Arsenal’s Aubameyang is expected to make his debut when his new side host Everton at the Emirates. Photo by Agncies.The Premier league returns this Saturday with seven games as the relegation scrap intensifies and Man City aim to pill more misery on the chasing pack.Burnely vs Manchester CityTurf MoorSat @03:30Referee: Martin Atkinson.Run a way league leader Man City will have a chance of moving 18 points a head of Man United when they travel to Turf Moor to take on a Burnely side who have lost all of their last three home fixtures in the England top tier.City will have to do without long term absentees Benjamin Mendy, Leroy Sane, Fabian Delph, Philip Foden and Gabriel Jesus who are all still out for some period and may be joined by John Stones who is struggling to shake off an Illnes.The host also have several injury concerns going into the fixture with goalkeeper Tom Heaton, Rob Brady, Chris Wood, Steven Defour, Dean Marney and striker Jonathan Walters all still out. The Clarets will be boosted by the news that defenders James Tarkowski and Stephen Ward are both back in contention having trained this week and are expected to feature.As Burnely are struggling for form of late having not won in any of their past nine matches in all competitions, business seems to have been resumed at City as the Citizens have won four in four ever since they went down 3-4 at Anfield at the start of the year.Burnely have registered only one win against City in 43 years and having lost all of their past four meetings with the Citizens, Sean Dych’s men will be backing on the joint fourth best defence in the league to try and shut out Pep Guardiol’s side.AFC Bournemouth vs Stock CityVitality StadiumSat @06:00pmReferee: Paul Tierney.Ryad Mahrez may not feature for the second match running for Leicester after trying to force a move away from the King Power on transfer deadline day. Photo by Agencies.Bournemouth are expected to have defender Tyron Mings back recovering fully from injury but Jamaine Defoe and Adam Smith remain sidelined.Stock City will have a near to full strength squad as England goalkeeper Jack Butland is the only unavailable first team player.Bournemouth recorded their best league victory in the top flight according to their manager Eddie Howie, in Wednesday when they defeat giants Chelsea at the Bridge to ease up on the pressure and relegation fears and will hope that momentum will be the driving factor when they host a Stock side that is yet to loose under new manager Paul Lambert.Having replaced Mark Hughes at the turn of the year, Paul Lambert has over seen two league fixtures winning one and drawing the other with the draw coming in their last outing at home to Watford.This will be the Scot’s first league away fixture and will try to make right the fact that his side have won only once away from home this season.For Bournemouth, they have not lost any of their last four home games and are yet to lose to a team in the bottom half of the league at the Vitality.This fixture has not seen a home victory since 2015 when Stock defeated the Cherries 2-1 at the BET 365 stadium but Bournemouth will be confident they can put their home woes against Stock to bed having won the first meeting this season 2-1.Brighton and Hove Albion vs West Ham UnitedThe American Express Community Stadium06:00pmReferee: Roger East.Brighton’s new signing Jiri Skalak will have to wait for his league debut as he is expected to still be out till the end of the month. The Seagulls will also not be with Isaiah Brown and Steve Sidwell who are long-term absentees.West Ham have a long injury list as Pedro Obiang, Marko Arnautovic, Manuel Lanzini, Andy Carroll and Edmilson Fernandez are all still nursing injuries. The only good news for David Moyer is that defender Winston Reid has returned to training but he is also not expected to feature as g lacks fitness.Arthur Maswaku serves the second of his six match suspension ban for spiting.With three points separating these sides on the table and both still involved in the relegation scrap, it will be all to play for on Saturday as each of them wants to make a sarge up the table.Brighton have lost only three games at home this season with those losses coming against Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool but will have all to worry about as their opponents have not lost a games since the 23rd I December.The first top flight meeting between the two sides in over 30 years culminated to Brighton defeating the Hammers 3-0 at the London stadium and this promises to be a more intriguing fixture as it may carry relegation implications come the end of the season.Leicester City vs Swansea CityKing Power Stadium06:00pmReferee: Anthony Taylor.Leicester City are expected not to field Ryad Mahrez for the second game running after