Solskjaer is a gamble, however. His only previous experience of Premier League management was with Cardiff in the second half of the 2013-14 season, and he could not prevent the Welsh team from getting relegated. He was fired a few months later, ending his spell with a record of only five wins from 30 games.In a coincidence, Solskjaer’s first game in charge of United will be at Cardiff on Saturday.Solskjaer’s playing career ended in 2007 after he failed to recover from a serious knee injury. He scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United. He remained at the club in a coaching and ambassadorial role, and went on to become its reserve-team manager from 2008-10.He coached Molde — his former club — from 2011, winning back-to-back titles in his first two seasons and then the Norwegian Cup in his third. He returned there after his nine-month stint at Cardiff.“Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles,” United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said. “His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back.“We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Now he is on another rescue mission at United: To resuscitate the team after its worst start to a league season in 28 years, which led to the firing of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after 2½ years in charge.“Manchester United is in my heart,” Solskjaer said, “and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSolskjaer had been coaching Norwegian team Molde, who said it had agreed to “lend” him to United to “help to put Molde further on the football map.” He recently signed a three-year deal with the team.“In football, you never know what can happen,” Solskjaer said. “We get proof of (it) time after time. This is an opportunity I had to take.” After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ FILE – In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 file photo, Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauds fans after the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City at Hawthorns Stadium in West Bromwich, England. Manchester United announced Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, they have hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager until the end of the season, bringing the Norwegian back to the club 20 seasons after he scored its winning goal in the Champions League final. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)Manchester United turned to a popular former player by hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager until the end of the season on Wednesday, 20 seasons after he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final.Nicknamed the “Baby-Faced Assassin” during his time as a United player from 1996-2007, Solskjaer was known for his lethal finishing and ability to conjure up late goals typically as a substitute — none bigger than that close-range winner three minutes into injury time against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou in 1999.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jeremy Lin’s big 4th quarter leads Hawks past Wizards, 118-110 The arrival of Solskjaer did not come as a surprise.Late Tuesday, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg appeared to confirm Solskjaer was moving to United by writing on Twitter it was a “great day for Norwegian football” and wishing him “good luck keeping control of the Red Devils.” It was later deleted.Minutes after Solberg’s tweet, a page was published on United’s official website containing a video of Solskjaer celebrating after scoring the winner in the 1999 Champions League final. Under that, a post read: “Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou…” That page also was later deleted.The 45-year-old Solskjaer is a sentimental choice as an interim manager — United has said it will look to hire a permanent replacement for Mourinho at the end of the season — and one that should prove popular with fans who have grown weary of watching the team under the pragmatic Mourinho.Solskjaer likes to play an attacking brand of soccer modeled on the sides of Alex Ferguson, who was his manager at United in that trophy-laden decade when the Norwegian won six league titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League. He has said on a number of occasions that coaching United was his dream job.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
A 21-year-old resident of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) was on Wednesday remanded to prison by Magistrate Fabayo Azore on two charges relating to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.Shaid Allison appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charges which stated that on October 21, 2018 at Bourda, Georgetown, he had in his possession an unlicensed .32 pistol, along with six matching rounds of ammunition. A third charge stated that on the same date at the same location, the miner attempted to commit an armed robbery on Julian McAlmon.The defendant denied all three charges.The Police Prosecutor objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the offences.Magistrate Azore upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Allison to prison on the first two charges, but granted him bail of $100,000 on the third charge. The case was adjourned to November 28, 2018.
