…as ERC observes breast cancer awareness monthThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) on Friday observed breast cancer awareness month in Guyana by facilitating talks with cancer survivors and patients, medical personnel and members of the Guyana Cancer Foundation.This activity was also organised to increase awareness of the disease in Guyana since there has been a significant number of patients who are diagnosed every year.The ERC, through its partnership with the Guyana Cancer Foundation, is encouraging women to take early preventative measures by getting screened, which can be done at no cost attached through provisions that were set up by the institute. Mammograms and sonograms are offered but there is an age requirement and other factors which must be taken into consideration.Commissioner Ruth Howard noted, “This is an annual national health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research in its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.”Additionally, the founder of the Guyana Cancer Foundation, Bibi Hassan, highlighted some of the work that has been done by the organisation over the past year to reduce cancer-related cases. This includes medical outreaches which have benefited over 3000 persons.It was also mentioned that screening for prostate cancer was introduced just one month ago and is completed with a single blood sample. Cancer research will also be directed by the Foundation in Guyana in the near future.“Just last month we launched prostate cancer screening for 200 men. This is not a physical examination. You just do a simple blood test to get your prostate screening done. It’s a 24-hour service and it just takes like five minutes,” said Hassan.With the mission statement “to reintegrate cancer survivors back into society”, the Foundation is seeking to offer as much assistance to the public as possible, where funds are also generated to provide these services.Medical personnel at the event would have also facilitated talks on what persons can do to detect cancer at an early stage. This disease is considered as the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women in Guyana and throughout the month of October, persons are encouraged to wear pink to show their support.Breast Cancer awareness month was introduced in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Empirical Chemical Industries.
Bishop Phillip Boyce will host a special service for soon-to-be mum and dads at St. Eunan’s Cathedral.This unique mass will take place on Thursday the first of September at 7:30pm.All expectant parents are more than welcome to come along to this special event. Bishop to host special service for couples expecting a baby was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bishop Phillip BoyceletterkennypregnancySt.Eunan’s Cathedral
Gardai are investigating the cause of a fire at a house on Main Street in Carrigans.The incident happened just after 5am this morning.It is not believed that anybody was in the house at the time. Main Street remains closed and motorists travelling to Derry from St Johnston should divert through Killea.GARDAI INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF FIRE AT HOUSE was last modified: September 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrigansfireGardai
3 December 2015The top three winning teams from around the country from the Step Up 2 a Start Up II initiative were announced on 1 December at a glamorous awards evening in Joburg.Taking the top spot:Ribane Laka High School, GautengBusiness: Fash-Tag – new age name-tags, an instrument to break down communication barriersTeam members: Anna Mathiba Machaka and Precious MasetlaIn second place:Masibambane Secondary, Western CapeBusiness: Ketcha-Fire – a product to be installed in townships to prevent firesTeam members: Ennieter Ndlovu, Sindiswa Eleki, Phumeza XuzaIn third place:Leap Science & Maths School, GautengBusiness: Witraco – a mobile application that connects commuters and taxi driversTeam members: Lerato Ranamane and Omphile SenkweteFirst awards of the evening presented by Vivian William of Regenesys Business School. #StepUp2AStartUp pic.twitter.com/0dHylK1fW5— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) December 1, 2015In the competition, the students had to adhere to the credo: “Design it, make it, sell it.”Facilitated by PrimeStars Marketing and endorsed by Proudly South African, the Step Up 2 a Start Up II initiative celebrates youth entrepreneurship. It is sponsored by the National Youth Development Agency, Brand South Africa, Absa, MTN, Sasol, Putco, and others.#StepUp2StartUp is about #BuildingIdeas #BuildingDreams @PrimestarsMarke @3M pic.twitter.com/Gr7MvSjpHR— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) December 1, 2015“The Step Up 2 a Start Up programme aligns perfectly with Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part initiative, as it encourages young people to contribute to community development through entrepreneurship,” explained Sithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africa’s general manager for marketing.“Programmes such as Step Up 2 a Start Up ensure that young people can play their part in achieving the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP), which envisages a socio-economically transformed South Africa.