first_imgWave and ocean power got a hearing at a subcommittee of the House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee today.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)India has announced it will cut its carbon emissions intensity of its economy by as much as a quarter from 2005 levels by 2020. Starting with this weekend’s games, players in the National Football League who exhibit symptoms of a concussion won’t be allowed to return to the game. The rule change is the latest in a series of measures taken by the league to address concerns about lasting effects of head injuries.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be hosting a panel discussion on the Augustine Report on human spaceflight on 11 December.The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed nine bills related to conservation today; the timetable for a vote by the full Senate is unclear. Nine democrats have given President Barack Obama a list of demands they want met in Copenhagen at the climate talks: Key among them is a call for verifiable targets from all major economies. The University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom has announced that Muir Russell, a former official of the University of Glasgow, will lead the official investigation into Climategate.(Illustration Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/doegox/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 )last_img read more

first_imgThe Supreme Court today rejected a request to ban U.S.-funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The decision brings to an end a long legal battle that has cast a shadow over hESC studies for over 3 years. Two scientists who study adult stem cells filed their suit, Sherley v. Sebelius, in August 2009. They argued that new National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines lifting restrictions on hESC research violated a law banning federal funds for research that destroys embryos. A year later, the plaintiffs won a preliminary injunction that briefly shut down NIH-funded hESC research until an appeals court stayed the injunction. The appeals court and a trial court later ruled in favor of the government. In October, the plaintiffs appealed to the Supreme Court. But today, the court “denied certiorari,” meaning it rejected their petition. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Amy Comstock Rick, president of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research in Washington, D.C., which supports hESC research, called the decision “a victory for scientists, patients, and the entire biomedical research community. Science can now continue to move forward, knowing the threat to promising research and funding has been eliminated.” *Correction 1:15 p.m., 7 January: A change clarifies that the suit argued against new NIH guidelines that lifted restrictions on hESC research.last_img read more

first_imgThis artificial intelligence teaches robots to walk—by creating custom obstacle courses By Matthew HutsonJan. 22, 2019 , 8:00 AM Before you run hurdles, you have to learn to crawl, and before you read William Shakespeare, you need to know the alphabet. Any educator knows the importance of a step-by-step lesson plan for mastering a task. Now, researchers at Uber AI Labs have designed an algorithm that comes up with its own curriculum for teaching simulated robots to cross difficult terrain, without falling flat on their faceless bodies. The algorithm might one day even help autonomous vehicles react in emergency situations.The new program, called Paired Open-Ended Trailblazer (POET) first comes up with a set of unique terrains, each inhabited by a computer-controlled character. Using only two legs and a laserlike rangefinder, the character must teach itself to walk. After a period of practice, the artificial intelligence changes the challenge—sometimes making it easier, and sometimes more difficult. It might make trenches wider, stumps taller, or the ground more uneven. Occasionally a different walker is swapped in, to see whether the skills learned on one terrain will help on another. This mutating and swapping of obstacle courses creates an unpredictable series of stepping stones on the path to agility.Using POET, the robot walkers could eventually cover difficult terrain that couldn’t be learned without the earlier courses, the researchers report in a paper posted to arXiv this month. What’s more, POET worked better than a program that simply increased the difficulty of terrain over time, without trying many indirect paths. POET’s circuitous routes of learning paid off again and again. In one example, a bot crouch-walked until it encountered a world with stumps and had to learn to walk upright; it later returned to a flatter world and kept walking upright, completing the course faster than before.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The researchers say POET could one day help real-life robots solve many complex tasks, or even let autonomous cars learn to handle emergencies that programmers hadn’t thought to put in the lesson plan. In an open-ended fashion, POET might even create and solve entirely new problems, in fields from protein synthesis to poetry.last_img read more

