Transfers January transfer news & rumours: Dortmund ready to delay Aubameyang move Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:45 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Premier League Serie A Ligue 1 Bundesliga Primera División Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window Dortmund ready to delay Aubameyang moveDortmund are prepared to walk away from a deal that would send Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal if Olivier Giroud isn’t part of the exchange, according to the Mirror.The Bundesliga side want £60 million for Aubameyang along with Giroud, who would be a solid replacement for the Gabon international.Aubameyang has reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Gunners, but the transfer is proving to be difficult and is unlikely to be sorted quickly. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal make Smalling enquiryArsenal have made an enquiry about signing Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, claims The Gambling Times .Arsene Wenger is in the market for a new centre-half and fears missing out to Manchester City on a deal for West Brom’s Jonny Evans.If that proves to be the case, Wenger plans a move for Evans’ former United team-mate Smalling once the swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been completed.Evans could leave West Brom for £3mJonny Evans can leave West Brom for £3 million in the summer, if the club are relegated from the Premier League, according to the BBC .Manchester City are interested in signing the former Manchester United centre-half , while Arsenal have also been linked with a January bid.Reports have suggested Evans would cost upwards of £20m in the January transfer window, but he could move on at the end of the season for a cut-price fee, if 19th-placed West Brom fail to stay up.Bayern scouting De LigtBayern Munich watched Ajax’s teenage defender Matthijs de Ligt during Sunday’s 2-0 home win over Feyenoord, reports AD .De Ligt played the full 90 minutes of the game and produced another impressive performance in front of the Bayern scouts.The 18-year-old, who is under contract at Ajax until 2021, has repeatedly been linked with a move to Barcelona after establishing himself as one of the brightest defensive prospects in Europe.Chelsea consider Arnautovic approachWest Ham United’s Marko Arnautovic is the latest name on Chelsea’s list of potential January striker signings, claims ESPN .Chelsea are in the market for a new forward and had been interested in Arnautovic’s team-mate Andy Carroll before injury scuppered a possible deal .Stoke City’s Peter Crouch – a former team-mate of Arnautovic’s – and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes are other names under consideration before the transfer deadline.No Sturridge offer from SevillaSevilla have not made an official approach to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on loan, reports Sky Sports News .Reports had suggested that Sevilla have identified Sturridge as an alternative January signing if they fail to agree a deal with Chelsea for Michy Batshuayi.But they have yet to follow up an initial interest in Sturridge after Inter Milan made an offer to sign the England international .Mata happy at Man UtdJuan Mata is happy at Manchester United and has no plans to leave the club at the end of the season, reports Superdeporte .United have yet to exercise their 12-month option to extend Mata’s contract and the Spaniard is free to discuss a deal with clubs outside of England.The 29-year-old has been linked with a return to former club Valencia amid concerns for his place in the team ahead of Alexis Sanchez’s impending arrival, but the playmaker intends to spend at least another year at Old Trafford.West Ham watch DendonckerWest Ham assistant manager Stuart Pearce watched Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker against Genk on Sunday, reports Het Laatste Nieuws .Dendoncker played as a centre-back in the game, but Hammers boss David Moyes views the 22-year-old as someone who will play in midfield.Manchester United have held a long-standing interest in Dendoncker, with Anderlecht recently insisting only an ‘insane’ bid will persuade them to sell in the January transfer window.Kepa signs new deal with €80m release clauseKepa Arrizabalaga has brought to an end to rumours linking him with Real Madrid by committing to a new contract with Athletic Bilbao which includes an €80 million release clause.The fresh terms will keep the highly-rated goalkeeper in his current surroundings until 2025.Goal revealed on Sunday that the 23-year-old was set to commit to a new deal and quash links to Madrid.Read the full story on Goal right here! Ahmedov reveals failed Arsenal transferShanghai SIPG midfielder Odil Ahmedov has revealed that he still regrets the day that he was unable to complete a move to Arsenal.Back in 2012, the Uzbekistan captain was close to sealing a permanent transfer to the Gunners from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala during the summer window.However, the move was halted by the Dagestan club’s billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov.Read the full story on Goal right here! Giroud to join Dortmund as part of Auba dealOlivier Giroud will join Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season, if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completes a move to Arsenal, claims Kicker .Key figures from Arsenal travelled to Germany on Sunday to hold talks with Dortmund over a deal for Aubameyang, having made their first offer of €50 million on Saturday .Dortmund reportedly want at least €60m for Aubameyang, but will also accept Giroud joining on an initial loan deal for the rest of the season as part of an agreement to get the deal done.Arsenal target Pavon opens door to moveCristian Pavon has opened the door to a possible €37 million move to Arsenal by admitting his future could lie away from Boca Juniors.Pavon is tied to a contract at Boca until 2022, but is reported to have a €37m release clause in that deal.Read the full story on Goal right here! Roma vow to replace DzekoRoma have plans in place if Chelsea’s reported swoop for Edin Dzeko and Emerson comes to pass.The Premier League club have been linked with a surprising selection of strikers over recent days, with former Wolfsburg and Manchester City man Dzeko one of the men understood to be in their sights .Asked whether Dzeko and Emerson might join Chelsea, Roma’s director of football Monchi told reporters: “Whatever will be will be.”Read the full story on Goal right here! Pochettino denies Malcom rumoursMauricio Pochettino has played down reports Tottenham are interested in signing Bordeaux’s in-demand winger Malcom after seeing north London rivals Arsenal distance themselves from a deal .Malcom is a reported target for Spurs, having hit seven goals in Ligue 1 this season, with Pochettino yet to make a signing in the January transfer window.But, despite Spurs struggling for creativity in Christian Eriksen’s absence during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Southampton , Pochettino has denied a move for the Brazilian is imminent.Read the full story on Goal right here! ‘Alexis snubbed City because United are miles bigger’Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez opted for Manchester United over Manchester City because the Red Devils are “miles bigger” than the runaway Premier League leaders, according to Paul Ince.Sanchez joined United having snubbed Pep Guardiola and City , although some past players and pundits have claimed the Chilean’s decision is based on money .However, former United midfielder Ince insisted City simply cannot compete with the history of their rivals – the 20-time English champions.Read the full story on Goal right here! Real Madrid could go after De GeaManchester United will be worried after Kepa Arrizabalaga rejected Real Madrid , extending the La Liga club’s search for a new goalkeeper, claims the Mirror .With the Athletic Bilbao star passing on Los Blancos, the Spanish giants could once again target Man Utd’s No.1 David De Gea.De Gea has yet to sign a new deal with the Red Devils with one year remaining on his current contract.Ronaldo could take pay cut to join Man UtdCristiano Ronaldo may be prepared to lower his wages in order to find a way out of Real Madrid, claims Don Balon .The Portugal international has cut a frustrated figure in Spain in recent weeks, amid reports he would be interested in returning to Manchester United. And to make the move happen, Ronaldo could even decrease his current salary in order to attract more transfer attention.Liverpool shift focus to PulisicAfter pulling out of the race for Thomas Lemar, Liverpool have turned their attention to U.S. international Christian Pulisic, according to the Daily Star .The Reds moved away from Monaco’s Lemar due to his £100 million price tag, but they believe Pulisic has a similiar skill set.Liverpool, who are owned by the U.S.-based Fenway Sports Group, would also like to add an American to their squad.Hazard scolds father for fuelling Real Madrid talkEden Hazard has admitted he scolded father Thierry over the latter’s claims that the Chelsea star was holding out for a Real Madrid move.”I talked with him [to tell him off], no, no worries,” he joked to reporters, before underling his commitment to the Blues.Read the full story here! Ozil eyes huge pay increaseMesut Ozil is looking for a massive contract if Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to big-money deals, according to the Sun .Dortmund’s Aubameyang and Manchester United’s Mkhitaryan are expected to arrive at the Emirates before the close of the transfer window, and both are expected to earn £200,000 a week.Ozil, whose contract ends this summer, will have to decide if he must be the club’s highest-paid player or if he’ll settle for a similar deal.Man City wanted Fred over AlexisManchester City pulled out of the race for Alexis Sanchez to focus on getting Fred instead, according to journalist Ian McGarry (via the Daily Star ).Manchester United are expected to finalise a deal for Alexis from Arsenal early this week after it appeared the Chilean