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Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1

first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen stakes claim to be Germany’s No. 1Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Spanish team escape with a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday.advertisement Associated Press DortmundSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 16:47 IST AP PhotoWhether Germany coach Joachim Low was watching or not, Marc-Andre ter Stegen delivered his message.The Barcelona goalkeeper produced a player-of-the-match performance to help the Spanish team escape with a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday.It was Ter Stegen’s first game since he voiced discontent with his backup role to Germany No. 1 Manuel Neuer.Ter Stegen saved a penalty from former Borussia Mönchengladbach teammate Marco Reus and made a string of saves to deny the home side.Ter Stegen was already known for his prowess facing penalties before he left Gladbach for Barça in 2014. His save against Reus – diving to his left, then calmly snapping up the rebound on the line before any of the onrushing Dortmund players could reach the ball – was his fourth from six penalties he has faced in the Champions League.”People know what I’m capable of. I just want to concentrate on my work and show my capabilities to 100%. I think I managed that today,” Ter Stegen said.Ter Stegen, undisputed No. 1 at Barcelona, is finding it much harder to break through for Germany. The 27-year-old goalkeeper expressed disappointment with his reserve role after last week’s European qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland.The 33-year-old Neuer, who is also Germany’s captain, kept his place between the posts to leave Ter Stegen on the bench, as he has been for every competitive international game since October 2017.”It’s not easy to find an explanation for it. I give my best in every game to make the decision more difficult,” Ter Stegen said. “These international games were a tough blow for me.”advertisementBayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer showed little sympathy after his team’s 1-1 draw at Leipzig in the German league on Saturday.”He never said anything about it when we were on international duty. Basically I think that we should always appear as a team, and I don’t know if this helps,” Neuer said. “I’m a team player and always think of what’s best for the team.”Neuer referred to the duel between Germany goalkeepers Jens Lehmann and long-time No. 1 Oliver Kahn before the 2006 World Cup, and the praise Kahn paid his rival for a brilliant performance in the quarterfinal win over Argentina.Ter Stegen hit back at the notion he wasn’t a team player.”If you think of the past years, you can see how I’ve carried myself. So these comments are not appropriate,” the German said.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde thanked the goalkeeper for “his outstanding saves” against Dortmund, while former Spain and Real Madrid No. 1 Iker Casillas tweeted “Ter Stegen’s level today was sensational.”Ter Stegen’s next chance to impress Löw will be Germany’s friendly against Argentina on Oct. 9 in Dortmund.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Marc-Andre ter StegenFollow Borussia Dortmund vs BarcelonaFollow Champions League Nextlast_img read more

Canam reinstates dividend as Q3 profit surges to 10 million on higher

Canam reinstates dividend as Q3 profit surges to $10 million on higher revenues by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 23, 2013 3:52 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Canam Group is reinstating its quarterly dividend after the fabricator of steel structures for the construction industry saw profits surge to $10 million in the third quarter on a strong boost in revenue.The Quebec-based company earned 24 cents per share for the period ended Sept. 28, compared with 15 cents a year earlier when net income was $6.5 million.Sales increased nearly 26 per cent to $285 million, mainly due to higher light structural steel sales.Canam (TSX:CAM) says improved conditions will allow it to pay a dividend for the first time since 2011 without sacrificing its ability to invest and take advantage of business opportunities. The four cents per share dividend will be paid Jan. 3 to shareholders of record on Dec. 15. It represents a yield of 1.5 per cent.The strong results caused the company’s shares to close at their highest level in more than five years. On the Toronto Stock Exchange, they gained 60 cents, or 5.7 per cent, to $11.10 in Wednesday trading.The company said the higher profit was due to increased revenues and improved profit margins in its three operating segments — buildings, structural steel and bridges.“Both the volume and quality of the orders constitute encouraging signs,” said president and CEO Marc Dutil. “Our backlog reflects the gradual improvement seen in the heavy structural steel market.”Canam’s backlog of orders was $636 million up from $619 million as of June 29, 2013. Its net debt, excluding convertible debentures, was $147.6 million, $31.6 million lower than Dec. 31.Sara O’Brien of RBC Capital Markets said the results beat her estimates and the 19 cents per share consensus of analysts.“We view these results as positive given the significant lift in sales,” she wrote in a report.Canam Group is the largest fabricator of steel components in North America and employs 3,500 people in Canada, the United States, Romania, India and Hong Kong. read more