Franco-American Renaissance Continues at DeLoach Vineyards

first_imgEmail TAGSBoisset CollectionDeLoach Vineyards Pinterest Share Previous articleNapa Valley Vintners Releases New Trade Education Resource for TabletsNext articleLynmar Estate in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley Expands Summer Pairings Press Release Linkedin AdvertisementWe are thrilled to announce that the Franco-American Renaissance continues at DeLoach Vineyards with several exciting new tasting experiences, a new emphasis on seated, by-appointment experiences, the release of our new estate wines, the availability of cheese and gourmet pairings from Atelier, our epicurean shop in Yountville, and for a limited-time, the inclusion of one of our wines from Burgundy, France when you visit!Reservations Required Monday-Thursday, Beginning this weekFirst, in our perpetual quest to ensure the highest quality experience for each of you as our friends and guests, so that you receive the one-on-one attention you deserve and an in-depth understanding of our wines and terroir, we are exclusively offering guided, seated tasting experiences by-appointment-only Monday through Thursday beginning on March 21st. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we will offer our Appellation Tasting and our Earth & Sky Tasting with no appointment necessary, complimentary to our DeLoach Vineyards Wine Club Members, in addition to the by-appointment, seated tasting experiences.Bienvenue, La Bienvenue & Les Parcelles Cachées!New Estate ReleasesIn addition to these exceptional wine tasting experiences, we will also be releasing our highly-allocated, limited production 2013 DeLoach Estate Pinot Noir block-designate releases: La Bienvenue, meaning “welcome” is from the parcel located at the front of our estate vines.  It is composed of grapes from 828 and La Tache clones, which offer vibrant acidity and concentrated, but quintessential Russian River Valley red fruit. Les Parcelles Cacheés, meaning “the hidden parcel” is located at the back of the estate and comes from Mt Eden and Swan clonal selections blended together, creating a wine with perfumed lilac aromas and generous mixed dark blue and red fruit characteristics.  Both selections display the classic powerful signature of this densely-planted, low yielding Olivet Bench vineyard.  With only 50 cases of each of these new wines produced, they will only be available in the DeLoach tasting room.Enjoy Burgundy in every flight for a limited-time-only!As a special Franco-American gesture of friendship and conviviality, every guest that visits the winery through the end of May will receive a special Burgundy selection in their tasting flight in celebration of our renaissance and our French winemaking heritage.The Renaissance Continues!As the renaissance of our incredibly special estate continues, we are thrilled to share the complete offering of truly unique tasting experiences, only available at DeLoach. As always, reservations for all of the exceptional experiences that DeLoach offers can be made anytime on our website or by calling us at 707.755.3300.Click here to view a complete list of experiences.We thank you, and cannot wait to welcome you back to our magical piece of the Russian River Valley!Advertisement Twitter ReddIt Facebook Home Industry News Releases Franco-American Renaissance Continues at DeLoach VineyardsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessFranco-American Renaissance Continues at DeLoach VineyardsBy Press Release – March 22, 2016 60 0 last_img read more

Google launches data-friendly apps for India

first_img Previous ArticleTech giants to drive 5G car vision with automakersNext ArticleSquare cuts transaction time, takes reader down under AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 SEP 2016 Serie A, Google give piracy apps the boot HomeAppsNews Google launches data-friendly apps for India Related Author Saleha Riaz Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more center_img WhatsApp shrugs off India privacy update pressure GoogleIndiaYouTube Tags Apps Google announced a host of new products and services for India, including an app called YouTube Go, to help users facing challenges such as low-powered phones, 2G connections, and very little data. The tech giant is looking to “deepen India’s participation in the internet”.For one, it will start extensive user tests of YouTube Go, an app “completely reimagined for the next generation of YouTube users,” which for now will only be available in India.It will play YouTube videos across various connectivity situations, supposedly provide users with transparency and control over their data consumption and let them share videos easily with people nearby without using any data.As for the Google Play app, it will pre-load the most popular parts of the store on Wi-Fi so that browsing is faster even on a weak signal.When choosing to install an app, users will also have the option to “wait for Wi-Fi”.The Assistant feature in Allo, the messaging app Google recently started rolling out, will soon be available in Hindi, as will its ‘smart replies’ feature.Chrome on Android will automatically “optimise pages to their essentials” when 2G-like networks are detected. The company claims these pages will load up to 2x faster, saving more than 90 per cent of user data.Similarly, Google News and Weather apps will now have a “lite mode” for people on low-bandwidth connections that trims the content down so it can download faster. This mode uses less than one-third of data levels and will automatically be triggered when a slow connection is detected.The firm also announced Google Station, which will provide software and guidance on hardware to turn fiber connections into Wi-Fi zones.The next billion“Building for India and other countries where the next billion internet users are coming online not only improves their experiences, it gives us better ideas that work for everyone,” said Caesar Sengupta, VP of Google’s Next Billion Users Team.Back in May, India’s government said it would soon allow Google to run a four-day pilot test of its ambitious Project Loon.Earlier in the year Google also said it will train two million developers in the country as part of a new Android Skilling initiative. India threatens action over WhatsApp privacy changelast_img read more