star was heading to the Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola is looking for a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure and believes Fred, at 24, could be the answer.Egypt FA chief calls for Salah in Real MadridThe head of Egypt’s FA wants to see Liverpool star Mohamed Salah move to Real Madrid, claims the Sun .According to the newspaper, Abo Rida asserted that the Merengue would make an offer for Salah over the summer and allegedly stated such a move would “be great for Egyptian football”.Bale receives €100m Bayern offerReal Madrid star Gareth Bale has been tempted by a €100 million offer from Bayern Munich, claims Don Balon .The Welshman was on top form on Sunday, scoring twice to help his side recover from a goal down to destroy Deportivo 7-1.But his future at the Bernabeu has long been in question, and Bayern may join long-term admirers Manchester United in fighting for his signature.Chelsea can still secure Crouch dealDespite Stoke City manager Paul Lambert telling Chelsea that Peter Crouch is not for sale, a deal for the striker could still happen, reports The Independent .Crouch is believed to be keen for the switch to happen, and if the right offer comes along and Stoke can find a replacement, the 36-year-old will be allowed to leave.Conte admits possible Batshuayi exitChelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted Michy Batshuayi could leave the club during the current transfer window. The Belgian has attracted strong interest from Sevilla, although any move would appear to hinge on whether Chelsea manage to find a striker over the course of January.Read the full story here! Liverpool will allow Sturridge exitLiverpool will allow Daniel Sturridge to seek a new club in the January transfer window, reports Sky Sports . The striker has fallen behind Roberto Firmino in the Reds’ pecking order, while Inter and Sevilla have both shown interest in a deal.Rafinha arrives at InterRafinha has arrived in Milan in order to seal a loan deal with Inter, reports GianlucaDiMarzio.com .The Barcelona midfielder’s transfer will include a purchase option worth €35 million, as well as a three and a half year contract with the Nerazzurri.’No chance’ of Vidal January moveArturo Vidal says there is “no chance” of him leaving Bayern Munich in January as he wants to challenge for the Champions League this season.The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Chelsea despite head coach Jupp Heynckes’ insistence nobody would be sold during the transfer window.Get the full story right here! Cole close to Championship returnJourneyman striker Carlton Cole is close to a move to the Championship, claims the Sun . The former Chelsea man is currently training with League One’s AFC Wimbledon. But he might step up a division after Hull City and Birmingham City targeted the forward in a bid to avoid relegation.
OTTAWA — The SNC-Lavalin controversy shifts today to the House of Commons justice committee, where MPs will decide whether to investigate allegations of undue political arm-twisting.Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from the federal cabinet Tuesday, leaving fresh unanswered questions about whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s aides pressured her to help engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.Trudeau has denied Wilson-Raybould was pressured to instruct the director of public prosecutions to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin rather than pursue a criminal trial on charges of bribery and fraud related to the company’s efforts to secure government contracts in Libya.The governing Liberals, who hold the majority on the Commons committee, appear to be open to conducting an investigation.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh warns that if the Liberals shut the committee’s work down, it would send a dangerous signal to Canadians about the state of their democracy.Federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion has initiated his own investigation into the matter, specifically whether there’s been a violation of the Conflict of Interest Act.The Canadian Press
ATLANTA – A man died after he fell approximately 65 feet from an upper level of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Phillies game Monday.According to Atlanta police reports, at approximately 8:55 p.m., the unidentified man fell from the at the stadium and landed in a secure parking lot.Initial reports indicate that the fall appeared to be accidental and that it is too early to tell if alcohol played a factor. During the initial stages of the investigation police are questioning eyewitnesses to evaluate how the incident occurred.The game was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m., but heavy rains pushed back the start time nearly two hours. The man fell during the rain delay.This is the second death from a fall to occur at an Atlanta sporting event over the last year. On Aug. 31, 2012, a Tennessee fan fell 45 feet to his death at the Georgia Dome during a football game between North Carolina State and Tennessee.
Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Nov. 8, 2017), Neil and Kyle break down the news that the Phoenix Suns have agreed to trade Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks. We also get into what exactly is going on with the Cleveland Cavaliers — and just how their latest woes may affect their playoff chances. Next, Baxter Holmes joins for a discussion of ESPN’s “schedule alert” project, which identifies games that NBA teams are likely to lose because of the punishing 82-game schedule. Plus, a significant digit on the Detroit Pistons.Here are links to what we discussed this week:LeBron can’t do it all alone, writes Kyle.Baxter Holmes’s schedule alert project.Neil investigates the Detroit Pistons’ new, improved habits on offense. FiveThirtyEight Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – It is National Heritage month and there are new dates for some activities according to the department.This weekend residents are encouraged to head to South Caicos for a taste of the island on October 10; In Salt Cay on October 11th there will be a Gospel Concert and on the holiday, which is Monday October 12 – there is an all islands flag parade, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands flag. This is the second year for National Heritage Month. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:national heritage month National Heritage Month ends National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Heritage month packed with culture
IDG Enterprise is closing the U.S. print editions of Computerworld and CSO. The group, which also publishes InfoWorld, CIO and Network World, among others, plans to keep the brands on a digital and event-centric publishing model.June CSO and the June 23rd Computerworld, a biweekly, will be the final print issues. CSO has a circulation of 27,000 and Computerworld is 165,000.The digital audiences are comparably larger—Computerworld averages 2.9 million uniques and CSO averages 228,000. As it stands, the brands’ current model is a mix of sponsor and ad revenue along with events, marketing services and data programs, says IDG Enterprise CEO Matthew Yorke. “Readers can get access to additional premium content by registering for a free Insider membership,” he says. “We are developing new models, which incorporate sponsor/ad revenues as well as a paid model for exclusive content and resources (in addition to the premium content that anyone will be able to access. The entire site will not require a paid subscription).According to Yorke, there will be no staff reductions related to the change. “Resources will be re-allocated to the premium Insider content and that strategy.”IDG, and other tech-oriented publishers, have been pursuing this model for years now, gradually shutting down print magazines and transitioning the brands to digital and live event models, while simultaneously building out their marketing services groups. IDG Enterprise’s InfoWorld transitioned to a digital-only model in 2007. More recently, Network World followed that same path. PC World, which isn’t part of the IDG Enterprise division, also went digital-only in 2013.Yorke remarked at the recent Folio: Growth Summit that the company manages print for profit—and if there is none, then it’s either treated as a marketing expense or transitioned out of the model. CIO is the only other IDG Enterprise brand that still has a print component.
Dear Wilmington residents,For those in Wilmington who don’t yet know Jomarie O’Mahony, I can only tell you that you’re missing out. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jomarie for five years, and each and every one of them was an absolute pleasure be it a professional or social encounter. One of the most famous “Good Guys” in town, Jomarie is well known for her leadership, organization, but above all, positivism. She has clarity, vision, and planning that go far beyond the ordinary, which is why I encourage all to consider and vote for Jomarie as Wilmington’s next Board of Selectman.I could touch on the fact as a busy mother Jomarie still found the time to help organize the largest charity in town. I could also touch on the fact that she’s personally dedicated hundreds of hours a year to volunteering, all while working full time as an attorney for children in the foster care system. But what I really want to point out is that despite hugely impacting our community by helping organize events like the Festival of Trees, Jomarie strives to do more; and for all the right reasons.Wilmington has an abundance of qualified people this year, each with their own idea of Wilmington’s future. Topics like working to develop senior housing, filling in commercial space, and continuing Wilmington’s education excellence are all planned, and are high on Jomarie’s list of things to do. The beauty of electing her is that she has decades of experience with navigating state and local bureaucracy as a public and private attorney, organizing and coordinating budgets, and handling large scale events and issues. She is experienced, seasoned, passionate, and capable. Jomarie has proven for years that she loves our town, and done so with a smile. Again, I urge all residents consider Jomarie this April.Sincerely,Representative David RobertsonLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER FOR THE EDITOR: Jomarie O’Mahony Will Be An Independent Voice Of Reason For WilmingtonIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town To Announce Plan To Increase Number Of Accepted RoadsIn “Government”
Twitter/ANIA Mikoyan MiG-27 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Shirohi district while on a routine mission on Sunday. The pilot ejected from safely.The officials released a statement, “At around 11:45 am today, a MiG-27 UPG aircraft which got airborne from Utarlai Air Force base experienced engine problems leading to a crash, at about 120 km south of Jodhpur. However, the pilot ejected safely.” The officials added that there was no damage to property as well as the land and said that an investigation will be conducted. Twitter/ANI Twitter/ANI Twitter/ANI(This is a developing story. More details awaited.)
