Loading… ‘We don’t have any doubts about Gabriel,’ Guardiola said. ‘The only doubt we have is that not one single player can play every three days. ‘Raheem can play in this position, even Gundogan and Bernardo. Not like a (proper) striker but we can use them.’ Guardiola’s defensive options are set to be boosted for the fixtures ahead with John Stones on the brink of a return. City have been without the England defender in their two games back – a 3-0 win over Arsenal and a 5-0 victory against Burnley – since returning to Premier League action last week due to an ankle injury. The centre-back is unlikely to be available at Stamford Bridge, however, but is making good progress in his recovery. ‘He’s training on the pitch,’ Guardiola added. ‘He’s getting better and hopefully he can join the team in the next few days.’ Reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is also training again after a thigh problem. Klopp’s side only need three more points to win their first ever Premier League trophy. Defeat at Chelsea will hand the Premier League title to Liverpool Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real Mallorca Liverpool are 23 points clear of Guardiola’s side, who can earn a maximum of 87 points should they win all their remaining eight games. But if City even draw against Frank Lampard’s men, their highest possible points tally drops to 85, so as Liverpool currently have 86 points after their win over the Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Woman The Whole Muslim World Is Proud OfWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea tonight, even though losing at Stamford Bridge could hand Liverpool the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola has said he will rest some of his key Manchester City players against Chelsea Jurgen Klopp’s side will be crowned champions if they beat Crystal Palace tonight and City fail to win at Stamford Bridge 24 hours later. But City’s gruelling schedule sees them play an FA Cup quarter-final at Newcastle on Sunday night and that is the game Guardiola is prioritising, to the extent that he could even play Ilkay Gundogan – best known as a deep-lying midfielder – as a centre-forward. ‘We can’t deny that we have one eye on Newcastle,’ he added. ‘Chelsea and Liverpool are prestigious but Newcastle is our game. A final. We have one eye. ‘It depends on physical condition, the minutes they have played. We take a look a little bit at what is going to happen, not just Chelsea.’ Guardiola will definitely be missing Sergio Aguero after he came off with a knee injury against Burnley on Monday night. The Argentine striker has already had surgery in Barcelona on a lateral meniscus injury in his left knee, and is set for up to seven weeks on the sidelines. Sergio Aguero undergoes surgery in Barcelona Gabriel Jesus is likely to replace Aguero for the time being but Guardiola admitted midfielder Ilkay Gundogan could play up front when he decides to rotate his options in the coming weeks. Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have also played in that ‘false 9’ role in the past but Guardiola believes Gundogan could offer a different alternative.
Taylorsville, IN—Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team is investigating the death of a Columbus man found in a vehicle at the Circle K in Taylorsville on Friday.A full forensic autopsy and toxicology tests were ordered for Christopher A. Purdy, 33, Columbus, after he was pronounced dead at Columbus Regional Hospital on Friday, according to Clayton Nolting, the Bartholomew County Coroner.Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department deputies were notified Friday of an intoxicated driver on southbound I-65.The witness said the female driver, later identified as Emily A. Clarence, 27, Columbus, appeared to be nodding off and at times was swerving on and off the interstate.Clarence exited the interstate at Taylorsville and went to the Circle K, where deputies attempted to speak with her. Clarence appeared to be falling asleep and had a cellphone in her hand.A male passenger, later identified as Purdy, was lying on the car seat, was pale, and had blue spots on his back where his T-shirt was pulled up.Deputies determined he was not breathing and called for an ambulance while administering two doses of Narcan and began administering CPR. Purdy was later pronounced dead at the hospital by the coroner’s office.When Clarence was questioned, it is alleged that she says she had gone to Greenwood to pick up Purdy to bring him back to Columbus and thought he was overdosing, but that he “would come out of it” as he had done at other times.Due to the deputies’ observations, Clarence was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.Nolting said the 2019 overdose totals so far this year are nine confirmed deaths, with 10 possible in Bartholomew County.
