Sky Sports Mourinho is said to be ready to return to the dugout after a spell in the pundit’s chair Jose Mourinho and Arsenal have been described as ‘the perfect fit’ amid speculation linking ‘the Special One’ with a return to management at the Emirates Stadium.Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December 2018, but revealed last month he was ready for a return to management.The Portuguese – who has worked regularly as a pundit in recent months – has apparently rejected plenty of offers, including from Ligue 1 club Lyon, while he is said to be ‘in regular contact’ with Borussia Dortmund. 1 Adrian Durham says Arsenal should ditch Unai Emery… and hire Jose Mourinho“Can he manage a team like Tottenham or Arsenal and get the best out of those players?“I think Arsenal would be a perfect fit. They have loads of good players, but there’s not really any leadership.“When I look at the manager [Unai Emery] I don’t see him being a person who puts his football down, who the players will listen to.“Whereas Jose, he’ll tell you something and you’ll instantly listen because of what he’s won and what he’s done in the game.“He will be back in football.”Watch a clip of Clinton Morrison on talkSPORT above Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 8.91%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. But reports this week have linked the former Chelsea and United boss with a return to the Premier League, with The Sun claiming Mourinho is keen to set a management record by winning major trophies with THREE different English clubs.And, with pressure piling on Unai Emery, Mourinho is now one of the favourites to be the next Arsenal boss.Odds on him replacing Emery at the Emirates have even been slashed from 16/1 down to 4/1 by online bookmakers SportNation.And former Premier League striker Clinton Morrison believes bringing in Mourinho would be a masterstroke by Arsenal, saying the ‘tactical genius’ can bring the good times back to north London.“Mourinho is a brilliant manager,” the talkSPORT pundit told Jim White.“Maybe not with his handling of players and man-management, but if you wanted to set up a team to win a game and win trophies, he’s tactical genius.“He’s done it so many times where he’s been the underdog and his teams have gone and won loads of stuff. He’s a superb manager.
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation is bringing back its popular series of drone workshops for 2018.In 2017, over 500 attendees at four free workshops learned about drone flight operations, data management and dozens of various applications for government and commercial users. Presenters also provided updates on the latest changes in federal and state drone regulations and gave live flight demonstrations.The first workshop of the year will take place in Dallas in Gaston County on Jan. 24. It will focus on the use of drones by public safety agencies such as police and fire departments, and will only be open those in the public safety sector.“Drone technology is quickly advancing and so are the possibilities for a business or government organization interested in using one,” said Basil Yap, unmanned aircraft systems program manager for NCDOT. “The folks in attendance can expect to come away with a realistic understanding of the possible applications for drone technology and what it takes to effectively implement drones into their operations.”NCDOT hopes to continue to use these workshops to show that this emerging technology can be safe and beneficial.Exact location and dates for other workshops are still being determined. Anyone interested in attending a future workshop can stay in the loop by signing up for the NCDOT UAS events email list. read more
Share This!©Rikki NiblettDude! Look at all the humans in the Human Tank! Soon, Crush won’t be the only sea creature from Finding Nemo to appear in the window of the Human Tank. Beginning in late spring, at Turtle Talk with Crush in both Epcot in The Seas with Nemo and Friends and in Disney California Adventure at the Animation Academy, Crush will be joined by some brand new friends from the upcoming film, Finding Dory.Guests will soon be able to meet Destiny, the wale shark, Bailey, the beluga whale, and Hank the septopus. (Hank only has seven legs!) Guests will also be able to see some of their favorites from Finding Nemo too, including Squirt, Marlin, and even Nemo.These new characters will be swimming into the attraction beginning early May. Finding Dory enters theaters on June 17, 2016. read more
“MTN recognises the strategic value of partnering with an industry player of Intel’s calibre and stature,” De Faria said. The collaboration covers a wide spectrum of initiatives, including areas such as broadband access through pushing WiMax deployment, offering affordable PC bundles for ordinary African consumers and entrepreneurs, and introducing cost-effective internet browsing devices. South Africa’s MTN Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the USA’s Intel Corporation which will see the two companies collaborating to accelerate the deployment of broadband access in Africa and the Middle East. According to the statement, such innovations have the potential to create new industries and offer employment to Africa’s growing young population. Intel’s venture capital division, Intel Capital, and the MTN Group will also invest in emerging technology companies that are innovative and demonstrate a potential for advancing the ICT sector by developing products that contribute to solving typically African business and social problems. “These initiatives will contribute to the development of young people in Africa by equipping them with up to date maths and science skills as well as life skills such as critical thinking in the current knowledge economy,” MTN said in a statement this week. “Both companies have expertise in different aspects of ICT deployment and together we can accelerate bridging the digital divide on the continent.” Importance of industry leaders 2 August 2010 MTN senior vice-president for innovation Christian de Faria said the company believed the memorandum of understanding would facilitate the establishment of joint initiatives to support both their broadband strategy as well as corporate social responsibility projects. Other areas of collaboration include joint efforts by the MTN Foundation and Intel Education’s corporate social responsibility initiatives to equip students and teachers with technology skills. “Strategies developed by MTN and Intel to connect the next generation of broadband users in Africa and the Middle East were a perfect fit, which is why we went into discussions to collaborate,” said Intel sales and marketing vice president Gordon Graylish. Skills development According to the statement, the memorandum also underpins the importance of industry leaders such as Intel and MTN to collaborate in order to bring sustainable ICT development to the Africa and Middle East region. “In this way we can accelerate Africa’s entry into the 21st century knowledge and digital economy which will give its citizens economic opportunities similar to those in developed countries,” said Graylish. Emerging technology investment SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material read more
