Three ways to avoid holiday fraud

first_imgThere are few things worse than to get fleeced over the holidays. With millions shopping on the Internet, you have to be up on cybersecurity to protect yourself.Online fraud follows certain patterns. Generally, though, it’s about the theft of information — namely yours. Fraudsters are constantly probing and hacking to find out how they can steal valuable data such as Social Security numbers, bank accounts and other personal identification information.Once they steal your personal data, the small-time crooks will use it to buy stuff using your name. The more organized criminals will simply sell the information to other online thieves. Hackers, on the other hand, just want to create mischief.According to Sift Science, a firm that specializes in online fraud solutions, online hoodlums do things a certain way and fit a certain pattern. Here’s what they found in their “United States of Fraud” survey: 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Lakers stay tight-lipped as DeMarcus Cousins works on rehab at practice

first_imgIn Rondo and Bradley, the Lakers have two guards who have fought on the other side of a storied rivalry. Rondo has already hammered his old franchise from the other side, a long, very visible pregame workout with assistant Phil Handy, which Bradley admitted he was excited to see at the time.While increased player movement has made for less intense bicoastal rivalries like the ones that defined the ‘80s between the Lakers and Celtics, Bradley said it’s still on his mind.“I think it’s just a rivalry that’s existed for a long time,” he said. “We understand all the players that came before us, how they look at the Celtics, visa versa. Now being on this side, I’m a Laker and I look forward to the rivalry and I just hope that we’re able to play the right way and come out on top tomorrow.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“DeMarcus has been here rehabbing and been a great member of this team behind the scenes that nobody gets to see because the only thing he can do is be a good teammate and travel, and show up to every game and have a good attitude,” Caruso said. “And he’s done that and been one of the best teammates as far as just keeping everybody’s energy high and not too low.”Cousins was in the Lakers locker room before the win over Memphis on Friday night, and did a long, very visible pregame workout with assistant Phil Handy. The 29-year-old has been star-crossed by injury for the last two years, including an Achilles rupture and a quadriceps tear, but still has tried to show that he’s capable of the 20 and 10 player he was in his prime years in Sacramento.The New York Times was first to report that Cousins could continue his rehab in the Lakers’ facility if he doesn’t join another team this season.Because Morris (11 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 39.7 3-pt percentage) is still in the process of clearing waivers after his buyout with the Detroit Pistons, the Lakers can’t talk about him, either. The team has 28 games left to try to integrate Morris when he joins before the playoffs begin, and at least some of that period, Frank Vogel has acknowledged that he’ll be trying prioritize rest.It’s a tricky balance, Vogel said, speaking only in generalities. “You want to be able to look at as many things as you can,” he said of different rotations. “A lot of times, looking at different combinations allows you to maybe rest certain guys or not play a guy as much so you can see a different combination or something like that.”Preparing for Celtics showdownAvery Bradley was looking for inspiration last week when he flipped on videos of the two Lakers’ Finals runs, including 2010 when Lakers-Celtics went to seven games.There was a time when Bradley would’ve found himself on the other side of the aisle, cheering on his former teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce (and former and current teammate Rajon Rondo). But that’s not what he felt, and that’s not why he watched.“Just being able to watch Kobe,” Bradley said. “That was really it. That’s what sparked everything. I just wanted to watch him play.”The weight of that history hangs just a little heavier on the Lakers (42-12) as they prepare for a Boston (39-16) battle on Sunday afternoon. The last time they played the now No. 3 team in the East, it was a lopsided affair in T.D. Garden — a 32-point loss that is so far the largest margin of defeat this season.Anthony Davis, for one, wasn’t afraid to say that the Lakers are looking for some retribution.“We didn’t play our best at all, so we remember that for sure,” he said. “We feel like we owe them. It’s going to be a fun game so, they remember that. … They’re thinking about that, we’re obviously thinking about it, so gonna come out a little different.”Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions EL SEGUNDO — It’s not quite accurate to say DeMarcus Cousins is an open roster spot walking.On Saturday afternoon, he was running. He was working with Lakers assistant coaches on plyometric drills, testing and recovering his torn left ACL which he’s worked to return from since August.Even though Cousins is widely understood to be the roster cut on Sunday when the Lakers expect to add power forward Markieff Morris once he clears waivers, the team and Cousins have so far proceeded as if nothing has changed. It’s a strange state of affairs that might just be rooted in how much Cousins has ingrained himself into the Lakers locker room this season, even though he’s never been able to suit up for a game.While the Lakers again largely avoided talking about the reality that Cousins is about to be waived, they acknowledged, at least they had heard the reports, with Alex Caruso calling it “the ground that comes with playing in L.A.” He echoed a sentiment that has largely reflected the Lakers’ public comments on Cousins: Behind closed doors, he’s been a valued member of the organization.center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers last_img read more

