Exclusive – French midfield ace can improve Man United, says former defender

first_imgManchester United may join Arsenal in the race to sign Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin, Danny Higginbotham has told talkSPORT.Schneiderlin, who was expected by many to follow manager Mauricio Pochettino to Spurs over the summer, has been heavily linked with Arsenal following a number of imposing performances in central midfield for the Saints.And with the Red Devils in need of their own midfield reinforcements, Higginbotham, who started his career at Old Trafford, has suggested that manager Louis van Gaal may also be keeping tabs on the French midfielder.When asked whether Schneiderlin would improve the current United squad, he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “There are a few players about, I think he [Morgan Schneiderlin] is one of them. There will be a lot of teams around that are interested in signing him, and he may even look at today – no disrespect to Southampton – as an advert to put himself on show.“Man Utd are still a little bit short in midfield and I’m sure that they’ll be looking to get new players in.”last_img read more

Latest: Basel 0 Chelsea 0 – Blues more solid and Hazard is on

first_imgChelsea have lost Samuel Eto’o to what looked like a nasty injury and been forced to withstand spells of pressure in the Champions League clash in Switzerland, where a point would seal their place in the knockout phase.Keeper Petr Cech, making his 450th Chelsea appearance, had to be alert to punch Taulant Xhaka’s early free-kick clear and dealt with several other deliveries into the danger area in the first half.And Basel, who won at Stamford Bridge in these teams’ opening Group E match, would have gone ahead had John Obi Mikel not been on hand to clear off the line after a corner had dropped to Ivan Ivanov.The home side continued to press and Cech was called into action again, this time keeping out a shot from Mohammad Salah, who sent another effort wastefully wide.Chelsea then had to make a change when Eto’o was stretchered from the pitch with what appeared to be a groin injury and was replaced by the fit-again Fernando Torres.Eto’o was hurt while stretching for the ball 40 yards from goal and immediately crumpled to the ground in pain.Blues boss Jose Mourinho again left out Juan Mata, who was named among the substitutes along with Torres and Eden Hazard.With his team having looked much more solid in the opening stages of the second half, Mourinho replaced Oscar with Hazard on 55 minutes.Chelsea: Cech Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires; Oscar (Hazard 55), Willian, Eto’o (Torres 43).Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Mata, De Bruyne, Schurrle.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

TweetDeck: The 5 Best and 3 Worst Things About The New Version That Will Launch Today

