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Paul Pogba: Manchester United winning trophies is ‘all that matters’

first_img Paul Pogba with the Europa League trophy 1 Paul Pogba has shaken off criticism of Manchester United’s 2016-17 campaign by stating winning trophies is “all that matters”.Jose Mourinho’s first year at Old Trafford resulted in three additions to the Old Trafford trophy cabinet in the form of the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield.However, having spent a world-record fee on Pogba, which could be worth up to 110million euros (£92.35million), and acquired Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his first transfer window, Mourinho’s side were expected to fare better than their eventual sixth-placed Premier League finish.Their style was also scrutinised, with Bournemouth scoring more league goals, yet Pogba has responded by insisting silverware is the only measure of any team’s success.In an interview with Esquire magazine, the 24-year-old Frenchman said: “I accept that we didn’t play well, we didn’t do this, we didn’t do that. I know what we did – we won three trophies. That’s all I know.“And that’s all that matters. Because you can be the best team in the world, you can play great football and you win zero trophies. And who remembers them? No one. Right?”Earlier in the season Pogba had said his status as the world’s most expensive player had created unrealistic expectations of what his role at Old Trafford should be.Yet he insisted that the price tag was not something he had personally contemplated since he swapped Juventus for Manchester last summer.“After one week, I forgot,” he claimed.“It’s people that reminded me. Because at the end of the day, when you die, the most expensive and the less expensive, they go in the same grave. So I don’t even think about it.”In a wide-ranging interview, Pogba spoke about his upbringing and the impact of the death of his father Fassou Antoine earlier this year.He was also asked if, as a Muslim living in the city, he had a message for the people of Manchester following the terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester Arena concert, which occurred less than 48 hours before the Europa League final kicked off.Pogba, who scored in that win over Ajax, had dedicated the victory to the 22 people who were killed by the suicide bomber when speaking after the game.“It’s a very difficult moment but you cannot give up,” he said.“We can’t let them get in our heads, we have to fight for it. Sad things happen in life but you cannot stop living.“You cannot kill a human being. To kill a human being…it’s something crazy, so I don’t want to put religion on it. This is not Islam and everybody knows that. I won’t be the only one saying that.”last_img read more


first_imgFinn Valley AC NewsAn excellent day for cross country at the Finn Valley Centre well prepared course and a large crowd add in a seventh individual title for Teresa Doherty ( Mc Gloin ) gone from the get go leading her Valley team to another team success the 41st at county level.Her scoring team Catriona Devine 2nd, Catherine Dooher and Kay Byrne. The mens 10k had all the thrills of a drama as LAC and Valley as expected went head to head the local lads out to retain their title and that target was in jeopardy with 2k to go.As LAC had the lead but all was to change with Finn Valley getting control in that final phase led by Paddy Brennan supported on scoring team by Mark Hoy, Barry Harron, Adam Speer, Gerard Gallagher and Dermot Brennan.Credit to both teams for a flat to the mat performance the individual title here going to Conor Bradley ( COD ) who passed out the courageous Pauric Mc Kinney on last lap competing with Inishowen .ATHLETICS NEWS: FINN VALLEY ATHLETE TERESA DOHERTY WINS HER SEVENTH INDIVIDUAL TITLE was last modified: November 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsFinn Valley ACnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more

Motorcycle chase leads to crash, arrest of suspect

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Officers found him hiding on Sharon Hill Drive. Police arrested Joshua Johnson, 21, on suspicion of evading arrest. As Johnson sat inside a patrol car, another man, apparently a friend of Johnson, walked up to the window of the car and began talking to the suspect, dela Pena said. Officers noticed that the man appeared to be under the influence, tested him and arrested him on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Police declined to release his name. — Sandy Mazza can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, or by e-mail at WHITTIER — A routine traffic stop Thursday turned into a half-hour pursuit for Whittier police officers that finally ended in the arrest of a suspect. At about 9:30 a.m., police tried to pull over a motorcyclist for vehicle code violations near First Avenue and Whittier Boulevard, said police spokesman Officer Alan dela Pena. The driver did not stop and instead led police on a chase going west on Leffingwell Road. Speeds hit about 65 mph, said officials. The motorcyclist drove into a cul-de-sac and, as he was driving through small side streets, crashed his motorcycle and ran. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gillespie And Thorold Fall In ITA Central Regional Championship Final

first_imgStory Links Box Score TULSA, Okla. – Drake University’s Vinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) and Barny Thorold (Loughborough, England) advanced to the finals of the men’s tennis doubles competition at the ITA Central Regional Championship Saturday afternoon. The pair opened their day by defeating the Nebraska team of Toby Boyer and Micah Klousia, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the championship of the doubles competition.Gillespie and Thorold squared off against Oklahoma State’s Emile Hudd and Maxim Tybar for the ITA Central Regional doubles title. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Hudd and Tybar prevailed, 6-4, 6-4, to end the Bulldogs’ run.The Bulldogs return to competition to end their fall season Nov. 2-4 at the University of Minnesota’s Gopher Invitational.ITA Central RegionalSunday ResultsDoubles FinalHudd/Tybar (Okla. State) def. Gillespie/Thorold (Drake), 6-4, 6-4Doubles SemifinalGillespie/Thorold (Drake) def. Boyer/Klousia (Neb.), 6-3, 6-4Consolation MatchesPiotr Smietana (Iowa) def. Freddie Powell (Drake), 6-1, 6-2Vladyslav Lobak (Minnesota) def. Ben Clark (Drake), 7-5, 2-6, 10-8 Print Friendly Versioncenter_img ITA Central Regional last_img read more

