Former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham gave his verdict on Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford’s strong form.Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as an interim coach at United, Pogba has managed six goals and five assists in nine appearances and produced another brilliant display to assist Rashford for the match-winner against Leicester City on Sunday.Meanwhile, Rashford himself has found the net six times since Solskjaer moved him into his preferred centre-forward role.“They’ve got their best players playing in their best positions and it’s proving hugely successful for them,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“Obviously, there are still question marks over the defensive side of the team, but they are scoring so many goals.“You’ve got Marcus Rashford playing in his favourite position through the middle and he is going from strength to strength. The run he is on at the moment is unbelievable.“And then there’s Paul Pogba. He’s now looking like the player that is one of the best midfielders in the world and he’s been given the freedom to go and express himself.”Nine wins and a draw have enabled United to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup and close the gap to the top-four in the Premier League table to just two points under Solskjaer.Higginbotham added: “You’ve got to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unbelievable credit. “Everything he touches turns to gold.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’ve heard a number of people saying anybody could have gone in and done that. No, they couldn’t, I’m sorry but they couldn’t. It doesn’t work like that.“What he’s done is he’s gone in there and looked at the team. What you see with the top managers and we see it all around world football, play your best players in their best positions and build a team around them in order to get the best out of them.”As for whether the Red Devils can snatch a top-four spot, Higginbotham said: “I think so and that’s something we wouldn’t have said a couple of months ago.“You have to give Solskjaer great credit because United are now playing to their strengths.”Rashford was named United’s Player of the Month for his strong performances in January.Horn Hill ➡️ Castle Black ➡️ The Citadel ➡️ Winterfell ➡️ Manchester 🏆Thanks for coming all this way to present @MarcusRashford with his #MUFC POTM award, @JohnBradleyWest! 😁 pic.twitter.com/mWz6Uovznh— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019
Hundreds of Sherman Heights residents against homeless storage warehouse March 16, 2018 Posted: March 16, 2018 Dan Plante 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHundreds of people in Sherman Heights are organizing for a fight against City Hall.The issue is a warehouse in their neighborhood that may become a storage facility for the belongings of over 1,000 homeless people.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante,
It’s the morning of Tesla’s Model Y unveiling event (here’s how you can watch), and of course, we’re expecting to see a new electric crossover SUV from the company. That vehicle will surely be the star of the show, but given all the turmoil of late surrounding Tesla and its plans, this would be a mighty good time for Elon Musk and Co. to give some updates on a few other things. Namely…Tesla’s new, liquid-cooled Supercharger cable is actually thinner than the original. Tesla That new fast chargerTesla has unveiled a new, 250-kilowatt fast-charger that, in optimal conditions, can deliver 75 miles of range in just five minutes. That is a major development for the EV community, as is Tesla’s promised new battery preconditioning routine that ensures the batteries in the company’s cars are at an ideal temperature to charge when they arrive. However, this is all still rather theoretical for most Tesla owners. Only one such V3 Supercharger can deliver that much current, and it’s in the company’s factory town of Fremont, CA. When might those of us in the rest of the world get a taste of that new, liquid-cooled juice? I hope we find out tonight. Confidence on retail strategyRetail is, like, super dead. Right? If you asked Elon Musk that question two weeks ago, you’d have received hearty encouragement. However, as of this week, the news is rather different. Just what exactly is Tesla’s master plan for selling cars? Some clarity here, and more importantly some confidence, would be awfully nice — not just for buyers and company investors, but for Tesla’s embattled employees, too. Update on autonomyTesla has offered Autopilot in its cars since 2014, and the “Full Self-Driving Capability” upgrade since 2016. Aside from various teasers and a limited release of Tesla’s next-gen Summon feature, enabling a car to find its own parking spot, we’ve not had any updates for awhile on just how the company’s research is going. Given the level of investment companies like Waymo and Cruise Automation have lobbed at their autonomy efforts, and given the sophistication of their sensor packages, I remain extremely skeptical that Tesla can deliver a comparably safe offering given the limited sensing power built into the company’s current cars. I am, however, quite happy to be proven wrong. Hey guys, remember me? Tesla Update on the SemiHey, remember that big, silver truck that Tesla unveiled at a showy event in 2017? The one with central seating and a 0-60 time quicker than my old Subaru WRX? The one that seemingly half the commercial fleet operators in the country signed on to buy a whole lot of? Yeah, we haven’t heard a lot about that big guy since.Model YLast but not least, Tesla should probably show off the Model Y, too. This, of course, will be a crossover-ified version of the Model 3, and I’m hopeful that’s all that it will be. When Tesla began creating an SUV out of the Model S, a process that seemingly should have been straightforward, the Model X project was hamstrung by the demand that it feature some rather distinctive doors. Those Falcon Doors proved to be an engineering and quality-control nightmare that cost a bundle. That bit of theatrical hubris set the Model X’s timeline back significantly.With any luck, the Model Y won’t be cursed with any such attempts at “innovation.” What Tesla really needs is a slightly taller, slightly roomier version of the Model 3, something that can tick the crossover SUV boxes without requiring a clean-sheet redesign. Years after its debut, the Model 3 is still radical enough in its approach and interface that pushing the envelope further is not only unnecessary, but risky.My only other hope is that the Model Y has a conventional hatchback. That tiny trunk opening on the Model 3 just won’t work in crossover land. Tesla 6 Share your voice 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range review: Familiar, yet oh so much better More From Roadshow Tesla Model 3: The one you’ve been waiting for Tags Elon Musk Tesla Comments Electric Cars SUVs Crossovers Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim
