Juventus, for Ferran Torres

first_imgSoccer is stopped due to the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic, but the teams, from their sports directions, do not stop sounding the market for possible future incorporations. This is the case of Juventus. The Italian team, according to Tuttosport, has accelerated its intention to take over the services of Ferran Torres and would have already started contacts with intermediaries to find out about his situation. Ferran Torres has not yet renewed his contract (ends in June 2021) with Valencia and the crisis caused by the coronavirus puts the Valencian sports team in even more trouble, as time is upon them. AS already reported the fear in Valencia before a possible departure of one of the most sought-after footballers in his squad to go free. Therefore, the black and white team intends to renew its future star before the start of the next preseason. In the event that the situation is enchy Peter Lim would not rule out listening to offers to sell Ferran.Juventus enters strongly into this scenario And, as Tuttosport has published, he is very aware of Ferran’s negotiations with Valencia about his negotiation and in case these do not come to fruition, launch for the young promise of Spanish football. From this situation what is clear is that Valencia is at a crossroads and that Ferran Torres is one of the most sought-after pieces on the scene.last_img read more

Asian Games-bound Clarkson thankful ahead of PH debut

first_imgJordan Clarkson is Philippines’ flag-bearer in 2018 Asian Games View comments If Clarkson does miss the all-important game against Kazakhstan, his much-awaited PH debut will be against China on August 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipin0-American Jordan Clarkson couldn’t be more grateful for being allowed to finally represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.In a post on Facebook, Clarkson thanked the people who worked together to make his dream of wearing the Philippines’ colors a reality.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The NBA initially gave Clarkson a thumbs down before an appeal by Philippine sports officials convinced the league to make a U-turn and grant the Cleveland Cavaliers guard clearance to play in the continental meet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Philippine men’s basketball team plays Kazakhstan in its first game on Thursday in a must-win duel that Clarkson will likely miss with the 26-year-old being a buzzer-beating inclusion.Clarkson, who was also chosen to be the country’s flag-bearer, is reportedly expected to arrive in Indonesia Thursday morning. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

Market vendor arraigned with shopkeeper’s murder

first_imgNathan Anthony Stoute of Helena, Number Two, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Thursday arraigned with the murder of Bibi Shaneeza Bhola.Stoute appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on February 26, 2018 at Rock Creek, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), he murdered Bhola.He was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan until January 17, 2018. The matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.According to Police facts, Stoute was one of two men who were last seen at the woman’s shop at Rock Creek. The 35-year-old woman of Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was later found dead.It was reported that on the day in question, a relative left the woman’s premises after she closed for the day.Investigations revealed that the relative went back to the woman’s shop later in the morning and realised that the door was locked from the outside, so he thought that something was amiss. The relative, upon gaining entry into the house, saw the woman’s motionless body.Her abdomen bore a stab wound. When checks were made for the two tenants, they had disappeared along with their belongings.It is believed that the men carted off cash, jewellery and other valuable items.last_img read more

