Paul Pogba No Pogba, no problem – Lingard confident Man Utd can cover derby ban Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 16:18 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United Manchester United v Manchester City Manchester City Premier League The Red Devils will be without the French midfielder against City following his red card at Arsenal but believe they boast the squad depth to cope Manchester United will be without Paul Pogba for a derby date with City following his red card at Arsenal, but Jesse Lingard is confident they can cover his absence.The French midfielder was dismissed during a thrilling 3-1 victory over the Gunners at Emirates Stadium for a lunging challenge on Hector Bellerin.That moment of madness means he will be forced to sit out a home date with Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders, leaving United without an £89 million talent once again – following a recent 12-game absence through injury. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lingard, though, believes that Jose Mourinho boasts the depth in his squad to handle the loss of one player, even if that player will be a big miss in a crunch clash.Fresh from netting twice in a vital win over Arsenal, the England international forward told BBC Sport on Pogba’s upcoming suspension: “It’s a blow but the team have the players to adapt to that. Everyone’s got to work hard to get in the starting XI.”While Pogba’s red card in north London did not prove costly, it was the heroics of David de Gea which allowed United to collect all three points.The Spaniard was in inspired form against the Gunners, equalling the Premier League record for most saves in a game, and has earned plenty of praise on the back of another talismanic display.Lingard is among those to have paid tribute to the 27-year-old, with one of the most consistent performers in the business now considered to also be one of the best.“It was a great win. I thought the lads dug deep, especially in the first half when we were under pressure,” added Lingard.”In the second half we had to regroup and reorganise.”David de Gea kept us in it and he’s one of the best keepers in world. It’s great to have stable person behind us to keep that play up.”Before welcoming City to Old Trafford, United have a midweek Champions League fixture to contend with.CSKA Moscow are set to visit Manchester on Tuesday, with Mourinho’s men – who will still have Pogba at their disposal in Europe – looking to book their passage to the last-16 as winners of Group A.
Story Highlights Head of Data Management for eGov Jamaica, Walt Brown, says significant safeguards will be instituted to secure information obtained for the National Identification System (NIDS). EGov Jamaica, the agency that will provide technical information and communication technology guidance to the NIDS project team as well as host the system, is ensuring that all its employees undergo mandatory security training. Head of Data Management for eGov Jamaica, Walt Brown, says significant safeguards will be instituted to secure information obtained for the National Identification System (NIDS).“We are going around ensuring that the major stakeholder systems will have the requisite infrastructure and measures adopted to ensure that there are no points of exposure in the data that will be resident in NIDS,” he said.Mr. Brown was speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Spanish Town’s bi-monthly meeting at Arians Restaurant in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, on February 8.EGov Jamaica, the agency that will provide technical information and communication technology guidance to the NIDS project team as well as host the system, is ensuring that all its employees undergo mandatory security training.“From the gardener to the Chief Executive Officer…everyone has to do all the security programmes and you have to pass it at a certain level or you will have to repeat (them) until you (do). (The training involves) at least three or four security courses every month,” Mr. Brown stated.Additionally, he said policies are in place to deal with the application of computer patches and upgrades in order to “keep compliant with the latest releases of software to ensure security”.“We have demanded the highest level of security in the industry (from) those vendors who will be providing certain aspects of the software,” Mr. Brown assured.Meanwhile, Chief Technical Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart, said countries with a NIDS are being closely observed as regards best practices, particularly in relation to security.These countries include: Estonia, South Korea, and some African nations.She also pointed out that ethical or “white hat” hackers will be employed to test or evaluate NIDS’ security framework, as is the case in Estonia. “We have demanded the highest level of security in the industry (from) those vendors who will be providing certain aspects of the software,” Mr. Brown assured. Meanwhile, Mrs. Lynch-Stewart informed that persons are becoming more understanding and less fearful of the need for a national identification system.“Everywhere we have spoken…people understand. People are surprised about what we are asking… (regarding) all the information that they already provided (elsewhere),” she said.NIDS is jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank at a cost of US$68 million, a significant portion of which will fund security infrastructure strengthening.First phase registration is slated to begin with a pilot in September 2018 and proceed to a national roll-out in 2019.
