‘Solskjaer needs 10 windows to turn Man Utd around!’

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer may need as many as 10 transfer windows to make Manchester United competitive again, says Mark Robins.The man calling the shots at Old Trafford has seen out two transfer markets in his reign so far.No additions were made in the first, as he was interim coach at the time, while only Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James were added to the Red Devils’ ranks over the summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career With the departures of several experienced stars taken into account, United are considered by some to be no stronger than they were at the end of 2018-19.Many have suggested they are in fact weaker this term, with Solskjaer paying the price as he falls under ever-increasing pressure amid ongoing struggles for consistency.Former United striker Robins, who once saved Sir Alex Ferguson from the sack, fears it is going to take several more years and considerable patience for those in Manchester to get back on track.He told talkSPORT: “I’d love to see Ole get the time to be able to build, because he is not doing it in one window; he’s going to need six, seven, eight, nine… 10 windows!”You don’t get that time generally. Ultimately what he is doing is trying to implement the processes Sir Alex had in place prior to his retirement.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United 2019-20“I think that is a huge ask. Remember Sir Alex went years prior to winning his first trophy and that will be very, very difficult to replicate because of the modern-day pressures.”Having said that, if things are moving in the right direction then he will get some time. I also think Ole is a character that’s not putting himself front and centre; he’s putting his club front and centre.”So he will be part of a process moving forward to make United successful again, and I don’t think he makes any qualms about that. I think that is something to be applauded and respected.”It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer will be given the time he requires in order to complete a sizeable rebuilding job.Things are not about to get any easier for the Norwegian as United return to action after the international break with a home date against Premier League leaders Liverpool. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Crystal Marks First Construction Milestone for Crystal Endeavor

first_imgSteel cutting ceremony held at MV WERFTEN for Crystal’s first Polar Class expedition yacht MIAMI, January 15, 2018 – Crystal marked an important construction milestone in Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises’ expansion, as it cut the first piece of steel for Crystal Endeavor at MV WERFTEN Shipyard in Stralsund, Germany. Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber, was joined by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and CEO of Crystal’s parent company, Genting Hong Kong (GHK); Colin Au, group president of GHK; Jarmo Laakso, CEO of MV WERFTEN; and local dignitaries Harry Glawe, Economics Minister of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, and Dr. Alexander Badrow, Lord Mayor of Stralsund at the ceremony held at the shipyard on Monday, January 15. “Today is a special day in the development of Crystal Endeavor, which will introduce the next level of exploration for the Crystal brand,” Wolber said. “We are pleased to collaborate again with the experts at MV WERFTEN as we work toward a vision for Crystal Endeavor that truly embodies the spirit of discovery of Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises.” “We look forward to this innovative expedition yacht with great anticipation in the Stralsund shipyard,” Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay said. “A highlight is our investment of over 20 million euros in new equipment so that the Stralsund shipyard will be able to continue to build cruise ships efficiently in the future.” “Crystal Endeavor is a truly exceptional ship. We are proud to be able to implement this project and are particularly pleased to, once again, be starting shipbuilding activities in the Stralsund shipyard, creating hundreds of new jobs,” Laakso said. Set to debut in 2020, Crystal Endeavor will be the largest and most spacious purpose-built Polar Class ship featuring Crystal’s celebrated service and hospitality, all-suite, butler-serviced accommodations, and unmatched choices for bold adventure in the world’s most remote destinations. By sea, river, land or air, Crystal is redefining the way the world views luxury travel. The world-renowned Crystal Experience – featuring global journeys with Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Luxury Air – continues to entice the world’s most discerning travelers with incomparable luxury and unparalleled personal service. Crystal will expand its fleet with the upcoming Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel river ships, the Crystal Endeavor expedition yacht and an entirely new class of ocean ships over the next five years. Celebrating 27 years of excellence, Crystal Cruises is the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, having earned “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for 24 years; been voted “World’s Best Large Ship Cruise Line” by Travel + Leisure readers for 20 years; and the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by travel professional organization Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015 & 2016).  The readers of Travel + Leisure also voted Crystal River Cruises the “World’s Best River Cruise Line” and Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises the “World’s Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” in 2017. Crystal is proud to be a platinum partner of the professionals of ASTA. Join the hundreds of thousands who follow Crystal Cruises’ Facebook pageand @crystalcruises on Twitter and Instagram, and engage in the conversation with #crystalcruises.last_img read more

This Easy and Delicious Pork Rub Recipe is Perfect for Summer Grilling

first_img How to Cook Steak in the Oven When it comes to pork, it’s safe to say that North Carolinians know a thing or three. From beginning to end, it’s almost as if cooking a pig is part of every person from the Tar Heel State’s DNA. It’s no different for chef Adam Hayes from Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley, which is nestled in the town of Sapphire.Hayes, a North Carolina native, started out as a fry cook in a sandwich shop. He caught the cooking bug and went on to spend five years as the executive chef at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville (during which time he hosted a dinner at the James Beard House in New York City and shipped up all North Carolina ingredients). He joined the team at Lonesome Valley in 2015 and has since garnered a faithful following of foodies from around the country.Canyon KitchenWe convinced Hayes to share his go-to pork rub recipe. In his words:This is a great all-purpose rub that works wonderfully on pork, barbecue, and ribs. I even use it on corn and veggies, too. I like using rubs versus brines on meats in general.I developed this barbecue rub early on in my career at one of my first jobs but felt like it could be better. I experimented at home with multiple spices and combinations. One of my all-time favorite seasonings comes from Old Towne in Charleston, South Carolina. I use this stuff on everything (currently and in my past). So, for this rub, I wanted something that was similar but worked well on all forms of meats and vegetables.“This rub was developed specifically for pork. All things pork! Pork butt and ribs are the standards.”It has a balance of heat, sweet, and salt. For this rub, I use Stax’s seasoning salt as the base. They are located in Greenville, South Carolina. I tried their seasoning salt at a food show many years ago and joked that the stuff must have crack in it. I was hooked immediately. Still my preferred seasoning salt.This rub was developed specifically for pork. All things pork! Pork butt and ribs are the standards. I’ve used in a cure for bacon, rubbed this on the outside of a country ham I’ve made, used it in a brine solution for pork loin, and added it to my famous Hayes barbecue sauce. This rub is no stranger to chicken, quail, squab, Guinea hen, salmon, flounder, and beef ribs (although I don’t typically like it on beef, as it’s a little sweet for beef).It works great on grilled vegetables. It’s a nice addition to corn pudding, casseroles of any kind, batters for frying fish and vegetables … anything really! I think this is a very universal rub. It’s handy to have in the kitchen when you are looking to add flavor to what you’re cooking. Experiment with it. You may find it enhances an already great creation.Chef Adam Hayes’ Pork Rub RecipeGrandriver/Getty ImagesIngredients:2 c blackening seasoning1 c salt.5 c black pepper.5 c brown sugar.5 c paprika¼ c ground mustard.25 c Stax’s seasoning salt3 tbsp thyme2 tbsp red pepper flakes2 tbsp chili powder2 tbsp garlic powder2 bay leavesMethod:In a large bowl, add all ingredients.Gently mix until evenly distributed.Store in an air-tight container.Article originally published November 30, 2017, by Cator Sparks. Last updated by Sam Slaughter. Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Editors’ Recommendations How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Knowlast_img read more