South African government launches online Central Supplier Database

first_imgDoing business with the South African government is now quicker and the process smoother, thanks to the Central Supplier Database. Brand South Africa reporterLaunched by the minister of finance, companies wanting to work with the state are urged to register on it. There are several benefits to being listed on the database.Businesses that want to be on the government’s supplier database can now register online. Previously, they would have to fill in the forms at a head office.The Central Supplier Database (CSD) was launched yesterday by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in East London, in the Eastern Cape. Nene said the database served as the source of all supplier information for all spheres of government.Centralising the government’s supplier database will reduce duplication of effort and cost for both the supplier and the government, while enabling an electronic procurement process.At the launch, supplier Aaron Mgqueto Mgqueto, who has been in the security business since 1998, said a challenge he faced when dealing with the government related to tenders. “Sometimes government goes with tenders and on those tenders they don’t come back to us to inform us who has won the tender.“Yes I was not in the tender business; I was in the private sector for a while. I just joined them last year and I found it to be a challenge,” he explained.Among the benefits of being registered on the database is that suppliers will only be required to register once when they do business with the government. They will also not be required to submit physical tax clearance and business registration certificates to organs of state.Schalk Human, the chief director of supply chain management for ICT in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer in the National Treasury, said that as of yesterday, suppliers could register online. It would be compulsory for government departments and state-owned enterprises to use the CSD from 1 April 2016; municipalities would be required to use it from 1 July 2016.“The benefit for business will be that it will reduce admin significantly and it will make it easy for them to engage government,” said Human.Businesses in rural areas and those that did not have access to computers would be assisted, he added.“We foresee support to rural suppliers happening in three ways: first in district offices, Thusong Service Centres, Small Enterprise Development Agency offices and the Post Office. They will have the functionality to assist the suppliers to register.”Source: SAnews.gov.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Banish These Details From Your Plans

first_imgIs it possible to disassemble old shipping pallets and glue the pieces of lumber together to make furniture? Of course it’s possible; some woodworkers have used this method to make beautiful tables and chairs. There’s a fly in the ointment, however: while it’s possible, it’s not very easy.Many commonly used construction methods, design details, and materials fall into a category I would call “possible but not easy.” I decided to create a list of items that fall into this category.The unfortunate twist to this category of difficult methods is an apparent paradox: though hard to do well, these methods are actually fairly easy to implement if you are willing to do a sloppy job. (That’s why many of the methods are common.) The methods are only difficult for builders who want to build a tight, high-performance home.My list is deliberately provocative. Some readers will respond, “I’ve used many of the methods on your list, and I always do a good job.” To which I will answer, “That’s great. But most builders aren’t as conscientious as you are.”I’m addressing this article to architects and designers. Since these methods are hard to implement well, it’s best to leave them off your plans and specifications. Use other methods.Look your client in the eye and just say no. It may take a little practice, but you can do it.Crawl spaces. Most crawl spaces are damp, leaky, poorly insulated, and rarely visited. Creating a dry crawl space is possible, but it’s rare for a builder to get all the necessary details right.Basements can be damp, too — but at least they are easier to access. (Easy-to-access spaces are more likely to be frequently visited, and frequently visited… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Gundy Won’t Name Backup QB, but QB3 Could be More Important

