Juventus boost! Serie A club lead race for PSG striker as Chelsea target Lukaku

first_img Edinson Cavani (left) could be set to leave the French capital Chelsea have paved the way for Juventus to sign Edinson Cavani by making Romelu Lukaku their primary transfer target this summer.The Blues were set to battle it out with Juve for the Paris Saint-Germain striker but new manager Antonio Conte has reportedly told his new club to lure the Belgian back to Stamford Bridge instead.The22-year-old forward spent three years in west London, which included loan spells at West Brom and Everton before he signed permanently for the Toffees in 2014.And now Chelsea have reignited their interest in their former frontman, which has allowed Juventus to emerge as the only candidates to sign Cavani.According to Tuttosport, Juventus have held preliminary talks with both PSG and Cavani’s representatives and hope to complete a deal before the end of the season. 1last_img read more

Will Bád Eddie be enshrined in stainless steel forever?

first_imgThe community of Gaoth Dobhair is being invited to have their say on the future of the iconic shipwreck ‘Bád Eddie’, which is decaying rapidly on the beach at Magheraclogher.A public meeting will take place in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair, this Monday 30th September at 8pm to discuss proposals for the famous Donegal landmark which first washed up in the 1970s and which has remained on the beach ever since.The famous wreck has featured in music videos – most notably the video ‘In a Lifetime’ by Clannad and BONO – and appeared in Vogue magazine. But the structure has become so unsafe that it now poses a risk to the public.Bad Eddie, Gaoth DobhairDonegal TD Pearse Doherty is putting forward plans to have the wreckage removed and replaced by a full-size replica steel sculpture.It is anticipated that Monday’s meeting will give the public the opportunity to voice their opinions on this suggestion and other ideas.Deputy Doherty said: “As many people will be aware, the vessel has laid on the strand at Magherclogher since the 1970s following a storm which saw the boat run aground where its wooden remains have been left rotting ever since. “While the vessel has become a well known and much loved tourist attraction over the years, even having appeared in a number of famous music videos as well in publications and brochures promoting the county, it’s unfortunately the case the rate of decay has accelerated significantly to the point that the boat has become unsafe and now poses a risk to the public.“A few years ago, my colleague Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh had been in contact with both the local authority and the Office of Public Works in a bid to clarify the status of the wreck as well as to make efforts to have the structure made safe and preserved.“Notwithstanding this, it’s believed that the boat is now beyond salvaging with many now holding the view that something needs to be done to make the location safe for beach goers.“Similarly, there is wide spread consensus locally that – if it is to be removed – then a new structure or other monument should be installed in its place which would act as both a fitting tribute to the boat as well as something which in time could become a potential tourist attraction for the area.”Deputy Doherty continued: “This is why over the last number of months, I have been working closely with Donegal sculptor John McCarron on a proposal for the site which includes a plan to create a replica full-size stainless steel sculpture of Bád Eddie and have it erected on the strand at Magheraclogher where Bád Eddie now sits. “Of course, while this is a proposal for the boat which I have been working on and which I hope to present at next week’s public meeting, it is simply one of a number of suggestions being floated as I’m sure other people may have different or alternative proposals and these too need to be considered.“Needless to say Bád Eddie is an iconic part of this county’s heritage and it holds a special place in the hearts of many people locally and indeed around the world having featured in countless wedding photos, family albums and in other materials down through the years.”Sculptor John McCarron will be in attendance at Monday’s meeting in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhair, and it is hoped that as many people as possible will and have their say on how they believe Bád Eddie should be re-imagined.Will Bád Eddie be enshrined in stainless steel forever? was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Bad Eddielast_img read more

