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After gaining some recognition during the 2016 Euros, Bartosz Kapustka was signed by Leicester City. There was a lot of hype surrounding the winger, but the now 21-year-old never managed to break through at King Power Stadium, and eventually a loan to SC Freiburg was sorted out last season.Struggling there as well, Kapustka returned, only to be sent back out temporarily, this time to Leicester’s affiliate OH Leuven in Belgium’s second-tier.Managed by Nigel Pearson, the youngster has regained some form, and while their results aren’t the best, he appears to be happy there for the time being.Speaking to Sport Express back in his home country, Kapustka did, however, reveal there were doubts at first regarding this move.Embed from Getty ImagesHe said: “I wasn’t convinced, but Leicester really wanted it because Leuven is their satellite club, and they can track me and influence what happens to me. They’ve invested in the infrastructure, which is why we have great facilities, and the most important thing is I needed regular game time, because I know what the last two years looked like”.Kapustka also claimed Leicester stood in his way regarding a return back to Poland because ‘it did not suit them’, and he felt immediately there was no point arguing even if he did give it some serious thought.Ultimately, the move to Leuven was sorted out, but the drop in divisions has reignited a fire in Kapustka, who knows what he wants now.He said: “I know that, ultimately, the second division is not a place for me. I have far greater ambitions, but I have to return step by step. The most important thing for me was to play and that’s what I’ve done. My form? When I compare my first match with the latest ones, the difference is visible.”So far this season, Kapustka has scored three goals in 11 league appearances for Leuven.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo
by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Winter is here.When I first started typing those three words at the beginning of these articles I thought it would mirror the dramatic tension of each episode and show some respect from a running theme throughout the series. But apparently the writers of this god-awful season have no interest in tension or continuing with themes they’ve developed for nearly a decade. I’ve stood by this show for years and especially through this season (as per my previous articles), but I’m done making excuses now; this might be the worst ending to a popular show of all time and I watched Lost.Before we unpack the absolute ludicrous way they’ve handled this episode or Danny this season, let’s examine how this episode has one again proven the writers have no idea how to show women or characters of color. Queen Cersei? While I’ve complained how one-dimensional she’s been this season, she was an absolute force throughout the first part of series and showed some of the fiercest personality of any character. How do they cap all that work off? By making her a whimpering mess holding her brother (a man she’s betrayed throughout the series whose character is simultaneously ruined) as they are crushed by rocks, perhaps the only things that feel no animosity towards her. Greyworm and every single soldier of color? Portrayed as vindictive and ready to kill soldiers at the drop of a hat even though the mercy bells are ringing. They don’t have the same hesitation the northerners do and only the white characters seem to have any idea that Danny burning the city to a crisp is a bad thing. GoT lost what little credibility it had of showing strong characters of color. (Oh ya, they burned Varys too)Now let’s move on to the absolute wreck that was the plot of this episode. Here’s a serious question: why did Danny ever need an army? She flies Drogon around (being completely missed by the arrows that killed another dragon with ease one entire episode ago) and destroys not only the entire Iron Fleet, but also every troop on the castle walls and the entire Golden Company (who add their names to the long list of letdowns for this season). The way they showed this battle is wildly boring. We were led to believe that Danny’s forces were depleted (something they literally say in the episode) and this battle was going to be the end of the “final war,” but instead it was a one-sided butt kicking by a single dragon. If you built this up as the final showdown for 8 seasons, why not make it even a little challenging? Instead of wasting time showing Danny trudging around Slaver’s Bay for 6 seasons, why not just let her sit in Qarth drinking wine until her dragons were big enough to come kill everybody?So, maybe the battle didn’t make any sense, but at least we got to see our favorite characters in action right? Of course, we didn’t this is season 8. Jon looked like a confused idiot the whole time when he figured out his love interest/aunt went off