ElNeny Out On Loan To Besiktas

Arsenal have confirmed the exit of midfield outcast Mohamed Elneny, on loan to Besiktas for the rest of the season. The Egyptian international has been well down the pecking order under Unai Emery and has been further usurped this season by youngster Joe Willock. Elneny, who joined Arsenal in 2016 from Swiss side Basel, flew to Istanbul on Friday for talks over a switch to Turkey. And he has subsequently completed a loan move, which it’s understood can be made permanent for a fee in the region of £16 million.

Elneny joined the Gunners under Arsene Wenger, and has made 89 appearances for the north London club. However, the 27-year-old never made himself a fixture in the first-team, with 14 the most number of Premier League appearances he managed in his three full seasons at the club. Last term he made just 17 outings in all competitions, and hadn’t featured in the opening month of the current campaign. Elneny is the second player to leave Arsenal on Saturday, following Nacho Monreal. The Spain international, 33, completed a move to Real Sociedad earlier in the day.

Nacho Monreal Leaves Arsenal For Spain

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has joined La Liga side Real Sociedad on a two-year deal. The Spain international, 33, has started all three of the Gunners’ Premier League games this season and captained the team against Burnley. He made 250 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 10 goals, after joining the club from Malaga in January 2013.

Manager Unai Emery said on Thursday that the left-back could leave before the European transfer windows shut. Monreal won three FA Cups during his time with Arsenal and helped them reach last season’s Europa League final. He made his international debut in 2009, has won 22 caps and was a member of Spain’s 2018 World Cup squad. Arsenal signed Kieran Tierney, 22, as his long-term replacement this month. The former Celtic left-back is yet to make his Gunners debut and is not fit enough to be considered for Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham.

He started playing with Osasuna in 2005, going on to appear in 144 official games over the course of five La Liga seasons. In 2011 he signed with Málaga and, two years later, joined Arsenal, winning three FA Cup trophies with them. In 2007, Monreal earned his first call for the Spain under-21 team. He started all their matches in the 2009 UEFA European Championship, in an eventual group stage exit. Monreal was a member of the Spain squad which reached the final of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, although he was second-choice left back behind FC Barcelona’s Jordi Alba. He started in the last two group games, beginning with a 10–0 win over Tahiti at the Maracanã in which he set up a David Villa goal. Monreal scored his first goal for Spain on 12 November 2016, contributing to a 4–0 defeat of Macedonia for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Granada. He was then selected by manager Julen Lopetegui for the finals in Russia.

Epic Gift Basket

What would you include in a truly epic gift basket?

Well I would say that it depends on the type of person and what they like but I will give it a go….

I would say, first I would add some cookies or chocolates. Or maybe both! Hey, life is too short to not have some sweet stuff. And maybe a jar full of M & M peanuts. I would include some body wash lotions and shampoos, a good book, maybe a kindle reader and some scented candles.

I would also add either a good flavoured vodka (or rum or whiskey or brandy or whatever), dvds/blurays of some awesome movies, a Google Home or Amazon Echo and some music cds. I just realized that this bag contains things that I would want. So if you want to  give it to me, go ahead!

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Top Tips To Help Moving Day Become Less Stressful

One of the most stressful undertakings you will ever do in life is moving house. Although this can be an incredibly exciting time for everybody involved, it can also take its toll on even the strongest among us.

We are going to be taking a look at a few ways to reduce this stress as much as possible and ensure your move is as stress-free as possible.

Decorate Before You Move In

This is by far, one of the biggest stress relievers you can do. Decorating before you move into a property can be so beneficial.

By undertaking the decorating of a property before you actually move any stuff into the home, you will find things far easier. Initially, you will find the decorating process will actually run far smoother, and the stress that usually comes hand in hand will not be as noticeable.

Why is this? Well, our mind doesn’t like clutter, in fact, it offers complication to our brain and can heighten anxiety and even cause stress. So by removing the array of boxes and having the freedom to walk around our new home without the risk of tripping, you are, in fact, creating a very positive atmosphere.

You also enable a different route into visualisation. If we decorate with our furniture just pushed out of the way, we often find that once we have finished painting, the furniture will just move forward rather than be arranged to best suit the layout of the room.

Label Everything

This should go without saying but applying a label to every item is essential in making moving day go smoothly. Each box should have a corresponding label to its destination. This will eliminate any confusion when it comes to unpacking and remove the stress when it comes to bedtime, and you cannot locate your pillows.

