with 27 goals this season, suffered a foot injury in a league win over Arsenal last month.His compatriot Marouane Fellaini, who started last week’s 1-0 league defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion, will also miss the trip to the London Stadium with a muscular problem.“Lukaku will not play in the last league game of the season,” Mourinho added. “Fellaini might (play against Watford)… it is a muscular problem. We will wait and see.”United captain Michael Carrick, who is set to retire at the end of the season and join Mourinho’s coaching staff, will make his farewell appearance against Watford this weekend.The 36-year-old midfielder has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, three League Cup trophies and the Club World Cup since joining United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006.“He will start the last match, at Old Trafford, the last match of the Premier League, our captain in front of our fans, he will start the match against Watford,” Mourinho said.“Some guys prefer to study, go to youth football, but in this situation, we decided the bridge can be that bridge — (he can) change shirts, dressing rooms and offices and start to be an assistant.”last_img read more

Laudrup rebukes officials after Michu scare

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England December 17 – Swansea City coach Michael Laudrup criticised the match officials after they allowed play to continue despite a head injury to Swans forward Michu during the Welsh club’s 1-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur.Michu was left flat on his back after colliding with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in injury time at White Hart Lane on Sunday, but referee Mike Dean allowed play to continue. Tottenham broke downfield, almost adding a second goal to Jan Vertonghen’s 75th-minute strike, and there were angry confrontations between the two dug-outs when play finally came to a halt.Laudrup accepted that Lloris’ challenge had been fair, but he said he had been worried by the way Michu fell to the ground.“Fortunately he is OK,” said the Dane.“When I saw it, I thought, ‘Oh hell, he is unconscious, you can’t fake a reaction like that’ — it isn’t like when someone kicks you, this is completely different.”Laudrup felt that play should have been stopped to allow his top scorer to receive medical treatment.“I was very angry and it wasn’t because I wanted a free-kick or a red card for Lloris, or a penalty, or whatever, but there is a debate — should we kick the ball out?” he said.“It is the same debate in every country — we have a referee and two linesmen so we just go on until the referee blows the whistle.“But with possible head injuries, like this one, there is no doubt — you have all the linesmen and the referee and they are connected.“I watched it afterwards on the television and when it happened, when Michu is going down to the ground the referee is watching them, the linesman is watching them, and still they let the game go on.“It is such a poor decision, and dangerous as well.”Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas said he sympathised with Laudrup’s concerns.“On the incident, I was expecting the referee to stop the game immediately,” he said.“It is a difficult decision for Mike because (Andros) Townsend is running through on goal, but the health of a player is more important.“We were trying for the game to stop immediately and I think all of the mess came as a consequence of that.“On that split-second he has to make a decision, but to be fair, we jumped from the bench straight away to try and stop the game.”Spurs’ victory took them back into the top four and Villas-Boas said he was pleased by the way his players closed the game out after they had conceded two late goals in a 2-1 loss at Everton the previous weekend.“I think if there was one team to win this game, it was us,” he said.“We were very patient and persistent in what we were doing and kept moving the ball well. We held on to the win.“Obviously in this season we will continue to suffer goals in the last minute because football is unpredictable, but I think today (Sunday) the players showed the desire and ambition to put the wrong right and we managed to hang on to the result.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Listen: Kieran Brennan on Castlefin’s promise after Ulster Cup progress

first_imgKIERAN Brennan says Castlefin Celtic have listed the Ulster Cup as one of their targets for the season.Castlefin, who were Donegal League Premier Division champions last season, swept to a 5-0 derby win at Ballybofey United on Sunday to advance in the Ulster Cup.“We’d like to stay in the Ulster Cup and it’s something we’re working for,” Brennan told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub. “The boys played well, considering the amount of players we were missing.”Emmet White’s double and goals by Raymond Foy, Ronan Tourish and Reece Gallagher ensured it was a comfortable day at the office for the Parkview men.Brennan said: “The boys there did a good job and stake a claim for places now. We were on top. The signs are good with those young boys.”Listen to the full interview below … Listen: Kieran Brennan on Castlefin’s promise after Ulster Cup progress was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Ballybofey UnitedDonegal LeagueKieran BrennanUlster Cuplast_img read more

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares lose Tour Finals opener

first_imgIn the deciding match tie-break, it was the Bryans who edged to a 10-8 victory.Murray and Soares now face an uphill battle to qualify from their group for the semi-finals. Jamie Murray and partner Bruno Soares suffered defeat in their opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.The Scot and his Brazilian partner went down in a deciding tie-break to American twins Bob and Mike Bryan.The Bryans broke serve at the end of the first set to clinch it 7-5 before taking an early lead in the second.Murray and Soares battled back and forced a tie-break, which they won 7-3.last_img read more

