US$11K Market Under Construction in District #9

first_imgMontserrado County District #9 Representative, Munah E. Pelham-Youngblood, has embarked on the construction of a market building for residents of the People’s United Community (PUC) located behind the compound of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor. The project, which is valued at over US$11,000 when completed, will bring to three the total number of markets Rep. Youngblood has constructed in the district since she was elected to the National Legislature in 2011.After touring the market sites, the Montserrado County lawmaker said fund used to construct the markets is neither part of the County Development Fund (CDF) nor a portion of the district Social Development Fund (SDF), but is her personal initiative for the people.“As Representative of the district, I saw the need to build markets in the area to ensure that my people do not go far away to shop,” she said.She called on the district’s individual leaders to forge ahead in unity by formulating a strong and committed leadership to work together to bring relief to the residents and the district.“I can recall during the 2011 election period you trusted me with the district, and so I feel obligated to all residents to uplift the district and its people by bringing to them developments.”She then promised the district that her office will empower the residents by getting each of them directly involved in business venture.In remarks, District #9 residents lauded the lawmaker for the gesture and expressed the hope that she continues to bring more development initiatives to the district.Maima Brown, who lives in the area, said many people laughed at them, because the community in which they live is very large and therefore needs to have its market building.She expressed gratitude to the lawmaker for providing them a market, which she said came so timely for them.Ms. Brown declared that it was no mistake for the people of District #9 to have voted Rep. Youngblood as their representative.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Geographical indicators and trademarking

first_imgDear Editor,I would like to congratulate DDL for having their rum certified as The Geographical Indicator “Demerara Rum”. This means no one else can use the prefix “Demerara” on their Rum.Back in 2003, before the EU slashed its prices on our bulk sugar and as GuySuCo was embarking on its “Demerara Gold” marketing of packaged sugar, I raised the issue of our position on GIs in Parliament.  I was advised it was being handled by the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CRNM) headed by Mr Carl Greenidge. They had issued a paper on WTO regulated GIs in 2002, but there was no follow-up activity.  For instance, since the WTO agreements specified that GIs must be used in conformity with the law of the country of origin (re-application of the law of the country of origin) they had not advised the Guyana Government to enact the necessary legislation. I pointed out that since the WTO negotiations were ongoing within the Doha timetable, Guyana still had ample time to get its act together, so that we may have another arrow in our bow to save the high-cost Demerara Plantations’ sugar.I noted that for some decades, Europe led the way in carving out the right to use a particular name for a product that came from a specific region – and became associated with the name of that region – such as “Bordeaux Wine”. By 1995, it was able to have it incorporated into the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) as “Geographical Indications (GIs)” protection. The latter were defined by Article 22(1) as “indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a Member, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributed to its geographic origin.” Initially utilised only for wines, it was extended to include other foodstuffs: “Florida” for oranges, “Idaho” for potatoes, “Washington State” for apples, etc. So I asked why not “Demerara Sugar” for brown sugar from Demerara, Guyana?Booker Tate (hired in 1990 when the GI issue rose to the fore) was earning huge incentive bonuses based on overall production of our raw sugar. It pushed the 1998 Strategic Plan which stressed increased overall total production, and only mentioned en passant possible packaging of our sugar as “Demerara Gold” – but only for Caricom and local markets.  None of the proposed certifications mentioned GI’s protection.I was told the Government was advised by its lawyers to protect the value of the “Demerara” name through the trademark route.  However, a trademark “is a word, symbol, or phrase used to identify a particular manufacturer or seller’s products and distinguish them from the products of another; for example, ‘Coca Cola’ and ‘Pepsi’.” I said that while there is nothing wrong with pursuing this option, it does not have to be at the expense of ignoring the GI’s window of opportunity. Creating a brand name takes time, and while we can boast about ours being the “real thing”, it will be very expensive and time consuming to move the fake Demerara Sugar off the lucrative supermarket shelves in the developed countries.In the meantime, I said we cannot sue anyone unless they call their product “Demerara Gold” – especially if some of our products originate from outside the Demerara plantations. I had not realised Bedessie from Berbice had already done so. The rest, as they say, is history.Ravi Devlast_img read more