first_imgPurpose: In my spare time I compete in global online puzzle challenges.Problem: I have worked on three system implementations.Purpose: I stay up at night thinking about ways to improve finance department efficiency, and publish my thoughts on my blog.Problem: I am a six sigma black belt.Purpose: A friend and I started an association that explores new ways to use this technology.Problem: I have a certification in this technology.But, these purpose statements by themselves will not get you “screened in” to the recruiter’s relationship list. We will discuss next week what else you need to make it behind the velvet rope. But without a sense of your “why” and what your big goal is, you will probably never be one of the critical relationships that a recruiter wants to invest in. The world of work is changing: from how companies operate to how companies find employees, nothing is the same as it was just 10 years ago. For a long time, it was expected that you would view your job as nothing more than a means to an end.  Employers gave you money, you gave them loyalty. That loyalty didn’t require you to love your job. It just asked you to show up reliably and get the work done.But companies, employees and job seekers are now all in the same boat: increasing competition, connectivity and computing power have dramatically altered the world of work. It is unlikely ever to return to those days when just showing up (to a market, a job or an interview) was enough to win.What we have been discussing over the last five posts is what it takes for you to get a competitive advantage in that new world of work. Your advantage in your job search starts with defining your purpose. Without a sense of purpose you can’t sustainably create unique value, and as we have discussed, without that unique value you are at risk of your job being moved to a lower cost location.Good recruiters no longer post jobs, sit back and wait for the resumes to come to them. They know that to respond quickly to unpredictable hiring manager needs that they have to be constantly cultivating relationships with potential candidates. But even with new connection and computing innovations, one recruiter can still only effectively manage several hundred relationships. These relationships represent a small fraction of the total talent pool that exists for most jobs. So how does a recruiter decide which relationship to invest in, and which to just maintain? It starts with purpose.A recruiter knows that their hiring managers constantly change their priorities, needs and job specifications. But hiring managers rarely alter the big business goals that they are trying to accomplish. These big goals become the hiring manager’s purpose: the big thing they are trying to get done. The “big thing” is why the hiring manager’s department exists in the first place. Good recruiters learn to detect this purpose early, because it helps them understand where they should be investing their time.But understanding the hiring manager’s purpose is just half the battle. Recruiters must match the hiring manager’s purpose with your purpose.The hiring manager’s purpose doesn’t change with daily planning. It is a compelling future target that they drive towards, regardless of the chaos and uncertainty that surrounds their daily life. You need to think of your purpose the same way. Your purpose is the thing that you are doing when you aren’t a zombie. It is the work that gets you up in the morning and that you chose to do in your spare time. It is your big goal.Here are some examples that define purpose, and some that just define the problems that you have routinely solved as part of your job:last_img read more

first_imgAustralian media urged Nick Kyrgios to get a coach, get serious or get out of the game on Thursday after his tempestuous second round exit from his home Australian Open.Kyrgios, playing his first tournament after serving an ATP ban for misconduct, was jeered off the court by sections of the Hisense Arena crowd after squandering a two-set lead and throwing a tantrum to lose in five sets to Italian Andreas Seppi.The 21-year-old also showed an obvious lack of mobility around the court toward the end of the match which he blamed on a knee injury and poor conditioning but he was accused of not trying by tennis great and TV pundit John McEnroe.Kyrgios said he needed a coach to help him with his mental game and was consulting a sports psychologist but there was precious little sympathy in any of Australia’s major daily newspapers.Brisbane’s Courier Mail had a huge splash of Kyrgios on its back page with the graphic of a baby’s dummy being spat from his mouth.”Now Nick off,” the headline read. “Kyrgios loses and acts like a child doing it.”The Australian newspaper led with the headline: “Kyrgios adds to shame file.””Pride has brought him undone. And the fear of commitment. He’s scared of how great he could be,” an editorial in the paper said.”It’s been cooler to exude indifference. Get a coach. Get professional. Or get out of here.”Australia’s former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, who claimed last year to have discussed a coaching role with the Kyrgios camp, said he would not last “one minute” as his mentor.advertisement”Why would I want to get involved in a job like that?” Cash told Melbourne radio station 3AW.”If it was Lleyton Hewitt, the same thing, Bernard Tomic or Nick Kyrgios or Andy Murray. If they started screaming at me and abusing me in the box, I would just pack up and walk out. I’ve got too much respect for myself.”Kyrgios won three titles in his most consistent season last year but his campaign ended with an ATP ban after he abused spectators, the chair umpire and walked off court during a