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Chronicle: Executioner of opposition’s reputation – Ramkarran

first_imgFormer Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, has accused the state-owned Guyana Chronicle of continuing to serve as an instrument of public execution.Referring to two recent reports in which the newspaper “convicted” persons for alleged wrongdoings, the respected attorney says that while it is a norm for police investigations and activities to be reported, the Guyana Chronicle has made it a policy to convict persons based on their involvement or connection with the Opposition or Opposition politics.Former Speaker of the House, Attorney-at-Law Ralph RamkarranWriting in his weekly blog, ‘Conversation Tree,’ the former Speaker alleges that nothing has changed at the newspaper, as it has been a policy of that organ since in the 1960s to malign those whom it feels the State wishes to publicly execute.Referring to the recent case involving former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who has been charged with larceny of law books, Ramkarran said the newspaper’s report not only lacked impartiality, but also sought to prejudice the trial by quoting what a public servant had said in contradiction to what Nandlall had said.The newspaper had reported that Melissa Tucker, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, had said that Nandlall’s personal use of the law books was a “flagrant misuse of public funds.”Referring to another article, Ramkarran said the Guyana Chronicle also “publicly executed” Registrar of Deeds Azeena Baksh, who has recently been accused of financial impropriety.“Blatantly editorialising with intent to prejudice the outcome of the investigations, the headline screamed: ‘Evidence against the Registrar grows’,” Ramkarran stated.The former Speaker has said that, from 1968, when the Chronicle was sold to the Government and renamed the Guyana Chronicle, press freedom at that organ has gradually diminished.“The Guyana Chronicle became a major weapon of public executions in Guyana by way of targeting individuals whom the State wished to intimidate,” he recalled.While he acknowledged that there was some resistance to this development during the time of the Peoples National Congress (PNC) Administration and after the 1992 election victory of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), he noted that the Guyana Chronicle always reverted to its original form.President of the Guyana Press Association (GPA), Neil Marks, has only recently told <> that the GPA has placed on record the deterioration of the state media climate in Guyana. He said: “Ministers of the Government continue to dictate content to the state media, with some stories even being vetted by a senior Government minister.”Marks also said the GPA recently had cause to note what he described as the “frightening development” of Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan reportedly seeking to dictate the agenda of the state media by suggesting what should be the main news item in the Guyana Chronicle.The GPA, Marks said, remains deeply concerned that, despite the public utterances of President David Granger to the effect that his Administration would not seek to control the public or private press, the Director of Public Information, Imran Khan, continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Chronicle.“This has to change if the public utterances of the President are to be taken seriously,” Marks has asserted.Reporters Without Borders (RWB), an entity that campaigns for media freedom and the rights of journalists, has indicated in its 2017 World Press Freedom Index that there have been significant setbacks in Guyana. It has, in this index, ranked Guyana three places lower than it had been rated in the previous index.Government is, however, contending that that report is deeply flawed. A recent release from the Department of Public Information (DPI) has said that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo – who has portfolio responsibility for information – is unaware that RWB had conducted any survey or inquiry into press freedom in Guyana, and questions whether its findings were based on credible sources.last_img read more