Wellbeing: Well worth it

first_imgIn March this year, I wrote in this magazine about how the UK could address the issue of its poor productivity in relation to other EU countries through investment in better-quality workplace environments.A huge body of evidence on how the environment affects people’s physical and mental health has created growing awareness within our industry for a “human-centred design” approach, but the connection between the quality of environment and how people perform – their ability to concentrate, be creative or problem solve – has been less tangible. As I wrote in March: “It is time for us to win the economic argument as well as the emotional one.”Atkins commissioned research in March from Imperial College London to undertake a broad review of existing studies and quantify the impact that better-quality environments have on people’s performance and productivity. The university considered a range of individual aspects that affect people’s health and wellbeing and attributed a resultant improvement in performance and productivity against each. While they identified the need for further work to be done to understand the interrelation of these physical and psychological aspects, their conclusions are a powerful indication that our obsession with reducing capital costs – often driving down the quality of the resultant environment – is having a hugely detrimental impact on our economy.In the UK, 75% of workplace activity takes place in an office environment and, according to the research, entitled Thoughtful Design, delivering improvements in office accommodation so that people are more physically comfortable, feel more connected to the external environment and to each other, can improve workplace productivity. The Imperial research shows that an improvement of around 5-8% is attainable and could contribute to GDP by up to £20bn a year.But what of the cost of implementing these new measures? The research shows that the uplift in cost from a standard new-build office space to a more “thoughtful design” would be up to 21%. Consequently, the payback period for investment in improved workplace environments could be as little as two years, in many cases. This is a “eureka!” moment.The research shows that the uplift in cost from a standard new-build office space to a more ‘thoughtful design’ would be up to 21%Those of us interested in creating sustainable environments quite reasonably use the whole life-cycle cost of a building to counter capital cost-driven, short-sighted reductions in quality of design and specification. In this ongoing battle between capital and operating costs, the weight on the side of operating costs has been filled largely by energy bills. But energy costs only account for 1% of most businesses’ operating costs, whereas 90% lies in staff costs.So, alongside capex and opex, we should consider “peoplex”. Reassessing the life-cycle argument to include peoplex overwhelmingly supports smaPll increases in capital investment to support higher-quality environments.I believe that this research unequivocally makes the economic case for design with people’s wellbeing and their needs as a priority. In creating our new offices at Woodcote Grove, for example, Atkins is quite rightly investing in the quality of the workplace to support worker wellbeing. As designers, we want to create healthier, more inspiring places, which underscores our human-centred design approach and makes perfect economic sense.This is fine when the investor is also the occupant, but how do we ensure that our industry acts wisely with developments where the investment in facilities is disconnected from the ultimate occupier?One way might be to give buildings wellbeing or, better still, productivity ratings based on a range of measures. Landlords could then charge a premium for space where the productivity of the staff will be higher. Employees could also choose where to work with an understanding of how that workplace might affect their health and wellbeing.A mandatory productivity performance certificate would drive a different approach to investment that would revolutionise the quality of the workplace; ultimately making a real difference to people’s lives and to the wealth, happiness, and even the coherence of our society. We have a collective responsibility in our industry to help make this happen.I feel that, for the first time in my 25-year career, we have the hard evidence to win the economic argument for investment in better-quality environments; and in a scenario where higher investment results in improved productivity and happier workers, it’s hard to see who loses.Philip Watson is UK design director at Atkinslast_img read more