Economy sees unexpected boost in hiring

first_imgWASHINGTON – Hiring picked up across the economy in February, with employers adding nearly a quarter-million jobs in the biggest boost in three months. Encouraged by help-wanted signs, job seekers turned out in droves, nudging the unemployment rate higher. The overall picture emerging from the Labor Department’s report Friday suggested that businesses are in the mood to hire and may be more inclined to reward existing workers or lure new ones with fatter paychecks, economists said. Employers expanded payrolls by 243,000 jobs in February. That was better than expected and an improvement over the 170,000 in January. Construction, retail, financial services, health care and education were among the industries seeing employment gains last month. That eclipsed weakness in manufacturing, mostly reflecting job losses in the struggling automotive sector. On Wall Street, the positive employment report propelled the Dow Jones industrials higher. The index shot up 104.06 points to close at 11,076.34. “Businesses are apparently seeing strong enough growth in demand for their goods and services to look for more workers – and businesses are being forced to pay up for them because wages are rising strongly, too,” said economist Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. “The job market is becoming more and more friendly if you are a worker or looking to become one.” Brighter job prospects sent people streaming into the labor market, however, bumping up the unemployment rate to 4.8 percent in February. While that was up slightly from a 4 year low of 4.7 percent in January, the new unemployment rate still indicated a healthy jobs climate. “You are seeing a large number of people coming out of the woodwork because there are jobs to be found. People are now looking for jobs because it is now worth looking,” said Bill Cheney, chief economist at John Hancock Financial Services. The fresh snapshot of labor activity comes as President George W. Bush continues to cope with sagging job-approval ratings. Just 37 percent approve of his overall performance, the lowest level of his presidency, according to an AP-Ipsos poll. “American workers are defying the pessimists,” Bush declared. “Our economy is strong.” Economists said the employment report and other economic data buttress their belief that the economy has snapped out of an end-of-year funk. Analysts predict the economy is growing at a brisk pace of 4.5 percent or higher in the January-to-March quarter. That would mark an energetic rebound from the lethargic 1.6 percent growth rate logged in the final quarter of last year. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., called the payroll gain in February “welcome news” but added: “The labor market is not yet back to full strength.” He worried that some workers’ paychecks are being stretched thinner by expensive energy bills and health care costs. Employees’ average hourly earnings rose to $16.47 in February, a modest 0.3 percent increase from January. That was in line with economists’ expectations. However, compared with February of last year, average hourly earnings increased by 3.5 percent – the biggest 12-month gain since September 2001. While wage growth is good for workers, a big pickup in wages – if sustained – can stir fears about inflation among economists and at the Federal Reserve. To fend off inflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues are expected to boost short-term interest rates on March 28, and probably again on May 10. The March meeting will be Bernanke’s first as Fed chief. The central bank under former chairman Alan Greenspan has been tightening credit since June 2004. Wages trailed inflation for most workers last year. Economists hope that won’t be the case this year. They are predicting inflation will be more moderate this year compared with last year, when consumer prices leaped by the largest amount in five years. Skyrocketing energy prices was a major culprit for that surge in overall inflation. Economists said the wage gains boded well for consumer spending, an important shaper of economic activity. Assuming the housing market gradually slows, consumers this year aren’t expected to be the big spenders they have been. But a healthy jobs climate should keep them from snapping their purses and wallets closed. “Workers are asking for bigger pay increases and they are getting them. The pendulum has swung decidedly in favor of workers,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIrish Water has managed to fix just 380 of the 900 leaks targeted across Co Donegal this year.A huge amount of leaks across Donegal have still not been fixed.The figures are part of an overall countrywide breakdown found by an RTE investigation.Outside centres of major urban population like Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Donegal has one of the highest amounts of unfixed leaks. The disclosure comes as it was revealed that investment by Irish Water in infrastructure this year is set to be significantly lower than the average annual spend by Government over the previous ten years.Documents show the company’s capital spend on infrastructure up to November this year was €300m.The average annual spend by Government between 2004 and 2013 was €430m. Other documents show Irish Water is on course to fix the same number of leaks this year as were repaired last year.However plans to fix leaks in Co Donegal is considerably down.This is despite a massive water meter installation programme that the company said would help it to find leaks.However, the last two years has seen the lowest level of investment in water services since 1998.Investment peaked at €512m in 2009, but the Government spent just €275m in 2013, as it prepared to hand over the system to Irish Water.In the first 11 months of this year, Irish Water spent just under €300m. It is committed to investing €1.77 billion over the three years 2014, 2015 and 2016.On leaks, the company has predicted that installing water meters will help it to pinpoint where water is being lost.However, despite installing half 500,000 meters, it is on course to repair around the same number of leaks as last year, at just over 26,000.The company said it had made significant progress identifying and fixing some major water leaks and its capital spend will be €340m by the end of this year. JUST 380 OF 900 WATER LEAKS ACROSS DONEGAL FIXED THIS YEAR was last modified: December 23rd, 2014 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:donegalIrish Waterleakslast_img read more

Tributes pour in for man killed in quad tragedy

first_imgThe man killed when his quad crashed outside Mountcharles on Sunday evening has been named.He was Patrick McGinty, a 42-year-old single man from the local area.Mr McGinty was thrown from his quad and suffered serious head injuries around 7pm on Sunday evening. He was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital and then transferred to Beaumont Hospital but died in the early hours of Monday morning.Mr McGinty was well-known and liked in the local area where he was remembered as friendly, quiet and a huge Liverpool FC fan.Tributes have been flowing in on social media for the late Mr McGinty.A full investigation into the cause of the crash is being carried out by Gardai. Tributes pour in for man killed in quad tragedy was last modified: June 19th, 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:donegalGardaiinvestigationkilledMOUNTCHARLESPatrick McGintyquadlast_img read more

