Neymar hails Mbappe and PSG’s ‘fun’ summer signings

first_imgNeymar has affirmed he is now happy at Paris Saint-Germain following the arrival of “fun” new team-mates.The Brazil international attempted to engineer a move back to Barcelona during a turbulent close season .Negotiations between the clubs failed, leaving Neymar in a precarious position at Parc des Princes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career He insisted the situation is now “all good” in part due to the value of fresh faces in the French capital, along with his close friendship with Kylian Mbappe.Mauro Icardi, Pablo Sarabia, Ander Herrera and more joined PSG ahead of Thomas Tuchel’s second season in charge.”The vibe there has never stopped being cool. It has always been good,” Neymar told OTRO .”This year there are more people who are easy to talk to, to get along with. The new people who arrived are fun, they are focused, they are good players.”It’s a very large squad, so you end up having special affinity with one, two or three. You don’t have an affinity with everyone. But, for a good workplace, you need to have a good relationship with everyone.”And with Kylian it’s different. He’s an incredible kid, he’s joyful, he’s happy. Not to mention his football, which is amazing.”We get along really well both on and off the pitch. I think this makes thing easier, for our game, for our team, because we always help each other, and this is reflected in our team, of course.”Neymar’s efforts to leave PSG upset the club’s supporters, who booed the world’s most expensive player on his return to the team in September.Four goals in five Ligue 1 games have gone some way to placating the critics and providing evidence behind Neymar’s assurance that he is fully committed to performing on the pitch.”Soon the love will return, God willing,” he said of his relationship with the fans.”It is normal, I understand their feelings too. I understand what goes on, or I can try to understand what goes on in their minds. But I ask them to understand me too.”Neymar is currently nursing a thigh injury and will miss PSG’s midweek trip to Club Brugge in Champions League action – a fixture he was suspended from in any case.last_img read more

High school scoreboard Jan. 18

first_img By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor Published: January 17, 2019, 11:03pm (360) 735-4538 Tim Martinez Columbian Assistant Sports Editor By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. GO R.A. LONG — Ryan Plampin 4, Dana Cathcart 17, Cameron Holden 4, Jacob Thompson 14, Jamond Harris 6, Tristen Arruda 0, Jadon Williamson 0, Aaron Ofstun 0. Totals N/A.Hockinson 3 17 18 17—55RA Long 14 10 13 11—481A TRICO LEAGUE W LLa Center (13-2) 4 1Seton Catholic (12-3) 4 1King’s Way Chr. (9-6) 4 1Stevenson (7-8) 2 3Castle Rock (6-9) 1 4Columbia-WSalm. (3-12) 0 5Castle Rock 73, Columbia-White Salmon 35WASHINGTON STATE SCORESAberdeen 41, Rochester 36Castle Rock 73, Columbia (White Salmon) 35Columbia River 81, Ridgefield 51Curtis 53, Puyallup 42Cusick 61, Selkirk 51Ferris 59, Lewis and Clark 48Kelso 69, Mountain View 49Lynden 63, Nooksack Valley 23Muckleshoot Tribal School 87, Northwest Yeshiva 30North Central 57, Rogers (Spokane) 48Rogers (Puyallup) 63, Graham-Kapowsin 11Royal 70, Cashmere 59South Kitsap 36, Bellarmine Prep 30Sumner 63, Emerald Ridge 44W. F. West 60, Centralia 48Wichita Sunrise, Kan. 66, Rainier Beach 451B COLUMBIA VALLEY LEAGUEFIRM FOUNDATION 47, COLUMBIA ADVENTIST 42FIRM FOUNDATION — Bryson Manu 1, Joey Perin 0, Jagger Guedertier 0, Simon Rommel, 1  Tyler Horn 0, Colton Close 6, Kaden Richeter 7, Evan Baker 