Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451197/urzua-cofre-house-raimundo-anguita Clipboard Houses Area: 545 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo AnguitaSave this projectSaveUrzua Cofre House / Raimundo AnguitaSave this picture!© Oliver LlanezaHouses•Colina, Chile Year: Photographs: Oliver Llaneza Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451197/urzua-cofre-house-raimundo-anguita Clipboard “COPY” 2007 “COPY” Architects: Raimundo Anguita Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Manufacturers: Xilofor+ 16 Share ArchDaily CopyStructural Engineer:Rene Lagos & AsociatesMechanical Engineer:Darco MicerdaLandscape Architect:Carolina LarachGeneral Contractor:Daniel AlemparteProject Team:Raimundo Anguita , Elvira GuillonCity:ColinaCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Oliver LlanezaText description provided by the architects. This Project is located just outside the city limits of Santiago, in a ground of 3000 m2. It borders a Golf Field with a great dominion of the surroundings and hills that limit the “Chicureo Valley”The owners, a young couple with a numerous family, ordered a house with a conventional program of two floors where family life and encounter were the priority.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe house plant is structured in the form of an “U”, gaining ground and conforming a yard that constitutes a intermediate space between in and outdoors. This ties up and illuminates all spaces inside the house. A place that allows perceiving the surroundings while keeping the privacy.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe program is organized in two floors: The second floor is thought as exposed concrete and is practically supported on glass. In this volume, hermetic from the outside but with dominion of the views from the inside, it lodges the most private enclosures of the house such as bedrooms, baths and common areas. The first stage, very open and transparent, lodges the more public areas (access hall, Living Room, Dining room and Kitchen). Living Room and Terrace end up conforming the central yard to a volume of a floor that is given to the garden.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThe concrete symbolizes the solidity, texture and robustness that protects and it’s contrasted with the glass, which is transparent and fragile.Save this picture!© Oliver LlanezaThis way a quite clear house rises where a diversity of indoor and outdoor spaces are generated, tied by the central yard and in which the more public spaces are contacted with the surroundings while the most private spaces are protected from it without loosing it’s dominion. Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architectsSelected ProjectsToward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy LifestylesArchitecture News Share Chile Projects CopyAbout this officeRaimundo AnguitaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColinaChilePublished on November 25, 2013Cite: “Urzua Cofre House / Raimundo Anguita ” 25 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Spanish Reto Iberdrola club Pozoalbense has confirmed the signing of Tochukwu Oluehi from Nigerian side Rivers Angels for the 2020-21 season. This will bring to an end to the Nigeria international’s six-year journey with the Nigeria Women’s Premier League champions as she looks to return to Europe with the Reto Iberdrola club. Oluehi had enjoyed stints at Belarusian side Bobruichanka Bobruisk, where she debuted in the Uefa Champions League in 2013, before turning out for Norwegian Toppserien club Medkila in 2016. The 33-year-old played for Nigerian clubs Bayelsa Queens, before Sunshine Queens, and later Rivers Angels, who she helped to four domestic titles since 2014 amidst a move to Norway. On the global level, she played thrice at the Women’s World Cup, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2007 African Games and four Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, which she won three times. Her biggest career highlights were her three saves from the spot to help the Super Falcons claim the 2018 Awcon in Ghana and the same feat with Rivers Angels to win the 2018 Federation Cup. Having agreed to terms with Pozoalbense, she becomes the ninth signing for Manuel Fernandez’s side as they continue bolstering the ranks in their quest for a Spanish top-flight slot next season. Confirming her signing, the club announced with huge excitement, saying: “It is a complete guarantee of safety under the sticks, thanks to its placement, know-how and experience. “She has enormous cold blood at decisive moments. He transmits a lot of confidence to the defence as he is a very safe goalkeeper in almost all his interventions. Loading… Promoted ContentWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body “She has a lot of personalities and does not hesitate at the exits. She holds up well against one-on-one moves and has leadership skills. “She hardly ever gets complicated. Her winning mentality will make her one of the best goalkeepers in the category. “She is always attentive to the movements of the opponents because she has a great intuition to read the plays.” Adding his views, head coach Fernandez, whose side finished seventh last season, also spoke on how valuable the Super Falcons goalkeeper will be to his team. “This is a goalkeeper who brings experience and security to the team,” he stated. “It is essential to have that position with a player as a veteran and of such quality as Tochukwu Oluehi.” read also:Super Falcons wins Best Jersey Of 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Aside from Oluehi, Pozoalbense earlier signed Naomi Vagre, Nora de Torres, Bruna Tavares, Sana Guermazi, Laura Vazquez, Ayaka Noguchi and compatriot Evelyn Nwabuoku. Her move swells the list of Nigerians to ply their trades in Spain next season to seven after Asisat Oshoala, Peace Efih, Toni Payne, Chidinma Okeke, Adule Charity, Rita Chikwelu and Nwabuoku. