Solskjaer set for Man United interim role

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgSolskjaer, currently in charge of Norway’s Molde, was widely reported to be United’s leading candidate for the interim role for the rest of the season while they search for a permanent appointment in the close-season.There has been no official announcement from the club, however a video appeared on United’s official website celebrating Solskjaer and seeming to confirm his appointment.A video of him scoring the winner for United in their 1999 Champions League final triumph against Bayern Munich was accompanied with the headline ‘The most famous night of Ole’s career’.Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg also appeared to confirm Solskjaer’s appointment, writing on Twitter: “Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils.”Solskjaer, nicknamed the baby-faced assassin, scored 128 goals in 367 appearances for United during 10 seasons playing under the club’s legendary boss Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Molde in 1996.After retiring, the Norwegian was appointed as United’s reserve-team boss before joining Molde as manager in 2010.Solskjaer had an ill-fated spell in charge of Cardiff in 2014, winning just nine of his 30 games as they were relegated from the Premier League before being dismissed and returning to Molde in 2015.Molde’s season ended last month and does not resume until March 31, with Solskjaer unlikely to refuse the chance to manage such a prestigious club.Ironically, his first match in charge of United could be against Cardiff on Saturday if the mooted deal is completed in time.United are in sixth place in the Premier League after their worst start for 28 years.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane are among the bookmakers’ favourites to take the United job at the end of the season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to take charge of Manchester United on an interim basis © NTB SCANPIX/AFP / Svein Ove EkornesvaagLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 19 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United’s interim manager after the club appeared to accidently announce the appointment on their website.Mourinho was axed on Tuesday after just two-and-half years in charge at Old Trafford and the troubled Premier League club are reportedly ready to bring back one of their old heroes to take his place on a temporary basis.last_img read more


Truck driver pleads not guilty to fatal hit-and-run

Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgVALENCIA – A Salinas man accused of leaving the scene of a Thanksgiving Day crash that killed a Bell Gardens father and son near Gorman pleaded not guilty Friday to two felonies. Javier Barajas Zavala, 41, was charged with hit-and-run driving and manslaughter when he turned himself in to the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall office on Dec. 5. His surrender came nearly two weeks after his 1999 Peterbilt big-rig allegedly rear-ended a stalled pickup truck in the northbound lanes of the Golden State Freeway. In the truck were Jose Palomino and his 15-year-old son, Julio, who were both killed. Zavala is reported to have left the scene, continuing north to state Route 138, where his truck caught fire at Lancaster Road. A short time earlier, a caller reported the truck stolen, but investigators now believe it was Zavala. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in state prison. Zavala, who has no prior criminal record, is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing set on Feb. 24. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.comlast_img read more


Wigan v Chelsea in pictures

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A selection of images from Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at the DW Stadium. (Click on an image to begin slideshow)See also:Early goals help Chelsea see off WiganWigan v Chelsea player ratingsBoss hails Hazard after Chelsea victoryHazard has class – but he can also look after himselflast_img