Leader Rai to skip Kajiado National Rally leg

first_img0Shares0000Onkar (Skoda Fabia R5) and Tundo (Mitsubishi EvoX R4) won four stages apiece in what went down as the closest of margins in the Rift Valley Motor and Sports Club (RVMSC) organized leg.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 8 – Series leader Onkar Singh Rai will miss out on the next round of the KCB Kenya National Rally Championship (KNRC) citing pressing commitments.The three-time reigning Nakuru Rally winner said he already had prior commitments and as such can’t partake the Kenya Motor Sports Club (KMSC) round slated for Kajiado on the first weekend of March. But the Nakuru based former KNRC Division 2 Champion promised to resume the hunt for the coveted title once he makes a comeback in the third leg in Eldoret.Onkar beat Carl “Flash” Tundo by a mere 4seconds in a flat-out last stage shootout to seal a hat-trick of Nakuru wins in the season opening event which revolved around Mogotio and Gicheha Farm.Onkar leads the KNRC log with 25 points ahead of defending champion Tundo who is four points adrift with former multiple champion Chager in third spot on 21points. His elder sibling Tejveer Rai who incidentally was a road sweeper in Nakuru is lying fourth on 15points.Tejveer is among the drivers affected by the scrapping of the B13 class which permitted crews the use of a bigger restrictor and a sequential gearbox.Onkar became the first ever driver to rack up a hat-trick of wins in the Nakuru Rally history after he eclipsed Tundo in a last stage shootout at the expansive Gicheha Farm.Others are Chager and Tundo. With the B13 rule, the Mitsubishi Evolution Xs possessed the requisite ammunition to tackle the Skoda Fabia R5 make which swept the ground with all and sundry in Nakuru.“The top boys are really fast so it will be quite difficult to chase them,” Tejveer said.“I’m not looking forward to the 33mm restrictors again and normal h pattern gearbox. The larger 34mm restrictor and sequential boxes had added a little zest last year making the cars a little faster and fun to drive. So to keep up with the R5 category cars I guess we just have to try even harder this year,” said Chager.Ian Duncan driving a Nissan pickup and navigated by Anthony Nielsen was the biggest casualty in Nakuru.“Nakuru was going on very well. We were lying 4th roughy 2-3 minutes behind the leader. Considering the size of the car, the route was a little tight for us and sometimes we struggled getting round hairpins. We retired due to a fuel pump issues. We definitely know we can’t beat the top 3-4 drivers. However, we fight to be ahead of the medium class group.”KCB Kenya National Rally Championship Standings after Round 1-NakuruOnkar Rai 25Carl Tundo 21Baldev Chager 18Tejveer Rai 15Mahesh Halai 12Sohanjeet Puee 10Ammar Haq 8Issa Amwari 6Karan Patel 40Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Plucky Thika apply brakes on Gor

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 19- Talisman Dan Sserunkuma missed a penalty as Thika ended champions Gor Mahia’s perfect start to the season by forcing them to barren draw in a mid-week Kenyan Premier League (KPL) at Nairobi’s City Stadium on Wednesday.K’Ogalo went into the game on the back of three straight wins but came unstuck against the plucky visitors for a share of the spoils in front of a partisan crowd. Coach Bobby Williamson started with vice-captain Solomon Nasio in place of Kevin Oluoch who suffered a knock against Stima while Thika coach, John Kamau made three changes introducing Michael Luvutsi, Jackson Machari and Moses Arita who paved way for Vincent Nyaberi, Joseph Kuria and John Nairuka.K’Ogalo started the match attacking with Kevin Omondi and Patrick Oboya exchanging neat passes as the latter provided a pass to Godfrey Walusimbi who crossed in from the left flank but unfortunately no one was in the Thika box to tap home as defender Kuria cleared the danger.The defending champions kept the hosts back four on alert with Walusimbi delivering another cross with his left foot that forced Simon Mbugua to clear the ball with only 10 minutes of play.Coach Kamau’s adjustments seemed to have worked with his charges coming close in the 16th when Nauiruka had a good move from the right wing to cross in but Gor second choice keeper David Juma, denied him.Two minutes later Nyaberi gifted K’Ogalo first corner after clearing Anthony Akumu’s strike but Walusimbi wasted the chance.Gor continued to pile pressure in search of the opener with Thika conceding a fourth corner that saw their defenders clear Walusimbi’s kick in 27th as goal poacher Sserunkuma was booked for diving in the box.David Kin’gatua had a chance to break the deadlock in the 32nd after Nairuka delivered a low corner but the Harambee Stars forward blazed wide.K’Ogalo’s hunger for goals continued with Oboya finding Shaban Kenga inside the box but the on-loan Bandari winger blasted wide.With four minutes to the breather, Thika settled in the game with a composed defence but the champions burst to life with Ugandan Hamza Muwonge denying countryman Sserunkuma his fourth goal this season after the Cranes forward received a fine pass from Oboya.Muwonge was at it again when he punched Omondi’s cross from the right flank to see both sides head into the break tied goalless.Kamau brought in Moses Arita for King’atua in the last half but before he settled, Vincent Omumbo handled the ball inside the box for K’Ogalo to win the penalty but Sserunkuma failed to convert as Muwonge stopped his spot-kick in the 49th to keep the scores level.The Brookside sponsored side responded swiftly with new boy Michael Olunga coming in close with a fine shot outside the box but hit the crossbar.In the 58th Omondi received a neat pass from Sserunkuma but his effort were cleared by Thika skipper Dennis Odhiambo cleared the danger for a fruitless corner.Substitute Timona Wanyonyi floated in a corner to stand-in captain David Owino who headed wide.In the 74th Wycliffe Opondo found Luvutsi with a good pass but the latter shoots wide from outside the box.Oboya and Serunkuma’s efforts in the dying minutes could not salvage Williamson to continue with the clean sheet as both sides shared one point.Gor who have a game at hand against Tusker are third on the log and faces bottom placed Top Fry Nakuru over the weekend while Thika jumps one place up to sixth with eight.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Oliech in Stars charm offensive

