News Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United? 'My next move will be a surprise' says PSG striker

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United? 'My next move will be a surprise' says PSG striker

Rider News -- Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he will surprise everyone with his next move when he leaves Paris St Germain.

As it stands, however, he will leave next summer as he has just one year left on his contract.

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a number of clubs this summer, such as United and Real Madrid but insists he is "very happy" at PSG.

The 33-year-old has spoken of his desire to play in MLS at some stage but where the Sweden international will ply his trade next is a mystery and the player intends on keeping it that way for now.

"Where I go next, it will be a surprise, a very big surprise," the PSG striker said after scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester United in Chicago on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic has seen PSG develop into a major force in European football since he arrived at the club.

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Last season they beat Chelsea to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but they were soundly beaten by Barcelona.

Ibrahimovic insists he is totally content with life in the French capital and will not leave this summer.

"I'm very happy at PSG. You don't see that on the field?" the former Barcelona and Inter Milan man said with a smile.

"I have another year on my contract with PSG and I am very happy.

"Things are getting better. We are a strong team, we can do much more than we have been doing so at the moment but I am very happy."

The win over United meant PSG lifted the International Champions Cup in Chicago. Winning the pre-season tournament means little to Ibrahimovic, though.

He is more concerned about beating Lyon in the Trophee des Champions meeting with the Coupe de France winners in Montreal this weekend.

"The (trophy) we won today is only for the preparation. This is nothing official," said Ibrahimovic, who helped guide PSG to wins over Benfica and Fiorentina in the International Champions Cup over the last two weeks.

"This is only to prepare our condition mentally and physically for the season.

"We have been here 15 days, played all the friendly games and now we go over to the official game against Lyon, that is the Super Cup so if we can win that one we will win our first trophy for the year, so that would be very good."

Source :  The Independent James Orr & MSN

Tip 10 Practical Tips and Foods for Healthy Eyes

10 practical tips and foods for healthy eyes

News Tip 10 Practical Tips and Foods for Healthy EyesRider News -- Our eyesight is vital to our daily lives, and yet many often neglect taking care of it.  Everyone should have regular optician reviews, regardless of whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. In the UK, millions of people complain of suffering from dry eyes, deteriorating eyesight and other discomforts yet only 22.4% have regular check-ups.

Missing your eye tests means many eye conditions go unnoticed outside of the examination room. There are several small ways you can alter your lifestyle to help maintain bright healthy eyes:

Know your family history

Being aware of any hereditary conditions is crucial in understanding the long-term health of your eyes. Knowing that a specific condition runs in your family can help you take the necessary steps early on to prevent the ailment from deteriorating badly in the future.

Did you know that almost a third of people are unaware that Glaucoma runs in their family?  Knowing if you have genetic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Astigmatism or Myopia, can protect the future health of your eye health. A more critical hereditary disease is Macular Degeneration, which is the major cause of blindness in the UK.

Keep an eye on your waistline

Being overweight can also impact the health of your eyes even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms or discomfort. The eyes are the only body part where bare nerves and arteries can be seen without cutting the skin. Your eyes can expose tell-tale symptoms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or diabetic retinopathy, all of which can be caused by being overweight. Other conditions that have been linked to obesity are Cataracts, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) and Exophthalmos.

Eat well

Healthy eating is essential for healthy eyes. For example foods rich in lutein, a vitamin found in leafy greens such as kale, are thought to help delay the onset of AMD and Cataracts. Omega-3 is believed to help reduce your tendency of getting dry eyes and maintain healthier eyes into old age. Oily fish like mackerel, tuna and salmon are the best food sources for high levels of Omega-3. Zinc can help promote better vision and can be found in foods such as cheese, milk and poultry.

Be active

Frequent exercise is essential in maintaining a healthy BMI, which helps fight against cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but it is also important for keeping your eyes healthy. Studies have shown a link between a sedentary lifestyle and an increased risk of Glaucoma. Research at the University of Wisconsin paper revealed people who exercise regularly are 70% less likely to develop a degenerative eye disease such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Quit smoking

Studies show that only 15% of smokers are concerned about the impact of smoking on their eye health, and yet smoking can have serious implications. Studies have shown a strong link between smoking and the development of both AMD and Cataracts. In fact smokers are four times more likely to develop AMD and smoking even impairs the effectiveness of AMD treatment. In addition to this a smoker’s risk of developing cataracts goes hand in hand with the number of cigarettes smoked - those who smoke heavily are likely to develop more severe cataracts.

Watch your alcohol units

Drinking in moderation is strongly advised to maintain good overall health. The three factors of poor diet, smoking and alcohol abuse can lead to a toxic, progressive optic neuropathy (optic atrophy) which can cause visual impairment and damage to the optic nerve cells. This damage leaves colours appearing washed in the affected eye, or in severe cases, a loss of vision. It is advised that men drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in one day. The recommended alcohol intake for women is no more than 14 units per week and 3 units in one day.

