Mbappe shuts down transfer rumours

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first_imgParis Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has appeared to end speculation linking him with a move away from the club.In a simple tweet with the young forward shown in the club’s newly released kit, Mbappe seemed to underline his commitment to his side ahead of the 2019-20 season.The 20-year-old, who scored 33 league goals in 29 games last season, tweeted the club’s slogan, ‘Ici c’est Paris’ – ‘this is Paris’ – followed by ‘19/20’. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Rumours have been mounting throughout the summer that Mbappe could be lured away by the promise of a fresh challenge, with the starlet having already won everything on the domestic scene in France.His 39 goals and 17 assists in all competitions was a stunning return for the player, but for many others it was also a sign that the world’s best young player has outgrown the league.ICI C’EST PARIS 19/20 🔴🔵 @PSG_inside— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) July 2, 2019PSG have continued to frustrate in Europe, with last season’s embarrassing defeat to Manchester United only the latest in a sequence of disappointing results in the Champions League.Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for Mbappe, as Zinedine Zidane continues the dramatic rebuild of the club following his return to the Spanish capital last season.The potential of a front three featuring Mbappe alongside new signings Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic is undoubtedly a mouth-watering prospect, though it has been suggested Madrid could move for Mbappe next summer in a return to their old tactic of signing one big star every year.Liverpool have also been linked with the forward but for now it seems as though he will be staying in the French capital.It has been a difficult summer for PSG fans, with constant rumours surrounding their two undoubted stars.This reassurance from Mbappe may help to quell fans’ fears but speculation around teammate Neymar shows no sign of abating.PSG are thought to be heavily reluctant to sell but Barcelona seem desperate to facilitate a return for their former player.Recent reports have suggested the French champions could be willing to accept a deal involving a huge cash sum as well as players in exchange, but any deal would be a huge PR blow for PSG’s footballing project and global brand.last_img read more

Darn Tough: Beg Santa For These Socks

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first_img Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men At first mention, socks may seem like a boring item to add to your Christmas list.That is, if you’re thinking about run-of-the-mill socks without any pizazz. But if you want some top-notch socks that can handle any activity you participate in, you’ll be blessed to open a gift of Darn Tough socks.So what makes Darn Tough so special?Well, for starters the company is so confident about the quality of its socks that it guarantees each pair for life without strings. Yes, really. That means if you can put a hole in them or wear them out, just mail them back to the company and they’ll send you a new pair. How cool is that?But beyond the unconditional lifetime guarantee, these socks are ultra comfortable and have antimicrobial properties to repel bacteria and odor.All of the socks are made in Darn Tough’s factory in Northfield, Vermont. They have extreme quality control to produce a top-notch sock, and they’re also in one of the best places in the world to test the socks whether they are running, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking or enjoying other types of activities.Ric Cabot, founder of Darn Tough socks, is a third generation sock maker. His grandfather was in the business and today he is partners with his own father.In the 90s and early 2000s their business was solely manufacturing. They crafted socks for some of the country’s biggest retailers like The Gap, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, J. Riggins, and others. When those companies began taking production off shore, the Cabots were left holding an empty bag.“I had to figure out a way to save the company or call it quits,” says Cabot. “That’s when I came up with Darn Tough in 2003.”He says they have the expertise to craft a quality sock—one that’s so tough that they back it with their no strings guarantee.“It’s either very smart or very stupid,” says Cabot of the guarantee, but they receive very few returns. “Our socks don’t wear out. They outlast the competition. No one else has the balls to stand behind their product like we stand behind ours. The more you wear and wash them, the better they are. They form fit to your foot.”Here are a few examples of what they offer:The top seller is their Micro Crew Cushion Sock, which retails for $19.The men’s Boot Sock Cushion is an all-weather sock that will keep your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. These socks are 67% Merion wool, 29% nylon and 4 % lycra spandex. Retail price: $23.For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, check out the Hojo Over-the-Calf Ultralight socks. Retail price: $23. Plus, there are many other colors plus socks designed for other activities.“We started with a very tight core of socks for outdoor enthusiasts, but we are expanding rapidly and including socks people can wear around the house and every day to work,” says Cabot. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kitslast_img read more

JFTC Issues Final Orders in Car Carrier Investigation

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first_imgjftc, March 18, 2014 zoom The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) today issued cease and desist orders and surcharge payment orders against four international ocean shipping companies.The JFTC issued orders against Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, AS and Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co., Ltd, under Article 7(2) and Article 7-2(1) of the Antimonopoly Act (AMA), finding that they violated Article 3 (prohibition of unreasonable restraint of trade) of the AMA with regard to international ocean shipping services for transporting cars and trucks by roll-on, roll-off vessels.The JFTC’s investigation showed that the freight rates were decided through bilateral negotiation between consignors and the shipping companies on the North American route, the Middle and Near Eastern route and the Oceanian route, hence the tariffs (freight rate tables which are uniformly applied to all consignors) stipulated in the exempted cartels were rarely or never applied to the actual transactions.As a result of the above-mentioned facts, the JFTC made a request to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to take necessary measures on exempted cartels related to the international ocean shipping services, including abolishing the existing exempted cartels for the North American route, the Middle and Near Eastern route and the Oceanian route.Amount of charges to be paidNippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK LINE) – approx $129.1 millionKawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) – approx $56 millionWallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, AS (WWL) – approx $34.3 millionNissan Motor Car Carrier Co., Ltd. (NMCC) – approx $4.1 millionPayment deadline is June 19, 2014.last_img read more