the Algerian tried to force a move away from the King Power on transfer deadline and he is subject to a huge fine.The Foxes will also still be with out captain Wes Morgan who is carrying a Hamstring injury but apart from those two, Claud Puel has the rest of the squad available.Renato Sanchez still remains Swansea’s only injury concern and the Portuguese has limited chances of taking part this weekend despite having recovered from a hamstring issue.Leicester lost their first game in seven outings on Wednesday as they fell 2-1 at Everton but will back on the fact that they have lost only once at home in their last eight cup and league games.Swansea are currently enjoying their best run of form this season having not lost in any of their six previous games and came from a goal down to defeat Arsenal at home in their last league game. A run of three wins in their last five games has seen the Swans move out of the relegation zone for the first time in over four months and the team will surely be confident of getting a result against Leicester on Saturday.This fixture has not seen a draw in any of the last 12 meetings with Leicester winning eight times in the process including five of the last six.Swansea has never won at Leicester in history and re-writing the past may be too much to ask but a point may be in the Swans reach provided their recent form.Jose Mourinho may find his side 18 points behind leaders Man City by kick-off when they host Huddersfield Town. Photo by Agencies.Manchester United vs Huddersfield TownOld TraffordSat @06:00pmReferee: Stuart Attwell.Manchester United find them selves 15 points behind leaders City and by the first kick of the ball, Jose Mourinho’s charges may find them selves a further three points adrift as City would have played two and a half hours before.This is as a result of Man United losing 2-0 on Wednesday coupled with City’s 3-0 win at home to West Brom and Mourinho and his charges will know that they have no more room for error as the tittle will be close to lost when they host one of the four sides to have defeated them in the league this season.Huddersfield triumphed 2-1 in the clubs’ first meeting this season and United will hope anything close to what happened at the John Smith stadium in October does not surface again.United saw Marouane Fellaini limp off with injury against Spurs and the Belgian will join Daley Blind, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Eric Baily on the list of players unavailable on Saturday.The Terriers are expected to have Daniel Williams back after suffering from a dead leg last weekend but will have to do without Scott Malone, Elias Kachunga and Jon Stankovic for the games as they are all still out injured.United will host a fixture between the two side for the first time since 1972 when the Red Devils won 2-0 against Huddersfield in the old first divison.West Bromwich Albion vs SouthamptonThe Hawthorns Sat 06:00pmReferee: Michael Oliver.West Brom are expected to have five first team players returning from injury with Gregorz Krychowiak, Kierran Gibbs, Jonney Evans, Hal_Robson Kanu and Jack Livermoore all fit again. Nacer Chadli and James Morrison remain long term absentees for the Baggies.For Soutghampton, Only Charlie Austin is still out nursing a hamstring injury as fellow striker Manolo Gabbiadini has recovered from a hip injury and is in contention to play.After the midweek games, Southampton find them selves in the relegation zone and the 1-1 draw with Brighton means that the Saints have gone 12 games minus a league victory.Allan Perdew’s side are bottom of the league four points away from safety Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to City ended a run of four games without defeat in all competitions.This is a clear relegation three pointer and Southampton who have won only once in the league on their travels this season will go into the game low on confidence taking on a side that they have defeated only twice in over 30 years away at the Hawthorns.The Saints triumphed 1-0 in the first tie at the beginning of the season thanks to a Sofiane Boufal 85th minute winner and a cagey a fair like the one then will be expected again.Arsenal Vs EvertonEmirates Stadium08:30pmReferee: Neil Swarbrick.Arsenal’s midfielder Jack Wilshire is expected to be back in action this weekend after an Illness that has seen the Englishman miss the last two games but the Gunners are still with out Striker Danny Welbeck and long term absentee Santi Cazorla. Record Signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is expected to make his debut for the Gunners after completing his move from Bundesliga side Borussia DortmoundTheir opponents Everton who won their first game in eight in all competitions on Wednesday will have no returnees from injury as Leighton