Governor Wolf Announces New PHARE Funding to Support Affordable Housing across Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces New PHARE Funding to Support Affordable Housing across Pennsylvania Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced recipients of a new round of funding for housing programs made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) fund. This funding is a portion of the Realty Transfer Tax earmarked through Act 58 of 2015 to support affordable housing statewide. The funding collected during the past fiscal year totals $12.03 million.PHFA staff working on the PHARE program received and evaluated 140 proposals requesting support for housing initiatives in 49 counties. Governor Wolf today announced that 68 housing programs in 38 counties would receive allocations from this portion of PHARE funding.“When we fund affordable housing, we not only help families with this basic need, but we also promote economic development through the construction work that’s stimulated,” said Governor Wolf. “The demand for affordable housing continues to outpace the housing stock that’s available, so the funding made available today will help address this critical unmet need.”Since 2012, the PHARE program has received a portion of the impact fees collected from natural gas companies operating in the state with the goal of addressing the housing shortage caused by the impact of this new industry. These funds, however, can only be used to assist projects in counties that have working natural gas wells. The new RTT-based funding can be used to support projects in any of the state’s 67 counties.Today’s PHARE funding is expected to produce the following results:3,052 individuals or families will receive rental or utility assistance408 homes will be rehabilitated or repaired756 new rental units will be created40 new single-family homes will be constructedSites will be acquired or prepared for the future construction of 52 homes20 households will received home purchase assistance“I want to thank Governor Wolf and the state legislature for the passage and signing of Act 58, which has made all this possible,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. “This funding will be used to leverage another $214.7 million in public and private monies, creating a much larger impact well beyond today’s initial investment of PHARE/RTT dollars. Many families and communities will be helped by this additional funding.”PHFA staff report that $9.4 million of the $12.03 allocated today will be used to fund housing projects benefiting households with income 50 percent below the area median income (AMI). This represents 78.1 percent of the awarded funding.A list of the proposals receiving PHARE/RTT funding is available at: www.phfa.org/legislation/act105.aspx. Look under the subhead for the Realty Transfer Tax Fund.Editor’s Note: The PHARE fund is also often referred to as the state’s Housing Trust Fund.About PHFAThe Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency works to provide affordable homeownership and rental housing options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs. Through its carefully managed mortgage programs and investments in multifamily housing developments, PHFA also promotes economic development across the state. Since its creation by the legislature in 1972, it has generated more than $13.1 billion of funding for nearly 167,400 single-family home mortgage loans, helped fund the construction of 132,531 rental units, and saved the homes of more than 48,800 families from foreclosure. PHFA programs and operations are funded primarily by the sale of securities and from fees paid by program users, not by public tax dollars. The agency is governed by a 14-member board. April 13, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Steve Kerr on Warriors’ bench: ‘I probably should’ve used them earlier’

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON – The words likely sounded reassuring to a Warriors bench that experienced inconsistency with their production and their minutes.“I probably should’ve used them earlier,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said following the team’ s 118-113 Game 6 win over the Houston Rockets to close out …last_img

