Animal Behavior, Animals, Arctic Animals, Bears, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Extinction, Extinction And Climate Change, Impact Of Climate Change, Mammals, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Mammals, Oceans, Polar Bears, Research, Sea Ice, Whales, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Article published by John Cannon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Scientists believe that whale carcasses may have helped polar bears survive past upswings in temperatures that melted the sea ice from which they usually hunt seals.As the current changing climate threatens to make the Arctic ice-free during the summer, this strategy may help some populations of polar bears to survive.But according to new study, whale carcasses won’t provide enough food for most bear populations because there are fewer whales than there once were, and human settlements, industry and shipping could affect the bears’ access to any carcasses that do wash ashore. Dead whales are a nutritional boon for polar bears, and they’ve likely helped bears survive lean periods during warm spells in the past when much of the Arctic was ice-free. In the future, however, most bears won’t be so lucky, writes a team of scientists in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on Oct. 9.“[When] we look at the situation now, ecologically, with respect to food sources, it’s a very different picture,” Ian Stirling, a biologist at the University of Alberta in Canada and a co-author of the paper, said in a statement. “The potential of whale carcasses to bail bears out may still be important in a few areas but, quite simply, their overall availability is going to be substantially less than before humans invaded the Arctic.”A female polar bear and cub feed on the remains of a dead whale that washed ashore nearly a year earlier. Image by Ian Stirling/University of Alberta.Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) depend on sea ice, which allows them to stalk seals, their primary prey. But as the climate heats up, sea ice is disappearing, and ice-free Arctic summers could become a reality by 2040.Right now, when warmer temperatures carve up Arctic ice, some bears fast until the ice appears again, unless they come across another source of food. A whale carcass that washes ashore, for example, is a great source of fat and protein, and scientists figure that this strategy may have helped polar bears get through temperature spikes in the past.“I think this is likely one of the most probable explanations for how polar bears made it through previous warm interglacial periods,” Stirling said.The carcass of a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus), weighing in at perhaps 100 metric tons (110 tons) can provide bears with about the same amount of nourishment as 1,300 ringed seals (Pusa hispida), the authors write. Such a windfall can feed dozens of bears, sometimes for years at a time.Polar bears feeding on the carcass of a fin whale in Svalbard, Norway. Image by Daniel J. Cox/Arctic Documentary Project.But do enough whales wash up to sustain polar bears? Stirling and his colleagues wanted to find out. They estimated that a population of 1,000 polar bears would need around 28 whales to die, float to the surface and wash ashore every year to meet their caloric needs. In a place like the Chukchi Sea, which sits north of the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska and has stable numbers of bowhead and gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), the team found that there are likely enough that die and come ashore to support that many polar bears.“Scavenging on large whale carcasses is probably important for bears in some areas and may buffer them from sea ice loss,” Kristin Laidre, a marine biologist at the University of Washington and the study’s lead author, said in the statement.“However, carcasses of large whales are not expected to replace seals as nutritional resources as we move towards an ice-free Arctic,” Laidre added. “In most regions, the environmental changes are too large and the whale carcasses are too few.”Polar bears scavenging on the carcass of a dead bowhead whale that washed ashore on Wrangel Island, Russia. Image by Chris Collins/Heritage Expeditions.Most subpopulations of bears don’t live in places where as many whale carcasses appear each year. Whale numbers used to be much higher, prior to the whaling of the past few centuries. And where they do wash up, the carcasses are only valuable to polar bears if they can find them and if bears aren’t kept from accessing them by human settlements, industry or shipping.Those complicating factors mean that the opportunistic strategy that helped polar bears survive ice-free periods in the past might not work in the coming decades.“If the rate of sea ice loss and warming continues unmitigated, what is going to happen to polar bear habitat will exceed anything documented over the last million years,” Laidre said. “The extremely rapid pace of this change makes it almost impossible for us to use history to predict the future.”Dozens of polar bears make their way to the shore to feed on a bowhead whale on Wrangel Island, Russia. In total, more than 180 bears were seen feeding on this single whale carcass in September 2017. Image by Olga Belonovich/Heritage Expeditions.Banner image of polar bears feeding on the carcass of a fin whale in Norway by Daniel J. Cox/Arctic Documentary Project. Citation Laidre, K. L., Stirling, I., Estes, J. A., Kochnev, A., & Roberts, J. (2018). Historical and potential future importance of large whales as food for polar bears. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page.