point in his exit from the Shanghai Masters.His ban was cut to three weeks with his agreement to see a sports psychologist and after winning his first round match at Melbourne Park easily, Kyrgios said he was “in a good space.”It all fell apart against Seppi on Wednesday, however, leaving former players to lament what calibre a player the prodigiously talented Kyrgios might be if he knuckled down.Kyrgios has admitted before to having scant regard for training but his former coach Josh Eagle questioned whether he was training even 15 minutes per day.”Imagine if Nick Kyrgios worked on his tennis game 15 minutes a day,” Eagle, a former Davis Cup coach, told local radio station RSN927.”It sounds crazy, but that’s not actually happening, and he’s still number 13 in the world.”They (other players) would look at him and say ‘wow, what a talent’. On the flip side they say, ‘Imagine if he was working harder, we would not stand a chance against him’.”last_img read more

first_imgThis piece was authored by Jon Freedman, Global Government Relations Leader for GE Power & Water. It originally ran on May 12th on GreenBiz.Last weekend, Jessica Yu’s new water documentary “Last Call at the Oasis” took us on tour of the impacts water scarcity is creating around the globe, from the parched pastures of Australia’s farmlands to the sewage-polluted banks of the Jordan River. This film shines a much-needed light on the various water challenges we all now face at a critical time. The numbers alone are eye-opening.If current water usage trends continue, by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population — or 5.3 billion people — will be vulnerable to water shortages. What many here in the U.S. may not know is that we are far from immune to water stress. One need look no further than Texas, where a record-breaking drought last year created massive water shortages that significantly impacted the state’s water supplies, agriculture and industry.Although the world’s water supply works in a continuous cycle of consumption and replenishment — we are currently using more at a faster pace — and nature is not able to keep up. It’s no longer enough to conserve water during droughts, or to turn off the tap while we brush our teeth. Water reuse must be part of the long-term solution.The time has come to look past the “yuck factor” that some associate with treating and reusing “used” water, rather than drawing from our shrinking fresh supplies. The water used in today’s morning shower shouldn’t disappear down the drain, but rather find new life to feed crops or produce electricity.By recycling and reusing water, governments and businesses will be able to better insulate themselves against the impacts of climate change, as reclaimed water can be used to irrigate fields, sustain industrial activity and even create drinking water. Looking ahead, our community and business leaders must take steps to advance water recycling and reuse in order to secure a sustainable water future.Many forward thinking governments across the country are already taking steps to adapt to this new reality. A panel discussion I recently moderated at the American Bar Association’s Water Law Conference uncovered ways that local, state and federal agencies are adapting to the changing water landscape.For example, New York City, which currently gets about 50 percent of its daily water supply from the 330 mile long Delaware River, is constructing a filtration plant to produce water to meet up to 30 percent of demand from its eight million residents. The city predicts that the water supply will shrink from reduced snowpack and decrease in quality from more frequent storms.Industry is also waking up to the critical role it can play to turn this crisis around. More than 20 percent of the world’s freshwater is currently used in industrial applications. Water-intensive industries, such as the high-tech or pharmaceutical sectors, can recycle water to shield themselves against higher costs or a diminished supply that could disrupt operations and impact profitability.Companies like AB InBev, who recently made a commitment to drastically reduce the amount of water used per liter of beer, and Levi’s, currently marketing “water-less jeans,” are two examples among a growing number of corporations tackling this issue.However, water scarcity is too important and the resource too precious to allow the burden to hang on the shoulders of a few cities or industries. The solution lies in a combination of factors that include government policy, technological innovation and collaboration.Governments can take steps to promote reuse, such as raising awareness of the realities of water scarcity, making reuse requirements easier to meet, offering incentives through subsidies or pricing, and expanding regulations requiring reuse.A number of countries around the world have enacted incentives to encourage more reuse. Singapore, for example, has created a Water Efficiency Fund that provides up to 50 percent of the capital cost of water recycling facilities. To the extent that incentives exist in the US, they tend to be at the local level. So we are working with several members of Congress on creating a legislative measure that would provide a federal incentive.One of the largest hurdles to the implementation of water reuse on any scale is cost. It is imperative that companies in the water treatment and processing industry — like GE and others — are committed to developing economically viable