MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Serena Williams has never lost in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Neither has Novak Djokovic.A key difference between the defending champions is that Williams beat the most-experienced and highest-ranked challenger in her half of the draw when she extended her streak to 18 consecutive wins against Maria Sharapova with a 6-4, 6-1 quarter-final victory yesterday.Williams said she wasn’t aware that she had won the Australian Open all six previous times she won her quarter-final match, “but that’s good”.”It’s not a stat that’s set in stone,” Williams said. “I still have to win two matches.”Five-time champion Djokovic, after beating No. 7 Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, still has a daunting semi-final match against Roger Federer, who has won four of his 17 Grand Slam titles in Australia.Federer reached his 12th Australian Open semi-final, and 39th in a Grand Slam event, with a 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 win over No. 6 Tomas Berdych. He hasn’t gone past the semi-finals at Melbourne Park since winning the title in 2010, but he’s a serious obstacle for Djokovic.They’re 22-all in career head-to-heads, with Djokovic catching up since usurping Federer in the rankings.TRICKY TIEBREAKERThe tiebreaker will be tricky. Djokovic lost only one of his 28 Grand Slam matches in 2015 – to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final – and has won 37 of his last 38 matches at Melbourne Park, a run that includes four titles.He beat Federer in the Wimbledon and US Open finals last year, but Federer was back contending for titles.”Any round feels like finals because of the fact that we are, you know, big rivals. We played so many times against each other,” Djokovic said. “There’s a lot of tension. There’s a lot at stake. I’m expecting a great fight in two days.”In the women’s semi-finals, Williams will be facing fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat No. 10 Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3. Radwanska has won one of her previous four semi-finals at a major, but never won a Grand Slam title.Williams is 8-0 against Radwanska, including their meeting in the 2012 Wimbledon final.Williams said she couldn’t explain her 11-year domination of Sharapova – she has won 19 of their 21 meetings overall – except to say she rises to the big challenges.”When I play her, I know automatically I have to step up my game,” said Williams, a 21-time major winner. “I think that makes me play better.”
Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesWAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an ecumenical service followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In our own parish of Annagry, a heavy price was paid with seventeen men known to have died in the WW1, four in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that several hundred persons from this Parish were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal memorabilia will be display for only one day in a secure environment. SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of the late Paddy O’Donnell Mullaghduff, Julia O’Donnell Kincasslagh, Charlie McBride Kincasslagh, Neil O’Donnell Cragheyboyle, Neily Boyle Ballymanus, Bernadette Donaghey who have passed to their eternal reward in the recent past. May they rest in peace.CEMETERY MASSThe Annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves will be held at the New Cemetery Meendernasloe on Friday July 25th at7.30pm and at the Old Cemetery Annagry on Sunday July 27th at 3pm. CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. For further information, email Kim at email@example.comTo view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit http://www.adriennegeoghegan.com/site/portfolio/box-art/LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 18th were 14-17-18-22. There was no winner of the €1220 jackpot. Sorach Doohan Rann na Feirste, Breid McDevitt An Bhraid and Kathleen Greene Loch an Iúir matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on June 18th is €1280. If you’re not in, you can’t win! GAA TRAININGPeil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.BROADBAND SCHEMEIn reply to representation by Seamus Rodgers in relation to extension of Broadband services to rural areas the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has outlined the areas in Donegal targeted by State led intervention under the National Broadband Scheme, the areas referred to is an initial indicative list. Further locations may be identified as the mapping process continues. Similarly it may be determined that some of the locations will be addressed by the commercial sector and will not require a State intervention. The mapping process is expected to be concluded later this year. This strategy will definitively address the connectively challenges faced by rural Ireland in a meaningful and sustainable way. In the Annagry area the following townlands have been identified Braade, Carnboy, Carrickfin, Crolly, Kincasslagh and Rannafast. ROSSES RADIORosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone on Friday 4th July doors open from 7.30pm, entrance €7 per person. As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent and Rosses Radio together with The Stepping Stone are delighted to be able to provide you with a few hours of excellent entertainment from our superb home grown talent!!DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS – WAR DEAD TO BE REMEMBERED was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Annagry Community NewsJimmy DuffyNotesWar dead
