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‘Chelsea fans deserve to know’ – Blues must offer clarification on Antonio Conte’s future, says Ally McCoist

‘Chelsea fans deserve to know’ – Blues must offer clarification on Antonio Conte’s future, says Ally McCoist

Sports
Chelsea manager Antonio ConteFriday, February 2, 2018Chelsea fans needs clarification on the future of manager Antonio Conte, Ally McCoist has told talkSPORT.The Italian’s future at Stamford Bridge has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks and reports have claimed he could be set to leave the club at the end of the season.Latest rumours suggest he could be offered a way out in the summer to resume his previous role as head coach of the Italy national team, following their failure to qualify for the World Cup.Chelsea have suffered a dip in form in recent weeks and this week’s shock 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at home has intensified the spotlight on Conte and the club as a whole.And McCoist says supporters deserve to know what is going on behind the scenes.“At the very least the Chel
Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas

Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas

Technology
When Nienke Bastiaans fell in love with and bought a 17th-century thatched house in a rural Dutch village, there was one person who warned about possible earthquakes due to gas extraction. "Nobody listened to him," she said. Now, 20 years later, thousands of homes in the northeastern Groningen province are facing reinforcement or even demolition because of hundreds of small tremors caused by decades of gas extraction. The scope of the problem is forcing the Dutch government to confront the prospect of a future without locally produced gas and lucrative gas tax revenue years earlier than previously expected. Bastiaans and her husband Tom Robinson just had the entire front wall of their home reinforced — paid for by the gas extraction company — and two chimneys replaced because of fears tha
Turkey commissions study for future missile defense system

Turkey commissions study for future missile defense system

Business
Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Turkey reinforced its partnership with Eurosam, Aselsan and Roketsan to further the country's strategic cooperation in the development of its national security assets.MBDA, a shareholder in Eurosam, announced on Friday the award of a contract to the three companies to study the future of long range air and missile defense system capabilities for Turkey.The contract was awarded to the defense companies during a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris."Eurosam has been fully dedicated to air and missile defense since its inception in 1989 and has acquired world-class expertise as well as a unique experience of cooperation in this strategic and eminently sovereign domain," Abdoulaye Sambe, managing director at Eurosa...
Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food

Science
More than 70,000 of the world's most precious seeds have been sent from the UK's Millennium Seed Bank to the Middle East, in its largest export to date.The consignment contains more than 50 wild relatives of cultivated crops, such as wheat, barley and lentils.The seeds will be used for food security research at a seed bank in Lebanon, which is recreating collections destroyed in Syria.The Millennium Seed Bank at Kew is the world's largest wild plant seed bank.Seeds from the resilient, wild cousins of modern food crops are being collected and stored in an international effort.The aim is to breed new crop varieties capable of withstanding threats such as climate change, drought, pests and diseases.''The real importance of these crop wild relatives is that in order to survive in the world the...
UK seeks future cyber-security stars

UK seeks future cyber-security stars

Technology
A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government.The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline challenges themed around battling hackers.It is one of several programmes trying to build interest in security work and help fill a looming skills gap. One industry expert said a broad strategy would be needed to address the widening gap.Hacker clubsThe free Cyber Discovery programme aims to "encourage the best young minds into cyber-security", said Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in a statement.Young people interested will be asked to enrol via an online assessment and the best performers in that test will then be put through a "comprehensive curricul