Rodgers pretends over Leicester offer for Juventus defender

first_imgLeicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, is coy over reports of bidding for Juventus defender Merih Demiral. Reports in Italy claim Leicester have had a bid of about £25million rejected for the player, who joined Juventus from Sassuolo only last summer. Demiral may also be allowed to depart the Italian champions on loan.Advertisement Rodgers said: “We know what we want to do this window and we’ll try. We know we want to strengthen. Read Also:‘Nobody will leave Leicester City – Rodgers “At this stage of the season, all the rumours are there. He’s a talented player. There is nothing to add.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Wonder What Keanu Reeves Spends His Paychecks On?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… last_img read more

Gunners chairman wants more success

first_img Press Association Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick is confident manager Arsene Wenger can soon deliver more trophies to the Emirates Stadium following their FA Cup triumph. Press Association Sport understands the formal announcement of Wenger’s contract extension is imminent, with the 64-year-old soon set to head off to the World Cup in his role as a pundit for French television. Keswick said: “I hope he will continue and there will be successes to come in the very near future. We have added one trophy, and we want more. center_img “Anybody who does a job like that, for as long as he has, deserves every success that comes his way. He did it and I have never seen a man more delighted,” Keswick added on the club’s official website. Wenger has been promised up to a £100million transfer budget with which to bolster the squad in an attempt to bridge the seven-point gap on Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City. Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann is one reported target, with Carlos Vela potentially involved as Arsenal have a buy-back clause on the Mexican forward which could be used as leverage. Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier is an option should out-of-contract Bacary Sagna leave. The Ivory Coast defender, 21, told Eurosport France: “It is true that I would be a bit disappointed to stay in Toulouse after a season like this one. I want to try something else. “I have never prioritised a club in England as even the promoted clubs are respectable, so I would take the opportunity for the one that will show the most interest in me, that will give me the most game time. “After that, you can’t really say no to Arsenal. “It is a club with history, with a French manager, who has welcomed many France players. Plus, Arsenal are always thereabouts when it comes to trophies and a club that plays in the Champions League.” The future of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, who played at Wembley against Hull, is also unclear as he too could depart on a free transfer, with Newcastle and Swansea both touted as possible destinations. last_img read more

Hey, App Developers: You May Be Missing A Big Opportunity In Poor And Middle America