‘He’ll be a fantastic signing!’ Tottenham fans react to record deal

first_img1 Etienne Capoue in action for Tottenham Another of Tottenham Hotspur’s ‘magnificent seven’ has bitten the dust with Etienne Capoue joining Watford.The Frenchman has become the Hornets’ club-record signing in a deal which will net Spurs around £6million for a player they shelled out an estimated £9million on, back when they were hoping to sagely splash the cash they had received for Gareth Bale.Unfortunately, despite a couple of standout displays, including one against north London rivals Arsenal, which ended with an injury, he never really got going at White Hart Lane.The France international does have plenty left to offer and many Tottenham fans believe he could be a success at Vicarage Road, others though are just glad to be shot of a player who was adjudged to have a had a bad attitude.You can see how supporters reacted to the news below…last_img

JACKSON’S HOTEL – THE PLACE TO WATCH THE MATCH – WISH JIM AND BOYS THE BEST

first_imgJackson’s Hotel have pulled out all the stops to make sure those who haven’t got tickets for Sunday’s All-Ireland final still get the chance to savour all the atmosphere of the big day.The famous Ballybofey Hotel have arranged a real family day which includes entertainment for the kids and the adults. As well as a big screen on the day, the hotel will be showing the match on lots of plasma screens.The hotel is also encouraging fans to get into the spirit of the day and have arranged some fabulous prizes for the best fancy dress for adults and children.There will also be a list of other entertainment for the kids including a cinema club, a climbing wall, face-painting and lost of other treats.All pints on the day are just €3 while the hotel’s restaurant will also be putting on a carvery from 12.30pm until 4pm. So if it’s a great All-Ireland day you want without the hassle of a four hour drive – Jackson’s Hotel is the only place to be.Jackson’s Hotel has donated €100 to the PLayers Fund for this advert. If you want to do the same contact ga@graceannconsultancy.com JACKSON’S HOTEL – THE PLACE TO WATCH THE MATCH – WISH JIM AND BOYS THE BEST was last modified: September 20th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Arsenal news: £25.3m centre back talks and £35m striker deal, plus Mahrez update

first_img 3. Gunners open talks to sign Valencia centre back Shkodran Mustafi – Along with a new striker, Arsene Wenger may be looking to strengthen his defensive options. And Sky Germany claim the Gunners have opened talks with Valencia centre back Shkodran Mustafi, but no offer has yet been made. His release clause stands at £42.1m, though the report states Arsenal could land him for an initial fee of £25.3m with a further £8.4m in add-ons. 5 5. Aaron Ramsey a £50m target for Manchester City? – A report cited in the Daily Star claims Aaron Ramsey is a £50m target for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The Wales international, who has two years remaining on his contract with Arsenal, has been linked with a move to the Etihad before, while Manchester United have also been credited with interest for the midfielder. 4. Arsenal considering bid for Brazilian right back? – Gazzetta World claim preliminary talks have started between Torino right back Bruno Peres and the Gunners. It’s understood the Brazilian’s agent has spoken with Torino and Arsenal over a possible €20m deal this summer. Manchester City had an €18m offer rejected earlier in the current window and aren’t expected to return with an improved bid. 2. Foxes to hand Riyad Mahrez £60,000 wage increase to ward off interest from Arsenal? – Mahrez has regularly seen his name linked to Arsenal over the summer transfer window, but Claudio Ranieri is standing firm on blocking his star forward’s exit. The Italian has spoken of his confidence that Mahrez will remain at the King Power Stadium, and a new contract is reportedly being offered. The Daily Express report the Foxes are prepared to increase his wages from £40,000 per week to £100,000 – on equal terms with Jamie Vardy. 5 5 Arsenal must look to strenghten this summer if they are to keep up with their title rivals.Alexandre Lacazette is being heavily linked with the Gunners, but what’s the latest on his potential move to north London?And who else is Arsene Wenger reportedly eyeing?Get up to date on the latest Arsenal transfer news by viewing the slideshow above. 5 1. Arsenal to make new £35m offer for Alexandre Lacazette? Read all about this rumour below, then click the arrow above, right, to get up to date on the latest Arsenal gossip – Olympique Lyonnais revealed, in a statement, they had rejected a £29m bid from the Gunners for Lacazette and later president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed the north London outfit would not return with an offer. The Telegraph, however, report that an improved bid of £35m is currently being prepared. Arsene Wenger is looking to increase his options up top with Olivier Giroud to miss the start of the season after France reached the Euro 2016 finals, and Danny Welbeck out injured. 5last_img read more

