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Odion Ighalo is poised to lead Man United’s Champions League charge

first_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As AdultsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Weah was 33 when Gianluca Vialli signed him on loan from AC Milan in January 2000, with Chelsea hoping for a strong finish in the league and midway through the second group stage of the Champions League. But the Liberian legend made a positive impression during his few months at Stamford Bridge, especially after scoring the winner against London rivals Tottenham on his debut with a header. It was all the more remarkable given Weah had only arrived from Italy a few hours before the game and he came off the bench to score three minutes from time.He went on to score four more goals for Chelsea, against Liverpool and Wimbledon in the league, plus Leicester and Gillingham in the FA Cup as Chelsea lifted the trophy. However, despite a lot of affection from Chelsea fans, Vialli decided against making Weah’s loan move permanent and he joined Manchester City shortly afterwards. Jurgen Klinsmann (Tottenham Hotspur, 1998) Hertha Berlin’s German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann quits after just 10 weeks in charge We already know about Klinsmann’s first spell at Tottenham and the 29 goals he scored in all competitions during the 1994-95 campaign. But his return to White Hart Lane in Spurs’ hour of need during the 1997-98 season was equally remarkable. Spurs had replaced Gerry Francis with Christian Gross during an abysmal start to the season and sat in the relegation zone when Klinsmann returned on loan from Sampdoria. Christophe Dugarry (Birmingham City, 2003) Birmingham City were 15th and in serious relegation danger when they took French World Cup winner Dugarry on loan from Bordeaux in January 2003. ‘We’re delighted that he’s chosen us,’ said Birmingham boss Steve Bruce at the time. ‘To have someone of his credentials is a massive, massive thing for us. It’s the biggest signing this club has ever made.’ The club had slipped to 17th when Dugarry scored four goals in three matches to earn late-season wins against Charlton, Southampton and Middlesbrough to keep their heads above water. Read Also:Man Utd legend explains why he has ‘no doubt’ Odion Ighalo will be a success Birmingham ultimately finished six points above the bottom three and Dugarry made his move permanent, playing a further 14 times during the 2003-04 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo is likely to make his Manchester United debut when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side pick up after the winter break against Chelsea on Monday night. Loading… The Nigerian striker was signed on loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua during last month’s transfer window with United short on forward options following Marcus Rashford’s back injury. Solskjaer will hope Ighalo, who previously played in the Premier League with Watford, will contribute a few important goals as United compete on three fronts between now and the end of the season. But it’s far from the first time a top-flight club has brought in someone on loan in their time of need and United will be hoping Ighalo makes a similar impact to these players. Henrik Larsson (Manchester United, 2007) United have been in a similar situation before. In the winter of 2006-07, as they chased silverware in the Premier League and the Champions League, Sir Alex Ferguson was struggling with a thin strike force. The only fit players at the time were Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha and Solskjaer, by then in the injury-plagued twilight of his career and restricted to cameos from the bench. Alan Smith was struggling for fitness. It came after Ferguson sold Ruud van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid the previous summer, echoing Solskjaer’s decision to let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez go to Inter Milan last summer.Ferguson’s inspired solution was to take Swedish legend Larsson, who was 35 at the time, on loan from Helsingborgs ahead of the start of the Allsvenskan’s off-season. Larsson only scored three times in 13 matches – on his debut against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, against Watford in the league and Lille in the Champions League – but made a deep impression. The United fans loved him and the club tried to extend his loan until the end of the season, with Ferguson saying: ‘He’s been fantastic for us; his professionalism, his attitude, everything he’s done has been excellent.’ United went on to win the Premier League but Larsson didn’t play in enough matches to be awarded a medal. George Weah (Chelsea, 2000)last_img read more