Industry Insights with Cinematographer Michael Franks

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgPremiumBeat stepped behind the lens with cinematographer Michael Franks to discuss his insight on technology, and how to create the cinematic look.Whether it’s lighting mountain ranges, live sketch comedy, or Disney favorites, Michael Franks approaches each project with a fresh mind and an eye for story.Hannah Montana (Buena Vista Television).PremiumBeat: Michael, you’ve worked on some of the most iconic Disney shows, including Jessie, Hannah Montana, and That’s So Raven. Is there a Disney “look,” or have you found each show was approached differently?Michael Franks: I have worked on a variety of projects for Disney, Nickelodeon, Amazon, and other networks. I enjoy approaching each project with an open mind, discovering what the needs of the show are, and how we might best serve them. Each show presents unique opportunities for me to create a specific look for that project. The costumes, production design, in addition to the lighting approach, and camera and lens choices all affect the final look of the show. It’s a collaboration, and we discover together what the look will be.PB: You’ve won two consecutive Emmy Awards for lighting ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games, what goes into creating the look of the live coverage?MF: The X Games I got to work on from the 1st Winter Games in Big Bear, and then the 2nd Summer Games in San Diego — starting in 1997. My involvement grew over the years. It started with creating the look for the host areas that were quite extensive in the early X Games, and then my work grew from there.One of the largest undertakings was when I suggested we light the backgrounds for the night coverage for the Winter X Games in Aspen. There was no inherent night lighting for Aspen mountain. So, with my team, we devised a comprehensive plan to light the mountain, the tree lines, and put color behind the on-camera talent. Much of the background just showed up as black on camera, previously.This proved to be more challenging than we thought! Trees that looked twenty-feet tall in our survey photos turned out to be 300-feet tall, and lighting the backgrounds meant dragging cable, lights, and other equipment — with snowmobiles — for thousands of feet! In the end, it was worth it though. The producers were happy, and we continued to do that for a few years at the Aspen Winter X Games.Michael Franks. All That (Nickelodeon Network).PB: As cinematographer of Nickelodeon’s All That, what challenges do you face in filming fast-paced, high-standard sketch comedy?MF: My time on SNL really served me well with the reboot of All That. With All That, one of the things we must be is flexible, spontaneous, fast, and good! I think that’s one of the things I find most appealing (as I did with SNL) is working under a very tight schedule. It pushes our creativity to come up with ideas and solutions we might not think of otherwise. On a weekly basis, we are lighting sometimes eight to ten new sets (we counted over seventy-two sets we lit over a ten-week schedule). Some sets are set up overnight Thursday, and we light and shoot them on Friday. It’s an intense schedule, but I find it appealing. I couldn’t do it without a great crew, which I feel lucky to have. These women and men . . . I get to work with each week, are absolutely fantastic.One of the other challenges is to give the show a high-quality look, given the time frame. I was asked to give the show an “upgraded” look. We work very hard to give each sketch a look and feel that’s specific for the sketch, and we resist lighting the show in a formulaic manner. Sometimes, as with the movie A Silent Place, which was a spoof of the movie A Quiet Place, we got to do a very specific and dramatic look. I was asked by the director, Jonathan Judge (who I enjoy collaborating with), to create a single-camera look, and he had planned very specific camera angles that we could light to. This was a lot of fun to create something unusual, while working within the time constraints of having actors that are minors in a multi-camera schedule.We use a lot of the new technology that’s available to us now, which helps us with the process of being nimble, while creating the extremely varied looks we are asked to create. We utilize the latest automated lights for our music segments and wireless LEDs, as well as conventional equipment for our sketches. It’s a great time to be working — the technology in both camera and lighting has come such a long way. We have the tools now to create bold, interesting looks that were much more difficult and time-consuming to create in the past.Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (Amazon Studios).PB: Amazon’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is a re-imaging of the 1973 original children’s hit show. Were you mindful of the look of the original, or were the storytellers interested in an updated, modern feel?MF: For Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, I was asked to create a wholly different look than that of the original. Amazon set the bar high, and I was asked to create a “feature-quality look” that was much more cinematic than what was done originally. I, again, got to collaborate with Jonathan Judge to create the new look for the current version. We shot the show single-camera on the ARRI ALEXA, and created sets on location for the pilot and onstage for the series.We were conscious to create a look that was current, as well as paying homage to the original. We wanted the environment to feel like we’re in a real place, where these sea monsters then inhabit. We were thrilled that Amazon liked what we did in the pilot, and then picked up six more episodes. It was a lot of fun to shoot this series.Michael Franks. All That (Nickelodeon Network).PB: Any general or specific advice you’d give a young cinematographer when navigating the work or the business?MF: Never stop learning, and be kind. Technology continues to advance, and it’s important for the cinematographer to know what tools are available to them, but the aesthetic is what’s important. The technology is there for us to utilize to create the vision.I also think it’s important to be kind and help each other grow and move forward. It’s a unique business because it’s a craft that I feel needs to be learned and shared. But, it can be a cutthroat business too, and we can easily lose the human kindness in that. I like what Steve Jobs said, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” Don’t lose sight of why you want to do this work!Cover image via Amazon Studios.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Insights: The Man in the High Castle’s Cinematographer Gonzalo AmatInterview: Composer Chad Cannon on the Obamas’ Higher GroundIndustry Insights: “Better Call Saul” Production Designer Judy RheeComposer David Schwartz on VEEP, The Good Place and Arrested DevelopmentThe Editor of “Us” on Working with Jordan Peele and the Horror Genrelast_img read more


