15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 February 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Bogus aircrash fund Web sites The immediacy of the Internet makes it a valuable tool for emergency appeals by charities. Unfortunately this immediacy can be hijacked and misused.The latest examples are two Web sites that sprang up in the wake of the Alaska Airlines crash last week, purporting to be accepting donations on behalf of the families of Flight 261.Read Scams target Alaska crash charity by Carol Huang on MSNBC. Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of scams. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

first_imgColumbia Basin Trust (CBT) Board member Kim Deane met with George Apel, Director of Biathlon BC and Director of the Hannah Creek Biathlon Society on Saturday, December 19 to announce a $60,000 grant toward the Society’s Hannah Creek Biathlon Enhancement Project.The project has seen the society expand trails, increase the number of lanes in the shooting range, establish a multi-sport stadium and acquire new equipment necessary to host national and international athletes for training, as well as competitions. Deane met with Apel during a BC Cup event, a competition that saw athletes come from across the province, Alberta and the United States. “We are happy to help the Hannah Creek Biathlon Society complete this enhancement project that will benefit Castlegar, Rossland and greater Trail as well as athletes from across the Basin as a regional service,” said Deane. Apel added that the Society was “extremely grateful for the support from Columbia Basin Trust,” and that they were eager to wrap-up the project with the anticipated arrival of the new equipment that the CBT funding supported, including Biathlon Union certified targets, mats, a new groomer and a snowmobile. Earlier this year CBT also supported Rossland’s Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in its track and stadium enhancement with $75,000. Both projects have shown evidence that it will add to Rossland’s development toward becoming a four season resort destination, as well as making Rossland a desirable location by governing bodies of winter sports competitions.CBT delivers economic, social, and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.last_img read more

first_imgIn a series that promises to go the distance, Round one goes to Beaver Valley.Nitehawks captain Archie McKinnon scored with 20 seconds remaining in the game to power visiting Beaver Valley to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Beaver Valley takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division final with Game two set for Saturday right back in Nelson.“We’re really happy with the result (tonight),” said McKinnon from outside the jubilant Hawks dressing room.“It’s a big win . . . it’s in Nelson and it gives us home ice advantage in the series.” McKinnon took advantage of a pressing Hawks fore check to skate in from the Leafs blueline, jump on a loose puck and sneak a puck into the Nelson net through a maze of players.“I saw our forwards working it down low . . . I saw (Nelson’s) forwards go down low which created an opening,” McKinnon explained. “The puck popped out from behind the net and I just tried to get it by their guy and it went in.”The teams were tied 1-1 after the opening frame —  Dan Holland for the Hawks and Austin Seaman replying for Nelson — and 2-2 following 40 minutes. Sheldon Hubbard scored for the visitors while Nick Trefrey replied for the Leafs.Nelson took a 3-2 lead in the third period on a deflection by Leaf forward Troy Petrick off a Darnel St. Pierre point shot.But the Hawks tied the game just over a minute later on their own seeing-eyed shot by Taylor Stafford.The teams traded scoring chances in the final minutes of the game with the Hawks making the most of their opportunity.“We looking forward to Game two,” McKinnon said. “I don’t think we played our greatest but we still came out with the win.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 29-28 making a winner out of netminder Brett Clark.SERIES NOTES: Archie McKinnon, Taylor Stafford and Dallas Calvin each finished with two points for Beaver Valley. . . .The game saw the return of Leaf sniper Jamie Vlanich, who played the wing on a line with Travis Wellman and Alec Wilkinson. Vlanich, how had not played a single playoff game this season due to an upper body injury, earned an assist on the power play marker by Austin Seaman. . . . . Each team scored once with the man advantage . . . . Dallas Calvin got the call to play the second B.C. Hockey League playoff game for Vernon Lakers Wednesday against West Kelowna. . . . Game attendance was more than 700 while the 50-50 draw topped the $600 mark for the winner. . . . Creston and Osoyoos each opened their respective division finals with victories Friday, over Kimberley (4-1) and North Okanagan (3-2), respectively. Nelson Minor Hockey grad Tyler Podgrenko earned an assist for Creston.last_img read more

