Solskjaer can’t move into his own home because of Van Dijk

first_img 2 2 Solskjaer has won 13 of 16 matches in all competitions since taking over from Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford and lived in the £4m property during his successful career as a player.As The Sun report, he put the house up for sale a couple of years ago when it seemed unlikely he’d be back in Manchester permanently.However, he couldn’t find a buyer and eventually Van Dijk became the tenant when he made the £75million move from Southampton in 2018. Van Dijk joined Liverpool in January 2018 and currently rents Solskjaer’s mansion A source told the newspaper: “The property is the one Ole and his family lived in since his time at United and when he moved away it was eventually put up for sale.“But when no takers came it was offered for rent – and when Van Dijk signed for Liverpool he came to see it and loved it.“Ole probably never thought he would be coming back to Manchester but now he is it really is ironic he can’t move back into his old place which he still owns.“There are a few grins from people who know that Van Dijk is the tenant – a player for one of United’s fiercest rivals!” CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVEcenter_img Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unable to move into his own house because Virgil van Dijk is currently renting it.Manchester United’s caretaker manager is house hunting at the moment having made the decision to move out of the Lowry hotel as he edges closer to becoming the permanent boss. Home defeat? Solskjaer is currently looking for a house as the one he owns is currently being rented by Virgil van Dijk Like his predecessor, Solskjaer had been staying in the Lowry, but while Mourinho remained there throughout his time in charge, the 46-year-old has decided to move out.When Mourinho was dismissed on December 18, he had spent a total 901 days living at the hotel in his role as United manager.Mourinho is believed to have stayed in one of the riverside suites, which, according to the Lowry’s official website, cost £600 per night meaning his check-out bill was a whopping £540,600.More important than his house, though, is the trip to Paris on Wednesday when United attempt to overhaul a two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain.The French side are 2-0 up in their Champions League last 16 tie and Solskjaer has a selection headache as it is said he may be without TEN key players for the match. PSG v Manchester United is live on talkSPORT at 20:00 on Wednesday 6 Marchlast_img read more

Roller Coasters Could Cure Your Kidney Stones?

first_imgIf you’ve got little kidney stones and you want to pass them before they turn into BIG kidney stones . . . like, ones that might require ER trips or surgery . . . there’s a new solution:  inject yourself with 100 cc’s of FAMILY FUN, stat.A new study by Michigan State University found that riding ROLLER COASTERS can help your kidneys push out the stones while they’re small.It works especially well if you go on really bumpy roller coasters, and sit toward the back.last_img

Facebook Will Change How It Uses People In Experiments

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Emotional Contagion#Experiment#experiments#Facebook#OKCupid#privacy selena larson Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Although the research had plenty of critics, a handful of people came out in support of the experiments Facebook was running, including dating site OkCupid and venture capitalist and Facebook board of directors member Marc Andreessen. Shortly after Facebook’s research was released, OkCupid published its own study, in which it described the way the company manipulates potential matches in an effort to figure out how people date. Though the splashy claims of experiments were meant to support Facebook, OkCupid’s research was little more than A/B testing.Companies regularly run experiments on users—it’s how they determine the best products, features and services to provide customers. And although Facebook says it will be more cautious in the future, the fact of the matter is, the only way to avoid being part of Facebook’s social experiments is to quit the site entirely. Lead photo by Dimitris Kalogeropoylos on Flickr The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook plans to change the way it conducts research, after its social experiment that manipulated users’ news feeds received an outpouring of criticism. On Thursday, the company admitted that the way they handled the “emotional contagion” experiment could have been handled differently, and announced a new research framework that includes guidelines, a review policy, training, and a new research website dedicated to the company’s academic research. In June, Facebook published a paper detailing how it used news feed posts to determine whether positive or negative posts had an effect on users’ moods. Almost 700,000 people unknowingly participated in the study, and when the results were published, Facebook users and members of the academic and scientific communities were outraged. See also: How To Opt Out Of Facebook’s Mind Altering ExperimentsThe Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission in the wake of the publicized research, because at the time of the experiments, Facebook did not explain in its data use policy that personal information would be shared with researchers.Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer wrote in a blog post that the company didn’t anticipate the negative feedback. One thing Facebook should’ve considered, he wrote, was other non-experimental ways of doing the research, and that it could have benefitted by having more people, and more senior leadership, review the research. It’s important to engage with the academic community and publish in peer-reviewed journals, to share technology inventions and because online services such as Facebook can help us understand more about how the world works.The new framework announced Wednesday includes both internal research and research that might be published for the world to see, though Schroepfer doesn’t describe in detail what the guidelines or the review policy might be. Research Moving ForwardThe company didn’t say anything about getting informed consent from users, one of the major criticisms of the Facebook study. While the company’s data use policy now states that users’ information might be used for research, it didn’t inform any of the 689,003 people in the emotional contagion study that their information would be used to figure out if posts make people happy or sad. And if people continue to agree to the data use policy, which few people even read, it appears that simply using Facebook is enough of a consent for future research. See also: Everyone’s A Lab Rat In OkCupid’s Labyrinth Of Love Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

