Mourinho rules out January defender swoop

first_img“One thing is to play Antonio Valencia at right-back, another thing is to play another one. One thing is to play Paul Pogba and another thing is Paul Pogba not being available to play. It depends on the situation.“What I know is there are teams without European competitions and we are in the worst European competition to play because if you go all the way, you have matches and matches and matches non-stop.“We have a two-legged semi-final against Hull. If we play the final, if we beat Hull, we would have to play against Manchester City later because it’s scheduled for the day of the final.“So I hope we are going to have a very complicated situation. But it would be very complicated.”Mourinho’s meeting with Hull in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg will see him face the east Yorkshire club’s new manager, his countryman and friend Marco Silva.“Let me wish my friend Marco big luck,” said Mourinho. “He’s a talented young manager. I want to wish him all the luck, except against us obviously.“And I want to make it very clear that my job is football manager, not football agent. And I have nothing to do with Marco coming to England.“He came to England because he is good and because he had good results previously!” Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Benfica defender Victor Lindelof has also been strongly linked with United, but Mourinho’s position suggests the Sweden international may now have to wait until the end of the season to complete any move.Despite being satisfied with his squad, Mourinho says it is a tall order to expect his team to cope with the pressure of competing on four fronts: the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League.Silva welcome“I have 24 players,” said Mourinho, who has revealed he will not consider selecting Morgan Schneiderlin or Memphis Depay while they appear likely to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window.“I cannot have 25 or 30. We have the right number of players. Is every player the same? No. Let’s be realistic. The squad is good, but not every player is the same.ADVERTISEMENT But Mourinho says that with Phil Jones back to full fitness and in fine form and Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo performing solidly, he will not make any such move.“No, I wait for Bailly,” Mourinho told reporters at the United training base west of Manchester. “I hope the three can control the situation in those eight matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I will try to rest one in every game. On Saturday (against Reading in the FA Cup) I will rest one, against Hull (in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg) another.“We’ll try to make a rotation between these three. We still have Daley Blind as the fourth in case we need him to play there. We have Michael Carrick, so let’s try.” MOST READ Rookie Van Opstal finally gets chance in SMB win over Elite Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho waves to fans after the final whistle during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. APJose Mourinho will not sign a new defender in January despite losing Ivorian center-back Eric Bailly to the Africa Cup of Nations, the Manchester United manager said on Friday.Mourinho has been linked with a potential move for a central defender, with Southampton’s Portuguese center-back Jose Fonte having handed in a transfer request and reportedly a target for his countryman.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ View commentslast_img read more

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Data and Analytics: Trends for 2019

first_imgGartner has announced their list of top ten trends in the Data and Analytics market: Donald Feinberg, Gartner vice president , said that “the size, complexity, distributed nature of data, speed of action and the continuous intelligence required by digital business means that rigid and centralized architectures and tools break down. The continued survival of any business will depend upon an agile, data-centric architecture that responds to the constant rate of change.” Augmented Analytics – Analytics enhanced by business intelligence, machine learning and data science Augmented Data Management – Automation of data/metadata management tasks Continuous Intelligence – Real-time analytics integration into standard business operations and processes Explainable AI – Justification to supplement how AI algorithms derived their results Graph – Analytics that allows the exploration of relationshipts between organizations, people and transactions Data Fabric – Seamless data sharing and access across a distributed data environment NLP/Conversational Analytics – Analytics will be more accessible with a more human interface with voice and natural language. Commercial AI and ML – Open Source options will lag commericial ones to fill the gaps in open source. Blockchain – Decentralization of trush of information Persistent Memory Servers – Cost-effective mass memory for high-performance workloadslast_img read more

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ICC delegation to visit Nepal for progress discussions

first_imgDubai, Jan 25 (PTI) A delegation from the International Cricket Council will arrive in Nepal this weekend for progress discussions aimed at enabling the reinstatement of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to ICC membership.The objective of the visit, led by ICC Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja, is to agree on the final steps to getting Nepals suspension lifted and reinstated into membership of the ICC.This involves, amongst other things, the adoption of an updated Constitution which all parties agree besides the need to lay a solid foundation for the good governance of the sport in Nepal.Over the last 12 months, the ICC has worked closely with the Nepal Advisory Group (NAG) which comprises representatives of CAN, the Nepal Government and the broader cricket community, to draft a new constitution.This was one of a number of reinstatement conditions that the ICC set CAN in May 2016 that must be met before reinstatement is considered.A revised version of this constitution was adopted by CAN in August 2017, however, this contained significant changes to what had been previously agreed by the NAG and the ICC, meaning it did not fulfil the conditions set by the ICC Board.”The ICC has been working towards Nepal being reinstated since its original suspension in May 2016 and this has included overseeing the selection, management, operations and finances of Nepals national teams to enable them to continue playing,” Khwaja said.”The Boards view was that the players should not be punished during Nepals suspension and therefore agreed to Nepals ongoing participation in ICC competitions.”advertisement”The Advisory Group has been instrumental in building a constitution that will support the readmission of Nepal to ICC membership and it is concerning that CAN did not adopt the constitution as proposed. In addition to this there remains a number of other reinstatement conditions outstanding that need to be addressed as a matter of urgency,” he added. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

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10 thoughts on Mississippi St.