the deep end. Arya went all the way to King’s Landing with the Hound (a journey and interaction we saw none of) to kill Cersei, which has been her motivation for 7 seasons, only to leave when she gets in the castle. Tyrion lit his best friend on fire, made yet more terrible decisions, and let his brother escape for a plan that never even came to fruition. Every character has been treated poorly this season and had their critical essence put into question, but none more than Tyrion. He’s been portrayed as a brilliant tactician for years with a heart of gold, but this season it’s just blundering after blunder. He hasn’t done a single thing right and Danny was correct to tell him his next mistake would be his last because he should’ve been fired weeks ago.Of all the mistakes and betrayals we’ve suffered from the writers this season, it’s time to address the most egregious: the portrayal of Daenerys Stormborn, the breaker of chains, and mother of dragons. The strongest female protagonist of any show in the last few years has been turned hysterical (sexist word) with only an episode left. We’ve seen her make mistakes and even show her hostility and urge towards violence, but nothing in her entire development indicated she’d be willing to burn a city alive just for vengeance (she literally said “I didn’t come to be Queen of the ashes one season ago). She’s always been portrayed as a growing ruler who was groomed by her struggles as a young Khaleesi to be the rightful ruler of the 7 kingdoms. Instead, the writers tried to turn her into her father in 2 measly episodes.If they wanted her to turn out this way, that’s fine, but maybe give any indication before episodes 4 and 5 of the last season. Apart from just liking the character, there’s something that feels so forced and unremarkable about undercutting her entire development like this. It feels like they ran out of material so they threw in a last minute B-plot that they’ll have to resolve in literally one more episode. I can’t think of a time I was more disappointed in a show then watching Danny take flight as the bells were ringing.This choice isn’t as surprising as it is just boring. It’s like they were sitting around the writer’s room and asked what they should do with this brilliant character they’ve been building for years and some dude said “make her go crazy instead?” and they went with it. It would be a little better if we had a better alternative to Danny to cheer for, but all Jon Snow has ever said is that he doesn’t want it. The last thing we want is to have a reluctant champion of the Game of Thrones. My prediction has Tyrion sitting on that ugly chair at the finale of next week’s episode, but at this point who really cares.Here’s my best scenario for next week: Firstly, we never see Arya again. She’s always been my favorite character and I want the last thing we ever see of her is her riding off that weird white horse she found at the end of the show (seriously, why did that happen) and we don’t give the writers enough time to ruin her for me. Danny sits on the Iron Throne while ashes fall around her (see how clever they were in season 2 by making you think it was snow in her vision, oh wait that’s still not very impressive) only to realize she made a grave mistake. Jon Snow tells everyone once again he doesn’t want the throne, then dies of an infection he got from a papercut.Sansa brings an army of Northerners to march against the capital, then Bran raises the white walkers again to come back and kill everyone. After this awful season, I hope it ends in the dumbest way possible because if it’s going to be bad, it might as well be ridiculous.Thanks, Game of Thrones, I’ve invested years of my life to you and you broke my heart. Save all your friends that are trying to catch up and tell them to stop watching while it’s still good.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 65 weeks ago I thought about your write up but gotta disagree with you concerning Cersei, originally I thought like you but if you look at her death she went out of this world with her brother/lover…the same way she came in. As for Tyrion, I see this as showing he is no longer a “Clever man” as he’s stated. Now for Arya, her line in the last weeks episode was she was here to kill the Queen, maybe it’s a Mad Queen that she will kill. Who better to have hatred for Dany than Arya who was in the middle of her dragon killing spree on the common folk of Kings Landing. Jon will not kill her, Grey Worm will never kill her, maybe Tyrion could but it seems more fitting for a faceless assassin to take out Dany. Report Reply 1 reply · active 65 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Devin McCue · 65 weeks ago I just think it would’ve completed both her and Jaime’s characters better if she was killed drinking wine or something especially if she was killed BY Jaime. It would’ve shown how two characters (twins no