Trinamool fields Manish Gupta for RS

Posted On Dec 3 2019 by

first_imgBureaucrat-turned-politician Manish Gupta is the Trinamool Congress candidate for the Rajya Sabha election scheduled later this month.The decision was taken on Wednesday at the party’s core committee meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mr. Gupta, a former Chief Secretary of West Bengal, joined the Trinamool in 2011 and contested from the Jadavpur Assembly constituency against former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. He defeated the CPI(M) leader in 2011 by a margin over 16,600 votes. He, however, lost in the 2016 election to CPI(M) nominee Sujan Chakraborty.last_img


Migrant workers still exploited in World Cup host country Qatar

Posted On Nov 22 2019 by

first_imgLATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Qataris gather at the capital Doha’s traditional Souq Waqif market as the official logo of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is projected on the front of a building on September 3, 2019. (Photo by – / AFP)Qatar is not fulfilling all its promises to improve the conditions of migrant workers in the country in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said Thursday.In a report entitled “All Work, No Pay”, the rights group said: “Despite the significant promises of reform which Qatar has made ahead of the 2022 World Cup, it remains a playground for unscrupulous employers.”ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alex Stepheson eyes another stint with Blackwater: ‘We have unfinished business’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Becoming his own man Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue After coming under fire over the treatment of migrant workers, Qatar agreed with the International Labour Organization in 2017 to undertake labor reforms, including establishing new dispute resolution committees.Amnesty said that while some of the workers at the three firms — Hamton International, Hamad bin Khaled bin Hamad (HKH) and United Cleaning — who filed complaints with the new committees received part of their earnings in exchange for dropping their cases, “most went home with nothing”.“We are urging the Qatari authorities to fully deliver what has been promised and end the shameful reality of labor exploitation,” Cockburn said.Amnesty cited the case of a Kenyan employee of United Cleaning who said he had to rummage for food in garbage bins after receiving no salary for five months.The man said he had worked for two years and five months for the company without taking any holidays and was owed “a lot of money”.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical The report comes ahead of a meeting in Paris on Thursday between President Emmanuel Macron and Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.Al-Thani also attended Wednesday’s high-profile football match between Paris Saint-Germain — owned by Qatar’s state-owned investment fund — and Real Madrid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40The Amnesty report documents the plight of hundreds of workers at three construction and cleaning companies in Qatar who went unpaid for months.“Migrant workers often go to Qatar in the hope of giving their families a better life; instead many people return home penniless after spending months chasing their wages, with too little help from the systems that are supposed to protect them,” said Stephen Cockburn, Amnesty’s deputy director of global issues. The companies all cited financial difficulties for the non-payment of wages, according to the report.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?last_img read more


Mind Rocks 2016: Sakshi Malik at her candid best

Posted On Nov 22 2019 by

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India rises, Kohli rises higher; run-machine rules 2017