“Young South Africans armed with education, skills and motivation, facilitated by programmes such as Step Up 2 a Start Up, will be critical to the success of the NDP. By playing their part, the youth contribute to a better South Africa for all,” said Ntombela.The processThe competition consisted of three phases, and students began developing their business skills in August:The production and screening of an educational film; Learners receiving an Entrepreneurs and Makers Tool Kit; A National Maker Competition, Makers Boot Camp and finally, the Awards Ceremony. See what the students had to say about it:The awardsMartin Sweet, the managing director of Primestars Marketing, congratulated the successful teams on the night.“I don’t think there has been another event this year with so many sponsors,” he said. “Today I take my hat off to the Step Up 2 a Start Up finalists who are here with their educators from the far reaches of the country.”Sweet hoped the process would be the start of a journey for learners to ignite their entrepreneurial passions and hone their business skills.Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buthi Manamela and Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu delivered key note addresses on the night. Their message was clear: South Africa needed more job creators instead of job seekers.Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Lindiwe Zulu has given our guests of honour some important words of wisdom. pic.twitter.com/JMwYlKgKBk— Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) December 1, 2015Musicians such as Khanyo, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Diversity, and The Gudfella entertained the audience.SouthAfrica.info reporter
Related Posts alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting I did an interview this morning with Terracotta CEO Amit Pandey about the fascinating new dimensions of in-memory data and its use for search. How excited I was when I learned that the public relations person had been transcribing the interview. It felt like a Mad Men moment!It turned out well enough to include in its entirety. Pandley covers the fast evolving world of big memory. The term is catchy isn’t it? Amit certainly gives a pitch here but we should expect that in a format like this. The interview is insightful in it shows how fast data can now be accessed and what it means for the new world of real-time intelligence.Alex Williams: So tell me what you’re seeing in the market these days?Amit Pandey: Our most interesting thing is — I had briefed you on BigMemory, right? It has surpassed our expectations, which were high, in terms of how useful it is and how many people want it. Everything from the name itself, which stirs customer imaginations–the choice of name was quite good because it resonates with people’s desire to use more memory. You’re getting servers that are much larger with more memory. Most CIO offices feel an imperative to make data more accessible in real-time. Most people know that really the only way to do that is put it in-memory, where the applications can reach it very quickly. The name grabs people’s imaginations, they dig in and find it is what they thought it was, and they start doing proof of concepts and we go from there. What we’ve seen is that with this product, with BigMemory, we have much more data on its performance now, and we’re able to do generally about 4-10x the level of density of other products and even compared to our own older, non-BigMemory products, in terms of how much hardware and how many servers it takes to achieve the level of in-memory data that customers want.I’ll give you an example. There’s a large bank that had its data distributed across 30 servers to achieve the amount on in-memory data they need. With BigMemory, they were able to bring it down to two servers. That was a huge win for them because the cost of administration suddenly dropped. The complexity of running 30 servers isn’t even comparable to the complexity of running two.Williams Okay, so that’s an example of that 4-10x density?Pandey: Yeah. In this case it was a 15x increase. But theoretically it’s possible to do that use case on one server. We did tests with Cisco’s UCS server and we’ve been able to run 350 gig on a single UCS server. That’s bigger than a lot of people’s entire database. In the past, I would say 6-8 gigs per application instance was about the most you could do.Williams: You said that’s bigger than most people’s database?Pandey: 350 gigs? Sure. There are databases that go into terabytes and petabytes, but I would say the average database is probably around that size or smaller. So because in one instance of an application we can get that kind of in-memory storage, it’s a huge win. We’re seeing that’s very exciting to people because it simplifies their architecture and makes it a lot more elegant. I think you remember the reason for the 6-8 gigabyte limit was that the Java memory manager is very poor at handling bigger sizes, and BigMemory by-passes that. So that’s just a quick recap.In general, the whole concept of doing things in-memory and in real-time is big on everyone’s agenda–real-time analysis, etc. The natural step for us was if we can put this much data in memory, people will want to do things with it. They’ll want to do searches and queries of that data to find out what their customers are doing, what their customers need, and so forth, so real-time analysis of that data is critical. We’re releasing a native search capability for Ehcache which basically lets you search as much memory as you would need.Here’s an example of the kinds of searches customers are doing: we have a SaaS customer that does logistics for fast food restaurants. Normally, they run reports against a database–there are two issues with