American designer Tommy Hilfiger, founder and principal designer of the high-end apparel company, finds his own style limited and boring.When questioned by the media about his personal wardrobe and style, the 65-year-old designer said that he feels it’s more of a uniform. “I’m pretty boring when it comes to clothes. I have 50 white shirts, 50 chinos, 50 pairs of jeans and 25 pairs of white sneakers. Some navy and grey suits and black and brown shoes,” Hilfiger was quoted saying to a magazine by IANS.Hilfiger also said that he felt alienated in school because he was dyslexic. At the age of 17, he says he began to fund his business by running his first shop from the boot of his car.”I came to the conclusion when I was 17 that I should be in business,” he said. “I drove five hours to New York City and I bought 20 pairs of bell-bottom jeans on the streets in the Village. I took them back to my school parking lot, sold them to my friends out of the trunk of my car, and with the profits, I opened my first shop and my business started taking off.” The Tommy Hilfiger brand, which offers a breadth of collections ranging from tailored clothing, sportswear, casual apparel, sportswear, denim, accessories, underwear and footwear, began operating in India through Tommy Hilfiger Arvind Fashion Pvt Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between the US premium lifestyle brand and Ahmedabad-based textile company, Arvind Ltd. The unit’s portfolio includes brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, US Polo Assn, Ed Hardy, Hanes, Arrow, Gant and Nautica.Arvind Ltd posted consolidated revenue of Rs 8,581 crore for the financial year ending March 31 2016. The company recently divested 10 percent stake in its brand business arm to Renuka Ramnath-led private equity firm Multiples Private Equity. The value of the stake sale was pegged at Rs 740 crore.
A worker controls a tapping of a blast furnace at Europe’s largest steel factory of Germany’s industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG in the western German city of Duisburg in this file photo. REUTERS/Ina FassbenderThyssenkrupp workers have opposed the idea of the German industrial group becoming the junior partner in a possible steel joint venture with Tata Steel, group works council chief Wilhelm Segerath told Reuters from Dusseldorf, Germany, on Monday.Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel have been in discussions since last year to combine their European operations in a joint venture to remove overcapacity from the market and cut costs, and had so far said to be planning a 50-50 venture, the Reuters report said.Reuters quoted German business daily Handelsblatt reporting on Sunday that Thyssenkrupp aimed to hold less than half of the potential venture so it can deconsolidate the business from its balance sheet.”I don’t believe in a minority stake. We reject that idea,” Segerath told Reuters, adding that such a move would make the steel business entirely dependent on a foreign investor whose intentions for jobs and sites were uncertain.Labour bosses at Thyssenkrupp have long opposed a possible merger of the European steel businesses of the two companies, fearing that such a deal would destroy jobs without making the business more sustainable.Thyssenkrupp’s steel works council chief Guenter Back said last month that finance chief Guido Kerkhoff had said the company would decide by the end of 2016-17, which runs through September, whether to proceed with a merger.
Extortion, corruption and fear; violence, hunger and sometimes even death: for west African migrants dreaming of reaching Europe, the road to get there can be an absolute minefield.DepartureWhether it’s The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Senegal or Nigeria, everything starts with the “hustlers” — slang for the middlemen or fixers who organise the trip. Their honesty and prices vary, with the would-be migrant usually deceived about the welcome expected in Europe.Many possess no official documents from their home country, and do not understand illegal status in Europe.Most are ignorant about the extreme difficulties they will encounter en route. “We didn’t know we were risking our lives,” said Kante Sekou, 27, who gave up upon reaching Libya.Hustlers demand between 200,000 to one million CFA francs (300-1,500 euros/$330-$1,660) per person for a journey they claim will end up in Europe, but which often goes no further than Agadez in central Niger, or Libya.Towards NigerDespite mounting pressure from Niamey to halt the flow of people heading to Europe, Niger remains a key route on the migrant trail.Even before getting there, migrants are often “ripped off” by unscrupulous police and customs officials.According to witnesses, those in Burkina Faso appear to be particularly greedy, with migrants speaking of being held in overflowing cells until they pay up.Once in Niger, officers also take small “commissions” at each roadblock. Bus