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Unsurprisingly, given that their mobile phone is their primary communications device, these lower-income wireless-first households also use their phones more than others to access the Internet, as Pew Research finds: Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Each year the percentage of households embracing mobile while cutting their landline phone service keeps rising. This makes sense; the need for a landline phone keeps diminishing even as the utility of mobile phones keeps increasing. In my home, we keep a landline phone solely because my wife and I need to be able to reach our youngest kids when we’re not home, and we don’t want to give them mobile phones.Plus, the “home phone” serves as a convenient place to send telemarketing spam.But “wireless-only” or “wireless-primary” households aren’t exactly evenly distributed. As reflected in data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), wireless-only households tend to be young, poor or both. In fact, 54.7% of adults living in poverty (i.e., household income of $23,850 for a family of four) lived in a wireless-only household, compared to 47.5% of “near-poor” (i.e., household income greater than $23,850 but less than $47,700) adults. These two income categories comprise roughly 50% of the U.S. population, so it’s not an insignificant market. It may, however, be grossly underserved.Do Mobile App Developers Reflect Mobile App Users?The New York Times recently carried an excellent article on Silicon Valley’s youth problem. As the argument goes, young developers are building all sorts of cool apps, but not necessarily apps that matter. Why? Because this demographically insular crowd builds apps for other rich kids like themselves. As the author concludes, we may be living in a “frenzied bubble of app-making,” giving rise to a “vague[] dread that what we are making might not be that meaningful.”If we assume that developers will tend to write apps that meet the needs of their familiar demographic profile, then suddenly the potential problem becomes clear. Most wireless-first households tend to be poor, as noted, and they aren’t located in Silicon Valley: Related Posts While East and West Coasters may think themselves the pinnacle of technological progress, it’s Middle America that leads the way in going “all in” on mobile adoption. People hugging the coasts get the best broadband, but they’re laggards when it comes to abandoning their landlines for mobile phones. And maybe, as a new Pew Research report highlights, it’s because the more affluent coastal communities can afford to keep talking on their landlines, while the young and poor choose to save money by going mobile.Still, given that nearly half the U.S. households are considered “poor” or “near poor,” and demographically look different from the average app developer, do app developers risk missing half the U.S. population?America’s Mobile Population Matt Asay So we may have rich, young twenty-somethings building apps for other rich, young twenty-somethings, ignoring the Middle American poor.Or not. Despite anecdotal experience with Silicon Valley’s youthful developers, the typical mobile app developer—asEvans Data has found—is actually a highly educated male in his mid-thirties with several years of app-development experience and a few kids. While this doesn’t match the Silicon Valley “brogrammer” type, it’s also not reflective of the typical wireless first household. In fact, as Slate reports, there’s even a clear developer divide between Android and Apple’s iOS. Through a series of heat maps, it becomes clear that the rich use iPhones and the comparatively poor use Android. Developers target apps for iOS in part because that’s where the money is and, frankly, in part because that’s likely what they use, given their own demographic profiles.Do The Poor Need Apps?Which may leave half the U.S. population without anyone really bothering to write apps for them. How can this be a good thing?It’s not merely a matter of commercial developers, either. Tim O’Reilly recently talked about the mismatch between technological progress and government (“Technology and Trust: The Challenge of 21st Century Government“). Governments are failing to bring essential services to citizens through convenient media. This cuts particularly hard against the poor who, again, tend to primarily access the Internet on their phones. Sure, this isn’t new, and it’s not necessarily fair to call out app developers for not writing code for an audience that won’t necessarily be able to pay them. It’s not as if app developers are raking in the big bucks, after all. But it’s still troubling that app developers so poorly reflect the demographics of roughly half the U.S. population, and hence are unlikely to code for their needs. Do you agree this is a problem? Why or why not? I’d love to hear your thoughts, as well as suggestions as to how to ensure app development meets a broader swath of needs. Lead image by Flickr user Owen Byrne, CC 2.0 Tags:#app developers#Demographics#income inequality#mobile#Pew Internet Research last_img read more

Man Utd-linked Bale urged to snub Premier League

first_imgTransfers Man Utd-linked Bale advised to snub Premier League move because it’s too physical Stephen Darwin Last updated 1 year ago 16:43 11/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Gareth Bale Real Madrid 2017 Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Primera División Gareth Bale The Welshman has seen his career at the Bernabeu blighted by injury but his international manager thinks he would be better off staying in Spain Wales boss Chris Coleman has advised star man Gareth Bale to snub any advances from the Premier League and stay at Real Madrid.The 28-year-old winger has had something of a tumultuous time in the Spanish capital in recent months having struggled with injury problems that have restricted him to just nine appearances in 2017-18.United 14/1 to win PL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Manchester United have long been linked with a move for the Welshman, while former club Tottenham have also been mentioned by the Spanish media as a possible destination.Bale has always maintained that he is content in Spain and, although Coleman admits he would urge the player to leave if he was ever unhappy, he believes it would not be the best idea for his career, and physical condition, to head back to England.”I’d like to see Gareth wherever he’s going to be happy,” said Coleman. “If I’m going to be the Welsh manager for two more years, or four more years, I’d like to see him stay at Real Madrid.”Okay, he’s picked up a lot of injuries but generally the Premier League is much tougher than La Liga in terms of the physicality. It’s very tough the Premier League.”When he’s happy he plays good football. When he comes to us and he’s happy we see an amazing player. If he’s happy in Madrid, fine. If not, he should go and play somewhere where he is happy.”Sometimes the harder you work to get back, the longer it takes for you to get back because you pick up niggles. He’s finding that out now, Bale.”It’s a shame really, he’ll be a loss for them [Real Madrid] and we need him now also. We’re always a stronger force when you have someone like that in your ranks.”Bale has won three Champions League titles since his move to the Bernabeu from Tottenham in 2013 but made just 19 league appearances last season owing to his injury issues.And the former Spurs man suffered another set-back recently, with Madrid confirming that he had picked up a groin strain in a training session on November 9.last_img read more