Newcastle set to win race to sign £10m striker – report

first_imgNewcastle have agreed a £10m deal for Loic Remy, beating off competition from QPR and others, according to the Daily Mirror.Tottenham and West Ham are also reported to have shown an interest in the 25-year-old striker, who is set to leave Marseille when the transfer window opens.It is claimed Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is about to clinch Remy’s signing in a deal that could involve Sylvain Marveaux going the other way.QPR manager Harry Redknapp tried to sign Remy while in charge at Tottenham and recently indicated that he would like to take the player to west London.The Mirror also report that QPR have made an approach to take ex-Chelsea man Salomon Kalou on loan from Lille. Brazilian striker Willian is still hopeful of joining Chelsea next month, The Sun say.Shakhtar Donetsk were reported to have blocked a £20m transfer last summer but the 24-year-old continues to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fans on Twitter react to Palace’s Hogan enquiry

first_imgWest Ham fans on Twitter have been reacting to the news that Crystal Palace have made an enquiry about Brentford striker Scott Hogan.The Hammers have spent much of January discussing a potential deal for Hogan, but they have yet to match the Bees’ valuation of their top scorer.Palace, managed by former West Ham boss Sam Allardyce, have indicated they might be interested in a pre-deadline deal – and some Irons fans are not happy.So Allardyce wants Hogan at Palace? Now I really want us to get him……— Jim (@metcow) January 30, 2017Would be gutted if Palace get Hogan. Just like Fat Sam to step in last minute. #COYI— Paul Bristow⚒ (@paulb1960) January 30, 2017West Ham need to wrap Scott Hogan up ASAP or risk missing out on him.— Jason O’Connor (@Jayoconnor8) January 30, 2017Bloody typical West Ham. Lose out on Scott Hogan to Crystal Palace. Should’ve done the deal.— Scott Newton (@ScottNewton) January 30, 2017Palace fans, meanwhile, gave a mixed response to their club’s interest in Hogan – some keen, others less so.£15 million for Hogan. We already have 3 better strikers and a could spend it on someone much better. #CPFC— Nick (@nlg070301) January 30, 2017Hogan surely better off the bench than Campbell young & something to prove, good to cover Wickham’s injury too still need a CDM #cpfc— Alex Mckeown (@AlexMckeown3) January 30, 2017As much as I like Hogan as a player, he would be very similar to Gayle who was deemed not good enough #cpfc— Craig Cunningham (@Craigy39) January 30, 2017A move for Scott Hogan would be very productive give these guys a chance at the top level #cpfc— Tony (@mazey16) January 30, 2017We look busy, but I hope it’s not rash or panic buying, is Scott Hogan good enough?— Danny Dell (@DannyDell97) January 30, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

AJ Baltes, Aug. 6

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still dry but two weeks ago we got about 2.5 inches of rain. That helped perk things up, but it is amazing how fast it dries out. I think it is supposed to be over 90 degrees again today.Some of the corn is still pollinating and some tassels came out when we got that cool spell. The really late-planted corn is just starting to tassel so hopefully it cools off here. That 2.5-inch rain really helped and was big enough that whatever urea was left from sidedressing should have gotten washed in too.We haven’t really noticed diseases out there yet in the corn. The early beans look really good. They are probably over waist high and they are loaded with pods. As long as we keep getting rains I think they’ll fill out. Some of the later beans are a little yellow. I think they don’t quite have the root system on them that they need, but they are coming along. It looks like they’ll catch up.They were calling for rain this week, but they are backing the amounts off for tomorrow. It looks like it will be really spotty stuff.The guys with alfalfa are on third cutting and some of the grass guys have taken off second cutting. I think the first cut is finally done. We are working on some grain bins and when we get done with that we will get some second cutting taken off. We are pouring pads now and they should be done before harvest.We got the cover crops planted and they have had a couple of good rains on them. Everything seems to be coming along. The Sudangrass and buckwheat are probably a foot tall already.I think some of the really late planted stuff is still behind but the earlier planted stuff looks like it will be pretty good, maybe a little above average. It is going to be a stretched out harvest I think.Some places have missed these rains. There are pockets that haven’t really gotten any rain.last_img read more

