Neymar indispensable to PSG – Thiago Silva

first_imgNeymar is indispensable to Paris Saint-Germain and can win the fans back over if he stays at the club, says Thiago Silva.Brazil international Neymar has yet to feature for the Ligue 1 champions this season with coach Thomas Tuchel confirming he will not select the forward until his future has been clarified.PSG sporting director Leonardo previously announced the 27-year-old has informed the club of his wish to leave and some fans displayed banners criticising the former Barcelona forward during their game against Nimes on August 11. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Despite losing Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe to injury in a 4-0 defeat of Toulouse on Sunday, Tuchel indicated he was unsure whether Neymar would be available to face Metz on Friday.But Silva has no doubt PSG should be fighting to keep Neymar, a reported target for Real Madrid and Barcelona, with RAC1 claiming the latter will send representatives to Paris for negotiations on Tuesday.”Neymar is an indispensable player for any team, he was at Barca, he is for us,” Silva said to RMC. “It’s a particular problem for a player with the club, we cannot get involved. But in my head, I hope he stays. Yes, I already told him. It’s hard to tell him all the time: ‘You stay, you stay…'”I do not know exactly what’s going on between him and the club. I honestly hope that the transfer window is over soon because I cannot stand it anymore.”Of the apparent breakdown in Neymar’s relationship with PSG fans, Silva added: “It’s hard to talk about this situation, the fans could do it in a different way, but they think a lot with the heart.”I think if Neymar comes back and starts helping the club and plays like last year, at the end of the season, we will all be happy, especially the fans.”That’s why I say he must stay, he can still help us a lot, and if he leaves, it will be difficult for us. He would strengthen a team that has the same goal as us [winning the Champions League], for me it’s not good.”Neymar has been unable to inspire PSG to European glory thus far, with the superstar missing key knockout games due to injury in both of his seasons in the French capital.After dominating domestically it is clear PSG desire the Champions League above all else, but Silva is unsure whether 2019-20 will be their year in the competition.”Winning, I do not know, but of course we’re going to work to win and first to go further, we have to think match after match,” Silva said. “Even without Neymar, in Manchester [against United], we made an incredible match in the first leg.”At home, we thought a little bit that we were already in the quarter-finals, we should not think like that in top-level matches, we have to work and celebrate qualification afterwards.”last_img read more

Koenigsegg Unveils the Jesko Which May Be the New Fastest Car in

first_img A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing During the Jesko’s development, the project was dubbed “Ragnarok” after the Norse legend for the end of the world and its easy to see why. Powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-plane crank V8 engine, Koenigsegg claims that with regular gasoline, the Jesko will produce over 1,280 horsepower. However, given its design and ability to use E85 bioethanol, that figure jumps to 1,600 horsepower.As for the butt-clenching force that is torque, Koenigsegg says 1,106 pound-foot is transmitted to the ground via the rear wheels. But here’s where Christian and his team of engineer wizards had to get super creative. Because there’s no transmission available capable of dealing with the repeated abuse of all that power and torque, the company had to engineer one from scratch. The result is a nine-speed “Lights Speed Clutch” multi-clutch transmission that not only lets Koenigsegg put that power down, but also maintain functionality through the abuse customers want to put it through. What it also can do is allow the Jesko to hit that theoretical 300 mph mark. Previous Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Editors’ Recommendations Next 1 of 10center_img 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now This $500,000 Armored Bentley Protects Against Hand Grenade Attacks Christian von Koenigsegg is a man on a mission. The hypercar kingmaker has built a reputation, brand, and legacy that rivals any of his Italian counterparts. His mission is of singular focus: to build the quickest and fastest hypercars on the planet and do so that makes the public at large take a step back and say, “Whoa, what is that?” At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, that mission was on full display with what Koenigsegg says will soon become the fastest hypercar ever. Let me introduce the Jesko.The Koenigsegg Jesko debuts at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Keno ZacheDubbed Jesko after Christian’s father, who aided in the nascent growth of Koenigsegg in the late 1990s, Koenigsegg wants this megacar to be the first to hit the eye-watering figure of 300 miles per hour. That’s not much of a boast considering the brand’s pedigree for achieving ludicrous speeds and daring to go faster than anyone’s ever gone in a car from the factory. The current tested top speed is 278 mph, a record currently held by the Koenigsegg Agera RS. Speed, however, means nothing without handling and stability and Koenigsegg has made both a priority. Custom Ohlins suspension components in conjunction with its own Triplex squat system gives the Jesko better than the previous Agera. As for the aerodynamics, there’s a Formula 1-inspired center fin that bleeds into an active rear spoiler capable of producing a total output of 1,000kgs of downforce. What this all means is that the Koenigsegg Jesko is going to be one serious piece of kit — but that seriousness will come at a cost.At its unveiling, Koenigsegg said that the Jesko will set customers back $3 million before any custom touches or tax. That’s a lot of cheddar. As for how many the company will build, that’s pegged at just 125 total. So what we have is an uber rare, uber expensive, bleeding edge piece of hypercar tech. Maybe they should have kept the Ragnarok moniker? The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everyman last_img read more

