Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has not lost a single game in any of the English competitions they are playing.When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was elected caretaker for Manchester United, he lifted the team’s spirits and hasn’t lost in any of the English competitions they are playing.But their only loss was a very costly one, as they were defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.But now, the Red Devils bounced back as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Fifth Round.“We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked tonight,” said United’s interim manager to the BBC.“The performance tonight was fantastic, our tactics worked.”“We asked our midfielders to press higher and get into the box and it worked. The defending in the second half was fantastic,” he commented.“Chelsea are a good team, they have their way of playing but Juan Mata did a fantastic job on Jorginho and we were absolutely perfect defensively. We kept a clean sheet.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It is a massive result,” he concluded.United have now qualified to the FA Cup Quarterfinals where they will take on fellow English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers between March 15 and March 17.Meanwhile, in the EPL table they are sitting in the fourth position with 51 points, thanks to 15 matches won, six drawn and five losses.Before playing leg two of the UCL series against PSG, Manchester will host Liverpool on Sunday, then visit Crystal Palace in one week, before taking on Southampton on the beginning of March.Ole pays tribute to the #MUFC fans and reflects on the tactics behind an excellent victory… pic.twitter.com/qeR6FVLsTO— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019
BMW now has four vehicles that have captured an award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2019.The 2019 BMW X5 has earned the IIHS’ best award, Top Safety Pick Plus, the safety organization announced Thursday. In order to achieve this award, a vehicle has to beat a battery of crash tests with flying colors, in addition to scoring well on evaluations of its headlight and crash-avoidance systems. There’s a lot of moving parts to the equation, and the IIHS occasionally adds new tests to keep automakers in a state of constant improvement.This year’s new test is the passenger-side small-overlap crash test, and BMW took to it like a fish to water, earning the top rating of Good. It also achieved the same rating in every other crash test, whether it was roof strength, side collisions or the small-overlap test on the driver side. More about 2019 BMW X5 0 Preview • 2019 BMW X5: The Trojan horse of tech Share your voice 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review: Loud and proud, and absolutely divine SUVs Luxury cars Car Industry 2020 Lotus Evora GT first drive: A reminder to drive On the evaluation front, the 2019 X5 did well, but it wasn’t perfect. It achieved a top rating of Superior for its crash-prevention tech, which is standard on all trims, and more advanced options earned the same rating. Things were a bit different for the headlight evaluation, though. While the optional Laser Light LED headlights earned a Good rating, the standard LED headlights lacked sufficient high-beam illumination to the side, and the low beams created too much glare, resulting in a Poor rating, the lowest the IIHS gives out.But thanks to its Laser Light headlights, the all-new X5 earned itself a Top Safety Pick Plus commendation. It’s the third TSP Plus for BMW this year, following the 5 Series and X3. The smaller X2 did well, but not as well, picking up the second-best Top Safety Pick award. 2019 BMW X5 looks good without looking too different 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold 55 Photos BMW Post a comment BMW Tags Review • 2019 BMW X5 review: The O.G. dog gets new tricks More From Roadshow
The two-wheeler makers Mahindra, Suzuki and Bajaj Auto recorded growth in sales for the month of March, even as the car market in India continues to register decline in sales.For the month of March, the popular Indian two wheeler maker Bajaj Auto sold 3,04,330 as against the 3,01,231 in corresponding month last year, registering an increase of one percent. The companies like Yamaha Motors and Suzuki posted 29 and 19 percent growth in their sales respectively. Yamaha’s March sales zoomed to 46,052 units from 35,782 units last year March and Suzuki sold 30,594 units in March 2014 as against the 25,717 units in March 2013.Other two wheeler maker who recorded growth in sales for the month of March is Mahindra. The company registered 152 percent growth in March, selling 19,591 units. “We have received a good response from the market for all our products. The growing customer satisfaction has led to positive word-of-mouth in the market. Building on the existing goodwill in the market, we expect that the 4 products launched at the Auto Expo – Gixxer, Let’s, V Strom and Inazuma will also show good performance in the upcoming fiscal. We will continue to give the best to our customers,” Motoroids quoted Atul Gupta, Executive Vice President, SMIL.Meanwhile, for the fiscal 2014 (Fy 14), the auto market in the country ended on low note. The car makers in India posted a decline of 4.4 percent for 2013-14.The car manufacturers like Ford, Honda and Nissan are the few players in the domestic who witnessed growth in sales in the last month. While Honda posted highest ever monthly sales in March 2014, recording 83.4 percent increase in its domestic sales at 18,426 units. Japanese car maker Nissan recorded over three fold increase in its sales (Edited by Anu James)
