De Bruyne in as Man City dominate Premier League team of the year

first_imgTottenham were the only other team to have more than one representative, boasting three players in defender Jan Vertonghen, midfielder Christian Eriksen and striker Harry Kane.Manchester United’s only inclusion was goalkeeper David de Gea, while left-back Marcos Alonso was the sole player from dethroned champions Chelsea.Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with 30 league goals this season, was also included.The six nominees for the men’s PFA players’ player of the year award are De Bruyne, Silva, De Gea, Kane, Salah and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.The PFA Awards ceremony will be held in London on Sunday. PFA members from the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs get a vote.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 18 – Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero were also named in the XI.last_img read more

Sorry Man City fans – Man United supporters reveal who their biggest rivals are

first_imgManchester United fans still regard Liverpool as their biggest rivals, despite Manchester City posing a greater threat to the Red Devils on the pitch.In fact, since Liverpool last won the title in 1990, United’s 13 subsequent Premier League triumphs came after fighting off challenges from Arsenal, Chelsea and City, apart from Rafael Benitez’s ill-fated title tilt in 2009.But according to the results of a talkSPORT poll, 60 per cent of United fans see Liverpool as their biggest rivals.By comparison, 29 per cent voted for Manchester City as United’s biggest rivals, with six per cent opting for Arsenal and five per cent for Chelsea.Who do you think are United’s biggest rivals? Comment below. Manchester United fans voted Liverpool as their biggest rivals 1last_img read more


first_imgIt’s a date for the diary girls as Wedding Journals Wedding Supplier of the Year announces their Exclusive Designer Wedding Dress and Occasion Wear Sale next Sunday 23rd November 2014 from 1.30pm – 6.00pm.Stunning designer wedding dresses from Maggie Sottero, Ian Stuart, Pronovias, Ronald Joyce, Benjamin Roberts, Justin Alexander plus many more clearing with up to a massive 70% off and from as little as €99.Plus to complete the look, discover the fabulous range of headwear starting at €20 and bridesmaid dresses from €50. For the all-important mother of the bride and mother of the groom, fall in love with the elegant collection of designer dresses selling on the day from as little as €100.Collections from all the top designer collections including Ronald Joyce, Ian Stuart, Condici, Zeila, Cabotine plus many more available in a vast array of colours and sizes 10 – 20.Voted Best Independent Store in the UK and Ireland, McElhinneys are leading the way where others follow and their Bridal and Occasion wear sale will be no different.Discover bargains that you will not find anywhere else. No appointment required. On top of the great discounts, customers paying with sterling cash can enjoy a massive €1.25 for every £1.If you would like further information contact the friendly team at McElhinneys, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal on 00353749131217.To find the wedding dress or mother of the bride or groom outfit of your dreams at a fraction of the price, get to the exclusive designer sale at McElhinneys Ballybofey, Co. Donegal this Sunday 23rd November from 1.30pm – 6.00pm.Shop Instore and online at or  EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER WEDDING DRESS AND OCCASION WEAR SUPER-SALE AT MCELHINNEYS was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesMCELHINNEYSnewsSuper-Salelast_img read more

Victim of car crash identified

first_imgPALMDALE – A young man who died when a compact car he was driving ran off the Antelope Valley Freeway and flipped several times down an embankment was identified Monday as Michael Amey, 19, of Bakersfield. Three passengers in the car were injured, including Amey’s 17-year-old brother Christopher, who was critically injured, the California Highway Patrol said. Two others, 17-year-old Brian Anderson and 16-year-old Nick Perry, also of Bakersfield, suffered moderate to minor injuries, the CHP said. Witnesses of the crash told CHP officers Saturday that the Saturn had been weaving through traffic at more than 90 mph and brushed another vehicle before it skidded off the freeway south of where it crosses 10th Street West. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The driver died despite wearing a seat belt. Two passengers were thrown from the car, and a third crawled out of the wreckage by himself. Officers didn’t know if the passengers who were thrown belted and said the car rolled so many times they might have been thrown out despite seat belts. The CHP said the three injured passengers were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital and Lancaster Community Hospital. Antelope Valley Hospital officials said Monday they do not release information about minors. Officials at Lancaster Community said they did not have patients by those names at their facility. The motorist whose vehicle was brushed by the Saturn was not injured. His vehicle suffered only scratches to a fender, CHP officers said. last_img read more


