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Pogba: My Mum knew I’d come back

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year The 27-year-old midfielder initially left the club in 2012, when his contract expired, and joined Italian giants Juventus, helping them to win four successive Serie A titles. With his reputation as one of the world’s best midfielders confirmed, he came back to United for a record transfer fee but it came as no surprise to those closest to the Frenchman. Pogba spoke to podcast hosts Sam Homewood, Helen Evans and David May at the Aon Training Complex last month, before the break in football due to coronavirus. The full interview will be released on Monday evening via Deezer and all the usual platforms. He discusses his exit from Sir Alex Ferguson’s side in detail but admits he had unfinished business with the Reds, after being immersed in the culture of the club since arriving as a 16-year-old from Le Havre in his homeland.Advertisement Paul Pogba has revealed in an unmissable episode of UTD Podcast that his mother always knew he would return to Manchester United. “My mother always told me: ‘You will go somewhere but come back’,” he said. “She always said this. I was like: ‘We will see’ but you know mothers, and the things she said: ‘You will come back here, don’t worry’ and that was just after. She said: ‘You will come back to Manchester, don’t worry’, and I did. “When I came back, I was really happy to come back. I left it and didn’t finish. I started something but I didn’t finish, I just went somewhere else. Obviously, coming back to where I started was, for me, why I was really happy. Now, I was ready to come as a confirmed player, not a youth player.” Pogba’s family have clearly been huge influences on his life and career and he admits this is where he gains his self-belief from. “My parents came from Africa to get to France and worked hard for me,” he explained. “I think, as a kid, you don’t really know but [with] my mum, there used to be five in the house, and it’s hard for a mother. You have to feed them and have to be there for them and everything. She works hard to help us, you know. “For us, so we have everything, because of her, so I have to work 10 times harder and it’s something I always have in my mind. My dad as well. To be the best, the first, to always want more. read also:Ighalo: Man Utd will be formidable with Pogba, Fernandes “When you have a dream, just go for it. A dream is free. You wake up after a dream but, at least when you dream, you can dream as big as you want. You still dream and want to achieve it. What my goals are, I always want more, we can always learn at this age or 10 or even 40 or 50. You will always learn something. I love to learn new things. I love to try things and stuff.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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PPP Commissioner expresses no confidence in GECOM Secretariat timelines

first_img– to propose timetable for elections today– GECOM to advise President after today’s meeting– as life of Govt expires todayAfter yet another marathon meeting at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday, it turns out that the entity has made little progress in narrowing down a timeframe to hold national elections.President David Granger has promised to act swiftly when advised by GECOM. His word will soon be put to the testHowever, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) nominated Commissioners will be taking matters into their own hands at the next meeting scheduled for today. Commissioner Sase Gunraj revealed that they will present a proposed plan of their own for early elections.“As we are speaking today, we have not come to any realistic timeline for the holding of elections… the discussion on [merging the data] is what is taking this time. We could have gone to Claims and Objections starting [today], because we have asked members of the Secretariat to get information on that.”“If we made a decision today, we could go to Claims and Objections and start moving this process forward. Unfortunately, all of this discussion and delay is because of discussions about merging… I have undertaken to present a timeframe of my own. So I’m optimistic that that will be adopted.”GECOM Commissioner Vincent AlexanderGunraj also expressed a lack of confidence in the timelines that are being prepared and presented by the GECOM Secretariat to the Commission. He said that less than half of the registrants’ data have been encoded, despite the exercise starting last month.The Commissioner also noted that these delays contradict GECOM’s earlier deadline for completing the encoding of data, which he said was supposed to be since September 15. Gunraj made it clear that he is dissatisfied with the pace in which GECOM is working.“As we speak today, I believe that only [approximately] 200,000 records were encoded. The timeline presented to us by the commission was September 15 for conclusion. As you know, we are at September 17. And the Secretariat is saying we will require three weeks.”“You will recall me saying weeks ago that I did not trust that timeline. My understanding of it will not take the time they are saying. That has led me to the conclusion that all of the timelines prepared and presented by the Secretariat are not to be trusted,” he said.Gunraj noted that the Secretariat’s timelines are meant to tie the Commission into a definite decision. He explained that once the Secretariat has decided to embark on a course of action, any timeline extensions have to be endured.Decision imminentGECOM Commissioner Sase GunrajWhen asked, Government nominated Commissioner Vincent Alexander noted that there are three shifts of encoders working to input the House-to-House data. However, he was optimistic that GECOM would even be able to come up with an election timeframe it could present to President David Granger today.This is the latest of several weeks of meetings, whereby GECOM has been unable to narrow down a definite timeframe for holding elections. President David Granger has repeatedly said he is awaiting the advice of GECOM before naming an election date.This was repeated in an address to the nation on Monday following a meeting with Carter Center representatives… a meeting during which he promised the organisation not to delay but to act swiftly once GECOM advises him.During the address, President Granger repeated the substance of previous statements; that GECOM is an independent agency and that he has to await advice from GECOM before he can name an election date. GECOM’s meeting scheduled for today comes on the very day that the constitutional deadline for holding elections, as set out by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), expires. When it made its July 18 ruling on the no-confidence cases, the CCJ had said that the effect of the No-Confidence Motion was on pause while the cases were being litigated.That process, CCJ President Adrian Saunders had clearly said, was no longer on pause following the Court’s June 18, 2019 ruling, which upheld the validity of the No-Confidence Motion and thus triggered the need for fresh elections.In keeping with the constitutional three months’ provision once a No-Confidence Motion is passed, this would mean that General and Regional Elections should be held on or before September 18, 2019.last_img read more

