Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed the club is closing in on the signing of Maryan Shved from Karpaty Lviv.The Scottish champions are set to sign the Ukrainian winger but Rodgers made it clear that the player wasn’t for the first team because he didn’t want another winger.“I can’t say I know a great deal about him but what I have seen he is a talent and something that will probably benefit the club in the future,” Rodgers said, according to stv.“We have got about a million wingers, we don’t need another one.”“The club have been in contact with his representatives and he is a player for the future.”Match Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“He is a talented young player. I haven’t seen a great deal of him to be honest, it is something that has come to the club through circumstance and he has been watched.”“I think that they will look to get the deal done on him and he will probably be out on loan.”
A woman walks past a logo of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) painted on a wall outside its office in Kolkata, India. A delay in payment of July salaries to BSNL staff has intensified speculation about the timing of the public sector telecom player’s privatization.REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriThe failure to pay the staff of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) their salaries for July has triggered fresh speculation about the privatisation of the public sector telecom providers.Industry observers claim the government’s focus shifted to BSNL and MTNL after speeding up the privatisation procedures of national carrier Air India. The government has ordered Air India to freeze all appointments and promotions, setting the field for the privatization process.For the first time after Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept back to power, BSNL reportedly failed to pay its 1.76 lakh employees on time. The two public sector units (PSUs) had delayed salaries for February until mid-March due to a financial crisis. The BSNL had then said that it used its internal accruals to clear the pending salaries.The government, during its earlier stint, had held back sanction to the public sector telecom player for introducing 4G services, handing a major advantage to private-sector competitors. The government has also dithered on a decision to allow its participation in the imminent 5G trials.While BSNL chairman and managing director PK Purwar said that employees will get the July salary this week, an employees’ union leader said that no information had been shared by the management about early salary payment, according to PTI. “Salary for the month of July has not come. There is also no information when will it be credited,” the report quoted the All India Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB) convenor, P Abhimanyu, as saying. BSNL has continued to lose customers to private-sector competition as delayed government decisions have blocked the updating of its services.Facebook/ ReutersPurwar told the news agency that employees would get the salary in this week. “Funds are being arranged through internal accruals,” Purwar said. BSNL has 1.76 lakh employees across the country and MTNL about 22,000 employees.This is for the first time that the two public sector companies have defaulted on paying the staff on time after the new government took charge. The BSNL needs Rs 750 crore to Rs 850 crore for salaries while the MTNL needs around Rs 160 crore. The report said the MTNL Human Resource and Enterprise Business director Sunil Kumar said the company was in the process of collecting some dues after which the salary would be paid on a priority basis “very soon”.
People pay final tributes to the dainik Samakl editor Golam Sarwar. Photo: UNBPeople from all walks of life paid their final tributes to vernacular daily Samakal editor Golam Sarwar, who died at a Singapore hospital on Monday night, at Central Shaheed Minar in the city on Thursday.The body of the veteran journalist Sarwar, also the president of Editors’ Council, was taken to the Shaheed Minar around 10:00am and was kept there until 12:30pm, reports UNB.From the Shaheed Minar, Sarwar’s body was taken to the Jatiya Press Club where journalists paid their tributes to him before his last janaza there after Zohr prayers.The mortal remains of the senior journalist will be buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard after Asr prayers today, Thursday.Earlier, his body was taken to his workplace at Tejgaon Industrial area around 9:00am where his colleagues paid last respects to their late editor and his third namaz-e-janaza was held at the field of Bangladesh University of Textiles adjacent to Samakal office.Sarwar breathed his last around 9:25pm (Bangladesh time) on Monday while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital.He was 75.
SIMON NOTT: Reports from the Star Sports pitches at Glorious Goodwood on day three. The weather took a turn for the better. The results a turn for the worse.Glorious Goodwood Day 3When the weather forecast includes 45mph winds, we’d normally be looking to the forthcoming day with trepidation but after yesterday no rain was all we needed to hear for it to be music to our ears albeit whistling through the flagpoles.The Star Sports wind report….THOUGHTS BEFORE RACING AND THEY’RE OFF…Business on the opening Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Stakes was brisk. We took plenty of modest bets with the final hold money totalling three times what it would have been yesterday, though that wasn’t saying a lot. Sadly a lot of those modest bets were for 8/1 winner Good Omen, people liked the name, but was badly monikered in our case – the worst in the book and a four-figure loser.Betting was once again steady without being lumpy in the Markel Insurance Fillies Stakes. Business wasn’t helped by the favourite Endless Time proving hard to lay but it did come in for support late on but no big punters came near us. At the off Harlequeen was our bogie with the favourite just taking the book so not ideal.Unless the jolly wins of course, we considered that a bullet dodged and made up for the first race.Kyle and Lofty’s half-time report…It was the same story in the Qatar Richmond Stakes, that is plenty of bets but most of them very modest. And then it started to rain. Nooooo Carol Kirkwood said it wouldn’t!The office called to say Headway was the bogie with them but was a winner with us on course.The winner Barraquero was no good for us on course but at least we got the office bogie beaten.All eyes were on Winter in the Qatar Nassau Stakes. We were 11/10 early and took a single bet of £540 at the price then an even rouf (£400) so got the foundation for the book in what we expected to be a modest betting heat despite the short one. There didn’t seem to be a big punter to try and tempt in, but we were looking and hoping for one.We added another grand at evens to the take. Then another near the off, Ben screaming evens with a phone to the office stuck to his ear, that call was to warn him we had Winter for ‘plenty’ in the office in addition to the four-figures in our book on course.The sun came out just as Winter passed the post the clear winner. What a disaster, the first real reversal of the meeting for us but a very hefty one.Betting was steady for the Telegraph Nursery Handicap Stakes but not to the sort of volume that would get us out on the day. The office had laid decent bets on Starlight Mystery and Tangled. The latter burst out of the front of the stalls and was withdrawn just before the off.Then things went from bad to worse when the likely good result Cheeky Rascal was collared under the judge’s nose by jolly Billesdon Brook. Then ensued the unenviable task of explaining the 10p Rule 4 deduction due to Tangled’s withdrawal to every winning novice punter of which there where a few. At the least the rain had stopped.It could have been a lot worse though, some intrepid Exchange players trying to scoop up the in-running money on the jolly laid at 999/1 when she looked beaten and hemmed in on the rail. It must be like snakes and ladders that game! There was another short one to try and get in the book in the Victoria Racing Club EBF British Stallion Studs Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (phew!) Roulette was 6/5 with us, we laid £2,000 and a couple of monkeys at the price then chased it out to wrist 5/4 briefly.She then crashed into even money as they loaded into the stalls. Then led from start to finish, another disaster. Normal service had been resumed at Glorious Goodwood!At least there was a steel band to play a sad lament to cheer us all going into the concluding Tatler Handicap Stakes.It’s not often you see a 4/1 the field eight horse race but that’s how competitive this looked on paper. The best strategy was to let the punters find the winner.Business was steady, at the off we had three of the eight losing us over a grand. As pure luck would have it the winner and 10/3 favourite Quench Dolly wasn’t one of them. That result gave us a bit back in a race where we could have done our cobblers. It had been a bad day but ended on a high note, at least on course. With two days to go we’re still in with a fighting chance of achieving a winning Glorious Goodwood.Simon Nott is author of Skint Mob!: Tales from the Betting RingCLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS