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Ex-Manchester United Star Reveals Why Sir Alex Ferguson Snubbed Paul Pogba

After David de Gea, Paul Pogba is arguably Manchester United’s most important player. However, in his first stint with the English giants, as a 19-year-old in 2012, Pogba due to a lack of opportunities and trust from first-team boss Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United to move to Italian club Juventus. Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has revealed that, in 2012 under Ferguson, Pogba was not disciplined enough to play in central midfield for the reserves, never mind the first team.

“The first time I spent out with my illness I did a spell coaching the reserve team when it included (Paul) Pogba, (Jesse) Lingard, (Ravel) Morrison and we played him higher up the pitch in attacking areas,” Fletcher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football coverage of Huddersfield’s win over Fulham.

“We felt like he was the one who would win us game, coupled with the fact he has ill-disciplined in the middle of the park.

“It goes back to a famous game when we felt like he left off the back against Blackburn. Paul was on the bench and the boss picked Park Ji-Sung and Phil Jones in midfield. We didn’t think he was disciplined enough for the reserve team never mind the first team at that time,” added Fletcher, who is currently playing for Stoke City.

Under current Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, Pogba has got a lot of game time but in a much deeper role than what he was used to in Juventus.

The Frenchman has failed to set the stage alight and his inconsistent performances has seen his relationship with the Portuguese coach deteriorate, so much so that there was even talk of him moving to Barcelona early this summer.

“I like to see him in the final third and creating things,” said Fletcher.

“He played for Juventus (on the left) and I spoke before about his connection with (Anthony) Martial. Pogba can easily drift out wide. He can also get in the box, he’s a big lad. I’d love to see him with a bit more freedom to express himself.”

Despite an underwhelming performance for much of the Premier League match against Bournemouth, Pogba provided the assist for Marcus Rashford’s late goal that gave United a crucial 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

The Frenchman will now travel to his old club Juventus for a Champions League match. Manchester United were outplayed by the Italian champions at Old Trafford and would be hoping for a much better performance this time around.

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Paul Pogba Leaves Fans Confused After Revealing His New Hairdo

The Paul Pogba haircut is no stranger to controversy as the Manchester United star has styled some interesting hairstyles in the past. Pogba has been often criticised by the media for his flamboyant haircuts, which have, over his career at Juventus and Manchester United, featured the Batman symbol, musical notes and more. However, the French midfielder’s latest style quotient has left fans a little confused. Pogba took to Twitter to show a glimpse of his new hairstyle and captioned his post: Break my heart I will still love you @ManUtd”.

It wasn’t Pogba’s hairdo but his words that led to a lot of chatter and left fans scratching his head.

Some fans were clueless at what Pogba was talking about while others thought he was talking about the heartaches he has had with Manchester United since his mega money move from Juventus.

It’s not been smooth sailing for Pogba since his return to the Red Devils. He has been criticised by former Manchester United players as well as football pundits for his inconsistent performances in the red of Manchester.

However, his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho has grabbed all the eyeballs. The Portuguese manager and the Frenchman were even seen arguing in full public view during a training session.

Pogba too has not minced his words and spoken to the media about the negative approach under Mourinho and the need for Manchester United to play more attacking football.

The French World Cup winner will again be in focus with the Manchester derby around the corner. The Manchester clubs will clash in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on November 11.

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TV stars celebrates Diwali manish paul Archana Puran Singh

खास बातें

  1. मनीष, विशाल ददलानी से लेकर अर्चना तक
  2. टीवी स्टार्स यूं मनाते हैं दीवाली
  3. शेयर की ये बात

नई दिल्ली: दीपावली का त्योहार हर जगह धूमधाम से मनाया जाता है. वहीं टीवी कलाकार हों, या दिग्गज हस्तियां सभी इस त्योहार को अपने-अपने ढंग से मनाते हैं. दिवाली को लेकर गायक विशाल ददलानी ने कहा, “जैसा कि बड़े शहर शोर भरे और प्रदूषित हो जाते हैं, इसलिए मैं दिवाली के लिए शहर से बाहर जाऊंगा. मेरे लिए दिवाली का मतलब परिवार है.” वहीं कॉमेडी शो की निर्णायक मंडल की सदस्य अर्चना पूरन सिंह कहती है, “दिवाली रोशनी और रंगों का एक सुंदर त्योहार है, जिसे मैं अपने परिवार और प्रिय मित्रों के साथ मनाने का आनंद लेती हूं. हम पटाखा मुक्त दिवाली मनाने में विश्वास करते हैं और मैं सभी से आग्रह करती हूं कि मित्रों और परिवार के साथ पटाखा मुक्त दिवाली मनाकर पर्यावरण का समर्थन करें.”

