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Alex Ferguson returns to rousing welcome at Old Trafford after brain surgery

first_imgManchester United’s greatest manager Sir Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for Manchester United’s Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers for the first time since undergoing a brain surgery.Ferguson was given a rousing welcome by the full house Old Trafford as he smiled and waved at the fans and took his seat in the director’s box for the first time since his operation in May.On May 5 earlier this year, Ferguson had undergone an emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage and was in intensive care for several days at at Salford Royal Hospital.The last time Ferguson made his presence felt at the Old Trafford was in April, when he presented outgoing former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a commemorative gift.A special moment at Old Trafford. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/vU8YWstnk1Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 22, 2018″It’s great to go back to the stadium and it’s going to be quite emotional for me when the game starts,” Ferguson told MUTV.”It had to happen some time and I’ve been looking forward to it. It was important getting the right time and the right rest before coming to a game.”Ferguson shared a few words about his recovery but was happy to be back and hoped that Manchester United get a win on the day.Also read – Get well soon boss: Ronaldo, Beckham wish Alex Ferguson speedy recovery”It’s really good [to be back]. It’s obviously been a long journey but I’m making steps forward, doing what my son tells me and what the doctors tell me so, yeah, it’s really good. I’m a bit nervous, to be honest with you, maybe a bit tense really because the last game was Arsenal back in April. It was a long time but it’s great to be back and I just hope we get a win today.”advertisement”It’s great to be back and I just hope we get a win today!”Our full, exclusive interview with Sir Alex is available to watch now: https://t.co/nYckrqePr3 pic.twitter.com/gdQHIqn4QwManchester United (@ManUtd) September 22, 2018Ferguson was overwhelmed by the love and wishes he had received all this while and shared that the cards kept coming to his hospital even after he had left.”It’s unbelievable, there were thousands of cards and they kept arriving at Salford Royal Hospital,” he said. “I’d left by that time but they kept coming and kept coming. The number of emails, texts and personal cards to the house, it was just amazing. It really was.”I’m overcome by it and overwhelmed by it. I think, if you remember, I did the message [through MUTV] to thank the people who had taken the time to send me messages. It was really important to do that. Some of the doctors are here [as special guests] who did the operation and I thought it was the right thing to do. It’s great to be back!” Also read – Watch Alex Ferguson’s first appearance since surgery for brain haemorrhageFerguson was United manager from 1986 to 2013, winning the Champions League twice, the Premier League 13 times and five FA Cups.He was knighted in 1999, the year United won the treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Toronto FC signs ex-PSG defender Van der Wiel

first_imgTransfers Toronto FC signs former PSG defender Van der Wiel Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:34 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gregory van der Wiel Fenerbahce seskimphoto.com Transfers Toronto MLS The Reds have completed a move for the Dutch international right back, who will replace Steven Beitashour in the defending MLS Cup champions’ backline Toronto FC on Thursday announced the signing of Gregory van der Wiel on a transfer from Italian club Cagliari, using targeted allocation money to add the Dutch defender.Van der Wiel joined Cagliari last summer from Turkish side Fenerbahce, but made just five Serie A appearances before completing the move to Major League Soccer. The 29-year-old has also played for Ajax and Paris Saint-Germain during his 10-year career.On the international level, Van der Wiel has 46 caps for the Netherlands and was a starter for the 2010 World Cup runner-up. He was also called up for the 2012 Euros. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We are excited to bring Gregory van der Wiel to Toronto FC. He is an experienced player that has played with some big clubs in Europe and has represented his country at multiple international tournaments,” Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement.Toronto FC is coming off a historic season in which the club finished with an MLS-record 69 points during the regular season and lifted its first MLS Cup. TFC believes the addition of Van der Wiel will help “improve” the team as they look to reach the final for the third straight season in 2018.“Gregory has a great defensive sense and will provide an upside on the ball with his strong distribution when in the attacking third,” Bezbatchenko said. “He will be a welcome addition to our club as we continue to strive to improve as a team.”Van der Wiel will likely play on the right side of the Reds’ backline as a replacement for Steven Beitashour, who left the team to sign with LAFC.last_img read more