first_imgThe AJ Ajaccio striker needs the national team; the same side he made a habit of running roughshod in his heyday when a succession of coaches had to put up with his indiscipline; more than it needs him after failing to secure a move to remain in French top flight, Ligue 1, when his Ajaccio went down at the end of last season or a transfer to any other elite European league with his stock falling.Tales of the forward credited with 34 goals in 63 games abandoning the Stars camp to make merry are well documented so pulses raced when he was spotted dutifully going through Tuesday’s training at Nairobi’s Kasarani Stadium as Williamson gathered the Morocco-bound squad for the first time.Oliech who was not included in the 31-man squad released last week, arrived in the country on Monday from France for what he termed as ‘personal issues’, having missed Ajaccio’s barren draw against Niort on Friday.His presence prompted Williamson to declare he would not shut the Stars door for Oliech after the forward was criticised for aiming to the skies in August at his last appearance during the return leg of their second round qualifier against tiny Lesotho who bundled Kenya out of next year’s Nations Cup 1-0 on aggregate after forcing a barren stalemate.“Oliech is in the country to take care of business and he requested me if he could train with us and keep his fitness levels up and I had no problem because he has been a great player for this country and may still be a great player in the future, who knows?“I want to identify talent and a formidable squad for the Cecafa Senior Challenge and under -23 tournaments so that’s the reason why he (Oliech) was not called but he deserves a place in the national team. It doesn’t matter the age; if he is performing at a high level, scoring goals and wants to play for his country then we will give him that opportunity,” the Scottish boss stressed.Williamson’s predecessor, Adel Amrouche, famously stripped Oliech of the captaincy and dropped him from the squad altogether twice for disciplinary issues and his return during the Lesotho match was reportedly done at the behest of Football Kenya Federation boss, Sam Nyamweya as opposed to the Belgian tactician.The team that is set to depart Friday for Morocco will miss strikers, Allan Wanga (El-Merreikh) and Jesse Were (Tusker FC) but Williamson was not concerned by their unavailability saying it would give other young players chance to prove themselves. Wanga’s Sudanese side have a crucial domestic Cup final against league leaders Al Hilal next Friday, just four days after the match.Were, who was in Williamson’s first team that lost 1-0 to Egypt is ruled out with a knock he picked during their league 1-0 win over Mathare United on Saturday.“It’s a blow for because he is a good striker. But his absence will not affect the team because it will give other players opportunity to shine, so we are yet to decide who will replace him.“The boys are training hard and are all fine for the competition but its only 19 who will travel. The reason why there are a lot of players is because it gives me a chance to select the best and from what I have seen, we have a lot of talented players and it gives us an indication how strong we will be,” the former Uganda Cranes tactician explained.-Simwa delighted-New call-up Nelson Simwa from Super League side West Sugar could not hide his joy for his debut in the national team, saying he will prove critics wrong if given a chance.“I feel encouraged and it’s a privilege to be called to the national team and if given chance I will prove to them it was not just a call-up.“I’m gaining experience training with the likes of Oliech because I’m still learning. I believe in myself and I know I will make it given opportunity. My aim is to score a goal in every match I play if not, I provide an assist,” Simwa a former Western Stima forward told Capital Sport.Williamson said he is a promising player though he was not sure if he would make the travelling party.“Nelson may not travel but we will see how he does in the next few days, he is coming from a lower league which is difficult because they don’t play high standard games. But he seems to be a nice guy we will see how it goes,” the boss declared.The three foreign based players led by captain who plies his trade with English Premier League side Southampton, Victor Wanyama, Norway based custodian Arnold Origi and winger Ayub Timbe who plays in Belgium, will link up with the team in Morocco.Commenting on Wanyama’s award of the English Premier League African Player of the Month of September, Williamson underscored, “Wanyama is a top player he played in Scotland for a few years so I’m very much aware on what he can offer and his attitudes, so hopefully he will be available because I have been told he has confirmed but I don’t believe until I see him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 7 – For a decade Dennis Oliech was the first name in Harambee Stars team sheet but times are lean for the record goal scorer that he has now turned on the charm to woo new head coach, Bobby Williamson into extending his international career.Oliech, 29, turned up uninvited for training with the squad Tuesday despite the fact he is not in Williamson’s plans when Stars travel to play 2015 Afcon hosts Morocco in an international friendly next week.last_img read more


