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Liverpool upbeat after transfer coups as Man United sweat

first_imgJurgen Klopp coach of Liverpool huddles with his player Sheyi Ojo #54 during a break in action aginst Borussia Dortmund during an International Champions Cup match at Bank of America Stadium on July 22, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Bob Leverone/Getty Images/AFPLiverpool has spent big in the transfer window in an attempt to close the gap on Premier League champions Manchester City but it has been a summer of intense frustration for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.Elsewhere, Pep Guardiola finally landed Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez for a club-record fee in an otherwise quiet window so far for City while Arsenal has signed a clutch of players but no marquee names to whet the appetite.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms He also picked up midfielders Fabinho from Monaco and Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and added Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri to an already formidable array of attacking talent that includes Mohamed Salah.But the German manager is warning Liverpool not to get carried away with celebrating their success in the transfer market after splurging more than £170 million.“We need to be ready for the big challenges, the big goals,” he said. “We have to be this angry, aggressive, greedy team full of desire that wants to win each game.“All the other teams have quality as well so we need to be ready for fights, not celebrating signings and stuff.”Mourinho, unable to resist an early dig at his rival, said Liverpool’s transfer activity ought to increase expectations of a first top-flight title since 1990.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Britain’s Sun newspaper reported on Wednesday that Courtois has told Chelsea he will quit the club next year on a free transfer unless they sell him this summer.The only major signing for the 2016-17 Premier League champions is Brazil midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, with new boss Maurizio Sarri professing himself bored with the transfer market.Arsenal, preparing for a season under a new manager for the first time for more than two decades, has signed a clutch of players including Switzerland defender Stephan Lichtsteiner but Unai Emery has not yet landed a marquee name.Tottenham, about to move into a new stadium, is the only one of the top sides not to have signed a single player.There is still time but the clock is ticking.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “With the investments you are making last season and you make now, that will probably be the record of the Premier League this season, a team that was a finalist in the Champions League — you have to say you are a big candidate, you have to win,” Mourinho said during United’s pre-season tour of the United States, during which they were thumped 4-1 by Liverpool.The United boss himself has cut an increasingly frustrated figure in the build-up to the season, lamenting his failure to land his top targets.The Portuguese are desperate to close the gap to Guardiola’s side but so far has just picked up Brazil midfielder Fred, who did not play a single minute at the World Cup in Russia, young defender Diogo Dalot from Porto, and veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant.City, who finished 19 points clear of United last season, has been relatively quiet this time around but they finally snared Mahrez for £60 million, further enhancing their dazzling forward options.The City boss said he was unfazed by Liverpool’s lavish spending, remaining happy with the nucleus of the squad that romped to the Premier League title.“Every club does what they believe, I understand completely,” he said. “They are contenders to win the title, Liverpool is always a contender because of the history they have.”Hazard to stay?Chelsea’s Eden Hazard looked like he could be at the center of one of the biggest transfer stories of the summer when he hinted at the World Cup he might want a fresh challenge.His comments sparked speculation he could be off to Real Madrid to replace the departed Cristiano Ronaldo.The European champions have also been linked with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Brazil forward Willian. 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Never underestimate parent’s power

