Photo courtesy of Christina Dunn and Peter McCullough Christina Dunn, ’07, and Peter McCullough, ’06, opened a business together, DressStrong, Inc. DressStrong, Inc., sells DressWeights, which are small weights that can be attached to the inside of a garment to keep it weighted down.Dunn has been living in New York City for 10 years and McCullough lives in New Jersey. Both have full-time jobs along with their work on DressStrong and both are graduates of Notre Dame. Dunn has degrees in business and Spanish and McCullough studied mechanical engineering.Their idea for DressWeights came about simply after an experience that Dunn had while wearing a dress at a barbeque on a city rooftop.“I had a crazy Marilyn Monroe moment, but it wasn’t fun, it was embarrassing,” Dunn said. “I either had to sit or actually hold my dress down, neither of which were conducive to the situation.”She said she then brought the problem to McCullough, who offered a practical solution.He gave her adhesive lead golf weights used to change a player’s swing and suggested she attach them to her hemline to keep her dress down. It worked, but it wasn’t a complete solution. The weights were expensive, lead was dangerous and they were clearly designed for clubs, not clothing material. Dunn and McCullough decided there needed to be a better option that was, above all, convenient, suited to women’s clothing, safe and eco-friendly, they said.“The process took a lot of time, effort and dedication,” McCullough said. “We worked hard to design DressWeights and then find a manufacturer we were comfortable with. There were difficulties and frustrations … and a lot of tweaks to the product design, but we really hit an inflection point now.”Some failed versions included the lead tape weights, which were hazardous, and wheel weights, which had an adhesive that was too strong. Eventually, the two settled on steel, which was perfectly small and weighted, attachable with an adhesive that could “maintain the flow and design of the dresses” so that women’s style wouldn’t be dictated by anything other than their choices, Dunn said.“We want women to feel empowered when they’re dressed up no matter where they are and regardless of weather conditions,” Dunn said. “We researched other ways women usually deal with this problem but there was nothing convenient. Some sew in weights to their hems, but there are plenty of people who don’t have luxury time to do this. Time is a valuable commodity and we can provide an option that saves people that time.”Currently, DressWeights are sold online at the website dressstrong.com, Amazon and Etsy. The product was released on Cyber Monday of 2017 and benefitted from a social media boost around the release. Dunn and McCullough work with Marianne Dunn, ’04, Christina Dunn’s older sister and McCullough’s wife, who helps with the business outreach and company support, and their younger sister Faith Dunn, who handles similar responsibilities including social media management and engagement.The company celebrated its one-year anniversary of the official incorporation of DressStrong this September and was helped with the trademark and patent by Jodi Clifford at the Notre Dame IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic.“Jodi and her students were integrally helpful with the [intellectual property] work, patent and trademark,” said McCullough. “It’s usually an expensive and more complicated process but she and the students with her assisted in streamlining everything very professionally and communicatively.”DressWeights are also safe for the environment, McCullough said.“Being eco-friendly was a priority from the beginning,” McCullough said. “We wanted to design to fit the need and be environmentally conscious — the weights are recyclable and reusable, you can get multiple wears out of them.”Dunn and McCullough said that they are looking to expand, especially marketing toward the bridal industry. They have received good feedback from people who appreciate the product whether they’re part of or attending weddings.“We want to build on our Amazon influence and get into big-box retailers,” Dunn said. “We’ve done the research about where women want to see DressWeights offered and we’re going to make sure DressWeights are accessible to our customers in those places.”Tags: Christina Dunn, DressStrong, DressWeights, Peter McCullough Windy days can be the enemy of those walking around a city or campus in a dress — a wayward breeze could cause a serious wardrobe malfunction. Christina Dunn, ’07, and Peter McCullough, ’06, engineered and manufactured a solution to this problem.Dunn and McCullough started DressStrong, Inc., a business that sells DressWeights. DressWeights are a small, adhesive weight that are easily attachable to the internal lining of skirts or dresses to prevent them from flying up.
