Ferland Mendy: “In Lyon he defended less and attacked a lot”

first_imgFerland Mendy has granted an interview on Real Madrid Television, in which he has been excited in the previous of his second Classic with the white elastic. The side, which points to ownership next Sunday, also explained his relationship with Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema and how it has adapted quickly to the demands of Spanish football. Relationship with Zidane: “In my first meeting with him we talked and he told me that he was welcome, that he was one more player of his team and that he showed what I am worth, that he gave everything.”Spanish football and French football: “The difference is that the level of play is higher. When you are going to train it is to work, reach that level as soon as possible and demonstrate it in the matches. Above all, demonstrate your level. The game with the ball is faster , more displacements, more races, that makes the difference between the League and Ligue 1. You can lose against a team that is at the bottom of the table, but plays as one that is at the top of Ligue 1 “.Adaptation: “When you get to a new team it is difficult to let go directly, but I think that game by game I am letting go and I hope to reach the maximum to contribute more in attack. I am more focused on defending well than attacking. In Lyon I defended less and attacked a lot , so I have to find the intermediate point to do it right. “He already shone in the Classic: “I go inside to free Vinicius Jr. He holds the ball, I go deep and passes it to me. Then I see that Karim is unchecked and I do not doubt it, I put a powerful center and he marks. I had seen him before center and I did not hesitate. We know well that Karim likes the ball there and it came out perfect. “Benzema: “I talk a lot with Karim, he gives me a lot of advice and we also talk about how he likes the ball to get to him. I understand very well with Benzema on and off the pitch, so I try my best to give him good balls.” . Ambition: “Real Madrid is the determination to win everything, to get everything. Get each trophy and try to win as many games. Be as long as possible at a very high level. It is the requirement, even when you lose in a training you dislike. When you win, everything is fine. It is the real desire to always win. Even in training it is like that. It does not matter the exercise, you want to win. When you are there, when you train, you want to win absolutely everything. “Segundo Real Madrid – Barça: “It is true that my first Classic was special. I had already played at the Camp Nou with Lyon, but with the Madrid shirt it is another environment, it is different. It is a game that is not lived in the same way as another. It is a match you want to win. “last_img read more

California Home Sales Sink in May

first_imgCalifornia Home Sales Sink in May Share Sales in California once again came in below average last month as the statewide median price inched up ever higher.In May, sales throughout the state totaled an estimated 37,734 units, down 0.7 percent from April and 14.4 percent from May 2013, according to DataQuick. The figure includes both new and existing homes as well as condos.Compared to the long-term May average, last month’s sales were down 18.3 percent. “California sales haven’t been above average for any particular month in more than eight years,” the company said in its latest report.Of the existing homes sold during the month, DataQuick estimates 6 percent were properties that had been foreclosed on during the past year, while 6.9 percent were short sales.The median price paid for a home in the Golden State in May was $386,000, an increase of 0.8 percent month-over-month and the highest since December 2007, when it was down to $402,000 from the year’s earlier peak of $484,000.A year ago, the median price statewide was $340,000. May marked the 27th straight month in which the state’s median sales price was up compared to a year prior.Meanwhile, the typical monthly mortgage payment that California buyers committed to paying in May was $1,508, putting it between $1,523 recorded in April and $1,227 in May 2013.Overall, the company concluded signs of market distress remain in decline: “Foreclosure activity remains well below year-ago and peak levels reached in the last six years. Financing with multiple mortgages is low, while down payment sizes are stable,” DataQuick reported. in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img June 12, 2014 508 Views DataQuick Home Prices Home Sales 2014-06-12 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

Goh appointed president of Dream Cruises

first_imgGenting Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Michael Goh to the role of president with Dream Cruises.He will also assume the position of head of international sales for Genting Cruise Lines. Goh will continue to be based in Singapore, reporting to Kent Zhu, president of Genting Cruise Lines.Goh joined Genting Hong Kong 20 years ago and was the senior vice president of international sales for Dream Cruises, Star Cruises and Asian sales and marketing for Crystal Cruises. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the Asian hospitality industry, Goh is well placed as the president of Dream Cruises to lead the cruise line into its next chapter of growth.ADVERTISEMENT“Michael’s long experience developing the Asian cruise industry with Genting HK and as a key member in the start-up of Dream Cruises will further strengthen the brand with his appointment as President of Dream Cruises.“With his strong relationships in the travel industry, he will lay the sales and marketing strategies for the successful arrival of the first of two 204,000 gross ton Global Class ships in 2021,” said Tan Sri KT Lim, chairman and chief executive officer of Genting Hong Kong.Of the present Dream Cruises fleet, two Dream Class ships have homeports in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Singapore, with some additional deployment to Taiwan. The third ship, Explorer Dream is currently on her summer seasonal deployment in Shanghai, Dalian and Tianjin.  During the winter, Explorer Dream will embark on her maiden voyage outside of Asia with deployment to Australia and New Zealand.On his appointment, Goh added: “When I look back over the past 20 years developing the cruise business with Genting HK, I am proud of our collective team efforts and the challenges we have overcome along the way. “I look forward to this next chapter as president of Dream Cruises and the possibilities that lie ahead.”Two Global Class ships of 204,000 gross tons each are currently being built at MV Werften, renowned for its quality German engineering and construction. OlderAmerican Airlines reports strong profits for second quarter NewerModest hospitality price rises predicted for 2020last_img read more