Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tuesday’s cooler than normal temperatures greeted the crew of the Ohio Ag Net as they ventured to Clinton County for the second installment of the 2015 Feeding Farmers in the Field sponsored by AgriGold Hybrids. The week’s winners were Ellis Farms – a corn, soybean, and wheat operation unique in the fact that it is also a successful pheasant hunting preserve.More on the operation as Dale Minyo interviews Matt Ellis:
Transfers Transfer news & rumours LIVE: Lindelof set for crunch Mourinho talks over his future Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:08 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Premier League Bundesliga Ligue 1 Serie A Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond Lindelof wants future cleared up by MourinhoVictor Lindelof hopes to have a discussion with Jose Mourinho over his future with Manchester United, The Sun reports.The Swede has made just 10 appearances in the Premier League since joining the Red Devils from Benfica in the summer and has not played in the top flight since January 1. AdChoices广告And with no sign of his return to the first-team, the £31 million signing wants to have a talk with his coach to decide if he should remain in Manchester much longer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Kroos is Man Utd’s top targetReal Madrid’s Toni Kroos is Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s leading summer midfield transfer target, reports The Independent .Mourinho has confirmed he is in the market to sign a new midfielder at the end of the season, with Michael Carrick due to retire.Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl is one option, but Mourinho’s main target is Kroos, with the Germany international not being considered as a replacement for Paul Pogba.Milan line up €25m Dzeko moveAC Milan are lining up a €25 million summer move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko as they search for a prolific goalscorer, reports Tuttosport. Dzeko was wanted by Chelsea during the January transfer window, but a deal failed to be agreed and the former Manchester City man remained in Rome.However, Milan are set to make a push for the Bosnian at the end of the season and are also interested in Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus. Bailey to make Man Utd and Arsenal waitBayer Leverkusen striker Leon Bailey has indicated that he is prepared to make his long list of suitors wait, as he is not willing to depart before he has developed sufficiently.The 20-year-old attacker moved from Genk to Leverkusen for €13.5 million in January 2017 and is under contract with the Bundesliga outfit until 2022. His outstanding form this season has seen him net nine times in 20 outings and attract attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Milan, Manchester United and Arsenal among the teams leading the chase to sign him. Read the full story on Goal! Courtois unsure on future amid Real Madrid linksThibaut Courtois has revealed that he does not know if he will leave Chelsea this summer amid links with Real Madrid.Goal understands that Real have prioritised the purchase of a goalkeeper in the next transfer window, with Courtois one of a number of targets, including Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Manchester United’s David De Gea .Recent reports have suggested that Real believe Courtois will be easier to extract from the Blues than De Gea from United.Read the full story on Goal! ‘Icardi suits Inter better than Man Utd’Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has advised Mauro Icardi to forget the interest in his services coming from elsewhere and to commit himself to the San Siro side. Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with a move for the 25-year-old, who has scored 18 goals so far this season in just 22 league appearances.Read the full story on Goal! Juve interested in Man Utd’s DarmianJuventus are interested in securing the signing of Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian.The Serie A giants are keen to replace 34-year-old defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, who is set to leave the club when his contract expires this summer.Darmian has also been the subject of interest from Napoli and Roma, but Mourinho has so far resisted his sale – valuing him as a useful squad member.Read the full story on Goal! Chelsea to battle Bayern for PulisicChelsea have identified Borussia Dortmund teenager Christian Pulisic as a summer target, but face competition from Bayern Munich, reports the Daily Mail. Dortmund are reluctatnt to sell the 19-year-old, but the winger could spark a bidding war this summer among several of Europe’s biggest sides. Bayern want Pulisic to help replace the aging Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, while Chelsea are looking for cover in case Willian and/or Eden Hazard leave the club. Kroos key to De Gea moveNot only is Toni Kroos reportedly Jose Mourinho’s top midfield target, but he also holds the key to David de Gea securing his move to Real Madrid, claims Don Balon .Madrid are in the market for a new goalkeeper in the summer and Manchester United No.1 De Gea has long been linked with a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.But, with United reluctant to sell, De Gea has reportedly told Madrid president Florentino Perez that letting Kroos move to Old Trafford will persuade the Spanish keeper’s current club to do business.Juventus still eye North Korean teenJuventus are still determined to land North Korean forward Han Kwang-Song from Cagliari, Calciomercato explains.The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Perugia and impressed Juventus scouts, but is now back in Serie A with Cagliari.Han, capped twice for his country, is expected to be a big star in Italy and Juve are hoping to lure him to Turin in the summer.De Vrij wants to join Man UtdLazio defender Stefan de Vrij wants