Inside Conditions…The way we were

first_imgSt. Johns Field in Lawrenceville was my “field of dreams.” On evenings and weekends you would find most of us playing unorganized “street” ball and later on down the line little and pony league baseball. There were players with names like Gerald “toe-zee” Picket, Ronnie Alexander, Frank and Jerry McKeithen and of course Kevin Best and my main man Lawrence van Buren. From the crack of dawn until the crack of dusk we were armed and ready. Our weapons of choice were bats that we bought at the Goodwill, reclaimed from the garbage, or stole.My favorite bat was a Matty Alou Louis­ville Slugger that had such a hellacious crack in it that it had my father, an electrician who had a degree in electrical engineering from Tuskegee, scratching his head as to why rolls and rolls of his black electrical tape continued to disappear from his tool belt. I loved that bat because strange things used to happen when the ball made solid contact with that taped up crack. The ball was liable to go in any direction. All I had to do was run toward first and glance to see where the ball was. Even when I hit a pop up, there was such a weirdo type spin on the ball that there was a 50 percent chance that the ball would be dropped.“After one particular encounter with my “magic stick,” “Toe-zee” yelled at me after he had dropped his 1,001th pop up as a result of one of my at-bats. He stood on his soapbox and made an argument that “the bat was cursed and should be banned from all future games.” All the crew voted in favor of disallowing the bat until they looked over at me all alone surrounded by the majority of the gear. They soon realized that I owned all of the balls, four of the remaining six bats and all of the bases except for home plate. There was a runoff vote immediately and somehow the “altered” bat was allowed to remain as part of our “equipment inventory.” To be used only by me.You wanna see a grown man cry? When I came home from the Army tearing the basement apart looking for that bat, my mother unceremoniously informed me that she had thrown the bat away. Well like “Toe-zee” Picket I am going to stand on my soapbox. If there is a “heaven” for baseball bats I am sure “Peanut’s” bat made it. By the way, back in the day my nickname was “Peanut.” Don’t even think about calling me “Peanut” unless your dental insurance is current. Those were the days, my friends, I thought would never end.“Boy, hand me down my walking cane. Hand me down my walking cane, I’m gonna take me a stroll down memory lane” (the late Lou Rawls).A Barbara Streisand special was on PBS a while back. I dozed off and it seemed that she continued to sing to me even in my dreams. “Memories, light the corners of my mind, misty watercolor memories of the way we were. Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind, smiles we give to one another. For the way we were.”Man, I wanted to be that cat to hit the ball over the left field wall to end the game. I needed to be the one to throw or catch that TD pass as the gun sounded or the hero that swished the net with the game winner or blocked the opposition’s shot that would have snatched victory from my team. But those were only dreams. I also had dreams and visions of becoming a sportswriter; that “drision” (dream, vision) manifested, man did it ever.With my health being “questionable” my heart desired to connect with you now while I still have the power and faculties to do so because the Holy Scriptures tell us that “no man knows the time or the hour.” King David asked the question in the book of Psalms. “How can I praise you from the grave?” I want, no I need to take this time to praise you the readers of my work. Those of you who stop me on the street know that I have always paused to listen to the rhythm of your heartbeats for you have forever been at the center of my work. I have always attempted to be sensitive and attuned to what “we” needed to hear because I realized early on in my career that like in real estate, location, location, location is the primary reason for success. Well in journalism, the reader, the reader, the reader, is the main component for achievement.See folks whether you are from the be-bop age, hip-hop age, Stone Age or any age in between, do not ever be afraid to dream. Just remember that whatever you dream can only become a vision when hard work is attached to it because when you work at anything and the intent of your heart is good, chances are only good things are going to happen. Where is my bat with the black tape? I guess it’s around here somewhere.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) I remember when I used to play shoot em up, shoot em up, bang, bang, baby. I remember when I chased the girls and beat ‘em up. (Lyrics from the Intruders hit, “Cowboys to Girls”.)Oh, how the world has changed and maybe not for the better. If you go pulling a girl’s hair nowadays, you are definitely running up on a case, a serious one at that.last_img read more