first_imgNothing has been decided, offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich said Wednesday before the Spring Game, but the backup quarterback spot will be locked down, “sooner rather than later.”The obvious choice is redshirt junior Taylor Cornelius, who has been Mason Rudolph’s backup for two seasons and went 5-9 for 77 yards and a TD on Saturday in the Spring Game. But Yurcich said all of the throwers are coming along. He said it’s critical to name a No. 2 because the reps in practice need to be delegated.“It’s an ongoing battle right now,” Yurcich said. “A lot of competitiveness, and that’s fun to see those guys compete, but there’s a lot of learning to be had.”Rudolph said Cornelius, one of his best friends, is the veteran guy. Cornelius has played in four games, which is three more than the other three realistic candidates John Kolar, Keondre Wudtee and Jelani Woods have combined.“Really strong arm, pocket-passer, but he’s athletic enough to make plays on his feet,” Rudolph said of Cornelius. “Cerebral guy. Really smart. He came in the summer after me, so he’s been here a while. He really has a good feel for the offense.”Coach Mike Gundy has said that Woods will likely redshirt. Rudolph said he, too, is making strides but his head is still spinning at times. So that probably leaves Cornelius, Kolar and Wudtee. Kolar and Wudtee combined to go 2-8 with two interceptions in the Spring Game.Gundy said Rudolph’s reps have been cut significantly and given to Wudtee because they have a good understanding of where Cornelius is at. The good thing about those three and Rudolph is that they aren’t carbon copies of the same quarterback.Wudtee played football, basketball and ran track at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana. Kolar ran for more than 500 yards as a senior at Norman North. Cornelius racked up more than 9,000 passing yards in three seasons out of Bushland, Texas, with 88 touchdown passes. And Woods is 6-foot-7 with 235 pounds of weight on him.“In the spring you try to throw a lot at ’em and see what they can absorb, see where their boundaries at,” Yurcich said. “I think we’ve found that out with a lot of them, and now it’s kinda time to rein it in and really adjust our teaching to what we’ve learned about each individual.”Gundy said he hoped he could have named a backup by the end of the spring but can’t. Yurcich said there is no timetable for naming the backup. At the latest, a No. 2 will be named midway through fall camp, Gundy said.The other wrinkle here is that the backup QB might not play as much as the QB designated to play the J.W. Walsh role. That sounded on Saturday like it might be Wudtee (although he rushed three times for just -4 yards on Saturday).So you could have a scenario in which you have a QB1 (Rudolph), a QB2 (Cornelius) and a special-package short yardage QB who also serves as QB3 (Wudtee). There is still a lot to sort out, but Gundy sounded on Saturday like Cornelius is the man to beat at QB2.“I thought Taylor (Cornelius) played well,” said Gundy. “The defense was a little loaded on the orange. The two ends on the orange team were a lot more mature, put a lot of pressure on the black team. We had a hard time, black had a hard time controlling those guys, but I thought Taylor did a good job. The other guys that were inexperienced looked inexperienced to me. I thought number 14 did well.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Oklahoma State’s Style Draws Offensive (and Defensive) Players to Stillwater

first_img“I look at bump-and-run corners. Not too much of a zone corner. So if you’re a man corner the Big 12 is the place to be. Not only Oklahoma State, but this is where I’m at so I’m rooting for Oklahoma State.”The Big 12 (and Oklahoma State) have traditionally lacked more compared to other conferences when it comes to interior defenders (although Joe Bob Clements is doing his best to rectify that). But I thought that was such a great point by Williams.If you’re a safety or a corner, why wouldn’t you come to Stillwater or Austin or Norman to play college football? Why would you go to Auburn or Athens or Nashville where you might defend only two or three passes a game?The Big 12’s reputation has a long way to go, but I think it can be a place (just like Stillwater can be a place) where elite offensive players attend school and just-as-elite defenders follow them. As Williams pointed out, it’s a smart route to take if you want to get better and eventually end up getting drafted in the first round like Gilbert. It wasn’t a surprise to us to hear offensive players talk about the allure of playing in a high-tempo offense like the one Mike & Mike have constructed in Stillwater. Oklahoma State’s lineage of elite, NFL-like receivers is growing, and more and more recruits want to be a part of it.“The offense,” said redshirt sophomore transfer Tyron Johnson. “They’re throwing it around. It’s something a receiver like me wants to be in. Any receiver actually. You see a team throwing it around like that it will catch your eye. That expectation has been met. Here they throw it a lot. A lot.”“It’s the offense,” said senior Chris Lacy. “Being a receiver we like to catch passes, and Oklahoma State is known for throwing the ball and putting receivers in the league. That’s what I wanted to do is come here and catch passes so I’m loving it.”AdChoices广告This pair will make up two of the cogs in what should be one of the best passing games in the country. It helps the reputation of your offense and school when you’re catching passes from pros, too. What was a bit of a surprise is that this same high-flying offense that averaged 2.89 points per drive last season tempts defensive players to come to Stillwater, too. Or the fact that other teams in the Big 12 have to toss it all over the yard to keep up with the OSUs of the world does, anyway.“I got to run into (Justin Gilbert) at the spring game,” said redshirt freshman corner Rodarius Williams. “I got to talk to him, him being a first round pick. He told me, ‘It’s a bunch of man to man so you’re going to get a lot of exposure with the ball.’ I was like, ‘I’m that type of corner that wants to be thrown at.’ So I was like, ‘I’m committing on the spot.’ He told me I’m making a great decision.”center_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Watch: Freshman J.D. King Scores TD on Second Collegiate Carry

