Inter Milan striker informs Serie A outfit he wants Barca switch

first_imgThe Inter Milan striker’s emergence over the last year has seen him go from just a top talent to one of Europe’s most in-demand strikers, and Barcelona have been strongly linked with him for some time now.The Argentine has now apparently taken some of the burden onto his own shoulders, by informing his current club that he wants to go, and will not be signing any new contract offered to him.That means the €111m release clause in his contract will remains – although Mundo Deportivo write that the Serie A team would accept €90m given the current global financial situation.Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in MilanRead Also: Video: David Beckham’s bin challenge remains a classicSpending even that kind of money looks a huge ask right now, even for a team as big as Barcelona, and we can’t see any deal of that size happening – unless the Blaugrana are able to include several players as makeweights to reduce the cash cost.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… center_img Lautaro Martinez is set to compete a summer switch from Inter Milan to Barcelona, according to today’s front page of Mundo Deportivo,Advertisementlast_img read more

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Chelsea v Liverpool: Zouma starts

first_imgKurt Zouma keeps his place in the Chelsea side with Gary Cahill dropping to the bench for the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool, who recall Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel. Filipe Luis starts at left-back for the Blues, who have skipper John Terry back at the heart of their defence after he was rested for Saturday’s FA Cup debacle against Bradford.Liverpool’s former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is not yet ready to return to action following a thigh injury. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Ramires, Remy, Drogba. Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Moreno, Markovic, Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling.Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Lallana, Allen, Balotelli.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Warriors-Kings cheatsheet: Can Golden State contain Sacramento’s high-octane attack?

first_imgTwo nights after an overtime loss to the Rockets, the Warriors (25-14) travel up the I-80 freeway to take on the high-octane (19-19) Sacramento Kings.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Golden 1 Arena, 7 p.m. (NBCSBA)Kings projected starting lineup: Nemanja Bjelica, Willie Cauley-Stein, De’Aaron Fox, Iman Shumpert, Buddy Hield Kings Stock Report: In the three weeks following the last matchup between these two teams, the Kings have struggled, going 4-6 …last_img read more

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South Africa in top 20 best places to raise children

first_imgClose to 15 000 expats from all over the world took part in an online survey asking in which countries they prefer to raise their children. South Africa was in the overall top 20 family life index. Although Austria may be the best country for expats to raise their children, Finland wins the overall vote for best country when it comes to education. (Image: Media Club South Africa) • African history gets animation treatment • How Far from Home? SA couple chronicle their wander list online • Young South Africans plan to stay at home • How our African neighbours helped end apartheid • Brilliant young minds at the CSIR Staff writerSouth Africa is one of the top 20 countries in which to raise children, according to a recent survey of expats around the world. The country is also eighth on the list of leisure in terms of the quality of life index.A total of 14 388 expatriates representing 170 nationalities took part in the Expat Insider 2015 survey, conducted by Internations. Of them, 53% were female and 47% were male; 38% were single and 62% were in a relationship The survey ran from 23 February to 9 March.In terms of the family status of the respondents, 21% had dependent children abroad and 79% did not have dependent children abroad.A total of 41 countries were included in this index. “In order to be included, each country needed over 30 survey respondents raising kids abroad who rated the… factors on a scale of one to seven,” the report read.The United Kingdom was not one of the 41 countries included, according to Yahoo. Mexico is the top country where locals go out of their way to make you feel at home. (Image: Media Club South Africa)In terms of availability of childcare and education, South Africa was ranked 11th by expats and 20th for the cost of childcare and education. Austria leads in the family life index, although Sweden beats it when it comes to cost of childcare and education.Finland was rated the overall best in education out of the 41 countries. A total of 92% of expat parents gave it a positive rating. Finland also made it to third place for the availability of childcare and education, as well as the related costs. In total, 66% of parents were generally satisfied with the availability of childcare, while 72% gave the availability of education a positive rating.In the ‘Ease of Settling In’ category, Mexico was named the best country in which to feel at home. In this index, South Africa ranked 20th for expats to adjust to local languages.This article was originally posted on Internations and later on Yahoo.last_img read more

