Manchester United has joined the race to secure Willian transfer after Brazil’s exit from the World Cup, according to The Sun.The winger is also a subject of interest from Barcelona and the Spanish club saw a transfer bid for the player rejected by Chelsea.The Brazilian is believed to be the number one target of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and the former English champions are hoping to pip Barcelona to his signature.The duo worked together at Chelsea after Jose signed Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer of 2013.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Willian is reportedly considering his future at Stamford Bridge and the understanding is the winger will decide to leave should Antonio Conte remain as Chelsea manager.Willian, 29, was one of the few bright sparks in an otherwise lacklustre showing by Brazil at the World Cup in Russia. Tite’s men were sent home following a 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Belgium.Should he join United, he’ll become the second Brazilian signing of the summer for the Carrington based team.
Thibaut Courtois insists that he will have to compete with Keylor Navas to win the number one jersey at Real Madrid after finalising his move todayThe Belgium international finally completed his move to the Spanish giants putting an end to months of uncertainty and signed a six-year deal after passing his medical.Shortly after being presented to the media as Los Blancos’ newest signing, Courtois was asked about the battle he faces with regular first-choice goalkeeper Navas at the Santiago Bernabeu.“Keylor is a great goalkeeper and he has helped Madrid a lot in winning a lot of titles recently but I’m here to help and contribute my own qualities,” said Courtois, according to Marca.“Nobody at the club has assured me that I’m going to be a starter and I’m simply here to compete, the same as I was when I joined Chelsea with [Petr] Cech.”The 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner spent three seasons on loan with Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid between 2011-14.But, despite having once been a member of Los Rojiblancos, Courtois repeatedly kissed the Real crest at his presentation.“In terms of Atleti, I have great respect for them. I think I have earned the respect of the people there but now I’m here,” said the 26-year-old.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I have never kissed the crest of another club because in this situation, I really feel it.”The 2013 La Liga goalkeeper of the Year promises that he returns better and more mature than ever.“I’m now back in LaLiga with a lot more experience, more muscle and I’m more mature,” he said.“I have improved a lot and I still have my best years ahead of me.”?⚽ @thibautcourtois#WelcomeCourtois pic.twitter.com/13eQtbvBTg— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 9, 2018
For Slovak manager Jan Kocian, his team has what it takes to beat Iran in the opening match of Group D in the 2019 Asian Cup.In a couple of hours, Yemen and Iran will open Group D hostilities in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.The game will be played today at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).“The world knows Iran. They had a great 2018 FIFA World Cup and in Carlos Queiroz, one of the best coaches in the world,” Kocian told the press as reported by Fox Sports Asia.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“We are, however, not going to let that get to us. We already have a concept of how we are going to play.”“We respect Iran, Iraq, and Vietnam but we are not going to be afraid,” he said in the news conference ahead of the match,” he added.“There is no pressure on the team and as a ‘small’ team, we are allowed to dream and that dream is to defeat Iran.”
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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, firstname.lastname@example.orgOn July 24, Baltimore had reported 182 homicides, a grisly pace, which could lead to the eclipse of the record of 343 murders in 2017 and the fifth year in a row of 300 homicides.In the midst of another year of prolific violence last week, the AFRO asked the question, “What’s the Plan to Reduce Violence?” Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Michael Harrrison released details of the department’s crime plan on the same day, July 18, we published that story.“First, our deployment strategy will be guided by the following principles: a community oriented policing approach that emphasizes working with the community; number two, a problem oriented approach that encourages officers to focus on ways to fight crime; number three its intelligence led policing that focuses on using criminal intelligence and research analysis to drive operational and deployment decisions, an enhanced guardianship, which focuses on more visible police presence in the community, to include more foot patrols in our micro zones, business checks in high crime areas and regular attendance at community meetings,” said Harrison during a press conference where he outlined the broadest themes of the crime fighting strategy. During that press conference, flanked by several city leaders, including Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Harrison went further.“We need to consider not just where crime is occurring, but when it is happening. Using data driven approaches district by district, our command staff will be directing our efforts to focus on specific days of the week, times of the day and locations where crimes are being committed most frequently over the previous six months,” Harrison said.“In our new vision for the department we have now established a path for making us one of the finest police departments in the country. All of the issues that we face revolve around one of seven core focus areas: crime reduction, community engagement, consent decree compliance, creating a culture of accountability, connectivity or upgrading and improving the technology that we use, capacity building and central to everything communication.”“Baltimore Police Department Crime Reduction Strategy”