0, Isaac Baker 0, Dennis Bejan 0, Daniel Kogler 11, August Helmes 6, Kyle Baker 0. Totals N/A.COLUMBIA ADVENTIST — Ermshar 2, Schafer 3, Shearer 4, Mayhew 4, Heinrich 10, White 0, Bennett 0, Dietrich 11, Hart 8. Totals N/A.Firm 7 14 13 13—47CAA 9 9 11 13—42GIRLS BASKETBALL1A TRICO LEAGUE W LKing’s Way Chr. (10-5) 5 0Stevenson (11-4) 4 1La Center (5-9) 3 2Castle Rock (6-7) 1 3Seton Catholic (6-9) 1 4Columbia-WSalm. (6-9) 0 4Other gamesCastle Rock vs. Columbia-White Salmon, no reportKING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 39,LA CENTER 27KING’S WAY — Abby Cummins 5, Hannah Moats 2, Kira Zook 0, Laurel Quinn 4, Lacey Zook 17, MacKenzie Ellertson 11, Tyra Schroeder 0. Totals 17 (2) 3-9 39.LA CENTER — Kylee Stephens 0, Lauren Fox 3, Mya Ecklund 0, Mia Edwards 5, Natasha Lewis 0, Sierra Frasier 2, Taylor Stephens 17. Totals 10 (6) 1-2 27.King’s Way 6 11 8 14—39La Center 7 1 16 3—27JV — King’s Way won.STEVENSON 64, SETON CATHOLIC 60STEVENSON — Jaida Emerson 8, Cassie MacNab 6, Katie Rathgeber 19, Jazmine Morat 3, Ashley Brannan 6, Alisyn Backlund 0, Kaitlyn Wenz 22, Sara Campbell 0. Totals 24 (1) 15-38 64.SETON CATHOLIC — Michaela Ephraim 4, Emma Watkins 14, Katie Willis 6, Jasmine Morgan 17, Madi Manary 0, Claire Kirn, Jerrica Pachl 4, Aislynn Hogan, Maddie Willis 13, Cailean McGovern 2, Abigail Wall 0, Katherine Zdunich 0. Totals 23 (3) 11-19 60. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Stevenson 18 14 12 20—64Seton 12 19 14 15—60JV — Stevenson won.WASHINGTON STATE SCORESAdna 55, Toledo 44Arlington 74, Renton 41Bellarmine Prep 60, South Kitsap 38Curtis 53, Puyallup 42Ferndale 64, Meridian 40King’s Way Christian School 39, La Center 27Lewis and Clark 70, Ferris 35North Central 74, Rogers (Spokane) 23Ocosta 52, North Beach 25Rainier 38, Onalaska 33Selkirk 49, Cusick 34Snohomish 55, Stanwood 38Sumner 55, Emerald Ridge 51Willapa Valley 63, Chief Leschi 19Wilson Creek 49, Easton 24Winlock 52, Three Rivers Christian School 25 COLUMBIA RIVER — Nate Snook 22, Alex Miller 9, Quincy Cartwright 2, Matt Asplund 2, Josh Kukula 0, Evan Dirksen 22, Caden Dezort 11, Cole Delich, Jack Armstrong 4, Marc Miranda 7, Michael Foust 2, Dylan Valdez 0, Elijah Hairston 0. Totals 29 (11) 12-19 81.Ridgefield 18 11 13 9—51C. River 24 19 25 13—81JV — River 56-29C — River 44-23MARK MORRIS 58, WASHOUGAL 53MARK MORRIS — Dawson Fritz 3, Brayden Harris 5, Cole Busch 2, Reece Gibb 11, Jack Shipley 8, Thomas Sprague 6, Rarey Sommer 23. Totals 22 (1) 13-23 58.WASHOUGAL — Kol Mael 9, Alex Orr 5, Carter Murray 18, Brevan Bea 10, Dalton Payne 4, Gabe Kent 3, Julien Jones 2, Blake Deming 2, John Miner 0. Totals 17 (4) 15-30 53.M. Morris 16 11 17 14—58Washougal 10 7 24 12—53HOCKINSON 55, R.A. LONG 48HOCKINSON — Micah Paulsen 6, Dakota Souders 17, Mason Bonife 3, Ki Haden 12, Carson Yinger 4, Sawyer Racanelli 6, Levi Crum 2, Caleb Newman 2, Jeremiah Faulstick 2, Grant Garver 1. Totals N/A.center_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Share: High school scoreboard Jan. 18 Subscribe Today Share: @360TMart FRIDAY’S SCHEDULEBOYS BASKETBALLUnion at Camas, 5:30 p.m.Heritage at Skyview, 6 p.m.Prairie at Evergreen, 5:30 p.m.Mountain View at Fort Vancouver, 7 p.m.Hudson’s Bay at Kelso, 7 p.m.Castle Rock at King’s Way Christian, 7 p.m.Seton Catholic at La Center, 7 p.m.Stevenson at Columbia-White Salmon, 7 p.m.GIRLS BASKETBALLUnion at Camas, 7 p.m.Heritage at Skyview, 7:30 p.m.Prairie at Evergreen, 7 p.m.Fort Vancouver at Mountain View, 7 p.m.Kelso at Hudson’s Bay, 7 p.m.Hockinson at Mark Morris, 7 p.m.Ridgefield at Woodland, 7 p.m.GIRLS BOWLINGCamas vs. Heritage, 3:15 p.m. at Big