first_imgCaption: Dino Show with Alastair Watson at the Regional Cultural Centre, part of the Wainfest Family Fun Day in Letterkenny on Saturday.  Wimpy Kid 17 – Karen Sheehy and Sinead McLaughlin from Donegal County Councils Library Service wrapping up another wonderful Wainfest – until next year!  Comici Gael- Caption: Taking note at the Comici Gael workshops at Dungloe Library as part of Wainfest 2015- Arts & Books Festival for Children.Bringing the 1916 Rising to life with the History Live Show in Buncrana Library part of Wainfest 2015- Arts & Books Festival for Children. Great delight for the Revolting Rhymes Show at Central Library as part of Wainfest 2015- Arts and Book festival for Children. Audience participation at the Wimpy Kid Show at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny as part of Wainfest 2015- Arts & Books Festival for Children HUNDREDS ATTEND SUPERB WAINFEST FAMILY FUN DAY – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgPicture by Chrissy Slevin. PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL IN THE AUTUMN SUN! was last modified: November 7th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal in the autumn sunsend your pix to AFTER  weeks of rain and cloud, Donegal has been basking in some glorious autumn sunshine.Our pictures feature horses in the townland of Upper Coole, near Cranford; the beauty of the forest around Gartan Lake; Downings Bay and the cannon from the Lucitania at the pier; and the bicycles are at the viewing area at Doagh, on the Atlantic Drive, Na Dunaibh (Downings). If you were out and about over the weekend and have some great pictures you want to share, then send them to us here by email to read more

Big hitting Afridi keeps Cricket Cranes hope alive

first_imgComments Afridi acknowledges his century// Alvin Bagaya.By Alvin BagayaCRICKET. Malaysia lost pinch hitter Anwar Arudin to Uganda’s unique strategy of opening with off spinner Frank Nsubuga but Virandeep Singh 39(81) took advantage of a spread field and some poor lines into his pads to score freely and build an innings recovery of 55 for the fourth wicket with innings top scorer Shafiq Sharif 58(55) to push Malaysia past 100.Malaysia almost got away with Captain Faiz Ahmed 17(46) being dropped without scoring but he never made the Cricket Cranes pay a heavy price. Sharif kept the scoreboard ticking before Frank Nsubuga returned to clean up the tail.Uganda’s openers continue to struggle at the tournament after they lost Hamu Kayondo early and Brian Masaba struggled to rotate strike. Neville Linayage picked Masaba and star batsman Roger Mukasa played on.The run chase looked shaky until Irfan Afridi was sent in with only one job: hit them big. Afridi took most of the strike and used it to take the Malaysian bowling apart with some brutal hitting. Ten sixes and 7 fours later he raised his bat to the raucous crowd as he soaked in the applause and relief of having scored his first List A century.Roger Mukasa 15(36) put on 36 for the 4th wicket with Arnold Otwani 24(50) who remained positive despite the tight lines that the Malaysian bowlers kept.Neville Linayage and Muhammad Wafiq were giving nothing away so was left arm spinner Pavandeep Singh when he came into the attack, eventually bowling Roger.The tension built in the stands, in the dressing room and on the ground faster than the over rate could keep up when Irfan Afridi stepped on the wicket, his first shot was a big heave and he failed to score against Pavandeep for five balls. But when he eventually connected, clearing long on for six and clubbing him back to the sight screen for four, he was simply imperious.From then on, it was a display of some power hitting as he took on the returning Linayage, Khizar Hayat and Muhammad Wafiq, he went past 50 with a single down punched to long off in the 36th over of the run chase; and scored his maiden list A century clubbing Khizar Hayat for six over the sight screen in the 36th over, it was only fitting that the man of the moment knocked off the winning runs on ball 36.2 through covers for four.The table has flipped and Uganda springs from bottom to third place, the calculations and permutations are in high gear as everyone tries to find out who must chase what in how many to qualify.Cricket Cranes coach Steve Tikolo was in praise of Afridai. “It’s one of the few innings where I have seen someone bat the way he did. I remember it was 2002 when his cousin Shaheed Afridi also played a similar knock against Sri Lanka and it was very good to watch the way he went about it,” Tikolo said.Captain Davis Karashani said Afridi’s is the kind of performance one can have once in a lifetime.“Fortunately for us, that once in a lifetime was today. He literally just showed up and won the game for us,” Karashani said.His Malaysian counterpart Faiz was left ruing their failure to take out Afridi as early as possible, indicating that the team had done enough to win the game but for the big hitting batsman.“We batted well on this kind of wicket which is really low in the morning. 189 is a good score. If Afridi had gone earlier we would get through. Everyone is disappointed because we want to qualify. Now we need to show something for the next two games,” he said.last_img read more