Half-time: Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea struggled to find their fluency against a spirited Newcastle who went ahead just before the break courtesy of an Ayoze Perez strike.Kurt Zouma and Branislav Ivanovic failed to deal with a long cross in to the box and Perez reacted quickest to fire the ball home from eight yards.The Blues started well enough with Zouma, again preferred to John Terry in central defence, seeing a rasping free-kick go just wide early on.And Loic Remy, who started up front ahead of Radamel Falcao, was unfortunate not to divert an instinctive first-time shot in at the near post after a good run and cross by Ivanovic.But Newcastle’s pressing game started to force Chelsea in to mistakes in the centre of the park and they went close through an Aleksandar Mitrovic header and a Moussa Sissoko shot that went just wide.And keeper Asmir Begovic also had to make fine saves to deny Perez and Daryl Janmaat in quick succession.Chelsea briefly responded, Cesc Fabregas having a fierce long-range effort saved by Tim Krul, but the Magpies led when Perez made the most of defensive hesitation to control brilliantly and shoot home.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Blackman, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Kenedy, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

More Data for YouTube’s Partners: Google Integrates Content ID and YouTube Insights

first_imgTags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img Google just announced that it is integrating its Content ID system, which alerts YouTube’s 1,000 partners when one of their videos or audio tracks is being used without authorization, and YouTube Insight, the analytics package that gives uploaders usage stats for their videos. Content ID gives copyright owners the ability to block a video or audio track, but most importantly, it also allows them to make money from these uploads by selling ads against these new videos (like Sony did with the JK Wedding Entrance Dance). Until today, YouTube’s partners only got a very basic set of stats about these videos, but they will now get the same stats that the uploader gets as well.Liz Gannes over at NewTeeVee had a chance to talk to the Content ID team and offers a lot more detail about the technical details behind the system. One interesting aspect of the system is that it is now being used more often to geoblock videos in certain regions. Google also told Gannes that Google regularly does ‘legacy scans of its entire library’ so that it can compare older videos against new claims from its partners. It is also interesting to note that Google now actually checks videos for copyrighted material before they even go live on the site. In the early days of Content ID, Google would only check after the video was already live.Giving Partners a Better Idea How their Content is Being UsedThis will hopefully mean that fewer copyright owners decide to completely block videos that use their content. After all, there is a lot of interesting demographic data in these mashup videos that YouTube’s partners and their marketing firms can use. According to Gannes, Google’s partners who leave user videos up “have seen their overall views more than double.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

London Olympics: Daniel Gyurta wins 200m breatstoke swimming gold, sets world record

first_imgHungary’s double world champion Daniel Gyurta won the 200m breaststroke gold on Wednesday, setting a new world record. Gyurta clocked 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds, two tenths ahead of Britain’s Michael Jamieson, who took silver.Japan’s Ryo Tateishi won the bronze in 2:08.29, edging out compatriot and four-time Olympic Kosuke Kitijima into fourth.Coming into London, Kitijima had been shooting for the so-called triple-double after winning the 100m and 200m breaststroke final at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.But he finished fifth on Monday in a 100m race that was won in a world record time by South Africa’s Cameron Van der Burgh.last_img read more

World T20: Faf du Plessis rues poor bowling for South Africa’s failure to make semis

first_imgAfter his side’s early World Twenty20 exit, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis slammed his bowling unit for not controlling extras in crucial games against England and the West Indies.The Proteas, one of the strong contenders to lift the trophy, conceded 26 extras against England, including 20 wides while defending 229, and eventually lost. Against the Caribbeans, they could not defend 122, losing the match in the last over having conceded 10 extras that had eight wides.Du Plessis said even as ‘T20 cricket is sometimes a gamble’, there are a few things that teams can control.”Sometimes Chris Gayle rocks up and wins the game for you. But one thing I can say is that we were poor in our extras. Every game we had more wides and no balls than the opposition and that’s always the basic and controllable,” Du Plessis said after his side’s ‘bitter-sweet’ eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their last game of Super 10 in New Delhi on Monday.”It’s your job is to try and get the ball inside that line and if you do it less than the opposition, it’s generally five and 10 runs that you don’t have to score with the bat.That’s possibly the key area for me in the first two games that we lost,” he added.Stating that small mistakes can alter the outcome of the games, the skipper said: “We played good cricket leading up to the World Cup. We were very consistent in the sub-continent. We beat all teams that have travelled here. World Cup is a do-or-die tournament. We made one or two mistakes and they punished us.advertisement”Tonight was a good example, Sri Lanka made one or two mistakes while batting and we capitalised on that. We have only to blame ourselves. The sad thing now is that it’s four years for the next World Cup,” he rued.Sri Lanka posted 120 that South Africa achieved in 17.4 overs but Du Plessis termed the low-scoring chase as ‘tricky’.”The bowlers bowled really well and we chased down a small total which is never easy on these wickets. It’s always tricky. It was really important for us to have a good partnership to start with because the only way the team will beat you is if it get wickets upfront. So, after the run out it was nice that we could make it a bit stable. Yeah it’s bittersweet. We’re going back out of the World Cup.”We came here with a great squad, wanting to win the World Cup. We didn’t play our best cricket. That’s not how we wanted to go. We have only ourselves to blame. We were planning to do much better. But we’re a proud team.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Diehard Lionel Messi fan in Kerala missing, leaves suicide note behind

