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DS News Webcast: Monday 9/8/2014

first_img  Print This Post 2014-09-07 Jordan Funderburk Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Congressional Budget Office released a cost estimate on Friday for a senate bill introduced in June 2013 that would eliminate GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a private insurance company system with a government backstop. According to the newly-released estimate, removing the two GSEs would save the government billions of dollars in the next 10 years. Under the new bill, the new system of guaranteeing mortgage-backed securities would mean less risk for the government, therefore costing the government less money.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would no longer offer guarantees on securities under the new bill; instead, the newly-established Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation would offer guarantees on securities that originated in the primary market. FMIC would then guarantee payment of principal and interest by charging fees on the underlying mortgages. Private capital would take on some of the losses before the government payments would kick in. CBO estimates that the new bill would result in a reduction of direct government spending by about $60 billion from 2015 to 2024.The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finalized a rule with regards to the “liquidity coverage ratio” of large financial institutions, the Federal Reserve Board announced. The new rule requires affected institutions to keep high quality liquid assets on hand that the institution can easily convert into an amount of cash that is that same as or greater than the company’s cash outflow less the projected cash inflow during a 30-day stress period. Previous: Linear Title Forms New Division to Offer More Products, Services Next: Housing Recovery Will Continue Into 2015 [Fannie Mae] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Jordan Funderburk Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago September 7, 2014 599 Views Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Monday 9/8/2014 in Featured, Media, Webcasts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Monday 9/8/2014 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Landscape classes

first_imgThe workshops are hosted by UGA Extension and the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture. Participants can attend one or both days. Each workshop costs $250 and is limited to 40 students. The registration fee includes all drafting supplies, handouts and refreshments. For more information and to register, visit www.caes.uga.edu/campus/griffin/oce/cip/LandscapeIndustry.html or contact the UGA Griffin Continuing Education Office at (770) 229-3477 or [email protected] Landscape professionals can learn better design techniques using graphics and sustainability practices at upcoming workshops on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga., Nov. 11-12.On Nov. 11, the “Landscape Design Graphics – the Fundamentals” class will cover better landscape design and speed graphics, a technique used to create symbols faster than the time required to regularly draft them.On Nov. 12, attendees will learn how to create eco-friendly landscapes for commercial and residential properties in “Designing Sustainable Landscapes.”Instructors for the two workshops are Richard Ludwig, former director of environmental horticulture and landscape design instructor at Gwinnett Technical College, and Bill Slack, a registered landscape architect and former UGA Cooperative Extension landscape design specialist.last_img read more

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EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut blast

first_imgThe European Union announced Thursday that it had released 33 million euros to finance emergency aid for Lebanon and mobilized material resources, including an Italian hospital ship, to help relief efforts in Beirut after this week’s devastating explosions. A donor conference is also planned to mobilize additional funding for reconstruction after an assessment of what is required, said a EU source. The release of the 33 million euros  ($39 million) should make it possible to cover the immediate needs of the emergency services and hospitals in the capital, said the European Commission.  Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke by phone with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Thursday to talk about European Union assistance. In a letter to the 27 EU members released on Thursday evening, von der Leyen and Charles Michel, President of the European Council, called on member states to “contribute to the road to recovery that lies ahead”.”We… invite you to intensify your support to Lebanon both on the immediate needs, but also with a view to the longer-term reconstruction of the country,” the leaders wrote.”In order to ensure efficiency and swift delivery, we stand ready to ensure the synergy of the aid that you and the EU as a whole will provide to Lebanon, through a coordination mechanism that the EU institutions will put in place.”  They reminded the 27 member states of the “strong partnership” between the EU and Lebanon, “a country of strategic importance which hosts the largest number of refugees per capita”.”We have a common interest in acting now to limit the fall-out of this tragedy,” they said.European countries have mobilized quickly with the Italian navy making available a ship with helicopter medical evacuation capability and a flight containing 8.5 tons of  medical equipment. “We are at the side of the Lebanese people and we will work in the coming days to give them the greatest possible support,” said Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Thursday.”What happened… is a tragedy that has struck the Lebanese people, and from our point of view helping a friendly country like Lebanon also means stopping a process of destabilization and instability which risks having an effect on migration.”Di Maio said Italy had sent “firemen, soldiers, specialists… and eight tons of medical aid”.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Summit returns to national decal program for IMCA Modifieds, gives awards in eight divisions