Jeff Snook Says Courtney Smith’s Mother Has Given Him More Info That “Corroborates” His Story

first_imgUrban Meyer looking at his playbook during an Ohio State game.MADISON, WI – OCTOBER 15: Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands on the sidelines during there second quarter during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)Thursday, Jeff Snook, a writer who’s written numerous books on Ohio State, released a report on Facebook that suggested that both the mother of Zach Smith and the mother of Courtney Smith claim that Courtney Smith vowed for years to eventually “take down” her husband and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.The quotes themselves reportedly came from Lynn Bruce, Zach Smith’s mother and Earle Bruce’s daughter. But Snook says that when he reached out to Tina Carano, Courtney’s mother, she “backed” what Bruce was saying.It’s a lot to take in, and surely, if it’s true, it might explain why Ohio State is taking its time as it attempts to uncover the truth.Friday morning, Snook went on 97.1 The Fan and told Bishop & Laurinaitis that he actually has more info from Carano that he hasn’t released yet. He’s gathered it since his initial report came out.Keep in mind that Courtney Smith and her mother are reportedly estranged.“Well just consider, and her mother was very concerned about this, she’s got two grandchildren through Courtney that she wants to see as she grows older. So when they say she’s got an axe to grind, I don’t know possibility what it would be. I tried to convince her to do the right thing and the right thing to me is telling the truth.So she saw all this happening and her daughter basically initiating much of this through these interviews instead of keeping it private and going through the court system. And she knew it was wrong because she knew it wasn’t being portrayed as the way it actually happened. And she hates to see people lose their jobs who don’t deserve to. You’ve got to give her credit for that.She’s told me a lot more in that last 20 – 16 hours since the story appeared that I’ve not put out anywhere. It’s all corroboration. It’s even more. But again, she wants to see her granddaughters. Someday, she wants to reconcile with her daughter and you’ve got to balance that.”You can listen to Snook’s entire interview below:It’s unclear when Ohio State plans on making a decision, but August 19 was the original deadline. We’ll keep you updated.last_img read more

3 Head Coaches On The “Hot Seat” Following Week 4

first_imgA closeup of Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)College football’s “hot seat” lists have gained a massive name following Week 4 of the regular season on Saturday.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has joined the list of coaches who might be at risk of losing their jobs heading into the final months of the season.Here are three head coaches on the “hot seat” after Week 4.Michigan head coach Jim HarbaughLook, Michigan isn’t going to “fire” Jim Harbaugh. At least, that seems incredibly unlikely. Harbaugh starred as a player for the Wolverines and, despite a lack of big-game success, has elevated Michigan’s program back to a level that Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke couldn’t. Still, it might be time for both sides to move on.Michigan was embarrassed by Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines entered the season with Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff hopes. Those goals – while still in reach – seem unrealistic.Would Harbaugh get pushed toward an NFL head coaching job (the New York Giants, perhaps?) if Michigan disappoints the rest of the way? That seems possible now.Rutgers head coach Chris AshIf any Big Ten head coach is going to actually get fired this season, it’s going to be Chris Ash, whose Scarlet Knights fell to Boston College on Saturday.NJ.com wrote on Saturday night that Ash could be fired at some point during the regular season.Watch out for some major changes in New Brunswick.Here’s why Chris Ash might get fired before Rutgers’ season even ends | Politi https://t.co/xHmLi3NwP8 pic.twitter.com/JMujaT1mKS— NJ.com (@njdotcom) September 22, 2019Florida State head coach Willie TaggartFlorida State got a much-needed win on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t pretty. The Seminoles nearly blew a massive lead, before winning 35-24.Taggart’s Seminoles are now 2-2 on the season and, even with a win on Saturday, haven’t inspired a ton of optimism so far this season.Florida State might not want to move on from Taggart after just two seasons, but unless there’s a big second half of the season rally, the Seminoles could be forced to.last_img read more

