SIR ALEX FERGUSON has sent a "long detailed message" to Scott Parker on how to sort out Fulham – but the Manchester United legend could have a sneaky motive. Parker replaced Claudio Ranieri at the helm at Craven Cottage after the Italian was sacked, with the London club ten points adrift of safety in the Premier League. Parker will become Fulham's third manager this season after Slavisa Jovanovic was dismissed in November and he took training for the first time on Friday. The 38-year-old revealed he received several good luck messages after the news was announced, including a text from the most successful British manager of all time. The former England international said: "I don't have many friends but yesterday my phone was pinging all the time. "I had some amazing text messages. Sir Alex (Ferguson) text me late last night, which was pretty incredible really. "To think that he spent the time to write a long, detailed message giving me some advice on how he sees things was truly … [Read more...] about Sir Alex Ferguson sends ‘long detailed message’ to Scott Parker on how to sort out Fulham mess – but Man Utd legend could have sneaky motive
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Grant McCann said Doncaster Rovers sent a strong message to their fans by rejecting Sunderland’s ‘substantial’ bids for John Marquis. Rovers’ 20-goal talisman was among several strikers targeted by the Black Cats before last night’s transfer deadline.But the Wearsiders’ bids, thought to be £1.25m and then £2m, were rebuffed and McCann reiterated his long-held stance that Rovers do not need to sell any of their players.Reports claimed Swansea City also considered a late move for the former Millwall frontman.“It’s amazing to have the backing of the board and the owners,” said McCann yesterday.“They want the same thing, they want promotion and to build on that.“I think this sends a strong message to the fans, about how serious the board are, how serious we are, we want to be in the top six.“It’s important we keep everyone together, which we will do.”He added: “The club … [Read more...] about Doncaster Rovers: Rejected John Marquis bids ‘send strong message to fans’ – Grant McCann
Paul Pogba has sent a message to an Australian couple who went viral for not recognising him on a train, while Manchester United has offered them and their superfan son the chance to watch the star footballer in action. Sports superfan Nate Patrick created a thread on Twitter this week about the encounter between his parents, Lewis and Roslyn, and a rowdy group of passengers playing Uno - who turned out to be the Man Utd squad. Pogba offered to take a photo with them, but the Australian tourists had no idea who the Frenchman was. The couple exchanged numerous messages with their son in a family group chat, before sending through a photo of his dad with Pogba and United midfielder Nemanja Vidic. “Nathan, you wouldn't happen to know who this is?” they asked. Nate replied in full capitals: “The man with his arm around dad is Paul Pogba, the most expensive footballer in the world, and World Cup winner with France.” Nate went on to explain that the couple quickly got … [Read more...] about Paul Pogba sends reply to ‘lovely’ couple who didn’t recognise him
Dake Kang, Martha Mendoza and Yanan Wang Associated Press Published 9:41 AM EST Dec 18, 2018 Hotan, China – Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses and sports teams. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination. Now, the Chinese government is also forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food industries. Some of them are within the internment camps; others are privately owned, state-subsidized factories where detainees are sent once they are released. The Associated Press has tracked recent, ongoing shipments from … [Read more...] about Chinese internment camp factory sends sportswear to US
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?