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PSG join Arsenal and Liverpool in race for Lyon star

first_img Alexandre Lacazette Paris Saint-Germain are ready to battle Arsenal and Liverpool for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.The 23-year-old has been in unstoppable in Ligue 1 this season, establishing himself as the league’s top scorer with 23 goals.Unsurprisingly, that has attracted interest from several sides, including Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool.But now, according to L’Equipe, PSG are ready to rival any interested clubs for the signature of Lacazette.Manager Laurent Blanc is reportedly a big fan of the France international and has urged the club’s owners to sanction a summer move for him.However, any deal would be dependent on PSG first offloading either Ezequiel Lavezzi or Edinson Cavani in order to meet UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations. 1last_img read more

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Jason Cundy slams ‘disgraceful’ Chelsea stars and claims John Terry is being ‘unfairly treated’

first_img 1 Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has accused manager Jose Mourinho of ‘unfair treatment’ of club captain John Terry, suggesting there is more to the centre-back’s exile than meets the eye.Ex-England skipper Terry was one of the Blues’ outstanding performers last season as they won the Premier League title at a canter, but he has been given a back-seat role in recent games.The 34-year-old was controversially hauled off at half-time of their defeat to Manchester City, and he has played just one Premier League game since his sending off in a narrow victory over West Brom in August.Mourinho has publicly denied claims of a rift with his ‘trusted right-hand man’, but Cundy has slammed the manager’s treatment of Terry, claiming his performances do not warrant his current exile from the first-team.Speaking on the Sports Bar, Cundy said: “Something is bugging me at Chelsea – if you��re going to drop John Terry, that’s the manager’s decision and whether you agree or disagree you have to go with that“But to give the armband to Ivanovic, who is having a really tough time at the moment and has arguably been Chelsea’s worst player this season, what does that say to the best defender Chelsea had last season in John Terry?“If you’re going to drop him, that’s fine, it happens in football, but I think Mourinho is sending out a message.“John Terry hasn’t played badly this season and I think he’s been really unfairly treated. I don’t think he’s played badly enough for him to be on the bench.” The Blues have made a disastrous start to their Premier League title defence, with Mourinho’s men currently in 14th place after just two wins from their opening seven games of the season.Chelsea were unbeaten this time last season, a record they held until December, and Cundy aimed accusations of a lack of fight and desire at the side, and singled out stars Eden Hazard, Oscar and summer signing Pedro following their abject performances in a dismal 2-2 draw with Newcastle at the weekend.“At the moment Chelsea are playing dreadfully,” the Sports Bar co-host added.“I take no pleasure in this, and it hurts me to say this, but at the moment Chelsea are lacking fight and desire, they’re getting outbattled and outplayed by teams that are relatively inferior.“But, when talent doesn’t work hard, hard work will beat talent.“Chelsea’s midfield three of Hazard, Oscar and Pedro were a disgrace the way they defended in the first-half against Newcastle. There’s no fight there and they’re not working.“If you go back three months ago, everyone was calling Chelsea boring – I’d love to see that boring side of Chelsea again, when they defended in numbers and worked hard as a team.“They’re not a team at the moment at all.”last_img read more

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REVEALED! Aston Villa star Jordan Veretout keen to stay at Saint Etienne

first_img1 Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout wants to stay at Saint Etienne into next season, club legend Jean-Michel Larque has revealed.Veretout is on a season-long loan at the Ligue 1 side and has turned in a number of impressive performances, having helped see off fierce rivals Lyon 2-0 at the weekend.It is unclear whether Villa will be prepared to sell Veretout in the summer, or sanction a fresh season-long loan, but Larque says everything is in place, especially as the midfielder is desperate to stay.He said on SFR Sport’s 91e Minute: “There’s a good chance he’s going to be a Stephanois next season.“We’re doing everything at Saint Etienne to make him a Stephanois and he wants to stay at Saint Etienne.”Veretout has been a regular for Saint Etienne this term, making a total of 26 appearances across all competitions, scoring twice and providing three assists. Aston Villa star Jordan Veretout (right) in action against Lyon last_img read more

