Juventus are leading Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for teen sensation Gabriel Jesus.The 19-year-old, who has been dubbed ‘the new Neymar’, has been wowing scouts in Brazil with his performances for Palmeiras.Arsenal and Manchester United have been watching the forward, as have Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, it is Juventus who are currently winning the race for Jesus.The Italian champions have opened talks with Palmeiras and negotiations are progressing well ahead of a £20m move.Arsenal and Manchester United still have a chance to snap up Jesus – but they have been urged to move quickly by the player’s agent. Gabriel Jesus in action for Palmeiras 1
December 16, 2019
Rate Reductions For Photovoltaic Arrays or Ground-Source Heat PumpsHARRISBURG, Penn. — A Pennsylvania insurance company, Dongal Insurance Group, is offering a 5% “green” discount on homeowners’ insurance. The discount applies only to homes with solar equipment or a ground-source heat pump.While Donegal’s new green rate may be good news for some homeowners, the company can’t provide a rationale for the discount. Announcing the newly approved rate, Pennsylvania insurance commissioner Joel Ario falsely stated that the discount “makes risk-management sense because alternative energy sources keep homes operating when there is a power loss.” In fact, power outages disable both ground-source heat pumps and grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems.According to Melissa Fox, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, rate-change requests by insurance companies require “actuarial documentation.” Fox explained, “You have to support why the rate is justified.” In spite of her statement, however, Fox was unable to provide a rationale for the discount.“These People Are More Conservative”Chuck Romberger, director of the Property and Casualty Bureau at the Department of Insurance, justified the department’s decision with the explanation that rates for “new and innovative” insurance products do not require actuarial documentation; instead, they can be based on “underwriting judgment.” Romberger continued, “The thought behind why these discounts were given was, those people are considered to be more conservative, and therefore better insurance risks than people who would not consider installing these products.”According to Cyril Greenya, chief underwriting officer for the Donegal Insurance Group, the new rates have nothing to do with concerns over global warming. Greenya explained that the connection between ground-source heat pumps or solar equipment and lower risk is “an intangible connection.”More Likely To Perform Maintenance?Greenya continued, “Maybe there is no actuarial justification, but you could make a case that people who are thinking about the environment might be the kind of folks who might be more careful in the maintenance of their property. But you can’t show empirical data to prove it.”In fact, some homeowners with new PV systems may end up paying higher rather than lower insurance premiums, since the value of a PV array may require a policy with higher coverage than would otherwise be necessary.
November 7, 2019
It’s finals day at the X-Blades 2007 National 18 Years and Under Championships and you can feel the excitement in the air. Playoff action will be happening all day as teams fight to be crowned 2007 National Champions.Touch Football Australia keeps you updated with all the news, views, and information from the tournament throughout each day on the TFA Home page. This rolling results page will be updated at the completion of each timeslot. For further information and comprehensive results visit the X Blades National 18 Years and Under Website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=742&pID=148.00amGirls’ Shield SF1 Sunshine Coast (5) def CQ (1) Girls’ Shield SF2 NSWCIS (5) def Hornets (4) Girls’ Plate SF1 TouchWest (8) def ACT (6) Girls’ Plate SF2 Northern Territory (4) def Tasmania (3) Boys’ Plate SF2 Rebels (5) def Tasmania (4) 9.00amGirls’ Champ SF1 QSST (7) def Sharks (1) Girls’ Champ SF2 NSWCHS (6) def Cobras (5) Boys’ Shield SF1 Northern Eagles (7) def Sunshine Coast (6) Boys’ Shield SF2 Sharks (5) def Suns (1) Boys’ Plate SF1 Scorpions (10) def Northern Territory (6) 10.00amBoys’ Champ SF1 Mets (7) def Cobras (6) Boys’ Champ SF2 QSST (11) def CQ (7) Boys’ P/O 7/8 Hornets (8) def NSWCCC (7) Boys’ P/O 13/14 NSWCIS (9) def TouchWest (6) Girls’ P/O 13/14 Rebels (7) def Eagles (5) 11.00amBoys’ P/O 5/6 NSWCHS (10) def ACT (4) Girls’ P/O 5/6 Suns (8) def NSWCCC (7) Girls’ P/O 7/8 Scorpions (6) def Mets (5) Girls’ P/O 11/12 Hornets (3) def CQ (1)Girls’ P/O 17/18 Tasmania (6) def ACT (5) 12.00pmGirls’ Shield Final Sunshine Coast (6) def NSWCIS (4)Girls’ Plate Final TouchWest (7) def Northern Territory (5)Boys’ P/O 11/12 Sunshine Coast (5) def Suns (1) Boys’ P/O 17/18 Tasmania (6) def Northern Territory (4) 1.00pmBoys’ P/O 3/4 CQ (3) def Cobras (2) Girls’ P/O 3/4 Cobras (7) def Sharks (4)Boys’ Shield Final Northern Eagles (4) def Sharks (2) Boys’ Plate Final Scorpions (8) def Rebels (1) 2.15pmGirls’ Final QSST (2) def NSWCHS (1)3.15pmBoys’ Final Sydney Mets (4) def QSST (1)
November 7, 2019
It’s the 12th year that the Junior State Cup has been held in Wollongong, with the event being the world’s largest junior Touch Football tournament. Over 4,000 participants will compete across 10 divisions, from under 10’s Boys and Girls through to Under 18’s Boys and Girls. Teams from close to 50 affiliates from across New South Wales will travel to Wollongong to attend the event. The Manly Sea Eagles will be hopeful of winning back-to-back Club Championships titles at the Junior State Cup after making the finals of four divisions and winning three in 2011. The finals of the 10 divisions will be played at the following times:4pm – 10’s Boys, 12’s Boys, 12’s Girls, 18’s Boys4.30pm – 10’s Girls, 14’s Boys, 16’s Boys, 16’s Girls5.00pm – 14’s Girls, 18’s Girls There are plenty of ways you can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 New South Wales Junior State Cup:Website:www.nswtouch.com.auhttp://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-857-0-205502-0&sID=7926 Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/NSW-Touch-Football-Network/137384052966714 Twitter:www.twitter.com/nsw_touchYouTube:www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus
October 28, 2019
Newcastle midfielder Shelvey escapes punishment for stamp on Man Utd star Pobgaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has escaped retrospective action for a tackle on Manchester United star Paul Pogba.The Englishman caught Pogba with his studs in what was a nasty challenge during Toon’s 2-0 loss to United.Pogba required treatment after the game due to the challenge.However, because referee Andre Marriner awarded a free-kick, the FA believe the incident was dealt with at the time.Shelvey did not receive a yellow-card for the foul. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
October 28, 2019
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd match Inter Milan offer to Godin and Atletico Madridby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have made a move for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.Inter Milan, reports TMW, made a contract offer worth €2.5m-a-year plus a bid of €4m to Atletico.However, United have now matched Inter’s offer – just six months after Godin rejected a proposal from the English giants.Both proposals are for two years.A week after rejecting United in August, Godin explained: “I feel great pride, happiness and responsibility in being the captain of Atletico. I want to continue to help the team and my teammates as much as possible.”I have not renewed. I had many offers, but I decided to stay for personal reasons, even though I have not yet extended my contract. I saw the news came out, but I do not know from where. Now I’m thinking only about the final.”
October 27, 2019
mgofail website eleven warriorsMichigan’s last-second blunder against Michigan State hasn’t just delighted Spartans fans. Of course, Ohio State supporters have been reveling in the aftermath as well. One Buckeyes site – Eleven Warriors – has come up with a humorous way to celebrate.11W has created a new website, named MGo.Fail, which chronicles five of Michigan’s biggest disappointments over the years. There’s this past Saturday’s punt fail, Ohio State’s invasion of the Big House in 2009, Michigan’s stinker against Toledo in 2008, Michigan’s loss to FCS-level Appalachian State in 2007, and Michigan’s collapse against Colorado back in 1994. They’ve included videos as well.Ohio State fans will probably enjoy spending time on the site. Michigan fans probably won’t.
September 28, 2019
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell controls the ball during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Idaho on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team had to ferociously compete in its 85-64 win against No. 14 Stanford and in its 95-90 overtime loss to No. 5 Louisville, but its road to victory against Idaho proved to be much easier.Behind a 59-35 rebounding advantage, No. 9 Ohio State (2-1) defeated Idaho (1-1) 99-56 to pick up the program’s 1,000th victory Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center.Redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper tallied a team-leading 18 points and 18 boards. Ohio State a 22-4 advantage in offensive rebounds and 5-foot-8 Harper, who started in the Buckeyes’ four-guard starting lineup, led the team with six offensive boards.“I’m just trying to be whatever the team needs me to be,” Harper said. “Yeah, I think it’s very versatile, but I think it requires a very mental, disciplined focus from me to be able to switch back and forth.”Redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga had 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added 14 rebounds. She struggled in the Buckeyes’ second game of the year against Louisville after corralling a school-record 26 rebounds against Stanford in the season opener. “She gives that inside presence,” head coach Kevin McGuff said. “What it does is it gives us more balance. We can get shot-happy from the perimeter. If we can get the ball to her around the basket, just get a little more balance in what we’re doing.”Mavunga and Harper each had double-doubles before halftime. The Buckeyes held a 19-0 edge in second-chance points and 36 of their points came from inside the paint. Ohio State’s 59 rebounds were more than it had in any game last season.The Buckeyes trailed 7-5 to begin the game, then redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun drained a jumper and they went on an 18-point run fueled by impressive ball movement. The Vandals, who made 18 3-pointers in their season-opening 83-69 win against Colorado State, had open looks, but failed to convert them into points. Idaho made six of its 32 3-point attempts.“We defended it well in practice and that just carried over to the game,” Harper said. “We just tried to focus on that and make sure that we kept them off the line because they’re a very great 3-point shooting team.”The Buckeyes connected on 13-of-34 shots from beyond the arc. Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell led Ohio State with four 3-pointers and scored 16 points while adding four assists.The Buckeyes ended the first half on an 11-1 run in the final 3:04 of the second quarter and entered halftime with a commanding 49-24 lead. Idaho never came within 23 points of Ohio State the remainder of the game.Calhoun rebounded from her 2-for-14 performance last game and made 6-of-13 shots for 15 points. Sophomore guard Jensen Caretti scored double-digits for the first time in her career, connecting on 5-of-9 shots for 14 points.“Tonight was really valuable for her and hopefully she can continue to gain confidence as we aspire to expand our rotation a little bit more,” McGuff said.Guard Mikayla Ferenz and forward Geraldine McCorkell led the way for Idaho, scoring 17 and 14 points, respectively.Ohio State will next take the court at 7 p.m. Friday against Quinnipiac.