Predicted Man United XI v Sunderland – Mourinho to prioritise Europa League?

first_img 11 11 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (attacking midfield) 11 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – click the right arrow, above, to see Manchester United’s predicted XI (4-2-3-1) to face Sunderland, in squad number order… Manchester United will be without Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young for Sunday’s Premier League clash at struggling Sunderland.Captain Rooney missed the midweek draw with Everton due to ankle issues, while Young was forced off with an apparent groin injury in that game at Old Trafford.Antonio Valencia should return in Young’s place after being rested, while Juan Mata [groin], Phil Jones [toe] and Chris Smalling [knee] are long-term absentees.Jose Mourinho may select his team with one eye on Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash at Anderlecht.United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard will be hoping for a starting place just days after penning a new £100,000-a-week deal with the club. Meanwhile Anthony Martial could come back into the side in place of Marcus Rashford after the latter’s poor showing against the Toffees.The Red Devils have not lost in the league since October and will be hoping to extend that run against basement club Sunderland, managed by Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor in David Moyes.Click the right arrow, above, to see the predicted Manchester United XI [4-2-3-1] to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light… 3. Eric Bailly (centre-back) 11 11 11 9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (forward) 17. Daley Blind (left-back) 11 21. Ander Herrera (midfield) 14. Jesse Lingard (attacking midfield) 5. Marcos Rojo (centre-back) 11. Anthony Martial (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 11 25. Antonio Valencia (right-back) 6. Paul Pogba (midfield) last_img read more

Justin Timberlake Wins Best Live Act At O2 Silver Clef Awards

first_imgJustin Timberlake as the winner of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Award for the Best Live Act of 2014 on Friday at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.The singer was honored alongside performers such as Jimmy Page, Black Sabbath, Pharrell Williams, Paloma Faith, Tom Jones and more.An expert music industry panel shortlisted the ten best live artists who have toured in the last year, then the vote lay in the hands of the public who voted on Twitter and via the Nordoff Robbins website.Beating off competition from the other 9 nominees, Justin Timberlake came top of the poll with just under half a million votes (469,906). The other nominees were Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Disclosure, Fleetwood Mac, Foals, Muse, London Grammar, Rolling Stones and Rudimental.In 2013, Justin Timberlake embarked on ‘The 20/20 Experience World Tour’, his fifth concert tour as a solo artist that critics claim kept audiences ‘hypnotised’. With Tom Ford designing the costumes and featuring chart toppers ‘Pusher Love Girl’, ‘Like I Love You’ and ‘Cry Me A River’, Timberlake had two shows in the O2 Arena within his UK tour.Chris Edmonds, Chairman of Ticketmaster UK, commented: “Justin Timberlake has always blown away fans with his incredible live performances. Currently in the midst of his extremely successful world tour, the ‘Suit & Tie’ singer will be back in the UK in August for his headline spot at V Festival. 
“With a very strong shortlist this year for the Best Live Act Award, it was tough competition but Justin clearly came out on top with nearly half a million fan votes. Congratulations Justin!”The Award and vote was supported by Bauer Radio Stations Absolute Radio and Magic 105.4.Nick Snaith, Magic 105.4 Drivetime Host and Award Presenter said: “Justin Timberlake has developed into one of the world’s most prolific entertainers, and is a well-.deserved winner of this award. The power of music is undeniable, and this award not only celebrates an artist at the top of his game – but an organisation that transforms people’s lives through incredible music therapy”.This is the fourth year of the Best Live Act Award. Previous winners include One Direction (2013), McFly (2012) and Sir Paul McCartney (2011). Of the 10 Awards presented at the O2 Silver Clefs, Best Live Act is the only one voted for by the public.The O2 Silver Clef Awards have been bringing together artists from all areas of the music industry since 1976 to raise support for thousands of people across the UK who need the vital engagement of music therapy.Source:Nordoff Robbinslast_img read more