Quincy >> The Los Molinos Lady Bulldogs ended their Northern Section Division 5 playoff run Thursday night on the road against the Quincy Trojans in four sets.The Bulldogs took the first set and hung in there in each of the following three sets, but came up short, 20-25, 25-21, 28-26, 25-20.The Bulldogs still qualify for the state playoffs, which begin next week. The top four teams from each section automatically qualify for the state tournament, so the Bulldogs will be joined by the …
Corning >> For the first time in school history, the Corning boys are headed to the section finals in basketball for a third year in a row after beating the University Prep Panthers Wednesday night 54-40.The Cardinals will square off against the No. 1 Gridley Bulldogs, who beat Corning 61-48 back on Feb. 6 in Gridley. The Bulldogs also beat the Cardinals in the 2016 section final, by just three points.“It’s the two best teams in our division if that’s the way it goes,” coach Kurt Wilkins said …
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in When I began working at the Journal of Light Construction in 1999, I was assigned to edit the magazine’s Q&A column. At all of my various jobs since then, I’ve been called on to help answer questions submitted by residential designers and builders.Over the last twenty years, I’ve been asked the same three questions again and again:No matter how many times my colleagues and I try to wrestle with these issues, the questions persist. I feel a little like Phil Connors in the movie Groundhog Day. If I was effective at my job, you might think that these questions might taper off in frequency — but they don’t. These stubborn questions return again and again, and experts’ efforts to answer them are ineffective.So why are these questions so thorny? As I began to ponder these issues, I wondered:After mulling these issues, I realized that I don’t have any simple answers. But it’s worth untangling a few threads to figure out what’s going on.These problems elicit a variety of reactions from builders, including some shoulder shrugs. But these aren’t trivial problems. Imperfect knowledge can result in expensive mistakes — and these are not victimless mistakes. Every month of the year, GBA hears from homeowners facing $20,000 and $30,000 repairs for avoidable problems.The residential construction industry inexplicably accepts a high rate of defects — defects that include damp basements, moldy insulation, persistent ice dams, and grossly oversized HVAC equipment. Our industry needs to start seeing these defects as unacceptable. The auto industry would never accept this level of defects.Right now, the residential construction industry is failing to consistently build good houses. We need a paradigm shift.Let’s look at these three questions, one at a time.Poorly insulated cathedral ceilings… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
The Centre on Monday held another round of talks with the NSCN-IM, the major insurgency group in Nagaland, aiming to hammer out differences, particularly on the outfit’s demand for a separate flag and Constitution for the Nagas, and inch closer to a solution to the seven decades old problem, officials said.A team of the NSCN-IM, led by its general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah, and Centre’s interlocutor and Nagaland Governor R N Ravi discussed here the possible ways to find an “honourable” solution by resolving the sticky issue of a separate flag and Constitution for the Nagas.As talks were progressing with the NSCN-IM, a grouping of seven Naga outfits which is pushing for an early solution to the Naga issue has urged elected representatives to avoid a “neutral stand” and make clear their position.The issue of a separate flag and Constitution for the Nagas has become the main bone of contention between the two sides with the NSCN-IM strongly pressing for it.“The dialogue, which lasted for more than four hours, remained inconclusive and both sides agreed to meet again soon. However, a final agreement between the NSCN-IM and the government is unlikely to take place by October 31,” an official privy to the development said.Mr. Ravi, in a statement, had said last week that a mutually agreed draft comprehensive settlement, including all the substantive issues and competencies, is ready for signing the final agreement.“Unfortunately at this auspicious juncture, the NSCN-IM has adopted a procrastinating attitude to delay the settlement raising the contentious symbolic issues of separate Naga national flag and Constitution on which they are fully aware of the government of India’s position,” he had said.Mr. Ravi’s statement bears significance in view of the central government’s August 5 announcement abrogating the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370. With the annulment of the special status, the separate flag and the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir cease to exist.The interlocutor said the NSCN-IM has “mischievously” dragged in the framework agreement and began imputing imaginary contents to it.The framework agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 by NSCN-IM’s Muivah and interlocutor Mr. Ravi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The framework agreement came after over 80 rounds of negotiations spanning 18 years, with the first breakthrough in 1997 when the ceasefire agreement was sealed after decades of insurgency in Nagaland which started soon after India’s independence in 1947.The central government has already rejected the NSCN-IM’s demand for unification of Naga inhabited areas — located in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. The three Northeastern states also vehemently opposed it.Noting that the the Centre was keen on finding a solution, the grouping of seven organisations called Naga National Political Groups (NNPG) made the appeal to the elected representatives in a statement released by its media cell on Sunday night. The NNPG has been holding separate talks with the Centre since 2017.In the statement, the NNPG asserted that the elected representatives of Nagaland should not be maintaining a neutral stand on the matter, now that the government was keen on finding a solution.“Unresolved matters should be decided through political and democratic process…. The position and status of elected representatives of Nagaland cannot remain lukewarm. They cannot choose to hide behind the boulders blocking the way,” it said.The Centre had set a deadline for conclusion of peace talks in the wake of the Naga society’s demand for an early solution to the six-decade-old issue, the statement said.“It is time for political parties in Nagaland to clear their stand in the interest of the Naga people…. If the political parties of Nagaland fail in their constitutional duties and obligations, they should resign and allow the Election Commission of India to derecognise the parties,” the NNPG said.The interlocutor, Mr. Ravi is expected to hold dialogue with the NNPG in the coming days too.
