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Isco price won’t be dropped

Isco: Wanted by Manchester City and Real Madrid

Isco: Wanted by Manchester City and Real Madrid

Malaga have warned those looking to snare highly-rated forward Isco that they will not be dropping their asking price.

The Spain U21 international, who helped his country to European U21 Championship success on Tuesday, has admitted to receiving offers from Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Two European heavyweights are ready to slug it out for Isco’s signature, but they will also need to reach an agreement with his current employers for a transfer to be pushed through.

Malaga appreciate that talks are inevitable, but have made it clear that they will hold out for the best possible price.

Isco has a clause in his contract which requires interested parties to put €35million (£30m) on the table before discussions can begin, and vice-president Moayad Shatat says that fee will have to be matched if one of Spain’s brightest young stars is to be on the move this summer.

“He’s a magnificent player, very important to us and if the offers do not match what we are looking for then we will not sell the player,” Shatat told reporters at the unveiling of new Malaga coach Bernd Schuster.

“We will only sell for the right price, and that price has been set.

“We have no need to sell if the price is not right.”

 

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The World’s Most Expensive Champagne

Luxury designer Alexander Amosu created the World most expensive champagne. The champagne cost a whooping and mind boggling £1,200,000 and is called the Taste of Diamonds.

Luxury Champagne brand, Goût de Diamants, Launched it into the Champagne market and is striving to become the World’s most enjoyed Champagne by commissioning this one off design for their private clients. So when they asked for something special and unique, Mr Amosu created a design which takes its inspiration from the Superman style signature and hand crafted it from 18ct solid white gold weighing approximately 48gsm of solid gold centered by a single flawless deep cut white diamond weighing 19cts. The label is also  handmade in 18ct solid gold and weighs approximately 36gsm, hand crafted and engraved with the client’s name.

Our very own Don Jazzy was the first known Nigerian to take a sip from the expensive champagne. According to him the drink was given to him as a gift by the company. One would expect him to have at least 10 years added to his life after drinking from the Champagne bottle, don’t you think?

This Champagne basically costs 250 million Naira… I guess when your done drinking, the empty bottle would be stored as a trophy!

Commenting on the design, Alexander Amosu said ” the bottle already has a distinctive look with its natural design, all I had to do is bring it to the next level of ultimate luxury”

Brand representative Shammi Shinh said ” All our bottles come as standard with an exquisite diamond-themed bottle design encrusted with a diamond cut Swarovski crystal. We wanted to take it one step further and create a one off masterpiece for one of our private wealthy clients and we are very please with the results”

 

Make your comments on what you think about the Champagne, thank you

 

 

 

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Chinese supercomputer declared world’s fastest

The Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which is used for complex work such as modeling weather systems and designing jetliners.The Tianhe-2 supercomputer, which is used for complex work such as modeling weather systems and designing jetliners. (TOP500)

China has built the world’s fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous U.S. holder and underlining the country’s rise as a science and technology powerhouse.

The semiannual TOP500 official listing of the world’s fastest supercomputers released Monday says the Tianhe-2 developed by the National University of Defense Technology in central China’s Changsha city is capable of sustained computing of 33.86 petaflops per second. That’s the equivalent of 33,860 trillion calculations per second.

The Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2, knocks the U.S. Department of Energy’s Titan machine off the no. 1 spot. It achieved 17.59 petaflops per second.

Supercomputers are used for complex work such as modeling weather systems, simulating nuclear explosions and designing jetliners.

It’s the second time China has been named as having built the world’s fastest supercomputer. In November 2010, the Tianhe-2’s predecessor, Tianhe-1A, had that honor before Japan’s K computer overtook it a few months later.

The Tianhe-2’s achievement shows how China is leveraging rapid economic growth and sharp increases in research spending to join the United States, Europe and Japan in the global technology elite.

“Most of the features of the system were developed in China, and they are only using Intel for the main compute part,” said TOP500 editor Jack Dongarra.

“That is, the interconnect, operating system, front-end processors and software are mainly Chinese,” said Dongarra, who toured the Tianhe-2 development facility in May.

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Can troubled Eagles fly over Tahiti?

At 8 o’clock tonight, Africa’s Champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on their Tahiti counterparts  in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Brasil.

Many Nigerians are disappointed that their darling Super Eagles were the last team to arrive Brasil due to dispute over bonuses. This development they believed has hampered the Eagles’ preparations thereby giving the small Polynesian island a glimmer of hope of causing an upset.

NO CAUSE FOR ALARM: Super Eagles players taking tutorials from coach Keshi

NO CAUSE FOR ALARM: Super Eagles players taking tutorials from coach Keshi

 

On paper, Nigeria is favourite. For example, Nigeria is Africa’s leading nation with vast experience of international competition, while Tahiti is a 138th-ranked island with a population of just 178,000. These two statistics alone mean there should be a vast gulf in class between the two sides this evening as they contest their opening games.

But with Nigeria troubled by a dispute between the squad and the nation’s football federation,  are the Super Eagles well prepared and organised to fly over the Tahitian side? Do you think the Eagles can defeat Tahiti and with what scores?

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Parade marks Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday

Soldiers, horses parade through London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her birthday with traditional pomp and circumstance — but without her husband by her side.

Prince Philip remains in the hospital, recovering from exploratory abdominal surgery.

The queen invited her cousin, the Duke of Kent, to accompany her in a vintage carriage. Other royals — including Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge — joined in the celebration Saturday.

More than 1,000 soldiers, horses and musicians are taking part in the parade known as “Trooping the Color,” an annual ceremony marking the queen’s official birthday.

The monarch’s actual birthday was on April 21, when she turned 87.

The ceremony originates from traditional battle preparations, when “colors,” which refer to military flags, were carried down the rank to be seen by soldiers.

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