Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China

first_imgBut the Frenchman said that the sickness that had swept the Arsenal camp, coupled with the severe heat in China and long flights, made for far-from-ideal preparations for another taxing campaign.Wenger was shorn of Olivier Giroud because of food poisoning, then captain Per Mertesacker pulled out of the game just moments before kick-off because he too fell ill with the same problem.New signing Sead Kolasinac had to come off before the break, while substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott both also felt unwell.Arsenal were particularly poor in the first half in the 36 degrees Celsius (97F) heat and Wenger admitted that the extreme conditions in Shanghai were “a shock” after flying in from Australia, which is in its winter.“We worked very hard on Monday and Tuesday so I was a bit scared that tonight we could have big problems and in fact in the first half we suffered a bit,” said Wenger, under pressure to get Arsenal back in the Champions League this season.“Ramsey finished the game (feeling) bad and Walcott, Kolasinac, Mertesacker, Giroud, they all had a little food poisoning.”Wenger said the Premier League club — who next travel to Beijing to face Chelsea on Saturday — did not know what caused the food poisoning.Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso (left) and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi in action during a pre-season friendly in Shanghai, on July 19, 2017 © AFP / Johannes EISELEWenger added of the punishing pre-season schedule that many top European clubs now undertake to far-flung destinations for commercial reasons: “If you ask me is it ideal physically to prepare? I’d say certainly not.“Has it got other advantages? Yes because we can meet fans all over the world so that is very positive and the team bonding is easier as well because we live together for two weeks.”– ‘Nightmare’ –Reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the unlikely hero for Wenger and Arsenal, saving Juan Bernat’s soft spot kick after Gunners substitute Alex Iwobi nodded in the leveller right at the end of normal time.Robert Lewandowski had needed just nine minutes to fire German champions Bayern ahead from the penalty spot as they swept through Arsenal, before Iwobi’s late intervention meant the game went straight to penalties.Bayern Munich’s forwardRobert Lewandowski (L) and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny vie for the ball during the International Champions Cup football match in Shanghai July 19, 2017 © AFP / Johannes EISELEBoth sides fielded a mixture of first-team regulars and reserves, with new Bayern signing James Rodriguez and new Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette starting.Wenger’s team were thrashed 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern last season in the Champions League and the manager said his players were still hurting.“I don’t think this kind of game wipes out what happened last season,” said the Arsenal boss.“We will always remember that. We had a nightmare last season in the second half.“But it’s still good to win against a team like Bayern.”Bayern play AC Milan in Shenzhen, southern China, in their next warm-up game on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger reacts during the International Champions Cup football match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Shanghai July 19, 2017 © AFP / Johannes EISELESHANGHAI, China, Jul 19 – Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties.last_img read more

When the Soda Stops Being Free, Steve Blanks on Growth

first_imgAuthor of Four Steps to the Epiphany and blogger Steve Blank has not only been an entrepreneur in several startups, he also teaches entrepreneurship in universities. In his latest blog post entitled, “A Startup is Not a Smaller Version of a Large Company”, Blank argues that the process of transition from “garage to Google” is a bumpy ride that requires more than just agile development and team building. Last week ReadWriteStart published an article asking the question: Are You Hiring the Right People at the Right Time?. We wrote it in the belief that most startups go through several different stages and each stage may be best lead by a different type of executive. Blank takes this idea one step further and notes the distinction between each state of business saying, “In the Middle Ages children were considered to be smaller versions of adults. We now know that the human life cycle is more complex; children aren’t just small adults, and adolescents are not simply large children. Instead each is a unique stage of development with distinctive behavior, modes of thinking, physiology and more. The same is true for startups and companies.” He suggests that in addition to exploring new management, companies should reassess their culture, sales, marketing and strategy during the transitional period. In the coming weeks, Blank will present us with a multi-part look at how small companies grow into large ones successfully. If this series is anything like his post entitled, The Elves Leave Middle Earth – Sodas are No Longer Free he’ll share a management model that allows our companies to grow while successfully retaining trusted employees. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

