Mbappe can win 5 Ballon dOrs in 10 years says Buffon

first_imgBuffon spoke about all the young talent on PSG, saying he’s surprised Neymar hasn’t won the Ballon d’Or, and that the Brazilian, along with Mbappe, must make the difference for the Parisian club.Gianluigi Buffon talked to RMC in France and praised the young blood on Paris Saint-Germain, saying he believes Kylian Mbappe and Neymar deserve the Ballon d’Or. He said the French youngster has the potential to win a handful of those awards if he makes “that psychological switch in his head.”“In my view, if Kylian decides in his mind to become the Number One for the next 10 years, he can do that, but it depends on his mind,” Buffon said, according to Football-Italia.“He has to make that psychological switch in his head to say, right, I’m going to go and win five Ballon d’Ors in the next 10 years.“If Paris Saint-Germain wants to win, then Mbappe and Neymar must inevitably become the players who make the difference. In my view, we must put them in the psychological and physical condition to give their best, which the way I do it is to motivate them.Colin Dagba, France,How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“I find it incredible that Ney hasn’t won the Ballon d’Or yet and I tell him that every day. Your objectives, with your immense talent, must be to win the Ballon d’Or three times in six years – three for Kylian, three for Ney.“If I had their talent and had never won the Ballon d’Or, I’d be furious!”Gianluigi BuffonPARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 28: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon of Paris Saint-Germain celebrate victory following the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at Parc des Princes on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Buffon has played with Marco Verratti for Italy and is now his teammate at PSG, but the midfielder has yet to deliver quality football for the club.“Marco is another player who in terms of talent is comparable to Mbappe and Neymar. He is growing now, but he had to make the final step up in mentality, in his desire to win,” continued Buffon.“It’s great to enjoy ourselves playing important games, but after a while, I want to win those games, not just take part in them, and that is a completely different mindset.”last_img read more

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Lacazette sends message to Arsenals top four rivals

first_imgArsenal striker Alexander Lacazette was an important player as the Gunners closed the gap to Chelsea to three points with a win over the Blues on Saturday.The France international scored the first goal as Arsenal won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to move to within three points of Maurizio Sarri’s men who sit in fourth position in the Premier League.Speaking after the game, Lacazette sent a strong message to the Gunners top four rivals.“[We are now] Three points to Chelsea, we are still in the race and we will fight until the end,” he told BT Sport, as quoted by Football.London.“It is what the coach asked us for. We fight all the game.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It was not easy for us.”Meanwhile, the former Olympique Lyonnais star said he was delighted to get on the scoresheet as he helped Arsenal into the lead early on in the game with a powerful strike that flew past Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.“It was a good ball from Hector [Bellerin] and I am happy,” he added.last_img read more

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Higginbotham reveals why Pogba Rashford are excelling at Man Utd

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham gave his verdict on Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford’s strong form.Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as an interim coach at United, Pogba has managed six goals and five assists in nine appearances and produced another brilliant display to assist Rashford for the match-winner against Leicester City on Sunday.Meanwhile, Rashford himself has found the net six times since Solskjaer moved him into his preferred centre-forward role.“They’ve got their best players playing in their best positions and it’s proving hugely successful for them,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“Obviously, there are still question marks over the defensive side of the team, but they are scoring so many goals.“You’ve got Marcus Rashford playing in his favourite position through the middle and he is going from strength to strength. The run he is on at the moment is unbelievable.“And then there’s Paul Pogba. He’s now looking like the player that is one of the best midfielders in the world and he’s been given the freedom to go and express himself.”Nine wins and a draw have enabled United to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup and close the gap to the top-four in the Premier League table to just two points under Solskjaer.Higginbotham added: “You’ve got to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unbelievable credit. “Everything he touches turns to gold.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’ve heard a number of people saying anybody could have gone in and done that. No, they couldn’t, I’m sorry but they couldn’t. It doesn’t work like that.“What he’s done is he’s gone in there and looked at the team. What you see with the top managers and we see it all around world football, play your best players in their best positions and build a team around them in order to get the best out of them.”As for whether the Red Devils can snatch a top-four spot, Higginbotham said: “I think so and that’s something we wouldn’t have said a couple of months ago.“You have to give Solskjaer great credit because United are now playing to their strengths.”Rashford was named United’s Player of the Month for his strong performances in January.Horn Hill ➡️ Castle Black ➡️ The Citadel ➡️ Winterfell ➡️ Manchester 🏆Thanks for coming all this way to present @MarcusRashford with his #MUFC POTM award, @JohnBradleyWest! 😁— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019last_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Maselli Speaks From The Heart And Is Genuine

