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Josh Tower Will Step Into Motown as Broadway’s Newest Berry Gordy

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows Tower has appeared on Broadway in The Lion King and Ragtime. His additional stage credits include Langston in Harlem, Murder Ballad, Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, Les Miserables, Chess and Camelot. Motown The Musical View Commentscenter_img Hail to the beat! Motown the Musical will welcome Broadway alum Josh Tower to the cast as the show’s newest Berry Gordy. Tower will begin performances on June 17, taking over for Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Beginning June 15 (Dixon’s final performance), the tuner will play a new schedule, with two-show Saturdays and Sundays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. In addition to Dixon, Motown The Musical currently stars Krystal Joy Brown as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical is a journey through the history of the world’s most famous record label. With a score that includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue, the show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.last_img read more

México assume novas e importantes funções de liderança na América Central

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati/Diálogo June 12, 2017 ” Tomorrow’s Back Up visions and Investment Social” is an organization nonprofit, why i have chosen that name ?First of all, he has chosen to be his servant, i have known in the Bible that his only son, Jesus has come On earth to preach and act, the Gospel is not only Word But it’s Action. Imagine your brother or sister is hungry, and you have Things to feed him or her, Will you pray or Act ?Some Will pray but like some Act, me, i will act because you have means to take care instead of praying but it’s Gospel. We have our brothers and sisters are homeless, suffering, weakness, hungry, naked and son fourth… On October 2016, i have got this vision because i couldn’t sleep and wake up with his Awesome vision to help Kids specially and i have chosen to take care of them with their Family. I am so far in the process but i am working on to help them but as we have already known it’s an easy process but he never gives a vision without provisions but he is faithful to his vision, a great to save life. There are some organization pretend to help but they enrich on them but i would love to do different But it ‘s not easy because i Will have other people in the project with me, i don’t know but God knows them better than us.Whatsapp : 509-37748846 O Dr. Richard Downie foi diretor do Centro para Estudos de Defesa Hemisférica William J. Perry, de março de 2004 a março de 2013. Nessa função, ele foi uma presença constante nas conferências anuais de segurança co-patrocinadas pelo Comando Sul dos EUA (SOUTHCOM, por sua sigla em inglês). O Centro está localizado na Universidade de Defesa Nacional, em Washington, D.C., e oferece treinamento de segurança e defesa ao pessoal do Comando Norte dos EUA (NORTHCOM, por sua sigla em inglês), SOUTHCOM, e às nações parceiras nas Américas. O Dr. Downie, que agora é um sócio sênior na Deplhi Strategic Consulting, especializada em questões de segurança e defesa na América do Norte, América Latina e no Caribe, participou da Conferência Centro-Americana de Segurança (CENTSEC, por sua sigla em inglês) 2017, em Cozumel, México, como moderador de uma mesa-redonda sobre a cooperação regional no combate às ameaças transnacionais na América Central. A Diálogo conversou com o Dr. Downie durante a conferência, em abril, para discutir, entre outros tópicos, as questões de segurança e defesa que afetam a região. Diálogo: Qual é a importância do fato de o México ter sido o co-anfitrião da CENTSEC pela primeira vez? Dr. Richard Downie: É muito importante que o México tenha sido o co-anfitrião, com o SOUTHCOM e o NORTHCOM, não só pela presença do país, mas também por apresentar uma função de liderança. E está, mesmo, assumindo a responsabilidade. O que vi nesta manhã durante minha sessão, que tratava da criação de uma rede de cooperação regional para tratar de ameaças transnacionais, é que precisamos de uma rede forte, com bons agentes, para combater a rede de maus agentes, e o que vimos hoje foi o estabelecimento de um acordo, em princípio, sobre todas essas questões. No fim, tudo se resume em como fazer essa cooperação acontecer e que tipo de cooperação é realmente necessária. Na minha opinião, o problema mais importante discutido hoje foi o compartilhamento de informações. Além disso, vi que em vez de ser apenas uma conferência onde as pessoas se conhecem, os chefes militares e outros líderes presentes realmente desejam avançar no sentido de criar essa rede e