All the info on Real Betis midfielder who is set for Tottenham loan move

first_img Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers FAREWELL latest The Argentina international is not the only new face set to arrive through the door at Spurs on deadline day.Mauricio Pochettino’s men are closing in on the £25m signing of Fulham Under-21 left-back Ryan Sessegnon, but a deal to bring Paulo Dybalo to White Hart Lane now appears to be off.Here at talkSPORT.com we have taken a look at all you need to know about Lo Celso. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS deals OFF Getty Getty Lo Celso scored 15 goals in all competitions for Real Betis Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Getty Images New job targets Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested 4 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Giovani Lo Celso is wanted by Tottenham this summer How much is he likely to cost Tottenham?The Argentina international will join Spurs initially on a season-long loan.However, the north London side having an obligation to buy the Argentina midfielder outright next summer for a fee believed to be in the region of £55m.Club career so far?Lo Celso began his career in his native Argentina with Rosario Central before being snapped up by Paris Saint-Germain in 2016 for around £8.5million.The 23-year-old played an important role for the side in the 2017/18 season where he racked up 48 appearances, playing alongside his idol and ex-Rosario star Angel Di Maria. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Tottenham are closing in on a season-long loan deal for Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.It will end a summer-long pursuit of the 23-year-old, who Spurs have the obligation to buy outright next summer. 4 Giovani Lo Celso celebrates scoring one of his many goals for Real Betis He found himself out on loan with Real Betis this season, after a chat with fellow Argentine Lionel Messi about the club and LaLiga.And Lo Celso impressed the club so much the move was made permanent for £19.8million when they exercised a clause in the agreement.The midfielder put pen to paper on a four year contract after 15 goals in 41 appearances for the club but could leave without playing another game.International experience?Lo Celso has been capped by Argentina 10 times despite holding an Italian passport.His debut came in November 2017 in a 1-0 win against Russia and he has also been named in their Copa America 2019 squad. Real Betis made Lo Celso’s move permanent in April Where would he fit in at Spurs?He was viewed as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen, but a move away for the Denmark international has failed to materialise.Eriksen, 27, was tipped to move to both Real Madrid and Manchester United this summer. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP 4 Getty Lo Celso is very gifted technically and also has an eye for goal. He loves to attack and has a fantastic range of passing, much like Eriksen.His superb close control allows him to dribble beyond opponents and makes him fairly resistant to the press, which will aid a light Spurs central midfield.Meanwhile, he’s not afraid to do the dirty work either, which might be the reason Mauricio Pochettino is so hot on him.Will the deal get done? You can follow all the latest news on talkSPORT.com’s daily transfer blog.last_img read more

Cape seals hunt sharks off Cape Point

first_img2 April 2015The hunted has become the hunter off the coast of Cape Town, where great white shark expert Chris Fallows has made a remarkable discovery. Fallows has recorded his observations of free-swimming blue sharks, Prionace glauca, being caught, killed and partially consumed by Cape fur seals, Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus.It is an important discovery, revealing a previously hidden part of one species’ diet, and could also have important implications for the understanding of the food web in the open ocean.A study of Fallows’ discoveries has been published in the African Journal of Marine Science.Fallows, who runs the diving group Apex Shark Expeditions, has been working with sharks since 1992. He spends more time on sea than on land – up to 200 days a year tracking and observing sharks.One day in December 2012, he was taking a group of tourists on a standard shark dive 20 nautical miles southwest of Cape Point. Fallows put out some bait, which attracted 10 blue sharks. And then a male Cape fur seal, not quite mature, swam into view.Feeding frenzyInstead of going for the bait, as expected, the seal attacked one shark, tearing open its abdominal cavity and feeding on the viscera. Not satisfied, it turned to attack a second shark. Fallows recorded the seal attack and eat five of the 10 sharks before the scientist left, thinking he may be adding to the feeding frenzy.“I have not seen this behaviour since then,” Fallows said after the study was published on 31 March, although he has seen seals feeding on small sharks.In the vast, open ocean not everything has a human witness, but Fallows thinks this behaviour by seals is not widespread. “Only a small group of seals do this. They have probably been forced to because their usual food has been depleted.”There has been a depletion in the abundance of fish in the open ocean, and Fallows notes that species are also smaller: “In-shore reef fish have disappeared, there are fewer in-shore reef sharks and, what there is, is smaller in size than they were before.”He speculates that the Cape fur seals have been forced to attack predators – “while they did not eat full-grown blue sharks, these are efficient predators” – through desperation caused by heavy over-fishing by humans.High nutritional valueSeals’ teeth are rounded and cone-shaped – not made for tearing apart the extremely tough skin of sharks. Instead, they rely on tearing their prey by shaking it about.“Going after a shark is a big step. They bite into the softer gills and just eat the liver, which is rich in oils and nutrition they need. The stomach is also eaten. The rest of the shark is left for other marine creatures to eat.”Full grown, an adult Cape fur seal can reach 3m in size, although Fallows said this was unusually large. Adult blue sharks grow up to 3.3m; large specimens can grow to 3.8m long. The sub-adult males he witnessed attacking the sharks were about 1.5m in size, compared to the 1.4m of the young sharks. “They are punching in different weight classes. The seal is definitely the apex predator in this relationship,” he said.On the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the Cape fur seal population appears to be healthy, and it is classified as Least Concern. The population trend of the blue shark is unknown and it is listed as Near Threatened.Scientists weigh inFallows first witnessed seals attacking sharks in 2004. Again on the open water near Cape Point, he spotted a young male seal chase and catch a blue shark. The seal tossed the shark into the air before eating its stomach and liver.Hugues Benoit, a fisheries scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, was intrigued, and contacted Fallows. Working with Neil Hammerschlag at the University of Miami, they wrote the paper, describing the event and its ecological significance.Cape fur seals and blue sharks have similar diets, but seals were not previously known to turn on their predatory rivals. The seal’s consumption of only the most energy- dense part of the shark, was also noteworthy, they said.Unlike Fallows, the scientists said the fact that the seal discarded the rest of its catch showed that it had the option to be picky and was probably not at a loss for food.In its article on the discovery, The Smithsonian reported the behaviour suggested that traditional methods of diet estimation for marine mammals might be missing some key strands in the food web.“If seals are selectively eating viscera from sharks – or any other large animal – that slippery evidence would have evaded scientists’ detection methods, potentially leading to a biased picture of who’s eating whom.”It also pointed out that predators that only targeted viscera instead of the whole animal could have population-level consequences for the prey, because they would have to kill so many animals to get their fill.“Benoit suspects that shark-eating is a natural behaviour for the seals, given that Fallows first witnessed it in open water where no human activity might somehow be egging on an abnormal interaction,” The Smithsonian writes. “Fallows was also ‘impressed at the ease with which this seal was able to take these sharks’, Benoit says, implying that this wasn’t the seal’s first shark-gobbling rodeo.”last_img read more