Norway Low Lube Oil Pressure Led to Viking Sky Blackout

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Erik Johan Landa, Sjøfartsdirektoratet Low lubricating oil pressure is likely the cause of the engine failure aboard the 2017-built cruise ship Viking Sky, preliminary findings from the Norwegian Maritime Authority showed.The authority has worked together with the ship’s classification society, Lloyd’s Register, and Viking Ocean Cruises in order to identify the reason why the Viking Sky suffered a power blackout at Hustadvika in challenging weather conditions on March 23.“For the present, our conclusion is that the engine failure was directly caused by low oil pressure,” the parties said. The level of lubricating oil in the tanks was within set limits, however relatively low, when the vessel started to cross Hustadvika. The tanks were provided with level alarms, however, these had not been triggered at this time.Heavy seas in the area probably caused movements in the tanks so large that the supply to the lubricating oil pumps stopped. This triggered an alarm indicating a low level of lubrication oil, which in turn caused an automatic shutdown of the engines, NMA explained.The NMA granted the vessel a permit to sail on a single voyage to Kristiansund where the necessary repairs would be made. Viking Sky departed Norway’s Port of Molde in the early morning hours of March 27 under own power and with a tug escort, and arrived at its destination later that day, data from Marine Traffic shows.Viking Sky had a total of of 1,373 passengers on board when it lost its engines. The ship sent out a mayday signal, triggering a massive evacuation mission which saw around 460 passengers airlifted by five helicopters.The NMA has drawn up a general safety notice about ensuring a continuous supply of lubricating oil to engines and other critical systems in poor weather conditions.“We have inspected the levels on all our sister ships and are now revising our procedures to ensure that this issue could not be repeated. We will continue to work with our partners and the regulatory bodies in supporting them with the ongoing investigations,” Viking Ocean Cruises said.last_img read more

Vicky and Bhumi in Karan Johars first horror flick Bhoot

first_imgMumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday announced his first horror franchise titled “Bhoot: Part One – The Haunted Ship” which will feature actors Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar Karan shared the film’s first poster captioned: “Presenting Bhoot: Part One – The Haunted Ship! The first in the franchise, starring the supremely talented Vicky Kaushal, directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh. Sailing towards you on November 15, 2019.” Helming the project is debutante director Bhanu, and it is jointly produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Shashank Khaitan and Karan. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’Vicky shared the poster and wrote: “Nothing haunts you more than reality. Presenting #Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship, directed by Bhanu. In cinemas November 15, 2019.” Calling it a special role, Bhumi wrote: “Sinking my teeth into this special role in this very special film as my friend and brother Bhanu marks his debut with #Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship. In cinemas November 15, 2019. Extremely excited for this one guys.” Other details related to the film are still under wraps. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director on june 7 had taken to Twitter to announce that his Dharma Productions would soon be “anchoring” a horror film franchise. Dharma Production is well known for films like My Name Is Khan, Student of the Year, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, The Lunchbox, to name a few.last_img read more

Air Canada CEO says NAFTA erosion would be bad for countrys largest

first_imgThe erosion of free trade with the U.S. and Mexico would be bad for Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada’s chief executive said Tuesday.“We see the economic value and the economic contribution that NAFTA has facilitated,” Calin Rovinescu told the Forum of the Americas in Toronto.Although bilateral air agreements are not part of the agreement, he said the largest foreign carrier in the United States by flight frequencies and cities served has relied significantly on connecting and business traffic coming across the border.Rovinescu said free trade has been good and will continue to be beneficial for Canada and the United States, in particular.“I would be very concerned to see a further erosion of this,” he said, referring to NAFTA.“My confidence is there that the negotiators…will come to something sensible, but we certainly have seen the benefits of this.”The 23-year-old agreement faces an uncertain future after U.S. President Donald Trump launched renegotiations with a threat to tear up a deal he describes as being bad for the United States.Rovinescu said Air Canada (TSX:AC) makes a $75 billion to $100 billion annual economic contribution when factoring in the model that estimates the economic benefit from airlines equalling five to seven times revenues.“Serving those 70 or so cities in the United States has enabled us to make more than our fair share of economic contribution,” he added in a question session with Canadian Chamber of Commerce president Perrin Beatty.Air Canada’s CEO added that he’s disappointed by Boeing’s trade action against Bombardier’s C Series aircraft, which the airline has ordered.He said the C Series is the first new innovation in the smaller narrowbody segment in more than two decades that is shaking up the 100- to 150-seat airplane market.Airbus and Bombardier recently announced that the European aircraft manufacturer will purchase a majority stake in the C Series program and build an assembly line at its plant in Mobile, Ala., for the U.S. market. The move is aimed at allowing the aircraft to avoid the imposition of export duties.last_img read more