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Resource Discovery: Provider Resilience App

first_imgApps are something that many of us take for granted at this point, despite the amount we rely on them. The Provider Resilience app is another to add to the pages of our smartphones, to utilize when needed. This app is aimed towards clinicians, who often put their own self-care on the back burner as they care for their clients and others in their lives. According to the director of the program that created the app, it’s designed to fit easily and seamlessly into the busy schedule of practitioners in order to keep their emotional well-being in check. This is done through mini self-assessments that track an individual’s risk of compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary stress and provides personal resiliency rating. This resiliency rating consists of components such as rest and relaxation clock, burnout, and Professional Quality of Life. By: Caitlyn BrownProvider Resilience App [National Center for Telehealth and Technology]At MFLN Family Development, we have spent a lot of time discussing and exploring resiliency in military families. However, we do not want to overlook the importance of resiliency in our providers. As providers, we are often taught about self-care and work/life balance. However,  implementing what we are taught is often easier said than done. There are many situations and cases that may linger with us as providers; following us home and impacting our own affect, behavior, and thoughts. Fortunately, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology has helped to fill that gap through the creation of an app called Provider Resilience. The Provider Resilience app is free to both Android and Apple users and can be found in the respective stores associated with each brand. We at MFLN Family Development encourage you to check out this resource and share with us how it is helpful to you in the comments below. We would also love to hear about ways in which you commit to your own provider resilience!center_img This post was written by  Caitlyn Brown of the  MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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The treadsetter