and energy efficient technologies to help cities, companies and communities address water challenges related to availability, quality and productivity.Finally, this issue is far too large for any government, company or non-governmental entity to tackle alone. We all need to work together to assess the water-related risks the world faces as we grow and help identify solutions.A great example of this type of collaboration is the Aqueduct Alliance, a consortium of private and public sectors, non-profits and academia, which has developed an online tool to help measure and map geographically explicit water risks, which will likely be exacerbated by climate change. Identifying hotspots of risk that can constrain access to water, increase costs and disrupt operations can help pinpoint where reuse is feasible and necessary.Water is one of the fundamental building blocks of civilization — so fundamental that we are tempted to overlook it until we reach a crisis situation. The fact is, that without a sufficient supply of water, a society cannot grow and prosper. Although the demand for clean water continues to grow while supply becomes increasingly threatened, we don’t have to choose between economic progress and the protection of our natural resources. By making choices to reuse water today, we can redefine how we secure, deliver and utilize water to preserve this resource for a growing world.last_img read more

first_imgAtlético Madrid Fernando Torres captains Atletico Madrid in farewell match Jamie Smith 00:10 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fernando Torres Getty Images Atlético Madrid Primera División Atlético Madrid v Eibar Eibar The club favourite will say goodbye against Eibar after more than 400 appearances, with a move to China or MLS beckoning next Fernando Torres will captain Atletico Madrid on his final appearance for the club.Atleti wrap up their LaLiga campaign at home to Eibar on Sunday, with Diego Simeone’s men not yet sure of second spot, ahead of rivals Real Madrid.Torres has yet to confirm his next move but has been linked with a switch to the Chinese Super League or MLS for the latter years of his career, while a reunion with former boss Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United has also been mooted. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now | STARTING LINEUPHere’s our starting XI for this afternoon’s historic match!Atleeeeeeeeeeeeeti!#AúpaAtleti #AtletiEibar pic.twitter.com/ygF8cqHJxA— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) May 20, 2018The 34-year-old came off the bench as Atleti beat Marseille 3-0 in Lyon in Wednesday’s Europa League final to win his first major trophy across two spells at the club.With Torres starting in attack alongside fellow former Chelsea forward Diego Costa, Europa League hero Antoine Griezmann has a place on the bench. Atletico will wear shirts featuring a special patch to mark Torres’ last game for the club.Torres came through the ranks at Atletico, making his first-team debut at the tender age of 17 back in 2001 during the season the club spent in the second division. El Nino went on to make over 400 appearances for the Colchoneros in his two spells, the second of which began in 2015 after stints at Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP striker Dost a surprise January target for Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSporting CP striker Bas Dost is a surprise January target for Real Madrid.The Dutchman is under consideration at Real as they seek a centre-forward signing for next month.AS says also on Real’s shortlist are Mauro Icardi (Internazionale), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur) and Krzysztof Piatek (Genoa).The likes of Dost and Llorente would arrive in Madrid as cover for Karim Benzema.Dost seemed ready to leave Sporting in the summer after hooligans had attacked some players, but chose to stay. “I have not finished here yet. I just want to look ahead now I signed here two years ago and started to love this club. It has been a difficult time, but the feeling that I have dominated my thoughts here,” he said. last_img read more

first_imgRice appreciates influence of West Ham teammate Wilshereby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeclan Rice appreciates the influence of West Ham teammate Jack Wilshere.He admits he gets along well with the former Arsenal star.He said, “Me and Jack has been a surprise friendship. We get on so well, we’re like best friends really. I go round to his house and we go for coffee together.“He’s been hindered by injuries, if you look at his career, but his quality cannot be taken away from him. He’s a top player and even to be training with him is crazy because I grew up watching Jack Wilshere putting in performances on Match of the Day and against Lionel Messi in the Champions League in 2010, when he was only a kid. Sometimes I have to pinch myself.“Jack has been great for me as have the other senior lads in the side.