Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Arsenal, Chelsea & Spurs will be ‘boosted’ by European semi-finals

first_imgTottenham have two ties against Ajax to manage as well as five league games (Picture: Getty)But Solskjaer does not believe the European progress of Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs benefits United, and would much rather be in their shoes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Well it will probably give them a boost playing those games,’ said Solskjaer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘That’s what you want, we’d have loved to have a semi-final to play in but not the case.‘These three games are our short term focus and shouldn’t think about anything but having a great week.’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Arsenal, Chelsea & Spurs will be ‘boosted’ by European semi-finals Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link544Sharescenter_img Chelsea take on Frankfurt a few days after their trip to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)After exiting the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona, United now face three hugely important – and difficult – matches to secure their top-four place.The Red Devils, who are currently sixth, travel to Goodison Park on Sunday to face Everton, then host Premier League title contenders and fierce rivals Manchester City in midweek, before taking on Chelsea at Old Trafford a few days later.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors The Norwegian does not believe his side have an advantage in the top-four battle (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dismissed suggestions that Manchester United’s top-four hopes have been boosted by all their rivals progressing to European semi-finals.Tottenham overcame Manchester City in dramatic fashion on Wednesday to make the last four of the Champions League, while Arsenal and Chelsea both won in the Europa League and will face Valencia and Frankfurt respectively.The three teams face a testing run of games to end the season, domestically and in Europe, while United are only focused on finishing in the top four now. Advertisementlast_img read more

Grooving to Aussie beats

first_imgProgressive rock music fans in India are in for a treat as Australian hard-rock band Karnivool began a three-city back to back tour, playing in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. They started their musical tour with the first Edition of Lockdown Festival in Gurgaon, on January 9, the band is set to perform at Saarang 2015, the cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Madras on January 10. The band will wrap up their whirlwind tour at The Festival in Kolkata on January 11. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Garnering appreciation from giant music magazines like Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, Kerrang! and Rocksound, Karnivool debuted with their acclaimed debut album Themata (2005), closely followed by ground breaking Sound Awake (2009). Their third album Asymmetry (2013), believed to be brazen and introspective belied expectation, establishing Karnivool as one of the most vital forces in progressive modern music.This album went straight to number one in the Australian charts, winning an ARIA three months later and achieving gold status. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe band members- Ian Kenny on vocals, Drew Goddard and Mark Hosking on guitar, Jon Stockman on bass, and Steve Judd on drum have toured globally since the release and are very excited to be returning to India with their incredible, multiple award winning live show for a third time. The band has appeared at major festivals such as The Big Day Out (Australia), Sonisphere UK, France), Download (UK), SXSW (US) and Rock AM Ring/Rock Im Park (Germany). Karnivool had last toured India in 2012-13 as part of Oz Festival – the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India. The tour, supported by the Australian Government was presented by Australia’s contemporary music export initiatives ‘Sounds Australia’ and ‘Stage Mothers’.last_img read more

Woven stories

first_imgHere’s an opportunity to get a first hand view of traditional techniques and hand skills passed down from generations. The third edition of Dastkar Summer Weaves that commenced on April 9 at Nature Bazaar displays a wide variety of regional handloom textile from across the country. Under the shade of vibrant canopies, cool fabrics fresh off the loom brought directly by weavers and artisans at the event. Bright and breezy fabrics innovate styled into sarees, dupattas, suit sets and yardages are a treat for the eyes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Special textile technique demonstrations  feature to showcase the processes that make handloom and hand-worked textiles such precious and distinctly unique fabrics. Weaving demonstrations on a handloom illustrates how a length of cloth evolves from fibers spun into yarns that then combine one thread at a time, to form the beautiful textile.Bandhani is an ancient tie-dye technique from Rajasthan. Visitors can see how fabrics are intricately knotted into fine dotted designs, resist-dyed and then untied to reveal the patterned designs. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe twelve-day handloom textile extravaganza offers vibrant and invigorating cottons and silken chanderis with beautiful Dabu, Ajrakh, and Batik hand-block prints; Khadi and cotton weaves in exciting and intricate embroideries like Sujini, Ari, Kantha, Phulkari and Chikankari.Apart from this, there are also folk performances lined up to showcase the cultural potpourri that is India.!Where: The Nature BazaarWhen: ON till April 20 Timings: 11a.m. – 7p.m.Entry: Rs. 20last_img read more

