Tourism potential of Grianan of Aileach being wasted, warns councillor

first_imgAn Inishowen councillor has called on the Office for Public Works (OPW) to fulfil their promise of developing a Conservation Management Plan for the Grianan of Aileach in Burt. Sinn Fein’s Jack Murray held talks with the OPW in February 2017 to discuss how a tourism project could be developed for the site.Speaking to Donegal Daily, following his initial address of the issue at the Inishowen Municipal District meeting last week, Murray said: “In February 2017, I arranged for a meeting of local stakeholders and the OPW (as custodians of Grianan of Aileach) to discuss how we could develop the tourism project. “That meeting was hailed as hugely positive as the OPW undertook to develop a Conservation Management Plan, after which we could look at further promoting this spectacular site.“That was two and a half years ago. Yet, this plan has yet to be published and there is no indication of when it will be.“I am now exacerbated with the delay as what we’re asking for is very simple.“I believe that small tasteful signage is erected, telling the fascinating story of Grianan to visitors and explaining the numerous points of interest that can be observed from the view. “Ultimately I would like to see a tour guide employed there to bring the story to life for visitors, while also ensuring that someone is there to protect against damage or vandalism.“I firmly believe that Grianan could be the number one tourist destination in the north-west of Ireland if it received the proper focus and investment.“To date, we’re just met with delays and the local community is fed up of it.”Tourism potential of Grianan of Aileach being wasted, warns councillor was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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A’s All-Stars: What’s made Matt Chapman and Liam Hendriks successful in 2019

first_imgFor the second straight season, the A’s will have two players representing them at the All-Star Game in Cleveland.Matt Chapman was selected by his peers after finishing seventh among third baseman in the fan vote. Newly minted closer Liam Hendriks got the call as a replacement. Chapman will also participate in Monday night’s Home Run Derby.Here are some things to know about each of Oakland’s All-Stars:Chapman has eyes on more than All-Star Game, Home Run Derby The 26-year-old …last_img read more

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Secrets of the Spliceosome Revealed

first_imgA husband and wife team from Hebrew University has revealed the structure of the spliceosome, one of the most complex molecular machines in the cell (see 09/12/2002 headline), in more detail than ever before, says EurekAlert.  The spliceosome is responsible for cutting out the introns in messenger RNA after it has transcribed DNA, and also for “alternative splicing” that rearranges the exons to produce a variety of proteins from the same DNA template: “Alternative splicing, which underlies the huge diversity of proteins in the body by allowing segments of the genetic code to be strung together in different ways, takes place in the spliceosome as well.”    The Sperlings found a tunnel between the two major subunits of the machine where they believe the cutting and splicing operations take place, and also a cavity that might provide a safe haven for the messenger RNA strand, like a waiting room, before its surgery.  Also, they found that four spliceosomes are bound together into a “supraspliceosome” which is able to do “simultaneous multiple interactions, rather than by a stepwise assembly” as inferred from other experiments in vitro.  Their investigation in vivo (within a functioning, living cell) revealed even more complexity in the composite machine than had been seen in the individual machines:Such a large number of interactions that the cell has to deal with can be regulated within the supraspliceosome.  Having the native spliceosomes as the building blocks of this large macromolecular assembly, this large number of interactions can be compartmentalized into each intron that is being processed.  At the same time, the whole supraspliceosome enables the communication between the native spliceosomes, which is needed for regulated splicing.  The organization of the supraspliceosome, like other macromolecular assemblies that exist as preformed entities, avoids the necessity to recruit the multitude of splicing components each time the spliceosome turns over.  In that sense, the overall coordination of the cellular interactions is reduced from the hard work of repeatedly placing each piece in the correct position of the puzzle to the relatively simpler work of coordinating the preformed puzzle. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)In short, “The supraspliceosome represents a stand-alone complete macromolecular machine capable of performing splicing of every pre-mRNA independent of its length or number of introns.”  They found that the individual spliceosomes are joined with a flexible joint like a hinge to provide flexible interactions and communication.  Their work was published in Molecular Cell Sept. 10.11Sperling et al., “Three-Dimensional Structure of the Native Spliceosome by Cryo-Electron Microscopy,” Molecular Cell, Volume 15, Issue 5, 10 September 2004, Pages 833-839; doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2004.07.022.Can’t get enough of these molecular machines.  And can’t repeat often enough that the more detail a scientific paper reveals about the complex workings inside the cell, the less they have to say about evolution.  Quiz: how many times was evolution mentioned in this paper?  Answer: zilch, zero, nada.  They didn’t even say, “watch this space.” (see 09/08/2004 commentary). (Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Boksburg company scores a double at national premier business awards

