Champions League Match Day 2

Round 2 of the UEFA Champions league matches will take place today and tomorrow.

Manchester City will take on the French side Marseille. City will hope to consolidate their position at the top of group C with a win. Marseille will try to make things difficult for the English side and hope to get their first points of the campaign.

Liverpool will have their change to top group D as they take on Midtjyland. Real Madrid will get to winning ways if they can beat B. Mgladbach. InterMilan will have Real Madrid conquerors; Shakhtar Donetsk to contend with.

On Wednesday, Chelsea will take on Krasnodar in game must win game to make things easier for them in group E. In a mouthwatering clash, Juventus will play Barcelona. whoever wins this match will top group G

Manchester United will consolidate their position in group H if they can beat RB Leipzig. PSG must beat Basaksehir after their 2-1 home loss to Manchester United.

See full Fixtures Below

Champions League Fixtures and Results Match Day 2

DateMatchTimeResultsGround
Lokomotiv Moskva vs Bayern
Stadion Lokomotiv
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Internazionale
NSK Olimpiyskiy
Atlético vs Salzburg
Estadio Metropolitano
Monchengladbach vs Real Madrid
Borussia-Park
Porto vs Olympiacos
Estádio do Dragão
Marseille vs Man. City
Stade de Marseille
Atalanta vs Ajax
Stadio di Bergamo
Liverpool vs Midtjylland
Anfield
Krasnodar vs Chelsea
Stadium Krasnodar
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Paris
Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu
Man. United vs Leipzig
Old Trafford
Sevilla vs Rennes
Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán
Club Brugge vs Lazio
Jan Breydelstadion
Dortmund vs Zenit
BVB Stadion Dortmund
Ferencváros vs Dynamo Kyiv
Ferencváros Stadion
Juventus vs Barcelona
Juventus Stadium

Champions League Group A

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern11004043
2Lokomotiv Moskva10102201
2Salzburg10102201
4Atlético100104-40

Champions League Group B

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Shakhtar Donetsk11003213
2Internazionale10102201
2Mönchengladbach10102201
4Real Madrid100123-10

Champions League Group C

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Man. City11003123
2Olympiacos11001013
3Marseille100101-10
4Porto100113-20

Champions League Group D

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Atalanta11004043
2Liverpool11001013
3Ajax100101-10
4Midtjylland100104-40

Champions League Group E

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Krasnodar10101101
1Rennes10101101
3Chelsea10100001
3Sevilla10100001

Champions League Group F

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio11003123
2Club Brugge11002113
3Zenit100112-10
4Dortmund100113-20

Champions League Group G

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona11005143
2Juventus11002023
3Dynamo Kyiv100102-20
4Ferencváros100115-40

Champions League Group H

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Leipzig11002023
2Man. United11002113
3Paris100112-10
4Istanbul Basaksehir100102-20

The Upcoming US presidential Election; What You Should Know.

The US Presidential election will be held on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. The two main contestants are President Donald Trump of the Repulican party and Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.

How the US presidential election system works.

The US uses the electoral college system, so winning the most votes does not guarantee winning the election. Voters will vote to select Presidential electors who will in turn vote on December 14,2020 to elect a new President or retain the incumbent.

Each state is assigned a number of Presidential electors based on the population in each state. Whichever party that wins the presidential election in a particular state wins all the number of presidential electors assigned to that state. The presidential electors themselve are to remain faithful and vote for the presidential and vice presidential  candidate that won the election in their respective states. There are 538 presidential electors in total and for a presidential candidate to win, 270 or more must vote in favour.

Since the US presidential election is not simply based on the number of votes cast, presidential candidates usually concentrate their campaign on states that have high number of  presidential electors. Below are some states with high number of electors;

California: 55

Texas:38

New York: 29

Florida : 29

Illinois: 20

Pennsylvania: 20

electoral map of the 2020 November election

Who is going to win the US presidential election, Trump or Biden?

National opinion polls currently predict that Biden will win the election as he is leading by 7% over his incumbent rival, Trump. However it is still a close call as no one can clearly say who will win. In 2016 Hillary Clinton led in the polls and had about 3 million more votes than Trump but she still lost because she won fewer presidential electors.

The winner of the US 2020 presidential election will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 according to latest reports.

If Biden wins the election,he will be the first candidate to defeat an incumbent president in 28 years since Republican George H. W Bush’s defeat to Bill Clinton in 1992.

Premier League Fixtures & Results Round 6

Aston Villa Vs Leeds

Aston villa takes on Leads in the Late Friday game. Aston Villa has been excellent so far with 4 wins out of 4 and I  see them maintaining that feat against Leeds United.

Manchester United Vs Chelsea

Manchester United have been impressive with wins over Newcastle and PSG. Chelsea will need to do something specially to take any point off them.

West Ham Vs Manchester City.

Manchester City travel to West Ham. Manchester City will need to work hard for the 3points. Recall that West Ham are coming on the back of a comeback 3-3 draw against Tottenham.

Liverpool Vs Sheffield United.

Liverpool have another chance to take all 3 points.

Southampton Vs Everton

League leaders Everton played well against Champions Liverpool last time out. Well this is another tough test for them.

Arsenal Vs Leicester City

Arsenal lost to Man. City last time out. Leicester City are always tough opponents, but Arsenal are playing at home.

Burnley Vs Tottenham

Tottenham lost a 3 goal lead with 12 minutes of the match remaining in the game with West Ham. They will have to be very careful against Burnley because Bunley can capitalise.