18 February 2013A South African electrical engineer turned author has developed 480 new Zulu words to explain contemporary science and technology.Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi has combined his love for languages, science and technology to provide children with new Zulu words through which to explore the modern world, encourage a generation of inquiring minds and preserve his mother tongue.Through his work, he wants to keep the Zulu language current by expanding its vocabulary, promoting mother tongue education, and encouraging people to read indigenous language books.“I wanted to write in Zulu about subjects no one else was writing about,” he says. “I knew that in technical fields there is nothing written in indigenous languages.”He wants to change perceptions about indigenous languages, and with the new words give people tools to understand and discuss contemporary science and technology in their home language.Becoming a language activistThe 41-year-old author, who also studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University, decided to leave his day job to write a science and technology book for children.The WIBY Kids – How It All Began, and its subsequent Zulu version, AmaYIPHENDLEYA – IsiQalo Sakho Konke, tells the story about four South African teenagers, Kwethu, Jo, Scott and Bobo, and their journey to learn about mathematics, science, technology, philosophy, history and culture.With the book Mbuyazi wants to show that anyone can cultivate a dream and an innovative mind.While writing the Zulu version he also developed a brand new Zulu numbering system that lends itself to being spoken and translated into other languages with greater ease.“It isn’t heavy science,” the author says. “The WIBY Kids are to science and technology what Harry Potter is to magic and wizardry.”What was 31 000 words in English, translated to 28 000 Zulu words of which 480 are brand new.Once the English version was complete, he started translating the book into Zulu, but he soon realised just how difficult it is to write about science in his mother tongue. It was possible to write extensively about a variety of technologies in English, but this was not the case for Zulu.“This is what is contributing to the demise of the language,” Mbuyazi says. “IsiZulu will eventually become extinct because there are not enough books written in South Africa’s largest official language.”Schools are also increasingly teaching only in English, and there is hardly any literature available in indigenous languages.“What is written for indigenous languages is only for the schools market,” he says. Mbuyazi says this insight led him to create hundreds of new Zulu words to explain popular science-related concepts and words such as planet, Internet, airport, explorer, print, spark plug and even mathematics and technology.He also developed words to explain contemporary phrases such as reduce, reuse, recycle and global warming.Expanding the Zulu vocabularyMbuyazi went about researching the development of indigenous languages, and found that Zulu has anglicised many English and Afrikaans words.But coming up with new words was a difficult process. “I thought long and hard about how to translate English words into Zulu,” he says. “I do wish it was a thumb suck, but that is not how it was.”It took at least five times as long to finalise AmaYIPHENDLEYA than it did to write its English counterpart.He made use of several methods such as learning about a particular word’s origin or creating a word that relates to its function, what it looks like, sounds like, or even based on its movement.This is how he created a new word for ‘planet’.“In Zulu we have the word umhlaba which refers to the earth but there aren’t any other words that refer to Jupiter, Mercury, Pluto and the like,” he says.When he explored the original meaning of ‘planet’, he saw the English word is derived from the Greek planitis which means to hover or wander.“If you observe the movement of the planets, they appear to hover around the sun, which is why I named them umzulane which means going round,” he explains. “This shows the connection between the new word and its English translation.”He created the new Zulu word for ‘print’, gxifa, by drawing on the sound that printers make. The new word for ‘recycle’, buyafuthi, is a combination of the Zulu words for ‘bring back’, buyisa, and ‘again’, futhi.Mbuyazi hopes that through the book he can get more people talking and reading in Zulu.“When I was a child I used to read a lot and this made me passionate about Zulu. I’m afraid of it being lost in time, if you don’t keep on talking it,” he says. “We have to keep our mother tongues alive. People discount the importance of their home language and I want to change this.”First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional features from Brand South Africa’s media service.