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One-stop ZOK shop

first_imgZOK offers internet, telephones, faxing and and copying, lottery tickets, prepaid electricity and airtime, and a host of retail services too – in one compact container. (Image: ZOK Cellular)Janine ErasmusSouth African communications company ZOK Cellular, in collaboration with national cellular provider Vodacom and other partners, has introduced an entrepreneurial project that will supply communities with essential retail, financial and communications services.The ZOK facility is a compact multi-function business unit that operates out of a refurbished shipping container. The name is taken from the initials of the three original partners – the Zion Christian Church, and top local football clubs Orlando Pirates and Kaiser Chiefs.The ZOK brand was initially established in 2005 by ZOK and a company associated with JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms, based in Johannesburg. Now the ZOK container has been officially launched with assistance from Blue Label Telecoms and in partnership with Vodacom, Absa Bank, and Premier Foods. Other key partners are software giant Microsoft and wireless internet provider iBurst, while the three initial partners are still shareholders in the ZOK brand.The container project has as its primary objective community upliftment, and is expected to create about 9 000 jobs as containers have the potential to employ two or three people each. With the pilot phase successfully concluded, ZOK intends to distribute more than 2 000 containers over the next few years across South Africa, rolling out between 30 and 40 every month.Containing the essentialsEach container costs R35 000 (excluding VAT) and is divided into two sections, one offering communication services such as four public telephones, two internet stations, and banking and faxing facilities, and the other operating as a small spaza shop that will sell prepaid airtime and electricity, lottery tickets and basic fast-moving consumer goods such as bread and maize meal.A spaza shop is a small informal business that is usually run from home. According to trade publication Spaza News there are over 100 000 spaza shops in South Africa with a collective turnover of more than R7-billion a year. Since each shop employs two or three people who support an average of four family members, this means that about one-million people across the country depend on revenue from a spaza shop.Other services are optional, such as the sale of Pirates and Chiefs merchandise. The unit will also contain an ATM. In short, says ZOK, most products and services available in the containers cater to the necessities of daily life in a South Africa township.Once the container has been installed on site, the operator will be able to start trading immediately. ZOK will assist in choosing the ideal location and will install the unit but the onus lies upon the operator, says the company, to ensure a constant power supply. Due to the recent difficulties experienced by national power provider Eskom in matching supply and demand, electricity supply can, at times, be unpredictable.Those who buy a license to operate a container, says ZOK, will find themselves in a position to gain financial independence without the risk and difficulties often associated with starting a small business.Skills for the futureZOK provides operators with comprehensive initial and ongoing training in various essential aspects of doing business, equipping them with valuable skills to take into the future. Training is compulsory and includes input not only from ZOK but from the company’s strategic partners, including Absa, Premier Foods, and the Itec Group, which supplies the office automation equipment. Therefore, operators will know the facts about the products and services offered as well as how to manage them in terms of brand awareness.Containers remain the property of ZOK, however, once the licence fee is paid up front, all income goes to the operator – apart from monthly costs to service providers. After six years the ZOK container will then belong to the operator. There are a number of terms and conditions which operators are expected to adhere to.ZOK, in conjunction with Blue Label Telecoms, who is facilitating the provision of products and services within the container, is planning to expand the range of services offered and is in negotiations with various parties so that those in underprivileged communities will soon have even more choice.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 15, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A wet mess moves over the state today. A large part of the state likely sees a rain-snow mix, or mostly rain. Snow totals will be limited to a coating to 2 or 3 inches over about 60% of Ohio.  A large part of the state sees snow or at least a rain-snow mix today, and temperatures will be warm enough to promote many areas more into the rain-snow mix category through this afternoon. However, there will be a pretty good dry slot working into the state late this evening, and should allow action to taper off, but we wont truly see all precipitation done here until closer sunrise tomorrow. While snow accumulations may not be over the top, liquid equivalent totals will still end up in the range of a few hundredths to .7”. with the heaviest action in southern and southwestern parts of Ohio. Moisture falls over about 90% of the state. Even though we don’t see as much snow potential as our neighbors to the west (Indiana), we still would look to describe today’s action as a “wintry mix”. Could we exceed these snow thoughts for the day today? Definitely….it basically comes down to temperatures! Just 2-3 degrees colder through the day could add another 1-2 inches or more to snow totals, at the expense of rain. So…it will be a very interesting day. Not much harvest going on to be sure. The map at right gives an outlook at total snow from this event. We should be dry in all areas tomorrow to finish the week, and we should see a mix of clouds and sun. We are bringing in more clouds for the weekend, as a weak clipper like disturbance still wants to move out of the northern plains tomorrow and move across the upper Midwest and into the Great Lakes. The system is dying as it arrives, and that is the reason we really are looking at only clouds from it here, while it does put down some minor snows farther west in northern IA and southern MN tomorrow. But, the air behind this little system is significantly colder. So, colder air, with plenty of clouds…it would not take much to wring out a flurry or two. We are going to take another look at the weekend again tomorrow morning and finalize the forecast, but for now, even though we are still saying mostly dry, we will grant that it will not be as nice Saturday and Sunday as tomorrow over the state. We get better sunshine and more dry weather for Monday through Thursday. That is an extension of 1 day over our previous forecast, as we think we can squeeze out a pretty nice weather day for Thanksgiving Day. Clouds may be on the increase late in the afternoon, but we are pushing all precipitation back into Friday. Rains start in the morning and continue all day Friday, bringing a few hundredths to half an inch. The extended forecast is a little drier this morning, with less moisture developing for the 25th and 26th. We won’t completely remove a chance of rain in that time frame, but we are seeing a better focus on moisture development with the second chance we were looking at…around the 28th and 29th. In fact, some models are suggesting heavy rains pushing into the 30th as well. However, those solutions also are predicated on some form of tropical involvement, with moisture coming out of the western gulf near the TX gulf coast late in the month and lifting up across the Mississippi Valley into our neck of the woods. We think that is rather overdone, and as such, we are going to keep a much more conservative forecast for the period with only light rains for the 28th and 29th. We are looking for a few hundredths to .25” there. Divergent models and data this morning mean we are going to leave our forecast alone for the most part and let some of the uncertainty settle out.last_img read more

