West Ham wary of Man United backlash at Old Trafford, admits Allardyce

first_img1 West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists he is fearing the worst against Manchester United despite their stuttering start to life under Louis van Gaal.The Hammers head into the Old Trafford clash in good form, having secured a deserved 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Upton Park last Saturday.United, meanwhile, have struggled to get going under Van Gaal and suffered a disastrous 5-3 reverse at newly-promoted Leicester City on Sunday afternoon.Allardyce, however, believes that result could count against his side, with the Hammers chief expecting the likes Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao to be even more fired up.“No. I’m thinking a backlash,” he said when asked if it was a good time to face Van Gaal’s side.“I think that because of the determination of the Man United players and the fact they are playing at Old Trafford.“I know there’s quite a lot of new players playing there but certainly the demand of Manchester United is huge and they’ll be really fired up to make sure that they try and perform like they did against QPR and beat us.“They will be pretty down about that performance they gave at Leicester and they will be hurting and they know the only way they can put that right is to get out onto the field and punish us for it – so we will have to be careful about that.“A draw would be great for me, anything more than a draw would be outstanding as far as I’m concerned.“They [the West Ham players] have got to look forward to a tough game at Old Trafford now and test their skills and test their ability at a stadium that can obviously be daunting for some players. Hopefully our new players won’t be daunted about the prospect of playing at Old Trafford on Saturday.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce last_img read more

Sterling named player of the month

first_imgRaheem Sterling has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for August.Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was on the shortlist after a superb start to the season, but the award went to the Harlesden-raised Manchester City player.Antonio Valencia of Manchester United and Hull City defender Curtis Davies were also in the running.“To receive personal awards is great, but it really is all about the team,” said Sterling.“We’re only just at the beginning of the campaign and there is a long way to go, but I only hope that this is a sign of things to come and by the end of the season the team will be getting our hands on some silverware.”The stats suggested Hazard would be the winnerSee also:Praise for Sterling after Man City winThe stats show Hazard must be player of the monthFans on Twitter react to Sterling beating Hazard to awardInjured Sterling out of England squadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2019 Miami East-MVCTC FFA September Member of the Month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The September 2019 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Isabella Waite. She is the daughter of Jeff and Valerie Waite. She is a junior and third year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter.Isabella had a very successful 2019 Miami County Fair. She exhibited several items in the Horticulture Division of the FFA Shop and Crop Building. Her cherry tomatoes were first place and named Reserve Horticulture entry. Additionally, Isabella participated in the Minnesota-Ohio Leadership Exchange program in the summer of 2019. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience consists of raising breeding rabbits.Every month of the school year the Miami East-MVCTC FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month.  The officer team will nominate one member that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities.  If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special accolade in celebration of their accomplishment.last_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Action slows down in stadiums, but the buzz is still there on the streets

first_imgAs the 30th Olympic Games inch towards a grand finale, as the final weekend approaches, withdrawal is setting in.We have been so used to the hectic schedule of covering a multi-discipline event, which requires 16 to 18 hours of non-stop work, not to mention the travelling between venues, that now it’s almost like working in slow motion. For Indian journalists, all the action is now at the Excel Arena, with only the wrestlers vying for medals.It’s such a contrast from the first week of the Games, when we had one eye on the sport we were watching, the other following live updates on the cell phone or iPad, while the ears were busy listening to results from a third venue.A similar slowdown has also been witnessed in the transit system. The LOCOG buses are not crammed with tired, sweaty (yes even in the cool climate of London) journalists, while the volunteers look relaxed and less hurried. It’s almost like a cool down after a long, hard day in the field, with a bit of stretching before the players head off into the dressing room.However, the buzz at Leicester Square or Covent Garden in Central London is still the same. The bright lights are still shimmering as patrons from all over the world continue to throng the various eateries and designer boutiques.As soon as you step out of Leicester Square underground station, you’re welcomed by street performers and neon lights. Locals mingle freely with athletes and officials from various contingents. It’s almost as if the focus has now shifted from the on field competition to the sights and sounds of Central London.advertisementThis revelry is likely to continue late into Sunday night and Monday morning as London bids goodbye to the Olympic Games.last_img read more