to join Manchester United this summer, according to the Mirror . The Netherlands international has already confirmed his intent to leave Lazio this summer when his contract expires, and has drawn interest from several Premier League sides. But the 26-year-old reportedly favours a move to Old Trafford, and Lazio believe that negotiations between the Red Devils and De Vrij over a contract have already taken place. Liverpool interested in NavasLiverpool have expressed an interest in signing Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, claims D iario Gol. The report states that the Costa Rican has never been a favourite of Madrid president Florentino Perez, with the Blancos hoping to sign David de Gea or Thibaut Courtois this summer. The Reds could be interested in signing the 31-year-old but initially appear willing to only bid as high as €20 million, which is far too low for Madrid’s taste. PSG not planning Rojo moveParis Saint-Germain are not currently planning a summer move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, reports ESPN FC. The Argentine has been linked with a move to Parc des Princes, but the Ligue 1 leaders are not interested in the 27-year-old at present time. Spurs chase DiawaraTottenham Hotspur are on the trail of Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara, reports TuttoMercatoWeb .Diawara’s agent has recently claimed that there is Premier League interest in the 20-year-old, with Everton previously having been linked with a bid.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, though, has made Diawara a leading target and is reportedly ready to offer in the region of £33 million.Real Madrid move of no interest to SanchezDavinson Sanchez is giving no thought to future moves away from Tottenham, with Real Madrid of no interest at this stage.Sanchez has produced a number of composed performances in the Premier League and Champions League for Spurs, sparking speculation that he could be targeted by Real at some stage.The youngster is, however, feeling settled at Tottenham – having already snubbed Barcelona – telling Fox Sports Radio Colombia : “I do not think about money or where it is.”Read the full story on Goal! ‘Alexis moved to play Champions League’Alexis Sanchez’s frustration at Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League last season was central to his decision to join Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho.Chile forward Sanchez completed his move to Old Trafford last month in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan join the Gunners.Mourinho described the former Barcelona star as a player United “needed” and believes the 29-year-old’s desire to play in Europe’s premier competition was the motivating fact for his move.Read the full story on Goal! De Vrij ready to leave his ‘comfort zone’Stefan de Vrij is ready to step out of his “comfort zone” at Lazio after offering Manchester United and Liverpool hope of securing his signature.The Dutch defender has been unable to agree a new contract in Italy and as a result will drop into the free agent pool this summer.Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for some time, and De Vrij is ready to take on a new challenge.Read the full story on Goal! Romeu would snub Barcelona returnOriol Romeu claims he would snub a return to Barcelona in favour of regular football at Premier League relegation-threatened SouthamptonThe 26-year-old is a product of the famed La Masia academy system, but he made just two first-team appearances for Barca before moving to England to link up with Chelsea.His efforts since then have taken him to Southampton and sparked talk of a potential second stint at Camp Nou , but Romeu insists he is happy at St Mary’s and unaware of any interest from afar.Read the full story on Goal! Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Solskjaer’s smash-and-grab: Why this Man Utd manager has more than luck going for himby Chris Beattie9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: A 1-0 win in London. At Tottenham. On paper it reads like a real smash-and-grab. And it was. But the way Manchester United nicked these three points was a complete 180 to the tale such a result would’ve demanded just a month ago…Jammy. Lucky. Yeah, Spurs fans can feel aggrieved today. Mauricio Pochettino, the home manager, had no complaints in the aftermath. They simply came up against an inspired goalkeeper. But David de Gea would also pull off such performances pre- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Spaniard was outstanding. Inspirational. But so was what he saw in front of him. As mentioned, this was a smash-and-grab. But it was done by a United on the front foot. In their best traditions. Spurs weren’t locked down. Their play wasn’t stifled. Strangled. It was the opposite. Pochettino’s greatest concern wasn’t breaking down a packed defence. It was the two forwards Solskjaer insisted stayed on the halfway line. No matter the pressure. No matter the time Spurs had in possession. United’s manager always had two attackers waiting to turn Tottenham’s defenders around.Six wins from six. With a bit of luck to help things along. But what’s wrong with being a lucky manager? Especially when it’s his initiative which is bringing this change of fortune.It’s not luck that Solskjaer has decided to go all in with Marcus Rashford as his prime – central – striker. It’s not luck that the Norwegian has realised the best way to win with this group of players is by backing their attacking strength. And it wasn’t luck that produced the winner – via Rashford – at Wembley on Sunday. The reaction of the manager and his staff a clear indicator that a week’s work in Dubai had just come off. Something which the matchwinner would later confirm.