RFH Crew Shines at Championship Regatta

first_imgThe RFH Crew Mens Senior 4-plus team (left to right) Jonathan Decelle, Matt Baumer, coxswain Jason Post, Chris Cerruti and Dughan Ahimovic, pictured with Head Coach Mike Owdij, have qualified to advance to the Scholastic Rowing Associa­tion of America National Championships Regatta later this month.The Rumson Fair Haven crew team entered six boats and 32 athletes from novice to varsity in the the Garden State Scholas­tic Championships at Cooper River Park, Pennsauken.The RFH Crew Mens Senior 4-plus turned in an impressive performance which qualified them to advance to the Scho­lastic Rowing Associa­tion of America National Championships Regatta.This is the second consecutive year that an RFH crew boat has qualified for the national championship.Crew athletes representing 39 high school clubs from 36 cities across New Jersey met on the Cooper River for the state regatta.The Mens Senior 4-plus team, crewed by Dughan Ahimovic, Matt Baumer, Chris Cerruti, Jonathan Decelle and coxed by Jason Post, had a stellar performance.The RFH Crew Varsity men finished second in their qualifying heat, posting the third fastest qualifying time of the day of 5:25:04 for the event.This crew has displayed power and endurance through­out the season taking first place at the North Jersey Championship Regatta held earlier this month.In the much anticipated Mens Varsity 4-plus final, the men rowed strong and finished in third place, earning a bronze medal, with a time of 5:24.30, third overall in the state, qualifying for a trip to the national championships regatta which will be held May 25-26 at the Cooper River Park.The RFH Crew Womens Senior 4-plus crewed by Tessa Liberi, Suzanne McHeffey, Hope Knochenhauer, Jacqueline Moser and coxed by Shannon Swikart finished second in the qualifying heat with a time of 6:22.28 to advance to the finals in an attempt to qualify for their second straight SRAA Championship appearance.   However, it was not to be on this day as the women rowed well but did not place in the top four, finishing seventh overall in the state with a time of 6:32.40.last_img read more