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Designing a Multifamily Building That Approaches Passive House Performance

first_img 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. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Jesse Thompson is a Maine architect whose company (Kaplan Thompson Architects) has been involved in three recent high-performance multifamily projects. At the Better Buildings by Design conference in Burlington, Vermont, on February 6, Thompson shared what he’s learned with an attentive audience of designers and builders.Thompson has encountered plenty of owners who shy away from the Passive House approach out of fears that meeting the stringent standard will lead to high construction costs. When that happens, Thompson sometimes manages to slip high-performance targets into the project specs without explicitly notifying the owners. The happy result is that the project ends up performing almost as well as a Passive House project. Thompson calls this approach “stealth Passive House.”For me, the important takeaway from Thompson’s presentation was this: With multifamily projects, airtightness and ventilation system efficiency matter more than insulation R-values.The first multifamily project that Thompas discussed, Bayside Anchor, was a Passive House project certified by PHIUS. The second, Blackstone Apartments, was a high-performance project that wasn’t explicitly aiming for Passive House, but got most of the way to Passive House performance.The third, Parris Terraces, is a project spearheaded by a for-profit developer who was unwilling to make a full commitment to the air sealing details required to achieve high performance.Located in Portland, Maine, Bayside Anchor is an affordable housing project funded by the low-income housing tax credit program. The four-story 40,000 square foot building has 45 apartments. The budget came in at $170,000 per unit, including land costs and site developments costs. That’s $142 per square foot.Bayside AnchorThe architects promised the owners that the new building would meet the Passive House standard. According to Thompson, achieving that goal required many “long, intense team meetings that each lasted three hours.”Here’s what the team ended up… last_img read more

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Standhardinger, Ravena, Teng banner 2017 PBA Draft class

first_imgLATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fil-foreign bets Jason Perkins from La Salle and Davon Potts of San Beda are also seen to be first round picks.Kia will be selecting first from the pool on Draft Day on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila, followed by NLEX at second and Blackwater at third.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Fil-German Standhardinger, the tallest prospect at 6-foot-7, is expected to get drafted at the top.College standouts who are also hoping to make the leap are Rey Nambatac and Jom Sollano of Letran, Sidney Onwubere of EAC, Lervin Flores of Arellano, Ervin Grospe of JRU, Dan Sara of San Beda and Gab Dagangon of Perpetual. View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img There’s also a considerable amount of Fil-foreign hopefuls joining the fray, namely Robbie Herndon of Wangs Basketball, Julian Sargent and Zach Nicholls of Marinerong Pilipino, Andreas Cahilig of Cignal HD, and Felix Apreku of Racal, all of whom saw action in the past PBA D-League season.Rounding out the initial draft list are: JK Casiño of CEU; Thomas Torres of La Salle; Mac Tallo of SWU; Monbert Arong and Arvie Bringas of FEU; Kyle Neypes of NU; Dave Moralde of UP; Louie Vigil of UST; Gwynne Capacio and Chris de Chavez of Ateneo; Fil-Indonesian guard Biboy Enguio, Emil Palma, and JR Sumido of UE; Joseph Nalos and Lloyd Abrigo of Adamson; Jebb Bulawan and Wilson Baltazar of Lyceum; Joseph Gabayni of Racal; Jayson Grimaldo of Victoria Sports-MLQU; Jon Gabriel of Colegio de San Lorenzo and Marinerong Pilipino; Michael Juico of San Sebastian and Wangs Basketball; Elmer Cabahug of Flying V; Jerome Ortega of AMA Online Education; and less-heralded applicants Jeremiah dela Peña and Christian Geronimo.All 45 applicants have to go through the Draft Combine, set a week prior to the draft, before making the final list.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UST sweeps elims, advances to UAAP beach volleyball finals Read Next Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comProjected number one pick Christian Standhardinger and homegrown standouts Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng lead the 44 players who made themselves available for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft before Thursday’s 5 p.m. deadline.Raymar Jose and Jett Manuel, both of whom suited up for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the recently-concluded 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup at Chenzhou, China, are also among the aspirants.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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Ohio State womens basketball returns from abroad to face Pittsburgh

Freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) drives the lane during a game against VCU on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 96-86.Credit: Nina Budieri / Lantern photographerComing off its trip to the Virgin Islands, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to return home on Wednesday to face Pittsburgh.The Buckeyes are 4-3 overall after going 2-1 in the Paradise Jam tournament last week. Freshman guard Asia Doss said she was satisfied with the team’s performance in the tournament but still sees room for improvement.“I think we all did pretty good,” Doss said. “We still have areas to get better, but I think we did well as a team.”Doss said one of the highlights of the trip came in the final game of the tournament against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. OSU made a comeback at the end of the second half and eventually won the game in double overtime.“The third game (against Florida Gulf Coast) I think showed that we can fight through adversity,” Doss said. “We all came together as a team.”The Buckeyes hope to take the experience from playing in the tournament and apply it on the court against Pittsburgh. Coach Kevin McGuff noted that OSU shares similarities with the Panthers.“They’re a little bit like us,” McGuff said. “They have some young kids so they have some up and down moments but I think they’re pretty good.”Heading into the game, freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell leads OSU in scoring, averaging 27 points per game, and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday. McGuff praised Mitchell for her ability to adapt at the collegiate level.“She has really good instincts and feel for the game,” McGuff said. “I think that’s important because it’s a faster game in college than you’re used to, you’re seeing better defenses, so you have to have high IQ and good instincts to adjust quickly to that.”Another key for the Buckeyes will be the play of freshman forward Alexa Hart. Hart recorded a season-high 20 points and 18 rebounds in the win against Florida Gulf Coast. Mitchell, who played AAU basketball with Hart, said she and Hart are on the same page when on the court.“Our chemistry is really there,” Mitchell said. “When I know she’s playing and she’s ready to go, she’s ready to go.”The Buckeyes might be without redshirt-sophomore forward Kalpana Beach for the time being. Beach suffered a leg injury during the Paradise Jam tournament and is listed as day-to-day. McGuff said Beach didn’t suffer structural damage and her status for the game is unknown.Beach missed each of the past two seasons with ACL injuries.OSU is scheduled to play the Panthers at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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Mens Basketball Second half surge secures No 15 Ohio States 7371 win