5 Transformative Technologies I Would Make Reality If I Won The Powerball Jackpot

first_imgWhat it isThe Project Loon is a Google experiment started June 2013 with a single goal: to provide Internet coverage to a small pilot group using high-flying helium-filled balloons. According to the Project Loon website:Project Loon balloons float in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and the weather. They are carried around the Earth by winds and they can be steered by rising or descending to an altitude with winds moving in the desired direction. People connect to the balloon network using a special Internet antenna attached to their building. The signal bounces from balloon to balloon, then to the global Internet back on Earth.Where it stands The test program launched 30 balloons from New Zealand. The balloons are now making their way over Fresno, California to see if the city’s radio interference might interfere with Project Loon’s transmissions. Why I’d put money into this It’s one of Google’s strangest projects ever, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth pursuing. Although Google could send dozens, even hundreds, of these into the air, buildings have to be equipped to connect to them. Judging by the company’s Google Fiber initiative, only select locations will be brought into the fold. With my lottery winnings, more could be brought online in the areas that need it most. Mobile Batteries Related Posts What it is NUI (or NI) refers to Human-Machine Interfaces that are almost invisible to the user, conforming to a person’s natural behavior. A common example is using mid-air physical gestures to scroll, close windows or switch between computer applications.Where it stands Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensor put natural interfaces on the public’s radar. And now a new, hyped item is attempting to follow in its footsteps: the Leap Motion Controller. The accessory, which launched a couple of weeks ago, attempts to liberate hands from the mouse drudgery of computer use. Leap Motion succeeded in gaining some buzz, thanks to its tiny footprint, $80 price tag and science fiction-like features. Ever see Tom Cruise manipulating screens with his hands in the movie Minority Report? Yeah, it’s kind of like that. Why I’d put money into this Three words: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If it’s possible to vanquish this annoyingly painful facet of modern life and feel like a wizard casting spells in the process then it is humanity’s duty to pursue this.Unfortunately, in my own testing of the Leap Motion Controller, the device is a bit buggy and limited. Right now, it works better for games than productivity. But that’s not to say it isn’t on the right track. There’s an undeniable cool factor in commanding a computer with a wave of the hand. With further development, this or another device could have the chops to captivate the masses and change the face of computing. 3D Printing What it is A process that uses a single hardware unit to “print” or create a physical 3D object on demand by layering on material, typically plastic, until the item has formed.Where it stands 3D printing already appeals to artists, architects, inventors and other creatives who need an easy method of prototyping or modeling. Companies like MakerBot and 3D Systems want mainstream users and they’re going after them by broadening availability and focusing on ease of use. But price remains an obstacle. The best bet for the industry may be Pirate3D’s Buccaneer, an attractive, compact printer that started at less than $400 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Why I’d put money into thisThe reach of 3D printers extend to many different areas. There’s the obvious: success in retail popularity would cause less overall demand for the cheap, imported trinkets manufactured overseas. 3D printing could support a diverse range of other applications including medicine and fashion. Even food, if you are into that Star Trek kind of thing.The industry must continue developing. On the consumer front, lower prices will make 3D printers more attractive and improvements in quality, speed and safety will further the cause. All of that takes money. MakerBot cashed in for $403 million when it was acquired by Stratasys, but others could use a helping hand.Project Loon 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout What it is A wacky pneumatic transportation system conceived by Tesla co-founder and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. His loose lips tipped that he was working on a solar-powered approach to travel that could transport people between San Francisco and Los Angeles within 30 minutes.Where it stands Of course, Musk is so rich. His net worth is $7.7 billion and just went up $570 million with a strong quarter from Tesla. He doesn’t need my money. Then again, his hands may be full. Changing the future of cars with Tesla and extra-planetary exploration with SpaceX is hard work. Musk may wind up open-sourcing the Hyperloop instead of building it himself. At least that way others would be able to take a go at it. It looks like Musk is willing to unveil his preliminary Hyperloop plans on August 12, as promised, he just won’t be the one pushing it forward. Why I’d put money into this This scheme is so crazy, it just might work. The idea of an alternative mode of travel that’s fueled by solar energy and super-fast sounds mad, but Musk’s guarded-yet-clear enthusiasm gives it some cred. Presumably we’ll know Monday whether or not there’s any merit to it, but if there is, Hyperloop could one day become a role model for other efficient transit and transportation systems.Of course, it would take more than my measly $448 million investment, but at least that would bring in some brilliant environmental and engineering minds to act as the architects of this project. And if that only keeps it from falling by the wayside for now, that might be just fine. This has “intriguing” written all over it.If you had the resources to back any initiative or innovations you wanted, which ones would you take on? Let us know in the comments below. Feature image courtesy of Flickr user Nick Ares. Minority Report image screencapped from YouTube, courtesy of user rainm2000. Balloon image courtesy of Project Loon. Phone battery image courtesy of Flickr user Martin Ableggen. Transportation image screencapped from YouTube, courtesy of user The Young Turks Cenk Uygur.  12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… adriana lee The latest Powerball lottery winners just scored a collective $448 million dollars in one fell swoop. For the average American, that’s an incredible load of money to ponder and that’s just what I find myself doing—fantasizing about where I’d put that windfall.One thing I know is that it wouldn’t be on a personal jet or a $15 million smartphone. I would invest in technology that would enrich our lives. Maybe $448 million wouldn’t cover it, but hey, I could give the transformative ideas a swift kick in the pants on the road to becoming transformative technologies.Here are five ideas that are frustratingly close to reality. Natural User Interface (NUI/NI)s What it is A vexing problem, that’s what. The battery life of our mobiles takes a beating thanks to cloud services, streaming, gaming and other power-hungry activities. Although innovations in processor chips and power management software help reduce the load, that can only go so far. Scientists have been hard at work to improve or re-imagine the battery conundrum, but none of it has reached the consumer level yet.Where it standsSome researchers are looking at ways of improving on today’s lithium-ions, like the University of Maryland, whose silicon beads may boost their capacity. Others hope to usher in new graphene batteries which deliver vast amounts of energy in a smaller, lighter and more stable package. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Supercapacitors could speed charging while new microbatteries rethink the fundamental anodes and cathodes to deliver impossibly tiny and powerful mobile energy sources. Why I’d put money into this Over time, our Internet use will only go up, not down, and a major disruption in power cells needs to happen, just to keep pace. Where do I invest my lottery winnings among all this innovative battery tech? Do I pick one and back it heavily or maybe spread a little money to each project to see which sticks?Hyperloop Transporter 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#3d printing#Internet#mobile#transportation last_img read more

Odisha Human Rights Commission awards ₹50,000 compensation to minor Koraput gang-rape victim on humanitarian grounds

first_imgBhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission on Friday awarded ₹50,000 as compensation on ‘humanitarian’ grounds to a minor girl gang-raped allegedly by four uniformed personnelin Odisha’s Koraput district, while directing the State’s Crime Branch to submit a progress report on the investigation into the case within four weeks.Human rights activists Biswapriya Kanungo, Prabir Kumar Das, Pradipta Nayak, Debaranjan Sarangi and Akhanda had moved the OHRC separately, seeking its intervention in the case soon after the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted on October 10. They sought financial assistance on humanitarian grounds for the victim on grounds of severe trauma.“It is the trite law (laws that are common knowledge) and a well-accepted proposition that monetary or pecuniary compensation is an appropriate, indeed an effective, and sometimes perhaps the only suitable remedy for the redressal of the established infringement of the fundamental right to life of a citizen. It is the obligation of a welfare State to see that its citizens live in a society without endangering their life and safety,” observed OHRC Acting Chairman Justice B. K. Mishra.The Commission asked the Additional Director General of Police (Crime Branch) to keep it informed of the progress in the investigation. The Naveen Patnaik government ordered a judicial probe into the gang-rape incident after the Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) of the State police said there was no evidence of rape. The HRPC had also said that no deployment of police or paramilitary personnel had been made in the Kunduli area on the day the alleged rape took place.last_img read more

