3 UK shares to buy today

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With the outlook for the UK economy improving, I’ve been looking for UK shares to buy for my portfolio today. I think there are plenty of companies out there at this point, which offer me attractive risk/reward profiles and a way to invest in the recovery. UK shares to buyThe first company on my list is mining giant Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). Thanks to the rising demand for steel around the world, the price of iron ore has jumped in recent months. This has translated into huge profits at Rio, the world’s largest producer. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Rio’s size also gives it a considerable cost advantage. It can produce a tonne of iron ore for below $15. Only BHP can do it for less. With its low production costs and iron ore prices surging, Rio recently announced a record dividend to investors. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee this can continue. Commodity prices can and do fall as fast as they rise. Just because Rio is earning record amounts today doesn’t mean it will continue to do so. The business also faces environmental challenges, which could increase costs in the years ahead. As the world rebuilds from the pandemic, I think it’s highly likely (although not guaranteed) iron ore costs will stay elevated as the demand for steel remains high. That’s why I’d buy Rio for my portfolio today. Construction growthAnother construction sector investment I believe is one of the best UK shares to buy today is Morgan Sindall (LSE: MGNS). The government has outlined plans to spend tens of billions of pounds on infrastructure projects over the next few years. It will need partners to help deliver these projects.Morgan’s management believes the company is “well positioned to benefit from attractive UK investment trends.” It already has a healthy order book of business. At the end of its 2020 financial year, the firm’s order backlog stood at £8.3bn, up 9% year-on-year. Despite these opportunities, the group will face challenges as well. Construction is a low margin business and, as the investors of Carillion found out, a company’s fortunes can change overnight in this sector if creditors start to withdraw their support. So, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today, but I’d also keep a close eye on its financial performance. Housing marketFinally, I think one of the best UK shares to buy today is homebuilder Redrow (LSE: RDW). Government support for the housing market has helped prop up property prices over the past 12 months. It doesn’t look as if this support is going to be withdrawn anytime soon. I think that’s incredibly positive for the likes of Redrow and its peers, all of which have shown a preference for rewarding shareholders with large dividends. That said, the housing market can be incredibly unpredictable. It’s propped up by debt and is, as a result, extremely sensitive to interest rates. A sudden increase in interest rates over the next few years may send property prices lower, which could spark a more significant slump in home prices. This would have a knock-on effect on housebuilders. Looking past these risks, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio today, considering its long-term potential.  Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 4th March, 2021 | More on: MGNS RDW RIO Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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An American in Paris Scribe Craig Lucas on Chatty Neighbors and What Makes Him Cranky

