Cavani, Neymar on same wavelength as PSG target streak

first_img0Shares0000Edinson Cavani and Neymar talk tactics during PSG’s win at Rennes last weekend © AFP/File / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIERPARIS, France, Sep 28 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says he has done nothing special to improve the relationship between star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani, despite the pair playing a key role in helping the French champions enjoy their best ever start to a season.Cavani scored twice and won a penalty that was converted by Neymar as PSG came from behind to beat Reims 4-1 on Wednesday, making it seven wins from seven games this season. Neymar’s first season in Paris following his world record transfer from Barcelona was brought to a premature end by a foot injury. But before that there were concerns the Brazilian had a frosty relationship with Cavani, with the duo notably bickering over penalty-taking duties.There were no such problems on Wednesday, as the pair led PSG to another victory in the absence of the suspended Kylian Mbappe.“I haven’t done anything special. It is important that they exchange with one another,” said Tuchel, whose team are already eight points clear at the top of Ligue 1.“They play in the same team don’t they? I haven’t done anything. They are grown ups and, above all, they are pros.“I also get the feeling that along with Kylian Mbappe and Angel (Di Maria) they are a quartet who want to win trophies and improve together.”PSG go to Nice on Saturday looking for an eighth win out of eight in the league — if they do that they will match the best ever start to a season by any French club, set by Olympique Lillois in 1936.– Mbappe back –The good news for Tuchel is that Mbappe can return having completed his three-match ban, and the France star will surely feature ahead of next Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Red Star Belgrade.PSG need a positive result in Europe after losing away to Liverpool in their opening group outing, but first they face Patrick Vieira’s Nice, who have won three of their last four matches, and can welcome back Mario Balotelli after he missed the midweek victory at Nantes.“I know what I can get out of Mario at the moment and I am going to use him. He can maybe last an hour, or 80 minutes. The important thing is that he is ready to help the team,” said Vieira.Lyon, Marseille and Lille are all eight points off top spot, and Lyon entertain a Nantes side whose Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso is reported to be on the verge of the sack after a poor start to the season.Nicolas Pepe could not prevent Lille from losing at Bordeaux in midweek © AFP/File / NICOLAS TUCATMeanwhile, Marseille go to Lille after beating Strasbourg 3-2 in midweek thanks to Valere Germain’s stoppage-time goal.Monaco visit Saint-Etienne on Friday looking for a first win since the opening weekend of the season.Player to watch: Nicolas PepeLille must be delighted that the 23-year-old Ivory Coast international forward turned down the chance to move away from the club in the summer transfer window. The financially troubled northern side may have needed the money, but keeping Pepe gives them a much better chance of remaining up towards the top of the table.He was unable to prevent Christophe Galtier’s side from losing at Bordeaux in midweek, but he has four goals this season and will be hoping to fire Lille to a fourth win from four home games when they host Marseille.FixturesFridaySaint-Etienne v Monaco (9:45pm)SaturdayNice v Paris Saint-Germain (6:15pm), Angers v Guingamp, Caen v Amiens, Lyon v Nantes, Reims v Bordeaux, Strasbourg v Dijon (all 9pm)SundayRennes v Toulouse (4pm), Montpellier v Nimes (6pm), Lille v Marseille (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA Chinese restaurant owner from Lifford has been fined a total of €450 for allowing a man to work on her premises without the proper work permit.Letterkenny Court.FINEDRuo Mei Zhang, of the Peking House, was visited by an inspector from the Department of Trade and Employment. On the first occasion a man ran out of the kitchen and could not be traced.The man was spotted working in the restaurant on two pother occasions.It was subsequently found that the man did not have the proper documentation.Solicitor for the accused, Gordon Curley, said the restaurant owner had been legitimately in the country for the past 10 years and had opened the premises in May 21013.The woman, who is 31 with two children, had allowed things to “get on top of her”, added Mr Curley.Judge Paul Kelly fined Mei Zhang a total of €450 for the first two offenses and took the third offense into consideration.CHINESE RESTAURANT OWNER FINED BECAUSE WORKER HAD NO PERMIT was last modified: December 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfinedLiffordPeking HOusework permitlast_img read more