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. On the first rush of his college career, freshman J.D. King went for two yards. On his second, he went 71 yards to the house for the first touchdown of his career. It was a beauty, too, as he was untouched throughout.It was also Oklahoma State’s longest rushing play since 2011.Oklahoma State has now scored on four of its first five possessions and is averaging 12.3 yards per play. They lead 28-14 in the middle of the second quarter.WATCH: Hail to the King! J.D. King goes 71 yards to put #OKState up 28-7! pic.twitter.com/ME0UqldbbH— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 1, 2017AdChoices广告last_img read more

Mike Gundy’s Message to Mason Rudolph Ahead of OSU’s Season-Opener

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Ahead of OSU’s season-opening football game set for Thursday evening, head coach Mike Gundy offered a glimpse into his communications with quarterback Mason Rudolph. The message? Stay within yourself.“So many people have talked about him, he’s a potential national award winner. His name has been brought up with the Heisman .. my communication to him was, ‘Just play within yourself. Don’t get out of your box. You know what your strengths are, you don’t have to do anything else. We have enough good players that can make plays. Don’t force the issue.’”Rudolph, a preseason Heisman hopeful, has a habit of making big plays. But as a junior last season, he got himself into trouble at times trying to make too much of plays that were dead or trying to make extra yards on the ground instead of tucking it and surrendering himself.AdChoices广告As Rudolph enters his final year as the Cowboy starter, Gundy hopes he’s learned from his mistakes of 2016 and can build off what has been a strong fall camp for QB1.“Hopefully he understands that,” Gundy said. “He’s done well in the preseason.”Hear Coach Gundy’s message to Mason before tomorrow’s game. #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/IAvfe7Caay— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) August 30, 2017last_img read more

Neymar injury sours PSG victory over Marseille

first_imgParis Saint-Germain 3 Marseille 0: Neymar injured in easy Classique win Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 06:00 26/2/2018 Neymar AFP Neymar was injured as Paris Saint-Germain moved 14 points clear in Ligue 1 thanks to a 3-0 Le Classique win over Marseille. Neymar was carried off on a stretcher as Kylian Mbappe became the youngest goalscorer in Le Classique history, with the teenager on target in an easy 3-0 Ligue 1 win for Paris Saint-Germain against rivals Marseille.PSG needed an injury-time free-kick from Edinson Cavani to claim a draw in the reverse fixture – in which Neymar was sent off – but there was no such drama at the Parc des Princes on Sunday until the Brazilian suffered a suspected ankle injury in the closing stages.Unai Emery’s men, who have won all 14 of their home league games this season, move 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 as a result of their victory, with Marseille remaining third. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Mbappe gave PSG an early lead, capitalising on left-back Jordan Amavi losing his footing to run on to a Dani Alves pass and slot in a well-taken finish.Rolando’s own goal doubled PSG’s lead 17 minutes later, the defender only able to turn Neymar’s effort past goalkeeper Yohann Pele with Cavani lurking behind him.Neymar was a doubt for the game due to illness but he set up Cavani for a brilliant third after half-time to ensure PSG have a hand on the Ligue 1 trophy with 11 games still to play.Marseille will have an immediate chance to earn revenge in Wednesday’s Coupe de France quarter-final, however, with Neymar’s participation in that tie questionable after he appeared to roll his right ankle.19 – @KMbappe has become the youngest goalscorer in a “Classique” played in Ligue 1 at 19 years, 2 months & 8 days, overtaking Samir Nasri (19 years, 2 months & 17 days on 10 September 2006). Wonderkid. pic.twitter.com/qJqWKJJeUa — OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 25, 2018 Marseille were in front twice in a 2-2 draw in Le Classique earlier in the season but PSG took the lead in the 10th minute.Alves played a throughball into the box for Mbappe, with a slip by Amavi allowing the teenager to collect the pass and send Pele the wrong way with a smart low [email protected] . 