Shannon opens new route to Frankfurt

first_img TAGSLufthansaShannon airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Email Print Advertisement Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins WhatsApp Twitter Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” center_img BusinessNewsShannon opens new route to FrankfurtBy Editor – May 1, 2017 1236 Facebook Previous articleSmallone, the quare oneNext articleWoman dies in Limerick house fire Editor One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Shannon AirportShannon Airport was in celebratory mode at the weekend as one of the world’s best known airlines, Lufthansa, commenced flights for the first time from the airport with its new Frankfurt service.The service to the financial capital of continental Europe took to the skies on Saturday afternoon and will operate weekly until the end of October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Frankfurt service will be a significant boost for tourism in the Shannon region, outbound business and tourism options, as well as offering one-stop connectivity to around 200 destinations worldwide.Welcoming the start of the service Andreas Köster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland and Iceland Lufthansa Group said: “Shannon, as the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, is the entry point for one of the most spectacular tourism regions in the world and there’s a strong demand in Germany for what’s on offer here.  The service is already proving to be an attractive travel option for people travelling to Ireland from around the Lufthansa global network.“We also expect it to be a popular outbound service. Frankfurt has a lot to offer as a tourism destination and also offers a smooth connection between our Frankfurt hub and some major intercontinental destinations such as Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo or Singapore.Speaking at the launch of the new service, Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said:  “This is a big moment in many respects for this region. Frankfurt is a great destination to have on our schedule as it’s one of the world’s leading financial and business centres and a strong tourism city also, with a rich culture and history as well as a recognised culinary capital.“On top of that it also now connects Shannon with another of Europe’s leading hubs, which gives passengers who want to fly from Shannon even greater options for connecting with destinations around the world. One of the biggest benefits will be for tourism here as Germany is Ireland’s third largest tourism market and there’s a particularly strong demand in the German market for the tourism offering on this half of the country.”For details on this new service visit www.lufthansa.com  Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

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Allahabad High Court Holds That 3 Years Limitation For Filing Claim Petition Is Applicable To All Insurance Policies Irrespective Of Its Terms

