Man United star Nemanja Matic will miss start of the season

first_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible xi smart causal Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed midfielder Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the Premier League season following his side’s 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.Serbia international Matic has played no part in United’s International Champions Cup campaign in the United States since returning from World Cup duty, and Mourinho has now revealed he has undergone surgery. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more “Matic arrived from the World Cup, holiday, direct to surgery because something happened in the World Cup,” the Portuguese told the club’s official website.“He has had surgery. He is out for the start of the season. He came from the World Cup with the injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem.“I don’t know how long he will be out for.”Mourinho also expressed serious concern about the state of his squad and bemoaned United’s lack of transfer activity.He added: “I would like to have two more players.“I think I am not going to have two. I think it’s possible I am going to have one. It’s possible.“I gave a list to the club of five names a few months ago and I wait to see if it is possible to have one of these players.“If it is possible it is possible, if it is not possible it is not possible. If it is possible, good, if it is not possible we keep fighting, working and believing in the players that we have.” NEW ERA highlights Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade who plays? ALTERED possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 1 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Mourinho does not know when Matic will return to action How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? last_img read more

SeaArk secures Saudi deal

first_img21 January 2008South African empowerment company SeaArk Africa has signed an agreement with the Al Faulk Group of Saudi Arabia, worth R70-million, to develop and remotely manage a commercial-scale pilot project to farm shrimp in that country.As part of the agreement, SeaArk will develop a commercial pilot plant at the existing open-pond prawn farming facility of the Al Faulk Group in the capital city of Jeddah, to establish the commercial viability of SeaArk’s advanced closed pond technology in farming a Mediterranean brown shrimp variety known as panaeus indicus.“In Coega in the Eastern Cape we are successfully growing a pacific white shrimp variety known as panaeus vannemai, while in Saudi Arabia we will be farming a species never before grown in a high-tech closed system,” SeaArk President Dave Wills said in a statement.“Together with our Saudi partners we aim to demonstrate that our innovative mix of science and technology has the ability to grow the Mediterranean prawns they are already farming faster, with a lower food consumption rate, with greater densities, and with higher barriers to infection and loss than in the open ponds they are currently using.”SeaArk’s patented technology, developed by local and international scientists over 15 years, combines closed specially designed ponds and computer driven control systems with advanced biological science, and is already dramatically changing the way prawn and shrimp are produced around the world.As with the company’s first international project in Zhanjiang, China, many of SeaArk’s patented processes in the Jeddah pilot project will be run remotely from their Coega research and development centre.The company’s patented biosecure indoor ponds and nutritional system allow producers to maximise size, growth, survivability and biomass – growing prawns two to three times faster than their competitors.“The agreement with the Al Faulk Group for the Saudi Arabian pilot plant is another huge vote of confidence in the technology we have brought to market maturity in our Coega plant,” said SeaArk CEO Gavin Watson.“For the second time following our partnership with the China Direct group, an international roll-out is making a huge contribution to the future of the Coega Industrial Development Zone and the Eastern Cape economy, with a very direct and positive effect on the lives of thousands of families in the surrounding communities, particularly Motherwell.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA Airways increases Airbus order

first_imgThis order, combined with the airlines recent lease agreement for six new A330s, will deliver a modern, comfortable, reliable and cost-efficient fleet for South African Airways’ domestic, regional and long-haul services. “It will be a key enabler in South African Airways drive for greater efficiency.” “Because they offer a seamless fit with the other Airbus aircraft types which we operate, the A320s will assist in our efficiency drive and reduce maintenance costs.” 28 May 2010 Operational commonality South African Airways already operates a fleet of 11 A319s, six A340-200s, six A340-300s and nine A340-600s. “The A320 is the most modern and efficient single aisle aircraft available and with continuous improvements we are strengthening the aircraft’s leadership position,” said Airbus chief operating officer John Leahy. South African Airways has ordered five additional Airbus A320 aircraft, increasing an earlier commitment from 15 to 20 of the planes. The aircraft, to be delivered from 2013, will be powered by IAE engines. Airbus aircraft share a unique cockpit and operational commonality, allowing airlines to use the same pool of pilots, cabin crews and maintenance engineers, bringing operational flexibility and resulting in significant cost savings. “We are delighted that this transaction has the approval of our key stakeholders, the SAA shareholder and board,” SAA chief executive Siza Mzimela said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA improves on mining investment attractiveness index

