Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his news conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Bournemouth. Here’s some of what the Italian had to say. Conte on Victor MosesEmbed from Getty Images“Victor Moses trained with us yesterday and today. I will have to check his situation and then make the best decision for the team, but he is available.“Victor has shown he is an important player for us but in the matches against Crystal Palace and Manchester City we showed we can do the same (without him) and that is important.“We are a team and we are not 11 single players. If you are working as a team you must be ready to find a right solution when some players miss games.”On the decision to take Nathan Ake back from BournemouthEmbed from Getty Images“Yes, I think it was the right decision because for us it was important (for Ake) to stay in our squad and also because for us it is important to check our players and then see the improvement.“If we find a player to stay in our squad and to give him the possibility to show me and the club the capacity (to play), why not?“I am happy to have Nathan with us. It is not easy when you arrive and before you there are five centre-backs who are all very good.“I am pleased with his attitude and commitment. He is a good player and it was right to bring him here with us.”On facing BournemouthEmbed from Getty Images“For us this is a great challenge. It is another tough game. For me Bournemouth is a really good team with a good coach.“We must pay great attention, because if we think it is going to be easy we are making a great mistake.”On more reports he could leave this summer“I don’t know why. I can think it is normal to try to involve my name because they want me to come back to Italy.“I stay here and am very happy to stay here. This is the most important thing. I have two more years with Chelsea and this is the truth.”On reports of a tunnel fracas after the Man City gameEmbed from Getty Images“Honestly, no, I didn’t see nothing because I was in the changing room to stay with my players. I didn’t see it, but it’s not important what happened in the tunnel.“The most important thing is what happens on the pitch – and I think a lot of people enjoyed this game. This is the most important thing for us.”On speculation Andrea Pirlo could become his assistantEmbed from Getty Images“In this period I am listening to a lot (of speculation) and this is very strange for example.“Pirlo is playing and wants to continue to playing. I don’t know why someone wants to put out this type of situation, but in football it is normal.“It is important to be focused on the present, which is more important than the future. I prefer to be focused on the present and make this season a great season, not just a good season.”On Claudio Ranieri visiting the training groundEmbed from Getty Images“Claudio is a good friend and I was very pleased to see him in Cobham to chat and spend time together. It was good to see him and I hope to see him again this season.“We have spoken about his experience in England and my experience – the different way to train when you compare England to Italy. It was a good chat and I wish for him the best in the future.“He deserves another job and my hope for him is this. He is ready to take another job. He is a top manager and top coach. I’m sure he will find a new job.”On Spurs playing first on SaturdayEmbed from Getty Images“I don’t think it’s an advantage, because the pressure is the same whether they win, lose or draw. You will have good pressure.“But it is very important for us to look at ourselves, not look at the others. Tottenham’s result is important but our result is the most important.“I see two teams in this race – Chelsea and Tottenham – but anything can happen. There are 24 points (to play for) and other rivals can go into this race.”See also:Conte on Pedro, Morata, Wenger’s comments and Chelsea’s search for players Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
15 March 2016South Africa is a steady, well-functioning economy – that is the message the National Treasury conveyed to international investors during a roadshow to London, Boston and New York last week.Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan headed the group of business leaders, three labour federations and senior officials from the National Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank to engage with international investors after the tabling of the 2016 Budget.See what the minister said:The roadshow was also a means to provide updates on the latest economic developments in the country and plans for the medium term. Meetings were held with over 250 investors, some with significant exposure to South Africa. Among the issues raised by the investors were:Fiscal risks and strains in balance sheets of state-owned companies;Recent developments on sovereign credit ratings;Slow economic growth;Issues relating to business and investment confidence;Regulatory clarity, labour and monetary policy andThe political environment.One unified voice“Our main message to the investors was that as a resilient nation, South Africa has the potential to overcome its immediate challenges,” the Treasury said. “What is required is for (the) government, labour and business to work together on concrete steps and actions that will be taken to lift economic growth.“The world economic outlook is uncertain and it is crucial that the country be seen to be united and focused on tackling its socio-economic challenges.”The next few months would be critical, the Treasury said, as it mapped a path for higher economic growth, to preserve the investment grade rating, and address poverty, unemployment and inequality.Source: Department of Treasury