Book review: John Sitton’s refreshing take on the horrible realities of football

first_img John Sitton’s book A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing 1 “Believe me down the years it hasn’t always been tiki-taka,” writes John Sitton in his new autobiography: “A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing.”Welcome to the truth about football. This is John Sitton’s version of events, and there are fans, players, coaches and chairmen who could do with reading this and refreshing themselves on the soul of football, and some of the horrible realities.Click on the link below and you’ll see why John Sitton became so infamous in the 1990s.His rant at his Orient players in a fly-on-the-wall Channel 4 documentary was seen by millions, and it was undeniably great TV.But it wasn’t the whole story, and ultimately it killed Sitton’s football dreams. Shortly afterwards he was sacked by Barry Hearn, and he never worked in professional football again.Sitton’s record in youth coaching up to the point he took over at a total shambles of a lower division club was fantastic, so football lost an asset in my opinion.Even if you remain convinced Sitton wasn’t cut out for management, he absolutely delivered players, and good human beings, through the youth system at Orient.Personally I think Sitton wasn’t right for management because he was exasperated and angry at people who didn’t care as much about the game as he did, but he couldn’t control the emotions that frustration brought up in him.Sadly, there are too many getting a living out of the game, who just don’t care about it enough.But we never got to hear his side of the story to get a full picture. In the aftermath of the documentary, he was ostracised by the football world, labelled as Neanderthal by journalists, and seen as poison by fellow coaches, as one of them – now a Premier League manager – admits in the book.Now, 20 years on, Sitton has finally told his story. And it’s a very good read. Rarely does an autobiography go so deep and display such brutality as this one. Sitton’s bitterness shines through, but I was left thinking he had every right to be bitter.Let me run you through some of the more startling moments in this book:• Sitton goes in hard on Sir Geoff Hurst’s coaching at Chelsea, and is appalled when Hurst asks him to be a grass. Sitton’s an Eastender, Hurst played for West Ham.• At the end of Chapter 8, Sitton poses a life dilemma. It’s not just a football book. This man has lived.• He talks passionately about making a connection with Millwall fans in his time there, despite being threatened with a flick knife by one of them.• There is a great story about Sir Ian Botham which I mentioned on the radio recently.• He doesn’t hold back on what he calls the “self-absorbed, self-important, paranoid, small-minded w*nkers in the game, passing off as pseudo-intellectuals but totally unconvinced by their own ability and decision making”.• The story about one of his Orient team mates and Neil Warnock’s shoes made me laugh out loud; as did the doctor’s prescription for a pick me up on page 237: “John, when I feel a bit down what I normally do is eat loads of bags of crisps.” And his aside about coach Peter Eustace’s wife was out of order, but amusing none the less.• There’s a really poignant moment when Sitton seems to hate himself for not speaking up in support of a black teammate who Sitton alleges in the book was racially abused by a coach. He even says he should have knocked the coach out and accepted the sack for it. And then in the next paragraph he delivers a really important social message, as applicable now as it was then, about the confused messages some people can’t decipher when it comes to what constitutes racism.It’s a funny book for sure, but deep, intelligent and authentic.There are actual, original manager’s monthly reports reproduced in the pages here.He names the member of Orient’s staff who used a club trip to cheat on his wife with a young secretary.He names the captain who missed training the day before a game because he had been arrested after being chased down by police for doing a drunken runner from a restaurant.He names a senior player he let go and says it was like “getting rid of a nasty smell in your living room”. He even details that player’s bad behaviour and his wages and if you’re not left appalled at the