BIG-MONEY BID! Chelsea readying ‘huge offer’ for Torino striker Andrea Belotti

first_imgChelsea are ready to splash the cash on Torino striker Andrea Belotti by submitting a huge offer in the coming days, according to reports in Italy.The Premier League champions are frantically searching for a new forward this summer after missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had wanted to sign the Belgian as a replacement for Diego Costa, who is itching for a move back to Spain.Now, after losing the race for Lukaku, the Blues need to act fast and – according to La Stampa – they are preparing to make a huge offer for Belotti.READ MORE: ‘Andrea Belotti is the perfect fit for Chelsea’ – Gianfranco Zola urges Blues to sign Italian aceThe 23-year-old shone in Italy last season and he finished the Serie A campaign with 26 goals.The striker can leave Torino for a foreign club if his release-clause of €100million [£88m] is met, and the report in La Stampa claims Chelsea are ready to submit a formal offer close to that amount. 1 Torino striker Andrea Belotti last_img read more

Chelsea set star’s asking price, huge Spurs boost, Rangers plot more signings?

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tottenham are yet to receive bids for either Danny Rose or Toby Alderweireld, despite both being of interest to European clubs who are still able to buy players until the end of the month. – FULL STORYChelsea are facing a battle to keep TWO of their key stars as the European transfer deadline looms, with Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso both wanted by Spanish clubs.Real Madrid are said to be preparing one final bid for Hazard, while full-back Alonso is a late summer target for Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mirror)However, Chelsea have valued Alonso at £54million in a bid to ward off the interest. (AS) Besiktas have reportedly opened talks with Manchester City over the transfer of Fabian Delph to Turkey. (Bleacher Report)Jose Mourinho has reportedly told Manchester United bosses to SELL Anthony Martial before the summer window closes. (Daily Star)However, the 22-year-old French forward – whose agent had insisted over the summer that he wanted to leave Old Trafford – is now understood to be keen to stay at the club and will NOT push for a move before the transfer deadline. (The Sun)Steven Gerrard has admitted he is still looking at bringing a new defender to Rangers ahead of the close of the Scottish transfer window at the end of the month. ( West Brom centre-back Gareth McAuley is one player Gerrard is said to be looking at. (Scottish Sun)Arsenal are refusing to give in to Aaron Ramsey’s wage demands as he enters the final year of his contract. The Welshman reportedly wants double his current wages to sign a new deal. However, the Gunners are apparently still hopeful he will commit his future to the club. (Evening Standard)Manchester City could recall Montenegrin goalkeeper Aro Muric, 19, from his loan spell at NAC Breda following Claudio Bravo’s injury, the Daily Telegraph reports. The Premier League champions are waiting until the outcome of Bravo’s tests in Barcelona on Wednesday before deciding what action to take. (Daily Telegraph) Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 4 4 Martial could leave Manchester United after Mourinho told club chiefs to get rid It is claimed City have already started searching for a replacement for 35-year-old Chile international Bravo. (Daily Mail)West Ham are looking to loan out 19-year-old Reece Oxford before the transfer window shuts. Manuel Pellegrini previously stated his intention to keep the teenager this season, but it is understood the Hammers want to secure another temporary switch for him in the coming days. (Daily Mail)Everton have told RB Leipzig to pay up £28million plus add-ons to land 20-year-old winger Ademola Lookman. Leipzig have already seen bids of £12m and £22m rejected by the Merseyside club. (Sky Sports) Could Arsenal be making the same old mistakes with Aaron Ramsey’s contract? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets LATEST Aston Villa are now in pole position to sign Toffees forward Yannick Bolasie, after the 29-year-old held talks with the club. The Congo international was previously linked with a move to Championship rivals Middlesbrough – FULL STORYFulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has put off any talks over a new contract, according to the Daily Express. It is claimed the Cottagers have offered the Serb, who led the club to promotion, a new three-year deal to keep him at Fulham until 2022, but Jokanovic wants to put talks on the back burner until he has steered the side through the first few months of their return to the Premier League. (Daily Express)Aston Villa are to sign Anwar El Ghazi, the Netherlands winger, on a season-long loan from Lille, having beaten Championship rivals Leeds to the 23-year-old’s signature. (L’Equipe) RANKED targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Take a look at all the latest news, rumours and gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online… REVEALED 4 Hazard and Alonso are wanted by Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid respectively Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM 4 moving on Transfer gossip on Latest exclusives and transfer stories…Rangers have completed the signing of Kyle Lafferty from Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts Exclusive: Lee Sharpe tips Zinedine Zidane to take over from Jose Mourinho at Manchester UnitedExclusive: Football agent Phil Smith hits back at Scholes over PogbaExclusive: Dean Saunders responds to Roy Hodgson over Mo Salah dive talkManchester United reportedly made attempt to sign Van Dijk before he joined LiverpoolLoftus-Cheek urged to fight for Chelsea placeMan City agree deal for Gavin BazunuLeeds and Aston Villa chasing Anwar El GhasiRangers linked with Ross McCormack and Jordan JonesCeltic preparing offer for Jeffrey BrumaSunderland hope to sign Celtic’s Ryan Christie on loanlast_img read more