मलाइका अरोड़ा ने सिक्योरिटी गर्ल्स के लिए किया कुछ ऐसा, आप भी कर डालेंगे ये डिमांड- देखें Video

वहीं एक्ट्रेस नीलू वाघेला ने कहा, “दिवाली हमेशा साल का मेरा पसंदीदा त्योहार रहा है. दिवाली उत्सव धनतेरस से शुरू होता है, इस दिन हम चांदी के सिक्के और बर्तन खरीदते हैं, जिन्हें बहुत शुभ माना जाता है. हम अपने घर पर लक्ष्मी का स्वागत करते हैं.” सोनी एंटरटेनमेंट टेलीविजन के आगामी शो ‘चंद्रगुप्त मौर्य’ में चाणक्य की भूमिका निभा रहे तरुण खन्ना कहते हैं, “इस साल मैं अंबरगांव में दिवाली मनाऊंगा, क्योंकि हमने अपने नए शो ‘चंद्रगुप्त मौर्य’ की शूटिंग शुरू कर दी है और त्योहार मनाने का सबसे अच्छा तरीका मित्रों और सहयोगियों के साथ काम करना है.”

पंजाबी गाने पर यूं झूम उठीं भोजपुरी एक्ट्रेस अक्षरा सिंह, मिनटों में Video हो गया वायरल

रियलिटी टीवी शो ‘इंडियन आइडल 10’ के मेजबान मनीष पॉल कहते हैं, “दिवाली मेरे और मेरे परिवार के लिए एक बहुत ही खास और महत्वपूर्ण त्योहार है. हम सब दिल्ली में अपने घर में इकट्ठा होते हैं और बहुत सारे भोजन और मजे के साथ त्योहार मनाते हैं.”


…और भी हैं बॉलीवुड से जुड़ी ढेरों ख़बरें…

(इनपुट आईएएनएस से)

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Keemo Paul Mocks Shikhar Dhawan With A Thigh Five Celebration

During the fourth One-day International at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Windies all-rounder Keemo Paul dismissed Shikhar Dhawan and then followed it up with a celebration you usually associate with the southpaw Indian opener. After Dhawan got caught out after trying to pull a slightly short of length delivery towards the deep mid-wicket boundary, Paul imitated Dhawan’s trademark ‘thigh five’ celebration, leaving most people in splits. Dhawan’s struggle with converting his starts into big scores continues as he was again dismissed for 38.

Watch this video, which is doing the rounds on social media.

Dhawan, who has represented India in 114 ODIs, will look to get his mojo back in the limited-overs format after registering scores of 4, 29, and 35 in the first three matches of the ongoing series.

Indian captain Virat Kohli, after becoming the first Indian to score three consecutive centuries in the ODIs, got out for a paltry 16.

Rohit Sharma, who already has three double-centuries to his name, notched up his 21st ODI century.

After the ongoing five-match ODI series ends on November 1 in Thiruvananthapuram, India and West Indies will square off in a three-match T20I series.

From November 21 onwards, India will start their series Down Under with a three-match T20I series against a depleted Australia squad.

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Lionel Messi Would Struggle In Current Manchester United Team, Says Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes says even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine in the current Manchester United team and that the struggling club are being laughed at by their rivals. The former Manchester United and England midfielder has been a frequent and vocal critic of his old club, who are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League — five points adrift of any other member of the “Big Six”. They had to watch Manchester City win last season’s title in record-breaking fashion and Pep Guardiola‘s men are flying high at the top once more, alongside Liverpool and manager Jose Mourinho’s former club Chelsea.

“That shouldn’t make any difference but it does,” Scholes told ESPN. “Manchester United now feels like Liverpool from years ago, like we’re making all the same mistakes as they did.