Ohio State sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) dribbles the ball down the court during the second half of the game against Cleveland State on Nov. 23. Ohio State won 89-62. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State seemed to have a comfortable game ahead as the team took the court for the first time since Dec. 5. With 5:09 to go in the first half, the Buckeyes had a 37-25 lead as sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson recorded a team-leading 13 points and six rebounds. Bucknell, who was playing in its first game since Dec. 4, shook off some rust from the start, going on a 15-0 run at the end of the first half, hitting three 3s in that span and taking a 40-39 lead into halftime. Bucknell continued to make it close at the end of the game, bringing the game to within two after junior guard Avi Toomer hit a 3 with 20 seconds left to bring the Bison to within two points. But Ohio State secured its ninth win of the season, forcing the Bison to shoot 30.8 percent in the second half to close out a 73-71 win against Bucknell. Redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods knew Bucknell had an affinity for the deep ball, coming into the game with 180 3-point attempts, which was something, especially in the first half, Ohio State was not able to stop. “We knew that going in, but lack of detail on our end as players. Not paying attention enough to stop their runs with the 3s and everything,” Woods said. “Some way, somehow we found a way to win the game.” From the start, Wesson was the main point of attack for an Ohio State offense that did not seem to miss a beat despite its 10-day break. A 6-foot-9, 270-pound forward, more than 30 pounds heavier than any player on the Bison roster, Wesson scored or assisted on each of Ohio State’s first 15 points, beginning the game with three assists on the first three scores. Wesson finished the game with a career-high 22 points, connecting on six for 11 from the field and nine of 10 from the free throw line, with a season-high  rebounds, which ties a career high, recording his first career double-double.Ohio State outrebounded the Bison 39-29 in the 2-point win. Even with the mismatch down low for the Bison, Bucknell found a way to stay in the game, making nine of 17 from 3 in the first half, with senior forward/center Nate Sestina, sophomore forward John Meeks and Toomer combining to make six of nine from deep. And this was something Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann was expecting to see. “They have five guys in their starting lineup that are going to shoot 3s,” Holtmann said. “If they get on a roll and start making 3s, it’s going to be a long night for us.” Ohio State freshman guard Duane Washington tried to integrate that aspect into the Buckeyes’ offense, scoring eight points off the bench, including two 3s. But the Bison continued to pick at the Ohio State defense from deep, a defense that has failed to allow 40 points or more in a half this season prior to Saturday’s game. After Bucknell senior guard Kimball Mackenzie hit a 3 with 3:24 left in the half, the Bison chipped away Ohio State’s double-digit lead, taking the lead after sophomore guard Jimmy Sotos hit a 3 with 36 seconds left in the half, Bucknell’s first lead of the game. The hot Bucknell offense carried over into the second half as the Bison came out on a 9-2 run, taking advantage of a cool Ohio State offense that made only one of its first five field goal attempts. The Bisons led by as much as eight points in the second half. After freshman guard Luther Muhammad hit a jumper to lower the Buckeyes’ deficit to six points, Ohio State hit its next six attempts from the field. Woods hit two 3s, helping the Buckeyes to an 10-0 run, retaking its lead with 12:22 left in the game. Woods hit 3 of 6 shot attempts in the second half, including 2-of-2 from 3, finishing the game with 13 points in 27 minutes off the bench. Senior guard C.J. Jackson also stepped up, recording eight points, six rebounds and three assists in the second half. Jackson’s six assists were the most he has recorded in a game since March 2. After Sotos hit a jumper with 10:25 to go in the second half, Bucknell did not connect on another shot attempt until 2:33, connecting on two of its 17 field goal attempts. This was something that Holtmann and the coaching staff planned to adjust for the second half: creating pressure on the outside that he said was not there in the first 20 minutes of play. In the second half, Bucknell hit on three of 13 from deep. “We were pressing the ball more. We put more pressure on the ball, so they couldn’t make pinpoint passes to how they was in the first half,” Woods said. “Pressure on the ball and everybody rotating and actually closing out, it kind of stopped their rhythm a little bit.”  But Ohio State struggled offensively late as well, failing to record a field goal after Muhammad’s layup with 5:38 to go in the game. After Bucknell’s 13-4 run to end the game, bringing the Bison to within two points, Holtmann said he, as the head coach, has to place his players in a better position to succeed at the ends of halves. “It’s a little bit tricky when you are up with a 10-point lead and the other team’s kind of throwing in shots, but I have to do a better job of getting out guys finishing games better, not just making free throws, but our offensive possessions,” Holtmann said. With Bucknell’s game plan and what it does well, Holtmann felt that this could be a closer game. But he said Ohio State will define itself as it overcomes adversity, such as Saturday afternoon’s performance. “I think it’s a step. I don’t think we are there yet,” Holtmann said. “I did think we would play in a lot of close games this year and I thought this could be one. And I think that is when we will see leadership at its best.” No. 15 Ohio State will try and continue its winning streak at home against Youngstown State at 7 p.m on Tuesday. Updated with quotes from Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods at 3:13 p.m. read more

