‘He’ll become Iniesta!’ Arsenal fans excited by shock transfer news

first_img1 The day after a demoralising defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup, Arsenal fans, perhaps surprisingly, are getting excited.The young guns on show at Hillsborough may not have impressed as they lost 3-0 but one teen sensation has got supporters feeling giddy.There was plenty of hype surrounding Dan Crowley last year and he earned himself a chance to play first-team football with League One side Barnsley swooping to loan the midfielder.Impressive performances, and a goal against Everton in the League Cup, were forthcoming but now his deal with the Tykes has been cut short and Gunners fans feel they may be about to benefit, just like they did when Francis Coquelin’s loan to Charlton was ended early last year.So how did Arsenal fans react to the shock transfer news? Find out below… Dan Crowley last_img read more

‘No room for complacency on crime’

first_img9 February 2012Despite recent successes, the government will guard against becoming complacent in the fight against crime in the country, President Jacob Zuma assured South Africans on Thursday.Delivergin his State of the Nation address to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, Zuma said the government would forge ahead with programmes that ensured that South Africans felt safe and were safe.“The crime statistics for the period 2010/2011 indicate that our country witnessed a decline of 5% in the number of reported serious crimes compared to the previous year. We will, however, not become complacent,” he said.The government would not let up on the fight against corruption either.“The Multi-Agency Working Group on procurement led by the National Treasury, Sars and the Financial Intelligence Centre is reviewing the entire state procurement system to ensure better value for money from state spending,” the President said.Initiatives aimed at achieving this include the vetting of supply chain personnel in government departments.Security will also be improved through the memorandum of understanding signed between the Department of Home Affairs and the banking industry that will see an online fingerprint verification system rolled out at participating banks.The system will assist in fraud prevention and detection.Zuma also welcomed the Corruption Watch initiative launched by trade union federation Cosatu and the recent agreement between government and business to implement anti-corruption programmes.“These interventions will complement the work of government in combating corruption,” Zuma said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

From Luxury to LEED

first_imgLike other building contractors, we have enjoyed the challenge of building big, fancy houses, and we are honored by the confidence and trust their owners have placed in us. In the best of those projects, the details were exquisite and demanding. Besides providing a good living, however, the single-minded, spare-no-effort pursuit of quality in big projects should leave us spiritually nourished and enriched.In recent years, though, we began to feel a numbness as over and over, we saw materials thrown in Dumpsters because of design changes and skilled workers lose their edge as they tore out their own good work to accommodate the whims of busy globe-trotting clients. There also was something troubling when International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) minimum standards were dealt with as stumbling blocks to get around or over rather than as a starting point to improve energy efficiency. There’s something unwholesome, too, about building heating and cooling systems sized to meet the demands of an inefficient envelope, then seeing a fuel truck routinely replenish a 1000-gal. tank and being assured that for this client, fuel costs are “not an issue.” Were all costs being considered? And to whom, besides the clients, might those costs matter? Might they include us? Might they include you? A new project, a new way In response to these questions, we set out to build a house that made sense in terms of both the natural and built environment.Fortunately, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was then field-testing its LEED for Homes program, which defines sensible building. We chose to enroll in the LEED program because it not only codifies, informs, and guides the green-building process, but it also provides tangible recognition for achievements in sustainable building. We thought that by becoming LEED-certified, the home would… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Waymo patents collapsible self-driving car design

first_imgTags:#Alphabet#automotive#Autonomous#driverless#Google#patent#safety#Self-Driving#Waymo For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… David Currycenter_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Google’s self-driving division, Waymo, has received a patent for an automotive design where the car loses rigidity before a crash, minimizing the damage to the rider and any other cars.Waymo would achieve this by reducing the tension of hood, panels and bumpers before an accident, according to Silicon Beat. The release of tension should, in theory, significantly reduce the damage to other cars or people.See Also: Google’s self-driving division could be a $70 billion business, says Morgan Stanley“The force of the vehicle’s impact is a primary factor in the amount of damage that is caused by the vehicle,” said Waymo in the patent. “Accordingly, it is desirable to design a vehicle that can reduce the force of impact experienced during a collision.”As most car accidents happen due to human error, Waymo expects most of its crashes to be the fault of the driver or pedestrian. It should, hopefully, be able to spot potential hazards a few seconds before a crash, giving the system time to loosen the tension.The patent does not detail what would happen to the person inside the car in this scenario. Waymo riders sit in the back seat usually, so the company may be looking to redesign the car to insulate the driver from crashes while reducing the overall damage.It is not the first unorthodox patent for reducing damage we have seen from Waymo, a year ago the company filed an patent for a hood that would stick the pedestrian to the bonnet of the car.Waymo also recently tested its Chrysler Pacifica vans in Death Valley, making sure that even with the additional electrics the self-driving cars were able to function in extreme conditions. Related Posts last_img read more

LOCAL CLUBS MAKING THE MOST OF THE INTERNET

first_imgWith the internet ready and available for access by virtually every Australian, there is no better way to build the communication channels in our sport. These channels are vital to the growth and development of touch at a local, regional, state and national level. ATA has seen the benefits of improved communication through the homepage and the MyClubTouch website and many other permits and local associations around Australia are seeing this as well. Newsletters that are able to be viewed on the computer and loaded on the internet are becoming common and the development of excellent websites that are regularly updated is also becoming common. Another site has come to ATA’s attention as an example of a local association making the most of their internet site. Visit the Triton Touch Association (Victoria) to see another example of what can be done with the use of the internet. TRITON TOUCH CLUB LINK By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

13 days agoSolskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a top six finish will see his job safe.The Daily Mail says privately, Solskjaer feels he will have to finish in the top six as a bare minimum this season to keep his job and would need to win a trophy next year.The club are prepared to give the under-fire manager some time given the rebuilding job needed.But significantly the new transfer policy, which began last summer with the acquisitions of Harry Maguire, Aaron wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, is now the blueprint for future windows regardless who is in the hot seat. last_img

Jamaica Defeats US 21 in Historic World Cup Qualifier

Jamaica beat the United States 2-1 in their World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium in Kingston tonight.The Regage Boyz created history with the win at ‘the Office’, defeating their CONCACAF counterparts for the first time at the senior level.US opened the score less than a minute in the first half when Clint Dempsey collected from a rebound in front of the Jamaican goal and slotted into an empty net.The visitors held the on to the lead until the 24th minute when Rudolph Austin’s low, hard free kick took a deflection, beating US custodian and captain Tim Howard.The half ended one all.After the break Luton Shelton made it two for Jamaica shortly after the start.Read the rest of this story on the Jamaicaobserver.com