companies have a tendency to group migrants and non-migrants in different vehicles, with officers tipped off about which to approach, a bus company source said.In 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) observed around 335,000 migrants heading northwards out of Niger.But the numbers are unclear because the IOM only counts those crossing its own checkpoints.Agadez: a key crossroadsThis city in central Niger is a key crossroad, with routes through it leading to Libya and Algeria.However, with the increasing number of checks, several new routes have opened up from the southern city of Zinder, offering an eastern route to Libya, while others bypass Agadez to the west, leaving from the southwestern city of Dosso, people smugglers say.In Agadez, migrants are held in “ghettos” or “hostels” owned by the smugglers — these are usually simple plots surrounded by walls, which sometimes have a hut, where the migrants huddle under tarps as shade from the sun. Usually, there is no running water or electricity.Over the past few months, ghettos visible from the city centre have disappeared with people taken to homes in the suburbs. According to one fixer, that is the best way to avoid police controls and also means they can leave the city without travelling along main roads.Hustlers pick up migrants from bus stations in Agadez. Usually grouped by nationality, they have often run out of money by this stage, meaning the hustlers have to arrange extra funds through phone contact with their families.While waiting for departure, migrants live hand-to-mouth in precarious circumstances with men doing odd jobs and women sometimes resorting to prostitution.Sudden departureMigrants are not notified in advance about their departure. They are put in the back of 4×4 pick-up trucks which can carry up to 29 passengers with their legs dangling over the sides. Sticks are wedged between the luggage so passengers can hold on.To cope with the sand and heat, they must have on them a hat, gloves, sunglasses, a jacket and water. Since the police crackdown, departures tend to happen in the pre-dawn hours.A convoy is usually made up of three to five vehicles, with migrants sometimes transferred out of the city before being put into trucks in order to avoid roadblocks.A few months ago, passage to Libya cost up to 300,000 CFA francs but the crackdown has seen prices ballooning with the rate easily hitting 400,000 CFA francs and sometimes rising as high as a million, a local official said.Bandits in the desert”It’s 750 kilometres (460 miles) and three days’ drive to the border,” says one smuggler who refused to give his name. “We drive 24-7. We stop only to drink tea, five minutes for the restroom. I carry up to 26 people. We leave in a convoy, never alone.”We don’t stop because we are afraid of bandits and the police. The bandits are armed. They can hijack your vehicle and leave you in the desert. So it’s death,” he said.If there is an attack, “we try to hide the Thuraya (satellite phone) to bury it,” he said.”The bandits have people in town. When a car leaves the city, they inform them.”If soldiers stop them, everyone is brought back to the city and the cars are impounded.For the migrants, it is a difficult road. They have to hold on without falling, and be sparing with their food and water. Many throw up on the way and arrive at their destination exhausted.Some even die en route. Earlier this month, at least 44 people, among them women and babies, died of thirst after their vehicle broke down in the desert. “This desert is full of migrants’ bodies,” lamented Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum.Libya: apocalyptic lawlessnessMost migrants returning from Libya describe an apocalyptic lawlessness with armed groups extorting and exploiting them, with many speaking of theft, kidnapping and torture. Others speak of being jailed in “private” prisons and only released when their families paid a ransom.Others speak of having to work for miserable wages or in slavery-like conditions. Even so, for most, Libya is an unavoidable stop for those hoping to catch a boat to Europe.
Prothom Alo illustrationPolice on Sunday arrested the son of Zanjira municipality mayor Yunus Bepari for allegedly raping a college girl, reports UNB.Masud Bepari, 27, was picked up around 2:30am after the matter came to the fore, said officer-in-charge of Zanjira police station Belayet Hossain.He said the victim, a student of a local college, used to work at a clinic in Zanjira municipality on part-time basis.On Saturday night, Masud, a distant relative of the victim, took the girl to their under-construction building and ‘raped’ her there.As she fell sick, he took her to a hospital secretly for treatment.However, locals noticed the matter and informed police.Later, law enforcers rushed in and arrested Masud from his house around 2:30am, the OC said.The victim appeared at the police station at noon and filed a case against the youth.