first_imgThata Ubeke Manufacturing won both the Black Industrialist and Manufacturer Awards at the fifth annual South African Premier Business Awards.Nana Sabelo’s company Thata Ubeke Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd wins the Manufacturer Award and the Black Industrialist Award of the 5th annual South African Premier Business Awards. Here she is with her COO, Thuthu Khumalo. (Image: Melissa Javan)Johannesburg, 31 January 2018 – A Boksburg-based company in Gauteng scored a double when it scooped two awards at the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards.Winners were announced at the awards ceremony that was hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African at the Sandton Convention Centre on Tuesday night 30 January 2018 under the theme Rewarding Business Excellence.According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies the awards recognise and reward the contribution of the country’s companies in growing and transforming the South African economy.Thata Ubeke Manufacturing which manufactures electrical and electronic sub-systems for the domestic and export markets romped home with the Black Industrialist and Manufacturer Awards.It was for the second time in a row that the company won the Black Industrialist Award. The award is for companies with a high level of black South African ownership and operate in a manufacturing sector identified in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) as key for the growth of the SA economy.The Manufacturer Award recognises enterprises or organisations that demonstrate efforts to achieve world-class manufacturing standards and manufacturers that produce innovative products.“This year the South African Premier Business Awards acknowledge the Black Industrialist Award as its prestigious main category. In doing so, government is demonstrating its commitment to supporting and increasing the participation of black people in the industrial space,” said Minister Davies.Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, a tyre manufacturing company, also won two awards at the ceremony, namely the Enterprise Development Award and Investor Award.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brand South Africa, Dr Kingsley Makhubela said: “We are very proud to have successfully awarded businesses that are contributing positively to the economy and the various communities.“These businesses truly understand the importance of making positive strides to the contribution of South Africa’s global competitiveness. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Makhubela.The CEO of Proudly South African, Mr Eustace Mashimbye said: “Apart from our own Proudly South African prize we are delighted to see another member company amongst the winners. We acknowledge all the companies that fly our flag and work to build local procurement levels, in so doing creating jobs. We congratulate all the entrants and especially the winners.”The awards were sponsored by Old Mutual, Tsogo Sun, Wits Business School and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.List of winnersBlack Industrialist AwardThata Ubeke Manufacturing (Pty) LtdEnterprise Development AwardSumitomo Rubber South AfricaExporter AwardAerosud Aviation (Pty) LtdInvestor AwardSumitomo Rubbers South AfricaManufacturer AwardThata Ubeke Manufacturing (Pty) LtdPlay Your Part AwardClover Mama Afrika TrustProudly South African Member Company AwardLa Van Skin and Body Excellence SystemSMME AwardMemeza Shout (PTY) LtdWomen-Owned Business AwardBBD Steel SuppliesYoung Entrepreneur AwardGridbow Engineers and Technical ServicesWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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A 3-Ton Air Conditioner Will Rarely Give You 3 Tons of Cooling