‘I understand why Mark Noble is not in England squad’ – Danny Murphy

first_img West Ham captain Mark Noble missed out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad 1 Danny Murphy has told talkSPORT he understands why Mark Noble was left out of the recently-selected England squad, and believes Danny Drinkwater should be ahead of Jordan Henderson and James Milner in Roy Hodgson’s line-up.Fans and pundits urged the Three Lions boss to give in-form midfield duo Noble and Drinkwater a chance to prove themselves due to their exceptional performances for West Ham and Leicester this season.However, while Drinkwater received the call on Thursday, Noble was left out of the squad to leave his hopes of Euro 2016 selection hanging by a thread.But former England international Murphy insists there is a good reason behind the Hammers captain’s omission.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, Murphy said: “I like Noble, but I do understand why he’s not in there.“No one would think it strange if Mark Noble was in the squad, because he is a quality player, but there are only so many midfield places.“Roy will probably know how he’s going to play in that midfield, so he’ll choose the players who can fill the roles he has in mind.“Jordan Henderson can play both attacking and defensive and Dele Alli has the attributes to play anywhere in the midfield – I’ve seen him do the job on the left for Tottenham at times this season. He’s very adaptable.”Manchester United academy graduate Drinkwater has begun fulfilling the potential he showed as a youngster this season, with his form in central midfield a key to Leicester’s title-contending campaign.And Murphy believes his performances so far this term should place him ahead of a number of England regulars in Hodgson’s line-up.The former Liverpool midfielder added: “Danny Drinkwater thoroughly deserves that place in the midfield. He’s been tremendous.”“What I like about him is that he possesses a little bit of everything. He is strong, he is positionally very good and tactically aware, which you have to be if you play a full season in a 4-4-2, trust me.“He can see a pass too. His range of passing is very, very good.“The players he is competing with, if you look at Henderson and Milner, none of them have played as well or consistently as him. I’d have Drinkwater ahead of those two at the moment, although Jordan and James have much more experience.”last_img read more


Sanchez wants Chelsea switch, Zaha to quit Palace, Mazzarri facing Watford axe?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Alexis Sanchez has put Chelsea at the top of the list of clubs he wants to join but faces a battle with Arsenal to make the move happen. Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and clubs in China are interested in Sanchez, but, as he said himself, the Chile international is settled in London and Chelsea have jumped to the front of the queue over the past week. (Daily Telegraph)Chelsea have put an offer on the table worth £160,000-a-week for Real Madrid ace Isco. (Daily Star)Chelsea have also intensified their search for a new right-back. Manager Antonio Conte has had Andrea Conti of Atalanta watched. Hoffenheim’s Germany Under-21 international Jeremy Toljan also remains in his sights. (Daily Mirror)Arsene Wenger’s backroom team are increasingly worried about their futures amid plans to overhaul Arsenal’s structure. The hierarchy intend to make a number of behind-the-scenes changes regardless of whether Wenger signs a new two-year contract this summer. (Daily Mail)Wilfried Zaha is determined to quit Crystal Palace despite the lure of a bumper new pay deal. Eagles chairman Steve Parish wants to make the winger one of the club’s top earners. But Zaha is ready to move on for a bigger club and Tottenham are keen to lure him across London. (The Sun)Liverpool are interested in Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda. The French international, who has not played since November, has been touted as a shock target for Jurgen Klopp’s side. (The Sun)Walter Mazzarri is fighting to save his job, despite standing on the brink of securing Premier League safety for Watford. (Independent)Leicester are worried Arsenal and Manchester United will lure midfield ace Wilfred Ndidi away from the King Power Stadium. Ndidi has been branded “the new N’Golo Kante ” after his stunning turn in performances have flung the Foxes up the Premier League table. (Daily Mirror)West Ham will offer England star Michail Antonio a new £65,000-a-week deal at the end of the season. The 27-year-old has been a standout performer during a poor first campaign at the London Stadium for the Hammers. (The Sun)Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has hushed talk of a possible reunion with Gareth Bale, calling the rumours linking him to the German giants ‘a myth’. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Pep Guardiola has ‘come unstuck’ and must bring in TWO defensive leaders this summer, former Manchester City star Niall Quinn tells talkSPORTBrendan Rodgers on being backed for Arsenal job, Celtic’s title win and his future plans‘He has got to be paid what the market value is’ – Crystal Palace warned they must hand Wilfried Zaha huge new deal to stop him leavingJose Mourinho was wrong to publicly criticise Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, talkSPORT told by Richard DunneDean Ashton tells talkSPORT: West Ham board RIGHT to come out and support Slaven BilicAntonio Candreva’s agent confirms Italy international rejected ‘important offer’ from English clubWatford and Crystal Palace target Khouma Babacar – but Fiorentina have no plans to sellArsenal tell Barcelona they will have to pay €50million to re-sign Hector BellerinChelsea FC transfer news and rumours: Besiktas chief jets to London in bid to secure deal for Cesc Fabregaslast_img read more


