The former Nuremberg, Bayer Leverkusen, and Germany national team footballer has explained how he used to pass fitness testsGerman striker Stefan Kiessling played professionally from 2003 to 2018.And he just came out to explain how his wife used to help him cheat in his fitness tests.“I never did one hundred percent of the exercises in the preparation periods, not once,” he told The Talking Baws.Kiessling: Lewandowski’s back-up Martin Varga – November 2, 2017 The 33-year-old Bayer Leverkusen forward’s name has been associated with a January move to Bayern Munich Potential Bayern Munich transfer target Stefan Kiessling is delighted…“You get a heart rate monitor on which all runs are saved.”“As my wife is very athletic, she did some racing with the wristband according to my specs,” he explained.“She did it so well that nobody noticed.”
Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche! and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, waves to supporters at the end of a campaign rally in Pau, France. Photo: ReutersPolls showed France’s presidential election campaign tightening further on Wednesday as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France’s European Union membership to a vote.Investors have long been anxious about election frontrunner Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, who has promised a referendum on whether to quit the EU and ditch the euro.She has been joined on the list of investors’ concerns by far-left veteran Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has surged in the polls after strong performances in two candidates’ debates.The Communist-backed Melenchon also wants a referendum on EU membership after an attempt to renegotiate the EU treaties.The latest Ifop-Fiducial poll on Wednesday showed Le Pen winning 23.5 percent in the April 23 first round, one point ahead of centrist Emmanuel Macron.Both Le Pen and Macron’s support dipped by half a point from Tuesday while conservative Francois Fillon was stable on 19 percent and Melenchon unchanged on 18.5 percent.The top two candidates go through to a run-off on May 7, where polls say Macron would easily beat Le Pen.Traders cited the French election, as well as U.S. relations with Syria and North Korea, as reasons why investors switched to safe assets, such as gold or U.S. Treasuries, on Wednesday.“Risk sentiment is not strong at the moment because of tensions in North Korea and also risk of a … rising Melenchon,” said Nomura currency strategist Yujiro Goto in London.GERMAN FORAYConcern about a Le Pen victory, which would put further pressure on the EU after Britain’s decision to leave the bloc, led to an unusual foray into French politics by Germany, France’s traditional partner at the heart of the EU.“We need a pro-European France,” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in Berlin.“I hope Le Pen does not become French president,” he added.Outgoing Socialist President Francois Hollande is also concerned about Melenchon’s rising popularity, according to Le Monde newspaper, and this has fed speculation he could endorse Macron as the best hope to win rather than official Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon, who is doing poorly in the polls.In an interview with Le Point magazine published on Wednesday, Hollande kept silent about his choice, saying he would endorse a candidate before the second round of the election.But he spoke highly of the decision by Macron, a former economy minister in his government, to launch a new party, saying “I think politics needs renewal” and he spoke out against demagoguery.“There is a danger in simplifications and falsifications which make people look at the … speaker rather than the content of what he is saying,” he said.Hollande, an unpopular president who did not seek a second term, said ruling parties should not hold primary elections in future, because it was impossible to be president and candidate at the same time.The conservative Le Figaro newspaper called Melenchon “the French Chavez”, alleging in a front-page story that his plans were inspired by the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.Melenchon mocked his new notoriety in a blog on his website.“They announce that my winning the election would bring nuclear winter, a plague of frogs, Red Army tanks and the landing of the Venezuelans,” he said.
Agitated people vandalise several vehicles after two girls are killed as a passenger bus runs over them at Malibagh Chowdhurypara area in the city on Tuesday. Photo: Sajid HossainGarment workers and locals went on a berserk in the city’s Malibagh Chowdhurypara area on Tuesday following the death of two female RMG workers, torching one bus and damaging around 35-40 vehicles, reports UNB.The victims are Meem Akhter, 13, and Nahid Parveen Poly, 19, workers of MH Garments Factory.A Gazipur-bound bus of ‘Suprabhat Paribahan’ hit them while they were crossing the road near Abul Hotel around 1:30pm.Meem died on the spot and Parveen was seriously injured, said police sergeant Shuvo Kumar Dey.Parveen was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians pronounced her dead, said sub-inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.Jarina Begum, mother of victim Mim, breaks down in tears at Dhaka Medical College on Tuesday. Photo: Dipu MalakarPolice seized the bus and arrested the driver, he added.As the death news spread around, garment workers took to the streets and damaged several buses.Later, police took the situation under control.However, the garment workers and the locals took to the streets again around 5pm and started staging demonstrations protesting the death of the female RMG workers in the road accident.At one stage, they blocked the road on the opposite side of Hajipara CNG Refilling Station, forcing the police to suspend traffic on both carriageways of the road.At that time, they set fire to a bus and damaged around 30 others.Although a fire-fighting unit started moving to the spot on information, it could not reach there as the road was blocked. However, the fire was doused by locals.Several vehicles are vandalised after two girls are killed at Malibagh Chowdhurypara in the city on Tuesday. Photo: Sajid HossainLater, police charged baton on the agitators and brought the situation under control.Traffic on the road resumed around 6:30pm.A UNB journalist who came to office on foot for want of vehicles in the area saw 11 damaged buses, including an air-conditioned one, stranded on the west carriageway of the road from Hajipara CNG Refilling Station to Padma Movie House.Besides, the broken glasses of vehicles were found on both sides of the road from the mouth of Wapda Road in Rampura to the cinema hall.