English Premier League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6411149513
2Liverpool64111514113
3Aston Villa5401125712
4Leicester City6402138512
5Tottenham Hotspur6321168811
6Leeds United6312129310
7Southampton6312109110
8Crystal Palace631289-110
9Wolverhampton Wanderers631268-210
10Chelsea623113949
11Arsenal63038719
12West Ham United622212848
13Manchester City52218808
14Newcastle United6222810-28
15Manchester United5212912-37
16Brighton & Hove Albion61231012-25
17West Bromwich Albion6033614-83
18Burnley501439-61
18Sheffield United601539-61
20Fulham6015514-91

Design Requirements for Reinforced Concrete Masonry as per IS codes.

Masonry Unit.

Minimum compressive strength of masonry units used in reinforced masonry shall not be less than 7Mpa. Steel reinforcement of grade Fe 415 or less shall be used

Concrete.

At least M20 grade concrete should be used.

Minimum cover for steel reinforcement is 15mm top and bottom cover; 20mm for side cover.

Mortar Bed.

High strength mortars H1 or H2 shall be used in mortar bed.

Structural Continuity.

Where floor transfer horizontal forces to wall, there must be proper anchorage of steel reinforcement from floor to wall reinforcement.

Effective Span.

For simply supported/continuous members the smaller of;

  • Distance between centers of supports.
  • Clear distance between supports plus and effective depth, d.

For cantilever; the greater of;

  • Distance between the end of the cantilever and the centre of support.
  • Distance between the end of the cantilever and the face of support plus half its effective depth whichever is greater.

Slenderness Ratio. Walls/Columns.

Ratio of effective height Hef to effective thickness Tef for walls should not exceed 27. For columns; 20

Champions League Round Up Match Day 1. Oct.21

Real Madrid Vs Shakhtar Donetsk. (2-3)

Real Madrid were defeated at home 3-2 by Shakhtar Donetsk. At the end of the first half, the home side was already down 3-0. Real Madrid produced a much improved performance in the second with two quick goals in the 54th and 59th minute. Federico Valverde thought he had drawn the game level but the goal was ruled out by VAR for offside.Real Madrid start their champions league campaign bottom of group B.

Bayern Munich Vs Atletico. (4-0)

The German Champions easily dispatched Atletico Madrid in a spectacular match with 2 goals in each half. Atletico as usual came with the defensive game strategy but the Germans were too hot for them on the night. Bayern now move top of group A with 3 points and Atletico is bottom with 0 points. In an earlier group A match,  Red Bull played a 2-2 draw with Lokomotive Moscow

Manchester City Vs FC Porto.(3-1)

Manchester City beat hard fighting Porto to start their campaign on a winning note. Porto drew first blood through Diaz 14th minute strike, but Aguero quickly levelled 20 minutes after. In the second half, City took the initiative and exerted pressure on the visitors. Consequently, City won a free kick which Gundogan converted with a class of bend to give his side the lead on 65 minutes. Ferran made sure of the 3 points after scoring from a neat one two pass to make it 3-1 final score.

Ajax Vs Liverpool.  (0-1)

Liverpool managed to win at Amsterdam thanks to an own goal by Taglifico in the 35th minute of the first half. He sliced Sadio Mane’s cross into his own net. Liverpool now second in group D with 3 points but inferior goals difference to Atlanta.

Scores and Group Standings after Match Day 1.

Champions League Group A

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern11004043
2Lokomotiv Moskva10102201
2Salzburg10102201
4Atlético100104-40

Champions League Group B

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Shakhtar Donetsk11003213
2Internazionale10102201
2Mönchengladbach10102201
4Real Madrid100123-10

Champions League Group C

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Man. City11003123
2Olympiacos11001013
3Marseille100101-10
4Porto100113-20

Champions League Group D

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Atalanta11004043
2Liverpool11001013
3Ajax100101-10
4Midtjylland100104-40

Champions League Group E

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Krasnodar10101101
1Rennes10101101
3Chelsea10100001
3Sevilla10100001

Champions League Group F

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio11003123
2Club Brugge11002113
3Zenit100112-10
4Dortmund100113-20

Champions League Group G

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona11005143
2Juventus11002023
3Dynamo Kyiv100102-20
4Ferencváros100115-40

Champions League Group H

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Leipzig11002023
2Man. United11002113
3Paris100112-10
4Istanbul Basaksehir100102-20

Man United Win, Chelsea draw, as Champions League Kicks Off

Chelase Kicked off their champions league campaign with a goalless draw against Sevilla. It was a game of little chances but Sevilla were the closest to score as Mendy’s excellent save from Nemanja Gudelj’s header prevented the visitors from going in front.

In the other game of the group Rennes were held to a 1-1 draw at home by FK Krasnodar. This means all teams in the group have one point each.

Chelsea’s next game is against Krasnodar next Wednesday in Russia.

Manchester United on the other hand started their campaign on a winning note as they beat PSG at their home. Manchester United had taken the lead through a penalty in the 23rd minute but a Own goal by Martial level scores on 55minutes. 

Rashford sealed the win for the visitors with a stunning strike 3 minutes from time. 

In other matches,Barcelona hit Ferencvarosi 5-1 at home while Juventus defeated Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 away.

See results of all matches played below.

Champions League Group E

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Krasnodar10101101
1Rennes10101101
3Chelsea10100001
3Sevilla10100001

Champions League Group F

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio11003123
2Club Brugge11002113
3Zenit100112-10
4Dortmund100113-20

Champions League Group G

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona11005143
2Juventus11002023
3Dynamo Kyiv100102-20
4Ferencváros100115-40

Champions League Group H

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Leipzig11002023
2Man. United11002113
3Paris100112-10
4Istanbul Basaksehir100102-20