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Status orange rain warning in place for Donegal

first_img Pinterest Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Status orange rain warning in place for Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleDonegal’s clash with Tyrone not the only fixture subject to venue confirmationNext articleRoadworks to begin on Pearse Road from tomorrow News Highland WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – June 28, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme A status orange rain warning has been issued for Sligo, Donegal and Leitrim.Met Eireann is predicting persistent heavy rain with up to 60 millimetres possible by midday tomorrow.A status yellow wind warning is also in place for Donegal until 10pm.Gardai are advising road-users to drive with care and to stay alert on the roads while, Forecaster Siobhan Ryan says river flooding is possible:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/weather1pm-.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

EU urged to give Muslims a fair hearing

first_imgThe study Muslims in the European Union, drawn up by the Centre for TurkishStudies in Germany, charts growing alienation amongst second- and third-generation immigrants in the face of increasing public hostility to theircustoms. It concludes that an Islamic Council should be set up to representMuslim interests.The report’s author Yasemin Oezbek says the number and visibility ofMuslims in the EU has increased sharply in the 1990s, following thebreakdown of the Soviet Union, war in Yugoslavia and political turmoil onthe Mediterranean rim. Estimates of their number vary from 8 to13 millionpeople.“Whereas until the past few years, the practice of religion has been’invisible’, Muslims nowadays increasingly tend to make use of their rightto practise religion and articulate their interests through theconstruction of mosques, building Muslim cemeteries and celebratingreligious holidays,” she said. This has led to increasing racial tension between Muslims and non-Muslims,exacerbated by unemployment and negative coverage of Islam by the media.Yet as things stand, says Oezbek, Muslim concerns are scarcely representedeither at national or supranational level.The Netherlands is the only European county which gives Muslim immigrantspolitical rights before they are fully naturalised.Muslims often have to live with little or no social protection and incountries such as France and Germany, unemployment among young Muslims istwice as high as their non-Muslim counterparts.The 1997 EU Year against Racism did little to address Muslim concerns, saysOezbek, pointing out that there is no one Commission department withresponsibility for religious groups.last_img read more

Steve Kimock to Replace Jonathan Wilson for Bob Weir & Ratdog shows

first_imgAccording to Bob Weir‘s Facebook page, regular RatDog guitarist Jonathan Wilson is unable to perform during the band’s performances in August, due to scheduling conflicts.  Subbing in for Wilson will be Steve Kimock, who has played with the band in the past.A statement from Weir’s page:“Due to scheduling conflicts, Jonathan Wilson can no longer join Bob Weir and RatDog at the The Peach Music Festival in August. We look forward to having Jonathan for many more shows with Bob down the road. We are happy to announce Steve Kimock is able join in his place. See you all there. August 16, 17, 18, 2013. Scranton, PA. Bob Weir Jeff Chimenti Steve Kimock Jay Lane Robin Sylvester Rob Wasserman.”[cover photo courtesy of Bob Minkin Photography]last_img