first_img Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. 1. Nominal vs. actual capacityWhen we talk about air conditioner capacity, we’re usually giving the nominal size. A 3-ton air conditioner has a nominal capacity of 36,000 BTU per hour, but the actual rating using the operating conditions specified by AHRI is rarely the same as the nominal capacity. For example, the air conditioner shown in the AHRI certificate below is referred to as a 3-ton unit (36,000 BTU/hr), but it has an actual capacity of 2.8 tons (34,000 BTU/hr). RELATED ARTICLES The Magic of ColdWhy Do We Measure Air Conditioner Capacity in Tons?Air Conditioner BasicsGBA Encyclopedia: Air ConditioningCalculating Cooling LoadsClimate-Specific Air ConditionersWindow-Mounted Air Conditioners Save Energy What Exactly is Manual S in HVAC Design and Why Is It Important? The takeawaysThe main thing to be aware of is that you need to know more than just the result of the Manual J cooling load calculation. A Manual J report may say you need a 3-ton air conditioner, but for the three reasons above, you might really need to install a 3.5-ton unit. That’s why Manual S, the equipment selection protocol, is so important. The thing is, though, that even with these issues that mostly reduce the capacity of your your air conditioner, most air conditioners still end up oversized.I recently heard someone say that thumbs are great things, but it’s good to recognize their limitations. Having opposable thumbs allows us to write a letter, examine a mulberry, and hold a glass of beer, but no matter how great they are, thumbs can’t design HVAC systems. Rules of thumb don’t work. You need to know how things really work and do the math for that. Today I’m going to give you three reasons why your 3 ton air conditioner isn’t really a 3 ton air conditioner. Of course, there are more than three reasons, starting with the fact that it’s not 3 tons in weight. That unit refers to cooling capacity and harkens back to the days of ice. I’m also not talking about any of the multitude of reasons having to do with improper design, faulty installations, or lack of maintenance — topics that I discuss frequently enough already.No, today I’m going to tell you that your 3-ton (or 2-ton or whatever size you have) air conditioner may not be what you think it is, even when everything’s designed, installed, commissioned, and maintained perfectly. David Butler wrote about two of these reasons in a guest post on ACCA’s Manual S protocol for selecting HVAC equipment two years ago, and that’s a great article for understanding some of the subtleties.So, what are these three reasons?center_img 2. AHRI’s indoor operating conditions vs. actual operating conditionsAs David Butler discussed in his article on Manual S, AHRI ratings are done for an indoor dry bulb temperature of 80°F and indoor wet bulb temperature of 67°F. ACCA recommends using an indoor design temperature (dry bulb) of 75°F and relative humidity of 50%. That’s closer to the actual conditions that most homes actually operate at than AHRI’s conditions.Let’s think about the temperature difference and see what effect that might have on the cooling capacity. Which way do you think it would go if we bring cooler air into the air conditioner than it was rated for?Well, let’s frame that a little differently. Is it harder to cool cooler air or warmer air? The answer is the former. The lower the temperature goes, the harder it is to remove more heat from it. Just ask the folks at the Microkelvin Laboratory at the University of Florida, where they get about as close to absolute zero as is possible.If it’s harder to cool air at 75°F than air at 80°F, then that means the 2.8-ton air conditioner above isn’t going to be even 2.8 tons. To find the answer here, you have to factor in the humidity levels, too. As David wrote, it’s a moving target, but the net result of AHRI’s operating conditions is that your air conditioner’s capacity is lower than it’s rated (unless you keep the thermostat at 80°F or higher). More reasons for variationIt’s important to remember that the three reasons above don’t have anything to do with poor design, installation, commissioning, or maintenance. Plenty of other factors related to those issues also affect capacity:Bad ductworkDirty filters or coilsPoor air flow through the condensing coilImproper refrigerant chargeThese are not good reasons to oversize an air conditioner! 3. Outdoor operating conditions for AHRI vs. actual operating conditionsAHRI uses 95°F as its outdoor test temperature, so if your outdoor cooling design temperature differs from that, your AC capacity will again vary from the AHRI rated capacity. In this case, we get a little of that lost capacity back here in Atlanta. Our design temperature is 92°F, which means that the air conditioner has an easier job of dumping heat into the outside air than it would if it had to dump the heat into 95°F air.If you live in Tucson, Arizona, with a design temperature of 103°F, however, your 3-ton air conditioner has now dropped in capacity again. It’s just harder for that refrigerant to give up those BTUs to air that’s hotter.last_img read more