Bill Signing, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 1869 into law, now Act 24 of 2018, the primary intent of which is to create a 15-member Maternal Mortality Review Committee within the Department of Health to collect confidential information or investigate and disseminate findings related to maternal deaths. Prior to passage of this legislation there was no mechanism for collecting this important data, which can lead to systemic changes needed to decrease maternal mortality.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), maternal deaths have been rising in the United States since 2000, while they have decreased in nearly every other country in the world. The rate has more than doubled in Pennsylvania since 1994.Philadelphia’s Maternal Mortality Review team (MMR), the only city in the state to have an MMR, determined 27.9 women died per 100,000 live births in the city during a three-year period from 2010-2012 for pregnancy-related mortality (pregnancy to a year post pregnancy).“With the alarming rate of maternal deaths in Pennsylvania, establishing this committee will help take immediate action in determining the reasons for this phenomenon and, more importantly, help to develop prevention recommendations,” Governor Wolf said.“The rising number of maternal deaths is a serious public health concern in Pennsylvania, particularly among minority populations,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “This committee will allow us to bring stakeholders from various areas of maternal health care and other experts together to identify what can be done to reduce the number of maternal deaths. We are committed to providing for the health, safety and well-being of Pennsylvania’s mothers.”The legislation, introduced by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, will establish a committee consisting of the Secretary of Health or her designee, an obstetrician, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, a certified nurse-midwife, a registered nurse representing maternal health care, a psychiatrist, an addiction medicine specialist, a social worker or social service provider, a medical examiner or coroner responsible for recording deaths, an emergency medical services provider, a health statistician, a representative of the department’s bureau of family health programs, three individuals specializing in emergency medicine, family medicine, pathology, anesthesiology, cardiology, critical care, or any other relevant medical specialty, and additional personnel at the discretion of the secretary.“Pennsylvania mothers deserve the best possible health care, and by establishing a Maternal Mortality Review Committee here in the commonwealth we can make sure the latest information on conditions and treatment options impacting expectant mothers is shared with medical professionals across the state,” said Rep. Ryan Mackenzie.“This long-awaited legislation allows us to conduct a multidisciplinary review of maternal deaths, with the goal of seeing where and perhaps why women are dying as the result of childbirth,” Rep. Florindo Fabrizio said. “Ultimately, our hope is saving the lives of mothers across our commonwealth.”“This bill is a relatively simple policy approach, providing a means for preventing the worst sort of pain a family can experience,” Sen. Lisa Baker said. “By bringing together the best experts to take a hard look at the circumstances surrounding cases when a mother loses her life, the purpose of this bill is of great importance. Where possible, analyze and figure out if there is some pattern to these tragedies. See if effective remedies can be devised and implemented.”“I find it appalling that over the span of 14 years, the U.S. maternal mortality rate increased by 26 percent,” Rep. Judy Schwank said. “That’s why this legislation is so important. We need data – accurate data – to find ways to improve quality of care and educate health professionals, women, and families about preventing pregnancy-related deaths and complications.”The Maternal Mortality Review Committee also may consult with any relevant stakeholders or experts if identifying information of patients or health care providers is not disclosed. Members must be appointed within 60 days of enactment of the bill and the committee must meet annually, at a minimum, with the first meeting held within 60 days of today.“On behalf of the Pennsylvania Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (PA ACOG), as well as the mothers and families of this commonwealth, we applaud the unanimous approval of this bill establishing a statewide maternal mortality review committee,” said Dr. Amanda Flicker of PA ACOG and Lehigh Valley Health Network. “We look forward to partnering with the Department of Health to turn the tides on the rising rate of maternal deaths. This Sunday is Mother’s Day—a day to honor and celebrate mothers everywhere. We cannot think of a better way than legislation focused on improving maternal health.”“Every untimely death of a mother is a tragedy,” said Aleks Casper, Regional Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs for March of Dimes. “The Maternal Mortality Review Act will bring much-needed scrutiny to the death of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. By examining each of these cases, we can better understand the causes of maternal deaths in Pennsylvania, identify patterns, and design interventions to prevent them in the future.”“As a midwife, I’m so glad to see this multidisciplinary effort come to fruition,” said Dana Perlman, PA Association of Certified Nurse-Midwives. “We must listen to women, and the Maternal Mortality Review Committee is one way to honor the voices of women silenced too soon.” Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Investigate Maternal Deaths SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 09, 2018
The Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF), one of the largest schemes in the UK Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), has acquired a 12.5% equity stake in Madrileña Red de Gas (MRG), a gas distribution company in Spain’s Madrid region.MRG, one of Spain’s three biggest gas distribution companies, is owned by a consortium formed by EDF Invest, Gingko Tree Investment and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM.Mike Jensen, CIO at LCPF, told IPE: “We are building a diverse direct infra portfolio, and, up until this transaction, we had a renewable bias, a factor of the attractive deals we had seen.“We had bid – unsuccessfully, unfortunately – for transport assets (London City Airport and Eurostar), and we will continue to look at a wide range of infra assets across a variety of sectors and geographies.” Jensen said the post-financial crisis recovery story in Iberia was part of the appeal of this latest acquisition.But he added: “Specifically, we see MRG as a particularly well-run company with good growth potential and a great regulatory relationship. In addition, we will be in partnership with leading investors.”The cost of the acquisition has not been disclosed.LCPF was advised by Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (France) as exclusive financial adviser and Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira (Madrid) as legal adviser.The stake in MRG is LCPF’s fourth acquisition of overseas infrastructure assets, following its purchase of a share in EDF Énergies Nouvelles’ Portuguese wind farms last year, and ownership of two renewable energy businesses – landfill gas in the US, and cane waste power plants in Australia.Jensen said the MRG stake illustrated the LCPF’s willingness to continue investing directly in infrastructure assets with attractive dividend yields that provide long-term returns, as well as a significant source of diversification.Total Infrastructure makes up 9.6% of the LCPF’s total portfolio, worth £5.8bn at 31 December 2015.The fund’s infrastructure target range is 10-15%, and it is working on further transactions at present.Jensen said: “Over time, I would expect to increase the allocation to this asset class, given that its characteristics are so well suited to an open defined benefit pension scheme.”The fund’s strategy for infrastructure investing is to split the allocation two-thirds/one-third between direct and funds, within a global infrastructure mandate.The next step is to create a balanced portfolio by sector and geography, but, given the transactional nature of the market, said Jensen, this will take a prolonged period to achieve.“From an investment thesis point of view,” he said, “we follow the usual mantra – stable companies generating stable, and where possible, inflation-linked cash flows.”As for return, the LCPF has set a hard hurdle of 8% for the asset class and so far has substantially beaten that target across the portfolio.Jensen told IPE: “The portfolio has performed excellently, and the landscape of opportunities for a global mandate is good. Partnerships remain important, given the size of some transactions and the strong competition for assets.“Prices are strong, but, in what we believe will be a lower-return world going forward, they still represent value for pension funds of our type.”The LCPF returned 14.9% on its entire investment portfolio over the 12 months to 31 March 2015.As regards future direct infrastructure acquisitions, Jensen said the fund was ambivalent on location, as long as a specific opportunity passed its stringent investment and governance tests.However, sterling equivalent returns are one of those tests.“Energy remains a focus, as does transport, utilities and some social infra,” he told IPE. “Renewables will also continue to be of interest.”And he said one of the LCPF’s advantages was its flexibility of approach.“We are not precious on name tags of assets or on hybrid deals,” he said. Meanwhile, Jensen said the asset-pooling partnership with the London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) had made progress that was “on target”.The strategic partnership was announced last July and creates a single investment vehicle exceeding £10bn.Jensen said: “Pooling is a very logical step, and both the LCPF and the LPFA recognised the logic very early, before the government made its views clear.“In the infra space, scale is important, so we expect pooling to make sensible investment easier and more relevant to the LGPS in aggregate.“That said, partnerships remain key, given the need to create diversified portfolios. I expect to continue in partnership with a number of major international investors but perhaps on a more equal footing in the near future.”
