TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Betis coach Setien responds to Barcelona rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveQuique Setien insists he’s happy in his job at Real Betis.Setien has been linked with Barcelona.”I have a contract with Beris, I’m doing really well here and we keep working hard with enthusiasm,” he said. “[Barca links] flatter me but I would be flattered to be linked with any other team, because I am very respectful of every side.” Setien has a contract with the Seville-based club until 2020.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer tells Man Utd players after Liverpool draw: More of the sameby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a few things to say to his team after their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.The Norwegian manager was happy with his side’s commitment and intensity, especially in the first half.But he felt they were too quick to sit back in the second half, when they should have tried to punish Liverpool with a second goal.Metro says Solskjaer told United’s players they should be happy with their display and that it is how he wanted them to play in future games.United took the lead in the game, but were pegged back by Liverpool and the game ended 1-1.
Twitter/@UConnWe haven’t quite reached the post-season in college basketball, but the bold bettor can now put down money on 58 different teams to win the upcoming NCAA Tournament. As one would expect, Kentucky is a heavy favorite at even odds, while Duke, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Virginia round out the top five. If you believe heavily in recent tournament history, defending national champion UConn is down at 150/1. Memphis, Minnesota, and Vanderbilt share the highest available odds at 1000/1 each. Here is the full list, via Bovada.
zoom Following the introduction of stringent regulations aimed at reducing the impact of leisure craft operations on the marine environment, Subsea Industries is looking to introduce its Ecospeed coating in the luxury yacht market.The Antwerp-based sustainable coatings specialist will market its non-toxic hard coating initially in the United States, where there is increasing scrutiny of copper-based antifouling systems on the hulls of all types of pleasure boats.“There is a momentous drive to remove copper from the antifouling coatings typically used on the hulls of pleasure yachts,” Kelly Townsend, Subsea Industries’ US-based Sales Manager, said.“Since our Ecospeed product contains zero chemicals and is completely non-toxic to marine life, it has the potential to meet the yacht sector’s requirement for a clean, reliable and cost-effective alternative to copper-based coatings.”There has already been a number of studies published that found pleasure boat antifouling products to be the primary source of copper and biocidal contamination in US marinas.The US Department of Pesticide Regulation (DRP) published a study in January that found excessive levels of copper and other toxic compounds were resultant of the “frequency of in-water hull cleaning and the use of abrasive and aggressive practices”.The study found spikes in copper leaching, increased dissolved copper content and released paint particulates in to the marinas’ studied.Since the study, the DPR has now proposed a ‘Cu AFP Regulation’ that would require ISO leach rate data with every copper AFP product applied. It also recommended that from July 2018, no new or currently registered copper AFP product above 9.5μg/cm2/day would be registered, except when labelled for commercial vessel use only and prohibited from use on recreational vessels.It is widely anticipated that California will follow Washington state’s lead in introducing legislation to reduce the amount of copper leaching into marinas and harbours.“We are increasingly seeing the introduction of legislation, regulations and guidelines aimed at keeping our oceans, seas and harbours clean and free of pollutants. When there are safe, reliable and non-toxic alternatives to chemical-laced marine coatings, there can be no excuse for their continued use in any maritime setting,” Manuel Hof, Subsea Industries’ Production Executive, said.One of the first yachts to have opted for a copper-free coating solution was the 76ft yacht Oceantide, which was coated with Ecospeed in 2007. The entire hull bottom, rudders and stabilisers were painted with two coats of Ecospeed, a total thickness of about 1000µm, according to the company.
Explore further Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom said Monday that it would complete moving its headquarters to the United States by April 3, ahead of a planned shareholder vote by takeover target Qualcomm. US semiconductor and telecommunications equipment maker Qualcomm is the target of a takeover bid by Singapore-based Broadcom Qualcomm requests national security review of Broadcom bid The announcement comes as US officials have found Broadcom’s efforts to move to the US violate a recent government order and have also confirmed the proposed $117 billion acquisition poses a threat to US national security, according a Monday news report.The smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm, which opposes Broadcom’s takeover efforts, appealed in January to the US Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to review the proposed deal.Last week, the US Treasury, which chairs the committee, directed Qualcomm to postpone a shareholder meeting while US officials examine the deal, saying it appeared to pose a threat to US national security.By speeding up its move to the United States, Broadcom appears to be attempting to sidestep the CFIUS review.”Broadcom’s proposal to acquire Qualcomm has always been premised on the completion of Broadcom’s previously announced plan to redomicile,” the company said in a statement.”In short, US national security concerns are not a risk to closing, as Broadcom never plans to acquire Qualcomm before it completes redomiciliation.”US officials have found recent Broadcom actions to speed up its move to the United States without providing the required five days’ notice violate a March 5 CFIUS order, CNBC reported Monday.US officials have also substantiated dangers to US national security from the proposed merger, the network reported, adding that Treasury had informed both Qualcomm and Broadcom of these findings on Sunday, ahead of a Monday meeting to discuss the matter.The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that US chip producer Intel was considering buying Broadcom, which has a current market value above $100 billion, in a bid to prevent the Qualcomm deal from proceeding and stave off a competitive threat.A Treasury spokesman did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment. Citation: Broadcom speeds HQ move to US amid security review (2018, March 12) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-broadcom-hq.html © 2018 AFP 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.