Expect to connect at Donegal’s 2019 Wainfest!

first_img‘Expect to Connect’ this October as Wainfest, the annual Children’s Arts and Book Festival, makes its highly anticipated return. The festival, organised by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division, is one of the country’s leading children’s festivals. This year, the week-long festival will run from October 5th – 13th 2019.Children and their families are invited to join in on the fun and enjoy top quality events on their doorstep such as magic, high energy story-telling, and visits from best-selling children’s authors. Last year over 11,000 attendees joined us on Wainfest’s ‘wild and wondrous’ adventure. 150 events in total were held in 38 different locations, including libraries, Taobh Tíre centres, Donegal County Musuem, the Regional Cultural Centre, cinemas and partner locations. With plans for this year’s festival shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, 2019 will undoubtedly exceed last year’s attendee numbers.Can you dig it? Archaeological exploration with Dig-It Kids at Buncrana Library during Wainfest 2018.Sinéad McLaughlin, Festival Co-ordinator says: “We are delighted to welcome partners such as Lifford Old Courthouse, Donegal Youth Chamber Orchestra, Glenveagh National Park, Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, An Grianán, The Abbey Arts Centre, An Gailéaraí, Inishowen Development Partnership, Oakfield Park, and Eclipse Cinemas back on board for 2019. Their involvement in the Festival adds a wonderful diversity to the programme”. “Books, reading and literacy are highly profiled in Wainfest” says Sinead. “This year we welcome bestselling authors Holly Webb, author of the ‘Animal Magic’ and ‘Maisie Hitchens’ Series, as well as Catherine Doyle, author of ‘The Storm Keeper’s Island’. Both aim to encourage young people and children to read by creating interesting and whimsical stories.”Making it up! A wonderful session of live collaborative storytelling with the Makey Uppers at Wainfest 2018.Returning from last year’s sell out shows are Mr Hullabaloo, the children’s entertainer and Wildlife expert Éanna Ní Lamhna. New and exciting plans are being made for a kid’s art workshop prior to a screening of Disney’s Ratatouille and even a Smartphone Filmmaking event at the Regional Cultural Centre.Sinéad is delighted to announce that the 2019 programme has been enhanced with dedicated autism friendly events across the county. “These events are possible due to funding secured from the Dormant Account Fund. We are currently finalising details for these and all information will be available on and in the brochure after the launch in mid-September.”To keep up to date on Wainfest 2019 visit or follow Donegal County Library on Facebook or Twitter. Expect to connect at Donegal’s 2019 Wainfest! was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Wainfestlast_img read more

Junior Davis shines in final start of the summer as Crabs top Bercovich 12-0

first_imgARCATA >> The sizeable rooting section for Junior Davis has been there since his first start back in early June.In his final start of the 2016 season, Davis certainly gave that rooting section, which has never diminished in size or pure vigor, plenty of reason to make noise.Davis put forth one of his best starts of the season in the Humboldt Crabs’ 12-0 win Wednesday night, giving up all of two hits in seven shutout innings to put a cherry on top of a fantastic summer for the Hoopa Valley …last_img

Humboldt State softball returns to the field, sweeps San Francisco State in CCAA opener

first_imgThe last time the Humboldt State softball stepped onto the field, the Jacks were destroying any kind of competition that came their way en route to an ultra-impressive showing at the Desert Stinger Tournament title in Las Vegas.Runs might not have been as plentiful as they were three weeks ago, but the Jacks’ pitching was just as good as ever.Led by senior right-handers Madison Williams and Kalyn Paque, No. 1 nationally ranked Humboldt State claimed its first two California Collegiate …last_img