lack of professionalism of this individual I’ll be amazed. He had been a top flight player as well!Sitton also delivers some heartfelt stories about his family, and doesn’t hold back on his feelings about his errant father. It’s real life, stuff we can all relate to.Sitton now drives a black cab around London, and I was lucky enough to get in the back of his taxi once a few years ago. I gave him my number, but I think his experience of some of football’s darker characters stopped him from calling me.Just for the record, I’m not that type John, regardless of what some morons on Twitter think – you know about those social media wannabes all too well. I’ve always enjoyed watching the rant, but I always knew there was more to it. In this book, Sitton is giving his side of all that went on. It’s an eye-opener to what football is really like.I reckon if you’ve enjoyed the YouTube footage of that documentary you owe it to John Sitton to read his book. It’s self-published, and he claims he wrote it all with a biro, and someone else typed it up. I hope the book does well – it should serve as the testimonial football never gave him. Do what I did, go on the website below and buy one.So that half time rant – was it justified? Or was Sitton out of order? I’ve been in dressing rooms with Barry Fry and Steve Evans and I’ve heard much worse than the f and c-bombs Sitton dropped in that one. Those two kept getting jobs.I think the “bring yer dinner” line made people laugh and stuck in the memory, but it was delivered in the middle of an offer from a manager to fight a player. No, hang on, to have a fist fight with two players and their mates.A current Premier League manager offered to fight his captain at a lower division club on the pitch, post-match, 20 years ago. The only difference was it wasn’t caught on camera.Even more recently Sir Alex Ferguson kicked a boot at David Beckham’s head, causing a visible injury – Fergie wasn’t ostracised and demonised for it by football.I’ll be honest, I’m appalled by the violent overtones in football, the macho nonsense, but I’d be naïve if I thought Sitton’s rant was the worst example of it.The accusation that he sacked a player in that rant? The player, Terry Howard, was refusing a new contract offer, and working week-to-week, so Sitton was within his rights to do that. I’m not sure half-time was the right time. It’s all dealt with in Sitton’s book, read it and decide for yourself.And by the way, Howard has also written an autobiography with his side of the story. It’s called: “Oooh!” and in the interests of balance I have bought and read that as well. After plenty of games and many years at Orient I can understand why Terry felt aggrieved, but as Howard admits in his book, John Sitton was “a terrific coach”.Howard writes that his half-time sacking was the turning point for Sitton’s Orient career, that’s when the fans turned against him. Did the fans have all the facts and details? In Terry Howard’s book he openly admits he wanted Orient to lose, and “loved every minute” as he watched Barnet beat the O’s 4-0. If Howard wanted the manager out, that’ll be why he wanted the team to lose, but he can’t then turn round and pretend to fans he loved the club.In the mid-1990s I was a reporter, travelling to games three or four times a week, up and down the country, getting to know players and managers, and how football worked. Indeed I was in the press box for one of Sitton’s finest moments as boss when the O’s thrashed Peterborough 4-1. Players back then, and still today, were a disgrace.Not all of them of course, and Sitton dishes out praise as well as criticism. But some players pretend to love the fans and the club, yet their actions and conduct proved the so-called ‘love’ was a lie. And not just players. In the book, Sitton highlights some of the managers who are taking more from the game than they give. Football was a murky world, and it still is.The game lost a good coach when it abandoned John Sitton, but he benefitted with a fulfilling family life that being a lower division manager would probably have robbed him of. I’ve seen families and friendships ruined by football. What’s more important?In some ways, John Sitton had a lucky escape.Sitton’s famous rant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L20B881v4gABook available here: http://therealsitts.co.uklast_img read more