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgBy Abhishek HoreNew Delhi, Dec 30 (PTI) The eyes of the world turned to India but crickets habitual record-breaker, Virat Kohli, remained the cynosure of her eyes as his exploits, bit by bit, put in shade the frenzy around the FIFA U-17 World Cup and feats in other big-ticket sporting events.Run-machine Kohli was at the forefront of a spectacular streak of wins that further enhanced his aura of invincibility, while providing succor from administrative wrangling that reared its head sporadically.Looking back, the Indians had rubbed their hands in delight at the variety of marquee events at home the sporting calendar of 2017 offered, and they now look forward, with optimism and anticipation, to a challenging 2018.Fans rejoiced the victories of P V Sindhu, and the ones by her rapidly rising fellow shuttlers led by Kidambi Srikanth, the men and womens hockey teams continental triumphs, and not to forget the maiden outing of a few spirited footballers in a global meet.Many enjoyed the successful return of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar to wrestling after a three-year hiatus, a rare World Championship gold medal by Mirabai Chanu in weightlifting, the comeback of the great M C Mary Kom that culminated in another Asian Championship gold, and last but not the least cueist Pankaj Advanis unprecedented 18th title at the big stage.Boxer Gaurav Bidhuris bronze at the World Championship also stood out simply for the fact that he wasnt even there in the original squad.And as if giving a perfect sign off to the year, Viswanathan Anand quite literally turned back to clock to claim the rapid world title to make up for several disappointments of the recent past.advertisementAnother heartwarming takeaway from this year was the womens cricket teams gutsy World Cup campaign, during which it managed to step out the shadows of their male counterparts and claim their own moment under the spotlight. Mithali Raj and Co. finished runners-up but the lion-hearted campaign had India sit up and take note of the other cricket team.However, nothing or no one could come close to the high pedestal on which the mens cricket team remained.The global sporting fraternity had its eyes trained on India, which successfully hosted its first-ever FIFA meet besides playing host to big-ticket events in hockey, boxing, badminton and shooting.But by the time the year drew to a close, the Indians were basking in glory of the cricket team that had taken a special liking to rewriting the record books.Around the same time, the eyes of those chronicling the achievements of the men, who juggle white flannels and blue jerseys, turned prying.What dominated headlines thereafter, was the wedding of Virat Kohli, the chief architect of Indias success story in recent years, with an acclaimed actor. Innumerable stories, on numerous occasions, flew thick and fast about how, when and where the power couple was tying the nuptial knot.It is not for nothing that Kohli enjoys such unparalleled superstardom, for he bettered, in fact battered, a plethora of records through the year.He ended up hitting four successive double tons, a record that also helped him surpass the great Don Bradman and Brian Lara as captain with most doubles (6).Kohlis vice-captain in limited overs format, Rohit Sharma, meanwhile became the first batsman to score an ODI double century on an astonishing three occasions, with his unbeaten 208.Even as the team scaled new heights on the field, the stepping down of coach Anil Kumble following reported differences with Kohli could not be averted, despite nine consecutive victories engineered by the duo.Ravi Shastri was reinstated at the helm by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar.Off the field, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) comprising Vinod Rai, Vikram Limaye, Ramachandra Guha (both had quit) and Diana Edulji, was entrusted with ensuring the implementation of Lodha Panel recommendations, the failure of which led to the removal of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke as BCCI president and secretary, respectively.While the loyalists remained loyal to the unofficial national sport, there were legions that thronged the football stadiums across the six venues, where the stars of tomorrow displayed their skills during the FIFA under-17 World Cup.After months of training and exposure tours to different parts of the world, players representing Indias U17 team were ready to show the world they belonged.In the first outing against USA, they got a taste of what top-notch football means, raised hopes of something special with a spirited performance against Colombia, only to be blown away by Ghana in their last appearance.advertisementOn expected lines, India were out early, but the crowds still flocked the stadiums for the remainder of what was termed a game-changer for Indian football. The jury is still out on that one.Badminton grabbed the eyeballs as the shuttlers flew home with flying colours from top global meets, including the World Championship, in which Sindhu and Saina won India an unprecedented silver and bronze respectively.Meanwhile, Kidambi Srikanth, the likes of H S Prannoy and the likes of B Sai Praneeth burst out of the shadows of the two leading ladies, winning at will big matches against big names.By becoming the only Indian to win four Super Series events in a calendar year and only the fourth male shuttler to achieve the feat, Srikanth announced himself to the world in style.The hockey team impressed and capped it by winning a bronze in the HWL Final in Bhubaneswar. The men also won the Asia Cup gold for the first time in a decade, while the womens team emerged Asian champions.On the tennis court, Rohan Bopanna claimed the French Open mixed doubles title with Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski. But there was hardly any player on the horizon who could stake claim to be Indias challenger in the highly competitive singles arena, whether men or women.Shooting did not quite set the stage ablaze either but the emergence of young talent such as Elavenil Valaviran, Mehuli Ghosh, Shapath Bharadwaj, Anish Bhanala held out hope for better times.The steady progress by Jitu Rai — Indias best bet in Olympics after the retirement of Abhinav Bindra –, Gagan Narang, Ravi Kumar and Ankur Mittal in seniors also bode well for the sport. PTI AH PM ATlast_img read more