Map of Laos locating a dam collapse. Photo: AFPHundreds of people are missing and an unknown number believed dead after the collapse of a hydropower dam under construction in southeast Laos, state media reported Tuesday.Communist Laos is traversed by a vast network of rivers and there are several dams being built or are planned in the impoverished and landlocked country, which exports most of its hydropower energy to neighbouring countries like Thailand.Laos News Agency said the accident happened at a hydropower dam in southeastern Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district late Monday, releasing five billion cubic metres of water-more than two million Olympic swimming pools.The report added that the there were “several human lives claimed, and several hundreds of people missing”.Several houses in the southern part of the district were also swept away, the report said, and officials in the province put out a call for relief aid for flood victims.The $1.2 billion dam is part of a project by Vientiane-based Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Power Company, or PNPC, a joint venture formed in 2012.Among the companies involved in the project according to the Laos News Agency are Thailand’s Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding, South Korea’s Korea Western Power and the state-run Lao Holding State Enterprise.The 410 megawatt capacity dam was supposed to start commercial operations by 2019, according to the venture’s website.The project consists of a series of dams over the Houay Makchanh, the Xe-Namnoy and the Xe-Pian rivers in neighbouring Champasack Province.It planned to export 90 percent of its electricity to energy hungry Thailand and the remaining amount was to be offered up on the local grid.Under the terms of construction, PNPC said it would operate and manage the power project for 27-years after commercial operations began.When contacted by phone in Laos’ capital Vientiane an official told AFP: “We do not have any official reports about it yet. We are gathering information.”Dam projects, mainly providing power to neighbouring countries, have long been controversial as they often displace large numbers of local people.The hydroelectric project at Xayaburi, led by Thai group CH Karnchang, with a 1,285 megawatt dam-which will cost $3.5 billion according to state media-is at the heart of Laos’ plan to become “the battery of Southeast Asia”.But it has sharply divided several Mekong nations who worry it will disrupt vital ecosystems and their own river systems.Six Vietnamese workers were killed when a gas cylinder exploded at the construction site of a hydropower plant in central Laos in July last year.
BALURGHAT: South Dinajpur’s district BJP president, Subhendu Sarkar, was arrested on Monday night from Balurghat’s Raghunathpur on charges of abetting a female party worker to commit suicide.Police said the late female Saffron party worker Moushumi Mazumder (45), who was a resident of Sherpur under Banshihari police station area, committed suicide by hanging self at her residence on June 5.Her husband, Pradip Mazumder, lodged an official complaint at Banshihari police station on June 6 against Sarkar including four others, alleging his wife was forced to commit suicide following Sarkar and his party member’s mental torture, harassment and insult. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter receiving the complaint, police initiated a probe against him and his men. An arrest warrant had also been issued.Police on Tuesday produced Sarkar at Gangarampur sub-divisional court pleading for seven-day police remand. The judge, however, granted three-day police remand. He had been kept under tight security arrangements. A medical test was also conducted.According to a BJP party source, Mazumder was an active party worker. She had also contested civic poll in Buniadpur with the party ticket a few months before. Later, she had developed misunderstandings with Sarkar. Besides, she attacked Sarkar while attending a party meeting on November 30 at Buniadpur, where she had slapped Sarkar in front of party workers and leaders. Following her misconduct, she was ousted from party by Sarkar.Sarkar, however, rubbished the charges being brought against him. “Neither he nor his party men was responsible for her suicide,” Sarkar said.