first_imgArgentina’s 3-0 loss at the hands of Croatia let a lot of Lionel Messi fans down, but one diehard fan from Kerela has gone missing. According to the police, he was unable to bear the humiliation; even leaving behind a suicide note saying he has nothing to look forward to now. A search operation is on.A team of police divers and locals on Friday searched the Meenachil river that flows by Arumannoor near Kottayam.Dinu Alex, 30, who was last seen watching the FIFA World Cup match, according to his parents, has been missing from the house since 4 a.m., a police officer, who did not want to be named, told IANS.MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTOS”A quick search revealed a suicide note in which he says he is leaving the world as he has nothing more to watch and see,” said the officer. A close relative of Alex told IANS that he was a hardcore Messi fan and his mobile phone had a picture of Messi as the wallpaper.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”Yesterday, he purchased a T shirt like the one worn by Messi and sat down to watch the match. In the morning when his mother got up at 4 a.m to prepare food for Alex, she saw that the back door of the kitchen was open and immediately called her husband.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLE”They then went to check on Alex and found that he was missing,” said the relative, adding that police was called then.advertisementPolice arrived with a sniffer dog who ran towards the river which is flowing in full spate on account of the rains in the past few days. Some divers searched in the water but failed to find the body.Alex was unmarried and works as an accountant in a private company.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Lunenburg accueille le flambeau des Jeux

first_imgLe flambeau des Jeux du Canada de 2011 à Halifax est arrivé à Lunenburg aujourd’hui, en ce 10 mai, à bord du NCSM Glace Bay. Le flambeau a été porté par dix jeunes de la région locale à travers les rues de Lunenburg pour célébrer la première de quatre cérémonies de lancement communautaire qui auront lieu en Nouvelle-Écosse cette semaine. La cérémonie officielle de l’illumination du flambeau a eu lieu à Ottawa lundi dernier. Les étudiants furent les premiers à porter le flambeau des Jeux du Canada parmi plusieurs porteurs à venir. En continuation de la tradition des Jeux du Canada, le programme du flambeau des Jeux de 2011 célèbre, au cœur des communautés qui la constituent et la définissent, la culture unique de la Nouvelle-Écosse. L’objectif de la tournée du flambeau est de sensibiliser les gens de chaque région en générant l’excitation pour les Jeux. « Même si les Jeux du Canada de 2011 se tiendront dans la MRH, l’esprit des Jeux se fera ressentir partout dans la province. » a affirmé le premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosse Darrell Dexter. « Des événements communautaires tels que celui-ci aideront tous les néo-écossais à enflammer l’esprit des Jeux. » Le premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosse Dexter; le maire de Lunenburg Laurence Mawhinney; le président du conseil d’administration des Jeux, Jean-Paul Deveau ainsi que l’olympien et ancien des Jeux du Canada Richard Dalton se sont rassemblés avec les résidents de la rive sud pour accueillir le flambeau. Un groupe musical local, Slow Cooking Cover, était sur place pour faire bouger les gens en attendant l’arrivée du flambeau. « Le flambeau des Jeux de 2011 porte non-seulement la flamme mais également un message de fierté culturelle, d’esprit communautaire et d’amour pour le sport » a déclaré M. Deveau. « Nous sommes ravis d’être la première communauté à accueillir le flambeau » a mentionné M. Mawhinney. « Participer à cette célébration est un événement excitant et significatif dans l’histoire unique de notre ville. » Les autres lancements communautaires du flambeau se tiendront à Yarmouth ce mercredi; Chéticamp jeudi; et Amherst vendredi. Les Jeux d’hiver du Canada de 2011 seront le plus important événement multisports jamais tenu à Halifax et les premiers Jeux d’hiver du Canada pour la ville. Du 11 au 27 février 2011, plus de 2 700 athlètes seront sur place pour prendre part à des compétitions dans plus de 20 sports attirant ainsi des milliers de visiteurs, de dignitaires, d’officiels et de membres des médias.last_img read more