Game of Thrones season 8 dragonGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of Starks” featured the brutal death of Missandei and the terrible execution of Daenerys Targaryen’s second dragon, Rhaegal. Fans, however, are convinced that Daenerys’ Drogon had several dragon babies and they all will debut in the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones season 8.Daenerys Targaryen was full of rage and angst when she approached King’s Landing but was initially defeated by Euron Greyjoy who destroyed plenty of her ship and even shot down her another dragon. The powerful character is now at an incredible disadvantage and even we all know that she is not a very good war strategist as she was solely dependent on her Dothraki army and her dragons. More than half of her Dothraki clan is now dead and burned, whereas all that remain is one alive dragon, Drogon.Speaking of Drogon, fans on Reddit are convinced that there might be more dragons out there in the story which we are unaware of at this point. The user cited that it is possible that one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon laid eggs during a moment off the screen in a previous season. The theory directly points towards Drogon, who was absent in season five. It was around that time when Dany was trying her best to keep a tab on all of her dragons. As per the user, there is a possibility that Drogon is actually a female dragon, who laid eggs in secret and hide them in a faraway place.As per the fans on Reddit, Drogon hid her eggs in order to save them from the outside world. Now those dragons are finally grown up and they will join their mother in her fight against Cersei Lannister. Game of ThronesGame of Thrones Official Facebook”What made me rethink this theory was after I saw an EP5 promo where Euron Greyjoy looks up at the sky and hears a roar of himself. Hears that the grunt is very different and gets scared. Since he has seen the dragons for a long time he wouldn’t be scared for just a dragon, but what if there are more dragons?” Redditor wrote in his viral post.It should be noted that even Euron Greyjoy actor has teased the return of another dragon in one of his recent Instagram post. But are we really going to see more dragons in the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones? Well, we just have to wait for the next episode to air to find out more about Drogon and her possible dragon babies.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda ZiaBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia passed around two hours with her relatives and took food they cooked for her on the Eid day on Saturday.Though her party leaders were barred from meeting her, 20 relatives of the BNP chief with some cooked food, new clothes and flowers entered the house of abandoned Old Dhaka Central Jail around 2:15pm.Khaleda’s brother Shamim Iskandar, sisters-in-law Kaniz Fatema, Nasrin Iskandar, nephews Shams Iskandar, Shafin Iskandar, Ovik Iskandar, Erick Iskandar, Sajid Islam, Mehrab and Al Mamun, nieces Orin Iskandar, Ananya Iskandar, Shafia Islam, Tarique Rahman’s sister-in-law Sahina Zaman Bindu, her husband Shafiuzzaman, Khaleda’s personal secretary Abdus Sattar and one of her personal drivers were there in the list of her 20 relatives.They came out of the jail around 4:40pm.Jail sources said Khaleda used to take her lunch by 1:30pm any other day, but she waited for her relatives to bring homemade food for her today.The BNP chief’s near and dear ones greeted her with a bouquet during their meeting with her on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Wishing anonymity, one of the relatives who met Khaleda said the family members got emotional as they met her on the Eid day in jail.However, Khaleda was strong and she asked all to have patience and pray to Allah for her.The BNP chief caressed the children and inquired about the well-being of all of those met her.Jail sources said they offered Khaleda with vermicelli cooked with milk, some sweetmeats and Jarda rice in the morning, but she did not take the food.The BNP chief took the first meal of the day with food taken by her relatives.Huge law enforcers remained deployed in and around the jail since the morning as BNP leaders earlier announced to go to the jail.Earlier, senior BNP leaders, including standing committee members and vice chairmen, along with several hundred leaders and activists headed for the jail gate around 12:15pm to meet Khaleda.The police, however, obstructed them nearly half a kilometre away from the jail gate as they had no permission from the jail authorities to meet Khaleda.Talking to reporters after being obstructed, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they sought permission from the authorities concerned three days back. “As per the rules, prisoners can receive visitors on Eid day, but police are not allowing us to meet our beloved leader. It’s very painful,” he said.Among others, BNP standing committee members Dr handaker Mosharraf Hossain, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and Nazrul Islam, vice chairmen Barkatullah Bulu, Abdul Awal Mintoo, AZM Zahid Hossain, Ahmed Azam Khan and the chairperson’s adviser Joynal Abedin Faruk went to meet Khaleda at the jail.After waiting for half an hour, the BNP leaders left the place failing to meet her.On 8 February, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Khaleda has been staying at the jail with her domestic help Fatema Begum.The BNP chief earlier celebrated eid twice in jail after her arrest by the army-backed caretaker government after the 1/11 political changeover in 2007.
