Splash the cash Spurs! Five striker targets to turn Tottenham into a real force

first_img 4. Swansea’s Wilfried Bony: 16 goals in the Premier League! Click the arrow for a player with a phenomenal record at international level – Last season Bony scored 16 Premier League goals for Swansea and in the summer was being linked with Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool. His club will not let him go cheaply having paid £12m for him in 2013. 5 5 5 5. Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez: 15 goals in 33 games and Tottenham-bound? Click the arrow to see a potential Spurs signing with an even more impressive record… – Roberto Soldado, Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane are good players, but Tottenham need a player who scores on a regular basis. Rodriguez was said to be close to joining Spurs in the transfer window, but it is now thought they will wait until January where he should be back to full fitness. The 25-year-old has been sidelined with a knee injury since April after scoring 15 Premier League goals in 33 games under Mauricio Pochettino. 1. Mattia Destro: Roma – Granted, the young Italian is playing in a team challenging at the top of Serie A and in their Champions League group. Destro was linked with a Chelsea move in the summer and is valued at £20m, but if anyone can broker a deal then it is Spurs technical director Franco Baldini, who held a similar position at Roma. Destro scored 13 goals in 20 Serie A games last season and is already off the mark in Italy with one goal in two matches this season. Could Roberto Soldado be used as bait? Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could do with some extra firepower up front.In their previous two Premier League home games against Liverpool and West Brom, they mustered one shot on target in a 3-0 and 1-0 loss.In their 2-2 draw with Sunderland, poor finishing prevented them picking up three points and while they have a players in the middle capable of scoring goals, a consistent scorer is needed.Click the arrow to see possible transfer targets. 2. Porto’s Jackson Martinez: Scores for fun! Click the arrow for a seriously good Serie A striker – Now is surely the time for him to test himself in one of the stronger leagues, surely. Already this season Martinez has scored five goals in five domestic games for Porto where he has spent the past two years scoring for fun. The 27-year-old Colombian, who has been linked with Arsenal previously, scored twice against Japan at the World Cup but despite this, it is a gamble taking him from the Portuguese top flight to the Premier League. 5 3. Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar: the scourge of Chelsea! Click the arrow for one of Europe’s most exciting attackers – As talkSPORT told you, the 31-year-old has not ruled out playing in the Premier League and even better – his contract runs out next summer. The Dutchman has scored 35 goals in 65 appearances for his country and is someone who simply cannot help but score goals. Just ask fans of Real Madrid, Ajax, Heerenveen Milan and Schalke. 5last_img read more

The things it carried: Rocket explosion destroys numerous science experiments

first_imgA suite of scientific experiments was lost yesterday evening when the Antares rocket headed to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded 6 seconds after liftoff. The NASA-commissioned rocket, built by Orbital Sciences Corp., exploded on the launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, incinerating the scientific experiments on board as well as 748 kg of supplies for the six astronauts stationed on the ISS.Among the losses was an experiment designed by students at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas, to determine the optimal lighting conditions for growing pea shoots in outer space. The plants’ rapid growth and high concentration of nutrients make them promising food sources for extended missions in space.Another casualty was an experiment using a high-resolution camera to observe the chemical composition of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere. Meteors are relatively rare and difficult to observe from the ground; one way to solve that problem is to hunt for them from the top down. 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Solar sails are incredibly thin sheets of reflective materials that can harness pressure differences in space caused by the sun to propel a spacecraft without burning fuel. The experiment was intended to test different materials for their suitability as solar sails.Another experiment dubbed Brain Drain would’ve fitted astronauts on the ISS with high-tech collars to monitor the blood flow in their necks. Astronauts often report headaches and other neurological disorders during their time in space, and scientists from the Italian Space Agency had hoped to learn how blood drains from the brain back toward the heart in the absence of gravity.The explosion also destroyed 18 experiments by students from across the United States and Canada. The experiments ranged from an investigation of the effectiveness of composting in space to observing how mosquitoes develop in microgravity.last_img read more