first_imgLeicester City forward Riyad Mahrez is convinced his future lies in England and has ruled out a move to French champions Paris St Germain this summer.The 25-year-old, who joined Leicester from Ligue 2 club Le Havre in 2014, has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers so far, with 17 goals and 11 assists in 34 league appearances this season.The Algerian was named English soccer’s player of the year by the Professional Footballers’ Association on Sunday, the first Leicester player and first African to win the honour.”Even today I am not too excited about the prospect of PSG. It is my town, but I do not see myself going back,” Mahrez told British media.”I don’t really want to go back to France. France does not really excite me, I love England.”Leicester, who were 5,000-1 outsiders according to bookmakers to win the league at the start of the season, are now within touching distance of a fairytale first English league title, needing only one win from their last three games.Mahrez felt the desire within the squad has propelled them to greater heights.”We are fighters. And when I say to you ‘fighters’, I have never seen anything like this in my life. The guys are hungry like crazy and they let nothing go,” Mahrez told French magazine Onze Mondial.”You blast a shot straight into a guy’s face and he doesn’t even flinch.”Claudio Ranieri’s men will hope to wrap up the title when they travel to take on fifth-placed Manchester United, who have won their last six league games at Old Trafford, on Sunday.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img“This transformation will be a shift from slow-to-evolve, monolithic applications to dynamic, distributed ones,” Golub wrote. “As we see it, apps will increasingly be composed of multiple Dockerized components, capable of being deployed as a logical Docker unit across any combination of servers clusters or data centers.”The proceeds of this round of funding will be used to drive advances to fully support multi-Docker container applications; improve orchestration, clustering, scheduling, storage and networking; and improve the overall Docker platform.In addition to the funding, Docker also announced Bill Coughran, partner at Sequoia Capital, will be joining the Docker board.“Docker is one of the most promising leaders of this movement,” said Coughran. “The velocity at which the Docker team has innovated on product and grown its community is staggering; in 18 months they’ve accomplished what many leading companies take years to build.” Docker has taken the software development field by storm. Since launching as an open-source project in March 2013, it has been downloaded more than 21 million times and is used by thousands of organizations. And now the company has announced that it has just closed a US$40 million series C round of funding, just eight months after announcing a $15 million round.“This puts us in a great position to invest aggressively in the future of distributed applications,” wrote Ben Golub, CEO of Docker, on the company’s blog. “We’ll be able to significantly expand and build the Docker platform and our ecosystem of developers, contributors and partners, while developing a broader set of solutions for enterprise users.”(Related: How Red Hat and the open-source community are fortifying Docker)Over the next 18 months, Docker predicted there will be another Docker-led transformation aimed at the heart of application architecture.last_img read more

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