During a press conference ahead of Manchester United’s match vs Juventus, Paul Pogba wanted to clear the air with Jose Mourinho.So much has been said about the relationship between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, both men really did have major differences at the start of the season.But as the season progressed and they started to understand each other a little bit more, manager and player finally seem to have reached common ground and they are starting to get positive results for the squad.The test they have this Wednesday will be the most difficult of the whole season, but that will be only the start of a gruesome week for the Red Devils as they get ready to visit Etihad Stadium next weekend to play against Manchester City.Pogba needed to come out and clear things about his alleged bad relationship with Jose Mourinho, a smart move on his part because the squad currently cannot afford to have any distractions that will tamper with their aspirations to keep improving in every single competition they play.Pogba has also proved that he is committed to the cause, he has led the team to good results lately and is already shaking off the criticism coming from the fans and an important part of the press.We’re #MUFC – we fight until the end 👊 pic.twitter.com/x5F46GXwOi— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 3, 2018“I would classify it as a good relationship between the coach and the player, it’s the same way as everybody,” said Pogba this Tuesday via Sky Sports.“I’m just the player, I do what he tells me to do because he’s the boss, he’s the manager. I listen and that’s it. I enjoy it. I listen and do it with happiness.”“I’m still playing and I’m happy to play. The manager is the one who chooses who will be captain.”“If he takes the armband it doesn’t change anything for me – I just want to play, perform, that’s my job and give my best for everybody, for the fans the club, that’s it. It didn’t affect me. Nothing changed really.”“Choosing to come back to Manchester United was my choice. Juventus were playing Champions League and Manchester were playing Europa League. I knew, first of all, I wouldn’t play Champions League and I was very happy.”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…“I made my choice and don’t regret it at all. I know Manchester the last few years are not being at the top but I came back just to help the team and try to come back at the top so we are on the way.”“We have a lot of goals so, for me, no it’s not strange. It’s a choice and I don’t regret it all. I’m very happy to come back to Manchester United and wear a shirt and everything. I’m sure we will come back to our best,” he added.Great result, up to the next one 👊🏾 @ManUtd #MUFC pic.twitter.com/Je1Ge5OcDv— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 28, 2018“Do I look sad? I’m happy. Like I said again, I’m happy to wear the shirt, I’m really happy to come back to Manchester United wearing this shirt playing for this team, this big club,” said Paul.“Obviously when you play in a big club like that there is always talk about this club. We know anything can go on but on the pitch always happy, always with a smile, fighting for my teammates’ club and fans. That’s what I do and I’m really happy to do that,” he concluded.Manchester United is about to play against Juventus in Torino, where they will try to avoid getting one step closer to an early Champions League elimination and also attempt to defeat one of the most competitive clubs in European football today.Paul Pogba will also get a lot of mixed feelings for this match, as he faces his former club and is convinced that the Juventus fans will give him a warm welcome after the incredible spell he lived with the Vecchia Signora.Pending on what actually happens during the game at Juventus Stadium, there is no doubt that the absolute favorite to win this match is the Italian club but Manchester United is well-known for surprising top squads when they least expect it under Jose Mourinho’s tutelage.A look back at today’s #UCL training session ahead of Juventus v #MUFC! 👊 pic.twitter.com/6B75VWiQal— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 6, 2018Who will win this Champions League match on Wednesday, Juventus or Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Darjeeling: The Forest department will be lodging an FIR against the motorman of the Intercity Express train that mowed two elephants (mother and cub) in the Jalpaiguri district on Friday morning.The incident occurred at around 7:45 am in between Redbank Tea Estate and Debpara Tea Estate near Railway Pillar 875 and Banarhaat when a herd of elephants were crossing the tracks. The train runs between Siliguri Junction and Alipurduar.While the mother and the calf died on the spot, the rest of the herd moved into Dyna forest. “We have been constantly coordinating with the railways regarding elephant movement throughout the State. In the past, we have requested the railways to ensure that motormans exercise caution while driving through elephant corridors. It seems they have turned a deaf ear,” retorted Binay Krishna Burman, Forest Minister, Government of West Bengal.This year, four elephants have been mowed down by speeding trains (including these two elephants) in North Bengal.Since the conversion of the Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar railways track to broad gauge from meter gauge in 2004, 70 elephants have been killed.Ujjal Ghosh, Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Northern Circle: “The area in which the elephants were mowed down is an established elephant corridor.On Thursday, we had informed the Railways of elephant movement in the area and even intimated them of the location. The elephants were mowed down 500 meters away from the area we had earmarked. Ironically, the accident happened in broad daylight. We will lodge an FIR against the engine motorman.”The railways have constituted an enquiry committee. “The committee after conducting a thorough enquiry will submit its report,” stated Chandravir Raman, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Alipurduar.He, however, stated that the motorman of the train had applied emergency brakes when the elephants appeared on the tracks suddenly.”There is speed restriction of 30 km per hour from 5 pm to 5 am. As the accident occurred after 5 am, there was no speed restriction in the region at the time of the accident,” added Raman.Forest employees complain that the train was at a high speed at the time of the incident.
