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first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

PSG ready to snub ‘dream’ Cristiano Ronaldo transfer to focus on new Mbappe and Neymar deals despite long-term interest

first_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN look set to turn their backs on a stunning summer bid for Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ligue 1 champions, who have been after the 35-year-old’s signature for almost a decade, are rumoured to have been pondering a move to bring the Portugal skipper to France.PSG look set to snub stunning summer transfer move for Juve star Cristiano RonaldoHowever, ESPN claim the club are reportedly leaning towards extending the contracts of Kylian Mbappe, and the world’s most expensive footballer Neymar instead.Both players have deals to keep them at the club until at least 2022. And reports suggest PSG officials have prioritised efforts to seal extensions on their star attackers’ contracts before turning their attention towards new transfers. Earlier this week incredible claims in French media suggested Ronaldo had come close to joining PSG before the Covid-19 lockdown.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in a £88million 2018 move, had dreams of playing alongside Brazil star Neymar and France striker Mbappe, according to ESPN. And the former Manchester United star is reported to have been a top target for PSG’s owners Qatar Sports Investment.QSI had hoped to make Ronaldo a marquee signing on a number of occasions. This includes a rumoured bid in 2014 when the then Real Madrid star helped the La Liga giants to La Decima, the club’s tenth European cup. French giants PSG are reportedly keen on extending the tenures of Neymar, 28, and Mbappe, 21, who have contracts with the club until 2022Credit: Getty ImagesIt would seem Ronaldo appears publically unfazed by speculation linking him with a move away from Juve to Paris. Earlier this week on Instagram the Portugal star hailed the return of this season’s yet to be completed Champion’s League contest. In his post Ronaldo shared a caption which read: “The beautiful competition is back. #forzajuve. Reports claim Ronaldo, who has two years remaining on his current contract with Juventus, is eager to win a Champion’s League trophy with the Serie A title holders. The Italian giants will play Lyon behind closed doors at Juventus  in the second leg of their round 16 tie in the competition.And the club, who are unbeaten in their last two home European games against the French side, need to overturn a one-nil loss from the first leg.Inside Juventus’ title celebrations as Sarri smokes a cigarette and swigs magnum of champagne while Ronaldo and Co party What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!center_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!last_img read more

Morris magic saves Giants in another PE thriller

first_imgChris Morris showcased his match-winning qualities as he helped the Nelson Mandela Giants retain their winning momentum with a tight five-wicket win over the Durban Heat in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.The Proteas all-rounder powered his way to an unbeaten 22 off just 10 deliveries, rescuing his franchise from the depths of having to score 29 runs from the last two overs.His last two boundaries, edges off the unlucky Malusi Siboto’s (2/41) bowling, were admittedly slices of fortune, but one could also argue that Morris made his own luck.He first whacked Kyle Abbott for four in the penultimate over, before lauching Siboto for six off the second delivery of the final one.It all had seemed to have gone pear-shaped for the Giants as their steady approach in chasing 161 almost left them with too much to do.England star Jason Roy finally hit form with a punchy 50 off 38, yet when Jon-Jon Smuts (33) and Marco Marais fell in quick succession, the Heat smelled some blood.Enter Morris.It was tough on the visitors, who made an excellent recovery from 50/4.The experienced duo of David Miller (45 off 36) and Ravi Bopara added precisely 100 for the fifth wicket, allowing the Durbanites to post a surprisingly competitive score.Batsman of the gameHe was on the losing side, but this battle would’ve been one-sided had it not been for Bopara’s unbeaten 57 off 43. There was nothing unduly powerful from the 34-year-old Englishman, who rather focused on rotating the strike and then accelerating once he got in. Given the situation the Heat had found themselves in, this was a top effort.Bowler of the gameThere was a case to be made for Keshav Maharaj’s superb, economical spell of 1/17 from four for the Heat. However, the Giants’ left-arm quick Nandre Burger’s double strike in the third over of the match felt decisive, even with the game turning out to be so tight. It put the Heat under immediate pressure and yanked their dangerous trump card, England’s Alex Hales, out of the equation.Turning pointIt had to be Heino Kuhn’s audacious reverse sweep for six off the normally impeccable Abbott, a thrilling shot that brought the Giants’ equation down to 16 from 6 and gave them belief again.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Touhy in top form

