United hope to sign Sancho for 130 million

first_img7 Jadon Sancho is one of the best soccer players on the international scene. Currently it is considered the millennial (born from the year 2000) with the highest market value in the world and, as is normal, the big clubs do not lose track of the most promising youngster. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea Y Manchester United They are interested in the player, who already has 17 goals and 19 assists in the 35 games he has played this season. Should it materialize, it would become a record handover for Manchester United, whose biggest expense so far had been Paul Pogba. Those of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer They plan to throw the house out the window this summer in order to leave behind the mediocre results of the last seasons. In the winter transfer market they tried to sign Joshua King (Bournemouth) and instead came Odion Ighalo, for which they would pay their purchase option, but now, in addition to Sancho, they want Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) already James Maddison (Leicester City), two of the most sought-after players in the Premier League. The young Sancho, who turned 20 yesterday, will have a choice and although some believe he can continue playing in Germany for at least one more year, it will be difficult for Borussia Dortmund to resist the possibility of entering similar amounts of money with the sale of single player. Premier League* Data updated as of March 26, 2020 And precisely Manchester United, as published Mirror (as well as other covers of the British press), seems confident in getting his transfer. The English, who left the rival team (Manchester City) for just over eight million euros looking for minutes to grow his career in the Borussia Dortmund, has a starting price of 130 million euros (the club priced him at ten million more), fifteen times more than it cost the German club less than two years ago. And 130 million would be precisely the figure that the red devils they would be willing to achieve. Covers of the Mirror and Daily Star newspapers on March 26, 2020.last_img read more

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak In this February 10, 2006 photo, Korea’s flag-bearers Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee are carrying a unification flag as they lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. When athletes of the rival Koreas walked together behind a single flag for the first time since their 1945 division at the start of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on the wave of reconciliation mood following their leaders’ first-ever summit talks. Eighteen years later, the two Koreas are pushing to produce a similar drama during the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics. But they have not generated as much enthusiastic supports as they had both at home and abroad. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)SEOUL, South Korea – When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on a wave of hope for reconciliation following their leaders’ first-ever summit talks.But the two Koreas’ plan to do so again at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics this February has not generated much enthusiasm among South Koreans, with many conservatives asking why their athletes cannot carry their own national flag during the first Winter Olympics on their soil.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “We are turning the Pyeongchang Olympics that we’ve got into the Pyongyang Olympics,” said Hong Joon-pyo, leader of South Korea’s main conservative opposition party, referring to North Korea’s capital. “We are dancing to the tune of (North Korean leader) Kim Jong Un’s disguised peace offensive.”The two Koreas reached a package of Olympics-related rapprochement deals on Wednesday, including marching together at the opening ceremony and fielding their first joint Olympic team in women’s ice hockey. The agreements came after three rounds of talks which began after Kim said in a New Year’s speech that he was willing to send a delegation to the February 9 to 25 Pyeongchang Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMany critics are skeptical of Kim’s abrupt overture, believing he may be trying to use the Olympics to weaken United States-led international pressure and sanctions that were toughened after North Korea’s sixth and biggest nuclear test and a series of missile launches in 2017.Public surveys showed most South Koreans support North Korea’s participation in the Olympics, a chance to create a tentative thaw in the two Koreas’ long-strained relations. But a poll released on Thursday suggests that half of South Koreans oppose a joint flag. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Beermen on guard Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The survey by the private polling group Realmeter indicated how much South Koreans’ view of their northern neighbor has changed because of its expanding nuclear and missile programs since the two countries’ athletes marched together at sporting events during the era of cooperation in the 2000s.At those events, North and South Korean athletes in the same uniforms entered stadiums behind a “unification flag,” a blue image of the Korean Peninsula on a white background, to the tune of the Korean traditional folk song “Arirang” instead of their individual national anthems. The name displayed during the marches was “Korea,” although the North and South competed separately for medals. Their march at the Sydney Olympics drew a standing ovation, with many spectators shedding tears and the applause continuing until the Koreans finished circling the track.This week’s agreements require approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which is set to meet officials from the two Koreas and the Pyeongchang organizing committee at its headquarters in Switzerland on Saturday.If approved, the two Koreas are expected to decide whether they will use the same “unification flag” as in the past, who will carry the flag, what uniforms their athletes will wear, and whether they will use the same folk song.Despite conservative skepticism, South Korea’s government led by liberal President Moon Jae-in said it hopes the Olympics will provide the two Koreas with a chance to improve their frosty relations.ADVERTISEMENT Government officials said the South Korean national flag will appear at the start of the opening ceremony, regardless of the joint march, and will appear again whenever South Korean athletes win medals.North Korean Olympic participation “will serve as a chance to warm solidly frozen South-North ties,” Moon said during a visit with South Korean Olympic athletes on Wednesday. “But if we march together or field a single team, I think that can be a further step in developing South-North relations.”      /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Amid another 0-1 deficit, Robinson tells Zark’s-Lyceum to just ‘enjoy the game’