first_imgTALLMADGE, Ohio (March 22) – Summit Racing Equipment returns to the national decal program for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds this season, its fifth as a marketing partner with the sanctioning body.Drivers in the division are required to display two Summit decals on their race car and send a picture of their car proving decal placement to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligible for regional point fund shares.The Tallmadge, Ohio, high performance parts retailer gives $100 gift cards to drivers in eight sanctioned divisions. Those recipients include finishers in top 10 standings for each of the five Modified regions, both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions and the two IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock regions.Gift cards of the same value go to top 10 drivers in national standings for IMCA Late Models, IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning the following week. “This program is as comprehensive as it comes from IMCA marketing partners, with thousands of dollars in gift cards scattered all across the country,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “If your pre-season goal is to make a run at the top ten nationally, no matter what division you race Summit will recognize that accomplishment with a $100 congratulations.” The 2014 season is Summit’s fourth as part of the IMCA Modified national decal program.Information about Summit products is available at the www.summitracing.com website or by calling 800 230-3030.last_img read more

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What’s The Real Jamaican Identity?

first_imgEven as the nation recently commemorated the 186th anniversary of emancipation from slavery on Emancipation Day, August 1, and celebrates its 58th independence anniversary on August 6, its people persist in displaying “mixed up moods and attitudes” symptomatic of a people still searching for their inherent identity. There’s rampant hypocrisy running through the Jamaican society that is clouding the real identity of its people. Many appear to support Africanism and the attributes of their African heritage, while simultaneously trying to distance themselves from the physical identifiers—foregoing their natural hair for relaxers, wigs and weaves and taking great effort to “bleach” or lighten or their skin tones. Interestingly, it’s reggae music, Rasta culture and the Jamaican dialect that have made Jamaica a cultural powerhouse around the world. It’s a pity that there are Jamaicans, still content with their colonial lot, who continue to oppose the things that make the island and its people unique. The school, like any other entity in Jamaica, has the right to set policies related to code of dress and conduct, but it’s alarming when these codes run counter to what seems like the current norms of the country. Increasingly, influenced by the Rastafari religion and movement, Jamaicans, whether believing in the religion or not, have worn their hair uncut, grown into long locks, commonly referred to as dreadlocks. The hairstyle is extremely popular among Jamaican entertainers. Late entertainers like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, and Dennis Brown were famous for flashing their locks as they performed on stage. Jamaican dialect or patois is assumed to be commonly associated with the Jamaican identity, but there are Jamaicans who strongly frown upon speaking patois, or having it spoken in their home. But the Court ruled otherwise. It is certainly hoped that the Jamaican government, as expressed by the prime minister, take immediate steps to avoid Jamaican students being marginalized for their hairstyle or any other cultural norms. But, in the meantime, it’s necessary to identify, acknowledge and embrace the Jamaican identity. Dreadlocks are not uncommon with Jamaicans and non-Jamaicans alike—in Jamaica and overseas, including here in the U.S. However, there is still a stigma attached to the hairstyle.It’s no secret there is a history of discrimination against practitioners of Rastafari and one of their identifiers—dreadlocks—entwined in the nation’s unfortunate class system. Dreadlocks are found to be more associated with the lower socio-economic class than the upper class. The few upper-class Jamaicans wearing dreadlocks do so basically as a fashion statement.center_img Unfortunately, there are remnants of this sentiment today. Many upper-class Jamaicans are still vehemently opposed to having their sons or daughters date or marry a person with dreadlocks—a sentiment described so eloquently in reggae artist Proteje’s song “Rasta Love” which features Kymani Marley. This is compounded, especially if they come from an economically depressed community or a rural town. Despite the phenomenal popularity of Bob Marley since his death in 1981, when he was performing in Jamaica in the 70s, he was described by the monied class as a “dutty Rasta bwoi.” People wearing dreadlocks were looked at scornfully and suspiciously and were not generally accepted. There is no singular, easy answer to that question. Jamaica is a nation of very diverse people, even though demographically, it’s predominantly people of African descent. As have been displayed repeatedly since the nation gained independence in 1962, it’s not only that Jamaicans are diverse in skin color and original ethnicity, but in attitude. So much so, no one could be blamed for changing the national motto from “Out of Many One People” to “Out of Many One Mixed-Up People.” This seeming lack of real identity came to fore ironically on Emancipation Day when it was reported that the Jamaican Supreme court handed down a ruling supporting a rural primary school banning a young girl from attending that school because she wears dreadlocks. Ironically, people follow and cheer entertainers and athletes who wear dreadlocks but will block people who wear them from attending some schools and workplaces. They sometimes even harshly criticize or try to deny them advancement in their professions, regardless of merit. The matter started from some two years ago when the school claimed dreadlocks were against the school’s policies. When the child’s parents resisted the ruling, local human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), rallied to their support and obtained an order prohibiting the school’s board from blocking the girl’s admission. The JFJ claimed the school’s decision violated the girl’s constitutional rights. To underscore this point, there’s currently in Jamaica, a politician representing the opposition party, a very bright and eloquent man, who is often described as the “Rasta bwoi.” There is little doubt that this moniker related to his hairstyle has cost him political advancement.last_img read more