Designer clothes, shoes on sale in Cape Town to support charities

first_imgAs part an on-going effort to support local charities, the Vintage, with Love initiative calls on regular South Africans donate or buy vintage designer clothes during their sale which begins on Spring Day.To help social enterprises that work towards educating communities and promote bettering literacy levels, the Vintage with Love event will have clothes and accessories on sale this weekend. Proceeds go to charities. (Image: Vintage with Love, Facebook)Brand South Africa reporterProminent designer brand clothes, shoes and accessories are on sale at the popular fashion pop-up event Vintage, with Love from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September 2017 in Cape Town. This is an event where buyers will make a difference because proceeds will go to charitable causes and social enterprises.The Vintage, with Love sale promises to offer fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories that have been donated but is in good condition.Brand South Africa has previously joined forces with Partners for Possibility (PFP), one of the beneficiaries of this event. According to Dorcas Dube, marketing and communications manager of PFP, since the first event Vintage, with Love has raised enough funds to fully sponsor two principals from under-resourced schools.PFP is a leadership development and principal support process run by Symphonia for South Africa. Since 2010, Symphonia for South Africa has been supporting and empowering school principals by partnering business leaders to teach skills and knowledge to lead change.In the PFP process for example, business leaders guide principals to mobilise communities around their schools and work on leveraging resources.Watch this video to learn more about Partners for Possibility:The eventVintage, with Love posted a few sale items on Facebook:How Vintage, with Love startedVintage, with Love was founded in 2013 by Leigh Ord, a trained teacher and the co-founder of the Charities Unlimited golf day, and Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly, a journalist and communications consultant who specialises in décor, design, fashion, and food.With the help of volunteers, the two have hosted several large pop-ups in Cape Town and Johannesburg.According to the website, Vintage, with Love is a platform for women everywhere to be a part of a project to raise money for reputed literacy programmes – by simply clearing out their wardrobes.“Vintage with Love is inviting generous women in Johannesburg, Cape Town and elsewhere in South Africa, as well as designers and boutiques, to donate their once loved fabulous fashion items to a good cause,” reads the website.ContactEmail: 079 521 9090Website: can also follow the team on Twitter or Facebook.Sources: Vintage with Love, Partners for Possibility and Vintage with Love, Facebook.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Passive Ventilation and Natural Light with a Cupola

first_imgBy letting warm air escape up high while bringing in cooler air from below, you can cool your house without an air conditioner.As most people know, all else being equal, warm air rises. This is good news if you are interested in passive ventilation. Cross-ventilation with windows on opposing walls, catching the prevailing winds, is a good way to bring in fresh air when weather permits. Another great way to ventilate is by taking advantage of the “stack effect.” The cupola pictured has two electrically controlled awning windows, placed to catch the prevailing winds, and two fixed windows to keep the cost down. An open shaft leads to the two-bedroom guest suite below, bringing in natural light. When rain hits sensors mounted on the sills, the windows automatically close. Normally I am not a fan of gadgets, and I believe that one goal of green building should be to reduce electricity usage. The minor luxury of a rain sensor seems worthwhile, though, even if it isn’t completely passive.The amount of natural light a cupola brings in depends on the size of the windows and the width and height of the shaft. In the 4-foot-square cupola pictured, enough light is conducted down the white-painted shaft to eliminate the need for daytime lighting in the hallway below. To light up or ventilate a larger space, consider stretching the cupola along the ridge into a form called a “monitor” roof (the drawing at the top of this page shows an example of a monitor roof).What about warm air rising in the winter, when you want it down in the living space? Won’t the stack effect pull heated air up into the shaft, where it will leak out the windows? It shouldn’t. In an well-insulated, air-sealed house, temperature stratification is minimal. There should not be more than a few degrees’ difference between the floor and the peak of the roof. Even in a tight house, convection loops may be created in a vaulted-ceiling great room, where a lot of air is in contact with a lot of surface area, which is in turn in contact with the cold outdoors. Warm air rises, cools, and then falls to the floor, which is felt as a draft. In a cupola shaft, however, there is comparatively little air and surface area compared to the amount of floor area, so convection loops are not as noticeable.Pay attention to insulation and air sealing, though. Because they are not common, and some unusual framing is involved, it is difficult to insulate a cupola to the same level as conventional walls and roofs. As with any framing-intensive area, it’s a good idea to wrap either the inside or the outside of the beams that support the cupola with rigid foam to eliminate thermal bridging.A cupola is also not the place to skimp on window quality, even if it is hard to see the details up high—your winter comfort, and your energy bill, depend on it.A few more tips:Make the cupola big enough. One rule of thumb is to make the cupola 1/10 to 1/8 the length of the ridge it sits on. This may seem too large at first, but what seems oversized on the ground always looks smaller on the roof. Don’t overdo it though: At 1/6 or 1/5 the size of the roof, the cupola will look like it can’t be supported by the house below it.Matching proportions from the house is another way to design a good-looking cupola. If the house has horizontal proportions, use similar proportions on the cupola. A house with a hipped roof will look good with a similar roof on the cupola. And don’t forget the weathervane.last_img read more

