Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT he has met FA chief Dan Ashworth for talks

first_imgHarry Redknapp has confirmed he has held talks with Dan Ashworth as the Football Association step up their search for a new England manager.FA technical director Ashworth is part of a three-man panel, along with Martin Glenn and David Gill, tasked with selecting Roy Hodgson’s successor.Redknapp, tipped as a potential candidate for the role, does not expect to have any involvement in the new set-up, but he has been sought out for his opinion.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Tottenham, QPR and West Ham boss said: “I did have a meeting with Dan Ashworth.“We had a coffee and a chat. It was generally about football. I enjoyed it. I had a good meeting with him, it was interesting.”Sam Allardyce is the current frontrunner to succeed Hodgson, who quit after overseeing a disastrous Euro 2016 campaign.The Sunderland boss left the club’s pre-season training camp in Austria earlier this week to hold talks over the job.Redknapp had pushed Glenn Hoddle forward for a second spell as Three Lions boss last month, but he believes Big Sam would be a good choice by the FA if he does get it.“I was in Glenn’s camp… but I will be delighted if Sam gets it,” he insisted.“Sam is a good man. He has plenty of knowledge, he will have plenty of enthusiasm for the job, so I will have no problems if Sam gets the job.“I want an English manager, that is important to me. I want to see one of the English boys get it.“It will be interesting if Sam gets the job who they put alongside him. I am sure they will want to bring in a young guy as a manager for the future. That seems to be the plan. It will be interesting who they select, if Sam gets the job, to work with him.”last_img read more

Cartoon: Search Engine Pessimized

first_imgIt’s happening to more and more of the blogs I read: the personality, quirkiness and unique voice that once made them so appealing to me are fading. In their place, an SEO-driven uniformity that puts keyword placement ahead of pretty much everything.That approach has been afflicting newspapers for some time, as clever headlines give way to the kind of blandness that only a machine could love (which is no coincidence, because machines are the target audience). And many pro bloggers who rely on AdSense for their revenue have been doing it for years.But now I’m starting to see it trickle into the blogging of friends and loved ones. I understand the desire to rank more highly in search engines, but as SEO goes mainstream, I can’t help but feel we’re losing something.Maybe that’s just me, great cartoon funny social media. What do you think? Related Posts Tags:#Cartoons#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App rob cottingham More Noise to Signal 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

RLD seeks Congress help for coalition

first_imgThe Congress will have to be “most accommodating” and give respect and support to the smaller parties for a “true rainbow coalition” to emerge, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) vice-president Jayant Chaudhary said Sunday.He, however, expressed confidence that a series of State-specific alliances, where like-minded parties would come together on an anti-BJP platform, was likely for the 2019 general election. “Farm distress will be a key issue in our campaign,” Mr. Chaudhary, son of RLD president Ajit Singh, said. RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan, who was supported by the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress, had routed her BJP rival in the Kairana bypoll in Uttar Pradesh earlier this year. The RLD has been advocating a “grand alliance” in U.P. in the 2019 poll.last_img read more

CWG: Shooter Harpreet, archer Deepika bag 2 more golds for India

first_imgIndia’s Vijay Kumar and Harpreet Singh pose with their gold medal after winning the men’s pairs 25m centrefire pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at Dr K Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi on October 9.Teenage archer Deepika Kumari announced her arrival at the world stage by upsetting an Olympic bronze medallist to win the recurve gold while pistol shooter Harpreet Singh added another to help India leap past England into the second spot at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.The 17-year-old Ranchi-born Deepika, daughter of an autorickshaw owner, stunned 2004 Athens Olympics bronze medallist Alison James Williamson 6-0, showing amazing precision and steady nerves in windy conditions to win her second gold of the Games.The Indian girl, the reigning world cadet champion, has already captured the team title with senior archer Dola Banerjee, who won the bronze on Sunday, and Bombayala Devi Laishram.Incidentally Dola lost 2-6 to her English rival in the semis while Deepika outclassed Malaysia’s Anbarasi Subramaniam to reach the final. Later Dola beat Anbarasi 6-2 in the bronze play-off.Harpreet Singh clinched the gold in the individual men’s 25m centre fire pistol as the hosts leapfrogged England and occupied the second spot in the medals table that they had relinquished on Saturday late night.With these two gold medals India’s tally stood at 26, just four short of their record tally at Manchester in 2002, and gave them an overall medal haul of 26-17-19.It also helped the host nation open up a two-gold lead over England and a second spot in the table below Australia, who had a tally of 56 gold, with more in the offing later in the day.advertisementEngland – who stood second because of their larger number of silverware – had 24-43-29 to their credit last night while Australia were far ahead of the rest last evening with a seemingly unreachable 55-30-31.Harpreet fetched his gold by winning the men’s 25m central fire pistol individual event.India’s first and only World wrestling champion Sushil Kumar commenced his bid to add the Commonwealth Games gold to his impressive list of career titles in impressive style by reaching the 66kg freestyle gold medal bout without conceding a point.Kumar breezed through his first two matches before entering the final by pinning down his opponent Famara Jarjou of Gambia in just 9 seconds. This is the quickest time taken by a wrestler to beat his opponent at the Delhi Games.Apart from Sushil, Anil Kumar (55kg), Anuj Kumar (84kg) and Joginder Kumar (120kg) are also in action on Sunday.India’s Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh make it to the final of the men’s traps singles event, with scores of 123 and 121 respectively.last_img read more