Thiago Silva: Monaco’s plight not Henry’s fault

first_imgParis Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva said Thierry Henry is “the least guilty” for Monaco’s desperate plight after the Ligue 1 champions inflicted a 4-0 defeat upon their beleaguered rivals.Edinson Cavani scored twice in the first half and completed his hat-trick after half-time before Neymar added a fourth from the penalty spot to maintain PSG’s 100 per cent league record this season.Monaco are without a win since the opening day and Henry has picked up just one point from his four Ligue 1 games in charge since replacing Leonardo Jardim in October. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Silva offered a sympathetic view of Henry’s predicament and backed the former France forward to turn the club’s season around, despite Monaco’s squad being ravaged by injuries.”Monaco’s situation is complicated,” Silva told reporters. “People talk a lot about the head coach. But I think the coach is the least guilty of all this.It’s all over at the Stade Louis II where PSG take the points.0-4 #ASMPSG pic.twitter.com/4XgVkfp2hD— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) November 11, 2018″For two years [since] they won the championship, players have left and they cannot easily replace them. This makes things harder, this replenishment.”Henry is going to have a lot of work to do to get the team back on the road to winning. If I’m not mistaken he has not won yet. But he has a history in football, a winning story.”I’m sure he’ll do good things for this group and get out of this situation. But it will not be an easy situation, if I am not mistaken there are 12 injuries or more. It is a very difficult situation.”Henry was critical of his side’s failure to take the chances that fell to them when the game was in the balance but pledged to continue working hard to reverse the club’s fortunes.Monaco face a trip to Caen in Ligue 1 on November 24 after the international break, before taking on Atletico Madrid away in the Champions League four days later as they seek a first win in over three months.”We knew it was going to be hard against Paris,” said the 41-year-old. “We’re not looking for excuses.”We played against a team of another level. When they have the ball it’s not easy.”We could have put them in trouble at the beginning of the game. We had a big chance to get back to 1-1 and we didn’t even shoot.”I will continue. It has not always been easy. We must stay positive. We play the game, we do not play anything else.”last_img read more

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Nissan, Skoda, Isuzu cut prices to offer GST benefit

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) Automakers Nissan, Skoda and Isuzu Motors have reduced prices of passenger vehicles in India by up to Rs 2.4 lakh to pass on GST benefit to customers. Similarly, Tata Motors has also cut prices of its commercial vehicles, while Bajaj Autos Austrian arm KTM dropped prices of its sports bikes in the country. Japanese automaker Nissan announced reduction in prices of its vehicles, including the Datsun brand, by an average of 3 per cent in the country. “The implementation of the GST is a positive move for both automobile manufacturers and customers. We are happy to pass on the benefits to our customers for a more attractive value proposition,” Nissan Motor India MD Arun Malhotra said in a statement. The company sells a range of vehicles under Nissan and Datsun brands, ranging from hatchback RediGo to SUV Terrano, in Indian market. Czech car maker Skoda reduced prices of Superb model range by up to 7.3 per cent in Mumbai, resulting into a price benefit of up to 2.4 lakh. The revision in the Octavia model range varies from 4.9 per cent and 7.4 per cent, resulting in a maximum benefit of Rs 1.75 lakh, the company said. Similarly, Tata Motors cut prices of its commercial vehicles by up to 8.2 per cent. “We are offering a price reduction in commercial vehicles (cargo) in the range of 0.3 per cent to 4.21 per cent and in commercial vehicles (passenger transportation) in the range of 0.6 per cent to 8.2 per cent,” Tata Motors Head of Commercial Vehicle Business unit Girish Wagh said. Tata Motors, which is the largest commercial vehicle player in the country, has already reduced price of its passenger vehicles by up to Rs 2.17 lakh. Isuzu Motors India said it has reduced prices by up to 12 per cent. The company has reduced ex-showroom prices of Mu-X in the range of 6 per cent to 12 cent. Price of D-MAX V-Cross has been cut by 6 per cent. Bajaj Autos Austrian arm KTM has reduced the prices of bikes by up to Rs 8,600. Ex-showroom prices of the sub 350cc KTM range, including the 200 Duke, RC 200 and 250 Duke have been reduced by up to Rs 8,600 post GST. The company said the rate of reduction varies across locations depending on the VAT rates applicable prior to GST. Tata Motors and Renault had yesterday announced reduction in prices. Companies like Mahindra & Mahindra Honda Cars India, Ford, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have already reduced prices to pass on the GST benefits. Even two-wheeler makers like TVS Motor Company, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield, Yamaha and Suzuki Motorcycle have cut prices. PTI MSS RKL SAadvertisementlast_img read more

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Buffalo Bills QB Competition EJ Manuel to Start Week

The Buffalo Bills named rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel the starter in the team opener against the New England Patriots on Sunday.Manuel only played in two preseason games after undergoing a minor procedure on his left knee on Aug. 18.The rookie, who was the first quarterback drafted back in April, had a pretty solid preseason in the games he did play. He went 26-of-33 in passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions in his two preseason appearances.Coach Doug Marrone had planned to start undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel if Manuel was unable to suit up. However, the 16th overall draft pick returned to practice wearing a knee brace Sunday.Marrone said Manuel will start for the Bills in the opener because his recovery from the procedure was progressing ahead of schedule. Manuel participated fully in practice on Monday. read more

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Governor admonishes Charity in Christmas Message

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 23, 2016  – Happy Holiday greetings are also coming from the new Governor, His Excellency Dr. John Freeman and his wife, Corinna.“Christmas is a special time for us all.   It is a holy and prayerful time, an opportunity to reflect on the blessings of the year just passing and to hope for blessings in the New Year.  It is time to be with our families, to enjoy their company and to celebrate together.  Of course for some among us Christmas can be a sad, even difficult time, especially if friends and relatives have passed away in the course of the year, or for those who are going to be spending Christmas on their own.   I hope all of us will try to reach out to the lonely or those suffering from ill-health whether at home or in hospital over the festive season.   Charity after all begins at home but it shouldn’t end there.”H.E. will spend Christmas with his family in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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TCI Tourism Arrivals down long stay visitors up

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIlongstayvisitorsup, #TCITourismdown, #TourisminTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Turks & Caicos Tourism Statistics 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 16, 2017 – Grand Turk – Turks and Caicos experienced a boom in long stay visitors and a drop in cruise ship arrivals and an overall decrease in tourists for 2016 according to recently released statistics by the TCI Tourist Board.Grand Turk got 82,000 less cruise ship passengers in for last year when it was projected that the trend would be to see the capital grow as a cruise destination.  From 929,737 thousand cruise arrivals in 2015 to 846,963 arrivals in 2016 – this would be a significant hit to government revenue and tourism businesses in GT.The better news is that when it came to stop over arrivals, there was a robust 17.5% spike or over 68,000 more guests staying in our destination.   This trend is welcomed and causes the TCI to be recorded as the fastest growing destination in the region.  Still, it is an inescapable fact that we got less tourists in 2016 due to that fall off in visitor numbers in Grand Turk at the Cruise Center.For 2015 the country was with one million, 315 thousand plus tourists arriving from January to December; for the same period in 2016, we dropped to one million, 300 thousand, 575 visitors –a difference of 14,683 tourists.#MagneticMediaNews#TourisminTCI#TCITourismdown#TCIlongstayvisitorsuplast_img read more

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