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Cong.-led govts. contributed a lot to India’s development: Gehlot

first_imgRajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday lashed out at the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for creating an atmosphere of “hatred and suspicion” and said the Congress-led governments had made an immense contribution in the past for infrastructure development, giving the country the pride of place in the 21st century.Addressing the State-level Independence Day function after hoisting the national flag at Sawai Man Singh Stadium here, Mr. Gehlot said though the national economy was in a bad shape because of the Modi government’s faulty policies, an impression was being created that every development in the country had happened only after 2014 when Prime Minister Mr. Modi was elected to power.“The atmosphere of peace, brotherhood and social harmony was built up through democratic traditions laid down by visionary leaders such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. In contrast, the country is today facing serious challenges of terrorism, communalism, separatism and Naxalism,” Mr. Gehlot said.He said all the State governments were worried about the declining economy which would affect the development projects and lead to deterioration in the quality of life of their citizens.‘RTI Act diluted’ It was the UPA government which had given the right to food security, education, information and employment to the people by enacting legislations, while the Modi government had diluted the RTI Act, he said.Mr. Gehlot also cited the example of Pakistan, where democracy had been murdered several times by the imposition of martial law. He said democracy in India had taken strong roots after Independence because of the selfless work of leaders like Nehru, B.R. Ambedkar, Vallabhbhai Patel and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.last_img read more

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Bajaj Auto’s Pulsar 200NS launched in Andhra Pradesh

first_imgClaiming to be the worlds first motorcycle to adopt triple spark engine technology, Bajaj Auto launched its new product, Pulsar 200NS, in Andhra Pradesh. It is priced at Rs 86,754 ex-showroom in Hyderabad.Launching the bike in Hyderabad recently, K Srinivas, President (Two-wheelers), said the company is confident of registering a “double-digit growth” this year, despite the two-wheeler industry registering a six per cent growth last quarter. “We believe our new launches will keep our market share growing,” he said, adding that another trend was that the growth in the over-100 cc segment was quicker than the 100-cc category. The former had a share of 34 per cent in the overall bike sales last year, but grew at 18 per cent, while the latter reflected a growth rate of nine per cent.Srinivas said, “This trend is to our advantage, as we have a 40 per cent market share in this segment. The second and third-time bike owners are going in for the over-100cc and sports bikes.”Bajaj Auto’s Pulsar 200NS has been dominating online biker communities since the Pune-based company first unveiled its product in early 2012.Packed with power and design, the motorcycle has given its rivals a hard time not just with regards to performance but with an incredibly alluring pricetag.The Pulsar 200NS, which has the world’s first triple-sparkplug technology, is powered by a liquid-cooled single cylinder 4-valve SOHC 199.5cc engine.According to reports, the motor pumps out 23.52PS of power at 9,500rpm and 18.3Nm of torque at 8000rpm. The new Pulsar, with a large 33mm carburetor and new 6-speed gearbox, is capable of reaching 100km/h from a standstill in less than 10 seconds and can reach speeds in excess of 140km/h.Weighing 145kg, this machine from the Bajaj Auto has most of its mass concentrated at the centre presenting the bike with superb handling and cornering abilites.Last fiscal witnessed the sale of 10 million bikes across the country, with Bajaj Auto garnering a share of 2.5 million (or 25 per cent).With agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