The book release function of six poetry collections and one anthology of Author Neelam Saxena Chandra was held at ICCR Azad Bhawan on April 20 in the presence of Amarendra Khatua, Director General ICCR and renowned poet, Laxmi Shankar Bajpai, Ex-Dy. Director General, AIR, Dr Mridula Tandon, Philanthropist and Founder Member of SAKSHI and Sudarshan K Cherry, Founder, Authorspress. The books released include two of her English poetry collections titled “The Soul Unbound” and “Trove of Musings” with co-poet Raksha Hegde and four Hindi poetry collections “Main Bahane Lagi Hun”, “Maine Rang Diye Alfaaz”, “Maine Tarashe hain Alfaaz” and “Rangi Main Tere Rang Mein”. An anthology “Ek Sahar Ummid Bhari” compiled by Neelam and edited by Shweta Bhatt was also released during the occasion. The books have been published by Authorspress, which is a publishing venture with a missionary zeal founded by Sudarshan K Cherry. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAn author of four novels, one novella and five short story collections, 19 poetry collections and 10 children’s books, Neelam Saxena Chandra works as Joint Secretary for U.P.S.C., India. She was listed in Forbes as one among 78 most popular authors in the country in 2014.The evening began with the book release of “Main Bahne lagi hun”, followed by “Maine Rang Diye Alfaaz”, “Maine Tarashe hain Alfaaz”, “Rangi Main Tere Rang Mein”, “Trove of Musings” and “The Soul Unbound”. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA very special feature of Neelam’s books is the cover pages which have been made by some well-known artists such as Janhavi Bhide, Pankaj Saxena, Ritu Bhatnagar and Raksha Hegde. This was followed by Neelam reading out a few poems from her collections that touched the heart of the audience. Neelam informed that she is motivated by day-today experiences in and around her in writing poems. The guests praised Neelam for her contribution to the world of literature.An anthology titled’ Ek Sahar Ummid Bhari’ compiled by Neelam Saxena Chandra and edited by Shweta Bhatt was also released on the occasion.
The co-economy is here, inspired by the thinking behind collaboration, cooperation, co-development, co-innovation, co-support, co-opetition, co-anything and co-everything.We can think of the co-economy as a mindset, a process, and a value proposition by which organizations partner with other organizations. They combine their skills, talents and resources for anything from a one-off project to an ongoing initiative. In the co-economy, the customer is at the center — and quite likely, may be one of the active co-players in the effort.Related: How Small Business Owners Should Be Using IoTThe co-economy has emerged from an environment fostered by the internet of things (IoT) that demands speed, improved customer service, greater business agility, better responsiveness, lower costs and compelling customer experiences. Add to this a complex, rapidly evolving technology landscape and it is clear that no company can do it all alone.This is particularly true for firms working to co-develop or co-implement IoT solutions in business-to-business sectors. IoT is built upon complex technologies and processes, from sensor technology to networking to big data and analytics. No single company has expertise in all those areas, particularly if the solution needs to be tailored to the requirements of an industry segment. Collaboration is no longer an option. Vendors must work through a select set of partners, each of which contributes its particular horizontal or vertical capabilities to deliver a complete solution.This is where startups come in. There are hundreds of IoT startups vying to provide either robust horizontal capabilities, modules or platforms for delivering IoT solutions, or specialized applications for specific vertical industry segments. Because IoT is such a big, complex, fast-changing field, it offers startups a unique opportunity to carve out their own place in the market and innovate with established enterprises — if they do it right. Co-innovatin is easy to want, but hard to do.While 95 percent of startups say they want to develop long-term corporate partnerships, according to a recent BCG study, only 57 percent of them have done so. Co-innovation between a startup and a large enterprise can be tricky. Differences in size, culture, expectations and behavior often get in the way of a truly collaborative and productive partnership. Another recent study found that half of startups that do work with corporations rate these experiences as mediocre or worse. This dismal record is not because corporations do not value the contributions of their startup partners — 82 percent said their interactions with startups were somewhat important to very important, and almost a quarter of them viewed their startup relationships as mission critical.Related: How Startups Can Be Invited to the Big IoT PartySo, why can’t they get it right?To ensure a successful co-innovation partnership with a large corporation, keep in mind the following lessons:Both parties should take the time to make sure they are aligned in their vision and values, with clearly defined and realistic roles and expectations.Startups should be careful not to be drawn into either custom single customer development or several disparate custom projects that