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Neighborhood enjoys a rare `Night Out’

first_imgEAST VALINDA – It was a sight East Valinda residents are used to: A half-dozen police cars blocked off Calcutta Street Thursday night in the unincorporated pocket near La Puente. But this time, it was for a celebration. Nearly 120 residents participated in the neighborhood’s first “Night Out,” organized by residents who have for nine months worked to rid the streets of vandalism, gangs and garbage that have long plagued their neighborhood. “We said enough is enough,” said Evangelina Mata, who has lived in the mostly Latino area for 25 years. “If we don’t do something about this, nobody else will.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsCounty Supervisor Gloria Molina, the California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officers have teamed together to help improve the neighborhood, officials said. “There is no agenda tonight,” said Ruben Hernandez, a Whittier resident who helped lead the neighborhood meetings. “It’s just all of us coming together to help East Valinda residents.” – From staff reports 160Want 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

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Tottenham’s secret weapon in attack revealed

first_imgTottenham boast a W3 D1 L1 record from their five previous meetings with BournemouthTottenham have enjoyed facing Bournemouth over the past two seasons. Since the Cherries were promoted Spurs have scored 12 goals in four games against them, conceding just once. Bournemouth’s sole positive was a 0-0 draw at Dean Court last season. Spurs have been scoring freely this term, while Bournemouth have conceded 11 in seven games and sit 19th in the table. It’s hard to see how the Cherries will keep out the in-form Harry Kane on Saturday. Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier could be the link-up Tottenham need to get past a Bournemouth side who should let their hosts dictate the play at Wembley. Here are the key stats you need to know ahead of the game… Tottenham to win at 1/5Tottenham have failed to win their opening three homes games to a season for the first time since 2008/09This cliche of the Wembley curse still lives on as Tottenham struggle to see teams off in their temporary home. Spurs have won in the Champions League and Carabao Cup at Wembley so far this season. But their home league record reads LDD. Thankfully for manager Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have played their last three games on the road, winning them all. Harry Kane, with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen off him, is on fire right now. And the defence which has been exposed at home has had no problems in four of their last five outings. Positivity is shining on Spurs once again.Tottenham to win and both teams to score at 15/2Harry Kane has had 22 shots in the league (7 on target) at home this season without finding the net. Away from home he’s scored four goals from 22 shots (9 on target)Tottenham cannot completely rely on Harry Kane to spur their title challenge but the club are certainly benefiting from his clinical feet in front of goal. Kane’s 15 goals in 10 games for club and country across all competitions is magnificent. He is the centre-forward a title-winning side needs. But he’s yet to find his mojo at home — in the league at least. Kane boasts three Wembley goals this season, one for England and twice against Dortmund in the Champions League. Spurs’ failure to score at home has cost them points against Chelsea, Burnley and Swansea. A bit of Kane magic wouldn’t go unappreciated on Saturday… but Spurs need more from their other forwards to cover when the main man is off form.Harry Kane to score first at 7/4No defender has provided more Premier League assists than Kieran Trippier (8) since August 2016Tottenham’s decision to sell Kyle Waker to Manchester City for £50million already looks like a master stroke. Not that Walker is a bad player — he’s a solid international right-back, is an increasingly experienced head in a tumultuous City defence and he’s home-grown. But Trippier fits Mauricio Pochettino’s wing-back system and the former Burnley man has shone down the right flank this term. Trippier is allowed freedom to bomb forward when Toby Alderweireld, moving across from centre defence, can cover his back. Trippier also has Harry Kane as a target to aim for. No wonder his assist stats are so good.Trippier to score at 9/1Bournemouth are the second-most fouled team in the Premier League (12.6 times per game) after West Ham (16), while they themselves commit the fewest fouls per match (7.7)Bournemouth sit 19th in the Premier League table and have scored just four goals all season. The cliched British notion of having a bit of backbone in the side, someone who will start a fight and rally the troops, appears to have deserted Bournemouth. Last season the Cherries were the most-fouled team last season (12.6 times per game) and committed the fewest (9.7 pg). Yet the campaign before that it was completely different, with players much more willing to commit fouls. Maybe they were scrapping harder knowing it was their first season in the top flight, or maybe Eddie Howe’s squad turnover now means he has fewer ‘Championship style’ players in his side. Regardless, Bournemouth need to find some bottle from somewhere if they’re to escape the relegation zone. A trip to Wembley is a good place to start.Harry Arter is match favourite to be booked at 19/10center_img 1last_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘being recruited’ by former club, MLS chief lets slip