Warriors hopeful Kevon Looney will play in season opener

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Warriors will shut down center Kevon Looney for the rest of the preseason, and coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday he is hopeful Looney will be able to play in the season opener.Kevon Looney will not play Wednesday vs the Lakers. Steve Kerr says he hopes he’ll be ready for the season opener.— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) October 15, 2019 Looney, who suffered a right hamstring injury during training camp, has yet to play a preseason game and his status for the opener …last_img

SowetoTV goes on air

first_img17 July 2007South Africa’s largest township got its own community television station this month, as SowetoTV started broadcasting from the Tloreng Primary School in Orlando West, Soweto.The station has been granted a licence to broadcast for a full year by the Independent Communications Authority (Icasa), an achievement the station’s management and staff consider a victory for both themselves and the township at large.“This television station will make South Africa proud. It’s a creation of the people of Soweto for the people of Soweto,” SowetoTV’s secretary, Meshack Mosiya, said at the launch of the station on 1 July.The television station, which occupies two classrooms at the school, will offer community-oriented content, such as documentaries on social issues, as well as programming about music, poetry, HIV/Aids and tuberculosis.Run largely by volunteers, SowetoTV first broadcast in July 2005 for eight hours a day for a month, with a second one-month run taking place in December 2006.SowetoTV chief executive, Tshepo Thafeng, said the idea to start a community television station was hatched in 2000, and the station had encountered “ups and downs” until Icasa issued a licence to broadcast for a month in 2005.He hoped that over the coming year, the station would develop into a fully commercial enterprise.“The main objective of the station is to educate, inform and entertain the people of Soweto. It will be the voice of the voiceless covering issues that affect the people of Soweto,” Thafeng said.Mosiya said various organisations had chipped in with much-needed help to make the station a success, particularly Urban Brew Studios, which provided essential technical support.“The station will benefit the people of Soweto in many ways. It will [also] create job avenues for the youth of Soweto [and] it will develop skills in television broadcasting and in fields such as music and other performing arts,” Mosiya said.It was not set up to compete with broadcasters like the SABC or, but was meant to complement these stations, according to Mosiya. “We actually need their support to make this community station a success.”The station is available across Soweto on the UHF, bang after the frequency. However, the signal in some parts of the township, like Mofolo, Phiri and Dobsonville, was weak on Sunday.Deon Botha, the advertising sales manager, said the technical team would work flat out on Monday to rectify this.“Our technical team will identify all those areas in Soweto where the signal is weak and we hope all areas in Soweto will receive a clear signal,” he said.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Martin to lead Field to Faucet program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While some would say people are the problem behind Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms, Jay Martin will say they’re the solution.Martin was recently chosen to lead Field to Faucet, a water quality program launched by The Ohio State University to ensure safe drinking water while maintaining an economically productive agricultural sector.“It became obvious, when I was working in Louisiana on a project to manage Delta land loss and salinity, that working with the people was the key to success,” Martin said. Martin did his PhD dissertation at Louisiana State University on the interdisciplinary nature of protecting coastal areas via engineering, social sciences and marine biology.Now, Martin is an ecological engineer in Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. For the past 10 years, he has focused on the Lake Erie basin, again in concert with researchers from a variety of disciplines.Field to Faucet was conceived and funded by Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, which put $1 million toward the effort after dangerous microcystin levels in Lake Erie shut down Toledo’s water supply for two days in August 2014. Microcystin is a toxin made by some algae.“Jay’s interdisciplinary approach in Louisiana and here in Ohio made him the ideal leader for Field to Faucet,” McPheron said. “Solving the water quality problem in Ohio will take many minds. Jay has the ability to bring people together to solve this complicated issue.”Field to Faucet involves researchers from multiple Ohio State colleges and other regional universities. Already, five projects have launched, Martin said.1. One app under development will allow farmers to record nutrient application rates and methods. Future plans include developing further apps geared toward nutrient stewardship.2. Another project will develop a geospatial data warehouse with controlled access that will allow producers and researchers to secure and share publicly available data. It is likely the project will later serve as a model approach for a national program.3. Another focus is removing phosphorus and nitrogen from manure and from anaerobic digester discharge before these materials are applied to fields. This effort would especially benefit the watershed around Grand Lake St. Marys in western Ohio, where there are a large number of livestock farms.4. Unmanned aerial vehicles will be used in another project to provide real-time concentrations of microcystin in Lake Erie’s waters.5. The final project will develop a sensor to detect real-time concentrations of microcystin in Lake Erie’s waters.Martin also will serve as the faculty leader of the university’s Global Water Initiative, an umbrella effort from the Office of Research that encompasses Field to Faucet along with Wells to Wellness, a water supply endeavor starting in Tanzania, and Coastal Resiliency, an international disaster preparedness effort.In addition, Martin will be working with Ohio Sea Grant, which is housed at Ohio State, which is managing the funding and reporting of related water quality projects recently funded by $2 million from the Ohio Board of Regents and matched by Ohio State and other universities across Ohio to address harmful algal blooms.last_img read more

