Ronaldo absence gives Kean chance to shine at Juventus

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Emre Can and Moise Kean after scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Mar 29 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence through injury could give Moise Kean the chance to shine with Juventus after the teenager’s stunning breakthrough with Italy during the international break.Ronaldo looks set to miss the champions next three Serie A games, against Empoli on Saturday, Cagliari on April 2, and AC Milan four days later after picking up a right thigh injury playing for Portugal. The 34-year-old was rested by Juventus in their last Serie A game, after his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid sealed a place in the Champions League quarter-finals against Ajax.And without the Portuguese star Massimiliano Allegri’s side suffered their first league defeat this season 2-0 against Genoa.Juventus are still closing in on an eighth consecutive Scudetto with a 15-point gap on second-placed Napoli.And Kean will be hoping to get a chance to showcase his talents for their first game at home against Empoli since their dramatic victory over Atletico in the Allianz Stadium.The 19-year-old won his first cap for Italy in a friendly last November, but it was his second appearance for the former world champions that has brought him into the spotlight.He became the youngest Italian to score in over 60 years in their 2-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Finland last Saturday.He scored again in a 6-0 rout of Liechtenstein on Tuesday.Being in a star-studded squad alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo means that Kean’s opportunities of regular action have been limited.But ahead of Juventus’ return leg against Atletico, Allegri handed Kean his first Serie A start of the season against Udinese and the forward seized his rare opportunity with a brace.“I always try to be ready and train regularly so that I’m prepared when the time comes,” Kean said.“I learn from Cristiano Ronaldo, in training, I steal his secrets. I can only learn from him. It happens every day.”Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini warned that his side have settled after the Champions League excitement.“A couple of weeks have passed and I think we’ve fully realised what happened, so are now even more fired up for these final two months of the season,” said the Italian defender, who has played over 500 games for Juventus.“We have a good advantage at the top of the table, but want to get the Scudetto sorted as soon as possible.”– Carlo v Claudio –In a clash between illustrious coaches, Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli travel to Claudio Ranieri’s Roma in a must-win game for both teams.Roma, in fifth, lost to struggling SPAL last time out and another upset would seriously compromise a Champions League place next season.Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella, 36, became the oldest player to score for Italy in their Euro 2020 qualifiers © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINANapoli have won just two of their last six league games, but are still seven points ahead of third-place Inter Milan, who host Lazio after an action-packed 3-2 Milan derby win.Argentina striker Mauro Icardi could make his return for Inter as he is back training having not played since February 9 amid a contract dispute.But Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij will miss Sunday’s game against his former club, along with Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, after injuries picked up on international duty.Lazio — six points adrift of the Champions League places — were deprived of elite European football this campaign by a defeat to Inter at the end of last season.AC Milan — who occupy the final Champions League spot in fourth — face a tricky task at Sampdoria.The Genoa side’s attack is spearheaded by Serie A top scorer Fabio Quagliarella, who also made history by becoming the oldest player to score for Italy during the week.Sampdoria are three points off the Europa Leauge berths and have won three of their last four games.FixtureFridayChievo v Cagliari (10:30pm)SaturdayUdinese v Genoa (5pm), Juventus v Empoli (8pm), Sampdoria v AC Milan (10:30pm)SundayParma v Atalanta (1:30pm), Fiorentina v Torino, Frosinone v SPAL, AS Roma v Napoli (4pm), Bologna v Sassuolo (7pm), Inter Milan v Lazio (9:30pm)0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Silage too wet or too dry?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Bill Weiss, Mark Sulc, Ohio State University ExtensionToo wet?For corn silage ideal moisture concentrations are between about 62 and 70%. They can be harvested a little wetter (maybe up to 72%) if it goes into a bunker. The wetter it gets the more seepage you get (loss of nutrients and potential environmental issues if seepage gets into a water source, example: fish kill). Wet corn silage also produces an acetic acid-based fermentation which means a loss of energy (1 mole of glucose is fermented to lactic acid and acetic and 1 mole of carbon dioxide is lost, which is energy). Clostridia is not a major risk for corn silage because pH drops quickly but it can be a major concern for wet grass or alfalfa silage.Too dry?Fires are caused when silage is chopped too dry. The silage doesn’t pack well, trapping oxygen which allows aerobic metabolism which produces a lot of heat. Wet hay is also a major risk factor for fire for the same reason, the wet hay allows aerobic metabolism (molds and yeast) which produce heat. For more details please refer to the Penn State Factsheet, https://extension.psu.edu/silo-fires.last_img read more

