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Coutinho sale not close insists Klopp

first_img0Shares0000CoutinhoLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 17 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected Barcelona’s claims that they are close to signing unsettled Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho.Klopp’s side have snubbed Barcelona’s £90 million ($115 million, 99 million euros) offer for Coutinho and last week issued a defiant statement insisting no further offers would be considered. Coutinho, who is currently sidelined with a back injury, responded by handing in a transfer request that was turned down by Liverpool’s American owners.But after Wednesday’s Spanish Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid, Barcelona’s general manager Pep Segura told Catalan television station TV3: “We are close to Coutinho and (Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane) Dembele.“We are discussing their deals but do not know when it will be done.” Asked if he expected them to sign, he added: “Yes, we expect it.”However, Klopp is adamant there have been no more developments and the two clubs are not even in discussions.“I saw the game (Real-Barcelona) but I forgot to watch the interviews afterwards. Nothing to say from our side,” Klopp told reporters on Thursday.“I don’t know why other people are saying what they are saying; I don’t even know them — especially this guy, I’ve never even met him.”Quizzed on whether there had been any recent talks at all, Klopp added: “I am not sure I have to answer this only because we have said what we have to say, or the club said what we have to say.“No news from me because no-one told me anything different since we spoke last time about this.”There have been suggestions Coutinho could agitate for a move by effectively going on strike, but while he is still injured that is impossible.Klopp conceded it is a tricky situation for all parties, but was keen not to be seen criticising the Brazilian’s attitude.“To be honest I have nothing to say about his attitude because since he has had a back problem he has obviously not been in training,” he said.“I asked the medical department how he is doing and there are no complaints so that is how it is. There is nothing bad to say about this.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Bahamians Reject Govts Gender Equality Referendum

first_img Haiti Presidential Elections delayed due to Review of Voting process Recommended for you Related Items:ballot, elections, vote Bahamians in large part either stayed away from the polls or rejected strongly the idea for same sex marriage. The Yes Campaign’s explanation that it was not about same sex marriage but equality was likely not believed. Voter turn-out was low, some say voter apathy was high and still Bahamian women will not have the same rights as Bahamian men when it comes to their children born out of the country or for their foreign husbands when it comes to citizenship.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNo, no, no, no – Bahamians yesterday overwhelmingly rejected the four proposed constitutional changes in the Gender Equality Referendum and sent the ‘Yes Campaign’ packing.center_img PDA says Elections will be in 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Three questions in the referendum to many seemed reasonable, while the fourth was culturally questionable after transvestites and homosexuals launched their own public campaigns for equality.  152 Candidates nominate in Jamaicalast_img read more

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Sprayon liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything

first_img Citation: Spray-on liquid glass is about to revolutionize almost everything (2010, February 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-spray-on-liquid-glass-revolutionize.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The fissure was induced in order present an image which shows the characteristics of the coating. The image shows the SiO2 coating on a filament of a microfibre. Explore further More information: Nanopool: www.nanopool.eu/couk/index.htm• Join PhysOrg.com on Facebook!• Follow PhysOrg.com on Twitter! (PhysOrg.com) — Spray-on liquid glass is transparent, non-toxic, and can protect virtually any surface against almost any damage from hazards such as water, UV radiation, dirt, heat, and bacterial infections. The coating is also flexible and breathable, which makes it suitable for use on an enormous array of products. The liquid glass spray (technically termed “SiO2 ultra-thin layering”) consists of almost pure silicon dioxide (silica, the normal compound in glass) extracted from quartz sand. Water or ethanol is added, depending on the type of surface to be coated. There are no additives, and the nano-scale glass coating bonds to the surface because of the quantum forces involved. According to the manufacturers, liquid glass has a long-lasting antibacterial effect because microbes landing on the surface cannot divide or replicate easily.Liquid glass was invented in Turkey and the patent is held by Nanopool, a family-owned German company. Research on the product was carried out at the Saarbrücken Institute for New Materials. Nanopool is already in negotiations in the UK with a number of companies and with the National Health Service, with a view to its widespread adoption.The liquid glass spray produces a water-resistant coating only around 100 nanometers (15-30 molecules) thick. On this nanoscale the glass is highly flexible and breathable. The coating is environmentally harmless and non-toxic, and easy to clean using only water or a simple wipe with a damp cloth. It repels bacteria, water and dirt, and resists heat, UV light and even acids. UK project manager with Nanopool, Neil McClelland, said soon almost every product you purchase will be coated with liquid glass.Food processing companies in Germany have already carried out trials of the spray, and found sterile surfaces that usually needed to be cleaned with strong bleach to keep them sterile needed only a hot water rinse if they were coated with liquid glass. The levels of sterility were higher for the glass-coated surfaces, and the surfaces remained sterile for months.Other organizations, such as a train company and a hotel chain in the UK, and a hamburger chain in Germany, are also testing liquid glass for a wide range of uses. A year-long trial of the spray in a Lancashire hospital also produced “very promising” results for a range of applications including coatings for equipment, medical implants, catheters, sutures and bandages. The war graves association in the UK is investigating using the spray to treat stone monuments and grave stones, since trials have shown the coating protects against weathering and graffiti. Trials in Turkey are testing the product on monuments such as the Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara.The liquid glass coating is breathable, which means it can be used on plants and seeds. Trials in vineyards have found spraying vines increases their resistance to fungal diseases, while other tests have shown sprayed seeds germinate and grow faster than untreated seeds, and coated wood is not attacked by termites. Other vineyard applications include coating corks with liquid glass to prevent “corking” and contamination of wine. The spray cannot be seen by the naked eye, which means it could also be used to treat clothing and other materials to make them stain-resistant. McClelland said you can “pour a bottle of wine over an expensive silk shirt and it will come right off”.In the home, spray-on glass would eliminate the need for scrubbing and make most cleaning products obsolete. Since it is available in both water-based and alcohol-based solutions, it can be used in the oven, in bathrooms, tiles, sinks, and almost every other surface in the home, and one spray is said to last a year.Liquid glass spray is perhaps the most important nanotechnology product to emerge to date. It will be available in DIY stores in Britain soon, with prices starting at around £5 ($8 US). Other outlets, such as many supermarkets, may be unwilling to stock the products because they make enormous profits from cleaning products that need to be replaced regularly, and liquid glass would make virtually all of them obsolete. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Nanotechnology Product for Car Windshields Now Available in the USAlast_img read more