Chelsea are interested in signing Uruguay international Álvaro Pereira from Porto, according to The People.Pereira, 26, is a left-sided player who can operate at full-back or further forward.It is claimed that Porto rate him at £23m and that Chelsea may offer £13m plus one of their young players.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror say Chelsea are keeping tabs on Newcastle’s Danny Simpson after he rejected a new contract at St James’ Park.The People also suggest that QPR manager Mark Hughes is considering signing David Bentley on loan from Tottenham next season.Bentley, who has been out of favour at Spurs for some time, played under Hughes at Blackburn.The England international currently has a knee injury but has been tipped to be fit for the start of next term.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Unlucky not to get all 3 points today but we go again! 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/fwAFWbxooN— Mide Shodipo (@MideSho) September 10, 2016Many QPR fans on Twitter were full of praise for Olamide Shodipo following the 1-1 draw against Blackburn.Rangers were below par at Loftus Road, but the performance of 19-year-old winger Shodipo was a definite positive.Shodipo was outstanding against Blackburn deserves to be given more games #QPR— Tony Smith (@Tony56QPR) September 11, 2016Frustrating game today… Thought Perch and Shodipo were the pick of the bunch. All too slow and predictable coming forward though #QPR— S Michail (@smichail89) September 10, 2016Olamide Oluwatimilehin Babatunde Oluwaka Shodipo… Remember the name #QPR 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️— S Michail (@smichail89) September 10, 2016Shodipo had his moments. Not sure about the end product yet but plenty of intent there— Ben Walker (@qprbenjamin163) September 10, 2016First game I’ve actually thought Shodipo has looked decent, still has a lot to work on though— Austin (@austin_harris24) September 10, 2016Positives. Shodipo an exciting prospect on the wings. Little green as expected with age but will only improve with game time. #QPR— Paul Nasr (@SkyPaulNasr) September 10, 2016Shodipo looks more promising every game— Shaunna (@ShaunnaGleeson) September 10, 2016Frustrating draw. FK by Chery was incredible. Shodipo MOTM. Do we finally have a youth player that will stake a place in the first team #qpr— James Evans (@Jimeevans) September 10, 2016Frustrating to only get a point. Shodipo was superb. Just need to play with a higher tempo from the start. #QPR #QPRBLA— Darren Truswell (@DarrenTruswell) September 10, 2016Dreadful performance and result, only positive today was Shodipo who looks decent.— Jack (@JackM_QPR) September 10, 2016Thought Shodipo was outstanding yesterday lively direct and probably the only player in our team with pace #QPR— Russell Maynard (@maynardqpr) September 11, 2016See also:QPR v Blackburn – as it happenedCoyle convinced Blackburn have turned cornerQPR boss explains Polter substitutionChery’s sublime strike not enough for QPRHasselbaink insists QPR deserved moreQPR v Blackburn player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Nelson Mandela Bridge, named after South Africa’s first democratic President, has won several awards. The bridge is situated in Johannesburg.The Nelson Mandela Bridge get a pink illumination every year since 2012 to raise awareness for breast cancer. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterParis has its Eiffel Tower, New York its Statue of Liberty, Sydney its Harbour Bridge. And downtown Johannesburg has the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge.Named after the man who led South Africa across the apartheid divide, the bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in July 2003. Crossing no less than 46 operational railway lines, the 284-metre-long bridge is largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa.Designed by Dissing+Weitling Architecture, the bridge has won numerous awards, including the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement in Technical Excellence category.The bridge links the Braamfontein business area with the Newtown precinct. Taking two years to build, the bridge was at the heart of a inner city renewal project by Gauteng province’s economic development initiative, Blue IQ. (Blue IQ has since merged with the Gauteng Development Agency to become the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency).The rejuvenation project aimed to create a “cultural arc” – a crescent from Constitution Hill through Braamfontein and down to Newtown, which is now known as the city’s cultural precinct.The bridge links important civic and cultural institutions: the Constitutional Court, the Civic Theatre and Wits University in Braamfontein; Mary Fitzgerald Square, the Market Theatre and the 1913 Museum Africa in Newtown.Other attractions in the area are the Dance Factory, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and the SAB World of Beer. The square regularly hosts several big events, including the Joy of Jazz festival and Diwali.During 2011’s Joburg Fashion Week, South African designer David Tlale turned the bridge into the longest ramp in the history of South African fashion. Tlale’s Made In The City collection featured 92 models in celebration of 92 years of Nelson Mandela’s life.Watch:In 2012, the City of Johannesburg and