first_imgHarkirat Singh, Managing Director, WoodlandIt’s a successful shoe and apparel empire. Woodland is also helping 8000 families in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, get safe drinking water everyday. Treading NorthSince my childhood I have been a creative and adventure-loving person. Even as a child I believed in perfection and it helped me become,Harkirat Singh, Managing Director, WoodlandIt’s a successful shoe and apparel empire. Woodland is also helping 8000 families in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, get safe drinking water everyday.Treading NorthSince my childhood I have been a creative and adventure-loving person. Even as a child I believed in perfection and it helped me become what I am today. Academically, I was an average student but I had a flair for learning more. And because I have been involved with the family business since childhood, I knew what I wanted.Furthermore, my passion for adventure sports reflects in the brand philosophy. We used to go for long treks where I developed a fascination for adventure sports. So in order to give students what we couldn’t have, I am trying to inculcate the adventure lifestyle for school students. Our first initiative will be with Modern School, Delhi, where we are creating an adventure zone.How it beganThe brand Woodland is owned by Aero Group, the flagship company which began its operations in 1960’s and now has an asset base of over US$100 million. Woodland was started in Quebec, Canada, for making winter boots and entered India in 1992. It was one of the brands that we launched in India from the vast portfolio of Aero Group. When we entered India, the footwear market was largely unorganised. Woodland created a new category of specialised ‘outdoor sports’ shoes. Our product positioning was different and we were known as a rugged, outdoor leather shoe brand, the kind usually preferred by adventurists. Youngsters took a fancy to our shoes. That was in the beginning and we gradually developed a product line especially for India.On the jobBeing an outgoing person, I wanted to establish something related to the field of adventure. I faced a lot of difficulties in the initial years because of wrong adventure gear and it was a challenge to get the right gear in India. I used to pick up adventure sports apparel, footwear and accessories whenever I travelled abroad. After completing my education, I started working with my father and created the brand Woodland. Our logo is a tree which in itself speaks about our connect with nature. After it was established, we created Proplanet, our corporate social responsibility (CSR) wing and have been working closely with nature-friendly ideas since. Eco-friendly My main focus has been to bring to everybody’s doorstep; quality and ecofriendly products. We use raw materials which are less harmful to the environment. Our main focus has been on materials like organic cotton, specialised fabrics for adventure sports.Customer connectCommercial success is necessary but customer satisfaction matters more. Today, when I see a person wearing a Woodland product, I feel very proud. Woodlanders are known for their spirit and enthusiasm. Our products and processes speak for itself. Today we have one lakh plus fans on Facebook who constantly give us there feedback. A lot of them also upload their pictures sporting the brand and various adventure events.A social serverVery recently, Woodland under its CSR wing Proplanet, tied up in a four month long association with the United Nations agency United Nations Children’s Fund to promote their WASH campaign which aims to provide safe drinking water to 8000 families in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. We are reaching out to our wide customer base to contribute Rs 10 to the cause against every purchase they make. Besides this, we look to partner with entities that environmentally committed, eliminate toxic and hazardous substances from products, minimise resource wastage, disclose their environmental footprint, and take responsibility for proper waste management.Tips for successClarity: To know what you want personally and professionally, question your resolution and clarify.Exploration: In order to learn, one must experiment. Try to learn from the experiences of life.Patience: Instant gratification is not always possible. Gaining exposure in the early years is more important that a higher salary.Presentation: It helps communicate, which is essential today. A lot depends on how you present yourself.advertisementlast_img read more

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Suresh Raina’s batting has taught me a lot: Moeen Ali

first_imgMoeen Ali has praised the approach of Indian batsmen including Suresh Raina in the ODI seriesEngland’s unlikely bowling hero in the Tests, all-rounder Moeen Ali also made an impact with the bat at Edgbaston while playing his first One-Day International(ODI) of the series and has admitted that he learnt a lot by watching Indian batsmen from the sidelines.”Sitting on the sidelines for the first two games, watching the way Indians bat, watching someone like Suresh Raina in the first game, they were in trouble and he came out and played the way he did. You can learn a lot from the way they approach it, with no fear and just back themselves to play their shots.”If there is a risk, they just take it. Sometimes it doesn’t come off but as a team if we can all do that and execute the plan like I say then we will be fine,” Ali said on the eve of the final ODI match at Headingley on Thursday.England lost the fourth ODI by 9 wickets as India took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Ali though, who struck a 50-ball 67 to help England gain some respect while batting first in Birmingham, still believes that the team has the hunger to win.”There’s still a lot to play for. A lot of the players are still playing for places in Sri Lanka. To win the game for England is important. He’s (Alastair Cook) trying to get us to stick together, work hard and execute the plan,” said Ali.advertisementMoeen Ali’s 50-ball 67 went in vain as England lost the 4th ODI against IndiaAli’s knock, laced with 4 fours and 3 sixes, was England’s first fifty in the ongoing ODI series and the left-handed batsman is just happy to contribute for the team.”I was just going and trying to get a score for the team, play how I play and mot fear anything or anyone, just enjoy batting, put bat to ball, try and be different, go out and accelerate a little bit and thankfully everything came off that day,” he said.”As a batsman you want to take the game to them. There is no point in playing the same way and getting out the same way all the time. I’d rather get caught on the boundary or stumped trying to do something than try and knock it around all the time,” he added.Despite calls for Cook’s ouster as ODI captain getting louder, Ali insists that the left-handed opener has the backing of team members to lead them in the 50-over version.Cook answered back his critics with England’s 3-1 Test series win against India but former players and pundits are back at the captain after the hosts’ disastrous showing in the ODIs.”It has been the same as it was in the Test series. He has been exactly the same in front of the lads. Obviously he has been trying to get everyone playing well and desperate to do well himself as well and I am sure hopefully he can do that we can do it as a team for him,” Ali said while defending his captain.After 3 straight losses post the first washed-out game at Bristol, England will surely be looking for a win before the one-off T20.”We are just desperate to do well,” said Ali ahead of the game. “Every individual wants to turn up and execute their plans. Hopefully if we can do that we will see a different result.”This series loss has come after a string of other ODI defeats against Australia and Sri Lanka recently, and has really asked the question, whether England care about Test cricket only. Ali though thinks otherwise.”Definitely we do. This thought doesn’t even cross our minds. There is obviously a change of personnel in the changing rooms. I would be surprised if anyone doesn’t care about one-day cricket or Twenty20 cricket as much as Test cricket,” Ali signed off.last_img read more

