Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delays decision on whether to start Mason Greenwood against Arsenal

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer delays decision on whether to start Mason Greenwood against Arsenal Greenwood has just three starts for United (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has delayed his decision on whether to start Mason Greenwood against Arsenal.Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are doubts for the crucial Premier League clash on Monday and Greenwood might be forced to step in.Greenwood has scored two goals in his two starts for Manchester United this season, but Solskjaer is concerned about overwhelming the 17-year-old.‘It might be, he’s proven when he’s been on the pitch, Astana and Rochdale, when you get him in the box he’s dangerous,’ Solskjaer said in response to whether Greenwood could be an option against Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryFriday 27 Sep 2019 11:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link412Shares Comment Greenwood has scored in reach of his two starts this season (Picture: Getty)Solskjaer confirmed in his pre-match press conference that United had a host of injury concerns, with Paul Pogba a doubt alongside Martial and Rashford.The United boss revealed Pogba was still struggling with an ankle issue despite playing against Rochdale on Wednesday.Solskjaer predicted Martial would not be available for selection until after the next international break, which is scheduled to take place from 7 October.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes excuse for Manchester United’s dismal goalscoring recordMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Monday (Picture: Getty)‘What’s pleased me about him is he doesn’t turn down chances to finish when you’re not 18 yet and you keep trusting yourself.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘So I’m not worried about him at all but we’ve managed him, can’t just throw him in the deep end all the time. ‘He’s proved in those games he’s ready for it, the Premier League. I’ll have the weekend to think about it.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

NZ’s ‘shocking’ child abuse record

first_imgNZ Herald 9 Dec 2011Since the (Kahui) twins died in 2006, at least 95,200 children have been abused, according to Child Youth and Family. Of those children, 761 were either admitted to or seen by doctors at Starship hospital and deemed to have non-accidental injuries resulting from physical abuse. This year alone, 166 children have been placed on the “abused” list by Starship staff, already beating last year’s total of 157. CYF’s child abuse figures are also trending upwards. Notifications of suspected abuse or concerns about children have more than doubled in five years, to 150,747 alerts this year; substantiated reports are up 36 per cent to 22,087 cases. Any way you look at the issue, the numbers only go one way. Up.But those in charge of the care and protection of our children at the highest level are pleased with the results. It may seem strange to hear child advocates at a national level saying a rise in abuse numbers is “great”. But they believe the spike in abuse numbers shows a society less willing to put up with its little ones being hurt and more inclined to report what they see, rather than an increase in the number actually being abused. “The way I interpret this is that the numbers are good news,” said Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills. “There aren’t more children [being abused], there’s better detection. I think that’s a good thing. Early detection means earlier intervention. It’s all good. These numbers reflect better practice and greater awareness.” But Dr Patrick Kelly, clinical director of the child abuse centre at Starship has a different view. “It’s not getting better. I don’t think generally in New Zealand child abuse is getting worse – but we’re not getting on top of the problem. It’s become worse in the sense that we see more head trauma in infants. Many have very serious brain injuries from being shaken or slammed or punched in the head. Fifteen years ago we might have seen two or three of those kids a year, now we see one a month.Anthea Simcock from child protection advocacy group Child Matters says the figures only show part of New Zealand’s abuse story. “It is the tip of the iceberg. For every child who dies there’s probably a couple of hundred who are severely abused and probably 3000 who are suffering ongoing abuse. “The iceberg is quite significant,” she said. “My other concern for those other children who never come to the attention of the authorities is that those people are at risk of not using their potential, of not contributing to our society and in fact of still coping coping with residual problems from their abuse that result in use of alcohol, living in violent situations, not performing well educationally – and they themselves have no strong healthy models of parenting to follow. It makes it very difficult to break the cycle.” Mrs Simcock said she was “delighted” the figures had gone up, also believing it meant more abuse reporting and awareness.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10772163Domestic violence in city soarsManawatu Standard 10/12/2011Domestic violence in Palmerston North has surged 41 per cent, with police alarmed at the “scary” spike in strangulations. There were 2107 reports of domestic violence in the city between January and November this year, compared with 1487 during the same period last year.http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/6120130/Domestic-violence-in-city-soarslast_img read more