a cosmetics company lit the bridge pink for a week in an effort raise awareness about breast cancer.Facts about the bridgeNelson Mandela Bridge carries two lanes of traffic and has two sidewalks for pedestrians as well as a cycle path, with a continuous toughened glass parapet to ensure pedestrian safety.According to Construction Weekly:The asymmetrical dual-pylon cable-stay bridge is made up of a 66-metre north back span, a 176-metre main span and a 42-metre south back span, giving a total length of 284 metres.The north pylon is 42-metres high and the south pylon 27-metres high, creating a delicate balance and an interesting visual appeal.The main span was built as light as possible, using structural steel with a concrete composite deck, while the heavier back spans were built from reinforced concrete to counterbalance the long main span.The bridge is supported on the largest pot bearings ever to be installed in South Africa. The 1.5-metre diameter bearings, which have a capacity of up to 27 Mn, are designed to accommodate the large temperature movements of the bridge.Approximately 4 000 cubic metres of concrete and 1 000 tons of structural steel were used to construct the bridge, with around 500 tons of reinforcing steel cast into the concrete.Sources: South African Tourism, Dissing+Weitling Architecture, Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, Construction Weekly, and the City of Johannesburg.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
jolie odell Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Long have we waited the day when ReadWriteWeb writers would have a reason to post a space-related geekout. We are pleased to tell you that the Internet has come to the International Space Station, and thus, we bring you the first installment of ReadWriteSpace.The down and dirty deets are as follows: 3Mbps up and 10Mbps down speeds via a KU-band satellite. According to our late-night, Twitter-powered research, this beats more than a few Earthlings’ connection speeds. To learn more about the hardware, servers, and how often the crew gets told to “just turn everything off then on again,” read on.To be fair, we copped this information from an interview NASA’s Tyson Tucker and Joey Crawford gave to CNET’s Mark Harris. These two were the first IT guys responsible for ensuring uptime on the International Space Station (ISS), humans’ first permanent outpost in the final frontier. They were not in the space station themselves, but rather in the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.Moving on to hardware, the space station houses 68 IBM ThinkPad A31 laptops and 32 Lenovo ThinkPad T61p laptops, one of which is a server. Between cabled routers and WiFi hotspots, our brethren in space have a few ways to connect to the Internet via their local network. Their connection also allows for limited video calls. But there are no iPods for astronauts – or relatively few, at least. The team reported that the crew don’t usually request to bring netbooks, gaming devices, or MP3 players aboard the ISS.The ISS crew is connected to the Internet indirectly. Data is run through the ISS server and through NASA. Email for the crew is updated three times a day.So, what happens when the system fails? Although the ISS crew is trained to respond to and repair common problems, the Houston ground crew maintains an exact duplicate of the space station’s network for extraordinary circumstances. When viruses infiltrate ISS machines, as they have in the past, the infected machines are quarantined; and from the notes we’ve read, hackers have not yet been able to affect ISS’s systems. Also, the ISS’s IT folks told CNET, “One thing that really impacts the crew’s day-to-day operations is if the file server itself fails. This forces them to reload the hard drive and re-establish all the network drives and all the apps. They actually have to get out the media and load the image to the hard drive… Over the last nine years, this has only happened twice.”We hope to bring you more news on the Internet as it applies to space, but we have reason to believe these updates may be sporadic. Stay tuned, live long, and prosper. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
By: Bari Sobelson, LMFTPixabay[Baby Father Hug by Froot, November 21, 2017, CC0]When people think of child abuse and neglect, they often picture a physically and/or psychologically injured child. What they may not immediately picture is that same child as an adult with risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, and early death. What do these have in common? As the number of Adverse Childhood Experiences increases, so does the risk for the potential adult outcomes.On August 17 at 11 am Eastern, Dr. Melissa Merrick from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be providing a 90-minute webinar on the ACE Study and what it teaches us about maximizing health and well-being. Not only are we offering beneficial and important information, we will also be offering 1.5 CEUs for those licensed mental health professionals (Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Family Therapists) seeking credits.If you are interested in learning more about the ACE Study, you can find information and resources at www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html.We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!