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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates Manchester United’s top four chances after Wolves defeat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are outsiders for the top four (Picture: Getty)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits his side need to win five of their remaining six matches to have any chance of finishing in the top four.The Red Devils missed the opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal and Spurs into third place with a 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Tuesday night.Solskjaer’s side face the toughest run-in of the four teams battling for the two remaining Champions League qualification spots, including games against Everton (A), Manchester City (H) and Chelsea (H).And the Norwegian says his side need to collect 15 points from the remaining 18 on the table.ADVERTISEMENT Sean KearnsTuesday 2 Apr 2019 10:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link842Shares Advertisement Advertisement Comment Solskjaer insists his side need five wins from six (Picture: Getty)Asked if his side can still make the top four, Solskjaer replied: ‘Of course.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It [the defeat] is three points. We knew that beforehand we’d need 15 points to get to that position.‘We’ve got six games to get those 15. We need to look forward and dust ourselves down.‘I have said we needed 15 points from seven points. Now it is 15 from six.‘We don’t have room for many losses. It is difficult for us but we are a very good team, so it will be difficult for the teams who played against us’.MORE: Manchester United fans slam two players for laughing on bench during Wolves defeat
Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has carried out an audit of Equinor and the fabrication of the subsea Christmas tree for the Snorre expansion project.The objective of the audit was to ensure that fabrication of the subsea Christmas tree for the Snorre expansion project complied with the company’s own requirements and requirements in the regulations. A sub-goal was to follow up how the project is undertaking its supervisory duty in respect of its supplier – TechnipFMC.The audit, conducted in February this year did not identify any non-conformities, however, the PSA observed two areas with potential for improvement related to follow-up of suppliers and qualification of materials.Snorre Expansion ProjectIn July, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy approved the revised plan for development and operation (PDO) for further development of the Snorre field, called the Snorre Expansion Project (SEP).The SEP is a major subsea development, and the largest improved recovery project on the Norwegian Shelf today. The project represents an investment that will contribute to 25 more years of production on Snorre.The project comprises installation of six well templates with 24 wells that will be tied back to the Snorre A platform. The plan includes an option for further expansion with additional well templates. When production started on Snorre, the expected field life was up to 2011-2014. With the contribution from SEP, calculations show that the field can have profitable production all the way through 2040.
Not the outcome we were looking for going in to the night. We fell to conference team Batesville in 2 sets. We stayed with them them but eventually Batesville was the one that pulled away 25-17, 25-23, 25-12. . We are alrwady fighting an illness running it’s course through the team. Besides myself, I have one girl out with strep and a possible 2nd girl getting it. These girl will meet up with Batesville again this season and hopefully we will all be healthy. Jalynn Rogers had 5 digs and 1 ace. Megan Getz had 4 digs, 5 assists and 1 kill. Kelly Layton had 3 digs and 4 assists. Meredith Bohman had 1 solo block, 2 ace serves and 3 kills. Anna Sacksteder had 1 solo block and 1 kill. Jenna Orschell and Kaitlynn Obert each added 2 digs. We are 2-3 for the season. We travel to N. Deacatur Thursday, start time 5:30pm. We are FC!!!The JV Lady Wildcats came ready to play our against EIAC Batesville Bulldogs. They took down the dogs in 3 sets 24-25, 25-22, 15-5. All of the girls played a great game! Kloe Bolos led the team in kills with 4 followed by Audrey Reister with 2. Charlotte Barrett and Abby Mitchum led the team in digs and assists. The girls brought their record to 4-1 and are also undefeated in the conference! We are on the road Thursday night to take on North Decatur. Keep up the good work ladies! Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Logan Allen.We had our first EIAC match tonight against the Batesville Bulldogs, and the team fought hard for the win 25-13, 19-25, 15-13! The girls gave it their all and pushed hard until the end! Hadlee Hornsby led the team in digs with 6, followed by Meredith Hoff with 3. Jenna Bruns and Alex Gillman each led the team in kills with 4. Kylie Lea had 2 blocks. Kacie Williams and KK Ferman each had 4 assists. I’m so proud of how hard these girls worked and can’t wait to watch them play East Central next week! Go Wildcats!! Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jessica Baker.From Bulldogs Coach Trenkamp.The Freshman Lady Dogs had their opener. It was a nail biter but the Franklin County Wildcats came off with the win in 3 games. Scoring 10pts 4aces was Regina Gerstbauer and serving us 6pts with 3aces was Brayleigh Patterson. The girls played very sound for their first match as a team. Scores were 25-13, 19-25, and 15-13!From Bulldogs Coach Prickel.The Batesville JV Volleyball team fell to Franklin County in 3 games. Scores were 24-25, 25-22, 15-5. The team was competitive despite many unforced mistakes until the third game when they lost focus and morale dropped. Shelby Westerfeld led the team with 9 points serving. Katie Bedel chipped in with 8 service points. Front line and setter play was off tonight with well over a game’s worth of unforced mistakes. The girls look forward to some practice time to put in some work. Also, we will benefit from playing more cohesively in our next match. Our record is now 4-2.Varsity saw its second EIAC victory in as many matches. Well rounded play and set selection to the hot hitters mixed with spot serving was more than the lady wildcats could return.Their only push cam in the second set where our demons returned to work against us. We commited 9 hitting errors in the second set alone compared to the 10 combined from sets 1 & 2. Actually having multiple hitters hitting high percentages was a first in awhile and shows we are gaining momentum. #1 Bea Amberger hit .300 for the night and had 3 Blocks, while #20 Hattie Westerfeld hit .474 and had one ace.Thursday, we have to up our game going into EC to play the undefeated Trojans. Freshmen/C-team will kick off the night @ 5:00 PM with all teams playing back, to back, to back in the main gym.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
“I think, if he had been here, Sir Alex would have said that there needed to be a rebuilding job as there is a continual building job going on all the time,” said Moyes. “First and foremost, we always look to the academy to see if we can bring players through. Who are the next ones possibly coming up to the first team? “After that, if we’ve not got a position covered, we will go out and try to find something better than what we’ve got.” The obvious problem Moyes is facing is that the January transfer window is not the greatest time to get the right men. Asked if he would be relaxed if he has not added to the squad when this month’s transfer window closes, Moyes replied: “I don’t know if I’d use that word. I would say I’d liked to do something and tried to do something. We’ll try to get close to doing something if possible.” However, Moyes has not necessarily reached that conclusion and, ahead of the New Years’ Day encounter with Tottenham, feels Ferdinand can make a continued contribution. “Rio has had a few injuries and little niggles in his calf,” said Moyes. “But, overall, he is very much part of it. “Rio and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] have been two of the best centre-backs in this Premier League generation. For the past 10 years, they’ve been terrific. “I will continue using them but there are always going to be other people to come in. This club has to have a line of players ready to take their places and push them. “The challenge is for the young players to take over. It’s part of the job if you play for this club.” With Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all making a positive impact over a six-match winning sequence, central defence is not a priority for Moyes at present. It is widely acknowledged he requires midfield reinforcements though, with Moyes claiming even Sir Alex Ferguson felt his squad needed fresh blood when he stood down last May. The 35-year-old has been limited to just 12 appearances this season and has not featured since the Champions League defeat of Shakhtar Donetsk on December 10. That has led to claims Ferdinand will end what is to become a 14-year association with the Old Trafford outfit when his present contract comes to an end in the summer. David Moyes insists Rio Ferdinand still has a role to play at Manchester United. Press Association
“Lamela is a dream that we haven’t been given a chance to realise,” Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio said to Gazzetta dello Sport. “Simply because Tottenham don’t want to put him in the market.” Ausilio also revealed that Inter have rejected tempting offers from several clubs for their Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic. The 20-year-old is a reported target of top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool. When asked if Kovacic is not for sale, Ausilio said: “Absolutely. In fact we have turned down various offers from big clubs.” Ausilio also said Inter’s talks with Porto to acquire Portuguese central defender Rolando have reached an impasse. “The negotiations are at a standstill,” he said. “We easily reached an agreement with the player and made an offer to Porto that we considered fair for a defender who is 28 and whose contract will soon expire. “We simply don’t want to go over that figure.” The Nerazzurri were hoping to lure the Argentinian winger back to Serie A after Lamela’s dismal first season in the Premier League. The 22-year-old, who moved to the London outfit on a club-record £30m transfer deal from Roma last summer, made just nine league appearances for Spurs in the 2013-14 campaign. Press Association Inter Milan have given up hope of signing Tottenham winger Erik Lamela this summer.
GROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC) – The adverse weather which has afflicted the third round of the Regional Four-Day Championship finally made its way here yesterday forcing the abandonment of the penultimate day of the day/night third round contest between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Guyana Jaguars.Rain in the morning left the outfield at the Darren Sammy National Stadium saturated, making the 3 pm start impossible.Match officials carried out three inspections, the last of which came at 5 pm when it was determined that play would not be possible for the day.On today’s final day, Volcanoes will resume on 90 for four in their second innings – a lead of 63 runs overall.Meanwhile, Raymon Reifer followed up a career-best five-wicket haul with his ninth first class half-century to help put two-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars on top on day two Sunday.The left-hander hit 52 and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble top-scored with 58 as Jaguars, teetering on 73 for four overnight, were bowled out for 219 in their first innings at the Darren Sammy National Stadium.All-rounder Chris Barnwell chipped in with 33 and captain Leon Johnson, 30, efforts which helped the visitors eke out a narrow first innings lead of 27.Pacers Mervin Matthew (4-43) and left-armer Delorn Johnson (4-53) led the effort with four wickets apiece.Fast bowler Keon Joseph then ripped through the Volcanoes top order in the hosts’ second turn at the crease, leaving them stumbling on 90 for four at the end of play.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 192Jaguars1st Innings(overnight 73 for four)R Chandrika c Smith b Matthew 16S Hetmyer c Smith b Matthew 0*L Johnson b Matthew 30V Singh b Mayers 1S Chanderpaul lbw b Johnson 8C Barnwell c lbw b Mayers 33R Reifer c Shillingford b Matthew 52+A Bramble c Robinson b Johnson 58V Permaul not out 13G Motie c Smith b Johnson 0K Joseph c Smith b Johnson 0Extras (lb6, w2) 8TOTAL (all out, 70.3 overs) 219Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-25, 3-33, 4-44, 5-91, 6-99, 7-203, 8-211, 9-213, 10-219.Bowling: Matthew 19.3-4-43-4, Johnson 15.5-1-54-4, Mayers 15-3-43-2, Shillingford 13-4-30-0, Edward 6-1-30-0, Sebastien 1-0-13-0.VOLCANOES 2nd InningsD Smith c Singh b Joseph 0T Theophille c Motie b Joseph 39J Robinson c Motie b Joseph 4K Hodge c wkp Bramble b Barnwell 14+S Ambris not out 28L Sebastien not out 1Extras (b1, lb1, w2) 4TOTAL (4 wkts, 38.4 overs) 90Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-4, 3-52, 4-80.Bowling: Joseph 9-2-26-3, Reifer 9-4-19-0, Permaul 11-5-13-0, Barnwell 9.4-1-30-1.Position: Volcanoes lead overall by 63 runs.
