first_img However, the veteran wants a three-year package, while Chelsea famously are reluctant to offer more than a 12-month extension to players in their thirties. But both Willian and the Blues are keen to get the situation resolved before the end of the season. Read Also:Juventus considering summer transfer swoop for Chelsea contract rebel Willian That’s even though the arrival of Ziyech will put the South American’s position under threat. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Independent says despite Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech’s pending arrival this summer, the transfer will not impact Willian. The Brazilian wide-man, 31, is out of contract in June and wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian Chelsea chiefs working on securing Willian to new deallast_img read more

first_img Executive director Les Reed reiterated the club’s position after they allowed striker Rickie Lambert – who coincidentally will face his former club at Anfield on the opening day of next season – to join Liverpool in a £4million deal earlier this month. “Lallana’s been here long enough, we’ve brought him to this level and we feel that perhaps he should give it a little bit longer,” he told BBC South Today. “Anybody seriously considering coming for our players is going to have to think very significantly about the size of the fee. “If we do take money it will be because it’s the right amount and it enables us to improve the team and move forward.” Southampton are holding out for more money for Lallana as they owe former club Bournemouth a 25 per cent sell on fee. Reports in Germany claim Liverpool have opened talks with Bayern Munich over a deal for Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who is being considered as an alternative should they not be able to seal the Lallana deal. Rodgers is also looking to offload a few players this summer but a deal to take winger Oussama Assaidi to Stoke on a permanent basis has reached an impasse on two fronts. The Moroccan enjoyed a promising loan spell at the Britannia Stadium last season and Mark Hughes is keen to secure the 25-year-old permanently. Brendan Rodgers’ interest in the England international, currently at the World Cup in Brazil, is long-standing and the Reds have tabled a couple of bids – the last a take-it-or-leave-it offer of £25million. There was some hope there may be movement once Southampton appointed a successor to Mauricio Pochettino but the arrival of Ronald Koeman this week does not appear to have altered Saints’ stance. However, Liverpool’s valuation – they reportedly want £2million more than the £3million Stoke believe he is worth – and the fact the player is currently sidelined with a knee injury is holding up negotiations. “We can’t do anything until we know where he is regarding his recovery,” Potters chairman Peter Coates told The Sentinel. “We do have a serious interest but we have other irons in the fire to make sure we have got the right balance in that area.” Liverpool have been warned they face a fight to sign Adam Lallana from Southampton this summer. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img 21:32 (IST) 00:00 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The powerplay belongs to Sunrisers Hyderabad, they picked two wickets – Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav eventually leaving them in trouble. After 6 overs, 30/2.  Mumbai is making it tough for the host! Four overs still to go, but nearly 50 runs needed where runs have been hard to come by! With Nabi and Hooda still at the crease, Hyderabad fans will be hoping for a turnaround.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 22:22 (IST) 23:21 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:11 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: The second of the doubleheader will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians have won both their matches in the lead up to their crucial encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday, April 6th. With Sunrisers sitting pretty at the top of the table and Mumbai aiming to bridge the gap, the stage is set for a cracking encounter.  WICKET: Short ball from Bumrah and Nabi couldn’t time it, gets a top edge, straight into the hands of Rohit Sharma. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:13 (IST) Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma are off to a blistering start against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have been using fielding restrictions well. After 3 overs, it’s 19/0.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:27 (IST) 23:00 (IST) 18:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:52 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:19 (IST) 20:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In DROPPED! This is rare from Sunrisers Hyderabad. This is very rare! 20:55 (IST) With the first three back to the pavilion, the onus is on Manish Pandey. He has been around for a while, carries a good experience on his back, and yet to deliver – this situation is probably the perfect opportunity to show the talent he has got. After 9 overs, it’s 54/3.  22:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hardik Pandya has joined Pollard now. Can they take Mumbai Indians to a respectful total?After 14 overs, it’s 72/5. 21:07 (IST) WICKET: Alzarri Joseph picks his second! Dangerous Shankar OUT! 20:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:30 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs (Kieron Pollard 46, Alzarri Joseph 6/12) 21:38 (IST) WICKET: Krunal is not resurrecting the innings today as he did against CSK. OUT for 6.  That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game. Till then, Tada! Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Jason Behrendorff, Rahul Chahar, Alzarri Joseph, Jasprit Bumrah Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20 runs from the 19th over! Getting close to a respectable total. The way the pitch is behaving, 130 can be a fighting total and Mumbai is just 13 runs away from that! WICKET: Gone for DUCK! Yusuf Pathan OUT! SRH is committing suicide here! 22:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:41 (IST) 21:42 (IST) 22:23 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:37 (IST) WICKET: Jason Behrendorff has struck! His first for the night! And Manish Pandey fails yet again! Fourth wicket DOWN! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Ishan Kishan Run Out!! Brilliant awareness from Bairstow. He even fooled Warner at slip, who gestured that it was not out. Kishan pats it towards cover and sets off! 22:46 (IST) WICKET: Slight nip and through to the keeper. Rahul Chahar is seventh to depart! Who would have thought that commentators will say, “Mumbai Indians are favourites here”. Well, as of now, that’s the case. After 14 overs, it’s 76/5. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: First ball SIX. Second ball dot. Third ball OUT. Rashid Khan definitely had the last laugh! Sixth Wicket DOWN! Mumbai Indians 136/7 in 20 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (Kieron Pollard 46, Siddarth Kaul 2/34) 21:33 (IST) TOSS: Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:40 (IST) 21:25 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Mumbai, like other teams, are struggling for momentum at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. However, young sensation Ishan Kishan is looking solid. After 11 overs, it’s 61/3.  The way Mumbai Indians is playing, it will be difficult for them to even score 100. They are just not there at the moment. As of now, they are dealing in singles. The score has ticked to 80/5. With four overs still to go, Pandya and Pollard will try to finish between 120-130.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:14 (IST) 23:10 (IST) 21:29 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: First wicket of the night! And it’s Mohamad Nabi again! Absolutely sensational stuff! Rohit departs! Hello and a warm welcome! After a sensational first game, we are all set for another cracker encounter as Sunrisers Hyderabad host Mumbai Indians for their third home game.  23:09 (IST) WICKET: This time it’s Suryakumar Yadav! Another wicket down.   23:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ishan Kishan, who has been added to the squad in place of Yuvraj Singh is on strike now! This remains to be seen if he can play an impactful inning!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The news from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is – It’s raining.  21:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Another wicket! Sunrisers Hyderabad is on top. Quinton de Kock was looking good today, but yet again, couldn’t convert.  WICKET: Knocked him over! Alzarri Joseph has been sensational today, picks his third for the night! Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul What a day Alzarri Joseph is having! Fourth wicket for him! Rashid Khan out for a golden DUCK!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MILESTONE ALERT: Alzarri Joseph gets five-wicket haul on IPL debut 100 up for Mumbai Indians, finally! 18:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Teams: Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In What a start this has been for Mumbai Indians. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner are back to the pavilion and middle-order of SRH hasn’ hot much opportunities. Can Mumbai Indians pull this off? After 5 overs, 33/2. Well..Well..Well! This is not new in this year’s IPL. Pollard drops a sitter! Manish Pandey survives! last_img read more

first_imgThe Donegal County Council has welcomed the recent announcement of funding for the repair of homes affected by Mica in Donegal. The announcement comes as homeowners await details on how a €20million investment, which was announced earlier this year, will be used on a redress scheme.On Tuesday, Minister Joe McHugh said that a ‘special funding pot’ of €40million will be set aside in 2020 for the fixing of homes affected by both Mica and Pyrite. Speaking today, Donegal County Council said: “The recent announcement by Government of funding for the Mica Redress Scheme in Budget 2020 is a welcomed development.“Donegal County Council can confirm that engagement is ongoing with officials in the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in relation to the details of the scheme, including enabling regulations, with the objective of concluding this work as soon as possible.“The council is also making preparations for the work in relation to the administration of the scheme so that when the regulations enabling the opening of applications to the scheme come into effect it will be in a state of readiness to receive and process applications.”Council welcome €40m repair fund for mica affected families was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgCity planners need to plant more trees in urban areas, but the benefits go beyond beautifying pavement.Urban areas occupy 4% of the land surface of the planet, says Theodore A. Endreny in a Comment article in Nature Communications. That may strike readers as surprising, given most people’s attention to cities for work, travel and home. But since so many spend the majority of their time there, it’s incumbent upon city planners to bring some of the natural world into urban environments for what Endreny calls the “ecosystem