first_img‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOnce again, coach Topex Robinson finds himself down 0-1 in a best-of-three championship series.Zark’s Burger-Lyceum  has its back against the wall anew after losing Game 1 to Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 103-107 in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Viernes loss throws off plans, but Revellers cope to close in on crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the youthful mentor isn’t ready to press the panic button just yet.“I just told them to not hang their heads,” he said. “I remind them that when we lose, I’m gonna take responsibility. If we win, the praise is gonna be yours, so just enjoy the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Jawbreakers were in the thick of things for most of the game, before the Revellers’ veterans took charge in the endgame and squeezed out the tight four-point victory.But rather than shrug off the defeat, Robinson tasked his wards to embrace the loss and focus on what they can improve ahead of Game 2. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “We will always play and we will always give our very best,” he said. “It’s about peace of mind knowing that you did your best. At the end of the day, as long as you know in your heart of hearts that you gave your best, I could sleep well tonight, and tomorrow’s a new day for me.”With CJ Perez, Jaycee Marcelino, and Mike Nzeusseu leading the charge, the Jawbreakers are eyeing a big bounce back for Game 2, slated on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “Losing gives you a lot of lessons as long as you know how to accept losing. I always tell them that we have to fall forward. You cannot fall back, just fall forward, keep on growing, keep on improving, and if were gonna lose another game or if were gonna win the Finals, life goes on for us,” he said.Whatever happens, this group of Zark’s-Lyceum has already achieved a lot, being the lowest ranked team to reach this stage after ending the eliminations at sixth place.Robinson knows Jawbreakers shouldn’t have been here in the first place so he told his wards to enjoy this moment as they continue their preparations for the upcoming collegiate season.“It’s a bonus that were here in the Finals. It’s extra time for us to learn and grow. This loss will make us a better team. We could take any loss,” he said. “We’re here enjoying this opportunity, and we’re not gonna let one loss define our team. Its just life, I mean, we have to go through adversities together.”It doesn’t mean, though, that Zark’s-Lyceum will just roll over and let Che’Lu-San Sebastian take the crown that easily.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Muguruza sends Sharapova to worst Grand Slam loss in six years

