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Tottenham transfer news: Goal machine targets head-to-head

Tottenham transfer news: Goal machine targets head-to-head

first_imgWhat is being said?The skill I have for the game and the joy I play it with are gifts from God. I know I can help my team out with a goal or a pass at any time and that gives me a lot of confidence in myself and in my team-mates– Teofilo Gutierrez[Pochettino] has just given me the belief and opportunity to play. He has worked with me in this position that I play. It’s quite free, it’s all-attacking so it suits me but he speaks to me all the time about different situations and how I can improve my game– Jay Rodriguez on Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham striker transfer targets Teofilo Gutierrez and Jay Rodriguez 1center_img Strikers who can score goals. That’s what Tottenham need and it’s what they will get if manager Mauricio Pochettino gets his way in January. Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight puts two targets head-to-head…What’s the latest?On Gutierrez:Pochettino apparently wants to overhaul his attacking line and has Teofilo Gutierrez in his sights as well as Borussia Monchengladbach attacking midfielder Patrick Herrmann. Gutierrez, who was linked with Ronald Koeman’s Southampton in the summer, could cost £6m if Pochettino decides he is his man.On Rodriguez:Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have not worked out as a partnership and Harry Kane has been used in cup competitions, which is why Rodriguez is being tracked having played under Pochettino at Southampton. It is believed the manager has been in regular contact with his pals on the south coast as he monitors the strikers fitness on his recovery from a knee injury. However, chairman Daniel Levy may have to part with £15m.What will Gutierrez bring?His link up play is good and his goal record is decent, with Gutierrez scoring six goals in 11 games for Colombia during their World Cup qualification in a partnership with Radamel Falcao. Former national coach Francisco Maturana has claimed that when Colombia play well, it’s “almost always down to Gutierrez” who managed one goal in four games in Brazil. A lifelong River Plate fan, he once required a police escort from the pitch when playing for Racing Club against River’s enemies, Boca Juniors when he gestured to the Bombonera crowd. Additionally, he also once pulled a gun on his Racing team-mates, which turned out to be a replica. All we’re saying is that Spurs have been accused of being too nice and lacking fiery characters..What will Rodriguez bring?Like Gutierrez, Rodriguez brings goals and lots of them. He ruptured his knee ligament in April, which ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup where he was said to be a shoo-in for a seat on the England plane having scored 15 Premier League goals in what was his second season in the Premier League. Prior to his move in 2012 he top scored for Burnley with 21 goals, was named Burnley Players’ Player of the Season and named in the PFA Championship Team of the Season.Video evidence:last_img read more

SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE

SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE

first_imgBUSINESS: Cooneys Home & Garden in Letterkenny offer the largest selection of ‘Back to School’ items in the Northwest including school bags, lunch boxes, pencil cases, copy books and a complete range of stationery!Dreading searching the town to style out your son or daughter for the new school term? Look no further than Cooneys Home & Garden. We have everything you need in store, suitable for both National & Secondary school students!Our range of schoolbags include Ridge 53, Jeep, Totto and a selection of Disney character bags which are offered with a quality guarantee.We also have some fantastic special offers on stationery in store including 10 (120 page) copy books for ONLY €3!Grab a bargain at Cooneys Home & Garden – your one stop shop for Back to School gear! SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE was last modified: August 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the Week

