You’re reading Back of the Envelope, an experiment that aims to bring shorter, quicker content to FiveThirtyEight. In that sense, Klinsmann left the U.S. in basically the same state in which he found it. However, his stint as coach was always about more than just on-field results; he was also supposed to overhaul America’s talent base and install a more competitive playing style. And in those categories — essentially wearing the “technical director” hat, rather than that of “head coach” — Klinsmann acquitted himself more ably, a shift personified by 18-year-old rising star Christian Pulisic. Such improvements never sustained themselves on the pitch for Klinsmann — at least not in conjunction with his at-times bizarre tactical experimentation — and that’s why he’s no longer the U.S.’s coach. But his successor will probably be picking up the team in a better place than Klinsmann did back in 2011, despite what the rankings may say. Share on Facebook Jurgen Klinsmann’s up-and-down career as manager of the United States men’s national soccer team has officially ended after five tumultuous years, with the USMNT announcing his dismissal Monday. Klinsmann arrived in 2011 after the team’s performance fell off late in Bob Bradley’s tenure as coach, and the German made significant gains early on: The U.S.’s Elo rating rose from 1714 (34th-best in the world) when Klinsmann took over to a high of 1858 (ninth in the world) after the team tied Portugal 2-2 in the 2014 World Cup. But ever since then, it’s been mostly downhill for the Stars and Stripes, culminating in a 33rd-place Elo ranking after the U.S. lost 4-0 to Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier last week.
Related Items:five cays, Pdm, premier rufus ewing, sean astwood TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2014 – The Premier is not being proactive enough about the so called, ‘sluggish processing’of the Crown Land Unit application of the resort development project touted for Five Cays. It was during the PDM Party’s mid-term report card press Conference, that shadow minister for business in the Opposition Party and Member for Five Cays, Hon Sean Astwood explained the problems and the TC Weekly news quotes him saying: “I do know that government departments that have responsibility of facilitating this development need to get their act together.” As for what the Member feels is at stake here, everything. “I am afraid that if that doesn’t happen soon the developers might look somewhere else to do their project.” Cabinet has already approved and bragged about the development; five months later the eco-adventure, low density, spa resort project remains in limbo because of bureaucracy. Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Rundown road Manikganj’s rural area. Photo: UNBRundown roads, filled with potholes, appear to be becoming a distinguishing feature of Manikganj’s rural areas.Potholes, which pepper the roads, regularly cause severe traffic disruptions.Commuters and vehicle drivers told UNB that woes on the roads were nothing new but students, officer goers, and patients, in particular, suffered the most.Locals blamed public representatives and contractors for the situation but a parliamentarian faulted the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).It is estimated that dilapidated roads, covering some 100 kilometres, stretch across Manikganj’s seven upazilas. At least 20 newly-built or repaired roads in rural areas had been damaged within a year, with carpeting on most of them wearing off.LGED repaired 90km road in 2017-18 fiscal year with Tk 160 million. For the current fiscal, the government approved Tk 480 million for works on 167km road, including repair of 96km.Locals identified corruption and irregularities as key reasons for the sorry state of the roads. They accused the contractors of using low-quality materials during repairs, which left the roads vulnerable to damage.Manikganj-2 parliamentarian Momtaz Begum blamed the concerned authorities for the road conditions.“Supervising the repair work and taking care of the roads is the responsibility of the concerned department. The roads are not properly repaired because of their negligence,” she claimed.LGED executive engineer Naeema Najnin Naj said the repair works did not take place under her supervision. “I am not responsible for someone else’s alleged negligence,” she said, hoping to do a good job with the scheduled road repair.
Reading books is something I have been doing ever since I remember. I read all kind of books whatever I can lay my hands on, the historical ones, non-fiction, biographies or fantasy. But here is the catch, I read quite a few of them on my laptop or my e-reader.Honestly, I can’t understand the whole debate between the people who read books online (or digitally) and those who don’t. I’d rather have a discussion on what one should be munching on while reading a good book. Dessert, potato chips with garlic cheese dip or maybe a hot bowl of soup will do? Because it makes no difference, just like reading a book through whichever medium you want! Books are to be enjoyed, to cry your heart out or to close it down with a good long sigh and a smile. As long as a book does that to you, does it really matter how you read it? Between The Covers is a weekly column on reading up and rating down
Tags: MSC Cruises, Venice Friday, June 7, 2019 Travelweek Group MSC Opera departure cancelled following Venice crash Posted by VENICE — Following the dramatic crash of the MSC Opera in Venice earlier this week, MSC Cruises has announced a cruise cancellation as it awaits the completion of an ensuing investigation. According to an official statement, the MSC Opera was required to undergo repair works after it rammed into a dock in Venice’s Giudecca Canal on June 2. Though repairs were already completed on Monday, the ship is currently still waiting for authorities to give it the go ahead to sail.“As these procedures are taking a few days longer than originally expected, and we now know that the ship will not be able to depart in time for its next sailing, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the upcoming cruise sailing from Bari on June 8, and from Venice on June 9,” said the cruise line.MSC Opera was due to host 2,451 guests from 53 countries on the cruise. MSC Cruises says it has informed passengers and travel agents about the cancellation, and is offering alternative options, including a full refund of the cruise fare and incurred travel expenses as well as any pre-booked services. More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAdditionally, the company is offering a 50% discount on a future seven- to 21-night cruise before the end of 2020. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share