24 September 2020 12:35
Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram at the age of 94, to warn people that "the world is in trouble". Introducing himself, Sir David said: "I've been appearing on radio and television for the past 60 years but this is my first time on Instagram. Read more: David Attenborough warns of 'man-made disaster on global scale' in climate change film "I'm making this move and exploring this new way of communication, to me, because as we all know, the world is in trouble. "Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, fish are disappearing from our oceans. "But we know what to do about it and that's why I'm tackling this new way, for me, of communication." Sir David Attenborough (PA) The video was shared alongside a message from two people who worked with the broadcaster on A Life On Our Planet.
Read more: New David Attenborough series recycles footage from Netflix series Sir David received a warm welcome to the platform, with fans saying they were thrilled to see the "legend" on social media. Tennis star Andy Murray was among those to comment writing: "Welcome to Instagram Sir David!" SIR David Attenborough has joined Instagram for the first time today and racked up 181k followers in just 30 minutes. In his debut post, the 94-year-old national treasure says that he's made the move onto Instagram because "saving our planet is now a communications challenge". 5 Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram at the age of 94 Credit: PA:Press Association "Coral reefs are dying. Fish are disappearing from our oceans.
Follow all the latest Chelsea transfer news, rumours, gossip and done deals as the summer window deadline draws closer. New goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been announced in a £20m transfer from Rennes and the giant Senegalese could well go straight in goal for the Blues' weekend fixture at West Brom. Meanwhile a host of Chelsea players have been pushed to fringes following the club's big-spending summer, and several are looking for a route out to regular playing time. Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Rennes on a five-year deal. Senegal international Mendy will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has struggled for form and confidence at Stamford Bridge.
After being dropped from the team in favour of Willy Caballero for spells last season, the Spain international produced his latest costly mistake during Sunday's 2-0 Premier League loss to Liverpool. Lampard revealed ahead of the Tykes game that Mendy was undergoing a medical and highlighted the influence of Cech, whom Chelsea signed from Rennes in 2004, on the deal. "With Mendy coming in, it's more competition so every reaction will have to be positive around that for Kepa and for Mendy to push to try and play in this team," said Lampard on Tuesday. "Petr was important in that because goalkeeper is a very particular position and he was the best in the world at that position for a long time, so he's certainly had a big say in this situation from my point of view. Chelsea confirms the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes. Chelsea today has confirmed the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes in a deal said to be worth €24 million. He has signed a five-year contract with the London club, keeping him at Stamford Bridge till 2025. Chelsea Football Club has today completed the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes. The Senegalese international has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot between the posts in the season ahead. Mendy joins the Blues as the sixth new arrival this summer and they could still be in the market for one more player, specifically Declan Rice. As per Frank Lampard, he will provide the much-needed competition for the underperforming Kepa Arrizabalaga. Since appearing for the Premier League side, the world's most expensive keeper has seen his form and quality drop drastically over the past two seasons. The Blues were the worst conceding side of the teams finishing in the top 10. He even took the title for the goalkeeper with the worst save percentage in Premier League history. Edouard Mendy is here to mend their leaky defence The Senegalese stopper, 28, follows in the footsteps of Chelsea legend and who is also the technical and performance advisor at the club, Petr Cech. The great Cech made his career-changing switch from Roazhon Park to Stamford Bridge back in 2004 and has never looked back. Edouard Mendy helped his side to a third-place finish last season, before France's Ligue 1 was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following Kepa's second shocking display in as many Premier League turns, Mendy should certainly get the nod ahead of the Spaniard. If they do not bring in Rice, I would still consider their summer window as one of their most successful in recent years.