Bayern Beat PSG To Win Sixth Champions League Title

first_imgThe triumph caps a remarkable first season for manager Hansi Flick who only took charge of the Bavarians in November following the sacking of Nico Kovac.PSG remain in search of that elusive triumph in this competition and will end the night bitterly disappointed at the defeat but also at themselves for failing to grab the opportunity to announce themselves as true European heavyweights.The encounter had been billed as one with the potential for fireworks with PSG’s feared frontline of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria paired against Bayern’s ruthlessly efficient team and one-man goal machine Robert Lewandowski.While the deluge of goals failed to materialise, mainly due to the brilliance of Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, the encounter was no less entertaining.Bayern’s high defensive line had been exposed in previous games and with the pace and trickery of PSG’s attack, it was only a matter of when the French team will find opportunities. The opportunities did come but when they did, PSG were thwarted by a combination of Neuer’s brilliance and poor finishing from their usually reliable front line with Mbappe guilty of the most egregious miss in the first half.And as Bayern have shown throughout the tournament, opponents’ profligacy tend to be punished ruthlessly and when Coman guided Kimmich’s cross beyond Kaylor Navas, the outcome was never in doubt.RelatedThe Big Seven Matches This WeekendFebruary 23, 2018In “England”Champions League: Manchester United, PSG to Face Disciplinary Action From UEFAFebruary 14, 2019In “UEFA”The Big Seven Matches This WeekendJanuary 26, 2018In “England” Bayern Munich have won the Champions League for a sixth time, edging Paris St-Germain in thrilling final in Cologne.French winger Kingsley Conan who stared his career at PSG scored the only goal in the 59th minute, heading home Joshua Kimmich’s precise cross.Victory means Bayern end the season with a treble – the second in their history – having won the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal.They also became the only team to win every Champions League game in a season, winning all eleven of their games in the competition.last_img read more

Varsity sports calendar

first_imgThe following are game schedules of area sports teams for Friday, Jan. 9 – Thursday, Jan. 15.Friday, Jan. 9Boys BasketballOwen-Withee at Marshfield Columbus Catholic, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WOSQ-FM 92.3 and at Merrill, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WDLB-AM 1450 and at Spencer, 7:30 p.m.Boys HockeyMarshfield at West Salem, 7 p.m.Girls BasketballMerrill at Marshfield, 7:30 p.m.Stratford at Marathon, 7:30 p.m.Auburndale at Northland Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.Girls HockeyMedford at Marshfield, 7 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 10Girls HockeyStoughton at Marshfield, 12:30 p.m. (at Marshfield Ice Arena) (Radio: WDLB-AM 1450 and at Wisconsin Rapids Invitational, 11 a.m.Junior College Men’s BasketballUW-Marshfield/Wood County at UW-Washington County (West Bend), 2 p.m.WrestlingAuburndale, Stratford at D.C. Everest Invitational, 9 a.m.Spencer at Merrill Invitational, 9 a.m.Marshfield at New Richmond Invitational, 9:30 a.m.Monday, Jan. 12Boys BasketballNeillsville at Marshfield Columbus Catholic, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WDLB-AM 1450 and SwimmingLa Crosse Logan at Marshfield, 5:30 p.m.Girls HockeyStevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids at Marshfield, 5 p.m. (at Marshfield Ice Arena)Junior College Women’s BasketballUW-Marshfield/Wood County at Fox Valley Tech (Appleton), 6 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 13Boys BasketballAuburndale at Northland Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.Stratford at Marathon, 7:30 p.m.D.C. Everest at Marshfield, 7:30 p.m.Boys HockeyMarshfield at Wausau East, 7 p.m. (at Marathon Park)Girls BasketballGilman at Marshfield Columbus Catholic, 7:30 p.m.Spencer at Greenwood, 7:30 p.m.Tomah at Stratford, 7:30 p.m.Marshfield at D.C. Everest, 7:30 p.m. (Radio: WDLB-AM 1450 and at Stanley-Boyd/Thorp/Owen-Withee, 7:15 p.m. (at Stanley-Boyd)Wednesday, Jan. 14Junior College Women’s BasketballUW-Marshfield/Wood County at UW-Fox Valley (Menasha), 5:30 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 15Boys BasketballSpencer at Marshfield Columbus Catholic, 7:30 p.m.Boys HockeyWausau West at Marshfield, 7 p.m. (Marshfield Ice Arena)Girls BasketballAuburndale at Wausau Newman Catholic, 7:30 p.m.Stratford at Northland Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.GymnasticsBaraboo at Marshfield, 5:45 p.m.Junior College Women’s BasketballUW-Marinette at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, 6 p.m.WrestlingAthens at Auburndale, 7 p.m.Eau Claire Regis at Spencer, 7:15 p.m.Marshfield at Merrill, 7 p.m.last_img read more

