Man United and Man City must pay over £70m to land star hailed by Luis Suarez

first_img Gossip Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 Manchester City and Manchester United will have to spend more than £70million to sign Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.The 23-year-old has been one of the standout performers in Italy ever since he moved to the San Siro in 2017 and drew praise from Barcelona forward Luis Suarez this week. 2 REVEALED RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The centre-back has shone for Inter and Europe’s biggest clubs are now fighting it out to sign him.Both Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in Skriniar, who has also caught the eye of Bayern Munich.But, according to Tuttosport, Inter have warned those chasing the Slovakia international it could cost them more than £70m to sign him.The Serie A side are under no financial pressure to sell and as such they will not let him go cheaply. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND The bizarre reason why Man United didn’t sign new Liverpool playmaker Minamino LATEST ‘perfect fit” Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January center_img Most Popular Transfer News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade GOSSIP targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool tracking Toulouse youngster ahead of possible January move It is understood £70m is the starting price for Skriniar, but a bidding war could cause that figure to go up.The defender, however, may have an impact on the price if he opts to force through a move.Skriniar is hoping to secure a pay rise at Inter, but as of yet they have not met his demands of £3m-a-year. blunder Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar in action against Tottenham in the Champions League. Skriniar celebrates scoring for Internazionale earlier this season. Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino targets Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants outlast_img read more

Sharks’ Joe Thornton enjoying larger role: “I think I can handle the workload”

first_imgSAN JOSE — Joe Thornton’s one-punch altercation with Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek earlier this month — and his verbal jabs on the bench at Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals a few days earlier — made the rounds on social media and no doubt lifted the spirits of his teammates.What’s been just as enjoyable from the Sharks perspective in recent days is seeing Thornton recapture some of his old playmaking form.Going into Tuesday’s game with the Arizona Coyotes, Thornton, playing with …last_img read more

Aquariums in Cape Town and Durban: a blue delight for all

first_imgMarine Month is the perfect time for a visit to the aquarium, where sea creatures and humans meet. The two biggest in South Africa are the uShaka Marine World in Durban and the Two Aquarium in Cape Town.        Old and young alike are fascinated by aquariums. (Image: uShaka Marine World, Facebook, reposted from Allyzahra Dinath)Compiled by Priya PitamberIt is easy for a grown-up to capture the wonder of a kid again when they visit an aquarium, where the otherworldly sea creatures open their minds to adventure and discovery.South Africa’s main coastal cities of Durban and Cape Town house the country’s two largest aquariums, the uShaka Marine World and Two Oceans Aquarium, respectively. Both are immensely delightful to young and old alike.Make the most of the last week of Marine Month to visit these water treasures.Two Oceans AquariumLocated at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, the Two Oceans Aquarium opened its doors in November 1995.Today, it is recognised as one of the top tourist attractions in the Mother City, reads its website.Through its various exhibits, education and conservation programmes, it has become integral in increasing environmental awareness.There is a lot to see at the Two Oceans: it houses more than 3 000 living sea animals, including sharks, fish, turtles and penguins.It also has an ethereal kelp forest and an exhilarating predator exhibit.WatchSee images of some of the amazing specimens at the aquarium:        (Image: Priya Pitamber)        (Image: Priya Pitamber)        (Image: Priya Pitamber)        (Image: Priya Pitamber)uShaka Marine WorldSpanning more than 16 hectares of prime beachfront, it is easy to understand why uShaka Marine World is the biggest theme park in Africa and the fifth-largest aquarium in the world.There is a lot for visitors to do: wild water rides, visit the aquarium, watch the dolphin shows, or eat and shop.There is also a recreation of a 1920s ship wreck.Watch:See some of the amazing activities at the aquarium:        (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)        (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)       (Image: South African Tourism, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)last_img read more

West Coast goes cage free

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramStates continue to battle over whether eggs should come from cage-free hens or caged hens. When we last discussed the topic HERE in May, the governor of the state of Washington had just signed his state’s cage-free requirement into law.Iowa, the nation’s leading egg producing state, has gone the other way in trying to limit cage-free egg production.  Now, Oregon is set to ban the purchase or sale of eggs and egg products from caged hens starting in 2024.  However, Oregon’s law exempts eggs and egg products from caged hens if the sale occurs at a federally inspected plant under the Egg Products Inspection Act or if the caged hens were at a commercial farm with a flock of fewer than 3,000 hens.  You can read the text of the bill HERE.last_img read more

