Tim Sherwood explains why Man Utd will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Solskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flagTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:37FullscreenSolskjaer says Man Utd players were affected by linesman’s flaghttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-says-man-utd-players-affected-linesmans-flag-2016988/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Sherwood expects defending champions Manchester City and current Premier League leaders Liverpool to draw away from their rivals again this term.He added: ‘Frank [Lampard] is rebuilding at Chelsea. It’s a real shame but it’s a transition period for all three clubs [Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.‘I would say, Tottenham included, come out from Man City and Liverpool and they’ve all gone the wrong way.‘No one is getting closer; it’s difficult getting closer but I think they’ve all deteriorated somewhat. It’s definitely looking like a two-horse race now.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Oct 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link461Shares Advertisementcenter_img Tim Sherwood explains why Man Utd will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League Tim Sherwood believes Manchester United will finish above Arsenal this year (Picture: Getty)Tim Sherwood has explained why he believes Manchester United will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League this season.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils have endured a poor start to the 2019-20 campaign and find themselves tenth after seven fixtures with just nine points.Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Unai Emery’s Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday evening in a game which highlighted both teams’ struggles.Arsenal are currently fourth in the top-flight on 12 points but former Tottenham boss Sherwood expects Manchester United to finish above the Gunners this term.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAsked which club is more likely to finish in the top four, Sherwood told talkSPORT: ‘To answer your question: I would probably say, at the death, United when they get some bodies fit.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m not being biased [against Arsenal]; it’s 50/50 if I’m being honest. I wouldn’t want to put any of my pounds on it and I wouldn’t want to put your money on it.‘But I just think it might be Manchester United with the pace they have and their counter attack, and I think it might be a bit more solid with their defence.‘I think they might just edge it with what they’ve got on the counter and what they’ve got defensively. And the goalkeeper is top-drawer.’ Unai Emery speaks after Manchester United DrawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:24FullscreenUnai Emery speaks after Manchester United Drawhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-speaks-manchester-united-draw-2017004/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.last_img read more

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Dutch SME initiative says pension funds put off by lack of scale

first_imgIds van der Weij – director at Ondernemend Oranje Kapitaal (OOK), a Dutch holding company launched in 2013 to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – has attributed a lack of interest from pension funds to the OOK’s relatively small scale of planned investments.To date, no Dutch pension funds have taken a stake in the investment vehicle, according to IPE sister publication PensioenPro.“Many funds have a minimum amount they’d like to invest – for instance, €25m – while at the same time not exceeding a 15% stake in the investment,” Van der Weij said. “This often doesn’t match our format.”He added: “And because smaller pension funds often outsource their asset management to larger players, they don’t invest through the OOK either.” Van der Weij also cited the fact the OOK is a holding company with a “different” legal structure, as well as its lack of a track record.The director said the OOK expected to make its first investments in Dutch SMEs soon, adding that the target return would be 15%.None of the local-investment initiatives in the Netherlands has yet been able to report any progress on actual capital attracted, or investments made.The Netherlands Investment Institution (NII), launched last October, is still developing proposals for concrete long-term investments in infrastructure, energy, sustainability, care and SMEs, according to its chief executive, Loek Sibbing.And the Netherlands Enterprises Fund (Ondernemingsfonds), an initiative launched by the Dutch financial sector – including stock exchange Euronext and asset manager Robeco – said it was still a “work in progress”.When it was launched in January last year, it said it aimed to generate €1bn to co-finance loans to local companies, and that it expected to issue its first loans in 2014.last_img read more

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Whiskey business: Irish SWF backs ‘fastest growing spirits sector’

first_imgIreland’s €8bn sovereign wealth fund has invested in a specialist fund lending to domestic whiskey distilleries and related businesses.The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) backed the €10m launch of Ilen River Partners’ Irish Whiskey Growth Fund earlier this month, aiming to tap into the “fastest growing spirits sector in the world”.“Whiskey businesses need to lay down stock early in their development in order to scale,” the fund said. “However, given the long-term nature of the whiskey sales cycle, the businesses require financing solutions suited to a long time horizon to achieve scale.”The whiskey fund will provide loans to businesses secured against existing stock. Ilen River Partners said it would not seek to appoint its own directors to businesses or take control away from existing owners. Ilen River – founded earlier this year by Fearghal Ó Ríordáin, a former partner at private equity firm Scottish Equity Partners – has appointed three whiskey experts to provide “strategic commercial advice and access to industry knowledge and expertise”.Ó Ríordáin said: “Whiskey distilleries are playing an ever more vital role within the Irish economy. There were just two whiskey distilleries on the island in the early 1980s. There are now 18 distilleries in operation, with more distilleries in the pipeline, all contributing to Irish tourism, agriculture, trade and exports.”Irish whiskey exports were forecast to exceed €850m a year by 2020, he added, compared with €400m in 2015.One of the ISIF’s core aims is to boost domestic investment and support job creation in Ireland.In the past 12 months it has backed two US technology firms expanding into the country: Vectra and Nautilus Data Technologies.In March the ISIF partnered with the China Investment Corporation to create a $150m technology fund.last_img read more

