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Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad play out epic tie in IPL 2019

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights The win meant Mumbai Indians became the third team after Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals to enter the playoffs. The loss for Sunrisers Hyderabad meant they had to depend on other teams to ensure their qualification path. However, the result between the two teams was the ninth tie in the history of the IPL.This was only the second time that two matches in one season of the IPL had gone to the super over. In 2013, Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were making their debut in the IPL, played out a tie against Royal Challengers Bangalore and they emerged winners in the super over. In the same year, Royal Challengers Bangalore were part of another tied game when they defeated Delhi Daredevils in the super over.In the 2019 edition, the game between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders ended in a tie and Delhi Capitals managed to win in the super over thanks to Kagiso Rabada’s brilliant spell. This was the second super over for Mumbai Indians in their IPL journey. In the 2017 IPL, their match against Gujarat Lions ended in a tie and it took some brilliant bowling from Bumrah to secure victory.Out of all the active teams, only Chennai Super Kings have featured in only one tied game in the IPL while all the other teams have featured in two tied matches in this tournament. Chennai Super Kings had their game against Kings XI Punjab at Chepauk tied but Kings XI Punjab emerged victorious thanks to Mahela Jayawardene, Yuvraj Singh and some good bowling from Juan Theron.With Mumbai Indians’ victory, only one spot is now remaining in the playoffs and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are still in the fray. Mumbai Indians became the third team to seal the playoff spot.This was the second tied game in the 2019 edition of the IPL.Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders played out the first tie in this edition. New Delhi: The 51st match of the 2019 Indian Premier League witnessed an absolute classic between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede stadium on Thursday. Quinton de Kock’s sublime 69 helped Mumbai Indians reach 162/5 after the end of 20 overs. In response, Sunrisers Hyderabad seemed to be out of the contest having been reduced to 105/5 in the 15th over. However, Mohammad Nabi and Manish Pandey struck some lusty blows and kept Sunrisers Hyderabad in the contest. Nabi smashed 31 off 20 balls and it included two fours and two sixes but Manish Pandey was the star with a blazing fifty. When Nabi fell for 31, it seemed that Mumbai Indians would seal the win and with seven needed off the last ball, it looked like the game was up for Sunrisers Hyderabad.However, Manish Pandey blasted a six off the last ball bowled by Hardik Pandya and the match went into the super over. Jasprit Bumrah bowled the super over and after getting Manish Pandey run-out first ball, he was carted for a six by Nabi. However, the bowler had his revenge and he bowled him two balls later to give Mumbai Indians a target of nine. Rashid Khan came to bowl for Sunrisers Hyderabad but Pandya launched a six and Pollard calmly sealed it with a six to ensure Mumbai Indians’ qualification.last_img read more

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Valentine Beauties

first_imgValentine of the vibrant live heartFills the want of a personal desireLike a river in flow the crave growsAbstract with nothing solid to holdThe heart festoons gingerly with glueValentine beautiesValentine tradition is rolled by againAttractive red plastic tarts pop upLived by red red roses to dazzleSome dark hearts to find light soonThose rolled as dice will accept neglectValentine BeautiesDecked in a smart red collared shirtHolding sweetly this single red roseOnly to prove a day of trite attentionAnxious the doors race his heart beatSpell pond her steps cheers the airValentine beautiesShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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The Evolution of Speech, and v.v.