Africa, but not as we know it

first_imgVendors in the Djemaa El Fna, Marrakech’smain square, prepare for evening trade. The tranquility of the Menara gardensin Marrakech.(Images: Wikimedia)MEDIA CONTACTS • Moroccan Embassy, Pretoria+27 12 343 0230• Morocco National Tourist Office, Rabat+212 537 67 40 13Chris ThurmanThere’s a famous lyric from “Star Trekkin’”, the song that parodies cult film and TV series Star Trek, in which Mr Spock warns Captain James Kirk: “It’s life, Jim … but not as we know it.”A few years ago, when I told a friend I would be travelling to Morocco he reminded me I shouldn’t expect that country to be at all similar to South Africa just because they are part of the same land mass. “It’s Africa, Jim,” he affirmed, “… but not as we know it.”At the time, this seemed to me a rather inappropriate remark – certainly not in keeping with the pan-African sentiments that those of us who are citizens of African countries are encouraged to inculcate.After spending some time in Morocco, however, I found that I had to agree with him. South Africa and Morocco are not only on opposite ends of the continent; as those who have visited or lived in both countries can attest, they often seem to be worlds apart.This is, of course, as it should be. Essentialised notions of Africa, according to which African countries are seen as generic entities with more or less the same histories, cultural practices, world views and political structures (with, at best, scope for a little variation on the theme), are both inaccurate and dangerous. They reproduce precisely the kind of generalisation that facilitated the colonisation of the so-called dark continent.On the other hand, precisely because colonialism brought about artificial national borders that did not take into account the clustering of different ethnic groups, cultures and tribes – which has resulted in countless instances of internecine conflict or civil war across the continent – it is perhaps appropriate to discuss characteristics of the various regions.Southern African countries share languages, show similarities in climate or topography and have strong cross-border cultural, political and socio-economic links. The same is true of regional affiliations in western, eastern, central and northern Africa.In particular, world history has shaped the countries to the north of the Sahara desert in ways that are distinct from sub-Saharan Africa. Morocco has been influenced as much by French, and more recently, Spanish incursions as by interaction with Arabic peoples of the eastern Mediterranean. Before that, there were the Romans and Phoenicians.Throughout, the Berbers or imazighen have asserted their presence as the indigenous people of this northwest corner of Africa.Rich, complex historyAs a result of this rich and complex history, a country has been forged that is in some ways recognisably African – whatever that may mean – but that, to those of us from southern Africa, also feels enticingly exotic. And there is no place in Morocco more enticing than the all-singing, all-dancing, all-suffering, all-smiling, all-smelling, all-selling city of Marrakech.Rabat is the capital of al-Magrib, the Kingdom of Morocco; Casablanca is its largest city, with a certain appeal to fans of the iconic 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman; Fez has the renowned Fes el Bali, a remarkably well-preserved old town or medina.But the Red City of Marrakech, right in the centre of the country, is the beating heart of Morocco.I arrived there as a dusty late afternoon was turning to red-earth dusk. Looking out over a thousand rooftops, I surveyed a scene marked by haggard palm trees and crumbling sandstone towers. The smoke was rising from the cooking fires of the main square – Djemaa El Fna, the “place of the dead” or “place of the vanished mosque” – and the buskers and snake-charmers were packing up for the day; soon the real entertainment of song, comedy and serious debate would begin, lasting deep into the night.From speakers mounted on the minarets of mosques, muezzin singers called the Islamic faithful to prayer. I wandered away from the busy square, tracing a path through quiet alleyways and into the dim, labyrinthine passages of the souk, or market. Merchants sipped on sweet mint tea and discussed religion. A young couple shared a brief farewell and a kiss before approaching the separate male and female entrances to a hamam, or steam bath.Vast differencesA few days later, I travelled south to Ouzoud – an isolated spot where a waterfall cascades down a 100m precipice, feeding a fertile valley in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains. Here, amongst a small Berber community of subsistence farmers, I felt I was back in Africa.Unfortunately, there was to be no reverie of belonging. I was invited to a village wedding feast one evening: a kind gesture by my hosts but, I realised with disappointment, an imposition on my part. The bonjours and giggles of the young boys in attendance reminded me that I was an intruder, plainly a foreigner who did not fit in.It was time to leave, but I did so without any sense of sadness at being an outsider. For South Africans, as for tourists from other African countries – and indeed, perhaps more significantly, from countries elsewhere in the world – it’s good to be reminded that a vast continent must contain vastly different peoples and places.Africa cannot be condensed into a single, simple idea – a blank space on the map – and the dizzying difference of Morocco provides ample proof of this truth.Moroccan Embassy, [email protected]+27 12 343 0230last_img read more