Don’t Move It All Yourself

Another huge mistake is to move everything yourself, and some people undertake this challenge in cars, others hire a truck. This can be so tiring and even dangerous. The lifting and maneuvering of furniture is not only stressful but can cause serious injury.

The best possible option would be to call in removalists obviously. This option can save so much time and stress. In some cases, they even offer packages which include the packing and unpacking of everything. Opportunities like this can altogether remove the stress of moving day.

Know Your Area 

Before you take up residence, you should always get to know your area and especially your neighbours. This can eliminate other stresses that will absolutely present themselves come moving day.

An inevitability will be the need for somewhere to eat and a local shop. Making sure you have somewhere you can disappear to at the end of moving day is going to be a huge help. There is nothing more stressful than having to rummage through all of your boxes to unpack your kitchen, only to have to cook an hour later.

Ranking The 23 MCU Movies

This is more difficult than I though it would be. With the exception of the first 5 I find it difficult to rank them properly but after some thought, this is what I came up with. This is according to me so I don’t care if anyone is offended. But this list could change in a month or so.

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018 )
  2. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  3. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  5. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  6. The Avengers (2012)
  7. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  8. Iron Man (2008 )
  9. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  11. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
  12. Thor (2011)
  13. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  14. Black Panther (2018 )
  15. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  16. Doctor Strange (2016)
  17. Ant-Man (2015)
  18. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  19. Captain Marvel (2019)
  20. Iron Man 2 (2010)
  21. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018 )
  22. Iron Man 3 (2013)
  23. The Incredible Hulk (2008 )

Making Nature Part of Your Child’s Life

We’re beginning to understand more and more how important it is for humans to have nature as part of their lives. Though we’ve been pushed inside in recent decades, the fact remains is that we’re creatures who belong in the great outdoors. Of course, there are advantages to having a safe and warm home to call our own, but that doesn’t mean we should turn our back on nature altogether! And especially for the sake of our kids. Children are spending more time inside than ever before, and there’s research to suggest that this isn’t a great thing. Below, we take a look at a few ways how you can make nature a more significant part of your child’s life.

Outdoor Adventures 

You can talk and talk about nature, but the best way to get the true experience is to simply be there. As such, you should look at taking your children on outdoor adventures as often as you can. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday than out of the home, with your loved ones, exploring somewhere beautiful. One word of advice, however: for the sake of your children’s love of nature, try to avoid exerting too much control over what they do when they’re there. They’ll fall in love with the outdoors much more easily if they’re able to discover what they like about it on their own.

Where You Live

It is, of course, difficult to infuse too much of a love of the outdoors if you live in an urban area. People who grow up in an urban area are much more likely to develop a mild phobia of nature compared to those who grew up with it all around. As such, if you’re planning on moving, why not make it to a place that has the beauty of the outdoors everywhere you look? Lake Murray Real Estate has homes that have nature all around. If you live in a home located in the outdoors, you won’t need to make special trips to give your children the magic of nature. It’ll be right on their doorstep: they’ll grow up with it as part of them.

In the Yard 

Whether you live in a natural or not, you can always make the most of your yard. There, your children will be able to fall in love with nature in a more direct way. You could develop a vegetable garden, for example. How to cultivate veg that you then use for the evening meal is a great lesson for anyone to learn, and especially kids. As well as food, you can look at attracting wildlife, such as birds, to your yard.

A Little Bit Every day

It can take a long time for people to fall in love with nature, but be patient. If you can drip feed your children with a little bit every day, they’ll ultimately grow up with an appreciation for all the benefits of the outdoors. Whether it’s a short walk or a trip to the park, make it happen.

Six Tips For Moving Abroad

Moving abroad can be exciting, but stressful at the same time. There’s a lot of decisions to make, and a lot to plan if you’re seriously considering such a big move. Here are some simple tips to make the decisions a little easier.

