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Sam Allardyce EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United are ‘three years away’ from challenging at the top again

Sam Allardyce EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United are ‘three years away’ from challenging at the top again

Sports
Sam Allardyce believes Mauricio Pochettino may be forced to walk out on Tottenham if chairman Daniel Levy refuses to let Manchester United speak with the coach about replacing Jose Mourinho. However, even with the Spurs manager at the helm, Big Sam has warned it may take THREE YEARS to get the Red Devils challenging for top titles again. Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly a top target for Manchester United Pochettino is said to be one of United’s top targets after announcing the departure of Mourinho as manager on Tuesday morning. Old Trafford legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as caretaker manager until the end of the season, with the club aiming to appoint their next permanent boss in the summer – and Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane are...
ULA scrubs spy satellite launch scrubbed, to try again Saturday

ULA scrubs spy satellite launch scrubbed, to try again Saturday

Science
Dec. 7 (UPI) -- United Launch Alliance was forced to scrub its Delta 4-Heavy rocket launch as a result of a communications error. Prior to liftoff, engineers discovered a "redundant communication link between the control center and the launch site," according to a statement released by ULA. The company's most powerful rocket was scheduled to carry a spy satellite into space on Friday, but the mission has been delayed until Saturday evening. Liftoff from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base is scheduled for 11:06 p.m. ET, 8:19 p.m. local time. "The forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch," ULA announced on its blog. ULA will stream a live broadcast of Saturday's launch. The satellite belongs to the National Reconnaissance Office, of the U.S. governm...
How a new breed of media companies is convincing people to pay for news again

How a new breed of media companies is convincing people to pay for news again

Finance
Comcast Ventures had seen enough. Years of researching business models, seeing their own portfolio's performance and watching digital media startups struggle had made an impression. For 2018, the venture capital firm made a decision: it would no longer put seed money behind advertising-driven media companies. "Starting an ad-supported business is really, really tough," said Daniel Gulati, a Comcast Ventures partner, in an interview. "As a general thesis, we are not actively looking to invest in seed companies that have an advertising-based business model." It's a shift in thinking for Comcast Ventures, which has put money beh...
Sinead O’Connor brands white people ‘DISGUSTING’ and never wants to be around them again

Sinead O’Connor brands white people ‘DISGUSTING’ and never wants to be around them again

Entertainment
Sinead O’Connor recently stunned the world when she revealed she had converted to Islam.The Nothing Compares to You singer – who was previously Catholic – announced the news to her 19.3k followers with a quote which read: “I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant.”Since revealing she had converted to Islam, Sinead also revealed she had changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.Shuhada’ means “martyrs” or “witnesses” in Arabic. Related Articles The 51-year-old has been flooding her page with pictures she has created of different parts of the scripture, as well as sharing a video of her singing the Azan (Muslim call to prayer).But Sinead stunned yesterday when she hit out at white people on s...
Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

Health
Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland.An electrical device inserted around the men's spines boosted signals from their brains to their legs. And it also helped damaged nerves in the spinal cord to regrow.The researchers hope that this unexpected bonus will enable some paralysed people ultimately to regain independent movement.BBC News has had exclusive access to the patients in the clinical trial, the results of which are published in the journal Nature.The first patient to be treated was 30-year-old Swiss man David M'zee, who suffered a severe spinal injury seven years ago in a sporting accident. 'Try the impossible'Dav...