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Who is Zack Steffen and what will he bring to Manchester City?

first_img REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The acquisition of Steffen should provide adequate cover for City’s first choice keeper Ederson and Steffen could compete with the likes of Swiss youngster Arijanet Muric in the future.But what do we know about Steffen? Below you can see talkSPORT.com’s scout report of City’s transfer target. The glovesman has 71 appearances for Crew and has set a new shutout (clean sheet) record streak lasting 525 minutes – longer than any other Crew player – which helped them reach the MLS Cup play-off semi-finals in 2018.This form has led to him receiving his first call-up for the United States national team in January 2018 for a friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina. He now has six appearances for his country.Shot-stoppingSteffen is viewed as a very good shot-stopper and his shutout record certainly suggests he makes the saves he should be making and more.And despite his 6ft 3ins frame, Steffen is quick, agile and able to get low quickly. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won He knows how to save a penalty too, keeping out two spot-kicks in their play-off knockout match against DC United – one of them from Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney!DistributionHe has good distribution for a keeper, which would make him an ideal fit at the Etihad Stadium.Steffen’s improved passing skills have helped Crew build up from the attack more which undoubtedly helped them get to the semis this year. Manchester City appear set to sign rising star Zack Steffen from Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew SC.The American goalkeeper, 23, is expected to join the Citizens when the English transfer window opens in January, with the two sides currently negotiating a fee. 3 Age – 23Place of Birth – Coatesville, Pensylvannia, USAClub – Columbus Crew SCAppearances – 86 club gamesHonours – MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award (2018), MLS Best XI (2018)International caps – 6 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 Steffen has saved a penalty from Wayne Rooney Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Steffen in action for the USA in a friendly against Brazil in September Steffen’s move to City could cost up to £8m Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions center_img MONEY huge blow Getty Latest Football News PotentialWhile Steffen does not have any trophies to show for his efforts, he has picked up some individual awards in his short career.This year, he was given the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year prize and was included in the MLS Best XI.He has admitted his footballing idol is ex-Red Devil Tim Howard and member of the US National Soccer Association Leighton Walters says the comparisons between the two are inevitable, such is Steffen’s potential. ExperienceThe 2018 season has been a breakthrough season for Steffen. His career started somewhat slowly after joining German club Freiburg in December 2014.He made a handful of appearances for their second team Freiburg II in the 2015/16 campaign but could not break into their first team, so was signed by Columbus Crew SC in 2016.Steffen then broke into the Crew XI in the 2017 play-offs and hasn’t looked back since. REVEALED ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury STATS RANKED 3 no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF last_img read more

From John Madden to Jon Gruden, ‘Hard Knocks’ examines Raiders’ affection for blocking sled

first_imgThe final scene in the first installment of the HBO series “Hard Knocks” focused on an unlikely subject: The seven-man blocking sled.A snoozer of a segment, right?Not so fast.Listening to Raiders coach Jon Gruden and former Raiders coach John Madden (through the magic of archived video), makes you think that if the distinct black shield had never come along, the Raiders’ logo would have been a seven-man sled. “That’s the first thing we used to do,” Madden said in 2000. “We’d start …last_img read more

2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #1 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2The crew from the I-71 leg of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour recap what they saw in 10 counties from Medina to Licking counties on Day #1. The average yield for the day was 175 bushels per acre.last_img read more

