Former Man United transfer chief wanted two signings… including ex-Liverpool ace

first_img silverware SORRY REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most read in Premier League changes Javier Ribalta, the former chief scout of Manchester United, has named the two players he wanted to bring to Old Trafford before leaving the club earlier this year.Ribalta departed United after just a year in England, having been hired by the Red Devils in 2017 for the impressive work he had done with Juventus. He left for Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg in July, and has now opened up on his time at Old Trafford. gameday cracker Emre Can spent four seasons at Liverpool before leaving at the end of his contract Can left Liverpool to join Juventus, Ribalta’s former club, while Goretzka headed to Bayern Munich after leaving their Bundesliga rivals Schalke.Ribalta’s spell at United coincided with a period of discontent in the transfer market, with Jose Mourinho, the club’s manager, often complaining about the Red Devils’ business. revealed tense Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Official: Javier Ribalta is our new Sporting Director!📝https://t.co/bf7ILb2BOG pic.twitter.com/braXKuW2sV— FC Zenit in English (@fczenit_en) July 31, 2018Speaking to Tuttosport in Italy, Ribalta was asked which players he is annoyed not to have signed during his career, with Jose Gimenez, the Atletico Madrid defender, named as one target Juventus missed out on during his time with the Old Lady.Ribalta continued by addressing his spell with United, revealing Emre Can and Leon Goretzka are the two players he rues not bringing to Old Trafford. 1 “From my Juventus years, I’d say Gimenez from Atletico Madrid,” Ribalta is quoted as saying by Football Italia. “Let’s say that when he was still at Danubio, I came in too late.“As for my time in Manchester, I was only there for a year but I’d have liked to sign Emre Can and [Leon] Goretzka on free transfers.”Both Germany internationals, midfielders Can and Goretzka completed free transfers over the summer. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? last_img read more

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Polar Bears and Grizzlies Hybridize

first_imgWhat do you get when you cross a polar bear with a grizzly bear?  It’s not a joke; look at the BBC News and see.  You get bears with mixed shades of fur and a blend of characteristics.  Live Science also commented on the BBC report.    Scientists have known that these species can hybridize, but the birth of mixed cubs in a German zoo allowed the first-ever study of them.  The blending of traits extends from behavior down to the individual hairs.    Only one hybrid is known in the wild; a few others have occurred in captivity.  The male hybrid appears to be sterile, but scientists are trying to determine if the female hybrid is capable of bearing offspring.Hybrids are common in plants and animals.  This is nothing all that unusual.  It attracts attention because of the large size of the animals and their distinctive colorations.  Creationists commonly believe that most bears are descendants of a single bear “kind” or baramin.  That’s not evolution in the sense Darwin used the word (common ancestry of all life by unguided processes of variation and selection).  It’s just a sorting out of traits.  The sorting persists according to adaptation to the local environment.  For instance, thick hair on Alaskan dogs helps them survive the cold winter, even though all domestic dogs are the same species.  That kind of “natural selection” is not controversial.  The genetic information was already present.  Coming up with a dog from bacteria is another issue altogether.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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U.S. bison sales hit $350 million in retail

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. bison business has notched $350 million in sales at the retail and restaurant level in 2016, with tight supplies of market-ready animals limiting additional growth in the business, according to information compiled by the National Bison Association.The analysis released this week was based on the association’s latest Economic Size of the U.S. Bison Business model, along with its most recent survey of commercial bison marketers in the United States and Canada.According to the association’s model, the bison business grew from $340 million in sales in 2016 to $350 million in sales last year. That increase, though, was due almost entirely to additional prices for bison meat, rather than from increased production. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 61,300 bison were processed under federal and state inspection last year, which was only 1,000 more than were processed the previous year.Meanwhile, 85% of the marketers responding to the association’s latest survey in November reported that they were unable to fill all of their customers’ orders, with the majority of marketers saying they could sell at least 15% more product at the current prices if supply was available.“The bison market is enjoying strong stability and profitability, with growth projected to continue as long as we can expand herds across the country,” said Dave Carter, executive director of the National Bison Association. “Our primary focus today is reaching out to producers to build the herds of bison across the country.”The National Bison Association is actively reaching out to prospective producers, agricultural lenders, and others with a series of comprehensive resources to encourage new entrants into the bison ranching and marketing business. Information on those resources is available at www.bisoncentral.com. “The growing popularity of bison meat is providing a strong, stable foundation for our business,” Carter said. “Bison today is perhaps the strongest growth area in American agriculture, and a growth area that is bringing back our National Mammal to more of its historic rangelands and pastures.”The National Bison Association has regularly surveyed major commercial marketers since 2011 to gauge issues that are impacting the bison business in the marketplace. The participants in the survey represent more than 85 percent of the bison meat sold in the United States.The association’s assessment of the economic size of the bison business is based on a model using U.S. Department of Agriculture data, along with information provided by the major marketers.last_img read more