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Despite beating West Ham on Monday night, and securing Europa League qualification with a 2-2 draw against Standard Liege in Belgium on Thursday, the home side have been far from convincing during Freddie Ljungberg’s brief reign as interim boss.In all, the Gunners have won just one of their last 11 games in all competitions, and have not tasted victory at the Emirates since beating Bournemouth 1-0 on October 6.Pep Guardiola’s City, meanwhile, appeared to surrender any hope they had of retaining the title in last weekend’s 2-1 Manchester derby defeat, and now trail runaway leaders Liverpool by a massive 14 points.It would be foolish to completely write off Arsenal’s chances on Sunday, especially with City having lost four of their 16 League games this season.However, the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne should have too much quality for an Arsenal defence lacking confidence.The last time the two sides met, Sergio Aguero’s 14th hat-trick for the club earned Manchester City a 3-1 win over Arsenal at the start of February.The Argentine struck within the first minute before Gunners captain Laurent Koscielny leveled ten minutes later.But Aguero was not to be stopped; grabbing his second on the stroke of half-time before poking home Raheem Sterling’s cross after the hour mark.However, Aguero suffered a muscle injury last month during a match against Chelsea, and he’s yet to return to the team – missing matches against Newcastle, Burnley and Manchester United.John Stones had to come off before the hour mark after an injury against United at the weekend. David Silva completed the 90 minutes, but he ended the game carrying a knock.The trio all missed the game against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday and will likely not face Arsenal this Sunday.Most thought the game was a write-off for the Gunners a week or two ago, and many still hold that opinion. There are small signs it might be a little more competitive now though.Arsenal finally have a win under their belts, whilst City are on a bad run of form by their standards. They’ve only won one of their last four games against Burnley. Manchester United beat them 2-1 at home and they drew with Newcastle and Shakhtar Donetsk.Ljungberg’s side still need all the help they can get. Seeing the likes of Aguero, Stones and Silva miss out on the starting lineup could give them another boost.Meanwhile, Arsenal defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos believes a home win over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City this weekend can see Arsenal’s disappointing season ‘explode’ into life.The Greek defender has called on his team-mates to do the ‘dirty work’ and ensure they match stuttering City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Arsenal have won just one of their last 11 games in all competitions and had to battle from two goals behind to earn a 2-2 Europa League draw at Standard Liege on Thursday night.The Gunners have gone almost four years without a league victory over City, who won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium last season in Unai Emery’s first game in charge.Arsenal currently sit ninth in the table as their domestic season threatens to fizzle out before Christmas – but Sokratis feels victory on Sunday could kick-start the campaign.‘Of course it is a very difficult game.’ the 31-year-old said of the challenge of hosting Pep Guardiola’s side.‘Sometimes, these games are games where you can explode. I think we need one good game in our home to explode and I hope we will have that on Sunday.‘But, first of all, we have to run all together, try to help each other and intensity is the most important thing in football, of course you have to have quality but to show the quality you have to first show intensity, win the duels, be tactically-organised.‘I think now the manager tries to explains what he likes from us and I think he gave a lot of attention to the organisation and we work very hard until now. I hope things in the future are going to be better.’A 3-1 win at West Ham on Monday night ended a nine-match run without a victory and, having battled back in Liege, Papastathopoulos feels confidence is starting to return to the ranks and can be bolstered once again this weekend.‘I think it’s coming back,’ he said.‘It’s a big point this. We lost confidence because we didn’t win for a long time. It’s important also, it’s normal for young players.