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#StartUp 101 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Adam and Eve. Sonny and Cher. Jobs and Wozniak. Legendary partners all. Sometimes even the most dedicated, uber-competent entrepreneur doesn’t have everything it takes to ensure startup success. That’s when you need that “perfect partner.” But how do you find the right one?Finding that ideal startup partner can be as elusive as finding a compatible mate. And just like millions of people have put their love lives in the hands of technology, you can now find your business soul mate online.  Kaviani co-founded CoFoundersLab less than two years ago with the aim of bringing entrepreneurs together to launch startups. CoFoundersLab makes matches (for free) via its online platform or through in-person Meetups. The company is currently in six markets, but expects to at least double that number by year end. It has also teamed up with TechStars in Boulder, Colo., Harvard i-Labs in Boston, and with New York University’s Stern School of Business. To find out more about how co-founders can help startups succeed,and how founders can find the right partners, I talked with Kaviani and Julie Edge, Ph.D., who is the founder of Inside Edge Solutions, on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, and has worked with Kaviani.RIEVA LESONSKY: CoFoundersLab has been described as “eHarmony for entrepreneurs.” Is looking for a co-founder like looking for a mate?DR. JULIE EDGE: Ironically it is a bit like looking for a marriage partner.You need to have great trust, be able to engage in healthy conflict, and hold the other person accountable. You need the right personality match to get through the dark days together. In business you need to know if this person has the right skill set for you.But don’t look for someone who is “most closely aligned” with how you think. The Hogan Personality Inventory (a personality assessment tool) shows that the best teams are the ones that are the most different on all [measurement] scales.SHAHAB KAVIANI: You also need an equal-level appreciation of the co-founder’s “art” and what they do. The level of complexity for tech roles is highly valued today; the subtle skills of sales and marketing not as highly. But there needs to be mutual appreciation.LESONSKY: If tech skills are more highly valued, how do the co-founders strike the right balance?EDGE: First, you need to make sure you need a co-founder, and not an employee. Co-founders = co-owners, both parties have skin in the game.KAVIANI: Ask yourself, “Am I ready for a co-founder? Can I give up the sole decision making, or am I really just looking for [help]?”LESONSKY: Then why not go it alone and hire the skills you need?EDGE: Not everyone needs a co-founder. If the business doesn’t have to scale quickly, going it alone might be the way to go. Technology is a highly competitive industry with a race to market. To get up and running is often too much work for one person. You need a co-founder so you can divide and conquer and get a leap ahead.KAVIANI: Industries with high partnership rates include clean energy, green businesses, biotech and health. They’re also growing the fastest.EDGE: The biotech and health fields [are ideal for partners] since science and tech come together. Science doesn’t know business. Two to three skill sets are needed to make a company viable. Many accelerators are only looking at co-founder teams. There’s a 12-14 week period to build a company very quickly.LESONSKY: Shahab, you’re a veteran of co-founding. What do you look for?KAVIANI: Here at CoFoundersLab we meaure “teamability.” Are they ready for commitment, and compatible with the team? They need to be empathetic, level-headed, and have ability to look at issues from different points of view.LESONSKY: So in this age of technology, can co-founders have a long-distance relationship? Or do they have to “live” together?KAVIANI: Co-founders don’t need to necessarily spend all their time together, but partners should be within 150 miles of one another and get together at least two to three times a month. [Co-founders] need to build trust. That happens in person. The more distance, the higher the likelihood of failing.LESONSKY: But why would someone need a “matchmaking” service? Isn’t it riskier to partner with a stranger?KAVIANI: Almost half the people who team up now do it with family or old college roommates. But you have to think with your head and not your heart. The new aspect [of our business] is getting people who don’t know one another to team up.EDGE: Trust is the primary reason people turn to people they already know. It’s more comfortable to team up with someone from college. There’s a tradeoff using a service like CoFoundersLab. You get a better fit, but you don’t have trust at the beginning.LESONSKY: How do you establish trust with a stranger?KAVIANI: You have to make sure the innate characteristics of the size of play is the same — that you share a common goal. Do you [each] want to build a lifestyle business or a VC-backed business? These have different tempos and you have to be on the same page. You both have to be willing to do whatever it takes.EDGE: The hard part is people don’t know that at the beginning. And don’t divide the equity too early. One co-founder might not do as much as the other. Don’t worry about defining equity until you understand what each co-founder does.LESONSKY: How does CoFoundersLab help?KAVIANI:We look at a range of skills.  What does each person bring? It could be money, sweat equity, connections or industry experience. Very soon you’ll be able to filter by personality, values and goals.EDGE: The science of personality has been around a long time, but there’s no magic formula. There’s a better chance of success if you’re paired using personality theory. We’re talking about fit, not just for a job, but with another person. Tools, if used properly, pull emotion out of the decision. They make co-founders see how they behave vs. how they think they do.LESONSKY: You both feel strongly about the benefits of a co-founder?EDGE: Yes. Entrepreneurship is a hard road. It’s easier to grow a business if you have someone to share the journey with.KAVIANI: Emotional support is not talked about a lot. But that, and camaraderie are valuable contributors to a startup’s success.Sonny & Cher image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts rieva lesonsky Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Kalpana Dash, Odisha’s first woman mountaineer, dead