Magazines That Managed to Grow Ad Pages in the First Half We

first_img-14.3 516.86 Star 591.1 362.73 1,011.69 1,200.98 6.8 -22 304.63 626.52 Entrepreneur 69 TITLE2008 Ad Pages Life & Style OK! 378.63 %CHNG %CHNG Blender Boating488.56 15.3 1,121.25 Forbes1,307.51 Spin -12.6 983.2 TITLE2008 Ad Pages 798.42 887.07 202.28 1,496.48 -22.4 2007 Ad Pages 229.07 -2.6 Salt Water Sportsman SmartMoney242.23 -21.1 605.39 Power Cruising Entertainment Weekly BOATING Economist1,245.47 Newsweek687.99 307.37 -4.9 1,151.57 People 344.05 -24.8 -23.6 453.65 259.9 282.18 2007 Ad Pages Fortune Small Business 1.3 2008 Ad Pages 619.34 2007 Ad Pages 385.02 1,457.56 NEWSWEEKLIES 779.22 Yachting898.2 235.97 1,115.93 Power & Motoryacht 645.78 Cruising World520.72 373.83 569.55 547.61 InTouch Weekly 1,723.61 In celebrity magazines, OK! realized a 31.7 percent spike in ad pages for the half. InTouch Weekly’s pages jumped 14.4 percent.We also took a look at boating magazines (an industry that’s particularly vulnerable to the soft economy and skyrocketing crude oil prices—boating sales and services for 2007 was about $37.5 million, down 5 percent from 2006, according to the National Marine Manufacturer Association’s 2007 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract). Among the decliners were Bonnier’s Yachting and Motorboating, down 22 percent and 23.6 percent respectively.It will be interesting to see how these categories perform during the third and fourth quarters.BUSINESS SOURCE: PIB 145.14 3.7 321.53 TITLE2008 Ad Pages 196.43 -14.8 266.5 253.03 -21.9 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance221.69 -18.3 BusinessWeek934.51 People En Español Condé Nast Portfolio 2007 Ad Pages 8.8 Time The Week247.89 31.4 1.2 Us Weekly -30.3 645.6 916.23 MUSIC -2.4 %CHNG Money 1,812.14 -15.3 -16.8 -12.2 Rolling Stone486.19 Last week, the Publishers Information Bureau released first half figures, with consumer magazine advertising pages continuing to decline, slipping 7.4 percent over the first half and 8.2 percent for the quarter.In our spare time (because we have so much), we grouped a number of the magazines into topical categories to see how ad pages (the more telling statistic) fared in business magazines, newsweeklies and celebrity titles during the first half. Overall, not so well. But it wasn’t all grim news. In the business sector, Condé Nast’s Portfolio posted a 69 percent spike (it launched last spring) and Mansueto Venture’s Fast Company continued to grow with ad pages jumping from 196.43 during the first half last year to 258.09 this year—a 31.4 percent increase.Ad pages at newsweeklies continued to plummet, the worst being U.S. News & World report, down 30.3 percent. Music magazines also continued to see dwindling ad pages, save for Spin which pulled in 307.37 pages over the half, up 15.3 percent from last year. -23.4 -6.8 Vibe370.44 198.67 14.4 727.51 -2.3 31.7 U.S. New & World Report542.88 309.12 TITLE %CHNG 129.33 -23.5 -24.3 -10.9 Harvard Business Review244.70 -4.9 Motorboating293.97 Inc.369.55 Fortune1,135.87 495.82 -3.9 TITLE2008 Ad Pages -24.7 233.09 Fast Company258.09 -4.3 335.85 CELEBRITY 368.16 310.21 1,097.15 261.88 Sailing World 336.06 595.2 2007 Ad Pages 279.57 394.82 %CHNGlast_img read more