tomar as medidas necessárias para criar a cooperação de que precisam para tratar dessas ameaças transnacionais na região. Diálogo: Na sua opinião, qual deve ser o próximo passo para atingir um resultado concreto? Dr. Richard Downie: Acredito que o valor real da participação do México é o de assumir uma função de liderança. Os Estados Unidos fizeram muito pela região e a intenção do México de assumir agora essa posição de liderança é de extrema importância. Hoje vimos essa responsabilidade, pois o país é líder na região e está assumindo outras funções de liderança, como em relação à Câmara de Defesa Inter-americana e à reunião de ministros de defesa [Conferência de Ministros de Defesa das Américas]. Acredito que sua capacidade e vontade de assumir parte das funções de liderança na América Central fará uma diferença significativa. Diálogo: Essa posição está em perfeito alinhamento com o que o Almirante-de-Esquadra Kurt Tidd, comandante do SOUTHCOM, pretende para a região, certo? Dr. Richard Downie: Exato. O Alte Esq Tidd é enfático sobre a tentativa de criar esses relacionamentos [com outras nações parceiras], mas ele entende as limitações. Quais são essas limitações? Precisamos nos aprofundar um pouco mais sobre elas. Foi isso que tentei fazer, hoje, durante minha sessão: chegar à essência de quais são os problemas que estão nos impedindo de dar o próximo passo e isso é o que ele deseja atingir. Nesse ponto, podemos decidir fazer o que quisermos. Porém, precisamos ter cobertura política. Deve haver algum tipo de estrutura, acordo, ou uma decisão legislativa internacional, para que se faça algo, para fazer avançar este nível de cooperação. Caso contrário, acaba sendo apenas outra conferência, outra discussão e “espero que façamos algo no próximo ano”. Espero que tenhamos chegado ao ponto que precisávamos para fazer um avanço. Diálogo: O senhor acredita que o motivo de convidar os ministros de defesa para esta conferência foi para realmente atingir um objetivo? Pois generais e almirantes podem se reunir e tomar decisões, mas há sempre o lado político a se considerar, certo? Dr. Richard Downie: Esse é exatamente o ponto. O problema é que falta algo. Temos, de fato, essas grandes conferências, como a CENTSEC, mas não está acontecendo o que é necessário para fazer uma diferença real contra essas ameaças transnacionais. Portanto, o que estamos tentando descobrir, ou, pelo menos, o que tentei estabelecer durante minha sessão, é o passo que precisamos dar para chegar lá. A dificuldade está aí. Quero dizer, não é fácil compartilhar esse tipo de informação. Levantamos a questão [durante a mesa-redonda] de que havia um avião russo se aproximando do espaço aéreo dos EUA, próximo ao Alasca; os jatos decolaram para interceptar a aeronave; esses jatos eram dos EUA e do Canadá. Esse é um feito notável, jatos dos dois países trabalhando juntos para interceptar aviões russos. Esse nível de confiança é um verdadeiro exemplo para o mundo. Mas isso não aconteceu da noite para o dia; isso foi o resultado de décadas de esforço, para gerar esse nível de cooperação e de confiança. Esse foi o ponto de destaque do Alte Esq Tidd nessa manhã: temos que criar essa confiança e temos que começar de algum lugar. Este foi o primeiro passo. Estamos discutindo o assunto, mas ainda não chegamos lá. Diálogo: Cada vez mais, vemos as forças armadas de alguns países dando apoio à sua polícia. O senhor vê isso como uma tendência ou acredita que, de alguma forma, as forças armadas voltarão para a sua função original, que é proteger a soberania dos países? Dr. Richard Downie: Acho que o que vemos, em especial nos comentários de El Salvador e Honduras, é que não querem forças militares assumindo a função de polícia. El Salvador, Belize, Honduras e Guatemala, todos discutiram a necessidade de ter forças militares envolvidas no apoio à polícia, não para fazer o trabalho da polícia, apenas porque a polícia não tem tal capacidade. Leva algum tempo para aumentar não apenas o tamanho da polícia, mas também a capacidade dessa polícia, para funcionar como o fazem no momento. Porém, o ministro da Defesa de El Salvador, General-de-Exército Munguía Payés, disse: “vocês precisam visitar alguns de nossos bairros para entender”. Esse não é um problema de segurança pública. É muito mais do que isso. O que eles veem não é o que entendemos como um problema típico da polícia. As forças armadas estão concentrados naquilo que é, essencialmente, um grande problema policial. O que ele está dizendo e o que vemos também em outros países – tenho a certeza de que isso também ocorre no triângulo do norte – é que isso é muito mais do que um problema de policiamento. Precisamos estar aqui para entender. Esse é um enorme esforço que a polícia sozinha não consegue resolver.last_img read more