By Shemuel FanfairOf the 4763 sugar workers who were made redundant by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) as part of that State entity’s restructuring programme, more than 350 who formerly were attached to the Wales Estate did not receive severance payment on Friday, as others across the industry did.This was revealed by former Agriculture Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy after a careful investigation into the severance payout to Wales Sugar Estate workers.The National Assembly had, in early November, given approval for almost $2.5 billion to be released to cater for the remaining severance due to 4,723 sugar workers.Government had, earlier this year, opted to pay some workers half of their severance, with the remaining half to be paid in the latter part of the year.The Department of Public Information (DPI) announced last week that Government had kept its promise to pay out the remaining fifty percent of severance to those receiving amounts in excess of $500,000 by the end of 2018.In fact, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had given all assurances that the Wales workers, who previously were prevented from receiving severance pay by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU)-filed court action, would receive their outstanding benefits. He also said, via DPI, that Government would respect the ruling of the court and pay interest of between four and six per cent on the outstanding amounts.“Of course we recognise that there is an order from the court which says we pay interest on the amount due, and so we will be paying the interest, which comes up to about $85 million. We are not there to deny the sugar workers…we had to be able to ensure that we have the money, and not dig a deeper hole,” he stated late last month.Contrary to these assurances, Guyana Times has recently been informed that several Wales cane harvesters involved in that very court case were not paid their severance, which has been paid to their other ex-colleagues.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo“We ain’t get no severance; we really punishing. Right now I only getting two-day work,” a former sugar worker disclosed. A father of three, this worker is one of over 300 workers involved in the court case against their former employer, in which it is contended that GuySuCo was acting unlawfully by compelling employees to travel 22 miles from their point of origin to work at Uitvlugt on the West Coast of Demerara. Accordingly, the workers refused to take up employment at Uitvlugt before the Wales Estate ceased operating in December 2016. As such, they were left both without jobs and severance, as GuySuCo’s timeframe in which they were told to make a decision had passed.President of GAWU, Komal Chand, has confirmed what other sources have relayed to Guyana Times, having noted that, indeed, those former Wales Estate workers have not been paid.“They did not pay them despite [the Prime Minister] saying they would receive their pay. I know that they paid some of them, but those were the ones who had to get the other portion of their severance,” the official disclosed on Sunday.A separate source familiar with the payout revealed that the payments for the unpaid set of Wales cane harvesters have already been calculated, though it is unclear why the ex-workers remain without their legally entitled benefits as outlined in the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (TESPA).In a DPI report on Friday, the entity said it visited Wales and Enmore Estates, where former workers turned out early. At the Enmore Community Development Ground, several welcomed the receipt of severance payments.Clifton Nedd, a retrenched worker, “expressed his satisfaction” with the payment, noting that it came just in time for the holidays. “Well, I feel very good, because I was waiting a very long time, and now everything happened,” he said.“I am happy about it, because when they paid the first half a lot of people comment about it, but I say that every disappointment does be for a good,” said Marlene Licorish, who has started selling homemade chips to make a living.Retrenched Enmore Estate worker Sheldon Younge told the Department of Public Information that, following the closure of the estate, he has been operating his own business.Other workers were quoted as saying that, since the closure of the estates, they have been adjusting, with some of them seeking employment with private companies.Numerous former workers were gathered outside the Wales Estate’s administrative building, including Joseph Persaud, who “welcomed” the final payment and said he was currently doing cash crop farming. Ramphal, who had been employed with GuySuCo for 23 years, said he would still like to get into farming, despite already finding work in general construction.Some of the former workers disclosed that they would be investing their payouts. Rohan Sugrim from Wales Estate, who had been with GuySuco for twelve years, said he would use some for the Christmas holidays, and “invest some” in the New Year.DPI’s report claimed many also benefited from alternative livelihood programmes designed to equip them with skills to seek employment in different areas, such as sewing, cosmetology, caring for the elderly, catering, mechanical and electrical works, and small business management.However, Guyana Times has been reporting that many of these very workers are finding great difficulty in obtaining consistent and well-paying employment.
Upon his release from prison, he must register as a sex offender. Kline served a six-year term as a judge before bowing out of the November 2002 election.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A former Orange County Superior Court judge collapsed in court Tuesday upon learning he was being sentenced to 27 months in prison for possessing child pornography on his home computer. Ronald Kline fell into his attorney’s arms as Judge Consuelo B. Marshall was announcing his sentence shortly after noon. Court proceedings were temporarily halted and paramedics summoned. Kline, 66, was revived and the hearing resumed a short time later. He was arrested in November 2001 after a Canadian hacker used a computer program to download diary entries and other images from the former judge’s computers. The hacked information was turned over to Pedowatch, a Colorado watchdog group, which notified Irvine authorities. Police searched Kline’s Irvine home and seized his computer. In late 2005, Kline pleaded guilty and acknowledged he had more than 100 sexually explicit images of young boys stored on disks and his computer. Kline’s diary entries contained accounts of him following children in shopping malls and being attracted to boys when he worked as a volunteer baseball umpire, according to authorities. Kline has been under court-ordered confinement since his arrest and must forfeit state contributions to his pension as a result of his plea agreement.