Citation: Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs (2015, May 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-05-spiders-carbon-nanotubes-superstrong-webs.html More information: Silk reinforced with graphene or carbon nanotubes spun by spiders, arXiv, arXiv:1504.06751 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] http://arxiv.org/abs/1504.06751Here, we report the production of silk incorporating graphene and carbon nanotubes directly by spider spinning, after spraying spiders with the corresponding aqueous dispersions. We observe a significant increment of the mechanical properties with respect to the pristine silk, in terms of fracture strength, Young’s and toughness moduli. We measure a fracture strength up to 5.4 GPa, a Young’s modulus up to 47.8 GPa and a toughness modulus up to 2.1 GPa, or 1567 J/g, which, to the best of our knowledge, is the highest reported to date, even when compared to the current toughest knotted fibres. This approach could be extended to other animals and plants and could lead to a new class of bionic materials for ultimate applications.via Newscientist © 2015 Phys.org Journal information: arXiv
Apple is now a part of the Thread Group’s list of members, alongside its top rivals – Nest (a subsidiary of Google) and Amazon. This indicates some advancements in their HomeKit software framework and inter-device communication between iOS devices. Who is the Thread Group? The Thread Group is a non-profit company who have developed the network protocol Thread, with the aim of being the best way to connect and control IoT products. These are the features that enable them to do so: Mesh networking: It uses mesh network design, connecting hundreds of products securely and reliably, which also means no single point of failure. Secure: It provides security at network and application layers. To ensure only authorized devices join the network, it uses product install codes. They use AES encryption to close security holes that exist in other wireless protocols and smartphone-era authentication scheme. Battery friendly: Based on the power efficient IEEE 802.15.4 MAC/PHY, it ensures extremely low power consumption. Short messaging, streamlined routing protocol, use of low power wireless system-on-chips also makes it battery friendly. Based on IPv6: It is interoperable by design using proven, open standards and IPv6 technology with 6LoWPAN (short for, IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks) as the foundation. 6LoWPAN is an IPv6 based low-power wireless personal area network which is comprises of devices that conform to the IEEE 802.15.4-2003 standard Scalable: It can scale upto 250+ devices into a single network supporting multiple hops. What this membership brings to Apple? The company has not revealed their plans yet, but nothing is stopping us from imagining what they possibly could do with Thread. According to a redditor, the following are some potential use of Thread by Apple HomeKit by Apple uses WiFi and Bluetooth as its wireless protocols. WiFi is very power hungry and Bluetooth is short-ranged. With Thread’s mesh network and power-efficient design this problem could be solved. Apple only allows certain products to operate on battery, requiring others to be plugged into power constantly, HomeKit cameras, for instance. Critical to both Apple and extended-use home devices, Thread promises “extremely low power consumption.” Apple could have plans to provide support for the number of IoT smart home devices the HomePod is capable of connecting to with Thread. With the support of Thread, iOS devices could guarantee better inter-device Siri communications, more reliable continuity features, and secure geo-fencing. Apple joining the group could mean that it may become open to more hardware when it comes to its HomeKit and also become reasonable from a cost perspective in the smart home area. Read Next Apple releases iOS 12 beta 2 with screen time and battery usage updates among others macOS Mojave: Apple updates the Mac experience for 2018 Apple stocks soar just shy of $1 Trillion market cap as revenue hits $53.3 Billion in Q3 earnings 2018
