Reports – Juventus set to beat Fiorentina to Manchester City defender


first_imgJuventus could beat Serie A rivals Fiorentina to the permanent signing of Manchester City defender Micah Richards, according to reports in Italy.The former England defender has spent this season on loan at the Stadio Artemio Franchi after being shipped out by City boss Manuel Pellegrini and it now looks likely the 26-year-old will not return to the Premier League.Serie A champions Juventus have been impressed with Richards since his move to Italy and Massimiliano Allegri could sign the full-back on a pre-arranged deal in January, with his existing City contract expiring next summer.Juve are concerned Stephan Lichtsteiner has still not committed his long-term future to the club after contract talks stalled, which has made the signing of Richards a high priority.However, Juve will face competition from the Viola for his signature, given that Fiorentina have already agreed a fee of £4.7m for the defender to turn his loan deal into a permanent switch at the end of the season. Micah Richards in action for Fiorentina 1last_img read more

Mayor Steve Vaus of Poway comments on yesterdays shooting at Chabad of


first_img Vashti Moore Mayor Steve Vaus of Poway comments on yesterday’s shooting at Chabad of Poway April 28, 2019 Posted: April 28, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwittercenter_img Vashti Moore, 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)- Poway Mayor Steve Vaus is calling yesterday’s shooting a hate crime. He joined us this morning to talk more about the incident. Updated: 8:06 AMlast_img read more

Wilmington Boy Scouts Troop 136 To Hold Car Wash On September 8


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington’s Boy Scout Troop 136 is holding a Car Wash fundraiser this Saturday, September 8, from 8am to 1pm, at the Friendship Lodge (32 Church Street).All proceeds will benefit the McLaren family of Wilmington. On July 30, Tom McLaren was injured in a motorcycle accident on his way to work on Route 128. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Tom’s family includes his wife Wanda, and his two children, Leila and David. David is a member of Troop 136.For those who are out of town and unable to attend, a GoFundMe was set up by friends of the family at http://www.gofundme.com/support-for-the-mclaren-family. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to the family for living and medical expenses.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the American Legion/Boy Scout Troop 136.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPHOTOS: Wilmington’s Boy Scout Troop 136 Holds Car Wash Fundraiser For McLaren FamilyIn “Photo of the Day”Cub Scout Pack 136 Announce Pumpkin Sale, Haunted Trail Walk & Haunted House FundraisersIn “Community”PHOTO: Wilmington’s Frank West Jr. Honored As American Legion’s Mass. Eagle Scout Of The YearIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more

Fossils from ancient extinct giant flightless goose suggests it was a fighter


first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Reconstruction of Garganornis ballmanni Meijer, 2014 based on the newly described fossil remains. This reconstruction is based on a generic Western Palaearctic Goose with short and robust tarsometatarsus, short toes and very short wings according to the known elements of Garganornis ballmanni. Illustration made by Stefano Maugeri. Credit: Royal Society Open Science (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160722 (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Italy, Norway and Austria has found evidence of an ancient extinct goose relative that once lived in what is now central Italy. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, the team describes the fossils they found, what they suggest the bird once looked like and possibly how it behaved. Giant prehistoric bird fossils found in Antarctica Explore further Citation: Fossils from ancient extinct giant flightless goose suggests it was a fighter (2017, January 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-01-fossils-ancient-extinct-giant-flightless.htmlcenter_img Journal information: Royal Society Open Science The fossils were found in the Gargano region near the town of Scontrone in central Italy, a place that prior research has shown was an island in the Mediterranean during the time that the bird was alive—approximately 6 to 9 million years ago. Its bones suggest it weighed approximately 22 kilograms and stood approximately one and a half meters tall. But its wings were perhaps too small to allow the bird to fly. The researchers suggest this is common in evolution, especially on islands where birds no longer rely on flight to escape predators. The large size, the researchers note, also suggests it was not an aquatic bird and perhaps lived in a forested area where it clearly had no problems finding enough food for itself and its offspring. Its wings also had carpal knobs (hard and rounded skin) on the carpometacarpus bone (the one on the end akin to the hand in humans)—they are used by modern birds to fight with one another. For that reason, the researchers suggest the ancient bird was likely a fighter, as well. They have dubbed it Garganornis ballmanni.Modern birds with carpal knobs also include some ducks and geese that commonly fight one another over territorial rights. There was also another bird, the Rodrigues solitaire, now extinct, which was known to fight so ferociously that pairs of them would break each other’s bones. The researchers suggest that G. ballmanni likely fended off any attackers by virtue of its large size, but it would likely also have had to fight with others for another precious resource: fresh water. That would mean that it was likely aggressive as well, a trait not uncommon in modern geese.The fossils also represent the first bird remains to be found at the dig site at Scontrone. More information: Marco Pavia et al. The extreme insular adaptation ofMeijer, 2014: a giant Anseriformes of the Neogene of the Mediterranean Basin, Royal Society Open Science (2017). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160722AbstractNew skeletal elements of the recently described endemic giant anseriform Garganornis ballmanni Meijer, 2014 are presented, coming from the type-area of the Gargano and from Scontrone, southern and central Italy, respectively. The new remains represent the first bird remains found at Scontrone so far, and another shared element between these two localities, both part of the Apulia-Abruzzi Palaeobioprovince. The presence of a very reduced carpometacarpus confirms its flightlessness, only previously supposed on the basis of the very large size, while the morphologies of tarsometatarsus and posterior phalanges clearly indicate the adaptation of G. ballmanni to a terrestrial, non-aquatic, lifestyle. Its very large body size is similar to that observed in different, heavily modified, insular waterfowl and has been normally interpreted as the response to the absence of terrestrial predators and a protection from the aerial ones. The presence of a carpal knob in the proximal carpometacarpus also indicates a fighting behaviour for this large terrestrial bird species. © 2017 Phys.orglast_img read more