A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea, QPR and Brentford…Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, according to the Daily Mail.Mikel’s first-team chances have been limited, largely because of Nemanja Matic’s excellent performances, and the Nigerian has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.The Mail say Inter have identified Mikel, 28, as a possible back-up option should they fail to land Felipe Melo from Galatasaray.Mikel has been linked with several clubs in recent monthsA number of newspapers report that Chelsea have had a bid for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic rejected by Stoke.Italian media reports suggest the Blues and Inter are moving towards a deal for Juan Cuadrado to move to the San Siro on loan from Chelsea.Meanwhile, Everton are looking to sign Brentford wide-man Moses Odubajo, Goal.com claim.Odubajo impressed as his side challenged for promotion last season and is now being touted for a move to the Premier League.Andre Gray has also been linked with a move, with the Hull Daily Mail reporting that Hull City are interested in the Bees striker.It follows recent reports that Gray is a target for QPR, who have not made a move to sign him.Odubajo caught the eye for Brentford last seasonThere has also been speculation over the future of Brentford playmaker Jota, with Swansea City among the clubs reported to be interested.And according to media reports in the Netherlands, Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has rejected a move to Griffin Park from FC Twente.Reports in Spain suggest that Sevilla are interested in QPR midfielder Leroy Fer.Finally, the Daily Express pick up on recent reports that West Brom want Charlie Austin.QPR are still yet to receive an approach for striker Austin despite reported interested from several clubs.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
How the Raiders graded Sunday in a 24-21 win over the Chicago Bears Sunday at Tottenham Hostspur Stadium in London.PASS OFFENSE: B-plusThe stats weren’t off the charts — 25 of 32 for 229 yards and no touchdowns — but Derek Carr threw no interceptions and kept the offense moving with some big throws despite missing wide receivers Tyrell Williams and J.J. Nelson. Carr completed passes to nine different receivers including all three tight ends (Foster Moreau, 4 catches for 46 yards, Darren …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Several research teams, led by The Ohio State University, have concluded a three-year study evaluating the ability of agricultural management practices to reduce phosphorus-causing harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.In 2012, the United States and Canada set the goal of reducing phosphorus entering the lake by 40%. Now, researchers have a better understanding of what management practices need to be implemented, and what research still needs to be done to meet these goals by 2025.The majority of phosphorus entering Lake Erie originates from the Maumee River watershed. More than 85% of the phosphorus entering the lake comes from agricultural sources such as fertilizer runoff. To address this, researchers are evaluating what agricultural management practices have potential to reduce this phosphorus, while supporting farmers to maintain profitability.Photo courtesy of NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory“There’s a lot of edge-of-field work going on that identifies successful practices in single fields. But when we scale up and ask how many of those practices need to be adopted over a wide area like the Maumee River watershed, that’s where we turn to our models,” said Jay Martin, project coleader for the recent study and professor in Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE).The study, which was funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative, used five watershed models to help researchers determine the most effective approaches to combat algal blooms.Just as the local news uses models to forecast the weather, researchers use watershed models to project how different management techniques impact phosphorus entering Lake Erie. By layering five separate models over these practices, researchers are able to narrow in on the best solutions.Solutions are aimed at meeting reduction targets for two forms of phosphorus: total phosphorus and dissolved reactive phosphorus. Each spring, levels of total phosphorus and dissolved reactive phosphorus affect the magnitude of harmful algal growth. Year-round levels of total phosphorus, which includes dissolved reactive phosphorus, lower oxygen levels in the lake and result in the annual dead zone in the central basin of Lake Erie.Researchers worked with a team of stakeholders to determine what management practices to analyze with the models. The stakeholder group had wide representation from agricultural groups, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and environmental groups. Together with researchers, these stakeholders helped determine what management practices and adoption rates were most likely to be feasible solutions to model.“In this study, we wanted to be able to show policy makers a range of expectations if we implement certain conservation strategies,” said Margaret Kalcic, project co-leader and assistant professor in FABE. “Multiple models help us address uncertainty and gain confidence in our practices.”Results from the study showed progress in reducing phosphorus that is required to decrease harmful algal growth. However, none of the modeled scenarios met the reduction goals for dissolved reactive phosphorus. These results point to the need to further increase adoption of existing practices and research alternative management practices, which is where researchers expect to focus their efforts next.“With the types of practices available to the farming community, we can make stronger strides reducing total phosphorus than with dissolved reactive phosphorus,” Martin said. “In the future, we need to develop management processes that are more effective at managing dissolved reactive phosphorus—processes that hold back or filter water.”The most promising scenarios called for a mix of in-field management like cover crops and subsurface fertilizer placement, and the use of buffer strips to help filter field runoff. One mix of these practices met the reduction goal for total phosphorus.The study also highlighted the importance of identifying sites where specific practices will have a higher potential of reducing phosphorus runoff. While this approach will result in accelerated gains in water quality and more efficient use of resources, it will require field level assessments and consultation with producers.It is also hoped that these results convey confidence to the public and farmers that properly combined management practices can make progress towards phosphorous reduction targets. Doing so should lead to an increase in adoption rates of effective practices and improve the ongoing harmful algal bloom problem in Lake Erie.Ohio’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI) is a statewide response to the harmful algal blooms issue. Funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education since 2015 and managed by Ohio Sea Grant, the initiative funds research across the state and is led by The Ohio State University and The University of Toledo. For more information about the program, visit go.osu.edu/HABRI. Additional translational products can be found by visiting http://kx.osu.edu/project/environment/habri-multi-model.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Alaska survives skidding Blackwater for 4th straight win “It’s a dream come true. Every fighter dreams to have this title,” he said, before reiterating that he shares the glory with the whole country. “One more time: This is not mine. This is ours. This is a product of teamwork. It’s not just about ‘Gravity,’ it’s about the people who cheer, who believed, and who watch on their TVs because they all helped this sport grow to what it is today.”Geje Eustaquio reiterates that the ONE Interim Flyweight Championship isn’t just his. “It’s ours,” he said. @ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/URPfFEeukU— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 26, 2018 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ “If he’s ready, I’m ready. Rock and roll, let’s go,” he said.New ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio says that he’s ready to face current Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes anytime. “Rock and roll,” he said. @ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/UdB2Knoqr6FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 26, 2018 ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City It was a different Eustaquio who entered the cage on Friday as the Team Lakay veteran was in control of the match for the full five rounds and showed tremendous poise in times when his Kazakh foe put him in dangerous situations.And all of that is a testament to his stringent training going to his rematch with Akhmetov, improving every facet of his game to avenge his split decision loss in Jakarta last September.Aside from his usual training in the Team Lakay Gym in Benguet, Eustaquio also worked on his wrestling under coach Ali Heydarabadi and developed his jiu-jitsu, making the victory over the former ONE Flyweight Champion indisputable this time out.“Coach Mark (Sangiao) always makes sure that every time I win or lose, I learn,” he said.That’s why Eustaquio is positive that the next time he and Moraes cross paths, it will be a different story compared to their first clash back in September 2014 in Phnom Penh, where the Brazilian bet won the vacant flyweight title he submitted the Filipino challenger with a guillotine choke in the second round.ADVERTISEMENT ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes and ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio face off. Photo from ONE Championship.New ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio is ready to move on after proving his doubters wrong with his unanimous decision win over Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.The 28-year-old had no second thoughts when asked if he’s ready to unify the titles against current champion Adriano Moraes in a potential mega-match in the near future.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments