Barcelona to swoop for ‘unhappy’ Chelsea defender to solve centre-back crisis

first_imgBarcelona are reportedly lining up a January move for Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen.The La Liga champions currently have just two fit centre-backs, one left-back and no right-backs following the latest injury to Thomas Vermaelen. LIVING THE DREAM 2 Christensen, 22, has fallen out of favour under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri and the Dane has admitted he is unhappy with his current situation at the club.“If you asked every player that’s not playing if they’re happy, they’re going to say no,” he said. “Everyone wants to play. Latest Transfer News targets moving on Christensen has become second-choice at Stamford Bridge 2 RANKED IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Andreas Christensen has been restricted to appearing in cup games this season The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets REVEALED LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “Not playing is not fun. It’s a different situation to last season.”Head coach Ernesto Valverde has said he wants ‘four centre-backs who can play’ and he is expected to add to his defensive ranks in January. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Christensen is top of the club’s wishlist.La Liga is currently in its winter break, but injuries to Samuel Umtiti, Sergi Roberto, Nelson Semedo and now Vermaelen have emphasised the need for more depth.last_img read more

55yearold male arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, November 28, 2016 – Police investigating an accident that occurred on Saturday 26th November 2016 that killed a man on Grand Turk have arrested a 55 year-old male on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. At 10:04 pm Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to a report on Hospital Road where a complainant stated that a man who was crossing the road was knocked down by a silver truck. The man, 50 year-old Jacques Delzins of Haiti, was later pronounced dead by a doctor.  The driver of the truck was later seen and arrested. Anyone who witnessed the incident, who has not yet spoken to the police by calling the Grand Turk Police Station 946-2299. Related Items:last_img read more

San Diego natives daughter awaiting Thymus transplant

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KSUI) – San Diego native’s daughter was born without a thymus resulting in no immune system, resulting in a life of isolation.Alexandra Cresci is 4-years-old now and is currently awaiting a rare thymus transplant. Alexandra’s mother, Kayla Cresci, stopped by Good Morning San Diego to bring awareness about the rare condition her daughter has.Alexandra’s mother said she is unable to attend school or be around other children or adults for fear of exposure to germs which could end her life.Babies with complete DiGeorge Syndrome have no thymus which is the large butterfly shaped gland just above the heart in between the lungs. The gland important in the maturation of T cells which are specialized immune cells that help protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. The thymus teaches T cells to fight infection while not attacking the infant’s own tissues.To help the Cresci family fight Alexandra’s condition visit their GoFundMe page. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom San Diego native’s daughter awaiting Thymus transplant February 8, 2019 Posted: February 8, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

National Geographic Takes Digital Team of the Year at the Folio Digital

first_imgHall of Famers took to the stage to share words of wisdom aimed to inspire those who are following in similar footsteps.“As people say, you learn more if you can fail with grace,” said Tibbits, who talked about the closing of LittleThings earlier this year. While LittleThings shuttering its doors might not have been in her plans, Tibbits says that she’s enjoyed all of the successes that the brand has given her and looks forward to what’s to come.Holland gave sage advice of not being afraid of hiring people who are smarter than you, getting a great response from the crowd. Vogel said that everyone in the room was “fighting the good fight” while working to make the transition to digital a successful venture. And Muller offered, “If I gave you one piece of advice, put your phone down and ask yourself, do I like what I do? Because that’s what its all about.”During a brief intermission from the award presentations, journalist, author and entrepreneur Steven Brill, presented a talk about his latest venture, NewsGuard Technologies. Aimed at tackling the fake news problem by administrating a color-coded rating system, NewsGaurd will allow audiences to recognize legitimate news when they see it and give advertisers peace of mind when approaching new investments.“The government can’t do anything about it, and we can’t rely on social media and search platforms to do anything about it,” Brill said, discussing the determination behind his new product to finally take real strides in fixing the problem of fake news.After opening the floor full of media professionals up to questions, an audience member asked how the proprietors and supporters of fake news will impact NewsGaurd’s mission and Brill simply responded, “We’re going to have a lot of opposition, but so what?”Marketer of the Year, Jay Webster, not only won his award, but won over the audience with humor, gathering laughs while referencing Kanye West’s interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMA awards. “This is all of our award,” he said, stating the common trope that awards couldn’t be achieved without the help of many. “But I’m taking it home, so it’s mine.”Moms were also celebrated at this year’s Digital Awards. Digital Content Innovators Award winner, Tabitha Sukhai, shouted out her mom in the audience, thanking her for supporting her from the start of her career, all the way back to bringing her to her first internship interview with Teen People.You can see a full list of the Folio: Digital Awards winners and finalists here. NEW YORK—Digital media leaders from National Geographic Partners, Adweek and Trusted Media Brands, among many others, gathered in the ballroom of the Yale Club in Manhattan to celebrate Folio:’s 2018 Digital Awards. During the luncheon, hosted by actor and comedian Shawn Wickens, honorees and award winners were recognized for their outstanding achievements in digital media from the past year.Throughout the ceremony, five executives were inducted into the Folio: Digital Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding career contributions to digital media. Inductees included Stephanie Holland assistant director of global advertising and sales of the American Chemical Society, Roberta Muller, SVP product development at Northstar Travel Group, Michael Smith, SVP revenue platforms and operations at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Gretchen Tibbits, former president and COO of LittleThings, and Neil Vogel, CEO of Dotdash.“I don’t know how much time I have,” said Troy Young, global president of Hearst Digital Media, while introducing Mike Smith for his Hall of Fame induction. “I could spend an hour up here. He’s the most complex, nuanced, contradictory and incredible person I’ve ever met.”last_img read more