How to Copy a Butterfly Wing

first_imgHere’s what you have to do to copy a butterfly wing without destroying it: create compounds using Germanium, Selenium and Stibium.  Combine thermal evaporation and substrate rotation in a low pressure chamber.  Immerse in an aqueous orthophosphoric acid solution to dissolve the chitin.  If you are lucky, you can copy the delicate nanostructure of a butterfly wing without destroying it.    Why would anyone want to go to all that trouble?  Science Daily explained: “the structures resulting from replicating the biotemplate of butterfly wings could be used to make various optically active structures, such as optical diffusers or coverings that maximise solar cell light absorption, or other types of devices.”  Butterfly wings, and other biological structures like beetle shells and compound eyes of flies, bees and wasps make use of an optical principle called photonic crystals.  They create repeating patterns at the scale of billionths of a meter that refract light in ways that intensify some colors and cancel others depending on the viewing angle.  “Scientists have focused on these biostructures to develop devices with light emitting properties,” the article said.  Their work was published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.  See 09/06/2008 for an article last year about this subject.    Looking forward to other applications of this technique, the article continued: “The compound eyes of certain insects are sound candidates for a large number of applications as they provide great angular vision.”  Think of the possibilities: “miniature cameras and optical sensors based on these organs would make it possible for them to be installed in small spaces in cars, mobile telephones and displays, apart from having uses in areas such as medicine (the development of endoscopes) and security (surveillance).”  On second thought, that last application creates new worries.  It’s not the butterfly’s fault.    When these researchers can copy a butterfly wing and make it fly, and migrate 1000 miles, and reproduce itself, they’ll really start catching up to nature.  Those who fail can try something simpler: studying bug splat on car windshields.  According to Science Daily, it contains “a treasure trove of genomic diversity.”  You probably didn’t consider, when wiping it off, that it contains the code for building photonic crystals, compound eyes, wings and a lot of other miniature marvels scientists are drooling to imitate.No mention of evolution in this article, as usual; just intelligent designers getting bio-inspired to bio-imitate intelligent bio-design.  Did you know our prized LEDs are just cheap imitations of what butterflies possessed since creation (see 11/18/2005)?  Let’s hope these biomimetics researchers “really start to appreciate the elegance with which nature put some of these things together” and then, realizing it is illogical to personify nature, give credit to the Great Physicist. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Why do you have to put the window shades up for landing and takeoff?

first_imgIt’s all about “situational awareness,” or the ability to readily identify threatening situations in an emergency. Passengers must never open an exit if there is a fire outside. Use another one on the opposite side of the aircraft.last_img

Win a Magic: The Gathering trackable and discover the golden city of Orazca!

first_img SharePrint RelatedWin a Magic: The Gathering Trackable and explore IXALAN!August 22, 2017In “News”Gewinne ein Magic: The Gathering Trackable und entdecke die goldene Stadt Orazca!November 28, 2017In “Deutsch”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar post Stake your claim on the golden city of Orazca! To kick off the excitement of their January launch of Rivals of Ixalan, Magic: The Gathering teamed up with Geocaching to release thousands of trackables to geocachers and fans around the globe!Be a part of the action as you seek out dinosaurs, pirates, merfolk, and vampires in a quest to be the first to discover the golden city. Take a Magic: The Gathering trackable with you from cache to cache to reveal card previews. Plus, we’re tracking mileage which will play a role in determining who controls the golden city at the end of the Rivals of Ixalan story.Share your latest find on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #MTGGeocachers and MTGRIXEnter to win a free trackable: Geocaching.com/Magic.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

How To Compress the Sales Cycle

first_imgTrying to go fast can slow down an opportunity. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to compress the sales cycle. You do want to produce the results your prospective client wants faster, so they receive the benefits now. You also want to book the revenue for your company now, too.Achieve all of the outcomes necessary at each stage. In the discovery stage, gain all of the information, access, and commitments you need to successfully move the opportunity forward. To ensure you gain all the commitments you need, you need to know what your sales process requires of you. You’ll also need to plan your sales calls.Time is lost by doing in three meetings what might be done in one. If discovery takes more meetings, then booking those meetings one after the other speeds things up. You lose time by failing to ask for an obtain the commitments you need.Present when you are certain your proposal has the support and is something to which your prospective client can say “yes” to. Deals move faster when you do the work to dial in your proposal to meet the needs of the stakeholders who determine whether or not to move forward with you and your solution.You lose time by presenting a solution that isn’t right, or by ignoring the needs of some stakeholders. When you do the work of tailoring the proposal before presenting, you make it easy for your prospect to move forward with your solution.Map out the rest of the process with your prospect. By asking for a verbal commitment and gaining the commitments for meeting to resolve your prospect’s concerns and fears, you help them make a decision faster and with greater confidence.You create a lot of slack in the time it takes to win a deal by failing to gain agreement on the next steps you and your dream client will need to take together after your proposal. You also add time by not asking for a verbal commitment and by leaving your prospect to resolve their fears and assess their risks on their own.To win deals faster, do better work at every stage of your sales process. Plan your calls. Know your outcomes. Earn the right to ask for the commitment to move forward at every stage.last_img read more

