Month: August 2020

Arteta pulls the strings as Arsenal close in on crucial midfielder
Football

Arteta pulls the strings as Arsenal close in on crucial midfielder

Date published: Monday 31st August 2020 10:44 The lure of working with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal once more appears to have proved pivotal after details were revealed regarding Dani Ceballos’ impending return from Real Madrid. Working under a restricted transfer budget, manager Arteta is having to get creative in the summer window. Free agent signing Willian showed quality can be brought in without breaking the bank. While the recent departure of a Gunners flop has freed up a sizeable chunk from the club’s wage budget. Further smart business appears to be on the verge of being completed, this time regarding Spaniard Ceballos. The 24-year-old spent the season on loan at The Emirates last year, and overcame initial struggles under U...
Toronto FC 8/11 to beat Montreal Impact and under 4.5 goals for Wednesday’s MLS matchup
Football

Toronto FC 8/11 to beat Montreal Impact and under 4.5 goals for Wednesday’s MLS matchup

Competition: MLS Market: Toronto FC win and under 4.5 goals Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport Hoping to continue on their purple patch at the top of the Eastern Conference, Toronto will welcome a struggling Montreal to an empty BMO Field in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Starting with the hosts, while Toronto might have been disappointed to have come crashing out of the MLS is Back tournament in the quarter-finals last month, it has been a stunning regular-season run for the Reds. Marking their return to Eastern Conference duties in empathic fashion, as they were showing before football’s enforced break, Greg Vanney’s men landed a deserved 1-0 win away at Montreal last week and should be relishing their arrival at BMO Field only...
Don’t “Trust the Science,” Trust Science While You Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills
Economics

Don’t “Trust the Science,” Trust Science While You Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills

By Lambert Strether I have a quarrel with the phrase “trust the science” (and in so quarreling, I don’t mean to reinforce culture war-ish talking points; I straight up disagree with the plain meaning of the words, for reasons I am about to explain). Here is a typical usage example, from the Tallahassee Democrat: The kids join the drumbeat of public sentiment of frustration with leaders that continue to stall instead of addressing the climate crisis. After years of feeling like climate science and environmental warnings were falling on deaf ears, 2019 feels different. Perhaps 2018 served as a wake-up call and Americans are finally ready to connect the dots and trust the science. (Because who but a yahoo wouldn’t “trust the science”? We’ll get to Thomas Frank below.) Here is an example of si...
Daily Behavior Changes That Will Improve Your Fitness Business
Fitness

Daily Behavior Changes That Will Improve Your Fitness Business

While working in a self-driven industry can seem a bit overwhelming at first, you can take charge by improving your habits to have a greater impact on your clients as well as improve your business. Here are the top six things health and exercise professionals like you can do daily to improve your business: 1. Exercise or move intentionally every day Just because you train people every day doesn’t mean you get to neglect your own fitness, no matter how successful your business is at any time. Moving your body daily will help you manage stress and enhance your own health so you’re able to focus on your work. Look at your schedule each week and pre-plan when you will work out each day. Go a step further and schedule your own workouts in your calendar so no appointments can be made at t...
Others Opinions Don’t Matter
Fitness

Others Opinions Don’t Matter

31 Aug Others Opinions Don’t Matter Posted at 13:11h in Motivation by Natalie Jill “Stay in your lane”“You are too old”“That’s a stupid idea”“That’s ridiculous”“You can’t afford that”“No one would say yes to that”“I would never do that”“You better have a plan B”“That is too risky”“No one wants to hear that from you”I’ve heard them all … and the more I share and grow, the more risk I take, the more I step into a bigger life, the more I hear it…But… hold up! OTHERS OPINIONS ARE NONE OF OUR BUSINESSOthers “opinions” used to run me….Asking for approval.Seeking approval..Caring (way too much) what others thought.That becomes a problem when it gets between you and your goals and vision. I’ve experience this a LOT lately as I’ve shared about my new focus and business plan.So how do you fix this...
How Man Utd beat Real to Van de Beek revealed; Van Dijk offers verdict
Football