that. One is that they were not getting real-time data because they would batch stuff and write it back to the database and run their reports on a four hour basis or at the end of the day. What customers really need is to find out at any given moment how many hamburger buns they have in inventory and how many have been used up so they know where they are and can do real-time management and lower costs and make sure they don’t run out, etc.To do that against the database was very slow because it meant going across the network to the disk. It also meant the database was very overloaded and it meant spending tons of money expanding the database to get this done. To work against the database was taking them about 35-40 seconds to do some of these reports. But BigMemory with Search dropped their times from 35-40 seconds down to less than half a second. Williams: So what were they were they trying to understand?Pandey: Search was for inventory items like hamburger buns or other food items, and they were trying to figure out in real-time how much has been used right now and how much is left. They needed real-time analysis of data and doing real-time analysis on a database was both very slow and very expensive. Williams: So instead of having to do that against a database, they can now use in-memory to do that a lot more efficiently?Pandey: Exactly, because the data is right there. You don’t need to make a round trip to go across the network to the database. The cost is a lot lower because they’d have to buy a lot more database licenses to achieve the speeds they need.Williams: It’s interesting how that can affect the supply chain, too.Pandley: Sure, it can. Their customers won’t tolerate those kinds of search speeds. So the logistics company was looking for another solution. Without BigMemory, this company would probably have had to spend a lot of money upgrading to a really expensive solution like Oracle Exadata or something like that.Williams: Where is this all going? Pandey: Our customers use it for all kinds of things: we have travel reservation systems running on Ehcache, websites, online gaming systems, back-end medical patient records. In any places where you need to do a quick search and query of what your customers are doing in real-time, you can do that. You could do a search and say, how many people are currently logged in and playing my game who are 25 years old and live in Oklahoma, because I want to do a promotion in Oklahoma for those people right now. You can do that with a database, but it would be very slow and very expensive. With in-memory data you can do that really fast, and target those people quickly.One thing I do want to make clear, Alex: we’re not saying we are replacing analytics in the database. We’re not providing all the heavyweight reporting capabilities that business intelligence tools offer today for databases and we’re not doing all the analytics. But what we are providing is a very simple, powerful, lightweight search where you can do real-time analysis of customer behavior and things like that. Over time we’ll make it a richer reporting set.We’re working with BI and other vendors to provide hooks so that they can run their stuff against ours. It will become richer over time. So right now, we provide a simple lightweight thing that’s extremely useful for real-time analysis but you couldn’t really say it’s a business analytics tool yet because those have been developed over the years and the term “analytics” is loaded. We’re very careful to use the term “real-time analysis”. Over time, in the next 3 to 5 years, I see this getting richer. You’re already seeing all these companies (SAP, etc) talking about merging analytical and transactional together in one architecture. What we are doing is essentially that, we’re taking baby steps toward that.Williams: With tablets available, you can see this data visually, that has an added impact.Pandey: Yeah. The great thing is if you put search capability in the application, it’s sort of independent of the platform that uses it–it could be a phone, tablet, etc. Your platform can be leveraged by any of these devices. Obviously, mobile devices would be a big part of that.Williams: Thanks for your time!(Photo: Amit Pandey, CEO, Terracotta) A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives into Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)MIAMI — Jeremy Lin is on the move again, with the veteran guard getting waived by the Atlanta Hawks and intending to sign later this week playoff-contending Toronto Raptors.The Hawks waived Lin on Monday and Jim Tanner, one of his agents, confirmed Lin’s plan to join Toronto, which was first reported by ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations World no. 1 Naomi Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lin gives the Raptors obvious depth at both guard spots, and will likely — once he clears waivers and joins Toronto — spend time backing up point guard Kyle Lowry and shooting guard Danny Green. And he will be needed soon, with the Raptors announcing Monday that backup guard Fred VanVleet is expected to miss at least three weeks with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb.The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way player Chris Boucher’s contract to an NBA standard contract.The Raptors entered Monday 41-16 and second in the Eastern Conference behind only NBA-leading Milwaukee.Lin has averaged 11.8 points in 457 career games. He has been part of three previous playoff runs, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston and in 2016 with Charlotte.