UDAN to connect Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar islands with sea planes

first_imgSea plane routes connecting the various islands of Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar as well as Hyderabad’s Prakasam Barrage with Nagarjunasagar in Telangana are among the routes being offered to airlines under the fourth round of UDAN scheme.The Ministry of Civil Aviation invited bids for 134 routes under the low-cost flying scheme, also known as Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), on Friday. Interested players can submit their proposals by February 22.Islands of Agatti, Kavaratti, and Mincoy in Lakshadweep have been offered for bidding. Popular islands of Andaman and Nicobar such as Hutbay, Neil, Long Island,Havelock have also been sought to be connected with sea planes under this round of UDAN.On the request of the State government, the Ministry has also invited interest for connecting Prakasam Barrage over Krishna river with Hyderabad as well as Nagarjunasagar dam in Telangana.Last month, the Ministry awarded 235 routes after the successful completion of the third round of bidding for UDAN routes. Players have six months to commence services. These included unserved airports of Andaman and Nicobar at Campbell Bay, Shibpur, Car Nicobar, and six watedromes at Guwahati River Front and Umrangso Reservoir in Assam, Nagarjuna Sagar dam in Telangana, and Shatrunjay Dam and Statue of Unity in Gujarat.Several airports in the northeast region such as Tezpur, Shillong, Passighat and Aizawl have also been offered again for bidding after 56 routes were withdrawn from Air Deccan and Air Odisha because of their failure to provide regular services.Of the 428 routes awarded to airlines under the first two rounds of bidding, 138 have taken off so far.last_img read more

India face Sri Lanka test, eye seventh straight ODI series win

first_imgIndia will be eyeing their first seventh straight ODI series victory when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam on Sunday.Captaining the Indian cricket team for the first time, Rohit Sharma will aim to continue the momentum from the second match at Mohali in order to win his maiden series as captain.India lost the first ODI in Dharamsala by a massive seven wickets, where the Indian batting line-up went through a dramatic collapse. However, led by captain Rohit, who created history by becoming the first batsman to score a third double ton in ODIs, India roared back to form in Mohali and levelled the series with a 141-run victory.Ahead of South Africa tour, India will look to keep up their dominant form at home that has seen them win every series since the defeat to South Africa in October 2015.On the contrary, if Sri Lanka pull off a win on Sunday, it will be their first bilateral ODI series win in India.If India’s past record at this venue is anything to go by, they have an excellent chance to keep their winning run going.The hosts have lost only one of the seven matches they have played at this ground and a generally unimpressive Sri Lanka will have to be at the top their game to get past the Indians here.Placed second in the ODI rankings, India will want Rohit to lead from the front and give the side a flying start. Along side the skipper, all eyes will be on fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a brilliant half-century in the previous match to dominate the innings from the beginning.advertisementOne-down batsman Shreyas Iyer who scored his maiden ODI half-century in the previous match will only add strength to the formidable Indian batting line-up along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey .The bowling will, however, depend on new ball bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who bagged a three-wicket haul in the last match will be the key in the middle overs to provide crucial breaks and stem the flow of runs.For Sri Lanka, captain Thisara Perera will look to re-work his team’s strategies to help the visitors return to winning ways.Perera will also be a vital player in the bowling department along side Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal and Akila Dananjaya who have failed to trick the Indian batsmen and pick up key wickets.For the eighth ranked ODI side, the batting will heavily rely on experienced campaigners Upul Tharanga and Angelo Mathews. Sri Lanka will also hope Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne to get amongst runs.Squad:India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Ajinkya Rahane, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel.Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (captain), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachith Pathirana, Akila Dananjaya, Asela Gunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Chaturanga de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama.last_img read more