Record year for South African wine exports

first_img15 January 2014 The South African wine industry topped its previous export record in 2013, with volumes sold reaching 525.7-million litres, a 26% increase on the previous high achieved in 2012, Wines of South Africa (Wosa) said in a statement on Monday. Strong year-on-year growth occurred in established and newer markets. Wosa’s new CEO, Siobhan Thompson, attributed the dramatic growth to a bumper harvest that allowed South Africa to fill the gap created by a poor European harvest as well as to penetrate new markets. Sales to the UK, still the country’s biggest export destination, accounting for just over one-fifth of total export volumes last year, rose 21% to 111.2-million litres. Volumes to Germany, where South Africa is the biggest “New World” supplier, increased by 24% to 96.5-million litres, while exports to Russia were up 18% to 37.3-million litres. “It is encouraging that strong gains were achieved in the UK and Germany, our two biggest markets, where packaged wines in particular showed very healthy growth,” Thompson said. “Packaged wines to the UK were up 31% and to Germany by 17%. At the same time, exports also grew across an increasingly broad range of other markets.” She said the substantial growth in Russian sales was partly the result of the shortfall in the European harvest, where in some cases yields were the lowest in 40 years. “This was also the reason South African sales to wine-producing countries such as France, Italy and Spain increased so dramatically. However, we see as significant the impressive growth in high potential markets such as the US, where we are confident of achieving long-term growth.” Thompson said exports to the US, a market of fast-growing importance to the country, increased by 37%, buoyed by improved distribution and ongoing positive media exposure. This included very favourable reviews in high-profile wine publications such as Wine Spectator and The Wine Advocate and among the very influential blogger fraternity. The US is currently the world’s biggest market for wines. Strong gains were also achieved in Denmark, where packaged sales were up by 21%, and good inroads were made in many of Africa’s major economies as well as in Japan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. Overall, white wine sales rose by almost 18%, and reds by 22%. Sauvignon blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage and Merlot saw the biggest increase in volumes exported. “South Africa is increasingly perceived as the source of interesting, original and well-made wines, able to appeal to Americans eager to expand their repertoire,” Thompson said. “This is a very good positioning from which to build our base, particularly as we target Millennials, who are especially eager to encounter new taste experiences.” She noted that the increase in bulk volumes of wines exported, from 59% in 2012 to 65% in 2013, was largely because of opportunistic buying on world markets prompted by the poor European harvest. This situation was not unique to South Africa, she said, and had affected other New World wine-producing countries as well. SAinfo reporter and Wines of South Africalast_img read more

Could Facebook Be the New Ning?

