Lukaku needs new shooting boots -Mourinho

first_imgThe Belgium striker is playing in plain black boots because he is currently between boot contracts and Mourinho joked the goals would start flowing again once he had found himself a new deal.“I think he needs a big contract with boots because in this moment he doesn’t have a contract with any brand,” Mourinho told journalists at Vicarage Road.“That’s why he’s playing with the black boots. He needs a brand to go there and give him the right boots and pay him the right money, so he goes back to (scoring) goals.“But jokes apart, he works amazingly well for the team. I would never, never blame a player like him for an easy chance that he missed. Never.“With me he knows he doesn’t have that pressure. Amazing player, amazing professional, great ambition, great colleague. I couldn’t be happier with him.”Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (R) scores their third goal in a 4-2 win over Watford © AFP / Glyn KIRKOne player who had laced up his shooting boots was Ashley Young, whose brace against his former club set United en route to a win that left them five points below Premier League leaders Manchester City.He opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a crisp effort and then left Mourinho open-mouthed in the United dug-out with a magnificent 25-yard free-kick that curled into the top-left corner.“I was surprised that Paul (Pogba) gave him permission. I was not surprised with his shot,” said Mourinho, explaining his reaction.“He’s playing well. I know what he can do for us, all the positions he can be useful for us.“This left-back position I think is adapted to him and probably in this stage of his career, where he has the maturity and the tactical experience, it’s good. He’s playing really well.”– Silva rues Rojo let-off –Martial’s goal put United 3-0 up after 32 minutes, but Watford struck twice late on through substitute Troy Deeney and Abdoulaye Doucoure before a Jesse Lingard solo goal settled the visitors’ nerves.Mourinho, who claimed his side could have scored “seven or eight”, said Watford’s second-half revival should stand as a warning to his players about never easing up.“I think we had mistakes in the box and that cost us two goals,” said the United manager, who takes his team to fourth-placed Arsenal on Saturday.Watford striker Troy Deeney (R) scores from the penalty spot against Manchester United on his return from a three-game ban © AFP / Glyn KIRK“Maybe it’s a good lesson and it’s good to have lessons without losing points, so the next time you are winning 2-0 or 3-0, I think the players will remember that football is football.”Watford head coach Marco Silva took issue with his Portuguese compatriot Mourinho’s suggestion United could have won by a landslide.“I think it seems harsh for everyone,” he said. “It’s Jose’s opinion. I didn’t see the same game.”Deeney’s goal, on his return from a three-game ban, arrived from the penalty spot in the 77th minute after a rash foul on substitute Roberto Pereyra by Marcos Rojo.Centre-back Rojo had been booked in the first half and Silva was aggrieved that referee Jon Moss elected not to show him a second yellow card.“When we scored the first goal, we were already better,” said Silva, whose side remain eighth.“We scored the penalty and at that moment it looked like a second yellow card for Marcos Rojo. If it’s 11 against 10 it would be very difficult for them.“It was difficult anyway because we scored the second, but if it’s 11 against 10 it would be even better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku (C) laid on a goal for Anthony Martial in their 4-2 win at Watford, but squandered three good opportunities and has now scored just once in 11 appearances © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKWATFORD, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident Romelu Lukaku’s problems in front of goal will come to an end — just as soon as he secures a new boot deal.Lukaku laid on a goal for Anthony Martial in United’s 4-2 win at Watford on Tuesday, but squandered three good opportunities and has now scored just once in his last 11 appearances.last_img read more

SA, Nigeria align to ‘solve African issues’

first_img17 April 2013 South African President Jacob Zuma emerged from his Tuesday meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan boasting a sheaf of commitments to closer ties and improved relations with Africa’s second largest economy. In his second official visit to Nigeria in less than three years, Zuma undertook to rebuild relations with Nigeria, something he said was not only crucial for South Africa but for the continent. Zuma told reporters that South Africa and Nigeria will use their influence to solve some of the security issues that are currently facing the continent. “There are few matters we thought we needed to consult with regarding the situation in the continent of Africa and we have had a very fruitful consultation,” Zuma said. “We believe that between Nigeria and South Africa it’s important to align and harmonise our thinking on matters that need countries in the continent to take specific decisions.” The Nigerian trip was part of Zuma’s African tour to bolster ties with some of the continent’s countries considered to be strategic for South Africa. On Monday, Zuma also visited Algiers in Algeria to discuss cooperation between the two countries. He said the core of the engagements involved some of the issues of stability on the continent. “We raised the issue of security of the continent as you know that there have been difficulties in a lot of countries and we touched upon those issues and we will certainly take those discussions further.” Zuma noted that the African continent will soon be celebrating 50 years of the creation of the African Union (AU) after it was revamped from the Organisation of the African Union (OAU). “The issue really we need to say is what is it that we can look at and look forward to take the organization and the continent forward.so we had fruitful discussions in that score.” Jonathan is scheduled to come to South Africa in the near future for a state visit. The Department of Trade and Industry puts trade between Nigeria and South Africa to billions of rands. It said in the period between 1999 and 2008 total trade between Nigeria and South Africa grew from R174-million to R22.8-billion. South African exports to Nigeria increased from R505-million to R7.1-billion, while Nigerian exports to South Africa rose to R15.7-billion from R123.6-million in the same period. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Questions and Answers About Air Barriers