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Shooter Abhinav Bindra announces retirement from professional shooting

first_imgAbhinav BindraIndia’s ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has announced retirement from the professional shooting. India’s first and the only individual Olympic gold medallist in Olympics(10m Air Rifle, 2008 Beijing), Bindra will end his professional career tomorrow at Incheon Asian Games, where he will competing for the last time.At the recently concluded at Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Bindra had announced that it would be his last Commonwealth Games.Bindra, who will turn 32 on September 28, on Monday tweeted: Tomorrow will mark the end of my professional shooting life ! I will however still shoot , compete as a hobby shooter training twice a week.&; Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 22, 2014And yes I will still try to be at rio and my bio is now most appropriate ! Great times and am sure there will be a few more !&; Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 22, 2014Bindra will represent India in the 10m air rifle event on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Google teases Pixel 3 on its website ahead of October 9 launch

first_imgEarlier this month Google sent out the invite for its upcoming ‘Made by Google’ event for October 9. The event is scheduled to take place in New York City on the slated date, as confirmed by the company itself. In the invite, however, Google didn’t mention the name of the device. But Google has now confirmed that the rumours are accurate and Pixel 3 series of phones are coming. Google is out with the landing page of the third generation of Pixel phones on its website.In the dedicated page — you can see it here — there’s a mention of the numeric “3” hinting at the Pixel 3. If you see the URL it mentions “three” in it, which also reveals that the Pixel 3 is coming. The landing page of the Pixel 3 also lets you “sign up” for the October 9 event. After signing up for it, Google shows that you have “subscribed” to the Pixel event. As of now, Google hasn’t revealed any specific details regarding the Pixel 3 series apart from the name. This landing page could be where Google will livestream the Pixel event next month. With around a month to go for the launch, we already know a lot about the upcoming Pixel phones. First the name: being the third generation Pixels the upcoming phones from Google will definitely be the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Furthermore, rumours have revealed almost everything about these two phones. For the Pixel 3, this phone will be similar to the Pixel 2 as far as the design is concerned. But that may not be the case with Pixel 3 XL.advertisementThe Pixel 3 XL is said to follow the current market trend and come with a notch above the display panel. However, the previously leaked images reveal that the notch on the Pixel 3 XL will be much wider than that of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS and the iPhone XR. The notch in the Pixel 3 XL is also a certainty because of the Android P, which will power this phone. Some other leaked images show that the new Pixels will have a dual-tone design.Rumours also suggest that both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will come with glass design, which increases the chances for wireless charging support. Alongside the new Pixel phones, Google may release a wireless charging stand called the Pixel Stand on October 9 which is said to have Google Assistant built in it.Both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset and have a single camera set up on the back side. On the front, the Pixel 3 is said to come with single selfie camera, while Pixel 3 XL is expected to pack dual camera setup on the front. Both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are tipped to sport 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, dual pixel PDAF and laser-assisted auto focus on the rear panel. The cameras in Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are brilliant and the best in the business and chances are that the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will follow the same. Right below the camera set up on the rear panel there will be the fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ: Google announces October 9 event, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launch expectedThe Pixel 3 XL will be bigger in screen size than the Pixel 3. Rumours suggest that the Pixel 3 will come with a 5.4-inch OLED display, while the Pixel 3 XL will come with a 6.2-inch OLED display. Early reviews of the 3 XL is expected to come with an edge-to-edge design, aspect ratio of 19:9, screen-to-body ratio of 94.4 per cent, OLED panel and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.The price of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL is yet to be revealed by Google. Rumours, however, suggest that the Pixel 3 XL will be priced around $750, which roughly translates to Rs 53,000, while the Pixel 3 will cost $650, which when converted to INR comes around Rs 45,000.last_img read more