first_imgPickens on his hopes for the year: “I think if you have some luck you might sweep it. But I would be disappointed if we didn’t win 10 games”— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) August 31, 201310. All things being equal, Mississippi State just isn’t that good. How many SEC games are they going to win this year? One? Two? It’s a good win for OSU but I’m not sure you can project anything off of it. If you go out and hang 50 and just stroke them then OK, fine. But 21-3 is a nice, solid win over a below-average SEC team. You took care of business, you didn’t win the Big 12.[1. Though with the way some of these Big 12 teams are opening, you might have!]11. (bonus) I realized today how much fun this program has become to cover. Granted, this might be a truism of any BCS football program (I’ve never covered another) but the combination of Gundy doing ridiculous, absurd Gundy things (I mean, look at this!), the (normally) uber-paced offense, the fun QBs, the uniforms, the (mostly) intelligent fans, and the exciting games and success OSU has had just feels like it’s one of the 5-10 most fun teams to cover and write about in the country.I couldn’t ask for much more.More to come tomorrow — loved spending the first day of the new season with you guys.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Photo Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSIBOX SCOREI think Oklahoma State’s first game has brought as much to talk about as any first game of the Mike Gundy era (which…great for blogs!)It was an impressive win but not an elite one and a pretty weird game at that.Let’s get to the thoughts…1. It seems like I was both right and wrong about the defense. Wrong that the transfer of power from Bill Young to Glenn Spencer would potentially be a negative thing but right that this is, in fact, a pretty good defense.You aren’t going to hold Big 12 teams to 0.27 points per game but you can triple that number and you’ll still roll through the league. Mississippi State averaged 2.16 points per drive in 2012 which is about middle of the pack in the NCAA overall and you went out and made them look like Kansas.I was blown away by the performance.2. I’m going to write about this more later on but man, it really feels like Gundy just pulled the string on Chelf. “You’re our starter, you’re the guy, you’ll get first-team reps…….JUST KIDDING!”I think Gundy knew all along that the safe play was to call Chelf the guy (because, where’s Walsh gonna go?) and then he figured out in, like, the second practice of fall camp that it was going to be Walsh but he still needed a backup (Chelf). So you run Chelf out there, call some screens, do some stupid stuff, bench him. “Problem solved!”I’m not saying Chelf was good but he he gained 21 yards in his first two possessions (two punts) and Walsh gained 27 in his first three (three punts). Gundy wanted to ride Walsh all along. I mean Chelf rolled with OU in Norman last season. That has to mean something, but apparently it doesn’t.3. Walsh was compared to the following people during the game: Zac Robinson, Brandon Weeden, Johnny Manziel, and Aaron Rodgers. OK, so maybe not the last one but by the middle of the third quarter it wouldn’t have surprised me.I think we need to settle down a little bit. He was excellent on the ground but you’re basically running a souped-up version of the 2007-2009 Zac Robinson offense. He threw over the middle like twice and basically just ran eight-yard outs and zone reads. Can you get away with that and still win a Big 12 title? Maybe (see thought No. 1), but we have a long way to go…4. To accentuate No. 1 — the last time Oklahoma State held a BCS opponent to three or fewer points was when it shut OU out in 1995.I mean, 1995!5. Not sure why we aren’t talking about it but how good was Jeremy Smith today? Last year MSU gave up four rushing performances in which a player went over six yards per carry (min: 12 carries) (one was to JohnFoots). Today: two (Smith – 6.1 YPC, Walsh – 9.6 YPC)Smith ran like a man, too. He did everything you asked from him and, despite the bunched up formations, created space for himself.tumblr_msf42qVAk11qmvcnlo1_4006. The first four or five possessions made me wonder if Gundy was regretting the Yurcich hire more than Holder regrets that Boone/insurance decision. Yurcich was calling screens like he had only ever played on a 30-yard field — there was just nothing to his plan.It felt like Big 10 football.One thing about Holgorsen and Monken and their playcalling is that it felt like they always had the offense pointed towards the end zone. That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t go sideline to sideline, just that the general idea was to roll forward. It didn’t feel like that at any point on Saturday.Good point by OKC Dave though: Monk only put up three points with Weeden and Blackmon in his first big boy game in 2011 at A&M. I’ll give Yurcich some time to get his legs and figure out his QB.7. Wow.Miss St’s 3 pts today were their fewest in a non-conference game since a 1981 loss to Mizzou #MSSTvsOKST— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 31, 20138.It’s been interesting to watch OSU adapt to different styles of play during Gundy’s tenure. You need 65 points for the win? Got ’em (Baylor). You need to grind against an SEC team and punch out a W at the end? No problem (MSU). You want to play smashmouth? Sure (Stanford). You want to run? Let’s do it (OU).Given that Gundy’s first win in 2005 was a 15-10 uglyfest against Montana State (!) to say I’ve enjoyed the process of getting here is to say Jared Lorenzen likes croissants.9. Boone said so many Boone things before the game. This might have been my favorite.last_img read more

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THE WORLD AWAITS THE BEAVERTONS TAKE ON GOOD FAKE NEWS NOT THE

first_imgOne small step for man; one giant leap for Canadian comedy.Hit Canadian satirical news series THE BEAVERTON returns for Season 3, Tuesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV, and for the first time ever, the show will be available to the rest of the world on CTV’s YouTube™ channel, day and date with Canadian viewers.Coming so close to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, when man first walked on the moon and 600 million people were watching worldwide, THE BEAVERTON co-anchors Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas can’t help but conclude that there’s a cosmic connection between the two events. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img

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