Former Manchester United boss David Moyes revealed he had secured Toni Kroos’ services before he was fired from the clubMoyes was brought into Old Trafford in 2013 to replace the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, who had retired after winning another Premier League title.However, Moyes’ reign in charge at United only lasted 10 months with the club board replacing him with Ryan Giggs in April 2014 on an interim basis.Now Moyes has revealed that he had actually beaten Real Madrid to signing Kroos from Bayern Munich with a verbal agreement.But the Scotsman’s demise at United led to Real signing Kroos instead on a six-year contract.“Toni Kroos had agreed to come Manchester United with me,” Moyes told talkSPORT.“I met him and his wife and we agreed on it all when he was at Bayern Munich. But it was only going to get done at the end of the season before he joined Real Madrid.”Moyes won 27 of his 51 matches in charge at United and was sacked with the club only seventh in the Premier League table.But the 55-year-old is adamant he deserved more time to turn things around at United.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Do I feel I should have been given more time? Of course, I do,” added Moyes.“To go to a club like Manchester United and follow someone like Sir Alex after the time he had been there, to stay for ten months…“It couldn’t be a revolution at Manchester United, it had to be evolution. It had to take time.“I wasn’t going to come in and change all the things Alex had done, but there were lots of things that had to be changed at the club.“You look at the way Chelsea and Man City had been doing things and changing things along the way – Manchester United had been winning because they had a special manager and a special group of players.“But when that all changed, it was going to take time to find its way.“I still think they’re having difficult times at the moment.”Moyes has since coached Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham United.
Man killed in El Cajon after two pickup trucks collide February 1, 2018 Posted: February 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 4:59 PM KUSI Newsroom EL CAJON (KUSI) — A 49-year-old man was thrown from his vehicle and fatally injured Thursday morning when two pickup trucks collided in an El Cajon intersection, police said.The 2001 Nissan Frontier and 1999 Ford F150 crashed a little before 12:35 a.m. at the intersection of Jamacha Road and East Main Street, El Cajon police Lt. Stephen Kirk said. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found both badly damaged trucks disabled in the intersection, with witnesses tending to a man on the ground in the roadway. That man, the Frontier’s 49-year-olddriver, was pronounced dead at the scene, Kirk said. His name was withheld pending family notifications.The Ford’s 34-year-old driver was uninjured.A preliminary investigation determined the Ford was eastbound on East Main Street and the Nissan was traveling north on Jamacha Road when they crashed, though it wasn’t immediately clear who was at fault, Kirk said. Investigators did not immediately know if alcohol or drugs were involved.The intersection was closed for several hours and drivers were asked to avoid the area as police wrapped up their investigation, but it was expected to reopen before 8 a.m. KUSI Newsroom,
Coated magazine paper manufacturer NewPage Corporation has announced that its first quarter revenues were $1.2 billion, a 150 percent increase from $476 million in the first quarter in 2007, and net income was $7 million, up from a $20 million loss during the same period last year.NewPage’s sharp spike in revenue comes a little more than four months after the Miamisburg, Ohio-based company acquired Stora Enso North America. As a result of the acquisition, NewPage incurred $9 million in pretax charges, including $6 million in accelerated depreciation and inventory write-offs. NewPage’s coated paper volume jumped 104 percent in the first quarter over the same period in 2007.EBITDA was $158 million for the quarter, compared to $46 million in the first quarter of 2007. NewPage had more than $4.7 billion in year-end pro forma net revenue for 2007.In a statement, chairman and CEO Mark A. Suwyn indicated that while much of the first quarter increase in volume was because of the Stora Enso acquisition, a planned increase in the average price of paper caused customers to buy more before the spike. “Demand for our products was strong as a result of rationalized industry supply from reduced imports and capacity closures, as well as some inventory builds by customers in advance of a price increase.” In January, NewPage announced a major restructuring as a way to integrate the Stora Enso facilities. As part of the plan, NewPage said it would close certain operations in Maine, Ohio and Wisconsin, affecting about 600 employees,Going PublicEarlier this month, NewPage announced a proposed initial offering of common stock. Goldman, Sachs & Co. is representing NewPage in the process. According to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, NewPage hopes to raise $805 million.In December, fellow paper company Verso Paper also filed for an IPO. The company was reportedly looking to raise about $300 million. Verso is expected to report its first quarter earnings Thursday.
5 Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 3:16 7 ways smart home devices can help you sleep better Tags Comments Smart lightbulb at CES 2019. David Becker / Getty Images Today, you can operate almost everything in your house from your phone. But, like most technology, nothing is perfect. While smart lightbulbs themselves aren’t dangerous, the apps and platforms that control them might be. Last month, Dark Cubed, an American cybersecurity company, released its State of IoT Security report and detailed potential security threats in smart home devices. Dark Cubed said it purchased several in-home smart devices that can be found at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy or other stores and tested their security. While the company said that it wasn’t surprising that most of the apps weren’t secure, the IoT (Internet of Things) lightbulbs were even worse. According to Dark Cubed, simply dimming your smart lightbulb could be enabling real-time location sharing. “What was surprising was the fact that some of these devices, such as the IoT lightbulb, were so insecure that it is beyond what could be considered a mistake,” Dark Cubed reported. “We found that the extent to which the manufacturers and infrastructure associated with these devices communicate with, or is related to, China is shocking and has significant national security implications.”The company also noted that while most IoT devices are manufactured in China, some of the tested devices and their companion apps were secure and didn’t share data.”Unfortunately, consumers have no ability to differentiate between the safe and the dangerous devices given the lack of focus on security by retailers,” Dark Cubed said in its report. Mobile Security