Share LONDON — Interest surrounding the romance and wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has been a boon for Britain tourism – and that’s ramped up exponentially with the impending arrival of the couple’s first child.As the due date approaches Harry and Meghan may be keeping plans about their baby under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped everyone in Britain from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child.If Britain’s bookmakers are to be believed, it’s definitely a girl – and Diana may well be one of her many names.The William Hill agency closed the betting on the baby’s gender a few days ago after an “avalanche” of bets poured in from people convinced the royal couple is having a girl.“The secret’s out, as far as we’re concerned,” firm spokesman Rupert Adams said. “It could be because someone somewhere has seen the scan, or someone has heard something.”While Adams acknowledged there’s always a chance the surge was based on nothing, he said average betting patterns over the years suggest there’s usually some truth in rumours.So far, Diana is topping the bookmakers’ list as a front-running name _ William Hill has put the odds at 4/1. Victoria, Alice, Grace and Elizabeth are close behind, while Albert, Arthur and James are popular guesses for a boy.“A ridiculous number – 80% of bets taken – are for the name Diana,” Adams said. He said he personally doubts Harry would choose a name that so directly evokes his iconic mother’s tragic death in 1997 but added: “There’s every chance of it being a middle name.”Carolyn Harris, a royal historian who teaches at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, agrees that Diana could be a middle name. That’s what Harry’s brother, Prince William, and his wife Kate did for their daughter, Princess Charlotte (the 3-year-old’s full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana).More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at sea“The choice of Diana as a first name would place a lot of pressure on the royal baby, as the press would constantly compare her to her famous grandmother,” she said.Harris believes Harry and Meghan may adopt a similar approach to the naming of other recently born royal children lower down the line of succession: Choosing a moniker that’s traditional, but one that doesn’t frequently appear within the royal family.She also thinks a possible middle name could be Ruth – after one of Meghan’s great-grandmothers, as well as Diana’s maternal grandmother, Lady Ruth Fermoy.Some observers speculate that Meghan, who has long spoken out about women’s rights, could go for a name that evokes strong women in history – a theory Harris thinks has substance.“A name associated with prominent female historical figures in Britain and/or the United States is certainly a possibility,” she said. Eleanor, for one, could honour both Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England in the 12th century.Harry and Meghan haven’t announced the baby’s gender or the due date, which is widely believed to be sometime in late April.The pair declared Thursday they are keeping the birth private and won’t be sharing news about the baby’s arrival until they’ve told family and friends. That has led many to jump to the conclusion that they are planning a home birth at their new residence, Frogmore Cottage, close to Windsor Castle outside of London.Home birth or not, the scenario will be quite different from the media circus that lasted for days outside the London hospital where their sister-in-law Kate’s three children were born. That will significantly dampen the name and gender betting frenzy, according to William Hill, which reported taking “hundreds of bets a minute” every time palace officials announced that Kate had gone into labour.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyWhatever name they choose, the new baby will not automatically have the official title of prince or princess. Those titles were given to all three children of William, the eldest son of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne.Instead, Harry and Meghan’s baby is expected to be styled the Earl of Dumbarton if a boy and Lady Mountbatten-Windsor if a girl. That said, the child’s great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, could change that if she wants the baby to be a prince or princess.Harry’s first child will be seventh in line for the throne, bumping down Harry’s uncle, Prince Andrew.Some punters have been having a laugh with their royal baby bets. Ladbrokes reported that 2 pounds ($2.60) have been staked on the name Brexit – with odds of 500/1. The name Donald is at 250/1. Meghan, as any reader of British tabloids knows, is no fan of the current U.S. president.One thing British betting agencies are not seeing: lots of money being placed on quirky, New Age or celebrity-driven, unique monikers.“Harry is a traditional guy at heart, we think he would like a relatively traditional but not absolutely turgid royal name,” Adams said.“(Meghan) would like to convey herself as regal _ we feel she would not go with a weird name like ‘Sunshine,’” he added. By: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, April 15, 2019 Diana? Alice? Elizabeth? Britons bet on new royal baby name Tags: Britain, United Kingdom