“We were watching Liverpool and City from afar and smirking as they changed managers and players every year, never getting anything right. It feels like we have turned into a Liverpool or a Man City.

“I feel like people at Liverpool and Man City are looking at us and laughing like we did at them many years ago.”

Mourinho has spent more than 350 million pounds ($460 million) on players since arriving at Old Trafford in 2016.

Despite that, he has clashed with the club’s hierarchy over recruitment while costly signings including Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba have failed to flourish under his management.

“I don’t think there’s a lack of quality there,” said Scholes. “I do think they miss a couple of real class players that other top teams seem to have — a link player between the midfield and the forwards and also a controlling midfield player.

“It feels like every player who comes into the team struggles. I feel like we could sign Lionel Messi at the moment and he’d struggle in this team.

“I think (Mourinho) still is (a great manager), but you wonder why his side keep getting outplayed.”

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Microsoft Co Founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at the age of 65

नई दिल्ली : माइक्रोसॉफ्ट के सह संस्थापक पॉल एलन (Paul Allen) का सोमवार को निधन हो गया. 70 के दशक में बिल गेट्स के साथ मिलकर माइक्रोसॉफ्ट की नींव रखने वाले पॉल एलन कैंसर से जूझ रहे थे और वह 65 साल के थे. एलन की बहन जूडी ने एक बयान में कहा, ”मेरे भाई हर स्तर पर एक असाधारण शख़्स थे. ज्यादातर लोग उन्हें एक टेक्नोलॉजिस्ट और परोपकारी के रूप  में जानते हैं, लेकिन हमारे लिये वे एक बेहतरीन भाई, चाचा और दोस्च थे. पॉल के परिवार और दोस्तों को उनका सानिध्य मिला. दुख की इस घड़ी में हम सभी उनके आभारी हैं”. 

परेशान करने वाली Call, SMS से निजात के लिए टेक महिंद्रा, माइक्रोसॉफ्ट साथ करेंगे काम

गौरतलब है कि पॉल एलन ने दो सप्ताह पहले ही सार्वजनिक तौर पर कहा था कि उन्हें दोबारा नॉन हॉजकिन्स लिम्फोमा (एक प्रकार का कैंसर) ने घेर लिया है. नौ साल पहले भी इसका इलाज कराया था, लेकिन बीमारी दोबारा लौट आई.  पॉल एलन के निधन पर माइक्रोसॉफ्ट ने कहा, ‘हमारी कंपनी, इंडस्ट्री और समुदाय के प्रति एलन का योगदान अतुलनीय है’. माइक्रोसॉफ्ट के मौजूदा सीईओ सत्या नडेला ने कहा, ‘माइक्रोसॉफ्ट के सह-संस्थापक के रूप में उन्होंने जादुई उत्पाद, अनुभव और संस्थान बनाए, और ऐसा करने के दौरान उन्होंने दुनिया को बदल दिया.’ 


माइक्रोसॉफ्ट के सीईओ सत्या नडेला ने अपने 30 फीसदी शेयर बेचे 


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Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder And Billionaire Investor, Dies At 65

Paul Allen died at the age of 65 in Seattle.

They were teenage computer geeks, bespectacled kids from Seattle who taught themselves programming from a Teletype terminal, learned the basics of business from Fortune magazine and dreamed of “a computer in every home and on every desk.”

Paul Allen was the self-described “idea man,” the shy son of librarians. Bill Gates was the business-oriented partner who brought the ideas to life. And in 1975, when Allen was 22 and Gates was 19, the friends formed a company that became known as Microsoft, and unleashed a personal-computer revolution that made both men fabulously wealthy.

Allen left the company after only eight years, amid a bout with Hodgkin’s disease and a deteriorating friendship with Gates. But he remained a powerful force in technology and philanthropy for decades, investing his billions in an eclectic array of businesses and charitable efforts while acquiring sports teams, discovering World War II shipwrecks, and backing aerospace ventures that drew on his childhood fascination with adventure stories and science fiction.

He was 65 when he died Oct. 15 in Seattle. The cause was complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a statement from his family. Allen had battled the disease in 2009 and announced earlier this month that his lymphoma had returned.

When Allen and Gates founded Microsoft, computers were bulky and expensive. Microprocessors had been invented just a few years earlier, and most monitors showed nothing but green or white characters on a black screen.