Annual ‘Trail of Truth’ march remembers those lost to drug overdoses

first_imgFamily members filled grass areas around the stage with tombstones dedicated to loved ones who have been lost to overdoses. The event continued with activists marching to Governmental Plaza for what organizers call a live performance art piece. Truth Pharm’s executive Director Alexis Pleus says she considered cancelling the event due to the pandemic, but ultimately decided to go ahead with it. Pleus says participants were required to practice social distancing and wear masks throughout the event. “We can’t leave them behind, they already feel isolated due to COVID itself and they’ve already been discriminated against. There’s so much stigma around people who use substances or are addicted that we can’t leave them behind,” she said.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The fifth annual Trail of Truth Memorial March took place in Downtown Binghamton Saturday with dozens gathered to raise awareness about overdose deaths, remember those who have been lost to an overdose, and to acknowledge those who have survived. The event, organized by Truth Pharm, kicked off with training sessions on how to properly use the overdose treating drug Narcan, followed by speeches at the Peacemaker stage. last_img read more

MTV Cribs to feature inside Kyle Sandilands mansion

first_imgImogen’s Maxim cover on the walls. It’s colourful. Something for every occasion. MTV have done it again. Not a bad view either. It’s different. Dragons star finds new den What are we even looking at?When the couple aren’t living it up in Mosman, they’re at their country farm — complete with all the animals you can imagine — in Robertson.They bought that 61ha property for $2.982 million last year. MORE: Property market hit by the Tinder effect While it’s not clear how much the duo are paying, last the time the property was for rent it had an asking price of $5000 per week.It was described as “exquisitely private”, “tri-level waterfront home” with “spellbinding views spanning the full breadth of Middle Harbour”.But wait until you see what they’ve done with the inside.MTV sent news.com.au a 10 second teaser for the episode — and already we’re blown away.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAs Kyle says: “You ain’t seen nothing yet. How Kylie Jenner is cashing in Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:15Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p360p360p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenKyle Sandilands MTV Cribs 00:15KYLE SANDILANDS stars front and centre in the preview for a new Aussie version of the sensational MTV Cribs reality series.In episode one, the shock jock and his model girlfriend Imogen Anthony will show us around their rented Mosman mansion. Margot Robbie’s mum selling Gold Coast house MORE: Landlord’s heartbreak after house turned into meth lab Who doesn’t have something similar at their home? Welcome home. ● MTV Cribs premieres 10.30pm October 17 on MTV on Foxtel and Fetch. The zoo is only about 2km away … but obviously they thought they needed their own giraffe.last_img read more

Live like a millionaire for $20k a day in the Whitsundays

first_imgIt is easy to fall in love with the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef Picture: Tourism WhitsundaysOne of Australia’s most spectacular trophy homes can now be “rented” for $20,000 a day, and it even comes with its own helipad and three full-time staff to help you feel like a king or queen.Mandalay House at Airlie Beach sold for a whopping $14 million in June 2017, but could be yours for a fraction of that price — even if its just for a few days.But you may need to get a few mates to chip in.MORE: Is this the most stunning Queensland property to hit the market in 2019?Buy a slice of Australia’s celebrity playgroundRoad-testing a Brisbane mansionAt $20,000 per day, you may need a few mates to help pay the bill, and fill the rooms.The property has six king-sized bedrooms plus a 144sq m master bedroom with its own lounge and a 52sq m walk-in dressing room.Ray White Whitsunday principal Mark Beale, who is marketing the luxury rental on behalf of the owners, said the current owners had spent “a lot of money” giving it a touch up.“Which is hard to believe given what it looked like before … they even put in a cubby house,” he said.An aerial view of Airlie Beach. Picture: Whitsundays TourismSources told the Courier Mail that the house was rented out by a “guest from America” for three days last year, totalling $100,000.That guest, believed to be a famous musician, flew in and out via helicopter, avoiding the glare of cameras.Mr Beale refused to be drawn on the identity of the guest, only saying that there were “confidentiality agreements signed”.He did reveal that the current owners — who own a Sydney-based rubbish removal business — had also been approached by the producers of a well-known TV reality show.But again, his lips remained sealed.Mr Beale said the previous owners had used the house as a home, and had refused numerous requests from TV bosses hoping to use Mandalay House as a set.He said he imagined the property being popular with camera-shy celebrities and the corporate market.“The new owners are there every two months for a week or so but are keen to open it up for others to enjoy,” Mr Beale said.“But they don’t want big teen parties there. Guests will be vetted.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoMandalay House comes with its own completely private — that is, no public access — waterfront.Check out that private waterfront, peasants!It is situated on a 4241sqm northwest facing block and is backed by national park — perfect for escaping those pesky paparazzi.The residence itself is a massive 2649sqm and has a spectacular horizon pool, six king-sized ensuited bedrooms, a further three bathrooms, a 144sqm master suite, a formal lounge and dining room, a kitchen with an adjoining casual dining area plus a butlers pantry and walk-in cold room and an oceanfront pavilion with dining for 14 people.That pool!There is also a self-contained office with room for a secretary, a climate-controlled cellar with dining for 12 guests, a cinema, gym and pool room.And another look at THAT pool!And we are not done yet.There is a separate, fully self-contained caretaker or staff cottage, CCTV, a five car garage, a private 22.5m marina berth with an all-weather rock wall, two jet ski docks and a boat shed and — wait for it — a private helipad pad!A private chef can also be on hand and the Grady-White 36 boat can also be chartered.Luxe!“It is the best location in the whole of Airlie Beach,” Mr Beale said. “There is one road in and one road out and big gates so any superstar could stay there and no one would even know.”last_img read more