How Man Utd beat Real to Van de Beek revealed; Van Dijk offers verdict

Date published: Monday 31st August 2020 8:04 A key reason how Man Utd were able to usurp Real Madrid in the hunt for Donny van de Beek has been revealed, while Liverpool ace Virgil van Dijk has offered his thoughts on the impending transfer. The creative midfielder, 23, appears set to become The Red Devils’ first major signing of the summer transfer window. A personal intervention from boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, combined with the smooth operating of Ajax CEO and former Man Utd goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar have ensured negotiations have progressed at a rapid pace. The Sun recently reported the player has undergone his medical back home in The Netherlands, inching the deal reported to be worth around £40m one step closer to compl...
Man City ‘agree personal terms’ for world class Man Utd defensive target
Football

Man City ‘agree personal terms’ for world class Man Utd defensive target

Date published: Monday 31st August 2020 9:29 Man City have moved one step closer to securing the signature of an elite defender after personal terms were agreed, claims a report. Man City averaged 99 points per season between 2017-19, but let their standards slip as Liverpool claimed their first Premier League title last year. A not insignificant 81 points were accrued, but vital points were dropped amid frequent defensive lapses. The knee injury suffered by Aymeric Laporte left quality options at centre-back severely limited in his absence. However, Pep Guardiola has acted fast to ensure such a scenario does not repeat itself this season. Former Cherry Nathan Ake was brought in for £41m, but the additions at centre-half may no...
Messi absent as Koeman takes first Barca training session
Football

Messi absent as Koeman takes first Barca training session

Lionel Messi did not take part in Barcelona’s first day of pre-season training under Ronald Koeman as the six-time Ballon d’Or winner continues to angle for a move away from Camp Nou. Messi stunned the footballing world by informing Barca of his intention to leave last week via an already infamous burofax. As with Sunday’s coronavirus testing for members of Koeman’s first-team squad, Messi did not attend because he believes a clause in his contract allowing him to leave on a free transfer is now active, meaning he is no longer a Barcelona player. This is a version of events disputed by both the club and LaLiga, which issued a statement on Sunday to underline its stance that Messi’s huge €700million release clause remains v...
La Liga fixtures: Madrid have early chance to steal march in title race
Football

La Liga fixtures: Madrid have early chance to steal march in title race

Real Madrid’s defence of their LaLiga title will be delayed slightly, but they will not have to wait long to face their Clasico rivals. Los Blancos dethroned Barcelona to win LaLiga following the resumption of the 2019-20 season after the coronavirus-enforced hiatus. Because of their involvement in the Champions League in August, Madrid’s fixture with Getafe – scheduled for matchday one – will not take place until an appropriate date in February or March. Zinedine Zidane’s men will instead travel to Real Sociedad for a tricky opening clash, with the first Clasico coming just over a month later at Camp Nou as Madrid are provided with an early opportunity to steal a march in the title race. The return fixture between Madrid ...
Ibrahimović: “My objective is always to win something, I put pressure on myself and my teammates to always give 200%, I didn’t really feel the same with #21”
Football

Ibrahimović: “My objective is always to win something, I put pressure on myself and my teammates to always give 200%, I didn’t really feel the same with #21”

Zlatan Ibrahimović talking to MilanTV at Casa Milan on August 31, 2020. (@acmilan.com) Zlatan Ibrahimović gave an interview to MilanTV after renewing his contract with Milan for one more season. Ibra signed a contract extension until 2021 today and he will try to help Stefano Pioli and his teammates to finish in the Top 4 and reach the Champions League. Zlatan was tremendous for Milan in the six months he played with the Red and Black jersey in 2019-20, scoring 11 goals in 20 games and making everyone around him a lot better on the pitch. Ibra will soon be 39 and he’ll also be the best-paid player of Milan in the upcoming season with a reported net salary of €7 million. After signing the contract, Zlatan spoke to MilanTV: “I feel as though I’d always been at Milan, even when I played e...