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sharapova, playing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015, suffered her most one-sided defeat at the Slams since a 6-3, 6-0 loss to Victoria Azarenka in the 2012 Australian Open final.“I am very pleased to be in another final in Paris,” said Muguruza who has yet to drop a set in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I was up against a great player so I had make sure I brought my best tennis.”Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts during her women’s singles quarter-final match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, on day eleven of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULTSharapova, who missed the 2016 tournament because of a doping ban and last year after she was refused a wild card, was broken six times, committed 27 unforced errors and won just five points on her own serve in the second set. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sharapova, 31, was broken in the opening game of the second set which she immediately retrieved.However, it was just a brief respite as 24-year-old Wimbledon champion Muguruza claimed a quick double break for 4-1, backed up by a hold for 5-1.It was all over in the next game when Sharapova sent another backhand out wide.In Thursday’s other semi-final, US Open champion Sloane Stephens will take on fellow American Madison Keys in a repeat of the 2017 final at Flushing Meadows.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments MOST READ It was just her fifth loss in 25 Grand Slam quarter-finals.Muguruza pounced on an error-plagued Sharapova start to lead 4-0 with a double break.Sharapova never recovered from serving up three double faults in the first game.By the end of the first set, the five-time major winner had won just eight points against the Muguruza serve and failed to carve out a single break point.Muguruza only hit five winners in the opener which was more than enough against the erratic Russian who reached the quarter-finals for the first time in three years when old rival Serena Williams handed her an injury-enforced walkover.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Filipino Menchavez to make ONE debut in Macau Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Spain’s Garbine Muguruza reacts after a point during her women’s singles quarter-final match against Russia’s Maria Sharapova, on day eleven of The Roland Garros 2018 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERGGarbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday, condemning the Russian to her worst Grand Slam defeat in more than six years.The Spanish third seed, who was the champion in Paris in 2016, will face either top seed Simona Halep or two-time major winner Angelique Kerber for a place in Saturday’s final.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Music for the ‘Grown and Mature’

first_imgKicking off what is expected to be a fantastic long weekend, a trio headlined by ace Liberian diva Miatta Fahnbulleh will be doing a live performance at Evelyn’s Restaurant, Bar & Grill Friday, August 21 at 8pm. This is no frisky business. According to the organizers, Nubian FM and the host, Evelyn’s, this is for the ‘Grown and Mature’. According to Emeka Obiamiwe, CEO of Nubain FM, the event will feature old school, contemporary and new school; but it will be mature. Also featured will be to of Liberia’s most seasoned deejays, DJ Funk Master D and DJ Eddie-F, taking turns to bring back the sounds that defined the days ‘when we were wuz’. Of course, being at Evelyn’s, the event will no doubt be ‘savory’ in taste and style. Admission is US$10. According to Obiamiwe, “This classic is an event that we set up to build network among responsible people for live performance of old school music, and we will do this every month. “We observe that there is no occasion for our peers to associate in an old school way, meeting people like they used to do,” he said.He said: “I love been part of a gathering that can build an ecosystem in which people can explore their individuality.”He explained that the aim of having the event is to give grown folk the space to be entertained and be themselves.“As a typical music station, it is our sole duty to construct such a platform that could generate entertainment livelihood among the older people and build strong networking,” he emphasized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sunderland consider summer move for highly-rated young goalkeeper

first_imgSunderland are weighing up a move for Nancy starlet Alexandre Menay.The 19-year-old has become the Ligue 2 club’s second-choice goalkeeper this season behind Guy N’dy Assembe.Menay is tipped for a bright future by those at Nancy and they are keen to tie him down to professional terms this summer.However, according to France Football, Sunderland are now considering a swoop for the Frenchman.Scouts from the Premier League club have run the rule over the youngster and have watched him in action for Nancy’s reserves.Menay’s semi-pro contract expires in the summer and Sunderland are now debating whether to snap up the goalkeeper on a free transfer. Sunderland consider summer move for highly-rated young goalkeeper 1last_img

LIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD: MUA KATHY MC ELHINNEY’S TOP 10 MAKE-UP DUPES

first_imgHi! I’m Mairéad, a Primary School Teacher by day! But like most ladies I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest trends and love blogging about lifestyle and fashion. Hope you enjoy my posts!LIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD: Hi folks, yes it’s that time of week again! Hope you’ve had another great week, I’ve had a lovely week off work trying to sort out all those things I’ve been putting off doing for weeks…..and still haven’t got through them!!!!This week I’ve been chatting to Make-Up Artist Kathy Mc Elhinney, Kathy is owner of Elite Makeup and is based in Falcarragh. https://www.facebook.com/EliteMakeup1/?fref=tsKathy is extremely talented at what she does, look at that eye makeup!Let’s face it we’re all aware of the high-end brands when it comes to makeup products and we are constantly been told how fantastic and transforming these products are, but they come with a not so pretty price tag.Often we are paying extra just for the name when there are many lower-end products which are just as good for half the price, it’s just about knowing which ones to choose. I’ve asked Kathy to share her Top 10 Makeup Dupes with us.1.Smashbox Photo Finish Primer  (€36.00)  V’s L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer (€11.99) L’Oreal is about a 3rd of the price of Smashbox, another great alternative is Makeup Academy’s Undress Your Skin Flawless Skin Primer which costs €6.45.These three products basically have the same top 2 ingredients. Makeup primers are very overpriced, a lot of them have same ingredients as Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel, mad I know… and yes I do use the Lanacane as a primer !!!2.Mac Blacktrack Fluidliner (€21.00)  V’s Inglot 77 Gel Liner (€15.00)Personally I think the Inglot Gel Liner is miles better than the Mac alternative and I don’t think I’ll ever buy a different gel liner now.3. Mac Make Up Brushes V’s Blank Canvas Make Up BrushesDon’t get me wrong Mac brushes are fabulous but Blank Canvas as just as good…they are definitely, definitely a dupe!! After spending endless amounts of money on Mac brushes in the past I will never ever buy another Mac brush again, Blank Canvas all the way! 4.Mac Eye shadows  V’s   InglotThe Inglot eye-shadows are of just as good quality as Mac if not better, €10 for a Mac shadow it’s like 1.3g of product & €6 for Inglot shadows & its 2.3g of product, you’re getting far more for your money with Inglot.5.Mac Kohl Power Eye Pencil (€18.00) V’s   Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl  Liner ( €4.99)Sometimes Mac’s Chromographic pencil can be too soft and you end up with chunks of it wedged between your eyelashes. MAC’s pencil isn’t waterproof either, so it doesn’t wear as long. 6.Essence Lip Liners (€1.30)  V’s Mac Lip Liners (€17.00)Essence Lip Liners are just as good and have great longevity lasting for hours on the lips even after eating & drinking.7.Nars Orgasm Blush (€30.00) V’s Sleek Rose Gold  Blush  (€5.99)Although the Sleek Rose Gold is slightly more pigmented than the Mac, there are certainly enough similarities between the Nars and the Sleek blushes for them to be seen as dupes. 8. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (€21.00)  V’s Essence I stage Eyeshadow Base (€3.00)With primers, and so many beauty products, price is  no indicator of quality. The Essence Primer has just the same longevity as the Urban Decay Primer and will keep your eye shadow intact flawlessly throughout the day and crease free!9.Benifit Brow Zings (€34.00)  V’s  Sleek Brow Kit (€10.49)This is the biggest dupe of all! I couldn’t recommend the Sleek Brow Kit more, both eyebrow kits are very similar in colour, product consistency, the tools that come included in the kit and size and packaging of the product.Both products give very similar results-in fact Sleek might even be better.10. Mac Penultimate Eye liner (€21.00)  V’s L’Oreal Super Liner ( €10.99 AVG)Super Liner is miles better!!  It’s easy to apply, this eye liner has a smooth texture and is ideal for daily use.Hope this make you think before you spend girls- give them a try!Have a great weekend,MAIRÉAD XXLIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD: MUA KATHY MC ELHINNEY’S TOP 10 MAKE-UP DUPES was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DupesElite MakeupFashion and Lifestyle with MairéadKathy Mc Elhinneymake-upMUAtop 10last_img read more

