3. Arsenal FC (Emirates Stadium) – 99.45% 19. AFC Bournemouth (Vitality Stadium) – 95.64% 13. FC Koln (RheinEnergieStadion) – 98.30% 5. Manchester United (Old Trafford) – 99.41% 20 20 20 7. Everton (Goodison Park) – 99.21% 20 14. Schalke 04 (Veltins-Arena) – 98.09% =1. Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena) – 100% 20 20. Watford’s Vicarage Road has been 95.16% full so far this season: Click the right arrow, above, to see which teams make the top 20 for stadium occupancy this season… 20 12. Darmstadt FC (Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion Am Bollenfalltor) – 98.61% 20 20 Joint 9. Chelsea (Stamford Bridge) – 98.83% 20 =1. Borussia Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park) – 100% 11. Manchester City (Etihad Stadium) – 98.62% 20 10. Leicester City (King Power Stadium) – 98.80% 20 Joint 9. Stoke City (Bet365 Stadium) – 98.83% 17. Juventus (Juventus Stadium) – 97.45% 20 20 20 20 So it is official, the Bundesliga and Premier League are the best supported leagues in European football this season.Of the 18 teams in Germany’s top division, 16 fill over 90% of their stadium on average each week. While in the Premier League, 14 of 20 teams have over 90%.On average, 94.02% of Premier League stadia is full each week – in the Bundesliga it is 93.06%, LaLiga is 73.71%, Ligue 1 is 66.05% and Serie A is 53.49%.Of the top 20 across Europe’s top five leagues, Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid do not come close. The Catalans have an average 81.97% stadium occupancy this season, while Los Blancos’ is 82.50%.So, which teams have made the top 10 in Europe percentage-wise, according to sports and finance management company DeportesyFinanzas.com? Starting with West Ham United, click the right arrow, above, to see the list in full*…*Stats correct up to December 8, 2016. 20 15. Liverpool (Anfield) – 97.58% 20 4. Swansea City (Liberty Stadium) – 99.44% 6. Tottenham Hotspur (White Hart Lane) – 98.40% 16. Borussia Monchengladbach (Borussia-Park) – 97.55% 20 20 20 18. Freiburg (Schwarzwald-Stadion) – 95.66%
Aventuras bushveldNao ha nada como o mato africano e nao ha melhor sitio no mundo para caça grossa. Alem dos seus famosos parques nacionais, a África do Sul tem uma serie de reservas privadas, todas elas proporcionando excelente vida selvagem e ornitologia.Ou junte-se a uma excursao via terrestre ou um safari guiado, onde pode recostar-se e concentrar a sua atençao a tentar vislumbrar os animais de grande porte enquanto alguem conduz por si.Para uma experiencia de caça absolutamente unica, precisara de visitar o territorio lowveld das provincias do Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Nororeste ou KwaZulu-Natal, onde os elefantes deslizam graciosamente por entre o mato e os leoes descansam na hora mais quente do dia depois de uma noite de caça.Na provincia de Gauteng, a pouco mais de uma hora de carro das selvas urbanas de Joanesburgo e Pretoria, pode observar leoes, elefantes, bufalos e centenas de outras especies no seu habitat natural.No Cabo Ocidental, com o seu clima e vegetaçao diferentes, nao ira encontrar leoes nem elefantes, mas podera ver as gazelas tipicas da África do Sul, as springbok, as zebras-do-cabo, os bontebok ou antilopes, os black wildebeest ou gnus, e tantos outros.O Cabo Oriental e uma zona de transiçao entre o Cabo Ocidental e as zonas de caça do Lowveld. A provincia esta rapidamente a tornar-se numa zona de safari muito procurada, sem duvida por nao ter indicios de malaria. O Parque Nacional Addo Elefante esta constantemente a crescer e estender-se-a por uma enorme variedade de comunidades ecologicas distintas, desde as marinhas as de montanha. Existem igualmente algumas reservas privadas fantasticas nesta mesma provincia, de realçar Shamwari.O Parque Nacional Golden Gate, na provincia do Estado Livre (Free State), e famoso pela caça de alta altitude, como o antilope africano (eland) e o gnu (black wildebeest).O Cabo Norte e muito arido e um gosto adquirido, ha que se aprender a gostar, mas mesmo assim possui destinos de caça excelentes. O Parque Nacional de Augrabies Falls e basicamente paisagem, embora tenha uma admiravel vida animal e de aves. O Parque Transfronteiriço Kgalagadi, o primeiro parque entre fronteiras, e famoso pelos seus enormes leoes Kalahari com juba preta e o elegante orix (gemsbok), que ali sao encontrados em abundancia.BiodiversidadeA África do Sul possui o terceiro maior nivel de biodiversidade do mundo, englobando sete dos maiores tipos de habitat terrestres, ou zonas de vida ecologica, com condiçoes ambientais distintas e respectiva fauna e flora.Cerca de 10% das especies de flores de todo o mundo pode ser