1-0 PSG. #PSGOM pic.twitter.com/dU31209Aek — PSG English (@PSG_English) February 25, 2018 Neymar got above Hiroki Sakai to head wide before Lucas Ocampos was fortunate only to be shown a yellow card for a bad late tackle on Alves.PSG were dominant and their second arrived after 26 minutes, Rolando scoring an own goal.Adrien Rabiot combined with Layvin Kurzawa on the left and although Neymar’s first-time shot was heading wide of the far post, Rolando had to try to clear with Cavani ready to tap in, but the defender could only divert the ball beyond Pele.Neymar bent a superb strike narrowly wide and Marseille coach Rudi Garcia hauled Ocampos off before the break, bringing on Morgan Sanson in a bid to give Marseille a foothold.PSG continued to control the match after the interval, though, with Cavani wrapping up the points after 55 minutes.Neymar’s dazzling run and cross created the opportunity for Cavani, who took a sublime first touch, held off and turned Rolando and smashed home an unstoppable finish to score in his third successive Classique appearance.Pure class from @ECavaniOfficial in PSG’s third goal   #PSGOM pic.twitter.com/I4yg79z1ai — PSG English (@PSG_English) February 25, 2018 Rolando almost made amends for his own goal, but Alphonse Areola turned his looping header around the post.With an eye on next month’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid, Emery was able to rest Mbappe and former Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra.But there was bad news as Neymar damaged his ankle in an innocuous challenge with Bouna Sarr, the Brazilian tearful as he left the field on a stretcher. Key Opta Facts:- Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in their last 16 games against Marseille in all competitions (W13, D3). The last time Marseille were victorious was in November 2011.- Unai Emery’s side have only lost twice in their last 30 games in Ligue 1 (W25, D3): in December 2017 to Strasbourg (1-2) and January 2018 to Lyon (1-2).- PSG have won their last 18 home games in all comps, their longest run ever in their history. They have also triumphed in 14 successive league games at the Parc des Princes – their longest run in the top-flight.- There were 11 players booked on Sunday, only Lille v Lyon on February 21, 2016 has seen more (12 – 10 yellow cards and 2 red cards) over the last 10 seasons.- Kylian Mbappe is the youngest player to score in a game between Paris and Marseille in Ligue 1 (19 years, 2 months and 8 days), overtaking Samir Nasri (19 years, 2 months and 17 days on 10 September 2006).- Neymar has delivered 13 assists in Ligue 1 this season, his highest tally in a single season since his arrival in Europe. Only Kevin De Bruyne (14) has delivered more in the Top 5 European Leagues this season.  read morelast_img read more

Young: Man United not in awe of City

first_imgManchester United Manchester United not in awe of City, insists Young Joe Wright 19:46 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ashley young - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Premier League England World Cup Crystal Palace v Manchester United Manchester City The defender has said that United are not paying attention to what their crosstown rivals have achieved this season Ashley Young insists Manchester United have not been in awe of Manchester City’s performances this season.Pep Guardiola’s side won the EFL Cup final against Arsenal last week and are cruising towards the Premier League title, with a 15-point lead at the top ahead of their meeting with champions Chelsea on Sunday.Barring a dramatic collapse in the coming weeks, it will be the second time City have been crowned champions in the last five seasons, while United have not been close to a title triumph since Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But Young insists they have plenty to play for domestically and in the Champions League and says City are not discussed by the squad.”We aren’t in awe of Man City,” he told The Daily Mail. “They have had a good season, you can’t get around that, but we talk about ourselves.”I don’t think you’d find a United player talking about City, as you wouldn’t find a City player talking about United. We concentrate on what is happening here.”Credit to them, they have done fantastically well this season. But we’re fighting on all fronts. Even in the league, until the points are done and they’ve won it, we’ve got a lot to play for.”Young has established himself as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice left-back, ahead of Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind, and his performances led to an England call-up last November for the first time in five years.The former Aston Villa star now hopes to be part of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup plans, having missed out on a place at the 2014 finals.”Of course, it was bitterly disappointing,” he said of not going to Brazil. “I’d been to the Euros but the World Cup is a pinnacle.”I’ve never had an ego about [my position]. Things can be dissected too much. It’s football: go and play. There’s two goals, there’s the ball, go and score.”If I’m asked to play a certain position, I’ll do it 100 per cent. Not to fill in, to cement a place. I can play in six different positions where managers can trust me. It must give them food for thought knowing I can do a job in different positions.”Maybe that versatility could help with England. The World Cup is coming up quicker than people realise. My last call-up was brilliant. I would like to think I deserved it, the manager said he would pick players on form and I think I’ve been playing well this season.”There is another England squad in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, I can be in that and then we have to wait and see. I’ve got to carry on what I have been doing and hopefully get the recognition.”Now 32, Young admits he wants to retire at United, having shrugged off speculation about his future on more than one occasion since his move in 2011.”It’s reported every year that I am about to leave but I’ve always wanted to be here,” he added. “I’d like to finish my career at United. I’ve got that mentality to keep going and change people’s minds.”I know how to play the game, I’ve got a football brain, and feel as fit and healthy as I did when I was younger. I’d be able to give the 23-year-old me a race.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