City hosting Candidate 101 info session for upcoming municipal election tonight

first_imgAttendees will be given an opportunity to ask staff questions and review the candidate binder.The City’s Legislative Services Director Janet Prestley spoke with Councillor Trevor Bolin about the upcoming info session last Friday’s episode of Moose FM’s Trev Talks.The nomination period starts at 9:00 a.m. on September 4th and closes at 4:00 p.m. on September 14th.The Candidate 101 meeting is taking place Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers and is open to all members of the public.For more information about the October 20th municipal election, call Janet Prestley, Chief Election Officer, or Laura Howes, Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) 787-8150. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be hosting a free information session this evening for anyone interested in running to be a member of City Council.The Candidate 101 info session will give prospective candidates answers to questions they might have about being a Fort St. John councillor or mayor, including what the role entails, what type of time commitment is required, or what exactly is involved in being a Council member.The meeting will also provide an overview of what remuneration and benefits are paid.last_img read more

Micah Parsons father believes his sons tweet not NCAA violations reason Ohio

Five-star defensive end prospect Micah Parsons (left) poses for a photo with former Ohio State running back Eddie George (right) at the set of College GameDay on Sept. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State self-reported NCAA violations that occurred during five-star class of 2018 prospect Micah Parsons‘ official visit to campus Sept. 9. Those violations resulted in the football program self-imposing a stoppage to the recruitment of Parsons and ruled him ineligible.Terrence Parsons, Micah’s father, says there is more to the story. In fact, Terrence Parsons said he believes Ohio State ended its recruitment of his son because of a tweet Micah sent at 11:38 p.m. after the Oklahoma game, in which he said he would consider making a quarterback change from J.T. Barrett to Dwayne Haskins.The tweet immediately drew widespread criticism, with many questioning the appropriateness of a recruit — especially one amid his official visit — calling for a personnel change. He apologized the next day. “After the visit, you know, the next day everything seemed strange because our itinerary said we’re supposed to meet with Urban Meyer at the end of our visit,” Terrence Parsons said. “But that never happened. So when that didn’t happen, I was like, I told his mom, I said, ‘Yeah, I don’t think they want our son no more.’”Terrence Parsons said neither he nor his wife have had contact with anyone from Ohio State since arriving back home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 10 — except for a brief exchange with head coach Urban Meyer. “I texted them on the 10th, saying thank you and everything. [Defensive line coach] Larry Johnson, he briefly responded. Urban Meyer didn’t respond until that Friday, then he didn’t see my message and said ‘Can I talk later?’ I said, ‘Yeah, what’s good?’ He said, ‘Noon.’ I hit him back around noon. There was no reply or answer and that’s it.” Terrence Parsons said he is not sure whether Micah has had contact with the coaching staff or university. On Sept. 19, Land of 10 reported Micah talked with Meyer.Ohio State self-reported the violations to the NCAA on Sept. 26. But Terrence Parsons said he was never notified by Ohio State of the violations.“We just want to know, if it was a violation and you realized that on the 26th, whether it hit the paper or not, you could at least let us know,” he said.Terrence Parsons said neither he nor Micah knew it would be a violation to go to College GameDay and meet analysts including Kirk Herbstreit. Prospective prospects are not able to have contact with members of the media associated with former student-athletes, and members of the media are not allowed to be present during an institution’s recruiting contact with a prospect, according to the records.“Had we known, no, we wouldn’t have went up on stage,” he said.Terrence Parsons also questioned the accuracy of what Ohio State said in its self-reported violation. The university wrote that Micah Parsons was brought to the set of College GameDay by football recruiting assistant Ed Terwilliger because his parents “requested that Terwilliger stop the tour to take a look” since “the prospect’s parents had never seen College GameDay.” Terrence Parsons called that “a lie,” saying the Parsons were nearby the GameDay set before an Ohio State game in 2016 — the family visited for both the Nebraska and Michigan game; GameDay was on site for the game against the Wolverines. He also said once they arrived at the set, they were fine to record the show on their phones from below and did not ask to come on stage, but were invited.Ohio State did not respond to a request for comment about Terrence Parsons’ claims.Five-star prospect Micah Parsons (wearing an Ohio State shirt) poses for a photo with former Ohio State running back Eddie George on from the set of College GameDay on Sept. 9. Football recruiting assistant Ed Terwilliger can be seen in a red shirt to the right of George. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorPhotos also show a potential inconsistency in Ohio State’s account of Micah Parsons’ visit. When the Parsons family came by the set, Ohio State wrote in its NCAA self-violation report, “Terwilliger stayed at the bottom of the stairs as Herbstreit brought the prospect and his father on stage.” However, photos taken that day seem to show Terwilliger, wearing a red polo and khakis, on stage, standing behind Micah Parsons while the recruit took his picture with former Ohio State running back Eddie George. Ohio State also did not respond to a request for comment about this potential inconsistency. Micah Parsons was not the only player on a visit to tweet his thoughts about Ohio State’s quarterback situation. Five-star offensive tackle Jackson Carman tweeted, “OSU game this past weekend, they need to put in my bro [Haskins] and let him work,” two days after Ohio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. Terrence Parsons said it was unfair for his son to be singled out. Ohio State has continued to recruit Carman.He said his son did not mean he wanted a permanent quarterback change, but wished Haskins entered the game in the second half when the game was out of hand. Micah Parsons apologized for his tweet the morning after the Oklahoma game.On Monday morning, when Micah Parsons posted a video on Twitter naming his top-six schools, he included Ohio State. The defensive end will sign a letter of intent with a school on Wednesday. read more

