All posts tagged: disgrace

Sir Jim Ratcliffe slams training ground ‘disgrace’ at Man United in remarkable leaked email

Sir Jim Ratcliffe slams training ground ‘disgrace’ at Man United in remarkable leaked email

[ad_1] New Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly sent a note to members of staff at the club calling to increase the tidiness around Carrington and Old Trafford, picking out the IT department and the academy changing rooms as particular concerns. The billionaire is overseeing an overhaul of the club since arriving earlier in the season. He has already brought in Sir Dave Brailsford, while Omar Berrada will start as CEO in the summer. United are also making a move to bring in Dan Ashworth as sporting director. It is now reported that Ratcliffe himself has been undertaking an audit of all elements of the club, which involved a recent visit to Carrington and Old Trafford. That has prompted a request from the new co-owner on the cleanliness around the place. READ MORE: Manchester United’s path to Europe explained with exact permutations following Chelsea blow READ MORE: Guardiola ‘problem’, telling nickname – Inside Erik ten Hag’s Bayern Munich spell as return ‘eyed’ “I had a good two-day visit to both Carrington and Old …

Erik ten Hag labels reaction to Manchester United’s Coventry win ’embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’

Erik ten Hag labels reaction to Manchester United’s Coventry win ’embarrassing’ and a ‘disgrace’

[ad_1] Ten Hag admitted Antony should not have acted in such fashion but revealed that his behaviour was a reaction to early provocation from Coventry players. “Did you see the reaction of Harry Maguire?” Ten Hag asked. “He [Antony] was provoked. This was a reaction to that. You haven’t seen the provocation, you only saw the reaction. But he should not do it. “But I have also seen Harry Maguire straight after and others. We should acknowledge the performance from Coventry to come into that final and come back. We are for 70 minutes totally dominating the game by far and creating many chances and 3-0 must have been the game closed. But the return from their side was very good.” United play bottom club Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night when Ten Hag could be without at least 12 senior players after his squad was further decimated by injuries sustained against Coventry. Ten Hag has doubts over Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford and hopes Alejandro Garnacho and Bruno Fernandes can recover from …

‘An absolute disgrace’: decision to scrap FA Cup replays met with fury | FA Cup

‘An absolute disgrace’: decision to scrap FA Cup replays met with fury | FA Cup

[ad_1] New changes to the format of the FA Cup, including an end to replays and the final being played during the league season, have been met with strong criticism with the decision-making process described as an “absolute disgrace”. Replays are to be dropped from the first round onwards from next season and the final moved to the penultimate weekend of the Premier League campaign, as part of a deal agreed between the FA and Premier League. Mark Bullingham, the FA’s chief executive, said the agreement would secure “a strong format for the future” for a trophy that continues to generate the majority of the FA’s income. The Premier League is understood to have argued that change was necessary due to the expansion of European fixtures from next season. For smaller clubs that traditionally stood to benefit from replays, however, this perspective has not been shared. Mark Palios, a former chief executive of the FA and executive chair of League Two side Tranmere Rovers, was strongly critical of the changes. “The process is an absolute …

Melania Trump Thinks the Hush Money Trial Is a “Disgrace,” Is Probably Still Pissed at Her Husband for Allegedly Sleeping With a Porn Star: Report

Melania Trump Thinks the Hush Money Trial Is a “Disgrace,” Is Probably Still Pissed at Her Husband for Allegedly Sleeping With a Porn Star: Report

[ad_1] When Donald Trump was charged last year by the Manhattan District attorney’s office for allegedly trying to cover up the hush money payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels, Melania Trump made her feelings on the situation pretty clear by opting not to attend his post-arraignment speech, despite it occurring at her own house. What are the former first lady’s thoughts on the matter one year later, with the trial now officially underway? According to a new report, they appear to have evolved—but only slightly. The New York Times’ Katie Rogers, who wrote a book on first ladies, reports that Melania has privately called the legal proceedings “a disgrace,” and believes, per the Times, that “the trial itself is unfair,” according to people familiar with the matter. She apparently also shares the ex-president’s opinion that the case amounts to election interference. Yet it appears that the former first lady’s feelings with regard to the alleged affair her husband had—which he has long denied—have not changed. Per the Times: In January 2018, when she first …

The Thames has become a ‘national disgrace’ – so we tested the water to see how bad it really is

The Thames has become a ‘national disgrace’ – so we tested the water to see how bad it really is

[ad_1] The Telegraph did its own test of the water and the results were damning – Clara Molden It’s strange, really, that one of our most beloved, lyrical books about English rivers should have been written in the dying embers of the Victorian era. When Kenneth Grahame was writing about a rat and a mole passing their days “simply messing about in boats” – inspired by the walks he took with his son by the River Thames and its tributaries in Berkshire – the waters that flowed past his house and on to London were a cesspool often blamed for the diseases that ripped through the city, characterising that age as one of filth and sickness. Microbiologist Arthur Hassall perhaps put it best when writing about life on the banks of the Thames in 1850: “A portion of the inhabitants of the metropolis are made to consume, in some form or another, a portion of their own excrement, and moreover, to pay for the privilege.” You feel Mr Hassall would be disappointed to know that …

‘A national disgrace’: Oxford rail at River Thames pollution ahead of Boat Race | The Boat Race