“Madiba said poverty was as much a crime as apartheid. We must do all we can to fight it, that’s why we volunteered to work in South Africa.”“Mandela helped rebuild our lives with pride and dignity. Like I tell my children, we must forgive but never forget,” says Henrietta Pitsi.Madiba’s journey home to his village of Qunu, where he will be buried on Sunday, began at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria on Wednesday 11 December 2013 as a glass-sided hearse carried his flag-draped coffin through the streets of the capital to the Union Buildings. There, the seat of government and the scene of his inauguration as the first president of a democratic South Africa, Nelson Mandela will lie in state for three days.South Africans cry for MandelaThe slow 9-kilometre drive to the renamed Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at the Union Buildings was shepherded through the streets by a motorised honour guard. A large crowd watched the procession pass, some waving flags and cheering, and others standing silently, heads bowed and tears in their eyes.Thousands of citizens lined up for an opportunity to view the statesman, dressed in one of his trademark Madiba shirts, as he lay in state.Twenty years into South Africa’s democracy this was Mandela’s dream made flesh. The people of the rainbow nation queued as they did in the historic elections of 1994, keeping their heads pointed to the sun and their feet moving.Among them was Atteridgeville pensioner Henrietta Pitsi, with her husband and grandchild. She said she felt it was important that she be there to say goodbye to Mandela, and thank you. Dabbing at rheumy eyes she said the man who had given her back her dignity was owed as much time as it would take for the line to wind its way towards the security checkpoints closer to the Union Buildings.Pitsi’s children returned from exile in Tanzania when Mandela was released from prison in 1990. Today they are influential diplomats, businessmen and soldiers in the country of their birth. Mandela made their lives possible, she said. “Mandela showed us we had the right to want and have in our own country. He enlightened us, he made it possible for me to send my children to Cambridge, to international schools. Their lives are better thanks to Madiba.”Leaning on her grandchild’s shoulder, Pitsi said she had once queued for five hours to get into Wimbledon. If she could do that, then she could stand as long as she needed to say goodbye to Mandela. “Every day I tell them how they came to be free,” she says of her grandchildren. “They know we are all looking to them to ensure that Madiba’s sacrifices were not in vain.”Further back in the queue Penny Abboo watched her two spirited toddlers wander among the crowd. While they were far too young to understand why they were there, she said, “one day I will be able to tell them they were a part of history”.“I was clearing out my father’s house after he died and I found his dompas,” Abboo said, referring to the apartheid pass book black South Africans once had to carry in urban areas. She was never politically active, she said, and even being among the first group of black students allowed into universities formerly reserved for whites did not make her feel she was part of history. “It was finding that document that brought it home to me how much the country had changed.“I looked critically at my father’s generation and saw all these brilliant people who were denied opportunity because of the colour of their skin. In one generation we changed, we all became true citizens of this country, and that was thanks to Mandela.”A group of younger white girls holding South African flags edged forward as the line began moving.“He has finally escaped the grip of illness,” one of them said in a distinct British accent. “He can go home now he has done all we can expect of one man.“Mandela would have been so proud to see South Africa forget what divides them.” She was part of a group of foreign students volunteering in KwaZulu-Natal, who drove through the night to be a part of the day’s events.Fashionably dressed Lerato Moloi, in line with her niece and sister, smiled when she heard the foreign accents in the crowd. The whole world, she said, is mourning with South Africa. “We South Africans think he belonged just to us, but he gave a voice to people all over the world.”Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela will lie in state for three days, giving South Africans a chance to view his body and say goodbye. The country has never staged an event like this before. As the crowd inched closer to the Union Buildings, Mandela taught them another lesson: how to grieve as a united nation.
Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Other photos courtesy of App.net What’s Wrong With Facebook And Twitter?App.net is an idea for a world in which for-profit advertising companies — Facebook, Twitter, Google — are not also verbs that mean “to communicate.” We’ve been led to believe that Facebook and Twitter are media in themselves, that they’re synonymous with what we use them for: talking to each other. But that would be like calling TV “Fox News” or the Internet “Comcast.”Those services have been good enough for most people, but they’re making themselves worse and worse in order to pay the bills. Ads interrupt your conversations, the rules of what’s private and what’s public constantly change, and features we use all the time are moved around to increase “engagement” and other things only advertisers care about. Even Twitter, which started off as a playground for developers making delightful and powerful new user experiences, decided to shut all that down and be an ad company instead.If you don’t think you’d ever pay for a social Web service, indulge me in this thought exercise:What is it worth to you to have an online identity you can use for communication you can control, but which you don’t have to maintain yourself, on your own servers? What is it worth to network