TBT: Watch This Behind-The-Scenes Exclusive With Project Runway Winner Dom Streater

first_img It’s clear; Philadelphia loves Dom Streater. Since winning Season 12 of the hit television show Project Runway, this Philly-born designer has grown into a legit fashion industry mogul. For this throwback Thursday story, we’re revisiting our very first sitdown with Dom — you can check it out below.  From showcasing her collections during Philly Fashion Week and reppin’ our city at New York Fashion Week to setting up her design studio in downtown Philadelphia, Dom has been on the go. Yet, the in-demand designer doesn’t seem to let the frenzy of a busy schedule slow her down at all.  We recently caught up with Streater at her studio to talk about her growing, Philly-based empire and the “butterflies” she feels every time a model hits the runway wearing one of her garments. Dom even gives us the deets about her collection entitled Prima, which was inspired by a vintage photograph of famed Russian ballerina, Ana Pavlova.  You can check out Philly 360°’s exclusive interview with the popular fashion designer below! The Creatives: Meet Dom Streater(D. King for Philly 360/Visit Philadelphia)last_img read more

Source: Pistons finalizing deal to acquire Blake Griffin

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Heat complete another season series over Mavs with 95-88 win The addition of Griffin would give Detroit’s frontcourt another standout alongside Andre Drummond, but it also would represent a clear change in course from the roster that the Pistons had assembled. Detroit acquired Bradley in a trade with Boston last offseason, but he’s in the final season of his contract. Harris has been impressive for the Pistons this season, shooting a career-best 41 percent from 3-point range.Although neither team announced the deal Monday, there was plenty of reaction on social media. Harris had a message on his accounts thanking Detroit for its support. Griffin’s Twitter account had its own message with no words — just an image of actor Will Smith with a surprised expression on his face.For the Clippers, moving Griffin would continue a makeover of a franchise that has never made it past the second round of the playoffs.The Clippers traded All-Star point guard Chris Paul to Houston last summer. He had been credited with bringing respectability to the team that was once the laughingstock of the league. Without Paul, Los Angeles won its first four games to open the season, and then lost nine of its next 11. The team is one game above .500 going into Tuesday night’s game against Portland.Paul’s replacement, Patrick Beverley, has missed the entire season after right knee surgery. Also missing time have been DeAndre Jordan, Danilo Gallinari, Austin Rivers and Milos Teodosic. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin hangs on the net after throwing the ball out of bounds while trying to pass it to guard Lou Williams with seconds left in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 126-118. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons were finalizing a trade Monday night to acquire star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. The Pistons would send forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley and center Boban Marjanovic to Los Angeles, with the Clippers also receiving draft picks. Detroit also would receive forward Brice Johnson and center Willie Reed.ADVERTISEMENT BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives LATEST STORIES The deal didn’t include a no-trade clause.The Clippers drafted Griffin first overall out of Oklahoma in 2009. However, he missed the 2009-10 season after surgery on his broken left kneecap, the first of several injuries that have marred his career.Griffin missed 21 games last season and 47 in 2015-16 because of injuries.As a rookie, he was an All-Star, won the slam dunk contest and was named NBA Rookie of the Year.He has averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in his career.Detroit’s season was looking promising until a late-December injury to point guard Reggie Jackson. The Pistons have stumbled while he’s been out with a sprained right ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ESPN first reported the deal.Griffin is averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games this season, but the Clippers have been plagued by injuries and are ninth in the Western Conference standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDetroit is struggling as well. The Pistons have lost eight straight heading into Tuesday night’s game against Cleveland.pic.twitter.com/1uoIZ0Sxcc— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 30, 2018The 28-year-old Griffin has been the face of the Clippers while playing his entire career with the team. Last July, he agreed to a $171 million, five-year deal, ending a brief flirtation with free agency. He told his teammates, coach Doc Rivers and owner Steve Ballmer, “I want my legacy to be a Clipper.