FIFA 18’s FUT winter stat upgrades revealed

first_imgeSports What are FIFA 18’s stat upgrades? FUT winter changes revealed Ronan Murphy Last updated 1 year ago 05:27 6/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Kevin de Bruyne FIFA Ultimate Team Getty/EA Sports eSports Premier League Bayern München Manchester United Liverpool Manchester City Bundesliga A large number of players have received ratings boosts following the January transfer window, with some huge names getting big increases At the start of every season, EA Sports releases the complete ratings list for the new FIFA game, with thousands of players across the world receiving a grade from 45 to 99.During the season, many of these players perform better than their original rating, exceeding expectations and often their transfer value in real life. As a result, FIFA 18 will see many players receive improved stats to match their on-field counterparts who have had strong starts to the 2017-18 campaign.Last season, a number of top players received stat boosts such as Eden Hazard, Gerard Pique and Paulo Dybala. But it is not just the high-rated players that receive upgrades; many lower talents also get bumped across every league in the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The upgrades have been trickled out by competition, but which players are getting them?  Goal tells you all you need to know…When are the Winter Upgrades happening?Marcus Rashford Manchester UnitedThe first three contained some of the big leagues, with the Premier League upgrades having arrived on February 23 while Serie A landed on February 25 and Ligue 1 two days later. These were then followed by La Liga, the Bundesliga and the rest of the world.All the way. Here is the @premierleague #RatingsRefresh live now in packs → https://t.co/0tZDdCDgvj . Next league coming this Sunday. #FUT pic.twitter.com/JVPC34r4aK — EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) February 23, 2018 Dybala, Handanović, Mertens + many more. Find out who is moving on up in → https://t.co/M4a2H5sscI #RatingsRefresh #FUT pic.twitter.com/K1TExS3ZZs — EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) February 25, 2018 As well as getting new ratings and new clubs, some players will also receive position changes if they are deployed in a different area of the pitch than their original FIFA 18 card indicates. Marcus Rashford is one such player, with the Manchester United star moving from striker to left midfield as well as getting a +2 overall increase from 79 to 81.Kevin De Bruyne is among the players who have received weak foot upgrades with the Manchester City midfielder’s weak foot being increased to five stars. Some players also got a boost in their skill ratings, allowing them to perform a greater variety of skill moves in game, such as Real Madrid winger Lucas Vasquez and Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.Which players will receive upgrades?Harry Kane FIFA 18One of the best indicators of determining which players will receive upgrades is the current online seasons ratings database. These are the most recent live ratings for every single player in FIFA (even some lesser names that are not in FIFA Ultimate Team).Another sign that a player was due to get an upgrade in previous versions of FIFA was if they had got multiple in-form versions in Team of the Week squads released during the season so far. Players who constantly played well during the first-half of the season were more likely to receive a boost to their basic edition in order to match their current level of ability.Harry Kane’s excellent scoring run to finish the calendar year saw him receive the Premier League Player of the Month award for December, which was his second time to win it this season, providing him with his fourth boosted card in the five months since FIFA 18 was released. As a result, he received an upgrade from 86 to 88.The full list of FIFA 18 Premier League upgradesDavid de Gea – GK – Manchester United – 90 → 91Eden Hazard – LW – Chelsea – 90 → 91Kevin De Bruyne – CAM – Manchester City 89 → 91N’Golo Kante – CDM – Chelsea – 87 → 88Christian Eriksen – CAM – Tottenham – 87 → 88Paul Pogba – CM – Manchester United – 87 → 88David Silva – CAM – Manchester City – 87 → 89Harry Kane – ST – Tottenham – 86 → 88Cesar Azpilicueta – CB – Chelsea – 85 → 86Alvaro Morata – ST – Chelsea – 84 → 85Nicolas Otamendi – CB – Manchester City – 83 → 85Mohamed Salah – RW – Liverpool – 83 → 85Nemanja Matic – CDM – Manchester United – 83 → 84Kyle