The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgA-maze-ing, amirite? Photo courtesy of WoodnuttGeocache Name:Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/2Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Some geocaches just go above and beyond the traditional idea of what a geocache is. In particular, this geocache combines not only a multi-stage puzzle-solving adventure, but also inventive and creative containers. On top of all that, the geocache creator partnered directly with the Alabama State Parks department to ensure that this geocache will entertain geocachers for years to come. Just a look through the Found It logs will give you a glimpse into what geocachers think of this geocache. If you’re ever in the area, stop in, try your luck at the maze and earn this awesome smiley.What the geocache owner, Woodnutt, has to say:“I have always enjoyed working with wood and have built houses, furniture, cabinets and canoes; so geocaches were something that fit right in.  Building different, unique and creative caches is what I enjoy the most…The partnership with the Alabama State Parks began with a request by the manager of Chewacla State Park to the geocaching community about placing caches in his park…I read all the logs on all of my caches, however the ones that are positive and really enjoyed the cache are the ones that I enjoy the most.  Creative caches take a lot of time and money to build and place and when you receive a log from someone that enjoyed the cache and their time outdoors makes the effort to place the cache worthwhile.  The favorite points are nice to see as well and let others know the cache is worth the time to find.To the geocaching community I would like to say thank you for your logs and favorite points and ask that you take care of the cache.  Sometimes things break, just let the cache owner know so it can be corrected.  I have had a number of caches stolen or damaged as I know many other cache owners have which is very dishearten after the effort place in the cache.  Otherwise, enjoy the great outdoors and geocaching.”What geocachers are saying:“I’ve heard so much about this cache through other finders. I wasn’t going to leave the park without it! I played with the maze for a good 30 minutes and had no luck. One of the park workers and her two daughters stopped to help me out, and finally we had the treasure in hand!” – Leleboo_05“Wow! This is one of the best caches we’ve ever done and that’s saying a lot because we’ve done so many of your caches, Woodnutt, and they’ve all been so well thought out, crafty and some were just downright evil (LOL)! We loved them all, but this one was ingenious!” – Zargonians“I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it before, I really enjoyed the concept and the work that went into making this. Gains a favorite point from me and swapped out TBs. TFTC!” – PhystyPhotos:Happy geocachers after the find! Photo by geocacher megrace11Follow the map to the treasure. Photo courtesy of WoodnuttTreasure! Photo courtesy of WoodnuttSolve the maze to open the treasure. Photo courtesy of WoodnuttWhat’s the most creative geocache container you’ve ever found? Tell us and post photos in the comments. SharePrint RelatedAre you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the WeekApril 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Arrrrrrr you fan of Pirates? — Nashuan’s First Cache (GC1D56C) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2013In “Community”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Rebuilding After the Hurricanes