Serena powers past No. 1-bound Osaka, Halep retires hurt

first_img“But I think there were chances where she hit shorter balls, but I wasn’t expecting her to hit the shorter balls, so I didn’t move up on time,” she said.In the semi-finals Williams will face Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova, who advanced when Wimbledon champion Simona Halep retired with Achilles tendon trouble after dropping their first set 6-4.“I’ve always wanted to play Serena,” said Bouzkova, a 21-year-old ranked 91st in the world. “It’s always my dream to play against her.”Bouzkova notched her third straight win over a Grand Slam champion, having beaten former US Open winner Sloane Stephens and former French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko.But Halep marked her first win over a top-five player.The Romanian, who roared back from 0-4 down to level the set at 4-4 only to lose the last two games, said she had been bothered by her Achilles tendon from the start of the tournament.“And today I felt it more, so that’s why I decided to retire,” said Halep, no doubt exercising extra caution with the final Grand Slam of the year due to start on August 26.Despite the defeat, Osaka is assured of a return to world number one next week after the second-round exit of top-ranked Australian Ashleigh Barty and a quarter-final defeat for third-ranked Czech Karolina Pliskova.Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu ousted Pliskova 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 after one hour and 49 minutes to doom the Czech’s bid to regain the top spot for the first time since 2017.Andreescu advanced to a semi-final clash with American Sofia Kenin, who defeated Ukraine sixth seed Elina Svitolina 7-6 (7/2), 6-4.Share on: WhatsApp Getting there: American Serena Williams on the way to an emphatic straight-sets victory over Naomi Osaka in the quarter-finals of the WTA tournament in TorontoToronto, Canada | AFP |  Serena Williams won the rematch Friday, dominating Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 to ensure the Japanese star won’t leave Toronto with a title to go with her number one world ranking.Williams fired 12 aces and didn’t face a break point as she beat Osaka for the first time in three meetings — avenging her shock loss in last year’s controversial US Open final in which the American star was docked a point and a game after losing her temper when warned about coaching.There was no such drama in Toronto, where Williams broke Osaka for a 5-3 lead in the first and closed out the opening set with a service winner.She broke again for a 2-1 lead in the second and never looked like surrendering the advantage.Even a run-in with the net cord — as she raced forward trying to run down a drop shot — didn’t faze her.“It hurt, but it wasn’t the end of the world,” Williams said.The American’s lone wobble came in the final game. After a pair of aces gave her a triple match point, Williams offered up a double fault and two backhands into the net before she closed it out with an ace on her fourth match point.“We haven’t played since New York, which was a really good match for her,” said Williams, adding that she feels her own game is coming on as she’d hoped in the buildup to this year’s US Open at Flushing Meadows.“I’m getting there,” said Williams, who hasn’t dropped a set this week as she pursues a fourth Toronto title to go with those she won in 2001, 2011 and 2013. “It’s definitely not where I want to be, but I’m getting there.”– Bouzkova books Serena ‘dream’ –Osaka said she played too defensively — something she said was hard to avoid when Williams was hitting 31 winners.last_img read more

Temple Athletics mourns death of former men’s soccer standout

first_imgEd Tatoian, a two-time national championship soccer player and Temple University Hall of Famer, died on June 7, the university announced on June 13. He was 88.  Tatoian served in the U.S. Army after college and was an educator at Bartram High School in Southwest Philadelphia, according to the release. He was a member of Holy Trinity Armenian Church. Before starting at Temple, Tatoian attended Northeast High School, where he stood out on the soccer field and later played professionally for the Ukrainian Nationals in the American Soccer League in 1961.  Two years later, during a 9-0-0 season, Tatoian scored four goals in the final nine minutes of the National Championship match against Army West Point. With the help of Tatoian, Temple jumped to a 5-2 comeback win. In his first national championship win in 1951, Tatoian scored two goals to seal a 2-0 win over San Francisco at Kezar Stadium, according to the press release.  Tatoian was named most valuable player after the Owls won the National Championship in 1953, according to the release. He was an all star performer and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1994. Tatoian is survived by his cousin James Tatoian and his longtime companion Ute “Andi” Walker.last_img read more