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court Holds That 3 Years Limitation For Filing Claim Petition Is Applicable To All Insurance Policies Irrespective Of Its Terms LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Nov 2020 1:10 AMShare This – xGiving huge relief to farmers and other marginalised sections of the society, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday held that the period of limitation of 75 days for filing a claim under Government insurance schemes, particularly the Mukhyamantri Kisan Avam Sarvahit Bima Scheme is unreasonable and arbitrary. A Division Bench of Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Pankaj Bhatia noted that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginGiving huge relief to farmers and other marginalised sections of the society, the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday held that the period of limitation of 75 days for filing a claim under Government insurance schemes, particularly the Mukhyamantri Kisan Avam Sarvahit Bima Scheme is unreasonable and arbitrary. A Division Bench of Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Pankaj Bhatia noted that such a short period of limitation militates against the ‘socio-beneficial’ object of the Scheme and is therefore liable to be set aside. The Bench ordered that for filing claim petition, a period of three years from the date of the death of the deceased, or from the date when the claim is partly or wholly denied, as also given under the Insurance Act and the Limitation Act, shall be available to the beneficiaries under the impugned scheme. “The ‘law of the land’ which is binding on all insurance contracts by virtue of Section 46 providing three years’ of limitation in the event of a suit being filed has to be accepted as a reasonable period within which a claim for insurance and a claim against the wrongful rejection of the insurance can be preferred. We take a ‘que’ from the schedule appended to the Limitation Act to hold that the limitation of three years from the date of the death or the date of rejection of the claim, partly or wholly, would be a reasonable time for filing a claim under the Mukhyamantri Kisan Avam Sarvahit Bima Scheme and the similar schemes which were in force prior thereto on behalf of beneficiaries of the Scheme,” the Court held. The observation was made in a writ petition filed by one Gautam Yadav, seeking insurance amount under the impugned scheme after the demise of his father. As per facts of the case, the Petitioner’s father died in an accident on 3.7.2018 and being a farmer having agricultural holdings was entitled to the grant of compensation under the impugned scheme. The Petitioner claimed to have applied for grant of compensation on 20.10.2018 (immediately after he obtained his father’s death certificate from the authorities) but his claim was denied as time barred. It was stated that the Petitioner did not prefer the claim within the limitation (45 days (extendable up to maximum 75 days by the DM)) prescribed in the Scheme. The Court observed that the death had occurred on 03.07.2018, the period of insurance policy expired on 12.9.2018 and as such claim could be made by 11.10.2018 with a further condonable limit upto 11.11.2018. Thus, even as per the scheme, the Petitioner was well within the limitation and the condonable limit prescribed in the scheme. It thus held, “The impugned order is clearly wrong on that count and thus liable to be set aside holding that the application for compensation filed was well within the prescribed condonable period of limitation as provided in the Scheme.” Coming to the question of reasonableness of the limitation period so prescribed, the Court said that it cannot oversee the ground reality that often, there is a long waiting period for issuance of death certificates in the State of UP, and keeping that in mind, the period of 75 days to file a claim petition is insufficient. It held, “The Court cannot also ignore the social facts in the State of Uttar Pradesh, wherein the post death rituals extend for a reasonably long time and collection of documents required to be filed with claim (detailed in the scheme) take a long time and to expect the family of the bereaved, that too illiterate to file a claim within a period of 45 days (maximum upto 75 days) as prescribed under the new Scheme and three months in the erstwhile 12 schemes prima facie is wholly arbitrary and has the potential of frustrating the entire purpose of the Scheme which is to benefit the poor farmers.” The Bench also explained the applicability of the Insurance Act to the present scheme, in the following words: “A plain reading of the mandate of Section 46 makes it clear that the statutory right as contained in Section 46 to sue for relief in respect of the policy in a court and the questions of law in connection with any such policy are to be determined in accordance with the law in force in India. Thus, the term ‘law in force’ has been made specifically applicable to all the policies irrespective of the terms of the policy or Agreement.” It added, “The mandate of Section 46 is also reflected in the Agreement signed in between the Insurance Companies and the State wherein Clauses 10, 11 and 12 (quoted above), it has been specifically agreed that the Applicable Laws with regard to the policies shall 11 be the law as prevalent in the country.” Case Title: Gautam Yadav v. State of UP & Ors. Appearance: Advocates Ajay Kumar Maurya and Jawahar Lal Maurya (for Petitioner) Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Colts willing to sign player like Le’Veon Bell — if strict criteria are met