first_imgEarlier this week something interesting happened in the world of social networking: Verizon, which this week became America’s largest mobile carrier after moving to acquire Alltel, moved its branded social network to Facebook. The company announced a plan to shut down its Verizon Community site — a moderately popular corporate social network — in favor of its 18,000 member strong Facebook fan page. Right now, Facebook Pages can’t be considered full social networks, but could they ever be the best place to center your social media strategy?Verizon said the move was part of an “ongoing effort to provide our users with the most dynamic and feature rich community experience,” and invited users to copy over blogs, photos, friends list, and posts to the Facebook group — which won’t be easy since Facebook’s Pages don’t support all of those things. Justin Smith of Inside Facebook says that social networking company is planning a major upgrade to Pages to make them “more compelling for businesses to build a deep presence on Facebook.”Right now, Facebook Pages can’t be considered a complete social networking solution like Ning — the feature set is just too limited and constricting, plus only businesses, brands/products, and artists can have them. But it is easy to see why Facebook Pages could be attractive to social media marketers. They’re easy to set up and manage, and they come with access to a built in audience.However, even if the coming changes noted by Smith add features to make Pages more complete mini-social networks, there are a lot of reasons why Facebook should not be looked at by companies as a Ning-alternative (or an alternative to any full branded social network provider). First and foremost, even though Facebook has shown some indications recently of being more open, they’re still a very closed platform. Verizon may be making a mistake by putting all its eggs in one basket.Facebook Pages should certainly be part of a social media strategy for businesses, brands, and artists, but it certainly shouldn’t be the only part. Facebook’s most popular Page, that of US presidential candidate Barack Obama, provides a good example of a complete social media strategy done right. In addition to his 900,000 strong Facebook Page, Obama has a presence on more than 10 other top social media sites including MySpace, Digg, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter. He also runs his own branded social network Obama’s complete strategy has helped him to raise record amounts of money online during this campaign cycle and build awareness among the younger, Internet-centric demographic.Unless Facebook transforms Pages into a Ning-like platform for hosting external branded social networks that hook into the Facebook social graph (which seems unlikely given Facebook’s clear reluctance to open its walled garden, though it would be a very interesting twist — and might actually be a Ning-killer), there’s really no reason to follow Verizon’s lead and use the site in place of a branded social network. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#social networks#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification josh catone 1center_img Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Free Slurpees and Operation Chill

first_imgAs the weather continues to heat up, July 11 (7/11) is a great day to chill out. Yesterday was once again 7-Eleven Day—which meant a FREE Slurpee for anyone who visited the store. (Did you get yours?) But this year, one of loss prevention’s prominent executives is taking it to another level, appearing on the daily Fox and Friends morning show.Mark Stinde, MBA, LPC, vice president of asset protection for 7-Eleven, flew to New York City this week to stop by the Fox and Friends studio and talk about the company’s popular summertime initiative, Operation Chill.Operation Chill started 23 years ago as a way to help local law enforcement officers connect and interact with their communities in a positive way. When the temperatures heat up, kids head outside to ride bikes, play sports, visit the pool, meet friends and have fun. This provides a great opportunity for local police officers to meet kids where they are and have positive interactions with them. Enter Operation Chill, a program sponsored by 7-Eleven that provides law enforcement officers with free Slurpee drink coupons to kids caught doing good deeds and making responsible choices. This year, 7-Eleven has announced that more than 1.4 million Slurpee coupons will be issued to 1,100 police and sheriff’s departments nationwide. Most will be distributed during the summer months and back-to-school season.- Sponsor – In the Fox and Friends segment,  Stinde shares a bit about the history and benefits of Operation Chill. “Since 1995, we’ve given out 21 million coupons,” he said. Check out the clip below—and don’t forget to nab your free Slurpee today.Watch the latest video at Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Pastore: ‘End career in Argentina’

first_img 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: Javier Pastore said he would like to finish his career in Argentina, but thanked Roma staff for helping end his injury nightmare. Pastore, 30, has been in Europe for a decade, since leaving Argentine side Huracan for Palermo in 2009. Speaking to Radio Sucesos in Argentina, Pastore conceeded that he would like to return to his homeland and finish his career with Talleres, the club where he started out in 2007. “I want to end my career after having played for Talleres, but obviously there are many factors to evaluate. I don’t want to return to Talleres for what I’ve done in the past, but what I can still do.”  Pastore has been beset with injuries throughout his career in Europe, this has reduced him to only making 14 appearances last season. “The last two years have not been good. Thanks to the new staff of trainers and the coach (Paulo Fonseca), who have helped me, I have been able to play two games in three days, after so long. “I still had a contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but I decided to leave because I didn’t have space to play in the team anymore. I didn’t feel important to the club. I wanted to come to Roma to feel like an important player again and compete for every game.” Pastore played for the French giants for seven years, and was the first big purchase of the Qatari-led takeover of the club, when they paid €42m to sign him from Palermo.last_img read more