Harris County Flood Control District Completes PostHarvey Channel Debris Cleanup

first_img Share Harris County Flood Control DistrictMore than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began.The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) said Friday it has completed a county-wide effort to remove downed trees and other storm debris that blocked the bayou drainage system since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas more than a year ago.More than 140,000 cubic yards (roughly 40,000 tons) have been removed since the clean-up effort began shortly after the storm at an estimated cost of $8.9 million so far.In recent months, crews have removed more than 25,000 cubic yards (7,042 tons or 642 truckloads) of debris from Buffalo Bayou, and 14,000 cubic yards (3,978 tons or 327 truckloads) from Cypress Creek.Removing debris from within the county’s 22 watersheds was a priority because downed trees and other storm debris can impede storm water flow and increase erosion, especially along natural forested channels.Debris has included refrigerators and other large objects washed into the channel, as well as six automobiles.The Flood Control District is working to secure funding for its disaster-related storm debris removal efforts from FEMA. Approximately $2.5 million have been received so far in disaster aid for channel debris removal.Residents are encouraged to report bayou and creek debris to the Flood Control District’s Citizen Service Center at this website or by calling (713) 684-4197.last_img read more

A musical eve for AAIs 18th Annual Day

first_imgAirports Authority of India celebrated their 18th Annual Day with a mesmerising cultural night at New Delhi’s Sirifort Auditorium on Monday. Shri K.C. Venugopal, Minister of State for Civil Aviation was the Chief Guest for the function and Shri K.N. Shrivastava, Secretary (Civil Aviation) was the Guest of Honour. AAI felicitated and honoured its employees from various departments in order to appreciate their hard work during the last year. After the initial ceremony the much awaited cultural celebration began with the ‘King of Comedy’ Sudesh Lehri taking on the stage and setting the mood for the night with his quick witted jokes and hilarious impersonations of various Bollywood celebs.  His fantastic timing and rib-tickling jokes had everyone in splits. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’But the evening belonged to the musically magical performance of Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal which left the audiences enthralled. The crowd loved Shreya’s melodious voice along with her great choice of romantic numbers that she is known best for. The crowd swayed to the tunes of hit songs from the movie Bodygaurd, Jism and many more. A surprise performance was given by Sa Re Ga Ma Pa -winner Hrishikesh Ranade who sang duets along with Shreya Ghoshal to end the night on a musical high.last_img read more

State government mulls mat hub in Vidyasagar Industrial Park

first_imgKolkata: The state government is planning to come up with a mat (madur) hub at the Vidyasagar Industrial park in Kharagpur, to give a big boost to the industry. A portion of the land at the industrial park has already been earmarked for setting up the proposed hub.Sabang in West Midnapore, located at a distance of less than 40 kilometres from Kharagpur, is known for churning out mats of international quality, which are acclaimed all over the world. More than 55 percent of the total mat production in the country comes from the Sabang block, which has 13 gram panchayats under it.More than 90 percent of the population in Sabang earns a livelihood by manufacturing mats. A village haat (fair) held every Tuesday in Sabang witnesses people from all parts of the state, including the neighbouring states of Odisha and Jharkhand.”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is familiar with every nook and cranny of Sabang and she is patronising the development of the mat industry. The push given by the state government has ensured that the artisans involved in the manufacture of these mats face no difficulty in getting bank loan. There are 16 nationalised bank branches in Sabang block at present,” said Trinamool Congress MP Manas Bhuniya, who had been a six-time elected MLA from Sabang.When Bhuniya was the state Cottage and Small Scale Industries minister, the Bengal government in 2012 launched the “Natural Fibre Mission” and included the development of skill of artisans and supply of tools and equipment for rural people associated with making products from natural fibres like jute, bamboo, coir, mat, sabai grass, cotton and silk.Several rural haats were conceived and gradually the condition of the people involved with the industry improved. “The Centre has stopped funds for this progamme, but the initiative and interest of the Chief Minister has kept the ball rolling in the state,” he added.Bhuniya’s wife Gita Rani, who is an MLA from Sabang, is also in talks with some NGOs to boost the marketing of the mats. The state government will soon come up with two ‘Karmatirtha’ in Sabang, which will contribute to further development of the industry.The Bengal government had hosted the first edition of Madur (Mat) Mela, solely dedicated to mat weavers, on Digha sea beach in January.last_img read more