Abelson rakes in top IMCA Modified cash at September Fest

first_imgChris Abelson was the $1,500 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature winner Friday at Beatrice Speedway’s September Fest. (Photo courtesy of Beatrice Speedway)BEATRICE, Neb. (Sept. 23) – Chris Abelson wrapped up his 2016 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified campaign with his 31st victory of the season Friday at Beatrice Speedway’s September Fest.The checkers were worth $1,500 and came ahead of Jordan Grabouski and Dylan Smith as driv­ers with national championships on their resumes finished 1-2-3. Travis Hatcher and Jordy Nel­son completed the top five.Abelson had started sixth and made his way to the front in the first handful of laps.“When we went out before the race it felt like the track was taking rubber from the middle on up, so that’s where I ran,” Abelson said. “I figured everybody else would run the bottom.”Grabouski was able to pull ahead on several occasions in the later laps but Abelson was scored first every time around.“We’ve had a pretty good season,” said Abelson, already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. “Our goal this year was to follow the Hawkeye Dirt Tour and we won that. We won the Tiny Lund, then a qualifier and finished second at Super Nationals. We don’t have any­thing to complain about.”Kyle Vanover was the $500 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, ahead of Mike Nichols and Dan Nel­son. Lance Borgman also took home $500 after winning the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Kyle Prauner was second and Nelson Vollbrecht took third.Roy Armstrong topped the $300 to win IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event. Damon Richards and Jeff Watts rounded out the top three.Dillon Richards’ win in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature paid $200. Second was Cole Krichau and Ramsey Meyer ran third.Saturday’s September Fest program was rained out.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Chris Abelson; 2. Jordan Grabouski; 3. Dylan Smith; 4. Travis Hatcher; 5. Jordy Nelson; 6. Johnny Saathoff; 7. Tyler Frye; 8. Robert Brinkman; 9. Tom Charles; 10. David Trauer­nicht; 11. Micah Veleba; 12. Bob Zoubek; 13. Scott Smith; 14. Jim Mathieson; 15. Josh Blumer; 16. Shane DeMey; 17. Trevor Barker; 18. Brandon Spanjer; 19. Anthony Roth; 20. Steven Bow­ers Jr.; 21. Justin Zeitner; 22. Rik Gropp; 23. Kyle Olberding; 24. Aaron Pella.Stock Cars – 1. Kyle Vanover; 2. Mike Nichols; 3. Dan Nelson; 4. Dustin Schmidt; 5. Tyler Phelps; 6. John Meyer; 7. Alvie Christofferson; 8. Jason Kreft; 9. Cory Dumpert; 10. Kyle Dum­pert; 11. Anthony Robertson; 12. Eric Bartels; 13. Gary Laflin; 14. Eric Rempel; 15. Brandon Conk­wright; 16. Colton Miller; 17. Bob Aspenleiter; 18. Shane Stutzman.Northern SportMods – 1. Lance Borgman; 2. Kyle Prauner; 3. Nelson Vollbrecht; 4. Benji Legg; 5. Devyn Peterson; 6. Jesse Skalicky; 7. Taylor Metz; 8. Karl Brewer; 9. Cameron Meyer; 10. Lee Horky; 11. Rick Rohr; 12. Joe Feyen; 13. Austin Charles; 14. Brian Davidson; 15. Andrew Whitmore; 16. Nate Thompson; 17. Adam Armstrong; 18. Mark Leiting; 19. Derek Hall; 20. Eric Chab; 21. Scott Bivens; 22. Mary Lenz; 23. Greg Metz; 24. Anthony Kobus.Hobby Stocks – 1. Roy Armstrong; 2. Damon Richards; 3. Jeff Watts; 4. Chad Borgman; 5. Jesse VanLaningham; 6. Brendon Stigge; 7. Mark Saathoff; 8. Tyler Saathoff; 9. Travis Blythe; 10. Aaron Rudolph; 11. TeJay Mielke; 12. David Carter; 13. Bill Parde; 14. Tyler Davis; 15. Jacob Harms; 16. Nick Ronnenbaum; 17. Brady Larkins; 18. Brett Saathoff; 19. Ben Becher; 20. Jeff Ware; 21. Ryan Roschewski; 22. Kyle Hein; 23. Kevin Van Laningham; 24. Chris Klein.Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards; 2. Cole Krichau; 3. Ramsey Meyer; 4. Denny Berghahn Jr.; 5. Nick Lindblad; 6. Ronda Mewes; 7. Zach Bohlmeyer; 8. Alexis Richards; 9. R,J. Maas; 10. Joelle Reynolds; 11. Rick Hollandsworth; 12. Neal Reynolds; 13. Justin Schmidt; 14. Nathan Wahl­strom; 15. John Martinez; 16. Dustin Brethouwer; 17. Spencer Pavey III; 18. Nate Pospichal; 19. Drake Bohlmeyer; 20. Josh Black; 22. Shawn Hein.last_img read more

