Koulibaly: Preferred solution to Red Devils problem

first_imgEarlier in the window, it was reported that Manchester United had made a £64 million bid for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, with the Mirror among the sources to have reported  that the transfer was a done deal. Koulibaly That hasn’t proved to be the case, but could the Red Devils get something over the line before 11pm on January 31?Advertisement Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayLil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Loading… center_img Having missed out on Erling Haaland and Marco Mandzukic, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a statement signing, and Koulibaly fits the bill. Read Also:Koulibaly set to make £64m switch Man Utd United’s defence was exposed in recent defeats by Manchester City, Liverpool and Burnley, and the Senegal international could be an ideal option to partner Harry Maguire in the heart of the defence. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

IHOC : Orange, Mercyhurst resume heated rivalry in conference tournament

first_imgMegan Skelly dejectedly watched as the Mercyhurst players celebrated by thrusting the College Hockey America championship trophy high above their heads.The sting was a familiar feeling for the deflated Syracuse team, which lost to the Lakers in the title game for the second consecutive season.‘During the game I actually thought we were going to win. It was such a heartbreaker,’ Skelly said. ‘It was so hard to watch them get a trophy, standing there and celebrating on the ice. We’ve had some very chippy, tough games, and to see them win for so many years definitely fuels the fire.’SU (10-21-3, 1-8-3 CHA) is set to renew its rivalry with Mercyhurst (22-6-3, 8-1-3 CHA) when the team travels to Moon Township, Pa., to square off against the top-seeded Lakers at noon Friday in the first round of the CHA tournament. Mercyhurst has won all nine conference championships since the CHA began in 2002, so the Orange needs a well-balanced effort to spark an upset and end the Lakers dominant run.Head coach Paul Flanagan has had reason to cringe when his team faces Mercyhurst. The Orange has never recorded a win against the Lakers in its four-year program history, going 0-17-1 all-time against the Lakers. SU’s narrow 5-4 loss in last year’s CHA tournament championship was one of the closest games it has ever played against the Lakers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe heartbreak remains with the SU players. Visions of the hoisted, beaming trophy remind them of what could have been. But the Orange geared its anger toward its struggles this season to try to avenge its losses to Mercyhurst and finally dismiss its bad fortunes.Junior defender Jacquie Greco said Syracuse will use that championship loss as a source of motivation when the puck drops.‘Every time we play Mercyhurst we use that (anger) to our advantage,’ Greco said. ‘We know how they play, we hate how they play and we would like nothing more than to beat them, especially in a playoff game when it really counts.’The rivalry between the two programs has raged all season. During a regular-season matchup Feb. 10, emotions quickly escalated.With time winding down in the third period and a probable 6-2 win at hand for the Lakers, senior Kelley Steadman reached over and ripped off an SU player’s helmet as she skated to the net. The Orange immediately retaliated and a scuffle broke out.It was a cheap play by Steadman. But Flanagan said that his team will need to prove its toughness by taking those blows and earning the respect of the Mercyhurst players.‘The penalty was a complete lack of sportsmanship on their part, but our team has to garner that respect,’ Flanagan said. ‘We shouldn’t be worried about what they might do. Instead, we need to worry about taking care of business ourselves. We need to beat this team.’Strategically, the Orange will rely on short bursts of momentum to capitalize against the Lakers. That starts with sacrificing their bodies on defense. Blocked shots by defenders and big saves from sophomore goaltender Kallie Billadeau are small things that SU must do to win.Beating Mercyhurst for the first time in program history will require the ultimate sacrifice. But Skelly said her moment of celebration against Mercyhurst is long overdue.‘I’ve wanted to beat Mercyhurst for four years,’ Skelly said. ‘To beat them would be a huge relief. It’s like a stepping stone for the program of the future. We’re only focusing on one game at a time, but if we can get a win, it would be amazing.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Microsoft, SA push ICT access

first_img6 October 2005Microsoft South Africa and the Universal Services Agency, an information and communications technology parastatal, and have announced a partnership to increase the number of South Africans with access to technology.The parties signed an agreement setting up the partnership at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg on Monday.As part of the agreement, Microsoft SA’s digital villages – or community technology learning centres – will over the next three years be taken into the government’s network of multi-purpose community centres.Microsoft SA currently runs 49 digital villages around the country, centres where community members can learn about computers and how to use them.The government, for its part, has set up more than 50 multi-purpose community centres across SA – one-stop shops offering a range of government products and services, as well as educational, technological and other resources.Microsoft has undertaken to provide free software, the sharing of its “unlimited potential” curriculum, as well as management and IT training for the new partnership.Microsoft and the Universal Services Agency will partner in training multi-purpose community centre managers in IT and small business management, including training in facilitating discussions with communities, fundraising, and running a small business in the South African landscape.Speaking at the signing, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said they hoped to reach over half a million people through the project.“Through these community-driven partnerships we hope to make a positive impact on South Africa’s ‘second economy’,” Ballmer said.“By working with NGOs and community leaders, we also anticipate assisting small businesses … to take advantage of information communications technology in their quest to succeed.”Ballmer said Microsoft remained convinced of the power of technology as a social and economic enabler, and believed it was key to the promotion of sustainable growth and development for South Africa.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 128 | Water Quality and Dual Purpose Beards

