Klopp: Liverpool can’t be beauties all the time

first_imgJurgen Klopp conceded Liverpool cannot be “beauties” every week after seeing his side battle their way to an ugly 1-0 win away at Sheffield United.The Reds are used to being pleasing on the eye, with their recent successes built around an attacking mindset which generally sees them dominate opponents.They saw plenty of the ball at Bramall Lane on Saturday, but found the going tougher than they are accustomed to against the Premier League new boys. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Chris Wilder’s hosts held their own for long periods and were left cursing their luck as an uncharacteristic error from goalkeeper Dean Henderson ended up costing them dear.Georginio Wijnaldum saw a hopeful effort slip through the Blades shot-stopper, allowing Liverpool to preserve their faultless start to the season and cement their standing at the top of the table.Klopp told BT Sport afterwards when asked for his assessment of a dogged display: “For us it was important to win, we had unbelievably big chances, in the first half we had two big chances and in the second one which we scored from.“These games, they are not all beauties and you have to work hard for the results.“You have to respect the opponent, we had good moments and it was one of these games you have to win but not think too much about it.Georginio Wijnaldum Sheffield Utd v Liverpool Goal Celebration 09282019“One team deserved to win, which was us, but all respect to Sheffield United, they were tough.“I was frustrated, and at half time we spoke about it.“We started well, but you have to do the same things again and again. It’s about body language, it starts with the centre halves, it’s the little things.“They threw everything at us, they worked incredibly hard, they were a real threat.“I am fine with the game, not overly happy but it happens.“We were concentrated at set pieces for 95 minutes the boys were spot on. We didn’t play our best football but there we are.”Liverpool have preserved their lead at the Premier League summit and made it 16 successive victories in the English top flight.Their attention is about to switch to midweek Champions League duty as they prepare for a home date with Red Bull Salzburg, before a visit from Leicester next weekend which carries them into the October international break. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Wi-Fi, wine and while away the hours at Charleroi Airport with ParkCloud

first_imgApril 23rd, 2018 – European online parking reservation leader, ParkCloud, has agreed a deal with Belgium’s second largest airport – Brussels Charleroi Airport, BSCA – to provide customers with the option of lounge pass bookings, alongside existing fast track security and pre-booked parking options. As Charleroi Airport prepares to launch its first long-haul route to Hong Kong with Air Belgium this month, ParkCloud is delighted to be supporting its expansion, adding the airport’s second ancillary service to its global database of near 3 million users. The airport benefits from two passenger lounges; one located in each of the two terminals. Both lounges boastcomplimentary drinks, snacks, reading materials and free Wi-Fi, which customers can now book through parkcloud.com. Additionally, passengers who book a lounge pass will receive a complimentary pass through security fast track – allowing them to bypass check-in queues. ParkCloud has multiple sales channels available for BSCA – including its partnerships with airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air, its own reservation platforms and a tailored booking engine on the airport’s own website. Furthermore, marketing activity is conducted in English, French, Dutch and German, to cater to the multi-lingual Belgian customer base. There are now 900 low-cost parking spaces available in the P3 car park, compared to just 400 when the partnership with BSCA began in 2013. ParkCloud’s Managing Director, Mark Pegler, said: “As we work together with our partners to further understand what our customers require from the booking journey, offering ancillary services that complement their travel plans has proved a successful strategy. “We have long enjoyed a successful partnership with Charleroi Airport – as have our extensive database of customers – twice voting them the best car park in Belgium in our annual ParkCloud Parking Awards. We’re eager to continue our impressive record of growth with the addition of the lounge pass options.” BSCA announced earlier this month that registered passenger numbers were up to near 600,000 in March. To find out more about ParkCloud, please visit www.parkcloud.com.  About ParkCloudParkCloud, simply put, lets drivers book a parking space in advance, in the same way as it’s possible to do with hotel rooms, restaurant tables…and even a coffee these days. When travelling, parking is usually the last thing on anybody’s mind, but research shows that as much as 20 minutes is wasted when searching for a parking space. ParkCloud aims to solve that problem by letting customers make a parking booking, whether they are getting on a plane, taking a cruise, catching a train, or visiting a city or event. ParkCloud was founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation service and within the 10 years we’ve been operating our success and growth has been rapid. Today we are an award-winning, global provider, working with car park operators across 42 countries to include them on our comparison search engine, which aims to give consumers the most user friendly, efficient service possible when they need it most. This bookable parking network is also made available to travel industry partners to help complete the itineraries of passengers worldwide. Winner of Queen’s Award for International Tradehttp://www.parkcloud.comlast_img read more