encontrada na África do Sul e e o unico pais do mundo que detem, dentro das suas fronteiras, um verdadeiro reino vegetal.A Regiao Floral do Cabo, um dos oito Patrimonios Mundiais da África do Sul, abrange oito areas protegidas, que vao desde a Peninsula do Cabo ao Cabo Oriental, desbravando um cenario deslumbrante de montanha e de oceano, contendo alguma da biodiversidade floristica mais rica do mundo.O Parque iSimangaliso Wetland, o primeiro sitio da África do Sul a estar inscrito na Lista de Patrimonios Mundiais, e uma das joias da zona costeira do pais, com um mosaico absolutamente unico de ecossistemas – pantanos, lagos e lagoas, praias, recifes de corais, terras pantanosas, florestas costeiras e savana – enriquecidos por uma enorme diversidade de vida animal, aves e especies marinhas.Reporter infoSA, incorporando material de Turismo Sul Africano
One of the many conventional wisdoms in HR is that it is important to increase the diversity of the applicant pool by posting positions and recruiting externally. I could not agree more, except when I disagree.Let’s look at the case of the vacant Marketing Director position of Company ABC. Renee is a Vice President of Marketing and wants to promote Alexa into the vacant position.Following the conventional wisdom relative to increasing diversity, HR strongly encourages Renee to post internally and to recruit externally. Renee reluctantly agrees in response to HR’s persistent encouragement.There are three (3) very strong final candidates. Ultimately, Renee goes with her first choice, Alexa, and promotes her.Alexa is a white woman. One of the unsuccessful external candidates, Max, is a man of color.When Max looks at Alexa’s credentials as she has described them on a social media profile, he concludes he is more qualified than she and files a charge of discrimination with the EEOC alleging race and gender bias and ultimately sues in court.When deposed, Renee admits, as she must, that she really knew whom she wanted to hire before opening up the position to internal posting and external recruiting. As a result, a number of candidates invested time and emotional energy on an opportunity that was an oasis.How do you think a jury will feel about applicants being played this way? In this case, I am with the plaintiff and not the defendant.What would have happened if the position has not been posted internally and externally? Alexa would have gotten the job but there probably would not have been a charge, let alone a lawsuit.When the deal is effectively sealed, the posting has a fraudulent feel to it and does nothing more than create a pool of potential litigants. Legal and fairness considerations argue against posting in these circumstances.Some employers still post or recruit in these circumstances but add something to the effect “strong internal candidate identified.” This is not transparency but a transparent hedge that may invite attack.I don’t foresee it. I have seen it. So let’s go back to the general recommendation of not posting when you know who you are going to hire.Of course, make sure your policy on posting does not lock you into posting all vacant positions. If the policy states or suggests that you will post in all circumstances, then your failure to post may be used as evidence of discrimination.HR policies need to be drafted to allow for exceptions to general rules to reflect the need for agility in the business world. But let’s not stop there.Where an exception is made, document contemporaneously the legitimate non-discriminatory reason for the exception. This will mitigate, not eliminate, the risk of not posting.Yes, in the case of the vacant Marketing Manager position, there are risks no matter what you do. That’s why HR needs to think more about managing as opposed to avoiding risk.It’s a bit uncomfortable. Once we accept this, we can get more comfortable with it.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Napoli forward Jose Callejon could reunite with Marek Hamsik and Rafa Benitez at Chinese club Dalian Yifang in January, it is claimed. The Spaniard has been a virtual ever-present at the San Paolo since his move to Napoli from Real Madrid in the summer of 2013. However, his contract expires at the end of the season and President Aurelio De Laurentiis has already made it clear that he will not match the winger’s salary demands. Now, Il Mattino reports the 32-year-old might follow in Hamsik’s footsteps and join Dalian this winter – providing they come up with a similar bid. If no deal is agreed in January, Callejon could still be on his way once the season concludes in May. Dalian are also managed by Benitez, who was in charge of Napoli between 2013 and 2015.