Executive Book Club: November 2012

first_img The workplace of the future is being shaped today by Web 2.0—a collection of breakthrough social media technologies—and by the Millennial Generation, people born between 1977 and 1997. The convergence of these emerging workplace trends has created a generation of hyper-connected workers who are placing increased pressure on employers to overhaul their approach to talent management. The 2020 Workplace For more information on The 2020 Workplace or to purchase from the SHRMStore, click here. Based on key findings from two surveys of global professionals, as well as case studies from organizations such as Deloitte, Cisco, Bell Canada, JetBlue, Nokia, and NASA, this book shows how the social technologies that are used outside the company in marketing to connect with customers, can be adapted for use inside the company to connect with employees. With twenty predictions for the 2020 workplace and a glossary for those who have never texted, posted to Facebook, or Tweeted, this book is a must-read guide to what companies should do—and are already doing—to create tomorrow’s workplace of choice.center_img In The 2020 Workplace, human resources experts Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd offer a practical game plan companies can use to attract and keep these employees, and, in doing so, transform their organizations; achieve compelling business results, such as increased innovation and improved customer connectedness; and compete more effectively in the global marketplace. “In their visionary and pragmatic book, Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd equip you with the tools you need to attract the best people and help them do their best work. The battle for talent is more intense than ever; Meister and Willyerd show you how to win.”—William C. Taylor, Founding Editor, Fast Companylast_img read more

Report: Mac App Store Launching Before Holidays

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Tags:#Apple#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Image Credit: Download SquadBoth Engadget and All Things D have heard that the Web App Store will arrive tomorrow for end users who have installed the beta version of the Google Chrome Web browser. The beta version arrived last week, introducing support for Web apps as well as an update for syncing apps between computers where Chrome is installed.These two “desktop” app stores – one from Apple, the other from Google, are even more different than the companies’ mobile app store offering. Like iTunes, Apple will apply similar restrictions to its Mac Store, allowing for a “curated” selection of apps. But these are desktop apps – meaning, actual software installed on the computer. Google’s Web App Store, however, involves only applications that run in a browser. But Google’s philosophy for its Web App Store is different too – it’s an “open” marketplace for apps, where the only requirement is a standards-compliant browser. It doesn’t even have to be Google Chrome. All Web apps are welcome in the Chrome store – a small, one-time fee of $5.00 is the only obstacle, and is only there to keep the spammers out. Related Posts Apple may be planning to launch its Mac App Store this month, according to an unnamed source cited by the blog Appletell. If true, that would be ahead of schedule – Apple CEO Steve Jobs originally promised a launch within 90 days, when plans for the Store were revealed at an Apple press event in October.Could the pre-holiday launch have anything to do with Google’s Chrome-related announcement being revealed tomorrow? We wouldn’t be surprised. According to Appletell’s source, developers were told to have their Mac apps ready by today, Dec. 6. However, a launch this week now seems unlikely, the source said.Another blog site, MacRumors, can confirm that developers were asked to begin submitting apps to the store back on Nov. 3. Apple also recently released a new version of Mac OS X (10.6.6) to developers, the version that includes support for end-user access of the Mac App Store.Expected Tomorrow: Chrome Web App StoreCould Apple’s sped up plans have anything to do with Google’s Chrome announcement tomorrow?Multiple sources are reporting that the search giant will either launch or provide an update on the status of its operating system, Google Chrome OS. And a major part of that OS is the Chrome Web App Store, whose launch is expected at Tuesday’s event. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more