Bayern stars missing ‘great guy’ Sanches

first_imgThe dust on Renato Sanches’ old locker at Bayern Munich has barely begun to settle, but the club’s stars are already missing him.The Portugal midfielder completed his €25 million (£22.6m/$27.8m) switch to Lille this week, signing a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 side.Signed from Benfica three years ago as one of European football’s hottest prospects, Sanches never managed to properly establish himself in the Bundesliga champions’ first team – but it seems he was a popular figure in the dressing room at the Allianz Arena. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? 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? “I’ve contacted him personally again, he’s a great guy and I think it’s too bad he’s not with us anymore,” said goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.As club captain, Neuer would have seen a lot of Sanches as he adapted to life in Germany. The 22-year-old, though, clearly made an impact on even his most short-lived team-mates.“He’s a great guy and a great player,” new signing Philippe Coutinho said. “I trained with him for three days. We will certainly miss him, but I wish him good luck and only the best.”Bayern got their Bundesliga title defence up and running with a first league win of the season on Saturday. After scoring twice in the opening-day draw against Hertha Berlin, Robert Lewandowski went one better with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Neuer’s former club Schalke.Summer signings Coutinho and Ivan Perisic made their debuts as substitutes, while fellow new boy Mickael Cuisance also watched on from the bench. As a show of strength in depth it was impressive, but it also underlined the challenge Sanches had faced in breaking into the first team.With Lille finishing second behind Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 last season, he should now have the chance to play regularly in the Champions League.“Renato is a talented young man, he’s a really good boy as a person, too. I wish him good luck in Lille,” added sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.With one win and one defeat from their two league matches so far, Lille will be hoping Sanches can help them maintain and build on the standards set in last year’s excellent campaign.Their next game sees them host Saint-Etienne on Wednesday evening, and their newest signing could be in line to make his club debut.last_img read more

Grooming Guru: Chris Salgardo of Kiehl’s Since 1851

first_img Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style It was a long time ago. I was in my teens and my mother was trying to get my acne under control and we were looking for a lot of over-the-counter stuff at the drugstore. Anything to get my skin under control. And it was interesting because a lot of the same issues I was having then are still prevalent today. So it was really early on that I started thinking about grooming.Were you aware at the time that this was grooming?Yeah, big time. My mother was someone who always had a great style and does have a great style and my father was a highway patrolman, a guy’s guy, but loved to look good. So I was probably reading GQ when I was 12-, 13-years old. It was more fashion-y, rather than about grooming. But the hair looked good, the brows looked good, so I wanted to look good, too.What are your top rules of grooming?First of all, I would say whether you have facial hair or not, make sure you know what you are growing on your face. Because whether it’s long side burns, moustache, goatee, it all needs maintenance. The hair on your head; the hair on your face, you need to care for it equally. Then, cleansing is something that men just don’t think about it. They’re shaving but still using Dial soap or whatever is in the bathroom and wondering why their face is so dry. Well, it’s because they’re using soap. So proper cleansing is important. Shaving is critical. Find a shaving product that is right for you. Moisturizer is vital. Invest in a good grooming product for your hair, whether that’s gel or pomade. It will just help keep everything looking really neat.What are the basics every guy should have in his dopp kit?These days you can find a 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 cleanser, something you can use to wash you hair, your face, and body and even sometimes shave with it. That’s something to always have in your bag. I believe in sunscreen. That’s my mantra. A moisturizer with sunscreen is very important. And if you are shaving, you should have a good shaving cream. If you have those three things, you’re covered. I’m an eye cream fanatic. That’s something that I’ll always have.What’s one thing most guys don’t do that they should? Moisturizing. They forget, they get lazy, they don’t think they need it and they wonder why they’re getting all these fine lines. It’s very simple. Think about your dashboard and what would happen if it just sat in the sun and you never Armor All’d it. Your face is the same situation.Do you think guys are better educated on sun protection?I think they’re educated but I don’t think they want to do it. Because everyone still wants this glow. There is this period from 12 to 3 when the sun is at its harshest so you want to avoid that if you can. Stay under the umbrella, reapply SPF because every time you look down, and see that tan, that’s sun damage. So it’s like they know, but they’re still not acting on it. Then it’s about reapplying. Also, it takes 20 minutes to start working so you can’t go running outside immediately after applying it.Who are your grooming icons? The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard After 15 years of heading up Kiehl’s Since 1851, Chris Salgardo has fielded his fair share of grooming queries from friends and strangers alike who assumed rightly that he learned something from his job. After giving his knowledge away gratis for all that time, Salgardo decided to commit his invaluable advice to a book, MANMADE: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man, so guys who didn’t happen upon him on the street could still benefit from what he had to say. So who better to spill on grooming rules you can use, regimen every man needs, and famous dudes who get it right.What was your personal introduction to grooming? Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster David Beckham. He is someone who always keeps his skin looking great. His hair is always groomed. He trims his beard really well. He keeps it together in a really polished way. I also have to say Ben Stiller. Ben has really great skin, even when he’s not doing his Zoolander thing. And lastly, George Clooney. The guy always looks great.last_img read more

Private schools should tell police if parents try to pay fees in

Private schools should be flagging parents who try to pay fees in cash to the police, a National Crime Agency chief has said.Donald Toon, head of economic and cyber crime at the NCA, said that bursars should check  to see if anyone paying a pupil’s school fees appear on sanctions lists, and should be aware of high-risk countries listed by organisations such as Transparency International. “There is an overarching responsibility here to do more,” he said. “We have a number of areas where I am identifying very, very high-risk individuals, suspect individuals, who have children in public schools.”Public schools have previously rejected the implication they were involved in money laundering.  Mike Buchanan, the chief executive of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, has said there was no evidence they were aware of that any school had ever knowingly taken illicit payments, adding that “it is entirely wrong for anyone to suggest so”.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Mr Toon told the Times Education Supplement magazine that this is not about “kicking people”, and schools are not expected to carry out their own investigations into where money has come from.But carrying out a simple “Google check” to see if a pupil’s parents are known to have criminal links is “hardly onerous” for Bursars, he added. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Last month the security minister warned that private schools could be used to launder “dirty money”, saying that football clubs, estate agents and luxury car dealers were among organisations that should be alert to illicit money and report any suspicions.”We have to make sure that when the [criminals] go out to try to spend their ill-gotten gains, that we all take a role in asking: does this pass the sniff test?” he said.The Independent Schools Council, which represents most of the UK’s private schools, said it was working with the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association and the Home Office to update guidance for schools.Julie Robinson, the ISC’s general secretary, said that “schools fully accept their responsibility to make Suspicious Activity Reports”. “Suspicion is a very, very low threshold,” he said. “We’re not asking anybody to trace the source of money. What we’re really saying is: look, do some background checks.”If the salary of a parent is so low they could not possibly afford the fees legitimately, this should also set alarm bells ringing, Mr Toon said. read more