Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says he expects a difficult game as they travel to the Etihad for Sunday’s Manchester derby.Matic believes United should focus on their game rather than concentrating on City’s attacking threat.“I expect a very difficult game,“ Matic told United website.”They are a very good side, they play good football, they score a lot of goals in every game, but we also have our qualities which we have to use.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We have to stop them in their attacks, there is a way to do it and the manager knows that. We will prepare for the game.“I expect a hard game but, in a derby, everything is possible, and we will be ready for that.“I think that we believe more that we are a good team, we have also improved and mentally we are stronger.“I think in the last four league games we have three wins and a draw, so this gives you more confidence, but we deserve that and will try to continue in this way.”
Enlarge ImageGiving the Corvette even more torque — and instant torque, at that — sounds like a great idea. Chevrolet The eighth-generation 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is finally here. Rocking a brand-new shape and posting some impressive acceleration figures, even the base model of the C8 Corvette looks to be an absolute riot. But this is only the start of Corvette Fever, and a new report suggests future variants of the C8 might get some new-age tech.Chevrolet has already said the C8 Corvette is designed with potential electrification in mind, but at the launch of the 2020 Corvette, Autocar asked a member of the Chevy team if it would be obscene to assume that an electrified Corvette might sport a mild-hybrid powertrain or use a front-axle electric motor to add all-wheel drive. The response was pretty telling: “You would not look stupid if you said that,” Autocar reports the Corvette team member saying.Autocar decided to take things one step further and ask President of GM Mark Reuss if a battery-electric Corvette was in the cards. His response was also surprisingly open: “We’ll see. Stay tuned,” Reuss told Autocar.While it might be ages before we see a fully silent Corvette whipping around Milford, more reasonable half-steps in electrification make sense. A mild hybrid would be the easiest, as it requires the smallest battery and motor combination. An all-wheel-drive Corvette might sound like heresy, but the front axle would be the easiest place to slap a larger electric motor, although it’s unclear exactly where a larger battery (one suitable for a plug-in hybrid, for example) would live under the body.Even though the future is looking bright (and green) for the Corvette, the present is looking mighty appealing, too. The LT2 6.2-liter pushrod V8 makes 495 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, enough to shove the mostly aluminum C8 Corvette to 60 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds (when equipped with the optional Z51 performance package). And with a starting price south of $60,000, it sounds like an absolute bargain. 55 Photos More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Chevy Corvette: First look at the mid-engined wonder 1:55 Chevrolet 1 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Comment Performance Cars Hybrids Electric Cars Future Cars Coupes 2020 BMW 330e first drive: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise 2020 Chevrolet Corvette blends the new and the familiar Tags 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… Share your voice Chevrolet
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In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Marvel claims the top spot in spending with “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”Ads placed for the superhero film had an estimated media value of $4.91 million through Sunday for 943 national airings on 36 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from June 25 through July 1. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Marvel prioritized spend across networks including NBC, CBS and ABC, and during programming such as Big Brother, the 2018 FIFA World Cup and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Just behind “Ant-Man” in second place: Universal Pictures’ “Skyscraper,” which saw 803 national ad airings across 36 networks, with an estimated media value of $4.43 million. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 $3.58M – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $4.43M – Skyscraper TV ad placements for Lionsgate’s “Uncle Drew” (EMV: $4 million), Columbia Pictures’ “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” ($3.63 million) and Universal Pictures’ “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” ($3.58 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has the best iSpot Attention Index (105) in the ranking, getting 5% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). Impressions: 250,985,472Attention Score: 92.64Attention Index: 104National Airings: 803Networks: 36Most Spend On: FOX, TelemundoCreative Versions: 22Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $14.93MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 05/13/18 Impressions: 207,516,828Attention Score: 91.85Attention Index: 94National Airings: 720Networks: 29Most Spend On: CBS, NBCCreative Versions: 12Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $19.33MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 01/28/18 Impressions: 224,698,439Attention Score: 92.66Attention Index: 105National Airings: 792Networks: 34Most Spend On: Nick, TelemundoCreative Versions: 16Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $11.36MStudio: Columbia PicturesStarted Airing: 05/18/18 $3.63M – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv $4M – Uncle Drew Popular on Variety 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 06/25/2018 and 07/01/2018.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. Impressions: 344,374,336Attention Score: 92.10Attention Index: 97National Airings: 943Networks: 36Most Spend On: NBC, CBSCreative Versions: 51Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $16.52MStudio: MarvelStarted Airing: 05/17/18 $4.91M – Ant-Man and the Wasp Impressions: 269,061,921Attention Score: 92.18Attention Index: 98National Airings: 785Networks: 30Most Spend On: NBC, Comedy CentralCreative Versions: 27Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $16.38MStudio: LionsgateStarted Airing: 02/17/18