Real Madrid are considering an ambitious approach for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.The Spaniard has endured a difficult second season at Stamford Bridge and was booed by Chelsea fans on Saturday following the alleged part he played in Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Reports in Spain are claiming that the former Barcelona playmaker is on Real’s shortlist of summer targets, along with club team-mate Eden Hazard.According to Fichajes.net, Fabregas has fallen out with a number of his Chelsea colleagues and is now thinking about a move back to La Liga.Real are set for a huge summer spending spree to try and bridge the gap between themselves and arch-rivals Barcelona.And although playing for Real would be a moral dilemma for Fabregas, the 28-year-old is understood to be open to a move to Los Blancos. 1 Cesc Fabregas
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesCharly Musonda has joined Celtic on loan from Chelsea for 18 months. It will see the 21-year-old Belgian spend the whole of next season at Parkhead as well as the rest of the current campaign.Baba and Nathan go tooEmbed from Getty ImagesBaba Rahman’s loan move back to Schalke has been confirmed, while Chelsea have loaned Nathan to Portuguese top-flight side Belenenses.Left-back Baba, 23, has been out of action for almost a year, having suffered a serious knee injury while on loan at Schalke last season.He has rejoined the German club on an 18-month loan deal, so will spend next season with them as well as the rest of the current campaign.Nathan’s move is for the rest of the season.Palmer back in actionEmbed from Getty ImagesKasey Palmer played 45 minutes for Chelsea’s development side on Monday evening as part of his comeback from a hamstring injury.Palmer, whose season-long loan at Huddersfield was recently cut short, came on for the second half in a Premier League 2 match against Everton.Daishawn Redan scored for Chelsea, who lost 2-1.Blues to face HullEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea have been drawn at home to Championship side Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, Tottenham who face a fourth-round replay at Wembley against Newport County, will be away to Millwall or Rochdale if they avoid an upset against the Welsh club.QPR look at trialistsEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR are giving a trial to Arsenal’s Aaron Eyoma and Forest Green Rovers’ Charlie Cooper.Eyoma, a 20-year-old winger, has not made a senior appearance for the Gunners. He spent part of last season on loan at Dutch second-tier side FC Volendam.Midfielder Cooper, also 20, was signed by Forest Green from Birmingham City last year.Both featured for QPR’s development side in a match against Colchester on Monday afternoon.So too did Grant Hall, who was passed fit to play following knee trouble.Colchester won the game 3-2. Rangers’ goals were scored by Ilias Chair and Chay Tilt.Prohouly exit confirmedQPR have confirmed the departure of youngster Axel Prohouly.West London Sport recently revealed that Prohouly, Dan Darbyshire and Danny Rowe were set to leave by mutual consent after being told they have no future at the club.Rangers have since confirmed the departures of Darbyshire and Rowe, and Prohouly has now also moved on. The French forward, 20, was signed in the summer of 2015 after being released by Monaco. He did not made a first-team appearance for the R’s.Vibe deal agreedBrentford have agreed a £1m deal to sell Lasse Vibe to Yanbian FC.West London Sport recently revealed that Vibe, 30, was in talks with the Chinese clubEdun could be loaned outEmbed from Getty ImagesFulham are hoping to loan out Tayo Edun before Wednesday’s transfer deadline and offload Rafa Soares.The Whites want midfielder Edun (pictured), 19, to gain more first-team experience and he is available along with young Estonian Mattias Kait.Soares joined on loan from Porto in the summer and has hardly featured, and the Portuguese outfit are only willing to end his tenure at Craven Cottage if he secures a move to another club.Spanish club Levante are interested in signing youngster Matt O’Riley on loan but Fulham do not want him to go
LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES “Having it here can encourage other communities to do the same,’’ said Daut on the second day of the Children’s Games Thursday at the Baguio Athletics Bowl. “But these communities should not be totally dependent on what the PSC has been giving. They should also be self-reliant in terms of looking for support,’’ added Daut, who is also deputy national training director of the Philippine Sports Institute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOver 400 kids from the area began to play in various team sports such as volleyball, football, basketball and running in the three-day competition that will end Friday.It was the fourth offering of the Unesco-cited Children’s Games after holding it in Davao City, La Trinidad, Benguet and Iligan City for the children of evacuees from war-torn Marawi City. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next PSC chair Butch Ramirez said the Games would return to Davao in Turil town this weekend, which will gather children from different religious and tribal backgrounds to play together and socially interact.“The more kids that can play, the more talents we can discover. These Games, however, are not just about producing excellent athletes. It’s also about increasing the participation and the awareness to motivate more kids to get into the playing field,’’ said Daut. Children’s Games in Baguio City.BAGUIO CITY—The Children’s Games of the Philippine Sports Commission here in the country’s Summer capital should serve as a template for other communities to replicate.Professor Henry Daut, PSC head for grassroots sports development, said making the Games designed for 12-year-old kids and younger a regular activity in the city’s 128 barangays would not only promote fun and fitness but also expand the talent base of future elite athletes.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swim View comments