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lin and the Hawks worked out a buyout agreement.“The future is bright for Atlanta!!! I truly mean that!” Lin posted Monday on Instagram . “Everyone who knows me knows how big my dreams are and that I have so much left to give to the game. Hyped to join the Raptors!!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLin thanked the Hawks, saying they helped him “become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again!”Toronto will become Lin’s eighth NBA franchise, after stints with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season Atlanta. He appeared in 51 games for the Hawks, all but one of those as a reserve, averaging 10.7 points this season on nearly 47 percent shooting. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants
Campaign ambassadors – including some individuals with retinal degenerative diseases – and celebrities nationwide are joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness this week for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign, the first social media initiative aimed at elevating awareness and accelerating research funding for retinal degenerative diseases.The Foundation has paired individuals who are affected by a retinal degenerative disease with celebrities, including Glee’s Harry Shum Jr., Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New Black and Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin, to demonstrate the difficulty in performing everyday tasks with vision impairment or loss. Other campaign ambassadors will include NASCAR drivers Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; former New York Governor David Patterson and basketball great Phil Ford.More than 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide are affected by retinal degenerative diseases – those that cause vision loss – including age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. Yet blindness is far more broadly impactful – a recent study from JAMA Ophthalmology showed Americans rank losing eyesight as the worst thing that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of a limb, memory, hearing or speech.“We’re thrilled that so many leaders from the entertainment, sports and business community are joining us in taking the blindfold challenge,” said Bill Schmidt, chief executive officer at Foundation Fighting Blindness. “We hope it will give people a better understanding of what it is like to live with a blinding disease and ultimately inspire them to join us in the fight to find a cure.”The public is encouraged to get involved by clicking here to learn more about retinal degenerative diseases and make a donation. Individuals can also take the #HowEyeSeeIt blindfold challenge by creating a short video of themselves participating in an activity they love while blindfolded and sharing on their social media channels with the campaign hashtag #HowEyeSeeIt, tagging three friends to participate as well. The campaign will conclude on World Sight Day, October 13, 2016.“This campaign is personal for me and I am excited to be a part of it,” said campaign ambassador Christine Ha, the first blind contestant of MasterChef and winner of its third season in 2012. “I hope by sharing my story and what I’ve been able to accomplish will not only raise awareness and erase stigmas about diseases causing vision loss, but also give hope to those who are affected.”Partners in the campaign include MSNBC, Huffington Post, BounceX, Athletes For Hope, Dose, Little Things, The Skimm, Outfront Media, and the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes.
OSU players attempt to take down Illinois then-junior running back Josh Ferguson (6) during a game on Nov. 1, 2015 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFor the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, the important part of the season sits on the horizon.Looming are matchups with No. 13 Michigan State, No. 12 Michigan and, if things go right for the Buckeyes, a meeting with No. 5 Iowa is likely in the Big Ten Championship Game.Before any of those games come, however, OSU (9-0, 5-0) has a meeting with a team that has played spoiler in the past.A trip to Champaign, Illinois, to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini (5-4, 2-3) is on the docket for the Buckeyes on Saturday at noon.While the team understands the season-defining importance of the games following Saturday’s, sophomore linebacker Raekwon McMillan said the team’s coaches have made sure the team is only thinking about the task immediately ahead.“With (coach Urban) Meyer’s mentality, and our whole coaching staff’s mentality, it’s one game at a time,” McMillan said. “We really don’t worry about what’s down the road or what’s two weeks from now, we have to worry what’s right now and what’s coming at this time.”The Illini have given the Buckeyes trouble in the past in “trap games.”In 2007, Illinois came into Ohio Stadium and stunned the No. 1 Buckeyes. In three of the next four years following that game, the Illini put up a fight against OSU, losing by 10 points in 2008 and 2011 and 11 points in 2010, though the 2011 meeting saw OSU as the underdog pulling off an upset victory.However, Meyer’s arrival in 2012 has been accompanied with a turnaround in that trend.In Meyer’s three games against Illinois, the Buckeyes have won by a total of 96 points, scoring 167 points.Previously for IllinoisIt has been a season of change for the Fighting Illini, as the team fired its coach Tim