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Falcons’ Julio Jones wants 3,000 yards — this season

first_img“I’m not ever going to lie to you, I’m going crazy this year,” Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after his podium session Wednesday. “I’m going crazy. I’ve been doing everything that I need to do. I’m taking care of my body. Physically and mentally, I’ll be ready to go.”When asked if he would go “2,000-yards crazy,” Jones replied with a bigger number. Related News Falcons optimistic about Julio Jones contract talks, GM Thomas Dimitroff says “Well, I’m not a prediction-type guy, but I might mess around and go three (thousand), you know what I’m talking about,” Jones said with a straight face.It’s hard to tell if Jones is joking or not — the record for the most receiving yards in NFL history belongs to Calvin Johnson, who posted 1,964 yards in 2012.Interestingly, Jones is second on that list with 1,871 yards from the 2015 season, which is the Falcons’ franchise record.For Jones to reach 3,000 yards in a single year, he would have to average 187.5 yards per game in all 16 games. While doing that for a few games a year is very possible, doing it every single game might prove to be far more difficult.Jones, who is coming off a foot injury, had 1,677 yards receiving and has 10,731 career receiving yards. He is set to pass Roddy White (10,863) as the franchise’s leader in career receiving yards this season as long as he remains healthy. NFL free agency news: Falcons, DE Allen Bailey agree to 2-year deal Falcons’ Devonta Freeman ‘got stronger’ from brutal 2018 season Julio Jones has one very lofty goal this season.The Falcons receiver reported to the first day of training camp Wednesday, where he wants to do what no receiver has done before. Jones’ high expectations could net him the contract he has been waiting for. While he previously said he has full faith in team owner Arthur Blank to get him a new deal, one hasn’t been reached by the time training camp started.“As far as the contract, I don’t go to sleep thinking about it,” Jones said. “I don’t wake up thinking about it. I just try to be the best person that I can be today and then when tomorrow comes, I’m going to try and be the best person I can that day.“Each and every day, once the contract talk (comes up) it’s not even about me, I know my worth,” Jones added. “It’s just more about family. I just look at stuff like that as family. Not just me. I’ve got family and everybody else, that’s why I do this. That’s my why. Why I put in all of these sacrifices and put everything on the line for them.”last_img read more

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On Sandy Hook, A Renewed Effort To Lure Investment In Fort…

first_imgIt is estimated that it would take between $1 million to $1.3 million to restore a property on Officers’ Row, and for that price tag investors would receive a renewable 60-year lease.Glaser said that other historical facilities around the fort’s parade grounds have received interest from restaurateurs and microbrewery professionals, but strict preservation standards have presented a hurdle for potential developers, including a single development group that was contracted in the late ‘90s to head a full restoration project of all historical fort properties. That effort failed.“Confronting the historic preservation standards set by the Department of the Interior can be rigorous and complicated,” Glaser said. “It’s difficult for investors to anticipate what hurdles might arise during the restoration process. The park’s interest is to preserve the structures, but I have been urging a more lenient and cohesive effort, that I think you’ll be able to see with MAST.”This article first appeared in the May 10-17, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. By Chris Rotolo |SANDY HOOK – According to advocates, the next great water front community at the Jersey Shore may be right here, at Fort Hancock.Investors are once again being sought for 35 properties in need of restoration at the historic district, located at the tip of Sandy Hook, a section of Gateway National Recreation Area. A newly rejuvenated leasing program by The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee (FHFAC) is trying to reel in commercial, residential and nonprofit investors to consider the buildings for adaptive reuse.“One of the things we decided as a committee was that we wanted this program to lead to the development of a vibrant new community,” said committee chairman Gerry Glaser. “The chance to help found a new community, on a beautiful site near the ocean, in a national park, doesn’t come around very often.”On April 28, a tour of the scenic grounds and distinctive buildings in the Fort Monmouth Historic District was offered to members of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The group of about 30 professionals got an aesthetically pleasing glimpse of the fully restored stately History House on Officers’ Row, where they could imagine the life of a high-ranking officer and his family during World War II. “These parks have a wonderful way of bringing things to life when you can’t imagine them to be any other way,” said Lauren Cosgrove, NPCA Nor theast program manager.But History House is the exception to the rule on Officers’ Row, as 16 of the 18 homes overlooking the bay sit in a state of dilapidation, their interiors worn away by time and exposure to elements, including the ravaging assault by Super Storm Sandy in 2012.“The high watermark at our Coast Guard station was 13 feet 3 inches, and was even higher at other points on the Hook,” said Pete McCar thy, Sandy Hook Unit manager for the National Park Service. “And that measurement is above the mean high tide, which is actually terrifying,” he added. “The idea for this new effort was to engage in as much community participation as possible, and that’s led to discussions about what types of uses the community would like to see out there. We took all of those comments into consideration,” Glaser said.The survey led the committee to formulate a zoning map of sorts in 2012, and, according to Glaser, this effort has resulted in one signed contract – Building 21 on Officers’ Row, which was leased in 2016 and turned into a year-round vacation rental. Nearly a dozen “expressions of interest,” or letters submitted by potential lessees and accepted by the U.S. National Park Service, have also been submitted that describe potential development plans.center_img This initiative has also granted the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) a chance to expand its campus. The career academy announced on May 4 that it had been approved to lease historical Buildings 23 and 56 thanks to a $2.9 million authorization by the Monmouth County Board of School Estimates to advance the first phases of bidding and construction.These will be the 10th and 11th buildings leased by MAST at Fort Hancock. Proposed development plans indicate that Building 23, a former military barracks, will be used as a gymnasium and indoor drill area, and will house four classrooms and offices. Building 56 is expected to be used mainly for storage.The budgeted funding is included in an overall tax levy that the county establishes to finance all schools in the Monmouth County Board of Education’s Vocational School District.“If you look at Building 23 right now, you’ll see that the roof has completely collapsed,” Glaser said. “But if a building like that can be rehabilitated, when other investors see that result and see a success story, I think that will go a long way for the rest of the properties.” But on Officers’ Row the water mostly remained in the basements of those buildings, and the structures have potential. “The front porches took a bit of a beating because of the waves coming off the bay, but a little bit of occupation and maintenance goes a long way with these structures,” McCarthy said.Occupation of the buildings is the advisory committee’s mission, established in 2012. Inclusivity matters a lot too for the advisory committee, which is why the committee tapped local residents to indicate what they would like to see housed on the grounds.last_img read more