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Dodger Stadium aims for renovations to be done by Opening Day

first_imgSmith is optimistic the renovations will be completed well before the mid-summer classic. Glendale-headquartered PCL Construction is managing the operation and has about 120 workers on site per shift. They work daily from 4 a.m. to midnight and will be on site while the Dodgers and Angels play their final spring training games.“We will not be using the pavilions or the center field plaza for the exhibition games,” Smith said. “Those are work days for us, so you’ll be able to enjoy baseball and watch what it means to see 100-plus workers out there still putting things together. Now, whether or not it will be as active a construction site as you see today, if it is, well, we’re in trouble. Hopefully, we’ll be in the building commissioning the equipment, getting our kitchens working, painting our bathrooms, flushing our toilets, and doing all the last-minute things. No cranes out there.”The cranes were visible Tuesday, and judging from the tour, there’s plenty of work to be done to meet Smith’s ambitious goal of full completion in the next three weeks.“To you, it seems like a lot of work, to us it seems like a miracle that it’s gotten this far,” Smith said. “I have to remind people because they look at me like, ‘Gee, you guys are never going to make it.’ I’m like, ‘Well, wait a minute, look how far we got.’”Smith couldn’t guarantee that the center field plaza would be fully operating with its new restaurants and bars by Opening Day, but she did say the stadium circulation will be complete by then. That means that, for the first time, fans will be able to access the entire ballpark from any entrance.The Dodgers added five new elevators (two in both the right and left field plazas, one behind in center field) and four new escalators that ring the stadium. Also, new bridges will link the pavilions to the main seating bowl with easy access to all levels.For example, if you prefer to avoid parking fees, the lengthy walk from Academy Road became easier for those with reserve level or top deck seats. Instead of using the stairs outside the stadium, fans can enter through center field and use the elevators and escalators to make their way up the ballpark.“What can be worse than (taking) two elevators at Dodger Stadium?” said Smith, who mentioned that the elevators have windows to get a view of MLB’s third-oldest ballpark.“Entrances and elevators, all of that will be done by March 26. Even if it’s not all complete, we will operate that way. There are some pieces of our gates that may not be here, but we’ll have temporary fencing, so the message holds. You can still enter any gate, even if we’re still missing a few pieces of steel.”With the renovations, there will be several standing-room areas, including in the pavilions section, for fans to soak in Dodger Stadium’s postcard views.But for the hardcore fans, they will notice one subtle change to the classic setting. Two of the “Three Sisters” palm trees behind the left-field bullpen were moved for the construction of the bridge connecting the pavilions to the field level.“The ‘Three Sisters’ are going back as close to their original location as possible,” Smith said.One minor change to keep Dodger Stadium the same but different. The extra two days, or four days, if you’re counting the construction workers’ double shifts, will allow fans to return to the outfield pavilions for Opening Day on March 26 against the San Francisco Giants. Smith expects to have a sellout crowd of 56,000 and is aiming for the renovation project to be fully completed by then.But Smith couldn’t guarantee full completion by March 26 while leading reporters on a tour of the site on Tuesday.“Can you ask me that in about 10 days?” Smith said when asked which features won’t be ready by Opening Day. “Because at the moment, we’re still aiming for everything. … Our priority is on anything field facing. Our No. 1 thing is it has to be ready for baseball. The batter’s eye has to be finished, the sound system has to be up, the field wall has to be in place.“Working our way down the list, the seats have to be ready, which means the restrooms have to be ready. Then we sort of back into the plaza; the food, the seating areas … (everything) that will make it a fun place.”The renovations, which aim to modernize the 58-year-old stadium while maintaining its iconic look, coincide with the All-Star Game returning to Dodger Stadium in July for the first time in 40 years. PreviousConstruction crews are working 20 hours per day to complete the Dodger Stadium renovations as quickly as possible. Most of the changes are expected to be complete in time for Opening Day later this month. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith talks to the media about construction on Dodger Stadium renovations at the Los Angeles ballpark,Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsConstruction on Dodger Stadium renovations continues at the Los Angeles ballpark,Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 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(Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Construction on Dodger Stadium renovations continues at the Los Angeles ballpark,Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith talks to the media about construction on Dodger Stadium renovations at the Los Angeles ballpark,Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Construction on Dodger Stadium renovations continues at the Los Angeles ballpark,Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Construction on Dodger Stadium renovations continues at the Los Angeles ballpark,Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith talks to the media about construction on Dodger Stadium renovations at the Los Angeles ballpark,Tuesday, March 3, 2020. 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(Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger Senior Vice President of Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith speaks to reporters the ongoing renovations at Dodger Stadium during a tour on Tuesday. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Construction crews are working 20 hours per day to complete the Dodger Stadium renovations as quickly as possible. Most of the changes are expected to be complete in time for Opening Day later this month. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 20Construction crews are working 20 hours per day to complete the Dodger Stadium renovations as quickly as possible. Most of the changes are expected to be complete in time for Opening Day later this month. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The outfield pavilions at Dodger Stadium will be closed for the Freeway Series exhibition games between the Dodgers and Angles later this month, but that doesn’t mean home run balls will go unclaimed.Construction workers in bright safety vests won’t have to fend off baseball fans if Cody Bellinger or Mike Trout go deep during the two-game series.“It’s their prize for working on a day when everyone else has taken off,” said Janet Marie Smith, the Dodgers’ senior vice president of planning and development.Smith is overseeing the Dodgers’ $100 million stadium renovation that will add a “two-acre entertainment plaza” in center field and serve as a “front door” for fans entering. But they’ve been on a tight five-month offseason schedule, and won’t complete the project in time for the annual exhibition games on March 23 and 24.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVER STONE AGE SITE BETWEEN DONEGAL AND DERRY