“We’ve done a lot of work in training on switching the play and little things like that,” Rashford revealed in the aftermath. “We’ve had a long week in training (in Dubai) and it’s been tough in training, but that’s the type of thing we’ve been working on. So for it to come out in a game is good for us as players and good for the staff as well.” Claims that Solskjaer is simply the beneficiary of player power – that they’re now performing because Jose Mourinho isn’t around – is insulting to the caretaker boss. When he and his staff review Sunday’s win, they’ll be confronted by the same problems as what Mourinho struggled with. A loose back four. An even looser midfield. By rights, Spurs should have taken the three points. But Solskjaer has made a difference. On the training pitch. In team selection. He’s giving this group of United players a tactical platform to go out and win. And as this column has already stated, it’s a platform over 11 years in the making. From the highs with Molde. To the lows with Cardiff City. And everything inbetween. These United players are the recipient of the decade long apprenticeship served by Solskjaer.They may get torn to shreds at the back. But United will always have a chance with De Gea between the posts and the pace they have up front. In the Mourinho era, we’d say the manager can’t trust his back four. But this is Solskjaer’s time, though the sentiment remains the same. He’s leaning on those players regarded as the best inside his squad. And they all happen to be attackers. It’s a cliche, but it’s working for this United manager: attack is the best form of defence.And suddenly this lot do have the makings of a great United team. And in the very best traditions of Sir Alex Ferguson. A great goalkeeper. Attacking, edge-of-your seat pace in attack. If Ed Woodward, United’s vice-chairman exec, can find his manager a new centre-half, they’ll be a step closer to completing the revival.From Gary Pallister. To Jaap Stam. And Rio Ferdinand. Sir Alex broke transfer record after transfer record to find the right centre-half to buttress the style of football he wanted to employ.Five years since the Scot’s retirement and Solskjaer is bringing back that approach. It might as well have been Fergie himself when the manager declared late Sunday afternoon: “We’ve got the best goalkeeper in the world. We’ve got blistering pace…”And now he just needs that centre-half. If Woodward is still hesitating this smash-and-grab should strengthen the manager’s case. Give him what he needs and Solskjaer is proving he can deliver. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say
zoom As the separation of Stolt Tankers as a stand-alone company from Belgium’s Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNL) nears completion, the company is ready to pursue merger and acquisition opportunities that might come its way.“Now we are ready to do another deal, meaning either acquiring a competitor or merging with a competitor using shares instead of cash,” Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, SNL’s Chief Executive Officer, said while speaking in a conference call on the company’s results.“If that doesn’t happen, we are also ready to do an initial public offering (IPO) if we chose to.”Stolt-Nielsen further added that the company is laying the groundwork to be able to pursue an opportunity quickly.“Had we not separated out, it would have taken us one year to do a carry out a potential acquisition,” he explained.With regard to a potential IPO, Stolt-Nielsen said that even though the option is on the table, it has not been considered as an item on the agenda. This is in particular, as the timing of an IPO needs to be right, however, considering the current situation on the chemical tanker market, now is not the best time to do it.“We would prefer to pursue consolidation opportunities as there is very much room in the market for the consolidation to take place and it would be beneficial for everyone,” he further added.Nevertheless, if those efforts don’t bear fruit the company would turn to an IPO.Stolt Nielsen stressed it intends to remain a majority owner in its chemical tanker business.Oslo-listed Stolt-Nielsen Limited reported USD 49.2 million-worth net profit for the first nine months of 2017, considerably lower from USD 90.3 million posted in the corresponding period of 2016.Stolt Tankers’ third-quarter operating profit was USD 34.4 million, up from USD 27.6 million in the second quarter of 2017 and corresponding quarter of 2016 when it booked USD 31.4 million. For the nine-month period, the tanker division’s profit reached USD 90.5 million against last year’s USD 108 million.World Maritime News Staff
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville insists he understands Harry Kane’s battle with fatigue after playing at the World Cup this summer.The England captain has had his physical and mental fitness questioned recently after featuring in a lot of games last season and Neville has revealed he understands what the striker is going through.“It’s not one tournament, it’s the accumulation of the physical demands where you haven’t had any breaks. It usually hits you at three years without a real break and I did struggle in the 2000/01 season at the age of around 25.” Neville told Sky Sports.“I hit a wall after I’d played in Euro 1996, the Tournoi in 1997, World Cup 1998, won the 1999 treble and then we went on a summer tour and all of that took it out of me.”Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…“I think with Harry and other players who play week in week out, Saturday-Wednesday and all summer, what you would say is they continue to soldier on and maybe do dip in sharpness, but their level is still high enough to play.”“There’s no doubt that they need that month or two break. However, they will naturally pick up injuries which will give them that break and allow their whole body to recover.”“So it is very difficult for a manager to give them a break because they look tired. Harry is playing at a high level, perhaps not at his peak, but there’s no way you can rest your captain for a competitive fixture.”