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Apartment prices are on the rise in South Townsville

first_imgPeople are now paying a median of $375,000 for a unit in South Townsville. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The suburb combines the best of inner city living and historic significance, and is in walking distance to Townsville’s leading dining district, Palmer Street. Ray White agent Nicole Plozza, who is currently marketing an apartment on Dibbs Street in South Townsville, said the lack of stock on the market could be a contributing factor to the price increase. This one-bedroom unit at 911/2 Dibbs Street in South Townsville is on the market for $199,000.Apartment prices in South Townsville are rising, with units in the suburb now the most expensive in the region. In the year leading up to March this year, the price for a unit in the area has increased 25.2 per cent.READ MORE Where people are paying the most mortgage in North QLD “We’ve also just had all the Adani news and that sort of stuff so we’re starting to see investors come back into the market, which is the big change.”Apartments in Townsville City are the second most expensive, but are selling for a median of $300,000 which is the cheapest they’ve been in more than a decade. Following that is Oonoonba and then North Ward, which is highly sought after by buyers, with units selling after an average of 55 days on the market. Units in Douglas, Nelly Bay and West End are all selling at between $200,000 and $250,000. “I’m not seeing as much stock in apartments coming onto the market in that area,” Ms Plozza said.“I think that’s purely because people have been waiting so long for the market to change and now, with the stadium so close to being finished, they probably know they’ll be getting a better premium price once that’s happened. center_img READ MORE The hardest place to sell a house in QLDlast_img read more

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Woodside bumps Scarborough resource volumes 52 pct

first_imgAustralian LNG player Woodside said that the estimated gross contingent resource dry gas volume for the Scarborough field has increased to 11.1 Tcf, 53 percent up from 7.3 Tcf. Woodside’s interest in Greater Scarborough (covering the Scarborough, Thebe and Jupiter fields) comprises a 75 percent interest in WA-1-R (which contains the majority of the Scarborough field) and a 50 percent interest in each of WA-61-R, WA-62-R and WA-63-R, Woodside, the operator of these retention leases, said in its statement.As a result of the Scarborough resource volume increase, Greater Scarborough contains an estimated gross dry gas contingent resource volume of 13.0 Tcf, a 41 percent increase from the previous 9.2 Tcf.The increased volume estimates follow the completion of integrated subsurface studies incorporating full-waveform inversion (FWI) 3D seismic reprocessing and updated petrophysical interpretation.The new FWI 3D seismic reprocessing improved the reservoir imaging quality and increased reservoir sand distribution. In addition, a comprehensive integrated review of the wireline log data and measurements from special core analysis has increased net sand proportion and gas saturations.Woodside’s overall Corporate Contingent Resources (2C) have increased by 503 MMboe to 6,020 MMboe.Woodside is targeting a final investment decision for the development of the Scarborough gas resource in the first half of 2020.Scarborough gas would be initially processed on a deep-water floating production unit and transported through an approximately 430 km pipeline to a proposed second LNG production train at the existing Woodside-operated Pluto LNG facility on Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula.last_img read more

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Royal Navy tests underwater gliders in North Atlantic