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Hands On: The Mosaic Photobook

first_imgWhen you’re ready, you tap ‘Place Order,’ and if you haven’t yet entered your information, you quickly do so.After a couple days, your book arrives in bare, beautiful packaging that would make Apple blush. A Mosaic book costs $20. At first, that price seemed too high to overcome the inertia of people saying “Meh, I’ll just look at my pictures on my computer.” But I didn’t realize until I saw it that the book that would arrive on my porch in days would be something I’d want to keep around forever. The touchscreen will not replace the book. Until some possible future when the two technologies are indistinguishable from each other, the tangible, sensuous, unpowered nature of the book will never give way to cold, glowing glass. Mosaic proved that once again when it was revealed in October, and now it’s live and available to all iPhone owners.Mosaic is an iPhone app that lets you print dreamlike photo albums on demand. You choose up to 20 photos from your phone’s camera roll, arrange them in a virtual photobook in the Mosaic app, tap ‘Place Order,’ and the real book arrives on your doorstep in days. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… When I expressed surprise at how the physical book surpassed my expectations, Caleb Elston, head of the Mosaic team, humbly said, “We’ve sweated the details.” Every detail, down to the ribbon that frees the book from its box, has been tuned to hit the right visual and tactile notes. My Mosaic book is exquisite. My roommate and I took drugstore disposable film cameras to Burning Man this year and got the prints on CDs. I chose 20 of my favorite of these ethereal, grainy shots for my Mosaic, and I can’t believe how beautifully they turned out.I can see ordering these as heartfelt gifts. I can see a whole section of my bookshelf for them. They look like totems from the film Inception, personal tokens for remembering dreams.Mosaic for iPhone is the first release from the team that brought us the mobile chat room, Yobongo, after its acquisition by Mixbook. The team was tasked with bringing photo album printing from the desktop to mobile, just as it did with the chat room before. Mosaic isnt the first solution for turning digital photos into books, but it may be the first with such a realistic book-building experience on the mobile device. And, wow, did they pull it off. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts The tactile experience of the product begins on the phone. You can endlessly remix the photos that appear in the iconic cover frame by tapping the shuffle button.Then you drag your photos into the right order, and you can turn every page of the book with your finger onscreen to make sure it looks right. jon mitchell Tags:#Mosaic#photography 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Tourism report calls for strong direction exposes lack of planning

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director TCI beaches the back drop in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Related Items:KPMG, national tourism symposium, tci tourist board Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Nov 2015 – The KPMG National Tourism report is released and reveals that the Caribbean is the most dependent region in the world on Tourism and out of the 185 countries the world over, the Turks and Caicos is the nation third most dependent upon the industry. KPMG calls the tourism tale of the Turks and Caicos a success story; air arrivals have doubled in the past 12 years and cruise ship arrivals shot from 0 to nearly a million in just seven. We see that residents believe tourism provides the best career opportunities and that nearly all visitors enjoy their vacation experience here; 96% are satisfied and 98% would recommend the destination. The downside though is the TCI has stumbled into its tourism success and that to date there is no national development plan, no tourism market development strategy and the country, believe or not, has no tourism marketing plan.The KPMG report says the TCI Tourist Board possesses something they call the ‘Z-Factor’; and if you think it is positive thing, think again. The ‘Z-Factor’ points to consistent under-funding of the Tourist Board; the potential to have enduring success has been railroaded by unsustainable extremes. The Tourist Board has gone from receiving as much as $14.6 million between 2006 and 2009 per fiscal year, to now getting just $2.2 million dollars for this budget year. Add to this, The Turks and Caicos is not proactive when it comes to inward investment and this reactive posture has seen resources wasted on incomplete projects. KPMG was contracted last year for the comprehensive review of tourism and among its recommendations was the introduction of 15 programs to be implemented this year and it includes preparing a three year tourist board budget. There is more to come from the 106 page report presented last week at the National Tourism Symposium by Managing Director, Gary Brough. TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Recommended for youlast_img read more