La Salle books UAAP finals return, ousts Adamson

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle returned to the Finals after upending third seed Adamson University, 82-75, in the Final Four Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The no. 2 Green Archers, who had a twice-to-beat advantage, await the winner of the series between Ateneo and Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img Reyes: Gilas prepared to play without Blatche QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa When the Falcons finally got their bearings back late in the game, the Green Archers were already hard to stop. La Salle made a living from the free throw line, making 26 out of 39 attempts off 33 fouls called on Adamson. The Falcons, on the other end, went 2-of-5 from the charity stripe on the Green Archers’ 12 fouls.Ben Mbala led La Salle with 27 points, 11 of which came from the free throw line, to go along 14 boards while Santi Santillan added 15 points and eight rebounds.Jerrick Ahanmisi had 17 points to lead Adamson while Robbie Manalang added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT After trailing 63-54 at the end of the third, La Salle mounted a 14-0 run with Aljun Melecio capping it off with a rebound put-back that gave the Green Archers a 68-63 lead with 6:03 left in the game.La Salle’s lead then ballooned to eight with 52 seconds remaining after Melecio replicated his earlier play that gave the Green Archers a 78-70 buffer.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 shutout“We were focused,” said Green Archers head coach Aldin Ayo. “I always tell my players that there are situations that they should do on their own accord. If you want to win, you have to do things that are not asked of you.”Adamson fizzled in the second half after a strong start, going without a field goal for more than five minutes into the payoff period that allowed La Salle to take over. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Lara-Bhupathi’s ‘sangeet’ ceremony in Goa tomorrow

first_imgThe star-studded ‘sangeet’ cermony of actress Lara Dutta and tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi’s wedding will be held tomorrow in Goa.The Candolim beach club, the venue of the ceremony, has been decked up in white keeping in tune with the theme for the occasion.Club Fresh is a popular hang out at the North Goa beach, where Bollywood actor Hrithik and Suzzane celebrated their marriage anniversary last month.The couple has already registered their wedding in Mumbai while the formal church wedding and reception is scheduled on February 19 in Goa.”The theme for entire sangeet is white, which matches with the theme of the club. There will be white roses, white jasmines..,” Sunil Chawla, owner and partner of Club Fresh told PTI.The event has a guest list of 200 people comprising film and sports personalities. D J Hussain will set the music ball rolling for the sangeet, playing Bollywood and Hollywood numbers for the guests. ‘Lucent Dossier’, a troup from Los Angeles will perform aerial acts on the occasion.Chawla said that they have been preparing for the occasion since last three weeks after hosting an event for the Roshans.Sources said Shahrukh Khan who was here for Hrithik’s anniversary will be present for the ‘sangeet’.For the gourmets, it will be mainly Goan sea food, Thai, Sushi on the menu card. “We are absolutely delighted that they have chosen Club Fresh for the occasion. Its an honour,” Chawla said.last_img read more

