Juventus have again been linked with Chelsea duo Salomon Kalou and Raul Meireles.The Daily Mirror report that Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici watched them in action against Barcelona and was also at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final win over Benfica.Kalou to Italy?Kalou, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is said to have also attracted interest from AC Milan.The Mirror also report that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich remains determined to offload the club’s senior players despite their recent performances.It is claimed whoever takes over as manager will be under orders to ship out the likes of Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole as part of a long-term rebuilding job.The Independent say Drogba has told Chelsea he does not want to discuss his future until the end of the season.Meanwhile, The Daily Mail suggest QPR are to offer Fulham’s veteran midfielder Danny Murphy a future coaching role in a bid to tempt him to sign for them.Murphy, whose contract expires in the summer, played under Rangers boss Mark Hughes when the Welshman was manager at Craven Cottage.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Doctors Jeroen Swart (left) and Lee Gordon (right) are part of the team that will be will sharing their expertise at the new clinical practice at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. (Image: University of Cape Town)Dr. Jeroen Swart wants to make the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) more relevant.That’s his goal, and he plans on doing that by restarting the centre’s clinical practice and making the years of expertise in sports medicine more accessible to athletes, professional and the nations weekend warriors.Swart, team doctor of Ajax Cape Town since 2007, has tapped his contacts in sports medicine to assist in re-establishing a centre of excellence in a field of medicine that has been neglected in sports mad South Africa. The good doctor says the aim of his initiative is, “to make our discipline more relevant to the broader public.”Doctors associated with some of the countries winning franchises have been asked to bring their experience and training to bear. Jason Suter, Sid Allie, Adrian Rotunno, Gabi Prinsloo, Lee Gordon and Mike Kiessig, doctors from the Stormers / Western Province rugby, IPL cricket, cycling team MTN-Qhubeka, Rugby Sevens and AJAX, will be available to consult with general practitioners treating sports related injuries.“Not all doctors are trained to recognise or treat sports injuries or to provide exercise rehabilitation to prevent and rehabilitate chronic diseases. Sports stars of the future could be side-lines by misdiagnosis and inappropriate management,” said Swart.Swart, who also headed up the players medical centre during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, intends to make the institutes research around sports injuries and treatment freely available. “Lots of what we do in research is filed away and never read. It needs to be applied practically.”NEW PROJECTSSSISA has also planned to run two new initiatives that will involve working in the fields of cardiac and orthopaedic care as well as rehabilitation. Swart plans assisting with Victoria Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation programme by Dr Nasief van der Schyff and his team.“We are planning to implement a public sector rehabilitation service here at the SSI, with the added benefits to the public of our accessibility and proximity to Newlands station and bus routes,” said Swart.In line with achieving the goals set out in the field of orthopaedic care SSISA is working to strengthen its ties to University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.“In the near future we hope to work closely with orthopaedics to be able to manage both non-surgical and surgical cases where rehabilitation is necessary,” said Swart.ACCESS TO CAREERS IN SPORTS SCIENCEAnother goal set out by the SSISA is to highlight career paths for current and aspiring sport and exercise physicians.“We’re training them in our specialist programmes but few work exclusively in the sport and exercise medicine sector,” said Swart“We should be creating new opportunities for them.“This career pathing also extends to the academic field, limited presently to the probably half a dozen individuals around the country.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting Beef Industry Update Meetings September 9 and 10. OCA Allied Industry Council member, Multimin USA, is the title sponsor of the meetings. Their sponsorship will provide a complimentary beef dinner to all of the attendees at the meetings.Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association is set to host the meeting on September 9. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carrollton High School Cafeteria, 252 3rd St. NE, Carrollton, Ohio 44615.The September 10 meeting will be hosted by the Knox County Cattlemen’s Association. The meeting will be held at Dudgeon Family Farm, 8230 Grove Church Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022, at 6 p.m.Both meetings are open to all beef producers and will feature Dr. Brad Degroot, veterinarian and researcher with Multimin USA, as the speaker. He will be discussing how to enhance your herd’s performance with Multimin USA’s trace mineral program. Prior to Dr. Degroot, there will be an OCA membership and policy update.Contact the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at 614-873-6736 or email [email protected] for more information about the industry update meetings or to RSVP.The Beef Industry Updates are sponsored by Multimin USA.