first_img5 March 2014 South Africa moved up 14 places to 53th out of 112 jurisdictions surveyed in the latest Fraser Institute ranking of the world’s most attractive regions for mining investment. The Canada-based think-tank’s 2013/14 Survey of Mining Companies, released on Monday, is based on the opinions of mining executives representing 690 mineral exploration and development companies on the investment climate of 112 jurisdictions around the world. The companies participating in the survey reported exploration spending of US$4.6-billion in 2012 and $3.4-billion in 2013. In the previous survey, for 2012/13, South Africa was ranked 67th out of 79 jurisdictions in the survey’s overall Investment Attractiveness Index. South Africa’s rise to 53rd in the latest rankings was accompanied by an improvement in its score from 47.8 to 54.7 out of a possible 100, and put the country at seventh-best for mining investment attractiveness in Africa, after Botswana (24th), Ghana (33rd), Namibia (34th), Zambia (41st), Eritrea (48th) and Burkina Faso (49th). Topping the Fraser Institute’s rankings for 2013/14 is Western Australia, followed by the US state of Nevada, Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador, Finland and Alaska. The institute’s Investment Attractiveness Index is constructed by combining two other indices, a Policy Perception Index which measures the effects of government policy on mining companies’ attitudes toward exploration investment, and a Best Practices Mineral Potential Index which rates regions based on their geological attractiveness. On the Policy Perception Index, South Africa improved its score from 35.0 to 39.8 out of a possible 100, while remaining at 64th place in the rankings – although the number of jurisdictions surveyed had grown from 96 to 112. According to a report in Business Day on Tuesday, South Africa “picked up points in investor perceptions of its current regulations, its legal system, tax and infrastructure. But investors were less complimentary about its environmental regulations, regulatory efficiency and labour regulations. On labour regulations, it ranked fourth from the bottom – only two places above Venezuela.” On the Mineral Potential Index, South Africa climbed 13 places from 50th out of 96 jurisdictions to 37 out of 112 jurisdictions, making it the fifth most geologically attractive African country after the Democratic Republic of Congo (26th), Zambia (28th), Botswana (30th) and Ghana (32nd). SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Apple Granted Patent for Sports Sensors

first_imgRelated Posts marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#news#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Think Major League Baseball’s stats and live video iPhone app is cool? Imagine what Apple could do with technology it was granted a patent for this week: a network of sensors that deliver real-time velocity, impact, rotation and other data from sporting event participants to the web. Imagine your iPhone’s accelerometer placed inside a boxer’s glove, a snowboarder’s snow suit or a NASCAR driver’s car – with the information captured delivered to your iPhone or Apple TV while you watch the competition either in person or remotely.Would you pay a premium for an event ticket that includes real time stats like that delivered to your iPhone? I would. Of course Apple is granted all kinds of patents all the time and only some of them amount to anything – but this one is very cool.MacNN reported in depth today on US patent 7,552,031, (“Personal items network, and associated methods”), filed two and a half years ago and granted yesterday. News-watcher extraordinaire Atul Arora sent us the link as a tip. The patent appears related to the “find my iPhone” technology reported on yesterday, but all the examples in the patent application are based on real-time sports statistic monitoring and are quite interesting.Call it augmented reality, call it ubiquitous wearable computing, call it Web 3.0 if you must. It’s widely believed that networks of sensors feeding data into computers for analysis and visualization are going to be a big thing in the near term future. Value-adds built on top of that data hold huge potential for the development of software we can’t even imagine today. This vision is big in the electrical utility world, but private sector innovators are being hampered by the lack of vision seen in public utility companies. When it comes to the world of sports, the sky could be the limit. Imagine attending a sporting event and being able to select from a variety of apps for the app store, built just for that kind of sport. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Custom, Small, and Green in Fort Worth

first_imgOne of the biggest homebuilding attractions online recently has been a house that isn’t very big at all. Dubbed the Zero Energy Casita by its builder, Fort Worth, Texas-based Ferrier Custom Homes, this recently completed two-bedroom is only 1,051 sq. ft. and is designed to operate at net zero energy, or very near it.Ferrier’s clients, in this case, use the house as a second home, and it does present as very much the cozy hideaway, with a rustic exterior and a lakefront view. But the design and material features of the house, from its siting and well-insulated shell to its use of reclaimed materials and renewable energy, give it considerable green cachet.Don Ferrier, president of Ferrier Custom, favors the use of structural insulated panels for exterior walls and roofs on his projects, and this one was no exception. FischerSIPS, based in Louisville, Kentucky, produced the panels. The siding, however, departs from what’s typically found on a new house: the clients “wanted the house to look like it’s been there 150 years,” Ferrier says, so he used reclaimed siding for the skin and used salvaged flooring and 8×8 barn beams for interior finishes.Low waste, high performanceReuse and waste reduction actually were guiding concepts for most of the build: excess lumber and sheetrock were mulched on site for use in landscaping, and most of the plastics, metals, cardboard, and other jobs-site materials were recycled. The completed house includes rainwater catchment for irrigation, xeriscaping, Energy Star appliances, water-conserving fixtures, and low-VOC and formaldehyde-free finishes, adhesives, and countertop materials.An air-source heat pump serves the house in the winter. To counter the Texas summer heat, the house is equipped with an air conditioner with a 16 SEER rating, and a high-efficiency particulate air filtration system. In addition to the SIP shell, a few other features help mitigate the energy draw of these appliances, especially during the summer: the siting of the house, which is shaded by a nearby oak tree and some 40-foot shrubs; a reflective, standing-seam steel roof with Galvalume coating; double-pane, gas-filled Weathershield windows with low-e coatings; and the renewable-energy system – a 45-foot Skystream wind turbine with a 3.7 kW capacity.As noted in a recent Buildingonline.com post, the Casita scored a 30 on the Department of Energy’s E-Scale in preliminary tests. Not quite net-zero-energy performance, but still impressive. In an interview with Ecohome magazine, Ferrier noted that the house cost $312,000, excluding land. Since this is a showcase project, and Ferrier has committed to certifying every home it builds under LEED for Homes, the National Green Building Standard, Energy Star, the DOE’s Builders’ Challenge, and Green Built Texas standards, we’ll update this post when the ratings results are announced.last_img read more