less) started on the same moral footing, but swung completely opposite ways by the end of the show. I agree Tyrion is no longer the clever man, which is upsetting because he’s such a beloved character. I think Arya will end up killing Danny, but that was by no means her intention when coming to King’s Landing and just seems hamfisted at this point. That’s what bothers me most about this season is subtly is all but eliminated. Report Reply -4 Vote up Vote down msrhoni · 65 weeks ago I have to disagree with you about Greyworm and the people of color. I believe he was driven by revenge for killing his girlfriend and his army followed his lead. I don’t think it has anything to do with color more so with revenge. They knew exactly what the Dragon Queen was doing but were still driven by the same revenge she was. Report Reply 0 replies · active 65 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down World Traveler · 65 weeks ago it’s make believe, people. Report Reply 0 replies · active 65 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Dennis Pelly and Frank Connor both had ‘2’s on the 12th (B3)From left: Clive Smit (seated) with Elsabe Connor, Barry McIntosh and Frank Connor.Outback observation: Weather – Fine, overcast; Check in – Friendly and quick as usual; Tee time – Early; Fairways – Lift, clean and place; Rough – Fair; Greens – Fast and true; Bunkers – Sand was wet; Value for money – Reasonable (compulsory cart); Pace of play – under 4hrs; Drink stations open – 4 (all); Restaurant – Expensive.Div A (0-16)1st Peter Nixon (12) 37pts2nd Dennis Pelly (11) 37pts3rd Bob Finley (13) 35pts4th John Cunningham (05) 35ptsDiv B (17+)1st Frank Connor (20) 40pts2nd Tim Knight (23) 38pts3rd Jimmy Little (19) 36pts4th John O’Keefe (17) 33ptsWednesday, Dec. 3, Khao Kheow – Stableford1st Wally Brown (15) 37pts2nd Suzi Lawton (25) 34pts3rd Elsabe Connor (13) 34pts4th Frank Connor (19) 25ptsA special welcome from General Jack to his son Harry, just in from Dubai on a four day flying visit, who insisted that Dad had to play today; regretfully not that well but is was a good day out.The course was busy and we were pushed unnecessarily by a three-ball for the whole round; seemed like they could not wait to race to their ball and hit, almost before we had left the greens!The Khao Kheow queen, Suzi came up against some solid opposition from Elsabe who out-drove her throughout the day and was pretty tidy around the greens as well, but Suzi’s putting kept her in the frame right to the last minute as she missed out on count back for second place, with both ladies recording 34pts.Wally Brown collected Jack’s 500 baht bar bonus which was set at 37pts to win the day, and a surprised Frank Connor picked up fourth place with a lowly 25pts. There were no ‘2’s.Outback observation: Weather – Fine, overcast; Check in – Friendly but busy; Tee time – on time; Fairways – Lift, clean and place; Rough – medium; Greens – good but slowish; Bunkers – some not raked; Value for money – excellent; Pace of play – about 4hrs; Drink stations open – 3; Restaurant – GoodFriday, Dec. 5, Greenwood – StablefordDiv A (0-16)1st Barry Copestake (12) 39pts2nd Paul Hack (14) 38pts3rd Wally Brown (15) 36pts4th Jean P Maffray (11) 36ptsDiv B (17+)1st Barry McIntosh (21) 35pts2nd Frank Connor (19) 35pts3rd Jon Kittilsen (18) 34pts4th Stephen Blazsanyik (22) 34ptsAll three courses at Green Valley were closed to us today, which we only found out about a couple of weeks ago as we hastily looked around for an alternate venue on this day, The King’s Birthday. Greenwood, a course we have not visited for some time, came up with the right package, eventually charging the normal daily rate.With some golfers getting lost and a shortage of carts, trying to start on time at Greenwood C and A was just like herding cats! However, with the co-operation of the 28 Outbackers we were only slightly late teeing off, although not quite in the same order as the sheet and somehow we picked up an extra player at the back.Welcome back to Barry McIntosh who celebrated his return by winning Div B on c/b from Frank Connor, both with 35pts, and Jon Kittilsen beat Stephen Blazsanyik also on c/b for third, both on 34pts.Another Barry, Barry Copestake, returned the day’s best score of 39pts to win Div A from Paul Hack (38), with Wally Brown (36) third on c/b over J P Maffrey.We said good bye to Frank & Elsabe Connor and Clive Smit until next year and also to Michael Shreve.The ‘2’s were shared by Clive Smit & Tim Knight on C6 and Paul Hack (A6).Outback observation: Weather – overcast with a cool breeze; Check in – Shortage of carts caused a problem; Tee time – on time; Fairways – Different grasses and tight lies; Rough – fair; Greens – A bit slow but true; Bunkers – good; Value for money – excellent; Pace of play – over 4hrs; Drink stations open – all; Restaurant – Good valueNote: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC Golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, Dec. 1, Burapha – StablefordWe welcomed back Frank and Elsabe Connor, Jon Kittilsen, Michael Shreve and Andre Coetzee along with new friends Tuyet Hohnet and Clive Smit to the A and B course, where we had 25 players. Driving through rain on the way up was not a good sign but it cleared by the time we teed off, leaving the course somewhat wet but imminently playable. Frank Connor quickly came out the traps to win Div B with 40pts from Tim Knight (38) with Jimmy Little next on 36 and John O’Keefe (33) fourth on c/b.Peter Nixon (37) won the top division on c/b from Dennis Pelly, with Bob Finley beating John Cunningham also on c/b, both with 35.