‘They don’t have the experience before to live this, to lose their confidence. As a team we lost confidence. Now we try to find balance.‘Maybe. If we win, create and be more organised the confidence is there. It’s not about quality. The team has quality.‘But to show the quality you have to do the dirty work. If you do the dirty work and you’re organised you can win, you can do a lot of things.Ljungberg will be hoping to have both Nicolas Pepe and Hector Bellerin fit after the pair missed the trip to Belgium with knee and hamstring injuries respectively.Meanwhile, the issue of appointing a new manager continues to be a focal point at the Emirates and Arsenal have been adviced to go all out to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their next manager.Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday and he has been linked with a return to the Premier League. Arsenal and Everton are both on the lookout for new permanent managers after sacking Unai Emery and Marco Silva respectively.Ancelotti won the Premier League and FA Cup double during his first spell in England with Chelsea.The Italian has also had success in charge of AC Milan, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After amassing an unprecedented 100 points in his first Premier League win and just two points short of the same number of points in his back-to- back victory, Manchester City’s attempt to win a record third title has been dismal with the Citizens already 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool.To make matters even worse for Pep Guardiola’s side, the team was last weekend beaten at home by neighbours-Manchester United 2-1 to halt any dream of a third title in a row. With the team away to Arsenal on Sunday, another defeat may not be ruled outTwo teams under pressure will go head-to-head in what looks a cracking Premier League contest as Arsenal host Manchester City on Sunday.
By John McAteer, Editor, Tirconaill TribuneHard to believe but it is true…the Tribune is 25 years old this week.On the last Monday of February 1991 our first edition of 3,000 copies rolled off the printing presses at The Sligo Champion and we arrived home at 11.oopm. It was a day that spanned 18 hours of hard work, seeing the production at first hand of a newspaper, of tedious driving and doing an interview on the Danny Sharkey Show on Highland Radio.And after 1035 editions it is time to look back and to reflect on the changing face of the rural landscape that has been our beat every weekend as our team heads out to cover the latest events. The functions: council meetings, politics, the paedophile scandals, sport, church events, the bowling, the dramas and pantomimes… to mention but a few.And how were we to know that our much-loved Tribune dog, the legendary Bouncer would go behind our backs and become a fully paid up member of Fianna Fail.All these years later we are still embarrassed that Bouncer failed to join Bertie Ahern in CityWest for their Ard Fheis. Legend has it that Noel McGinley was the man that guaranteed Bouncer that his future was brighter with the Soldiers of Destiny. And after many years trying to convince the Blaney supporters to return to the true faith, Noel finally settled on Bouncer to boost their fortunes in the Fanad Peninsula. A place that was a barren landscape for the Eff and Effers and it was often noted that FF had more branches (six) in Fanad than actual members.And as we look back we do so with pride: pride in our survival against all the soothsayers of yesteryear on Letterkenny’s Fleet Street. Rather amusing now to look back and reflect that the Tribune was one of the country’s first newspapers to be generated on an £800 computer with a German keyboard and precious little else. The Donegal press, still living in the world of hot metal and linotype thought we were mad… were they right? Who knows.And so it was that on the last Monday of February 1991 we set off for Wine Street and the Sligo Champion for our first production run… and even today we are still proud of that copy since it was a very big step… into the unknown and it’s one we’ve never regretted.We’ve been there in the community reporting the good times and sadly the not so good. Unfortunately we have had too many tragedies, accidents, and road fatalities. We’ve met and experienced the grief of trauma and sudden death and in our own way we’ve done our best to record the lives and times of so many of those great people… often they are personal friends. Because we meet and record how the community interacts and how they combine go give each other strength when help is needed.Going to wakes and funeral and getting the details of the deceased has always been a priority and if that is old time reporting, long may it continue to flourish. This week, we pay tribute to Mary Haggan Ramelton who was always close to the Tribune in her many and varied projects.We hope that in our own way, we have helped to create a social history of the area and also in promoting the small but all important voluntary projects on which our community depends so heavily.It has been an exhilarating journey, something fraught with danger of being sued or assaulted… for telling the truth.In this