first_imgDear Editor,It is great to see so many people seeking to sit on the Board of Selectmen to represent the people of Wilmington. I want to tell you why I am voting in support of candidate Mark Maselli.Mark is a dedicated husband and father to his three boys. I have witnessed firsthand the solid family values Mark has instilled in his children. Just as Mark has been a positive influence in raising his children, Mark wants to have a seat on the board so he can be a positive influence in setting the best overall course of action for the town of Wilmington.Mark is the owner of Dandilyons Ice Cream a successful small business in Reading and each year he employs some of your young adults from the town of Wilmington. He is a hands on boss and each day he shows his leadership in teaching basic life lessons to his young employees. Mark leads by example and is not afraid of hard work, and this is a value he teaches both his children and employees. Mark’s example creates responsibility through perseverance.Mark is a candidate for the common voice in our community. He is willing to listen to all viewpoints on issues and communicate differences in a respectful manner. Mark speaks from the heart and is genuine, transparent and real. I believe all of the qualities I’ve mentioned will make Mark an excellent Selectman. Please join me at the polls on April 27, 2019 in voting for Mark Maselli, our next Selectmen for the town of Wilmington.Sincerely,Michelle WhiteLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Letter In Support Of Mark Maselli From The Person Who Knows Him BestIn “Letter To The Editor”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Mark MaselliIn “Government”SELECTMEN RACE Q&A: Candidates Grade Town Manager Jeff Hull’s Job PerformanceIn “Government”last_img read more

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ITC shareholders gain Rs 21850 crore during the week from GST boost

first_imgA man talks on his mobile phone as he walks past an ITC office building in Kolkata September 4, 2012.Reuters fileCigarette maker ITC was the biggest gainer among the top, most-valued Indian companies, thanks to the spike on Friday after the good news from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. The stock gained Rs 21,850 crore during the week to end with a market capitalisation of Rs 3,41,377 crore. The share price closed on Friday at Rs 281, a gain of 6.84 percent.The spurt in the share price of the largest cigarette manufacturer of India came after the GST Council capped the cess on cigarettes at Rs 4,170 per 1,000 sticks or 290 percent ad valorem at its 12th meeting on Thursday.TCS retained its top slot with a valuation of Rs 4,97,897 crore followed by Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) at Rs 4,21,928 crore. Infosys added Rs 4,570 crore to end with a market cap of Rs 2,33,882 crore. Maruti Suzuki ended at the bottom of the 10 companies with a valuation of Rs 1,86,957 crore.During the week, only Indian IT services company TCS and state-owned oil explorer ONGC saw a fall in their market capitalisation during the week that lifted the NSE Nifty to lifetime highs multiple times. The BSE Sensex closed at 29,649 on Friday, just 375 points away from it all-time high of 30,024.There are no major triggers next week except for the monthly passenger air traffic data that is released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. HCL Technologies will be taking a call on share buyback when its board of directors meet on March 20.Most of the macroeconomic statistics, such as inflation and external trade were declared during the week.After rising sharply since Tuesday and reaching a 16-month high, the rupee shed gains amid global cues to close at 65.46 to the US dollar on Friday.FIIs were net buyers of Indian equities worth Rs 1,360 crore on Friday, according to provisional data published by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).India’s foreign exchange reserves rose $98.6 million to end at $364.10 billion as of March 10, 2017, according to RBI data released on Friday.last_img read more

