In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, August 10, 2018

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by John Cannon There are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. We’ve collected a few stories that were published this week by other news outlets.Tropical forestsNew aerial images track the continued destruction of the Amazon for gold mining (Wired).Brazil’s environment ministry says it has cut its carbon dioxide emissions to below its 2020 emissions target (Reuters).The life span of captured Asian elephants is shorter than that of elephants born in captivity (University of Turku/Phys.Org).Funding for forest conservation must increase, conservation groups say (Environmental Finance).A World Bank-supported chimpanzee sanctuary in Guinea is now threatened by a World Bank-backed dam project (The Guardian).Fire is a more potent degrader of Amazon forest than logging, new research finds (Pacific Standard).A company building a new dam in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative insists it won’t cause the extinction of the Tapanuli orangutan, but scientists say the evidence suggests otherwise (National Geographic News, Christian Science Monitor).Opponents of a “new” dam in Malaysian Borneo say it’s the same project they’ve fought against for years because of the communities it will displace and the environmental problems it will cause (The Star).Lemurs use millipedes to treat the symptoms of threadworm infections (The Economist).A look back into our planet’s climate history reveals that the carbon dioxide we’re liable to add to the atmosphere by 2100 could radically change life as we know it (The Atlantic).Brazil has created a zero-extinction alliance to protect the habitat of some 230 species of wildlife (American Bird Conservancy).Women in Guyana lend their knowledge to help address climate change (Demerara Waves).A new study lays out three strategies that seeds employ to survive often hostile tropical environments (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute/Science Daily).Other newsScientists have created “biological passports” to follow the movements of individual whale sharks (Science Magazine).Authorities confiscated more than 1,100 endangered Indian star tortoises in India on their way to Bangladesh (The Hindu).Right now, it looks like 2018 will be the fourth-hottest year ever recorded (The New York Times).The latest algal bloom in Florida is menacing the state’s wildlife (The New York Times).Trump administration officials must disallow the use of a pesticide harmful to children’s brain development, a court says (Los Angeles Times).The last of the 11 black rhinos moved to Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park in June has died after a lion attack (Capital News, The Daily Mail).California has signed on to a “green financing” pact (Global Climate Summit).Scientists warn of drastically different “hothouse Earth” climate, even if humans do cut carbon emissions (BBC News, New Scientist).The algae that live with corals may have evolved 160 million years ago, much earlier than previously thought (BBC News).Scientists turn up evidence that cities are driving the evolution of some wildlife species (The Guardian).A controversial $444 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation would force applications for taxpayer money to go through a private organization, critics say (The Guardian).A chronicle of a necropsy on the blue whale, the largest animal that’s ever lived (Hakai Magazine).Sixteen days after her calf’s death, a mother orca is still tending to her baby’s body (BBC News).The ocean’s mammals have lost the gene that protects land-dwelling mammals from the mind-altering effects of a pesticide (University of Pittsburgh/Phys.Org, The New York Times).Is this what the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge might look like with gas and oil drilling? (The New York Times).A corn variety acclimated to low-nitrogen soils could help cut the use of fertilizer (The Atlantic).White House officials reel back controls on a pesticide that may threaten essential pollinators like bees (The Guardian).Zoologists describe two new species of lizards from India (The Natural History Museum, London).New EU law holds promise for indigenous community rights around the world (Underrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization).A board member of the UN’s Green Climate Fund explains the turmoil surrounding a recent meeting, leading to a failure to approve around $1 billion in projects (Devex).Banner image of an Indian star tortoise by Davidvraju (CC BY-SA 4.0), via Wikimedia Commons.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.center_img Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update last_img read more