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. Three-star Georgia running back Lyn-J Dixon narrowed his list of schools from 22 to 12 on Wednesday evening, and Oklahoma State made the cut.Dixon announced his cut as he has “decided to focus” more closely on the 12 with signing day roughly seven months away. Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Florida, Michigan State, Louisville, Texas, Notre Dame, Clemson and Auburn also made his list.Oklahoma State has not landed a commitment at running back for the 2018 class, but running backs coach John Wozniak has made multiple visits to see the Taylor County product in Georgia.As a junior last season, Dixon compiled 1,914 yards rushing and 312 receiving yards for a total of 38 touchdowns while garnering major national interest.
The subject of our next installment focuses on a former junior college transfer who’s facing one final year to make his mark at OSU.How he got to OSURichards came to Stillwater as part of the OL-heavy 2016 signing class by way of New Mexico Military Institute. The 6-foot-8 and 325-pound tackle was born in Jamaica and raised in Canada, where he was a three-time Calgary High School All-Star. After two years of steady production at New Mexico Military Institute, Richards became one of the top junior college prospects in the 2016 class and chose Oklahoma State over offers from Louisville, Illinois and Southern Miss, among others.AdChoices广告What he’s done in StillwaterRichards saw spotty action in four games for the Cowboys last year. While OSU’s running game saw new life, Richards found himself just outside the rotation.Role in 2017With the turnover at OL coach, Richards could see a path to more playing time if he impresses this fall. Ahead of him at tackle are mainstay starter Zachary Crabtree and incoming Cal transfer Aaron Cochran. Richards should be in the mix for a backup spot with redshirt freshmen Teven Jenkins and Dylan Galloway. You can also include 2017 JUCO-transfer (and the sole linemen in the class), Arlington Hambright.Noteworthy stats and highlightsRichards is yet to realize his potential at Oklahoma State but 2018 should be a big year for the Cowboys and could be a big year for him as well. Here’s a look at some of the film that impressed OSU coaches from his time a New Mexico MI. 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.