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Mario Carey Airbnb Potential to Spur Economic Growth Unlimited Could Drive Investment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 21, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas has barely scratched the surface of benefits from the short-term home rental movement fostered by companies like Airbnb, says a top real estate broker.“Airbnb is revolutionizing the travel market enabling visitors to live in a home or apartment where they can experience local life.   Airbnb’s popularity among families is especially strong.   They may be able to enjoy a pool, a back yard where children can play, a patio for friends to come over for a barbeque,”  said Mario Carey, Chairman, Better Homes and Gardens MCR Bahamas Group.“While it is a great business for the homeowner and a great experience for the visitor, short-term home rentals like listings on Airbnb should also be viewed as a trigger for economic growth.   The potential is unlimited with the trickle down effects and now that the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has signed an agreement with Airbnb the uncertainty about taxation, collection and referrals is resolved.   That is definitely a step in the right direction that opens many more doors without burdening the homeowner with over regulation.”Online booking portals like Airbnb and HomeAway are sweeping the market, opening new ways for visitors to experience destinations and accounting for a larger share of the visitor market with Airbnb’s growth in a few short years nothing short of remarkable.   The online portal now accounts for some 80 million guest arrivals in 191 countries with $3.5 billion in earnings projected by the year 2020.Carey sees its impact on The Bahamas where there are currently between 1,200 and 2,000 Airbnb rentals making the country an even more attractive destination.   Homeowners list their properties on the website, Airbnb posts availability with photos and comments about the property from those who have stayed there previously.   The homeowner cannot remove or alter negative comments, should there be any, without good reason, a feature that adds to the site’s credibility.According to Carey, whose MCR Bahamas Group handles luxury vacation rentals along with sales, leasing, property management and appraisals, the new market trend is a shot in the arm for construction, banking and Bahamian investment.“Banks should be able to rely on Airbnb revenue which can be verified so they can lend to a homeowner who wants to expand or improve their property or build a second home to take advantage of the market,” Carey said. “That means new business for banks or other lenders. Meantime, the homeowner is engaging a contractor so that adds jobs to the economy.   And that homeowner is growing their income stream.   This model has worked extremely well in the Family Islands. In Abaco, it was the model long before Airbnb was even created and there is a whole rung of the economic ladder that thrives on short-term home rentals.”Because it acts as a hotel, Airbnb’s should be entitled to certain incentives, Carey believes.“If Airbnb’s get real property tax exemption, it would encourage more people to use part of their homes or invest in improvements and the more interest there is in this sector of the economy, the more we grow the number of Bahamians who are owners and entrepreneurs,” said Carey.“Banks and government should fully embrace the concept and at some point, I believe that hotels will start to make design changes to compete with vacation home rentals,” Carey said.   “Hotels offer advantages that Airbnb’s do not, including restaurants, entertainment, shopping, spas and other resort amenities.   If they were to expand to include larger privacy areas, individual play areas, kitchenettes, I believe you would see a whole new industry emerge.   I truly believe we have barely touched the potential of the Airbnb and short-term vacation rental phenomenon that costs us absolutely nothing to pursue.”Carey was among the first to call for Airbnb’s to be recognized officially.“We need to officially recognize this facet because it is a growing and important part of our tourism product, but we cannot burden the homeowner extensively.   I believe a one-time health inspection or annual health inspection would be fine, a license, and payment of the fee at the front end directly to Airbnb would be a reasonable proposition.   The Ministry of Tourism already cleared up much of the confusion and we are moving in the right direction,” said Carey who has handled more than $2 billion in transactions in a career of more than 30 years with the highest certification in luxury marketing in the international real estate industry.   His company is a division of the world’s fastest growing residential real estate brand and Carey, a triathlete, has served in numerous capacities on various civic and business boards.Press Release: DPA News Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Saffron party leaders carrying money under cover of Zcategory security Mamata