Mubadala boosts output capacity at Manora field

first_imgIt comprised of four new development wells and the workover of two existing wells. The well came on stream at approximately 1,146 bopd with 0.2% BS&W. The well came on stream around 11 July 2020 and after clean-up is currently producing at 1,078 bopd with 0.2% BS&W. MNA-26H development well Categories: Reservoir simulation of the main 490-60 reservoir indicates the well will produce otherwise undrained oil between the MNA18 and MNA- 20 wells. Exploration & Production This MNA-28 well is designed as an additional drainage point in the thick oil bearing 490 series sand in the highly productive Eastern Fault Block of the Manora Oil Field. Posted: 3 months ago The estimated drill and completed cost was $3.58 million. Posted: 3 months ago The estimated drill and completed cost was $3.45 million. “With a significant portion of Manora operating costs being fixed, the increased production decreases per barrel operating costs and further optimises production and ultimate oil recovery. Results of the four new wells have met or exceeded pre-drill expectations and the joint venture partners can now benefit from increased production, falling unit operating costs and a recovering oil price environment”. The workover was conducted to convert the MNA-07 well in the EFB to a water disposal well. MNA-7 had been shut-in in November 2019 while producing uneconomically at a very high water cut. The total cost of the program is estimated at approximately $15.08 million. The well was re-completed in shallow reservoirs and was delivered on budget with injectivity testing indicating sustained injection of approximately 8,000 bwpd at 1100 psi injection pressure is possible. The drilling campaign started in May 2020 using the Valaris 115 jack-up drilling rig. MNA-28 development well It is located between 40m and 100m west of the MNA-1 well and approximately 150m northeast of MNA-5, producing from 610, 620 and 650 reservoirs. The MNA-26H horizontal development well, located in the Manora EFB will produce oil in the 370-10 reservoir. Workover wells The sand lobe drilled is interpreted to be separate from the productive sand in the MNA-24H well. The Manora field is located in the G1/48 concession in the Gulf of Thailand, operated by Mubadala with Tap Oil as a partner. Chris Newton, Tap Executive Chairman commented: “Consistent with strategy, the objective of the development drilling program was to convert booked proved and probable reserves into production and cashflow. MNA-27 development well The MNA-27, drilled in the EFB, was effectively a twin of the MNA-22 well drilled in 2019 which had approximately 50m net oil pay in the 490 and 500 series sands, although was unable to be put into production due to poor cement bonding behind the production casing. Mubadala Petroleum has increased the production capacity on the Manora oil field in the Gulf of Thailand following the completion of the 2020 development drilling and workover program. Tap Oil informed on Tuesday that Mubadala Petroleum had successfully completed the 54-day program with no lost time incidents, 8.5 per cent under budget and 2.5 days ahead of schedule. The workover of MNA-15 was undertaken to replace the ESP which failed in February 2019. The completed cost is approximately $3.10 million. The well came on stream at approximately 1,038 bopd with 2.8% BS&W. The joint venture plans to lift a 260,000 barrel (gross) cargo during July 2020 and then 300,000 barrels gross every month from September 2020 to December 2020. The work was conducted essentially on budget and the well is producing at approximately 500 bopd gross. MNA-25 development well The estimated drill and completed cost was $2.92 million. Mubadala adds extra development well to Manora campaign The well came on stream at approximately 822 bopd with 0.2% BS&W. The MNA-25 is a deviated development well designed to produce oil from a crestal location in the 600 series reservoirs of the Manora CFB. This additional water disposal capacity will help optimise Manora production and ultimate oil recovery and is particularly critical in light of the success of the new development wells. Manora production Newton added: “As a result of the program, total field production capacity has nearly doubled to approximately 9,500 bopd gross”. While Manora now has the capacity to produce over 9,500 bopd, production is currently curtailed to circa 7,000 bopd gross until a scheduled early September 2020 lifting that will eliminate crude oil storage constraints. After the September lifting, production will be increased to full field capacity.last_img read more