Governor ratifies limits on emissions

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping global-warming initiative that imposes the nation’s first cap on greenhouse-gas emissions, saying the effort kicks off “a bold new era of environmental protection.” Standing on picturesque Treasure Island with San Francisco’s skyline in the background, Schwarzenegger called the fight against global warming one of the most important issues of modern times. “We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late,” Schwarzenegger said during an address before signing the bill. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and New York Gov. George Pataki, as well as Democratic legislators, joined Schwarzenegger for the high-profile ceremony. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who struck a deal with Schwarzenegger over the summer to develop clean technologies, addressed the ceremony participants via video link. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleBlair said California had set a “bold target” and called the bill signing “a proud day for political leadership.” “This will echo right round the rest of the world,” he said. California’s efforts on global warming have been in the spotlight since Schwarzenegger and the state’s legislative Democrats reached an accord last month on the Democrat-authored bill to cut greenhouse gases. The negotiations culminated in the last week of the legislative session, handing the Republican governor a key victory during an election year in which he has sought to portray himself as a friend to the environment. On Wednesday, Schwarzenegger called the bill signing a historic occasion. “It will begin a bold new era of environmental protection in California that will change the course of history,” he said. Schwarzenegger and Democratic lawmakers said they expected others to follow California’s lead. “Today, we tell the rest of the world, other states and our nation that California has the courage, the know-how to turn this tide and the ability to move forward to putting an end to this creeping disaster we know as global warming,” said Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu¤ez, D-Los Angeles. Nu¤ez wrote the bill with Democratic Assemblywoman Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills. Schwarzenegger’s Democratic opponent in the November election, state treasurer Phil Angelides, also supports the new law. It imposes a first-in-the-nation emissions cap on utilities, refineries and manufacturing plants in a bid to curb the gases that scientists blame for warming the Earth. Two years ago, a state board adopted tight regulations on automobile tailpipe emissions, an initiative that is being challenged in federal court by automakers. State reports have predicted that the effects of global warming could be severe for the state, leading to earlier melting of the Sierra snowpack and threats to the state’s water supply. It also could lead to changes in the growing season in the nation’s No. 1 agricultural producer, even jeopardizing the Napa Valley wine industry. Tom Graff, California regional director of Environmental Defense, urged the federal government to follow with a national cap on carbon emissions. “Together we have moved from a message of despair to one of hope and action,” Graff said. “We are still at the beginning of a long journey to restrain and manage the warming of our globe, and there is still much more work to be done.” Also this week, Schwarzenegger is expected to sign a second Democrat-sponsored global-warming bill with consequences beyond the state’s borders. That bill will prohibit California’s large utilities and corporations from entering long-term power contracts with suppliers whose electricity sources do not meet the state’s greenhouse-gas emission standards. The measure by Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, is intended to force coal plants in the Western U.S. to install cleaner technologies. California’s efforts to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from industry and automobiles are part of a goal to reduce the state’s emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, an estimated 25 percent reduction. California is the world’s 12th-largest producer of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrogen oxides that are trapping heat in Earth’s atmosphere. Schwarzenegger issued an executive order in 2005 calling for an even more ambitious reduction – cutting the levels of greenhouse gases to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Schwarzenegger described the emissions-cap bill as one step in a long-term strategy by the nation’s most populous state to combat global climate change. He said the state should further reduce industrial emissions and adopt initiatives such as placing greater emphasis on renewable energy and hydrogen-fueled cars. The industrial-emissions cap has been praised by environmentalists as a step toward fighting global climate change, but business leaders have warned that it will increase their costs and force them to scale back their California operations. Industry officials say California lawmakers must ease other regulatory burdens to counter the higher costs they face with the tighter emissions standards. An example could be eliminating the sales tax levied on new equipment, said Dorothy Rothrock, vice president of government relations for the California Manufacturers and Technology Association. “If we do continue to discourage California manufacturing, emissions will happen elsewhere without regulation, and we will not have achieved our goal of reducing emissions,” she said. Association President Jack Stewart said the group does not plan to sue California to stop the regulations as automakers have done with the rules regarding tailpipe emissions. Schwarzenegger said it is possible to protect the environment as well as the state’s economy. He expects the law to lead to a new business sector in California devoted to developing the technologies that industries can use to meet the tougher emission requirements. “We will create a whole new industry that will pump up our economy,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Barry Fry resigns as Peterborough director after accepting FA betting charge