Takeaways from State of the Word 2014

first_imgMatt Mullenweg keynote: More non-English downloads of WordPress in 2014 than English downloads. #wcsf14— Larry Furr (@larryfurr) October 26, 2014 WordPress as a CMS has declined in the past few years, from 93 percent in 2012 to 89 percent in 2013, to 87 percent in 2014WordPress as a blog has also declined, from 32 percent in 2012 to 26 percent in 2013 to 20 percent in 2014WordPress as an application framework has increased from five percent in 2013 to six percent in 201425 percent of people surveyed make their living off of WordPress95 percent of WordPress sites take less than four to five weeks to createFuture Plans for WordPressLanguage packs are coming in 2015, allowing themes and plugins to be translated, without the developer having to know the language. Will also include description translation. Version 4.1 will include a full localized plugin and theme directory on all the language sub-domains from the dashboard. You’ll be able to go to the dashboard and type what you’re looking for in Spanish (or other language). You’ll be able to get a list of the plugin in the language you choose. “Instead of shoehorning things into custom post types, WP Rest API might become the better solution.” @photomatt #wcsf #wcsf14— David Bisset (@dimensionmedia) October 26, 2014Matt encouraged organizations and freelancers to join Five for the Future, giving five percent of their time to WordPress, whether it’s to core, organizing events, or other ways supporting the community. “Five for the future.” Controversial, important mission encouraging #WordPress participants to support community w 5% of their time. #wcsf14— WordCamp SF (@WordCampSF) October 26, 2014As Matt closed out his speech, he reminded attendees of the mission of WordPress:Democratize publishingEveryone can be a part of the WordPress community. We want WordPress to be available to everyone, in terms of accessibility, language, and device. “You have to make it so that everyone feels empowered using WordPress everyday” – @photomatt #wcsf14— Beth Soderberg (@bethsoderberg) October 26, 2014Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedTakeaways from The State of the Word 2013At yesterday’s WordCamp San Francisco 2013 conference, Matt Mullenweg delivered the annual State of The Word address, focusing on WordPress updates in the past year as well as future plans. In addition, Matt shared the results of the annual survey, completed by 30,000 WordPress users and developers. Check out the…In “WordPress”Takeaways from State of the Word 2015At this week’s WordCamp US 2015 conference, Matt Mullenweg delivered the annual State of The Word address, focusing on WordPress accomplishments over the past year as well as what to expect in the future. For the past two years, I’ve watched the State of the Word address on livestream. This…In “Event/meeting recap”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 31, 2014Happy Halloween! Big news from the WorldWide Web Consortium about HTML5, rethinking mobile navigation, the newly published WordPress Plugin Developer handbook, and developing good coding habits are a few of the resources you’ll find in this week’s web design and development roundup. If you’re new to my blog, I publish…In “Web design & development links” At yesterday’s WordCamp San Francisco 2014 conference, Matt Mullenweg delivered the annual State of The Word address, focusing on WordPress updates in the past year as well as future plans. In addition, Matt shared the results of the annual survey, completed by more than 33,000 WordPress users and developers. Audience is ready for @photomatt’s State of the Word. #WordPress #wcsf #wcsf14 pic.twitter.com/NNKhlGpK2T— Aaron Hockley (@ahockley) October 26, 2014Takeaways from The State of the WordSince the last WordCamp San Francisco in July 2013:Five major versions of WordPress have been released, with 785 contributorsSeven minor versions have been released6,458 plugins have been added (there are now over 34,000 plugins)684 themes have been addedEight mobile updates for Android and iOS have been publishedSeven WordPress release leads and five new committersSurvey Results33,378 responses from 179 countries77 percent of responses were from people outside of the United Statescenter_img WordPress plans to work more closely with web hosts to encourage them to support PHP 5.5 or higherTwenty Fifteen will be the next default theme, with a focus on a book-like feelWordPress will be accepting Github pull requestsIRC will be replaced by Slack (Yay!), an online tool that works across operating systems and on mobile. Slack offers channels, color themes, and is searchable. WordPress.org users can learn more and get started using Slack now. Personally, I love this change. In my opinion, IRC and its interface has been a barrier for many people to get involved with the WordPress community.Other NewsMatt noted there are more mobile devices in the world than there are people. Here’s a source about the world population and mobile devices (announced earlier this month). As a WordPress meetup leader and past WordCamp organizer, it was wonderful to hear Matt announce over 100 meetup leaders and WordCamp organizers attended WordCamp San Francisco. He gave a nice shoutout to everyone for their work organizing events.This year will be the last year for what has been called WordCamp San Francisco. Next year, the plan is for the event to be renamed, and hosted in a different location and date. The annual event will be similar to WordCamp Europe. “Thanks for being at the last @WordCampSF at the Mission Bay Conference Center.” #wcsf14 #wcsf pic.twitter.com/mp1RuMpRKP— David Bisset (@dimensionmedia) October 27, 2014The WP REST API expected in 2015 allows WordPress to become a kernel, changing the way we build things. REST API covergence: Imagine a world where the way we think about themes and plugins work is completely different. #wcsf14 [email protected]— WordCamp SF (@WordCampSF) October 26, 2014 Excited about the internationalization and mobile-first focus for WordPress 2015. #wcsf14 State of the Word. Nice job Matt!— Heather J. Brunner (@heatherjbrunner) October 26, 2014last_img read more