Trotman urges thoughtful cricket from Pride

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Head coach Emmerson Trotman says Barbados Pride are well prepared for the upcoming regional first class season but will have to put a lot more thought into their game, if they are to have any chance at the title.Speaking ahead of the opening game of the new season starting next week, Trotman said Pride were a talented bunch but needed to be more “situation aware” in order to capitalise on key moments during games.”We have to do a lot more thinking. We’ve done it to a certain extent last year and we’ve just got to top it up a bit more,” Trotman said.”The guys have to get a bit more situation awareness … the thinking power and also the right attitude and the mentality must be very, very strong. You have to have a good, strong mentality this year and even stronger than last year, and [I believe] the guys will pull it off.”Pride will be boosted by the return of Test batsmen Roston Chase and Jomel Warrican, both of whom were part of the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.The 13-man squad, which will be led by all-rounder Kevin Stoute, also includes out-of-favour Test seamer Kemar Roach, West Indies A captain Shamarh Brooks and experienced opener Omar Phillips who has played a couple of Tests.THINKING GAMETrotman, who is taking over from Henderson Springer who is on West Indies duty, said the batsmen also needed to play the thinking game.”I’ve been mainly focussing on the batting side of it,” Trotman said.”I got the guys to do some thinking in the nets for the last two-and-a-half months and when it came down to the last week, I allowed the guys to bat in the nets and think for themselves because it is important they think for themselves.”Pride have found themselves frustrated in recent seasons, finishing second to two-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars over the last two campaigns.But Trotman said the group had reviewed their mistakes and were in much better shape this season to finally break Jaguars’ stronghold.”I feel our chances are pretty good. We’ve been preparing for about the past three months and we’ve got lots of plans and as long as the guys execute the plans properly and think a lot and do what they do as professionals, I see no reason why we cannot pull off the competition,” Trotman pointed out.”The guys are aware of the fact they have been runners up to Guyana on a couple of occasions and the guys have done some homework on that and they are well prepared, they’re fit, they’re organised and they are disciplined, and I’m expecting them to do very, very well this year.”last_img read more

Alternates for Spector trial jury interviewed

first_imgThe prospective juror was one of many who raised the subject of the O.J. Simpson trial when asked about celebrity cases. “O.J.’s case was especially upsetting,” she wrote, “because he was clearly guilty and now has written a book about it and has clearly slipped by.” But under questioning by Deputy District Attorney Pat Dixon she said she was sure she could weigh the evidence equally for both sides and would give Spector a fair trial. Those who are chosen as alternates would move into a regular juror’s seat should someone fall ill or leave for some other reason. They will join a regular panel of 12 jurors who include a network TV producer who covered the Spector case, a marketing director for a movie company, and an assistant to a Los Angeles deputy mayor. The jury of nine men and three women also includes an electrician at a TV studio, an auto mechanic, a bank employee and an environmental health specialist for Los Angeles County. There are several college graduates including a civil engineer who is working on a doctorate. Some jurors have only high school degrees. The names of panelists have been kept secret. Most of the jurors are in their 40s and 50s.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The woman, who said she is a fan of cable TV commentator Nancy Grace, said she was well-informed about the Clarkson shooting, heard that Spector “gave a statement that he said he killed her” and that he had a collection of guns. She said she also knew he had later given another statement changing his story and “I did not believe him.” “As you sit here today, you still think he’s guilty?” asked defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden. “I do,” said the woman. Another woman prospect said she knew nothing about Spector until a day before she came to court when a co-worker decided to give her a quick education in the case, telling her the details and pulling up articles on the Internet for her to read. She wrote on her questionnaire that she believed Spector “must have been involved with the death and drugs were involved.” But in court, she insisted, “I’m 100 percent sure I don’t have an opinion because I don’t know what happened.” LOS ANGELES – The search for six alternate jurors for Phil Spector’s murder trial uncovered strong feelings against the music producer Monday, including one man’s view that his friends would think he was “a moron” if he acquitted Spector. The man, who wrote that comment on his questionnaire along with a statement that he felt Spector was “likely guilty” of killing actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra mansion, said he based his views on a single newspaper article and promised to put it aside if he was chosen for the panel. “I have to follow the judge’s instructions,” he said. “The prosecution is required to prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.” But a fellow panelist wasn’t willing to put aside her flatly stated opinion: “He’s guilty.” last_img read more

