first_imgThe transfer window is open; premier league sides are in a bit of scouting the best-talented player. These players have shown a great promise, and one team that is having it rough is Fulham FC. It has potential players who are most wanted. Narrowing down to one isn’t, easy. However, in the list below you’ll find one of the most wanted men who you’ve ever placed a bet on sites such as togel online Ryan Sessegnon Ryan is a versatile player who can play as a left-back, left-wing back, full left-sided forward or striker. This is all that managers seek to have in their teams. He has excellent balance, footwork as well as speed and ability to maneuver past defenders with or without a ball. There are very few wide men who can become second strikers with ease like Sessegnon, which is impressive. He is worth a gamble and is one of the most wanted players. Speculations have it that 50 million euros are required to pry him away from Fulham’s clutches. Teams like Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Spurs have shown an interest in the player.Jean Michel Seri This dynamic midfielder is a target by Barcelona. Jose Mourinho has also shown interest in this star player, as he wants to add him to his team at Manchester United. Liverpool had viewed Jean Michel as an exciting alternative for Naby Keita before they struck a deal with RB Leipzig. Jean has shown struggles in Fulham as is likely to be sold this summer. He may soon move to one of the big English premier league football clubs. Alfie MawsonA former Swansea city player and now a craven cottage treasured player, he is worth 20 million euros. There are speculations that Spurs has an eye on the 25-year-old star player. West Ham United have a bid on Mawson. These two teams are routing to have the player on their teamAleksander MitrovicAnother young player who the premier league teams have an eye on is Aleksander. There have been reports that the cost 22 million euros last summer and looking at his impressive game for Fulham this year, the price might double. He has scored six headers this season and the most in the premier league. He is an ideal player for the Cottagers as he looks to get the ball into the areas as his goals are the difference between mid-table finish a push and a Europa League place. Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City manager, has shown interest in this star player and if given an opportunity, he might be calling for the former Newcastle United’s player. Fulham will have to work hard to keep a hold of this powerful Serbian Conclusion Fulham FC is on toes to maintain their star players as they proceed to the next season. Supporting them is going to take extra effort. Punters have placed their bets on the Fulham’s most wanted man on various betting sites such as togel online. It’s only a matter of time to see if the odds will favor them and walk away with cash. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoZen HealthLittle Family Stars Confirm Very Sad NewsZen HealthUndoLifestly.comAt 78, Pele lives in this modest mansionLifestly.comUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – This is how She Does It!HappyTricks.comUndoSky-Elite-NewsHusband Illustrates Everyday Life With Wife In 19 PicturesSky-Elite-NewsUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoStyleReadsMagnesium Deficiency Causes Heart Attacks! Eat These 15 FoodsStyleReadsUndolast_img read more

first_imgThe Eureka Loggers showed why they are the hottest team on the North Coast on Saturday, shutting out the McKinleyville Panthers 4-0 in the Charlie Lakin Memorial Tournament championship game at the Arcata Sports Complex.The shutout win was the second in three days at the tournament for the Loggers, who have now won 11 of their past 13 games and have likely secured a home playoff game in the process.More importantly for a team that has played a tougher schedule than any other Division-III …last_img read more

first_imgStacey Brewer is adopting America’s charter school model for the new private schools she is establishing. Ryan Harrison is co-founder of EAdvance as well as director of technology. (Images: EAdvance) MEDIA CONTACTS • Stacey Brewer  CEO, EAdvance RELATED ARTICLES • Schools to benefit for Mandela Day • Three SA schools among world’s best • Educated Africans teach SA children • South Africa prioritises quality education • Teacher laptops to enhance educationShamin ChibbaPrivate schooling in South Africa has always been expensive and therefore inaccessible to the majority of the population.However, two MBA graduates from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria have come up with an innovative way of providing quality private education to pupils from lower and middle income households.Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison have established EAdvance, a chain of schools that will look to combine traditional face-to-face teaching with technology in the classroom, while cutting operational costs in the process.A pilot school is expected to open in Johannesburg’s Cosmo City in 2013, which will allow 256 pupils from grades R to two to benefit from high quality education at reduced fees. At full capacity and at an estimated construction cost of R4.9-million (US$584 830), the eight-classroom school will accommodate up to 768 children.While doing her MBA thesis on sustainable financial models for low fee private schools in South Africa, Brewer, who is also the CEO, came up with the model that is now EAdvance.She believes that as a young South African who wants to live in the country for the rest of her life, she needs to use her knowledge to tackle the poor state of education.