Parrot reportedly grounds its toy drones

first_img News • Parrot Anafi Thermal ultracompact drone does live thermal and 4K video for $1,900 The toy mini drones are done for, it seems. James Martin/CNET If you’re a fan of Parrot’s Bebop or Mambo drones, you might want to snag one while you still can. The French drone maker is reportedly pulling out of the mini drone market as it focuses future development on its flagship line of Anafi drones.Tech site Wirecutter on Thursday tweeted that it “got official confirmation” that Parrot was pulling out of the mini drone market. In an email Friday, a representative for Parrot confirmed the Mambo and Bebop product lines have been retired, though they can still be found at select retailers. Parrot’s future production and development will be focused on the Anafi line. Amazon’s drones and robots want to take over your deliveries See it See It Post a comment Parrot’s mini drones weren’t really designed for shooting great aerial videos. The smaller drones, like the palm-sized Mambo, aimed to let you experience the fun of piloting a drone without forking out too much cash.Last year, Parrot launched its compact, lightweight Anafi camera drone. Since then, Parrot has updated the Anafi with new photo and video features and released a version with a thermal camera. The Anafi lineup includes drone configurations aimed at both consumers and professionals, according to Parrot. $649 .@wirecutter got official confirmation today that @Parrot is indeed pulling out of the mini drone market. Websites like Amazon have slowly been running out of stock. We’ll be retiring the Mambo and Swing as our top picks and testing new drones soon.— Signe Brewster (@signe) July 18, 2019 Parrot Anafi Adorama 1:32center_img Mentioned Above Parrot Anafi Now playing: Watch this: Preview • Parrot’s new 4K camera drone folds up to the size of a water bottle Drones Sci-Tech Tech Industry $699 0 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Share your voice Droneslast_img read more