first_img(Visited 792 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Astronomy used to be the flagship model of observational science. Now, the method is: embrace the dogma, then hunt for obscure details that might support it.As a student of Fred Hoyle in the 1950s, Jayant V. Narlikar embraced Hoyle’s rogue spirit, but also his respect for observational science. This retired astronomer renowned in India recently wrote a memoir and commentary about modern cosmology in The European Physical Journal H, titled, “The evolution of modern cosmology as seen through a personal walk across six decades.” The Abstract to the paper describes the tone of Narlikar’s message to the scientific world:The author argues that despite the popularity of the standard hot big bang cosmology (SBBC) it rests on rather shaky foundations. On the theoretical side there is no well established physical framework to support the SBBC; nor is there independent observational support for its assumptions like the nonbaryonic dark matter, inflation and dark energy. While technological progress has made it possible to explore the universe in greater detail with open mind, today’s cosmologists seem caught in a range of speculations in support of the big bang dogma. Thus, in modern times cosmology appears to have lost the Camelot spirit encouraging adventurous studies of the unknown. A spirit of openness is advocated to restore cosmology to its rightful position as the flagship of astronomy.A summary of Narlikar’s commentary in Springer Press includes the following quote by Lev Landau: “Cosmologists are often wrong but never in doubt.” To this day, we find big bang cosmologists relying on mythical occult phenomena like inflation, dark matter and dark energy, like Narlikar says. They must exist, because the big bang system doesn’t work without them. Their papers (and the popular press write-ups) manipulate mere suggestions into facts. Is it really possible that so many highly gifted intellects could be dogmatically wrong? Let’s find out by looking at recent news:The search for dark matter—axions have ever-fewer places to hide (Phys.org). The big bang theory, to work, requires almost six times as much dark matter as observed matter. For years we have watched dark-matter hunters look foolish, building bigger and better detectors, spending huge amounts of money, finding nothing (search). One of the proposed dark matter particles—the axion—has “fewer places to hide,” this article says. It sounds like snipe hunters converging on the bush where the snipe must be hiding. Does this mythical particle even exist? What are the hunters going to say when all the hiding places have been checked, and the coveted particles, whatever they are, continue to be missing?The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought, Hubble Data Suggests (Space.com). Modern cosmologists are willing to toss out the venerable laws of physics to save their theory. This article, concerning dark energy, shows observations running counter to dogma. Measurements do not match up with expectations of the behavior of the universe, assuming the big bang. New observations by Hubble have left astronomers scratching their heads.Recent Hubble Space Telescope findings suggest that the universe is expanding much faster than expected — and astronomers say the rules of physics may need to be rewritten in order to understand why.Scientists use the Hubble Space Telescope to make precise measurements of the universe’s expansion rate. However, observations for a new study don’t match up with previous predictions based on the universe’s trajectory following the Big Bang, according to a statement from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).“The community is really grappling with understanding the meaning of this discrepancy,” Adam Riess, Nobel laureate and lead researcher on the study describing the new findings, said in the statement.The cosmologists, so “wrong” as Landau said, are never in doubt. The big bang must prevail, even with observations that run counter to predictions. “Both results have been tested multiple ways, so barring a series of unrelated mistakes, it is increasingly likely that this is not a bug but a feature of the universe,” one said. Their activity seems focused on preserving the big bang and dark matter at all costs: “it’s possible that elusive dark matter, which accounts for 80 percent of the matter in the universe [there’s the dogma], interacts more strongly with visible matter or radiation than once thought, the researchers said” with an implied Tontology. Or, maybe traditional dark energy varies in strength over time. Or, quite possibly, dark energy is a myth.Improved Hubble yardstick gives fresh evidence for new physics in the universe (Science Daily). This article, also about those pesky Hubble observations, claims “something unexpected” is at work in the universe. Observations are “forcing astronomers to consider” facts that run afoul of consensus dogma. And yet, further reading shows these astronomers standing courageous against the onslaught, affirming the big bang against the threat of falsifying evidence.Cosmic Dawn: Astronomers Find Fingerprints of Universe’s First Stars (Space.com). The big news of the week concerns the “discovery” of the “first stars” after the big bang. Mike Wall takes the lead in the press parade, leading reporters who couldn’t think independently of the consensus shamans if their jobs depended on it. Lining up, and marching in lockstep, they beat the big bang drum and sound the brass, informing the public that the big bang has been confirmed again, with a bonus: it might even shed light on that mysterious dark matter:We have found traces of the universe’s first ever stars (New Scientist).Astronomers May Have Found the First Stars Born After the Big Bang (National Geographic).The Universe’s First Stars May Reveal a Big Clue About Dark Matter (Live Science).Within 180 million years of the Big Bang, stars were born (Science Daily)Search for first stars uncovers ‘dark matter’ (Science Daily)NSF artwork. Caution: no real stars detected.But wait till you hear what the claims are based on. Two papers in Nature, one by Bowman et al and another by Rennan Barkana, show that things are not so tidy. Lincoln Greenhill describes the upshot of the papers as “A Surprising Chill Before the Cosmic Dawn” in his summary in Nature. In the first place, the astronomers did not actually “see” any “first stars” out there, like the public is led to believe from the artwork of a bright blue star gracing the popular articles. Instead, they inferred the possible existence of stars that would have to be made of hydrogen and helium right after the