first_img An American in Paris View Comments Do you have a writing ritual?I feed the dogs and take them out. I drink my coffee. If I’m really up against a deadline, I will not even check my email. I generally do look at the email, though—it’s nice to get the fingers to start to work. [Fake typing.] “Thanks for thinking of me.” Or, “Oh, I’m sorry a tree fell on your house. God’s a sadist.” And then you’re already typing, so all you have to do is trick yourself into starting. That’s the only hard part.What playwright inspires you?What essential items do you like to have on hand when you write? I just need a computer. Not much else. I have to have a certain sense of play and of being troubled by a situation or a question. I can’t write into something I’m absolutely clear about. I think what you need is both passion and a little bit of disinterestedness. A little oh-f*ck-‘em-if-they-can’t-take-a-joke attitude. I think it helps to have a bit of contempt for conventional thinking. I’m so grateful to audiences, and I write to reach them, but there’s also a part of me that’s just mad at them. I go to the theater sometimes, and I think, “Oh, people!”What advice do you wish your younger self had followed or been given?I was not prepared for how much work you have to do all the time on everything. I don’t think I would have taken advice as a young man because I was so unformed and had so many things I had to get over. I was raised to believe that I was special and I didn’t have to work hard, and that’s just not true. But everything happens the way it does. Sometimes things that seemed terrible turn out to be the best things that ever happened.What was the biggest challenge in adapting such a well-loved movie?There’s no competing with the movie. I was fortunate that the producers really wanted to investigate what the movie didn’t unpack. It’s filled with clues: Why does Jerry stay in Europe? Why does Adam stay? Why is Lise not in love with Henri? Why was she hiding? What do the French make of these people who are embracing their city at such a difficult time?”What’s the reality of the typical writer’s Paris fantasy?For me the writer’s fantasy about Paris is true. Did you know there are more English bookstores in Paris than in Manhattan? One of the things that I loved about New York when I first moved here was all of the bookstores. They’re gone. So I’m cranky now. Paris is absolute heaven. Craig Lucas’ home in upstate New York is filled with sunlight, art, books, dogs and lots of laughter. He is warm, open and unceasingly generous to guests. (Which of the no fewer than four different types of milk would you like in your coffee?) The boxes under his desk (an organizing trick learned from Sondheim, natch) offer a glimpse at his immense and diverse body of work, which includes plays (Reckless, Blue Window, Small Tragedy, The Singing Forest, The Dying Gaul, Pulitzer finalist Prelude to a Kiss and more) as well as screenplays (Longtime Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists) musicals (the book for The Light in the Piazza), and we haven’t yet mentioned his opera librettos, directing resume or that he started out as a Broadway chorus boy. Here, Lucas talks about his writing process, particularly for his Tony-nominated book for the new musical An American in Paris.What time of day do you get your best work done?The morning. Because of deadlines and the way that people tend to call after a certain hour, I get up really early. Mornings are good for me, but if I have to write at night, I will. With musicals, you’re out of town and they want the changes in the morning, so often I go back to the hotel and write late into the night.Do you write every day?No, but I feel better when I write. The hardest thing is doing a first draft. I have found that the less I say to other people about what I’m doing, the more the need to write comes out. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016 How did you feel having the Gershwins as your collaborators?Mike Strunsky [Ira Gershwin’s nephew and trustee] is fantastic. He loves these songs. He was such a champion of what we were doing. The other [Gershwins] were enthusiastic, but they’re very intimidating. They come in a big group and there are lawyers. I kept making jokes as is my wont. [Director] Chris Wheeldon finally slipped me this little note that said, “They don’t get your jokes.”What’s the secret to being so prolific? I’m really happy with the things I get to work on. Some weird thing happened: Everybody woke up on the same morning and said, “Get Lucas!” It started around 2011 and 2012. I was six years sober. I think my reputation for being a giant pain in the ass was starting to lift. How has your life as a writer changed since you got sober?I’m clear-headed. I’m not muddling through. I’m much better at listening to people’s suggestions. The producers on An American in Paris are smart and their notes are smart; you’d be stupid not to listen. I think as a young writer, I was like, “This is MINE! This is the way I wrote it!” Well, who cares? Steal a line from the usher! What play changed your life?What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received about writing?It was from my teacher Anne Sexton. She gave me a recommendation to go to graduate school at Yale and I got in. Then she called me and said, “Don’t go! You are stubborn and you see things your own way.” That was really good advice. I wasn’t ready for graduate school. If I had been in that class with Chris Durang and Wendy [Wasserstein] and those people, I probably would have withered up and died of intimidation. I went off by myself and hung out in a dark corner for a while until I had a self.What’s the nitty, gritty hard work of being a playwright that no one ever told you?It’s very hard for people to understand that when you’re home, you’re working. My neighbors come to the door all the time just to chat. I’m like, “I’m working.” And they’re like, “OK. Can I come in?”What’s something aspiring playwrights should do, see or know?They should know that when I finished my play Reckless, I sent it to a very famous Tony-winning director, who wrote me back and said, “This play makes no sense at all.” I have saved this note. I didn’t give up, but I did get an ally. I met a young director who was my age and liked my work, so I had another person to keep me from jumping off of a building. Find people who are at your stage of development instead of trying to get your play to Joe Mantello or some other high-powered director. Develop an aesthetic with your friends. That worked for me.What’s your favorite line in An American in Paris?last_img read more

SBTech builds comprehensive compliance framework with SMP eGaming

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Related Articles Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 Sports betting technology and platform provider SBTech has become the latest industry incumbent to strengthen its corporate compliance frameworks and resources with Isle of Man strategic consultancy SMP eGaming.Updating the market, SBTech governance informs that it has contracted SMP eGaming to develop a tailored compliance staff and management training programme on compliance disciplines.In its mandate, SMP eGaming will deliver a comprehensive interactive platform allowing for the distribution, management and reporting of compliance and personalised regulatory training content across the international organisation.Development of the SMP eGaming training programme has been spearheaded by SBTech’s Chief Compliance Officer Jeremie Kanter, who joined the technology group last November.Kanter is responsible for continuing to grow and maintain the high standards of compliance across SBTech’s global business including the wide range of new and existing markets in which it supplies its leading products and services.He said: “We pride ourselves on achieving the highest regulatory standards possible across all areas of the business with compliance central to our operations.“Ongoing knowledge, awareness and learning is vitally important within compliance as it is such a fast-moving and changeable area across the 20 regulated markets in which we operate. Regulatory training is paramount to all areas of the business, and we want to ensure that all our employees understand the importance of compliance in order to create a successful internal culture.“Compliance is an enabler to sustainability and achieving even more success, and the partnership with SMP will help us to grow and expand our reach and reinforce this across the company.”Ted Pepper, Director of SMP eGaming, added: “SBTech is dedicated to reaching the highest compliance standards and its commitment to training and developing its staff within the gaming sector is to be commended. As such, we are proud that they have chosen the SMP Compliance Academy to become a core component of promoting their ongoing culture of compliance and raising regulatory standards.” Share Sharelast_img read more