Dengue outbreak in Belize

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestyleNewsPrintRegional Dengue outbreak in Belize by: Caribbean Media Corporation – August 7, 2015 Share 54 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) – Health authorities have confirmed more than 250 cases of dengue fever in Belize and are urging people to clean their surroundings in a bid to deal with the outbreak.“We’re looking at laboratory confirmed cases throughout the country, 261 cases. Clinical cases, 384 and total persons that have been tested throughout the country, 1638,” said Kim Bautista, the chief operations officer at the Vector Control Unit.“At the same point last year we had confirmed 225 cases. We had tested 1,624 so the level of testing has more or less been similar. In terms of hemorrhagic dengue, if you understand, dengue hemorrhagic fever comes about by a combination of sterotypes of the four serotypes that exist with the dengue virus…what we see is that every three years in the region we see an increase in hemorrhagic cases because it’s like a cycle,” he added.Dr Francis Morey of the Epidemiology Unit said that while no deaths had been recorded “up to now” the Ministry of Health was reminding citizens about the importance of dengue control or vector-borne disease control.“The appearance of hemorrhagic disease, especially dengue, is of great concern for us at the Ministry of Health and even more by members affected by death in their family,” he said.He warned of the possibility of “more cases as we continue in the next few months… but prevention is one of the best things that we can do as a community and as members of the community.“So the message that we are relaying to you all and asking for your support is to advise the public to clean up their yards, advise the community to come together and do cleanup campaigns, take this message farther to the leaders of the community,” Dr Morey told reporters.The health officials say the figures show that most of the dengue cases are in the large towns of Punta Gorda Town, San Ignacio Town, Corozal Town,Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. The symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include sudden high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, as well as nausea, vomiting and skin rash.last_img read more

Smiley’s Racing Products giving back again as new IMCA Southern SportMod title sponsor

first_imgMESQUITE, Texas – Smiley’s Racing Products will celebrate both its 50th year in business and its first season as title sponsor of the IMCA Southern SportMod division in 2018.The Mesquite, Texas, high-performance parts manu­facturer and distributor has signed on to provide a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in national standings for Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. The new three-year agreement runs through the 2020 season.“Many Southern SportMod drivers are already our customers, and our friends. This is another way we can give back to them,” said Smiley’s owner Tom Lorenz. “The Southern SportMods are a very economical, very competitive class. It’s a grassroots-type division and strong because it’s so affordable.”“We have had a very good relationship with IMCA for many years,” he added. “We’ve both been around for a long time and we are proud to be an IMCA sponsor.”The home of Hoosier Tire Southwest, Smiley’s is part of national decal programs for Northern and Southern SportMods. Drivers in both those divisions are required to display two Smiley’s decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.The 14-year IMCA sponsor again gives $50 gift cards to top 10 finishers in national point standings for the Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts, and to top 10 drivers in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for IMCA Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers winning track or series titles also receive $50 gift cards.Point fund checks and gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Gift cards are redeemable through Smiley’s Mesquite location.Information about Smiley’s products is available by calling 972 289-7223, at the www.smileysracing.com website and on Facebook.“Adding Smiley’s Racing Products as the title sponsor of this division makes great sense for our Southern SportMod drivers,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’ve got great respect for Tom Lorenz and Smiley’s and believe this three-year agreement solidifies our commitment to the Southern SportMod division and our members in Texas and beyond.”last_img read more