first_imgAshoknagar (North 24-Parganas): Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee alleged on Friday that BJP leaders are carrying money under the cover of Z-category security.Without naming Bharati Ghosh, the BJP candidate from Ghatal from whose possession the police recovered Rs 1.13 lakh on Thursday night, Banerjee said: “BJP leaders are carrying money in boxes under the cover of Z-category security. Why are even the journalists not allowed to go close to the helicopters used by the leaders?” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Trinamool supremo said it is amazing that BJP is spending so much money on polls. “Where do they get so much money? Has the party got the money due to note ban?” she questioned. It may be mentioned that Banerjee has repeatedly stressed on electoral reforms to bring transparency into the election process, including expenditure by the political parties. Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for telling lies about Bengal, she said: “Modi is coming and criticising the law and order situation in Bengal. It is bogus. How many companies of Central Forces were deployed in Uttar Pradesh where several people had been lynched by Gorakshaks? He is distorting my speech. I did not say that I will slap him. I Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in statehad said that people of the state will slap him politically. He should understand Bengali before making any statement.” Banerjee also challenged Modi to come for a face-to-face interview with her in any television channel of his choice. “I will ask him questions and I am ready to answer the questions that he will ask. The interview can take place in any television channel of his choice,” she added. She said never in the country have people developed so much disrespect for a Prime Minister and claimed people do so because of his arrogance. “I have worked with several Prime Ministers including Rajiv Gandhi, Narsimha Rao, Deve Gowda ji, Bajpai ji and Manmohan Singh, but I never saw a Prime Minister who speaks so many lies like Modi,” said Banerjee. Banerjee said people are sick and tired of the “muscle flexing of BJP.” “When I had gone to Puri to visit Jagannath temple, BJP started telling people that I am not a Hindu. I was invited by the Ramakrishna Mission to attend a meeting at Chicago to celebrate the 125th year of Swami Vivekananda’s speech at the World Parliament of Religions. But I could not go because of BJP. I was invited to address the students of St Stephens but they came in the way and the organisers eventually cancelled the meeting. BJP is intervening everywhere. They want to decide what we should eat and which god we should worship,” she said. Stating that Modi is criticising Trinamool for not carrying out any development work in Bengal when he himself is silent on his projects, she said: “Modi babu you have failed to keep promises which you made five years ago. People did not get Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts. Job opportunities for 2 crore people per year have not been created. You will have to explain about your work in the past five years.” Banerjee urged people to cast their votes in favour of party candidate Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar. “She was very vocal in the Parliament and will continue to serve the area if elected,” she said.last_img read more