Distributed wind energy also increasesIn a second report, released by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the U.S. distributed wind energy market also showed strong growth. These are installations located near homes, farms and businesses, many of them rated at 100 kW or less.By the end of 2012, distributed wind installations in the U.S. reached a 10-year cumulative capacity of more than 812 MW, produced by more than 69,000 turbines in all 50 states, the report said.Iowa, Massachusetts, California and Wisconsin added the most capacity last year. Two new reports from the U.S. Department of Energy detail the rapid growth of wind energy in 2012, with more than 13 gigawatts (GW) of capacity added in the United States last year alone.For the first time, wind energy accounted for more new electricity generating capacity than any other single source: 43% of all new additions, representing a total investment of $25 billion. Total U.S. wind capacity is now more than 60 GW, enough for more than 15 million households.Other findings in the 2012 Wind Technologies Market Report released by the Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:Total installed wind capacity in 2012 was 22 times as much as it was in 2000.In nine states, wind energy accounts for more than 12% of total electrical consumption. In Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas, wind contributes more than 20%.Texas is the U.S. leader, with 1,800 megawatts of new capacity added in 2012 for a total of more than 12 GW. That’s twice as much as California, the number two state.The proportion of wind energy components, such as towers, turbine blades and gears, made in the U.S. has increased to 72%, triple what it was in 2006-2007.Better designs mean that turbines can be installed in less windy areas. Blades are longer and lighter and turbine performance has improved. Capital and maintenance costs continue to decline.The price of long-term contracts singed in 2011 and 2012 averaged a competitive 4 cents a kilowatt hour, 50% lower than in 2009.
What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#ARkit#bitcoin#Equifax#Interent of Things#IoT#Jamie Dimon#Tesla Matan Bordo Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Follow the Puck It’s been a busy week in emerging tech, with a lot of big news. Here’s a quick recap of what you might have missed.Apple debuts ARKitThis past week, Apple introduced ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. Some believe this (along with Google’s release of its similar ARCore) is going to bring massive adoption to mobile AR while others don’t; including Ori Inbar, fellow Tribe member & Founder of Ogmento (which became FlyBy Media), which was acquired by Apple in 2012 and became the foundation for ARKit.Instead, he argues, [massive adoption] will happen with The AR Cloud (the real-time 3D map of the world) — when AR experiences persist in the real world across space, time, and devices. Ori believes this won’t happen until the iPhone has a “…back facing depth camera that will put in the hands of tens of millions a camera that senses the shapes of your surroundings and can create a rich accurate 3D map of the world to be shared by users and for users.”AR researchers and industry insiders believe the AR Cloud will be the single most important software infrastructure in computing, far more valuable than Facebook’s Social graph or Google’s page rank index.IKEA has already released an AR app that lets customers see furniture as it would appear in their home.Bankers hating on cryptos? No way.Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan says “Bitcoin is a fraud, and will eventually blow up.” This, despite JPMorgan starting a trial project using blockchain.Other reasons why his comments are perplexing. Especially weird considering just yesterday JP Morgan bought 19,102 bitcoin shares in the Swedish Nasdaq traded bitcoin ETN, translating to around 95 bitcoins, worth some half a million dollars. Tesla takes some blameFirst, on AI: Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AIAnd after investigating the first documented crash involving the use of driver assist autopilot technology, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded Tesla bears some of the blame. This could have some interesting implications in the insurance space, especially as these “Auto-Pilot” modes become more ubiquitous.Adobe wants to bring digital marketing to your smart car using analytics on the data captured from web-enabled autos. You’ve been Equif***edFinally, Equifax, a consumer credit reporting company which collects and aggregates information on over 800 million individual consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide, was hacked, exposing 143 million Americans and their social security numbers. Hackers had access from mid-May through July. Equifax had known about the hack since late-July and took over a month to tell everyone. The author is Program Associate at The Junction, which was established in 2011 as Israel’s first commercial accelerator. The Junction is owned and operated by F2 Capital, a seed-stage VC fund backing Israeli frontier technology companies at the cross-section of Big Data, AI and Connectivity. Partnered with multinationals such as SAP, HP, and Munich Re, F2 Capital is aligned with the emerging realities of startup financing to support exceptional founders before traditional VCs are ready to invest. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…