L.A. fliers take extra security in stride

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles“These events provide a clear and ominous reminder of the fight against terrorism and demands our constant vigilance,” said Villaraigosa, flanked by Police Chief William Bratton and members of the City Council. “We’re serving notice to terrorists: We will catch you before you set foot in our airports and we will put you away for the rest of your lives.” Bratton said the newly opened $5 million Los Angeles Joint Regional Intelligence Center proved helpful in sharing intelligence on the foiled terror plot involving planes from Great Britain to California and other destinations. “We are fortunate here in Los Angeles that we have placed such a high priority on (terrorism),” Bratton said. “Though there was no threat to LAX, we always, always will err on the side of caution. “In this era, it’s a part of our lives.” Unarmed California National Guard troops were deployed this morning at LAX, where passengers adjusted to stepped-up security measures that banned all liquids and creams and some electronic devices from carry-on baggage.For the second day, there were long lines at security checkpoints as baggage screeners pawed through carry-on luggage, looking for toiletries, liquor and all other newly banned liquids and creams. The National Guard, activated Thursday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, helped with secondary screening. Additional troops are expected to arrive later today at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and Ontario Airport. The heightened security measures – including an inspection of purses and carry-on bags at departure gates, will remain in effect until further notice, said Laurence Fetters, federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration at LAX. The system seemed to be working much smoother than Thursday, when travelers arrived at the nation’s airports to find they would no longer be allowed to carry aboard any liquids, including cosmetics, toiletries or even bottled water or soda. The ban will be in effect until further notice. On Thursday, a stern Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa assured residents in a late-morning press conference that while no threats were made directly against Los Angeles, law enforcement agencies had moved swiftly to guard the city’s airports, ports and other vulnerable points of entry. Schwarzenegger, who briefed Villaraigosa and other big-city mayors by phone, authorized the use of federal grants to reimburse local law enforcement for overtime costs at airports. He also offered assurances that Californians will be protected. “I can assure the people of California that we are doing everything to keep them safe and to return our airports to normal operations as quickly as possible,” Schwarzenegger said. “But everyone must also be engaged in the War against Terror. We need the public’s help as well as their patience and cooperation. It’s important they all are looking out for any signs (of terrorist activity) and report them to authorities.” At Los Angeles International Airport, travelers shed shoes and belts, and tossed water, liquor and juice bottles and their toiletries – everything from sample-size tubes of toothpaste to expensive face cream from Bloomingdale’s – into overflowing trash cans. Shampoos, suntan lotion, perfumes and hair gels – items that authorities said the terrorists had planned to use to detonate bombs on 10 flights – also were restricted until further notice. Duty-free shops were restricted from selling perfumes and alcohol, while law enforcement agents led bomb-sniffing dogs among suitcases lined up across the floor. Most travelers took the restrictions and long lines in stride, saying they’ve learned to be flexible over the past five years. “I travel so much that this is no big deal. I’d rather be safe than not,” said West Hills resident Steve Poe, a landscape architect who was heading to Florida. Patty and James Walters of Venice, traveling with their three children, feared they wouldn’t be allowed to bring milk aboard for their year-old daughter, Caiti. “For us, the juice is the fuel that gets us through the flights,” James Walters said. “But if that’s what you need to do to make it safe, that’s fine. It’s our whole family out here and I’d rather take all the time to be safe.” Officials said prescription medication and infant food would be allowed, although it would be thoroughly checked. Restricted items and long lines were repeated at airports across Southern California and nationally. Virginia-bound Katie Dillon opened her suitcase on the floor of Bob Hope Airport, shifting her toiletries, cell-phone charger and other electronics to her check-in suitcase. But she ended up overstuffing it – about five pounds over the limit. “I was trying to make things easier,” she said as she repacked her bags. “It’s a little embarrassing. I didn’t think I would be the one having trouble.” Airport spokesman Victor Gill said travelers will learn to adjust to the new security measures. “People, especially frequent fliers, develop a routine to make everything go smoothly,” Gill said. “This is just another element in that whole process. Air travelers overall, they do not like delays, so they’ll get with the program.” The Metropolitan Transportation Authority also boosted security on its subway lines by 10 percent, adding detectives and bomb-sniffing dogs. And in Washington, lawmakers weighed details of the foiled terrorist plot, which fed both sides of the ongoing partisan skirmish over national security. Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, said the plot validates the need for the controversial Patriot Act, which he supported. “Some say Congress has gone too far. I believe we must err on protecting the people of the United States, that every life saved is precious,” he said. Gallegly, who also chairs a House international relations subcommittee on Europe, said broadening U.S. cooperation with European allies also is crucial in combatting international terrorism. Still, Congress was expected to take little action in response to the current situation because beginning Saturday members are on a monthlong recess. Staff Writers Lisa Friedman, Harrison Sheppard, Eugene Tong and Rachel Uranga contributed to this report. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT Liquids are banned from carry-on luggage and cannot be taken through security checkpoints. That includes drinks, toothpaste, perfume, shampoo, hair gel, suntan lotion and similar items. – Baby formula and medications will be allowed but must be presented for inspection at security checkpoints. – Laptop computers, mobile phones and iPods are among items banned on British flights. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

