‘Solskjaer making it impossible to be ignored’

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer is making it impossible for Manchester United to ignore his claims to becoming the club’s permanent boss, admits Andy Cole.The Norwegian was charged with overseeing a rescue mission upon inheriting the reins from Jose Mourinho in December.Those at Old Trafford turned to a familiar face in an effort to salvage a season which was going nowhere. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Solskjaer was handed a deal through to the end of the 2018-19 campaign, with the Treble-winning hero from the club’s past still tied to his post at Molde.He has exceeded all expectations since taking the reins, with eight successive victories collected, and Cole believes the former striker has to be considered a leading contender to take the job full time.The ex-United striker told Sky Sports: “I look at Ole and I see that he is a student of the game.“He was prepared to take in a lot of information and break it down and do what he thought was right with it.“Looking at him, he is always speaking about Sir Alex [Ferguson] and what he takes from him and what he is trying to do with the players.“That’s what the manager used to do with us. He was always talking to us to get the best from us. You can see Ole does that because after every game he is on the pitch with the players. A lot of the modern-day managers are doing that.“Everyone wants to get the best from the players so you have to put your arm around them and show them that they are important to you.“How do you keep your job? You have to win matches. If he continues to do that then nobody can turn around and say you shouldn’t get the job because he hasn’t done X, Y and Z.“If this continues and Manchester United beat PSG [in the Champions League] and win midweek against Burnley then I don’t think you can look any further. He is gaining experience and winning matches and that is what everyone is asking him to do.”Under Solskjaer, United have moved back to within three points of the Premier League’s top four.They are also readying themselves for a last-16 showdown with PSG in Europe and saw a 3-1 victory away at Arsenal on Friday carry them through to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

PCA Says Revised Labels Should Result In Proper Use of Pesticides

Story Highlights The Pesticides Control Authority (PCA) is optimistic that the revised labels on pesticides mandated by the organisation will result in an increase in proper usage of products by Jamaicans.Speaking with JIS News, PCA Registrar, Tamara Morrison, said the recently released labels will use images to make them more user-friendly.“Instead of having to read lengthy instructions, the new labels will have pictograms showing the ways to use the product, including wearing gloves, having boots, eye protection, whether or not you should have a respirator, and how the product should be mixed,” she explained.Ms. Morrison pointed out that different colours will be used to show the hazard classifications of pesticide products.“When you go into the farm store now, you will see bands in the colours green, blue, yellow or red, which is based on the level of toxicity, so green will be the least toxic and red is for products that are most toxic,” she added.Yellow is associated with the products that are of class II toxicity level, while blue is for products in class III.According to Ms. Morrison, the revised labels resulted from the lack of proper usage of pesticides.“We have noted that many farmers do not follow the labels, and at the Pesticides Control Authority, we like to say that the label is the law, because in the registration process, we look at the labels and we make recommendations,” she explained.The PCA regulates, manages and controls pesticide usage in Jamaica. The organisation sets the policies in relation to the importation, manufacture, use, distribution and control of pesticides. “Instead of having to read lengthy instructions, the new labels will have pictograms showing the ways to use the product, including wearing gloves, having boots, eye protection, whether or not you should have a respirator, and how the product should be mixed,” she explained. The Pesticides Control Authority (PCA) is optimistic that the revised labels on pesticides mandated by the organisation will result in an increase in proper usage of products by Jamaicans. Speaking with JIS News, PCA Registrar, Tamara Morrison, said the recently released labels will use images to make them more user-friendly. read more

NLJ To Stage Several Activities To Remember Miss Lou

Story Highlights The initiative is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. These events are being hosted as part of the 100 days of celebration to honour Miss Lou, who is widely regarded as the “Mother of Jamaican Culture”. The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) will be staging a series of activities between September 1 and December 10 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late cultural icon, Hon. Dr. Louise Bennett Coverley, affectionately called ‘Miss Lou’. The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) will be staging a series of activities between September 1 and December 10 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late cultural icon, Hon. Dr. Louise Bennett Coverley, affectionately called ‘Miss Lou’.These events are being hosted as part of the 100 days of celebration to honour Miss Lou, who is widely regarded as the “Mother of Jamaican Culture”.The initiative is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.Speaking with JIS News in a recent interview, National Librarian, NLJ, Beverley Lashley, listed several participating agencies and institutions, including the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the Bureau of Gender Affairs, and the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, which will also stage several events throughout the period.“We are well placed to be part of these initiatives which are happening. Most of the activities that we will be engaged in between now and December 10, will showcase Miss Lou,” she said.Among the planned activities by the NLJ is the “Miss Lou Travelling Exhibition”, curated by the agency. The exhibition, to run from September 2 to December 10, will be showcased across the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) network.Locally, the UWI will host the annual Walter Rodney Lecture in Honour of Miss Lou on October 17; and the Declaration of Louise Bennett Park on September 26.There will also be public consultations on Language Rights in Jamaica, hosted by the UWI at the Mona campus throughout the months of October and November.Ms. Lashley also disclosed that the NLJ will be launching a Miss Lou Scrapbook on October 11 during its annual observance of Legal Deposit Day.“We are celebrating 15 years since the Legal Deposit Act was passed in 2004. At that event, we are going to launch the Miss Lou Scrapbook. That scrapbook is every article that was published in the Gleaner about Miss, Lou and we will be launching it on our Legal Deposit Day,” she said.Schools will also join in the celebrations with a Schools Heritage Week Celebration between October 20 and 25.The Ministry will be hosting 16 days of activism to highlight issues underpinning gender- based violence. The islandwide initiative will be held from November 25 to December 10.A Miss Lou Culture Day is to be held at the Louise Bennett Coverley Primary School in Gordon Town, St. Andrew, on December 6. This is to be followed by an islandwide Miss Lou Celebration in Schools on December 10.The celebratory activities will culminate with a symposium on Language rights and the Jamaican language at the UWI, Mona, also on December 10.Several celebratory events are also to be held in Canada, where Miss Lou spent the last decade of her life.One such event is the Miss Lou at Bathurst Heights Secondary School Film Screening and Panel Discussion at Founders College, Toronto, on September 17. There will also be the Miss Lou Celebration, Canada, which will be held on September 19 at the Harbour Front Centre, Toronto.Miss Lou was born on September 7, 1919 and died on July 26, 2006, in Canada. She was 86 years old. She was a Jamaican poet, folklorist, performer, writer, educator and activist. read more