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgToday we speak to graphic designer and pin maker Luke Flynn:I am originally from Australia, by the beach south of Sydney. I studied design at UTS in Sydney and eventually found myself in London on an exchange program at Central Saint Martins.Because Australia is so damn far from everywhere, I used the time to travel all over. My friend and I would just pack a bag and leave on the weekends to snowboard or party in Paris or Amsterdam etc. I would also use any excuse to visit my brother Andrew in New York City. I fell in love with this place and haven’t left since. It helped that my brother runs nightclubs and is always up for a good time. He is currently part of the team at Up & Down and opening a new restaurant called La Barbona, so those good times haven’t exactly slowed down.I still try and get home to Australia as much as possible, usually for Christmas when all my friends and family are on holiday and enjoying themselves, surfing, fishing, playing cricket and bbqing all day. I was spoiled growing up by the ocean and I miss it, so these days I find myself leaving town most weekends to a friend’s place trying to get the same fix from a jump off a waterfall, or a surf trip when the waves are good.When I first moved to New York, I naively thought that the Sagmeisters and Pentagrams (design firms) of the world would just open the door and let me be the designer I thought I was. Unfortunately, my $2k savings turned quickly to bar backing and bartending. I wasn’t at my most productive, but working that late and in that industry gives you a certain access to the city and meeting interesting people albeit mainly through debaucherous experiences.I eventually found my feet in design working freelance under firstandlastdesign and was working for some great humans like Jon Santos from Common Space and Adam Katz at Imprint Projects. Most recently I was the Art Director and designer at Saturdays NYC under the amazing Colin Tunstall.I am currently starting my own studio called Paradise with three other partners. It is a full service agency with a focus on digital, we have a cool space downtown and some exciting new projects (fashion included) that I can’t actually tell you about … but stay tuned.I can tell you I have a company making pins called Prize Pins, which has been a fun, creative outlet for me and my friend Kym Naimo. We both had a slight online shopping addiction at work (including vintage pins), and whenever they arrived Kym would say his prize had arrived. I have always done little weird drawings and Kym saw a few of my drawings so one day over a beer we were like, “we should do it; we should make our own pins.” It is now growing and taking shape in a really nice way. It’s a cool creative outlet and people seem to be responding really well. We like to call our pins garment spice. We are also starting to collaborate with artists, which is something I have always wanted to do. They definitely have a humor to them but are adamant about our limited editions, quality and making them here in New York.As for Luke’s personal style:Jeans: Luke Denim by Saturdays NYC. I have a few pairs in different stages of wear.What a great name.Shirts: Uniqlo. I like plain colors, and it fits big dudes.Pants: My favorite pants are from Dunderdon, which sadly shut down, but these things wont give up on me.Suits: Acne and SartorioShoes: Vans, Nike Frees, Saturdays, Common Projects, RM WilliamsAccessories: I have worn the same signet pinky ring since I was about 18. I wear the odd Timex or army watch from MWC (military watch company). I also switch between Persol glasses and Salt Optical.Outerwear: Barbour wax coat in the rain, Saturdays Jeremiah is a staple and a NorthFace down jacket for when it’s too cold to even try anything else.Favorite Cologne: Cool-Water by Davidoff…yes Cool Water by DavidoffYour favorite App: I currently have a new addiction to instagram due to @prizepinsFavorite piece of technology: Airplanes. They get a bad wrap, but they have personal entertainment on long distance flights that I secretly love, and people will just bring you food and drinks while you catch up on terrible movies. Oh, and they can fly through the air.Next tech purchase: Just got a new MacbookPro and a NEC PA241W monitor. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Editors’ Recommendations Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Slopestyle Mountain Bike Champion Emil Johansson Talks Tricks, Staying Fit, and More last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday busted a gang of online fraud racket who has cheated people from pan India, after getting debit or credit card credentials and OTP from the victims. The investigators suspect that the accused had a large amount of bank customer data which is being probed. Police identified the accused as Pankaj (29), Rishabh Saxena (19), Sujit (22), Rakesh Kumar (35).Police said that on March 26, a person named Rocky received a bogus call from an official of a fake credit card division in Noida. The caller told him last four digits of his credit card and offered 20,000 reward points worth Rs. 10,000 to be redeemed on the same day. He further informed that the offer would expire by 04:00 PM. Immediately after that the caller sent three OTP over the registered mobile number of the victim and requested to share the OTPs. “As soon as he shared the OTPs, total three fraud transactions amounting to Rs. 60,000 were done from the bank credit card,” said police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDeputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said that during the course of the investigation, details from a bank where the account and credit card of the complainant exists were obtained. “After analyzing the data the transactions were linked and found that the accused transferred the money into a virtual wallet and later the amount was cashed at a petrol pump,” said DCP North. Police said that initially one of the accused Rakesh was arrested. At his disclosure and instance, the chain was established and Sujit was arrested, who along with Vikas used to make calls to various customers. Police further revealed that Sujit disclosed the data were being provided to him by Rishabh, Pankaj, and Pawan. Rishabh and Pankaj were later arrested in the case. Meanwhile, Pawan, who earlier worked with backend Team of private bank credit cards, along with Vikas is absconding. A joint team of Cyber Cell and local Police comprising SI Devendra Chahar, I/C Cyber Cell North District, SI Jitender Joshi and SI Rajbir of PS Subzi Mandi under the close supervision of Inspector Sanjay Bharadwaj, SHO Subzi Mandi nabbed the criminals.