  1. Give it some time after you move. The excitement of moving to a new country can wear off quickly when the realities of living in a foreign country hit you. The first months can be stressful, as you try to negotiate a new culture or not speaking the language. Even if you’ve moved to another english speaking country, challenges like sorting out bank accounts, setting up utilities, and struggling to make friends can make the transition difficult. Give it six months for these things to settle down, so you can tell if you actually don’t like your new home or just don’t like moving challenges.
  2. Find a relocation expert to help you find a new property. Where finding quality properties is half of the challenge, it’s important to get smart help to help you not only find the home, but negotiate the legalities of buying or renting abroad.
  3. Resist going home while you’re still getting used to your new country. Even if there’s a great flight deal, if you head home while you’re still settling in, it can set you back in negotiating your new life. When you’re home, everything is easier, with no language barrier or culture confusion. The ease might tempt you to call time early on living abroad before you’ve given it a fair chance.
  4. Pick up some language basics. As a tourist, you can get away with very limited use of the local language, as long as you struggle through the pleasantries like hello, goodbye, please and thank you. As an ex-pat, you’ll need a little more. It can help you to settle in and start to build connections, and will show your new community that you’re trying. Learn some simple phrases, like ‘this, ‘that, some numbers, and the words for ‘here’ and ‘where’. This can help you ask for directions, book a taxi, buy food and lots of other things. Whether you ask for ‘two please’ at the cinema, point at a map with ‘here please’ in a taxi or point at a cake and say ‘that one please’, your new words can open up a lot of options.
  5. Ask other ex-pats for their survival tools. Bonding with the ex-pat community can really help you to find the best resources for life abroad, like apps or websites. For example, maybe they can recommend a takeaway with english menus, a handy app to navigate local public transport or a Facebook group for local ex-pats.
  6. Try to avoid making comparisons. Life can work differently in other countries to the way you’re used to, and it can be easy to make unfavourable comparisons. If you find yourself wondering why the stores close earlier, or the banking system is complicated or why you can’t buy your favourite cheese anywhere, try and balance it by noticing the things that are better, like better options for public transports, cleaner streets or better coffee.

Precision In Business: The Fine Line Between Success And Failure

Precision is a word that often gets used in business, but what does it mean, and why does it matter for your business? To start with the dictionary defines precision as ‘the quality, condition or fact of being exact and accurate.’ Does this mean anything to you? It might make sense in science or manufacturing, but in business, how does it relate? There is often thought to be a fine line between success and failure in business and precision could be that line; the only difference that will make the difference between the success and failure of your business. You can use precision though to your advantage and make sure your business is on the success side of that line. Being precise in everything that you do may seem like hard work at the beginning, but like everything else, once you get used to it, it just becomes routine.

Precision Will Get Results

Being precise in your business ‘doesn’t mean you need to use digital flow meters to measure everything (although it depends on the industry). It just means that if you make it best and standard practice to operate with accuracy, quality and precision in your business, from the smallest job to the largest, then you will always be improving and because of that, you will see your performance and sales results improving.

Precision Matters In Your Proposition

Being precise in a proposition means getting to the point, forget the jargon and the business-speak, the BS and all the cliches. Don’t tell a prospect anything irrelevant to try and make yourself sound good, just deliver a precise proposition. It is vital to use simple, precise language and remember that less is more, never expand on your core proposition, as ‘it’s more impressive to hold some things back and reveal the benefits about yourself over time.

Precision Is Key In Your Passion

‘There’s no point faking passion or exaggerating passion. If ‘it’s a real passion, then ‘there’s no danger of overdoing it, but if you still need to harness your passion with precision, then that’s okay. Be precise with the language you use when you become passionate and ‘don’t use too many superlatives like, ”amazing”, ”unique”, ”incredible” and ”unbelievable”. Precise, sincere language works more effectively, and examples help to prove the passion.

Precision In Your Clients

Precision is a critical component for a solid, sustainable customer base. Rather than thinking that ‘you’ll just sell to anyone to make money, the best way to create a dynamic, sustainable pipeline is to target with precision and identify your client target niche and stick with it.

Precision In Your Team

To create a team who are going to deliver the results you need and make your business work successfully and as smoothly as possible, then you need to keep them focused and motivated, and the way to do that is to apply precision in the way you lead them. Make sure you have a precise definition of your culture, the vision and precisely what is expected of them. Also, make sure you demonstrate precision in your leadership and lead by example. If you’re not precise, you certainly can’t expect the rest of your team to be.

Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1

Liverpool preserved their 100% start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah scored twice to add to Joel Matip’s first-half header in a dominant performance at Anfield in a 3-1 win over Arsenal. The Gunners, the only other side in the top flight to win their first two games, had opportunities to shock Liverpool in a tight first half, especially when record £72m signing Nicolas Pepe shot straight at keeper Adrian after running clear. Liverpool took control when Matip put them ahead with a powerful header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner four minutes before the interval.