first_imgOK, let me say from the start that if you don’t like what I’m saying about the war, there is a comment box at the bottom. Interactive journalism, that’s what we call it, where you get to tell me how right or wrong I am. I read them all, embrace a few and take most of them with a grain of salt. But if a war in which 3,639 troops have already died (24 since I last posted, by the way) doesn’t get you talking, I don’t know what will. This week, there was encouraging news on the parental front. I’m not talking about that heartwarming homecoming film that started on “The Today Show” and got the nation misty-eyed as they watched a surprised little boy burst into tears as he ran from his seat in the back of the classroom into his sailor-father’s arms. I am talking about the difference a parent can make in how their child is dealt with by the military. Last week, I wrote from the heart, about school friends thrust into the headlines and how our families were connected by our children’s words and deeds. I said that Pat and Mary Tillman were heroes of mine because they were holding the government accountable for the truth about their son’s death, which came about at his fellow soldiers’ hands. This week, we got the news that two more suspected “friendly fire” (the term sickens me, it’s so euphemistically gentle) deaths among our troops are being investigated. I thought of Mary Tillman right away and sent up a thankful prayer for her determination. Holley wouldn’t accept that sort of treatment for his son, who had perished serving the great country that was now treating him like excess baggage. He went to his congressman, then House-Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and to Sen. Barbara Boxer. Thanks to their intervention, Matthew’s body was met by an honor guard from his unit. They flew from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Lindbergh Field in San Diego, where they carried their fallen comrade to a waiting hearse in a dignified ceremony. Thousands of other families didn’t get that treatment because they quietly accepted what our government passed off as concern. That is, until January, when Congress passed a law that requires the remains of any troops to be flown home on a military or military-contracted aircraft with an escort and an honor guard at the airport. Before that, those who lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan were sent to the military mortuary in Dover, Del., from where they were shipped to the closest airport to their hometown and off-loaded on the tarmac. The government didn’t even want you to see the flag-draped coffins assembled in long lines at the mortuary, remember? They tried to pass a law keeping all of us from the truth, but a combined effort by the media and miliary families kept that from happening and derailed Washington’s effort to downplay the awful cost of that messy little squabble in the sand. Now, John Holley joins my list of heroes, making sure his son received the dignified welcome he deserved and ensuring that those who died after Matthew will be honored as well. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pvt. Matthew Zeimer, 18, of Glendive, Mont., and Spc. Alan McPeek, 20, of Tucson, were killed in Ramadi, Iraq, on Feb. 2. Their parents were told that the men were killed by enemy fire when their outpost came under attack. According to the Army Times newspaper, McPeek had befriended Zeimer and the two ran to the roof when the gunfire began. A shot through a concrete wall killed them both. Zeimer’s father, Thomas Epperson, said that getting the news of the friendly fire possibility made him re-live the horrible realization that his son was dead. McPeek’s mother, Rose Doyle, would not talk to reporters, except to express that nothing she said was going to bring her child back. It should also be pointed out that the men died Feb. 2. The Army called their families March 31. Two long, painful months later. I have to believe that the Tillman case has made the Army look a little closer at how they treat the families of those who sacrifice. And I know that the actions of one father has made a difference today and will mean more than we’ll be able to measure for future Middle East casualties. When John Holley’s son, Spc. Matthew Holley, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005, he was told Matthew’s body would be shipped home in the baggage compartment of a commercial flight, removed with a forklift from the plane and left to be claimed by his family. last_img read more

Klopp ponders front four against Spartak

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool are one step away from a return to Wembley in the League Cup and Klopp will send out a strong line-up at St Mary’s Wednesday as he looks to get his side back on trackMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that he is considering starting “all the artists” in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino formed the front-three in Saturday’s Premier League win over Leicester City, and Klopp is now considering adding Sadio Mane to the mix. “The balance has to be right,” Klopp said. “We are an offensive-oriented team, but this is about Champions League football.“We cannot just bring all the artists, but if it fits together we will do it. It is good to have them all, it is cool everyone is in the game, but that doesn’t mean anything.“I don’t believe in names. I believe in performances. They all have to fit together and that is what we have to try. We need results.“In the right moments, you need to be able to do the right things. It is not about being spectacular, it is about being good, and being clinical and having perfect timing and perfect protection.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WOW! Watch Messi’s sensational goal for Barca against Roma after 27-pass move

first_imgJust a few days after humiliating Real Madrid, Barcelona delivered another sensational performance as they hit Roma for six at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.The pick of the goals was scored by Lionel Messi – the Argentine superstar rounding off a 27-pass move with a brilliant chipped finish over Wojciech Szczesny. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez هف ميسي على روما من بداية الهجمه HD pic.twitter.com/iIA4PLxQs6— FCB World (@FCBW_A7) November 24, 2015center_img 1last_img read more