“A voyage of fun and discovery awaits the children of Donegal at this year’s Wainfest 2016” – that’s according to the organisers in the Cultural Services team in Donegal County Council.Sinéad mcLaughlin who has been part of the team organising this year’s event says that “this year’s Children’s Arts and Book festival, which runs from the 8th to 15th October, offers the very best in performance for children aged 4 – 12 years of age”.Wainfest 2016 will be officially launched by former Donegal GAA County footballer and 2012 All Ireland medal winner Eamon McGee on Friday 23 September in the Central Library, Letterkenny and features a wonderful selection of events to be enjoyed by children in libraries and taobh tire points right across the county, including revolting rhymes, cartoon workshops, science shows, theatre productions and much much more. Family events will be hosted on Saturday the 8th and 15th October and have been inspired by Roald Dahl, children’s literary genius who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year.Gloriumptious Story Parties in venues across Donegal on Saturday 8th October will allow children to have the chance to delve into their creative sides with activities and games while enjoying a Roald Dahl story.And on Saturday 15 October cinemas all over the county will have special screenings of ‘The BFG’ the new film adaptation of the Roald Dahl’s classic book.Cllr Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council believes that Wainfest embodies all that is core to the work of the Cultural Services division of the Council, saying “Donegal County Council believes that promoting and supporting arts, culture, heritage and language is good for our society, our economy and our national identity both at home and abroad. This has always been and always will be one of our enduring strengths. Our culture helps to create a deepened sense of place, citizenship and pride of place in all sections of our society, including our very youngest members. Wainfest is at the core of this and is one of the ways in which we reach out to them”. With an extensive schools programme as well as family events; parents, carers and teachers are invited to bring along their children to something tailored just for them. However, as most events require pre-booking, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.The Wainfest 2016 programme is now available to download at www.donegallibrary.ie or www.wainfest.ieWainfest 2016 – a voyage of fun and discovery for Donegal children was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by StephenShare 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Which number is closest to your total direct and overhead cost of production per bushel of corn: $3.08, $4.17, or $6.21? Do you know? Forty-two farms completed their 2016 farm business and crop enterprise analysis in 2017. Farm size ranged from 40 to more than 1,900 acres.The four lowest cost producers averaged $3.08 per bushel, the median COP was $4.17, and the four highest cost producers averaged $6.21 per bushel.Only the high 20% of these corn enterprises generated a positive net return for corn. For the other 80%, the personalized benchmark reports they receive helped them identify strengths and areas of opportunity in each crop enterprise.The highest cost producers will know if their costs were high compared to previous years due to weather or other yield-depressing event or if these numbers are “normal” and are waving a big red flag. Combining the real-numbers information from enterprise and benchmark reports with production information gives each farm manager powerful information to make positive changes.The 2016 Ohio Farm Business Analysis Crop Summary with Benchmark Reports is now available to download at http://farmprofitability.osu.edu.The report includes enterprise summaries and benchmark reports for corn, corn silage, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and mixed hay. Any farm can use this information to supplement their decision-making.All crop, livestock and dairy farms are encouraged to do farm business analysis for their farm. Thanks to a three-year grant from USDA, Ohio has expanded capacity to do farm business analysis work with four additional Farm Business Analysis Technicians working in Ohio. Each farm receives their farm’s analysis as soon as it is completed. All analyses will be completed by the end of May with benchmark reports and summaries available this summer.Thanks to the USDA-NIFA Farm Business Analysis grant, the cost for a farm to complete an analysis for the 2017 business year is $100. To learn more about farm business analysis, contact Dianne Shoemaker or Haley Shoemaker at 330-533-5538 or email at [email protected] or [email protected] See past farm business summaries at http://farmprofitability.osu.edu.