and communicate the way we’ve learned to do, but to do so on a service you can leave, no-questions-asked, whenever you want and bring your data with you? What is it worth to you to have a choice over how the apps you use to communicate look and work? Is it worth $3 per month? Well, if you’re not sure, now you can try for a month and see.What You Get When You Join The App.net experiment is hard to understand from the outside, so now you have a chance to check it out risk-free. And for people who are active on the service, key friends who haven’t joined are the biggest missing piece. The gift of a free month of service can help remedy both problems, and it could catalyze another burst of growth for App.net.The launch of Netbot on October 3 drove a huge bump in activity on App.net as tech people saw big-time app developers like Tapbots committing to the App.net platform. According to Caldwell, and in my own experience, that activity level has been maintained.There’s the germ of a real community on App.net of people who care about the value of online social networking but want it to work differently than the ad-riddled, anti-privacy media silos that dominated the last decade.There are tons of great apps, too. I’m a die-hard Tweetbot user on Twitter, and though I love the familiarity of Netbot, I’m now using Felix on my phone, while still using Netbot for iPad. On my Android devices, I’m using Dash, which is first-rate. On the Mac, my preferred client is Wedge, which is still in beta, but it’s had some great updates lately. There are Windows and Linux clients, too. There’s an official directory keeping track of all the clients on all platforms.What’s Missing?There are two things missing from App.net right now. One is private messaging, which is almost here, and App.net has put out a fascinating podcast about how it’s going to work. The other is more users. There are more than 20,000 people on App.net, enough to keep me coming back every day, and it’s almost at the point where I can start leaving other, noisier networks behind. More people using the service will make all the difference.Take a look at the global stream and see if App.net is your kind of place. If you’re interested, anybody already on there can now hook you up with a free month. Read more on the App.net blog.Check out my 30-minute interview with Dalton Caldwell about the future of App.net: App.net announced Thursday that its paying users can invite friends to a trial period of the service in which the first month is free. The number of invitations is limited at first. Now people who interested in an ad-free, community-funded social Web infrastructure can try before they buy.Existing users who are on a yearly plan have “a small number” of invitations in their accounts (click here to view your invitations). The invitation goes out by email, and the recipient must click a link in that message to begin the sign-up process.Trial users do have to enter a credit card, which will discourage frivolous sign-ups. The card will not be charged during the first month, and users can stop payment and cancel their account at any time through their account settings. Still, that’s a barrier that might cause many interested people to hesitate.What’s App.net, And Why Is That Its Name?App.net is what founder Dalton Caldwell likes to call “social infrastructure.” Like Twitter, it’s a service for sending short Web messages, but the business model is completely different. Users pay to access it and have it host their name, profile and payment information, and it provides the pipes — and business incentives — for software developers to build all kinds of apps on it. It has the blandest possible name because it wants to be thought of as a utility company; the exciting things are the APPs on the NETwork, get it?App.net users pay $36 per year (or $5 per month), and developers pay $100 per year for access to the app-making tools. Developers can make money by selling apps on the various app marketplaces, and they also get meritocratic bonuses from App.net itself based on how much users like them.It all creates a virtuous cycle in which people get to pick the communication software that suits them, developers compete to build the best apps, and App.net develops the underlying features and keeps the messages flowing. As Twitter cracks down on the ways software developers can build on the experience, App.net has people happily hacking on social software again. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification jon mitchell Tags:#advertising#App.net#Messaging Services#twitter Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan on Saturday resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian troops to retaliate. “Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 23:00 hours on Friday along the Line of Control (LC) in Poonch sector,” a defence spokesperson said. He said the Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. The firing is presently on, he added.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City FILE PHOTO – Justin Brownlee of Alab Pilipinas shoots a jumper over Chris Charles of the Singapore Slingers in their game in the Asean Basketball League at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNew-look San Miguel Alab Pilipinas remained the same force of nature on the road, silencing Singapore Slingers, 82-69, for their fifth straight victory in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at OCBC Arena in Singapore.Renaldo Balkman scored seven of Alab’s last 10 points to finish with a team-best 21 points on top of six rebounds, four assists, and three steals, while Josh Urbiztondo once again went ablaze from downtown, hitting five treys to wind up with 17 markers to go along with eight boards.