Remember that time in Delhi when over a good few days Anna Hazare held sway over Jantar Mantar? Slogans flew thick and fast, voices were raised, the aam aadmi wanted their rights and how. Then there was another side of the ‘I am Anna’ movement, the crazy bikers who roamed city streets, driving at break-neck speeds, scaring pedestrians and other drivers. I remember the latter more clearly and thus Hazare and his team, his antics or his ideology, never really fascinated me. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While Satyagraha is a movie based on current times, basing the entire movie on what we have seen at India Gate and Jantar Mantar over the last two years kills it somewhat. Based in Ambikapur, the story of Satyagraha revolves around Dwarka Anand (Bachchan), whose honest-engineer son Akhilesh gets murdered (perhaps a reference to the slain NHAI project director Satyendra Dubey); as is the fate of whistleblowers. The government offers compensation to his wife Sumitra (Amrita Rao) which she just cannot get her hands on. Then there is the slimy neta Balram Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) who plays all the cards to his advantage. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAnand slaps a government official and gets jailed. His son’s friend Maanav (Ajay Devgn) joins hands with local leader Arjun Singh (Arjun Rampal) along with feisty journalist Yasmin (Kareena Kapoor) to get him out. And the battle begins. While Jha plays it safe by picking actors he has worked with before, we have to give it to the director – he knows how to make them work to his advantage. While Rampal comes across a tad bit flimsy in his role, Kareena flits in and out of her role of a journalist. Devgn and Bachchan steal the show. The ravaged, tired face of Dwarka Anand stays in your mind. Devgn’s character, which doesn’t seem to be modeled on Arvind Kejriwal’s, is one character that holds promise but unfortunately Jha does not flesh him out.The movie works because it takes a relevant argument, thought and action plan to the silver screen. It leaves you disappointed as you are constantly reminded of the Anna Hazare-Kejriwal split and the broom wielding Aam Aadmi Party, the impending 2014 polls and just want to walk out. Satyagraha doesn’t work because Jha should know better than to make it all so black and white.
4 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global There’s a pattern in the lifespan of human resources (HR) technology companies of the past two decades: they get gobbled up. The pioneering firms in HR technology from the late 1990’s to early 2000’s were mostly acquired by bigger enterprise companies in need of a few product parts. IBM acquired Kenexa, Oracle bought Taleo and SuccessFactors was acquired by SAP.With those acquisitions, founders and early employees left and innovation died. Then came the Great Recession and all investment ended. Today, industry experts like Sheeroy Desai, CEO at recruiting and HR management platform Gild, think job growth is finally hitting stride. Though some bigger players appear stagnant and still, HR tech companies are growing quickly, as hot, agile startup technologies enter the field.Related: Why You Need to Embrace the Big Data Trend in HR“In the past decade this stagnation has allowed Workday to emerge as a new disrupter,” Desai remarks, “but with almost no real competition even Workday has not brought the level of innovation that is truly needed.”“Almost every current HR function operates under 20th century principles of past practices, efficiency, risk avoidance, legal compliance, and hunch-based people management decisions,” remarks HR thought leader, Dr. John Sullivan. But, today, there is a new set of entrants who are challenging the status quo.These companies are different from their predecessors in HR technology, in that they are founded by fresh-eyed engineers and non-HR practitioners approaching technologies and processes from a consumer perspective. HR tech companies like Zenefits (now valued at $4.5 billion in just two years) in the HR benefits space, Expensify in employee reimbursements, ZenPayroll changing payroll, and Gild in the area of recruiting.Bigger, faster, better.According to the Industry Trends in Human Resources Technology and Service Delivery Survey by Information Services Group (ISG), those HR technologies succeeding are the ones where:They’ve built user interfaces that deliver a consumer-like experience and include mobile and social capabilities.Cloud technology is creating massive economies of scale for HR customers at the same time, reducing IT resource involvement.Real-time workforce visibility and flexibility allow for organizations to respond to changing market conditions.New technologies can be integrated into surrounding business processes.Related: 4 Technologies That Free HR to Work With People Instead of Just Their PaperworkHR tech is, out of necessity, playing catch-up to marketing and operations technology advancements. Data-driven marketing predictions and decisions are made more quickly from today’s advanced big data collection and interpretation. But old-school, limited HR practitioners don’t have these same decision-making tools. It’s costing companies in employee engagement.“Instant feedback mechanisms can significantly improve engagement and motivation by consistently guiding employees in the right direction,” warns Matt Straz, founder and CEO of Namely.Meanwhile, some are suggesting that advanced predictive analytics may be the future of HR and talent management. That’s where the engineers and data crunchers come in. Better HR technology directly affects them. Think spotty expense reports or desktop-only benefit form completion. Today’s HTML5, social authentication and flat, optimized UI design is an entire toolkit of material to work with to improve legacy systems.Data shows organizations are upgrading to these new capabilities, too. While incumbent companies appear to be missing this wave, and have lost sight of the needs and pressures of their customers, fresh, new customer-engineered technologies are advancing the human resources industry.Related: 5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 21, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.