first_imgTweetDeck is the most popular desktop Twitter client and is racing Seesmic to see who can be the most innovative social media browser across multiple social networks. TweetDeck will release the latest version of its software Wednesday and the differences are dramatic. Deep integration with Facebook, MySpace integration, easier link and photo sharing are just a few of the new features.I’ve been testing the new TweetDeck for about half a day and below are the five things I like the best about it and the three things I like the least. marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#Product Reviews#web The Good NewsBring Your MySpace Friendships Back From the Dead, Without Visiting MySpaceMany people don’t like visiting MySpace anymore, but let’s admit it: unless you’re a total snob, you probably still have some friends that are still active there. It’s nice to know how they’re doing. The new TweetDeck makes that easy. Just grant TweetDeck permission to access your list of friends and their updates will appear in one or more columns. It’s downright heartwarming.The Facebook Integration is Very Good If you like to use Facebook, TweetDeck isn’t going to replace the user experience for you, but it’s an excellent supplemental view of your friends’ activity streams. You get the whole hog – photos, comments, likes, liking and commenting. You can even send posts to Facebook just by clicking to select or deselect that account in the update composing window. The new TweetDeck makes it easy to post messages and photos to multiple or different accounts. It’s remarkably easy – it’s fantastic.Also very nice is the ability to create TweetDeck groups from your Facebook friends. You can even create multiple columns in TweetDeck displaying updates from different groups of your Facebook friends, and group creation is now super smooth in Tweetdeck with name autocompletion when you start typing. Groups are the secret weapon of the social web and they are the key to Tweetdeck’s value. Unfortunately you can’t import the groups you’ve already created in Facebook, but more on that later. Links Shortened AutomaticallyType or paste a link into the posting box on TweetDeck and it’s now automatically shortened. It’s fast and easy, a real time saver.Drag and Drop Photos Works Well, Even With SkitchDrag photos in to share them by URL, even out of the Mac screen capture service Skitch. Expect a lot more image sharing via TweetDeck. You can even post those images over to Facebook. You can’t send images to MySpace, which is a bummer.The Directory Has PotentialThere’s a new TweetDeck Directory that’s linked-to from the client where you can find groups of users organized by topic and follow them in a new column with just a click. That’s very cool. There are really diverse groups, but they aren’t that deep in the accounts included. Using a service like Twellow or Tweepz is still a better way to create your own groups – but this isn’t bad for new users and it certainly has potential. (We’re holding our breath for the ultimate Twitter group app, another one that’s currently awaiting approval from Twitter but that we hope to get to write about soon.)The Bad NewsIt’s not all kisses from kittens with this new TweetDeck. Here are three things that are a disappointment above and beyond the fact that this is still the most memory-intensive software I have running on my computer right now.Facebook Groups Can’t Be ImportedIt’s probably not TweetDeck’s fault at all but those groups you created in Facebook? You’re going to have to build them all over again here if you want to use them. There’s nothing like creating separate views for people you knew in highschool on one hand and geeks you know from the internet on the other. The inability to port those groups over makes Facebook reading in TweetDeck a lot more clumsy than it ought to be. Dear Facebook, would you please make sure this is easy to do?MySpace May Take Up Two ColumnsSyncing a MySpace account requires that you put either activity stream or status updates in a column. If you want to see what your friends are both doing and saying, then you have to give up two columns. That’s obnoxious, but again probably not TweetDeck’s fault. I’m just saying: this is a social network activity stream browser now and there are some issues.There’s Still No Group ExportTweetDeck remains in control over the work you’ve created in building groups in its client. This is TweetDeck’s fault. The company hasn’t made any visible progress in data portability. When thousands of friend connections are flying all around, group creation adds huge value. By not facilitating the porting of those groups to and from other clients, TweetDeck (as well as Seesmic) are effectively locking their users in. It’s bad.Those issues aside, this is a major update for the better. The pace of innovation in TweetDeck is really impressive. I look forward to using this software all day, every day, for the next few months until yet another version comes out that’s even better. How does it look to you? Hopefully within the next few hours you’ll be able to give the new TweetDeck a try and let us know. 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Career night from Derrick White fuels Spurs to 2-1 edge over Nuggets

