Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is not too worried about the extent of Cristiano Ronaldo’s ankle injury after their 2-2 draw against Barcelona in Sunday night’s “El Clasico”Barcelona defender Gerard Pique appeared to have stepped on Ronaldo’s ankle as he scored Real’s first equaliser in the 14th minute at the Nou Camp.The Portuguese forward continued to play throughout the remainder of the first-half but had to be substituted after the break with Real just under two weeks away from facing Liverpool in the Champions League final.“We’re not worried about the final,” said Zidane, according to BBC.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He’s not great right now but I think it’s going to be a small thing – it was only a bad movement,”“I can’t say how long he’ll be out for. Tomorrow he’ll have a scan.”After a slow start to the season, Ronaldo has been sensational in the latter part of Real’s campaign and the 33-year-old has scored 25 La Liga goals in 26 appearances. read more
The Polish footballer is scoring a lot with the Italian Lega Serie A team and many other clubs from Europe want him nowKrzysztof Piatek joined Italian Lega Serie A club Genoa during the summer.The Polish forward has scored 9 goals in seven matches with his club and some other goals with the national team.And this good run has called the attention of many teams in Europe.“In the meantime, we hope to keep Piatek until the end of the year as it is,” Mario Donatelli, sporting director of Genoa, told Calcio Mercato.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“With regard to the negotiations underway, he has attracted the attention of many clubs in Europe, a footballer who scores every Sunday by force attracts attention.”“In regard to the negotiation with Napoli, only Preziosi and De Laurentiis know what they said,” he added.“Feelings? The president wants to absolutely keep the player, then what they said they know it.”“I must underline that it was an intuition of President Preziosi. When you discover a player everyone takes the merits, it was right to emphasize this fact. Piatek has to work hard in Genoa because he has to take us up a level,” he concluded. read more
Borussia Dortmund’s head of football Sebastian Kehl insists they will not rush their decision on whether to use an option to sign Paco Alcacer permanentlyThe Barcelona loanee has enjoyed a sensational start to life at Signal Iduna Park with eight goals in just 217 minutes of football.Alcacer’s impressive form has earned praise from the likes of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone with Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau recently announcing that Dortmund intends to trigger his €23m buy-out clause.But Kehl denies this and insists that Dortmund are yet to make a final decision on Alcacer’s future at the club.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“With regard to Alcacer, we don’t have to negotiate. We have everything in our hands. Therefore, we can calmly look at the situation. We’re not under any pressure at all,” Kehl told Sky.“The tendency is, of course, positive, but I see no need for any action right now. We’ll let him get back to full fitness first.”Alcacer is currently sidelined for Dortmund due to muscular problems and has missed their last two games. read more
No illnesses have been reported so far due to these recalls but consumers should not eat any of the recalled foods because they could make you sick. Among the products are; Pepperidge Farm issued a recall for four varieties of its Goldfish crackers that were distributed nationwide. The recalled crackers include Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. Swiss rolls sold nationwide under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value have been recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the provider of whey powder used in the snacks could potentially contain Salmonella. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says the snacks have been sold in Alaska. Symptoms of salmonella begin 12 to 72 hours after a person is infected and include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramping. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that products may be contaminated with Salmonella from whey powder that has been recalled by the producer of the ingredient. Pinnacle Foods, Inc recalled 15.25 oz Hungry Man Chipotle BBQ Sauced Boneless Chicken Wyngz with a best buy date of 9/6/19. Mondelēz Global LLC recalled certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and other Ritz Bits products because they contain whey powder that has been recalled for possible salmonella contamination. read more
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CES Products Fitness Box at home with FightCamp. Angela Lang/CNET If you’re interested in boxing but don’t want to bother with a gym, FightCamp might have the solution. FightCamp, announced today at CES 2019, is a smart fitness system designed for boxing at home. The kit includes a punching bag, gloves, hand wraps and an exercise mat. In additional to the system itself, you also have to sign up for the $39 monthly subscription. The monthly service gives you access to FightCamp workouts via the iOS app (there’s no Android app at this time). I got to try it out for myself and — it was hard, but in a fun way. Having never boxed before, the weight of the gloves surprised me. A Bluetooth “punch counter” tucks into each hand wrap and the app screen counts your punches while it counts down your remaining time. FightCamp costs $995 and is only available in the US. At the current exchange rate, that’s about £785 or AU$1,410. Learn to box at home with FightCamp 0 Post a comment 1:16 85 Photos CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Smart Home Sport and Outdoors Share your voice Tags All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. read more