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HEAVILY FAVORED VALE DORI TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARIA STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS AS SHE WINS FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN A ROW; SMITH & BAFFERT POSE FOR PICTURES FOLLOWING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.19 OVER WET FAST TRACK

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2017)–Chalk players had an anxious moment prior to the start of Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes, as 1-5 favorite Vale Dori reared, ejecting jockey Mike Smith out the back of the starting gate in the process, but their fears were soon allayed, as the brilliant Argentine-bred mare made short work of five rivals, winning by 1 ¾ lengths while negotiating 1 1/16 miles over a wet fast Santa Anita main track in 1:43.19.Breaking from the far outside, the Bob Baffert-conditioned Vale Dori was away alertly and sat a close second to pacesetter Midnight Toast to the far turn where she took command with three furlongs to go and with a staggering $558,490 bet to show on her (out of a total show pool of $608,355), the Santa Maria was hers.“She got a little excited in the gate today,” said Smith.  “I’m not really sure what happened in the gate, something spooked her.  She just reacted to it and almost went all the way over…She was aggravated for a good eighth of a mile before I talked her out of it.  After that, she was well within herself.“She’s gotten good.  There’s not a Songbird or Stellar Wind in there, so that certainly helps.  But she’s climbing the ladder.  As some point she’s going to deserve a chance at them.  If anyone had hooked up with her today, she would have sat off of them no doubt, just no speed today.In registering her fourth consecutive win (her last three Grade II stakes), Vale Dori, a 5-year-old, paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori improved her overall record to 12-7-3-1.  With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $694,943.“She was a little fresh today,” said Baffert.  “I missed some time with her during the rains, so she was coming in here a little bit fresh today.  I missed a lot of days (training) when it was raining, so we just took it easy with her.  These races (most recently the Grade II La Canada on Jan. 14) have been keeping her fit so I don’t have to do too much in between…We’re definitely looking at the Santa Margarita (Grade I, 1 1/8 miles on March 18).”Show Stealer, who was taken back to last early by Tyler Baze, ran a big race from off the pace and finished second, 3 ¾ lengths clear of Autumn Flower.  Off at 6-1, Show Stealer, who is trained by Art Sherman, paid $3.40 and $2.40.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Autumn Flower was off at 31-1 and paid $4.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.66, 47.35, 1:11.68 and 1:36.73.last_img read more