Paul Valthaty came up with a fine all-rounder performance as Punjab beat Delhi by 29 runs during their IPL match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday. Score | PhotosValthaty not only scored a fine 62 but also claimed Delhi batsman Irfan Pathan.Chasing 171, Delhi got off to a good start against Punjab with openers David Warner and Naman Ojha scoring in boundaries. Ojha was especially brutal on Shalabh Srivastava, hitting him for a four and two sixes in the sixth over of the innings.But eventually it was Srivastava, who broke their stand in the eight over by getting rid of Ojha on 28. An outside edge off Ojha’s bat was pouched by skipper Adam Gilchrist behind the stumps on 52/1.There was more cheer for Srivastava in the 10th over when he scalped the other opener David Warner on 29. Warner charged down the track in an attempt to hit Srivastava past the boundary, but didn’t get the ball of the sweet spot of the bat and it looped high in the sky before being easily pouched by Gilchrist on 67/2.In the 12th over Punjab leg spinner Piyush Chawla struck to despatch Sridharan Sriram cheaply to reduce Delhi to 72/3. But Chawla hadn’t finished as yet and in the 14th over he struck again to send back Delhi’s in-form batsman Venugopal Rao on 16, reducing Delhi to 90/4.Paul Valthaty, who scored a fine 62 in the first innings, came around to do some more damage. He scalped the same man who had claimed his wicket during the Punjab innings. A short ball saw Irfan Pathan hit out in the deep to Mandeep Singh when the team total was 92.advertisementNext, it was the turn of Delhi skipper James Hopes to take a walk back to the dug out. He became Chawla’s third victim when Delhi were batting on 97.New man Travis Brit, too did not stay for too long and was sent back Praveen Kumar on 116/7.Delhi could only managed to score 141/8 in their stipulated 20 overs and ended up losing the match by 29 runs. Punjab inningsPaul Valthaty and Shaun Marsh put 102 runs for the second wicket as Punjab scored a fine 170/6 against Delhi.Earlier, Delhi captain James Hopes won the toss and elected to field in the 60th IPL match of the season. Delhi managed to get a wicket in the fourth over when their South African paceman Morne Morkel got rid of captain Adam Gilchrist when the score was 21.Glichrist wanted to slog the ball past the boundary but failed to connect properly and gave a catch to David Warner at mid-on.Post the early setback, Punjab’s Aussie batsman Shaun Marsh and the other opener Paul Valthaty got on with a partnership helping the team to 70/1 in 10 overs.The two batted steadily as the Punjab run rate gradually climbed to more than eight an over. The duo put 102 runs for the second wicket before, Delhi paceman Irfan Pathan got rid of both on consecutive balls in the 15th over.First Pathan got the better of Marsh on 46 with an away moving ball that took the top edge of his bat to fall in Morke’s hands when the team total was 123.On the very next ball, Pathan’s ball entered Valthaty’s bat-pad gate to crash against his stumps on 62. His 50-ball innings that included six fours and three sixes finally came to an end on the third ball of the 15th over.An over later, Aavishkar Salvi claimed David Hussey cheaply and Punjab were 138/4. Then Irfan Pathan claimed his third victim in the form of Mandeep Singh in the 19th over. A fuller ball of Pathan that missed Singh’s bat crashed into his stumps when he was batting on 11. Punjab lost their fifth wicket on 156.Dinesh Karthik was the last wicket for fall from the Punjab camp as they posted a fine 170/6 on board. Karthik fell to Salvi on 27.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wagner laments Schindler red card after Huddersfield defeat to Burnleyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner believes Christopher Schindler’s dismissal influenced defeat to Burnley.The Terriers lost 2-1 as Schindler was sent off before halftime.Wagner, speaking to BBC Sport, said: “The sending off was the big decision that went against us, even if I thought it was the correct decision.”We started the game well and took the lead. We take this result on the chin. We have our own plan and schedule of what we have to do.”Statistically 100% we are relegated because no team has survived with 10 points after 21 games but this doesn’t change that we have something in our mind of what we will do.”We beaten lot of statistics in the past. We know what we have to do. We have our plan to follow and this plan is independent of where we are in the table.”