Kilcar ease to landslide victory over Malin

first_imgTwo Eoin McHugh goals in the opening 20 minutes put the host well in control of this Senior Championship Group D opener in Towney on Sunday. Kilcar 3-16 Malin 0-07The first was a fine individual effort finished to the bottom corner and the second was a tap in following a perfect ball across goal from Patrick McBrearty both sides struggled at times in the slippery conditions in the opening half that ended 2-08 to 0-02. Oisin McGonagle’s early dismissal proved a huge blow for Malin as they struggled to maintain a relentless Kilcar.After the break, three further points from Christopher McLaughlin, Brain O’Donnell, and McBreatry opened up and even bigger lead for Kilcar.Conor Doherty fired in a third goal on 41 mins in a match where the home side were in control for much of the match.Malin could only scramble four points before the end compared to the 2017 champions emphatic form as they sustained their ferocious pace, adding six further points to blow the 2016 semi-finalists away. Kilcar: Caoimhín Ó Coílin; Barra Mac Fhionnghaile, Conchur Mac Seáin, Barra Ó’Seibhleáin; Rian Mac Aoidh (0-01),  Mícheál Ó hÉigearthaigh, Brian Ó Domhnaill; Marcas Mac Aoidh (0-02 2f), Ciarán Mac Fhionnghaile (0-02); Aindriú Mac Lein, Conchur Ó Dochartaigh (1-01), Eoghan MacAoidh (2-02); Maitiú Mac Lein, Pádraig Mac Briartaigh (0-06 3f),  Marcas Mac SuibhneSubs: Pádraig Mac Giolla Cheara  for Brian Ó Domhnaill 32, Stiofán Mac Briartaigh (0-02) for Maitiú 38,  Pádraig Mac Seáin  for Marcas Mac Suibhne (Black Card) 45 Órán Ó Dubhháin for Mícheál Ó hÉigearthaigh 55Malin: Darrah Mac Lochlaínn; Sean Ó Brion, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Ciarán Mac Cholgain; Conchur Ó Brion,   Damien Ó hÉarcáin, Oisin Mac Gonagle; Criostoir Mac Lochlaínn (0-04 2f), Dónaill Mac Daíbhéid; Pól Mac Locahlaínn (0-03 2f),  Séan Ó Neill;  Criostoir Ó Dochartaigh, Josh Ó Conlain, Conchur Mc Geoghegan,  Stiofán Mac Lochlaínn.Referee: Marc BrownKilcar ease to landslide victory over Malin was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more