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UWI FC to bolster attack in Red Stripe Premier League

first_imgDebutants UWI FC are holding their own in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). They have taken 23 points from 19 games and are currently eighth in the standings with 23 points, trailing seventh-place Reno on goal difference.The league is more than halfway into the regular season, and according to the university’s director of sports, Dalton Myers, they will be making a big move in the transfer window to bring in two players to boost their chances of survival.Based on very reliable sources, the club is negotiating with out-of-favour national midfield playmaker Keammar ‘Dadda’ Daley and former Jamaica College and ex-UWI striker Anthony Grant.However, Myers insisted he could not confirm names until deals are completed.”We want to take some players in the January transfer window. We have been having trials and talking to players. We have a target from overseas who should start the next game, so we want to get that right, but until we confirm we cannot say much, because we don’t want anything to happen before closing the deals,” he offered.”They are Jamaican players: one of them plays overseas, the other one is here playing at another club. But it is very tight discussions and we are working on it,” was all he revealed.Daley is currently contracted to east Kingston outfit Harbour View, but has been woefully off form for the Stars of the East. Goalscoring ace Grant is a former McKendree and Bowling Green University player in the United States. He played in the USL for Michigan Bucks and Seacoast United Phantoms, before joining Richmond Kickers in the same league last year.Myers was full of praise for coach Marcel Gayle, adding that they are in a good position to achieve survival.”I have always said that he (Gayle) is one of the most underrated coaches in the island. He has shown that as he has taken players we barely knew and made us very competitive. Marcel has done great things with this team and we hope to have him here long term, to build the programme around him, give him a strong support system.He continued: “The goal is to finish 10th or better. Tenth or fourth is the same for us; we just want to survive. It’s a long season and there are roughly 14 more games to go, so anything can happen, as Waterhouse, Rivoli and Cavalier are more experienced teams than us, so we have to keep on picking up points.”We have to try and get a point in at least every game and make sure we don’t lose at home,” he added.last_img read more

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10 months agoKeane: Man Utd must sell Pogba

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Keane: Man Utd must sell Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane says Paul Pogba needs to be sold.Pogba watched on from the bench as United lost 3-1 at Liverpool yesterday.”I think the players are giving everything. I think there’s one or two players not on top form, Pogba on the bench,” Keane told Sky Sports. “Come the summer you move him on, he’s left United before. I just think they’re short, defensively they’re short.”Man United that’s where they’re at, I guess fourth is the best they can get. If you came down from the Moon and knew nothing about Manchester United, you’d think they were an average Premiership side.”Some of these players are not good enough.” last_img read more

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9 months agoFletcher full of praise for Man Utd defender Lindelof after Spurs win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fletcher full of praise for Man Utd defender Lindelof after Spurs winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United captain Darren Fletcher has full of praise for Ander Herrera and Victor Lindelof after victory at Tottenham.While Fletcher praised David De Gea’s “brilliance” for helping the Red Devils avoid defeat, the Scot believes Herrera and Lindelof distinguished themselves at Wembley.Fletcher told BBC Sport: “I was particularly impressed by Ander Herrera, who started out on the right of their midfield diamond but had a very different role in the second half, next to Nemanja Matic as a defensive midfielder.”A lot of his work went unseen, when he was tracking players and staying with runners, but every time he got on the ball he showed great composure and he rarely wasted a pass.”Victor Lindelof stood out too, not just with his determination but with his communication and the way he organised the rest of the United defence.”It was the first time I have seen him act like a real leader, and he looks like a player who has been given the confidence by his manager to be the team’s voice at the back, which is going to be massive for United going forward.” last_img read more