Baines, Morten Stekelenburg, Ramiro Funes Mori and James McCarthy are still a long way from returning.This fixture has always seen plenty of goals and the first meeting between the sides this season saw seven goals scored as Arsenal ran out 5-2 winners at Goodison.Theo Walcott who spend over a decade at Arsenal and scored both of Everton’s goals in the mid week’s 2-1 victory over Leicester will hopefully receive a warm reception for his loyalty over the period when he makes his initial return to the Emirates but will be eager to impress his former employers as he continues his push for a place in the England World cup squad.Everton have never defeated Arsenal under Arsene Wenger away from home and to find an away win for the Toffees, you will have to go back to the 20th of January 1996, eight moths before the Frenchman’s arrival.Arsenal has won all of its last six home games against Everton and will be confident they can return to winning ways after suffering a 3-1 loss to Swansea in their last league fixture and in the process falling eight points behind Chelsea in fourth.Comments
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in Muzaffarpur, a senior official said. Nearly 100 children have died of suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar, where doctors strike has paralysed the medical and health services. “The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports about the rising number of deaths of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar in the past few days,” a senior official said. The Commission has issued notices to the secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Chief Secretary of Bihar, seeking a detailed report, including on the status of implementation of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Japanese Encephalitis Virus/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (NPPCJA) and other steps taken to deal with the painful situation, the NHRC said in a statement. “The Commission would also like to know about the status of the treatment being provided to the children, who are currently hospitalised, and the relief or rehabilitation provided by the State to the aggrieved families,” it said. The response is expected within four weeks, the NHRC said. The Commission has observed that despite reported measures taken by the government agencies, deaths of children in such a large number indicate towards a “possible flaw” in proper implementation of the vaccination and awareness programmes.
DONE DEAL: Leicester sign Italian striker Lorenzo after successful trialby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City have signed Davide Lorenzo on a short term deal.He was on trial at the club and impressed the coaching staff.Now the 24-year-old has a chance to show what he can do for the rest of the season.Per Italian reports, he had met Leicester’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a restaurant when he was working at a waiter some months ago. Vichai offered him a trial and the rest is history…He has previous stints at Juventus, Cosmos and the New York Red Bulls.”I am happy to have achieved this goal, I have pursued it for so long,” Lorenzo said to TMW.”I know that the contract was a consequence of the actions I have done inside and, above all, outside the field.”I refer to all the things I have experienced in the last years, during which I learned so much from my mistakes, now I just have to continue like this, training hard every day to get more emotions like that.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
2013-14AtlanticRaptors0.585 12014-15Atlantic-3.6-3.924 The worst division ‘winners’NBA division winners (or leaders for the 2018-19 season) with a win percentage of less than 0.600, since the league expanded in 2004 32005-06Northwest-3.4-3.134 92005-06Atlantic-2.3-2.382 72015-16Atlantic-2.5-2.572 72013-14Atlantic0.422 62004-05Southeast-2.4-2.646 There are also signs that this year’s Southeast might be among the worst overall divisions we’ve seen during the 30-team era. The current combined record of the Hornets, Heat, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks is just 119-159. That works out to a 0.428 combined winning percentage — worse than all but eight other divisions since the 2004-05 season. So in terms of the ability of its teams to actually win basketball games, the 2018-19 Southeast ranks among the bottom 10 percent of all divisions since the most recent league expansion. 