The Blurring Lines between ORC and Cyber Crime

first_imgIn 2003, the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) worked on a three-year international research project with the University of Leicester, UK. The research was focused on the impact of organized retail crime (ORC) on communities, businesses, and individuals. This became the pivotal point when retailers transitioned away from using the term organized retail theft (ORT) and started using the term ORC.I recall reading the research project and realizing that this was the first time I had seen fact-based research that covered the broad scope of ORC. The project talked about the real reach of ORC, police corruption, collateral damage, illegal immigration tactics, and many other facets of it. “Our sixty-plus retail chain members are increasingly describing more ORC crews that have moved in part or totally from in-store to online activities. The move is mostly dependent on having the needed skills,” said Read Hayes, PhD, a research scientist at the University of Florida and director of LPRC.Fast-forward to 2018, and you would probably see all the same topics with the addition of the terrorism funding and potentially human trafficking.- Sponsor – The ORC TriadWhen I think of ORC, I break it down into three categories. One is theft, which could be theft of goods, service, or cash—basically theft of anything. The second category is fraud. Just like theft, this could be any type of fraud—check, credit card, document fraud, and others. And lastly is cyber crime. I think that’s the one that’s often missing when we talk about ORC, especially in retail. If you ever heard me speak about ORC, you would hear me refer to the “ORC triad,” and this term refers to the three categories I just described. I believe that looking at ORC as this triad is all-encompassing, and this allows you to build programs and culture around the total scope of ORC.ORC today differs from years ago. Now a shoplifter turns booster, then moves to fraud, then easily jumps right into cyber crime. The dark web and the Internet in general have a host of tutorials and manuals on how to commit cyber crime. For example, the dark web has groups like The Shadow Brokers (TSB), which allows people with little to no computer skills to purchase malicious software and instructions on how to deploy it. TSB even offers a subscription-like service to its members for access to new releases of the latest and greatest tools to commit the nefarious actions via computer. You read it right—you can search the web to learn how to become a hacker, or you can pay a subscription fee and have someone provide you all the tools. What could be easier?Bridging the GapIn July 2016, I wrote an article in this column titled “Bridging the Gap between Cyber Crime and ORC.” I received a lot of feedback and have spoken about this topic several times since then. The number one question I got was on how to determine if it’s ORC or cyber crime when the lines are blurred. The simple definition of cyber crime is criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet. However, my goal is not to redefine ORC or cyber crime; rather it is to have organizations rethink their approaches and realize how often they are one and the same.I’ll use an example that we often see in retail. Someone enters the store with a stolen credit card and uses it to purchase three mobile phones. Is that cyber crime? The short answer is no; it’s credit-card fraud. But what if that same person purchased that credit-card number on the dark web and made a counterfeit credit card? Does that change the response? Is it cyber crime now?Retailers are facing these types of cases day in and day out. In my experience, it is a lot easier to put a case together for local, state, or federal law enforcement when there’s an element of a computer crime. I personally had experiences where I worked with law enforcement on ORC cases with several million dollars of loss, and it took several years to bring those cases to closure. I also had personal experiences where cases were much smaller in volume but were easily prosecuted when they involved the cyber-crime or computer-crime element.I reached out to Joseph LaRocca, the senior advisor at Retail Partners, who is a globally recognized expert in shrink reduction and retail crime issues. I asked him about his thoughts on the evolution of ORC. LaRocca said, “Organized retail crime activity continues to evolve, and with the development of new technology, criminal bad actors are refining their techniques to target traditional physical assets and virtual assets across vast geographic hubs.”I hope this article gives you a different point of view on ORC and on its evolution and impact. Cyber crime is a global issue certainly much larger than any individual retailer. It’s important to keep up to date in the latest trends and how they are affecting other retailers. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Why Buy for the Big Guy