OSU sophomore defender Tyler Kidwell (12) battles for possession of the ball with Notre Dame senior forward Vince Cicciarelli (21) during a Nov. 23 game in South Bend, Ind. OSU lost, 2-1. Credit: Kevin Sabitus / The ObserverA valiant effort against the No. 1 seed and defending champions came up short Sunday night, as the Ohio State men’s soccer team saw its season come to an end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.OSU (9-8-5) battled Notre Dame (12-4-4) for all 90 minutes, but ultimately the firepower of the Fighting Irish was too much for the Buckeyes to handle. OSU outshot Notre Dame, 12-10, but fell by a final score of 2-1 in rain-soaked South Bend, Ind.OSU came out firing, looking to build an early lead against the defending champs. Five different Buckeyes fired the first five shots of the game, including two that came in on Notre Dame redshirt-senior goalkeeper Patrick Wall. The Buckeyes were unable to break through with their early attacks, though.The Fighting Irish did not register their first shot of the game until the 23nd minute, when OSU redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov knocked away a chance with a dive.However, about seven minutes later, it was a penalty kick that put OSU in a 1-0 hole.Junior defender Kyle Culbertson was whistled for a foul in the box, earning him a yellow card and Notre Dame a penalty shot. The penalty was then converted by Notre Dame sophomore defender Brandon Aubrey, for his third goal of the season.Refusing to back down, OSU made sure that deficit did not last long.About three and a half minutes after Notre Dame took the lead, OSU sophomore forward Danny Jensen netted his sixth goal of the season.Jensen received the ball in front of the net off a corner kick from freshman defender Hunter Robertson, and put it past Wall to knot the game at one.OSU appeared to take the lead just before the half with a goal off a free kick, but it was waved off because of a handball. Jensen was then issued a yellow card, and the game went into the break tied at one.For the opening half, OSU outshot Notre Dame, 7-4, controlling the action throughout. Wall made three saves for the Irish, while Ivanov contributed two of his own.OSU continued to control the pace to open the second half, and had two close calls with shots from senior midfielder Yianni Sarris and Culbertson within the first 10:09.However, that trend turned around in the 69th minute, when Notre Dame freshman forward Brandon Gallagher received a through pass and beat the OSU defense and Ivanov, depositing the shot into the far corner of the net to put the Irish up, 2-1.OSU attempted to answer right away, but sophomore forward Christian Soldat’s shot about 90 seconds later was saved by Wall.The Buckeyes tried one last desperate measure to find the equalizer in the final minutes, as OSU coach John Bluem substituted the defender, Robertson, in favor of an extra attacker. Notre Dame clamped down defensively, however, only allowing OSU one shot in the final 10 minutes, despite four OSU corner kicks.Rain poured down throughout the entirety of the contest, with large puddles forming all over the Alumni Stadium pitch.Aubrey’s goal marked the third-consecutive game for the Buckeyes in which a penalty kick broke a tie. On Nov. 14, a late penalty kick won the game for Indiana in the Big Ten semifinals, and Akron went up 1-0 with a penalty kick Thursday.Notre Dame advanced to take on No. 16 seed Virginia with the victory.The loss concluded a successful season for OSU after going 5-8-4 last season. The Buckeyes received an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2010, after being picked to finish last in the Big Ten in the conference’s preseason coaches poll.
January 6, 2016Its snowing north and west of us, Flagstaff reports heavy snow. Here it is raining, lots of rain last night, the dry lake bed in front of the repaired dam is slowly filling.The Soleri archive crew is working in the model storage in one of the upstairs bays in the Lab Building. We are cleaning and cataloging some of the old models.photo: Archive volunteer Leah-Ann Walker.This model is part of a set of Arcology designs that were made for a 1993 exhibition at the Scottsdale Center of the Arts in Scottsdale, AZ. photo: Archive volunteer Hildemar Cruz and archive staff Sue Kirsch.[photo by Leah-Ann Walker]The models were made out of foam core and we are dusting them before re-wrapping and putting them into storage. photo: Leah-Ann and Hildemar.