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London Games medallists believe felicitations will inspire youth

first_imgThe success of the Indian athletes at the London Games has left corporate houses competing with each other in felicitating and awarding the medallists and the contingent members.After yet another felicitation function, the medal winners said the trend of acknowledging the sportspersons for their efforts will serve as a big motivation for future athletes.Public sector undertaking Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday felicitated the six medal winners. Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy handed over cheques for Rs 15 lakh to the two silver medallists – Sushil Kumar and Vijay Kumar – and for Rs 10 lakh to the four bronze medallists – MC Mary Kom, Gagan Narang, Yogeshwar Dutt and Saina Nehwal.”Since we have landed in India, we have been welcomed like heroes. We are honoured. The love and the admiration that we have received from the people have been very encouraging. It is a big motivation to all the athletes when they see that their hard work is being appreciated so much,” said Narang.”Now it is time for us to build on the base of London, take the success forward and get it (medal tally) into double figures in the next Olympics in Rio. I would like my gun to do the talking.”Vijay agreed with his shooting teammate. “All I can say that we will do our best in the upcoming competitions and the next Olympics,” he said. “I feel more pressure while talking in front of a gathering than shooting.”advertisementMary Kom was her usual chirpy self, and made her point that nothing is difficult for a woman. “Please carry on with sports even after marriage and kids. If I can do it, so can you,” was her message for the women of the country.ONGC also felicitated other contingent members, who are sponsored by them, with cash awards of Rs 2 lakh each. Vishnu Vardhan, Ashwini Ponnappa, Om Prakash Karhana, Mayookha Johny, Vikas Gowda, Vikas Krishan, V Diju, Shiva Thapa, Amit Kumar, Gurwinder Singh Chandi, Shagun Chowdhary and Sumit Sangwan were among those who were felicitated.Teenaged wrestler Amit Kumar said the reception at home soothed the pain of his early exit at London.”I really felt dejected when I lost my bout in the London Olympics. But after coming back home and with people giving their well wishes, I am feeling far better,” said the 19-yearold grappler. “I am sure I will give my best to win a medal in the next Olympics.”Reddy hailed the athletes for their feats. “We need a little more focus and planning to take forward the success that we have achieved in sports,” he said.Asked about the oil companies’ contribution to sport, Reddy joked: “The loss that PSUs face is so colossal that this donation to sport will not constitute even a fraction of it.”last_img read more

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D’Angelo Russell explodes for 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic

first_img“If the media wasn’t in here, we’d be screaming and yelling, playing music and dancing,” said center Jarrett Allen after the Nets’ 16th win in 21 games. “That was so great. It’s not every day you see a team coming back from 21 points down. … When you start winning games like this, it definitely changes your personality.”Russell’s 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds left put the Nets up for the first time since they went ahead 2-0 in the game’s first minute. After missed free throws by both teams left Brooklyn with a two-point lead, Evan Fournier missed a shot in the lane that would have tied it for Orlando.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Nets also rallied Wednesday night from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in a 145-142 overtime victory at Houston.“We’ve got a great group of guys with the same goals and that’s what we’re starting to notice,” said Russell, who shot 8 of 12 from 3-point range and did not attempt a free throw. “We’re all buying in and we’re all hanging on each other’s success. It’s a great feeling.” Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Nets: At home against Sacramento on Monday afternoon.Magic: At home against Milwaukee on Saturday night. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Nets made 19 of 46 3-point shots and are now in sixth place in the Eastern Conference after being 10 games under .500 in early December. At 24-23, New Jersey is above .500 after 47 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season.Aaron Gordon scored 23 points for Orlando, and Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and 17 rebounds. The Magic, who have lost six of eight, shot 50 percent but made only 10 3-pointers.Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half for Brooklyn.The Magic made 11 of their first 15 shots in the second quarter to take a 58-37 lead. Russell made five 3-pointers in a span of less than four minutes to shoot the Nets back in the game, and they held Orlando to one field goal over the final 4:50.“I thought Orlando dominated us for 95 percent of the game,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I thought in the fourth quarter we started to play some defense and D’Angelo was huge. We didn’t play a great game, but we pulled it out anyway.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell, right, passes the ball as he Orlando Magic’s Evan Fournier defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — This winning thing has become a habit for the Brooklyn Nets — and apparently no deficit is too large to overcome lately.D’Angelo Russell matched his career high with 40 points and the Brooklyn Nets came back after trailing by as many as 21 points to beat the Orlando Magic 117-115 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Dinwiddie and Shabazz Napier sparked a second-half rally after the Nets had fallen behind 86-68 midway through the third quarter.Orlando led 100-89 after Gordon hit a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter, but the Magic couldn’t hit shots at the end.“I thought our last four shots were good,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “If you’re going to win a game like this, you’re going to make a couple of them. And the ball didn’t go down.”GORDON SITS OUT FINAL 9:19Gordon went to the bench with a stiff back with 9:19 remaining and never returned. “I’m going to just rest as much as I can tonight and see how it feels tomorrow,” he said. “Hopefully I can go (against Milwaukee). We’ll see how it goes when I wake up, but right now it’s tough to move it.”It was Orlando’s first loss in eight games in which Gordon scored 22 points or more.TIP-INSNets: The Nets have won six straight close games (decided by three points or less). … Russell scored the Nets’ final 19 points of the first half. … Atkinson called a timeout 81 seconds into the game after two Orlando dunks.Magic: Rookie C Mo Bamba had nine points and four rebounds after missing four games with a sore left foot. … Vucevic’s 10th rebound gave him 5,000 for his career. … The Magic distributed 13 grants worth a total of $1.2 million to 16 organizations in a pregame ceremony.UP NEXTcenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Read Next ABL: Alab Pilipinas rebounds with Macau win, stays perfect at home LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Man City set unwanted Champions League record