Exceptional Beauty and Design in Animals

first_imgHere are four animals, some you probably never heard of, that deserve design awards for art and technology.Glimmering sea jewels:  Ever heard of sea sapphires?  You’ll be stunned by a video clip on The Conversation about these little shrimp-like animals in plankton, a type of copepod, that Rebecca Helm calls “the most beautiful animal you’ve never seen.”  Nobody would expect such a small, common thing to be so wonderful:The small creature is a Sapphirina copepod (or, in short, a sea sapphire). Copepods are the rice of the sea – tiny shrimp-like animals at the base of the ocean food chain. And like rice, they are generally not known for their charisma.Sea sapphires are an exception among copepods. Though they are often small, a few millimeters, they are stunningly beautiful.Helm has found them off the coasts of South Africa, Rhode Island, and California.  The males of the species create beautiful flashes of sapphire-blue light.  Enough of them can make the sea sparkle like a bed of jewels.  How do they do it?  Micrographs in the article show that the skin consists of about a dozen micro-thin layers of hexagonal plates organized like honeycomb.  The separation of the plates is comparable to the wavelength of blue light, about four ten-thousandths of a millimeter.  Light hitting these tissues reinforces blue reflections, but cancels out other wavelengths.  The result is brief flashes of intense blue color, separated by intervals where the transparent critters seem to vanish.  Helm is not sure if the males do it to impress the females hitching rides on jellyfish, or “to compete with one another, like jousting knights in shining armor, while the females watch on.”Helm says there are other species that shine in other colors, from bright gold to deep blue.  Her article begins with a photograph of a multi-hued species that should win the prize for artistic use of color.  This is another case of “structural color” (photonic crystals)—color produced by geometry instead of pigment.  It has been found in widely separate animals, including birds, butterflies, beetles, and now marine plankton.Seal acoustics:  Who couldn’t love the look of a bewhiskered, cross-eyed seal staring into the camera?  On the sides of that slick head, shown in Science Magazine, are amazing ears.  We know when swimming that we hear better in air than in water, because the acoustic environments are so different; underwater, sounds seem compressed in pitch to our ears.  The spotted seal, though, has excellent hearing in both environments.  They can hear fully seven octaves underwater, plus have “surprisingly good hearing in air as well,” comparable to cats whose range is about four octaves.  Maybe some engineer will take note of that to see how they do it.  Ork! Ork!Tuna body heat:  Ever hear of a warm-blooded fish?  National Geographic says that marlin and tuna are able to transmit heat from their muscles to their eyes and brains through a process called “non-shivering thermogenesis.”  You can actually feel the heat with your finger behind the eyeball of a marlin hours after it has been reeled in.  “The heater organ allows the marlin to move freely from the sunny surface to the cold depths with its eyes and brain warmed and working efficiently.”  The article features Barbara Block, an expert in this process.  “In the tunas, she said, the design was even better: a countercurrent heat-exchange system that warmed the whole body.”Rainbow frogs:  A remote national park in Peru, reached by a long drive on a dirt road, has set a record for reptile and amphibian diversity, Live Science reported.  Researchers  surveying the habitat have so far identified “a recording-breaking 287 species of of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders within the borders of the largely inaccessible and undeveloped reserve” of Manu National Park.  In addition, the park hosts 1,000 species of birds and more than 1,200 species of butterflies.  The video shows some frogs patterned in rainbow colors, with sharply delineated stripes.  One of the tiniest amphibians in the world, the pygmy frog could fit on a fingertip – but still has all the organs, limbs and anatomy of larger frogs.  What does a pygmy frog say?  ribbitWhoever loves God should love His creation.  Our first job was to care for it; that job was never revoked.  His people should approach their assignment with enthusiasm, joy, and awe.  None of these articles mentioned evolution (except the NG article on tunas, one time briefly), showing that Darwinism is superfluous for real, practical biological work.  Looking at animals with a designer’s eye makes it much more fun!  Let’s help kids and teens enter science with the spirit of adventure and discovery, like exploring a treasure house that they were given to catalog and care for.  Isn’t reality cooler than a video game? (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Independent Electoral Commission