first_imgRoyal Navy is trialing underwater gliders in the North Atlantic, that can rapidly send vital information during submarine hunting operations. One of the Slocum Gliders is being tested in the seas west of Scotland during a five-month deployment. The data is being integrated into ocean forecast models by the Met Office and is available for use by the Navy at the Joint Operational Meteorology and Oceanography Centre at Northwood. The intention is for the navy to eventually deploy gliders continually to high-threat areas to give a clear and constant picture of the underwater battlespace, meaning operational decisions will be based on the very latest information. During these latest tests, the project has been able to look at reducing power consumption of on-board sensors to extend battery life and resolve teething issues of getting data from the shore-side receivers to the Met Office. The way sound travels through water is greatly affected by the water temperature, pressure and salinity, which impacts the effectiveness of sonar and sensors used by ships and aircraft to track submarines. “Ocean environments are changing – what we knew 20 or 30 years ago doesn’t apply now in many areas, particularly the North Atlantic which is our backyard for submarine operations and probably one of the most complicated and challenging bodies of ocean,” said Captain Pat Mowatt RN. The Slocum was due to stay out for four weeks but has been extended to up to five months, giving the project the opportunity to test the glider to its limits on a long duration mission for the first time. These trials are supported by the National Oceanographic Centre, British Oceanographic Data Centre and the Scottish Association of Marine Science. Having this data quickly means sub-hunters will be able to adapt better when they are attempting to detect underwater surface threats. The gliders can provide up-to-date information on these matters quickly to TAC HM (tactical hydrography, meteorology and oceanography) trained officers who can then advise submarine hunting commanders about the range of the ship’s sonars and how to adjust settings for best results. The glider can dive down to 1,000 meters using controlled buoyancy to drive itself to the surface and back down, which ultimately means it can stay out at sea for months on end and constantly send data. Right now, the Royal Navy continues to trial these gliders as part of Project Hecla. One of them is currently off the North West coast of the Outer Hebrides. “Salinity, sound velocity and temperature have all changed. We need to know these accurately as we strive to understand more and more about the undersea environment (battlespace) and how this effects the performance of ship and submarine sensors so we can achieve an operational advantage.” Project Hecla was established to optimise the Navy’s ability to collect and exploit hydrographic and oceanographic information and they are continuing to look at other opportunities on top of the gliders. The unmanned Slocum is capable of sending near real-time information on temperature, depth, salinity (salt content), currents, oxygen levels, turbulence and more. A better understanding of water column properties can also reveal insight into how an adversary might exploit the environment to ‘hide’ in underwater features, such as ocean fronts and eddies. Project Hecla is also involved in maintaining safety of navigation for all ships using autonomous vehicles. The project will also trial how autonomous vehicles can aid data collection and exploitation missions alongside NavyX, who are responsible for developing and testing new technology for potential use on the frontlines. These parameters can impact the efficiency of the sonar and sensors used by the Type 23 frigates and Merlin and Wildcat helicopters – as well as the Royal Air Force’s P-8 Poseidon – during submarine hunting operations. Data from trials of the REMUS autonomous underwater vehicles is used to produce Admiralty Charts for maritime navigation systems.last_img read more

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Murphy: Pogba, Fernandes cannot play together at Man Utd

first_imgFormer Liverpool midfielder, Danny Murphy, can’t see Paul Pogba staying with Manchester United. Murphy expects Pogba to leave United because he won’t be able to play regularly with Bruno Fernandes. “The problem you’ve got, when you’ve got two attack-minded players who both want to go forward and don’t really want to go back that way, in the big games against Liverpool, against Barca in the Champions League, whatever it may be, they’re going to get found out defensively. So it’s a delicate balance,” Murphy said on talkSPORT. “I think it would be exciting to see if it did work and to give it a chance.Advertisement “My gut feeling is that Pogba will go, yeah, my gut feeling is he’ll go. “It’s going to be very difficult to keep him happy if he’s not going to play every single game and the fans have already turned I think. read also:Pogba returns to action for Man Utd against opposite team to midfield rival “I think he expects to play, he’s a World Cup winner, he’s got all the talent in the world, I know that’s not enough but I’m not sure he will want to fight his way back in. He’ll expect to play. “The one thing that’s sure with United, after what I’ve seen of Fernandes, he’s going to play, he is going to start.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Surgery for Sturridge

first_img The 25-year-old’s season had effectively been ended once the decision was made to send him to America for further investigation into his ongoing injury issues which have seen him miss the majority of this season. However, after undergoing surgery in New York the England international will now begin a programme of recovery and rehabilitation. Last week manager Brendan Rodgers said they believed they had made a breakthrough in the diagnosis of Sturridge’s injuries – which the player has previously suggested may be hereditary – which was why they were sending him away. “I think we have found some underlying issues that maybe relate to Daniel’s issues and problems this season and the ongoing problems he’s had so the medical team here, liaising with some of the medics in America, are doing everything we possibly can to give Daniel every opportunity to stay consistently fit and available,” he said on Friday. “It is just unfortunate for him. If you look at his career he’s had little issues along the way but when we brought him here we knew we wanted to give him every chance to be one to the top goalscorers in Europe. “We have to do everything we can to get him on the training field and into the game, hence the reason for looking into the issue.” Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has undergone surgery on a hip problem in the United States. “Just want to let the world know I’ve had a successful operation on my hip today and I want to thank God for allowing that to be possible,” Sturridge wrote on Instagram. “Onwards and upwards from here. Thanks for the support.” He added on Twitter: “Today was a big day for me…Thank you Jesus. Hip operation was successful. Road to recovery starts today!!” It is the second time this season Sturridge, who has made just 12 starts and six substitute appearances, scoring only five goals, has travelled to the States in an attempt to solve his ongoing fitness issues. Towards the end of a five-month absence with a thigh problem sustained on international duty in early September, which was followed by a calf strain, he was dispatched across the Atlantic where he spent 10 days in Los Angeles as part of his rehabilitation. He then flew back to the east coast to work with the medical staff at baseball side Boston Red Sox, the other major sporting venture of Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group. After spending some time there he then travelled to the west coast to continue his rehabilitation in California, eventually returning to England where he made his comeback as a substitute in the 2-0 win at West Ham on January 31. However, injury problems returned – this time associated with his hip – and he has not featured for a month since playing 85 minutes of the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn. Press Associationlast_img read more