Mwalala resigns as Nzoia head coach

first_img0Shares0000Nzoia Sugar head coach Bernard Mwalala watches his side during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 2- Former Kenyan international Bernard Mwalala has resigned as Nzoia Sugar head coach with immediate effect over what he termed as ‘personal reasons’, a decision he says he took painfully.Mwalala tendered his resignation to the club’s management on Monday morning bringing to an end a hugely successful spell of close to four years that saw him aid the side to return to top flight football. “This is a decision that I made a long time ago and it was only a matter of time. I made the decision due to personal reasons and I will take some bit of time to rest before making a decision on the next move,” Mwalala told Capital Sport.Mwalala helped the side gain promotion to top flight at the end of the 2016 season when they won the National Super League, barely a year after taking charge. He has also seen the side become one of the teams to beat in the top flight.“I am proud of the work I have done at this club both as a player and as a coach. Nzoia gave me the opportunity to be what I am today and I will forever be indebted to them. This was a hard decision to take but sometimes in life, you have to change,” added the coach.Nzoia Sugar FC posing for a team photo before a past Kenyan Premier League matchNonetheless, things have not been rosy for the youthful tactician since the departure of former chairman Yapets Mokua.At some point, Mwalala had said he was resigning from the club but rescinded the decision, but this was always a ticking time bomb. The club has also been facing tough financial times due to the struggles experienced by their sponsors.Time and again, players have gone on go slows protesting lack of pay, something that has hugely dampened the morale of the players.Mwalala has also been quietly frustrated that the club has lost most of its good players without the club making a fight for them and was particularly disappointed at the end of last season when Lawrence Juma left for Gor Mahia while Masita Masuta left for Ulinzi Stars.“We have always tried our best to replace the departed players and I think we did well with that. I leave the club at a good place and hopefully they continue in that same spirit,” the coach added.Meanwhile, Vihiga United have confirmed that ex-Kakamega Homeboyz coach Mike Mururi has joined them with Edward Manoah being elevated to the position of Technical Director.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Steph Curry with thoughtful response on his legacy and jealousy among his peers

first_imgOAKLAND – Stephen Curry pondered the inquiry. Then the Warriors’ star shrugged his shoulders.His teammate Andre Iguodala says he wants to win this championship partly to protect Curry’s legacy. Iguodala might be right, too, that Curry’s peers are jealous of his accomplishments. Yet, it sounds as if Iguodala cares more about protecting Curry’s legacy than Curry does.“Honestly, I don’t need anybody’s validation or … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/04/bang_b5beffac-70fa-475f-8268-287f2f821d69″]last_img read more

Teen fencers deliver silver, bronze for PH

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catantan, a two-time MVP awardee in the UAAP fighting for University of the East, barged into the semis along with 16-year-old teammate Maxine Isabel Esteban.Esteban also bowed to Berthi, 15-9, in the semis en route to the Singaporean’s gold medal triumph.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 shutoutCatantan bested Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan also of SIngapore, 15-14, in the semis. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Samantha Kyle Catantan of the Philippines (R) competes with Singapore’s Amita Marie Nicolette Berthi during the women’s foil individual final of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adek BERRYKUALA LUMPUR A pair of teenaged fencers gifted the Philippines a silver and bronze in the women’s fencing foil event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Monday at MITEC Hall 6.Fifteen-year-old Samantha Kyle Catantan dropped a 15-7 decision to SIngapore’s Amita Marie Nicolette Berthi, 15-9, in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Read Next PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PH salvages silver in women’s wushu eventlast_img read more

NU outlasts La Salle, stays perfect

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Shin targets Solaire PH Open crown at TCC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It was business as usual for Jaja Santiago, who dominated anew with 27 points for NU.“These players delivered,” said NU coach Babes Castillo in Filipino as he pointed to Santiago and setter Jasmine Nabor. “Actually the only thing I did was remind them on what they had to do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle took a 12-8 lead in the fifth set, before Santiago rallied NU to match point, 14-13, with a brutal quick kill from the middle.May Luna was able to tie the set at 14-14 but Santiago once again proved her worth when she powered home Nabor’s pass for a 15-14 lead, before Aiko Urdas iced the match with a service ace. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READcenter_img PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC In a showdown between unbeaten teams, National University walked away with a perfect record after outlasting defending champion La Salle, 26-24, 19-24, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs now own sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the standings with a 4-0 record, the best start in recent memory, while the Lady Spikers slipped to second at 3-1.ADVERTISEMENT Undermanned University of Santo Tomas, though, made quick work of Adamson, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, in the second game.Leaning on Cherry Rondina anew, the Tigresses improved to 2-2 and forced a four-way logjam at the third spot with the Lady Falcons, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University.Rondina led all scorers with 22 points.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more