big bang, before nucleosynthesis (another cosmology myth) could have built up the periodic table of heavier elements.In the second place, the measurements were extremely difficult to make, with noise swamping the expected signal by a factor of a thousand. In such needle-in-a-haystack conditions, theory and assumptions can overwhelm the actual search. Astronomers can tweak their models to find the mythical needle, which might to others with different assumptions look like another piece of straw.In the third place, even with this ‘discovery’ they had to change their big bang models again. That’s the ‘surprising chill’ Greenhill talks about: a temperature in the “dark ages” period before the first stars that has to be twice as low as previously thought. Barkana’s paper, responding to the ‘discovery,’ discusses what kind of conditions are required to support it. His paper uses forms of the word assume 32 times before he comes up with a ‘best case scenario’ that might support certain ideas about the mythical dark matter. Yet that flimsy connection was enough for the press to claim that astronomers had revealed a ‘big clue’ about it.Greenhill has his doubts about these claims:However, the most stringent test will be to compare the current results with those to come from independent experiments also aimed at detecting the cosmic-dawn signal. I hope that the unexpected amplitude and line shape of the reported absorption signal is indeed a hard-won breakthrough that reveals evidence of unexpected physics. But it is possible that systematic errors have escaped detection by the tests that were run.The reporters in the press parade, less concerned about how the sausage was made, were only too happy to get the bandwagon out and pass around the sausage for the public to taste. “Cosmologists are never in doubt!” they chant, leaving out the other part, “Cosmologists are often wrong.”last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The pattern of warmer- and wetter-than-usual weather this past winter has changed in recent months, but hopes for a warm, dry, early spring have faded. Corn growers are concerned about the amount of fall-applied nitrogen that might have been lost through the winter and how this might change nitrogen management this spring.Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois crop scientist and Dan Schaefer of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association sampled soil around Illinois in winter and early spring to measure the amount of nitrogen that has disappeared from the top two feet of soil as a result of the winter conditions.A sample of eight fields in Vermilion County showed little change in soil nitrogen between December and February, though there was some loss of nitrate between the January and February samples. The percentage of recovered nitrogen that was in the ammonium form — the form that is safe from immediate loss due to binding with negative charges in the soil — actually went up.Nafziger also sampled fields in Urbana and Monmouth and found a considerable drop in soil nitrogen between early January and late February in both locations. Using N-Serve made little difference in the amount of nitrogen recovered or in the percentage of recovered nitrogen that was still in the ammonium form.N-Serve, a Dow nitrogen stabilizing product applied with ammonia in the fall, was applied in two neighboring fields in Champaign county. In January, 70% of the recovered nitrogen in the field with N-Serve was in the form of ammonium, compared to 53% ammonium in the field without N-Serve. By mid-March, 73% of the recovered nitrogen in the field with N-Serve was ammonium, compared with only 39% in the field without N-Serve.“We need to be cautious because this is from only a few samples, but in this case it looks like nitrapyrin (the active ingredient in N-Serve) did what it is supposed to do: keep ammonium from converting to nitrate, thereby reducing the amount of nitrogen subject to loss. Whether or not that will make a difference in how much nitrogen is available to the corn crop depends entirely on what sort of weather, soil, and crop conditions we have up to the time nitrogen uptake starts,” Nafziger explains.Overall, results were mixed across the sites and sampling times, ranging from disappearance of more than half of the nitrogen from the top two feet of soil to only small changes. The percentages of soil nitrogen present as ammonium were lower than expected, which could mean considerable potential for loss if wet weather returns.“We have little previous experience looking at soil nitrogen from fall to spring, so there’s no reason to panic at this point, or to order more fertilizer to replace what might have disappeared,” Nafziger said. “Our best strategy now is to assume that most of the nitrogen we applied last fall is still in the soil, to get the crop planted as conditions allow, and to both monitor the crop and stay tuned as we continue to monitor soil nitrogen up to the time that the crop is taking up nitrogen rapidly.”Nafziger adds that if warm and dry weather returns, there will be little N loss in the coming months If the opposite happens, producers would still have time to manage nitrogen for good yields while minimizing further loss.last_img read more

