first_imgTransfers Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Vidal shrugs off Chelsea interest Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:45 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Chelsea Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up Vidal shrugs off Chelsea interestArturo Vidal  is ignoring reported interest from Chelsea and is instead focused on winning silverware with Bayern Munich this season.The Premier League champions have been linked with a €37million bid for the midfielder, who worked with Blues boss Antonio Conte at Juventus.But Vidal said: “Yes, I’ve heard about it, but I’m fully focused on the season with Bayern and I’m only looking day-to-day.” 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 Read the full story on Goal!  Chelsea to loan out MusondaCharly Musonda, ChelseaChelsea’s Charly Musonda will have no shortage of offers after being made available for loan, reports the Telegraph.A host of Premier League sides including Watford, Bournemouth, Newcastle and West Brom are interested in taking the 21-year-old prospect on a temporary deal.CL final key to Madrid’s Hazard hopes Eden Hazard ChelseaReal Madrid must reach the Champions League final before Florentino Perez will push through a move for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for manager Zinedine Zidane, reports Spanish outlet  Mi Otra Liga .Both Perez and Zidane admire Hazard, but Madrid are holding off on making a bid until the current season is over. Conte: Chelsea wanted Van DijkVirgil van Dijk Liverpool EvertonChelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the Blues were interested in Virgil van Dijk before the centre-back made his £75 million move to Liverpool from Southampton earlier this month. “For sure he was our target but as you know this is football. We can have a lot of targets but you must be able to reach those targets,” Conte said. Check out the full story right here on Goal! Christensen signs new Chelsea contractAndreas Christensen ChelseaAndreas Christensen has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea, the club announced on Tuesday.The 21-year-old defender has been a solid player for Antonio Conte’s side this season, making 22 appearances so far.The new deal will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2022, after he initially signed with the Blues in 2012 and spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.Check out the full story right here on Goal! Sandro asking price frustrates ChelseaAlex Sandro BrazilChelsea’s efforts to land Alex Sandro are being frustrated by the high asking price Juventus have slapped on their player, claims the Daily Telegraph .Sandro has long been a target for Antonio Conte, who is keen to bolster his options at the back. But Juve reportedly are holding out for £60 million, a fee the Blues are not willing to match.Chelsea, Arsenal & Man Utd battle for BaileyLeon Bailey, Bayer Leverkusen, 17/18Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle for the signature of Leon Bailey, according to the Mirror .The Bayer Leverkusen winger is likely to command a fee of more than £40 million, although his club are reluctant to sell.Mourinho tells Man Utd: Buy Kante or I’m offAlex Iwobi N'Golo Kante Arsenal ChelseaJose Mourinho has demanded Manchester United buy N’Golo Kante if they want him to stay at the club, states Don Balon .The Chelsea star is now considered one of the world’s finest defensive midfielders, and his talents have left Mourinho as a keen admirer.Madrid looking to sign Marcos AlonsoMarcos Alonso Chelsea 2017Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering replacing Marcelo with Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, according to Don Balon .Los Blancos are ready to overhaul their roster and move on from the Brazilian left-back, who turns 30 in May.Alonso reportedly would be brought in to split minutes with 20-year-old Theo Hernandez.Ronaldo prefers Chelsea moveCristiano Ronaldo, Real MadridCristiano Ronaldo would prefer a move to Chelsea as he weighs up leaving Real Madrid, according to  Don Balon .The Portuguese continues to be linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, with the Blues among those that have expressed an interest.Should he depart Ronaldo wants a move to the Premier League, and with Manchester United seemingly not interested in bringing him back to Old Trafford Chelsea are set to be the next best option.last_img read more


first_imgAn activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was killed in a bomb attack at Chandrapur village in Jhikargacha upazila in Jessore on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Abbas Hossain, 40, son of Hazra Moral and brother of upazila BCL general secretary Kamal Hossain.Locals said some unidentified miscreants hurled bomb on Abbas and his brother when they were standing in front of their house around 11:30 am.However, Kamal managed to escape the attack but Abbas sustained serious injuries.Abbas died on way to hospital.Assistant police superintendent of Jessore Imran Mehedi said the attack might have launched over political rivalry.last_img read more


first_img(Phys.org)—Researchers have shown that tomato pulp dissolved in water can eventually be turned into a powder of nanoparticles containing carbon dots with diameters of less than 5 nm. Like all carbon dots, one of the main characteristics of the tomato-sourced carbon dots is an intense fluorescence, which may lead to applications in imaging and sensing. Journal information: Nanotechnology More information: Weijian Liu et al. “Highly crystalline carbon dots from fresh tomato: UV emission and quantum confinement.” Nanotechnology. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa900b The researchers, led by Jinping Wang at Qingdao Agricultural University, have published a paper on the synthesis of carbon dots from tomato in a recent issue of Nanotechnology.Carbon dots are a new class of fluorescence nanomaterial that researchers are investigating as a possible alternative to semiconductor quantum dots and organic dyes. Because they are so new, the quantum mechanisms underlying their fluorescence are still not well understood. Carbon dots can come from many different sources, from carbon nanotubes to various kinds of biomass, such as fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and dots from different sources exhibit different fluorescence properties.An advantage of using tomatoes as the source of carbon dots is that tomatoes are inexpensive and the process is relatively simple. Basically, fresh tomato is chopped into pieces, crushed to a pulp by a tissue compactor, dissolved in water, heated in a microwave, centrifuged to remove any large particles, and then filtered by dialysis, leaving behind a solid powder of nanoparticles. Although the process is simple, the researchers showed that it still has the potential to produce high-quality carbon dots.One of the most important results of the new study is the UV fluorescence properties of the carbon dots can be controlled due to the quantum confinement effect, which is not often the case with carbon dots sourced from biomass. Here, the researchers demonstrated that, by adding certain organic compounds (ethylenediamine (EDA) and urea), they could control the size and tune the fluorescence of the nanoparticles formed from the tomato pulp.”Fresh tomato-sourced carbon dots tuned by urea can emit fluorescence in the UV region due to the quantum confinement effect,” Wang told Phys.org. “Our future research plan is to obtain red emissive carbon dots using biomass as precursors.”To illustrate the potential applications, the researchers evaluated the carbon dots for their use as staining agents for bioimaging fungi, and also as sensors for vanillin, which has applications in the biofuel industry. The researchers demonstrated that the carbon dots were highly biocompatible with the fungi and became brightly illuminated when excited by a laser. In the case of vanillin sensing, they showed that the vanillin quenches the fluorescence of the carbon dots, with the amount of quenching being proportional to the vanillin concentration. The researchers plan to further investigate these applications and others in the future. Researchers transform fresh tomatoes into three types of carbon nanoparticles. Credit: Liu et al. ©2017 IOP Publishing © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img Turning pollen into a low-cost fertilizer Explore further Citation: Researchers transform tomatoes into fluorescent carbon dots (2017, November 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-tomatoes-fluorescent-carbon-dots.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.last_img read more