What Your Travel Experience Will Look Like in the NotSoDistant Future

first_img Enroll Now for Free Travel, the world’s third-largest industry, is on track to grow nearly 4 percent annually over the next decade, outpacing global economic growth, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Increasing demand and new technology are driving promising developments that should make business travel more pleasant, from airplanes with party rooms to suitcases that tell you where they are. AirportsContractor Skanska USA has identified three key factors driving airport design today: bigger planes, the need for flexible and efficient security screening and the ability to accommodate the increased time passengers spend in terminals (an average of 108 minutes, a figure that has more than doubled in the past decade).In the terminal, biometrics may replace your driver’s license. Clear, a membership service that captures your fingerprints and iris scans, is providing biometric identity measures at 12 U.S. airports. Plans for the new Terminal 4 slated to open at Singapore Changi Airport in 2017 include biometric scanning.The Internet of Things will come to bag tags. AT&T is developing a smart luggage tag with real-time tracking that may, for example, allow travelers to pinpoint the location of their suitcases in baggage claim. In its “Future of Travel 2024” report, travel search engine Skyscanner noted that British Airways and Microsoft have each tested smartphone-activated digital bag tags that eliminate paper.Customer service is also going virtual. JetBlue, Verizon and VGo have teamed up to create Crewbot, an adult-size robot with a screen that displays a service rep working remotely to answer questions; the project has been tested at Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.PlanesAfter years of customer complaints about airplane design, a nice twist: Cabins may end up looking and feeling more welcoming. Airbus recently designed a concept cabin that eliminated traditional first, business and economy classes in favor of areas to relax, play games or hold meetings. In Germany, designer Ugur Ipek has drafted a future airplane that boards from the middle, with wider aisles that taper at the nose and tail to allow two-way passenger traffic. Once you’re at your seat, you may be welcomed with personalized messages. Brazil’s TAM Airlines recently experimented with a printed in-flight magazine that featured bespoke content for each passenger. Ad agency FCB Milan designed the magazines based on information gleaned from Facebook during the ticket purchase process. Though a one-off for now, the idea could be applied affordably to seat-back screen versions in the future, according to the agency. HotelsThe hotel room of the future may look very much like those at The Peninsula Hong Kong. After running an innovation workshop, in 2013 the 300-room luxury hotel introduced completely wired rooms in which every selection, from the TV to the drapes to the temperature, is controlled via tablet computer. (Several of the devices are distributed throughout suites for easy access.) The technology will be introduced at The Peninsula Chicago this fall. In addition, room designers have taken steps to relieve small pains by custom-fitting every drawer, cabinet and closet and labeling each with its contents, so there’s no more wondering where the blow dryer is hiding.Smart mirrors at Four Points Hotels.Image Credit: Four Points HotelsStarwood Hotels and Resorts, which previously announced Botlr, a prototype robotic butler, has developed concept rooms across its portfolio of business-travel-friendly properties. Starwood’s Aloft Hotels plans to allow guests to control room temperature, lighting, alarms and even coffee-making via their own mobile phones. Element is planning smart lighting that automatically illuminates a path to the bathroom when guests get up in the middle of the night, as well as lighting options that will enable jet-lagged travelers to adjust their circadian rhythms. Four Points Hotels will have touchscreen-enabled “smart mirrors” that display news, weather reports and sports scores while guests primp in the morning.Personalization may also lead to custom minibars, as well as other guestroom spaces. French clothing company Pimkie is selling women’s wear through the closets of Antwerp’s Banks Hotel. Guests who decide to take an article of clothing (or the entire wardrobe) can pay for it during checkout. Already being transformed by virtual programming is one of the most neglected areas of hotels: the gym. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers virtual trainers exhorting guests to push it in virtual spin classes.GearSeveral startups are racing forward with smart suitcases, including Bluesmart, which blew past its Indiegogo campaign targets and expects to deliver its wired luggage in November. An app controls the case’s digital lock and offers a proximity sensor, location tracking, digital scale and built-in phone charger.Luggage maker Delsey has proposed Pluggage, a wired wheelie bag with a built-in scale, inside lighting and speaker system, fingerprint-triggered lock and phone charger. An app will tell you when the case is onboard the plane and provide a destination guide. Finally, your smartphone will be replacing your wallet, says Jason Steele of CompareCards. “Smartphones will soon be the primary method of transmitting account information as business travelers will leave their wallets at home,” he says. And if you can’t charge your phone via your portable suitcase charger, biometric and passcode authentication will provide access, Steele says, when “phones are broken, lost, stolen, out of signal range or just out of battery life.”Image Credit: Bluesmart August 21, 2015 This story appears in the September 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. 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