first_imgThe brain just got more complex – that is, the part that helps us speak.  “Complex brain landscape controls speech,” reported PhysOrg, discussing findings by German researchers that show Broca’s region, implicated in speech disorders when damaged, appears to be “a much more complexly structured centre of language than was previously believed.”  Not just a sum of two parts, Broca’s region is now seen as a “a highly differentiated mosaic,” according to co-author of a study published in PLoS Biology.1 “It’s a complex world that’s dedicated to our faculty of speech.”    The concluding paragraph described the impact of these findings on over a century of thought:The discovery in question of several molecularly and cellularly different cortical areas in Broca’s language region and in neighbouring areas shows that our faculty of speech is actually embedded in a much more differentially developed brain landscape than we have believed for the past 150 years.  The findings are not just important for language research and the diagnosis and treatment of strokes.  They also alter the neurobiological basis for current discussions on the evolutionary development of language, speech training and language disorders.The authors of the original paper did not describe how this complex region might have evolved.  They only mentioned one other paper that suggested where it might have evolved from: “Fadiga and coauthors have speculated that this capacity evolved from motor and premotor functions associated with action execution and understanding, such as those characterizing the mirror neuron system.”  But their next sentence fit more with intelligent design: “Others proposed that the role of this region is associated with complex, hierarchical or hypersequential processing.”    Do monkeys show this level of complexity in their corresponding brains?  They noted that “the topography and the sulcal pattern of the ventral frontal cortex differ considerably between macaque and human brains,” but then tried to draw similarities: “If the abilities associated with Broca’s region have evolved from premotor functions, area 6r1 may be interpreted as some kind of ‘transitional’ area between the motor cortex and Broca’s region.”  That partial suggestion, however, needed more study: “Future cytoarchitectonic mapping studies would help to understand the extent of the inferior frontal lobe areas and its intersubject variability.”  Any actual evolutionary insight was going to take more work now that the complexity of this region of the brain has been revealed:In conclusion, the novel parcellation of the ventro-lateral frontal cortex and Broca’s region provides a new anatomical basis both for the interpretation of functional imaging studies of language and motor tasks as well as for homologies between human and macaque brains.  It will, therefore, contribute to the understanding of the evolution of language.  The analysis of the receptor distribution sheds new light on the organizational principles of this region.  This direction is a further step from a rigid and exclusively cytoarchitectonic parcellation scheme as introduced by Brodmann 100 years ago towards a multimodal and functionally relevant model of Broca’s region and surrounding cortex.Given that the complexity of their findings overturns a century of simplistic description, it would seem that a “multimodal and functionally relevant model” of the region raises even more difficult challenges to mutation and natural selection.1.  Amuntz, Lenzen, Zilles et al, “Broca’s Region: Novel Organizational Principles and Multiple Receptor Mapping,” Public Library of Science: Biology, 8(9): e1000489; doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000489.So these findings “alter the neurobiological basis for current discussions on the evolutionary development of language,” the press release said.  How do they alter them?  Let’s be specific.  Do they falsify, destroy, demolish, render irrelevant, capsize, ruin, annihilate, crush, nuke, extinguish, dismantle, ravage, suppress, repudiate, abolish, supersede, invalidate, abrogate, cancel, impair, mutilate, expunge, eradicate, dissolve, or obliterate them?  Use your Broca’s region, if you “understand” with mere neurons, and speak up.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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The force behind SA’s free varsity