PNC deflects blame for constitutional reform failure

first_imgExecutive Member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), retired Rear Admiral Gary Best has sought to deflect the blame for the APNU/AFC Government’s failure to fulfil its promise of constitutional reform made on the 2015 elections campaign trail.Constitutional reform was one of the main promises on the coalition’s 2015 Elections Manifesto but the Administration has been heavily criticised for not delivering.However, Best told reporters at the party’s weekly press conference on Friday that while constitutional reform remains a priority for the coalition administration, it is something it cannot do alone.“We had to get at least two-thirds of the Members [of the National Assembly] to vote for the many clauses and articles that are now in the Constitution. So constitutional reform is not an activity for the party in power, it’s an activity for all the parties in power, and parties that seek to have power… It can’t be done without the cooperation of the other Members of Parliament which are from the PPP [People’s Progressive Party]. So that’s one of the issues with constitutional reform. It has to be a national effort,” he asserted.Further questioned as to what was done by the coalition to reach out to the parliamentary Opposition to advance the process of constitutional reform, the PNCR Executive contended that there was always an open door policy for discussions on the matter.In fact, he went on to say that the Opposition had opportunities to bring up the topic, which the coalition had campaigned heavily on.“The PNCR has an open door policy when it comes to discussing national issues, whether its security or constitutional reform. The leader of any Opposition is quite able, is quiet open, is quiet permitted to raise these issues at any point in time… The President [David Granger] has met several times with the Leader of the Opposition. Those are opportunities to discuss whatever needs to be discussed. If it’s not raised by the Excellency on a particular meeting, it can be raised with the Leader of the Opposition,” Best noted.Nevertheless, the PNCR Executive posited that the coalition is still committed to constitutional reform.“I believe there’s sufficient goodwill on the part of His Excellency. Maybe we need more time and in the new term of the coalition, there will be more willingness on the party to sit and meaningfully discuss,” he stressed.Apart from engaging the Parliamentary, the PNCR Executive further emphasised the importance of also involving the public in the constitutional reform process and getting their feedback as well.With criticisms abounding about the slow pace of constitutional reform, British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn earlier this year had underscored the need for a collaborative and consultative approach.“We’ve been talking about constitutional reform. In 2016, we funded a project with the Carter Center, which launched a discussion on constitutional reform. Ultimately, constitutional reform has to be a Guyanese-led process. There are a lot of people who recognise work must be done on the Constitution”.“It’s now over to the political parties to decide what needs to be done to move the process forward, if that’s what they want to do… because it has to be a consultative process. Changing the Constitution takes two-thirds of the 65 seats in Parliament. So it’s not like one party or another can direct. So they need to decide how to move that forward, if they want to move it forward”.Over the past few years, constitutional reform has been before a parliamentary committee.There is a Constitutional Reform Commission bill that was to be examined by the committee. But there have been accusations made of members of the committee stalling the process.last_img read more

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first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Development contact sheet (625KB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Trainee diamond polishers at the Harry Oppenheimer DiamondTraining School. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Construction on thenew Natalspruit Hospital in Vosloorus, a large township inthe south of Johannesburg. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Aids-awarenessmural outside hostels in Vosloorus, a large townshipin the south of Johannesburg. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Aids-awarenessmural outside hostels in Vosloorus, a large townshipin the south ofJohannesburg. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Brickmakerproducing his product for themany new home renovationsbeing carried out in Vosloorus,a large township in the southof Johannesburg. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Brickmakerproducing his product for themany new home renovationsbeing carried out in Vosloorus,a large township in the southof Johannesburg. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: Aids-awarenessmural in Woodstock. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Beaufort West, Western Cape province: HIV/Aids awareness mural on a wall at theentrance to the township. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopoprovince: A RoundaboutPlaypump, a water pump andstorage tank at a ruralschool in the Acornhoekarea. The pump is builtinto the merry-go-round,which, when turned as thechildren play on it, pumpsunderground water intothe tank. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageDEVELOPMENT 3: {loadposition dev}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email [email protected]last_img read more