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: China-based Transsion Holdings’ itel Mobile on Thursday launched its “A46” smartphone with HD+ full screen display and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled dual camera setup for Rs 4,999 in India. The dual SIM smartphone features a 5.45-inch screen, 2GB RAM, 16BG internal storage expandable up to 128GB and fingerprint as well as face-unlock option. “We are confident that it will be a game changer for the first-time smartphone customers who look for full value in every purchase,” said Arijeet Talapatra, CEO, Transsion India. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The budget smartphone is equipped with a 5MP selfie camera and a 8MP+VGA dual AI rear camera. Powered by a 2400mAh battery and 1.6 GHz Octa Core processor, the “itel A46” runs Android 9 Pie operating system (OS). “‘itel A46’ is an all-rounder smartphone with a powerful combination of technology, aspirational features and aesthetics that will magically transform the sub 5k category,” said Goldee Patnaik, Head of Marketing, itel Business Unit. The company logged a seven per cent share in the feature phone segment in the first quarter of 2019, according to Counterpoint Research.last_img read more

Christiana Figueres reminded delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, of the commitments made at last year’s climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, which concluded with a package of decisions to help countries advance towards a low-emissions future.Dubbed the “Cancún Agreements,” the decisions included formalizing climate change mitigation pledges and ensuring increased accountability for them, as well as taking concrete action to protect the world’s forests.“Governments lit a beacon in Cancún towards a low-emission world which is resilient to climate change. They committed themselves to a maximum global average temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius, with further consideration of a 1.5-degree maximum,” said Ms. Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).“Now, more than ever, it is critical that all efforts are mobilized towards living up to this commitment,” she told the opening session of the two-week conference.Last week, the Paris-based International Energy Agency estimated that 2010 emissions from global energy generation returned to record highs, representing an unexpectedly sharp rebound from the effects of the financial crisis. In addition, the United States Government’s Hawaii-based Mauna Loa laboratory – a key scientific monitor for global climate change – reported last week that carbon dioxide concentrations peaked yet again in May.Negotiators at the Bonn meeting are working hard “to provide clarity on the architecture of the future international climate regime to reduce global emissions fast enough to avoid the worst climate change,” according to a news release issued by the UNFCCC. They are also working on the design of the finance, technology and adaptation institutions agreed in Cancún that will allow developing countries to build their own sustainable futures.Ms. Figueres highlighted the global climate action which governments need to capitalize on, including new policies that promote low-carbon growth and an increase in low-carbon investment by the private sector, as well as greater use of clean technology.“The clean and renewable energy revolution has already begun – the challenge is to complete it in time,” she stated. More than 3,000 participants from 183 countries are attending the Bonn talks in preparation for the UN climate conference to be held in Durban, South Africa, starting on 28 November.Cancun 6 June 2011Against the backdrop of new warnings about the rise in greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, the top United Nations climate change official today called on governments to make progress in the fight against global warming, building on commitments made last year. read more