‘A national disgrace’: Oxford rail at River Thames pollution ahead of Boat Race | The Boat Race

[ad_1] The University of Oxford’s rowing coach has called the pollution in the River Thames a “national disgrace” after high levels of E coli were found on the Boat Race course. Sean Bowden, who has coached Oxford since 1997, also admitted that the health risks could also stop the tradition of the winning cox being thrown or jumping into the river. As the Guardian first reported on Tuesday, organisers have issued new safety guidance this year, including a warning to rowers not to enter the water and to cover any open wounds. The unprecedented action came after levels of E coli were found to be nearly 10 times higher than levels found in bathing waters graded as “poor” by Environment Agency standards – the worst possible rating. “It’s a national disgrace isn’t it?” said Bowden. “It’s very concerning. And it would be terrific if the Boat Race drew attention to it. We are very keen to play a part and we recognise we have a role and a responsibility to it. “Once in a while …

Chinese Foreign Minister calls war in Gaza a ‘disgrace for civilisation’, accuses US of tactics to suppress China

Chinese Foreign Minister calls war in Gaza a ‘disgrace for civilisation’, accuses US of tactics to suppress China

[ad_1] Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a press conference on the sideline of the National People’s Congress in Beijing, Thursday, March 7, 2024. NG HAN GUAN / AP China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday, March 7, called Israel’s war in Gaza a “disgrace for civilization” and reiterated Beijing’s calls for an “immediate ceasefire.” “It is a tragedy for humankind and a disgrace for civilization that today, in the 21st century, this humanitarian disaster cannot be stopped,” Wang told journalists at a press conference. Beijing has been calling for an immediate ceasefire since the start of the current Israel-Hamas war in October 2023. China has historically been sympathetic to the Palestinian cause and supportive of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And President Xi Jinping has called for an “international peace conference” to resolve the fighting. “No reason can justify the continuation of the conflict, and no excuse can justify being desperately killed,” Wang said. “The international community must act urgently, making an immediate ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities an overriding …

Trump’s Dad Resurrected Via AI to Tell Son He’s a Disgrace

Trump’s Dad Resurrected Via AI to Tell Son He’s a Disgrace

[ad_1] “I’m ashamed you have my name.” Daddy Issues Deepfakes were little more than a looming threat last election cycle, but this time around they seem almost certain to have a corrosive effect on the discourse. That doesn’t always mean that AI-generated fakes are mistaken for the real thing. The very existence of AI-generated imagery and audio, experts have pointed out, means that politicians who were actually caught saying something dumb or bad have a new excuse: they can just blame the embarrassing footage on AI. Nobody has leaned into that convenient new reality harder than one-time president and current mass defendent Donald Trump, who’s already falsely claimed multiple times that genuine video and photos of him were the product of AI. Now, the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump political action committee that Trump claimed — wrongly — had used AI to generate unflattering clips of him, is flipping the script by using AI to summon up footage of Trump’s long-deceased dad to excoriate his son in a vicious attack ad. “Donny, I always knew you’d blow …

Water bills to rise by average 6% from April – as price hike branded ‘a disgrace’ | Business News

Water bills to rise by average 6% from April – as price hike branded ‘a disgrace’ | Business News

[ad_1] The average household water and sewerage bill in England and Wales is to go up by an average 6% from April to help unlock “record investment”, an industry group has announced. Water UK said the increases, equivalent to £27 a year, would leave households with an average annual bill of £473. The body said the increase, while down on the previous year’s hike, was needed to fund infrastructure improvements following a backlash over deliberate sewage discharges and poor water supply resilience. It announced in October last year that it was seeking permission for a much greater contribution from bill-payers over the second half of the decade. In return for the money, the proposed business plan promised 10 new reservoirs, to cut leaks and stop the equivalent of 6,800 Olympic-sized swimming pools-worth of sewage spills. Water UK said the latest hike would unlock a record £14bn investment to ensure supply security and “significantly reduce” the amount of sewage in rivers and seas. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 7:39 Oct: ‘Sewage …

UK COVID-19 Inquiry: Humza Yousaf branded Scottish Police Federation a ‘disgrace’ during pandemic | UK News

UK COVID-19 Inquiry: Humza Yousaf branded Scottish Police Federation a ‘disgrace’ during pandemic | UK News

[ad_1] Humza Yousaf branded the Scottish Police Federation a “disgrace” during the pandemic, a message shown to the UK COVID-19 Inquiry has revealed. His comment about the SPF – which represents rank-and-file officers – came to light while Scotland’s first minister gave evidence to the inquiry on Thursday. In a message with the then justice secretary Mr Yousaf in June 2020, deputy first minister John Swinney said: “I have just caught up with the latest insight into SPF thinking!” Mr Yousaf responded: “They’re a disgrace. Right through this pandemic they have shown an arrogance and retrograde thinking. Chief (constable) was livid last night.” Jamie Dawson KC, counsel to the inquiry, asked why he described the SPF as a disgrace. Mr Yousaf replied: “This was me expressing my frustration in what would have been a private conversation with a colleague. “And sometimes when you are venting those private frustrations to a colleague, you use language that you regret.” Mr Yousaf claimed he had a “good relationship” with the SPF, but they “didn’t always get along”. He …