Prominent Local Leader Passed Away Sunday

first_imgThadious Wayne Hooper, 86, of the Speedwell community, Cullowhee, died Sunday February 7, 2016 following a period of declining health.Wayne was born August 21, 1929, in Speedwell to the late William Clinton and Maude Bumgarner Hooper. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Raymond and Ralph Hooper, an infant sister, and a nephew, Anthony Hooper. Wayne was a 1948 graduate of Cullowhee High School. He joined the US Army in 1951 and served as a tank commander during the Korean War. He attained the rank of staff sergeant. Following an honorable discharge from the Army, he graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology. He served as postmaster of the Cullowhee Post Office from 1961 to 1973 then spent the next five years in the construction business. He built and ran the Speedwell General Store during that time. In November, 1978, Wayne was elected Chairman of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners. He held that elected position until his retirement in 1994. During his tenure as commissioner, he served as President of the NC Association of County Commissioners and was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Wayne was a member of the Speedwell United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the East LaPorte Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, camping and travel, and always kept his family members his highest priority.Wayne is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sue Smith Hooper, daughters Dana Hooper Wiseman and Christi Hooper (husband, Billy Freeman), and a brother, Gordon Hooper (wife, Sue). He is also survived by grandchildren, Brent Wiseman, Mary Grace Davis, Bo Wiseman and Ellie Freeman, twenty-two nieces and nephews and their families.A memorial service is planned for Friday, February 12, 2016, at 2 pm, at the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva, with the Reverend Verlin Bryson officiating, assisted by Dana Tucker. The family will receive friends Friday from noon until 2 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services. A private interment will take place at the Hooper-Speedwell Cemetery.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hooper-Speedwell Cemetery Fund, care of Janette Fox, 376 Silver Fox Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. An online registry is available atwww.appalachianfuneralservices.comlast_img read more

Google’s Hardware Bonanza: Nexus Phones, A New Chromecast, And A Pixel Tablet

first_imgIt’s been the worst-kept secret in technology recently, but Google finally made its Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones official at a media event Tuesday in San Francisco. The company also showed off a redesigned, upgraded Chromecast media streaming stick, and a brand-new Pixel C Android tablet.There were few surprises in terms of the phones for anyone who was keeping track of the recent rumors. The Nexus 5X, made by LG and powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor, features a 5.2-inch screen running at a 1920 x 1080 resolution. 32 GB and 64 GB models are available and prices start at $379.The Nexus 6P is manufactured by Huawei, runs on a Snapdragon 810 CPU, and comes with a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen running at a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. Google says the phone is a mere 7.3 millimeters thick. It’s also the first Nexus phone to have an all-metal body. Prices start at $499 and it’s available with 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of internal storage.The biggest features on these phones are what they have in common: Nexus Imprint fingerprint scanning technology, USB Type-C connectors and a 12.3-megapixel camera sensor made by Sony that Google says is the best to ever find its way inside a Nexus device. The camera offers slow-motion video recording (120 frames per second on the 5X and 240 fps on the 6P), 4K video, and superior low-light performance, according to Google.Google wasn’t finished there, though. It also showed off a redesigned Chromecast dongle, the Chromecast 2, which is easier to plug in and has improved Wi-Fi capabilities. We also saw a new Chromecast Audio device for attaching to speakers and streaming music from a compatible smartphone or browser app (including Spotify, Pandora, and Google Play Music).Finally, there was a Pixel C Android tablet, though in this case it was more of a preview than a full reveal. Inspired by the Chromebook Pixel in terms of looks and purpose, it’s also very reminiscent of Apple’s new iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface. There’s a clever keyboard attachment, a 10.2-inch screen and again USB Type-C as the connector. Like the new Nexus phones, the Pixel C will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow when it sees the light of day sometime later this year.After a quiet period for the Nexus hardware program, this puts Google’s signature devices right back into the spotlight in three key areas: smartphones, home streaming, and the tablet/laptop hybrid. With another Surface Pro rumored to be around the corner, consumers have got a lot of choice in the runup to the holidays—whether all of these devices can find enough buyers remains to be seen.Images courtesy of Google david nield Why Your eCommerce Business Should Have a Pop-U… How to Avoid Being Part of 90% of Failed Companies Related Posts center_img Building a Workplace for the Next 100 Years Tags:#Android#chromecast#Chromecast 2#Chromecast Audio#Google#hardware#Nexus#Nexus 5X#Nexus 6P Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W…last_img read more

Researchers Rush to Recover Whale Fossils From Highway Project

first_img In Chile’s dry, hot, desert-like Atacama Region, a group of Smithsonian researchers are digging up whales. The fossil site, near the port city of Caldera in northern Chile, was discovered in late 2010 by a construction company expanding the Pan-American Highway. In a road cut, the workers discovered complete skeletons of baleen whales, says paleobiologist Nick Pyenson, the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The company agreed to grant the site a brief reprieve, allowing Pyenson to coordinate a short-term excavation of the fossils. Since October, Pyenson and a team of researchers have made two trips to the site’s late Miocene marine rocks, which contain a rich diversity of marine vertebrates. They are striving to learn how the site was formed and how the marine mammals died—a field known as taphonomy. Credit: Nick PyensonMore Science News Videos The team has found more than 20 complete whale skeletons, and about 80 individual specimens, as well as other types of marine mammals. Facing a deadline sometime next month, the team has been working as quickly as possible to remove the fossils. “We’re pushing the limits for what we can do with [whole] fossils,” he adds. “It’s really logistically challenging.” Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Since the site itself may soon be destroyed, the researchers are also hoping to create a record of it, so that scientists can continue to learn from it. Toward that goal, they have brought in experts from the Smithsonian’s 3D Digitization program to image entire skeletons of fossil whales in situ before removing the fossils. “What they’re doing is using sophisticated long-range and high-resolution laser scanners,” Pyenson says. The laser imaging ratio is 1:1, he adds, so that the “literally terabytes” of data they’ve recorded can eventually be used to virtually reproduce the fossils for museums and future study by paleontologists. “My vision is that, with all this data, people could virtually go back to this site that no longer exists.”center_img Courtesy of Nick Pyenson last_img read more