Rebuilding After the Hurricanes

first_imgSiddarth Narayan is a post doctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Michael Beck is an adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Unfolding Community Resilience Designing Homes and Communities That Can Survive a DisasterResilient CommunitiesIt Takes a Village to Be Resilient Designing Houses and Communities To Be Smarter and More ResilientResilience: Designing Homes for More Intense StormsMaking the Case for Resilient Design A 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes made landfall in the continental United States ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria across the United States and the Caribbean provide tragic reminders of the catastrophic risks we face on our coasts.Coastlines are being developed rapidly and intensely in the United States and worldwide. The population of central and south Florida, for example, has grown by six million since 1990. Many of these cities and towns face the brunt of damage from hurricanes and are looking for better and cheaper ways to reduce their risks. Yet this rapid coastal development is destroying natural ecosystems like marshes, mangroves, and coral reefs — resources that help protect us from catastrophes.In a new and unique partnership funded by Lloyd’s of London, we worked with colleagues in academia, environmental organizations, and the insurance industry to calculate the financial benefits that coastal wetlands provide by reducing storm surge damages from hurricanes. Our recently published study found that this function is enormously valuable. It offers new evidence that protecting natural ecosystems is a cost-effective way to reduce risks from coastal storms and flooding. Reducing risk through conservationOur study demonstrates that we can measure the reduction in flood risks that coastal ecosystems provide — a concern that is central for the risk and insurance industry and for coastal managers. We show that these risk reduction benefits are significant and make a strong case for conserving and protecting our coastal ecosystems — an issue central to conservation practitioners.The next step is to use these benefits to create incentives for wetland conservation and restoration. Homeowners and municipalities could receive reductions on insurance premiums for managing wetlands. Post-storm spending should include more support for this natural infrastructure. And new financial tools such as resilience bonds, which incentivize investments in measures that reduce risk, could support wetland restoration efforts too. Wetlands reduce flood losses from storms every year, not just during single catastrophic events. We examined the effects of marshes across 2,000 storms in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. These marshes reduced flood losses annually by an average of 16%, and up to 70% in some locations. By Siddarth Narayan and Michael Beck After the 2017 hurricanesAs communities in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean assess their losses, the conversation is starting to turn toward rebuilding and improving resilience against future storms.It is human nature to want to return to the status quo after a disaster. More often than not, this means rebuilding seawalls and concrete barriers. But concrete walls are expensive, will need constant upgrades as sea levels rise and will further damage our natural ecosystems.Even after suffering years of damage, Florida’s mangrove wetlands and coral reefs play crucial roles in protecting the state from hurricane surges and waves. And yet, over the last six decades urban development has eliminated half of Florida’s historic mangrove habitat. Losses are still occurring across the state from the Keys to Tampa Bay and Miami. Protecting and nurturing these natural first lines of defense could help Florida homeowners reduce damages to their properties during future storms.Protecting coastal ecosystems is not a full remedy for coastal risks, but it should be part of a portfolio of solutions, from elevating buildings to strengthening levees to flood proofing. Beyond hurricane season, coastal communities face a crucial question: whether they can rebuild in ways that make them better-prepared for the next storm while also conserving their natural resources. Our work shows that the answer is yes. RELATED ARTICLES The economic value of flood protection from wetlandsAlthough there is a broad understanding that wetlands can protect coastlines, researchers have not explicitly measured how and where these benefits translate into dollar values in terms of reduced risks to people and property. To answer this question, our group worked with experts who understand risk best: insurers and risk modelers.Using the industry’s storm surge models, we compared the flooding and property damages that occurred with wetlands during Hurricane Sandy to the damages that would have occurred if these wetlands were lost. First we compared the extent and severity of flooding during Sandy to the flooding that would have happened in a scenario where all the coastal wetlands were lost. Then, using high-resolution data on assets in the flooded locations, we measured the property damages for both simulations. The difference in damages — with wetlands and without — gave us an estimate of the damages that were avoided due to the presence of these ecosystems.Our paper shows that during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, coastal wetlands prevented more than $625 million in direct property damages by buffering coasts against the storm surge. Across 12 coastal states, from Maine to North Carolina, wetlands and marshes reduced damages by an average of 11%.These benefits varied widely by location at the local and state level. In Maryland, wetlands reduced damages by 30%. In highly urban areas like New York and New Jersey they provided hundreds of millions of dollars in flood protection.Wetlands reduced damages in most locations, but not everywhere. In places in North Carolina and the Chesapeake Bay, wetlands redirected the surge in ways that protected properties directly behind them, but caused greater flooding to some properties, mainly in front of the marshes. Just as we would not build in front of a seawall or a levee, it is important to be aware of the impacts of building near wetlands.Coastal wetlands and flood damage reduction: A collaboration between academia, conservation, and the risk industrylast_img read more

Lady Troopers, Perlas Spikers log victories

Lady Troopers, Perlas Spikers log victories

first_imgMOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “We realized that we need to help each other and get everybody involved,” said Kathy Bersola, who had 15 points.Lakia Bright topscored with 16 points, while Nicole Tiamzon (13) and Yasemin Yildirin (11) also came through for BanKo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vargas opens bowling tilt, seeks peace within POC Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Earlier, the Perlas Spikers hammered out a 25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16 triumph over the BaliPure Water Defenders.It was a morale-restoring win for PacificTown-Army, which fell to Creamline last Wednesday after returning to the league on a triumphant note with a victory over BaliPure in the opening game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMotolite, meanwhile, missed the services of top player Myla Pablo reportedly due to a recurring injury.In authoring BaliPure’s second straight defeat, BanKo Perlas proved that it has already found chemistry among the locals and foreign players. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd03:15‘Perla’ intensifies into severe tropical storm00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PacificTown-Army and BanKo Perlas encountered little challenge Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.The veteran Lady Troopers brandished a reliable weapon in Lena Lymareva-Flink, who fired 22 points in a 25-21, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21 win over the debuting Motolite Spikers.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more