NTA to conduct reexamination of NEET paper at Siliguri centre

first_imgKolkata: The National Testing Agency (NTA) is set to conduct a re-examination for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), at an examination centre in Siliguri after medical aspirants failed to write their papers.The candidates appearing for the examination at the Dr S S Agarwal Siliguri Model High School (Senior Secondary) at Gurung Basti under Pradhan Nagar in Siliguri had opted Hindi as the medium of examination, but no Hindi question papers were supplied in the examination hall. As a result, they failed to write their papers. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAfter considering the matter, the NTA has decided the conduct the examination for the second time on May 20. The NEET was held across the country on May 5 except Odisha, where the exam was deferred in the wake of cyclone ‘Fani’. The re-examination will be conducted from 10 am to 1 pm. Re-examinations will also be conducted at two examination centres in Bangaluru. Many medical aspirants in the city have alleged that they were not allowed to appear for the NEET as they did they did not turn up with an identity card. They also alleged that in any examination conducted by the Central agencies, there are clear instructions written on admit cards on what items a candidate has to take inside the examination centre. This year, there was no mention of Identity card on the list. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe students who were denied to sit for the examination at various centres in the state, alleged that it was a mistake on the part of NTA that conducts the examination. Nearly 75,000 candidates from Bengal sat for the NEET this year. Many have, however, raised questions on how the NTA is conducting questions on two sets of question papers as it is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order. It may be mentioned here that some of the city doctors have already written to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar, against the Centre’s decision to conduct separate exams for the NEET, which is a nationwide exam. The Union HRD Ministry deferred the NEET in Odisha in the aftermath of the massive damage caused by the severe cyclone ‘Fani’, while across the rest of India the exam was conducted on May 5. The experts wanted to defer the exam across the country, as some other Eastern states were badly hit by the cyclone as well. The city doctors also pointed out that the Supreme Court had earlier stated in an order that NEET must be conducted with a single set of question papers.last_img read more

Book Asia river cruise with Goway by Sept 15 to save up

first_imgTags: Goway Travel << Previous PostNext Post >> Book Asia river cruise with Goway by Sept. 15 to save up to $1,300 Friday, September 1, 2017 Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — There are big savings in store with Goway Travel for clients in search of an Asia river cruise. Those who book by Sept. 15 will save up to $1,300 per person, depending on the departure date and gateway.Passengers can choose to sail on either the Mekong River, between Saigon and Siem Reap, or the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Savings are on departures between September and late November, with some 2018 dates as well. For a full list of dates and prices, visit Myanmar Cruise Getaway and Mekong Cruise Getaway.For the 10-day Myanmar River Cruise Getaway, prices start at $3,299. The 10-day Mekong River Cruising Getaway starts at $3,099. Both cruise experiences include international airfare from select North American gateways. Passengers must book by Sept. 15 to take advantage of these rates.Goway’s riverboats range in size between a 36- to 60-passenger capacity, allowing for an intimate cruise experience.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalWhile Europe, Egypt and even Russia have been river cruise favourites for years, says Goway, Asia holds its own with some of the most inviting rivers in the world. As with most river cruising experiences, cruises in Asia offer all-inclusive package rates. One distinct benefit of Asia cruising is access to stops that are nearly impossible to reach by land, taking travellers ‘off the beaten path’ in the truest sense.For a full list of river cruising available in Asia visit the cruising section on Goway.com. Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more