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New Study Released on Addressing Murder in The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 21, 2017 – Nassau – Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the Ministry of National Security, and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell A. Hanna on October 18, 2017 announced the launch of a new study on murders entitled, “Solutions to the Murder Problem,” under the auspices of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the University of The Bahamas.“This study had three main objectives,” Dr. Hanna said at the launch, held at the Churchill Building.   “Firstly, Chapters 1 through 6 presented a descriptive analysis of murder incidents that occurred within The Commonwealth of The Bahamas between 2010 and 2015 – 719 murders.   During this study period, a host of variables including incidence, victims, suspects, motives, detection and conviction were collected and analyzed from case files and local criminal justice databases.”Secondly, Dr. Hanna said, Chapters 7 and 8 presented a comprehensive review of literature on the issue of homicide prevention and ways by which detection rates may be improved.“Best practices and innovative preventative programs devised and/or adopted by law enforcement agencies throughout the world were also shared and examined,” Dr. Hanna said.   “Careful attention was given to the results of scholarly evaluations of such programs to determine the extent of their effectiveness.”Finally, he noted, Chapter 9 presents a new Murder Reduction Strategy for The Bahamas based on the findings of this study.“This strategic plan proposes the introduction of several new police initiatives, policy adjustments, constitutional amendments and community-based programs to reduce murder and other violent crimes,” he pointed out.   “The strategy gives evidence-based solutions to policy makers which they can use to guide decisions.”Dr. Hanna said the some of the “more interesting” findings included the following: The Bahamas’ murder rate ranks 13th out of a survey of 142 nations; murders are heavily concentrated in communities which fall below the average household income line; and that persons involved in criminal activity are more likely to be murdered than persons who are not involved in criminal activity.The study also found that 19% of murder victims were on bail; 39% of persons charged with murder were on bail; when compared to the United States, local detection rates tended to be higher; and that there are over 200 murder cases still pending trial for the study period.Juries, Dr. Hanna said, returned a guilty verdict in 76% of the cases presented to them for deliberation, and most sentences for murder convictions included 31-40 years imprisonment.“Recommendations offered in the Murder Reduction Strategy are based on the findings of this study and associated research and may not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Ministry of National Security or the Royal Bahamas Police Force,” Dr. Hanna pointed out.He noted that the Murder Reduction Strategy is comprised of the following seven key action points: Punish the Most Violent Offenders; Stop Illegal Guns Entering The Bahamas; Create a DNA Forensic Laboratory; Dismantle Criminal Gangs; Dissuade Youths from Using Drugs; Increase Economic Opportunities for at-Risk Youth; and Increase Educational Achievement.“While some of these recommendations may raise some eyebrows, presenting them provides a space for policy makers to take a fresh look to this national issue,” Dr. Hanna said. “Finally, we are happy that this study adds to the relatively small, but growing, body of local research, which can be furthered explored by other researchers at the University of The Bahamas.”Dr. Hanna stated that the following Friday, October 20, 2017, he would be presenting the details of the Strategy at the University of the Bahamas’ Harry C. Moore Library at 12:30pm. This event, he noted, would be free and open to the general public.“A free copy of the study can be downloaded at our website www.bahamas.gov.bs/nads and the University of The Bahamas’ website,” he added.By: Eric RosePhoto captions:  NASSAU, The Bahamas – Director of the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (NADS) within the Ministry of National Security and Superintendent of Police Dr. Chaswell A. Hanna (centre) speaks, on October 18, 2017, during the announcement of the launch of a new study on murders entitled “Solutions to the Murder Problem.”   The study – a printed copy of which he is holding – was under the auspices of NADS in partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the University of The Bahamas.   Also pictured are Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash (left) and NADS Supply Reduction Officer David Ramsey.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)last_img read more

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