“It’s a simple case of not waiting for others to take action,” she said. “If we do not do it, who will?”It was during her research that she discovered that private schooling was either too expensive or the quality left room for improvement. In search of an answer, she spent time in India and the US exploring different education models.It was in the US that Brewer identified the blended learning model of the charter schools, which combines the use of technology with teaching.Adopting the US charter school systemCharter schools are publicly funded and privately run institutions. According to Brewer, they are known to be innovative in that they integrate technology in the classroom instead of merely adding it on, like South African schools tend to do.She added that the schools accelerate the learning process and allow for individualised learning.A typical pupil in this school may spend 75% of the day in a traditional classroom followed by a further 25% in computer aided learning.“This allows for real-time feedback and swift teacher intervention,” said Brewer.Cutting out the middle manBefore establishing EAdvance, Brewer worked as a project manager at the Fifa headquarters during both the 2009 Confederations Cup and the 2010 Football World Cup. It was her thesis, however, that compelled her to shift her focus to improving education in South Africa.She believes that in order to live in a prosperous country, South Africans need to improve the quality of education for children from low income communities. This will subsequently transform the low esteem the country has of its education system.Asked how EAdvance would tackle the affordability aspect, Brewer said the integrated technology will mean that one less teacher and classroom per grade is needed.“This is a saving of R360 000 (US$43 000) per grade, based on conservative figures,” she said.“We also have light administration at a schooling level and the way the company is structured allows for heavy cost burdens to be taken away from the school level.”According to Brewer, the model has taken out middle management so that there would only be a principal, an assistant principal, an academic dean and teachers.Getting parents involvedIn an interview with radio personality Bruce Whitfield on the GIBS website, Brewer said that the model is simple, and cuts the management of the school to its bare minimum.“A big focus is on parent involvement where we highly encourage parents to come 30 hours a year and take the administration away from the teachers in terms of tasks such as photocopying and just checking that homework is done,” said Brewer.Teach South Africa (Teach SA), an initiative that recruits and trains recent university graduates to teach in some of the country’s most disadvantaged schools, will also play a part in the growth of EAdvance.Brewer said the school will go through Teach SA to ensure that their schools have a strong pool of teachers.At the same time, constant professional development and coaching will ensure that teachers are uplifted and motivated.Part of the plan is to bring teachers from the US to help set up the institution and instil their culture of teaching as well.Accelerating the learning processThe point of EAdvance is not to change the curriculum, explained Brewer, and pupils would receive the same education as those attending schools within the traditional system. The difference is their innovative use of technology in the classroom.“We have just put the exercise book online to allow for individualised learning to accelerate the learning process for the pupil,” she said.Each class will have as many as 32 pupils and the institution will charge school fees of R1 000 ($120) per month for all grades, which translates into R12 000 ($1 440) annually. This is to make the school self-sufficient with no donations or government subsidies needed.Brewer would like to establish a high school for EAdvance at a later stage, but is, for now, focusing on creating a strong foundation level that works.“High schools will be launched once the need arises for the pupils within our system,” she said.Besides the Cosmo City project, EAdvance is planning to open more schools in Johannesburg. This, Brewer said, allows teachers within the same region to more easily collaborate with each other.However, she is looking to add a further 63 schools throughout the country and to educate as many as 49 000 students through the project.Learning based on individual needsEAdvance has designed an online program that provides students with a learning experience based on their individual needs.As the company’s director of technology, Harrison said that the tools will be used to gather data which can be used to individualise the student’s learning. Before joining EAdvance, he was a business information analyst at the British Columbia Transmission Corporation in Canada.Brewer is of the opinion that all teachers must do is teach without having to be divert their attention from the their pupils to unnecessary admin tasks.“It is all about maximising the utilisation of our resources,” she said.EAdvance already has the support of former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. The feedback from the government so far has been positive, as both sides believe in sharing the best practices for the benefit of pupils.“We do not want to keep anything to ourselves. It is about the upliftment of all the schools,” Brewer said.* Slideshow image from Wikimedialast_img read more

first_imgThis blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn. by Sarah Pittman, BS Dietetics, University of IllinoisNational Physical Fitness and Sports Month-Physical Activity TrackersPhysical activity wearables have increased in popularity in the last 8 years. It is calculated that 1 in 5 Americans own a physical activity tracker, while 1 in 10 Americans wear them daily, (mobilehealthnews.com, 1 in 5 Americans owns a wearble, 1 in 10 wears them daily). But the real question is, are there actual benefits to wearing a physical activity tracker? Are they even accurate? The research I conducted indicated that yes, physical activity trackers like fitbit, garmin, etc can have positive impacts on your health while also being relatively accurate in most aspects that the wearables can measure.Do physical activity trackers impact your overall lifestyle and in the long term, impact your health?A study conducted by Maher C, Ryan J, Ambrosi C, Edney S, found that most participants who wore a wearable physical activity tracker did tend to increase their physical activity as an outcome of wearing the device, (Users’ experiences of wearable activity trackers: a cross-sectional study, Maher C, Ryan J, Ambrosi C, Edney S). Another study stated that smart wristbands do influence an individuals feeling of empowerment, (Health empowerment through activity trackers: An empirical smart wrist band study, Nelson, Elizabeth C., Verhagen, Tilbert, Noordzij, Matthijs L).How accurate are the wearable devices anyway?