Young driver has ‘fair’ Garda to thank for not being jailed

first_imgA young man who side-rammed a Garda patrol car at 100kph causing €4,500 of damage has been saved from going to jail by the Garda he tried to drive off the road.Dominic Keys undertook a series of dangerous driving manoeuvres after he fled a Garda checkpoint in Co Donegal. Keys, from Whitehall, St Johnston, drove at high speed through a number of townlands and villages pulling hand-brake turns.The then 19-year-old was stopped at a routine Garda checkpoint at Ballyboe, Manorcunningham by Garda Barry Gallagher and Marcus O’Dowd at around 2am on October 7th, 2017.The conditions were wet and as Keys driving a red Audi A4 approached the checkpoint he suddenly put the car into reverse and sped off forcing Gardai to launch a pursuit.Gardai pursued Keys across several townlands as he performed a number of danger manoeuvres and drove on the wrong side of the road and at high speed.At one stage Gardai managed to pull up alongside the red Audi being driven by Keys but he turned the steering wheel into them and caused a side impact ramming.Keys managed to drive off but Gardai recognised the driver and called to his father’s home where they told his shocked father Martin about what had happened.Dominic Keys called to see Gardai and admitted the offences very early on and apologised to Gardai for his behaviour.He took to the witness box and told the court he did not know what came over him on the night of the incident.He said “I’m disgusted with myself and that I put other people at risk – the Gardai and the other people in the car, It was pure stupidity. It was completely out of line, I’m 22 now.“I have never driven since. It was nobody else’s fault but my own. My dad has always given me support and I’d be lost without him.”Letterkenny Circuit Court heard Keys had pleaded guilty to three charges, two of dangerous driving and another of endangerment.Garda Barry Gallagher spoke up on behalf of the accused and said he knew him socially from playing football and that this event was completely out of character for Keys.He agreed with barrister Fiona Crawford that the accused was from a very good family background.Garda Galagher said “I got the impression he made a very bad decision and that’s what happened. He’s from a good decent family, he’s a good guy. I briefly know him through football and he is a decent fella. I would know him socially and this is out of character.”Barrister Ms Crawford added that her client was very sorrowful for what had happened and that he hasn’t been behind the wheel since the incident more than a year and a half ago.Passing sentence Judge John Aylmer described Keys’ driving as “appalling” and placed it in the mid-range of such offences.However, he said Keys dealt with the incident in the appropriate manner from the outset with a plea and noted that he had no previous convictions.He said the endangerment charge warranted a sentence of two and a half years in prison and the dangerous driving charges merited sentences of six months.However, because of the mitigating circumstances, he would reduce these to 18 months and four months each.Taking into account all the factors in the case he said he was prepared to impose a 240 hours community service sentence on Keys in lieu of the 18 months in prison and took the other two charges into consideration.He told the accused that he had Garda Gallagher to thank in many ways that he was not facing a custodial sentence saying he was “extremely fair if not sympathetic and charitable” towards him.Young driver has ‘fair’ Garda to thank for not being jailed was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtDominic KeysdonegalGardaramlast_img read more