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India vs England: Root, Anderson turn match in England’s favour

first_imgEngland’s James Anderson walks back to the pavilion at the end of play on day four of the first Test between England and India at Trent Bridgecricket ground, Nottingham, England, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo)The fourth day of the first Test totally belonged to Joe Root and James Anderson as the pair’s record 10th wicket partnership not only took away India’s hope of an outside chance of a victory but also put England in the driver’s seat going into the fifth and final day at Trent Bridge here Saturday.Resuming the day at 352/9, Root (154 not out) and Anderson (81) put together 198 runs to help England finish 39 runs ahead of India’s total of 457. This is a remarkable achievement considering the hosts were reeling at 298/9 Friday and the duo not only bailed out England but also helped them take reach a total of 496.The partnership became the highest for the 10th-wicket in Test cricket, surpassing the previous record held by Australia’s Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar, who together made 163 against England in July 2013 on the very same ground.In their second innings, the visitors were cruising at 140/1 before losing opener Murali Vijay (52) and Cheteshwar Pujara (55) off consecutive deliveries to put India in a precarious position.India will resume play on Day 5 at 167/3 with a lead of 128 runs with Virat Kohli (8 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (18 not out) at the crease. They will have try their best to not lose any more wickets to give themselves some stability.Root and Anderson put on 133 runs in 34 overs in the morning session to take the hosts well past the Indian total. The Indian bowlers, who appeared quite lethal Friday, were completely helpless and failed to scalp the last wicket.advertisementRoot, who resumed at 78 not out, brought up his fourth century in Tests as the 23-year-old hit 15 boundaries in his 295-ball knock. He was given good support by Anderson, who also achieved a personal milestone by scoring his first half-century in his 95th Test.A certain kind of history was also etched in the match. This is the first time that there have been two century partnerships for the 10th wicket in one match after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami put on 111 runs during India’s first innings.India needed only 4.5 overs in the second session to bowl out England. Their frustration ultimately ended when tailender Anderson was caught brilliantly by Shikhar Dhawan at first slip off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar, who clinched the first five-wicket haul of his Test career (5/82).The Indian openers started well with Dhawan (29) accelerating at run-a-ball but an unnecessary down-the-track shot lobbed the ball directly into spinner Moeen Ali’s hands, who was more than welcome to hold on to it.Vijay, who scored a century in the first innings, partnered Pujara for a steady 91-run partnership before both literally gave away their wickets off successive deliveries. Suddenly from a solid looking 140/1, India were down to 140/3 in a matter of minutes before Kohli and Rahane saw off the next 6.5 overs.last_img read more

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a month agoMan Utd, Liverpool informed of price for Bayer Leverkusen whiz Havertz

first_imgMan Utd, Liverpool informed of price for Bayer Leverkusen whiz Havertzby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayer Leverkusen whiz Kai Havertz is attracting big Premier League interest.The Daily Express says Manchester United and Liverpool have been told they must pay £90million to sign Havertz.German midfielder Havertz is expected to be one of next summer’s hottest transfer properties after he said he could be on the move next summer.Speaking to Sportbuzzer, Havertz said: “I am happy to stay at Leverkusen for one more year. What happens next summer will be experienced in the future.”The 20-year-old has been linked with interest from United and Liverpool as well as Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.And while he is contracted to Leverkusen until the summer of 2022, it is believed the Bundesliga club are ready to cash in. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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16 days ago​Man City boss Guardiola ‘lost cool’ with David Silva

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man City boss Guardiola ‘lost cool’ with David Silvaby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss reportedly lost his temper with one of the senior members of his squad.Guardiola reportedly laid into his countryman, midfielder David Silva.The manager is said to have accused Silva of not running enough in their recent home defeat to Wolves in the Premier League.It is a result that puts two-time reigning Premier League champions City eight points behind Liverpool.Guardiola has reportedly tried to remain calm throughout the season, as he does not want to add further anxiety to the City squad.But he laid into Silva after the Wolves game, per the Daily Mail. He allegedly told the midfielder: “David, you didn’t give us enough running. Where were the legs?”Silva is in his last season at the club and is seen as one of City’s greatest ever players. last_img read more

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In last 2 months 27 robberies reported in unregistered cabs