The Grand TourNew Jeremy Clarkson vehicle The Grand Tour has become Amazon Prime Video’s biggest premiere launch, the streaming site has claimed.E-commerce giant Amazon reported “millions of Prime members” in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan had streamed the series’ first episode over the weekend.This means the big-budget petrolhead series replaces Frank Spotnitz-created drama The Man in the High Castle as the most-watched premiere for an Amazon original.Further to that, Amazon claims the day The Grand Tour’s debut ep was released (Friday, November 18) saw a spike in membership sign-ups that “exceeded all previous days with the exception of Amazon’s renowned Prime Day”.It is, however, impossible to properly verify any of Amazon’s ratings claims, as the SVOD service does not release exact viewing figures. Similar criticism has been levelled at Netflix, which also refuses the release viewing data.Amazon’s press statement trumpeted that more than 15,000 Amazon customers had rated the show 4.9 stars out of 5, that it has become the top-rated film or TV show on iMDB.com, and that it had a 97% approval rating on critics site Rotten Tomatoes.Amazon is releasing new episodes of The Grand Tour over the next eleven weeks. The show is also getting a worldwide premiere in 200 territories on a transactional VOD basis in December.The Grand Tour follows former Top Gear trio Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as they travel the world testing cars, putting together vehicle-related stunts and spectacles, and film studio sections with guests.The presenters’ prodco, W. Chump & Sons, is the production company. They had exited their popular BBC series, Top Gear, after Clarkson struck and verbally abused a producer.
Apply Now » Uber Reporter The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. –shares Uber today followed in the footsteps of other major companies and released its first diversity report, which illuminates a lack of diversity at the company.As it stands, Uber’s workforce is largely white and Asian men, especially among those in tech and leadership roles. Just 15.4 percent of the company’s tech staffers are female, while only 2.1 percent are Hispanic and 1 percent are black. Uber’s diversity problem is perhaps most apparent when looking at the makeup of its tech leadership team, which is 88.7 percent male and entirely white or Asian.Uber’s operations and administrative (aka “non-tech”) teams are more diverse: 44.4 percent female, 15.2 percent black and 8.5 percent Hispanic. The same is true for the company’s customer support team, which is 49.7 percent female, 33.5 percent black and 15.2 percent Hispanic. Uber’s report does not include stats on drivers, as company classifies them as independent contractors.”Of course, we need to do better and have much more work to do,” Uber’s Chief Human Resources Officer Liane Hornsey wrote in a blog post. “But we’ve made some strides in diversifying our workforce: last year, 41 percent of new employees were women, which is 5 percent more than the proportion of women in our overall employee population. Similarly, we hired 3 percent more Black and 2 percent more Hispanic employees compared to our overall employee base.”Alongside its report, Uber announced plans to donate $3 million over the next three years to “support organizations working to bring more women and underrepresented groups into tech.”The report comes after former Uber engineer Susan J. Fowler last month posted a scathing blog post describing a culture of sexism and sexual harassment at the company. Among other claims, Fowler said a male manager solicited sex over company chat, and was only given a “stern stalking-to.” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has pledged to “conduct an independent review” into allegations that upper management at the company ignored incidents of sexual harassment. 2 min read Angela Moscaritolo Image credit: Uber | Shutterstock Uber’s diversity problem is perhaps most apparent when looking at the makeup of its tech leadership team, which is 88.7 percent male, and entirely white or Asian. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Surprise! Uber Workforce Skews Heavily White and Male. This story originally appeared on PCMag Next Article Add to Queue March 29, 2017
Next Article Who’s on Your Site? –shares Magazine Contributor This story appears in the December 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » When you’ve got a potential customer on the hook, you need to act immediately. That’s what prompted call-automation technology company TuVox to invest in a new site-visitor tracking service two years ago.The service it uses from VisiStat allows the TuVox sales team to view visitor activity on its website in real time, rather than having to comb through log reports 24 hours later for nuggets of information. It alerts users to activity by sending out an e-mail whenever someone visits designated pages–sort of like the bell ringing on the front door of a retail establishment.Using VisiStat, the TuVox sales team has doubled the number of appointments it has been able to make with website visitors, says Steve Pollock, 45, co-founder and executive vice president of TuVox. “Before that, the sales team had no idea which leads to prioritize and who to call. Now they’re not wasting their time.”In addition, by associating certain e-mail marketing campaign messages with unique web landing pages, TuVox’s team can tell exactly who is taking a peek at its information, further refining the sales prospecting process. In all, 13 people from the Cupertino, California-based company can view the website traffic reports. “As an executive, I feel very comfortable looking at this information,” says Pollock. “I can also see that it has even more value for my people.”TuVox, which generates about $20 million in annual sales, currently pays between $300 and $400 per year for the VisiStat service, compared with the several thousands of dollars per year it previously spent on its website analytics service.The service starts at $29.95 per month, $69.95 per quarter or $270 per year for small and midsize businesses. That gets your business 24/7 access to the information and up to 25,000 page views analyzed. As your website traffic goes up, so will your fees.Heather Clancy, a freelance journalist and consultant, has been covering the high-tech industry for close to 20 years. She can be reached at [email protected] November 14, 2008 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Real-time tracking tools make it easier than ever to monitor your online traffic. 2 min read Add to Queue Technology Heather Clancy Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now »