Filsons New Collection Honors Smokey Bear and the US Fire Service

first_img Shop Now The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion Happy 75th birthday to Smokey Bear! While his cake will not have candles, American heritage outerwear company Filson is making sure there are plenty of party favors to celebrate. Filson launched a limited 16-piece capsule spanning shirts, boxers, mugs, and more as a playful way to honor Smokey and help outdoorists dress with a message.“So much of the world of Filson is immersed in the great outdoors. It was a natural fit for us to invite [Smokey] into our brand. His message was one that we felt deeply given our close history with the United States Forest Service. He’s influenced generations and has endured decades. He evokes a sense of nostalgia. Smokey is a beloved American folk hero who instills a sense of pride and care for our wild places,” Filson chief creative officer, Alex Carleton, tells The Manual.FilsonEach piece rocks the classic black bear profile in different iterations used by the Forest Service over the last 75 years. In a word, the color pallet for Filson’s capsule is woodsy. Dark Mushroom, Service Green, Olive Gray, and Faded Black bring Smokey’s forest home to the forefront, making the pieces feel less like a farce and more like every-day wear.The aesthetic is paired-down and subtle, but anyone can recognize Smokey’s face and be reminded of his slogan: Only You Can Prevent Wildfires. It’s basically a meditation for those who love camping and the great outdoors. Today, the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in U.S. history. Smokey’s furry face also holds protected status by U.S. federal law.FilsonSmokey’s milestone 75th birthday and the archival graphics used in Filson’s collection got us wondering how this bear became the poster child for wildfire prevention. It’s a crazy story that begins with wartime advertising …Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese submarines surfaced on the coast of California exploding an oil field near Los Padres National Forest. There was an overarching fear of more attacks, paired with anxiety that these shells could ignite raging wildfires.The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) program was born in 1941 to inspire Americans to take ownership in the prevention of fires, with the first slogans being more political than recreational: “Forest Fires Aid the Enemy,” and “Our Carelessness, Their Secret Weapon.”FilsonThe following year, a seemingly unrelated cultural phenomenon took place: Walt Disney released the film Bambi. Forests and their animal creatures were endeared by the American public and Disney loaned the film’s characters to the CFFP program for a new poster. After a year, the CFFP had to come up with their own animal star.Smokey the Bear appeared on his first Forest Service poster in 1944, putting out a campfire with a pail of water. Artist Albert Staehle depicted Smokey in a pair of blue jeans and a ranger’s hat.A real black bear rescued in 1950 became the living, breathing embodiment of Smokey Bear, and come 1965 Smokey Bear received so much fan mail that a unique zip code was designated for him: 20252. The U.S. President is the only other person to have a private zip code. So yeah, he’s sort of a big deal.Filson’s Smokey Bear collection pays homage to the different faces and sayings of Smokey direct from the archives and officially licensed: that means no bootleg or knock-off graphics.Across the 16 pieces are blankets, short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, pins, a Nalgene water bottle, knit beanie, cap, patch, hoodie, and mug.FilsonIt’s fitting that Filson would be trusted to design a Smokey capsule, seeing as their reputation for quality outdoor wear stretches back to the 1800s, covering outdoor homesteaders and fortune hunters during the gold rush.But Filson’s Smokey capsule (which has been around since 2016) also goes deeper than plain merch, pairing with a massive “Protectors of the Forest” informational campaign that shares stories from badass wildland stewards like firefighters, rappel crews, pioneers, and Native American fire crews, plus details from the most cutting edge wildland fire research, how to become a wildland firefighter, and ways to donate.We feel good about that. Sporting a Filson Smokey shirt not only celebrates Smokey, but advocates for continued work and personal responsibility to prevent wildfires. The U.S. Department of Interior says about 90% of wildland fires are caused by people (versus 10% from lightning or lava), so it’s still a rampant issue.Dress with a message and don’t let your campfire go unattended. You can purchase items from the collection below. 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forevercenter_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Enjoy Your Campfires Responsibly 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more