From QPR to Spain’s most consistent midfielder – La Liga focus

first_img Parejo celebrates scoring for Valencia last season. Things didn’t get any better in the subsequent year. Sections of the fanbase grew increasingly frustrated with a player they perceived to not be trying hard enough, and everything suggested Parejo would leave the Mestalla a fallen hero, the Madrid native actively looking for a way out. Then, for the second time in his career, someone saw something when others didn’t.Marcelino taking charge in 2017 marked the beginning of a return to the top for Los Che, and more than any other, Parejo is the player he has built it around. Despite carrying out a sweeping dressing room clearout, the Asturian saw something worth fighting for when the midfielder was at his worst moment, convincing him to stay and making him the captain once more. Parejo has paid off that faith in spades. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Confidence and the mental side of things is certainly important, but there is a tactical explanation too: Marcelino has firmly established Parejo’s position as a deep-lying playmaker with license to make late runs into the area (think Xabi Alonso), and that has allowed him to truly excel.With seven league goals he is the highest-scoring central midfielder in La Liga this season. For some perspective, next on the list is Santi Cazorla, with four, then Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic with three each. All are higher profile figures than Parejo, none have been as consistent.And even if his spell in England was brief there is certainly a touch of the English style to his game, box-to-box and specialising in catching opposition defenders out by arriving late from the third line to either finish in the area or drill off a shot from distance.The captain is absolutely indispensable for his coach, playing in 25 of 28 league matchdays so far.Sergio Ramos is the only captain from the other Spanish powerhouses to have played more league games (26). REVEALED ADVICE 5 Di Stéfano’s vision ultimately proved to be sound: Parejo has now leapfrogged the likes of Koke and Saúl in the Spain pecking order thanks to an excellent club season.For a while though, it was touch and go. Capable of truly brilliant moments, for years he also lacked the consistency to fulfil his true potential, not always as fit and sharp as someone without natural pace needs to be in order to cope in midfield. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Some players explode into life and already dazzle among the best as teenagers. Others chart more of a steady, gradual rise.The latter is the case for Dani Parejo, now establishing himself as one of La Liga’s most reliable at the age of 29. Despite his prolonged path to the very top, no less than Alfredo Di Stéfano predicted the midfielder would be one of the best when few others seemed to believe it.Parejo was the apple of the Madrid legend’s eye, and the late Argentinian insisted he was the finest player he had ever seen in Los Blancos’ youth system. When the Spanish giants disagreed and sent the then youngster on a humbling loan spell to QPR in the Championship in 2008, Di Stéfano stopped going to B team (Castilla) games in protest. huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The first sign we were seeing the best of Parejo was his leadership role in getting Valencia back into the Champions League last year, but it is his repeated excellence this year, even when other members of the team have struggled to deliver, that truly confirms it.A key defensive piece who has recovered possession more than any other outfield player for Los Che, he has also been their most dangerous creative threat, averaging 2.5 key passes per game and 85% pass completion – that’s particularly impressive considering his habit of receiving the ball in congested areas.This year marks Valencia’s centenary, and it could yet prove to be one of the best. Fourth place is still within touching distance, a spot in a first cup final in 10 years has already been booked, and a Europa League quarter-final against relegation strugglers Villarreal offers a favourable path to European glory.Be it David Albelda, Ruben Baraja or David Silva, Los Che’s best modern teams have always featured great midfielders. If they are indeed celebrating come the summer, they can thank the next in that lineage for his major contribution.Di Stéfano would be proud of what Parejo has become. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars center_img 5 LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Parejo in action this season for Valencia. REVEALED Dani Parejo in action for Spain last week. 5 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Di Stefano didn’t agree with Parejo’s loan to Queens Park Rangers. Parejo trained alongside the likes of Fabio Cannavaro, Raul, and Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid. 5 shining 5 Inconsistency is what defined the early part of his time at Valencia. The first real high coincided with the arrival of Nuno Espirito Santo as coach in 2014. The Portuguese took advantage of Parejo’s natural ability in front of goal, giving him room to surge into space behind the striker and score 11 from midfield. That helped a revitalised and rejuvenated Los Che return to the Champions League positions for the first time since 2012.But the lows were particularly low. In Valencia’s horrific 2015-16 season (the one with the Gary Neville experiment) Parejo became a scapegoat for everything that was going wrong at the club. He was stripped of the captaincy by Neville, and Valencia finished as close to the relegation zone as they did the European spots. no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade gameday cracker last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names Man United penalty takers after Pogba miss