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Alex, who trains with Galway City Harriers and is ateacher in the Bish, has returned from camp in Portugal and flies out with theIrish team tomorrow week for the championships. Alex joined John Mulligan in studio to talk about his inclusion in the team. Alex Lee and John Mulligan in the studio following his interview on Fridayprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway native, Alex Lee, will make history as hebecomes Ireland’s first ever ‘blade runner’ when he competes for Ireland in the100m and 200m T64 heats at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai fromNovember 7th to November 15th.
9 May 2013President Jacob Zuma has extended a warm welcome to delegates attending the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting, which opened in Cape Town on Thursday.This prestigious two-day gathering brings together heads of state and government, eminent persons and captains of commerce and industry from around Africa and the world to deliberate on matters affecting the global economy, with a special focus on Africa.Nine heads of state and government are attending this year’s WEF on Africa meeting.“We welcome this opportunity to showcase our beautiful country to the world once more,” Zuma said. “We also have an opportunity to demonstrate to investors the competitive advantages of our economy.“We are rated highly on areas such as infrastructure development, financial markets, technological readiness, business sophistication and innovation.”Speaking at the Nigeria-South Africa Business Forum in Cape Town on Tuesday, Zuma noted that six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies over the last decade were in Africa, and that sub-Saharan Africa, with an expected annual growth of five percent, was projected to continue its move from a developing region to a hub of global growth.The process of establishing a continental free trade area – bringing together the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the Southern African Development Community and the East African Community – “should encourage the business sector to look even more favourably within the continent for investments”, Zuma said.“This will be Africa’s biggest free trade bloc, with a single continent-wide market estimated to be worth a trillion US dollars. The 26 African countries involved have an aggregate GDP of $860-billion and a combined population of 600 million people.”South Africa will use WEF to promote its National Development Plan and to attract new investments, particularly in the focus areas of agriculture, mining and beneficiation, manufacturing, the green economy, infrastructure development and tourism.Source: SAnews.gov.za
With Eagles fans showing their colors throughout the City of Brotherly Love, the loss prevention trifecta converged this year in downtown Philadelphia from October 10th – 12th to review 2018 performance and tackle strategic agendas as we move forward into 2019. Back-to-back-to-back loss prevention leadership meetings took the field this past week in support of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), LP Magazine, and the Loss Prevention Foundation, with loss prevention leaders and solution providers coming together to offer their advice, ideas, expertise and feedback.A Few Fun FactsMost of us know that Philadelphia is at the foundation of the birth of our country, home of the Liberty Bell and the home of the U.S. Constitution. But did you know that:• Philadelphia is considered a “Center City,” with 25 percent of the U.S. population living within 5 hours of the city. • Known as “The Keystone State,” which refers to the central stone in an arch which holds all the other stones together—Pennsylvania was at the center of the original 13 colonies, with 6 above it and 6 below it. • Philadelphia is home of America’s first hospital and medical school. • It is also the home of America’s first zoo, which was founded by Benjamin Franklin. • In addition to cheesesteaks, the first American pretzels were baked in Pennsylvania, and it is also widely known for candy treats such as Peeps, Mike & Ike’s, Hot Tamales, and of course, Hershey chocolates.