RSVP Selling with Tony Hughes – Episode 23

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (12.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSTony Hughes joins the podcast today with valuable insight on creating value and driving your sales conversation differently. Tony developed the RSVP selling methodology based on key elements to winning complex deals. Tony’s book, The Joshua Principle, builds a sales methodology around a parable. He knows that we either learn through repetition or emotional impact. Have your read enough repetitious sales books? Listen in for an emotional impact you can learn from. Tony uses powerful true stories to invoke an emotional connection to your real-life selling situations. He practices what he preaches and offers action items you won’t want to miss on today’s episode of In the Arena. RSVP selling, with Tony HughesClick To TweetStrategic or stuck?Can you answer the question, What value do I bring to my employer and to my customer? Tony Hughes developed a value quadrant framework that allows you to work through your strategies. People like to think of themselves as strategic, but often have trouble translating it into real-world scenarios. Do you find yourself stuck at the transactional level? Stop overrating your own capabilities and move into the relational level. Tony believes in the power of relationship in selling. When you know your customer, you know if you are indeed adding genuine value-or not. Learn how to be the value, the wedge, and the delivery from today’s episode of In the Arena. Good captains win wars, not generalsTony Hughes’ methodology of RSVP selling establishes the framework needed to think about your sales process. The acronym is made up of Relationships at the right level, Strategy, Value, and Process alignment. Tony breaks down each key component to expose where your weakness lie. Oftentimes, you find a weak link in sales management. Learn the RSVP method today and how to mentor and coach it into your management team. The war is won through the captains you empower, not through you as a general. Tony Hughes’ structure for thinking about how you are winning dealsClick To TweetGet to the CEO of the problem Can you identify who the decision makers are, versus the decision-influencers? Navigating through the levels of relationship can be a big hurdle in creating value for your clients. Tony Hughes speaks to the consensus decision making structure that salespeople are encountering more frequently. As a sales team, there are new responsibilities to divide and conquer as the availability of information to customers catches up with sellers. Are your relationships at the right level? Salespeople today need situational awareness to speak to both high level and lower level influencers. As you build relationships, get to the CEO of the problem. Positioned in the Goldilocks zoneChanging the perception of value is much more difficult than simply dropping your price. Tony Hughes joins us today to address the big conversation of value. His formula of value for money is based on a good fit for purpose plus maintaining a low level of risk, divided by the total cost of ownership. Salespeople need to be better at using risk as a weapon and developing a mindset that the price sold to a client fits into a much bigger puzzle. Tony teaches to drive the conversations differently and focus on how the customer defines value. It is time to be technical and strategic, but not too much of either. Enter the Goldilocks zone on today’s episode of In the Arena. Position yourself in that goldilocks zone ~ Tony HughesClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Introduction of Tony Hughes. What sets Tony’s book, The Joshua Principle, apart. The value quadrant. New responsibilities for salespeople. The RSVP acronym. Dealing with consensus decisions, at all levels. Practical realities to sell in the real world. Addressing value in relation to the price argument. Tony’s best advice for salespeople out in the field. The role of risk. How to stay connected with Tony Hughes.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeTony’s website: RSVP selling.comTony’s blog: TonyHughes.comTony Hughes on Twitter Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now B00C9GF4OU The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeRelationships at the right level, with Tony HughesClick To TweetDrive your sales conversation differentlyClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more