Share 00:00 /00:59 A new study says the Texas electric grid would still be reliable if two of the state’s coal plants shut down in the coming years. The study comes from a progressive advocacy group that calls some coal plants “old, inefficient and dirty.” Consulting firm Electric Power Engineers performed the study for the group Public Citizen. It looked at what would happen if Dallas company Luminant closed its Big Brown and Monticello plants by the year 2021. “If these big coal plants do retire, it’s not going to be a whole lot of the energy we rely upon,” says Public Citizen’s Texas Director Tom Smith. “But there are significant additional resources that will come in and fill the hole in the energy in East Texas.”Those resources would be new wind, solar and natural gas projects, but the study acknowledges this envisioned future depends on assumptions about when such projects come online. If those timelines change, the effect of shuttering coal plants could change.Luminant would not comment on the report. Nationwide, coal use for electricity has been dropping since 2008. President Trump has nonetheless promised to revitalize the industry, despite its competition with cheaper natural gas. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen
Darjeeling: With the tripartite talks failing in Uttar Kanya, the Joint Forum of Tea Trade Unions have called for a three-day bandh of all tea estates in Terai and Dooars in the plains and stopping of tea dispatch in all the tea gardens of the Hills. They also started a sit-in demonstration inside the Uttar Kanya compound in the Jalpaiguridistrict, which was lifted after assurance from the assistant labour commissioner that the meeting would continue on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIncidentally, the tea trade unions have been demanding the implementation of minimum wages in the tea gardens. A minimum wage advisory committee was also constituted by the government in 2015. Several meetings have been held since then to resolve the issue.Tripartite talks between the state government, management and tea trade unions was held in Uttar Kanya, the mini secretariat in Jalpaiguri on Monday.”From the government’s side, we proposed a minimum wage amount of Rs 172. As per the demand of the trade unions, we had reviewed and increased the food basket and clothing component as the earlier rates were of 2014. There has been a 56% increase of these components, resulting in the increase from Rs 158 to Rs 172,” stated Jawaid Akhtar, labour commissioner, who is the member secretary of the minimum wage advisory committee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe labour commissioner stated that a group of trade unions have put forward fresh proposals like decreasing the amount of rice grains being given and instead add the cost of fruits in the food basket.”They have proposed a new rate. We have to review this rate, discuss it with the government and then continue talks. Another round of talks will be held on August 20 in Kolkata, where other components like medical and housing will be discussed. Some trade unions were satisfied with this and have confirmed their participation for the August 20 talks,” added the labour commissioner. He, however, did not want to disclose the rate put forward by the Union. The Joint Forum has proposed an amount of Rs 239. The Joint Forum had sat on a dharna immediately after the meeting ended at around 3:40 pm, demanding that the meeting continues.”All tea gardens in the plains will be closed for the next three days. Tea dispatch will be stopped in the Hills. The dharna in Uttar Kanya will continue and tea garden workers from the Hills and the plains in masses will march to Uttar Kanya to join the dharna from Tuesday,” stated Zia Ur Alam, convenor of the Joint Forum, a conglomeration of 26 tea trade unions.
Kolkata: A parking fee collecting agency is illegally charging Rs 20 per hour from car owners on Jawaharlal Nehru Road flouting the tariff of Kolkata Municipal Corporation.The KMC’s tariff is Rs 10 per hour. South End Fee Car Parking Cooperative Society is collecting Rs 20 per hour illegally from car owners. The agency has gone a step further and printed receipts which they are giving to the owners. This has helped the agency to collect lakhs of rupees per month. As the agency is giving a printed receipt most of the car owners do not raise any question and give the money. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSenior KMC officials when contacted said this is illegal and assured that they will look into the matter. Santanu Samanta, a businessman had taken his wife to a private diagnostic centre on June 11. He parked his car near the Haldiram shop on Jawaharlal Nehru Road. He parked his vehicle at 9.54 am and came back at 12.07 pm. The man collecting the car parking asked him to pay Rs 60 (Rs 20 per hour for three hours) and gave him a receipt. When Samanta said that why was he charging more money, the person said recently the parking fee has been hiked all over the city. “As they gave me receipt I thought that the KMC must have hiked the parking fees. But there was an uncanny feeling that the collector was not telling me the truth,” said Samanta. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe immediately contacted Tapas Chowdhury, special municipal commissioner who said that no decision to hike the parking fee has been taken by KMC and what the agency has done is illegal. It was learnt that the civic authorities had proposed to hike the parking fee to Rs 20 per hour instead of Rs 10 per hour. But the matter has not yet been implemented. When contacted, the South End Fee car parking Cooperative Society said they had hiked the fee as the KMC officials had told them earlier that they would hike the parking fee.