52004-05Southeast0.417 2005-06NorthwestNuggets0.537 For the most part, divisions in the NBA have become more a formality than anything else. It’s been four years since the league last guaranteed division winners home-court advantage during their first-round playoff series, and it’s been 12 years since division winners were guaranteed a top-three seed regardless of their record.1A division winner was still guaranteed at least a No. 4 seed until the 2016 playoffs. These days, the top team in a division is not guaranteed to make the playoffs at all — the top eight teams from each conference advance to the postseason regardless of division alignment.If we’re being completely honest, it sure seems like the only real use the league has for divisions these days is scheduling.2The NBA schedule works the same way every season: Each NBA team plays each of the 15 teams from the opposite conference twice a year, the four other teams from its own division four times a year, and the 10 teams from the two remaining divisions in its conference either three or four times in a given season, with the determination being made seemingly at random, though it is in actuality largely based on arena availability. The only other benefit appears to be the occasional excuse to make fun of the lonely division winner banners that hang in the rafters of Madison Square Garden.But this season, one of the league’s six divisions really stands out — and not for a good reason. Not a single one of the teams in the Southeast is above .500, with the Charlotte Hornets sitting in first place at 27-28.No division winner has finished below .500 under the NBA’s current alignment, which was established in 2004 when the league expanded to 30 teams and split them into six divisions to accommodate the then-expansion Charlotte Bobcats. Since Charlotte re-entered the league, the worst division winners were the 2005-06 Denver Nuggets, the 2006-07 Miami Heat and the Southeast’s winner from a year ago, the 2017-18 Heat, which each finished with 44 wins and a 0.537 winning percentage.Only 14 division winners (including this year’s Hornets and Houston Rockets, who are leading their divisions) since 2004 have finished with a winning percentage south of 0.600 — otherwise known as the teams that won fewer than 50 games (or the lockout-shortened season equivalent) and still managed to win their division. 12009-10Atlantic0.385 2016-17SoutheastWizards0.598 32015-16Atlantic0.407 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 52004-05AtlanticCeltics0.549 102013-14Central0.0-2.314 12018-19SoutheastHornets0.491 2006-07SoutheastHeat0.537 Top 10 worst collective records among NBA divisions since the league expanded in 2004 82005-06Northwest0.424 92018-19Southeast0.428 The Southeast is even worse when you account for scheduleThe worst NBA divisions by Simple Rating System and point differential since the league expanded in 2004 62017-18Southeast0.420 Source: Basketball-Reference.com Despite the truly historic nature of the Southeast’s horribleness, the division is pretty much guaranteed to get at least one playoff team this season, sparing it the ignominy of being the first NBA division in history to entirely miss the postseason. The dreadful Bulls, Cavaliers and Knicks will surely finish with the three worst records in the conference, which means the worst the Southeast champ can do is finish eighth in the East and earn the right to be smoked by the Bucks or Raptors in the first round of the postseason. (Even with the newly flattened lottery odds, those three awful teams also have a considerably better chance to land the No. 1 pick and the right to select Duke superstar Zion Williamson, while the Hawks, Magic and Wizards will more likely be left picking in the mid-to-late lottery, possibly dooming the Southeast to even more mediocrity in the future.)Meanwhile, only one of the Clippers, Kings and Lakers is likely to be headed to the postseason in the West, despite all three teams being projected to finish with better records than every single team in the Southeast. If the season ends with the 38-win Hornets in the playoffs and, say, the 41-win Lakers staying home, perhaps the NBA will finally decide to move to an open-seeded playoff system — with the best 16 teams making it to the dance regardless of conference alignment.Check out our latest NBA predictions. 82015-16SoutheastHeat0.585 2005-06AtlanticNets0.598 RANKSeasonDIVISIONWIN pct. 62006-07AtlanticRaptors0.573 72018-19SouthwestRockets0.582 22013-14Atlantic-2.7-3.212 102011-12AtlanticCeltics0.591 RANKSeasonDIVISIONPt Diff.SRS 102008-09Pacific0.429 112017-18NorthwestTrail Blazers0.598 22017-18SoutheastHeat0.537 42009-10Atlantic-3.0-3.066 52018-19Southeast-2.6-3.050 42005-06Atlantic0.415 22014-15Atlantic0.395 82008-09Pacific-2.3-2.428 The season isn’t over yet, though, which means there’s still time for the Southeast to get even worse. Washington just traded away Otto Porter and Markieff Morris at the deadline after its star, John Wall, suffered a torn Achilles tendon that will keep him out for at least a year. Miami, likewise, shipped away rotation player Tyler Johnson and received very little