first_imgCoach Kobina Amissah of Liberia’s CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Red Lions, has appealed to Liberians soccer fans to provide all necessary support to the team in their preparation against Algerian club C. S. Constatntinios on Friday, February 28, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Red Lions, who qualified for the 1/16th round due to the failure of its Guinea Bissau candidate to come for the preliminary round, said, “We are doing all that is necessary to make certain that Red Lions adequately represent Liberia.”He said while the team has been struggling in the local league, due to the number of players that are newly acquired and as a result, making effort to play together, the players have realized the enormity of the challenge and the collaboration needed to make things happen.“They are playing better and with time they will make the required expectation,” Coach Amissah said. “We need your support from the Liberian people.”Red Lions last Wednesday drew 0-0 against Watanga, in a match that they needed to stay out of the relegation zone, but dominated from start to finish and even wasted a penalty, and a ball that hit the goalpost and rebounded into play.He said despite the difficulties, the team is playing well, and Liberians’ motivation is essential because the management is working out to make the players more comfortable to face their challenges they know they must conquer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgOver 1000 workers of the Reclaiming Liberia Beaches and Waterways Project may have cause to laugh when part of their four-month arrears are settled through the intervention of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.A letter from President Sirleaf’s office, signed by Edward B. McClain, Jr., Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, dated April 23, 2014, appealed to the workers to “be a little bit more patient and give us a week…to make settlement of a portion of the arrears.”In another letter dated April 14, 2014, addressed to the President, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer, the four communities of New Kru Town, West Point, Mamba Point and ELWA, informed her that they are yet to be paid their salaries from January-April, 2014.“Madam President,” the letter, signed by representatives George Young (New Kru Town), Thomas Tweh (West Point), Edwin Kanneh (Mamba Point) and Matthew Greaves (ELWA), noted, “…we again write to inform you of our present situation concerning our pay for the months of January-April 2014.”“The situation is now worrying the workforce of 1,900, who told us that they are losing patience and that our payments should be made regular.”Last week Friday, (April 25), beach workers in New Kru Town presented themselves at the Juah Sarwee Memorial Institute, named after the President’s grandmother, in New Kru Town when they learned that the President was expected to honor the school’s first phase dedication.The Deputy Minister of Education, Ramses T. Kumbugah, however, deputized for the President.The Daily Observer observed dissatisfaction in the faces of the workers present. “We wanted to remind the President that we are still working and taking care of the beaches,” said a beach monitor, “And to remind her that we are waiting for our pay.”“Though the news from the President’s office gave us some hope,” commented George A. Young, “we pray that after some of the money is settled, it will be regular in the future.”The project to reclaim the beaches and waterways began in 2010 by the Liberia Maritime Authority, and promised 5,000 jobs to Liberians in slum communities.The initial two-year program is now over five years old and now providing monthly income to nearly 1,900 Liberians. The program was officially launched by LMA Commissioner, Binyah C. Kesselly, who described it as claiming “one community at a time.”Other collaborators were the Bureau of Fisheries at the Department of the Ministry of Agriculture; the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA); the Tourism Department of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism and the Monrovia City Corporation, (MCC).At the opening in 2010, then acting Monrovia City Mayor, Mary Broh, led journalists on a tour of the heavily polluted waterways in New Kru Town, Slipway on the bank of the Du River.“During the tour in New Kru Town beach,” reported Daily Observer’s George Kennedy, “Mayor Broh almost vomited from the sight and smell of human feces.”At a recent tour of New Kru Town, Slipway and West Point Beaches, the Daily Observer saw improved beaches in the three communities, evidence that the project has gained a measure of success.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA motor vehicle was on Thursday evening stolen less than five hours after the driver parked it in front of his home and retired to bed.Reports are that around 21:30h on the day in question, the Hope Low Lands, East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident retired to bed and as he woke up at 02:15h the next morning, he realised that the car was missing.Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) C (East Coast Demerara), Assistant Police Commissioner Royston Andries-JunorAs such, he rushed out of the house to confirm his worst fears and without hesitation, he raised an alarm. He contacted the police and a report was lodged.Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) C (East Coast Demerara), Royston Andries-Junor, when contacted, told Guyana Times that an investigation has been launched into the matter and that his ranks are combing the ECD corridor with hopes of locating the missing Toyota Spacio.He explained that information received indicated that the stolen car belongs to a butcher who had employed a man to operate as a taxi.According to the Commander, there was no cash or valuables inside the vehicle when it was allegedly stolen. The car, however, was found in the vicinity of Rising Sun Turf Club, West Coast Berbice, on Friday afternoon.Less than two weeks ago, a 42-year-old contractor, who visited a city bank and withdrew over $3 million in cash, had his vehicle hijacked when he had parked it in the capital city while running errands.The man had all of his money inside of his Mazda model motorcar when he had parked it at New Garden Street, between Church and Foreshaw Streets, Queenstown, and exited the vehicle.Although local cops retrieved the man’s motorcar some hours after it was stolen, the money along with important documents that were inside of the vehicle were missing.According to a police source, the contractor’s vehicle was found abandoned in the parking lot of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) located on Oronoque and Croal Streets, Georgetown.last_img read more

first_imgJesse Lingard thought he had won the game late on for England only for his strike to be ruled out for offside by VAR and the Dutch took full advantage of that reprieve to deservedly earn their place in the final.England contributed to their own downfall with a comedy of errors for both goals in extra-time with John Stones and Ross Barkley at fault as Kyle Walker’s own goal and Quincy Promes’s tap in sent Holland into the final.Gareth Southgate’s men were attempting to build on the success of reaching a first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, but England were largely outplayed to show much work is still to be done if they are to end their trophy drought on home soil next summer at Euro 2020.The Netherlands failed to even qualify for the last two major tournaments. However, the young talent that has seen a dramatic turnaround in their fortunes on the international stage was in evidence with Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong outstanding in midfield.De Ligt also looks set to leave Ajax with a host of top European clubs after his signature, but he had a moment to forget just after the half hour mark.The 19-year-old failed to control a simple pass and then chopped down Rashford in his attempt to recover.With Harry Kane left on the bench by Southgate, Rashford took responsibility from the spot to send Jasper Cillessen the wrong way for a barely deserved lead.Denzel Dumfries had to make a cleaner last-ditch tackle on Rashford moments later to avoid conceding a second penalty.Rashford suffered an ankle injury in that challenge that forced him off at half-time as Kane was restored for the second period.However, the Tottenham striker again looked far from fully-fit having returned from a two-month injury layoff for Spurs Champions League final defeat last weekend.The Netherlands dominated possession throughout, but lacked a cutting edge up front with Memphis Depay particularly wasteful in front of goal.However, the introduction off the bench of Promes and Donny van de Beek offered the Netherlands more dynamism and England were eventually punished for sitting deep when De Ligt made amends by powering home from a corner.Van de Beek then missed a glorious chance to completely turn the game around.Yet, just when there seemed only one winner, England produced their best move of the game as Stones, Ben Chilwell, Barkley and Raheem Sterling moved the ball from one end to the other before Lingard slotted home.The celebrations were cut short, though, when the Manchester United midfielder was ruled offside by the finest of margins after a VAR review.Depay blazed over another fine Dutch chance to win the game before extra-time, but the Netherlands finally took complete control in the extra 30 minutes.England inflicted much of the damage themselves as Stones dallied on the ball and after Pickford made a great save to deny Depay, Promes’s follow-up deflected in off Walker.Barkley’s underhit backpass then teed up a third for the Dutch as Depay squared for Promes to slot into an empty net.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England’s long wait to win a first trophy since 1966 goes on after a 3-1 defeat against The Netherlands© AFP MIGUEL RIOPAGUIMARAES, Portugal, June 7 – England’s long wait for a trophy since 1966 goes on as the Netherlands set up a Nations League final meeting with Portugal on Sunday with a 3-1 win after extra-time in Guimaraes.Marcus Rashford’s penalty gave the Three Lions a first-half lead against the run of play, but Matthijs de Ligt made amends for his error in leading to the spot-kick to level 17 minutes from time.last_img read more

