Blues announce signing of left-back Luis

first_imgSee also:Costa had a poor World Cup but is ideal for Mourinho’s Chelsea Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea have finalised the signing of Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid.The 28-year-old has moved to Stamford Bridge for an undisclosed fee – reported to be in the region of £16m – and has signed a three-year contract.He becomes the second player to join the Blues from Atletico this summer, with striker Diego Costa having also swapped La Liga for the Premier League.AdChoices广告Luis, seemingly a direct replacement for Ashley Cole, who recently signed for Roma, has won four caps for Brazil but was not included in their World Cup squad.last_img

Valongo Wharf, a Rio port where slaves arrived, added to list of UNESCO World Heritage sites

first_img Related MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) — The Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.According to the United Nations’ cultural organization, the old stone wharf is in the former harbour area of the Brazilian city where nearly 1 million African slaves are estimated to have arrived, beginning in 1811.“The physical site is composed of several archaeological layers, the lowest of which consists of floor pavings in pé de moleque style, attributed to the original Valongo Wharf,” according to a description on UNESCO’s website. “It is the most important physical trace of the arrival of African slaves on the American continent.”Remains of the wharf were first discovered during excavation work in 2011.Transatlantic slave trade was banned in 1831, but it continued until slavery was abolished in 1888, according to BBC. Thousands of slaves who did not survive the journey across the Atlantic were buried in a cemetery near the Valongo Wharf from 1770 to 1830, BBC reports.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more