Oil prices opened the final trading session of 2015 in a downbeat mood after record US crude inventories reinforced concerns over a global supply glut that has pulled down prices by a third over the past year.Crude inventories in the United States, the world’s largest petroleum producer, rose 2.6 million barrels last week, the US Energy Information Administration said. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a draw of 2.5 million barrels.Crude prices held losses after falling 3% in the previous session, with US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures trading around $36.70 per barrel in early Asian hours on Thursday and Brent opening around $36.60 per barrel.The immediate outlook for oil prices remains bleak, with some analysts like Goldman Sachs saying prices as low as $20 per barrel might be necessary to push enough production out of business and allow a rebalancing of the market.US bank Morgan Stanley said in its outlook for next year that “headwinds (are) growing for 2016 oil” citing ongoing increases in available global supplies despite some cuts particularly by US shale drillers as well as a slowdown in demand as the main reasons.”The imbalance in the global oil market has been diminishing in 2H15, but the hope for a rebalancing in 2016 continues to suffer serious setbacks,” the bank said, reflecting a market consensus that meaningfully higher prices are not expected before late 2016.Traders expect some US oil to be taken out of America and supplied into global markets, following the surprise lifting of a decades-old US crude export ban in December, which ended a years-old discount in US crude prices to international Brent.”At a time when US shale is facing headwinds due to the collapse in crude oil prices US crude oil exports are likely to help reduce congestion concerns in the US,” ING bank said.Oil prices began falling in mid-2014 as ballooning output from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and also US shale drillers started to outpace demand. The downturn gained pace at the end of 2014 after a Saudi-led OPEC decided to keep production high to defend global market share rather than cut output to prop up prices.A year on, and the oil downturn has turned into a rout with Brent prices briefly falling below $36 per barrel and to levels last seen in over a decade, effectively wiping out the gains from a decade-long commodity super-cycle sparked by China’s unprecedented energy demand boom.The downturn has caused pain across the energy supply chain, including shippers, private oil drillers and oil-dependent countries from Venezuela and Russia to the Middle East.Analysts estimate global crude production exceeds demand by anywhere between half a million and 2 million barrels every day. This means that even the most aggressive estimates of expected US production cuts of 500,000 bpd for 2016 would be unlikely to fully rebalance the market.Russia and OPEC are so far showing few signs of reining in production, leading traders to establish record high active short positions in the market that would profit from further crude price falls. read more
-A man died of electrocution while trying to steal bulb from an electricity pole in Khanjarpur area in the district town early Friday.The deceased is Shamim Hossain, 34, son of late Mojahar Ali of Chakgopal area in Joypurhat municipality.Joypurhat police station officer-in-charge Selim Hossain said local people found Shamim’s body lying on the ground near an electric pole in Khanjarpur area on Joypurhat-Dhamoirhat road and informed police.Later, police sent the body to Joypurhat Adhunik Hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Israeli officials gave final approval Thursday to 153 east Jerusalem settler homes, the deputy mayor said, adding to a sharp increase in such projects since US President Donald Trump took office.Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP the approvals by a city planning committee were among those held up due to pressure from former US president Barack Obama’s administration.Following Trump’s inauguration, Turgeman spoke of plans for some 11,000 homes in process for annexed east Jerusalem.“I’m going to deliver permits for thousands of homes in Jerusalem in the coming months,” Turgeman said.Thursday’s approvals were for the settlement neighbourhood of Gilo.Israel has announced a major settlement expansion in the days following Trump’s January 20 inauguration.On Sunday, the city planning committee approved building permits for 566 settler homes in east Jerusalem.Two days later, the defence ministry announced plans for 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank.Trump has pledged strong support for Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has moved quickly to take advantage.In a telling break with the Obama administration, Trump’s White House has not condemned Israel’s settlement expansion.The announcements have deeply concerned those seeking to salvage a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Settlements are viewed by much of the world as illegal and major stumbling blocks to peace efforts as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.Obama’s administration, like much of the world, warned that settlement expansion was gradually eating away at prospects for a two-state solution. read more
MissingA young boy went missing after a speed boat sank in the Padma River on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.The boy is Deen Islam Hossain, 8, son of Siddiqur Rahman of Mollar Hawla village in Kauarchar of Barishal.Md Aminul Islam, in-charge of Mawa river police camp, said a speed boat overturned because of strong wind while going to Kathalbari terminal from Shimulia around 8:00am.It was carrying 19 passengers.Other speed boats rescued 18 passengers but Deen Islam remained missing, Aminul said. Members of Bangladesh Army, Fire Service and River Police are scouring the river.The eight-year-old, a grade three student, was going to his village home with his father Siddiqur Rahman and uncle Babul Hawlader from Dhaka.