first_img21 July 2005Words such as beautiful, wonderful, unbelievable, joyful and love trip off his lips with such ease, yet you know they have deep meaning for Taddy Blecher, the chief executive of Cida City Campus university.One of the founding members of Cida, South Africa’s almost-free tertiary institution in downtown Johannesburg, Blecher is clearly the spark that makes this audacious dream a success.Blecher (38) describes himself as “a great lover of life and human potential” and “a believer in dreams”. Cida must be one of his greatest dreams.Started back in 2000 with 250 students and no equipment, it now has 1 300 students from poor backgrounds, youngsters who had little other hope of attending university.The first 83 students graduated from Cida in May 2004 with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. For the moment the university will only offer this degree, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.Students pay R350 for the first year and R150 a month in the following three years, about 7% of what they would pay at other universities. They also contribute to the running of the university by helping with cleaning, maintaining computers and working in the administration offices.Cida also receives sponsorship from the private sector, with some of the country’s major corporates – Investec, FNB, MTN, DaimlerChrysler SA and T-Systems – augmenting its coffers. Some of their top executives also give lectures.Five years down the lineFive years down the line, the institution owns four inner city buildings, all donated, has books worth R100-million, 1 400 computers, and has just trained 1 500 call centre agents from Soweto and Diepkloof in its latest venture, Cida ConnectLab. The call centre company Connectivity was donated to Cida.In February 2003 an ICT Academy was opened, sponsored by leading information and communication technology companies, with an initial enrolment of 121 students. The academy now has 321 students.The Dalai Lama sponsors a student. US talk show host Oprah Winfrey sponsors 10 students and has donated money for a student residence to be built at Cida Park. Richard Branson is planning to fund a School of Entrepreneurship. Other international funders include Suze Orman and JP Morgan.In 2002 Cida won the grand prix award in the Age of Innovation competition for the most innovative organisation in South Africa. In the same year the Commonwealth Secretariat appointed the university to serve as a Regional Centre of Excellence in Higher Education.Stars in mind, feet on the groundBlecher tells the story of how he discovered the stars as a three-year-old. On a trip into the country he ran outside one night and looked up into the sky, and saw a night full of stars.“It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. They became my friends,” he says. Back in the city, he looked for the stars in the murky Joburg sky but couldn’t see them, and rushed to his mother, asking where they had gone.He takes this as the point where he focused on “creating a wonderful world” for himself.But this does not mean that his feet are not firmly on the ground. “I have made tons of mistakes. I don’t get overshadowed by stuff, if something failed at least I tried. But I am a realist and optimist.”He says he used to be terrified of public speaking, a claim that’s hard to believe. I have been to Cida on two occasions where he took the podium, and both times I heard people alongside me saying they were so inspired, they were going to give up their jobs to work at Cida.“I used to be sick for three weeks in anticipation of a speech,” Blecher says. But then he made a sudden realisation. “I was trying to be like somebody else, but then I decided to just be myself, for better or for worse.” In addition, he only talks about things that are meaningful and uplifting – not hard when it comes to Cida’s story.He’s come so far in public speaking that The Star newspaper acknowledged him in 2002 as one of the top 100 people who made the headlines: “An inspirational speaker whose incredible story made every major publication in South Africa.”From actuary to activistAfter matric Blecher’s father offered him two options at university: medicine or actuarial science. He qualified as an actuary, picking up several awards, including the Liberty Life Gold Medal for the top actuarial honours student in the country.He worked as an actuary for a number of years and was voted consultant of the year three consecutive times at Monitor Company. But the world of numbers and money became too much, and a change of direction was precipitated in 1995 by a R1.3-million job offer in the US.He had bought his air ticket and had packed up his life, but changed his mind.He puts this down to something spiritual, a depth of belief that a better world, free of suffering, is possible. “I am very driven by spirituality – you begin to weave and God will provide the thread.”A week later he was in a township for the first time in his life. He spent five years in Alexandra and Soweto, helping school kids pass their matric exams.That led to other problems. Kids came back to him, saying they could not afford tertiary education and couldn’t get jobs.So the idea of Cida was born, with students taking the skills they have acquired back to the rural areas. Blecher estimates that about 900 000 people have benefited from students passing on those skills. This is real empowerment, he says.Lessons learnedHas he learned from the students? Without a doubt. “I have learned about the unbelievable ability to share, from people who have almost nothing. Also, their incredible tenacity and courage, how they sacrifice and how they motivate themselves. And how to be happy – these have been very joyful times.”What have the students learned from him? “He’s a great leader, a good negotiator, to get funding, the best lecturers for us,” says a fourth-year student. “I have enjoyed it here every step of the way.”A third-year student agrees: “Taddy Blecher is a star, more than the President, he’s everything, a friend, a mother, beyond what I can describe him. He means everything to me.”So, where does he get his energy? “I meditate twice a day, I walk, I do yoga.” He gets up at 5am and spends two hours meditating, repeating the process in the evenings. He learned to meditate as a 10-year-old, he says.Besides this, Blecher says he has “an unbelievable passion, love and excitement for what we’re doing for this country. What I do is not work.”He also believes passionately in the power of education. For every R1 that is put into education, up to R200 goes into the hands of the poor, he says. For every 120 students who get jobs, R10-million goes directly to disadvantaged families.“Education is about wisdom. It is not just content but also discipline, love, caring and support,” he maintains.He won the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum in 2002 and again in 2005. Yet he see awards as immaterial, only offering further networking and fundraising opportunities. “If I didn’t win them it wouldn’t matter – I truly mean it. I have done just as many things wrong. The awards are more exciting for my mother.”Where does he see himself in 10 years’ time? Probably still with Cida, where there is “still a lot to do”.A model of Cida opened in Cape Town at the beginning of 2005, with plans to open in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape in two years. But otherwise, he would be “having a wonderful time somewhere”. I bet.Source: City of Johannesburg Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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20 pack Blonde Weft Clips 32mm, REALLY GOOD. EASY TO SEW ONTO YOUR HAIR PIECE.