DONEGAL COASTLINE IS BATTERED BY HIGH WINDS – IN PICTURES

first_imgThis is the scene at Port Na Blagh pier as storms batter the coastline this morning.A Donegal Daily reader braved huge waves to take the snaps as waves reached 20ft high. “The sea was the roughest I have ever seen it. There were a couple of boats tied up and they were being thrown around the sea,” said the reader.If you have any pictures you would like published in Donegal Daily, please send them to info@donegaldaily.com DONEGAL COASTLINE IS BATTERED BY HIGH WINDS – IN PICTURES was last modified: April 26th, 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

GARDAI RULE OUT CAR FIND AS HUNT FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER CONTINUES

first_imgFlowers and some holy water have been left at the spot where Alan McSherry lost his life outside Bundoran yesterday.BREAKING NEWS: Gardai have ruled out any connection between a car they seized today and a fatal hit-and-run incident in Bundoran yesterday.The car, which was discovered outside an old house in the area, was lifted and has been technically examined by Gardai.However while Gardai are so far remaining tight-lipped about the incident, sources have told Donegal Daily the car is NOT the car involved in the death of Alan McSherry. The late Alan McSherry“Initial examinations would suggest this is not the car we are looking for and does not match the fragments left at the scene,” said a source.The 48 year old was found dead a mile outside Bundoran at 5am yesterday morning after being struck by a vehicle.He was found lying on the road by his wife Jo whom he had phoned minutes earlier looking for a lift home.Fragments from a car were found at the scene and are being used by Gardai in an effort to match up with any car involved in Mr McSherry’s death. Garda inspector Michael Harrison has appealed for the driver of the car to come forward. GARDAI RULE OUT CAR FIND AS HUNT FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER CONTINUES was last modified: August 26th, 2013 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:Alan McSherrybundorancarfragmentshit and runseizurelast_img read more

HOLY SMOKE! HOW PROUD DAD PADDY MADE HIS SON THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER!

first_imgBatman! Have a great day OisinONE little Donegal boy’s Halloween outfit is going to blow everyone away this Friday.Oisin Browne’s dad Paddy wanted to make sure his boy will look the part at Little Angels school in Letterkenny.So not only did he come up with a batman outfit – he’s turned Oisin’s wheelchair into….A BAT MOBILE! Seven-year-old Oisin is of course delighted.Paddy told Donegal Daily: “I just wanted to do something different this year for him and seeing as we think of him as our super hero the batchair was fitting.”Mum Tanya runs Rainbows pre-school in Carrigart where the family live.Friday is an exciting day for Paddy too. He starts work at Harry Corry’s in the morning.But having seen these skills, he could be getting calls from McGinley Motors!Paddy’s operation bat-formation  HOLY SMOKE! HOW PROUD DAD PADDY MADE HIS SON THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER! was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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

Cards fall late to Oroville at home

first_imgCorning >> The Cardinals Noah Miller and Oroville’s Logan Schereck pitched gems Thursday afternoon through six, but the Tigers rallied for four runs in the seventh and the Cards couldn’t match it, falling 4-1.Both pitchers faced the minimum through three. When Oroville’s Hunter Monnot reached on an error in the top of the third, Miller picked him off at first to retire the side. Colton Rogers reached on an error to lead off the fourth and Miller got him as well.Schereck didn’t falter until …last_img read more