The Best Manly Quotes of All Time

first_img 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked In the courageous pursuit to become the man you want to be, make your experiences tough, adventurous, and true. Becoming a man is more than working a nine-to-five and owning an electric toothbrush. It’s facing humiliation, falling in love, not getting what you want, and knowing how to grill a mean steak.Plenty of great men — from burly badasses to eclectic artists and iconic movie characters — have been exactly where you are now, developing into the emotionally and physically strong guy you know you can be. These forefathers have a word or two of wisdom to pass down, so man-up, kid.Take your time going through this list of best manly quotes and let each one soak in, preferably with a stiff drink in hand and a moment of quiet away from the demanding world.For more inspiration, check out the best quotes about beer, whiskey, and food, and some inspirational last words from famous men.Steve McQueen“When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it.”Malcolm Wallace“I know you can fight, but it’s our wits that make us men.”Rumi“Die to your ego, and become a true human being.”Paul Newman“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.”Ray Charles“Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.”Clint Eastwood“Improvise, adapt, and overcome!”Saul Bellow“A man should be able to hear, and to bear, the worst that could be said of him.”John Lennon“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”Ernest Hemingway“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”Michael Jordan“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”Voltaire“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”Stan Lee“No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.”Stone Cold Steve Austin“Why have you not broken from the pack? You’re playing it safe. Safe ain’t gonna get you shit in this world”Vincent Van Gogh“The heart of man is very much like the sea; it has its storms, it has its tides, and in its depths, it has its pearls too”Craig Ferguson“If a man doesn’t know how to dance, he doesn’t know how to make love — there, I said it!”Milan Kundera“A man is responsible for his ignorance.”Rocky Balboa“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”Bill Murray“Life is so damn short. For fuck’s sake, just do what makes you happy.”George Costanza“I was in the pool!”Ron SwansonPretty much anything ever said by Ron Swanson, including:“There is no wrong way to consume alcohol.”“It’s always a good idea to demonstrate to your coworkers that you are capable of withstanding a tremendous amount of pain.”“I’ve never known what bangs are and I don’t intend to learn.” Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Menlast_img read more

Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

TORONTO — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market.No illnesses have yet been reported north of the border, but they are monitoring the situation closely, and British Columbia’s top health official says it’s just a matter of time before symptoms are reported in Canada.“There is no doubt in my mind that we will see cases pop up in Canada in the next few weeks now that we have started really looking for it.” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health officer.Canada last year became the second nation — after the small South American country of Uruguay — to legalize and regulate marijuana, but legal sales of edible and vaping products are not due to begin until later this year. The illicit vape market in Canada is estimated to be worth about $1 billion, said Megan McCrae, board chair of the Cannabis Council of Canada, an industry group for licensed pot growers.In the U.S., the outbreak of the lung illness began in the Midwest in July. Health officials on Thursday said 380 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and one U.S. territory. Doctors say the illnesses appear to be a response to the inhalation of a caustic substance. Symptoms have included shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, diarrhea and vomiting.Many stricken adolescents and young adults, previously healthy, have required machines to help them breathe. Six deaths have been reported, all adults and at least some with pre-existing lung problems or other conditions that may have made them more susceptible.No cause has been established, but some researchers suspect vitamin E acetate, which recently has been used as a thickener, particularly in black market vape cartridges. Suppliers say it dilutes vape oils without making them look watery. Inhaling oily vitamin E droplets into the lungs can trigger pneumonia.That could give all the more reason to legalize and regulate the products, McCrae said.“Most of these issues coming out of the U.S. are related to black market product and what black market producers are doing to cut corners,” she said.Health Canada has asked vape users to report any symptoms, and Henry said she and her counterparts across the country are sending notices to doctors on what to look for because many don’t think about asking their patients if they vape.Maryse Durette, a top spokeswoman for Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, said the country has restrictions on e-cigarettes and vape products that contain tobacco, including a minimum age of 19 to buy them and bans on lifestyle promotions and advertising that appeals youth. But she said it isn’t clear why no cases have appeared.“We’re on the lookout, heavily,” she said. “We have rules in place that might prevent for this kind of product to come in Canada. But the border being what it is, the internet being it what it is, people ordering what they want on the internet, we just have not had any cases in Canada yet.”The worry could certainly dampen demand for the devices just as Canada is about to legalize their sale. According to 2018 figures in U.S. states which had legalized cannabis for medical or recreational use, the devices were the second most popular category of sales, at 21%, behind flower at 46% but ahead of edibles at 11%, according to Deloitte.In anticipation of a similar demand, several Canadian cannabis companies have recently struck vaping deals. In July, Vancouver-based Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. announced it received a $123-million investment and the global licenses to vaping technology under a research and development partnership with tobacco giant Imperial Brands. In June, U.S. vape maker Pax Labs Inc. reached a partnership with four Canadian licensed producers — Aphria, Aurora Cannabis, Organigram and Supreme Cannabis — to allow them to offer their cannabis concentrates in pods that work with their devices.Henry said she has long feared the long-term health implications of vaping, which has sometimes been portrayed as a healthier alternative to smoking.“Any time you are inhaling chemicals into your lungs, you don’t know what’s in those chemicals,” she said. “Certainly, from the unregulated a lot of what is still on the market are ones that are being produced in China where there is really a lot of stuff in them and you don’t know what it is, so I suspect it is something toxic in the products in the many different liquids that are being used.Anne McLellan, the former Canadian health, justice and public safety minister, put it this way: “The message in public health is, you shouldn’t do this until we know a lot more.”___Johnson reported from Seattle.Follow AP’s complete marijuana coverage: https://apnews.com/MarijuanaRob Gillies And Gene Johnson, The Associated Press read more