first_imgA major Stone Age site of huge historical importance has been found under Lough Foyle between Donegal and Derry.The settlement was found under Lough Foyle.The discovery of prehistoric tools and peat along the western shore of Lough Foyle suggests that hunter-gatherers lived in a settlement in north Donegal during the Stone Age.The settlement, one of Ireland’s earliest, was probably founded in 7,000BC, during the early Mesolithic era. The Sunday Times reports the findings by Kieran Westley, a researcher at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Ulster.His findings are published in the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology.Westley has found evidence of Stone Age settlers at two small bays on either side of the Skate Rock headland in Eleven Ballyboes, near the mouth of Lough Foyle, which separates Donegal from Co Derry.He spent two years digging pits on the shoreline and under shallow waters in the bays, in what became Ireland’s first in-depth survey and excavation of an underwater prehistoric landscape. The search found a number of pre-historic artefacts including flints and blades.ARCHEOLOGISTS DISCOVER STONE AGE SITE BETWEEN DONEGAL AND DERRY was last modified: June 21st, 2015 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:DerrydonegalLough Foylesitestone agelast_img read more

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World-class media hub for SA

first_imgThe African Media Centre will providejournalists with all the equipment theyneed to produce quality content aboutSouth Africa.(Image: stock.xchng) The centre can accommodate brainstormingsessions, workshops, research, trainingsessions, listening sessions, webcasting,product launches and more.(Image: image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rami NhlapoPublicity manager, JT Communications+27 11 788 7631/2RELATED ARTICLES• Africa’s new voice • Boosting African journalism• Media awards for SA women• Broadband centre opens in SAJanine ErasmusThe newly launched JT Comms African Media Hub, located in Johannesburg, aims to boost the international profile of African arts and culture while providing a welcoming space for media professionals to work and network.Although the facility is tailored for those from the cultural industries, it’s also open to journalists and businesspeople from all other sectors.Centrally located in the quiet suburb of Craighall, in the north of Johannesburg, the multi-purpose media centre provides facilities for meetings, holding press conferences, conducting television and radio interviews and wirelessly filing completed stories.It’s also equipped for brainstorming sessions, holding workshops and conducting research, training sessions, listening sessions, webcasting, product launches and more.The centre, which is still in the last stages of being fitted with infrastructure and equipment, is a long-time vision of communications specialist Vanessa Perumal, co-partner in the wholly black- and female-owned JT Communication Solutions.“I travelled to Germany with the South African delegation that brought the Fifa World Cup here,” said Perumal, “and there I had a chance to see the German media centre, and to experience how well it worked”.Back in South Africa she was struck by the fact that there was no equivalent facility available here. Deciding not to wait until somebody else came up with the idea, and with the famous Gandhi quote – “Be the change you want to see in the world” – in her mind, she resolved to do something about it.“I want this place to be a physical hub where journalists from all over the world can feel comfortable,” she said, “and where African journalists can tell our stories our way.”The African press has long lamented the fact that overseas media houses tend to portray a very bleak picture of Africa to the world, focusing on dark and depressing topics and overlooking the many positive stories that emerge from the continent every day.Other initiatives such as the A24 media channel, launched in mid-2008 by veteran media entrepreneur Salim Amin, are planning to redress that situation.If South Africa and other African countries want to endure on the