00:00 /00:52 But some think there’s another way — one that leads straight to the Texas Legislature.“Let us get back into session and change this law and give HISD a waiver,” said state Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Houston Democrat who represents one Houston school on the state’s watch list, Blackshear Elementary in Third Ward.“Let’s use this interim (session) to study what the best solutions are to the problems that we’re trying to solve and then create language to implement that when we get into session.”The problem is that state lawmakers won’t meet again until 2019 — way past the deadline for Education Commissioner Mike Morath to enforce penalties if Houston’s struggling schools don’t improve this year.But Coleman said that the commissioner can stall until lawmakers fix what he calls extreme consequences. He pointed to other times state agencies have delayed implementing laws for various reasons.Coleman said that once in session, he wants to repeal the entire law, known as HB 1842, or revise it so districts have more options to improve low-performing schools.“We should try something that doesn’t disrupt the community first. Maybe we needed a gun to our head, but I don’t believe you burn it down to get it there,” he said. Listen X Andrew SchneiderState Representative Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, talked with reporters in Austin during the 2017 session.What happens to the Houston Independent School District is largely in the hands of state education officials now, because of a recent law that triggers penalties for failing schools. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share read more
Citation: DARPA Shredder Challenge sizzling but no winner yet (2011, November 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-darpa-shredder-sizzling-winner.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com $50,000 to solve the most complicated puzzle ever attempted With a tantalizing payoff of up to $50,000, DARPA says that the final and toughest #5 puzzle remains unsolved. Translation: No winners yet, and the clock is ticking.DARPA finds that the lack of a winner cannot be passed off as lack of interest. The contest participation has actually been high, with over 8,200 registrations for participation and 72,000 puzzle downloads.“No team has yet been able to put together the right combination of automation, collaboration and persistence to piece together the fifth shredded document,” according to DARPA.Over 50 teams managed to solve at least one puzzle, and one team completely solved the fourth puzzle. The first two problems contained 224 and 373 pieces to solve and puzzle 3 had teams sorting and reassembling 1,115 pieces of paper. A tougher puzzle 4 had 2,340 pieces and puzzle 5 has 6,068 pieces.Never say never, however. The team that can walk off with the cash might be a Twitter away. According to DARPA news updates, one of the top five teams is moving rapidly up the leaderboard. The team recently mobilized a crowd with clever software, which can’t hurt, to unravel the six thousand-plus pieces.To complete each problem, participants must provide the answer to a puzzle embedded in the content of the reconstructed document. DARPA is to announce the winner the week of December 5, once final results are calculated. Puzzle 1 asks, What is the appropriate title being referenced? Puzzle 2 asks, What is the deciphered message? Puzzle 3 asks, What is the indicated location? Puzzle 4 asks, What are the names and/or initials of the collaborators?The ornery Puzzle 5 asks, What are the three translated message fragments? Every workday morning, submissions are graded if received before 7:30 AM Eastern. The leaderboard is updated after grading. On weekends, submissions are graded once and the leaderboard is updated by noon on Sunday. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — With only days left until the December 4 Shredder Challenge deadline, DARPA is still asking the sharpest-minded computer scientists and simply the curious if anyone among them has the skills to reconstruct shredded documents and solve DARPA’s five puzzles? There are five separate puzzles in which the number of documents, the document subject matter and the method of shredding are varied and present increasing difficulty. read more
Pooja from Bihar shares her paying guest accommodation at Arora’s PG in North Campus with three other DU students: Sam, Deb and Meghna. The slice-of-life incidents in this fictional mini web-series are largely inspired by real life stories of young girls in Delhi.’The good girl show’ brings forth issues that matter to young women who have come in search of their identities to big cities. Fashion, alcohol, doping, PMS, love, friendship, pre-marital sex, bra sizes, affairs, sexuality, safety and something as simple as cat-fights over money matters; the show touches upon these real concerns of young women without raising a slogan, or without being preachy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIf one was, to sum up, the philosophy of the mini-series, and why this show was made, it could be defined simply as the message with “Let each girl be who she is.” That has been the basic drive behind telling the stories of these four young DU girls through this show.This drama/comedy mini-series will release on YouTube on Monday, February 27th.Anu Singh Choudhary an award-winning journalist, author, editor and filmmaker has written and directed ‘The good girl show’. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveA 2004 Graduate from IIT Kharagpur, Prashant Raj who worked in several strategic roles across start-ups is the producer.Mahak Chajjer plays Pooja Prakash. Mahak is an Economics Graduate from Hindu College. Tanya Singh plays Sam Taneja. An avid reader, Tanya has studied from Kanpur University and is a young media professional.Carolyne Mate plays Meghna Simtey. Carolyne is pursuing Chemistry Honours from St. Stephen’s College. Srishty Jha is from Delhi. A trained classical singer, pursuing her Master’s. Prashant Kumar plays Vikas Misra. He is an NSD Graduate and alumnus of Kirorimal College. Ashai Sachdeva is a trained actor, and was an assistant director in Bhaag Milkha Bhag. The original music has been created by three Delhi boys – Celjo John, Anirban Mukherjee and Abhishek Sharma. read more