IT’S a bitter sweet day for Donegal’s athletes.Donegal County Council says it will host a Civic Reception next Monday to honour the Olympians and Paralympians from County Donegal who represented Ireland at the London 2012 Games.But many athletes have had their funding slashed – or in some cases not given any funding at all, like rising star Mark English. Those being honoured on Monday include:Brendan Boyce from Milford Co. Donegal, who competed in the Mens 50K walk race and finished 29th at the London games in a time of 3 hours, 55 minutes and 1 seconds.Catriona Jennings from Letterkenny Co. Donegal who competed in the womens marathon. Despite suffering from plantar fasciitis, Catriona bravely finished the marathon in a time of 3hours, 22 minutes and 11 seconds.Chloe Magee from Raphoe, Co. Donegal competed in the ladies singles badminton and won her first game but unfortunately, lost out in her second game. Chloe has received many accolades throughout her career to date and is ranked among the best in the world. Tori Pena born in Los Alamitos, California and with her maternal grandmother Angela McCoy (née Coyle) being from Derry, Tori was eligible for dual nationality and to compete for Ireland. She acquired her dual citizenship in June 2010 and declared for Ireland, joining Finn Valley Athletic Club in Donegal. She competed in the indoor pole vault in the London 2012 games.Daniel Magee, brother of Chloe Magee, was the Badminton Team Manager during the London 2012 games and has been recently appointed Irelands High Performance coach by Badminton Ireland.Patsy McGonagle, well known for his contribution to athletics not only in Donegal but at a national level, was the Athletics Irish Team Manager during the London 2012 games. Patsy was also the Irish Track and Field Manager at the Sydney and Beijing Olympic Games.Anne Marie McDaid from Ramelton represented Ireland in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Anne Marie is a product of the ‘Paralions Talent Identification programme and rows in the bow seat for the LTA mixed coxed four. Anne Marie played a key role in the crews success in the London 2012 games when they finished 4th in the B final.Rena McCarron Rooney from Buncrana, Co. Donegal competed in table tennis competitions in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Rena has been very successful securing the Irish and Costa Rican Open title in 2011 and received a bronze in the European Championships and a silver in the US Open. The Mayor, elected members and staff of the Council will be joined by these Olympians and Paralympians and invited guests, at this special event that will recognise the achievements of these elite athletes and their contribution to their sport.Mayor of Donegal, Cllr. Frank McBrearty is delighted to be in a position to host this event saying “the Olympians and Paralympians from County Donegal who represented Ireland at the London 2012 games have brought great pride to the county. They are great role models for people in Donegal and in particular for our children and young people. They have represented Ireland and competed in the ‘greatest games on earth’ and their commitment, hard work, dedication and endurance to achieve at the highest levels is an inspiration to all of us”.Each individual will receive a specially commissioned piece by Fiontonn Gogarty and will be presented with a special scroll marking the occasion of this Civic reception.ATHLETES TO BE HONOURED BY COUNCIL, BUT FUNDING SLASHED BY GOVERNMENT was last modified: March 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)
Ireland’s hosepipe ban has put a damper on the Donegal Firefighters Association annual car wash, but they have refused to abandon their admirable fundraising plans.Donegal Firefighters are respecting the nationwide water conservation notice by swapping car wash hoses for buckets on their collection day this Saturday August 4th.The Firefighters have raised over €750,000 in aid of Donegal Hospice and the Northwest Hospice over the last 14 years. This year they hope to add to the total with bucket collections around the county in various locations close to fire stations in lieu of a car wash. The public is being called on to support the firefighters’ event on Saturday and donate to important local causes.Chief Fire Officer for Donegal, Joseph McTaggart said: “Donegal Fire service supports the firefighters in their endeavours to raise funds for two worthwhile causes.“This year with the current hosepipe ban and after discussions with the council water services it was deemed that a car wash would not be appropriate but we fully support the firefighters on whatever they choose to do that day!”Secretary of the Donegal Firefighters Association said: “On Saturday the 4th of August, we will be holding a bucket collection in all fire grounds around the county in various locations close to fire stations in lieu of a car wash. “We would ask that the public, who have been extremely generous over the years, support us on the day. We would also like to thank the Fire service and the Donegal County Council for the use of the equipment.”A number of crew from Letterkenny station were invited up to the Donegal Hospice recently to see what the money went towards.Hoist systems for the rooms were installed in the last year and with the hospice looking to improve their family areas and day centre, it is clearly evident that any money raised will be well spent.The Donegal Firefighters Association thank the public in advance and we hope that they can continue raising much needed funds for both hospices. Donegal Firefighters swap hoses for buckets in annual collection day was last modified: August 2nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bucket collectioncar washDonegal Firefightersdonegal hospicenorth west hospice