Al’sSkyview vs. Union, 3:15 p.m. at Big Al’sMountain View vs. Evergreen, 3:15 p.m. at Big Al’sHudson’s Bay vs. Fort Vancouver, 3:15 p.m. at Crosley LanesKelso vs. Prairie, 3:15 p.m. at Tiger BowlWRESTLINGWoodland at Washougal, 6 p.m.GYMNASTICSWashougal, Battle Ground, Camas, Prairie, Ridgefield, Union, Mountain View at US Invitational, 6 p.m. at NorthpointeBOYS BASKETBALL2A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE W LColumbia River (13-2) 7 0Mark Morris (8-6) 5 2Ridgefield (10-5) 4 3Hockinson (7-8) 3 4Washougal (5-9) 2 4Woodland (6-8) 1 5R.A. Long (3-12) 1 6COLUMBIA RIVER 81, RIDGEFIELD 51RIDGEFIELD — Carson Knight 2, Nick Jenkins 3, Isaac Aguirre 2, Ben Poppert 0, Josh Mansur 14, Stefan Vossenkuhl 11, Jordan Imai 4, Tyler Poorman 0, Logan Rossman 0, Matt Gama 6, James Corey 9, Curren Whitsitt 0. Totals 14 (4) 19-24 51. [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgCan the age of fishes be determined? Scales, bones, fin rays and fish ear bones (otoliths) have all been used to determine the age of fish, since these and other bony parts of fish often form yearly rings (annuli) like those of a tree. Otoliths generally provide the most accurate ages, particularly in old fish. Do all fish swim in horizontal position? Most do. The sea horse is among the exceptions. Another is the shrimp fish of the Indian Ocean, which swims vertically in schools of several individuals, its long tube-like snout pointing directly upward. A catfish indigenous to the Nile also swims in the vertical posture. Also Read – Feel what you fear I have never seen fishes sleep. Do they? The nature of fish “sleep” is an area of active research. While fish do not sleep in the same way that land mammals sleep, most fish do rest. Research shows that fish may reduce their activity and metabolism while remaining alert to danger. Some fish float in place, some wedge themselves into a secure spot in the mud or coral, and some even locate a suitable nest. These periods of “suspended animation” may perform the same restorative functions as sleep does in people. Also Read – HomecomingYes fish sleep. But it’s not sleep as we know it. They don’t have eyelids to close, they sometimes do it during the day, they don’t show the characteristic brainwave patterns like REM sleep seen in humans, and some, including most sharks have to keep swimming in their sleep. But fishes do have a period of reduced activity and metabolism which seems to perform the same restorative functions as nocturnal sleep does in humans. Some are more obvious about it than others and actually rest on the bottom or in coral crevices, and parrot fish secrete a mucus “sleeping bag” around themselves before they go to sleep. If you get up quietly in the middle of the night you will find your goldfish in an almost trance-like state, hovering near the bottom of the tank making just the minimum correcting motions with its fins to maintain its position in the water column. If you put food in when they’re like this they take noticeably longer than usual to respond, as if they have trouble waking up. How many fish can live together? It is not how many fish can live together but how many fish your tank has the capacity to hold. This will depend on the size and type of fish. Overcrowding a fish tank leads to competition for food and poor water quality due to waste being produced. You will also need to consider which breeds of fish can live together. A good guide is to allow at least 2 litre of water for every 1 cm of fish.(Views expressed and information provided are personal. Send your questions to [email protected])last_img read more