And any hopes manager Unai Emery had of watching his side mount a recovery were snuffed out in the 49th minute after a moment of madness from new signing David Luiz, who needlessly dragged Salah back in the area. Liverpool’s Egyptian attacker drilled home the penalty and then embarrassed Luiz again out on the touchline at the start of a dazzling run that ended with a low, curling finish into the bottom corner just before the hour. Arsenal substitute Lucas Torreira pulled one back late on, but nothing was getting in the way of Liverpool’s 12th successive league victory, equalling their best sequence in the top flight under Kenny Dalglish between April and October 1990.

Arsenal have suffered badly here in recent seasons, losing 5-1 last season and 4-0 in Arsene Wenger’s final season. Once again, despite taking their time to hit top gear, Liverpool’s ruthlessness and intensity simply proved too much for Arsenal. Luiz has a track record of success that suggests he may be able to bring moments of quality to Arsenal’s defence after his surprise £8m move from Chelsea – but there is no escaping he has the enduring capability to be a complete liability. Arsenal have now failed to win any of their past 23 away league games against fellow ‘Big six’ sides (D8 L15) – during this run they have conceded 53 goals while keeping just one clean sheet.

Brightburn

Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky bill consolidation loans bad credit and produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang. It stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman and Jackson A. Dunn, and follows a young alien boy raised on Earth who realizes he has superpowers, soon using them to terrorize his town. Basically the story is a relook at the story of Superman and what if he was an evil being instead of the superhero he turned out to be.

In the year 2006, Tori and Kyle Breyer, a couple living in a farm in Brightburn, Kansas, investigate a crash in the woods and find a small spaceship. In it is a human looking baby who they then take in and raise him as their own. Brandon, as they name, him is know as their son who they adopted by everyone else, is a sweet and normal child with the exception that he doesn’t fall ill or bleed. Twelve years later, the ship begins transmitting an alien message, leading Brandon to discover he has superhuman strength and invulnerability. He sleepwalks to the barn and tries to open the cellar, chanting the craft’s message, but Tori intervenes.

He starts becoming arrogant and tests his powers and also throws a tantrum on his birthday at a diner when his uncle Noah and aunt Merilee give him a hunting rifle, which Kyle refuses to let Brandon have, and Brandon causes a scene. This makes Kyle force Brandon out of the diner and leave with Tori. Tori finds photos of lingerie and swimsuit models, surgical diagrams, and graphic photos of human organs in Brandon’s room. Kyle tells him it’s ok to act on his urges but this makes Brandon to stalk Caitlyn, a girl he likes, in her bedroom and scare her. The farm chickens seem scared of him and he slaughters them for no reason. Caitlyn, refuses to touch him during a trust fall excerise at school, which causes him to fall and he breaks her hand in return.  Tori interrupts Brandon as he levitates above the open cellar, chanting the ship’s message, and he falls and cuts himself on the spaceship, the first time he has ever been injured. Tori reveals the truth about his arrival on Earth, and Brandon leaves, finally understanding the ship’s message: “Take the world.”

Brandon visits Catilyn again and offers her flowers. When she tells him that her mother has forbidden him to speak to him, a masked Brandon stalks and murders Erica. Merilee, his aunt who is also the school counseller is concerned about Brandon’s lack of remorse in hurting Caitlyn, tells him that she is required to report his progress to police. Brandon tries to intimidate Merilee at her home, but she sends him away. He comes back and scares Noah who threatens to tell his parents, prompting Brandon to lash out. Terrified, Noah tries to escape in his truck, but Brandon lifts and crashes the vehicle, killing Noah and draws a symbol on the road in Noah’s blood. Brandon returns home shirtless after school, telling his parents that other students tore his shirt, but refuses to give it to Tori. His parents learn from a grieving Merilee that Brandon had gone to her house and are alarmed when Brandon does loans tucson not react to their news of Noah’s death. When Kyle grabs him, Brandon violently shoves him. Kyle finds Brandon’s blood-stained shirt and shows it to Tori, but she refuses to believe Brandon killed Noah. Taking Brandon hunting, Kyle shoots him in the back of the head but the bullet does no damage. Heartbroken, Brandon kills Kyle with his heat vision.