on-court help in return. The Hornets did not add Marc Gasol, as had been heavily rumored, while the Hawks are finalizing a buyout with Jeremy Lin, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and could potentially do the same with Dewayne Dedmon. The Magic added former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz but dealt away Jonathon Simmons to do it, and Fultz is more of a future asset than a present one, anyway.Accordingly, the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions expect this division to fall off slightly: The division’s combined projected winning percentage is just 0.420, which would rank sixth-worst among the group of 10 teams listed above. Additionally, the Hornets are projected to win the division with a record of just 38-44, which would fall an incredible six wins short of the 44-win 2018 and 2007 Heat and 2006 Nuggets.What’s remarkable about the Southeast, though, is that each one of these teams has managed to post a losing record despite the opportunity to rack up wins against other Southeast teams. As a result, the win-loss records might actually undersell how bad the division really is. Consider two more reliable indicators of team quality: point differential and Basketball-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System (SRS). Point differential has been shown time and again to be more predictive of a team’s future performance than actual win-loss record, while SRS takes point differential and adjusts for strength of schedule, then scales that adjustment so the league average is 0 and every point represents one point above or below average.The 2018-19 Southeast division has the fifth-worst combined per-game point differential of the 30-team era. And when you adjust for those five teams’ relatively soft schedules, they’ve actually been outscored by 3.050 points per game, seemingly confirming this as the fifth-worst division (out of 90) since the then-Bobcats and now-Hornets came into the league. And given the aforementioned roster realities, it’s not at all difficult to see the Southeast sinking further into the depths of despair. Source: Basketball-Reference.com RANKSeasonDIVISIONWinnerWIN pct. 2014-15AtlanticRaptors0.598
Ohio State’s alma mater “Carmen Ohio” states that the bond between Buckeyes and this university lasts through “summer’s heat or winter’s cold.” Never has this been more true than at Sunday’s Frozen Diamond Faceoff. OSU fans have been known to travel to support their team, but rarely does such travel involve braving frigid temperatures for hours at a time. Yet temperatures in the mid-20s didn’t deter Buckeye fans from traveling to Cleveland from across the state and beyond to cheer on the OSU men’s hockey team as they took on Michigan in Ohio’s first-ever outdoor college hockey game. Even as the Wolverines cooled the Buckeyes off on the ice, 4-1, fans stayed put through wind and cold at Progressive Field. And it wasn’t just the fans who showed their dedication to the team. The OSU athletic band performed throughout the game, even performing “Script Ohio” on ice. Though they faced some challenges playing their instruments in freezing temperatures, their enthusiasm never deflated as they performed OSU staples throughout the game. Some band members even opted to keep their mouthpieces in their pockets to keep them warm when they weren’t playing, but when I spoke with them, there were no complaints about the cold. There was only excitement to be playing at such a historic event. The cheerleaders, likewise, trudged through a snow-covered baseball diamond to lead cheers and keep the crowd engaged as the sun set and temperatures continued to drop. The game itself was a spectacle unlike any other I’ve experienced during my time at OSU. The players, it seemed, were in awe of the experience, but their play didn’t have the same fire that many OSU hockey fans have come to expect from the No. 2-ranked team this season. But what the team lacked, the crowd made up for. As Michigan answered OSU’s only goal with two goals of its own in a 28-second period to cap the scoring, the crowd stayed put even though OSU’s hopes for a win had deflated. The final buzzer signaled an OSU fan’s worst nightmare — a Michigan victory, but the band still sounded the starting notes of “Carmen Ohio.” In perhaps the only appropriate finale to such an event, the team, the cheerleaders, the band and the fans linked together and sang out the words to the alma mater that they had lived out firsthand. OSU fans have proven their loyalty through “summer’s heat” time and time again. But Sunday, despite a loss to an archenemy, despite the fact that their mouths froze to their instruments and despite the fact that many probably couldn’t feel their toes, OSU fans proved their loyalty through “winter’s cold.”