Listen X 00:00 /17:57 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Last month, a pedestrian died when struck by a self-driving Uber SUV in Arizona. It was the first such death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle.The car, a Volvo, was in self-driving mode, but had a human backup driver ready at the wheel. The driver says he first saw 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg when the vehicle struck her. She was walking a bicycle outside the lines of a crosswalk. Authorities have not determined fault in the incident.As autonomous vehicle technology continues to develop and grow in use, this is the sort of scenario that’s long had legal and consumer advocates spooked. So, who’s at fault when a driverless car hurts someone? And how can we minimize such accidents in the first place?First, Dr. Swaminathan Gopalswamy of Texas A&M University explains how autonomous vehicles work and details their safety features.Then, William Kohler, an attorney from the Detroit-based Dykema law firm, and Nic Philips of Ideal Electric discuss the potential for autonomous vehicles taking hold in any significant way in the foreseeable future here in Greater Houston — and whether an accident like this might slow the pursuit of driverless cars. Cars back up during afternoon weekday traffic on southbound Interstate 45 in Houston north of downtown. Share
Journal information: ACS Nano The researchers, led by Chunyi Zhi, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, have published a paper on the new yarn battery in a recent issue of ACS Nano.So far it has been challenging to develop high-performance wearable batteries due to a lack of materials that are both highly conductive yet strong and flexible enough to be woven into fabric. By addressing these issues, the new yarn battery exhibits one of the best performances to date, including a power density similar to that of supercapacitors, as well as an energy density and capacity similar to that of conventional batteries.”We utilize highly conductive and weavable yarns to fabricate a yarn battery with state-of-the-art performance in terms of capacity, energy density, power density, and rate capability,” Zhi told Phys.org. “The yarns are further weaved to make a wristband battery to power various personal electronics.”The core of the yarn battery consists of highly flexible micrometer-sized stainless steel filaments, onto which metals are deposited (zinc as the anode, nickel cobalt hydroxide as the cathode). A gel electrolyte is then coated around the entire piece of yarn. A new low-cost battery offers a hefty voltage and sustained energy capacity As the researchers explain, each material contributes to the good performance of the overall battery: The stainless steel yarn is strong enough to be woven and knitted by both machine and hand, and its conductivity also provides good long-distance electron transport. Synergistic effects between the nickel and cobalt metal ions boost the capacity and energy density values above those that would be possible using either metal alone.By the numbers, the battery delivers power densities of 2.2 W/cm3, and 33 mW/cm2 for the whole battery. It has energy densities of 8 mWh/cm3, and 0.12 mWh/cm2 for the whole battery. All of these values are among the highest reported to date. The battery’s capacity, 16.6 mAh/cm3, is the highest value so far reported for a fiber-based energy storage device, to the best of the researchers’ knowledge.After bending and twisting for 1,000 cycles, the battery retains 80% and 70% of its initial capacity, respectively. The researchers explain that the capacity loss is due to the formation of cracks on the electrodes when deformed.To demonstrate the battery, the researchers wove the conductive yarn into a large conductive cloth, which could be used as a wristband battery to power electronic devices such as watches and LEDs. They expect that the yarn battery will have applications for wearable electronics, smart garments, and in healthcare in the future.”Next we plan to make textile batteries that are washable, water-proof, and durable, in order to be closer to commercialization,” Zhi said. The flexible, conductive yarn can be woven or knitted into cloth, which can later be used to power various electronic devices. Credit: Huang et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society (Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated rechargeable batteries by using highly conductive yarns that have a diameter and flexibility similar to that of a piece of cotton yarn. The new yarn battery can be woven into fabric and worn as a wristband or other type of clothing to power watches, LEDs, pulse monitors, and other small personal electronics. A wristband made of cloth woven from the new yarn battery can power a watch (left), LEDs (upper right), and a pulse sensor (bottom right). Credit: Huang et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society More information: Yan Huang et al. “Weavable, Conductive Yarn-Based NiCo//Zn Textile Battery with High Energy Density and Rate Capability.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03322 Explore further © 2017 Phys.org Citation: Watches, LEDs powered by yarn battery (2017, August 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-powered-yarn-battery.html 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.
March 30, 2016This continues our report on the re-construction of the staircases that lead into the Colly Soleri amphitheater.[photos by Chihiro Saito, text by Sue Kirsch]The concrete has hardened David Tollas is loosening and removing the form of the retaining wall.More to come.
Spanish cable operator Euskaltel has introduced direct access via a dedicated remote control button to Netflix on its 4K set-top boxes across its own Basque Country network and for subscribers to Galicia network R.Francisco ArtecheThe operators said that the functionality would be extended to Telecable, the network it acquired from Zegona Communications in the Asturias region, over the coming months.The move enabled Euskaltel to claim to be the first Spanish operator to enable its subscribers to access Netflix with a single click of their remote controls. The functionality is available to users of its Deco 4K box in the Basque Country and Galicia.The move follows an agreement between Euskaltel and Netflix that provisioned a button on the Deco 4K remote exclusively for the subscription video-on-demand service.Euskaltel led the most recent ranking of Spanish broadband providers compiled by Netflix that provides the best access to its service.Francisco Arteche, Euskaltel’s CEO, said that the agreement with Netflix represented “a big step in our strategy of offering the best television experience to our customers, thanks to our high-capacity network and the quality provided by the Deco 4K”.Maria Ferreras, VP business development EMEA at Netflix said that the deal “offers our customers access to Netflix via a single click, fast and without hindrance, enabling them to enjoy an incredible experience with the best possible image resolution”.