Arsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan subject of late transfer move from Roma in loan deal

first_imgArsenal playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan subject of late transfer move from Roma in loan deal Comment Mkhitaryan played in Sunday’s north London derby against Spurs (Picture: Getty)The move would be a loan until the end of the season with the option for Roma to buy him at any time and sporting director Gianluca Petrachi is ‘pushing hard’ to close the deal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMkhitaryan looks set to only have a squad role this season at Arsenal following the £72m summer arrival of Nicolas Pepe, as well as the loan acquisition of Dani Ceballos.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe has only started once in the Premier League on the opening day of the season, though was part of the matchday squad for the north London derby and came off the bench for a 23-minute cameo.Ironically, Alexis Sanchez – who Arsenal traded to Manchester United to land Mkhitaryan 18 months ago – also moved to Italy on loan, joining Inter Milan last week. Alexis Sanchez recently completed a loan move of his own to Serie A (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn recently suggested Arsenal should let Mkhitaryan go, telling sportingbet: ‘When everyone is back fit for Arsenal, Mkhitaryan is going to struggle to get any game time at all during the season.‘Mkhitaryan looks a frustrated figure, nothing seems to be working out for him on the pitch – his passes are misplaced, his shooting is off and he can’t beat his man. His performance against Newcastle on the opening game of the season wasn’t good enough, especially when you’re playing at the highest level. No doubt, Mkhitaryan is a talented player but he’s going to struggle to hold down a regular position when everybody’s fit.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Roma have made a late swoop to sign Mkhitaryan before the Italian window closes (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is on the verge of joining Roma on a season-long loan with the Serie A giants hurriedly trying to wrap up the deal before Monday’s deadline.While the Premier League transfer window ended several weeks ago, before the start of the new season, the Serie A deadline – like most of Europe – is not until Monday evening.And according to Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma are pushing hard to try and bring in Mkhitaryan over the next 24 hours and a deal is said to be ‘very close’.center_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Sep 2019 11:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Gallery: Brand South Africa in Davos – the campaign

first_imgBrand South Africa had a strong and vibrant presence at the 40th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in late January 2010, with a particular focus on the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The following adverts supported the campaign.Click on a thumbnail for a larger image. BRAND SOUTH AFRICA IN DAVOS PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 THE CAMPAIGN More galleries: For more great South African photography, including the Proteas jetting off to the ICC World Cup, grassroots football, Nelson Mandela meeting Bafana Bafana, high-rise office buildings in Sandton, and South Africa’s new ape-man fossil – visit the Media Club South Africa gallery page.last_img

Sheep Day July 11

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Improving the productivity and profitability of sheep and other small-ruminant livestock farms will be the focus of Ohio Sheep Day July 11.The daylong program is designed to offer producers expert tips and techniques on pasture renovation practices and other management processes that can help improve their financial bottom lines, said Roger A. High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension state sheep program specialist.The event is sponsored by OSU Extension, OSIA, the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the Greene County Farm Bureau, the American Sheep Industry, and the Department of Animal Sciences and the Sheep Team at The Ohio State University.The program will be led by experts from industry and from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.The event is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schoolhouse Shropshires farm, 961 Hoop Road in Xenia. The farm, which is owned by Jim and Denise Percival, is a purebred Shropshire and commercial sheep operation, which focuses on Shropshire, commercial sheep, lamb production, pasture and grain, High said.Shropshire is a black-faced, slick-sheared sheep breed.Located in southwestern Ohio, the farm is an ideal location for grain crops as well as ruminant livestock production because of its flat terrain, High said.“Ohio Sheep Day will offer visitors the opportunity to visit a successful sheep farming operation dedicated to sheep production in a profitable way,” he said. “Sheep farmers and anyone interested in sheep management are invited to attend.“Sheep producers will also receive great ideas about sheep nutrition, sheep management systems and many other areas of sheep production.”Topics to be addressed include:* Pasture renovation practices.* Hay crop establishment practices.* EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) practices for sheep farms.* Basic sheep management practices.* Lamb barn arrangements,* Proper selection of sheep equipment.* Calibrating manure spreaders for proper nutrient distribution.* Livestock mortality composting certification.* Predator control technology.* Sheep farm euthanasia standards.Sheep Day will also feature a trade show focusing on sheep production and management, where participants can purchase supplies and equipment, High said.The event is open to the public, although registration is required. Registration, which includes a lamb luncheon, is $15 for OSIA members and $25 for nonmembers. Memberships are available for purchase at the time of registration. For information about registration or about the event, contact High at 614-246-8299 or [email protected], or see ohiosheep.org.last_img read more