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20000 homeless after Mirpur slum fire

first_imgSlum dwellers are seen searching for their belongings from ashes after fire broke out on their shelters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 August 2019. Photo: ReutersThere is nothing new in slum fire in Dhaka city. When it happens, it leaves thousands of people in deep despair. Over 20,000 slum dwellers turned paupers within hours in Friday night’s fast-moving fire in the city’s Mirpur area.“We’ve lost all that we had — fans, utensils, clothes and money whatever. We’ve been left with nothing,” said Khaleda Begum, a resident of the Chalantika Slum in Mirpur area.Almost all the shanties — around 3,000 in number — were gutted by the fire that was doused after six hours of frantic efforts.“I saw the fire erupting from a room owned by Farid and came out of the slum to save our lives leaving the belongings behind,” said a devastated Khaleda, 35, wife of rickshaw-puller Belal who used to live in a hut of the slum for Tk 2,700 per month.She said she could save nothing of her belongings as she was more concerned about the safety of life.Like Khaleda, all the inmates of the slum lost everything to the devastating fire that originated at a shanty around 7:22pm on Friday before being fully doused around 1:30am on Saturday.Slum dwellers claimed that the fire originated from a room owned by Farid, a dentist quack, who possessed eight rooms at the slum. However, authorities concerned were yet to confirm it.Minara Begum, 35, wife of Siddique Hossain, bought four rooms from Farid five months ago. She was living in two of those while the rest two were rented to others. “I saw flames flickering from a locked room owned by Farid and shouted for help.”The fire might have been originated from a gas cylinder or electrical short circuit, she said.Monwara Begum, wife of Iskander Shikder, who had been living in the slum for the last three decades, owned 12 rooms. She along with her five children and husband used to reside in two of them and rented 10 others out to others for Tk 1,000-Tk 2,000 each. “Everything I had got destroyed overnight,” she said.Rehana, 30, along with her husband Jewel and two sons — Shaheen, 10 and Sabbir, 7 — had been living in a room at Tk 2,000 per month. “I stormed out of the slum along with my two sons as soon as I noticed the blaze without thinking of saving the belongings,” she said.While inmates said there were some 3,000 shanties in the slum, local MP Elias Mollah put the figure at 20,000-25,000.The slum was established on around 25- 30 bighas of government wetland where the influential built houses on bamboo and wood pillars and rented those out to low-income people. The slum had narrow entrances on all four sides.Md Rezaul Karim, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, on Saturday morning said an investigation committee will be formed soon to find out the reason behind the fire.Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam and local MP Elias Mollah visited the spot on Friday night.Talking to reporters at the spot, the mayor said shelter centres were opened at local schools for the victims while the city corporation would arrange food for them.According to the World Bank, Dhaka has got a population of over 18 million with some 3.5 million living in slums.last_img read more

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Special Election To Replace Texas State Sen Carlos Uresti Draws 8 Candidates

first_img Share Robin Jerstad for The Texas TribuneState Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, and his wife Lleana leave the federal courthouse in San Antonio after being convicted on 11 charges on Thursday morning, Feb 22, 2018.Eight candidates have filed for the July 31 special election to replace former state Sen. Carlos Uresti, D-San Antonio, — including his brother, outgoing state Rep. Tomas Uresti, according to the secretary of state’s office.The deadline was 5 p.m. Monday, and among the eight candidates who filed, there are four Democrats, three Republicans and one Libertarian. The candidates had a short window to file — Gov. Greg Abbott announced the special election five days ago. The contest will determine who will fill the seat of Carlos Uresti, who resigned Thursday after being found guilty earlier this year of 11 felonies related to fraud and money laundering. Uresti is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.Tomas Uresti, who lost a re-election bid during the March primaries, had said over the weekend he was “contemplating” a run for Senate District 19, a massive district that stretches from San Antonio’s East Side to far West Texas and includes parts of the U.S. border with Mexico. The list of candidates includes two prominent Democrats who were already running for Carlos Uresti’s seat before he resigned: state Rep. Roland Gutierrez of San Antonio and former U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine. The fourth Democrat who filed is Charlie Urbina Jones, a Poteet attorney who unsuccessfully ran for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District in the 1990s.The three Republicans who filed are Pete Flores, who unsuccessfully challenged Carlos Uresti in 2016; Jesse “Jay” Alaniz, the former president of the Harlandale ISD board; and Carlos Antonio Raymond, who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for House District 117 in March.The Libertarian candidate is Tony Valdivia, a senior reporting analyst at USAA Bank.The winner of the special election will finish Carlos Uresti’s term, which ends January 2021. Early voting begins July 16.last_img read more

