West Midlands office needs set to grow

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Burnley defender Matt Lowton signs new three-year contract

first_img targets IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Lowton’s form has been rewarded Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 LATEST LIVING THE DREAM moving on Matt Lowton has signed a new three-year contract with Burnley.The defender has established himself as the Clarets’ first-choice right back since joining from Aston Villa in 2015. targets REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Lowton, 29, played a key role in the club’s Championship title-winning campaign in 2016 and helped them finish seventh in the Premier League last season.He said: “Ever since I walked in the door the first day I’ve enjoyed it,” Lowton added.“The lads have been fantastic – the manager and the staff have all been brilliant – and it’s gone from strength to strength every year.“Winning the Championship was one of the best days of my life and then staying up and qualifying for Europe, it’s just been building year-on-year.“The manager said towards the end of last season when we had a meeting that we would talk over the summer and hopefully sort out a new deal.“He has stuck to his word and I’m very happy to have signed for another three years.” Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

Mind Your Language

first_imgIndia has the largest English-speaking population in the world! This according to David Crystal, honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and the author of many books on language, including The Stories of English. On “Lingua Franca,” a program on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National, he mused, “Ten years ago that record was held by the United States, but not any more.”Indian English has a rhythm all its own and Crystal says, “We encountered hundreds of distinctive usages on our travels: phone numbers for calling friends and family are called ‘near and dear numbers.’ Something that’s free of charge is said to be free of cost.’ A work surface in a kitchen is called a ‘kitchen platform.’ And words are also broken in different ways. In New Delhi the signs warn of an approaching ’round about,’ the two words are separated by a space. Above a store we read ‘super market.’ A housing ad offers ‘pent houses.’ Outside the University in Mumbai is the greeting ‘wel-come,’ with the two elements separated by a hyphen. A roadside warning reads ‘land slide prone area.’ And another one says ‘over-size vehicles keep left.’ I was continually being surprised by distinctive uses of space or hyphens.”* Road In Curve Ahead (‘In Curve’; it’s about to curve around.) * Landscaping and Beautification * Do Not Litter On Your Expressway * Parking Inside the Lawn is Strictly Prohibited * Do Not Crisscross On Expressway * Speed Breaker Ahead * Overspeeding and Tyre Bursting Cause Accidents * No 2-/3-Wheelers. (2-wheelers is the generic term for motorbikes and scooters; 3-wheelers is the everyday description of auto-rickshaws, and they’re not allowed on the motorway.) Related Itemslast_img read more