first_imgA statutory body established in terms of the Electoral Commission Act to promote and safeguard democracy in South Africa.One of the things that the Independent Electoral Commission is responsible for is promoting voter education. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterThe Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is a permanent body established by the Constitution to promote and safeguard democracy in South Africa. It is a publicly funded body and while it is accountable to Parliament, it is independent of government.The IEC, which was established in 1993, has five full-time commissioners, appointed by the President, whose brief is to deliver regular, free and fair elections at all levels of government – national, provincial and local.In terms of the Electoral Commission Act of 1996, the IEC has to compile and maintain the voters’ roll and it is responsible for counting, verifying and declaring the results of an election – which must be done within seven days of the close of the election.The IEC is also responsible for:compiling and maintaining a register of parties;undertaking and promoting research into electoral matters;developing and promoting the development of electoral expertise and technology in all spheres of government;continuously reviewing electoral laws and proposed electoral laws, and making recommendations; andpromoting voter education.How does South Africa’s electoral system work?Parliamentary elections are held every five years. Anyone aged 18 and over and who has registered on the voters’ roll is entitled to vote.South Africa uses a proportional representation voting system based on political party lists at the national and provincial levels. A registered political party receives a share of seats in Parliament in direct proportion to the number of votes cast for it in the election. Voters don’t vote for individuals, but for a political party, which decides on members to fill the seats it has won.What about municipal elections?In municipal elections, you vote for a political party and a ward councillor (a mixed system of PR and a ward constituency system) to get seats at the municipal level.Municipal by-elections are held within 90 days after a municipal ward council seat becomes vacant. Once the election date is announced, the IEC adds the date to its online calendar and it publishes an election timetable.Am I registered to vote? And if so, where?If you’re on the voter’s roll, you’re registered to vote. You should check the roll to see if you’re registered and to make sure your details have been correctly entered – in particular, that you’re registered to vote in the area in which you live (your home area, the area to which you return after temporary periods of absence).To confirm that your name is on the voters’ roll and to find out which voting station you’re registered at, you can:check your voter registration status online;SMS your ID number to 32810; orinspect the voter’s roll at the office of the municipal electoral officer in the voting district where you live – see the IEC contacts box on the right.Where and how do I register to vote?You can apply to register only in the voting district in which you live or to which you regularly return after temporary periods of absence. You can register when you turn 16 years of age, although you can only vote when you are 18.You can register at the office of your nearest municipal electoral officer during office hours (see the IEC contacts box on the right). To register, you must:Apply for registration in person;Be a South African citizen; andPossess a valid bar-coded identity document or a valid temporary identity certificate.Your details will be entered into the IEC database and, once they have been verified by the department of home affairs, entered into the voters’ roll.You should check the roll after you’ve registered to make sure your details have been correctly entered – in particular, that you’re registered to vote in the area in which you live.Am I allowed to vote if I live overseas?Yes, you can. In 2013, legislation was amended to allow South Africans living outside of the country wishing to vote in elections to register in person either in South Africa or at one of South Africa’s embassies, high commissions or consulates-general located in 108 countries.To do so, you have to have a valid South African identity document.Where do I vote?You can only vote in the district for which you registered – your name will only appear only on that part of the voters’ roll devoted to that district.Find your voting station by making use of the IEC’s online mapping system.How are voting districts determined?The IEC uses a wealth of information to work out voting districts, including information from the surveyor-general, the department of land affairs, and Statistics South Africa.Prior to each election, the IEC inspects maps of municipality voting districts in order to align voting districts with local geographic, demographic and political changes that may have occurred since the previous election. Together with political party representatives, the IEC then locates voting stations for each district.The geography of voting districts is also aligned to the country’s new statutory boundaries, as determined by the Municipal Demarcation Board.What is the voting procedure?Voters queue outside their voting station entrance, and their names are checked against the Voters’ Roll as they enter the station. To prevent cheating, a voter’s thumb is examined under an ultra-violet scanner for traces of the indelible ink that is applied to everyone who has voted.In a typical general election, voters are then issued with two ballot papers, one to elect members of the National Assembly, the other to elect members of the relevant provincial legislature. Each ballot paper has a list of all registered political parties contesting the elections. Alongside each party name is the photograph of its leader, the party’s logo and a block in which voters can make their mark.Each voter enters a private cubicle to cast their vote. A voter is allowed to make only one mark on each ballot paper for a party of their choice. Only a tick or a cross is acceptable in the appropriate box next to the chosen party. A mark anywhere else will spoil the ballot paper and so nullify the vote.Voters do not have to vote for the same party for the National Assembly and their province’s legislature, though they can do so if they wish. After making their choice, voters deposit their ballot papers in a sealed ballot box and leave the station.How does the IEC ensure that elections run smoothly?The IEC is responsible for all the logistics of running elections, including the setting up voting stations in the most remote rural areas, installing telecommunications facilities and setting up a computer network to link all voting stations.More importantly, however, are the preparations that the commission puts into the holding of elections. Thousands of officials – presiding officers, counting officers, volunteers and monitors – are trained for specific tasks and posted at voting stations on election days to carry out these tasks.How is the fairness of elections determined?The Electoral Act of 1998 makes specific provision for accrediting neutral observers for South African elections. These can include international observers from organisations such as the Organisation of African Unity, the European Parliamentarians for Africa and the Southern Africa Development Community.Only organisations can apply to the IEC to observe elections. Observer missions compile a report and announce their findings about the conduct of the elections and whether the poll was free and fair.In addition, political parties contesting the elections are entitled to have monitors at voting stations to ensure compliance with voting procedures. Party monitors and observers also keep a watchful eye on the counting process after the close of the vote.Sources: Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, Municipal Demarcation Board and Voting Station Finder.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