first_imgMembers of the public who were due to attend the Circuit Court sittings in Letterkenny for jury duty have been told they will not be needed this term.Almost 100 people were due to turn up to be selected for jury duty for an upcoming trial.However court clerk Margaret Sharkey has said jurors will now not be needed after a rescheduling of the court list under Judge Rory McCabe. Jurors who turned up for selection last week and were due to return this week need not do so at all now.EndsJURORS TOLD NOT TO TURN UP AT LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: May 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMany seniors who had completed all other requirements but failed the exit exam are planning on participating in their graduation ceremonies, officials said. Nine high schools in the district will have graduation ceremonies from May 30 through June 3. “They have ordered their caps and gowns,” said Vicki Engbrecht, director of curriculum. “We’ll just have to wait until the last minute to decide which certificate to put inside the diploma cover.” About 100 seniors have been waiting for test results, expected around May 26 from the last test, to learn if they will earn diplomas. If last week’s court ruling stands, they will sport a cap and gown and graduate with classmates regardless of their scores. But if the case is overturned or stayed, they will receive alternative certificates. About 90 percent of Hart district students pass the test on their first try. The exit exam ruling, made last week by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman, allows high school students to graduate if they’ve completed all other requirements. About 47,000 high school seniors have yet to pass the exam. Saying the lower court’s ruling sends the wrong message to students, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced on Thursday his decision to appeal to the state high court. “The court has said to these kids that no matter what you may lack in English and math skills, if you have made it to your senior year, that’s enough,” O’Connell said. Students have six tries to pass the test in high school. The English portion, written at ninth- and 10th-grade levels, includes multiple choice questions and an essay. Math covers seventh-grade standards and some algebra. Passing scores are 55 percent in math and 60 percent in English. The state argues that the exam is necessary to measure that students have basic understandings of English and math upon graduation. Critics contend that it’s an unfair gauge against minority and low-income students who come from low-performing schools with few resources. That was the basis for the lawsuit filed in Alameda County. Before the court battles began, students who had failed one or both parts of the exam retook it in March along with sophomores taking it for the first time. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Santa Clarita Valley high school seniors who failed to pass the state’s controversial high school exit exam will walk nonetheless with classmates in graduation ceremonies. But whether they get a high school diploma or some other kind of certificate when they walk up to the podium will depend on the California Supreme Court. The state high court is expected to be asked today to overturn a lower court’s decision allowing seniors to get a diploma without passing the test, which was to take effect for the first time with the Class of 2006. Anticipating the court challenge, William S. Hart Union High School District officials have already ordered enough diplomas for all graduates. last_img read more

first_imgInishowen Engineering Reserve Premier Division ReportsCarn Res 2-2 Cockhill ResCarn had the better of the opening exchanges with Conor Doherty having a low shot well saved by Lee McCarron before Matthew Doherty broke through the visitors defence but failed to hit the target when well placed.Cockhill replied and Shane Doherty fired just over the bar from the edge of the area on the half hour.Carn were next to threaten with Matthew McLaughlin having a twenty five yards free superbly tipped around the post by McCarron.Cockhill upped the tempo before the break with Michael Coyle seeing a low shot from the edge of the area saved by JJ Doherty before Shane McClean fired into the side netting from an acute angle.Minutes into the second period the home side took the lead when following a quick throw in Matthew Mclaughlin crossed for Rory Brady to fire low to the net from twelve yards.Cockhill got back on terms just after the hour mark after Marty Bradley rose highest to head home a free kick from ten yards.Minutes later the visitors took the lead when Ryan Duffy beat the offside trap to run clear and fire low past Doherty.The home side rallied and equalised on 80 minutes when a Ronan Doherty ball over the top found Brady and he raced clear to drill low past McCarron.With both teams pushing hard for the winner it was Cockhill who had the best chances but both Duffy and Coyle fired wide when clear.  