first_imgWhite had a career-high 36 points and the Spurs beat the Nuggets 118-108 on Thursday night, withstanding a first-half lapse to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.“I just had a chip on my shoulder,” White said. “This is the way I’ve played since I was young. Just try to go out there, compete and have fun.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNikola Jokic had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Denver.Game 4 is Saturday in San Antonio, where the Spurs are 3-0 against the Nuggets this season. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ View comments MINDSET?Popovich was bemused when asked what the Spurs’ mindset is after earning a split on the road.“What’s their mindset,” Popovich asked. “I didn’t give any psychological tests today or anything. It’s their job, they are going to come play, so will the Nuggets. They are going to try to win. Nuggets are going to try to win. It’s a competitive sport, that’s the mindset. It’s not too difficult to imagine.”EXPERIENCEDWhite made his first postseason start in Game 1 at Denver, but he joked that he has plenty of playoff experience.“Everybody said I didn’t have playoff experience, but I did this in the G League,” White said. “Just kidding. But it was big for my development.”UP NEXTGame 4 is Saturday in San Antonio. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Warriors retaliate, demolish clippers Clippers to pick up 2-1 leadcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “They are doing a good job of attacking the paint,” Jokic said. “They were living in our paint. I think it’s not just smalls, it’s our bigs, too. I think we all need to be more disciplined and more focused.”White had 10 points in the opening quarter while primarily being defended by Murray.“He was obviously spectacular,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “I don’t know what else to say. At both ends of the floor.”Denver’s second unit dominated, turning a 31-22 deficit after the first quarter into a 38-31 advantage early in the second quarter. The Nuggets opened the second quarter shooting 7 for 8, including a pair of 3-pointers by Malik Beasley. San Antonio’s first points came on Jakob Poeltl’s two free throws with 8:41 left.Beasley finished with 20 points, and Gary Harris added 12 points.Harris stole the ball from Gay at midcourt and then calmly drained a 3-pointer before the Spurs’ defense could set for a 50-40 lead. San Antonio then went on a 21-8 run to close the half and recapture a lead it would not relinquish.“We got our (butts) kicked because we couldn’t guard anybody,” Malone said.TIP-INSNuggets: Denver is the eighth youngest team in playoff history. . Jokic is averaging 11.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists the series. … Isaiah Thomas was eligible to play but did not. … Millsap picked up his third foul with 2:12 remaining in the first half after bumping Aldridge near the 3-pointer. Millsap threw his hands up in frustration as he exited. He finished with five fouls.Spurs: The Spurs are 22-7 against the Nuggets in the postseason, including 13-3 at home. … White’s previous career highs were 26 points in the regular season against Brooklyn on Jan. 31 and 17 against Denver in Game 2. … Tony Parker and Tim Duncan are the only players to score more points in any half for the Spurs in the postseason than White’s 26 points in the first half. San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) celebrates a score against the Denver Nuggets with teammates during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 18, 2019. San Antonio won 118-108. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio point guard Derrick White was screaming, flexing and stomping around the court after almost every basket against Denver.It was completely out of character for White, but the mild-mannered point guard has never been in this situation before.ADVERTISEMENT White attacked Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray from the opening tip after being on the receiving end of Murray’s career outing Tuesday night. Murray had only six points, a game after scoring 21 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to help Denver overcome a 19-point deficit to even the series.“There is no doubt in my mind that Derrick White, the last couple of days, has been reminded about Jamal Murray’s fourth-quarter performance,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Derrick White came out like he hadn’t eaten in two days. He came out hungry, he came out (ticked) off and he sent a very loud and clear message. I’m anxious to see our guys, how do we respond to that.”White set his career high after being fouled by Paul Millsap on a driving layup that bounced off the side of the rim, hit the backboard and fell in to give the Spurs a 99-89 lead with 8:52 remaining. White added five rebounds, five assists and three steals while shooting 12 for 17. The point guard matched his overall career high with 26 points in the first half.DeMar DeRozan took over after that, scoring 21 of his 25 points in the second half. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Rudy Gay had 11 points and 10 rebounds.The Spurs finished with 62 points in the paint and had a 45-37 rebound advantage.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

100000 Investment For TCI Tourism

first_img Related Items:Gary Brough, KPMG, rufus ewing, tci tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – A one hundred thousand dollar investment being made by government to chart the course in tourism; and KPMG Turks and Caicos branch won the consultancy job which will deliver a National Strategy on Tourism. Premier and Tourism Minister Rufus Ewing flanked by Gary Brough Managing Director of KPMG and PS for his Office Wesley Clerveaux explained that the process will involve key stakeholders who are expected to weigh in on how tourism can be enhanced and should be developed. The country’s leader, admitting, that while tourism is doing well in many areas, there are pockets which need development; among them eco-tourism. The development of this national strategy will also see a tourism conference for the country in November during Tourism Awareness Week. Brough said while the KPMG office is indeed local, his team will be able to tap into the worldwide resources of his company which has a wealth of experience in the Caribbean. KPMG has for two years hosted an island infrastructure summit in Miami welcoming Caribbean leaders; last year premier Dr Rufus Ewing was among the regional leaders presenting at the two day event held at the JW Mariott Marquis hotel. TCI tourism surges for 2015; March is biggest month Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend; South Caicos woman announces at large interest Recommended for you TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifelinelast_img read more