Quarter-miler Javon Francis has denied rumours that he has left his long-time coach Michael Clarke and is now based overseas. “I am still in Jamaica and everybody will see that soon,” Francis said. The Gleaner has been reliably informed that the former Calabar High School standout is now based in Texas and is being guided by Darryl Woodson. It is reported that Francis has made attempts to switch to another club based in Jamaica but he was not able to come to an agreement and decided to go overseas. However, Francis has denied it all. Clarke has also refused to comment on the matter. Francis won the hearts of local track and field fans when he ran a superb 4x400m relay leg to win Jamaica a silver medal at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships while he was still a student at Calabar. He was also a part of the 4x400m relay team that won silver at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. A year earlier, he ran his lifetime best of 44.50 seconds. But since 2016, he has not been able to break the 45 seconds barrier. Last season, his best time (45.11) came at the Commonwealth Games, where he won a bronze medal.
To say an official goodbye to the existing facility, a barbecue is being held this Saturday, June 9. Northern Health will be serving hamburgers and cake from 2 – 4 p.m. on the patio area beside the administration entrance. Maureen Haley, Communications Officer for Northern Health, says the event will be a good time to reflect on the old hospital. “It will be fitting for people to get a chance to say good-bye,” she says. “The old hospital has served many people and has provided many memories. It will be nice to give people the opportunity to talk about their memories and experiences before we move into the hospital.”- Advertisement – The barbecue will take place rain or shine, and is free for the public.
Sobel said individuals filing the claims hope to get a court order forcing the LAPD to implement an annual training program to comply with the procedures that were supposed to be in effect after the Democratic National Convention in 2000, when more than $4 million was paid to demonstrators who had been attacked by officers. “It does no good to say we are going to have a new training program unless it is put into effect every year,” Sobel said. “Unfortunately, the LAPD has a short institutional memory. “What happens is they are provided training in the academy, but once they go to the stations they’re told to forget all that, that they will teach them what they need to survive on the streets.” Sobel said the legal action seeks to force a permanent change in the LAPD. “Policies are only words on a piece of paper, and we’ve seen over and over again in this city that officers ignore policies and ignore training sometimes because they are so instilled with a view, that they get from other officers, that it’s OK to use force as a first means, it’s OK to use force against poor communities, it’s OK to use force against people of color. “That’s part of the culture of the Police Department that needs to be changed.” While attorneys welcomed the changes proposed by Bratton and Deputy Chief Mike Hillman, Sobel said she questions whether the message will be passed down to officers. “And what happens when Hillman retires?” Sobel asked. “He has been on the cutting edge of reforms, and once he’s gone, who will be there to make sure the department does the right thing?” Nick Velasquez, a spokesman for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, said the department is concerned about the number of claims, but cannot comment until they are received and studied. The city has 45 days to review the claims. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the high number of claims reflects the seriousness of the problems that day, and that he is eager to see the final report on the incident from the LAPD and Police Commission. Antonio Rodriguez, part of the team of attorneys involved in the legal challenges to the city, said the goal is to force change. “We want the mayor, the chief, the Police Commission and the City Council to pay attention to this,” Rodriguez said. “They are the ones who can make the department change.” In the claims, the attorneys acknowledge that some protesters threw items at the police, but say it was primarily fruit and empty water bottles and that the police could have easily contained the protest. The claims also say the police order to disperse could not be heard by most in the crowd – including officers on the scene – and that it was issued only in English by officers in a helicopter. Bratton has ordered a number of changes in procedures, including better planning and cooperation between the LAPD and demonstrators. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But police officials have previously said the melee developed after an officer was pushed off his motorcycle. Police said they declared the event an unlawful assembly but were unable to disperse the crowd. Sobel said witnesses have told attorneys the officer was not pushed and that his motorcycle fell over on its own. The situation quickly escalated, and officers eventually shot rubber bullets into the crowd. Televised images showed several people, including members of the news media, being struck by police with batons. The rally, which attracted a crowd of about 5,000, came at the end of a peaceful day of speeches and demonstrations for immigration rights in the city. Police Chief William Bratton took responsibility for the incident. He disciplined the two top commanders who were on the scene and also developed a new training program for crowd control. Disputing statements by Los Angeles police that demonstrators started the melee that erupted at the May Day immigration rally in MacArthur Park, attorneys for 152 people filed additional claims Thursday for damages. “We are providing video clips and evidence that the problems that developed that day were not caused by demonstrators, but by the police themselves,” attorney Carol Sobel said at a news conference outside City Hall where the claims were filed. The claims, the precursor to a lawsuit, now total more than 240, and Sobel and other attorneys are asking federal courts to allow a class-action suit to be filed. The Los Angeles Police Department had no comment on the claims, which are being reviewed by the City Attorney’s Office.
The Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, will host several events. The influence of Martin Luther King Jr. on the lives of sports figures, jazz musicians and educators, 2 p.m. today. For reservations, call (310) 772-2526. “Citizen King,” a 2004 documentary on King’s life, wil be shown, 2 p.m. Monday. For reservations, call (310) 772-2527. An exhibit by the Los Angeles Ribet Academy depicting King’s contributions will be on display through Jan. 20. For more information, see www.museumoftolerance.com. Yolanda King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., will be the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring her father’s legacy, 9 a.m. Monday at the Soka Gakai International auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Kingdom Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday on Martin Luther King Boulevard, from Crenshaw Boulevard to Western Avenue. The two-mile parade, hosted by the Council on Racial Equality, will include numerous floats, marching bands, drill teams and local dignitaries. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will serve as grand marshal. “The Road to Civil Rights,” featuring a screening of “Negroes with Guns,” 4 p.m. Monday, West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tributes have been flowing in for Daniel O’Donnell’s mother Julia who passed away in the early hours of this morning.Daniel and late mum JuliaJulia, 94, passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital at 3.50am.Mrs O’Donnell had been in hospital for a number of days after taking ill last week. A heartbroken Daniel posted a message on his Facebook account announcing his mother’s passing.“It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our dear mother Julia passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Dungloe Hospital surrounded by her family at Sunday at 3.50am.“My siblings John, Margaret, Kathleen, James and myself would like to thank you all for the kindness shown to her down through the years.“May her gentle soul rest in peace,” he said. Daniel’s sister Margo has revealed how she had spent the past number of weeks reading her soon-to-be published autobiography to her mum.“A very sad day for me and my siblings, my mam passed away in the early hours.“John Bosco, myself, Kathleen, James and Daniel all spent special time by her bedside, also her nephews and nieces.“My mum was so looking forward to my autobiography being published. I am glad I spent time over the past few months reading paragraphs to her,” she said.Daniel was due to perform at a concert to raise funds for Dungloe Community Hospital later today. Organisers have now cancelled the event as a mark of respect to the late Mrs O’Donnell.Mrs O’Donnell’s remains will be taken from McGlynn’s funeral home at 4pm today and taken to her home in Kincasslagh.She will be buried after funeral mass at 1pm at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh on Tuesday.Other tributes have been flowing in for Mrs O’Donnell on Facebook and Twitter. DANIEL AND FAMILY HEARTBROKEN AS MUM JULIA PASSES AWAY was last modified: May 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegalJULIA O’DONNELL
LANCASTER – With many women battling cancer in the Antelope Valley, the American Cancer Society and Antelope Valley Hospital have teamed up to present the “Look Good & Feel Better” program. This program helps patients who have experienced changes in their hair and skin quality due to chemotherapy treatments and radiation learn special makeup techniques to help them feel better about themselves. “Once we found out about this program, we wanted to offer it immediately,” said Sue Galvin, director of the hospital’s 3 North and 4 Tower wards. “The program helps patients restore their appearance and self-image during treatment, which can help give them the will to continue fighting the cancer.” The first session tonight will be in a private, comfortable setting at the hospital, organizers said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Patients will participate in a small group session facilitated by a licensed cosmetologist and will receive a makeup gift pack to take home. Each cosmetologist who volunteers for this program is specially trained to teach patients how to use makeup, scarves, wigs and other accessories to enhance their appearance during treatment. “We are thrilled to be working so closely with the hospital on this program,” said Celyna Meade, American Cancer Society Director of Community Services. “The Look Good & Feel Better program helps the patient take that important step to regain their self-esteem,” explained Bonnie Daniel, vice president of nursing services at the hospital. To make reservations, call (800) ACS-2345 and ask to register for program in Lancaster. For more information, visit the American Cancer Society’s Web site at www.cancer.org.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Smokey Robinson is known for his velvet-smooth falsetto and a string of blockbuster hits that include “Tears of a Clown,” “Shop Around” and “Tracks of My Tears,” among many others. But he’s also the successful CEO of Smokey Robinson Foods, and in that role he was the keynote speaker today at the Board of Equalization’s day-long small business fair at the Radisson in Whittier. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.