Lille threaten Fiorentina plans for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiangby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille have made a late move for West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.The former Spain U21 international was all set to join Fiorentina, however the deal stalled over the weekend.Calciomercato.com says Fiorentina were happy to meet West Ham’s €10m asking price, however refused to match their demand to pay the total fee up front.This has opened the door to Lille to come forward with a counter offer.LOSC see Obiang as a readymade replacement for PSG target Thiago Mendes. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zenit tell Chelsea to go higher after rejecting first Paredes offerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveZenit St Petersburg are demanding Chelsea go higher if they want to sign Leandro Paredes.The Daily Mail says Zenit want £36m for Chelsea target Leandro Paredes.Talks between the clubs opened last week though Chelsea fell short with their opening offer for the Argentine midfielder who returned for training on Monday after the Russian League winter break.Chelsea’s opening offer was £26.8million, as they look to replace Monaco signing Cesc Fabregas. Paredes has scored seven times in his 43 matches for Zenit St Petersburg. He’s also previously played for Empoli on loan, Roma, Chievo, and Boca Juniors.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Villarreal fullback Moreno: Klopp stopped my opportunities at Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlberto Moreno has finally spoken about the circumstances that led him to leave Liverpool, and his relationship with Jurgen Klopp.The left back was signed in 2014, but failed to show the necessary quality or consistency to establish himself as a mainstay in the position.He was not able to show Klopp that he was good enough for the first time, which led to his eventual sale.Moreno has now lifted the lid on that relationship.”After the Europa League Final (2016) I spent the year on the bench. Then I thought of leaving,” the Spaniard told local paper El Periodico Mediterraneo.”Klopp told me if I got something really good and he didn’t need me, to talk, but in the end he convinced me to stay.”And the first day came and I started playing, Premier League, Champions League, always starting.”[Then-Spain coach Julen] Lopetegui even called me, Lopetegui for the national team.”But I was injured in December and after I recovered, I no longer played.”Klopp no longer gave me opportunities. He’s a very good coach, but he decides to go forward with his 13 or 14 players and that works.”
Texas Recruits Charles Omenihu, Kai Locksley Get Into It On Twitter With Texas A&M 5-Star DT Daylon Mack
daylon mack charles omenihu kai locksley texas a&m twitterTexas and Texas A&M might not have a football rivalry on the field anymore, but one certainly exists off of it. Thursday night, Aggies’ five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack upset some Longhorns’ fans – and a couple players – with a tweet. Mack, a 6-foot-1, 330-pound defensive lineman pledged to Kevin Sumlin’s program, poked fun at Charlie Strong’s “I don’t know if I want to go walking into College Station right now” comment. He created a T-shirt featuring the quote and tweeted a photo of the clothing item. Mack then called out Texas signee Charles Omenihu, a three-star defensive end upset by the T-shirt, tweeting a conversation they had about playing together at TAMU. Clearly I had the option to be a longhorn I just chose different. Your only at Texas because we never offered you #NuffSaid @charless_94— THEE MACK TRUCK (@DaylonMack) April 17, 2015Lol we wanted you?? Haha ok @charless_94 pic.twitter.com/EPD60U5h0x— THEE MACK TRUCK (@DaylonMack) April 17, 2015Omenihu responded with a screenshot of another conversation. This one suggests Mack was interested in playing at Texas (which he was, but later opted to attend Texas A&M). @DaylonMack come on now don’t try and flex on me pic.twitter.com/iOJjlnWhWm— Charles™‼️ (@charless_94) April 17, 2015Thankfully, the posting of previous conversations ended there. The Twitter jabs didn’t stop, though. Texas four-star QB commit Kai Locksley and four-star linebacker commit Cecil Cherry joined in on the action, too. But I’m chillin I got mines you got yours just the towards my coach and school not needed cause you doing it for retweets @DaylonMack— Charles™‼️ (@charless_94) April 17, 2015@charless_94 no need to rap moe.. We focused on us. They can have that childish lame ahh Twitter stuff. We got better things to deal with /p>— Kai Locksley (@LOCKSnLOADED_3) April 17, 2015@LOCKSnLOADED_3 /p>— Charles™‼️ (@charless_94) April 17, 2015 Let him talk all he want to and tell his sorry lame coach to play us and get beat by the best team in Texas and let them know we run things— Cecil Cherry (@cecil__cherry3) April 17, 2015 @DaylonMack True ballers let the pads do the talking that’s all I’m say HOOK EM to bad you switch out on us just sit back and watch us— Cecil Cherry (@cecil__cherry3) April 17, 2015 Just play already, Texas and Texas A&M. Twitter fights are entertaining, but actual games would be better.