Be careful of harmful sun rays

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light for prolonged periods can seriously damage your eyes and in some cases is responsible for causing retinal burning and even blindness. UV light is known to increase risk of AMD and Cataracts. It is imperative that on bright days sunglasses are worn. If you are feeling discomfort from sun’s rays this may be a sign that your eyes are being damaged. UV levels are at their highest between 10am-2pm so plan accordingly. When buying sunglasses it is advised that you look for sunglasses with the CE standard mark, which is the European standard for safe levels of UV protection, and the British standard mark (BSEN 1836:1997). But this doesn’t just apply to warm weather; UV rays can be just as harmful in cold climates with heavy snowfall. Snow reflects up to 80% of the sun’s natural UV light, which can cause snow blindness. Therefore remember your sunglasses in hot and cold weather.

Eye care in the workplace

We spend the majority of our time at work and yet this is when we most neglect our eyes. If you work in front of a computer, the 2002 Health and Safety Act requires your employer to provide free eye tests. If you need glasses for reading a computer screen your employer is also obliged to supply these. Your screen should be positioned 20 to 24 inches from your eyes with the centre of the screen 10-15 degrees below line of sight. Remember to take breaks away from the screen with the 20/20/20 rule: look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes to reduce eye strain.

Entertainment at home

If video games and watching TV are your ways of relaxing relax, take breaks and remember the 20/20/20 rule. If you are experiencing blurred vision, double vision, eye irritation, headaches, or neck/back pain, you should rest your eyes. These symptoms are not serious and should recover after a break from the screen.

Your age & your eyesight

As we age it’s natural for our eyes to begin to struggle to make out words on the page of a book, screen, or newspaper. This is caused by presbyopia, a common condition in over 40s, which simply requires non-prescription reading glasses to correct vision. Both the colleges of Ophthalmology and Optometry recommend an eye check every two years after the age of 40. This is not only to check for presbyopia but to also exclude more severe conditions that are commonly caused by aging, such as cataracts, AMD and Glaucoma, all of which could require surgery. These surgical procedures are routine, carry minimal risk and are particularly common in the over 70s.

Alexander Ionides BSc FRCOphth MD is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Clinic Compare
Source :  The Independent Alexander Ionides MSN COM

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new Arsenal contract: England winger agrees four-year £140,000-a-week deal

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new Arsenal contract: England winger agrees four-year £140,000-a-week deal

News Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have agreed new deals with Arsenal Rider News -- Arsenal have confirmed that both Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have penned new contract to remain at the Emirates Stadium.

Walcott’s future came under huge scrutiny last season as the England international approached the final year of his contract, and with fears that he could choose to leave the club on a free transfer next summer, the club launched contract negotiations to keep him beyond 2016.

An announcement was expected at the end of the season, but while it failed to come both Walcott and manager Arsene Wenger appeared relaxed when quizzed about it and claimed it was simply a matter of time.

Walcott has agreed a new four-year deal worth £140,000-a-week to remain with the Gunners until 2019, while Cazorla has also agreed a long-term deal despite rumours of an imminent return to Spain with Atletico Madrid.

“We’re delighted to have extended the contracts of Santi and Theo,” Wenger told “Both are top quality players who are hugely important and influential to our squad.

"As well as their huge contributions on the pitch, they both have a great deal of experience and are very popular off the pitch. We’re very pleased with them both signing contract extensions, as it provides our squad with further stability of quality.”

Source:  The Independent Jack de Menezes & MSN

News MH370 Search: New Items Wash Ashore On Reunion

MH370 Search: New Items Wash Ashore On Reunion

 A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week.Rider News -- A Chinese water bottle and an Indonesian cleaning product have washed up on Reunion Island, where debris that could be from MH370 was found this week.
Experts are preparing to analyse the piece of aircraft, which could be part of a wing from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished last year.

Malaysian officials are confident the piece is from MH370, as a police helicopter searches the remote Indian Ocean island for more debris.

© Reuters MH370 Search: New Items Wash Ashore On Reunion Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said on Friday it is "almost certain" that the piece is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. A day earlier, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said the debris is "very likely to be from a Boeing 777".

Aviation experts have identified the debris from photos as a wing flaperon, used to control the plane's roll and provide extra lift or drag.

Malaysia experts are due to arrive in the island to examine the piece, before the debris is flown to the French city of Toulouse, where it is due to arrive on Saturday.

It will be examined at a special defence facility used for aircraft testing and analysis, according to the French Defence Ministry.

© Getty 'Wing debris' Experts are expected to be able to use a code on the wing piece to ascertain if it is from MH370 - which should take one or two days.

French TV showed images of the debris bearing the mark "657 BB" - which would match with a code in the Boeing 777 manual for a right-wing flaperon, according to a document posted on aviation websites.