Technology companies were primarily interested in hardware – developing computers that were faster, stronger and smaller than anything that came before. But Allen and Gates, before most of their peers, realized that the programs a computer ran were just as consequential as the chips and wiring inside the machine. By the late 1990s, Microsoft operating systems would run on nearly 90 percent of personal computers in the United States.

Allen had left the company by the time Microsoft unveiled its Windows operating system and before it released ubiquitous programs such as the text-editing software Microsoft Word. But he helped oversee the development of groundbreaking products like the early operating system MS-DOS, which launched Microsoft to national prominence through a partnership with IBM, and took credit for devising the two-button mouse and his company’s very name, short for microprocessors and software.

Microsoft’s success earned him and Gates tens of billions of dollars, and by 1992 a Wall Street research firm estimated that at least 2,200 Microsoft employees – nearly one-fifth of the company’s workforce – had become millionaires. The company’s co-founders, business journalist Brent Schlender wrote in Fortune magazine three years later, had created “more wealth than any business partners in the history of capitalism.”

Gates, who served as the company’s chief executive until 2000, has a fortune of some $90 billion, second only to Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. Allen, who retained a sizable stake in Microsoft after leaving the company, was personally worth $21.7 billion, Forbes reported in March.

Both men insisted that they worked together on nearly every project in the company’s early years, to the point that it was all but impossible to distinguish authorship. “Our great string of successes had married my vision to his unmatched aptitude for business,” Allen wrote in a 2011 memoir, “Idea Man.”

But as Microsoft took off in the 1980s and ’90s, Allen encountered mixed success as an investor, leading critics to question whether he was an “accidental zillionaire” whose wealth was “a lucky trick of time and place,” as Wired magazine wrote in 1994.

Through Vulcan, an investment company he named for the Roman god of fire and creation, he pursued a vision he dubbed the “wired world,” in which cable, satellite TV and the internet played increasingly central roles in popular culture and commerce. But while Allen was correct in anticipating an era in which newspapers were read on a screen, not in print, he struggled to reap the financial returns.

He leveraged his Microsoft holdings to acquire Charter Communications for $4.5 billion in 1998, but the company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009, resulting in an estimated $7 billion loss for Allen. Skeptics also pointed to his 25 percent stake in America Online, which he sold for $140 million in 1994 after unsuccessfully trying to convince the company to sell him more shares. At the height of the tech bubble, Reuters reported in 2013, “those shares would have been worth more than $40 billion.”

Despite the occasional downturn, his Microsoft stock holdings formed the bedrock of an investment portfolio that sometimes left him in shock, marveling at his good fortune. “At some point there is so much money, what do you do with it all?” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1995, explaining that he had just invested half a billion dollars into the newly formed Hollywood studio DreamWorks SKG.

Allen was sometimes described as an overgrown teenager, whose billions had enabled him to invite Stevie Wonder to perform on his yacht, hold a masked ball in Venice, build a $100 million pop-music museum and acquire sports teams near his hometown of Seattle, including the Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks and a share of the Seattle Sounders soccer team.

But he was also an early signer of the Giving Pledge, an initiative led by Gates and investor Warren Buffett to encourage wealthy individuals to donate the bulk of their fortunes to charity. By Allen’s count, he gave more than $2 billion to causes that included an effort to battle poaching in Africa with an armada of drones; research to cure ebola; and the Allen Institute for Brain Science, which completed a map of the human brain in an effort to understand the origins of consciousness and diseases such as Alzheimer’s.


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Paul Allen, 65, Microsoft Co-Founder, Billionaire, Dies Of Cancer: Family

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft, has died of cancer (AFP)

San Francisco: 

Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65.

“My brother was a remarkable individual on every level. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend,” Allen’s sister Jody said in a statement.

“Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern… At this time of loss and grief for us — and so many others — we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.”

Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma he fought into remission nine years ago had returned. The incurable cancer affects white blood cells.

Allen managed his business and charitable endeavors at Vulcan Inc.

He was also active with the Allen Institutes of scientific research and owned professional US sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers. He was part owner of the Major League Soccer team the Seattle Sounders.