Glengad Res 2-4 Clonmany Res In an even opening Brian Doherty had an effort saved by Clonmany keeper Roger mcGilloway while at the other end Kieran Kelly’s wind assisted effort was well tipped over by Michael McLaughlin.The home side took the lead on 19 minutes after a Niall McLaughlin ball over the top sent Gary Kelly clear and he lobbed the advancing McGilloway.Clonmany replied with Brendan Devlin having a header saved by McLaughlin before the same player headed wide at the back post.They equalised on 34 minutes when the home defence failed to clear allowing Aiden Doherty to nip in and slot low to the net.On the stroke of half time a defensive miskick allowed Doherty in to fire his second past the exposed McLaughlin.In the opening minute of the second period Doherty almost grabbed his hat trick when his effort crashed off the post .Glengad replied and levelled after a Niall McLaughlin free came off the bar to Michael Gallagher to slot home from close range.Clonmany upped the pace again and Doherty had an effort turned onto the post by Mclaughlin before Doherty grabbed his hat trick when he converted at the second attempt after McLaughlin had parried his initial shot.They increased their lead on 61 minutes when Devlin superbly lobbed McLaughlin when his effort crashed in off the underside of the bar. Glengad tried to hit back with Stephen Mclaughlin seeing a header cleared off the lien by Andrew Barr before Kelly raced clear but McGilloway advanced to save well.  Sea Rovers 0-8 Aileach Res Aileach recovered from last weeks shock defeat at home to Carn with this comprehensive defeat of bottom placed Rovers.They opened the scoring in the 3rd minute when James Wallace headed home a Stephen O Donnell corner.Rovers replied and both Gerard Crossan and Shane Diver had effort saved by David McGeady. Aileach increased their lead on 14 minutes when another o Donnell delivery found Wallace and he headed home from ten yards.Eddie McGrath then had an angled effort tipped round the post by Fergal Bradley before Stephen Doherty ran onto a long kick out to fire past Bradley before the break.Aileach blitzed the home side with four goals in an eleven minute spell after the break.Stehen Doherty pounced on a defensive error and unleashed a shot which hit both posts before going in before McGrath headed home another O Donnell free kick.Ruairi Bradley then ran onto a Michael Morrison pass to fire home number six from the edge of the area before an O Donnell free eluded all and landed in the net.Rovers still tried to push forward with lee McClarence firing just over before Luke Rodden beat three defenders but shot weakly at McGeady.Ailach completed the scoring and Doherty his hat trick when he controlled Morrisons cross and fired past Bradley. QPS Res 3-0 Culdaff Res There was little between the teams in the opening quarter of the game and the visitors will feel they did not deserve to be on the wrong end of such a scoreline.The home side were first to threaten on 22 minutes when a Paul Hegarty driven free into the area found no takers.Culdaff replied and had a good spell with Michael McLaughlin heading a Paddy McColgan corner over the bar before McColgan was off target with a free kick.Then William Hutchinson crept in at the back post but his effort was turned behind by Brian Lynch.The point broke and took the lead just before the interval when an Aiden Lynch cross found Gerard Greene who slid the ball low past George Houten from point blank range.They increased their lead on 55 minutes after Hegarty’s free crashed back off the post to Mark Duffy who crossed for Greene to score with a spectacular bicycle kick from fourteen yards.Culdaff responded and Ryan Greene was unlucky to see his twenty five yards effort crash back off the bar on 66 minutes.The point then killed the game as a contest when they added a third after Hegarty fed Lynch to race clear and fire low past Houten.Culdaff had good claims for a penalty waved aside in the 80th minute and were unlucky when Darren McLarkey saw his effort rebound off the post.They had the final chance as well but Terence McLaughlin failed to hit the target after a goalmouth scramble.Inishowen Engineering Reserve Premier Division TablePPtsAileach819Glengad1118Culdaff1018QPS716Clonmany1015Cockhill811Carn109Sea Rovers100INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: EVERY MATCH REPORT FROM THE INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE PREMIER DIVISION was last modified: February 3rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE: EVERY MATCH REPORT FROM THE INISHOWEN ENGINEERING RESERVE PREMIER DIVISIONlast_img read more