The best vehicles for dog lovers as ranked by Autotrader

first_imgEnlarge Image Andrew Krok/Roadshow Traveling with pets isn’t the easiest task. After all, car seats are engineered and designed for humans — not dogs. However, there are certainly some vehicles more up to the task than others.Autotrader compiled what it believes are the 10 best vehicles for dog lovers based on a set of dog-friendly criteria. Each vehicle features leather seats (easier to clean dog hair), tinted windows (keeps dogs cooler), a level cargo area (sedans need not apply), a low-load cargo area, rear air vents and tie-downs in the cargo area to secure dog crates and more.Naturally, the list is full of SUVs and crossovers, which accommodate our furry friends better. Topping the list in alphabetical order is the BMW X2, followed by the Buick Regal TourX. The former has a low-load hatchback area, while the latter provides tons of open space for pups with the seats folded flat. Not to mention, the Regal TourX still drives like a traditional car and not an SUV.For larger families, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan is an obvious choice on the list. Even with a couple kids, the Pacifica will handle a couple of dogs easily. There’s even a plug-in hybrid option for those in search of something greener. As a more affordable option, the Honda Fit makes the list with a lengthy list of standard safety features and a hatch to load dogs. The seats also fold totally flat to give Fido plenty of room.Adventure seekers will likely dig the Jeep Wrangler. Not only is it incredibly capable, it’ll hold the dogs with plenty of cargo room. Mopar even offers a trick foldable dog crate to keep the pup totally secure when doing some soft-roading to a campsite, for example.Yet another eco-friendly choice is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The plug-in hybrid will go 22 miles on electric power alone and offers plenty of space, fold-flat rear seats, standard leather upholstery and rear vents to keep dogs nice and cool. The Subaru Crosstrek, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo V60 Cross Country round out the list, though a standard V60 will do just as well with the doggos, we promise.If there’s one choice we’d leave off of the list, it’s the Tesla Model 3. Foremost, it’s a sedan with a traditional trunk — not a hatchback. Understandably, it made the list for the viral Dog Mode feature that keeps pups cool in the car while the owner is away. It’s certainly a nifty addition, but overall, the other options will travel better for dogs. May we also take this moment to absolutely underscore the Model 3 is not a fully autonomous car as Autotrader incorrectly states. The Model 3 is a fine electric car, and a wonderful vehicle in general, but we’d perhaps slot the Subaru Outback in its place. It’s definitely doggo-approved with tons of cargo space.Flip through the gallery below to grab a look at the best vehicle picks for dog lovers. Review • 2:58 Our best gadgets to keep dogs safe in cars BMW Toyota Buick Jeep Subaru Mitsubishi Tesla Honda Chrysler Volvo 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economy 10 Photos Share your voice Preview • 2019 Subaru Ascent review More From Roadshowcenter_img 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact Now playing: Watch this: Here are the 10 best cars for dog lovers, according to Autotrader 0 Tags Post a comment More about 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus FWD Car Industry SUVs BMW Buick Honda Jeep Mitsubishi Subaru Tesla Toyota Volvo Chryslerlast_img read more

DR posts big tourism numbers across the board including record number of

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share DR posts big tourism numbers across the board, including record number of Canadians TORONTO — The Dominican Republic saw a high number of tourist arrivals in 2017, with Canadians contributing an impressive 837,104 tourists.According to the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, total tourism arrivals steadily increased by 3.9% from January to December, reaching a total of 6.8 million international visitors. This number increased by 272,901 more visitors to the DR than the year before. Meanwhile, North American tourists saw an uptick of 2.6% for an additional 77,257.Air arrivals increased by 4% compared to 2016, with July and December as peak months, with Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) handing over 59% of the total non-resident air arrivals.Arrivals to the DR by cruise ships increased by 37% in 2017 compared to 2016, representing over 1.5 million visitors. The construction of a second cruise port at Puerto Plata City was announced in December by President Danilo Medina, who also noted major works to the Amber Cove Cruise Ship Port in Maimón and La Puntilla Park in Puerto Plata.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamThe average hotel occupancy rate in the DR for 2017 was 77.1%, a slight decrease from the 78% rate in 2016, which can be attributed to a higher inventory of rooms. The properties with the highest occupancy rates were: Punta Cana – Bávaro (82.8%), Romana – Bayahibe (82%), and Chica – Juan Dolio (71.4%). The destinations with the highest occupancy rates were: Samaná (67.6%), Santo Domingo (62.4%), and Santiago (56.9%).According to President Medina, tourism growth will continue in 2018 with an expected 6% increase. To accommodate the increase in demand, a new tourist port in Luperón, Puerto Plata will be built, plus major road renovations are in store, specifically to the East Region Road Circuit, which contributes to nearly 80% of all tourism income.New hotels and hotel renovations in the DR include the Hodelpa Emotions hotel, previously Heavens Playa Dorada, a 475-room property with 12 restaurants and bars and four pools, and the recently updated Excellence Punta Cana, which reopened after an extensive four-month, US$45 million renovation that saw the addition of 20 suites with pools, two pools, pool bars and a gourmet restaurant.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerAlso notable is the Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana, one of the region’s newest adults-only beach resorts and part of the Royalton Luxury Resorts chain. Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Dominican Republic Monday, February 12, 2018 last_img read more