News in brief: Solanke award, Whites keeper joins Boro, Doughty back

first_imgSolanke is seen as a major prospectChelseaTeenager Dominic Solanke has been named England men’s youth player of the year. His four goals helped England win the European Under-17 Championship in May and as a result he was named Uefa’s Star of 2014.FulhamWhites goalkeeper Marek Rodak has joined Conference South side Farnborough on a two-month loan deal. Rodak played a key role in Fulham’s run to the FA Youth Cup final last season, and he made the first team’s matchday squad for the first time last month when he was an unused substitute for the win at Leeds. Among Rodak’s team-mates at Farnborough will be Brentford defender Gradi Milenge, who joined yesterday on a month-long loan.FA Youth CupHolders Chelsea will host either Swansea or Doncaster Rovers in the fifth round, if they can overcome Huddersfield Town next week. The young Blues play their fourth-round tie against Huddersfield at Aldershot on Tuesday but, should they win, they will not know their next opponents until the Swans meet Doncaster on 21 January. All fifth-round ties are to be played by 31 January, unless mutually agreed otherwise.QPRMidfielder Michael Doughty has returned to Loftus Road from his loan spell at Gillingham. The 22-year-old made 13 appearances for the Gills in all competitions and was due to be with them until 24 January, but the change in management at the Priestfield has seen him return earlier than scheduled.Ryan WilliamsThe Fulham midfielder’s loan spell at Barnsley has come to an end. Australian Williams, 21, played seven times for the League One side.BrentfordGoalkeeper Mark Smith has extended his loan at Hampton & Richmond Borough for another two months. The 18-year-old, a former QPR youth-team keeper, first joined the Ryman League side in October but will now stay at the Beveree until the middle of March.WealdstoneGoalkeeper Jonathan North has won the Conference South player of the month award for December. North conceded only two goals in four league games during the month, as the Stones remained unbeaten.Hampton & Richmond BoroughThe Beaver will host a Brentford XI in a friendly on Tuesday 17 February.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Looking ahead to 49ers’ tough free agency questions

first_imgSANTA CLARA — When it comes to debating which 49ers merit bringing back to 2019, more questions are centered on those with current contracts than expiring ones. Let’s examine their in-house options to ponder ahead of the March 11, free-agency kickoff:UNDER CONTRACT (signed through)Defensive end Arik Armstead (2019): He’s started every game in a career-best season, and coaches rave about his run defense (46 tackles, 6 for loss). His three sacks are, gulp, a career high. 2019 salary: $9.046 …last_img read more

Tech trends fostering new links to consumers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Retail grocers and innovative farmers are using technology and new store concepts to address changing demographics, capitalize on new shopping trends, and bring consumers closer to the source of their food.Smart phones have now become the most important kitchen tool. They’re used to look up recipes, research brands and ingredients, check prices, interact with foodie friends, get advice from experts and key influencers, and trace the origins of food items. Statistics show that food accounts for the most popular posts on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and other major social media sites. Consumers also use social media to engage directly with farmers.Grocers and others in the food industry now are scrambling to meet the desires of Millennials, who recently overtook Baby Boomers as the largest working population in the U.S. A recent study conducted by Deloitte, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute showed that beyond the traditional drivers of taste, price and convenience, more than half of Millennials make purchase decisions by weighing “evolving drivers” — including health and wellness, safety, social impact, experience and transparency.Millennials treat grocery shopping as part of their social activities. They’ll meet for coffee, an in-store restaurant experience or cooking class and then pick up a few groceries. They’re willing to save on budget items in order to spend more on select luxury foods, often meeting friends to build their shopping trip around a particular recipe. Upscale markets have even become hot dating sites in some urban areas.Grocery stores are retooling to accommodate consumers’ changing tastes to include more story-telling as part of the shopping experience. With more than 80 percent of the U.S. population living in urban areas, few consumers will ever visit a farm. Retailers and farmers are using technology and innovative new store concepts to bring farms to consumers.• A new Whole Foods flagship store in Alpharetta, Georgia, features interactive digital elements like Instagram feeds to show produce being grown at local farms which supply the store.• BrightFarms Hydroponic Gardens is working with more than a half dozen grocery chains to build and manage hydroponic greenhouses on store rooftops, or in nearby parking garages and empty lots. Farmers trained by BrightFarms will grow tomatoes, salad greens and herbs for local sale and delivery. They’re also planning a 100,000 square foot farm in Brooklyn that will be able to grow a million pounds of produce each year.• The Farmery is developing a transportable “aquaponics store” made of stacked shipping containers. Reversible growing panels will allow customers to pick their own strawberries and leafy greens. Empty panels can be replaced by new panels from other containers stacked above the store level.• Wegmans Food Markets recently announced a new, on-site mill in the bakery of its Pittsford, New York, location. The first-of-its-kind, the mill will be used to grind raw grains, featuring Einkorn and rye sourced from a nearby farm. Commodity groups are also fostering innovation. The California Avocado Commission is receiving accolades for its creative approach to connecting with shoppers during the Super Bowl.  Every time a food or beverage commercial aired, they posted Twitter links to videos showing how California avocados would pair with it – from beer to soft drinks, snacks to grilled foods and even candy bars.More innovation is coming still! Consumers already can use their phones to scan bar codes or read Radio Frequency Identification tags in a grocery store to see ingredients, look up recipes and get more of the story behind their food. Increasingly, customers are able to use their phones to learn more about the farms or ranches where their food was grown, or even chat with the farmer who grew it.Thanks to social media tools, more farmers are making farm and ranch life come alive for consumers. This increased interaction is more important now with fewer and fewer consumers living near a farm or ranch. Innovative shopping trends and technology are bringing consumers and farmers closer together than ever before.last_img read more