first_imgSpeedy shipping excellent products.Came faster then the estamated delivery.Pretty pleased with acquire, fast shipping.Key specs for 20 pack Blonde Weft Clips 32mm for Hair Extensions and Wefts:Pack of 20 Blonde Weft ClipsSize: 32mmFor hair extensions and hair weftsMaterials: Metal / SiliconeComments from buyers“Execellent would highly recommend, Ordered and received items the next morning, REALLY GOOD. EASY TO SEW ONTO YOUR HAIR PIECE.”Execellent would very endorse, purchased and obtained products the next early morning. Execellent would highly suggest,purchased and received products the up coming early morning.A bit disapointed because i received just 19 clips not 20.Seriously great for when my extension clips begun to snap.Awesome grip and straightforward to sew on to your weve/extetions and hairpieces.Very quick delivery particularly what i wished and low-priced.Gentle and flexible it doesn’t pull the hair and feels sleek when appliedi like it a lotlet’s how extensive it will very last.Ordered blond , black arrived.Uncomplicated to sew onto your hair piece. . Effortless to sew onto your hair piece.Arrived seriously quick only got 18 not 20 but all in all truly worth the funds.Good value, exactly what i needed &prompt shipping and delivery.These clips are powerful and perfect for attaching to hair extensions.Some really don’t stay shut, the pop open up straight away. I only wanted a couple so it did the career. Just do not count on them all getting useable.last_img read more