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/27/2/ballard-quote-022719_1qelcqv21wtik160q1l5a4xp8b.png?t=822471865&w=500&quality=80 In the past, Ballard has said the culture of the Colts’ locker room is essential to success. The 2018 squad seemed vastly improved in that department. He was asked if he felt that might be strong enough to assure that a player brought into the team who might be considered a character risk would conform to the team’s standard.”I think it depends on how big the risk, who the player is,” Ballard said. “What are the player’s motives who are coming in the building? We have a very strict criteria of what we bring in. We want players that want to get better, want to be part of the team, that are willing to sacrifice, sometimes, their individual stats for the benefit of winning and being a good teammate.”If they fit into that criteria, absolutely they’ll fit in. But it is going to be a strict criteria. And I think the locker room is looking, at every moment, who you bring in.”MORE: Ranking 2019 free agents by position INDIANAPOLIS — If selecting All-Pro players in each of the first two rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft did not convince you what a talented scout Colts general manager Chris Ballard is, you should have seen how quickly he sniffed out the question I presented about whether the team would be interested in free-agent running back Le’Veon Bell.(Without mentioning Bell’s name, of course.) Whether Bell fits that description is difficult to say. Certainly, he would fit into the Colts’ varied attack, which is constructed around quarterback Andrew Luck’s uncanny ability to immediately locate whichever receiver breaks open. That was a key to the team’s 10-6 regular season and its wild-card playoff victory over Houston.Bell is an elite route-runner for a running back. The Steelers found limited utility for that skill because they were not short on wideouts, but the Colts are thin at receiver.Bell also is one of the league’s best pass-protectors in terms of blitz pickup, and keeping Luck healthy remains a priority for the Colts after they endured an empty 2017 season as he recovered from shoulder surgery.As a runner, Bell last averaged barely 4.0 yards per carry and did not break a single run longer than 27 yards in 2017, but he has proven to be durable because his upright running style — and preference to avoid lunging for an extra yard — limits the amount of contact he absorbs per play. Mack was good for 4.7 yards per carry in 2018, with a long run of 49.MORE: Bell’s best fits in 2019 free agencyAll of this is based on how Bell performed in 2017. He skipped the entire 2018 season after declining a long-term contract offer from the Steelers that would have made him, at the time, the highest-paid running back in the league and then declining to play for the franchise-tag compensation of $14.5 million.So it’s not clear if this is how the Colts will choose to use their cap freedom. They also might want to become involved with the Steelers regarding a trade for wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has caught more than 100 passes in each of the past six seasons.Brown has demanded a trade, which the Steelers have said they’ll attempt to accommodate. The Colts have nine picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, including a first-rounder that is No. 26 overall and second-rounders at Nos. 34 and 59. Brown has three years remaining on his contract at a reasonable price for a player of his talent, although he has hinted through social media he might want a new deal.center_img MORE: What Steelers have learned from Bell sagaBallard had opened the door a crack with an earlier response to another’s question about running back Marlon Mack by pointing to his production — 1,211 total yards including the playoffs, even while missing four games with injury — and stating, “We think he can play on all three downs. We think he can carry the load.”That said, the Colts have an estimated $115 million worth of salary cap space for 2019, the largest figure in the league. Bell is positioned to take a big chunk of someone’s cap and, for a change, actually play football in return.So I asked Ballard: “You mentioned before about how well Marlon did for you; not a high draft pick, you got a lot out of him. Could you foresee, with all the cap space you have, a circumstance in which you’d invest big at that position?””I know what you’re getting at,” Ballard responded, almost before that question mark was formed. “First thing, I’m not going to comment on that loaded question you just fired at me in terms of a specific player.”I’ll say this: If we think it’s the best thing for our team, we will always try to do the right thing. If we see a player, even if we have a good player at the position, if we say, ‘This guy’s the one to put us over the top,’ we’ll make the move.” How Ballard and his staff establish whether a player who has “baggage” and is available is worth the risk is an intriguing process.”First you’ve got to figure out why it happened. What were the circumstances behind why whatever the incident was, happened,” Ballard said. “And then you have to really dig deep into his character, his family, the people around him. If there was an issue with another person, you need to make sure you dig into that. And then we need to, organizationally, think about the consequences of when we bring him in the building, not only from a locker-room standpoint but from a community standpoint, what’s the impact going to be?”Does that mean to say we’re never going to take a chance? No. Just look at my history. We’ve taken some shots before. When you do, you’ve got to be right. I think it’s different when you don’t make a heavy investment. When you make a heavy investment, either a high pick or a financial investment with him, you’ve got to be right.”last_img read more

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Capitals re-sign Jakub Vrána to 2-year deal

first_img NHL trade news: Blackhawks acquire Zack Smith from Senators for Artem Anisimov He also became the 15th player in franchise history to record at least 24 goals in a single season before the age of 24 and the first since Nicklas Backstrom did so in 2009-10 (33 goals). Wild, Ryan Donato agree to 2-year deal after solid run to end season Jakub Vrána is staying in Washington.The Capitals announced Tuesday, they have re-signed the winger to a two-year deal worth $6.7 million that carries an average annual value of $3.35 million. We know you’ve been waiting on this one, Twitter Fam!Washington Capitals have signed left wing @JVranaa to a two-year, $6.7 million contract ($3.35 million AAV)!RT/LIKE/ALL THE THINGS FOR V! #ALLCAPSMore info: https://t.co/NURHKNAZin pic.twitter.com/QkDlSbsqYe— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) July 16, 2019″Jakub is a highly skilled player with a tremendous upside and is a big part of our future,” senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan said in a statement. “We are pleased with his development the past two seasons and are looking forward for him to continue to develop and reach his full potential with our organization.”Vrána, 23, was selected 13th overall by the Capitals in the 2014 draft and helped the team claim its first Stanley Cup championship in 2018. He posted career highs in goals (24), assists (23) and points (47) last season. Related Newslast_img read more