Indian Super League: Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC play out goalless draw

Posted On Nov 17 2019 by

first_imgDelhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC shared points in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.Chennaiyin FC were thwarted by Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro who delivered a masterclass in the first goalless draw of the season.The visitors couldn’t get a breakthrough but the point earned lifts them from the bottom of the table. The teams are still searching for their first win of the season.Andrea Orlandi could have opened the scoring for Chennaiyin FC as early as the second minute of the match.The midfielder rose the highest to head a corner kick from Isaac V but Dorronsoro got down low to pull off a stunning reflex save.Raphael Augusto then looked to be in the mood to score as the trickster surged up the field from midfield before taking aim from 40 yards. His piledriver lacked enough force to trouble Dorronsoro.The Delhi goalkeeper was called into action again five minutes from half-time.Francisco Dorronsoro makes a brilliant save to stop @GregoryNelson88’s well-placed shot from creeping inside the far post.Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/W0EmGS2P5WJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app.#ISLMoments #LetsFootball #DELCHE #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/UXfta3DNJrIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 23, 2018A defence-splitting through-ball by Augusto released Carlos Salom behind the backline. The striker squared the ball to an unmarked Thoi Singh who took a touch before sending a powerful strike that was kept out.advertisementDelhi’s first shot of the game came at the stroke of half-time. Lallianzuala Chhangte beat his marker on the left flank, burst forward before crossing perfectly towards Andrija Kaludjerovic.The striker headed the ball first-time and forced goalkeeper Karanjit Singh to a save.The visitors threatened again soon after the restart. Carlos Salom’s first-touch to receive Augusto’s through ball from midfield was wonderful but the same could not be said for the end product as the striker sent the ball wide.The hosts were struggling to find gaps at the other end. Kaludjerovic cut an isolated figure up front and crosses into the box were dealt well by the Chennaiyin backline.The defending champions had a glorious chance to score a breakthrough goal in the 70th minute when a cleared corner kick turned into a counter-attack.Augusto released Isaac into space down the left flank. The winger surged forward and squared the ball to an unmarked Salom whose shot was brilliantly saved by the onrushing goalkeeper.The Delhi custodian put on a fine show under the bar. The Spaniard flew out from his line to punch away a delightful cross from the left by Thoi as the Lions held on for a point.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more


‘Outrageous to claim England players don’t care’

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgEngland ‘Outrageous’ to claim England players don’t care – Southgate Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 17:41 9/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gareth Southgate England Getty Images England WC Qualification Europe England v Slovakia Slovakia The Three Lions boss has backed his players ahead of Monday evening’s meeting with Slovakia at Wembley England manager Gareth Southgate has said that he finds the notion that his player don’t have passion to play for the country as “outrageous”. His side struggled to defeat Malta on Friday, scoring three times in the closing stages to secure a 4-0 success, and on Monday tackle Slovakia at Wembley in a fixture that will be pivotal for their hopes of World Cup qualification. Three Lions 13/5 to beat Slovakia -2 handicap Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina On the eve of that clash, Southgate has defended a supposed lack of passion his players have for the team.“The notion the players aren’t proud to play is outrageous really. They’re unbelievably proud to play,” he said.“Yeah, they might not play as well as they’d like to sometimes, not converting all their chances, but there’s no one not giving their 100 percent.”Gareth Southgate, South Africa v England 2003Having played 57 times for his country between 1995 and 2004, the former centre-back believes it is a line that has been pedalled for too long.“It’s the same narrative I heard when I was playing. I’m able to contextualise and rationalise it. Every England team I played in, the lads could never quite get their heads round why that was. Maybe we had bad days when I was playing,” he said.“Maybe it looks as if you can’t get to things, you’re not as sharp, so people perceive you’re not trying. The easiest, basest reaction is to say: ‘They don’t care.’“More often than not, players have cared too much, been wrapped up in the experience too much and not been able to give their best for that reason.“Having worn the shirt, that’s where I think I can bring some context to it. It’s not about ‘not caring’.”Defeat on Monday would leave England second in Group F and in danger of missing out on Russia 2018 next summer.last_img read more