first_img latest update Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to rejoin one of his former clubs stalemate rookie error Getty Images – Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship But the 38-year-old’s contract is due to expire at the end of the year, meaning he can join a new club on a free transfer in January.The Swede spent two years playing for Milan from 2010 to 2012, and Garber let slip that he is in talks to rejoin his former club.“Zlatan is such an interesting guy,” Garber told ESPN. “He keeps my hands full, my inbox full, he’s a thrill a minute.“You need to have those guys who are breaking through the clutter like David Beckham did in our early days. LATEST statement Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS on target PEP TALK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff “And a 38-year-old guy, who is now being recruited by AC Milan, one of the top clubs in the world, he’s almost set records with how many goals he’s scored over the last two years.“He’s exciting on and off the field, he certainly keeps our hands full.“At the end of the day I’d love to see him back but that’s going to be up to LA Galaxy.“I’ve enjoyed the Zlatan moments, particularly when he speaks to me in the third person.”Ibrahimovic join LA Galaxy after a year-and-a-half with Manchester United, having also played for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain throughout a remarkably successful career. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman targets Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to Milan in January, according to MLS commissioner Don Garber.The veteran striker has spent the past 18 months with LA Galaxy, netting a stunning 52 goals in 56 appearances for the MLS outfit. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule 1 Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son last_img read more

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Do you know someone who deserves a Donegal Garda Youth Award?

first_imgAn Garda Síochána in Donegal has launched the Donegal Garda Youth Awards, in association with the Donegal Joint Policing Committee.The Awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years.An Garda Síochána in Donegal and the Joint Policing Committee recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in Donegal. Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live in. Inspector Shaun Grant in Milford, who is PRO for the Youth Awards, commented that the nomination process is open to everyone.He said “If you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award.“This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.”This year the Donegal Garda Youth Awards in association with the Donegal Joint Policing Committee will take place in early 2019. There are 4 overall awards, as follows: INDIVIDUAL AWARD:Making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.GROUP AWARD:Groups of 2 or more, making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds, and whose commitment deserves recognition.COMMUNITY SAFETY AWARD:Through a crime prevention or safety initiative/innovation, have made their community a safer place to live.All categories are for young people aged between 13 and 21 years on 31st August 2018. Each Garda Division in the country will nominate one winner in each of the above four categories, to represent their Division at the National Youth Awards which will take place in April 2019.The Group Award category applies for groups of two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities. The Special Achievement category is open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances, and whose commitment deserves recognition.The nomination forms are now available from any Garda Station in the Donegal Garda Division, and also online on the Joint Policing Committee Website at http://www.donegalcoco.ie/community/Joint Policing Committee/Donegal Garda Youth Awards 2018. Application forms will also be distributed by the Community Gardai in each local Garda District. Electronic versions of the nomination form are available on request from donegalgardayouthawards@garda.ieIn launching this year’s Awards, Chief Superintendent Terry Mc Ginn, remarked “We wish to recognise the sacrifices made by these young people, as they contribute to their community, both at a local level, and also in wider areas. An Garda Síochána would like to pay tribute to the Joint Policing Committee for their assistance with the launch and hosting of the Donegal Youth Awards.”Nomination forms can be submitted by post to the Chief Superintendents Office, Donegal Garda National Youth Awards, Letterkenny Garda Station, New Line Road, Co. Donegal F92 PC03.Forms can also be emailed to: donegalgardayouthawards@garda.ieThe closing date for nominations to be received is Friday 14th December 2018.Do you know someone who deserves a Donegal Garda Youth Award? was last modified: November 13th, 2018 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:donegalGarda Youth Awardslaunchlast_img read more