2 days agoJuventus chief Paratici confirms Mandzukic exit plans

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici confirms Mandzukic exit plansby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sporting director Fabio Paratici admits they’re ready to sell Mario Mandzukic.Paratici has opened the door for Mario Mandzukic to start training with another side ahead of a January transfer move.The striker is still being linked with Manchester United.”We are talking to Mandzukic to find the best possible solution,” Paratici told Sky Italia.”We remain open to any scenario, so staying here or going elsewhere. We are discussing it to find the best solution for both parties.”Mandzukic is not training with us, in agreement with the club. If the agreement changes, I am open to everything.” last_img read more

TransCanada says no material change expected from US pipeline tax change

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says a recent U.S. tax ruling that eliminated a tax break for owners of certain interstate pipelines will have no material impact on its operations.Shares in TransCanada had come under pressure following the decision.The statement by the company follows a similar comment by Enbridge Inc. last week that said it did not expect a material change due to the ruling.The decision by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to no longer allow master limited partnerships to recover an income tax allowance from cost of service tariffs came in response to a 2016 court ruling that found its long-standing tax policy could result in double recovery of costs.TransCanada says about half of its U.S. natural gas pipelines 2018 revenues come from negotiated or discounted tariffs and therefore would not be materially impacted by the regulator’s actions.It says that percentage is expected to increase to about 65 per cent in 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP, TSX:ENB)last_img read more

Site C saw overall workforce increase and local contractor workforce decrease in

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro has released the employment statistics for the Site C dam during the month of April, which shows the dam’s workforce increased once again, though the number of local contractors decreased.In April, there were 2,242 workers directly employed on the Site C project in some capacity, an increase over the workforce size seen in March of 118. The number of contractors on site jumped by 126 to a total of 1,737, while the number of engineers and project team members fell by eight.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro There were 90 additional B.C. residents employed on Site C as contractors, making up 82 percent of contractors and bringing the total of B.C. contractors to 1,421. The number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors employed at Site C dropped from 598 to 513, which resulted in the percentage of PRRD residents working as contractors to fall from 37 percent to 31 percent compared to March.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydrohttps://youtu.be/NeFbAZlYzfAThe three temporary foreign workers employed at Site C in April was the exact same as the number of TFW’s working on the project in March. The number of apprentices at Site C increased from 22 to 29, while the number of Indigenous workers fell from 213 to 163. The number of women employed on the project jumped from 256 to 285.last_img read more

NMDC warns of fake recruitment notice

first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned miner NMDC Ltd Wednesday cautioned against a fake recruitment notice for the post of executive trainees. NMDC has observed that some websites have hosted recruitment notice about ‘NMDC Executive Trainees Recruitment 2019’, the PSU said in a statement.”This is to inform that it is a fake news that is being spread through websites and social media with malicious intent. All concerned are requested to beware of such mischievous act aiming to deceive the innocent by fraudulent means and hence do not pay any attention or act upon it,” the company said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraNMDC said that it has not issued any such notification pertaining to the recruitment of executive trainees on any website or newspaper. “NMDC does not take any responsibility for public responding to/applying against such fake posts,” the company added. According to its website, NMDC, under the Ministry of Steel, is India’s largest iron ore producer, presently producing about 30 million tonnes of iron ore from 3 fully mechanized mines.last_img read more

CM writes poem condemning vandalisation of legends statue

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party (without taking name) for their alleged involvement in ransacking the bust of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar through a poem titled Lajja that she shared on her Facebook page.In an indirect reference to the act of vandalisation at Vidyasagar College on Tuesday evening by BJP supporters who had joined their president Amit Shah’s rally, Banerjee wrote that the saffron party has learnt to break and not to build. They have been instrumental in so many such acts of vandalism that they do not know where to stop and are shamelessly continuing with this tradition of breaking things (Bhangte sikecho, Gorte sekhoni, Bhangai tomader kaj, Bhangte gele thamte hobe, Chi chi naiko laj). Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe had blamed the party for toying with the heritage of Bengal by committing such an act and warned them against neglecting the state which had experienced the cultural Renaissance of the country. Banerjee, who had been vocal against the Prime Minister’s claims of rebuilding the statue and had said that Bengal has enough funds to do so, wrote that they (BJP) may have the money power which is no match to the heart-filled respect that Bengal has for its icons. At the end, she concluded by writing that Bengalis are ashamed and do not have the courage to seek pardon. (Bidyar sar, amra lajjito, Khama Chawar Ney Spardha). Condemning the incident, the Chief Minister had said: “We don’t need your alms. Can you restore the 200-year-old heritage?”last_img read more