How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… To help today’s students improve their math skills, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends leveraging technology to engage students. Technology can address different learning styles, plus it provides a way to make learning more entertaining.Thanks to the ever-advancing technology landscape, there are even more virtual tech resources available for mathematics now available. Recently, Aurora University put together a list of virtual resources that can assist with teaching math that included some innovative approaches.Tech For MathHere are some of the latest tech resources for math:Desmos has a free web-based graphing calculator that is comparable to the scientific calculators that typically cost $100 or more, saving students (and their parents) considerable money. The company also has digital math activities for middle and high school students. These include interactive math lessons that can be downloaded to a mobile device.EquatIO is a free tool for math teachers to create mathematical equations, formulas, and graphs on computers or Chromebooks to use for their students as a lesson or additional practice.Kahoot! is an interactive game that uses multiple choice questions. This enables students in the same classroom to compete against each other while reinforcing the math lessons they are learning.Online and SMART Board Math GamesTeachers also can access free math websites that use numerous gamification methods to help teach and engage kids at the elementary school level. For example, Arcademics.com uses Common Core math standards and features various arcade-style games that focus on concepts like math functions, fractions, and algebra. Also, Math Playground features math and logic games, arcade-style activities, and math videos.Classrooms that have SMART boards can use sites like SMART Exchange and iSmartboard.com to access thousands of math lessons by grade level. Many teachers have submitted their own games and activities to these sites to help other teachers like themselves promote math as a fun learning experience.Additional Math Tech ResourcesOther math tech resources provide further ways to enhance math teaching and learning experiences. For example, Sumdog is an adaptive learning tool designed for elementary and middle school students. The game-based learning framework allows students to participate through computers or tablets as well as provide a rewards-based system that encourages students to keep learning. Teachers can access subscription-based programs on Sumdog’s website.To build on the competitive spirit of many students, VmathLive offers online mathematics competitions for elementary and middle school students. Pricing is based on students or a class of up to 25 students.While you may already use YouTube as a source for so many things, the platform has also focused on online learning courses, including those related to numerous math concepts. YouTube channels include Khan Academy, Mathademics, and Numberphile. Of course, math teachers can also make and upload their own YouTube videos to help their students.Tips For Engaging Students in MathematicsTo make the most of these virtual math resources, it’s essential that teachers understand how to use them strategically, aligning the resources with curriculum standards and goals related to student learning goals. This may require further education for teachers, including an online master’s in mathematics education, which provides a deeper understanding and application of how to apply math learning initiatives and technology resources to engage students in their mathematics lessons. Tags:#education#educational helps#math resources#Students#teaching Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts New Wave of Online Education: Helping Quiet Chi… Learn IoT from Company Leaders 6 Creativity-Boosting Activities You Can Do at … Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite
Popularized by Aaron Sorkin, the “walk and talk” is a clever way to convey a lot of information in an active transitional scene.Cover image via Shutterstock.This brief introduction to the walk and talk scene will take you inside the method, including when to use it, ways to shoot it, and how to get the most out of it. We’ll cover a couple of key features, and we’ll check out a few famous uses of this dialogue-heavy narrative trick. Reasons to Use a Walk and Talk SceneNow, we’re not just shooting these often complicated-to-choreograph scenes to demonstrate that our characters are sharp enough to walk and chew gum at the same time, are we? There are many reasons to use this clever device. Consider the following: Emphasize a busy environment using key elements like interruptions from minor characters and “relay races,” in which characters essentially tag each other in and out of the scene to deliver information or hand off paperwork, important props, and so forth.Get your characters from point A to point B without simply cutting or fading out and back in.Create an active space for exposition, and add interest to what would otherwise just be a talking heads scene.Highlight the production design and set dressing, especially if your work is a period piece or a “love letter” to a famous or interesting city.Build anticipation among characters before a big event or plot point.Show locations in relation to each other to establish a blueprint for your characters’ environment. This is especially useful if you’re setting up a location that will play throughout an entire project, like an office space or a character’s home.Leap from one storyline to another. This plays especially well in commercials or anthologies, in which unrelated characters exist in the same general space. It’s especially fun to use a walk and talk scene to allow them to bump into one another. Useful LocationsIf you want two or more characters to have a lengthy or explanatory conversation, but you’re afraid you’ll lose your viewers’ attention, these nonspecific filming locations will help you create an active dialogue scene.Multi-level buildings: Stairs are your friend. They create depth and movement, and you can find them in some capacity in most locations.Hallways and elevators: Elevators are full of actionable moments: waiting for the elevator, entering or exiting, pressing the button, asking the elevator