Georges-Kevin N’Koudou to have Tottenham medical TODAY as £10m deal agreed

first_img1 Georges-Kevin Nkoudou in action for Marseille Marseille star Georges-Kevin N’Koudou will undergo a medical at Tottenham on Tuesday ahead of a £10m switch, according to reports in France.L’Equipe has revealed that the two sides have reached an agreement on the sale of the exciting 21-year-old winger, which will be finalised once he completes his medical in the London sunshine.The swoop is something of a coup for Spurs given interest from Manchester United, Everton and a long list of other clubs from outside England.But it appears as though Mauricio Pochettino has beaten all of those to the punch by persuading the young talent to head to north London.It has been reported that Versailles-born N’Koudou will likely pen a five-year deal at White Hart Lane.last_img read more

State Department Gets Shelter Mag Makeover

first_imgThe Magazine Publishers of America announced today that the U.S. State Department has enlisted the magazine industry to help decorate 17 rooms for the holiday season at the U.S. State Department buildings in Washington, D.C. An early gift for the remaining shelter titles, the “Magazine Holiday Design Showcase” is planned as an annual event and “part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the furnishingsand art in both the Blair House and the State Department,” according to the release. Of course, shelter titles are no strangers to designing show rooms. Over the past few years, publishers like Hachette and Hearst, among others, have launched initiatives pairing their shelter titles with various kinds of room design.As part of the showcase, each magazine will be assigned one or more historic State Department rooms [pictured]—Diplomatic Reception rooms in the Harry S. Truman building or receiving rooms in the Blair House, the President’s guest house for foreign dignitaries—and are scheduled to unveil the final designs on December 7.Among the 17 rooms undergoing a mass magazine makeover, The Blair House Back Room will bedecorated by Better Homes and Gardens with a nine-foot Christmas tree covered in coral-colored ornaments, while Mother Earth News and Natural Home will execute a non-traditional Adams Room design at the State Department with growers from across the country providing rare varieties of heirloom grains, apples and other foods.The magazines are funding the makeovers themselves. Polskin told FOLIO: that each magazine would determine its budget for this project and only put in “what they feel comfortable spending.” Participating titles, including Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, Natural Home, This Old House and Traditional Home, are racing against the clock to complete these rooms from start to finish in only a few weeks. “This [the partnership] hit our radar screens earlier this month [November], so it’s been a rush,” MPA senior vice president of communications & events Howard Polskin told FOLIO:.last_img read more