Walker – RB – Manchester City – 83 → 84Roberto Firmino – ST – Liverpool 83 → 84Ederson – GK – Manchester City – 83 → 84Riyad Mahrez – RM – Leicester City – 83 → 84Raheem Sterling – RW – Manchester City – 82 → 84Leroy Sane  – LW – Manchester City 82 → 84Anthony Martia l – LM – Manchester United – 82 → 83Heung-Min Son – LM – Tottenham Hotspur – 82 → 83Gabriel Jesus – ST – Manchester City – 81 → 83Marcus Rashford – LM – Manchester United – 79 → 81Fernandinho – CDM – Manchester City – 82 → 85Wilfried Zaha – RM – Crystal Palace – 81 → 82Marcos Alonso – LWB – Chelsea – 81 → 82Andreas Christensen – CB – Chelsea – 81 → 82Sead Kolasinac – LWB – Arsenal 80 – → 81John Stones – CB – Manchester City – 79 → 80Phil Jones – CB – Manchester United – 79 → 81Cenk Tosun – ST – Everton – 78 → 80Jesse Lingard – CAM – Manchester United – 78 → 80Ben Davies – LB – Tottenham Hotspur – 78 → 80Aaron Mooy – CM – Huddersfield Town – 77 → 78Eric Choupo-Moting – LM – Stoke City – 77 → 78Jordan Pickford – GK – Everton – 77 → 79Jurgen Locadia – ST – Brighton & Hove Albion – 76 → 77Arthur Masuaku – LWB – West Ham United – 75 → 76Andrew Robertson – LB – Liverpool 75 → 76Christian Atsu – LM – Newcastle United – 75 → 76Nathan Ake – CB – Bournemouth – 75 → 77Ashley Young – LB – Manchester United – 75 → 77Harry Maguire – CB – Leicester City – 75 → 79Demarai Gray – LM – Leicester City – 74 → 75Laurent Depoitre – ST – Huddersfield Town – 74 → 75Alex Iwobi – LM – Arsenal – 74 → 76Chris Wood – ST – Burnley – 74 → 76Christopher Schindler – CB – Huddersfield Town – 73 → 75Jamaal Lascelles – CB – Newcastle United – 73 → 76Richarlison – LW – Watford – 73 → 76Johann Gudmundsson – RM – Burnley – 73 → 76 James Tarkowski – CB – Burnley – 73 → 78Harry Winks – CM – Tottenham Hotspur – 72 → 75Moritz Bauer – RB – Stoke City – 70 → 75Ruben Loftus-Cheek – CAM – Crystal Palace – 69 → 74Ahmed Hegazi – CB – West Bromwich Albion – 68 → 75Nick Pope – GK – Burnley – 68 → 75Dominic Calvert-Lewin – ST – Everton – 65 → 71Alexander Sorloth – ST – Crystal Palace – 69 → 71Guido Carrillo – ST – Southampton – 74 → 75The full list of FIFA 18 Serie A upgradesPaulo Dybala – CAM – Juventus 88 → 89 Samir Handanovič – GK – Inter 87 → 88 Dries Mertens – CF – Napoli 86 → 87 Miralem Pjanić – CM – Juventus 85 → 86Lorenzo Insigne – LW – Napoli 85 → 87 Medhi Benatia – CB – Juventus 84 → 85 Ivan Perišić – LM – Inter 84 → 86 Mauro Icardi – ST – Inter 84 → 86 Ciro Immobile – ST – Lazio 82 → 85 Mattia Perin – GK – Genoa 83 → 84 Stefan de Vrij – CB – Lazio 83 → 84 Andrea Consigli – GK – Sassuolo 82 → 83 Douglas Costa – LM – Juventus 82 → 83 Raúl Albiol – CB – Napoli 82 → 83 Juan Cuadrado – RM – Juventus 82 → 83 Sergej Milinković-Savić – CM – Lazio 80 → 83 Stephan El Shaarawy – LW – Roma 80 → 81 Allan – CM – Napoli 80 → 81 Aleksandar Kolarov – LB – Roma 79 → 81 Faouzi Ghoulam – LB – Napoli 79 → 80 Lucas Leiva – CDM – Lazio 79 → 80 Luis Alberto – CF – Lazio 77 → 80 Milan Škriniar – CB – Inter 74 → 80 Salvatore Sirigu – GK – Torino 79 → 80Simone Verdi – RW – Bologna 78 → 79Federico Chiesa – RW – Fiorentina 75 → 77Lucas Torreira – CM – Sampdoria 75 → 77Rômulo – RM – Hellas Verona 74 → 76Mattia Caldara – CB – Atalanta 76 → 78Thomas Strakosha – GK – Lazio 74 → 77Federico Di Francesco – LW – Bologna 73 → 76Antonín Barák – CM – Udinese 72 → 75Nicolò Barella – CM – Cagliari 70 → 75Patrick Cutrone – ST – Milan 65 → 71Moise Kean – ST – Hellas Verona 64 → 70Filippo Romagna – CM – Cagliari 63 → 68 The full list of FIFA 18 Ligue 1 upgradesFIFA Ultimate Team Ligue 1 UpgradesEdinson Cavani – ST – Paris Saint-Germain 87 → 88Fabinho – CDM – AS Monaco 83 → 84Thomas Lemar – LM – AS Monaco 83 → 84Kylian Mbappé – ST – Paris Saint-Germain 83 → 84Anthony Lopes – GK – Olympique Lyonnais 83 → 84Marquinhos – CB – Paris Saint-Germain 83 → 84Nabil Fekir – CAM – Olympique Lyonnais 82 → 84Mario Balotelli – ST – OGC Nice 82 → 83Florian Thauvin – RW – Olympique de Marseille 82 → 83Luiz Gustavo – CDM – Olympique de Marseille 80 → 82Adrien Rabiot – CM – Paris Saint-Germain 80 → 82Malcom – RW – Girondins de Bordeaux 79 → 82Marcelo – CB – Olympique Lyonnais 79 → 81Mariano – ST – Olympique Lyonnais 76 → 80Bertrand Traoré – RW – Olympique Lyonnais 78 → 79Ciprian Tătăruşanu -GK – FC Nantes 77 → 79Kenny Tete – RB – Olympique Lyonnais 77 → 79Diego Carlos – CB – FC Nantes 76 → 79Karl Toko-Ekambi – ST – Angers SCO 76 → 78Presnel Kimpembe – CB – Paris Saint-Germain 76 → 78Allan Saint-Maximin – LM – OGC Nice 75 → 77Léo Dubois – RB – FC Nantes 75 → 77Houssem Aouar – CM – Olympique Lyonnais 67 → 75Giovani Lo Celso – CAM – Paris Saint-Germain 74 → 75Mouctar Diakhaby – CB – Olympique Lyonnais 74 → 75Alexander Djiku – CB – SM Caen 74 → 76Thiago Mendes – CDM – LOSC Lille 74 → 76Ivan Santini – ST – SM Caen 74 → 76Jordan Amavi – LB – Olympique de Marseilles 74 → 77Clinton Njie – ST – Olympique de Marseilles 73 → 75Ronny Rodelin – ST – SM Caen 73 → 76Youssef Ait Bennasser – CM – SM Caen 72 → 75Mike Maignan – GK – LOSC Lille 72 → 75Régis Gurtner – GK – Amiens SC 71 → 76Ferland Mendy – LB – Olympique Lyonnais 68 → 74Tomáš Koubek – GK – Stade Rennais 67 → 74Adrien Tamèze – CDM – OGC Nice 65 → 70Patrick Burner – RB – OGC Nice 63 → 68Adama Mbengue – LB – SM Caen 62 → 69The full list of FIFA 18 Bundesliga upgradesFUT18_SocialMats Hummels – CB – Bayern Munich – 88 → 89Niklas Sule – CB – Bayern Munich – 83 → 84Rune Jarstein – GK- Hertha Berlin – 80 → 83Timo Werner – ST – RB Leipzig – 82→ 83Oliver Baumann – GK – Hoffenheim – 82 → 83Naldo – CB – Schalke – 82 → 84Lukas Hradecky – GK – Eintracht Frankfurt- 81 → 83Joshua Kimmich – RB – Bayern Munich – 81 → 84Thorgan Hazard – LM- Borussia Monchengladbach – 80 → 82Kingsley Coman – RM – Bayern Munich- 79 → 82Matthias Ginter – CB – Borussia Monchengladbach – 78 → 79Marcel Sabitzer – CAM – RB Leipzig – 78 → 81Maximilian Philipp – LW – Borussia Dortmund – 78 → 79Mark Uth – ST – Hoffenheim – 77 → 80Charles Aranguiz – CM – Bayer Leverkusen – 77 → 80Alfred Finnbogason – ST – Augsburg – 76 → 78Peter Gulaci -GK – RB Leipzig – 76 → 79Leon Bailey – LM – Bayer Leverkusen – 76 → 81Marcel Halstenberg – LB – RB Leipzig – 75 → 78Jean-Philippe Gbamin – CDM – Mainz – 75 → 78Karim Rekik – CB – Hertha Berlin – 73 → 78Denis Zakaria – CM – Borussia Monchengladbach – 72 → 77The full list of FIFA 18 La Liga upgradesJonathan Viera – CM – UD Las Palmas 82 → 83Rodri – CM – Villareal CF 70 → 77Kepa – GK – Athletic Club de Bilbao 79 → 81Šime Vrsaljko – RB – Atlético Madrid 79 → 80Cristian Tello – RM – Real Betis 77 → 78Andreas Pereira – LM – Valencia CF 77 → 79Thomas Partey – CDM – Atlético Madrid 77 → 79Cristhian Stuani – ST – Girona FC 76 → 78Lucas Hernández – CB – Atlético Madrid 76 → 78Carlos Soler – RM – Valencia CF 76 → 78Iago Herrerín – GK – Athletic Club de Bilbao 76 → 78Adrián Lopez – ST – RC Deportivo 75 → 78Portu – ST – Girona FC 75 → 78Mariano Barbosa – GK – Villareal CF 75 → 77Juanmi – ST – Real Sociedad 75 → 77Fabian Schär – CB – RC Deportivo 75 → 77José Ángel – LB – SD Eibar 74 → 75Jonathan Calleri – ST – UD Las Palmas 75 → 77Toño Garcia – LB – Levante UD 74 → 75Enis Bardhi – CAM – Levante UD 74 →.75Sergio Postigo – CB – Levante UD 74 → 75Pedro Alcalá – CB – Girona FC 74 → 76Mikel Rico – CB – Athletic Club de Bilbao 74 → 76Juanpe – CB – Girona FC 74 → 76Enes Ünal – ST – Villareal CF 74 → 76Iñigo Córdoba – LW – Athletic Club de Bilbao 70 → 75Pione Sisto – LW – RC Celta de Vigo 74 → 77Álex Granell – CM – Girona FC 73 → 75Joaquin Correa – LM – Sevilla FC 73 → 76Borja Garcia – CM – Girona FC 73 → 77Mario Hermoso – CB – RCD Espanyol 72 → 75Pere Pons – CM – Girona FC 72 → 76Yassine Bounou – GK – Girona FC 71 → 75Pablo Maffeo – RB – Girona FC 71 → 75Antonio Lato – LB – Valencia CF 70 → 77Álvaro Medrán – CM – Deportivo Alavés 74 → 75Juan José Narváez – CM – Real Betis 63 → 68Alejandro Mula – LM – Málaga CF 60 → 73The full list of FIFA 18 Rest of the World upgradesFernando – CDM – Galatasary 77 → 79Yimmi Chará – RM – CPD Junior FC 76 → 78Andrê Almeida – RB – SL Benfica 76 → 78Enner Valencia – ST – Tigres U.A.N.L. 76 → 78Josef Martinez – ST – Atlanta United FC 76 → 78Cristiano Piccini – RB – Sporting CP 76 → 78Victor Vázquez – CM – Toronto FC 76 → 78Avilés Hurtado – LW – Monterrey 75 → 78Jozy Altidore – ST – Toronto FC 76 → 77Nabil Dirar – RM – Fenerbahçe 76 → 77Omar Kharbin – ST – Al Hilal 75 → 77Alireza Jahanbakhsh – RW – AZ 75 → 77Carlos Eduardo – CF – Al Hilal 75 → 77Germán Conti – CB – CA Colón 75 → 77Emanuel Mammana – CB – Zenit St. Petersburg 75 → 77Hans Vanaken – CAM – Club Brugge 75 → 77Soslan Dzhanaev – GK – Rubin Kazan 75 → 77Zakaria Labyad – CAM -FC Utrecht 75 → 76Mbaye Leye – ST – Eupen 74 → 75Ike Opara – CB – Sporting KC 74 → 75Serdar Aziz – CB – Galatasaray 74 → 75Júnior Caiçara – RB – Medipol Başakşehir 74 → 75Arouna Koné – ST – Sivasspor 74 → 75Daniel Schwaab – CB – PSV 74 → 75Jonas Svensson – RB – AZ 74 → 75Jakob Johansson – CDM – AEK Athens 74 → 75Salih Uçan – CM – FC Sion 74 → 75Andrés Pérez – CDM – Deportivo Cali 74 → 75Bobô – ST – Sydney FC 74 → 75Edwin Cardona – CAM – CA Boca Juniors 74 → 75Diego González – CM – Racing Club de Avellaneda 74 → 75Tom Rogić – CAM – Celtic 74 → 75Diego Vera – ST – CA Colón 74 → 75Yusuf Yazici – CAM – Trabzonspor 74 → 75Haris Seferović – ST – SL Benfica 74 → 75Osama Hawsawi – CB – Al Hilal 74 → 75Salman Al Faraj – CM – Al Hilal 74 → 75Wilmar Barrios – CDM – CA Boca Juniors 74 → 75Rúben Ribeiro – LW – Sporting CP 74 → 76Sylvester Igboun – ST – FC Ufa 74 → 75Sacha Kljestan – CAM – Orlando City SC 74 → 75Kieran Tierney – LB – Celtic 74 → 75James Forrest – RM – Celtic 74 → 75Tolga Ciğerci – CDM – Galatasaray 74 → 75Sofyan Amrabat – CM – Feyenoord 74 → 75Emre Akbaba – CAM – Aytemiz Alanyaspor 74 → 75Stefan Ristovski – RB – Sporting CP 74 → 76Paulinho – CAM – FC Porto 74 → 75Alaixys Roman – CDM – Olympiacos CFP 74 → 75Ravel Morrison – CAM – Atlas 74 → 75Danilo – CM – Braga 74 → 75Ignacio Scocco – ST – CA River Plate 74 → 76Haris Medunjanin – CM – Philadelphia Union 73 → 76Héctor Villalba – RM – Atlanta United FC 74 → 76Lee Jae Sung – COM – Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 74 → 76Duško Tošić – CB – Beşiktaş 74 → 76Viktor Vasin – CB – CSKA Moscow 74 → 77Alexey Miranchuk – CAM – Lokomotiv Moscow 74 → 77Daler Kuzyaev – CM – Zenit St. Petersburg 74 → 77Alexandr Selikhov – GK – Spartak Moscow 74 → 78Hany Mukhtar – CAM – Brøndby IF 73 → 75Jo Hyeon Woo – GK – Daegu FC 71 → 75Brandley Kuwas – RW – Heracles Almelo 73 → 75Oussama Assaidi – LM – FC Twente 73 → 75Cláudio Ramo s – GK – Tondela 71 → 75Karim Ansarifard – ST – Olympiacos CFP 73 → 75Justin