Sergio Romero admits that securing major silverware has to be a top target for Manchester United in 2019-20 after enduring two trophyless campaigns.The Red Devils appeared to have got back into the winning habit during Jose Mourinho’s debut season at the helm in 2016-17.They were, however, to secure just a runner-up finish in the Premier League a year later, while 2018-19 proved to be forgettable on a number of levels. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Mourinho was relieved of his duties, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was unable to deliver Champions League qualification or tangible success in domestic cup competitions.United are entering another summer rebuilding programme as a result, with Romero eager to see the club return to the top of at least one podium next term.The Argentina international goalkeeper told the club’s official website when asked for his message to an expectant fan base: “The message is the same as always: we will try to do the best we can, we will try to be better than last season.“This year we didn’t win any trophies; next season we want to win a trophy, take the club to the highest position we can.“You are already used to us winning and celebrating and we want this too: to keep celebrating and winning and trying to be the best we can.”Solskjaer has already conceded that a Premier League title challenge is unlikely at Old Trafford any time soon.United will, however, be back in the hunt for FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Europa League honours next season.Prior to those campaigns getting underway, the Red Devils are set to discover their English top-flight fixture list on June 13.Romero is among those looking forward to the big reveal but claims derby dates with Manchester City and Liverpool will not be the first games he checks out.He added: “No, the first thing I look at is who we’re playing first, the first game of the season, because that’s the day that we have to aim to be at our best physically and mentally and then after, of course, we look at the derbies, when we’re playing City home and away, or Liverpool or Arsenal.“I think every player looks at when we’re going to face the big teams.”The new Premier League season will get underway on the weekend of August 10. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Drivers near the historic Town of Louisbourg will be travelling on strong, smooth pavement after the completion of a paving project tendered by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The tender involves repaving on Trunk 22 from the Louisbourg Town Line north for 4.5 kilometres until it connects with new pavement completed previously. “Not only will this project benefit local residents but it will also make it easier for the many visitors who come to the Louisbourg National Historic Site,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Making our tourist attractions more accessible is a major part of our job at Transportation and Public Works.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
She was arrested while selling the mobile phones in the Kandy town yesterday.The Chinese woman is to be produced before the Kandy Magistrate today. A Chinese woman was arrested in Kandy while she was selling mobile phones, the police media unit said today.The police said that the woman was in Sri Lanka as a tourist and had no authorization to do business.
In Peru, a caregiver helps a girl wash her hands with soap in a early childhood development centre, in Ventanilla, outside the capital Lima. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2088/Susan Markisz In Haiti in 2010, a girl washes her hands near a UNICEF tent in the Dei Gloria School, in central Port-au-Prince. She and other students have participated in cholera-prevention lessons. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2632/Roger LeMoyne “Washing hands before eating and after defecation drastically reduces the spread of diarrhoeal disease and has far reaching effects on the health and welfare of children and communities,” the global head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes, Sanjay Wijesekera, said in a message marking the Day, whose theme this year is The Power Is in our Hands.“The simple act of handwashing with soap is one of the most effective ways to save children’s lives.”In Ethiopia, some 5 million children are participating in handwashing demonstrations and workshops around the country. In Yemen, Global Handwashing Day celebrations will take place in 3,300 schools, involving 1.4 million children. There is also a mass media campaign aimed at sensitizing the public around hand washing. One thousand schools in Viet Nam; 450 primary schools in Sierra Leone and 424 in Mali; 200 schools in 50 communities in the Gambia; 12 cities in Indonesia and 22 educational institutions in several municipalities in Bolivia – will be holding Global Hand Washing Day activities.According to UNICEF, diarrhoea remains the second largest cause of under-five mortality globally. Some 600,000 children die each year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene out of a total of over 1.7 billion cases. In Sri Lanka, school girls wash their hands with soap and water at individual sinks at K.M. Vivehananda Vidalayam School in Eastern Province. © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2144/Tom Pietrasik In Mali, boys wash their hands at a handwashing station outside the Fatao primary school in the village of Fatao. © UNICEF/MLIA2010-00665/Olivier Asselin (Left-right) Jemal Iremadze (11), Akaki Kheladze (12) Irina Romanchenko (10), and Nana Sarishvili (10) wash their hands at the children’s home in the village of Kokhnari, Georgia. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-3029/Giacomo Pirozzi In Vietnam, 10-year-old Lu Thi Dung and other students wash their hands with soap and water at Ban Pho Primary School in remote Lao Cai Province. © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0225/Josh Estey Boys play in the safe water being pumped through a large hose in Aceh Province on Sumatra Island, Indonesia. The school was severely damaged in the tsunami and most of its staff and students killed. It was rebuilt with UNICEF support. © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1894/Josh Estey In Haiti in 2010, a child washes her hands during educational activities held for Global Handwashing day at a refugee camp in Port au Prince. © UNICEF/HTIA2010-00590/Marco Dormino ‹ ›These diseases are also associated with a higher risk of stunting, as shown by low weight for age and developmental delay, and they take a huge toll on society. However, one of the simplest and most inexpensive barriers to infection is hand washing with soap. “The evidence is clear. Each individual – every mother, every child, every teacher, every member of every community – can contribute to the health of all by just washing their hands,” Mr. Wijesekera said. “If you knew of something monumental that could benefit the world, you would do it. Everyone has this power – simply wet, lather and rinse – with soap and water.”