Marseille and Atletico Madrid are about to face in the Europa League final and Dimitri Payet praised his national team teammate Antoine Griezmann as he is the key man for the Spanish side.Griezmann has scored 27 goals this season so far and he helped his team to climb to the second place in the domestic league and to reach the Europa League final – and Payet knows that his team will have to stop him somehow.The former West Ham player spoke about Griezmann’s qualities as he said, according to Sports Keeda:“Grizou is their mister plus. He scores goals and creates them.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“He’s capable of making the difference at any given moment and we’ll have to keep an eye on him the way you would on your milk if you were boiling it.”“They have the experience but we’ve studied our opponents and we’ll know how to take them on.”“We might not be able to play beautiful football throughout but the main thing is to score one more goal than them.”
Rangers Football Club’s Jon Flanagan has thanked his teammates after he picked up a red card which reduced the team to nine men in their UEFA Europa League tie against FC Ufa.The Scottish club came into the tie with a 1-0 aggregate lead after winning the first leg at home at the Ibrox.Rangers got off to the best possible start at the Stadion Neftyanik when Ovie Ojaria, on loan from Liverpool, opened the scoring in the ninth minute.Ufa equalised in the 32nd minute when Dmitry Sysuev sprung the offside trap to beat goalkeeper Allan McGregor and while the Russian Premier League side were camped out in the Rangers half for the majority of the second half they could not find the two goals they needed to advance.2019/20 Europa League group stage draw in full Andrew Smyth – August 30, 2019 The 2019/20 Europa League group stages have been set, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, AS Roma and Sevilla all in the mix.Rangers striker Morelos received two yellow cards within seconds of each other for kicking the ball away and dissent eight minutes before the break, while Flanagan, booked in the first half, was then dismissed after an aerial challenge left his opponent crumpled in a heap.The Russian club launched wave after wave of attacks on the Rangers goal but could not breach their defence and the Scottish side clung on until the final whistle.“We apologise to the fans and to our team mates — they have done incredibly well and have got us out of jail,” Flanagan, who joined the club on a free transfer in the close season, told RangersTV, as quoted by Reuters.“I’m personally disappointed at letting my team mates down, but the main aim here was to come and get to the group stages.”
The Fiorentina footballer believes that his rival on Saturday are Italian Scudetto contenders but that his team can win this matchWinger Marko Pjaca has yet to debut with Fiorentina in the Italian Lega Serie A.But the Croatian footballer might do it this Saturday when his team takes on Napoli.The 23-years-old is on loan at Fiorentina from Juventus, who acquire his services in 2016.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Napoli are strong and it’ll be difficult, but we have started the season very well and want to continue like this,” the former Juventus winger told Sky Sports Italia.“I think they are Scudetto contenders and a team that want to win, always. At the same time, Fiorentina can win this game and it’s what we want to do.”“I really want to score goals and prove I can help Fiorentina, hopefully starting at the Stadio San Paolo, so we can do good things both in Serie A and the Coppa Italia,” he added“Wearing the Number 10 is a lot of responsibility and I intend to show I deserve it.”
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny starts again for what will be his first Premier League appearance since April for today’s game at SouthamptonThe French defender had been a doubt heading into this weekend’s game at St Mary’s, despite making his return to the team in Thursday’s Europa League win over Qarabag FK.Manager Unai Emery was unwilling to risk Koscielny, but the club’s Twitter confirmed that he’s now convinced of the 33-year-old’s readiness.Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi are also starting with Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette dropping to the bench.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.Meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhuttl has made two changes to the Southampton side that lost 1-0 to Cardiff City last week ahead of his home debut.Maya Yoshida and Danny Ings, who has missed the Saints’ last five games, are called up.Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Koscielny, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Aubameyang.Southampton: McCarthy, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Yoshida, Valery, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Targett, Redmond, Armstrong, Ings.