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Not me says Lighthizer as Freeland NAFTA negotiators grind forward

first_imgWASHINGTON – A bombshell claim of “resistance” to Donald Trump’s presidency inside the White House inserted itself Thursday into Canada’s painstaking march toward a deal on the North American Free Trade Agreement.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s two hours of talks with her U.S. counterpart, trade czar Robert Lighthizer, barely registered in the American capital despite the high-stakes for the continent’s economy.As Trump fumed, and a full-scale hunt was launched the identity of the anonymous author of a New York Times op-ed piece, Lighthizer was drawn into the stranger-than-fiction drama, joining a series of Trump administration officials who publicly denied authorship and declared their loyalty to the president.“It does not reflect my views at all, and it does not reflect the views of anyone I know in the Administration. It is a complete and total fabrication,” Lighthizer said in a widely reported written statement.He joined Vice-President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, and others in issuing his disclaimer to being the Washington’s most famous anonymous Beltway politico since Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal.A block from the White House, where a furious Trump was Tweeting fire at the disloyalty from his inner circle, Freeland and Lighthizer pushed on with talks that cut to the core of North American prosperity.They issued fresh marching orders for their respective negotiating teams. Freeland maintained the same upbeat tone she has held since arriving in Washington this week to reboot talks with the Trump administration.“We really are confident, as we have been from the outset, that a deal which is good for Canada, good for the United States and good for Mexico is possible,” Freeland said, as she departed the office of the U.S. Trade Representative on her way to the Canadian Embassy.Freeland returned to Lighthizer’s office Thursday night for a 20-minute meeting that she said was constructive.“It was important to discuss a couple of issues face-to-face,” she said, without elaborating.But with the economic fate of workers and industries in three North American countries hanging in the balance, the New York Times piece sparked questions about how the fallout would affect the bump-and-grind of the NAFTA negotiations.Derek Burney, who was former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s chief of staff during the original 1988 Canada-U.S. free trade negotiations, said any direct impact was unlikely but Trump remained “the big wild card” in the negotiation.“We have to hope to catch him between tantrums to get a deal,” said Burney, who along with Mulroney has advised the current Trudeau government on how to negotiate with Trump.Trump is likely “feeling pressure on many fronts these days and may be frustrated to learn the limits to his authority on trade, hence his warning to Congress ‘not to interfere’,” said Burney, who became Canada’s U.S. ambassador after the original free trade deal.Canada and the U.S. need to present an agreed-upon text to the U.S. Congress by Oct. 1 in order to join the deal the Trump administration signed with Mexico.Trump is threatening to move ahead on a deal that excludes Canada, but he also needs a win on trade ahead of midterm elections in November that will test his ability to keep control of Congress.Flavio Volpe, the president of the Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said he didn’t think the latest bombshell would directly affect the negotiators inside the room.“But it certainly underscores for all of us observing the talks that it’s not that easy to do this negotiation. It’s a compressed timeline with an ever-changing counterparty,” said Volpe, who was in Washington on Thursday for meetings with auto industry representatives on the possible impact of Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Canadian automobiles.Trump has already imposed hefty tariffs on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum, using a section of U.S. trade law that gives him executive authority to do that in the name of national security.Freeland reiterated her view Thursday that the fate of those tariffs was separate from the NAFTA talks, and she urged the administration to lift the “unjustified and illegal” action.During the day, she and Lighthizer pored over results from their front-line negotiators who held a long stretch of talks that started Wednesday night and finished in the early morning hours of Thursday.Freeland stuck to her mantra of not wanting to negotiate in public — an agreement struck with the tough-talking Lighthizer as an act of good faith.The two sides still have to resolve differences on three key issues: dairy, culture and the Chapter 19 dispute resolution mechanism.The goal of this week’s talks is to reach a deal by Dec. 1 so Congress can give its approval to a revised three-country NAFTA before Mexico’s new president takes office.last_img read more

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Could Tesla price cuts mean demand is slowing