If the Raiders thought the first stop of their cruel 48-day road trip was painful, they may not want to focus too much on what’s still to come.But if they’ve already peeked, they’d see their next four opponents have a cumulative .750 winning percentage. For a team that’s won just once in nine road games under Jon Gruden the past two seasons, that’s downright frightful.Next up is Indianapolis, the perceived “easiest” of their four straight games away from the Coliseum. However, the Colts are …
16 October 2003The Limpopo government has launched a R1.3-million project to build a central library in the province to store, preserve and provide information and services on indigenous music.The library project, which will be based at the University of Venda, was initiated by the departments of sport and recreation and of arts, culture, science and technology as part of efforts to preserve music facing extinction.George Mugovhani, head of the university’s music department, said the library will showcase South Africa’s different types of indigenous music, their instruments and their history. “The project will help in researching, documenting and preserving music in all the indigenous languages that are spoken in the province,” he said.Mugovhani said the project would also help build awareness of the diverse cultures in the province and the country.This is the third such project in South Africa, after funding was received for similar projects at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape and University of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal.Mugovhani said few people realise that some genres of South African music are on the verge of extinction because no one is interested in learning how to play or sing them any more.He said the library would also provide extensive information on the instruments used in the making of indigenous music.“Once the people who know our music die, and we have not recorded it, part of our history will also die,” he said, adding that part of the R1.3-million will be used to fund oral history research projects on all the languages spoken in Limpopo, such as Xitsonga, Tshivenda, isiNdebele and Sesotho sa Leboa.Source: BuaNews
The California Utilities Commission has now launched the process for implementing a new law to make the state’s homes more climate-friendly and affordable to heat. The commission is also considering other broad measures aimed at decarbonizing California’s buildings. The focus on buildings is necessary and arguably overdue. California recently set a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2045, and the state aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% from 1990 levels within the next decade. Cleaning up the building sector will be critical to these goals. As California Public Utilities (PUC) president Michael Picker explained, “Renewable electricity alone isn’t enough to help us meet our 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals; we also need to electrify our homes and buildings to reduce the use of fossil fuels in California. Twenty-five percent of total emissions in California are from homes and buildings and we must make headway on reducing these emissions to meet the state’s overall aggressive climate goals.”RELATED ARTICLESThe California ModelCalifornia’s Push for Carbon-Free ElectricityCalifornia Project Tinkers With a Net-Zero FutureHeating Is the Next Clean Energy FrontierTaking Aim at California’s Low-Carbon Target The concept of building decarbonization goes beyond reducing energy use and “zero net energy” (meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy it generates). Instead, it focuses squarely on reducing emissions, which can be achieved both by cutting energy consumption and by using cleaner energy sources such as electricity generated from renewable resources like wind and solar. Decarbonization requires attention to issues such as burning fossil fuels in buildings, particularly for heating and hot water. Two hundred million dollars earmarked for two new programs The commission, as required by SB 1477 passed last year, will develop two new programs to launch as early as July 1 this year: Building Initiative for Low Emissions Development (BUILD), and Technology and Equipment for Clean Heating (TECH). Each is designed to test different approaches to decarbonizing buildings. The programs will receive $200 million in funding over four years from natural gas utility