‘Top four wouldn’t be enough for Pochettino at Utd’

first_imgMauricio Pochettino would have to deliver more than merely a top-four finish if he took the reins at Manchester United, says Paul Scholes, with trophy challenges expected on multiple fronts.The Tottenham head coach continues to be linked with a potential summer move to Old Trafford.He has seen his claims to a permanent post with United talked up by many, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently impressing in an interim role. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? If Pochettino were to take the reins, then he has been warned that he would face considerably more pressure that he shoulders in north London.The Argentine has talked down the importance of silverware to Spurs of late, but Scholes says success would be demanded if he were to take on a new challenge in Manchester.The United legend told Radio 5 Live: “It’s a really difficult one.“As a player you want medals, you want trophies, you want to be winning stuff. I think as a club, and financially, Champions League is a little bit bigger I suppose.“It would be a disaster if clubs like United didn’t get into Champions League next season — I think they will do the way they’re going — but for Tottenham it’s massive as well.“I think Tottenham are at a point now where winning the FA Cup or the League Cup is much more important than being in the Champions League the year after.“He couldn’t say that [at United]. If he’s at United he’s got to go for everything. Being in the Champions League, in the top four places, isn’t good enough.“The only reason it would be good enough this season is because of the way the team have performed over the first half of the year. Winning the FA Cup will be good for United, it be a great achievement for Ole if he can do it, but if Pochettino comes in next season he has to try and win everything.“Okay the League Cup may be on the back burner, but he has to try and win trophies for Man United. That’s what the fans expect and the club expects.”Pochettino still has Spurs in the hunt for honours this season.A narrow 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Saturday has ensured that Tottenham remain in the Premier League title picture, while they also have a Champions League last-16 encounter with Borussia Dortmund to come. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

UK: Lerwick Harbour Expansion Project on the Right Track

first_img My location zoom The high level of activity at Lerwick Harbour has meant the port’s latest deep-water quay being brought into use immediately on completion this week as part of an ongoing expansion of facilities.The 100-metre Berth 7 at Greenhead Base provides an extension to a new 100-metre-plus quay added there in February 2012. Providing nine metres’ water depth, the two common-user quays service the oil and gas industry mainly.Mair’s Quay, at 150 metres, completed this summer, will bring significant improvements in the fishing industry’s operations and provide the site for a replacement white fish market.The three quays, at a total investment of £11.5 million, are part of a suite of quays and land reclamation consented in 2010, with the first contract award in December that year. Local contractor, Tulloch Developments, has successfully delivered the works on time and on budget, with design and supervision by Arch Henderson.With three quays built within the last three years, the Authority is now turning its attention to its next capital projects as part of an ongoing investment plan.Harbourmaster, Captain Calum Grains, said: “With the current high activity level, in the offshore sector in particular, and a positive outlook for the foreseeable future, the latest quay is a timely addition to our deep-water infrastructure. Development is ongoing to ensure we continue to meet new opportunities.”Lerwick now has almost 4,000 metres of quay, including over 1,300 metres of deep-water berthing, following developments to accommodate larger vessels now operating. Investment of over £83 million by the Port Authority has taken place since the 1970s, much of it directed at the offshore industry.Additional laydown areas are being created and further deep-water berths are also in the pipeline. Print  Close Lerwick Harbour, November 28, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

4member IndianAmerican family found dead in Iowa

first_imgWashington DC: A 44-year-old Indian-American IT professional and his three family members, including two minor sons, have been found dead with gunshot wounds inside their home in the US state of Iowa, authorities said Monday, shocking the community. The bodies of Chandrasekhar Sunkara, Lavanya Sunkara, 41, their 15-year-old and a 10-year-old sons were found in their home on Saturday morning. Autopsies were pending to determine the official causes of death, but police said all had gunshots wounds, West Des Moines police said in a statement. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: LondonChandrasekhar, known as Chandra, reportedly hailed from Andhra Pradesh. The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) confirmed that he was an IT professional employee in the Technology Services Bureau for the the department. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the Sunkaras,” the DPS said in a statement. Officers with the West Des Moines Police Department were sent on Saturday morning to the 900 block of 65th Street, where they found the bodies. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassadorThe police said they all died of apparent gunshot wounds but an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death. No arrests have been made so far. “This tragedy will impact family, friends, co-workers, anyone that knew this family,” Sergeant Dan Wade said in statement. “We are continuing to work through this investigation. We will follow through until we have answered as many questions as the evidence allows. We are confident, though, that there is no continuing threat to the community,” Wade said. Police said other family members, two adults and two children, were staying in the home as guests. When the bodies were discovered, one of the relatives ran outside looking for help and found a passerby, who called 911, the NBC news reported. No suspect was reported to be in custody, but police said they were confident that there was no threat to the community, it said. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation. “You don’t see something like this happen in the Indian community, let alone a heinous act like this,” said Shrikar Somayajula who has known the Sunkaras for over a decade. Somayajula is a director at A Grade Ahead, an after-school enrichment academy in West Des Moines, where both boys attended frequently, whotv.com reported. “The family was a very friendly family and so it is really painful,” said Somayajula. He added, “For someone who we’ve known so close and we’ve seen them come in week after week come in for classes and we’ve seen them as recent as last Wednesday, to learn that they are not there anymore is something that really breaks our heart.” He said both Sunkara boys were bright students. “They participated in all the academy competitions and even at the national level. “Really bright children. Just heads down and minded their business always,” Somayajula said. “We have more questions than answers now as to why this happened and we will probably never find out why this happened,” said Somayajula.last_img read more