Beckman just one week before the season, replacing him with interim coach Bill Cubit.Then, on Monday, the school’s athletic director Mike Thomas followed Beckham out the door following a report detailing mistreatment of football and women’s basketball players.Amid the high rate of turnover off the field has come an equal rate of inconsistent play on it.After a strong start to the season that saw the Illini start 4-1 — with its only loss coming against now-No. 23 North Carolina — the wheels came off the bus. In its last five games, Illinois has gone 1-3.That stretch featured a three-game losing streak, with competitive losses to No. 5 Iowa and No. 25 Wisconsin by nine and 11 points, respectively. However, the third game was a 39-0 thumping at Penn State.The Illini bounced back last Saturday, traveling to West Lafayette, Indiana, to blow away Purdue 48-14.Other than the rushing attack, one of Illinois’ strengths this season has been forcing turnovers, as it has come away with 11 interceptions, second most in the Big Ten. Redshirt junior safety Taylor Barton has led the way with four picks.Illinois is led by a strong run game anchored by the tandem of redshirt senior Josh Ferguson and true freshman Ke’Shawn Vaughn, who combined for 313 yards rushing against Purdue.“This team is going to try to establish the run, but it’s up to us to stop it,” McMillan said.Ferguson missed two games before the Purdue game but came back with 133 yards against the Boilermakers.“He’s a spark for that team,” McMillan said. “He wants to be that playmaker, so they’re going to put the ball in his hands a lot.”Back to full strengthAfter OSU lost a starter on the defense to the injury for the first time this season in the last two games, it appears the top 11 will be getting back to full strength on Saturday.Senior defensive tackle Tommy Schutt made his return to the depth chart for the Week 11 matchup after missing two games with a wrist injury.Though he will still have to wear a cast on the field, Schutt’s return comes welcome for a defensive line that rotated redshirt senior Joel Hale and redshirt sophomore Michael Hill in Schutt’s absence.For the season, Schutt has 20 tackles, including four for a loss.While not missing more than part of the fourth quarter, redshirt senior Braxton Miller is also expected to be able to play.Meyer said the H-back suffered a neck injury when his head was thrown to the turf on a tackle, but he should be fine for Saturday’s contest.OSU will also be getting redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett back following a one-game suspension for a citation for operating a vehicle impaired.“I think it’s going to be a good thing,” redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall said about Barrett. “He’s proven himself as a great player, so we’re looking forward to having him back with the offense and the team.”Up nextThe Buckeyes are set to finish up their home schedule in a key Big Ten East division game against No. 13 Michigan State on Nov. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for either noon or 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State senior Logan Melander performs on pommel horse against Michigan on Feb. 4. Credit: Daneyliz Rodriguez | Lantern reporterReturning from the Big Ten championships with their 14th conference title, the No. 3 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team prepares to hit the road for the NCAA championships. The journey, however, might not be the only thing on the minds of the athletes, as the Buckeyes mourn the loss of former team member, Larry Mayer, who passed away Monday evening.“We recently lost a member of our gymnastics family, and it was very hard for us,” said OSU coach Rustam Sharipov. “Larry Mayer was bright and a great athlete … Our thoughts go to his family and we are thinking of him. As for (the) NCAA championship, we’ve had some rough patches this season … but the guys work very hard and we are ready.”Mayer, 24, graduated in 2015 with a successful season, placing 10th on vault at the Big Ten event finals and seventh on vault at the team finals. He also won vault with a 15.150 against Michigan, and tied for second place on vault against Penn State with a 14.900. He was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.The NCAA championships start on Friday at the Christl Arena at The United States Military Academy at West Point.The championships qualifier begins Friday with two pre-qualifying sessions. The top three teams will advance to Saturday’s final session.Last season, the Buckeyes advanced to the 2016 NCAA championships with a second-place finish at the NCAA pre-qualifier at St. John Arena. However, it was Oklahoma who took home the title with a team score of 443.400 points. Stanford finished second with 434.050, while OSU placed third with 433.050.The Buckeyes will enter the championships ranked third in the all-around, second on pommel horse, third on rings, third on parallel bars and fourth on high bar.“We’ve basically just been making sure that everyone is healthy and everyone feels ready to go this weekend, but we’re actually so prepared that athletes who haven’t competed much this season will compete during the qualifier to give other guys a break,” said junior Seth Delbridge. “We’ve had a great season, and I just want to do the best that we can to earn the title. If we all go in with this outlook, I think we’ll do great.”OSU will compete in the first pre-qualifying session on Friday at 1 p.m. Team, all-around and event finals will take place on Saturday.