“All of us who had the honor of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today,” said a statement by Vulcan, which Allen launched after leaving Microsoft in 1983.

“He possessed a remarkable intellect and a passion to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, with the conviction that creative thinking and new approaches could make profound and lasting impact.”

Forbes estimated his net worth at $20.3 billion.

Microsoft said Allen’s “contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable.”

“As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and institutions. And in doing so, he changed the world,” added the company’s CEO Satya Nadella.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Murdered Salvadoran Bishop Romero And Pope Paul VI Become Saints

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot by a right-wing death squad while saying Mass in 1980.

Vatican City: 

Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century — murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, who reigned over one of the Church’s most turbulent eras and enshrined its opposition to contraception.

In a ceremony before tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square, Francis declared the two men saints along with five other lesser-known people who were born in Italy, Germany and Spain in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Both Romero, who was shot by a right-wing death squad while saying Mass in 1980, and Paul, who guided the Church through the conclusion of the modernising 1962-65 Second Vatican Council, were contested figures within and without the Church.

Both were naturally timid men who were thrust to the forefront of history by the convulsive political and social changes of the 20th century and both had a lasting influence on the current pontiff, Francis, Latin America’s first pope.

In his homily, read with tapestries of images of the seven new saints hanging from St. Peter’s Basilica behind him, Francis called Pope Paul “a prophet of an extroverted Church” who opened it up to the world. He praised Romero for disregarding his own life “to be close to the poor and to his people”.

Romero, who had often denounced repression and poverty in his homilies, was shot dead on March 24, 1980, in a hospital chapel in San Salvador, the capital of the impoverished Central American country of El Salvador.

Romero’s murder was one of the most shocking in the long conflict between a series of U.S.-backed governments and leftist rebels in which thousands were killed by right-wing and military death squads.

It was widely believed to have been ordered by Roberto D’Aubuisson, an army major and founder of the right-wing ARENA party. He died of cancer in 1992.

Romero consistently denounced violence by the Salvadoran military and paramilitary against civilians and urged the international community to stop the oppression.

In his final homily, minutes before he was shot in the heart, Romero spoke of spreading “the benefits of human dignity, brotherhood and freedom across the earth ….”

75,000 killed

The 1980-1992 war in El Salvador between the U.S.-backed army and the Marxist guerrillas of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which later became the ruling party, left 75,000 dead and 8,000 missing.

Romero became an icon for Latin America’s poor, appearing on T-shirts similar to those bearing the image of Che Guevara, but his sainthood cause ran into stiff opposition in the Vatican and among powerful conservatives in the Latin American Church.

Both feared that Romero had become too political in life and even more so in death.

The process languished for decades. Francis speeded it up after his election in 2013 and in 2015 the Vatican declared that Romero had died a martyr, killed out of hatred for the faith.

“His martyrdom continued (even after his death). He was defamed, slandered … even by his own brothers in the priesthood and the episcopate, Francis said in 2015. “(He was hit by) “the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue.”

“Pope Hamlet”

Paul VI, a shy man described by biographers as a sometimes indecisive and tormented Hamlet-type figure, guided the Church through the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council, which had started under his predecessor, and the implementation of its reforms. He was elected in 1963 and died in 1978.

Francis often quotes Paul, showing that he is committed to the reforms of the Council, which allowed the Mass to be said in local languages instead of Latin, declared respect for other religions, and launched a landmark reconciliation with Jews.

Still today, ultra-conservatives in the Church do not recognise the Council’s teachings and blame Paul for starting what they see as a decline in tradition.

Paul reigned in the 1960s when many men left the priesthood and vocations fell sharply in a turbulent era of social change that coincided with the sexual revolution and the widespread availability of the birth control pill.

Despite his many reforms, Paul is perhaps best known for his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), which enshrined the Church’s ban on artificial birth control, saying nothing should block the possible transmission of human life.

The ban, which Paul issued against the advice of a papal commission, became the most contested Church ruling of the 20th century and is still widely disregarded by Catholics.

Paul also became the first pope in modern times to travel outside Italy to see faithful, ushering in a practice which has become synonymous with the papacy.

Paul is the third pope that Francis has made a saint since his election in 2013. The others are John XXIII, who died in 1963, and John Paul, who died in 2005.

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