operator to visit a certain floor, making eye contact, avoiding eye contact — the list goes on. It’s the perfect place to hold your characters captive for any number of reasons.Buildings with busy lobbies: If you have access to a busy lobby setting (or the means to create one), this is a great place to drop characters where they can have a conversation without being isolated.Busy city streets: There is usually so much action on, say, the streets of New York City, that anything goes. Surprise your characters, make them late, give them a reason to stop.Gardens and other outdoor terrain: A walk through the gardens can be slow and meandering or chaotic and full of interactions.Public transportation: A subway car, a bus, a taxi, or any combination of the like can provide great moments for your characters to “stay busy” while they have a conversation. Public transportation also gives you the opportunity to introduce a new character, a distraction, a diversion, or a spectacle.Bars and night clubs: There’s nothing more exciting than following characters into a party, initially focused on their dialogue, then panning or tilting to reveal the Technicolor world they’ve just entered. Music plays a huge part here, and these scenes can be some of the most fun to shoot. Technical, Narrative, and Performance ConsiderationsSteadicam: These “tracking shots” require detailed choreography and often rely on a Steadicam system to stabilize the shot.Dolly system: Steadicam work requires an experienced operator; therefore, it isn’t usually cheap. If you’re working on a budget, you can opt for a dolly setup instead. Using a dolly also allows you to smoothly transition from a frontal follow to a rear follow by simply letting the characters overtake the camera as they walk.Give them something to do: Just because your characters are moving, you shouldn’t neglect other actions. The most interesting, impressive, and dynamic walk and talk scenes involve the characters with their surroundings in as many ways as narratively sensible. Let them stop briefly and consider something, pick something up, pass something off, and so forth.Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse: I cannot overemphasize the importance of blocking and choreographing a walk and talk before the day of the shoot. There are many elements that need to come together. For example, lines of dialogue might need to land on certain beats, or you may need to reset props between takes. Don’t underestimate the intricacy of these scenes, even if they look effortless. Famous UsesThere are a few familiar settings that almost always yield a walk and talk scene. These are great places to base your characters if you’re interested in Sorkin-style dialogue-heavy action.Politicians and White House StaffersWe get it: they’re busy! They’ve got paperwork, they’ve got news to share, they’ve got Secret Service trailing them.Law Enforcement and DetectivesOften, a detective will fill her partner in on the details of an entire case in the time it takes the pair to walk away from the crime scene. This is incredibly useful in shows like Law & Order and CSI. Hospital Employees, Doctors, and NursesWe all love the moment when the doctor steps out of the calm operating room and into the chaos of a busy emergency room hallway. In this particular scene from Grey’s Anatomy, we watch these characters literally run from another character rather than confront them to express discontent.Restaurant Employees, Servers, Cooks, and ManagersWe can move from the kitchen onto the floor, back into the kitchen, then into the back office all in one good walk and talk scene. The following scene from Goodfellas establishes the setting and adds visual interest using varied interactions to establish the character.Entertainers, Band Members, Musicians, and Theater ActorsBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is one giant walk and talk scene, and, man, is it a feat! Shot in its now-notorious, one-take style, this film features characters weaving through green rooms, dressing rooms, catwalks, and stage wings — moving on and off the stage and out into the world while maintaining conversations that advance the narrative. It’s brilliant, and it likely wouldn’t have been as successful shot any other way.Romances, Meet-Cutes, Breakups, Fights, and Quirky New Relationships Remember, the key to a successful walk and talk is choreography and camera movement. 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Brighton boss Potter: Players not surprised about Alzateby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter believes that no one at the club was surprised about the impressive debut of Steven Alzate.The versatile youngster got his first chance to show what he can do in the Premier League.And he impressed in the game, earning a man of the match award.He only got in the team due to an injury crisis, but Potter knew that Alzate would grab his chance.Albion head coach Potter said to reporters after the game: “I thought he did really well, really pleased for him.”I think if you asked the boys, they are not surprised because he has trained with us every day.”He has shown that quality daily, it is just the next step to play.”We had a couple of injuries so it allows him to come and play but he probably deserved it on merit anyway, if I am honest.”The Bristol Rovers game (in the Carabao Cup), he was probably our best player.”It is nice for him to come through and make his Premier League debut.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Manchester City have joined Real Madrid and Barcelona in the race to sign Juventus star Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian Pjanic has been one of Juventus’ most important players after he arrived from Roma in the summer of 2016 for a fee in the region of 32 million euros.Since then, the former Lyon man has impressed in performance, he has appeared 31 times in the Serie A while scoring five goals and assisting eight times. Man City have joined the race to sign Pjanic, who is already a target for Barcelona and Real Madrid, says Tuttosport via calciomercato Last year, there were reports that Pjanic was in talks with Juventus to extend his contract at Turin, but up till now, he hasn’t done so. At the moment, he is valued at 60 million euros by the Old Lady and his current deal at the club runs out in the summer of 2021.