1 Carvalhal has earned a reputation for his use of metaphors Carlos Carvalhal has admitted his Swansea City side can ‘now get to the coast’ as they continue their remarkable revival with a 1-0 win over Burnley.After gaining just 13 points from their opening 20 games, the Swans have won four of their last seven under Carvalhal and look likely to complete an unlikely escape.The former Sheffield Wednesday boss has earned a reputation for conjuring unlikely results as well as obscure metaphors and produced both on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Stadium.Carvalhal said: “When we arrived we were in the deep ocean. It was very deep and dark.“We saw no fishes.“We won some games, to put our noses out of the water. It was the first time we’d smelled the fresh air.“Now, in this moment, we have started swimming and we can now go to the coast.“But we must continue to swim to reach the coastline.”Carvalhal has developed a habit of using metaphors when it comes to talking about Swansea, after comparing their transfer business to shopping for ‘sardines not lobsters’ last month.Victory over the Clarets moved Swansea up to 15th in the table and two points clear of the relegation places.After a tricky FA Cup fifth round tie at former club Sheffield Wednesday, Carvalhal will take his troops to the Amex Stadium for a huge clash against fellow strugglers Brighton.
Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 11 Perez joined Leicester for £30m Getty The total expenditure was just over £200million shy of 2017’s total but smashed the £1bn threshold for a third year running.Leicester City have become the latest side to buy from within the league, signing Ayoze Perez for £30m.The forward has penned a four-year contract at the King Power Stadium to become Brendan Rodgers’ second summer capture.Rodgers had been looking for a versatile forward and it is understood the Foxes triggered Perez’s release clause. LATEST Getty Images – Getty As if losing the Champions League final to Liverpool was not bad enough, Spurs fans had to contend with midfield maestro Christian Eriksen revealing his desire to leave just a few days later.In the wake of Gareth Bale’s departure in 2013, the Dane is the only player to have thrived at Spurs on a consistent basis.But Manchester United are keen to make a move, especially if Paul Pogba moves to either Real Madrid or Juventus.Dwight McNeil (Burnley) 11 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 9.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen deals Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 31 goals in all competitions for Arsenal last season punished Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Getty Images – Getty Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ When Burnley named McNeil in their starting XI to face West Ham shortly before New Year’s Eve, there was a feeling of dread lingering around Turf Moor.Relegation was looming, form was poor and Sean Dyche’s voice seemed croakier than ever. But McNeil’s performances from that point until the end of the season were a huge help for the Clarets.The 19-year-old has since been linked with Arsenal, Manchester City and even Juventus in the past fortnight.Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) 11 @LCFC The Premier League transfer window can be a ruthless place, with some of the biggest deals taking place on these very shores.Following the World Cup in Russia last year, clubs splashed out on a combined £1.24BILLION to bring in new talent. Dwight McNeil has enjoyed a spectacular break out season Football’s top transfers from the 2019 summer transfer window so far But who else could make the move within the league?Below, talkSPORT.com has looked at 10 players who could complete moves between Premier League clubs this summer. See if your side features and who they could bring in. Harry Maguire could have played his final game in a Leicester shirt Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES New job Fernando Llorente could be on the move this summer Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Last month, talkSPORT’s very own Andy Goldstein revealed Manchester United were making inquiries into the potential signing of Aubameyang from Arsenal.The striker has scored 32 goals in 49 games since moving from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018 and is a threat whether he is deployed on the left or through the middle.But with just £45m in the transfer kitty, Arsenal may be forced to sell their star man to fund a move for other targets.Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) Two years ago, Maguire suffered the agony of relegation with Hull City. Now, the England international has played in a World Cup semi-final and could well become the most expensive defender in the world.Both Manchester clubs are reportedly interested in a deal, with United already lodging a £70m bid.Reports on Friday suggest City are no longer interested, but would the centre-back want to leave Leicester just to play Europa League football with United?Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REVEALED Much like Leicester teammate Maguire, Maddison had to work his way up the ranks in the lower leagues. The former Norwich City starlet dazzled at Carrow Road before making a switch to the King Power.And the England Under-21 international proved he had the quality in the Premier League by creating more chances than anyone else in the top-flight in his debut season.Manchester United, Livepool and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested, but the attacking midfielder has been coy when asked about speculation thus far.Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) 11 Getty images- Getty Zaha wants to join ‘boyhood club’ Arsenal this summer Eriksen has spoken of his desire to leave Spurs for a new challenge 11 After suffering relegation with Stoke City in 2018, Shaqiri moved to Liverpool in a deal which left many sceptics confused.Although undoubtedly talented, the Switzerland international was inconsistent. But he proved to be one of the bargains of the summer and helped the Reds lift their sixth European Cup in Madrid.However, after just one season, rumours have begun to spread suggesting Jurgen Klopp could cash in. Former side Inter Milan are reportedly interested, with West Ham United keen to reignite their interest from 12 months ago.Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) 11 Proving there is in fact life afater Chelsea, Ake moved to the south coast and has established himself as one of the most consistent defenders in the Premier League at Bournemouth.Calm on the ball and strong in the air, the Netherlands international has all the attributes required to play at a higher level.Tottenham are reportedly considering him as an alternative to Toby Alderweireld, with the Belgium defender expected to leave this summer.Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) Getty Images Ake’s performances have seen him linked with a multitude of top sides 11 targets Every team needs a player who gets on with their work with little fuss and can be relied upon to do the business. Fortunately have a whole squad worth, but Dunk is the best of the bunch.Apart from a brief loan spell with Bristol City, Dunk has spent his entire career with the Seagulls and captained the side to promotion to the Premier League in 2017.Leicester are reportedly lining the star up in case Maguire goes, while rumours linking new boys Aston Villa with a move for the England international gathering pace.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) England international Dunk could be on the move this summer Getty Images – Getty 11 Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers James Maddison enjoyed a stunning debut season at Leicester 11 getty boost The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 11 Getty Images – Getty JIBE TROPHY Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea latest 11 Xherdan Shaqiri could be on his way out after one season at Anfield getty images – getty Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January After coming through the youth academy at Selhurst Park, Zaha hit the big time when he became Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever signing in football management.But his move to Man United was a disaster and he ended up back where he started with Palace. Since rediscovering his form, Zaha has become one of the most dangerous attackers in the Premier League.But the Ivory Coast international reportedly wants a move to ‘boyhood club’ Arsenal and looks set to leave south London once again.James Maddison (Leicester City) Getty Images – Getty On Tottenham’s incredible run to the Champions League final last season, few players contributed as much as the Spaniard.At the age of 34, Llorente scored against Manchester City in the quarter-final and then helped set up Lucas Moura for his dramatic injury-time strike against Ajax in the semi-final.Technically, he is out of contract after is deal expired on June 30. But the club have not announced it for some reason, something which has not deterred West Ham from expressing an interest in the veteran.