first_imgThere’s a reason that every high-performance car is sleek and compact in shape; sleekness improves performance. The same principle applies to centuries-old sculptures that keep their features and endure centuries of weathering and the test of time: keep the shape simple.Unfortunately, the current trend is to build large homes that have poorly designed floor spaces. The physical shape of these origami-like buildings impacts our lives, our comfort, and our energy bills. Finding beauty in simplicityHomes are functional art. A home has to be durable, comfortable, and (ideally) close to maintenance-free.Humans are attracted to beautiful things. When we distill the features of a home down to their essence, the result is a simple design that meets our ergonomic needs.Take furniture, for example. Some artisanal furniture shops sell great examples of functional objects that are honest and essential, creating lines of furniture like Danish teak dining room sets. Not all furniture is loved, but pieces that do evoke caring are always welcomed by the next generation. Good design transcends time and fashion. Detailing for a good air seal along this stepped foundation wall isn’t impossible, but it takes some focus. This concept is at the core of the “Not So Big House” series of books written by Sarah Susanka, who urges us to spend not on large size and complexity, but on good design with thoughtful detailing.Since many Europeans pay phenomenally high utility prices, they have been building super-efficient homes with simple shapes for 20 years now. The movement has even inspired Twitter hash tags, including #BoxyButBeautiful. A house with a huge footprint has point loads and beams that disrupt HVAC runs. Here we see HVAC art, but what it spells is discomfort. This problem should have been addressed at the design stage. This expensive bump-out in the wall is for a fireplace gas insert. It’s unnecessary; it could have been bumped in. But we like our interiors to have clean lines: no bulkheads or bumped-in fireplaces! Check below to see all that’s gone into making this happen. With all the extra framing and the mini roofed attic, it’s a lot of detailing. Bonus rooms above garages are responsible for a constant stream of complaints. This type of room is more exposed than other rooms in the house and is distant from the furnace. Here’s the second floor, where the ducts turn in and come up through the floor. The conditioned air will have a lower pressure and temperature by the time it completes its journey upstairs. This lovely tin-roofed side attic is on the main floor. It will get short shrift on insulation detailing. The brick of the second floor wall is supported by a steel I-beam that bears on two columns. With no attic hatch to provide the access for quality control, what’s the incentive to detail everything right? The origami wouldn’t be complete without fetishizing the dormer. You can see the extent a framer needs to go through for that “cathedral look” inside a nameless second floor window. It’s official: everyone needs a bump-out! Greg Labbé is co-owner of BlueGreen Consulting Group, a high-performance home consulting firm that works with architects, builders, and homeowners to optimize the energy performance of new and existing homes through detailed energy modeling and site testing. As Passivhaus builder Ed Marion likes to say about this one, “It has bump-outs on its bump-outs!” See the video below for a look inside.Let’s be frank and call it what it is: a side attic with a huge steel beam running through it. These areas are rarely insulated and air sealed properly, because the work is difficult to do well. Complexity ≠ EfficiencyLet’s get one thing straight: complexity works against efficiency in many ways. In many cases, things get missed in the design that have to be solved in the construction phase. Or worse: errors just drywalled and painted over.Right from the start, complexity requires more planning and more explaining. And once construction starts, framers have to do more cobbling. Inspectors miss things, because there’s so much to look at.Yes, the detailing for this type of building can be done properly, but it’s often overlooked. Have a look for yourself at how varied and complex the features of an origami home can be! This is what the bump-out looks like in the basement. We see four ducts, with one pair supplying each floor above grade level. Notice that the ducts all have to bend around the header and that each 45° elbow introduces 10 feet of equivalent duct resistance to the air flow. The following three pictures provide a sequence showing what can go wrong with a bump-out. Of course, it’s expensive to add four