Novel photosynthesis trait to improve corn yield and sustainability

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, and Beck’s  are partnering to bring to market the first photosynthetic efficiency trait, enabling corn farmers to increase the yield, sustainability and profitability of their farms.Sunlight is the critical natural input for food production, capturing and storing carbon as a source for all energy, but photosynthesis is highly inefficient. Increasing carbon capture by improving photosynthesis efficiency is recognized as an important opportunity to improve crop productivity and sustainability.“For years, trait innovation has been largely limited to only the largest multinational companies. The goal of our product development and testing programs has always been to help farmers succeed by bringing them more choice and profitability,” said Kevin Cavanaugh, Director of Research at Beck’s. “We have been working with Benson Hill now for years and are convinced that this collaboration will allow us to open new channels for innovation and greater opportunity for our customers.”Benson Hill has developed a robust pipeline of trait product candidates that improve crop photosynthetic efficiency, one of which has demonstrated significant yield increases in hybrid corn across three years of field trials in a broad range of environments and genetic backgrounds. Through its co-development and commercialization agreement, Beck’s and Benson Hill will advance a trait product candidate through the final stages of development and anticipate filing a regulatory dossier with the USDA by 2021.“It’s encouraging to see companies tackling some of the most critical and challenging areas of crop improvement such as photosynthesis,” said David Ertl, Technology Commercialization Manager at the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. “Novel trait development research is important, but it is equally important that these trait developers partner with others in the seed industry to commercialize these traits and get them into the hands of farmers.”The partnership is particularly timely given the unprecedented level of consolidation underway in the agriculture industry. Through true collaboration, the companies will combine their expertise in product development, testing, and commercialization to bring greater choice to farmers in the marketplace. The companies plan to broadly license this exciting technology to many seed corn companies so that all farmers will have the opportunity to increase corn yields.“When we started Benson Hill, we envisioned that the intersection of disciplines known as cloud biology could help address major challenges like improving photosynthesis,” said Matthew Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill. “This outcome has since been demonstrated, and dedicated partners like Beck’s are now helping us define new channels to market for the resulting product opportunities.”last_img read more

Apple Rejects “Politically Charged” iPhone App

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#news#NYT#politics#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perezcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A 22-year-old iPhone application developer by the name of Red Daly is claiming that Apple rejected his new application from inclusion in the iTunes App Store due to its political nature. His app, iSinglePayer, was designed to educate its users on the benefits of a single-payer health care system, a hotly debated issue here in the U.S. In addition to data-filled bullet points, the app also taps into the phone’s GPS to determine who the user’s local congressperson is, how much money the health care sector donated to their campaign, and a “tap to call” button to connect app users with lawmakers. According to Daly, an Apple representative spoke to him by phone to inform him that the rejection of the app was due to its “politically charged” nature. Well that, and the fact that Apple doesn’t allow political apps from single developers. Where Does Apple Draw the Line when it Comes to Politics?Apple may understandably want to distance their company from any hot-button political issue such as health care for fear that accepting political applications would damage their image (at least among those with opposing viewpoints). However, in this case it’s a matter of them arbitrarily deciding that one political app can’t make the cut when many others already did. For example, during Obama’s campaign, there was an “official” Obama application which included news, event listings, media, and details on where the candidate stood on various issues. Was that not politically charged? McCain supporters probably thought so. Daly also notes that Apple currently carries “Drudge Reader,” an app that allows for mobile reading of the “The Drudge Report” website. While this is a news-based application, the site is generally regarded as being conservative in tone. So again, this could be considered a politically charged application, especially among those who disagree with Matt Drudge’s opinions and views. So where is Apple drawing the line? Daly says that the app’s rejection is, in part, due to the fact that it’s a product of a single developer. At least, that’s what he claims Apple told him. Apparently, political candidates are allowed to release apps expressing their views, but single developers are not. Why Not Allow Political Apps? The real question here is why not? Let’s say that Apple approved the application, what would the fallout be? Would those against the views expressed in the app actually refuse to purchase an iPhone or iPod Touch? Would they dump their Apple devices for a politically-neutral Pre, Blackberry, or Google Android smartphone? All but the most excitable zealots would not. In fact, the result would probably be the release of another application from a different developer expressing an opposing viewpoint. Would that be such a bad thing?Considering how the rejected application’s design tapped into the phone’s GPS to deliver personalized, localized political information, it could have really set the stage for a slew of grassroots apps that used the mobile platform to rally the public to various causes or issues. Tap to call your congressperson, tap to customize and send an email to your senator, for example. In time, it’s likely that both sides of every issue would be properly represented, keeping Apple out of the spotlight as supporting any particular political opinion themselves. To date, it’s been Apple’s MO to distance themselves and reject anything remotely controversial, whether that’s mature apps, apps from their competition, and obviously now, politics too. Ironically, by doing so, they actually invite the scrutiny and ill will they were trying to avoid. At the end of the day, though, Apple’s iTunes Store is not the Internet where anyone and everyone can have their say – it’s a closed, tightly regulated platform where developers have to play by Apple’s rules or not play at all. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more