New IRS Rules Impact Online Sellers in the U.S.

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Starting on January 1, many U.S.-based businesses and individuals who sell products on third party Websites are going to need to file a new form with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sellers on sites like Ebay, and Etsy who earn more than $20,000 or process more than 200 transactions per year will need to file the 1099-K form with their taxes next year. This new regulation was finalized by the IRS earlier this year in an effort to get more online retailers to report their earnings. Even though Americans are supposed to report all of their earnings to the IRS, it’s not uncommon for those selling products online to keep their earnings under the radar. Third party merchant sites are going to be asking their users to provide their Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) or Social Security numbers. Some, like Ebay and its subsidaries, will be generating 1099-K forms for their users to make filing easier. In an email sent to customers today, Ebay’s warned: If you don’t provide us with your TIN/SSN before you meet the thresholds, payments to your account could be frozen, we may be required to withhold taxes from your payments, your listings could be removed, and your ability to sell on could be suspended, in addition to other consequences.Sellers who wish to avoid giving out the TIN or SSN can apply for a Employer ID Number (EIN) on john paul titlow A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#biz#tips center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal

first_imgView comments PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next Thailand bets finished with the gold and silver medals, respectively, as Ratchadaporn Plengsaengthong scored 619.8 and Supamas Wankaew 617.7. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The Philippines squeezed into the podium with a bronze medal in the women’s 50 meter rifle prone event Thursday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.Filipino shooter Amparo Teresa Acuña came up with 612.9 finish to give the Philippine shooting team in Malaysia its first medal so far.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Country Wide Basketball League promotes regional basketballlast_img read more

10 months agoREVEALED: Man Utd have edge on Chelsea in Eder Militao battle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Man Utd have edge on Chelsea in Eder Militao battleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United enjoy an edge on Chelsea in any shootout for Porto defender Eder Militao.UOL Esporte says Militao’s release clause stands at €50m (£45m) and the player’s agent Kia Joorabchian will try to ensure United meet that valuation next month.The 20-year-old was watched by United scouts recently as Porto ran out 4-1 winners over Portimonense.But Militao is also being chased by Everton and Chelsea.However, the Blues would have to overcome differences with Joorabchian and Militao’s other representatives Giuliano Bertolucci and Jorge Ulisses to secure a deal.United boss Jose Mourinho also boasts close links with Porto after their previous success together. last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde confirms Munir leaving

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde confirms Munir leavingby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has confirmed Munir El Haddadi is leaving.The 54-year-old tactician has clarified that both the Blaugrana and the Spanish-Moroccan have decided to part ways.”Munir has made a decision and the club has also taken it,” he told a press conference on Wednesday.”We want a solution as soon as possible, if possible during this market.”I have nothing against Munir, as he has played and trained well and I don’t have much more to say about it.” last_img