services” they provide.Growth in urban populations creates opportunities for urban forests to deliver ecosystem services critical to human wellbeing and biodiversity. Our challenge is to strategically expand urban forests and provide our international communities, particularly the vulnerable, with healthier, happier, and enriched lives.Trees are too often removed for urbanization, well captured by Joni Mitchell’s lyrics “They paved paradise. And put up a parking lot.” Urban areas globally will expand to accommodate population growth and migration trends. Yet, urban denizens benefit greatly with trees in their habitat, and that is the theme of the 2018 International Day of Forests; Forests and Sustainable Cities. Urban areas can concentrate poverty and sickness, and trees can help alleviate these ills through their ecosystem services. Our global challenge is to grow urban forests and sustain human wellbeing and biodiversity.What does he mean by “human… biodiversity”? Endreny finds it in “shared spaces that enhance mixing of community across ages, cultures, and incomes.” Trees produce a modicum of peace in the hearts of those who live among them. At the very least, it may be harder to throw Molotov cocktails with tree limbs in the way.This spot could use a few trees.He offers some statistics to show what city dwellers are missing. Even though urban areas make up only 4% of the land surface, if planted at global average tree density, they could contain 121 billion trees. The actual tree count in urban forests is about <10 billion trees, just 8% of their land area’s tree-carrying potential. What can be done? City parks certainly help, but the “urban forest” could expand to rooftops, pocket parks, street trees, nurseries and riparian corridors.Speaking of river courses, Los Angeles has made some effort to restore parts of the L.A. River with trees and bike trails, but much of it still consists of long, ugly, graffiti-laden concrete channels. Urban planners should consider whether the same services of flood control could have been provided by a tree-lined natural watercourse. Almost every year, people or animals fall into the concrete washes during floods and drown. Concrete, too, channels all the pollutants from millions of homes and office buildings out to the sea. Wouldn’t a botanical ecosystem do a better job of filtration? If mangrove forests can tame the violence of tsunamis in the far east, couldn’t the right kind of riparian forests tame the occasional urban floods?What exactly are the “ecosystem services” that trees can provide to denizens of the urban forest? Endreny classifies them as:Cultural (e.g., spiritual, recreational)Provisioning (e.g., food, fiber, water)Regulating (e.g., climate and flood control)Supporting (e.g., pollination, soil formation)Trees can reduce the temperature of inner cities with their shade and transpiration. They can reduce noise. They can filter water. Think of all the ways that a tree can be a blessing to a city dweller walking in a concrete jungle, or looking out an office window. Endreny estimates $2.25 return for every $1 spent on planting trees. The poor may benefit the most: “Urban forest services are invaluable for the vulnerable and low capacity residents without food, water, and energy security, who can find in these forests nutrition, clean water, wood fuel, and shelter, as well as jobs and a sense of purpose.”City trees can mask noise and filter pollution. They take the edge off city blight.With all the government money going to healthcare and other priorities, why not invest more in items that give back more than they consume? He gives some figures on what tree-planting has done to benefit some major cities. Direct results, he figures, are double the expense. “With money effectively growing on trees, what could slow growth of the urban forest?”Not to overstate his argument for trees, Endreny considers potential “ecosystem disservices” they might engender: accidents, allergens, obstructing views, inviting pests or exotic species, and just the initial investment costs of planting and maintaining them. “Yet where there are threats,” he says, “there are opportunities.” Each of these threats can be managed with appropriate design. He sees a bright future in engineering the urban forest.A virtuous cycle is possible for extending urban forests, with benefits paying for management, and new forests advancing research to maximize services and minimize disservices. The field of urban forestry will grow with that of urban science, which is poised to grow rapidly, generating discoveries at the social-ecological system nexus critical to sustainability. Linking urban forestry to ecological engineering provides an opportunity to focus on building with nature to achieve renewably powered and systems-based self-designs that satisfy human needs and advance ecosystem conservation…. Exciting discoveries will emerge in urban forestry as we manage these threats and pursue these opportunities.This doesn’t have to be a top-down program. Individual citizens can take part, making it a “leaderless movement” to improve the urban ecosystem. Citizens can inventory the trees in their urban forests, learn about the benefits of various tree species, and locate new places for planting. Individuals can also be quite vocal in protecting their favorite trees.We need to tell the stories of success from communities across the globe, where fruit harvests supply food banks in Seattle USA, greenbelts treat wastewater and combat desertification in Ouarzazate, Morocco, toxic soils are cleansed by trees in Guangxi, China, urban temperatures and poverty are reduced with forest stands in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, tree