DefinitionA knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses energy from strong magnets to create pictures of the knee joint and muscles and tissues.An MRI does not use radiation (x-rays). Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film. One exam produces many images.Alternative NamesMRI – kneeHow the test is performedYou will wear a hospital gown or clothes without metal zippers or snaps (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt). Certain types of metal can cause blurry images.You will lie on a narrow table that slides into a large tunnel-like scanner.Some exams use a special dye (contrast). Most of the time, you will get the dye through a vein (IV) in your arm or hand before the test. Sometimes, the dye is given into a joint. The dye helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly.During the MRI, the person who operates the machine will watch you from another room. The test most often lasts 30-60 minutes, but may take longer.How to prepare for the testYou may be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4 – 6 hours before the scan.Tell your doctor if you are afraid of close spaces (have claustrophobia). You may be given a medicine to help you feel sleepy and less anxious. Your doctor may suggest an “open” MRI, in which the machine is not as close to the body.Before the test, tell your health care provider if you have:advertisementBrain aneurysm clipsCertain types of artificial heart valvesHeart defibrillator or pacemakerInner ear (cochlear) implantsKidney disease or dialysis (you may not be able to receive contrast)Recently placed artificial jointsCertain types of vascular stentsWorked with sheet metal in the past (you may need tests to check for metal pieces in your eyes)Because the MRI contains strong magnets, metal objects are not allowed into the room with the MRI scanner:Pens, pocketknives, and eyeglasses may fly across the room.Items such as jewelry, watches, credit cards, and hearing aids can be damaged.Pins, hairpins, metal zippers, and similar metallic items can distort the images.Removable dental work should be taken out just before the scan.How the test will feelAn MRI exam causes no pain.You will need to lie still. Too much movement can blur MRI images and cause errors.The table may be hard or cold, but you can ask for a blanket or pillow. The machine makes loud thumping and humming noises when turned on. You can wear ear plugs to help block out the noise.An intercom in the room allows you to speak to someone at any time. Some MRIs have televisions and special headphones to help the time pass.There is no recovery time, unless you were given a medicine to relax. After an MRI scan, you can return your normal diet, activity, and medicines.Why the test is performedYour doctor may order this test if you have:An abnormal result on a knee x-ray or bone scanA feeling that your knee is giving away in the knee jointBuildup of joint fluid behind the knee (Bakers cyst)Fluid collecting in the knee jointInfection of the knee jointKnee cap injuryKnee pain with feverKnee locking when you walk or movingSigns of damage to the knee muscle, cartilage, or ligamentsKnee pain that does not get better with treatmentYou may also have this test to check your progress after knee surgery.Normal ValuesA normal result means your knee looks okay.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to a sprain or tear of the ligaments in the knee area.Abnormal results may also be due to:Arthritis of the kneeAvascular necrosis (also called osteonecrosis)Bone tumor or cancerBroken boneBuildup of joint fluid behind the knee (Bakers cyst)Infection in the bone (osteomyelitis)InflammationInjury of the knee capTalk to your health care provider if you have questions or concerns.What the risks areMRI contains no radiation. There have been no reported side effects from the magnetic fields and radio waves.The most common type of contrast (dye) used is gadolinium. It is very safe. Allergic reactions to the substance are rare. However, gadolinium can be harmful to people with kidney problems that need dialysis. If you have kidney problems, please tell your health care provider before the test.The strong magnetic fields created during an MRI can cause heart pacemakers and other implants to not work as well. It can also cause a piece of metal inside your body to move or shift. For safety reasons, please dont bring anything that contains metal into the scanner room.advertisementSpecial considerationsTests that may be done instead of a knee MRI include:CT scan of the kneeKnee x-rayReferencesWilkinson ID, Paley MNJ. Magnetic resonance imaging: basic principles. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 5.DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23.Grainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.