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West Palm Beach Extends Curfew due to Continued Protests

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James held a Friday afternoon news conference to announce the extension of the current nighttime curfew through the weekend. James said residents can expect more protests on Friday and this weekend. He urged all protesters to remain peaceful.Mayor Keith James and Police Chief Frank Adderley spoke at the 2:30 p.m. news conference and they also addressed the current state of emergency in the city.Curfew will be extending through the weekend in West Palm Beach. The state of emergency prohibits the sale of guns and ammo, and also the carry of guns, according to state law. @WPTV @westpalmbch @WestPalmPD pic.twitter.com/5eMSZdgoU4— Merris Badcock (@MerrisBadcock) June 5, 2020 City officials addressed more demonstrations that are anticipated in the city and ongoing efforts to keep both the public and peaceful protesters safe.“As it has always been, and always will be, public safety is my priority No. 1,” said James.Last Sunday, a curfew was put in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. after peaceful protests turned violent later that night.James said Friday the curfew will remain in place through the weekend.“We will lift the curfew only when Police Chief Adderley and I have assurances that future demonstrations in our city will be peaceful,” said James.The state of emergency prohibits the sale of guns and ammo, and also the carrying of guns, per state law.“I urge anyone planning to demonstrate in our city, this afternoon, tonight or over the weekend, to please keep it peaceful,” said James. “We welcome peaceful protest in this city.”Adderley said their contact with the peaceful protesters has been great over the last few days. He said it is a smaller group of agitators that are causing problems.“Some of the actions that have taken place [since Sunday] kind of gave us the indication that we continue to need the curfew in order to make sure that our city is safe,” said Adderley.The police chief said a “small group” of agitators who have damaged business were people who came from other cities and not West Palm Beach residents.“This is not a game, people. People’s lives are at stake,” said James. “We’ll restore and maintain proper law and order in this city.”last_img read more

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Special Olympics Nigeria Launches ‘Sports for Hope’ Initiative

first_imgTeams from Surulere and Bariga engaged in the game of football and volleyball with the Bariga team emerging winners.There was also a dance competition and a motivational speech.Speaking at the event, Special Olympics Sports Programmes Manager, Adeola Oladugba, commended parents for joining the Special Olympics team in making the event a success.In an interview with the Special Olympics Initiatives Manager, Ibiyemi Ayeni, the ‘Sports for Hope’ initiative will hold weekly meetings in each community where beneficiaries will establish a healthy lifestyle through sports training and competitions such as football and volleyball.She also said the initiative will engage participants in educational and motivational sessions covering topics in Mental Health, Nutrition, as well as Entrepreneurship designed to equip and inspire them to make better life choices.“The programme will also drive inclusion in these communities as participants with and without intellectual disabilities will have the opportunity to interact and build friendships through sports training and information sessions,” she added.According to the programme of the initiative, a grand finale that will feature both football and volleyball tournaments have been scheduled to take place in November this year.Special Olympics Nigeria is part of a worldwide movement aimed at changing the misconceptions individuals have about people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) through various sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic – type sports for children and adults.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Special Olympics Nigeria in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Nigeria through its Innovative Projects of Civil Societies and Coalitions of Actors (PISCCA) funds at the weekend launched an initiative tagged the ‘Sports for Hope’.The initiative launched at the Igbobi College, Lagos, is a unified outreach programme targeted at people with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and people without intellectual disabilities (partners) with the goal to create avenues for inclusion, psychological empowerment, and health improvement.Its goal is to reach a total of 360 individual with disabilities as well as 140 individuals without disabilities in communities such as Agege, Ajegunle, Bariga, Ikorodu, Isale Eko, Isolo, Mushin and Surulere in Lagos State.last_img read more

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