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London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United captain Harry Maguire believes the Red Devils are on the right track towards contending for the Premier League title again.United have not won the league since Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013 and were a mammoth 37 points behind leaders Liverpool when the Premier League season was put on hold due to coronavirus last month.However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were on an 11-match unbeaten run before the shutdown with Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka beginning to repay the lavish sums spent on them last summer and January signing Bruno Fernandes making an immediate impact.“I knew when I first came to Manchester United that Ole said to me loads and loads it’s a building process but we’ll be where we want to be.” Maguire told Sky Sports.“There are plenty of aspects we need to improve to get to the top of where we want to be. We don’t want to be challenging for this Champions League spot, we want to be challenging for titles.“We know there’s still a lot of improvement to get there, but we’re on the right track and I’m sure eventually we will get there.”United sat fifth in the table when matches were suspended and still in the running for silverware in the FA Cup and Europa League. Should the season be able to be completed in the coming months, Solskjaer’s options could be strengthened by the return from injury of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.Pogba has been restricted to just eight appearances all season by a persistent ankle problem, but Maguire hopes the French World Cup winner and Fernandes can form a potent partnership in midfield.“He’s been brilliant since he’s come in, off the field around the training ground, he’s a leader and wants to win, everything he does he wants to win, you can tell he’s been brought up with that attitude,” Maguire added on Fernandes.“He’s just given us that little bit more life and creativity in the middle.“We’ve got Paul to come back as well, who I’m sure will probably make himself (Fernandes) lift his game even more.“We have a lot of competition in that centre midfield now, they know they have to be on their game to keep their spot, so I’m sure we’ll see the benefit.” Share on: WhatsApp
(Washington, DC) — A Senate investigation is revealing that U.S. domestic airlines are sitting on an estimated $10-billion in “customer cash” due to cancellations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines are required by law to issue cash refunds to travelers for flights the company cancels but they are under no obligation to offer cash if a customer cancels the flight by themselves. A group of Democratic senators are urging airlines to issue cash refunds to Americans who are struggling financially.Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) argued in a statement on Friday that the the pot of money collected by the airlines should be used to issue cash refunds for Americans who are struggling financially.“The ongoing pandemic is placing enormous financial strain on millions of Americans,” the senators said in a joint statement. “In light of this pressing need, and the unprecedented multi-billion-dollar bailout that the airline industry just received from Congress, we are absolutely outraged that so few airlines are willing to offer real cash refunds to consumers who must cancel their tickets.”Portions of the $25 billion aid package for airlines are to be used for payroll grants for employees and low-interest loans. The aid is negotiated on an individual basis between the Treasury Department and U.S. airlines. Flight trips have dropped off sharply as Americans comply with stay-at-home orders across the country in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus.While no domestic travel ban is in place, President Trump on March 16 urged Americans to avoid discretionary travel.The senators said they came to the $10 billion estimate in customer cash based on data provided by JetBlue, which was the only airline to provide the dollar amount of travel credits related to coronavirus cancellations.“Although most companies refused to say just how much money they are sitting on in the form of travel vouchers, we estimate that the airlines could be holding onto more than $10 billion of hard-earned money from American travelers,” the senators continued.“If these companies released that money back to the public, it would provide a significant stimulus for struggling families. That’s why we once again urge the airlines to end their anti-consumer policies and offer real refunds during this emergency.”The airlines singled out by the senators include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines.The senators said they welcome airlines to dispute the $10 billion figure.Instead of cash refunds, most of these carriers said they have responded to coronavirus-related trip modifications by waiving fees associated with itinerary changes and cancellations and extended up until at least 2021 the time customers can use travel vouchers.
By Craig Lawrence, Slocan Valley Rec. Commission The Kootenay Slocan Lions Club have recently received a grant through the Government of Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program to keep seniors (55+) active. The purpose of the Seniors on Bikes and Skis (SOB’s) is to allow seniors to pursue some healthy outdoor activities enjoying the Slocan Valley in all seasons. It will also give senior novice skiers the opportunity to try out an activity before deciding on whether they want to commit to purchasing their own equipment. The Lions have used the funds to purchase a variety of cross country ski packages and bicycles (including electric assist) and will be making them available to seniors in the Slocan Valley in the months ahead. Starting in January, the ski equipment will be available to seniors throughout the valley. To access the equipment, contact either Don Munro (project organizer) at 250-226-7855 or Slocan Valley Recreation 250-226-0008. For those needing a little bit of help getting started, Slocan Valley Recreation will be hosting a ski/training day on Monday, Jan. 10 beginning at 10 a.m., meeting at the Slocan Park Hall. Everyone will be going out and enjoying a ski along the Slocan Valley Rail Trail. After that, skis must be pre-booked for use. A limited number of skis are available, so please let us know if you want to use them. In the months ahead, the group will be providing several bicycles (including a four-wheel bike), some of which will have electric assist, to help seniors reach a little farther. These too, will have to be pre-booked and it’s expected they will be popular. The Kootenay Slocan Lions are working with the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society on this project, and the Slocan Valley Rail Trail is the primary location that all equipment will be used on. To find out more about the project, contact the numbers noted above.