Does It Really Take A Government To Launch Cloud-Based Cyberattacks?

first_imgU.S. financial institutions are apparently the main targets for hackers bent on disrupting the banks’ online business, combining old tools and new tricks to muster a whole new class of zombie computers into attacking bank servers. But even as banks level accusations of state-sponsored hacking, the identity of the attackers is still not entirely clear.Certainly the banks and their allies in the U.S. government haven’t been shy about calling out the attackers. Last week the bank security experts were concluding publicly that the nature of the attacks meant that it could not be anything less than a state-sponsored cyberattack from one of the U.S.’s biggest bogeymen, Iran.The reason for fingering Iran was the sophistication of the attackers, who used centrally controlled botnets to launch highly targeted distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks against banks’ infrastructure. That was not the part that freaked out the security experts… apparently new characteristics of the attacks included the addition of cloud-hosted servers within the botnets launching the attacks, lending huge computational power to the DDOS sorties, as well as aiming at servers beyond the public-facing websites that usually get smacked around.But does this level of sophistication really point to state-level sponsors like Iran? Or are “everyday” hackers and hacktivists just upping their game in their perpetual war against banks, corporations and government agencies?Bringing Out The ArtilleryDr. Ken Baylor, Research vice president at NSS Labs, knows his way around a bank server or two – his previous gig was a three-year stint as vice president of Security and Antifraud at Wells Fargo.When discussing the nature of this latest set of bank attacks in an interview last week, Baylor described the scale of the attacks with a chilling analogy. Past attacks directed by groups like Anonymous and LulzSec, he said, were like people running around shooting handguns. These new attacks that marshal cloud-based resources are more like using artillery.And well-aimed artillery, too: Baylor outlined that past DDOS attacks tended to be aimed squarely at Web servers, to which intended victims would simply add more Web-server resources as failovers when weathering an attack.“Now they’re going after key weak systems,” Baylor said. For example, a bank’s three or four authentication servers might be new targets, and once those fail, the whole chain of online banking collapses, since customers are unable to log into their accounts.Attackers are also using the sheer power of their newfound ammunition to launch much more sophisticated deep queries at targeted servers, which are much harder to tag as part of a DDOS attack and thus ignore.The Fog Of WarDetermining the identity of the attackers is by no means easy, beyond the technical tricks used to obfuscate the identities of the hackers. The other problem is determining motivation.Thus far, past and present attacks have seemed very determined to not involve the theft of money, what would seem to be the obvious goal of attacking a bank’s cyber infrastructure. Indeed, after initial cyberattacks against banks proved successful, hacktivist groups began announcing their intended targets to make sure banks knew they were about to get p0wned.But Baylor explained that soon after following through on attacks to pre-determined targets, it became known that fraudsters would take advantage of the attacks to initiate call center campaigns that would use social engineering to trick call center representatives, locked out of their downed systems, to transfer money fraudulently. After that type of activity was discovered, the original hackers stopped pre-publishing their intended targets.It is actually this lack of monetary gain that leads security experts to believe that state-sponsored groups are behind the attacks. According to The New York Times article, “[a] hacker group calling itself Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters has claimed in online posts that it was responsible for the attacks.”American intelligence officials, the article goes on to state, claim the hacktivist group is actually just a front for Iranian government activities and all of these activities are a calculated response to economic sanctions and cyberattacks launched against Iran’s nuclear infrastructure by the United States and Israel.Iran, for its part, has denied these specific allegations.“Whoever it is, it’s a show of power,” Baylor said. “They’re not out to steal. They’re out to disrupt.”Bad Actors Or Good Hackers?While the sheer power of the cloud-based servers would seem to suggest that the perpetrators of these attacks would have to be someone with a lot of money, time and power, other attacks would seem to suggest that this is not necessarily the case.Consider, for a moment, the different levels of sophistication it takes to hack into a personal computer or a server (physical or virtual). Didn’t take long, did it?The fact is that hacking into servers is only a touch more difficult than hacking into personal computers, and that’s only because PC owners are often dumb enough to allow malware onto their machines, thus making hackers’ jobs a whole lot easier. (Full disclosure: I’m one of those dummies.)There is a recurring myth that somehow it’s very hard to hack into servers hosted on the cloud, because Amazon Web Services, Rackspace and other public cloud servers are perceived as being so secure.Indeed, such services are very secure, emphasized Patrick McBride, vice president of marketing for Xceedium, an access control vendor for cloud computing. But that security extends only to the infrastructure level of the cloud hosts: the operating systems and networks that actually host the virtual machine “containers” in which customers’ servers reside.What runs within the containers, though, are just as prone to the fumbles and pratfalls that any hosted server can have. Someone like me can, with a credit card and an AWS account, go out and set up a nice little Hadoop cluster in the cloud today. But if I don’t lock that server down and keep it patched and maintained, it’s just as vulnerable as it would be if it were plugged into the Internet back in my server room. Careless server admins can get their systems hacked just as easily as PCs.“Cloud providers have done a pretty good job locking down their infrastructure,” McBride said. “But you’ve got to lock down access to your own servers.” More Shelling To ComeGarden-variety hackers are already pretty sophisticated with their online weaponry, too. With whole botnets ready to be rented and deployed as a service against any desired targets, hackers (political or criminal) are able to acquire online weapons to use in their crusades or criminal activities.A problem with the gun/artillery analogy is that it applies only to the level of power that can be used in an attack – it does not correlate with the sophistication or financing of the hackers themselves. If a hacker can crack a virtual server and control its computing power with little more skill than it takes to hack some poor slob’s PC and tie it to a tightly controlled botnet, then how sophisticated does a hacker have to be?This is not to say Iran’s name can be cleared. The Middle Eastern nation could still be involved with these attacks, as might any other nation with a beef against the United States. But these attacks could just as well be the work of pro-Iranian hacker groups, any one of a slew of anti-bank protest organizations or some super-genius kid ticked off a bank foreclosed on his parents’ house.Using sophistication as a prime identifier for state-sponsored attacks paints an incomplete picture. The truth is, building a detailed and powerful cyberattack is not like building a nuclear weapon or creating counterfeit currency – activities that typically do require government-level resources and money. Cyberattacks like the ones in question, while complex, use the same methods employed in other botnet attacks. It’s just the weapons that have changed.Nevertheless, the fact that there’s now cloud artillery lying around for hackers to replace their virtual handguns is very bad news for banks and any other potential online targets, regardless of the attackers’ identity.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… brian proffitt Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#Banking How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more