first_imgWhy Invest in IT … for Large EnterprisesIn my blog titled top 10 reasons to buy in a recession  , I discussed generic reasons to invest.  For large enterprises with a large install base of servers (multiple data centers, row and rows or rooms and rooms of servers), you have the economies of scale on your side.  Most likely, about 40% of your existing servers use single-core processor technology and another estimated 40% based of dual-core processor (source IDC).  Running existing infrastructure on these slower servers is just plan inefficient compared to the new servers available on the new Intel Microarchitecture (Nehalem) – intel’s 3rd generation of quad-core processors for 2 socket servers.Based on Intel estimates, replacing nine single-core based servers with one new xeon 5500 can yield up to 90% lower operating costs, delivering a payback on investment in  as short at 8 months (learn more here) … or … by upgrading single-core, dual-core or even the latest quad-core processors can yield performance enhancements that can boost productivity or open up new business opportunities. Even though this is day of introduction, there are four large companies today that have already identified the benefits of using these new processors.  See their results belowð       Play saw roaming mobile transaction times reduce from 102 minutes to 44 minutes from last years quad-core processors and expects to be able to reduce the cost of running its data centre with these energy efficient servers.ð       Capgemini tested a virtualization environment and sees ability to help their development team be more productive while strengthening customer offerings … as exhibited by a reduction in response time from 12.46 sec to 5.56 seconds compared to last years quad-core processorsð       The Technical University of Munich saw processing speeds increase by 66% and experience 4x memory bandwidth for applications leading them and their customers to consider new projects and compute models for their research and business.ð       Business & Decision saw the ability for 20:1 virtualization ratios with utilization levels at approximately 55%, providing the ability to improve customer service levels, productivity, reduce implementation costs by 50% and anticipates a ROI of < 1year. The bottom line is that these customers are moving forward with technology investment as a core strategy to boost their business and cut costs – helping them to emerge stronger and more competitive in their industry as economic conditions improve.What could the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series based server do in your business?Chrislast_img read more

2nd India Art Festival: A mix bag of striking artworks

first_imgBy Rajan SharmaNew Delhi, Jan 22 (PTI) From nail art to mughal mirror painting, from the portrait of a cow to etching on stones, the second edition of the India Art Festival that began here yesterday, is a mix bag of eye-catching artworks by both veteran and emerging artists.Mumbai-based artist Wajid Khans unique iron nail art grabbed eye balls as the 35-year-old artist captures the finest of the human expressions in his portraits made by hammering nearly one lakh iron nails into a hard acrylic foam sheet.Khans works, that include portraits of Mother Mary with Jesus Christ and Mahatma Gandhi, are being represented by the Mumbai-based Masterpiece gallery.”We are only featuring works of Wajid Khan because it has been our vision to bring those artists in the forefront who have have mind boggling ideas and innovative art talent but do not have the means to exhibit their works on a global platform,” a representative from the gallery told PTI.Mirror paintings by Indore-based Sunita Fakriya gives takes viewers on a walk through the intricate corridors of the Mughal era.The artist has used mirror as a canvas to create paintings using a mix of natural colours and acrylics while giving a three-dimensional look to her artworks.”Mughal mirror art is reflective in the literal and metaphorical sense and has been a part of the Indian tradition. Most of the paintings here depict the passion, grace and beauty which is reminiscent of the Mughal grandeur,” says Fakriya.Painter and sculptor P Gana is showcasing sculptures of cows while using a perfect synthesis of technique, colours, perspective and emotions.advertisementCow is a recurrent subject in Ganas works, owing to his childhood memories associated with the animal.”I have a reverence for the cow, since it has been part of my childhood memories as I grew up in a small town in South India. It is the animals nature and cultural sanctity which induced a spark in me to paint it extensively. We have an adulation for cows since we decorate and worship it. Being auspicious, it also serves a part of several important festivities in India,” says the Singapore-based artist.When asked about his views on the ongoing debate over Jallikattu, extended his support and said that the bull-taming sport depicts the cultural sanctity and should be seen with goodwill.Reviving the early man age is city-based artist Noor, who has etched images of some of the extinct animal species on thinly sliced slabs of stones. (MORE) PTI RJS TRS TRSlast_img read more