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South African TV ‘white space’ trial goes live

first_img20 June 2014Microsoft on Wednesday launched the implementation phase of the second TV white space trial in South Africa, providing wireless broadband over a “white space” network to underserved communities in Limpopo province in a bid to validate the technology as a means of providing low-cost, high-speed internet connectivity in developing countries.Groundwork for the pilot project, which follows Google’s launch of a similar pilot among 10 schools in Cape Town last March, first started in July 2013.In both cases, the trials seek to demonstrate that broadband can be offered over white spaces – unused channels in the broadcast TV spectrum – without interfering with licensed spectrum holders, while offering an affordable means of democratising broadband internet access.The government has set itself the medium-term target of delivering broadband to 80 percent of South Africans by 2020.Microsoft is partnering on the project with the Department of Science and Technology, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, and local network builder and equipment vendor Multisource.The first beneficiaries of the project will be the University of Limpopo and five high schools within an 8-kilometre radius of the university.Speaking at a launch event at the university on Wednesday, Vice-Chancellor Mahlo Mokgalong said the project would help students at the schools and the university to become “true 21st century students and, eventually, valuable employees”.Microsoft South Africa MD Mteto Nyati said: “We need to enable our citizens to live, work and play on the global stage … Almost 60 percent of employees in a recent 21st century skills study said they developed most of the skills they use in their current jobs outside of school.”The Department of Science and Technology’s Isaac Maredi said the project would serve as a testing ground “for developing a nationally applicable model that will meet government’s goal of providing low-cost broadband access to the majority of South Africans by 2020, in line with the Cabinet-approved broadband policy and ICT vision, as set out in the National Development Plan.”The project is one of four TV white space trials that Microsoft is running in Africa. Last year, it launched trials in Kenya and Tanzania that combine white space technology with solar power to deliver high-speed internet access in areas not even connected to the national electricity grid. And earlier this year, it launched a similar trial in Ghana.The company also has trials under way or completed in the UK, Singapore and the Philippines.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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$10,000 Up For Grabs For College Bloggers

first_imgIf you’re a US citizen, a blogger, and are currently a full-time student an accredited college or university: listen up. CollegeScholarships.org, a directory of college scholarship and financial aid opportunities, today announced a $10,000 scholarship for college bloggers.The Blogging Scholarship is the largest of the six scholarships offered by the site (they also offer a $2,000 award specifically for political blogging) and is open to any US citizen, student blogger, regardless of blog topic. If you don’t have a blog, site encourages students to begin now and submit your name for consideration by the deadline next month.The site is accepting nominations (in the form a 300 word essay about why the blogger — which doesn’t have to be you — deserves the award) until October 6th. In keeping with the Internet theme of the scholarship, the winner will be chosen by an online vote during the month of October from among 10 finalists (determined by the founders of the site).Last year, the award was $5,000 and went to DailyKos diarist, “MrLiberal,” a.k.a., Stephen Yellin of Drew University. The only rule, other than eligibility requirements and the ubiquitous call for no spam, is that “your blog must contain unique and interesting information about you and/or things you are passionate about,” according to the site. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the end of October and awarded at the Blog World and New Media Expo in Las Vegas in November. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting josh catone 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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How To Evaluate Your Digital Marketing Campaign