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. The Building America program, a branch of the U.S. Department of Energy, funds research on ways to improve the energy performance of new and existing homes and provides advice to new home builders and home-performance contractors. In recent decades, Building America has provided millions of dollars of research grants to energy consulting companies, including the Building Science Corporation, Consol, Florida Solar Energy Center, IBACOS, Passive House Institute U.S., and Steven Winter Associates.One of the latest projects funded by Building America is a web site called the Building America Solution Center (BASC), created by employees of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The web site’s aims are announced on its home page: “The Building America Solution Center provides access to expert information on hundreds of high-performance construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality, and much more.” The creators of the web site hope that builders will visit the site to educate themselves on building science issues and to find answers to questions on home performance.Are you a fan of checklist-based certification programs? Whether you love them or hate them, you can review a collection of “program checklists” on the BASC web site. The web site also includes links to research papers and builders’ guides, as well as an image library and a collection of videos.Finally, the web site includes a great many tips for sales personnel and marketing professionals. An overview of the web site The web page offers links to six main sections:In addition to these six main sections, the home page has a sidebar that directs users to several other web pages, including pages called “code briefs,” “image gallery,” “videos,” and “sales tool.”…
Four minor boys drowned in the Brahmaputra river at Sunsali area on Sunday, while eight others were rescued, police said.The deceased, aged between 12 and 14 years, had gone to bath in a group in the river when the mishap took place, they said.The remaining eight were safely rescued by the SDRF and River Police, a police officer said.All of them hailed from Nijorapar area of the city, he added.
Lewis Hamilton is a racing certainty to become Britain’s first four times Formula One world champion and any lingering smidgen of a doubt should be swept away at a coronation in Mexico City on Sunday.The Mercedes driver, 1/500 odds on title favourite with British bookmakers who know a safe bet when they see one, has a 66 point advantage over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with three races remaining worth a grand total of 75.Hamilton is also well clear in terms of the number of wins, the first decider in case of a points tie, with nine to Vettel’s four.Put simply, Vettel has to score 17 points more than Hamilton at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez to keep his championship hopes on life support as far as the next race in Brazil.Regardless of where the German ends up, Hamilton need only finish fifth to get the party started.And if the Ferrari driver retires during the race, Hamilton will be world champion before he has even seen the chequered flag.The high-altitude circuit could well favour Ferrari more than Mercedes, but Hamilton won from pole position last year and arrives this time with a haul of five victories from the last six races.The pressure, what little there is remaining, is all on Vettel.It will take the biggest comeback the sport has ever seen to deny Hamilton now, even if Mercedes continue to urge caution.”I can imagine every scenario,” team boss Toto Wolff told reporters in Texas on Sunday night when asked if he could envisage Hamilton not winning.advertisement”This is motor racing. Sebastian had a DNF (did not finish) in Singapore, scored little in Sepang (Malaysia) and DNF at Suzuka.”So it is not done until you’ve mathematically achieved it,” added the Austrian, whose team have already wrapped up the constructors’ championship for the fourth year in a row.Red Bull could also be in the mix on Sunday, with Max Verstappen also very much in the spotlight after criticising stewards for imposing a time penalty in Austin that demoted him from third to fourth.That argument is likely to rumble on for a while.Mexican fans will meanwhile be firmly behind Force India’s Sergio Perez, still hoping for a dream appearance on his home podium, and will have an extra local to cheer on when Alfonso Celis Jr takes part in Friday free practice.New Zealander Brendon Hartley will have a second chance to push his claims for a Toro Rosso drive after making a strong debut in the United States last weekend.The 27-year-old has been kept on while Russian Daniil Kvyat is dropped to make way for the returning French rookie Pierre Gasly.