FAI JUNIOR CUP: CARN THROUGH ON PENALTIES, MILFORD CRASH AGAINST HOLDERS

first_imgUPDATED: CARDONAGH FC are through to the last eight of the FAI Junior Cup after a long trek to Co Waterford today saw the Inishowen side win on penalties.The Donegal side’s clash away to Tramore Athletic remained goalless – even after extra time.So in the dramatic penalty shoot-out keeper Gerard Crossan was the hero of the day as he saved twice – to give Carn a 4-2 victory! They now have a home draw in the quarter finals against Dublin side Ballymun.Milford United’s hopes of progressing however were washed away in a 6-0 home defeat to Pike Rovers, the current cup holders from Limerick.The Donegal side were 3-0 down at half-time thanks to goals from Colin Enright, Eoin Hanrahan and Conor Kavanagh.David Ryan, Johnny Boyle and Kieran Hamlin hit three more in the second half. “We never really got going against the best side we have ever played against,” said United’s Peter Doherty afterwards.LAST EIGHT DRAW:Killbarrack vs SandyhillCarndonagh vs BallymunO’Deveney vs SherriffPike vs Clonmel CelticLEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyFAI JUNIOR CUP: CARN THROUGH ON PENALTIES, MILFORD CRASH AGAINST HOLDERS was last modified: February 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carndonagh fcmilford unitedlast_img read more

KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP NAMED SECOND BEST CONVENIENCE STORE IN IRELAND

first_imgKelly’s Centra have been awarded with a SILVER MEDAL at the National Convenience Store awards ceremony which was held earlier this week.It’s yet more recognition for a business that has established itself as one of the best convenience stores not only locally but also nationally.With over 500 entrants, a rigorous elimination process was used to narrow down those nominated for the best convenience store in Ireland. Martin Kelly admitted that the fact they placed 2nd in the entire country is unbelievable acknowledgment and recognition for all the staff and management for their effortsMartin Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We are regular industry award winners and it’s our goal to be the very best we can every single day.“We strive for that because we pride ourselves on our customer service excellence.KELLY’S CENTRA MOUNTAIN TOP NAMED SECOND BEST CONVENIENCE STORE IN IRELAND was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardbusinessesFeaturesKelly’s CentraMountain Topnewslast_img read more

SOA: Four Roadblocks to SOA Success

first_imgSOA is becoming accepted as a ‘Best Practice’.   And adoption rates of SOA are soaring.  But that doesn’t mean that SOA doesn’t have its warts too.  An article on TechTarget highlights some perspectives of SOA thought-leaders about some aspects of SOA that are less than perfect.1.  Complexity.  Or what  Gartner’s Roy Schulte refers to as the problem of “Too Many Moving Parts”.  SOA provides a framework for being able to consolidate data sources and services from many sources in a platform agnostic way.  An advantage of SOA is that once the framework is in place, incremental upgrades to the individual service components allows functionality within the system to evolve quickly.  This avoids the nightmare associated with all-or-nothing upgrades typical of monolithic applications.  But when all the pieces of the system are moving along different version pathways, the system becomes incredibly complex and there are many issues raised around governance, configuration, testing and version control.2.  SOA projects needs to be better aligned with business goals.  Redmonk’s James Governor criticizes many companies as approaching SOA as a “Science Project”.  Technology driven solely for the sake of technology seldom solves business problems.  The ‘A’ in SOA is about architecture and that component is often overlooked in favor of ‘S’, the services.3.  SOA needs to be adopted with an enterprise mindset.  Eric Newcomer, CTO of Iona Technologies, comments that it is hard for companies to change their mindset from one where component/service software is developed and purchased at the department level.  Architecture needs to be driven more by a big-picture approach where services can be developed that are useful across departments and throughout the enterprise.4.  Lack of SOA-skilled resources and personnel.  Ron Schmeltzer of ZapThink comments that the demand for enterprise architect resources outstrips the pool of available resources.A lot of the hype behind SOA is not without merit, but like anything else, it has its own set of issues and problems.last_img read more