by News Staff Posted Apr 27, 2012 5:18 am MDT Honda’s quarterly profit jumps 61 per cent on improved sales despite strong yen TOKYO – Honda’s January-March profit jumped 61 per cent as the Japanese automaker sold more cars and motorcycles in a turnaround from a disaster-battered 2011. It forecast record global sales of 4.3 million vehicles for this fiscal year.Honda Motor Co., which makes the Accord sedan, Fit subcompact and Asimo robot, reported net profit of 71.5 billion yen ($882.7 million) for the fiscal fourth quarter, up from 44.5 billion yen a year earlier.The results underline a recovery at all Japanese automakers from the sales plunge that hit last year after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disrupted the supply of auto parts from northeastern Japan.Tokyo-based Honda’s quarterly sales improved 8.7 per cent to 2.41 trillion yen ($29.7 billion), mainly because of rising sales in Japan and North America.It achieved record quarterly sales of motorcycles at 3.5 million bikes, up nearly 18 per cent from a year earlier, with demand especially robust in Asia and South America.Demand for its auto models was also strong, including the Odyssey minivan, the remodeled CR-V sport-utility vehicle as well as hybrid models.For the fiscal year ended March 31, Honda’s profit fell 60 per cent to 211.4 billion yen due to the disruptions to production from the tsunami disaster in Japan and last year’s flooding in Thailand where Honda has assembly lines.The automaker has also been hurt by an unfavourable exchange rate. A strong yen erodes the overseas earnings of Japanese exporters such as Honda. The dollar been trading near 80 yen compared with 86 yen the previous year.But Honda is confident of a rebound, forecasting record global vehicle sales and an annual net profit of 470 billion yen — more than double what it earned last fiscal year.It sold 3.1 million vehicles worldwide for the fiscal year ended March 31.The recovery tale is likely to be repeated at other Japanese automakers. Japan’s No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. reports earnings May 9. Nissan Motor Co., the nation’s No. 2 automaker, reports earnings May 11.Not so upbeat were the results at Mazda Motor Corp., whose January-March profit slipped to 5.1 billion yen ($63 million) from 9.9 billion yen a year earlier.For the fiscal year ended March, Mazda’s losses ballooned from 60 billion yen to 107 billion yen ($1.3 billion) as vehicle sales declined across all regions except for North America.Mazda, based in the southwestern city of Hiroshima, plans a return to the black with a 10 billion yen ($123 million) profit for the fiscal year through March 2013.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at http://twitter.com/yurikageyama AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury on March 4 last year Sergei Skripal “We were asked to remove and lock various devices working via Bluetooth; for example pedometers and fitness bracelets.”British cyber security experts said most of the attacks occurred in the first five months after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.Mr Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a park bench in Salisbury on March 4 last year after they were poisoned by the Novichok nerve agent.As well as the Skripals, DS Nick Bailey and Charlie Rowley also fell ill after being contaminated by Novichok and Dawn Sturgess, Mr Rowley’s partner, died last July after she came into contact with the nerve agent.Russia has denied any involvement in the attack.    The IT systems of Wiltshire Police also came under attack because they use the computer resources of the local administration, he said.The first attacks on the the council network was so strong it had to urgently ask for help from GCHQ, the BBC reported.Mr Cunningham said: ”We were told to hold meetings in a sterile setting.”That is, essentially, the old fashioned way – without mobile phones and other high-tech pieces. Wiltshire Council has revealed staff can no longer wear Fitbits or take their mobile phones into meetings after a spate of cyber attacks in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings.The council’s executive director, Alistair Cunningham, said the authority was subjected to “well-coordinated” attacks from abroad following the attempted assassination of former double agent Sergei Skripal in March last year.Mr Cunningham said the spate of cyber attacks meant staff were forced to stop wearing Bluetooth devices such as Fitbit bracelets in council meetings.He told the BBC: “‘As soon as we hit the headlines, the number of cyber attacks on our system increased tenfold.”They were attempts to break through our firewall, go to the internal network, pick up passwords to employees’ email.”In the hottest days, we received 90,000 attacks a day.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

first_img Tuesday 22 Nov 2016, 8:31 PM 17,484 Views Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Ballyrobin Road on Saturday evening and who witnessed the collision to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 831.Read: Government approves promotions for 11 senior gardaí following controversy >Read: Man forced stepdaughter to wear dog collar as he carried out abuse, court hears > Share75 Tweet Email1 Nov 22nd 2016, 8:31 PM John Fitzgerald Source: PSNIA WATERFORD MAN was killed when he was struck by a car on Saturday afternoon.John Fitzgerald, who was 27-years-old, died from injuries he sustained in an incident which happened on the Ballyrobin Road in Antrim on 19 NovemberA PSNI spokesman said: “Mr Fitzgerald, from Kilmacthomas, Waterford, was walking in the area when he was involved in a collision with a car shortly before 4.50pm close to the Ballyrobin Guest House. 11 Comments center_img Short URL Waterford man knocked down and killed in Antrim collision The incident happened on Saturday afternoon close to the Ballyrobin Guest House. http://jrnl.ie/3096667 By Garreth MacNamee Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgApple : Tim Cook vante les mérites de l’iPadTim Cook, le CEO d’Apple, s’est exprimé au sujet des excellents chiffres réalisés par la firme de Cupertino au dernier trimestre et de la poursuite de cette croissance. Lors d’une conférence, il a longtemps insisté sur le succès de l’Ipad, affirmant que la tablette ne tardera pas à dépasser le PC en matière de ventes.Alors que les rumeurs ne cessent d’enfler sur le web au sujet de l’iPad 3, dont la sortie serait prévue pour le mois de mars, Tim Cook, le CEO d’Apple, a longuement vanté les mérites de la tablette tandis qu’il s’exprimait mardi soir lors d’une conférence de Goldman Sachs sur les technologies et l’Internet.