Habitat Chapter Sees an Energy-Efficient Future

first_imgOther project detailsEach three-bedroom, 1 1/2-bath townhouse cost about $125,000 and required 4,000 hours of volunteer labor, according to an article about the project in Builder. Money to build the units came from a variety of sources. The city of Hudson donated the infill lot.Other details, as provided by Barlis/Wedlick and The Levy Partnership:Domestic hot water: Electric storage tank model.Heating and cooling: One ductless minisplit heat pump per side unit.Windows: triple-glazed Intus units with solar heat gain coefficients ranging from 0.37 to 0.62 and center-of-glass U-factors ranging from 0.09 to 0.123.Habitat chapters around the country make their own decisions about the projects they undertake. A relatively small number of them have decided to build high-performance housing, either net-zero energy or Passivhaus, but about three-quarters of all new Habitat housing meets Energy Star guidelines. An upstate New York Habitat for Humanity chapter was already committed to energy-efficient design when it began mulling over the possibility of a project built to the Passivhaus standard — maybe not right away, mind you, but some time in the future. Then executive director Brenda Adams ran into a celebrated architect who had just wrapped up his first Passivhaus project. “What are you waiting for?” he asked her.The result of the ensuing collaboration between the Columbia County Habitat chapter in Hudson, New York, and architect Dennis Wedlick and his firm was a two-unit town house. It didn’t quite meet requirements for Passivhaus certfication, but Adams is convinced that energy-efficient design is the future of affordable housing, and the chapter already has broken ground on its second Passivhaus project. A third is in the pipeline for next year.Adams said that Habitat had been drawn to the Passivhaus standard because the standard had the potential to overcome one of the principal challenges to home ownership for people who don’t earn a lot of money: high energy costs. Wedlick, whose firm BarlisWedlick has offices in both Hudson and New York City, had recently completed the state’s first Passivhaus project, and his nudge was all it took.Wedlick and his partner Alan Barlis donated their services, and together they worked with the Habitat chapter to plan the project.It was a “tremendously positive experience,” Adams said. Close but no cigar on certificationThe 1,200-square-foot Hudson townhouses (1,614 square feet each if the conditioned basements are included) have double stud exterior walls that are insulated to R-42 with blown-in cellulose. The main roof is trussed; it is insulated to R-87. The slab is insulated to R-56.This year’s project, Adams said, is a hybrid that combines stick construction with structural insulated panels (SIPs). Next year’s project will be an all-SIP design.Habitat’s real goal, she said, is the development of a template for affordable housing that can deliver predictable results.Columbia County (population, 60,000) is south of the New York capital on the Hudson River. The chapter now builds two houses per year, although Adams said she hoped that number would grow in the future.The townhouse project was a “small but mighty” first step. Adams said that the building’s performance has been measured since completion. Adams said the townhouses performed better than planners had expected despite a cold winter.But Passivhaus certification was not in the cards. The project just squeaked by on the blower-door test for air-tightness, at 0.59 air changes per hour at a pressure difference of 50 pascals (the limit is 0.6 ach50). But air-flow problems with the ventilation system prevented the project from meeting all of the certification requirements, according to Jordan Dentz of the The Levy Partnership, which did field testing on the project. Levy Partnership also donated its time.last_img read more

San Diego Humane Society Cal Coast Credit Union discuss Walk for Animals

first_imgSan Diego Humane Society, Cal Coast Credit Union discuss Walk for Animals KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 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 (KUSI) – A chihuahua is looking for a forever home this morning.Joining KUSI from San Diego Humane Society with how you can adopt Ren is Dariel Walker.Also joining KUSI is Cal Coast Cares, one of the largest teams for our Walk for Animals coming up on May 4.For more info on Ren: https://bit.ly/2IMrkQyFor more info on the Walk for Animals: https://bit.ly/2KPCPJq Posted: April 20, 2019 April 20, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more