Five dead in West Bengal as heavy rain lashes State

first_imgIncessant rains due and the subsequent deluge claimed five lives in Kolkata and adjoining districts on Tuesday. While two persons died when parts of an old dilapidated two storied building collapsed in the Taltala area in central Kolkata three others died in the districts of south Bengal.According to Kolkata Police at around 12.25 pm the old building collapsed. Three fire engines along with personnel of disaster management group were pressed into rescue operation, which went for several hours.“At around 4.25 pm the bodies of two persons-Himadri Pahar (38) and Hansa Shaw (20) were extricated from the debris and sent to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital for legal procedure,” a statement by Kolkata police said.Meanwhile, the situation remained grim in Birbhum, Purulia, Bankura, and Hooghly district of south Bengal. While two persons died in Purulia when a wall collapsed on them, one person died in Birbhum when he was washed away during the day.In Purulia two persons-Sikandar Mirza (30) and Siaz Khan (12)- died and five got injured in the Nanduara village in the district’s Raghunathpur sub-division when an earthen boundary wall of a house collapsed on them, District Magistrate of Purulia Alokesh Prasad Roy told The Hindu.He also said that so far waterlogging has not turned out to be severe in the district with only some areas of Jhalda I and Barabazr block witnessing some waterlogging.In Birbhum one person has died due to drowning in the afternoon in the Hatiea village of Labhpur block. While locals said that the situation in Labhpur has become “grim” with about 17 villages facing heavy waterlogging, the District Magistrate P.Mohangandhi claimed otherwise. “Labhpur being a low lying area, there is waterlogging in some areas. But so far it is not a cause of concern,” said Mr.Gandhi.As for Hooghly a senior district police official said that was a breach in an embankment on the Rupnarayan river at the Dhannobadi village under the Khanakul Assembly seat. “As a result nearly 16 villages in the area are facing severe waterlogging. The district administration is keeping an eye on the situation,” he said. One person Shyamal Sengupta (38) got washed away on Monday. However, Superintendent of Police Sukesh Jain said that “Mr.Sengupta’s body has not been found yet.” Areas such as Khanakul, Goghal, Arambagh in the district are facing severe waterlogging.In Bankura 1,000 people had to be to be shifted to relief camps due to severe waterlogging. “ There is severe waterlogging in Bankura II, Joypur, Kotalpur, Patrasayer, Mejhia and Onda blocks. We have set up six relief camps,” District Magistrate of Bankura Moumita Godara said.Meanwhile State’s Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee accused the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for releasing waters from dams “without consulting” the State government. “The situation has become a cause of concern for us. Despite our repeated letters the DV is releasing water without consulting us,” he said. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Bengal is likely to receive heavy rain at isolated places on Wednesday.last_img read more

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett front fashion campaign

first_imgPop star Lady Gaga and singer Tony Bennett are the new faces of brand H&M.The “Pokerface” hitmaker and the 17-time Grammy Award-winner have teamed up to front the Swedish high street brand’s 2014 Christmas campaign.The pair, who will debut their jazz album in September, star in a commercial featuring a song from the albumThe images show the young superstar sporting a voluminous black wig and an oversize knit sweater cuddling up to the suited Bennett, reports telegraph.co.uk.Gaga, 28, and Tony, 88, will also perform a festive jazz song from the pair’s upcoming album “Cheek to Cheek” for the retailer’s TV campaign this November.last_img