À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?”80 à 90% de mon temps à travailler ou à consommer des médias est passé sur l’iPad” a-t-il affirmé, cité par igeneration. Pour Tim Cook, pas de doute, il se vendra très prochainement bien plus de tablettes que d’ordinateurs personnels. Une affirmation étayée par les chiffres d’Apple, qui au quatrième trimestre 2011, a écoulé autant de tablettes que HP de PC. En seulement sept mois, quelque 55 millions d’iPad ont été vendus à travers le monde. Un succès jamais égalé, ni par l’iPhone, ni par les Mac, qui d’après le CEO du géant à la pomme est dû à un effet halo. “La raison du succès de l’iPad est qu’il repose sur tout ce qui a été mis en place avant lui. Avant l’iPad, l’iTunes Store et l’App Store étaient déjà en fonctionnement. Les gens étaient déjà habitués à l’iPhone, ils connaissaient le multitouch. Donc vous pouvez littéralement donner un iPad à n’importe qui sans courbe d’apprentissage : j’en ai donné un à ma mère, et elle savait l’utiliser après avoir regardé les publicités” souligne-t-il.Et s’il prévoit une explosion très rapide des ventes de tablettes, Tim Cook affirme ne pas craindre la concurrence. “Au final, les gens veulent un produit de qualité” estime-t-il. “Le vrai catalyseur du marché des tablettes sera l’innovation” souligne le successeur de Steve Jobs à la direction générale d’Apple.Le 16 février 2012 à 10:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgSecunderabad: The strike by the Telangana Junior Doctor’s Association (TJUDA) against the National Medical Commission Bill entered its seventh day and elective surgeries and a few emergency services have been put on hold.In absence of the junior doctors in the OPD, senior residents and assistant professors are taking care of the emergency services. Patients were seen waiting for hours just to get a few minutes of appointment with doctors. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The strike has also resulted in a decrease in footfalls at the hospital as the news of the strike spread. Many patients were returning or visiting private facilities for treatment over the last few days. Speaking to the Hans India here, a senior doctor shared, “Before the strike a minimum of 120 to 150 patients were attended in the OP every day. Now we get 60 to 70 patients.” Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us He further added, “The Emergency cases are handled by the senior residents and assistant professors as of now. We are treating 20 to 25 patients for elective surgeries which are taking us a lot of time due to shortage of doctors. Those which are not emergency and can be treated later are being seen by the assistant professors and we are trying to attend as many patients as possible in a day.” Advertise With Us The patients who are visiting the OPD are alleging the doctors for not attending all patients properly and are asked to visit again after the strike is called off. Mehboob son of Chotu Miya a 90-year-old patient who came to Gandhi on Monday with leg infection was admitted in the IP but as of now no treatment was initiated, he said, “We came all the way from Sangareddy in an ambulance paying Rs 2,000 after visiting the OP we were shifted to inpatient ward and the nurse only did the dressing of his leg apart from that no medication was started. This is the fourth day now and nothing has been done when asked, “We got a very arrogant reply from the doctor, saying if we want, we can go to any private facility as there is a crunch of doctors and they can’t do anything.” Krishna, a 60-year-old patient from Toopran, Medak came to the OP with stomach pain and leg injury on Thursday morning had to wait for three hours to get his leg injury dressed, he said. “We had to wait for three hours to get my leg dressed by the nurse. For the further procedure, they said to visit next week as there are no doctors as of now,” he added. Tuljabai a 60-year-old patient from Attapur, who had a fractured leg and had visited the facility before had to suffer the backlash of the strikes. Dinesh, her son sharing her agony, said, “We came a few weeks back and a metal rod was operated in her leg. After returning back her leg got infected so we had to come back here. We are waiting here since 10 am and nobody has even bothered to attend her till now. They suggested us to visit a private facility or doctor to get her leg treated.”last_img read more

first_imgSurendra Kumar Sinha, Mahbubey AlamThe welfare of the country is not possible if the judiciary is cornered, chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha told attorney general Mahbubey Alam on Tuesday.”One day you and I will not be here. The judiciary will remain stay. It is the responsibility of all to protect the judiciary. The country cannot progress if the judiciary is cornered,” said the chief justice while hearing a writ petition on the High Court verdict that declared the operation of the mobile court illegal.In the hearing, the appellate division extended the stay on HC verdict for two weeks more.last_img read more