first_imgTransfers Werner opens transfer door to Man Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid & Man City Chris Burton 18:19 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Timo Werner RB Leipzig Getty Transfers Real Madrid RB Leipzig Barcelona Manchester United Manchester City Primera División Bundesliga Premier League The RB Leipzig striker has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after talents and admits that he would welcome a future move to an elite side RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has offered transfer hope to the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.The 21-year-old has shot to prominence over the last 18 months, with a move in the summer of 2016 having offered him the perfect stage on which to thrive.AdChoices广告Having never been prolific after breaking through at Stuttgart, Werner has netted 37 times in just 61 appearances for Leipzig. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That return, coupled with his obvious future potential, has attracted admiring glances from afar and the Germany international has now left the door open for a high-profile switch to be made.Werner told Sport 1 on the mounting interest being shown in from leading sides across Europe: “If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern.”It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City.”Spain – Barca or Real. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three.”There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. I’ll see what happens.”While Werner is allowing himself to think about the future, his present is tied to Leipzig on a contract through to 2020.His current club care understandably reluctant to part with such talent and have opened discussions regarding fresh terms.Leipzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick has told Kicker of the speculation surrounding Werner: “Timo definitely knows he is still playing with us now and next season.”We are also in talks to adjust and extend his contract.”Timo Werner RB LeipzigWerner has also suggested that he will stick around for at least one more year, with his focus currently locked on the 2017-18 campaign and a possible World Cup challenge.He added: “The new season is still far away.”We have big goals with RB, want to qualify for Champions League. Hopefully, I’ll go the World Cup after that, and only then I will think about the future.”Right now, I feel good here at Leipzig. My contract says that I should, must, can, will play here for another two years. That’s why there are no other thoughts.”last_img read more

first_imgHALIFAX – Heat waves in the world’s oceans are getting longer and more frequent, according to a new study that warns the phenomenon will likely continue to alter marine ecosystems, harm fisheries and kill various species.Eric Oliver of Dalhousie University in Halifax, who led a team of researchers from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, said they found that annual marine heat-wave days increased by 54 per cent between 1925 and 2016.The oceanography professor said that means a marine ecosystem now experiences 45 marine heat-wave days per year, compared to 30 days of extreme heat annually in the early 20th century.“We will continue to see impacts on our marine ecosystems, making them less stable and predictable,” Oliver said in a release. “These are systems that many around the world rely on for food, livelihoods and recreation.”The team, which used satellite and on-site observations of sea surface temperatures, defines marine heat waves as “prolonged periods of unusually warm water at a particular location.”The study, released Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, found the prolonged heat can harm biodiversity, as well as fisheries and aquaculture. For example, the authors say a marine heat wave off western Australia in 2011 altered the plant composition in an ecosystem once dominated by kelp. He said that shift remained even after water temperatures returned to normal, suggesting the changes may be long-lasting if not permanent.A year later, high temperatures that lasted from 2014 to 2016 in the Gulf of Maine caused the lucrative lobster fishery to be flooded with cheaper early landings, while persistent warm water in the North Pacific caused fishery closures, strandings of marine mammals and harmful algal blooms along the coast.“It even changed large-scale weather patterns in the Pacific Northwest,” the release states.Oliver said the increased frequency in heat waves is due likely to a global increase in mean ocean temperatures. Because of that, the team says that will likely continue since they expect ocean surface temperatures to continue to warm.last_img read more