business you soon get the feel of a solicitor’s letter from some irate reader who does believe that by intimidation they can influence us to change our minds on issues of conflict. That too was a part of the culture that grew with the Celtic Tiger and planning focus by our readers annoyed some of the big developers. Because the truth is a story that someone somewhere does not want to see on the front page of any newspaper.There have been huge changes in that 25 years; many of our great friends have departed this mortal coil. We remember our health columnist, the inimitable Harald Schmidle; Our great German advisor and mentor, Michael Lohman, John McCreadie and Jim Bruce from the Isle of Skye who came over to Donegal to help when we decided to establish our own printing technology.Jermiah Carlin has been our erstwhile production manager and over many years his work in printing the paper speaks volumes for his craftsmanship. Our staff has giving loyal and dedicated service to the paper and to you, our readers and we value the continuity that is such an important part of our legend.As a print business working to serious deadlines, we’ve come to depend on a number of engineers who can be in Donegal within a couple of hours. In the first instance Dennis Cullen from Leeds used to fly over to service the machines.But the Tribune’s mechanical engineering has been looked after by Billy Ferson from Stewartstown on Lough Neagh. His skills are a valued asset here at the paper. Billy is a legend who has, on several occasions arrived in Milford after one in the morning to work through the night on repairs that allowed our production to meet the deadlines. And it is to his credit that we’ve not ever missed one deadline.But on occasions it has been a case of living on our luck and instinct. There was one memorable night in 1998 when the Tribune was struck by a lightning storm. The real miracle was that the four of us in the room escaped with our lives. The bolt of lightening smashed all our computers and phones to smithereens as we rushed to meet our final deadline. But against all the odds the paper went to print as normal the following day… but only after another all night session of retrieving stories and copy.Most all of our engineers have come from Northern Ireland and their work has been exemplary, apart from one instance.A Belfast character and well-known chancer had to be escorted from our print shed in a cloud of ready mix concrete as he protested his innocence.And our industrial relations policy platform is also very different. In most instances staff members accept instructions from management… it never works that way at the Tribune.It has been our very unique privilege to go out among our readers to bring back the pictures, the happy times, the sporting successes, the All Ireland Fleadh welcome homes or to take a picture of the dart winners in so many of our small rural pubs.And our rural pubs were once the heartbeat and hub of our way of life and that has changed forever. But a way forward must be found to ensure that community life and it’s building blocks are retained and that we can create work and opportunities for the young people who are now continuing to leave our rural townlands at an alarming pace.Along the way we’ve seen and reported many political stories: none more fundamental than the demise of Ireland’s leading Independent Fianna Fail party and the death of a political legend, Neil Blaney.We’ve done our own constituency polls for elections over these past twenty years and again we’ve done two surveys ahead of the 2016 General Election.We’ve recorded the closure of Garda Stations, post offices and bank branches and campaigned on a big number of issues and plans that had the potential to impact on communities.Bad roads: poor quality public services: water quality, sewage issues, hospital controversies and emigration are still as relevant today as they were in 1991. And there were memorable and highly charged battles over the licensing of fish farm sites in Mulroy Bay and Lough Swilly.The Mobile Mast Riots in Kerrykeel saw an overnight standoff between a huge force of Garda numbers, 100 or more. And in overnight clashes Ian McGarvey and Deputy Harry Blaney were knocked to the ground. But it was Harry who brokered a solution in his own astute manner because he was one of the four TD’s that propped up the 1997 Government of Bertie Ahern.The fundraising campaigns for a new Hospice in Letterkenny and the huge community effort is well remembered as is the work of the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital. And we have fond recall of the many presentations with Noel O’Connell covering the four corners of the county accepting cheques and putting his hand in his own pocket to pay for countless rounds of drink in recognition of the work of the many local committees.There was the campaign to close the refuse dumps and to keep Corravaddy free from a massive landfill site. Battles continued to be reported about rights of ways and there were memorable times as Cathal Greene and his team battled for a new vocational school in Milford. Memories are made of those campaigns…some won and others lost. The challenge to have Letterkenny’s new Council office