first_img The director was on the board for 16 years Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS BEST OF Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED ADVICE As it happened, Marriott, now scoring goals for Derby County, did finish as League One’s top scorer and Fry covered his £25,000 bonus with that £500 each-way bet he placed in a Coral bookmakers in Bedford.The £4,000 of club cash he wagered on Peterborough to go up, however, did not come off, as Posh finished ninth, but equally there was no need to pay the players any bonuses.Fry told the panel he knew he had “been a prat” and the panel did not disagree, as the betting ban on anyone involved in the professional game is very well established. 2 Fry first joined Peterborough’s board in the unusual role of chairman-manager in 1996, before standing down as chairman a year later. He returned to the board in 2003 and, having served nine years in the dugout, became director of football in 2005.The larger-than-life character, who was a youth team player at Manchester United, was charged by the FA in December for placing bets on striker Jack Marriott finishing as League One’s top scorer last season and Posh to gain promotion.Fry told the FA disciplinary hearing that these bets were not for personal gain but were to cover bonus payments for which the club was liable. REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow Barry Fry was charged by the FA over alleged betting offences But the panel did acknowledge that Fry had admitted the offence immediately, the bets were intended as a form of insurance and he has offered to take part in gambling awareness campaigns in the future.As a result of these mitigating factors, the former Barnet, Birmingham and Southend manager had three months of his ban from footballing activities suspended for two years, meaning he is eligible to return to the game in March. 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice Barry Fry’s has resigned as Peterborough United director after he was fined £35,000 and banned for four months by the Football Association for breaking its rules against betting.The ‘termination of appointment’ notice was posted on the Companies House website on Friday and it ends his 16 years on the Posh board. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

Duchess Of Cornwall And James Patterson Get Dads Reading

first_imgThe Duchess of Cornwall donned a hand puppet to keep a group of tiny tots amused as she joined best-selling author James Patterson to launch a campaign to get fathers reading to their children last week.The Duchess of Cornwall meets father and daughter Kabir Miah and Shakira Begum, four, during a visit to West Greenwich Library in London.Credit/Copyright: http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/the-duchess-of-cornwall-launches-the-get-dads-reading-campaignAs a storyteller read the classic tale Where The Wild Things Are to the youngsters in West Greenwich Library, The Duchess shook the puppet during the dramatic moments.The toy was a character from the story by Maurice Sendak about a little boy who travels to a magical land inhabited by fantastical creatures and becomes their king.With five grandchildren, Her Royal Highness has had plenty of practice at keeping little ones entertained.The Duchess also read the famous poem by AA Milne about changing the guard at Buckingham Palace.Before she started, she joked with her young audience and their parents, telling them: “It’s a poem my father used to read to me – that was about 100 years ago.”The Duchess and Patterson had travelled to Greenwich in south-east London to launch the Booktrust’s Get Dads Reading campaign.The Duchess is the organization’s patron, while the US thriller writer, who has sold more than 250 books worldwide, is a founding partner of a fund run by the Booktrust to get disadvantaged kids reading.Patterson, who was also joined by his wife Sue, stressed that it was the responsibility of parents to encourage their children to read and not that of their school.He said: “We are here to save lives, that’s my role, because if you cannot read your life will be severely disadvantaged.“This is not about reading Charles Dickens or Shakespeare but learning to read with confidence and if you can do that you can make your way through school, college and work.“If you cannot read you just look at school and think ‘This is hopeless’ and so you reject it. America is ahead in getting kids to read, the UK is behind America – something’s going wrong here.”Source:PrinceOfWales.gov.uklast_img read more

Jessica Biel to Star in Facebook Watchs LIMETOWN Filming in Vancouver This

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Showrunner: Zack Akers.Producers: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg and Jessica Biel.Jessica Biel starred in the first season of crime anthology The Sinner and continues to executive produce that series.By Susan Gittins | Hollywood North Buzz.RELATED LINKSFacebook’s ‘Limetown’ is a mystery series starring Jessica BielIt’s based on a popular podcast of the same name.Jessica Biel to Star in, Produce Facebook Watch Series ‘Limetown’Facebook Watch has greenlit the drama series “Limetown” with Jessica Biel set to star and executive produce.Jessica Biel to Star in ‘Limetown’ Podcast Adaptation for FacebookBased on the fictional podcast of the same name, ‘Limetown’ follows a radio journalist as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of more than 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.Jessica Biel To Star In ‘Limetown’ Facebook TV Series Based On PodcastFacebook Watch has given a 10-episode order to another series with a big-name female star set as the lead. The streaming platform has picked up Limetown, starring and executive produced by Jessica Biel. Advertisement Based on a popular podcast, Limetown follows Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel), a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a mysterious neuroscience research facility in Limetown, Tennessee.Filming dates: December 3rd to March 18th.Cast: Jessica Biel. Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