Now that placing a price-tag on coveted players has become a tendency, Chelsea decided to do it with Eden Hazard: €110 million if he wants to leave.The winter transfer market is getting more heated up for clubs like Real Madrid, as Los Blancos are still deciding whether they want players like Eden Hazard or Harry Kane.It was just last weekend when Tottenham Hotspur put the price-tag of €350 million for striker Harry Kane after a meeting with Real Madrid officials took place in London before Christmas, this time Chelsea decided to send a message via a report from The Telegraph.The English news outlet issued a report that confirms the Belgian winger could go out of Chelsea soon if any club decided to come after him, but we all know that Real Madrid is the most interested squad to buy the player.Despite the constant speculation about Chelsea requesting an insane amount of money for the player, they are showing good will towards him because of all the titles he has helped the club win during his time with them.Hazard previously mentioned that he wouldn’t leave if Chelsea didn’t come out on top of the negotiation for him, which was also received well amongst the club’s board of directors.Describe este golazo de Hazard 💙 con un emoji 😱 pic.twitter.com/lQSDLq6Vg5— Soy Fan Chelsea (@soyfanchelsea) January 10, 2019President Florentino Perez was adamant in signing Hazard last summer when he led Belgium to the World Cup semifinals, but the initial price that Chelsea requested was above €200 million and Perez refused to pay such a massive sum of cash for the player regardless of how talented he was at the moment.The English club had the hope of winning more trophies under new manager Maurizio Sarri, he promised them to compete for all the titles they would play this season with Eden Hazard as their top player.The new project really excited Eden, which is why he stated a few times that he wouldn’t leave the club any time soon.But things have changed for the Blues within the span of only a few months, they have practically stepped down from the title race as they are currently 10 points behind leaders Liverpool and Hazard has quickly understood that winning more important trophies may not be so easy in England anymore.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The top target for Hazard is to win the Champions League sometime before his career comes to an end, he just realized that Chelsea might not be the place where he can achieve that goal and time is running out.¡HAZARD YA TIENE PRECIO! Según el ‘TELEGRAPH’, el Chelsea PEDIRÁ al menos 112 MILLONES por el belga. Lo cuenta @plazacasals en #ChiringuitoFichajes pic.twitter.com/4jntmjYNUK— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) January 15, 2019Now that Chelsea has put this price-tag on their top player, this is a direct message to Florentino that invites him to make an offer for next summer.The Belgian winger finishes his contract with Chelsea in 2020, this means that next summer will be the last chance for the Blues to ask for a fair price for Hazard and Real Madrid might be the only other club that the player would agree to go to.To those who are not aware, if a player doesn’t renew his contract in time with his club and such contract expires, any squad in the world can take said player free of charge because he would be considered a free agent.Chelsea doesn’t want this scenario to happen, which is why they have decided to make things easier for Real Madrid and let Florentino Perez finally accept that he does need a player as talented as Eden Hazard on his squad.As it is commonly said in Basketball terms, “the ball is on Real Madrid’s court”. It is Los Blancos turn to make a move, they have a big chance to bring one of the best players in the world to their ranks for a fair price.Eden Hazard primer jugador que está temporada logra 10 asistencias en la #EPL pic.twitter.com/aL7FXIE6H0— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFCMI) January 12, 2019What do you think Real Madrid should do now that Chelsea has put this price-tag on Eden Hazard? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.