Ryan Gets Last Laugh On Jets

first_imgBUFFALO, NY — In a disappointing season in which the Buffalo Bills fell well short of Rex Ryan’s playoff aspirations, the coach managed to get in the last word.Take that.Ryan’s familiar blustery personality returned, if just for a moment, after the Bills (8-8) closed their season with a 22-17 win in to thwart the New York Jets playoff hopes in their season finale Sunday.The win came against Ryan’s former team and after the coach had faced the brunt of criticism for an under-performing high-priced defense that played a key role in Buffalo missing the playoffs for a 16th straight season — the NFL’s longest playoff drought.“You guys know me, I have a horrible resume as a defensive coach,” Ryan said, sarcastically referring to his critics in the media. “You guys try to point it out all the time. But the facts don’t back you up a whole lot.”On Sunday, they didn’t.The Bills defense secured the victory by intercepting Ryan Fitzpatrick on each of the Jets’ final three possessions.Fitzpatrick started the fourth quarter having his 14-yard pass intended for Eric Decker in the end zone intercepted by Leodis McKelvin. Then, on the first snap following the 2-minute warning, Fitzpatrick was hit by Marcell Dareus just as he got the ball off. The pass was underthrown and easily intercepted by Manny Lawson.The game was decided when Fitzpatrick’s side-arm pass over the middle was intercepted by linebacker A.J. Tarpley with 11 seconds remaining.The Jets were eliminated from contention shortly after the final whistle blew in Buffalo, when the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) advanced with a 28-12 win at Cleveland.McKelvin took pride in helping spoil the playoff chances of an AFC East rival and that of a former teammate, Fitzpatrick.“I feel great knowing he feels just like I feel, going to be watching at home,” McKelvin said.New York finished with 300 yards offense and converted just three of 11 third-down attempts.It was a stingy performance by an injury-depleted defense that failed to play consistently even when healthy this season.Ryan has already said “drastic changes” will be in order this offseason.Though he hasn’t named names, one of the players on the way out will be defensive end Mario Williams, who has publicly criticized Ryan’s defense on several occasions this year.A person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press last week that Williams will be cut this offseason because of his high-priced salary and drop in performance. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bills do not publicly discuss their plans involving player personnel.Williams, who has two years left on his six-year, $100 million contract, said he wants to be back, but hasn’t been informed by the team.He had Buffalo’s lone sack against the Jets. A year after leading the NFL with 54 sacks, the Bills managed just 21, the fewest in a 16-game season in team history.The Bills converted nine of 20 third-down opportunities and dominated the time of possession by nearly 19 minutes.Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor finished 18 of 28 for 182 yards and opened the scoring on an 18-yard run. Karlos Williams also scored on a 2-yard plunge, while Dan Carpenter hit all three field-goal attempts, including a 42-yarder with 3:49 left.Sammy Watkins had 11 catches for 136 yards, and finished with 1,047 yards, topping 1,000 for the first time in his two seasons.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Fly the flag for a nation at peace

first_imgIn the train on the way back to London were several young Indian men who had been at the cricket. They were glued to a laptop watching the World Cup football between England and Colombia. Their overwhelming joy when England won was unconditional. A country at peace with itself, multi-racial, multi-faith, multi-coloured and multi-patriotic.Lynn MareeWhitstable, Kent• The Guardian must be horrified at what a PR triumph the World Cup is turning out to be for Vladimir Putin, but Tom Rosenthal’s article nailed it (Message to the English: come to Russia and feel the love, Journal, 3 July). It is fantastic and one wonders who’ll turn up to represent the British state should England reach the final and what shade of red their faces will be.Most of the mainstream British media were falling over themselves to scare England fans away from going to the World Cup. After our embarrassingly low numbers of fans in Russia has been shown up by the tens of thousands following Peru or Columbia, how many England fans must now be scrambling to make it to the semi-final?Tim BarlowChester• Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters Reuse this content Russia Read more Cricket Share on LinkedIn India Share via Email World Cup Share on Messenger World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp World Cup 2018 Topics Share on Pinterest letters “I’m having a bit of an English flag moment,” says Suzanne Moore (6 July). On Tuesday we went to Old Trafford in Manchester to watch England play India at cricket, with the intention of introducing our Irish daughter-in-law to the game. The first thing we noticed was the number of white guys selling Indian flags. The second was the fact that the spectators were made up of many Indian families. India won and the jubilation of the crowd was immense, Indian flags were waved all over the ground, and the atmosphere stayed friendly in the summer sunshine. Share on Facebooklast_img read more