Idle No More shifting to localized activism says Sinclair

first_imgAPTN National NewsProfessor and writer Niganwewidam Sinclair was an Idle No More organizer from the beginning of the movement.He spoke to APTN National News to talk about whether Idle No More could become Idle forever.last_img

Free Agent CJ Miles Leaning Toward Lakers

CJ Miles, a left-handed veteran  who can score in bunches at times, remains without a team. But not for long. The former Utah Jazz shooting guard has generated interest from many teams — including Utah, which would not like to see him depart. But the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Miles could decide in the next few days on the Los Angeles Lakers.The newspaper reported that Miles has met with representatives of the Jazz, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks. Still, playing backup to Kobe Bryant and competing being a part of a championship-caliber team could appeal to Miles more.Not good for Utah is that Miles is an unrestricted free agent, meaning that if he signs somewhere else, the Jazz would not receive anything in return.  The 6-foot-6, 222-pound Miles could make a decision this week. If he signs with the Lakers, the source said, it’ll likely be a one- or two-year deal via Los Angeles’ mini mid-level exception. Miles, 25, has already met with Dallas and Cleveland since free agency started July 1.It makes sense that the Lakers would covet the 25-year-old Miles. The Lakers are thin at shooting guard behind Bryant. They have second-year player Andrew Goudelock and Christain Evenga — no disrespect, but they do not elicit a lot of excitement.Miles is effective enough to give Bryant extended breathers, which would be beneficial to the Lakers come the playoffs. Also, Miles is an above-average, tough perimeter defender that could play some small forward in a pinch, too.The problem for the Lakers: Miles, who averaged 9.8 points on 38 per cent shooting last year, could be seeking more than what the Lakers can offer.  A mini mid-level is only about $3 million a year. And while Miles’ stock has dropped some over the past season, playing so-so on a bad team, he is young and and probably wants a longer deal.What the Lakers have going for them is that they are the Lakers. That lure could be irresistible for Miles. read more