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Diaspora Member Establishes Worldwide Brand

first_img Raised in the community of Mountain View, in Eastern Kingston, and migrating to Canada as a teenager, Nadine Spencer is a member of the Diaspora who has established herself as a recognizable worldwide brand.As President of a leading international marketing and communications agency, Brand EQ, Miss Spencer says she had quite a journey getting to the top of her field.Left in the custody of a caregiver who was anything but caring, she was removed from school and made to run errands.“At the age of 12, my mother migrated to Canada. She left me behind with a caregiver that took me out of school and had me go to Spanish Town to buy bammy for her. I lived in Mountain View so you can imagine the journey. She gave me no bus fare for returning home. I only had one ticket to go, enough money for the bammy and I had to figure the rest out,” she shares.“When I got to the market, one thing I realised very quickly is that there was value. I negotiated with the bammy woman. She would sell six for one price and I would negotiate that she give me eight for the same price and then I would take the bammies and go to another corner of the market and I would buy parchment paper and package it and resell the bammies for more money. That gave me enough money to make my way back home and buy lunch and it also gave me resources. That is where my journey into business and marketing was born,” she adds.Today, Miss Spencer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Political Science from York University.She specialises in public relations and global communication strategies. To date, she has led several multi-million dollar campaigns for companies such as Mercedes- Benz, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Jamaica National Building Society.She has also served as Director for the Food Network Delicious Food Show; served on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards, and is also a philanthropist.A major achievement for Miss Spencer was being a part of the White House Special Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues and Marginalised Communities under the Presidency of Barak Obama.Miss Spencer says she was pleased not only at the invitation but also that it was because her company’s brand stood out.“When my company was invited to participate in the White House talks, they Googled me first and my brand stood out. When we create a structure it is brilliant, when we create a marketing plan it is dynamic also. We watch what the competitors are doing and we go 10 steps ahead. We are very innovative as an agency and that has been our strength,” she tells JIS News.Miss Spencer says she has never been deterred by what some may see as a major hurdle to success, being a black Jamaican woman in business. In fact, she says she has used that to her advantage.“Being Jamaican gave me a lot of resilience. We stand very tall and we are very bold. I also take a lot of spirit from my mother, so when I walk into a room I am very clear about who I am. I am very clear about my strengths. I also work at making my skill set exceptional, so when I sit at a table, I am there because I stand out, in terms of excellence,” she says.Her company which has its base in Toronto, Canada now has branches in the United States of America and Jamaica. The move to Jamaica, she informs, is part of her goal to build a communication strategy for Jamaica that highlights its best qualities.“My goal is to show the country and the companies and businesses that exist here as well as the people. There is a story about Jamaica that is not who we are and what I want to do is work to change that paradigm in how Jamaicans are perceived and show that we are hard workers and we will get the job done to a superior standard,” she says.Miss Spencer’s ultimate goal is to have branches in the United Kingdom and other top global markets, leveraging technology and expanding Brand EQ’s portfolio.In the future, Miss Spencer says she would love to do more work with young women through a foundation that she hopes to establish, to help grow their businesses.“I would really love to work with young women in business, to talk about the processes, the steps and other alternatives that we can use to spin their businesses into something profitable,” she says. Story Highlights She specialises in public relations and global communication strategies. To date, she has led several multi-million dollar campaigns for companies such as Mercedes- Benz, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Jamaica National Building Society. center_img Raised in the community of Mountain View, in Eastern Kingston, and migrating to Canada as a teenager, Nadine Spencer is a member of the Diaspora who has established herself as a recognizable worldwide brand.last_img read more

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100 Days Countdown to Birthday of Sir Durward Knowles

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 27, 2017 – Nassau – One Bahamas Foundation, powered by ALIV, announced the launch of 100 Days’ Countdown to Sir Durward Knowles’s 100th Birthday (July 24, 2017 – November 2, 2017), during a courtesy call with Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre), at Government House on Monday July 24, 2017.Sir Durward, former Olympic sailor and enduring community benefactor,  and his wife, Lady Holly Knowles, are seated at right.(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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