Xherdan Shaqiri in action for Switzerland 1 Besiktas have lodged an enquiry to Stoke over the availability of playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri.The Turkish champions believe the lure of Champions League football next year could tempt the midfielder into a move, although they will be unlikely to match his current salary.With Gokhan Tore set to move to West Ham, Besiktas are already on the lookout for a replacement and, according to Fotomac, they view the Switzerland international as the ideal man to fill the void.Stoke, however, are unlikely to co-operate in any negotiations for Shaqiri after splashing out £12m on him last summer.The 24-year-old made a positive start to his Premier League career, making 27 starts and scoring three goals for the Midlands club.
41 weird objects seen on Mars, explained Curiosity looked up in late May to capture these noctilucent clouds floating by. NASA/JPL-Caltech It’s just another twilight on Mars. You’re a rover, kicking back after a long day of science, gazing up at the clouds. Sometimes it’s the simple moments that are the most stunning.NASA’s Curiosity rover has been in skygazing mode lately, sending back ethereal visions of noctilucent (night shining) clouds. Curiosity team member Claire Newman highlighted the rover’s late-May sky view in a mission update on Wednesday. Mars rovers NASA Space The night-shining clouds are beautiful, but they can also tell scientists a lot about what’s happening up above the rover, including how much water vapor there is in atmosphere. Curiosity isn’t the only NASA machine that enjoys a bit of cloud-watching. The InSight lander shared some soothing cloud images earlier in the year. Curiosity is currently checking out a clay-rich area in the Gale Crater and recently sent back a fresh selfie. So what’s next? More science and more beautiful days on Mars. Sci-Tech 0 Post a comment Share your voice The noctilucent clouds are “so high that they’re still illuminated by the sun, even when it’s night at the surface and any lower cloud layers are already in shadow,” Newman wrote. Mars is heading into a cloudy season, making this a prime time for watching the atmosphere.Image processors Justin Cowart and Seán Doran gifted us a video version of the recent clouds that makes it feel like you’re standing on Mars. Tags See wispy clouds drift across the sky on Mars NASA’s Insight sees cloudy days on Mars, so why does it never rain? More clouds on Mars 43 Photos
For Selena Gomez’s 27th birthday, the young starlet took off to Italy. Right after serving as a maid of honour at her cousin Priscilla DeLeon’s Texan wedding over the weekend, Gomez, along with her pals, flew off for an overseas birthday extravaganza.Strolling the streets of Rome in gorgeous maxi dresses and looking gorgeous under the Roman sun, Selena certainly looked like a sight to behold!According to a source quoted by E! News, “Selena arrived for lunch with a group of friends. The table shared several dishes such as raw fish, tagliatelle with lobster, pasta with vodka sauce and various salads.” The insider further added, “They were chatting and laughing the entire time. No candles, cards or cake, but they did have a dessert of ice cream and tiramisu.”Selena had a very good time as her birthday rang in. “They had a two-hour lunch at Pierluigi, one of Selena’s favourite places where she loves to eat in Rome. They sat inside and had a long lunch with many different courses to enjoy. After they finished they had a driver pick them up and take them away,” revealed an insider.’Cause we can’t get enoughYeah, we can’t get enoughYeah, we can’t get enough of Selena Gomez in Italy. https://t.co/gX3bRd1Twn pic.twitter.com/7fkDVhqGR5— E! News (@enews) July 23, 2019 Selena Gomez in ItalyTwitterPictures further convince us that the Wolves singer had a great time. “After lunch they walked around near Piazza del Popola and the Spanish Steps. It was a hot day so they didn’t stay out too long. They cooled off with bottled water and did some sightseeing and shopping at street vendor stands and in women’s clothing stores. Selena seemed very happy to be in Rome and was taking in the beautiful sites and all of the culture.”How cool! Part of her Italian rendezvous also included her visiting the island of Capri as Gomez and her squad took off in a boat. “Selena sipped on an iced tea and stopped to look at leather sandals and hats,” the source told E! News. “Selena and her friends posed for pictures on the boat that Andrea took for them. Selena seemed very happy and content with her friends. She was hugging them and they were all having a lovely time.”.@SelenaGomez looks gorgeous as she spends her 27th birthday in Italy.? pic.twitter.com/MKqidwwisr— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) July 22, 2019 Selena Gomez in ItalyTwitterIt won’t be long before the singer returns, although the exact date has not been revealed yet. After going through a tough year as she dealt with tremendous mental health concerns and therapy sessions, this trip looks like it was much needed!