first_imgRoger Touhy.PSC Golf from the Bunker BoysMonday, Feb. 18, Crystal Bay B & C – Stableford1st Colin Greig (12) 39pts2nd John Hughes (19) 36pts 3rd Peter Kelly (11) 36pts4th Tony Robbins (21) 35pts5th Jimmy Carr (15) 35ptsThe first game from our new home Woody’s Bar was played at Crystal Bay with a good turnout of twenty-two in attendance. The course was in the worst shape we have seen it in for a long time and now looks really neglected. The on-course irrigation system has broken down with dry bare patches all over the course coupled with soggy drenched areas where water leaks continue unattended. Many of the greens are showing wear and are variable in speed. Within the clubhouse and around the course toilets are broken and the overall impression is that the course needs a significant injection of funds to bring it back to good shape again.Despite a couple of groups going out directly before us, the speed of play was not too bad. Colin Greig is normally expected to win at this venue and he did just that with thirty-nine points. Second place went to the wily John Hughes with a superior back nine to Peter Kelly who took third, both with thirty-six points. Fourth and fifth were also locked on the same score of thirty-five points with Tony Robbins edging out Jimmy Carr.Near pins went to Tom McMurray, Keith Norman, Jimmy Carr, & Colin Greig.Wednesday, Feb. 20, Greenwood A & B – Stableford1st RobbyWatts (9) 39pts2nd Tony Robbins (21) 38pts3rd Geoff Cox (18) 38pts4th Peter Kelly (11) 37pts5th Ken Davidson (23) 37pts6th Tom McMurray (17) 36ptsFor the second time in a week, we had a very good field of thirty golfers for our round at the popular Greenwood course. Just about everyone was full of praise for the course and its condition, with the exception of the bunkers which were overfilled with very fluffy soft sand resulting in a fried egg lie just about every time.Once again Robby Watts took the honors with a stylish thirty-nine points. Tony Robbins and Geoff Cox were both on thirty-eight separated on countback as were Peter Kelly and Ken Davidson in fourth and fifth respectively on thirty-seven. Tom McMurray put thoughts of his roof space aside for the day and rounded out the scoring with thirty-six points.Near pins went to John Hughes, Geoff Cox and two to Keith Norman.History repeated itself for Ken Elmore when he pulled his tee shot on the eighteenth into the cabbage left of the fairway as he did last time throwing out an anchor on thirty-eight points. Unfortunately, no anchor required this time as he finished his tour of duty with perhaps his lowest score in two months.Friday, Feb. 22, Pleasant Valley – Stableford1st Roger Touhy (13) 42pts2nd Tom McMurray (17) 39pts3rd Tony Robbins (21) 37pts4th John Oatway (13) 36pts5th Brendan Harnett (13) 36ptsWe had a group of twenty for our game at Pleasant Valley in hot humid conditions. The course was very crowded and by the time our tee off time came along we were left with only trainee caddies. The layout was damp in places necessitating lift, clean, and place, unusual in high season.Roger Touhy was in scintillating form and scorched round the course in forty-two points, putting like a pro. Tom McMurray was also in good shape and shot a solid thirty-nine points. Tony Robbins, who doesn’t like the course somehow managed a very good score of thirty-seven so now we can expect no more gripes. John Oatway, one of the Memorial winning team, took fourth place, with Brendan Harnett rounding out the scoring in fifth with thirty-six.Near pins went to Jimmy Carr, Robbie Watts, Keith Norman, and Michael Brett.last_img read more

Tested to the limits

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON PAKENHAM business M-Innovation has been selected as a Victorian finalist at this year’s prestigious Telstra Business Awards….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img