How can we grow enough food to feed a skyrocketing population, while still leaving some room for nature? To find out, researchers ran hundreds of food production simulations under different conditions—like organic versus high-yield farming, and plant-based versus meat-based diets. They recorded whether each combination of strategies was “feasible”—whether enough food could be produced to feed the estimated 2050 world population without expanding the area of farmland people already use. Diet was the biggest determinant of success, the team reports today in Nature Communications. Of the scenarios that included everyone in the world eating a diet consisting entirely of plants, 100% were feasible. But because of the amount of land it takes to raise animals for meat—about twice as much as for crops—only 15% of the scenarios with typical meat-heavy Western diets were feasible. No other factor had that large of an effect, not even switching to farming practices like extra fertilizer use to make land more productive. The study does have lots of assumptions built in, like totally free trade between countries, which would mean that food can always get to where it’s needed. Plus, the research can’t say anything about the political and cultural challenges involved with getting people to change their diet. But it does show that, in theory, it’s possible to keep feeding the world without cutting down more forests for new farmland. read more
While the Indian cricket team was getting thrashed Down Under, one star player, who till the tour of England was an integral member of it, was concentrating on sharpening his skills in the domestic tournaments.Sidelined by injuries and poor form, Harbhajan Singh led Punjab in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Success, however, kept waiting as India’s fifth highest wicket taker (255) in ODIs could only get two wickets in five matches.Against Maharashtra on Monday, however, Bhajji was in his element as he scalped three wickets and played a crucial knock of 79 to take his team to the quarter-finals.Harbhajan, who got the man-of-the-match award for his effort, expressed his satisfaction that finally the hard work that he put in at the National Cricket Academy nets in Bangalore was bearing fruits.”I am satisfied by the way things have gone forward. I am totally fit now and have played five consecutive matches,” Harbhajan said. “Whatever hard work I had put in at the NCA has improved my game. My body positioning has improved. Earlier, due to injury there was stiffness in my body but it’s no more there.”And all these positive developments have only bolstered the 31-year-old off-spinner’s eagerness to return to the national team. “I can’t wait to be there. Everyone wants to play for India and, God willing, if I keep performing like this, I will very soon join the national team,” he said.Harbhajan last played in India colours in a Test match against England in Nottingham last year and managed just one wicket. After that a stomach muscle pull as well as poor form cost him his place in the India team.advertisementBut for now it is a thing of past and Harbhajan is only looking forward to bowl with confidence. “After the stomach pull, I had a shin injury that kept me off the field for some more time,” he said.”But now I am looking forward to bowl in good rhythm. Due to injury there was stiffness in the body, but it has all gone.”He added that the road to success will come through this way only. “I have to keep bowling well regularly with better positioning,” Harbhajan said. “I have taken so many wickets for India in the last 10-11 years with my technique and it’s still present in me.”On his long-time teammate Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in the US, Harbhajan said that he is constant touch with him. “He is like my brother and things are going well there. Hopefully, he will return stronger after getting well,” Harbhajan said.Better facilitiesHarbhajan reiterated his stand that the players should get proper playing conditions in the domestic tournaments. He had earlier said Palam ground, where Punjab have played the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches, was not good enough. “Some of our players and also one of the wicketkeepers got injured during training due to uneven bounce in the field. This should not be the case. If players get good conditions in domestic matches, it will help them to adjust to the conditions at the international level.” read more
More persons are now aware of the negative consequences of a diet consisting of high levels of salt and have taken steps to reduce the amount they add to their daily meals during cooking, and at the table.As the country observes March 12 to 18 as Salt Awareness Week, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica is appealing to persons to watch out for hidden salt.In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the Foundation, Deborah Chen, indicated that most of the salt we consume (75 per cent) is contained in processed foods.“We have to pay close attention to labels when purchasing food and take steps to lower the amount of salt we add to our food. We should also seek to add flavour to our meals by increasing the use of natural herbs and spices instead of adding more salt,” she suggested.Hidden salt in processed food is dangerous, especially when the product does not taste particularly salty and the consumer is lured into a false sense of comfort in consuming a significant amount of the harmful food items.A daily diet consisting of more than five grams of salt contributes significantly to the likelihood of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Alafia Samuels, pointed out that cases of high blood pressure have been on the rise in Jamaica, and the effects are also impacting children.“Examining the findings of islandwide test data from 2017, almost 18,000 girls and 15,000 boys, 10 to 19 years old had elevated blood pressure linked to obesity,” stated Professor Samuels.In the meantime, Ms. Chen said the Foundation recognises that high blood pressure is directly related to salt consumption and “has sought to help Jamaicans jump-start the process by knowing their numbers”.As their key activity in observance of Salt Awareness week, the Foundation is offering free blood pressure and limited body mass index (BMI) screenings at its Beechwood Avenue location throughout the week (March 12 to 16). More persons are now aware of the negative consequences of a diet consisting of high levels of salt and have taken steps to reduce the amount they add to their daily meals during cooking, and at the table. Story Highlights In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the Foundation, Deborah Chen, indicated that most of the salt we consume (75 per cent) is contained in processed foods. “We have to pay close attention to labels when purchasing food and take steps to lower the amount of salt we add to our food. We should also seek to add flavour to our meals by increasing the use of natural herbs and spices instead of adding more salt,” she suggested. read more