Where Can I Find Good Advice?

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Donald Wulfinghoff is an energy consultant who works in Maryland. In 2015, he published Super House, a 700-page book that explains how an ordinary person without architectural training can design a superinsulated home that (he claims) will use only 10% to 20% as much energy for heating and cooling as a conventional home.The book is lavishly illustrated and comprehensive. Right off the bat, the author shares his lack of respect for architects: on the first page, he writes, “Is it really possible for a person with no prior experience to design a home that is far ahead of contemporary residential architecture? It certainly is.”Even for readers who are put off by Wulfinghoff’s exaggerated energy savings predication or his architect-bashing, the book (at first glance) shows a lot of promise. Wulfinghoff is a big believer in superinsulation. Much of his advice aligns with recommendations from energy-efficiency researchers and experienced builders. For example:BOOK REVIEWS BY MARTIN HOLLADAYCarbon Emissions By the Construction IndustryHenry Gifford Publishes a BookIn Search of a DIY Guide to Rooftop PVBuilding Science Information for BuildersRural Construction Methods in Tropical CountriesBooks for Homeowners Interested in Saving EnergyNew Books on Green BuildingCarl and Abe Write a TextbookBooks on Insulation and Energy-Efficient BuildingThe Uncertain Future of Phoenix and Las VegasSo far, so good. The advice quoted above resembles advice from many experienced builders of high-performance homes.But once readers dig a little deeper into the book, they start to notice that much of Wulfinghoff’s advice is idiosyncratic. He’s like a cranky uncle with firmly held but arbitrary opinions:Some of these opinions are defensible, of course. But after a while, readers get the impression that Wulfinghoff’s personality is a little — how shall I put it? — inflexible.So… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Teenage girl gangraped in Punjab’s Fazilka dies

first_imgA teenage girl has died in Fazilka district of Punjab after she was allegedly raped by three-youth on her way to home from school, few days ago.Police said that the 17-year-old girl, who died on late Saturday night was allegedly raped on October 25, however, the victim’s family did not initially disclose the incident and it was after the death of the girl that few fellow villagers informed the police.The police has registered a case of gang rape based on the complaint received from victim’s family. As per the complaint three youth gang raped the girl in the fields, while she was on her way to home from school in Jalalabad.Deputy Superintendent of Police of Jalalabad, Amarjit Singh said that the girl has died of excessive bleeding.“We have filed a case of rape and murder based on the complaint against unidentified persons and investigation was being conducted. We are looking for the culprits,” he said.last_img read more