first_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week targets BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 2 It was the fourth time Pogba has failed to scored from 12 yards in 2019 and there was debate as to whether Marcus Rashford, who netted his penalty in the opening weekend win over Chelsea, should have taken the kick instead.However, the Man United boss refuted claims there is a lack of order and understanding about what is expected among his players.“It’s not that I’ve left it to the players to sort out, we’ve nominated two,” Solskjaer said in a press conference. “It’s not like there’s anarchy and do whatever you want. Last season we had Marcus, Jesse [Lingard], Paul, who all scored penalties, probably more as well. stalemate LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS FAREWELL deals latest Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Paul Pogba will continue to take penalties for Manchester United despite his miss against Wolves on Monday.Pogba had his 68th-minute spot kick saved by Rui Patricio at Molineux as United were held to a 1-1 draw and dropped points in their second Premier League match of the season. “You just feel sorry for them [the abusers]; they must have problems themselves when they have to do this.“We need to protect individuals and protect people. When there are death threats and racism, they are serious incidents. Sometimes you get annoyed.“What can we do about it? Us as Man United, we’re not going to ban our players on social media, we have to spread the good word, because there is so much good we can use social media for but we have to stop those incidents.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Getty Solskjaer praised the mental strength of the World Cup-winning Frenchman and said social media must act upon the trolls who dish out hate.“Paul’s fine,” Solskjaer said. “Paul’s a strong character and it makes him stronger. When you speak to him, he’s fine and I just cannot believe we’re still sat here in 2019 talking about these instances.“Social media is a place where people – as Harry [Maguire] said – can hide behind fake identities; I don’t think it’s not down to me to change it but there are so many ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s on Twitter I know it’s not me!“We’ve got to do something about it and the authorities have got to do something about the ones who spread this hate. Getty Images – Getty Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Solskjaer confirmed Pogba will still take penalties for Man United 2 Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Pogba missed from the spot to extend his rather poor penalty record Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta “[There’s] absolutely no fighting among them. We’re disappointed that we didn’t win the game but the talk is always more difficult when you don’t get a result.“I’m sure you’re going to see Paul Pogba score a penalty for Man United again. Definitely.“Let’s see when we get the next one. We’re practising penalties still and Marcus and Paul are still on them.”Following the game, Pogba was subjected to vile racist abuse online to become the third player, after Reading’s Yakou Meite and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, targeted in recent days. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ OFF What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LIVE on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Norwich vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Liverpool vs Arsenal (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSwansea vs Birmingham (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 on target last_img read more

Google’s Mobile Product Search Now Shows Real-Time Local Inventory

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Google#Location#mobile#news#web Google just announced that the mobile version of Google Product Search can now tell you if a certain product is in stock at nearby stores. Currently, Google is only working with a handful of retailers, including Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm, but the company is actively looking for more partners. To see these results, just browse to Google.com on your mobile phone (Android, WebOS or Android), click the “more” link and then “Shopping.” The local inventory will be updated in real time and is currently only available for users in the U.S. Google obviously thinks that providing the best local results possible is the future for a large number of its services. Now that most modern mobile browsers can forward your location data to web apps, it’s become even easier for Google to offer these kinds of local results and Google’s initiatives around Google Maps and Place Pages show how serious the company is about local search.For now, with this small number of participating retailers, this isn’t necessarily the most useful feature yet. If Google actually manages to get more businesses to use this feature (and/or to expose their inventory through an API), then Google Product Search – which has remained relatively underused – could easily establish itself as the go-to local shopping service. For more details about the mobile version of Google Product Search, have a look at this video (the introduction of Product Search starts about 19 minutes into the presentation) What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img frederic lardinois Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more