Mischievous Mbappé gives PSG the win vs Marseille

first_imgAfter arriving late to pre-match preparations for the PSG vs Marseille match, Kylian Mbappé started the match from the bench but still gave his team the win.Days like this Sunday are the ones from which players such as PSG star Kylian Mbappé, should take as a life lesson and become a better person from that.It was one of the most crucial games of the season for Paris Saint-Germain, the French giants could make history by getting 11 consecutive victories in the first 11 Ligue 1 matches of the season.It was the toughest test for any PSG player, but Kylian Mbappé in all his youth was a bit indisciplined this Sunday, on the most important day of the season so far.Manager Thomas Tuchel already revealed that the youngster arrived to practice late, which granted him getting dropped out of the starting eleven for the match and he didn’t get in until the first hour of the match had passed.After coming in on the 62nd minute, Mbappé only needed three minutes to get the PSG fans all fired up and get his teammates more involved in a match that was very complicated until the moment he started playing.After Kylian got in, there was no contest because he is the Ligue 1 boss right now, even with his indiscipline.Hoy Mbappé llegó tarde a la charla técnica del PSG y Tuchel lo castigó con la suplencia.Entró en el minuto 62, con un partido complicado. Unos 4 minutos después, con su velocidad letal rompió el partido. pic.twitter.com/m7GoOu0zbv— Rodrigo Martin (@AlvarezRodrigo7) October 28, 2018The masterstroke from the club was to bring a key figure who will keep on helping Kylian become a better professional this season, which is Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.After knowing that he wouldn’s start the match against Marseille, Mbappé was seen speaking with ‘Gigi’ before the match in a very heartfelt exchange that certainly left the French youngster with a valuable life lesson.Everybody in the club knows that Mbappé is going to become the best player in the world, but he does need a little bit of proper guidance to help him get there and every person in the club will play a key role in his development.Neymar’s role is to show Kylian how a star should behave inside the pitch, Buffon has to teach him that discipline and the managers he gets throughout his career will help him perfect his game in every way that they can.Mbappé was the man of the match against Marseille, with a goal and with orchestrating the second goal near the end of the match to give PSG that record which doesn’t seem like it will stop any time soon.Thomas Tuchel’s side moves further away from their opponents at the top with 33 points, with many experts who believe that this squad can even reach 114 points by the end of the season.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Hoy Mbappé llegó tarde a la charla técnica del PSG y Tuchel le castigó con la suplencia. Buffon le cogió en el calentamiento y estuvo casi dos minutos hablando con él. Quizá para cosas así fue para lo que ficharon al portero italiano.pic.twitter.com/OJECAORYkw— David De las Heras (@David_Heras) October 28, 2018Mbappé also became the best goal scorer in all five European leagues with 10, he has scored 12 goals and given 4 assists on his last 10 matches for the club in all competitions.There is no question that Kylian will receive the Golden Boy award by the end of the year for the second time in a row, but his current form even gives people the hope that he could also be a serious contender to win the Ballon d’Or and upset everybody who expected either Luka Modric or Antoine Griezmann to win it.The player himself is already recognizing how valuable his work is for the club, as he knows how important he’s become this season.“The team needed this win,” he told Canal+ via Four Four Two.“A great team relies on its leaders and they have to make a difference at key moments. I think I can take on that role and I did.”“We have to continue on the right path. Marseille showed they have a team that plays with the ball. They had several sequences of play where we were in trouble, so all credit to them.”“But we were able to be effective and we leave with the win. We are competitors. We want to go down in history. We mustn’t disregard any match.”10 – Kylian Mbappé is now the top goalscorer in the top 5 leagues this season (10 goals). Playstation. @PSG_English pic.twitter.com/KVKCz8o5l6— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 28, 2018What do you think about Kylian Mbappé and PSG’s current form in European football? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Guiseppe Marotta in talks to become Inter chief

first_imgGuiseppe Marotta is set to join Inter Milan as part of a boardroom revamp at the club.The Former Juventus chief executive has traveled to Suning’s headquarters in Nanjing, China to hold meetings with Inter Milan majority shareholder Zhang Jindong and his son, Steven Zhang.Zhang was confirmed the president of the Nerazzurri at the end of last month, succeeding Erick Thohir.Marotta is believed to have travelled to discuss his proposed role at Inter before putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Despite the arrival of the former Sampdoria CEO it is understood that Sporting Director, Piero Ausilio will retain his position at the club, while chief football operations officer Giovanni Gardini and managing director Alessandro Antonello will also keep their jobs.Marotta is free to speak to other clubs after his contract with Juventus was terminated at the end of October.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Italian is widely credited with being instrumental in the revival of the Bianconeri’s fortunes over the last decade.His impact in Turin led to speculation he could take up a similar position in England, with Premier League duo Manchester United and Arsenal believed to have been monitoring him.However, when asked about his future earlier this month, Marotta insisted he was keen to remain in Italy.“I will not go abroad,” he said, as quoted in Goal.“Italy represents the best, of sport and more. For my part there is the will to stay here. I intend to continue my business in this country.”last_img read more

Mourinho on Man Utd exit I have nothing to say

first_imgJose Mourinho didn’t have a lot to say today in regards to his departure from Manchester United on TuesdayThe Portuguese coach was given his marching orders from Old Trafford following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool.The result left United down in sixth-place in the Premier League table and 11 points adrift of Chelsea in fourth.Following last weekend’s outcome, the United board acted and dismissed Mourinho with club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing him as interim coach for the rest of the season.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…It ended a two-and-a-half-year spell in charge of United, which saw Mourinho fail to add any more silverware to the treble he had won in his first campaign.And the 55-year-old was not in the mood at all to be entertaining questions over his future in football management after making his first public appearance since Tuesday’s news.“Let me walk. I have nothing to say,” Mourinho told reporters, via FourFourTwo, as he left his house in London.Solskjaer will begin his reign in charge of United away to his old club Cardiff City, who he coached in 2014, this Saturday.last_img read more