first_imgMatt Asay Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Forrester#HTML5#Jeffrey Hammond#mobile#Open Source What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img The enterprise has always been buttoned-down, conservative. And that’s a good thing. Let the wacky Web crowd dabble in new-school technologies. Eventually they’ll be back, begging for a white paper or two to explain best practices of green screens and mainframes. Right?Not even close. As Forrester analysts Jeffrey Hammond and Julie Ask highlight in a new report, “The Future Of Mobile Application Development,” enterprises must embrace mobile to succeed, with mobile development requiring modern development techniques and technologies like elastic infrastructure, open source and DevOps.  With over one billion smartphones globally, a number that keeps booming, they argue “We’re entering a new age of application development that creates modern, compelling systems of engagement and links them with systems of record and systems of operation.”The problem is keeping pace:“As companies target more devices and platforms when building modern applications, client-side development costs will increase. At the same time, they will need to deploy releases faster than ever. The only way to survive this Catch-22 is to lower the cost of testing new ideas and make it quicker and cheaper to separate the good ideas from the bad.”Looking For SolutionsHammond and Ask aren’t alone in pointing to this enterprise quandary, even within Forrester. Indeed, the need for flexible development is top of mind across the analyst firm, with analyst Mike Gualtieri arguing that “Traditional application development platforms such as Java and .NET are not necessarily the fastest approaches to develop applications. CIOs should investigate application development productivity platforms that make application development professionals more productive.” And faster.Like what?In listing out elements of a successful mobile development strategy, Hammond and Ask point to a few essential technologies or technology approaches:RESTful APIs that are asynchronous and can be consumed across multiple channels;In-memory databases;Open-source software…everywhere (lowers barriers to try new approaches);Shared SQL databases and NoSQL databases (commodity hardware; scale-out architecture);Dynamic languages (e.g., PHP, Django) in concert with static languages like Java and .NET;Lightweight process communication frameworks like node.js and nginx (reduces resource consumption, among other things).Each of the above elements contributes to a much more iterative, agile approach to development. I’d probably also add HTML5, as building native-only applications makes it harder to iterate an application and adds significantly more cost (up to 30%, according to Forrester’s analysis). For enterprises who think these things nudge them toward acting more like their Web peers, the answer is “Yes.” Just as the Web has gifted innovation like Hadoop to the enterprise so, too, is it paving the way for enhanced mobile development.Here Comes The FutureIt’s almost trite to say it, but mobile is the future of computing, whether for the consumer or in the enterprise. As such, enterprises need to emulate the best of modern consumer Web approaches. The alternative, according to Forrester, is not pleasant: “Ignore these structural and business model changes and you risk creating a new generation of stovepiped mobile apps that are hard to maintain and ill-equipped for the changes that are just over the horizon.”Enterprise CIOs needn’t panic, though. They have time.  As Forrester points out, the attributes of successful mobile development they cite are being used by leading mobile app developers, but not perfectly, and still not widely. Mainstream mobile app developers are only just now learning to embrace more of these elements of success, and the enterprise is even slower. Based on Indeed.com’s top-10 job trends, however, the enterprise is clearly waking up to these needs, hiring droves of developers with HTML5 and other related mobile experience. In sum, they have time, but they need to get moving on emulating Web companies. Now.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ LeBron’s ‘superhuman’ powers will eventually go away, Draymond Green says Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Lauri Markkanen and Antonio Blakeney each scored 16 points for Chicago, and Denzel Valentine added 13. The Bulls shot 34.7 percent from the field.“We fought from the second quarter on, but again, we’re down 20 in the first quarter with a seven-point quarter,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “You’re not breeding any confidence for yourselves. So it’s a mindset. You’ve got to come out and see that thing go through the hoop. It’s going to give you a little confidence. Right now, we don’t have a lot, especially early in games.”The Thunder led 58-34 at halftime. Westbrook didn’t score until 6:43 remained in the second quarter, but finished the half with 17 points.“He does that to a lot of people,” Hoiberg said. “He’s so explosive. There’s a reason he was the MVP last season.”Though the Thunder were never threatened in the second half, they had hoped to finish better. They shot 22 percent after the break.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Oklahoma City had high hopes coming into the season after trading for All-Stars Carmelo Anthony and Paul George, but the Thunder had lost four straight before getting things turned around to even their record at 7-7.“From here, we’re kind of gaining some momentum,” George said. “We’re getting consistency from our level of play standpoint. I think we’re starting to come together for the most part. Again, we’re obviously not where we want to be. There’s always going to be a level of improvement, but we’re trending in the right direction.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnthony returned to the lineup after missing the previous game with a sore lower back and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jerami Grant added 15 points and 11 rebounds.The Thunder led 27-7 at the end of the first quarter to match the fewest points they have allowed in a quarter since the franchise moved from Seattle in 2008. The Bulls made 2 of 16 field goals in the period.