global arts stage, added Perumal, they must capture the essence of all that is good about their cultural industries, and ensure that the rest of the world knows about it.Global exposurePerumal explained that her hope was to give journalists a convenient and comfortable place to be productive, so that they would feel inspired to produce more substantial content about South Africa and the rest of the continent. The result would be more global exposure for South African and African culture.The multi-purpose media centre is equipped for brainstorming sessions, holding workshops and conducting research, training sessions, listening sessions, webcasting, product launches, and more.The centre’s launch, held in late September 2009, was attended by the local and international media community as well as local arts stalwarts such as renowned mezzo-soprano Sibongile Khumalo, poet Lebo Mashile, and storyteller Gcina Mhlophe.CEO of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) Nick Motsatse delivered the keynote speech, and Tawana Kupe, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, commented in his address that the innovative hub was just what the media and arts on the continent needed.Connecting with AfricaOne of the centre’s first projects was the African Arts in Dialogue, a public symposium held on 23 September 2009.Local arts academics and writers met with a delegation of cultural journalists from Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, to discuss ways to promote African arts on the world stage. The international contingent was also present at the media centre launch.This important task can only be achieved through communication and better understanding between local cultural journalists and their colleagues in other parts of the continent.Among the visitors – who represented film, radio, television and print genres – were Senegalese radio journalist and jazz enthusiast Michael Soumah, Cameroonian film critic Telesphore Mba Bizo, journalist and artist John Owoo from Ghana, and Kenyan writer Joseph Ngunjiri.The gathering took place at Samro’s offices. Samro is the body that administers music public performance rights in Southern Africa, and was a partner in the symposium, along with African Synergy, Marimba Media and the JT Comms media hub.Queries or comments? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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9 months agoLiverpool ace Mane: Lovren’s right! He’s one of the best

first_imgLiverpool ace Mane: Lovren’s right! He’s one of the bestby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Sadio Mane won’t hear criticism of teammate Dejan Lovren.The Croatian was trolled when he claimed “People should recognise I am one of the best defenders in the world” before the start of the season.Yet he helped Liverpool to last season’s Champions League final and his country to the World Cup final.And Mane backed him, despite sniping from other fans.He said: “I agree. Even now Dejan is one of the best defenders out there.“He went to the World Cup and we saw what he did. In football it is normal for us to give ourselves morale in major competitions. So if he said he is the best defender in the world, why not?“He was playing amazingly well, so there is no problem with that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoMarseille teammates liken Dario Benedetto to Sergio Aguero

first_imgMarseille teammates liken Dario Benedetto to Sergio Agueroby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValere Germain has likened Olympique Marseille teammate Dario Benedetto to Sergio Aguero.Benedetto has quickly won over his new OM teammates since arriving from Boca Juniors.”Dario Benedetto? The last time I heard (Sergio) Aguero. It’s not necessarily the same profile, but they are players who are not very tall, who fight, keep the ball very well and finish the opportunities they have,” said Germain. “So maybe he looks a little like Aguero. We hope in any case that he will do as good a season that what Aguero will do with (Manchester) City.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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