*Insists: Ban over scandalous results from play-offs in Bauchi still in forceDuro IkhazuagbeThe appointment of Victor Wikadson as replacement for sacked Zakare Baraje by the management of Plateau United Football Club has run into troubled waters as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) insisted yesterday that the former who is under ban cannot act in that capacity.Wikadson was the head coach of the Plateau United Feeders team that was banned for life with 18 players for their involvement in the scandalous 76-0 and 89-0 scorelines match fixing along side three other teams. Other teams involved in the scam include Akurba United FC of Lafia, Police Machine FC of Yola and Bubayero FC of Gombe. All the players and officials involved in that scandalous 2013 play-off of the Nigeria Nationwide League in Bauchi Centre that attracted global alarm and condemnation were banned for life from the game by the NFF.In a letter to Plateau United FC yesterday, General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, instructed the Plateau State Football Association to ensure that the ban is enforced in its domain.“The reminder became necessary in view of the move by NPFL side, Plateau United FC on Monday to appoint Victor Wikadson as its new Head Coach.“From Plateau United Feeders, 18 players and seven team officials were axed. Fifteen players and three team officials of Akurba United were banned, alongside 18 players and five team officials of Police Machine FC and 16 players and three team officials of Bubayero FC of Gombe.“For record purposes, the banned players and match officials of Plateau United Feeders FC include: Kenneth Ilo, Jacob Bulus, Emmanuel Mathew, Ezekiel Damiri, Paul Danjuma, Mathew Luka, Tenton Yamen, Katura Christopher, Kika James, John David, Ugochukwu Kingsley, Safiyanu Idris, Daform Pam, Alexanda Longs, Joseph Dokatri, Laila Ibrahim, Sani Mohammed and Solomon Effom. Officials: Victor Wikadson (Chief Coach), – Chief Coach Others were Sani Mohammed (Assistant Coach), John Babo (Assistant Coach), Shuaibu Usman (Welfare), Garba Mohammed (Masseur), Babawo Sambo (Curator), Danladi Bala (Team Manager).The NFF also insisted that the ban slammed on the match officials including Olu Okeneye, M. O. Bakare (match commissioners), Mohammed Mohammed, Umar Garba (referees), S. Chiroma, A. Shina, Sani Abdul, Hassan Pegt (assistant referees) H. Murtala and M. Salahuddin (reserve referee) is still in force.Players and officials of the other three teams are still under same life ban as Plateau United Feeders FC.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Major summer construction projects throughout USC are on schedule and on budget, according to Joe Back, associate senior vice president for campus development and facilities management.Summer construction · Two construction workers look out at a covered Tommy Trojan in Hahn Plaza, one of several construction sites. The renovations are part of a larger project to improve paving and landscaping along Child’s Way. – Arkadiy Garber | Summer TrojanThe most visible summer projects include renovations to EVK Restaurant and Grill, King’s Hall, which housed Café 84, Parking Structure X and Hahn Plaza. Another summer project is the completion of the John McKay Center.The improvements of Café 84 will draw on Whole Foods Market as a model, Director of Hospitality Kris Klinger said to the Daily Trojan in April. For the EVK renovation, Klinger said his department is looking for inspiration from True Food Kitchen, a small chain of restaurants that Klinger described as “open and bright.”The renovations to PSX will upgrade the structure so that it is more in line with standards for new parking buildings and so that it has brick along the walls of the structure.“Much of the structural work being done will be mostly invisible to the casual observer, but the big thing that will be noticed is the brick being added to the building to make it more compatible with nearby buildings and the overall look of the campus,” Back said.The John McKay Center, which has been under construction for the past one and a half years, is slated for completion in late July or early August, Back said. It will provide a new and significantly larger academic center for all student-athletes, new training and workout spaces, offices for coaches and staff and a new locker room.The upgrade to Hahn Plaza, a central point on campus, will affect the landscape and paving in the area. Though some work has been done there in the past, no renovations of this magnitude have been made, Back said.“This is actually a continuation of work that has been taking place during the past two summers to replace and upgrade the paving and landscape along Child’s Way,” Back said. “Hahn Plaza is a major piece of that work and will be completed this summer.”