“Just setting the tone,” Westbrook said. “Thought we did a good job of being aggressive, using our hands.That’s how we win games.” John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “In the second half, we never got into a rhythm,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Never played to an identity. I thought our defense, for the most part, was pretty good for the full 48. We had some lapses. But I thought offensively, that’s where we got to really move the ball and make them work and find ways to break the defense down better than we did in the third and the fourth.”TIP-INSBulls: Were coming off a 133-94 loss to San Antonio. … Starters shot 1 for 11 from the field in the first quarter. … Valentine was the only Bulls player to make more than two field goals in the first half.Thunder: C Steven Adams missed his third straight game with a right calf contusion. … Won the firstmeeting with the Bulls 101-69 on Oct. 28. … Grant made a layup off an inbounds pass in the final second of the first half. … George finished with 13 points after scoring 42 and 37 points in his previous two games.STAT LINESOklahoma City’s wins during the current streak have come by an average of 11.7 points. All of the Thunder’s wins this season have been by at least nine points. All the losses have been by nine or fewer.QUOTABLEWestbrook, on being focused against a struggling team: “We did a good job of just coming out and being consistent, staying with our principles, playing Thunder basketball and not worrying about the opponents.”UP NEXTBulls: Host the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.Thunder: At San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. 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(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Things are starting to click for the Oklahoma City Thunder.Russell Westbrook had 21 points and seven assists and the Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 92-79 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgThe Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar Bill today evening rejecting five of the many amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha. The Lower House then adjourned for a month.The Rajya Sabha had returned the the legislation that aims at better targeting of subsidies through the Aadhar unique identity number, with several amendments, including treating it as a money bill.The Lok Sabha adopted the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other subsidies, benefits and services) Bill, 2016, by a voice vote after rejecting five amendments made by the Rajya Sabha earlier in the evening.Once the Lok Sabha passes a money bill with or without amendments recommended by the Rajya Sabha, it is deemed to have been passed by both the Houses.The government considers the Aadhaar bill as a significant instrument for implementing its Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes by better targeting of beneficiaries but the Opposition attacked the government saying it was violating the Supreme Court direction that Aadhaar card cannot be made mandatory but should only be voluntary.      Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who moved the bill and piloted them in both the Houses, also turned down opposition argument that Parliament cannot legislate since the matter is before Supreme Court.      Parliament cannot abdicate its duty under the Constitutional which clearly separates powers among various institutions, he said.    In last-ditch attempts, Opposition members including those from Trinamool, CPI(M) and BJD appealed to the government to respect the “wisdom” of the house of elders and accept their amendments in a democratic spirit and not to reject them on “ego”.advertisementThe Lok Sabha rejected the amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha by a voice vote amid walk out by opposition parties including Trinamool Congress, BJD and CPM. Congress members were conspicuous by their absence.Also readPolitical football over Aadhaar: Why is Congress opposing its own brainchild? Rajya Sabha returns Aadhaar bill to Lok Sabha after amendments by Oppositionlast_img read more

first_imgPSG to compete with Juventus for Man Utd outcast Paul Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are expected to compete for Manchester United outcast Paul Pogba in January.The Daily Star says United’s £89million Frenchman has become such a divisive figure in the dressing room that club chiefs are ready to flog him less than three years after making him the most expensive player in the world.Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with the midfielder, 25, and it is understood United are planning to cash in on him next month regardless of whether Mourinho continues as boss.The feeling is it is best to part ways now – to help Mourinho turn the season around and ensure any prospective new boss does not inherit the problem.Juventus are in contact, though Paris St-Germain are also sure to join the bidding. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgMan City plan Sterling extension to warn off Real Madridby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaheem Sterling is eyeing a move to Real Madrid in the summer, per journalist Alex Kay-Jelski.The reporter, who has very good sources at City and with Sterling’s camp, believes that Real are serious about signing the English winger.Sterling is only 24 and has emerged as one of the best and most consistent players in the Premier League.He has come on leaps and bounds since manager Pep Guardiola took over at the club, helping them to two Premier League titles in a row.While Real are serious in their interest and Sterling would fancy the move, the source also claims that City will offer him a bumper new deal to convince him that his future lies in Manchester.City would loathe to lose Sterling, given he is one of their most prolific attacking players. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more