Man U begin Pogba contract talk

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have opened up talks with Paul Pogba over a new deal at Old Trafford.The France international made it clear over the summer that he was looking for a way out, stating on a promotional trip to Tokyo: “It could be a good time for a new challenge.”No move was forthcoming, despite interest from Real Madrid, and, according to The Times, United are keen to capitalise on the end of the transfer window by securing him to a new deal.Pogba currently still has two years left on his contract, and there is the option of a third year for the club.United will have to deal with the player’s agent Mino Raiola if they are to get any agreement over the line.The agent’s handling of Pogba’s future has infuriated those in charge at Old Trafford, and their relationship has been severely weakened as a result.Pogba is expected to return to action on Wednesday after he missed United’s last three games with an ankle injury.He sat out United’s wins over Leicester and Astana as well as the defeat by West Ham at the weekend.However, Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Pogba has given his underachieving side a timely boost ahead of United’s League Cup clash with Rochdale.The coach said: “He’ll probably get some minutes against Rochdale,’ he said, as reported by United’s official website.“But we definitely think he’s ready for Arsenal.”Tags: Ed WoodwardManchester UnitedPaul Pogbalast_img read more

ALL THE RAGE: Boeheim calls SU ‘overrated’ after sloppy victory over Canisius

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 14, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Scoop Jardine is certain Syracuse won’t lose to any team if Brandon Triche plays as he did in the second half Sunday. ‘When Brandon is as aggressive as he was today,’ Jardine said, ‘I don’t think anybody can beat us in the country.’ But after No. 10 Syracuse’s 86-67 win over Canisius Sunday, SU head coach Jim Boeheim isn’t getting caught up in the ‘ifs.’ He is in the now. And right now, his team is one he believes has been overrated. His team is the biggest question mark he has ever seen at this point in the season, compared with the expectations and press his team has gotten through two games. Boeheim feels this team has earned none of the hype. And he went as far as saying that this Syracuse (2-0) team is his most overrated — at this point in the season — in 35 years at the helm. ‘We need to get it realistic,’ Boeheim said. ‘Right now, we are the most overrated team I have ever had.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The most overrated team Boeheim has ever had, compared with a team Jardine feels can’t be beaten. Those were the shells of the two versions of Syracuse that played in the first and second half in front of 20,454 in the Carrier Dome Sunday. It was a performance from Boeheim’s Top 10 team that evoked the strong words and a five-minute diatribe of early-season emotions. After watching his team struggle in the first half against a Canisius team that won just 15 games last year, Boeheim wanted to clear the air with regards to his thoughts on the perceived depth and skill of his team at this point. Off of the horrid first half during which Syracuse shot just 31 percent, Boeheim vented about how he feels he only has four proven players on the team. Any other so-called depth is nonsense to him. ‘Give me a guy that has done something on our team,’ Boeheim said. ‘One thing, we don’t have one player that has done one thing, coming off of the bench. The only guys that we have on our team that have done anything are Brandon (Triche), Scoop (Jardine), Ricky (Jackson) and Kris Joseph. They have done something. And when they struggled in the first half tonight, we struggled. ‘Anybody that wants to talk about depth, go watch the tape of the first half tonight. You tell me how many games you think we will win with how much depth was out there.’ In that first half, every Syracuse player struggled to score except for one of Boeheim’s four veterans in Jardine. After failing to score in SU’s season-opening win over Northern Iowa, Jardine was the lone offensive weapon SU had against Canisius’s mirror image 2-3 zone, slashing for 10 points in the first half. He was a part of a complete bounce back game from SU’s veteran starting guards. Against Northern Iowa, Jardine and Triche combined for five points. Sunday, they combined for 29 points on 6-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc. As for the bench’s production, Boeheim felt Baye Moussa Keita was the lone bright spot from the freshmen. But he registered his staggering 15 rebounds against an undersized lineup. C.J. Fair? He was just good in the second half. Fab Melo? He is struggling because of foul trouble. And Dion Waiters? ‘He was a no factor today,’ Boeheim said. As were three of his core four in the first half. But when the second half hit, with SU clinging to a 32-29 lead, Triche and Jackson took over. The power forward had 11 points in only 15 minutes. And Triche propelled SU’s lead into double digits with three second-half 3-pointers. ‘I think my demeanor just changed,’ Triche said. By game’s end, the Dome crowd was appeased. SU romped another mid-major. Everyone got their time as Boeheim’s ’10’ all played 10 minutes or more. But that scene was the end of the early season fairy tale. Even if it is a fairy tale Jardine feels could, and maybe should, come to fruition. It just remains to be seen how long it will take to surface, if it does at all. ‘We have got a long ways to go,’ Boeheim said. ‘We are not a good basketball team.’ aolivero@syr.edulast_img read more