- Sponsor – The MeetingsRather than simply providing a recap of the trifecta of meetings which took place, it’s just as important to understand why these meetings are held. These events allow industry leaders to get together to discuss the topics that matter most to the loss prevention industry—what we’ve accomplished, what latest trends and topics are having the greatest impact on the profession, and how we can work collectively moving forward to benefit the industry and the professionals that serve across the loss prevention community.We understand the passion that our community has to learn and grow as professionals, and the need to find the best and most effective ways to expand our awareness and our knowledge base. Serving the loss prevention community is both a privilege and a responsibility, requiring both reflection and foresight to meet the changing needs of the business. By coming together as a team, industry leaders and our valued solution provider partners can collectively take us into 2019 with both high expectations and a solid foundation. These meetings provide the opportunity for all those involved to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry and ensure that your needs are met as part of our AP/LP family.RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders CouncilKicking off on Tuesday was RILA’s Asset Protection Leaders Council, holding industry-focused presentations, ongoing and upcoming initiatives, insights into many of the key issues faced by today’s loss prevention professionals, and other core topics that can help our industry move forward into the new year.As a trade association representing leading retail companies in each retail vertical, RILA has served as the premier advocate for America’s most sophisticated retailers, providing a forum for executives to solve common problems and share leading practices. For more on the Retail Industry Leaders Association and how to participate, read the Part 1 and Part 2 articles featuring the Retail Industry Leaders Association from the March-April 2018 edition of LP Magazine.LP Magazine Annual MeetingThe LP Magazine Vendor Advisory Board meeting was held Thursday morning, followed by the Editorial Board meeting on Thursday afternoon. During these meetings LP Magazine reviewed the various improvements and accomplishments over the past year, as well as offering several keynote speakers that discussed some of today’s most compelling trends and topics. Look for more specifics from our speakers in the November-December edition of LP Magazine.An essential aspect of these meetings is to actively request input on previous content, potential topics, and how we can continue to improve our resources and our reach to bring the LP community the quality product that you have come to expect. Both board members and guests are asked to provide their thoughts and ideas on content, topics, delivery, and other important contributions to further enhance the information and quality provided to our readers. We will also reviewed our LP Magazine Online and the exciting new ways that we will be sharing the latest news and information with the loss prevention community, along with initial strategies to address the needs and interests of our readership as we march onward into 2019.The Loss Prevention FoundationThe Loss Prevention Foundation took the field on Friday morning. Following a board-only session to begin the day, guests were invited to attend the rest of the meeting, with discussions regarding the progress of the LPF, the continuing growth of the certification programs and exciting updates on the latest offerings from LPF.The LPC and LPQ certifications continue to show an upward trend in course participation and certified members, with companies across the country showing a strong and growing commitment to the certification process. Academic support for certification has also continued to expand. Look for even more content additions and updates over the next year to further enhance learning opportunitiesAs part of the high-quality expectations established by the loss prevention community, the LPF has completed industry-specific programs which include courses on Addressing Disruptive Behaviors and Organized Retail Crime developed with exceptional input from leading subject matter experts across the industry. This will be an area of continuing development to help the loss prevention community continue to meet the complex and changing needs of the retail business.If you have any questions or comments regarding the Loss Prevention Foundation or the LPC and LPQ courses, or the latest Certificate courses, please visit losspreventionfoundation.org.Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions that you would like to share that can help support or improve any of these organizations? We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to share your thoughts below. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now