nurseries purify drinking water and generate wood fuel for the needy in Dhaka, Bangladesh; and children in an impoverished school are nurtured by a tree garden irrigated with gray-water within the desert landscape of Lima, Peru.Does Endreny overstate the case in his last sentence? “These achievements are grassroots, wholesome, and empowering, and ensure that trees will not be relegated to a museum.” Unquestionably, if urban areas only take up 4% of the land areas. But then, who doesn’t love the appearance of a healthy, tall, green tree along a city boulevard?Update 3/26/18: For another article on the urban forest, see “How tree bonds can help preserve the urban forest” on The Conversation. Four authors consider ways to fund more tree planting in cities.Update 3/26/18: In his daily Breakpoint commentary for March 22, John Stonestreet wrote about “talking trees,” concluding that “naturalism has no language of wonder.”Exercise: Take notice of the “urban forest” in your city on your way to work. Imagine the trees erased from the scene. Would it make a difference to your sense of well-being? Could your city do better with tree planting?Isn’t it just like God to make things that give more than they receive? I recently marveled at a tree I regretfully had to remove (I did get some firewood and mulch from it). All those strong limbs, leaves, and light-harvesting machines arose from dirt! A little seed that had started that tree growing years ago contained all the program code to take ingredients from dirt and transform them into a massive, glorious living thing, operated on by machines at the cellular level more complex than biochemists can fathom. Plant a pebble in the dirt and it won’t do that. What amazing and beautiful objects God has given us in trees. They provide object lessons instructing us that we, too, should contribute more than we consume. Do human beings need trees? It’s noteworthy that one of the most joyful holidays in Israel from the time of Moses that continues to this day is to build outdoor booths with leafy branches of trees and live in them for a week. It’s as if the Creator wanted to help fallen humanity get out of their artificial worlds and take a look at the glories outside at least once a year. Better yet, leave the city once in awhile and actually walk or drive through a natural forest.An urban forest had historical significance in one particular city. It provided palm branches for people to welcome the Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem as they shouted, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 21). Happy Palm Sunday to all our CEH readers! (Visited 324 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgCloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Here’s the most compelling. Stacked on top of each other the drives would rise higher than the tallest buildings in the world: How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Data Centers Related Posts Or by the number of drives it equals: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Backblaze is s service that backs up pictures, documents and other media. Services such as these store amounts of data that can at times seem abstract.In a blog post, the Backblaze team showed what 10 petabytes actually looks like. One one level, 10 petabytes is double the entire Internet archive. Here are some other views on how this could be illustrated.You can think of it in terms of pods: Kind of shows why all those data centers are getting built. Doesn’t it? alex williamslast_img read more

first_imgLast week Microsoft launched its Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website, celebrating the dwindling use of the decade old browser.But as we’ve reported, there are a few reasons that IE6 persists in the enterprise: the cost of upgrades, mission-critical legacy applications that aren’t compatible with newer browsers and, oddly, social control.Are you still stuck with IE6 in your workplace? Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts center_img klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img

first_imgReal Madrid to use Bale to beat Man Utd for Pochettino dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are ready to use Gareth Bale as a bargaining chip in talks with Tottenham for manager Mauricio Pochettino.The Daily Star says Spurs want £45million at least in compensation for Pochettino, who is also a top target for Manchester United.Sources close to Real suggest they will give Spurs the first option to buy back the Wales international on the cheap – if it paves the way to lure Poch to Madrid.Certainly, the prospect of Bale, 29, returning to the club he left five years ago for a then-world record £85m would be a tempting one for Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy.Re-signing the three-time Champions League winner – even at a reduced price – would be a significant statement going into their first full season at the new White Hart Lane. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCody Riley dunks so hard the rim breaks.YouTube/Marcus WilliamsFew basketball players have the raw power to destroy a basketball hoop with a dunk. Add 2017 power forward Cody Riley to that small fraternity. The 6-foot-7 five-star out of California went up for a big slam at this weekend’s 2015 Summer Block Party, and brought the rim down with him. Try not to be impressed by the raw power here—it is impossible. Riley is rated as a four star player by Scout and five stars by Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN. His impressive list of suitors includes offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, UCLA, and USC. He is also receiving interest from Duke and Kentucky.[Scout]last_img