first_imgUPDATED on December 12, 2014Builders of a certain age — say, those older than about 55 or 60 — started their careers at a time when no one talked about air leakage or air barriers. Back in the early 1970s, even engineers were ignorant about air leakage in buildings, because the basic research hadn’t been done yet.Times have changed, and most residential building codes now require builders to include details designed to reduce air leakage. Today’s young carpenters are working on job sites where air barriers matter.A. A wide variety of materials make good air barriers, including poured concrete, glass, drywall, rigid foam insulation, plywood, and peel-and-stick rubber membrane. (Note that evidence is increasing that OSB is not an air barrier; for more information on this issue, see Is OSB Airtight?)Although air can’t leak through these materials, it can definitely leak at the edges or seams of these materials. When these materials are used to form an air barrier for your home, additional materials such as tape, gaskets, or caulk may be required to be sure seams and edges don’t leak.To make a good air barrier, a material not only needs to stop air flow; it also needs to be relatively rigid and durable. If you want to determine whether a material is an air barrier, hold a piece of the material up to your mouth and blow. If you can blow air through it, it’s not an air barrier.Engineers distinguish between air barrier materials (drywall, for example), air barrier assemblies (for example, plywood with taped seams attached to wall framing), and air barrier systems (all of the materials and assemblies that make up a building’s air barrier).A. Not necessarily. Although Tyvek and other brands of plastic housewrap are sometimes marketed as air… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Ateneo bounces back, brushes off Lyceum for 2nd win

first_imgFILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo got back to its winning ways in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after dumping Lyceum in three sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles, who lost to Far Eastern University in four sets, improved to 2-1 and claimed sole possession of the second spot in Group A while the Lady Pirates slipped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Beermen hold off Picanto behind Fajardo’s 41 points ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “Definitely we’re happy about the win and it’s always good to win,” said Lady Eagles captain Bea De Leon. “I think we started out really slow, really poorly and the energy on the court on the second set was very slow but we picked it up.”“The third set was still close but I knew my teammates were alive so I knew we could hold on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMaddie Madayag led all Ateneo with nine points while De Leon, Pauline Gaston, and Jules Samonte had eight points apiece.Although Ateneo trailed, 36-26, in scoring spikes, it made up for the lost points with 12 service aces and enjoyed the 31 errors committed by the Lady Pirates. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Rocelyn Hongria had a game-high 12 points for Lyceum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Now the club that was trampled over for so many years by Manchester United — and had to escape the third tier 20 years ago this month — is the force of English football with four titles in eight seasons. City finished first in 2012 under Roberto Mancini and ’14 led by Manuel Pellegrini, then under Guardiola became the first repeat champion in a decade.Guardiola earned six league titles as a defensive midfielder for Barcelona in the 1990s, the had hat tricks of league titles as coach at Barcelona and Bayern Munich“I push my staff,” Guardiola said, “and I push myself.”He sets standards on the field that require rivals to raise theirs.City trailed Liverpool by seven points in late December but won its final 14 games after a Jan. 29 defeat at Newcastle and finished with 98 points, the second-highest total in English history behind its 100 last year. Liverpool, chasing its first championship in 29 years, finished with the highest total for a non-champion.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “Liverpool was exceptional, I don’t mean to rub it in, it is what it is, they didn’t deserve to lose,” said 33-year-old City captain Vincent Kompany, who helped maintain the lead last week when his long-range goal in the second half provided a 1-0 win over Leicester. “It makes me so much more happy that we played such a great team all season.”During a 21-minute stretch in the first half at Brighton, City gave up hope to Liverpool supporters at Anfield, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) to the northwest.With both grounds bathed in brilliant sunshine, Sadio Mané put Liverpool in front against Wolverhampton in the 17th minute and a jittery City fell behind 10 minutes later — the first time the champions had trailed in a league game since January.“We heard the Brighton fans singing ‘1-0 to Liverpool’ just at the moment we conceded,” Kompany said.Even when Sergio Agüero leveled 83 seconds after Glenn Murray’s header, City only moved back into top spot when Aymeric Laporte nodded in from Riyad Mahrez’s corner in the 38th minute.It turned out to be the goal that decided the title.But there were still nerves to be eased in the second half. Mahrez netted in the 63rd minute, a rare high point in his first season after joining City in a record 60 million pound (then $80 million) signing in July.There was a stylish conclusion to City’s title defense when Ilkay Gündogan scored from a free kick in the 72nd minute for the team’s 95th goal in 38 league matches.“We were creating chances, finding the gaps, imposing ourselves,” Kompany said. “Though the pitch was slow I felt we were magnificent. We did everything we needed to do in a game such as today.”City became the first team to retain the trophy since Manchester United won its third straight in the 2007-08, one of 10 it earned under manager Alex Ferguson. Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)BRIGHTON, England— All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners’ medal is placed around his neck.It happens a lot.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss A fitting finale MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated As City flew back to Manchester for a celebration with fans outside its Etihad Stadium, United supporters were reeling from a loss to Cardiff that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finish in sixth — 32 points behind its neighbor — and without any silverware.City remains on course for an English treble, having already collected a League Cup and preparing for the FA Cup final against Watford on Saturday.“We’ll go and celebrate,” Kompany said, “but we’re also thinking of that next game on Saturday.”Winning isn’t addictive just for Guardiola.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool in a thrilling title race and giving Guardiola eight league championships over 10 years in three countries.“Winning the title gives you a lot of energy,” Guardiola said after the clinching 4-1 victory over Brighton, “and is so addictive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWinning was become routine for City in a way it never was before the flow of Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth began in 2008.When Sheikh Mansour bought City, City’s only English championships in a history stretching back to 1880 were won in 1937 and 1968. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more