After the sheriff shows Tori the symbol found at the scenes of Erica’s and Noah’s deaths, Tori finds Brandon’s notebook with drawings of the murders, a masked Brandon destroying the Earth with the words “take the world”, and the symbol. Tori realized her husband was right about Brandon and attempts to reach Kyle, but Brandon answers the phone and informs her Kyle is dead. As Brandon destroys the house, Tori calls the police, but Brandon brutally murders the sheriff and his deputy. In the barn, Tori finds Erica’s mutilated body nailed to a wall and surrounded by symbols in blood. Remembering Brandon’s cut, Tori arms herself with a sharp piece of the ship to stab him, but fails when Brandon anticipates the attack. Enraged, Brandon flies Tori through the barn roof (injuring her face) and above the clouds, and drops her to her death, then crashes an airplane into the farm, killing everyone aboard, to cover up his murders.

During the end credits, news reports and a conspiracy theorist discuss assorted destruction in Brightburn, the existence of other super beings, and pleads with humanity to take action. The montage seems to set up a sequel or 2 but the movie hasn’t done well at the box office. The movie made a worldwide total of $32.1 million on a budget of around $6-12 million. The acting is decent and the cast does a good job but the overall execution isn’t that exciting. As a horror movie it relies on jump scares and a scifi superhero or super-being it is interesting. I will give it a 7 outta 10!

My Amazon Echo

I finally bit the bullet and bought an Amazon Echo. I have been fascinated by these devices from the time that I first heard about the first generation devices. Having worked closely with a company that orders a lot of these I have looked at, checked a few online and tested one at a DC Books outlet in Center Square mall.

I wanted one but the price at the time was Rs.14,000 and then it went down to Rs.9000+. I thought I could get one at that price but decided to wait some more. I waited a while and kinda almost forgot about the device until very recently when I got my second credit card. After a phone it was time for the Echo. A few days ago I checked and the price was now Rs.7999 for the generation 2 device. I gotta get me one.

So I placed the order 2 days ago and it arrived here today. I unboxed it and plugged it in and it is a beauty. I’m having fun with her right now. Notice I did not say Alexa yet? That’s because I changed the wake up word from Alexa to…guess? I am a Trekkie. That’s right, the wake up word is Computer!

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Paving The Way Forward – Investing In Property

When it comes to investing your money, nothing can be seen as a completely safe market. The one place where you the safest though is with property investment. Most people presume that property investment involves buying, selling and renting. There are more options than just this when you have invested in your first property.

Finding Your Property

The first step any investor needs to make is sourcing the investment. Deciding on whether the property will be one of luxury or foreclosed property could be on your shopping list. The possibilities are many.

Deciding on your property though may initially be as simple as searching homes for sale but you should also be considering location and relevance. Will the location be relevant to the need of your investment.

You should also be taking into consideration the property itself. Looking closely at whether or not your plans will turn into profit is going to be vitally important.

Flipping The Property

One of the most popular reasons for property investment in flipping. If you aren’t familiar with this, flipping is buying a run-down property at a low price, to renovate the property and selling for a higher price.

This always sounds like a fantastic idea and many believe the profit margin to be the largest when it comes to investment. Those people would be very wrong. People only generally look at the gross profit of the flip. This, of course, does not take into consideration the costs of work carried out. In truth, this can be one of the most time consuming and least profitable ways for you to invest your money.

The Buy To Let Secret

Every investor knows about buy to let. It is a brilliant source of income and providing you have great tenants, you can see a good monthly income that could cover any mortgage costs instant laons plus a little extra.

So what is a secret then? Well, how about if we took step one and mixed in a little step two and then placed a cherry on top? One slowly growing trend when it comes to buy to let is HMO (house in multiple occupations) an HMO is an incredible profit turner for any landlord or property investor. These properties are extremely popular among medical professionals and can generate multiple sources of income.

Arranging the design of a property when renovating can see your property generate up to three times more monthly income than a simple buy to let.

Silent Investing

Silent investing is a risky yet highly profitable way of property investing. The beauty behind this method is its simplicity. You support another property investor who cannot raise the amount needed to purchase the property. The personal loan collateral main investor pays for the costs of renovation and legal costs of resale.

Where do you make your profit? You make an investor fee upon sale of the property plus a little commission. The risk involved is based on the main investor and his loans for people with ccjs ability to flip the property quickly.