Frank Lampard is ready to become David Beckham’s replacement at Los Angeles Galaxy, according to the Daily Mirror.The MLS outfit are one of several clubs to have been linked with Lampard, whose Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season.Chelsea will reportedly not offer him a new deal or allow him to leave in January – apparently ruling out a move to QPR for the 34-year-old and leaving him on course for a summer switch to the States.With Beckham leaving the Galaxy, Lampard could take advantage of the ‘designated player’ rule and not be subject to the MLS salary cap.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
When Raiders owner Mark Davis said “all options are open” regarding a home site for the 2019 season, he wasn’t kidding.According to Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer Sunday morning,the Raiders and the NFL have discussed the possibility of playing next season with London as their home site. The Daily Mail reported the Raiders are in discussions with English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur to share their new stadium in London.The Raiders currently don’t have a lease deal to play in …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Well, the weekend was interesting. More holes opened up in the moisture on Saturday than we anticipated. That allowed some areas to see 3 days back to back to back of dry weather, while other areas were not so lucky, thanks to plenty of thunderstorms around the eastern corn belt on Saturday afternoon and evening. Some were very strong. There is no change in our forecast to start this week, with dry weather today and tomorrow. However, the pattern is still fairly wet behind that. High pressure and north winds dominate today, allowing for full sunshine. Temps will be below normal, but we should be breezy again today, much like yesterday. Tomorrow winds start to shift more to the south and we see warmer air moving in, taking temps higher. This will signal some change coming to the region. Rain arrives after midnight tomorrow night, and we see showers across the state Wednesday. This starts a wet pattern with a chance of rain at least somewhere in the state every day through next Tuesday. Wednesday through Saturday we see rain chances statewide, but the heavier rain totals will be over the southern half of Ohio. Sunday through next Tuesday the action really tries to focus more on the southern half to third of the state, and coverage there even will have bigger holes. Looking at this combined, we see rains from Wednesday through next Tuesday ranging from .25”-1″ from US 33 and I-70 northward, and then 1″-3.5” from those areas southward. Coverage of rain will be at 100% of the state. A map of the rain potential is below. For the extended period, we shift into an on-and-off daily moisture pattern. We are dry Wednesday, but then bring showers back statewide for Thursday the 13th, totaling up to .5” on 80% coverage. We are dry for Friday the 14th, and then showers produce another .1”-.5” Saturday the 15th. We are mostly dry for Sunday the 16th, but can’t rule out an overnight shower, then dry Monday and Tuesday to finish the 16 day period. Temps will be near normal.
Forty percent of food in U.S. wastedI also didn’t know that composting food was so environmentally friendly, but a new study shows that it truly is.Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. is wasted; that’s about 1,400 calories per person per day, according to the magazine Next Generation Food. Although some of that waste occurs during processing and at stores, and some of it is also due to how we cook (tossing potato peels, for example), it’s undeniable that we waste a huge quantity of food.Most of this trashed food goes straight to landfills, where it releases huge quantities of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere. A new study looks at several ways in which food waste is processed, and identifies environmentally preferable options. Food disposals better than landfillBased on this study’s findings, a garbage disposal is not necessarily the most environmentally friendly way to deal with wasted food, even as InSinkErator often argues for its benefits. However, the study indicates that if your only two options are the trash can or a garbage disposal, the garbage disposal is a safer bet in terms of greenhouse gases and most other environmental impacts, despite its greater energy use.Fortunately, a growing number of people have more choices than landfill or garbage disposal. For example, folks in our municipality can compost in the backyard, or if that’s not your cup of tea, you could consider dropping your waste, including paper food containers and other items for “advanced composting,” with the solid waste management district.My favorite option, though, is definitely letting worms eat my garbage. I just love watching those little worms canoodle.Tristan Roberts is Editorial Director at BuildingGreen, Inc., in Brattleboro, Vermont, which publishes information on green building solutions. New environmental analysis bankrolled by food disposal makerThe analysis, commissioned by the manufacturer of InSinkErator food disposal systems and performed by independent research group PE International, looked at 12 common ways that municipalities deal with food waste and compared their environmental impacts, including global warming potential (GWP), energy use, and likely effects on soil, water, and air quality.The study takes into account the cradle-to-grave life cycle of associated equipment (trash cans and bags, garbage disposals, etc.) but does not appear to consider water use — an apparent oversight, considering that garbage disposals require running water before, during, and after use. I have been having a lot of fun feeding worms my garbage. We have something you could either call a “worm bin” or a “home vermicomposting system,” and we throw our food scraps, banana peels, melon rinds, moldy bread — you name it — into that. There are a couple pounds of worms in the bin, and they gratefully accept the waste, eat it, and turn it into worm castings, which is basically organic matter that is broken down in such a way that it’s very good for our garden.Here’s how it works. I started with two pounds of redworms, purchased from Green Mountain Soil. I set up a plastic bin with a few buckets of partially rotted horse manure. This serves as the worm “bedding.” Whenever our compost crock is full, I take it into the basement, dig a hole in the bedding, empty the crock, and cover it with a bit of bedding. Within a couple weeks, it’s gone.For more information, the classic how-to book on the topic is “Worms Eat My Garbage” by the “worm woman,” Mary Appelhof.Since we started a more serious vegetable garden this year, I’ve been a bit obsessed with building our soil, and I wasn’t happy with how things we put on our compost pile basically sat and rotted, while attracting pests. And in winter, it just builds up on the snow. Using worms to turn those food scraps into more valuable compost in a matter of weeks seemed like a good idea. RELATED ARTICLES What I didn’t count on was the fun of having worms as pets. I just love seeing the little guys squirm around, multiply, and make carrot peelings disappear. Composting and waste-to-energy are winnersAlthough several water-treatment options require more energy than landfills, garbage disposals come out looking quite good compared with landfills in terms of GWP and direct effects on soil, water, and air quality. Even the most energy-intensive methods of wastewater treatment weigh in at half the GWP of landfilling.However, composting — not the backyard scrap pile, but centrally located “advanced” composting — and waste-to-energy had minuscule energy and GWP impacts compared with most wastewater treatment options. Composting is not without issues, however, including the second-highest smog potential among the 12 methods considered. Local Food, Local WoodLocal Food and Resilience