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Time to sample for SCN

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This year’s early harvest provides the perfect opportunity to take a look at the SCN populations in your fields.  We know that the state is now “polluted” with SCN, fortunately most of those fields are at very low levels – which is where they should be kept.  However, there are some surprising locations where individual fields are getting or have gotten into trouble with very high populations.  So let’s review the loss levels for SCN for the majority of soil types here.Levels of SCN and concernsSCN egg Count/100 cc Cyst countPopulation Level0-400not detected40-2001trace200-20001-4low2000-50003-20moderate5000 & over15-20high    If your SCN report in the past has come back as:Not detected: this is not surprising.  Remember that SCN sits in pockets and can be quite variable (Figure 1).  Continue to monitor your fields.Trace:  May begin to measure some yield loss on susceptible varieties, especially on lighter soils.Low: Plant SCN resistant varieties or rotate to a non-host crop (corn or wheat).Moderate:  Rotate to a non-host crop and follow with SCN resistant varieties the following year.  We have planted susceptible varieties in fields with this level of SCN and have recorded 20 to 50% yield loss.High:  rotate to a non-host crop for two to three years, then sample SCN to determine if populations have declined to a level where soybeans can be planted again.SCN is picky about what it feeds and reproduces on but it does like a few weed hosts and cover crops as well as soybean.  If you have SCN in your fields , it is important to also control winter annuals such as purple deadnettle, but also avoid cover crops such as several of the clover’s, cowpea and common & hairy vetch. So it is time to sample!  We recommend sampling in the fall – because in most cases this is what the population will be in the spring.  With the warmer weather this year and hopefully no frozen ground should give ample time to collect and process the samples in plenty of time for spring planting. Processing of samples does cost time and money, so here are a few thoughts on how to sample or how to target your sampling to get the best information for your money.  Through funds from the soybean check-off, we have completed several targeted surveys over the past 5 years.  My group tended to target those fields where yields were stuck or below 30 bu/A.  Or when we sampled we hit those pockets in the field where the soybeans tended to be shorter or where they matured earlier and always yielded less that the rest of the field.  We were able to detect SCN in almost all of these situations, so these are the ones that should have the top priority for sampling.Updated information on where to send the samples:OSU C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic8995 E. Main St. Bldg 23Reynoldsburg, OH 43068Phone: 614-292-5006www.ppdc.osu.edu  – follow this link to download forms to go along with the samples Brookside Laboratory Inc.200 White Mountain Dr.New Bremen, OH 45869417-977-2766www.blinc.com Spectrum Analytic Inc.1087 Jamison Rd. NWWashington Court House, OH  43160740-335-1562www.spectrumanalytic.comFor some additional information on Management of SCN – always check Ohio’s SCN fact sheet and several other resources as well:http://soybeanresearchinfo.com/ – link to the 5th edition of the SCN guide developed through the North Central Soybean Research Program.Link to recent findings and sampling protocol for SCN:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQgg-UPQdcs&feature=youtu.belast_img read more

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Six labourers killed in second wall collapse in Pune since Saturday

first_imgAt least six construction workers, including two women, were killed and four more injured when the compound wall of the Sinhgad group of institutes in Ambegaon, Pune, collapsed on the adjoining labourers’ tin hutments in the early hours of Tuesday as relentless showers continued to batter the city.According to reports, the labourers hailed from Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. They were identified as Jethilal Patel (50), Radhelal Patel (25), his wife Mamta Patel (22), Pardeshini Patel (45), Jeetu Rawate (24) and Prahlad Rawate (30).The incident is an eerie replay of the Kondhwa wall collapse incident that occurred early Saturday last week, killing 15 labourers and their kin, including four children and two women.“The accident occurred sometime between the midnight on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday. A number of trees were clumped around the section of the compound wall of the institute, estimated at a height of 8-9 feet. The downpour caused the trees and the part of the wall to crash on the labourers’ tin sheds. The main issue here is the hazardous position of the labourers’ quarters. It appears that this threat [of a wall collapse] was not assessed by the builders when they set up camps for workers near the compound wall,” said Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram, who rushed to the spot early morning.Speaking to The Hindu, he said that around 30 labourers were living in the hutments and working on a residential block being developed by a city-based builder.Extremely unfortunate: CollectorMr. Ram said the incident was “extremely unfortunate”, especially as it happened close on the heels of the Kondhwa tragedy.“Immediately after the Kondhwa incident, Pune civic officials had completed a survey of 297 construction sites and marked out at least six labourer camps as potentially dangerous areas prone to rain-related accidents. But as the Ambegaon area was included in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits only recently, this site escaped scrutiny,” he said, adding that an enquiry would be made to check whether the labourers working on the site were registered or not.PMC authorities said they would also verify the legality of the ongoing construction and take action against the developer if necessary.Personnel from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rushed to the spot on receiving a call about several persons being trapped in the debris after the wall caved in a little after 1 a.m.According to sources, it was a group of students in the Sinhgad institute hostel who first alerted rescue personnel, leading to the rescue of four workers. The injured are undergoing treatment at the Sassoon General Hospital, said officials.Jayant Shinde of the Bandhkaam Kamgar Sena, a city-based outfit working for the betterment of labourers, accused the builder of sheer negligence in constructing quarters for his labourers at such a perilous spot.“The workers were constructing a six-storey apartment complex by one Dangat Developers. The builder and the engineers should at least have ensured the workers were housed at a less dangerous spot than the one right next to the Sinhagad campus compound wall. How many more labourers are thus to die because of such criminal negligence” asked Mr. Shinde, speaking to The Hindu.last_img read more