Castrovilli cancels out Gervinho

first_imgAnother diving Gaetano Castrovilli header earned Fiorentina a point, cancelling out Gervinho’s counter-attack in a 1-1 with Parma. Click here for the full match report. OR See how all today’s Serie A games unfolded on the LIVEBLOG. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img

Gautam Gambhir slams Shahid Afridi after Pakistan cricketer’s anti-India remarks

first_imgGautam Gambhir slammed Shahid Afridi after the former Pakistan captain’s anti-India remarks on Twitter.Afridi, who retired from international cricket in 2016, said he was appalled and worried by the situation in “Indian Occupied Kashmir.”Irked by Afridi’s comments, Gambhir, who will lead Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League this year, said UN in Afridi’s “retarded dictionary” meant “UNDER NINETEEN.”Media called me for reaction on @SAfridiOfficial tweet on OUR Kashmir & @UN. Whats there to say? Afridi is only looking for @UN which in his retarded dictionary means UNDER NINTEEN his age bracket. Media can relax, @SAfridiOfficial is celebrating a dismissal off a no- ball!!!Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 3, 2018Afridi’s tweet enraged Indian fans, who otherwise hold the flamboyant all-rounder in high regard for his cricketing skills. A few days back, Afridi had suggested Indian players be invited to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 3, 2018Afridi debuted for Pakistan when he was apparently 16. However, his age has been the topic of several debates in the cricket fraternity.WATCH VIDEOGambhir and Afridi were involved in an ugly spat in Kanpur during the third ODI of Pakistan’s tour of India in 2007. The umpire had to intervene frayed tempers.”Contrary to popular belief, India and Pakistan players get along very well. Of course, there are exceptions like Gautam Gambhir, who dare I say isn’t the friendliest.” Afridi wrote in a column for the ICC las year. “We are unlikely to be found together at a coffee shop anytime soon. We had a heated exchange on the field some years ago and it made headlines all over the world. While I have moved on in life as I feel these things are part and parcel of the game, Gautam for some reason can’t get over it. Good luck to him!”advertisementIronically, Afridi had won Indian hearts in February this year when he asked an Indian fan to hold the tri-colour straight.This is not the first Afridi has courted controversy with his bizarre political stunts.In the 2016 World T20, Afridi chose to raise an unexpected controversy – raking up Kashmir, of all things – minutes before a crucial encounter against New Zealand.”Ya, a lot of people, a lot of people are here from Kashmir as well. And I want to thanks people of Kolkata, they really support us as well,” Afridi had said at Mohali’s Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.Only a few days before that statement in Mohali, Afridi was in trouble for saying the Pakistan cricket team got more love in India than in Pakistan.last_img read more

CBS Takes A Major Shot At ESPN During The NCAA Tournament

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 05: A view of the logo during ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)Competition during the NCAA Tournament isn’t narrowed to the coaches and players. It takes place between the networks, too.CBS/Turner Sports have the broadcasting rights to the NCAA Tournament, though ESPN attempts to have a ton of coverage, too.CBS Sports took a big shot at ESPN (and FOX Sports 1) during its NCAA Tournament broadcast today.“Harlan reads an ad for CBS Sports HQ, which touts sports news “without the yelling and the fake debates.” Reggie Miller asks, “What if you want the yelling and the fake debates?” The new tagline of ESPN and FS1,” Sports Media Watch tweeted.Harlan reads an ad for CBS Sports HQ, which touts sports news “without the yelling and the fake debates.” Reggie Miller asks, “What if you want the yelling and the fake debates?” The new tagline of ESPN and FS1.— Sports Media Watch (@paulsen_smw) March 21, 2019The shot didn’t go unnoticed.Lol. CBS throwing shade to espn— Dhvanil Zaveri (@dzaveri93) March 21, 2019I dont know if CBS Sports HQ is any good, but I love the shots their ads take at ESPN/FS1.— The Superhoo (@The_Superhoo) March 21, 2019CBS said “you want your sports without the yelling & fake debates” 😂😂 shots fired @espn @FOXSports— Bobby Blockchain II.0 (@bobbydigital993) March 21, 2019CBS just threw some major shade toward ESPN and FS with their CBS Sports HQ advertisement— Steven Cutler (@cutler4steven) March 21, 2019Well played, CBS.last_img read more