Huge boost for Chelsea as Terry returns

first_imgJohn Terry has been given the green light to return to action and will feature in an Under-21 game against Fulham this evening.Chelsea were hopeful their skipper would be able to take part in the match at the Blues’ Cobham training ground.And Terry, who has been named in the starting line-up, is expected to play 45 minutes.It is his first outing since suffering a knee injury against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge two months ago.Interim manager Rafael Benitez this week stated that he would consider Terry for first-team selection if he came through this week’s match unscathed.Click here for today’s Chelsea quizSee also:Blow for Chelsea as Terry stays sidelinedInjured Terry still unable to return Bone bruising prolongs Terry’s injury woeTerry could return to action this 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

What DeMarcus Cousins learned from other NBA players with Achilles injuries

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *Through a handful of phone calls, DeMarcus Cousins received a blueprint on how to overcome the biggest challenge of his nine-year NBA career.Well before he could even begin his rehab, Cousins contacted one of the NBA’s best dunkers (former Atlanta Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins), one of the league’s best scorers (former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant), a …last_img read more

Primal: Publishing at its Most Basic

first_imgPrimal appears to be competing with other lightweight publishing services, such as Tumblr and Posterous. More so, the so-called Geocities 2.0 startups like Weebly and Yola. The difference is that Primal is much more automated than any of those services, which takes a lot of creativity out of publishing.I asked Sweeney how he thought Primal compared to Demand Media, the content farm that is pumping thousands of pieces of content onto the Web each day. He acknowledged that Primal will also pump a lot of (unoriginal) new pages onto the Web, but he said that Primal content is architected by the end user and not the company.Despite the rather hyperbolic terminology in the company’s press release (an upcoming product called ‘Primal Thought Networking’ apparently “supercharges your thinking by remembering, organizing and connecting your ideas in your own machine-readable thought network”), the product itself is interesting because it takes Web publishing down to its very basic bare bones. Whether this is something that enough consumers need or want – and whether it’s good for the Web – is yet to be determined. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tomorrow at the 2010 Semantic Technology Conference, Primal will launch a new publishing platform. It’s grandly described as a “semantic synthesis platform,” but simply put it’s a publishing platform that automates the production of content. What’s more, the resulting web pages include no original content. It’s all aggregated from other sources.So in many ways this is reducing Web publishing to its most basic form, devoid of new content. Is this “automated content manufacturing,” as founder Paul Sweeney described it to me today, useful to people?The stated goal of Primal is to deliver a “personalized content experience that is based directly on [a user’s] individual thoughts and ideas.” Primal Pages, the first application of this platform, is a webpage builder that enables a user to create a web presence based on their topics of interest. The content sources include Wikipedia, Yahoo! and Flickr. The use cases of Primal, according to Sweeney, include a teacher building a website of course materials for their students and a small business providing information to support their product.In my initial tests today, Primal seemed a little raw – although the UI is slick. The brainstorming and ‘find content’ aspects of the product are essentially search features that surface keywords and media from sites like Wikipedia and Flickr. richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Tags:#conferences#Publishing Services#Semantic Web#SemTech 2010#web What’s most interesting about Primal is the publishing aspect, the webpage builder. This is well designed and easy to use. Within a matter of minutes I was able to ‘author’ a webpage about my favorite band, The Velvet Underground.However, as noted above, it had no original content on it – which means it doesn’t add much value to the Web as a whole. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Embodied Carbon Emissions in Buildings

first_imgPhil and Chris, hosts of the Green Architects’ Lounge Podcast, define and discuss embodied carbon in buildings, and make an impassioned case for understanding why this is absolutely the most urgent issue we face in the design and construction industry today—even ahead of zero-energy building—as we work together to combat a fast-approaching climate crisis.Listen to the podcastAudio Playerhttps://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/244dd9/244dd98f-d8ab-4943-9b47-4fb0f1713e30/dfff632a-3e39-4bea-9f57-1c11892dfe95/gal_102_master2_tc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Embodied carbon is carbon that is emitted in the production of materials, and the building industry is responsible for 40% of global annual emissions. Buildings are the problem and the solution, and understanding the immediate impacts of embodied carbon is absolutely vital.Phil and Chris define the critical difference between embodied and operational carbon, and explain why net-zero-energy buildings simply aren’t enough at this moment in time. They take a pass at understanding the numbers behind the issues. They also spend the second half of the podcast talking about the materials that we either must, or absolutely should not specify. Wood is good, steel and concrete are bad, but anyone in the industry knows that this doesn’t leave us with a simple puzzle to solve.The Cocktail: The Bennett Cocktail2 oz. Gin¾ oz. Fresh lime juice¾ oz. Simple syrup2 dashes Angostura bittersDirections: Shake all ingredients with ice to chill, then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.The HighlightsWhat is embodied carbon? Carbon that is emitted in the production of materials.40% of global annual carbon emissions are caused by building industry.We need to understand eCO2e (embodied carbon emissions) vs. oCO2e (operational carbon emissions).What are the differences between embodied (upfront) vs. operational carbon? (11% embodied + 28% operational = 39% total)?We don’t have time to mess around. New zero-energy-buildings are simply not good enough to save us in time. Energy is not a proxy for carbon.Buildings are the problem and the solution. It’s best not to build at all, but if you must—and we must—embodied carbon emissions become critical.How is our tribe doing already? For residential construction, we are doing pretty well, and it’s been a good testing ground. The nerds need to distill the data into actionable rules of thumb so the non-nerds can act.Commercial is the big nut to crack: 33% of embodied carbon is in the structure.We can’t get to net zero-carbon with a dirty grid.Transport of workers to the job site is the biggest source of emissions.Impact of the work we do is more important that personal changes we make.Sometimes it actually can be better to tear down and build a smaller, high performance building.Impacts of the construction process are 20-25% of the total.Understanding the numbersCalculations now are right enough, we need action more than precision.Use only very round numbers—1,2,5,10,20,50,100—so they are retained.EPDs are the MPGs for buildings.How can a number be negative? Regenerative building can actually fix the environment.Top five materialsFSC-certified wood (all wood is not the same)Natural building materials (straw/hemp/wool)Cellulose insulationCross-laminated timbersWood fiberboard insulationBottom five materialsAluminumConcreteSteelRefrigerantsSpray foamSong of the episode747 by Bill CallahanLinksCarbon Smart Materials PaletteCarbon CureCarbon Leadership ForumThe New Carbon Architecture by Bruce KingImages courtesy of Chris Magwood, Endeavour Centre; Jacob Racusin, New Frameworks; Ace McArleton, New Frameworks.The Green Architects’ Lounge hosts are Chris Briley and Philip Kaplan. Chris is a principal at BRIBURN architecture for life. Phil is a principal at Kaplan Thompson Architects. Never miss an episode and take the podcast with you! Subscribe to the Green Architects’ Lounge on iTunes or from wherever you download your podcasts. The show’s Theme Music is Zelda’s Theme by Perez Prado. Special thanks to our sponsor Pinnacle Window Solutions!last_img read more