© 2014 Phys.org Yellow Mountain in China. Credit: chinafacttours (Phys.org) —A trio of researchers from Chang’an University in China has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature, pleading for planners in China to consider more carefully the repercussions of cutting the tops off mountains to fill valleys to allow cities to grow larger. Journal information: Nature This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Research trio claim landslides key to mountain longevity Cutting off mountain tops is not unique to China, coal miners have been doing just that for many years in the eastern part of the United States. What is new is using mountaintop material to fill in valleys near cities to allow for continued growth. The problem with the idea, Peiyue Li, Hui Qian and Jianhua Wu write, is that it likely won’t work in many instances and will cause a whole host of environmental problems.Mountains and valleys exist in the states they are in for a reason—geological events, time and weather have all played a hand, resulting, in most cases, in a reasonably stable environment. Cutting off mountaintops and especially filling in valleys changes the way rainfall runoff makes its way to rivers, streams or even the ocean. Plus, the trio point out, the material from the mountaintops (thick windblown silt) likely will take at least a decade to settle enough to erect buildings. The problem, they note, is the lack of research being undertaken to learn what might happen to cities and the neighboring environment if such practices continue. Building on such soft material could result in sinkholes, swift terrain deterioration and mudslides.One example of a lack of planning, the team points out, is the increase in dust released into the air as earth movers haul mountain dirt to valleys—they kick up massive amounts of dust that merges with other pollutants causing even bigger problems for people in the area. They note that prior research has shown that land modification projects in other parts of the world (and in China) have led to landslides, flooding, rivers changing course and increased pollution.Of extreme concern is the scale at which such mountain topping is occuring—700 projects are currently underway, none of which have been thought through, the researchers say, and the result is very likely to be something catastrophic in the near future. They suggest several changes be made: soil in sites used by earth movers should be watered to prevent dust kicking up, trees and plants should be planted on areas left barren, farmers should be compensated for lost land and finally, economists and environmentalists should be consulted before such projects are approved. More information: Comment: Environment: Accelerate research on land creation: www.nature.com/news/environmen … and-creation-1.15327 Citation: Chinese scientists plead for research before more ‘mountain moving’ (2014, June 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-06-chinese-scientists-mountain.html Explore further
How to claim additional expenses back on delayed/cancelled flights Some of the stranded passengers at Manchester Airport “We even got a text on Tuesday morning saying ‘Welcome to Bulgaria’. It was a generic text, but it really rubbed salt in the wounds.” Read MoreHero Geoff saves neighbour’s life after dragging her out of burning house Paula added: “We’d booked for seven nights – and now it is only five. It has been a real nightmare for us. When I arrived on Monday, I had no idea I would still be at the airport on the Wednesday.” Jackie, aged 51, of Weston Coyney, said: “We’re devastated. It has been very stressful and very emotional.” Watch Next Watch again Passengers Neil and Paula Greatbatch with friend Jackie Bloor Paula says the passengers could see their plane through the airport windows on Monday night – only for it to never take off. Read MoreThieving son stole £60k from disabled mum – and left her unable to pay care home fees The 46-year-old, from Park Hall, said: “Everyone was waiting at the gate. It got close to 6.30pm and nobody was getting on board. We could see the plane, but no-one said we could get on it and the doors were all shut. At about 7.45pm, a man came on the tannoy and said the flight had been cancelled and would be leaving on Tuesday. “Tuesday ended up being a waste of a day as we should have been in Bulgaria. You can’t go out and do anything because you’re right near the airport and your flight time could change at any moment. The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Video Loading Video Unavailable Video Loading Video Unavailable Share this video Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFour Stoke-on-Trent passengers spent the first two nights of their week-long summer holiday grounded in Manchester – after their flight to Bulgaria was delayed for 44 hours. Couples Neil and Paula Greatbatch and Andrew and Jackie Bloor should have departed from Manchester Airport at 6.30pm on Monday. But their Tui flight was cancelled and the 300 passengers spent Monday night in an airport hotel. They were then told the plane would leave at 11.50pm on Tuesday and 12.50am yesterday – only for those departures to never materialise. Read More939 flats are to be built next to Stoke-on-Trent College – and there’s only 17 parking spaces! Now the flight has finally departed – at 2pm yesterday – to allow the couple to start their break at the Riu Helios Paradise Hotel. How to claim expenses back on a delayed flight The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Manchester Airport A spokesman said: “The flight was originally delayed due to short notice changes to our flying programme and then further impacted by a technical issue with the aircraft. Click for Sound Click to playTap to play Video will play in Watch again Click to playTap to play Video will play in Watch Next We pay for stories! Send your videos to email@example.com Travel giant Tui has apologised for the marathon delay. Click for Sound We pay for stories! Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org “Customers have been provided with full-board hotel accommodation and we have offered them a gesture of goodwill or help to find another holiday. “We understand how frustrating a flight delay can be and would like to thank them for their patience.” Share this video
OTT technology provider Airbeem has named Louis Starnowski as sports and entertainment business development director.Louis StarnowskiStarnowski, who will be responsible for growing Airbeem’s business in the sports content market, joins the company from Comcast Technology Solutions where he was Strategic Customer Success Director.Prior to Comcast, he worked at a range of media companies including Viacom, Red Bee Media and Sky in programme management and business insight roles.Neil Berry, chief revenue officer, Airbeem, said: “The opportunities for sports rights content owners to maximise revenues by engaging directly with their fans through dedicated direct to fan platforms are immense. Airbeem’s platform provides a responsive, cost effective solution that enables them to realise many of those opportunities. Our flexible business model, combined with a real time customisable user experience and deep analytical insights are some of the key components that provides content owners all the tools they need. I am really pleased to be working with Louis again to take our sports vertical market solution to the next level.”Starnowski said: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Airbeem to help engage the vast amount of content owners in the sports and entertainment sectors who are looking to join the direct to consumer revolution, and drive maximum revenue from their content while delivering a immersive video experience to their fans.”