An assistant sub-inspector of police was closed on Friday for physically torturing a woman at Dhunat police station over dues.The action was taken against Shahnur Rahman after the allegation was found to be true in primary investigation, said officer-in-charge of the police station Ismail Hossain.The victim, Kohinoor Khatun, 42, of Nightpara Boubazar in the district town, is now undergoing treatment at Dhunat Upazila Health Complex.Kohinoor said she used to run a food shop in front of the Judge’s Court in the town and ASI Shahanur used to take food from it. She also claimed that he took Tk 60,000 from her as loan.When she asked for money, the official proposed that she entered an illicit relation with her, she said, adding that she later served a legal notice on him.The police officer called the victim to Dhunat police station on Friday morning in the name of returning her money. At one stage, they locked into an altercation and he beat her mercilessly and drove her out of the police station.Contacted, Shahanur claimed that Kohinoor had long been demanding money to him threatening to implicate him in false cases. “To avoid harassment, I had given her Tk 60,000 through a settlement. Even after that, she came to the police station again and threatened to file a case against me. Being angered, I slapped her.”The OC said the superintendent of police was informed of the matter and later an additional superintendent of police found the allegation to be true after primary investigation and ordered action against the ASI.Departmental action will be taken against him after further investigation, he said.
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe ‘white Christmas’ we’ve been dreaming of could be coming early as weather forecasters predict snow for the region tomorrow morning. Earlier today the Met Office issued a Yellow weather warning for ice between 5pm tonight at 10am tomorrow. We haven’t seen any snowfall here in Stoke-on-Trent yet, but that hasn’t stopped people getting excited – and council gritters coming out in force – ready for the anticipated snowfall tomorrow. Read MoreStoke-on-Trent kebab shops given a food hygiene rating in the last six months The latest forecast for North Staffordshire tonight, courtesy of the Met Office, said: “Some wintry showers will move in from the northwest. Under the clear skies a widespread frost will develop, with icy patches forming where any showers have fallen.” Forecasters predict temperatures will reach a minimum of -3 °C, so you’ll want to cuddle that hot water bottle extra tight tonight. Speaking about the weather on Saturday, a Met Office statement said: “It will be cold, bright and breezy with some showers, mainly in the north and east. These will fall as sleet or snow on high ground, but mainly as rain at lower levels. The maximum temperature will be 7 °C.” The first snowfall in our region is likely to hit Flash, which is the highest village in the Peak District. Earlier this week there was also a Yellow weather warning for wind. So whatever happens, it’s going to clearly be pretty chilly. Drivers have also been warned to take extra care. Read MoreTraffic chaos across city as A500 Northbound reopens after almost 12 hours Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: “We’re now experiencing a cold snap with the potential of some sleet or snow over the weekend so would urge people to take extra care on the roads. “While conditions shouldn’t be too treacherous, people need to be aware that they may be more difficult at times and particularly in the north of the county. “Our gritting teams will be heading out later this evening across the Staffordshire road network. We’d just like to remind people that even on gritted roads they should drive more slowly.” Read More29-year-old arrested after armed police called to city street Stoke-on-Trent City Council also confirmed its gritters would be out from 6pm this evening. A spokesman added: “Temperatures are dipping below zero in the early hours of tomorrow morning with ice potentially forming.”