2020 Flood Risks on Big Muddy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorNEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (DTN) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning residents throughout the Missouri River watershed that the risks for spring flooding in 2020 remain high.This week, the Corps has been holding fall meetings throughout the Missouri River Basin as a normal course of business to detail projected water storage, anticipated precipitation and flood expectations for next spring.For roughly 100 residents who showed up Thursday night in Nebraska City, the event was an emotional release and a chance to demand change in the Corps’ management and vent over the more than eight months of floodwaters with some farms and homes still under water.Alice Hodde, who farms with her husband in Fremont County, Iowa, has seen her home lost and farm income wiped away twice in eight years. Hodde said she and her husband, Lyle, both in their late 60s and early 70s, are too old to start over.Alice Hodde said farmers are stressed emotionally, and she is concerned about suicide risks.“Do you know the human toll this takes on a farmer?” she asked the top Corps official at the meeting. “We can’t start over. We’re too old … I think something needs to change.”Lyle Hodde later told DTN, “Right now, this flooding is ripping families apart.”Alice Hodde said a small group of people affected in Fremont County had written more than 800 letters to federal officials, seeking to change how the Corps manages the river.Looking at conditions in the basin right now, the major water-holding dams at Fort Peck, Montana, Garrison Dam in North Dakota and Oahe Dam in South Dakota all are storing roughly 6 feet to 7.5 feet above normal reservoir levels.On the ground, soils are considered “extremely wet” throughout the upper basin in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, down into a large section of Nebraska as well. Those wet soil conditions are likely going to carry into spring and translate into higher runoff.Rainfall levels in both the last six months and the last 12 months have been above normal across the Missouri River Basin. South Dakota has hit record levels of rainfall over the past year.“Throughout the entire basin, it has been an extremely wet year,” said Kevin Grode, who leads the Corp’s reservoir regulation team for the Missouri River Basin.And precipitation forecasts remain high. At a regional NOAA call earlier this month, Doug Kluck, regional climate service director for the Midwest, stressed that not only is the basin saturated with high soil moisture, but the region also has an increased chance for higher-than-average precipitation through January.“Anything that falls will have complications to it,” Kluck said on a webinar. “What we need is an extended period of dryness in a warmer time of the year to dry the soils out.”Corps officials and National Weather Service staff in Omaha also pointed to higher-than-average precipitation through January.The Corps currently is releasing 80,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota, the final dam in the Missouri River system. The Corps has maintained high flow volumes since the “bomb cyclone” in mid-March that hit South Dakota and Nebraska. The Corps anticipates the 80,000 cfs releases will remain that high through the end of November, then the flow volume will be brought down. Still, winter releases will remain high to drain about 1 million acre feet of water out of the dam system before spring runoff begins to hit.“We’re going to evacuate the flood-control storage, and we’re going to be as aggressive as we can,” said John Remus, chief of the Missouri River Basin for the Corps.Remus said it’s critical for the six dams on the river north of Iowa to have as much storage capacity as possible going into next spring, noting there is still a great deal of work needed to restore the levee system. At least some federal levees right now aren’t expected to be fully repaired until next summer.Residents frustrated with the flooding recommended the Corps either hold more water in the dam system to reduce river flows or keep higher flows going longer into the winter as a way to open up the dams to store higher volumes of spring runoff.Remus stressed the dams are based on a “what goes in has to go out” focus annually.Throughout the year, the Corps has released more than 61 million acre feet of water, more than twice the average volume of 25.4 million acre feet. By the end of 2019, volume releases for the year could top 2011, which was a record volume.From Sioux City to St. Louis, more than 300 miles of levees were damaged in this year’s flooding, which included 40 levee breaks just in the Corps’ Omaha District. While some levees in Iowa have been plugged, others levees, such as levee “536” in Atchison County, Missouri, likely won’t be completely repaired until next summer, Corps officials said.The Corps has been operating on a three-prong approach for recovery from current flooding on the river. The first focus is to close the breaches, then work to build the levees back to authorized height. The Corps received $1.1 billion in supplemental funding from Congress last month to help with flood recovery.After that is done, the Corps intends to take a long-term holistic study of the Missouri River system that could take from three to five years to complete. That study would look at long-term adjustments to levees, possibly bringing non-conforming agricultural levees into the federal system and tackling choke points in the river system.There were a lot of concerns about whether the basin can wait as many as five years for a study, which then might lead to congressional funding and action to better protect the basin even further into the future after the study is completed.Speakers in Nebraska City pushed hard on the Corps to change its 2004 master manual for the Missouri River. Farmers and others believe one of the reasons flooding happened in 2011 and 2019 was because the Corps gives too much deference to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for endangered species habitat restoration in the 2004 manual.“Let’s go back to the 1979 manual,” said Leo Ettleman, a farmer in Fremont County, Iowa. He added, “We have got to get Fish and Wildlife out of the management of the Missouri River or we will continue to flood, and that’s all there is to it.”Remus was reluctant to consider changes to the master manual. He said such changes would have to come from Congress or a federal judge ordering the Corps to change the manual.Speaking to DTN after Thursday’s meeting, Remus said the Corps looked at changing the manual after 2011 to factor in climate changes that have intensified rainfall in the northern part of the watershed. That didn’t happen, though, and the Corps right now does not factor in a changing climate to consider how to manage the river.“As long as what comes in must go out, the longer you hold it, the higher the flows are in the fall,” Remus said. “You may be causing flooding as many years as you are preventing it.”Other residents questioned whether the flooding was happening as a way for the Corps and U.S. Fish and Wildlife to take away farmland. The Hoddes, for instance, lost 600 acres in the 2011 flood that had to go permanently into a wetlands program. Remus said he could not talk about issues such as taking of land because of ongoing litigation.Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more