carbon allowance proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade program. BUILD will focus on new buildings, encouraging technologies that push emissions savings beyond what could be achieved with building standards that are already in place. These options can include high-efficiency heat pumps, solar thermal heating, energy efficiency, and batteries to store solar energy. TECH will focus on low-emissions space and water heating technologies for both new and existing homes. Switching to highly efficient electric heat pumps, for example, is imperative to meeting the state’s climate goals, as about 90% of California’s furnaces and water heaters currently run on natural gas or propane. Both programs stand to lower not just greenhouse gas emissions, but costs for consumers. With policy support behind these new technologies, upfront costs will drop, and so will energy bills. Nearly a third of the funding for BUILD must be spent on new low-income housing, where families tend to spend a higher percentage of their income on energy bills. Already, the commission has approved a pilot program that will wean more than 1,600 homes from fossil fuels by helping San Joaquin Valley low-income homeowners and renters install high-efficiency electric heat pumps and other energy efficiency upgrades. That effort is expected to save participating households about $1,500 in energy costs each year, while also slashing local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Other opportunities The PUC also is considering building decarbonization opportunities in addition to what is required to implement SB 1477. One new focus area is strengthening incentives for homes being rebuilt after wildfires. Utilities “have limited ability to offer increased incentives to customers who agree to make permanent decarbonization investments when rebuilding damaged homes,” the PUC says, opening the possibility for pilot programs that encourage going all-electric. The state’s building and appliance standards also offer decarbonization opportunities. The new rulemaking proceeding will consider how PUC policies and programs can help speed up adoption of emissions-reducing technologies, paving the way for the adoption of stronger building codes and standards. Importantly, the commission also intends to create a framework to support building decarbonization through all of the tools available to the agency. This could include rates, programs, incentives, planning processes, and other direction it gives to the utilities. We need this kind of holistic thinking about how to make buildings part of the climate solution. Panama Bartholomy, director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition that includes NRDC, argues that “We need a long-term strategy across regulatory bodies in California to drive down costs and quickly grow consumer experience with low-emission technologies.” Across the country, from suburban homes to high-rise office buildings, too many buildings remain yoked to fossil fuels. California’s approach ultimately could offer a model that other states can follow to both reduce climate pollution and improve housing affordability. Merrian Borgeson is a senior scientist in the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate & Clean Energy Program. This post originally appeared at the NRDC Expert Blog.
Noted Gandhian Natwar Thakkar, the man who was thought be an Indian spy at the peak of an armed Naga movement for sovereignty seven decades ago, but came to be accepted as “Nagaland’s Gandhi”, died in a private hospital in Guwahati on Sunday. Mr. Thakkar, 86, who was honoured with the Padma Shri, fell ill on September 9 at his workplace in Chuchuyimlang town. He was shifted to Guwahati from a hospital in Dimapur in Nagaland. His wife, Lentina Ao, also a Gandhian and Padma Shri winner, and his son, Aotoshi, and two daughters, were by his side when he breathed his last at 7.10 a.m. “I am saddened to hear about the demise of Natwar Thakkar, founder of Nagaland Gandhi Ashram. He made significant contributions toward the betterment of society. May Almighty give strength to his family, friends and loved ones and may his soul rest in peace,” Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said.The Naga Hoho, the apex body of all tribes in Nagaland, mourned Mr. Thakkar’s death. “His is a gap that will be difficult to fill in the State. He had been tirelessly working to bring peace and development to Nagaland,” its president, Chuba Ozukum, told The Hindu.Mr. Thakkar had been chosen as a member of a committee constituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the year-long celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary across the country.He was 23 when he went to Nagaland from Maharashtra in 1955 when the movement for secession from India under the legendary Naga leader A.Z. Angami was gaining momentum. His Gandhian mission was viewed as a front for espionage by New Delhi and he was often told, at gunpoint, to leave the Naga domain.But Mr. Thakkar made Nagaland his home, married a woman from the Ao Naga community and worked to spread Gandhian philosophy.