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In this episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast (always brought to you by AgriGold) Aaron Heilers of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network joined Matt, Kolt, and Dusty to discuss the latest in water quality and their new video series. Also on the podcast, Matt talks to Brian and Stacie Anderson about all things turkey. Dusty will also visit with Laura Lindsey and Peter Thomison of Ohio State on some agronomic updates.last_img

You Can Skip This Chore

first_imgI asked my neighbor who hoses off his air conditioner condenser every spring why he does it. “Because my dad always told me I had to,” he said. Conventional wisdom like what my neighbor’s dad imparted may always seem right. But through my HVAC scholarship — the study of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems — I’ve learned that this particular presumption is probably wrong. Dirty equipment The equipment I’m talking about washing is the outdoor part of central air-conditioning systems that move heat from homes into the outdoors.RELATED ARTICLESStupid Energy-Saving TipsAir ConditioningDon’t Hire a Cleaning Crew to Wash Your Solar PanelsSeven Reasons Your Filter Isn’t Cleaning the AirThe Basics of HVAC Zoning Technically known as condenser coils, they are usually about the size of a large garbage can but they can be as small as a bucket or as big as a refrigerator. Some are protected by louvered grilles but most are exposed to the elements. Their metal fins help transfer heat to the air. They contain tubes that carry hot refrigerant, which gives off heat as it condenses. Stuff like windblown seeds, dust and grass clippings tends to collect on the coil surface. Most homeowners and HVAC companies envision that this untidy-looking stuff acts like an insulating blanket, slowing down the passage of heat from inside to outside. Any debris that accumulates would also interfere with airflow over the coil, further restricting the system’s ability to expel heat. The nitty-gritty Mehdi Mehrabi, an architectural engineering graduate student, and I set out to learn the extent to which dirty residential air conditioners are less efficient than clean ones. What we found astonished us – and many of the other experts in this field. Previous work on this question simulated outdoor dirt with synthetic materials in a laboratory setting, or used reduced airflow as a proxy for the effects of dirty coils. Although it’s necessary to carefully to control operating conditions, we took a novel approach: collecting condensers that had gotten dirty through ordinary residential use, and bringing them to the lab for study with a special test apparatus. This meant that they were coated in real-world dust and other crud in everyday amounts. We tested the dirty air conditioners, then washed them thoroughly with a garden hose and tested again. We also used a commercial coil cleaning fluid and tested them for a third time. Close-up of 7 grams of dirt per square foot on an air conditioner condenser and that same condenser after it’s cleaned. [Photo credit: Mehdi Mehrabi, CC BY-SA] Surprisingly, we found that dirty air conditioner condensers often perform better than clean ones. The change in condenser coil heat transfer performance ranged from a 7% increase to a 7% decrease for the coils we tested. The average change was … none at all. Close-up of 17 grams of dirt per square foot on an air conditioner condenser and that same condenser after it’s cleaned. [Photo credit: Mehdi Mehrabi, CC BY-SA] The coil that registered a 7% improvement after getting cleaned up looked quite dirty, with 7 grams of dirt per square foot of coil surface area. But the coil that performed 7% worse was even dirtier, with 17 grams of dirt per square foot. It was so filthy, in fact, that it was nearly impossible to see the metal fins before we gave it a wash. Most of the condenser coils we tested in the lab were cleaner than both of those. No insulating blanket To see how the equipment’s performance could improve by getting dirty, we did further testing. That next round of study suggested that the accumulated dirt stirs up the air passing over the condenser coils. Technically called “turbulence,” these little gusts can transfer heat away from the coil better. For some coil designs, this can cause the equipment to perform better when it’s dirty than when it’s clean. This is true even when the dirt has reduced the airflow rate. If your home has one of these things, you are probably wondering whether you should you wash your own condenser. Here’s what you should know. Cleaning your air conditioner might make it run better. It might make it run worse. But it probably won’t make any difference. I now personally believe in skipping this task, unless the coil is so dirty that it’s hard to see the metal fins. Although, if it will make you feel better, go ahead and hose it down. To be honest, that’s what I plan to do from now on. Letting go of deep-seated beliefs of any kind is hard, whether it’s that dieting makes you lose weight in the long run — something recent studies do not support — or if this particular home maintenance ritual is justified. As news of our findings spreads, I’m bracing for some unpleasant responses from people who might lose out if the condenser-cleaning business dries up and others who simply refuse to accept that there was no basis for the conventional wisdom on this question.   David Yuill is an assistant professor of architectural engineering at the  University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.last_img read more