Is Dannon guilty of marketing flimflam?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dannon claims they are merely giving the consumers what they want. Many in agriculture, including American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, American Sugarbeet Growers Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance disagree and assert that Dannon’s actions are merely “marketing flimflam” and “fear-based marketing.”Dannon recently released a pledge to provide non-GMO milk from cows fed non-GMO feeds for three of their brands. In so doing, Dannon felt the need to state that they were “striving for a better approach for the supply of our products so key issues like farmers’ independence, natural biodiversity, soil health and carbon sequestration, water usage and fossil energy efficiency are better addressed.”The previously mentioned farm groups were outraged because the Dannon pledge implies that GMO seeds are responsible for damaging the key issues Dannon named. Nothing could be further from the truth, which the farm groups explained in a letter to Dannon. The coalition asserted that Dannon’s allegations about the impacts of GMO feed are unfounded and misleading consumers.Dannon, of course, countered. We are now at the grade school level is so/is not discourse.What Dannon is actually hoping to do is capture the Whole Foods Market crowd.The company freely admits that there is no way to test non-GMO milk against regular milk from cows fed GMO feed. That means there is no scientific difference between the two. Yet, the company is building an entire marketing program for three of their brands over emotion and misinformation. I am just glad we are talking about milk, not childhood immunizations or treatments for cancer.I’m sure Dannon has a team of very qualified attorneys advising them. There has been much interest in the non-GMO label by the class action plaintiff’s bar. Even attorneys who know nothing about agriculture have figured out that there really is no such thing as non-GMO. We have been hybridizing for so long, that non-GMO does not exist.The problem with a “non-GMO” label is that it implies the product is different from the GMO counterpart. How can this be when you cannot perform a test that verifies the difference? This may arise to a dispute over truth in advertising.Dannon’s approach to this issue is to involve a third party verifier who identifies and blesses non-GMO sources of feed. I have yet to locate Dannon’s definition or the third party verifier’s definition for non-GMO feed or milk. To a lawyer, definitions are essential. If you ask Dannon to define non-GMO milk or non-GMO feed, you will be directed to the third party verifier. There, you can obtain lists of qualified providers of non-GMO feed. It appears to be a paper process. In essence, non-GMO is non-GMO because the third party verifier says so.Here’s an example of how arbitrary the rules are. According to Dannon, a cow only needs to be on non-GMO feed for 30 days to produce non-GMO milk. A vet I talked to wondered how the 30-day interval was determined.The timing for such corporate behavior is poor. Recently, the science community held a march on Washington because many value scientific research and principles in this country. Now is the time for agriculture to a prominent part of the science discussion. If science is valued in other industries, it should be revered in farming.This is actually the inverse of an a position Fred Yoder explained to my Ag Policy students at the Lake Campus of Wright State University this past Spring Semester. He kindly agreed to talk about his involvement in national policy efforts and his role on the Trump Agriculture Team. As he explained to the class, you cannot believe in GMOs and disagree with climate change. Science is science.Now is the time to promote that position with consumers, not appease their ignorant, uninformed opinions. Climate change is clearly on the minds of many, particularly consumers that may be misinformed on GMOs. You cannot believe in climate change and disagree with GMOs. Science is science.To add insult to injury in Ohio, Dannon is bringing a new 3,600 cow dairy to Mercer County to provide their non-GMO milk to the Dannon plant in Minster. How is bringing 3,600 more animals to this area part of their commitment to conservation and renewability and water usage?There must be in excess of 150 family dairy farms in the Mercer/Darke/Auglaize area. Much research indicates that what consumers want is safe, locally produced food from family farms. This is commonly referred to as the local food movement. I think our grandparents just called it common sense.Dannon insists that to protect their brand, the company needs to be able to trace the entire production of milk, from the seed of corn planted to the cup of yogurt that results from the cows fed the non-GMO corn. Perhaps. I think control is a more appropriate description. This strategy appears to be a form of vertical integration, which is not common in the dairy industry yet. Contracts like this are far different to review and negotiate and should not be entered into without serious discussion and consideration.This is a big country with lots of opportunities and choices and options. Dannon is free to go rogue with the Whole Foods crowd. They just don’t need to legitimize bad science and perpetrate hysteria in the process.last_img read more