Mahela Jayawardene joins Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara on 34 Test tons

first_imgMahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century against South Africa to match the record of Gavaskar and LaraMahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305-5 on day one of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a flat pitch at Sinhalese Sports Club and raised his 11th test century at the venue – the most by any batsman at one venue.Dale Steyn (2-55) had Sri Lanka reeling at 16-2 when he snared wickets off successive deliveries before Jayawardene put on 99 for the third wicket with Kaushal Silva (44), and another 131 with captain Angelo Mathews, who scored 63.Jayawardene, who will retire from Test cricket next month, showed brilliant form at his favorite venue as Sri Lanka bid to level the two-match series after losing the first test at Galle.Earlier, Mathews won the toss but a charged-up Steyn had early success when Upul Tharanga couldn’t get his glove out of the way while attempting to leave a short ball and very next ball Kumar Sangakkara top edged an easy catch off another short delivery.But Jayawardene and Silva combined for an attractive stand at a healthy run-rate before J.P. Duminy (2-58) had Silva caught by A.B. de Villiers in the slips in the last over before lunch.South Africa could have removed Silva while he was on 10, soon after Steyn’s double strike, but Alviro Petersen missed a catch at third slip off fast bowler Vernon Philander.advertisementJayawardene completed his 49th test half century off 58 balls and continued to dominate the bowlers after lunch – especially legspinner Imran Tahir. He completed his century by sweeping a full toss of Dean Elgar in the last over before tea and ran for two.Mathews completed his half century off 100 balls soon after the break before Duminy broke the stand when Mathews tried to cut the spinner but got a faint edge to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.Morne Morkel finally had his lone success of the day when nervy looking Kithuruwan Vithanage (13) fended at a short pitched delivery and got the shoulder of the bat to de Villiers in the slips.Sri Lanka made three changes to its lineup and brought in Dickwella, replacing Dinesh Chandimal, while another youngster Vithanage came in place of Lahiru Thirimanne.Ajantha Mendis replaced injured fast bowler Shaminda Eranga as Sri Lanka expected the pitch would aid three spinners.South Africa kept faith in its three fast bowlers – Steyn, Philander and Morkel – with Tahir its specialist legspinner.last_img read more

New HugSpot Dating Software Helps Singles Find Love Online

first_img Social Media Topics: We normally don’t write about our products on our marketing blog, but we thought we could share some helpful lessons from our newest customer vertical’s inbound marketing success. Today, HubSpot is launching Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack HugSpot How should you use HugSpot to find success in love? This new online matchmaking tool was in a private beta for almost three years before launching publicly today. Watch the customer testimonials below to see how HugSpot can help you find relationship success. Inbound Marketing . What does your ideal partner look for in a lover? Use HugSpot to optimize your website for the keywords that attract your best match. 5) Receive lead alerts to dismiss stage five clingers. 6) Use HugSpot “Love Analytics” to assess the development of your budding relationships. Grow your network and show off your stuff. Connect through Twitter and Facebook. Check in on Foursquare to introduce yourself to singles at a bar. Poking encouraged. to for tips on testing, measuring, and analyzing your marketing programs to improve conversion rate. . Asking for a phone number at a party can be hard. By having a form on your site with a compelling offer (“Let me take you to dinner”), people will give you their contact information and become your love lead. 2)  Create intriguing content through blogging. Webinar: Always Be Testing: 10 Tips For Increasing Your Lead Conversion Ratecenter_img How are you using inbound marketing to generate love leads? Are you looking for love online? 1) Optimize your website for what makes you attractive Is it your passionate blog articles that attract your best love leads? Perhaps thousands of people flock to your website after viewing your scandalous flickr photos, but only a few convert and give you their number. Why not write a blog article about what you’re looking for in a man or woman. Remarkable content attracts remarkable people. 4) Flaunt your forms and compelling offers (and love leads) Originally published Apr 1, 2010 2:00:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 , our first product to serve the growing singles market. 3) Meet and mingle with singles using the social media tool. Download the free webinar with calls to action and landing pages. Learn how to convert website visitors into leads After you go out on a date with your lead, use HugSpot to receive lead alerts every time he or she visits your website. That way you’ll know when your leads are thinking about you and how often. Tweet this newslast_img read more