5 min read Technology is both a blessing and a curse. While we all occasionally find ourselves obsessing over our Facebook feeds, technology also helps us perform better at our jobs.A 2014 survey by Pew Research Center reported that technology has had a positive and lasting impact on worker efficiency. “Forty-six percent of employed online adults say the Internet has made them more productive at work, while just 7 percent believe it has made them less productive.” Although technology can be a distraction, it enables us to work smarter, not harder. For the disciplined, apps, programs and tools aid in minimizing the amount of time it takes to complete certain responsibilities. That way, we spend fewer hours focused on menial tasks and can allocate additional effort to completing bigger, more meaningful projects. When we decide not to be workaholics, we can budget the time we save for sleeping, socializing or relaxing.If you use technology responsibly, there are countless ways to supercharge your productivity. To start, here are nine tips.1. Keep email in check.Most of our technology woes come from a perpetually flooded inbox. To avoid drowning in email, try tools like Sanebox. Self-help guru Tim Ferriss also recommends checking email twice a day to limit how much it would otherwise interrupt your work schedule.Related: How to Finesse the 4 Biggest Workplace Distractions2. Curate your to-do list.Whenever possible, avoid generic to-do lists. They often turn into never-ending laundry lists filled with trivial items and feel impossible to complete. Instead, break up big projects into smaller, easy-to-tackle parts. Services like Asana or Trello allow you to arrange, categorize and weigh the importance of specific tasks to enable you to better manage your priorities.3. Read faster.Average adults read approximately 300 words per minute. That’s also the rate at which we can comprehend and process most texts. That said, there are plenty of opportunities where you might want to quickly read (or skim) documents. Sites like Eyercize or Spreeder allow you to copy-and-paste text to power through longer articles or books.4. Invest in email tools.Whenever you communicate with customers, sales prospects or vendors, you are guaranteed to run into a scenario where you will need to follow up with them en masse. To avoid the headache of doing it manually, take advantage of powerful email marketing services like Customer.io, Klaviyo or Vero.5. Put social media on a schedule.As much as you might like to hang out on Twitter all day, you don’t have to to engage your followers. Apps like Buffer, Foster.fm and Tailwind allow individuals and brands to schedule social posts to Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+ days or weeks in advance so you can consistently feed your followers content they will love, even when you are away from your desk or are on an island vacation.Related: Eliminate These 8 Distractions That Are Killing Your Productivity6. Take keyboard shortcuts.Coding Horror author Jeff Atwood believes, “One of the quickest ways to increase your productivity on the computer is to go commando: stop using the mouse.” Most people couldn’t imagine doing a thing without their mouse but a few simple keyboard strokes can often accomplish the same goals and cut your reaction time in half. And if you spend a lot of time using Excel, be sure to practice these keyboard shortcuts too.7 Track your time.Your time is valuable. It can sometimes be frightening to see how much time you’ve spent on various activities. Quantifying the hours you spend on Facebook each day, or watching Hulu and Netflix on the weekends, develops your self-awareness about computer usage habits that diminish your productivity. To regain control of your time, use tools such as Due, RescueTime or Wrike. 8. Use templates.We mostly don’t realize the absurd amount of time we waste repeating the same actions over and over again. What’s nice about technology is that we can always eliminate redundancies. Typing the same copy into an email may seem easy enough, but having various templates for the different kinds of emails you plan to send can save you hours each month. Business documents do not necessarily need to be made from scratch each time either. If you or somebody on your team has already invested the time in building something, make an effort to recycle it. Doing so helps create brand consistency and saves you a ton of time.9. Work in the cloud.These days, lots of workers spend a majority of their time on-the-road or telecommuting. So, while you are on a plane, train or bus, are waiting in line for something, or staying home to work in your pajamas, you should be able to get real work done.To access all your files anywhere where in the world, you will need to upload everything to the cloud. Services like Box, Dropbox and Google Drive make it easy for consumers and businesses to securely save and store documents, spreadsheets and presentations they’ll need to stay productive wherever they are.10. Ban it from the bedroom.Finally, one of the easiest ways to be more productive is simply by restricting use of technology in the bedroom. By keeping your phone and laptop out of your sleeping quarters, you get a better night’s rest and won’t be tempted to work the graveyard shift.Technology is powerful and can enhance both your personal and professional lives. That said, don’t let it become a distraction.Related: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep (Infographic) Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. August 24, 2015 read more
August 22, 2000Outside of the East Crescent, a green Humming Bird sucks the nectar of a sunflower.Photo by: Doctress Neutopia