London Olympics: Sally Pearson wins gold in 100m hurdles

first_imgWorld champion Sally Pearson powered to Olympic gold in the women’s 100m hurdles final on Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the process.The Australian exploded out of the blocks but had to fend off a late challenge from defending champion Dawn Harper of the US to clock 12.35 seconds.Harper took the silver in 12.37, a lifetime best, with the bronze going to Kellie Wells, also of the United States, in 12.48.There was drama after the finish as Pearson and Harper stared at the jumbo screen, neither sure of the result.Pearson screamed with delight when her result flashed up, while Harper clapped in a show of sportsmanship.”It’s a dream,” said Pearson, who trained in London for the final few months before the Games.”Relief was the first thing I felt and then shock. I’m just going through the emotions. I really wanted this. I’ve worked so hard for two years. To see my name on the scoreboard, I just can’t believe it.”Harper claimed to be happy to win a silver.”There was so much pressure on me,” she said. “I’m just so happy to be here. I wanted to be here and I wanted to be a part of it.last_img read more

9 months agoMilik: Napoli can match Juventus

first_imgMilik: Napoli can match Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli striker Arkadiusz Milik insists they can match Juventus.Milik believes the runaway Serie A leaders can still be caught.He said, “Coming back after two injuries and being at your best isn’t easy. My knee injuries took me out of shape, so I have to get back to my best and keep growing.“We can all do better. I’m happy with what I’m right doing now, but let’s look ahead. We want to go all the way this season and anything is still possible.“We’re strong, so why don’t we try to stop Juventus? Let’s look ahead to the games we have coming up.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoEngland coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alli

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say England coach Southgate challenges axed Spurs midfielder Alliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEngland coach Gareth Southgate has explained axing Dele Alli from his latest squad.Tottenham midfielder Alli has only just returned from injury but, while Southgate admitted dropped players is the hardest part of his job, he insisted he will never pick players on reputation or name as was the case in the past.England boss Southgate said: “I think when you’re selecting a squad, the players need to see some sort of meritocracy when possible, and like I said in there, to bring those guys back in, who am I going to leave out?“With Dele [Ali] and Alex [Oxlade-Chamberlain] in particular, they haven’t really had the number of games this year to get themselves into a rhythm. They’re both recovering from different injuries, one long term, one a bit shorter term.“So, I’m expecting those guys to really push – you know they are both fighters, there have been good conversations with both of them. The pressure is on guys who go in to play well and impress.“But we want to look at some of the young players. Let’s invest time in some of those younger players. Let’s have a closer at them, knowing that we’ve got to keep winning matches now by exposing people to the level and the environment and seeing how they cope with it.” last_img read more

Ktaka Speaker KR Ramesh disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs

first_imgNEW DELHI: Three rebel MLAs who withdrew support to the Karnataka government and switched sides, have been disqualified by Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar. “R Shankar of Ranebennur has incurred disqualification,” the Speaker announced at a press conference Thursday evening amid suspense over the fate of the 15 rebel lawmakers of the coalition government of the Congress and HD Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal-Secular.All 15 resigned earlier this month, bringing down the coalition government, which lost the test of strength in the assembly on Monday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIf the Speaker does not accept the resignations, the MLAs would remain members of the assembly and the strength of the house will remain 225, including one nominated member. In such a situation, the majority mark remains at 113. The disqualification of the one Independent MLA does not affect the numbers. The BJP, which currently has 105 members, is not in favour of forming a minority government, party spokesman G Madhusudan had indicated. In such a situation, placing the state under President’s Rule is one of the alternatives for the Governor, he hinted. See P5last_img read more

The Latest Trump aide No specific deal on China autos

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):1:50 p.m.White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says there is no “specific agreement” between the United States and China that would address China’s tariffs on U.S. auto imports but says he “expects” those duties to go to zero.President Donald Trump tweeted late Sunday that China would “reduce and remove” its 40% tariff on U.S. cars. China has not confirmed that it would do so.China has a 15% import tax on all autos. But it raised its tariff on U.S. cars to 40% earlier this year in retaliation for Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods.“We don’t yet have a specific agreement on that,” Kudlow said on a conference call with reporters. “But I will just tell you as an involved participant we expect those tariffs to go to zero.”The Associated Presslast_img read more