“At present, mainstream devices are able to reliably measure heart rate, number of steps, distance, and sleep duration, which can be used as effective health evaluation indicators, but the measurement accuracy of energy consumption is still inadequate” (Evaluating the Validity of Current Mainstream Wearable Devices in Fitness Tracking Under Various Physical Activities, Xie J, Wen D, Liang L, Jia Y, Gao L, Lei J,). Another study found that activity trackers like Fitbit and Hexoskin smart shirt that heart rate was the most accurate while breathing rate; depth and volume were not as accurate, (Comparative Accuracy of a Wrist-Worn Activity Tracker and a Smart Shirt for Physical Activity Assessment, Montoye, Alexander H. K., Mitrzyk, Joe R., Molesky, Monroe J).Overall, physical activity trackers have become a great way to get people motivated to exercise while also monitoring heart rate, sleep, etc. And although wearables have become more and more accurate in the recent years, it is always best to check these rates and values with a health professional if you have questions or concerns about your health, of course!Do you, your clients, friends or family wear fitness trackers? How do you feel about them and do you think they help you or people you know with their healthy lifestyle?!We would love to hear from you!!References:Maher C, Ryan J, Ambrosi C, Edney S. Users’ experiences of wearable activity trackers: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:880. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4888-1Nelson E, Verhagen T, Noordzij M. Health empowerment through activity trackers: An empirical smart wristband study. Computers In Human Behavior [serial online]. September 2016;62:364-374. Available from: Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson), Ipswich, MA. Accessed May 15, 2018. PwC: 1 in 5 Americans owns a wearable, 1 in 10 wears them daily. MobiHealthNews, 2018. Available at http://www.mobihealthnews.com/37543/pwc-1-in-5-americans-owns-a-wearable-1-in-10-wears-them-daily. Accessed May 15, 2018.Xie J, Wen D, Liang L, Jia Y, Gao L, Lei J. Evaluating the Validity of Current Mainstream Wearable Devices in Fitness Tracking Under Various Physical Activities: Comparative Study. Journal Of Medical Internet Research [serial online]. April 2018;20(4):1. Available from: Library & Information Science Source, Ipswich, MA. Accessed May 10, 2018.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ace Pogba breaks silence on Mourinho axe: I know you want answers…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba spoke of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal after being named man-of-the-match for victory at Cardiff City.Pogba spoke for the first time following the departure of Mourinho with the pair not enjoying a good relationship.He said: “I know you’re waiting for something about Jose, or about the result today.“Obviously, we’re really happy about the result. We played well. The performance of the team was great. And I know what you want to ask…“With Jose, we won trophies. We worked. I want to thank him for that.”Pogba, who claimed two assists in the rout, continued: “Not everything went well but things went well. We won trophies. He made me improve. As a person as well.“That’s it. That’s the past. I want to thank him for that. I’m sure all the players do.“Now we’re looking at the next game, for the points we need. We want to go back to the top of the league.“The performance was great. We are happy as well for the first game with the new manager to start like this. And the most important thing is to carry on like that.“We cannot play like this with five goals and in the next game lose. That’s it.” last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: We’re now at same level as Man Cityby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes they’re now at the same level as Manchester City.Despite defeat at City last week, Klopp was delighted with what he saw.”From my point of view we were never on a level with City since I came in,” said the German.”We won games against them, especially since Pep, but in these games City were better.”We only scored more goals, but the possession was at least 60:40 for them in all the games but we won them. Now it was 50:50.”We had our moments (on Thursday) and caused them completely different problems to the games before.”Last year the Champions League (quarter-final) game at home when we won 3-0 it was a brilliant game but we were under pressure in a lot of moments.”I don’t know if we had more than four shots on target but we were quite clinical that day.”That’s how you have to play against City, in the moment when you get the ball you have to make the best of it.”This game was different and that is an important step for us. It is very important we see it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Munir agent hits out at Barcelona over broken promisesby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Munir El Haddadi says Barcelona have failed to keep promises.The striker’s deal expires in June.”Before the game against Celta Vigo, Munir got a surprise from his coach,” Valdivieso told beIN Sports.”Having told the board that he might not renew, the coach then explained to him that he has to accommodate other players, even some from the academy, in the rotation.”That week he also told him that he will not be included in a squad list until he decides to renew.”Munir sees that so many promises on the part of the sporting department, and even from the coach, have not materialised on the pitch.”He sees that he is a player they don’t take into account.”He is committed and knows that he has a contract with the club until June, one that he has to respect.”There is no agreement [with any team], but there are many teams interested in him.” last_img read more