Kluivert – LW – Ajax 73 → 75Andre Blake – GK – Philadelphia Union 73 → 75Roman Neustädter – CB – Fenerbahçe 73 → 75Wout Weghorst – ST – AZ 73 → 75Anthony Limbombe – LM – Club Brugge 73 → 75Marvelous Nakamba – CDM – Club Brugge 73 → 76Yu Kobayashi – ST – Kawasaki Frontale 73 → 76Héldon – LM – Vitória Guimarães 73 → 76Frenkie de Jong – CM – Ajax 72 → 75Ryan Thomas – CM – PEC Zwolle 70 → 75Alexander Sørloth – ST – FC Midtjylland 69 → 71Sérgio Oliveira – CM – FC Porto 74 → 75Ognjen Vranješ – CB – AEK Athens 69 → 76Paulinho – ST – Braga 68 → 74Ryota Morioka – CAM – Anderlecht 68 → 75Néstor Araujo – CB – Santos Laguna 74 → 75Miha Mevlja – CB – Zenit St. Petersburg 74 → 75Lazaros Christodoulopoulos – LM – AEK Athens 74 → 75Zainadine – CB – Maritimo 74 → 75Cristian Benavente – CAM – Charleroi 67 → 72Carlos López – ST – Wisla Kraków 69 → 74Guus Til – CAM – AZ 67 → 72Fabrício – ST – Portimonense 67 → 73Shoya Nakajima – LW – Portimonense 67 → 74Richard Windbichler – CB – Ulsan Hyundai 66 → 71Alfredo Morelos – ST – Rangers 66 → 71Michalis Bakakis – RB – AEK Athens 66 → 71Kingsley Ehizibue – RB – PEC Zwolle 66 → 72Christian Luyindama – CB – Standard Liège 66 → 73Maximilan Wöber – CB – Ajax 66 → 73Lucas Possignolo – CB – Portimonense 65 → 70Alejandro Chumacero – CM – Puebla 65 → 70Pedro Aquino – CDM – Lobos B.U.A.P. 65 → 70Pape Abou Cissé – CB – Olympiacos CFP 65 → 70Anton Zabolotnyy – ST – Zenit St. Petersburg 65 → 70Davidson – LW – Chaves 65 → 71Mayron George – ST – Lyngby BK 64 → 69Alexis De Sart – CM – Sint-Truiden 64 → 69Yang Han Been – GK – FC Seoul 63 → 70Daniel De Silva – CAM – Central Coast Mariners 64 → 69Clifford Aboagye – CM – Atlas 64 → 70Nana Opoku Ampomah – LM – Waasland-Beveren 64 → 70Jonathan Bolingi – ST – Excel Mouscron 64 → 70Murilo Freitas – LW – Tondela 64 → 70Philippe Sandler – CB – PEC Zwolle 64 → 70Adrían Spörle – LB – CA Banfield 63 → 68Mikhail Lysov – LB – Lokomotiv Moscow 63 → 68Merlin Tandjigora – CDM – Belenenses  63 → 68Lumor Agbenyenu – LB – Sporting CP  63 → 69Carlos Cáceda – GK – Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz 63 → 69Konstantinos Galanopoulos – CM – AEK Athens 63 → 69Julian Quiñones – ST – Lobos B.U.A.P. 63 → 70Oleg Danchenko – RM – Anzhi Makhachkala 63 → 70Dráusio – CB – Marítimo 63 → 70Dener – CM – Portimonense 63 → 71Raphael Rossi – CB – Boavista 63 → 73Choi Sung Keen – CM – Suwon Bluewings 62 → 67Kang Hyeon Mu – GK – Pohang Steelers 62 → 68Sadik Çiftpinar – CB – Yeni Malatyaspor 62 → 67Stefan Marinović – GK – Vancouver Whitecaps 63 → 68Aldo Arellano – CDM – Gallos Blancos de Querétaro 62 → 67Gonzalo Montiel – CB – CA River Plate 62 → 67Kik Pierie – CB – sc Heerenveen 62 → 68Dario Maresic – CB – Sturm Graz 62 → 69João Novais – CAM – Rio Ave 62 → 73David von Ballmoos – GK – BSC Young Boys 60 → 67Mehdi Bourabia – CM – Atiker Konyaspor 61 → 67Will my current players be upgraded?FIFA UTOTWIn Online Seasons, players are automatically receiving upgrades and downgrades on a regular basis to mirror their performances in the real world. New Career Mode games will also reflect the upgraded database, but existing games will not.FIFA Ultimate Team is the most popular game mode and that is where upgrades can have the most effect. Any regular player in your club will not receive an upgrade, but special versions such as in-form Team of the Week players may receive upgrades if their basic card gets a boost.All new players found in packs will be upgraded, but non-in-form players in your club will only increase if an upgraded player’s new overall rating equals or surpasses his existing first in-form’s rating. If a player has multiple in-forms, all these cards will be improved if they meet the criteria. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Justice Hill, Tyron Johnson Show Out in NFL Preseason Debuts

first_imgFootball is back baby. Well, sort of.The NFL preseason kicked off Thursday night and a couple of Pokes flashed their brilliance, each in his professional debut.Justice Hill, Baltimore’s fourth-round pick, led the team with 33 rushing yards on 10 carries in a 29-0 blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.But it was one of his two catches that set Twitter ablaze.#Ravens RB Justice Hill has some juice in his legs. pic.twitter.com/TJbsfW4ORD— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) August 9, 2019 But he wasn’t the only former Oklahoma State standout to make waves on Thursday night.Tyron Johnson, who went undrafted but signed with the Houston Texans, is doing his utmost to prove to Texans brass that he belongs on the roster. And that carries over into Houston’s game in Green Bay.Going deep!Joe Webb III finds Tyron Johnson for 44 yards.#HOUvsGB pic.twitter.com/yO0LKZFq3l— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 9, 2019Tyron finished with two catches for 48 yards and was open for a touchdown, but Houston QB Joe Webb couldn’t find him.The preseason action continues tonight with the James Washington and Mason Rudolph’s Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 6:30 p.m. CST and Dan Bailey’s Minnesota Vikings squaring off against the New Orleans Saints at 7 p.m.Check out our viewing guide so you don’t miss a Poke in the preseason this weekend. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more