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Queensland Continues Dominance of Deaf Touch Football

first_imgDeakin Fields witnessed some exciting Touch Football action with a twist over the weekend of Saturday, 12 January and Sunday, 13 January, with the inaugural Deaf Touch Football Australia National Championships taking place.  All the players were deaf and cannot hear the whistle or the calls from their team members, which made for some very interesting tactics in communications between players and from the referees to the players.Queensland dominated the Women’s division and faced some tough games from New South Wales in the Mixed and from ACT in the Men’s.  The home team challenged Queensland in the Men’s grand final which saw a great game of attacking Touch Football in a 9-6 win which was witnessed by over 200 spectators.  The grand finals of the Men’s and Mixed divisions featured a unique four referee structure to ensure consistent communications and free flowing matches. It also featured two deaf referees, being Matt Shannon and Jonathon Powyer, who both also played for New South Wales in the round matches.New South Wales in the Women’s division remained scoreless, however it was not for want of trying as the speed of the Queensland girls was too much, while New South Wales was not assisted by the unlucky run of injuries that occurred before and during the tournament. It is for certain next time, New South Wales will have some luck on their side.  In the Mixed, New South Wales found themselves overrun by the impressive Queensland team however put on some show of talent to keep in the hunt in both of their round matches.  It was the two Queensland teams that dominated this division which demonstrated their strength in Deaf Touch Football.  The Men’s division was competitive, however for New South Wales Central Coast the preparations were marked by the withdrawal of four key players who all fell to injuries in the local Central Coast competition.  Central Coast showed glimpse of talent with their limited playing numbers and what may have been.  New South Wales ‘A’ finished in third position after a strong challenge in the semi final against ACT which at one stage could have gone either way.  It was only a few missed chances that left New South Wa;es wondering if the score line could have been closer against a disciplined ACT side.   ACT came into the tournament looking to show the larger states their improved form and were rewarded through dominant displays against New South Wales and New South Wales Central Coast, and two highly competitive matches against the eventual winners Queensland.  The Queensland Men’s team demonstrated why they are the best Deaf Touch Football state in Australia, with displays of attacking moves throughout the tournament that saw some classy touchdowns.The Most Valuable Players (MVP) of the tournament were Queensland’s Tegan Blanch, in the Women’s division, New South Wales’ Matt Shannon, in the Mixed and ACT’s Greg Quinn, in the Men’s division. All MVP’s were determined by votes from the referees and the captains after each game.  Several Queensland and New South Wales Men’s players were close in the votes which demonstrated talent throughout the teams. Now towards the future, the next tournament will be determined by the end of February 2013, along with plans to put an Australian Deaf Men’s and Mixed team in the 2014 National Touch League.  As one keen spectator quoted at the conclusion of the weekend “it has just got started!”For more information about the event, please visit the following website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=9325&pID=14           Related LinksDeaf Touch Nationalslast_img read more

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10 months agoWatford boss Javi Gracia happy to go with what he has

first_imgWatford boss Javi Gracia happy to go with what he hasby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Javi Gracia insists he’s happy to go with the squad he has.Fringe striker Stefano Okaka completed his temporary switch to Udinese earlier this week, while defender Marvin Zeegelaar has also joined the Serie A club.There is also speculation surrounding the future of the in-form Abdoulaye Doucoure, but Gracia does not envisage any players arriving at Vicarage Road this month. “In this moment, maybe different things happen, but I am happy with the squad I have,” said Gracia.“With the players we have we can complete a very good season and if in one week something changes, we will see.“But at the moment I prefer to value the players I have because they deserve that. We have to be demanding with the players and we have to be ambitious with them, too.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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