The remains of what could be a suitcase were also found on the same stretch of rocky beach as the debris, in the town of Saint Andre.

MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, mainly Chinese citizens.

Investigators believe it headed south into the Indian Ocean after disappearing from radar off the Thailand coast.

Australia has been leading the hunt for the plane, using sonar to trawl a massive expanse of ocean some 1,000 miles off its west coast.

Reunion is about 2,500 miles west of the current search area off the Australian coast.

Oceanographers say it is possible that currents could have swept the debris such a distance - though the piece, even if confirmed as part of MH370, is unlikely to help investigators figure out where the plane came down.

It could, however, provide crucial clues as to the cause of the crash.

The find might also offer a measure of comfort to relatives of the passengers, Mr Razak said.

"We have had many false alarms before, but for the sake of the families who have lost loved ones, and suffered such heartbreaking uncertainty, I pray that we will find out the truth so that they may have closure and peace," he said.

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News Friday funday? One Direction surprise fans by releasing a new single

Friday funday? One Direction surprise fans by releasing a new single

news Today Friday funday? One Direction surprise fans by releasing a new singleRider News -- One Direction surprised fans by releasing a new single.
The song, Drag Me Down, premiered on iTunes and Spotify at 6.30am UK time.
Band member Niall Horan tweeted: “Finally we get to say this! have waited a long time but our new single Drag Me Down is out!!”

One Direction released a new single (Syco)
Louis Tomlinson also took to social media, writing: “We wanted you guys to have our new single first so here it is!” Then adding: “Thank you for all your constant support. Hopefully you love it, we’re proud of it.”

Louis recently hit headlines after it was claimed he’s set to become a father.

As yet the reports are unconfirmed, but alleged he is expecting a baby with US-based stylist Briana Jungwirth.

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik announced this week that he’s launching his solo career.

Zayn said he will reveal the “real me” to fans, as he tweeted a picture showing him signing a new record contract with RCA Records.

He tweeted: “I guess I never explained why I left, it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am! #realmusic #RCA !!”

In a later tweet, he simply wrote: “#REALME”.

He quit the boyband earlier this year saying he wanted to be a “normal 22-year-old”.

The band are currently on the American leg of their On The Road Again tour, and will return to the UK in September for their arena tour.

Their fifth album is set for release in November.

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Rider News: Game Of Thrones Could End After Season Eight

Game Of Thrones Could End After Season Eight

News Game Of Thrones Could End After Season EightRider News -- Jon Snow might be dead, but Game Of Thrones fans have something to celebrate, the fantasy drama is to continue for at least three more seasons.

The news was confirmed by an HBO executive who also defended the show's controversial violence.

The sixth season is currently being filmed and Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, said: "They are feeling two more years after six."

He added that he would like to have more beyond that and would also be open to a prequel to the story of the epic battle for the Iron Throne in the fictional kingdom of Westeros.

The porgramme is based on George RR Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire books.

The final episode of season five was viewed by over two million people on Sky Atlantic last month.

The show has also received 24 Emmy nominations, including a nod for best drama.

Game Of Thrones has generated controversy for a brutal rape scene and burning of a child but Mr Lombardo defended its graphic depictions as part of the story and said he supported show creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff.

"This show has had violence as part of its many threads from first episode," he said. "There are no two showrunners more careful about not overstepping what they think the line is."

The fifth season also ended by killing off one of its lead characters and fan favorite, Jon Snow, but viewers have been speculating that the character will return - not that Mr Lombardo was giving away anything.

"Everything I've seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is dead," he said.

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Rider News: Khloe Kardashian We still call Caitlyn Jenner Bruce

Khloe Kardashian: We still call Caitlyn Jenner Bruce

Rider News -- Khloe Kardashian has admitted her sister and herself still call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce and that's ''completely fine''.
Khloe Kardashian still calls Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce.

The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star shared that despite her transition into Caitlyn, herself and sisters - Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner - call him Bruce because ''when she calls me, it's the same voice as Bruce.''

She said: ''We, my sisters and I, we will call Caitlyn ''Bruce'' and we've been told that's completely fine. We are allowed to call her any name we want to. Because on the phone, when she calls me, it's the same voice as Bruce. And if I'm not physically with her, it's hard to remember in the moment that I'm talking to Caitlyn, if that makes sense.''

The clothes designer also admitted how it ''was a hard time for the entire family, what we were all transitioning with her, with an audience'' which she thinks is ''not really normal''.

She told The Project: ''But I think there was a hard time for the entire family, that we were all transitioning with her, but in front of an audience, I think that's not really the normal way to go about it, you know.There is a lot of raw emotions, that it's hard to do in front of a camera.''

However, now they have put it ''all behind us now'' Khloe says she ''just wants her to be happy''.

She added: ''And I think, we all got through it and that's completely over, it's all behind us now. So we are just happy for her. We just want her to be happy.''

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