AFTER 11 YEAR WAIT, DESSIE TO BE CONFIRMED ON FF TICKET FOR DONEGAL NORTH EAST

first_imgDESSIE LARKIN has revealed he has been waiting 11 years for the opportunity to represent Donegal in Dail Eireann.…and today he begins his bid to do so.The Fianna Fail town and county councillor will get official ratification from party headquarters in Dublin to run alongside Charlie McConalogue in Donegal North East in the coming general election.Yesterday Cllr Liam Blaney said he was not standing and threw his full weight behind Larkin’s bid for a seat in Leinster House. An excited but cautious Cllr Larkin told donegaldaily.com that he is waiting for the call from his Fianna Fail superiors.“I have been waiting for this call for 11 years since I took a career break from UNIFI. In that time I have tried to do my best for the people of Donegal.“I always hoped the call would come but now it is only a possible phonecall away I just cannot wait.“Now I want to go one step further and represent them at national level. I am not there yet but I am hoping the call will come,” he said. The Letterkenny man, whose late father James was also a highly respected local politician, said he was under no illusions that he faces a difficult battle on the doorsteps of Donegal if chosen.“If I get the nod then I am fully aware of the battle I face in standing for Fianna Fail. It will not be an easy task by any means.“But I will be asking people to give a local man a chance. I will do my best for Letterkenny and for Donegal North East. I would like to think people would find it difficult to get a harder-working candidate.“I am particularly humbled by the support given to me by the Blaney organisation in coming out and supporting me. That means a lot to me.“Time will tell and I’m hoping that if I get the call I can return people’s faith in me,” he said. EndsAFTER 11 YEAR WAIT, DESSIE TO BE CONFIRMED ON FF TICKET FOR DONEGAL NORTH EAST was last modified: February 1st, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more


Too early to talk about Solskjaer for full-time Man Utd job, says club legend

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest football news BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is loving life back at Manchester United When asked if he deserves to be named the next permanent United manager, Scholes said: “I think it’s too early to say that.“He’s done great, winning seven from seven, you can’t complain, the football has been fantastic to watch.“I think we’ll get to the end of the season and reassess where we’re at. But he can’t be doing himself any harm at the minute.” revealed SORRY Paul Scholes has been impressed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United reign so far Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury latest gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Solskjaer is under consideration to be appointed full-time at the end of the season along with Tottenham chief Mauricio Pochettino and England boss Gareth Southgate.Scholes, who made 718 appearances for United, says his former team-mate has brought back the feel-good factor to Old Trafford.He told talkSPORT’s Dom McGuiness: “It’s been brilliant. To be honest with you, I was a little bit surprised when he got appointed, but you see what a good decision it’s been. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 “He’s put smiles on faces, he gives players a little bit of love.“He can be nasty when he needs to be but seven wins out of seven, the feel-good factor is back at the club, fans actually want to go to watch the games.“They’re playing an attacking style of football and long may it continue.”Some Red Devils fans are desperate for Solskjaer, who is set to return to Norwegian club Molde this summer, to stay on. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update RANKED Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos huge blow whoops It is too early to say whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be given the Manchester United job on a permanent basis, says club legend Paul Scholes.The interim manager has won his first seven games since replacing Jose Mourinho last month. The Red Devils are now just three points off a Champions League place.last_img read more


PLM: Still Holes in the Holy Grail

first_img“The holy grail of product lifecycle management (PLM) is characterized by connection of the supply chain, product development, and shop floor under one decision support umbrella,” said Jeffrey Hojlo in AMR Research’s June 2007 document “The Future of PLM: Decision Support Across the Value Chain”Both Boeing and Airbus have recently had fairly big slipups with large aircraft projects managed by PLM. In both cases the PLM software used was Dassault’s.Airbus ran into severe problems with the Airbus 380. Many of the problems can be traced to incompatible systems. While Dassault PLM was used by Airbus in France, Germany, Spain, Britain and other participating countries, the software versions that were used were different, and that caused compatibility problems with the exchange of documents and data.The group in Germany created fuselage wiring designs using Catia Version 4, and in France used Catia Version 5. The result was data that was incompatible. In the end, problems like this caused Airbus to run up a $6 billion loss. It seems that the root of the problem was that Airbus was reluctant to retrain engineers in Germany to use Catia Version 5.Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is a great example of the power of PLM. Applying PLM to the design process, Boeing estimates they were able to save huge amounts of work related to the 3-D modeling of parts and assembly tooling. But despite all the sophistication of the PLM process, Boeing recently had to delay the release of it’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner six months from May 2008 to December 2008.Why? The problem is Boeing’s reliance on their supply chain. Boeing partners weren’t able to meet the production schedule required for an on-time delivery. Is that a PLM problem? Yes. And it is a concrete example that demonstrates that the supply chain is an important link in the PLM process. Automation of design is great, but that is only one link of the whole process.last_img read more