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Calls for National Broadband Plan to be stalled following Eir claims

first_imgCalls have been made on the Government to talk again with both Eir and the ESB regarding the delivery of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) following revelations from Eir that the NBP could be delivered to rural Ireland at a fraction of the current €5 billion cost.Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “The provision of high-speed broadband to rural Ireland is essential and must be delivered without further delay.“We must, however, proceed in a way that is both credible and deliverable. “There is no doubt that the National Broadband Plan (NBP) can be delivered to rural Ireland in a much more affordable way than is currently envisaged by Fine Gael.“Eir stated at yesterday’s committee meeting that it could deliver the NBP at a fraction of the current €5b cost,” he added.“We agree with Eir that the NBP can be delivered at a much lower cost, but it is our position that this can be best achieved through using the ESB network.“The ESB brings with it a strong track record of delivering important infrastructural projects across the State, it has the existing infrastructure there and has a proven capacity to deliver,” the Donegal Senator said. “The ESB runs electricity to almost every single home in the State and we should be doing what other countries in Europe do which is to have double purpose networks which combine both electricity and broadband.“The ESB was a frontrunner early on in the NBP procurement process and withdrew following the Government’s decision to allow Eir in 2017 to cherry-pick the 300,000 most easy-to-reach homes in rural Ireland,” Mac Lochlainn added.“We need the Government to again reach out to the ESB and to direct them as a semi-state body to deliver high-speed broadband to rural Ireland. If Eir can do it for a fraction of the cost, then so can our state-owned ESB.“Rural Donegal and rural Ireland cannot wait any longer.”Calls for National Broadband Plan to be stalled following Eir claims was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tams, Falcons tear foes apart

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Read Next Ron Dennison finished with 16 points to lead the Tamaraws. But more than his offensive outburst, the Cebuano guard’s tough defense on his former high school teammate, Paul Desiderio, caught the eye of Racela, whose charges improved to 4-2 for solo third behind unbeaten Ateneo (6-0) and La Salle (4-1).In the second game, Adamson continued its winning ways with a 79-60 demolition of a listless University of the East squad.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 Falcons raced to a double-digit advantage early behind Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti and never looked back as they picked up their third win in five outings.The win came as the Falcons are preparing for their toughest stretch of the season—againstUP on Wednesday and FEU on Saturday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City It wasn’t until the final period when the Fighting Maroons found their rhythm, closing in at 48-58 thanks to a layup by rookie Juan Gomez de Liano. But Dennison quickly snuffed out the momentum with seven points in a 16-0 run that put away the Maroons.FIRST GAME: FEU 78 – UP 59FEU 78—Dennison 16, Escoto 12, Orizu 8, Inigo 7, Parker 7, Comboy 6, Cani 5, Tuffin 4, Ebona 4, Ramirez 4, Tolentino 3, Stockton 2, Trinidad 0, Nunag 0, Bayquin 0.UP 59—Ouattara 17, Gomez de Liano Ju 16, Desiderio 9, Dario 8, Manzo 4, Lim 3, Webb 2, Gomez de Liano Ja 0, Vito 0, Ricafort 0, Jaboneta 0, Lao 0, Prado 0.Quarters: 18-14, 40-24, 56-43, 78-59 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Grand Slam turns into a Grand Slump “It’s going to be a a brutal week for us, we’ll be playing three games until Saturday,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren, who dealt the team of his older brother, Derrick, a fifth straight defeat.“This can help us in our coming games, especially the game against UP. The last two games will be crucial on our part to end the [first round] above .500.”A week after exploding for a career-best 30 points in the stunning win over defending champion La Salle, Desiderio was held to just nine points on 4-of-12 shooting. The Maroons hit just four triples, 12 less than in last week’s win.“It’s huge when you have someone like Ron Dennison who can stop a player like Desiderio,” said Racela in Filipino. “But of course it wasn’t just Dennison against Desiderio, it was the whole FEU team against Desiderio.”“It was a defensive game for us,” said Racela. “We limited a team below 60 points for the first time this season. The focus was to limit them and I think we caught them on an off-night since most of the shots they were making against La Salle weren’t going in against us.”ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern U’s rookie coach Olsen Racela finally got the consistency he wanted from his Tamaraws on the defensive end.With FEU putting emphasis on shutting down University of the Philippines’ shooters who waxed hot a week ago, the Tamaraws notched a third straight win at the expense of the Fighting Maroons, 78-59, Sunday in UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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After winless season, McIlroy plots return to top of golf