first_imgManchester City’s struggles in the Champions League continued on Wednesday as the reigning Premier League champions’ continental futility set a new record.With Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Lyon, Man City became the first ever English club to lose four consecutive matches in Champions League play.The latest loss in Man City’s streak came in Wednesday’s opener, as the Citizens conceded goals to Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir before the stroke of half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A Bernardo Silva finish in the second half wasn’t enough for City despite the introductions of Leroy Sane and Sergio AgueroThe first loss of Man City’s streak came in February’s round of 16 clash with Basel, as Pep Guardiola’s side followed a 4-0 first leg win with a 2-1 loss to advance to the quarter-finals.Once there, City ran into Liverpool, who cruised to a 3-0 win at Anfield before the eventual Premier League champions fell 2-1 at the Etihad to seal an embarrassing exit.There were few signs of weakness from Man City entering Wednesday’s match with a 1-1 draw at Wolves proving the only early blemish on the club’s initial five-game run through Premier League play.Widely seen as one of the favorites to win the Champions League this season, Man CIty were left without a point on matchday 1 thanks to a standout effort from the opposition.4 – Manchester City are the first English team to lose four consecutive Champions League matches in the competition’s history. Surprising.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 19, 2018The French side hadn’t been particularly impressive heading into Wednesday’s match, as the club currently sit seventh in Ligue 1 with two wins and two losses from five matches.Lyon’s win was on Wednesday was the first ever by a French club at City in European play, signaling a major upset that surely shakes up Group F play while demonstrating that Man City still have some lessons to learn when it comes to playing on the continent.1 – Lyon have become the first French 🇫🇷 team to win at Manchester City in European competition. Upset.— OptaJean ⭐⭐ (@OptaJean) September 19, 2018In fact, six of the last eight times City have conceded twice in the first half of a match at home the games have been in the Champions League. 6 – Six of the last eight instances of Manchester City conceding twice in the first half of a match at the Etihad have been in the Champions League. Theme.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 19, 2018With the three points in hand, Lyon go top of the group while Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk sit level behind them following a 1-1 draw in Ukraine.Man City’s next Champions League match will come against Hoffenheim on October 2 following Premier League matches against Cardiff and Brighton as well as a League Cup clash with Oxford.last_img read more

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