first_imgDETROIT — Tesla made about 9,300 more vehicles than it delivered last year, raising concerns among industry analysts that inventory is growing as demand for the company’s electric cars may be starting to wane.If demand falls, they say, the company will enter a new phase of its business. Like other automakers, Tesla will have to either cut production or reduce prices to raise sales. A drop in demand could also curtail the company’s earnings and jeopardize CEO Elon Musk’s promise to post sustained quarterly profits.On Wednesday, Tesla did cut prices, knocking $2,000 of each of its three models. The company said the cuts will help customers deal with the loss of a $7,500 federal tax credit, which was reduced to $3,750 this month for Tesla buyers and will gradually go to zero by the end of 2018.“They have for a long time had more demand than supply,” Gartner analyst Michael Ramsey said. “It’s becoming apparent that that dynamic is changing.”Tesla reported that it produced 254,530 cars and SUVs last year and delivered 245,240.The company’s deliveries for the full year matched Wall Street estimates, but its figures for the fourth quarter didn’t reach expectations. Tesla said it delivered 90,700 vehicles from October through December. Analysts polled by data provider FactSet expected 92,000.Jeff Schuster, a senior vice-president at the forecasting firm LMC Automotive, said demand for Tesla’s lower-priced Model 3 has been artificially high for the past six months as the company overcame production problems at its Fremont, California, factory.“You’ve had these inflated months because of delayed deliveries,” Schuster said. “We’re probably getting to that point where we’re getting to equilibrium and consumers aren’t necessarily waiting for vehicles.”Last year, Tesla reported that about 420,000 buyers had put down $1,000 deposits to join the Model 3 waiting list.LMC predicts that Tesla U.S. sales will rise in 2019 because it’s the first full year on the market for the Model 3. It anticipates sales to then fall by about 10,000 in 2020.Losing the tax credit will hit those who have been holding out for the $35,000 version of the Model 3, Schuster said. At present, Tesla is selling only versions that cost more than $45,000. Under federal law, buyers get the full tax credit until a manufacturer reaches 200,000 in sales since the start of 2010. Tesla hit 200,000 in July but the full credit continued for vehicles delivered by Dec. 31. It was cut in half on Jan. 1 and will go away by the end of the year.“You’ve had your early adopters, those early followers have already come in” to buy, Schuster said. “Now you’re trying to appeal to the mainstream market. I think that will have an impact on overall demand.”At the same time, inventory appears to be swelling. The company parked hundreds of cars at lots and Tesla stores all over the country at the end of last year, which could indicate excess stock. Tesla wouldn’t give inventory numbers but said it has lower stocks than its two biggest competitors, BMW and Mercedes.The Associated Press found one lot on the north side of Chicago where Tesla was storing dozens of vehicles in late December, and Mark Spiegel, a hedge fund manager who bets against Tesla stock, said other lots were full across the country.Tesla said it sometimes stores vehicles on lots as they’re being shipped to company dealerships across the nation. The lot in Chicago has fewer cars on it today, the company said. “Our inventory levels remain the smallest in the automotive industry,” the company said Wednesday.Tesla also says Model 3 sales should grow worldwide as it expands distribution and begins to offer leases. Deliveries in Europe and China will start in February, and a right-hand-drive version is coming later in the year, the company said.In addition, inventory dropped in the fourth quarter as Tesla “delivered a few thousand vehicles more than produced.”Tesla said it had about 3,000 vehicles in transit to customers at year’s end. But even with that number, Schuster said production still exceeded deliveries, which doesn’t fit Tesla’s business model of building cars when they are ordered by customers. Still, even at 9,300, Tesla’s inventory is smaller than other automakers that have to stock dealerships, Schuster said.Tom Krisher, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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India mauls Poland 100 in Azlan Shah Cup

first_imgIpoh (Malaysia): With their final berth already sealed, India toyed with Poland and thrashed them 10-0 in their final group stage game of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Friday. With four wins and a draw, India lead the six-team league table with 13 points and a goal difference of +18. India will face South Korea in the final on Saturday. It was a one-sided battle from start to finish with India demonstrating their attacking prowess to the fullest. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhIndia were two goals to the good inside the first seven minutes. Vivek Prasad scored the first goal while Sumit converted Mandeep Singh’s pass to make it 2-0. The Indians were all over Poland as the 21st ranked team in the world failed to stave off their opponent’s repeated forays inside the circle. In the 18th minute, Varun Kumar’s flick saied into the net to make it 3-0 while Surender Kumar added the fourth a minute later. It was one way traffic all the way as Varun doubled his tally with Simranjeet also getting on the scoresheet in the 29th minute. At the end of the first period, Indians had raced to a 6-0 lead. The script was no different in the second, as India continued to dominate. Nilakanta scored India’s seventh goal after Sumit set him up inside the circle. Mandeep then struck back-to-back goals in the 50th and 51st minute while and Amit Rohidas found the back of the net in the 55th minute to round off a massive 10-0 victory.last_img read more

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