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy on the 17th tee, during day three of Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns, St. Andrews, England, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Three courses stage the tournament, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and the Old Course at St. Andrews. APST. ANDREWS, Scotland — After completing only the second winless season of his 10-year professional career, Rory McIlroy will put his clubs away for six weeks and plot a way to regain his aura of old.McIlroy finished a frustrating, injury-hit 2017 season with an even-par 72 at St. Andrews in his final round at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’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 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 Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Nadal wins 6th title of year in Beijing; Garcia beats Halep Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ McIlroy said he will not start hitting balls again until the end of November, and will focus on rehab and “getting my body right.” A rib injury sustained at the SA Open in January forced him to have six weeks off, and the problem resurfaced at times.Putting and wedge play have been his biggest weaknesses this year, said McIlroy, who added that “basically all areas of my game could get a little bit better.”McIlroy turned pro in 2007 and failed to win a title the following year. Since 2009, he has won 21 titles worldwide.ADVERTISEMENT “It summed up my whole of 2017: Not much happening,” McIlroy said. “Couldn’t get out of neutral.”Former top-ranked McIlroy, who has had two spells out of action this year because of injury, has dropped to No. 6 in the world — behind players like 24-year-old Americans Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas and rising Spanish star Jon Rahm, who is age 22. The last of McIlroy’s four majors came at the PGA Championship in 2014.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 shutout“I feel I’m a much better player than I was in 2011 and 2012, when I was able to win a couple of majors,” the 28-year-old McIlroy said. “I feel I can do better than that in the next 10 years and that’s why these next three months are very important for me to put some really good things in place, step away and just reassess where I’m at and where I need to be.“The landscape of the game has changed a bit since I started to win majors. You have young, hungry guys now who are fearless and playing the game how I basically came out and played a few years go. It’s about gaining an advantage again here and there. Just reassessing everything and making sure I’m not leaving any stone unturned and do everything I can to get back to (being) the best player in the world.” View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoREVEALED: Why Aubameyang passed penalty to Arsenal teammate Pepe

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Why Aubameyang passed penalty to Arsenal teammate Pepeby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveUnai Emery has revealed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s designated penalty-taker after he passed on the responsibility to Nicolas Pepe against Aston Villa.Pepe converted the spot-kick to level the scores and grab his first goal for the club.Aubameyang eventually capped of Arsenal’s comeback in the 3-2 victory, and Emery was full of praise for the Gabon international after the game.”Yes, it’s Aubameyang who is responsible for penalties,” our head coach said after the game. “Also Lacazette, and today for me is a very big decision from Aubameyang to let Pepe shoot to give him confidence and the possibility to score.”Really, the responsibility is Aubameyang and I was happy when I saw that decision from Aubameyang.”He is hungry every day to score, to achieve, individual and collective objectives. Today that decision shows a really great player.” last_img read more

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