Mother still critical after chopping incident attacker takes life

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGDF member assaulted, robbed of valuables in Kuru-KururuAugust 27, 2018In “Crime”Residents call for Police patrols over heightened crime in Kuru-KururuAugust 22, 2018In “Crime”Teen found floating in Kuru Kururu trench; was last seen with LoverJanuary 14, 2014In “Crime” A labourer of Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke Highway took his own life on Tuesday afternoon after he attacked and chopped his reputed wife about her body at Swan Village, Linden/Soesdyke Highway.Injured: Malicia AndrewsThe now dead man has been identified as 39-year-old, Ian English of Lot 11 Kuru Kururu Squatting Area.His body was discovered sometime around 16:00h.INews understands that English and his reputed wife, 32-year-old, Malicia Andrews, a mother of six, have been experiencing domestic problems.Charmalita Adams, the youngest sister of the now injured woman, related that Andrews visited her mother’s home to discuss some problems that she was facing in her relationship.“She went down by mommy, cause we ain’t know if they get problems, she never used to speak out … he follow she down there and tell she come with he, but she didn’t want to ‘cause she ain’t want he no more….,” the sister stated.The suspect, however, followed Andrews to her mother’s home at Lot 22 Swan Community, and demanded that she return home with him, but she refused while informing him that she wanted to end the relationship.The suspect reportedly became enraged, armed himself with a cutlass, went into the house and dealt Andrews several chops to her body. The injured woman reportedly ran into the yard and collapsed.He later chopped a piece of rope which he took with him in some bushes. He was later discovered handing from a tree by Police ranks who were summoned to the scene after the chopping incident.His body was cut down and taken to the Lyken Funeral home to await an autopsy.Andrews was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he has since been admitted in a critical condition.The couple, who shared a relationship for several years, had two children ages 13 and 2.Investigations are in progress. read more