The members of the team include, back row, L-R, Naomi Perkins, Christina Champlin, Erica Tolles, Courtney Shrieves and coach Rachel Stewart.Front, Shaen Panko Dool, Morgan Sabo, Soleil Babcock and Charly Defouw. Missing, Sophie Borhi and coach Yoshie Measures. Nelson Figure skaters did more than just turn in solid performances at the Rossland Mini Competition, the Heritage City contingent won the event for the second time in 30 years.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute members of the winning Nelson Figure Skating squad with Team of the Week honours.
On Thursday 7 February 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 25th annual State of the Nation Address in democratic South Africa.Citizens anticipated a few big announcements aligning with the President’s vision for inclusive economic growth. In his address, President Ramaphosa spoke to issues on education, corruption, unemployment and foreign investment, inter alia, and shared implementation plans that government will roll out to meet the urgent needs of South African citizens.Reflecting on the past year, HE President Ramaphosa shared: “We resolved to cure our country of the corrosive effects of corruption and to restore the integrity of our institutions. We resolved to advance the values of our Constitution and to once again place at the centre of our national agenda the needs of the poor, unemployed, marginalised and dispossessed.We agreed that, in honour of the centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu, we would devote our every action, our every effort, our every utterance to the realisation of their vision of a democratic, just and equitable society.”The South African government is committed to ensuring that learners thrive in a safe and healthy environment. Currently, 4 000 schools in SA are without appropriate sanitation facilities.They are also engaging learners on readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution from as early as childhood development phase, and has committed to the following in education:– It will take government 6 years to provide every school, and child, in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device.– 1 150 schools are either in planning, design or construction stages– More than 700 000 children have had access to early childhood education in the last financial year– 699 schools have been provided with appropriate sanitation facilities and projects through the SAFE Initiative.– 90% of textbooks in high enrolment subjects across all grades and all workbooks have been digitised.President Ramaphosa also announced that early childhood education centres will be migrated from the Department of Social Development to Basic Education.On the topic of small businesses, the following was noted: “Given the key role that small businesses play in stimulating economic activity and employment – and in advancing broad-based empowerment – we are focusing this year on significantly expanding our small business incubation programme.The incubation programme provides budding entrepreneurs with physical space, infrastructure and shared services, access to specialised knowledge, market linkages, training in the use of new technologies and access to finance.” – 14 rapid youth incubators form part of the incubation programme.– Digital hubs will be established in four provinces as part of the incubation programme– 51 technology business incubators form part of the incubation programme.– 10 enterprise supplier development incubators form part of the incubation programme.Speaking on infrastructure development, President Ramaphosa confirmed that more than R1.3 trillion has been invested to build, among others, hundreds of schools and two new universities. In addition, government committed R100 billion into the Infrastructure Fund over a 10-year period.He also made mention of the inaugural SA Investment Conference, confirming that “projects to the value of R187 billion are being implemented, and projects worth another R26 billion are in pre-implementation phase.” This reiterates the President’s investment drive to mobilise R1.2 trillion in investment over a period of five years.President Ramaphosa is confident that South African citizens have what it takes to move the country forward. He said: “All of us, as South Africans, should face up to the challenges and difficulties that lie ahead, said President Ramaphosa. “The task of building a better South Africa is our collective responsibility as a nation, as the people of South Africa.”
Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDon’t tell Greg Slaughter that he had a bad game because all that matters for him is the victory.Despite shooting 1-of-6 from the field to finish with only three points in Game 2, the Cebuano giant had no regrets over his performance in Ginebra’s 86-76 win over Meralco on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president NCAA: Peaking Arellano secures 4th place playoff LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ “I just hope it’s inspiring to people who got major injuries like that. When I first got that injury, it was kind of disappointing for me because it’s my first game back. It took a long time and I was separated from the team for a while, but I hope it just shows that you can always come back stronger from a setback,” he said.But Slaughter is not content with just bagging the BPC plum as he looks forward on winning his first PBA title with the Gin Kings holding a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“Individual award or not, we want to win the championship. That’s just been our goal since the beginning of the conference. We’re up 2-0 so we’ll look to get one more on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “It was just how the game went tonight, but I was still able to contribute on the defensive end,” said Slaughter, who also hauled down six rebounds and three blocks in his 33 minutes of action. “It’s not about any numbers, it’s just about getting the win for the team.”Slaughter knew that after his stellar play in Game 1 in Lucena, it was expected that the Bolts would be putting more attention on him, but he is more than willing to be the decoy and let his teammates pick up the slack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When you’re on the court, no matter what the stats are, you just got to find a way to make a contribution to the team,” said Slaughter.The 6-foot-11 center, who received the Best Player of the Conference award prior to the game, hopes that his succesful comeback from a devastating injury can serve as inspiration to others. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments
West Indies reached 131 for three against India at stumps on third day of the first Test chasing a stiff victory target of 326 set by the visitors courtesy Rahul Dravid’s memorable 32nd Test century. Score | PhotosAn intriguing battle is on cards as the match is expected to be decided on fourth day itself with West Indies requiring 195 runs and visitors needing another seven wickets.Darren Bravo (30 batting) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (24 batting) added 51 runs for the undefeated fourth wicket stand after the Caribbeans were reduced to 80 for three.The West Indian openers Adrian Barath (38, 36 balls, 4×4, 2×6) and Lendl Simmons (27, 41 balls, 3×4, 1×6) started in a whirlwind fashion adding 62 runs in 10.5 overs.Barath in particular was in T20 mode as he hit Ishant for couple of sixes and four in over before Praveen Kumar made him flash at an away going delivery to be caught by Suresh Raina at slips.Ramnaresh Sarwan (0) was snapped up brilliantly by Virat Kohli off Ishant Sharma. Simmons was beaten by an Ishant delivery that held its line to hit the off-stump.The day however belonged to Dravid. His effort of 112 (274 balls, 10×4, 1×6) had its worth weight in gold as the battle-hardened veteran brought up one of his most satisfying three-figure mark on track where batting was difficult.West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo celebrates after taking the wicket of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.He was the last man to be dismissed after nearly six and half hour vigil as he tried hit Devendra Bishoo (4/65) out of the park. The wicket was a two-paced one where the other top-order batsmen struggled for survival.The 38-year-old former India captain was a picture of confidence as he brought up his hundred in 252 balls when he jabbed a Fidel Edwards delivery to scamper home for a single.advertisementAmit Mishra (28, 60 balls, 4×4) whose sensible batting at the other end helped Dravid reach his individual milestone also deserves credit. The duo added 56 runs for the ninth wicket after Harbhajan Singh (5) and Praveen Kumar (0) departed early after lunch with India reeling at 183 for eight.When Mishra departed at 239, India have stretched their lead past 300 which looked to be a formidable one considering the nature of the track.The day however belonged to Dravid who showed that when the circumstances are adverse, there is no substitute to watertight technique and enormous powers of concentration. The effort was even more laudable as he showed lot of gumption while batting with the tail.This is Dravid’s fourth century against the West Indies, and he has now surpassed 1500 runs against the Caribbeans.If the first session belonged to West Indies who pegged India back with triple strikes of Virat Kohli (15), Suresh Raina (27) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16), the post lunch session till tea was all about Dravid’s patience and Mishra trying to counter attack.Starting the day at 91 for three, India reached 166 for six at lunch with Dhoni being dismissed at stroke of lunch.The Indian captain should consider himself unlucky as Bishoo had overstepped during the delivery.During the post-lunch session, Harbhajan Singh (5) curbed his natural instincts to play shots and dropped anchor at one end. However a debatable decision from umpire Daryl Harper saw him back in the hut. The delivery from Sammy hit him on the left thigh and was clearly heading over the stumps.Sammy then picked up Praveen Kumar (0) as he played a nothing sort of short going for an ugly hoick when the situation demanded some discretion.But then Mishra joined Dravid which could well prove to be the decisive partnership of the match.A cautious Dravid tried to shield him initially by refusing singles early in overs but it didn’t take him long to develop trust on Mishra who even looked good against the second new-ball.Dravid was on 80 when Mishra joined him but the pair frustrated the hosts immensely and stretched the lead beyond 300 runs.Once Dravid reached his hundred, Mishra hit a spanking cover drive as if to celebrate the feat of his senior. It also followed with a solid square cut as the West Indians got increasingly frustrated.Dravid first played a risky shot after completing his ton. It was a straight six off Bishoo. However Mishra who had gained in a lot of confidence as he tried to slash Sammy only to be holed out in the third man region.Ishant Sharma started off with a cover driven boundary.He could have been Sammy’s fifth victim but a stiff return catch was just out of reach for the West Indian captain.advertisementIt was Bishoo who finally got his seventh victim of the match when Dravid tried an uncharacteristic ugly hoick that was easily caught by Ramnaresh Sarwan. It was an effort that saw him get standing ovation from his team-mates.- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Edinson Cavani was left struggling for words after his sensational brace helped Uruguay defeat Portugal 2-1 in the round of 16 at FIFA World Cup 2018. On Saturday at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium, Cavani scored twice to send Ronaldo packing in what was possibly his last World Cup appearance.Cavani put Uruguay ahead in the seventh minute when he evaded the Portugal defence to meet Luis Suarez’s pinpoint cross with a bullet header at the far post.Pepe headed Portugal level in the 55th minute, the first goal Uruguay have conceded in the tournament, but Uruguay regained the lead seven minutes later when Rodrigo Bentancur found Cavani and he curled a brilliant first-time shot past Rui Patricio from the edge of the penalty area.Portugal dominated possession but their attack did not have enough bite to break through the Uruguay defence twice, leaving their captain Cristiano Ronaldo a frustrated figure throughout the match.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe Real Madrid forward could not add to his four goals in the first two matches, failing to improve his record of failing to score in all six World Cup knockout matches he has played.HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOSCavani will surely be the toast of the nation. Earlier in the evening, France had knocked out a major South American country, Argentina. Later in the night, a South American country rallied hard to dash the hopes of the 2016 European champions.Messi, Ronaldo dreams dashed as Argentina, Portugal bow outUnderstandably, the 31-year-old PSG striker was ecstatic.”I am happy for what happened today, I hope we can go further,” Cavani said. “It’s exciting…there are no words to describe this. Really, really, really happy – look at our fans! I want to continue dreaming,” he said at the end of the match.advertisement2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEMeanwhile, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said the result was not fair.”It’s not a fair result, we did enough for another result,” Santos said. “Uruguay scored with their first shot on our goal. We are very sad but that’s football.”Edinson Cavani sends Uruguay into quarter-finalsUruguay will play France in the last eight in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday.(With Reuters inputs)
Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says plans are in place to revive the country’s Culinary Arts Festival and Competition beginning next year. Introduced during the 1970s, the festival, which showcased the island’s rich culinary food and delights, was later discontinued after having been staged for a number of years. “It will now be resuscitated and have pride of place. It will include hoteliers and other Jamaicans from all walks of life. We’ll also be going into the villages. Through this effort, we’ll re-establish the cottage industry with Jamaican foods and treats,” she said. Story Highlights Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says plans are in place to revive the country’s Culinary Arts Festival and Competition beginning next year.Introduced during the 1970s, the festival, which showcased the island’s rich culinary food and delights, was later discontinued after having been staged for a number of years.“It will now be resuscitated and have pride of place. It will include hoteliers and other Jamaicans from all walks of life. We’ll also be going into the villages. Through this effort, we’ll re-establish the cottage industry with Jamaican foods and treats,” she said.The Minister was speaking at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Culinary Expo held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on August 2.Additionally, Ms. Grange said there are plans to have the festival “institutionalised, so that it can be sustained,” and has asked Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, to commit budgetary support in this regard.The JCDC’s Culinary Arts Specialist, Dr. Pamella Powell, welcomed the festival’s resuscitation, describing the move by the Culture Minister “as a great thing to revive”.Meanwhile, Ms. Grange urged the protection of certain “works (of food) and final product on display,” which can be classified as intellectual property.“Far too often, we see food shows on networks that have creations that are distinctively Jamaican, but other nations take credit. They cleverly use the term, ‘Jamaican-style jerk, juices and pastries’, with none of the input or labour being Jamaican.We have to protect them,” Ms. Grange emphasised.Turning to other matters, the Minister said plans exist to have reggae music inscribed and protected as an “intangible cultural heritage” with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).The aim of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage is to ensure those included on the list are better protected and to bring awareness of their significance worldwide.It is expected that in November, the country will know whether it is successful in its efforts to have reggae music on the list of intangible cultural heritage.The Minister added that a submission to UNESCO will also be made to include “our food, as these strides will protect the local economy and small players”.For his part, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, noted that 40 per cent of the expenditure of visitors to the island last year was spent on food experiences.He said that Jamaica has now established itself as the premier gastronomy destination of the Caribbean, after having been the only country in the region last year to have an exposition “which the United Nations World Tourism Organization calls the Gastronomy Prototype”.Mr. Bartlett noted that it has become necessary to train and build up the professionalism of those in the culinary profession, especially chefs, through the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation, which graduated 150 participants a few months ago.These graduates received the American Culinary Federation (ACF) certification and American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) designation.“We want to give them certification, so that…we won’t have to be importing chefs from across the world, because we will be producing our own in Jamaica,” he said.During the expo, patrons toured several booths and sampled a number of local cuisines from hotels as well as the HEART Trust/NTA. The JCDC’s 55th anniversary cake was also cut.