first_imgA graphic announcing Tyjon Lindsey's commitment date.Twitter/LindseyFour-star wide receiver recruit Tyjon Lindsey, one of the top prizes for the 2017 class, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he’s narrowed his decision down to 10 schools. He’s also informed fans of when he’ll be making his final decision.Lindsey, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound player from Corona, California, says he’ll make his decision on August 22nd. His final 10 schools, in no order, are Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee and USC. His list varies slightly from the one he dropped back in late March – Georgia is in, Texas A&M is out.T H E D A Y . ® Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Tennessee, & USC. pic.twitter.com/eDzViedLdQ— Tyjon A. Lindsey ® (@tyjonlindsey) August 1, 2016Lindsey is thought to be an Ohio State lean, given his flirtation with the program on social media the past few months.Lindsey is ranked as the seventh-best player in California, per 247 Sports. He currently has 24 offers outstanding.last_img read more

OSU sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (59) embraces redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber (25) after Weber’s touchdown in the first half of the Buckeyes game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. The Buckeyes won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWith today’s presidential election being arguably one of the largest ever, even the sports world is talking about politics — even Ohio State’s football team.On Monday, after a 62-3 drubbing of then No. 10 Nebraska, the questions asked by the media should have been all-encompassing of the way the Buckeyes systematically picked apart the Cornhuskers. Instead, OSU coach Urban Meyer fielded a few political questions near the end of the media availability session.When asked about the election, Meyer cracked a grin and gave one of his patented short replies.“What election?” Meyer said.Granted, it seems fair to assume he knows exactly what election he was asked about. Most of Meyer’s day entails dissecting opposing defenses and analyzing how to attack the offense of other Big Ten teams. Still, it would be hard to ignore the current political undertakings. With some coaxing, Meyer finally addressed the subject. Refraining from speaking any of his own political standpoints, he said the team has had discussions towards the process, and even set aside time during the offseason to further educate the team on how important voting is.“We had Patriot Week where I wanted to educate because it’s such a big and such an important day, in all seriousness, for all of us,” he said. “And so we had zero discussion about it now. Beat Maryland. I’m sure the families will have their conversations. I hope our guys vote, and we move forward. That’s why we did that, because I wanted to make sure when they go they educate themselves — not themselves. We educate them on the process, the job responsibility and how to.”Players have been discussing how important the brotherhood they share is for team success this season. An election that has driven a divide through the country could be grounds for ripping apart even the most tight-knit teams and locker rooms. This would seem bizarre for a team that has spoken so strongly towards the criticism of the media when a player has a down game. Redshirt junior Billy Price is a prime example of standing up for his fellow Buckeyes. When asked about the performance of sophomore Isaiah Prince following a loss to Penn State, Price did not hold anything back.“I’ll go to war for him right now,” Price said. “I have no problem (with that). I will not sit here and allow someone to nit-pick at him.”Price was not angered by the criticism, but said he felt the issues after Penn State were team issues, and should not fall on one player. That kind of camaraderie has been a vocal desire of Meyer since his arrival in Columbus.It seems unlikely every member of the Scarlet and Gray leans towards one side of the aisle. A team of over 100 total members on both the active roster and the practice squad is bound to have political feelings that differ from other teammates.But OSU has made a point of keeping feelings towards presidential candidates from dividing the team, while ensuring all members fully comprehend the gravity of a vote. Redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett said he, along with the rest of the team, accepts the choices all team members make today at the polls.“I think we have a team that understands that that’s part of what makes our country great is that people are … they have that opinion and that’s perfectly okay,” Barrett said. “I think that’s something great that we have as Americans and I understand that has something to do with your personal life and personal opinions but I don’t think that’s going to interfere with the way we play.”Some players have taken to social media with politically charged tweets and links to articles, but that has not stopped the team progress and production so far. Against Nebraska, the team blew away all expectations and showed how well OSU plays together.Meyer fully understands how easily a group can be separated by opposing viewpoints, especially in a time when the entire country seems to be two-sided. But, through the maturity and character of his players paired with the effort of his staff to keep things together, OSU is standing tall in a time of national turmoil.“Yeah, this is a pretty mature team in that regard. That’s something I always watch. I have guys around this program that’s their job, to monitor,” Meyer said. “When I talk about good guys, now, I have some guys that are like family in this team that they would tell me if something is going on. And I listen and I hear, and the heartbeat of our team is very solid right now. It’s not always perfect, but it’s very solid, but that’s a great question. And am I concerned about it, you’re damn right. That’s when you start having issues, but I also have great trust in the people that I’m listening to.” read more