first_imgGurugram: Commuters beware if the lack of effective public transportation has caused to you take the cab when you are at risk. The official data by Gurugram police reveals that in the last two months only there have been 27 robberies that have taken place. In the latest case, a man from Delhi who had taken a lift was threatened by the drivers that his kidney will be taken out if he does not take out money from the ATM. Eventually, the robbers were able to steal Rs 50,000 from the debit cards of the ATM. Worryingly, not even women travellers are spared. A woman traveller on the pretext of being physically harmed was a robber of her earrings and other valuables in one of the crimes. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsEven as there is a strict law against the movement of the illegal vehicle in the city lack of effective public transportation system has resulted in most of the commuters being dependent on these modes of transportation. Further many of these modes of public transportation provide a much reasonable rate to commute as compared to other means of transportation. A large number of these vehicles can be seen moving in areas along National Highway-8, Manesar, Gurugram- Faridabad road, Golf course road and MG road and Sohna road. While the autos are still the most popular form of public transport for movement of commuters within the city, the cabs are preferred for commuting to Faridabad, Noida and Delhi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderLast year more than twenty thousand autos went- off the city roads after a massive crackdown on the Gurugram Police on the autos operating without legal permits. Later after negotiations, the services resumed. The Gurugram Police also claims that strict action is also being taken on the illegal cabs. If caught these vehicles need to pay a fine Rs 2,000 as per law, however, there are reports of most of the drivers also getting away by paying a bribe of Rs 100-300 to the Police official. Most of the cabs provide transportation services in city MNC’s, BPO’s and even individual owners. The need to earn a quick buck from the commuters has resulted in most of the drivers allowing the vehicles to also provide cab services to commuters. On their part, most of the drivers claim that they are being harassed by the Police and public officials. Lack of providing correct information, usage of black tinted glasses and usage of wrong number plates are some of the major complaints that mainly registered against these vehicles.last_img read more

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Benkirane meets Qatari Attorney General on eve of Conference on recovering

first_imgRabat – Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane held talks on Friday with Qatari Attorney General Ali ben Fetais al- Marri on the restitution of stolen assets in the countries of the “Arab Spring”. The two officials discussed the issue on the eve of the Conference on “recovering Arab Spring countries’ assets” which opens Saturday in Marrakech, Fetais al- Marri said in a statement to MAP after this meeting.Stressing that Morocco has been among the first countries to support the UN efforts in this area, the Qatari official recalled that the Forum of Marrakech comes after the first conference on this issue held last year in Qatar. The forum, which will be attended by ministers of (G8) countries, and justice ministers of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and other countries, will focus on the challenges of recovering these assets and their importance in reviving the ailing economies of these countries.last_img read more

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Beside The Points For Monday April 23 2018

Predictions NBA See more NBA predictions All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetA successful no no nearly killed this man We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeSeattle to earn more frequent flyer milesThe Seattle Seahawks, by virtue of playing in a city that is very far away from other cities that host NFL teams, spend a lot of time on planes. Once every four years, they get a reprieve and get to play in Oakland, a place only 801 miles away. This year the NFL scheduled that advantage away, as Seattle will play Oakland 4,789 miles away in one of the London games. [ESPN]Detroit isn’t as bad off as it seemsEvery year, people talk about a strength of team’s schedule, and every year they tend to use the one thing that isn’t super predictive of future results, namely total wins and losses. Football is fluky, and a team’s win percentage is often no indicator of how a team will do in a subsequent year. What is helpful is looking at Pythagorean wins, which looks at how a team with a given points scored and allowed would be expected to perform as. Ranking strength of schedule by that, a team like Detroit — which has the second hardest schedule according to wins — can breathe easier, as they’d be more in the middle of the pack, with the 15th hardest schedule. [FiveThirtyEight]Pine tar seems like a bigger problem?Gerrit Cole’s spin rate on a fastball jumped from 2,163 rpm last year to 2,332 rpm this season, a jump that Trevor Bauer of the Indians suggested may have been due to the use of pine tar. Several years ago a particularly brazen use of pine tar — which can aid in grip and control of the ball and is super illegal — got Michael Pineda ejected from a game. How widespread this practice is is unclear, but pitchers and managers reportedly seem to tolerate it because many people regardless of club are using it. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Shady way of doing businessWe are several weeks into baseball, which means that finally top-tier talent that was forced to marinate in the minors for an arbitrary two weeks in order to defer free agency for another year is being brought up to the big leagues. The CBA gives teams control over a player for 4 or 5 minor league seasons, then six full major league seasons. Operative word being full; if you force a rookie to spend a few weeks in the minors and then bring him up, teams can defer free agency for an additional year. [The Ringer]Don’t call it a tankThe Miami Marlins, which FiveThirtyEight forecasts will have an estimated 60 wins at the end of this season (the lowest in the league), are in part owned by Derek Jeter, who oversaw a roster wipe. Confronted about this by HBO’s Bryant Gumbel, Jeter vehemently denied that the tank was on and that he truly expects the team to contend this year. [Miami Herald]Browns attempt to defy historySince 1950, the Browns have drafted 49 quarterbacks. Of those, eight were in the first round. Only one of those eight was a successful pick, Bernie Kosar, who led the Browns to three AFC championship games. In their whole history, they’ve had 55 different starting quarterbacks, of whom only 11 started in a playoff game, and only 2 since 1993. Let’s see what they do with their No. 1 pick. [ESPN]Big Number(s)21 pitchesCongratulations to San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt and condolences to viewers of a baseball game he played in! Belt has the record for most pitches in a single at bat, with 21 pitches. The at bat lasted 12 minutes and 45 seconds. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: neil:That has to be one of the least likely no-hitters ever(at least based on the opponent)chris.herring:I’m just seeing the highlights of the no-hitter! Thats so shady! The error they called def shouldve been a hit! read more

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