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Former Man Utd coach reveals what sets Ronaldo apart from the

first_imgRené Meulensteen played a big role in making Cristiano Ronaldo the player he is today, but the former Manchester United coach believes that what ultimately sets the star apart from the other world-class players is his work ethicThe Dutchman worked closely with Ronaldo during his formative years at United and especially in the 2007/08 season, when the Portuguese scored an incredible 42 goals and officially made himself the star he is currently today.However, Meulensteen believes that Ronaldo is the only person that can really take full credit for his achievements and for being able to maintain his unbelievable form throughout the years.“In the season we won the Champions League, Ronaldo was suspended for three games after he was sent off against Portsmouth, so I stayed behind at training to work with him,” said the 54-year-old, according to PlanetFootball.“I knew exactly what he wanted, because he told me – to become the best player on the planet.“There was nothing wrong with his work ethic or his skills, but when it came to the mental side, he was being kicked left, right and centre during games, which annoyed him.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I told him that players only kicked him because they had no other way of stopping him and even that didn’t work sometimes.“I taught him what he needed to do to improve and he took it all on board.“No matter what anybody says about him, I have never seen a more devoted professional footballer than Ronaldo.”The former Fulham manager believes that his rivalry with Lionel Messi has played a part in his continued high standards over the years and cited how Ronaldo has managed to achieve this, where other greats have failed.“The key is to keep performing to the level he has maintained, which has also happened because of the constant competition he has with Messi,” he said.“There were world-class players such as Ronaldinho and Kaka, but they never maintained it – they had the rise, but then there was the demise.”last_img read more

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Gattuso on Milans defeat to Man Utd I expected worse actually

first_imgDespite losing to Manchester United in an epic penalty shoot-out, Gennaro Gattuso was pleased with his AC Milan side’s better than expected performance in the gameSpanish midfielder Suso cancelled out Alexis Sanchez’s opener after just three minutes with a clinical finish at Los Angeles’ StubHub Center in the first-half.And the scoreline would remain the same for the remainder of the match with neither managing to find the back of the net again with Fabio Borini coming closest to securing a winner for Milan, but he instead ended up hitting the base of the post.The Rossoneri eventually would lose 9-8 in a penalty shootout against United after a total of 26 spot-kicks were taken, in what was Milan’s first ever International Champions Cup game.“I was expecting less, I’m happy with the performance,” revealed Gattuso, according to Football-Italia.“I liked the mentality of the young players. We often started to play out from the back. I am very satisfied.“I liked almost everything. United were missing some important players, but we are young and need to continue on like this.“We were certainly helped by the absence of some United players.”? ⚽ 2⃣6⃣ Despite @PReina25‘s fantastic debut, we fail to survive PK marathon Relive our #ICC2018 debut ➡ https://t.co/UmGhJudaPw Monumentale esordio di Pepe Reina, ma ai rigori vince lo United Leggi il match report di #ACMMUFC ➡ https://t.co/azavLWsz07#DevilsInUSA ?? pic.twitter.com/1UGg0QzRbOharry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 26, 2018Milan’s new goalkeeper Pepe Reina was outstanding, after coming on for Gianluigi Donnarumma in the second-half, and the Spaniard made an impressive three successive saves from Scott McTominay, Joel Pereira and Eric Bailly in the penalty shoot-out.“He has great experience. He can give us a lot both on and off the pitch,” Gattuso said on Reina.“Gigio [Donnarumma] did well too today. We have a lot of matches, now we will see if things stay like this or whether we’ll find another solution.”There have been concerns over Juventus’ capture of Cristiano Ronaldo lately, but Gattuso has welcomed the move.“His arrival in our football is very important. It’s been some years since one of the best players in the world came to Italy,” said the Italian.Milan will next face Tottenham on Wednesday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota.last_img read more

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