Free Anwar Ibrahim declares new dawn for Malaysia

first_imgMalaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim leaves a hospital where he is receiving treatment, ahead of an audience with Malaysia`s King Sultan Muhammad V, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 16 May 2018. Photo: ReutersReformist Anwar Ibrahim declared a “new dawn for Malaysia” Wednesday after his release from prison paved the way for a return to national politics as presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad following a stunning election upset.In scenes that captivated Malaysians, the charismatic 70-year-old returned to the national spotlight after the country’s king quashed a widely-criticised sodomy conviction that had put Anwar behind bars for three years.To ecstatic cries of “Reformasi!” (Reform) — Anwar’s ralling cry — he vowed to hundreds of journalists, supporters and admiring prison guards to support the new government’s efforts to clean up the country.Anwar said he had forgiven Mahathir, 92, who had him imprisoned two decades ago but has become his unlikely ally.”Now there is a new dawn for Malaysia. I must thank the people of Malaysia,” said Anwar, flanked by his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and other members of his political party.”The entire spectrum of Malaysians, regardless of race or religion, have stood by the principles of democracy and freedom. They demand change.”Anwar has cast a long shadow over Malaysian politics for decades.He enjoyed a meteoric rise in the now-ousted Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition but suffered a spectacular falling out with his then-boss Mahathir in the late 1990s and was thrown in jail after being convicted of sodomy and abuse of power.Upon his release the first time, he joined and revitalised the opposition coalition that finally ousted BN last week.Anwar’s release from his second jail term sets up a tantalising reunion with his nemesis-turned-ally Mahathir.Mahathir has said he expects to run the government for one to two years but has signalled that the reins would be turned over to Anwar eventually.Anwar said his history with Mahathir — who sacked Anwar and had him jailed in 1998 — was water under the bridge, as they shared the same goals of reforming the government and cleaning up a massive corruption scandal involving former prime minister Najib Razak.”Bury the hatchet? It’s been a long time already,” Anwar said when asked about Mahathir.”I have forgiven him,” he added, saying he would work to support the smooth transition of power to the new government headed by Mahathir.Anwar’s release caps a remarkable reversal of fortune made possible by the BN’s unexpected electoral drubbing a week ago.The former autocrat Mahathir — who headed BN for 22 years until 2003 — came out of retirement to lead a disparate opposition first assembled by Anwar to an upset victory, fuelled by rising public anger at a massive government corruption scandal under Najib.Many had expected BN to coast to victory given its tight hold over the media, government, police and electoral apparatus of the multicultural Muslim-majority nation.But the result laid bare the depth of disgust with former leader Najib, who stands accused of presiding over the plundering of the state investment fund 1MDB which he established.Mahathir has barred Najib from leaving the country pending investigations.Dizzying changeThe BN had ruled since independence in 1957. Anwar’s release adds to the dizzying sense of change sweeping the country and is likely to fuel public expectations for an entirely new national direction.Xavier Jayakumar, a member of parliament with Anwar’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat, called it “a momentous day for all of Malaysia”.”The joy is similar to when South Africans celebrated with jubilation after Nelson Mandela was freed.”Talib Ibrahim, 60, a supporter waiting at the Kuala Lumpur hospital, said Anwar’s release was “good for the country”.”He did good (before) and can do good for the whole of Malaysia,” he said.Anwar cannot directly join the government anytime soon.He must first be elected to parliament, having been stripped of his seat in 2015 when his conviction on charges of sodomising a young male aide was upheld on appeal and he went to jail a second time.That conviction is viewed by many as having been orchestrated by Najib’s government to neutralise Anwar’s rising political threat.Previously, the charismatic Anwar headed various ministries under Mahathir’s tutelage in the 1990s, earning praise as a reformer. He eventually became deputy prime minister and Mahathir’s presumed successor.But the two men fell out over a number of issues, resulting in the popular Anwar’s imprisonment, which triggered unprecedented protests.After six years in jail, Anwar used his star power to unite the previously hapless opposition before the latest sodomy charges cast him once again into the political wilderness.last_img