first_imgChief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday condoled the demise of Kalpana Dash, Odisha’s first woman mountaineer, saying it would inspire generations of young women in the State.Kalpana (50) died after scaling the Mount Everest on Thursday. She had complained breathlessness while descending from the Everest peak. She died near Balcony area.Kalpana had left for Everest on April 23. She along with Kanchimaya Tamang of Nepal and Liamu Mank of China had conquered the Mt. Everest. Her family members were informed about her death through Whatsapp message. The body of the mountaineer was still in the balcony area. Relatives of Kalpana would travel to Nepal to receive her body.The woman mountaineer from Odisha had first scaled Mt Everest in 2008. During her decade and half-old career, she had trekked many mountains conquering peaks in Europe, America and Australia, besides India.“I am saddened to learn about the demise of Kalpana Dash while descending from Mt. Everest. Her legacy in mountaineering will inspire generations of young women in the State,” said Mr Patnaik expressing condolences to the bereaved family.last_img read more

Amy Brenneman Raises Awareness Of Crohns And Colitis

first_imgAcclaimed Actress Amy Brenneman may play a silenced police chief’s wife in her new role on “The Leftovers,” but she generously lends her voice to help raise awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in a newly refreshed public service awareness campaign.Video: Help Someone You KnowThe campaign features Brenneman, who has suffered from ulcerative colitis, and is now a proud supporter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The goal of campaign is two-fold: 1. To highlight the prevalence of these diseases and 2. To reinforce the seriousness of these diseases. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic diseases that affect nearly 1 in 200 Americans. The physical and emotional toll they take on patients is significant.“I know firsthand how devastating these diseases can be,” Amy Brenneman said. “So, when CCFA asked me to help I was more than happy to get involved. If my support can help even one person, I’d be happy.”Many patients suffer in silence from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and with Ms. Brenneman’s support, hopefully that will change. IBD are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive system. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, bleeding, fever, severe fatigue and weight loss. Many patients require numerous hospitalizations and surgery. The fastest growing patient population is children under the age of 18.“By putting this issue front and center, we want to engage people, raise awareness, and demonstrate our commitment and compassion to finding cures and improving the lives of our patients,” said Richard J. Geswell, President and CEO of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “We know these diseases extend far beyond the bathroom, but it’s a compelling way to get the conversation started.”For the second year in a row, CCFA enlisted the pro-bono help of the global advertising agency, FCB Health. In addition to the :30-second and :60-second TV spots, the campaign consists of radio, print, out-of-home and digital assets.The campaign utilizes the bathroom for a simple reason — it’s easy to recognize. And empathize. The campaign is about helping people understand how difficult it is to live with IBD, while reminding people that have IBD that there’s no reason to hide a normal daily activity. The campaign is designed to raise awareness to help those in need by visualizing the constant disruption of IBD. Showing different feet under the doors of bathroom stalls is meant to highlight the growing rate of IBD, not explain all the symptoms. CCFA is also leveraging social media, asking patients to share their stories online using #IBDselfie to #HelpSomeoneYouKnow.“We had so many great insights to work with. Evolving a campaign that resonates and motivated people is tricky — you want to improve everything without touching the DNA of what made the concept work in the first place,” said Mike Devin, Executive Vice President, Creative Director.last_img read more