23 days ago​Arsenal winger Pepe admits he’s struggling with language barrier

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal winger Pepe admits he’s struggling with language barrierby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal winger Nicholas Pepe admits that he is experiencing some struggles after his summer move from France.The former Lille man arrived with a big reputation and for a club record fee.But he has failed to show the kind of form that made him one of the most wanted attackers of the summer transfer window.And Pepe admits the language has been a barrier to his acclimatization.”The only thing I have to do is to continue to work hard because it is obvious the level here is higher,” the 24-year-old said to reporters. “The language is different. It’s a new league. For sure everything is different for me. I must adapt quickly but I’m confident it’s gonna happen soon.” last_img read more

22 days agoArsenal boss Emery admits Ozil didn’t deserve starting place

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery admits Ozil didn’t deserve starting placeby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery admits Mesut Ozil didn’t deserve a place in his starting XI last night.Ozil, the highest-paid player in the history of the club, was again left out of the matchday squad as Gabriel Martinelli hit a brace in the 4-0 Europa League victory over Standard Liege.”I am thinking every time to decide the best players for each match and the best players in the squad to play and to help us,” Emery replied when asked about Ozil’s omission.”When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more.”He needs to continue working. Tomorrow we have training with the players who didn’t play, and on Sunday we have another match, and we are going to decide the same.”Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth, and we want to carry on our same way in each match.” last_img read more

17 days agoDybala happier at Juventus under coach Sarri

first_imgDybala happier at Juventus under coach Sarriby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaulo Dybala says he’s happy at Juventus under coach Maurizio Sarri.The striker feels more comfortable with Sarri than predecessor Max Allegri.He said, “I wanted to stay, I wanted to play here and continue my career at Juve. I think I can still give a lot and I showed a glimpse of that against Inter.“I feel less weight on my shoulders and very calm mentally. I was convinced that with Sarri, I’d start to have fun, work and prove what I’m worth. And that’s what I’m trying to do.“Sarri and Allegri have different ways of playing, and it shows. With Allegri we did so many things, but I think we play a bit more attacking with Sarri and we play the ball more.“After that, of course, we’ll have to see what happens during the season. My goal was important, for the team and I, to score at that moment, for how we got to the game.“They’d never lost in the League and now we’re the only unbeaten team in Europe: when it comes to Juventus, sometimes you need to have a bit of respect.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more