located on the Lower Main Street was another epic battle and there were very strong personalities involved.And too often the carnage on Donegal’s roads made our front-page headlines. In many instances we knew the fatalities personally and those events are ingrained in our memories of the past 25 years.We met the great, the famous and the rest as well. The US Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich saw his campaign take a slide after he was followed out to Buncrana by Lawrence Donegan who was here to write a book on a year at the Tribune’s news desk. What a wonderful experience…for us!Donegan was far more interested in Newt’s personal life…and so were others back in the USA.Donegal’s All Ireland victories in 1992 and 2012 were obvious sporting highlights. And on a very personal level the murder of good friends, Cllr Eddie Fullerton at his home in Buncrana in June 1991 and not long after, Cllr. Eddie O’Donnell lost his life in a road traffic accident in Sligo. He had arranged an interview at the Tribune office later in the evening. And he’d asked me to have the buns on the table. I heard of the tragedy from Fr. Michael Sweeney PP Gweedore as I went into Harkin’s Shop in Milford to buy Eddie’s beloved buns.We met and interviewed the Guildford 4: we interviewed Gerry Adams late into one memorable Sunday night when SF was banned from the airwaves by Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act. A day later the Special Branch came through our door making enquiries… but we survived and obviously so did Gerry. A leading UK Government Minister came here at the height of the troubles and his name was Brian Wilson.All hell broke lose after the Gardai discovered that Brian had visited a record number of Donegal hostelries over several days without any security… but that was not our choice nor that of the Gardai.We survived the Celtic Tiger and never made a red cent out of the property advertising madness. We also went on to construct our own brand new printing facility. And perhaps we are the only newspaper in the British Isles to run our own sheet-fed presses of Heidelberg origin and our print run has continued to grow over the years. And we continued to build on a quality platform that gives the Tribune a very distinctive appeal for our readers.In many ways we are a very organic outfit: our production methods are of our own making and we pay little attention to the latest fads and digital technology… and we are all the better for that.We take a certain pride in the quality of our production and in ensuring that everyone has a copy of the Tribune…. on time and at a very reasonable cost. We also take pride in our numbers of overseas readers and long may that relationship continue.Lawrence Donegan, a Scottish born journalist at The Guardian Newspaper spent a year working on the Tribune for his best selling book, ‘No News at Throat’ which provided a no holds barred account about what goes on behind the scenes on a small newspaper.He was enthralled and totally engaged that a newspaper could be produced to order from the attic of my family home in Fanad. And he was equally shocked when my mother passed away on August 1998 after a very brief illness of four days.And he recorded the wake in the most graphic detail. The paper was going to come out on Wednesday morning. Unfortunately our slot on the Derry Journal printing presses were the same as the time of the Requiem Mass.And so it was on the Tuesday a night our intrepid staff, Francis, Noel and Declan got the loan of a ladder that allowed them climb through the attic window to finish the paper.Lawrence was appointed ‘Editor for one day’ and he played a blinder.Across the 25 years there are many memories: great people we’ve met and the friendships we’ve forged. We’d like to think we made a difference and helped to give the disadvantaged and their causes a voice and a recognition that otherwise might not have happened.It has been a remarkable journey and we are proud that you have played a very important part in in our lives at the Tirconaill Tribune over these 25 amazing years.TIRCONAILL TRIBUNE CELEBRATES 25TH BIRTHDAY was last modified: February 24th, 2016 by John2Share 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)
Up to 60,000 working parents will be entitled to an extra fortnight of paid leave with their newborns from this week.A law boosting their time off in the first year after the birth or adoption of a child came into force yesterday (Fri).The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will be responsible for making the benefit payment of €245 a week.It is estimated that up to 60,000 people could benefit from the scheme in a full year.Employees will not be entitled to transfer any or all of their paid parent’s leave entitlement to one another. The new measures were introduced under the Parent’s Leave and Benefit Bill and build on a number of statutory entitlements to leave which parents are already entitled to.These include the statutory entitlement to a minimum amount of 26 weeks maternity leave and an entitlement to a further 16 weeks unpaid maternity leave.Since September 2016, two weeks of paid paternity leave has also been available to fathers following the birth or adoption of a child, which can be taken any time within the child’s first six months after birth or adoption.In both 2017 and 2018, almost 25,000 new fathers availed of the newly established two-week paid Paternity Leave scheme. Twenty-two weeks of unpaid parental leave is also available to both parents of children up to the age of 12, or 16 years in the case of a child with a serious illness or disability.A further four weeks will be added in September 2020.Under the Programme for Government, a commitment was made to increase paid parental leave in the first year of a child’s life.The Government has said it is committed to extending leave available to new parents further over the coming years.Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme, the Director of the Small Firms Association, Sven Spollen-Behrens said he is concerned about the impact these new measures could have on small businesses. “For small businesses with less than 50 employees who usually don’t have large HR departments, additional leave will put an administrative burden on them. It will also put financial pressure on them, because if there is more leave available they have to hire replacement staff,” he said.Mr Spollen-Behrens added that during a period of full employment, it is extremely difficult to find the right replacements.He called on the Government to ensure provisions are in place to protect small businesses.“Yesterday the Government launched the new OECD road map for small and medium sized businesses. The idea is to help small businesses to be more productive and to be more innovative, so this is a really good initiative. At the same time, we haven’t seen Government efforts yet to look at the impact of any new legislation on small and medium sized enterprises and the cost and administrative burden,” he said. Meanwhile, IBEC has said it is “deeply concerned” at the exclusion of what is says is a “key safeguard” for employers and employees in this new legislation.In a statement issued this morning IBC said, “The absent provision, which allows employees to be returned to a suitable alternative role on similar terms and conditions where their own role no longer exists or where the employee wishes to adapt their role on return to the workplace, is standard. It reflects the fact that organisations are sometimes forced to adapt to changing circumstances within a short time frame.”The business group called on the Government to consider more carefully the impact of any changes in legislation on employers.New parents to get two weeks more paid leave was last modified: November 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian and only fourth male shuttler in history to lift four Super Series titles in a calendar year as he beat Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the men’s singles final at French Open on Sunday.In just 34 minutes, Srikanth defeated Nishimoto 21-14, 21-13 to lift the French Open Super Series titles.This is Srikanth’s fourth Super Series title this year after he won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier last Sunday and the Indonesia Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series in June earlier this year.The legend of Srikanth Kidambi grows even more stronger. 4th title of the year for the pride of India who creates history in #FrenchSS ? pic.twitter.com/VShjfVwoDC- BAI Media (@BAI_Media) October 29, 2017Twice this year, Srikanth has won back-to-back Super Series titles — Denmark and French this month and Indonesia and Australia consecutively in June. Only Lee Chong Wei has done that before.Srikanth said he is surprised by the incredible feat he has achieved but he is still just focussed on doing well and improving himself.”It’s good and I am really feeling confident and it’s always good to win tournament. I am really surprised with myself for doing it for the second time already this year. I am just focussing on doing well, just to enjoy playing badminton from now,” Srikanth said to India Today.Srikanth surpassed Saina Nehwal’s record year of 2010, where she won three Super Series titles and displayed some of the best badminton of his career.advertisementThe 24-year-old, however, was modest and said that he tries to do well every match and this time around, things worked out for him.”I’ve always been playing my best in every match and I think the last couple of weeks were just fantastic and everything worked for me. In the end, I am really happy for that,” Srikanth said.The Guntur shuttler is aware of the expectations that will reach sky high from now on, as it did with PV Sindhu, but he said that instead of thinking about that, he would only want to enjoy playing the sport of badminton.”I am just trying to enjoy playing badminton, so I am not really worried about the result. For me, it’s only about giving my best in every match and enjoy playing the sport.”I think for sure there will be a lot of expectations but I don’t really want to think about it. For me it’s about focussing on improving my game level,” Srikanth concluded.