Facebook to Address Privacy Concerns in Canada

first_imgTags:#Facebook#web A month ago, Canada’s privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddard announced that Facebook did not satisfy Canadian privacy law on several counts. After an investigation prompted by the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), Stoddard identified several areas where the company could better address privacy gaps for 12 million Canadian users (roughly 85% of Canadian netizens). The complaint raised concerns about “default privacy settings, collection and use of users’ personal information for advertising purposes, disclosure of users’ personal information to third-party application developers, and collection and use of non-users’ personal information.” The company was given 30 days to comply with recommendations and if Stoddard is not satisfied with Facebook’s response she can go to the Federal Courts for enforcement. Today is Facebook’s deadline. According to CTV Toronto, Stoddard’s recommendations include “clarifying Facebook’s privacy policies, making it easier for users to remove their profiles and curbing the amount of personal information the site collects from its members.” Specifically, the service is being asked to disclose the amount of personal information made available to 3rd party app developers as well as the process of information disposal. Acting Director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic David Fewer commented on the area of 3rd party application developers. Said Fewer, “We had a number of issues with this and so did the Privacy Commissioner. She was concerned about technological safeguards or their absence. She was concerned about Facebook taking steps to ensure that the 3rd party application developer only take the information they required. And we also had concerns about the clarity or degree to which the 3rd party application developer was accurately describing the personal information that they needed to provide the application.” Facebook is expected to submit a proposal and timeline to Stoddard within the day. A full list of the CIPPIC’s 24 complaints and the Privacy Commissioner’s report is available here.On a related note, the Associated Press just published an article regarding a California-based Facebook privacy lawsuit. It appears the company will have to address concerns on a number of fronts. Photo Credit: Makaristos dana oshiro The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Ahead of ED visit, Sharad Pawar asks NCP workers to maintain peace

first_imgNationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday appealed to his party colleagues to maintain peace and not gather outside the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office, which he will voluntarily visit after a case was registered against him in the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank scam.Mr. Pawar tweeted, “As mentioned during my press conference yesterday, I will be visiting the Mumbai ED office at Ballard Estate tomorrow, Friday, 27 September, at 14.00 hrs. I appeal to all my NCP cadre and supporters not to gather near the ED office premises. Keeping our tradition to honour the Constitution and respect institutions, I request your co-operation with the police and other government agencies. Please take care and make sure that people are not inconvenienced (sic).”The Mumbai Police have imposed prohibitory orders outside the ED office and under the jurisdictions of Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Marine Drive, Dongri, Azad Maidan, J J Marg and MRA Marg police stations.Following reports that the ED filed a case against him in the MSC Bank scam along with former directors of the bank, Mr. Pawar, in a press conference on Wednesday, said he would “voluntarily” go to the ED office. He also said, “Maharashtra has never learnt to bow in front of the Delhi throne,” hinting the investigation is at the behest of the Central government, run by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Meanwhile, former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya on Thursday said the ED action is based on the FIR filed by the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police in the wake of a Bombay High Court order. “Why is he blaming Delhi for action against him? Just because his name is mentioned in the FIR, it does not mean he is guilty. He should approach the Supreme Court if he is unhappy with the HC order,” Mr. Somaiya said. The BJP leader said instead of blaming his party, the NCP should blame the Congress, as the original inquiry in the scam was ordered by former CM Prithviraj Chavan.last_img read more

Svitzer Starts Building Moroccan Fleet

first_imgzoom Svitzer, part of the Maersk Group, has ordered four ASD tugs from Sanmar Shipyards to service the recently awarded TMSA, Tanger Med 2 Port contract in the Kingdom of Morocco.As reported earlier, Svitzer won a 20-year concession to provide terminal towage services to the Tanger Med 2. The contract has been valued at several hundred million USD, Svitzer said, and calls for a total of nine vessels by the end of the concession.The four newbuildings will be 90 tonnes bollard pull RAstar 2900 SX terminal tugs with escort ability and accommodation space for eight crew members.The delivery is expected to take place in the autumn of 2018 and will service APMT’s concession for container terminal services to the port of Tanger Med 2 for a minimum period of 20 years.The Tanger Med port complex is located on Africa’s northwest coast near the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea on the Strait of Gibraltar and is the second-busiest container port on the African continent.last_img read more