The Big Picture on Ultra-High-Def TV

first_imgA shift to the next generation of televisions known as Ultra-High-Definition (UHD), and sometimes 4K, could cost U.S. consumers an additional $1 billion annually unless further energy efficiency improvements are made, according to our new report.In fact, that energy waste could add up to an additional 8 terawatt-hours of electricity a year nationally — enough to power all the homes in San Francisco for three years. But the good news is that while UHD televisions use an average 30% more energy to operate than similarly sized high-definition (HD) televisions, that doesn’t have to be the case. Our new report shows that some of the best UHD models on the market today are dramatically more energy-efficient than the typical UHD television, using little to no more energy than the equivalent HD TV it would replace. Smart TVs are usually, but not always, so smartMost new televisions include internet connectivity which allows consumers to stream content from the web from applications like Netflix and YouTube without the need for a computer or supplemental device like Apple TV or a Roku box. While most of the Internet-connected televisions we tested had very low power levels (less than 1/2 watt in standby) and fast reboot times (below 10 seconds), some were much slower.Those TVs generally included a Quick Start feature, which if selected causes the television to transition much faster from standby to full power. Unfortunately, having this Quick Start feature enabled caused some models to use 20 to 30 watts of standby power even though the viewer had “turned off” the television. Unless absolutely necessary, consumers should avoid selecting Quick Start on your new television.It’s increasingly clear that UHD TV will likely be the dominant type of television sold in the next few years, and more bells and whistles are coming. To avoid an upsurge in television energy use and the related higher energy bills and power plant emissions that come from having to generate more electricity, we need TV manufacturers and their suppliers to continue to focus on improving the energy efficiency of their new TVs.And on the policy front we encourage:DOE to update its test method for measuring TV energy use to make sure the latest content and its potentially higher energy use is captured.EPA to reduce the size of the adder it provides for high resolution TVs in its next specification, Version 8.Utilities to offer rebates for the most energy efficient models.Regulators to consider setting minimum state or national energy efficiency standards to remove the least efficient new TVs from the market. RELATED ARTICLES Choosing an Energy-Efficient TelevisionVideo Gamers Could Save Billions in Energy CostsTackling the Plug Load ProblemChoosing an Energy-Efficient RefrigeratorAll About DishwashersAll About Washing MachinesAlternatives to Clothes Dryers Much to our surprise, about one in three televisions sold today has a screen 50 inches and greater. In general, energy use increases with larger screen sizes. One doesn’t have to look too far back to remember when 32 inches was considered a large television.During our analysis of manufacturer-reported energy use, we observed an almost three-fold range in the electricity consumption of similarly sized UHD televisions. This means that while there are some real energy hogs out there, with the worst consuming more electricity annually than a new mid-sized refrigerator, there are some really efficient models, too. The challenge is how to ensure the industry shifts toward the more efficient designs quickly before many of today’s 300 million televisions are replaced by UHD TVs. Settings really matterMost, but not all, of today’s new TVs come with a setting called Automatic Brightness Control (ABC) that automatically adjusts television screen brightness in response to changes in room light levels. From our laboratory testing of 50-inch to 55-inch televisions, we found that when enabled, ABC cuts energy consumption by a huge amount. On average, TVs with ABC off use 50% more electricity than when ABC is turned on.center_img Curiously, some manufacturers include ABC technology in their televisions, but choose not to ship their TVs with this feature enabled. (If they did, more would qualify for the highly coveted Energy Star label, indicating they are among the most energy-efficient models.) We recommend that consumers dig into the menu to look for, and select, the ABC feature to save money.The latest and greatest type of content that will be offered to viewers in the future is called High Dynamic Range (HDR), which promises more colors, brighter scenes, and blacker blacks. Prior to our study there was no published data on HDR’s incremental energy use. We obtained two movies produced in 4K HDR format and measured the power use during viewing on an UHD HDR television capable of playing it. On average, the HDR content on this TV caused the power use to increase on average by 47% compared to the 4K (non-HDR) version of the same movie.As shown in the accompanying graph (see Image #2, below), the power use during playback varied dramatically, spiking during the very bright scenes. We were only able to perform this test on one TV, so we can’t extrapolate the results to all HDR-capable televisions, but these findings should serve as a loud wake-up call and catalyst for additional measurements and updates to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) test method, which currently only uses HD content to determine television energy consumption. Noah Horowitz is a senior scientist in the energy program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he works on a wide range of energy efficiency issues. He holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. This post originally appeared at NRDC Switchboard. What exactly is UHD TV?The TV industry is heavily promoting its latest generation of televisions being marketed under the umbrella term UHD. These televisions provide higher resolution and in some cases a wider range of colors and enhanced contrast. Their higher resolution screens have at least 8 million pixels, which is four times greater than HD televisions, and are sometimes called 4K TVs. In order to fully benefit from the higher screen resolutions, a really big 4K TV is needed.last_img read more