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To Counter Gerrymandering Texas Democrats Aim To Recapture State House in 2020

first_img Listen X 00:00 /03:52 Matthew Prendergast Share Republicans have dominated Congress for the better part of a generation. One of the main reasons is they’ve held most of the power when redrawing congressional boundaries. Republicans have focused on winning and holding state legislatures, and in most states, those legislatures steer redistricting. One-party control often leads to partisan gerrymandering, including in Texas. Matt Angle – director of the Lone Star Project, a Democratic research organization – says you can see that in the statewide vote. “That percentage vote is much higher than the percentage of the districts that Democrats hold, which really throws into relief how grossly gerrymandered the congressional districts in Texas are,” Angle said. Last year, Republican congressional candidates took 51% of the vote statewide, Democrats 49%. Yet Republicans wound up winning 23 of the state’s 36 congressional seats.Democrats finally seem to grasp how important the state contests are. Former Attorney General Eric Holder’s group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, made a big 2018 push at the state level. “We flipped six state legislative chambers. We broke supermajorities in four chambers. We made really significant gains in seven additional chambers,” Holder told The New York Times’ podcast The Daily.As part of that wave, the Democrats picked up 12 seats in the Texas House of Representatives, bringing them within nine seats of a majority in the chamber. “We know that when we compete on fair maps, Democrats win,” said Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, a national organization aimed at winning state legislative races. “We’ve seen that in states like Pennsylvania and in Florida, where lines have been redrawn and Democrats have finally been able to get a greater share of the congressional delegation that is in keeping with the share of statewide votes that they’re getting. And that’s absolutely not the case in Texas right now.” Post says the DLCC plans to spend a record $50 million nationwide in the current state legislative election cycle. Texas is one of her group’s top 2020 targets.If the Democrats win the Texas House, that will give them an equal voice with the GOP-led Texas Senate when drawing the new district lines. The state’s Republicans can see that as well as the Democrats.“I think taking the Texas House back is going to be Democrats’ number one priority in 2020 in Texas – more so than winning it at the presidential level, more so than defeating Senator John Cornyn, more than any other political goal,” said Matt Mackowiak, a Republican consultant based in Austin.But Republicans won’t just hand over the keys to the State House. Speaker Dennis Bonnen is investing $3 million of his own campaign funds in a political action committee to help reelect Republican state reps. And that’s just part of the effort. The Republican Party of Texas is engaged in the largest voter registration drive in its history.“Since January, we have had thousands of deputy voter registrars trained,” said State Party Chairman James Dickey. “We are getting those deputy voter registrars out at events and out into communities so that we can register many of the 1 million conservative Texans who have never registered to vote.”Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak says it’s an uphill battle for the Democrats, who’ll need to win more than just the nine seats they’re aiming for.“The challenge that you have when you take back seats is that you oftentimes you win in areas that you can’t hold so they’re not going to need to win nine. They’re going to need to win 12 or 13 probably,” Mackowiak said. Texas is expected to pick up as many as three congressional seats in the next census, making a total of 39. With that prize on the line, and with Democrats and Republicans from around the country spending millions in pursuit of it, 2020 could prove to be the most expensive contest for control of the State House in Texas history.MORE: Full Conversation on Houston Matters To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /10:16 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

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Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much Early Studies Suggest

first_imgThe warnings, which alert individuals to disturbing material, have been talked about, used and promoted on college campuses and elsewhere for more than a decade, but little was known about how well they work. Now, a pair of recent studies suggest that they may have little effect at all. For years, trigger warnings have been the subject of impassioned academic debate: Do they protect people from distress or encourage fragility? “Although people were distressed by the negative materials we showed them, they were no more or less distressed if they’d seen a trigger warning first,” said Mevagh Sanson of the University of Waikato in New Zealand, the lead author of one of the studies, published this month in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Read the whole story: The New York Timeslast_img read more

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first_img After. [Photo & Text: sa] Dave Tollas and crew are working on the preparation. [Photo & Text: sa] May 28, 2004 The work area in the Arcosanti foundry apse is readied for some needed improvements. [Photo & Text: sa Crews from several departments are ready to help. The concrete has to be wheeled to the level below the foundry and handed up in buckets. [Photo & Text: sa] Three pillars will support the extended work area. John Spinner and Gabriel Hendrix. [Photo & Text: sa] Bucket brigade. Many hands make the task possible and fun. [Photo & Text: sa] After the pour, tired, yet exuberant. [Photo & Text: sa] Before. [Photo & Text: sa] Thanks to ongoing maintenance by Dave Tollas, the trusty old concrete truck continues to be of great help. [Photo & Text: sa] last_img read more

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