Former Thailand coach Tim Lewis impressed with Gilas’ depth

first_imgCoach Chot Reyes explained that Lewis’ involvement is just temporary, saying he’s been in communication with the former Thailand coach since the regional tiff in May.“We’ve been talking since the Seaba and he’s doing some work now with TNT. So I said, ‘Since you’re in town, we might as well take advantage of your knowledge.’ And he really wanted to come and watch the Gilas practice. There are things that he does that we feel is gonna be useful for us and so that’s why he’s here,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLewis also said that he’s in the country only as a guest and thanked as Reyes for allowing him to subject the national team to some defensive schemes.“It’s just a casual basis. I’ve come over as a guest to (assistant coach) Josh Reyes and be around him, talk about basketball. And then his dad offered me the opportunity to be on the floor,” he said. “It’s a very loose situation, so there’s no contract. I’m glad to help out. It’s just an opportunity to coach basketball somewhere else in the world and I appreciate them giving me the opportunity.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Having a first-hand look at the Gilas pool, the 49-year-old coach believes that despite sending a youthful cadet squad in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines is still going to be the team-to-beat no matter what.“You got so many tools, so many weapons, so much depth at each spot. And the way that you play is at an uptempo style of basketball cause you’ve adopted because of the lack of size at times. And now, you have the additions to the size as well,” he said.“You’re never scared to bring in these younger guys, too, to put them on the face of adversity and challenge them and see whether they could take it. It’s impressive. It’s a well-oiled machine. It’s a really good job done by you guys. I think it’s exciting times for Philippine basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tim Lewis. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonGilas Pilipinas resumed team practices on Thursday and curiously welcomed a new face in coach Tim Lewis.The British mentor, who was last seen in the country mentoring Thailand in the 2017 Seaba Championship, was on hand at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig and ran a few defensive drills with the squad which is preparing for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in August.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Reyes says he was ‘asked’ to leave Maliksi out of SEAG roster Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more

RollsRoyce Opens Autonomous Ship RD Centre in Finland

first_imgzoom Engineering company Rolls-Royce has opened a research facility in Turku, Finland, to develop the technologies needed to shape the future of autonomous global shipping industry.The new Research & Development Centre for Autonomous Ships includes a Remote and Autonomous Experience Space aimed at showcasing the autonomous ship technologies the company has already introduced as well as those in the development stage.“There is great global interest in autonomous vehicles and vessels as a future means of transport. The opening of the Rolls-Royce Research & Development Centre for Autonomous Ships here in Turku, a maritime city with a history of technological innovation, will help achieve our goal of digitalising the country’s transport sector,” Anne Berner, Finnish Minister of Transport and Communications, said.The new R&D Centre enables Rolls-Royce and its partners to carry out projects focussed on autonomous navigation, the development of land-based control centres, and the use of artificial intelligence in future remote and autonomous shipping operations.The Experience Space includes several interactive tables on which Rolls-Royce can showcase existing and future technologies while aiding the development and introduction of new rules and standards for autonomous shipping.Karno Tenovuo, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President, Ship Intelligence, said that the center will completely focus on the development of solutions “capable of smoothing the maritime industry’s transition to the digital age.”last_img read more

Rafat Ali Leaving ContentNext paidContent

first_imgAli, a former managing editor of Silicon Alley Reporter and reporter on, did not immediately return a request seeking comment. Managing editor Ernie Sander is expected to take on added responsibilities in Ali’s absence.After launching the company with paidContent in 2002, Ali added a number of events as well as paidContent:UK, mobile-focused, and, which covers India’s digital content market. Guardian reportedly paid about $6 million for ContentNext.“I am leaving the company while the editorial is still at the peak of its reputation, even though we are half the teams we used to be,” Ali writes.In the note, Ali says his future beyond ContentNext is unclear. “Very likely it will be another startup, in a larger media and marketing space.” Nearly two years after selling the company to U.K.-based Guardian News, Rafat Ali Friday said he is stepping down as founder and editor of ContentNext Media Inc., publisher of digital media news site a note posted to the paidContent site, Ali—who founded the company eight years ago—says his departure will be effective in early July. He will stay on as an advisor through the end of the year.“For most of you who know me, this isn’t coming as a huge surprise,” Ali [pictured] writes. “I have been wrestling with this for months now, and the two-year mark under the Guardian and the eight-year mark since I lunched the first site, seems appropriate enough as a closure point.”last_img read more