I recently read a very interesting article from The New York Times about how social science and behavioral economics was used to get out the vote. The article, “Academic Dream Team Helped Obama’s Effort,” details how experts like Robert Cialdini (whom I covered just this past week), formed a consortium that provided research-based ideas on motivating people to take certain actions (especially voting). Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican or of any party, the advice the academics provided is very useful to all of us involved in the work of social change. We’re all in the business of compelling people to do things. So I wanted to pass on the most interesting tips.1. People favor candidates – and organizations! – that exhibit a combination of competence and warmth. You want to seem smart but also likable.2. When countering rumors (or myths), it’s a bad idea to repeat them. People may register a denial in the short term, but they only tend to remember the rumor or myth in the long term. Don’t deny or counter something – simply assert your competing notion.3. Use people’s sense of identity to influence behavior. In the election, volunteer canvassers said, “Mr. Jones, we know you’ve voted in the past,” to prompt future voting. We can do the same with volunteers or donors: “Mr. Jones, we know you’ve supported us in the past.” People want to stick to their past behaviors, so this can work well.4. Informal commitments help. Getting people to sign a card promising to vote increases likelihood to vote, for example. Pledging is also useful in fundraising!5. Tell people to make a plan. People are more likely to follow through on a promise if they have a plan, however simple. Ask people to specify when they’ll help you.6. Use social norms. When people were told others in their neighborhood planned to vote, it influenced them. Never forget the power of peer pressure – call out your supporters to inspire others to jump on board.For more fascinating tips on how this worked during the campaign, check out the article here.
Network for Good is hosting a free webinar this Thursday, March 14 at 1 p.m. ET on neuromarketing – a topic definitely worth your time!The urge to help and give is hard-wired into the human brain. As a champion for a cause, it’s your task to tap into those recesses by appealing to that urge. The simplest things – images, words, gestures, even type fonts – can have a major effect on the potency of your message. Neuromarketing expert, Roger Dooley, has discovered some brain-science-based tweaks you can make to your print, web, and in-person outreach that will boost the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. Join Roger Dooley for this free event as he makes neuromarketing easy for nonprofits. Register here.
Is it easy to find you on Twitter and Facebook? Include links to your profiles on your website, email newsletters, and staff email signatures. Always include a short description about your organization and a link back to your website in your social media profiles’ “about” section. Think about social media as a way to open the doors of your organization to new guests and friends. But unlike hosting guests at your home for an hour or two, social media is open to guests 24/7. Because of the constant accessibility of social media, keeping profiles tidy all the time is a must. Here are some tips and ideas for social media housekeeping that you can tackle right now:Your social media avatar/profile pictures should mesh with your nonprofit brand and be recognizable to fans of your cause. Consider creating a special page on your nonprofit website that is solely dedicated to visitors from social media. Don’t let replies and comments linger—use them as an opportunity to engage your community. Set up alerts to use social media as a listening platform: @ mentions, hashtags, keywords about your cause, etc. Start tracking and planning your organization’s tweets. Programs such as HootSuite, TweetDeck and Sprout Social can help you plan tweets in advance and monitor replies, mentions, and hashtags. Is your nonprofit’s Facebook profile picture just as good as your cover image? While this may be obvious, it’s worth stating that your Facebook profile picture will be seen more often than your cover image. Be consistent with your hashtags. One small typo could add your tweets to a hashtag conversation that you didn’t intend to join! Don’t forget to post pictures. Photos help your Facebook posts stand out on your fan’s news feeds. Use compelling images to make an emotional connection and engage more supporters with your cause. Encourage more likes, shares, and comments. More likes and shares increase the odds that your post will be seen by friends and friends of friends. Start analyzing the types of posts that get shared the most by exporting your Facebook insights and taking an hour or two to dive into the data.