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Arsenal make contact with Paulo Sousa as search for next manager intensifies

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal make contact with Paulo Sousa as search for next manager intensifies Arsenal have approached Paulo Sousa about their current managerial vacancy (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have made contact with the representatives of Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa as the north London club intensifies its search for Unai Emery’s permanent successor.Emery was sacked last month following a disastrous run of form which culminated in a shambolic Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt, played out in front of a half empty Emirates Stadium.Club legend Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge with Per Mertesacker, Arsenal’s academy director, promoted to the first team coaching set-up.Ljungberg recorded the first victory of his interim reign last night as the Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 but, despite an element of the feel-good factor returning after a first win in 10 games, the Arsenal hierarchy continue to broaden their search for a new head coach.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to L’Equipe, Arsenal have made contact with Sousa’s entourage and would be able to prise him from Bordeaux were they to activate his buyout clause, which they report to be between two and three million Euros. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Dec 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Ljungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West HamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:09FullscreenLjungberg speaks after Arsenal’s first win in 10, against West Hamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-speaks-arsenals-win-10-against-west-ham-2066642/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Sousa has endured a nomadic managerial career but has coached in England before, though not since 2010, with spells at QPR, Swansea and Leicester on his CV.The 49-year-old, a former Portugal international, took over at Bordeaux from Gus Poyet in March and has guided the club to fifth place this season having signed former Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny in the summer.Mikel Arteta, according to The Telegraph, remains Arsenal’s preferred candidate, while Patrick Vieira remains a contender, despite his struggles with Nice.ESPN, meanwhile, claim Arsenal interviewed currently out of work former Valencia manager Marcelino this week, but the 54-year-old is understood to be far from optimistic about his chances of landing the role.Arsenal face Manchester City at the weekend following their trip to Belgium on Thursday where anything but a five-goal defeat would see them advance to the next stage of the Europa League.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I speak to Edu,’ said Ljungberg after last night’s much-needed victory.‘We played with each other so we speak. Of course I don’t have so much staff so I talk to him sometimes about football.‘I’ve been told to work on a game-to-game basis. That’s what I’m trying to do. It’s a club that I love and want to try and help as much as I can.’MORE: Bernd Leno heaps praise on Freddie Ljungberg for bringing ‘real Arsenal’ backMORE: Marcelino ‘not optimistic’ about being offered Arsenal job after face-to-face interview Commentlast_img read more

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Ricardo Quaresma doubtful for Portugal’s opener against Iceland

first_imgPortugal coach Fernando Santos will wait until the last minute to decide if winger Ricardo Quaresma can play in Tuesday’s Euro 2016 Group F opener against Iceland.Quaresma is doubtful with a muscle problem in his right leg and trained separately from the rest of the squad at the Stade Geoffrey Guichard on Monday.Asked about the player’s availability, Santos told a news conference: “There are still 24 hours to go and even 12 hours can make a difference. I will decide tomorrow whether he will play or not.”Quaresma, 32, scored twice and set up two more goals in the 7-0 demolition of Estonia last week, Portugal’s final warm-up game.Fenerbahce’s Nani is standing by to replace him alongside talisman Cristiano Ronaldo in attack.Nani started just one of Portugal’s three warm-up games, a 1-0 defeat by England on June 2, and was replaced by Quaresma after 61 minutes.RONALDO FULLY FITRonaldo, who scored 51 goals in 48 games in all competitions for Real Madrid this term, was also bothered by muscular problems at the end of the season.”He is very well. He is really motivated,” Santos said of Ronaldo.Portugal reached the semi-finals four years ago before being eliminated by Spain on penalties.After their opener, Portugal take on Austria on June 18 in Paris and Hungary four days later in Lyon.last_img read more

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Why we compost

first_imgGardening has a wonderful effect of reconnecting people to dirt. Dirt is Earths’ living skin, and it maintains all the kingdoms of life. Beneath the soil is a dark, microscopic world with a thriving community of beneficial microbes, insects and worms that decompose organic matter into humus and nutrients for the plants and trees.At the heart of a natural garden there’s a compost pile.The compost pile is used to recycle kitchen wastes, leaves, grass clippings, as well as manures. Instead of throwing all this organic matter in the garbage can, it can be recycled into rich, fertile soil. Each day, millions of tons of organic wastes are thrown into landfills, instead of being returned to the dirt. It’s estimated we could reduce landfills by 40 percent just by composting, not to mention greening the earth at the same time.  Composting has even got easier in Costa Rica, now that friendly microbiological cultures are available for your compost pile.EARTH University over in Guácimo piloted a project some years ago with EM or Efficient Microorganisms. EM was developed by Dr. Teruo Higa of Japan using microbes to efficiently ferment and digest organic waste. Over the years, Costa Ricans began experimenting with cultures of microbes for composting. For example, farmers often use a mix called MM or Microorganisms of the Mountain, which was created from rainforest soil communities. And recently a new product has been developed by a Costa Rican farming family, which is now available at most leading nurseries around the country. It’s called Base Biológica and marketed by Bio-Eco. You can check the website for a selection of gardening products at: www.bioeco.co.crMany years ago, our garden reached a point of exhaustion. Suddenly things just wouldn’t grow. That’s when I first used EM to return the life to my soils and the abundance to my garden. I’ve been using Base Biológica for about two years now and with very good results. By inoculating organic wastes, a fermentation process occurs and speeds up the decomposition, preventing odors. As you use this compost in your garden, these beneficial microbes thrive in your soil and prevent pathogenic microbes from taking over.You can also use composting cultures to clean drains and improve septic tank functions. Additionally, it can be sprayed on plants and trees to protect them from disease. If you have animals, you can spray the floors and manure to reduce odors and flies.By the way, there’s a must see documentary called “Dirt –The Movie” that explains it all in a very inspiring way. “Teaming with Microbes – The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web” by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis is another must-read for the dirt under the fingernail crowd.  As the rains come, let the gardening begin!For more information on tropical gardening – naturally – contact us at: http://thenewdawncenter.info/blog.html or thenewdawncenter@yahoo.com Facebook Comments Related posts:Versatile superfood thrives in tropical climate A closer look at a New Year’s tradition Cassava: tropical staple, drought-friendly… cancer-busting? Give green in 2015: presents that will live on all yearlast_img read more

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