Limiting TNT import Smith top priority for GInebra ahead of Game 2, says Brownlee

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ “Number one, we gotta get hold of Smith better. You know, he’s not playing his minutes, but when he’s in there, he’s pretty much unstoppable,” Brownlee, who led the Kings with 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, said.“With Smith being a dominant force in the paint, the guy’s been active as well. Mainly, we have to find some type of way to get Smith. You know, keep him off the offensive rebounds. But also other guys, like Williams and some of the guards, too.”Smith grabbed 11 of TNT’s 21 offensive rebounds in the game. The KaTropa got 25 second chance points.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’?center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Joshua Smith on his slow start: I was holding back 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra’s adjustments heading into Game 2 revolve around TNT import Joshua Smith.Justin Brownlee said figuring out how to limit Smith should be one of the Gin Kings’ main priorities in practice after the former Georgetown Hoyas slotman powered the KaTropa to a win with a game-high 35 points in the semifinals opener Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s a dominant force in the paint, so we have to maybe do something different, maybe something, I don’t know. But we go to practice tomorrow (Monday). Coach Tim (Cone) will have something for us. We’re going to look forward to that,” Brownlee said after Ginebra’s 100-94 loss at Mall of Asia Arena.The Gin Kings threw two to three defenders at the 6-foot-8, 300-pound Smith.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt appeared as if Ginebra’s defensive game plan was working in the first two quarters where Smith scored only six points, but the second half showed the Gin Kings had no answer for him.Smith scored 29 points after halftime, including 18 in the third quarter. He also finished with 13 rebounds and four assists in less than 29 minutes off the bench.last_img read more

Cardiff ODI: India lose 2 quick wickets against England

first_imgIndia on Wednesday lost two quick wickets against England in Cardiff.Earlier, England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and invited India to bat first in the second cricket ODI at Sophia Gardens.The first match of the five-ODIs series was washed out at Bristol.Opening batsman Alex Hales will make his debut for the hosts in Wednesday’s match.Teams:England: Alastair Cook (C), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell and James AndersonIndia: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma.last_img read more

Nigeria’s 27-year-old Victor Moses announces shock international retirement

first_imgNigeria’s Victor Moses at the age of 27 announced a shock retirement from international football, saying that he wants to focus on his club career. Chelsea’s wing-back Moses has made 37 appearance for Nigeria.Moses was a part of the Nigerian squad that played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and played every minute of the tournament, where the African nation were eliminated in the group stage.Moses won the 2013 African Cup of Nations with Nigeria and helped the team reach the Round of 16 of 2014 World Cup in Brazil.He won the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea but has not started a match under new manager Maurizio Sarri this season.”I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime,” Moses said in a statement on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/w39bSMjcNfVictor Moses (@VictorMoses) August 15, 2018″However, I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on my club career and young family, as well as to allow the next generation the opportunity to step up and to flourish.”Here is Moses’s full statement on Twitter:I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from international football. I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime. Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.advertisementHowever, I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on my club career and young family, as well as to allow the next generation the opportunity to step up and to flourish. We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.There are so many highlights that stand out for me over the years; for making my debut, to playing in two World Cups and being a part of the team to win the African Nations Cup for the first time for our nation since 1994 being just a few of them.I have spoken to the manager by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF and all of my teammates for all of their support over the years. Most importantly I would like to say thank you to the Nigerian people for believing in me and supporting me over the years. It’s meant the world to me and my family and I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team. Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more