first_imgHow to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… Stephen Moyers is an out of the heart writer voicing out his take on various topics of social media, web design, mobile apps, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, startups and much more in the cutting edge digital world. When he is not writing, he can be found traveling outdoors with his camera. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @StephenMoyers. Stephen Moyers WordPress for Enterprise – How This Open-… Guest author Stephen Moyers is an online marketer, designer, avid tech-savvy blogger. Associated with Los Angeles-based SPINX Digital Agency, he writes about online marketing, web design, development, social media marketing and more. Each marketing strategy is unique, but every marketing strategy should include evaluation. No matter what business you are in, be certain that you aren’t throwing good money after bad by continuing a strategy that is not performing.Some companies act like digital marketing is a magic tonic with an immediate effect that just continues on. When they fail, others think it’s because they were using standards designed for traditional marketing. Both are common problems, and they can be solved by understanding the similarities and differences between digital and traditional campaigns. Identify Your GoalsEvery marketing strategy should have a specific goal, so you can ultimately distinguish between success and failure. It’s also impossible to achieve a meaningful measure of return on investment (ROI), which relies on having a concrete expectation to match the actual returns to. Goals must be concrete. You can’t perform ROI calculations without some measure of what you’re looking for. And it may not always be sales. While the traditional way to calculate ROI is by counting the money acquired compared to money spent, that doesn’t work for Facebook likes, retweets, or other some other measure of customer interaction. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s easier to find non-monetary indicators online than through traditional business models. See also: The Biggest Digital Marketing Mistakes Entrepreneurs MakeThere’s a better way: First, determine how much effort you spent—whether that was time spent, number of posts, or amount of money spent on a campaign, the investment must be defined. For the returns, you need a numerical value, such as number of likes or the number of people referred to your webpage. Once you figure out what to measure, then you can perform a ratio calculation. The number might not be as convenient as the traditional ROI formula, but it will give you a base to work with. Identify Your Customer BaseAlthough you may consider a campaign successful based on numbers alone, you could be missing the bigger picture. That same campaign may have been a failure on demographics, which can be critical. To truly evaluate its success, focus on identifying your customer base. It will give you a better idea of how effective your targeting was. If you reached an unexpected demographic, be prepared to analyze it further—whether you reached your goal numbers or not. You could have inadvertently reached a broader range of people than you expected, or grabbed a different group than you wanted. Be sure to check the relative proportions of your demographic. Whatever you learn, take it and apply it to the next one. An effective digital presence can influence areas far outside the physical geographic scope of a company, no matter its actual size. Smaller companies can have results many times larger than their size would allow otherwise, thanks to the intimacy their small size brings to the table. Though larger companies may never feel as personal to their users as startups can, they have many more resources. The responsiveness of the web can have a huge impact on a company’s digital presence, both positive and negative, and its effects can extend to all areas of the business. Companies should take care, because a mishap in one web campaign can have major repercussions. Examine your ROI and other sources to determine the effects of your digital presence. With large ROI and good levels of influence, you shouldn’t have to change any part of your marketing plan. If ROIs are less than expected, take a look at your demographics and campaign strategy. You may have inadvertently alienated your core demographics. Make certain your message is consistent across all platforms. If all else fails, look at what companies succeeding in this area are doing and mirror them. Evaluate Your Strategy, And Then ExpandNo strategy is perfect. Even the most successful marketing campaigns have areas for improvement. In the evaluation phase, consider the previous sections and any potential flaws in the process. For an extra set of eyes, hiring a professional digital marketing analyst can be an important investment. They are trained in evaluating marketing strategies and can offer invaluable assistance, regardless of whether your campaign met its goals or not. if your strategy didn’t work, they can help identify what went wrong and how to fix the problem. If it did, they can help you identify your next steps. A successful marketing plan usually leads to another, in an effort to expand the business. No matter what population you are expanding into, you need to evaluate the new demographic and pinpoint the differences between it and your current audience. If enough of your target audience has changed, you need to approach it like an entirely new demographic. Never assume that you know how your target group will react to your campaign. Be sure to test your ideas before launching the new campaign, even if the type of target users appears to be the same. Already established audiences can change over time. If you’re expanding beyond your country’s borders, the move can bring both new risks and opportunities. An international audience often comes with cultural differences that should factor into your strategy. Don’t hesitate to hire experts in all aspects of the target culture, if necessary. You don’t want clashes or misunderstandings coming back to haunt you. No matter how far you seek to expand, you’ll want to test your audience, and never make assumptions about how people will receive your campaign. Ad remember: There’s something to learn from both successes and failures that can help your digital marketing strategies evolve. 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