Awakening your soul

first_imgIt’s almost impossible to avoid using all animal products; if you’re still causing animal suffering without realizing it, what’s the point? It is impossible to live your life without causing some harm; we’ve all accidentally stepped on ants or breathed in gnats, but that doesn’t mean we should intentionally cause unnecessary harm. Just because you might accidentally hit someone with your car is no reason to run someone over on purpose. Does milking a cow hurt the cow? Also Read – Feel what you fearMost cow owners do not wash their hands, do not have soft hands or do not milk gently. Nor do they put any cream or lotion on the udders afterwards. More than 50 per cent of cows’ udders become sore. They suffer from mastitis, an infection of the udders that cause swelling and makes milking very painful. Are guinea pigs suited to the hot temperatures such as in India? The ideal temperature range for a Guinea pig is between 18-25 degrees Celsius. Anything above or below this range can lead to your pet Guinea pig becoming stressed. In hot weathers such as in many parts of India, Guinea pigs can suffer from heat stress, lethargy, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration. Even though your Guinea pig might not display very obvious signs of being affected by the heat, hot climate can take a considerable toll on your pet’s health. So before adopting a Guinea pig, please ensure that the climate where you live is suitable for your pet as well. Also Read – HomecomingMy rabbit’s teeth are misaligned and he/she is constantly drooling. Should I be concerned? Misaligned teeth along with signs of drooling, frequent dropping of food, lack of appetite, wet fur around the mouth etc. can be a sign of something serious like Malocclusions. Teeth are a vital part of the rabbit’s digestive system so dental problems can lead to more serious conditions. If you see any of these symptoms, it is better to get your rabbit checked out by a pet so that you can catch any problem early and fix the problem before it gets worse. How can I test the water in my aquarium? There are several water test kits on the market that are available from most good pet shops. We recommend that you regularly test the pH, ammonia (NH4), nitrite (NO2), nitrate (NO3) and dissolved oxygen (DO) levels. It is important that the ammonia and nitrite are at a very low concentration, and that the pH is stable. The nitrate level is less critical because it is not dangerous to fish unless at very high levels. (Views expressed and information provided are personal. Send your questions to [email protected])last_img read more

Hassenhuttl reflects on FA Cup loss Derby

first_imgSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed his frustrations after his team surrendered a two goal lead in their FA Cup replay loss to Derby county.Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond gave the Saints the lead 25 minutes into the second half, but Harry Wilson and Martyn Waghorn on target in the final 15 minutes of the game to force extra-time and penalties, during which Southampton lost 5-3.“It’s a nightmare I think because we had again a big chance to be in the next round and gave it away. If you have two times a chance to win and don’t do it then you don’t deserve to be in the next round so congratulations to Derby County. We have to concentrate on the Premier League now,” Hasenhüttl said, according to the club’s official website.Southampton FC v Manchester United - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Southampton vs Manchester United Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Southampton and Manchester United will open the Matchday 3 in the Premier League tomorrow afternoon at 13:30 (CET).“We didn’t have a good first-half but we made the right decisions at half-time and change the system and the shape. It was much better in the second-half as we had more chances and more pressure in front.”“After the 2-0, we were maybe thinking about what happened in Derby and then at 2-1 you could feel that the guys were a little bit nervous and they got the second goal. It was too easy.”“In extra-time there were three great chances for us, also for Derby too but both teams were struggling and in the shootouts it’s always about luck but they deserved it more because they fought back twice.”last_img read more