Eden Hazard I’m not selfish enough to win the Ballon d’Or, says Hazard Ben Spratt 03:27 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images Eden Hazard Chelsea Chelsea v Manchester United Premier League FA Cup Players must be selfish in order to win the prestigious award, according to the Chelsea star, who does not believe he fits the mould Chelsea star Eden Hazard does not believe he is selfish enough to win the Ballon d’Or.The Belgium international has made the Ballon d’Or shortlist in three of the past four years but, despite winning the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2014-15, he has never finished higher than eighth in the voting, in 2015.It has been an award dominated by Lionel Messi and Ronaldo for over a decade, as one of the two has won the Ballon d’Or every season since Kaka took home the trophy in 2007. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And Hazard, who scored 12 goals and laid on four assists in the Premier League this season, believes his personality and style of play would not allow him to take world football’s top prize or even a Golden Boot.”He always told me that,” Hazard told BBC Sport of his father’s belief that he is too selfless. “Maybe it’s true.”I think, in football now, if you want to win something like the Ballon d’Or or [to be the] top-scorer, you need to be selfish. But I’m not like this, not at all. I’m just who I am.”Hazard’s career high for goals in the Premier League is 16, set in Chelsea’s title-winning 2016-17 campaign. He scored 14 in 2014-15 when he was named player of the year and won the league with Chelsea. He also added nine assists in that campaign. The Chelsea star will look for another piece of silverware to add to his trophy case as the Blues face off against Manchester United on Sunday in the FA Cup final.While Hazard has won the Premier League twice and the Carabao Cup once he has never tasted victory in this tournament, with Chelsea’s best finish during his time with the club coming last season when they lost in the final to Arsenal.Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid to join 2017 Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and has hinted that his long-term plans may hinge on what Chelsea does on the player recruitment front this summer.
Barcelona coach Valverde insists he’s happy working with Dembeleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists he’s happy working with Ousmane Dembele.The Dembele situation has also been an interesting one for Valverde to deal with but on this occasion, he was only concerned with discussing the Frenchman’s playing talents.”I have always considered him one of the best in the world, as I also believe Coutinho to be too,” he said.”We also have plenty more in the team of that profile and that’s why they are here.”He is coming off the back of two beautiful goals and we all hope that he will continue like this.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Real Madrid Castilla coach Raul praises Rodrygo Goes after goalscoring performanceby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid Castilla coach Raul praised Rodrygo Goes after victory over Rayo Majadahonda.Rodrygo Goes dropped down to Raul’s side after scoring with the first team in midweek against Osasuna.The 18-year-old continued his goalscoring form by netting the second goal in the 3-1 win, and Raul was asked a host of questions about Rodrygo after the game.”Rodrygo motivates himself,” Raul said.”From the beginning, the situation with him has been clear: he is a first-team player but when he can help Castilla, or Castilla can help him, he will come and play.”He has played at a high level [with Santos in Brazil and in midweek for Real Madrid] and has sacrificed himself, like all of his teammates.”[On Friday] he was training with us, and although we don’t know each other that well, every time that he comes [and trains with Castilla], he gives his all and everyone sees his potential.”He will be watching his progression and knocking down doors.”When asked about Rodrygo’s characteristics, Raul seemed to be lost for words.”Rodrygo has everything,” he noted. “He can score, join attacks, help back in defence… Today we asked him to do a lot of things he is not used to doing and he worked really hard.”In the first half we were far superior and in the second we were made to suffer, yet he was always willing to help.”I’m very happy with him and the whole team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mason Mount: Chelsea youngsters helping each otherby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Mason Mount believes there is a positive mentality within the Blues squad that is helping young players come through at the club.Boss Frank Lampard has made it his mission to integrate as many of the club’s youth products into the first team this season.The likes of Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi are enjoying extended game time.And Mount believes that all the youngsters help each other settle and adapt to the demands of being a first team player.”I tried to help Reece in his first start as much as I could but, me being only 20 as well, it’s only my second start,” Mount told reporters. “It’s weird. When you look around, there are so many inexperienced players in the Champions League, young players who just broke through this season.”It’s nice to have that around you where you can all help each other.”