more corners to the building, both from a construction perspective and an energy-efficiency perspective. The kitchen sink bump-out and the fireplace bump-out: two for one! On the main floor, we see a box in each corner for ducts that run to the second floor. Putting a duct against an outside wall is not good design practice; it’s even worse in an outside corner. Large houses have more point loads and therefore more columns and built-up beams along outside walls. Again, these require careful planning and detailing to avoid thermal bridges. The thermal bridging that will take place at each powder-coated steel column is significant. Unless the builder uses a good insulated sheathing and details the connections properly, this house will be comfort-challenged. Like the house above, the large catchment area of this roof empties out onto one small length of gutter. Here’s what a stepped wall looks from the inside. The pony wall to foundation wall transition is never elegant, especially when it’s covered by roll insulation. What’s this? We’re looking up toward the second-floor ceiling, and this is a dead space. It’s 2 square feet of floor space that could have been added to a closet. This is what happens when you have room to squander: you get lazy in the design and layout. With the large catchment area of this roof emptying out onto one small length of gutter, it’s just a matter of time before the house suffers an ice dam. RELATED ARTICLES Air Leaks in Homes Insulated With Spray FoamBanish These Details From Your Plans Here’s what the bump-out in the photo above looks like in the basement: lots of framing and a shallow cubby that serves little purpose.last_img read more

first_imgWhen England blasted their way past Afghanistan in their tournament opener, captain Stuart Broad was all praise for personnel, who had put in a complete performance.Then on Sunday, though it was a dead rubber, the manner their capitulation at the hands of India should’ve been worrisome, not because of the direct consequences to their title defence – which wasn’t affected – but because crumbling in front of quality spin is nothing new for England. And amount of new faces seems be able to cure that malaise.And yet, Broad hid behind the excuse that it was a dead game, less than 48 hours after saying that any match played for the Three Lions logo of England could never be meaningless.”It doesn’t change our destiny a huge amount — we still hop on a bus to Kandy in the morning. It is not like tomorrow is going to be a different day. It is not as if we have to go home or anything,” Broad said.”We could afford to lose this game. I suppose it can be a bit frustrating that some days we play spin really nicely and other days we just turn up and everyone seems to play it badly together. It’s just one of those things. As a captain, I’m pleased it happened here and not in a game that could knock us out.” But Broad seemed to forget that England are part of the Super Eight group based in Pallekele that includes Sri Lanka from Group C, New Zealand or Bangladesh from Group D and the West Indies from Group B. It means they will come across the quality of Ajantha Mendis, Sunil Narine, and possibly Daniel Vettori or the bevy of left-arm spinners Bangladesh possess. And India have shown each of them a way to push the defending champions out of the tournament – by bowling arm-balls, carrom balls and googlies at them.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSwansea City pulled off an audacious loan deal for Bayern Munich’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches on Thursday, agreeing a season-long arrangement with the German champions.Former Benfica player Sanches was part of Portugal’s triumphant Euro 2016 squad and was named as player of the tournament after a series of dazzling displays.However, his move to Bayern for an initial 27.5 million pounds ($35.4 million), was far from smooth and he had limited chances to impress last season in the Bundesliga.”We’re delighted we’ve been able to conclude the loan deal with Swansea City,” Bayern’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on the club’s website on Thursday.”Our goal was for Renato to gain regular match practice at club level in a strong league such as the Premier League.”We remain convinced he has the potential to become an important player for FC Bayern in the future.”Bayern said there was no option to make the deal permanent, but the arrival of Sanches for a season is a huge boost to the Welsh club who lost their most prized asset Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton earlier in August.Swansea manager Paul Clement knows 20-year-old Sanches well having worked with him while he was assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti for the first half of last season before being approached for the vacant Swansea job.Sanches further bolsters Swansea’s midfield options after Sam Clucas joined from Hull City.last_img read more