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Xavier Alexander led the Slingers with a game-high 32 points and seven rebounds, but failed to get ample support with Chris Charles posting 14 markers and seven boards in a foul-plagued outing.Liew had seven points to lead the Singapore locals.The scores:SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 82 — Balkman 21, Urbiztondo 17, Brownlee 16, Parks 16, Maierhofer 6, Domingo 4, Raymundo 2, Alabanza 0, Hontiveros 0, Sumalinog 0.SINGAPORE SLINGERS 69 — Alexander 32, Charles 14, Liew 7, Goh 6, Mandani 6, Low 4, Folkoff 0, Ng 0.ADVERTISEMENT UP clips UE in 5 sets in UAAP debut of Kenyan coach Justin Brownlee tallied a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Bobby Ray Parks collected 16 markers, four assists and two steals, and an emphatic block on Larry Liew in the final minute to punctuate the victory.Alab used an 8-0 surge to open the third quarter to take control of the game, 45-38, and go on cruise control from that point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippine side rose to 8-4, a game behind third-seed Mono Vampire (9-4), while the Slingers fell to an even 7-7 slate.Alab evened its season series against Singapore with each taking wins on the road. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next Quarters: 17-20, 37-38, 66-54, 82-69. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments
Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Valdez put up a personal tournament-high of 20 points to lead the Philippines while Jaja Santiago also had her best offensive game yet with 19. Aby Maraño chipped in 11 points to aid the Philippines.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy led Vietnam with 16 points while captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Alyssa Valdez dealt the killing blow to the 44th-ranked team in the world off a booming spike that set up the Philippines’ quarterfinals date against 2015 gold medalists Thailand.“They played inspired,” said Philippine head coach Francis Vicente of his 79th-ranked team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“What they showed there just now was the heart of a team that really wanted to win and that was the greatest thing I saw today,” said Vicente in Filipino.Aiza Maizo-Pontillas gave the Philippines the 24-20 match point but Vietnam managed to score three straight points before Valdez landed the final haymaker of the match. Philippines’ Alyssa Valdez reacts after scoring a point against Vietnam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines came away with an absolute stunner in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship taking down Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the classification stage Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Filipinos improved to 1-2 in Pool E while Vietnam, the silver medalist in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, slipped to the same record.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kenyon: Man Utd paying for dumping Mourinhoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Kenyon says Manchester United should never have replaced Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The Reds struggled to see off Rochdale, 17th in League One, in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, progressing eventually on penaties.Solskjaer’s side were also widely condemned after being humiliated in the Premier League last Sunday, losing 2-0 at West Ham . They now face a tough test against a confident Arsenal side. Former United chief Kenyon said: “If you put me in charge of a great club and you needed to appoint a manager, my first thought would be José Mourinho.“He’s intelligent, he’s relevant and has vast experience. He isn’t outdated. I just think he needs the right club. I’m sure that you’ll see Mourinho be a part of a great club again.”He added: “The key is to give him the adequate structure and organisation to make sure he’s a part of everything.“I was the first to express my disappointment when he left United because I think he could have been a part of that great leadership structure.“No one better than him knows what United represents. José is far from being an irrelevant and outdated manager.”
Kolkata: The dengue death toll in North 24-Parganas continues to go up with another woman reportedly died at the SSKM Hospital on Sunday.The victim identified as Sadhana Sarkar (32), a resident of Ichapur of Gaighata in North 24-Parganas had been suffering from fever since August 9. The victim’s family members took the victim to the Habra State General Hospital after she complained of fever. After primary check up, the patient was admitted to Habra hospital. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHer family members shifted her to the SSKM Hospital on August 27. The patient had been under close monitoring at the hospital as her condition turned critical. The SSKM Hospital authorities however said that the patient died due to multi-organ failure after her liver stopped working. A senior official of the SSKM said the hospital where the patient had been admitted previously in the case history mentioned that she had been suffering from dengue. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe cause of her death has however been ascertained by the SSKM Hospital as multi-organ failure. According to the SSKM Hospital authorities, the patient’s liver was badly affected when she was taken to the hospital a few days ago. Despite all the efforts by the doctors, the patient could not be saved. Her kidney stopped functioning followed by multi organ failure. Renuka Mondal (40), also a resident of Gaighata died of dengue in a city hospital on Saturday. Mondal was also admitted to the Habra State General Hospital. She was shifted to a private hospital in Duttapukur in the same district after her condition deteriorated. The situation turned worse in Habra and its adjoining areas after dengue erupted in these pockets of the district. The North 24-Parganas district administration took up massive anti-dengue drive following the incident and the civic bodies have been instructed to undertake rigorous campaigns to combat dengue and other mosquitoes-borne diseases.