2 days agoNicolas Pepe & perspective: Why slating Arsenal attacker just wrong

first_imgNicolas Pepe & perspective: Why slating Arsenal attacker just wrongby Chris Beattie2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: Nicolas Pepe and these ex-players. “Horrible”. “Redundant”. “I don’t know what he is”. Of course they’re right. Of course they’re right in what they say about Arsenal’s record signing……oh wait. Hang on. That wasn’t messrs Keown, Merson and Wright slating Pepe after Bramall Lane. No. That was John Aldridge and Danny Murphy pulling apart Roberto Firmino’s game just months after joining Liverpool from Hoffenheim.At the time, Aldridge, one of the club’s greatest No9s, would even question Firmino’s courage. Yes, Firmino! The hardest working front-to-back striker in the game. But four years ago, Aldo saw things differently: “The Brazilian also pulled out of a challenge that was 55-45 in his favour. Liverpool fans won’t accept that. I’ve been going for 50 years and I know it’s unacceptable.”Of course, cycle forward to today and Aldridge’s opinion has dramatically changed. As has Murphy’s. The former Reds midfielder would later admit his initial judgment of the Brazilian was wrong. You get the drift. Pepe isn’t three months into his Premier League career and he’s being absolutely slaughtered. The €80m man bearing the brunt of blame for Monday night’s defeat at Sheffield United. Criticism which really is undeserved.Yes, he isn’t playing as a record signing is expected. And yes, he should be burying that chance in the first-half. But it was at the end of a move he’d initiated on the edge of Bernd Leno’s penalty area. And he’d had to bend his run twice to get the timing right to meet the cross. Nine times out o… okay, okay given his current confidence levels… seven times out of ten Pepe is side-footing that volley past Dean Henderson in the Blades goal. It would’ve been one of the great goals of the season. An end-to-end Mickey Thomas or David Rocastle effort. Different players. But Pepe, with all his shimmies and tricks, is also capable of doing that. And next time, there’s every chance he’s volleying the ball home.As mentioned, Pepe isn’t playing like an €80m signing. But he wasn’t the worst player on the pitch on Monday night. Indeed, he had some bright moments. For the neutral, sitting back, it was a performance typical of a player from Ligue 1 trying to get to grips with the rigours of Premier League football. And showing some promise – at Bramall Lane no less. A dart and low cross down the right-hand side could’ve had the Gunners ahead in the first-half. Then after the break – and that miss – Pepe actually beat Henderson, but his shot from outside the area dipped the wrong side of the post.But Pepe kept persisting – which should be encouraging for the Arsenal support. The head hasn’t dropped yet. Which is a good sign. That’s not to say he shouldn’t be doing better – and this isn’t about making excuses for the Ivorian. But watching Pepe get caught up in the extremes of Prem punditry, some reality needs to prevail.”Pepe, is he going to get into the team?” queried Martin Keown, the former Gunners centre-half. “It’s a massive amount of money they have paid for him and Lille will be laughing all the way to the bank with that one.”Really? Luis Campos, Lille’s sporting director, would say otherwise. His job would be far easier having Pepe still on the books than €80m in the bank. Certainly, good friend Jose Mourinho believes so. The Special One a regular at LOSC games last season where he was able to assess Pepe up close.”He knows how to defend, to play in the 4-4-2 as the right winger, you know how to defend, not only that area but also the inside,” said Mourinho, essentially describing Pepe’s performance on Monday night to a tee. “He does that very well. When he has the ball and also without the ball, he is very effective and very direct.”I think this boy has fantastic potential.”And “potential” is the word here. Pepe wasn’t signed by the Gunners for the here and now. At 24, he’s still learning his craft – and now doing so in the most demanding league in the world.Four years ago, when it was Firmino getting it in the neck, Pepe was running around the French Third Division with US Orleans, having been plucked from Angers’ reserves team. Today he’s with Arsenal – and as their record signing. A little perspective is required. Pepe’s first months as an Arsenal player haven’t been as horrible as claimed. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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