take up significant resources or even shift the resources away from the core capability and don’t result in a scalable and repeatable solution that brings in revenue.Startups should ask, is it real, or is it a science project? If you are working with a large customer, make sure you are working with their production team, rather than an advanced research group. If you’re working with a large vendor, avoid projects that are focused on thought leadership or “innovation as a sales tool.”Make allowances for a possible culture clash. The enterprise may not be able to move as quickly as the startup is used to, and the startup may not have all the formal processes in place that the enterprise needs.Startups should think about how they can scale their solution by working collaboratively with large enterprises that have experience, resources, contacts and credibility in the marketplace. This is especially true if the startup wants to grow its presence on a global scale.When enterprises bring a new startup solution to their customers, they take ownership of the success and reliability of the solution, so they should choose a startup partner with a good chance of stability and longevity.Both partners must have a commitment to the long-term roadmap of the solution and their partnership, not just short-term revenues.Start small and build on incremental successes. Have achievable milestones, fail fast, quickly correct things that are going in the wrong direction and move on.Related: How the Internet of Things Inspired a New Startup NicheWhen it works, it works for all.When partners keep those tips in mind, co-innovating between startups and large enterprises can be good for both parties.Let’s look at some of the advantages from a large vendor perspective. First, by working with a nimble startup, vendors can often fill in a missing piece for their solution — and deliver it to customers faster than they would be able to do it on their own. Additionally, many large vendors focus on providing broad platforms, or developing common horizontal modules that can be used to deliver vertical solutions. They often rely on channel partners, application developers, integrators and yes, startups, to develop these solutions for specific markets. Startups can differentiate a large vendor’s offerings, providing specialized capabilities that help make the sale to customers that might otherwise go with a niche player.From the startup perspective, co-innovating with an industry giant can be scary, but if done right, it can boost the startup’s credibility and help propel it into the market. When startups co-innovate with large vendors, they gain access to customers and channel partners where they might not get in the door on their own. As Brian McGlynn, COO and co-founder of IoT startup Davra Networks, told me recently, “When you partner with a large vendor and are validated in their ecosystem, you have a stronger play.” Or, if the startup is co-innovating directly with a large customer, it develops a targeted product that it can then sell to other customers, using the original customer as an important reference account.What are some of the factors from the startup’s viewpoint that contribute to win-win co-innovation experiences? Co-innovation between a startup and an enterprise works best when each party fills a gap in the other’s capabilities, and when they share equitably in both the work and the rewards.Related: The ‘Internet of Things’ Is Steering the On-Demand Economy. Want to Be a Part of It?Josef Brunner, CEO of relayr, an IoT startup, pointed out that it’s important to be guided by your overall strategy when evaluating co-innovation opportunities. “Sometimes it’s hard to say no to a big company,” he said in an interview. “Founders and CEOs want to take the opportunity to partner with an industry leader, but you have to make sure it’s the right thing to do strategically. Otherwise, it’s easy to lose your identity.” Another guiding principle for relayr has been to keep the focus on the customer — always. “Don’t fall in love with the technology. Co-innovation should be about helping the customer be commercially successful. The most important thing is to keep the customer at the very center of what we do, understand their challenges and always think of the business case.”“You can bring in partners by having the right architecture, but you need the right governance to make it work,” Davra’s McGlynn also pointed out. It is important to have explicit agreements around who owns what, who decides what, how prices are set and how revenue is shared. “With the right governance environment, both sides can make money.”Finally, it’s important to develop the relationship incrementally, taking the time to understand the other partner and to define appropriate roles. As Josef Brunner told me, “A lot of companies want to boil the ocean in one day, and that’s very challenging. We take an approach of, ‘crawl before you walk, walk before you run.’”So, begin taking those first steps toward co-development. Be prepared with a clear value proposition, application, and proof of concept, then find the right corporate partner to develop it and take it to market with you. Welcome to the co-economy! August 10, 2017 Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 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