Newly-wed George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin make appearance in Venice

first_imgWedding bands glinted under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the heartthrob actor and the human rights lawyer emerged Sunday from the luxury hotel where they were married a day earlier.The groom, in a smart light gray suit, sported a simple ring on his left hand. His wife, in a flouncy white short dress with pastel-colored appliques resembling flower blossoms, wore a thin band studded with what appeared to be roundish diamonds. The newlyweds shaded their eyes from the afternoon sunlight with dark glasses.George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on Saturday in Venice. AP PhotoThey hopped into a waiting water taxi and, with Clooney putting his arm around her frequently, made their way down the Grand Canal to another waterside hotel where many of their guests were staying. Gondoliers steered out of their way.Tourists and Venetians cheered when Clooney waved and Alamuddin smiled broadly.The 53-year-old actor, who had vowed he’d never wed again, and the 36-year-old London-based lawyer, were married with Hollywood stars and family among guests.George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice. AP PhotoCelebrity-watching will last at least another day in Venice. City officials have announced the closure on Monday of a stretch of pedestrian walkway along the Grand Canal near the 16th-century Cavalli Palace, so the couple can have a civil marriage ceremony there. The palace is right across from the Aman hotel where the couple wed on Saturday evening.George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in Venice | When Clooney, Alamuddin enjoyed private party before wedding The marriage is the first for the bride and the second for Clooney, who had been one of the world’s most sought-after bachelors since 1993, following a four-year marriage to actress Talia Balsam.advertisementThe bride left her native Lebanon during its civil war and was raised in the United Kingdom. The Oxford-University-educated Alamuddin met Clooney, who is involved in many political causes, through her work.Venice closes down Grand Canal access for Clooney’s wedding | Pics: George Clooney and his saga of affairslast_img read more

Fatal collision on Alaska Highway South of Taylor

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP now confirm one person has died in the collision that occurred on December 13 at around 8:30 a.m. on the Alaska Highway, south of Taylor.Police say there was a two-vehicle head-on collision on Hwy 97 south of 230 Road, Taylor area, involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle with one person in each.Emergency services, Dawson Creek RCMP, Traffic Services and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service responded to the scene. RCMP Corporal Mike Halskov says the Dawson Creek RCMP are currently investigating the collision as the cause of the crash is unknown at the moment.The highway will be closed for the foreseeable future. Motorists are asked to monitor DriveBC.ca for updates to the road closure.last_img read more

ECI unlikely to validate BJPs barb regarding Bengals booths

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) may not fulfill BJP’s demand of declaring all the polling booths in Bengal as ‘sensitive’ as there is no situation in the state disturbing law and order.As per the latest observation by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state, there has been no law and order situation in any part of the state since announcement of the Lok Sabha polls. The CEO’s office has so far identified around 18,461 booths as ‘sensitive’, spreading over 9 districts in the state. The ECI officials in the state are in the process of identifying the sensitive booths across the state, on the basis of their previous records of violence. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThey have been carrying out a detailed examination of the nature of polling booths and are trying to identify the pockets which had witnessed violence in the previous few elections. According to sources in the CEO’s office, around 2,357 booths in South 24-Parganas have been designated as sensitive, while Birbhum has 1,556 sensitive booths. There are around 1,220 sensitive booths in Malda and 1,197 such booths in Murshidabad. In case of Hooghly, Cooch Behar, North Dinajpur and North 24-Parganas, the figures are 1,008, 503, 657 and 981 respectively. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned here that Trinamool Congress supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had raised her voice against BJP’s demand of declaring all the booths in Bengal as ‘super sensitive’. Banerjee had also asked how BJP prepared the list of sensitive polling booths and slammed the vindictive politics by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. She also urged the ECI to act impartially. Banerjee’s reaction came soon after a BJP delegation met ECI officials in Delhi on March 13 and apprised them of the party’s demands. Meanwhile, 10 companies of Central forces arrived at different districts on Friday and started area domination to boost the confidence of the voters. One company of CRPF jawans started route march along the bordering areas of Birbhum, Bankura and West Burdwan on Friday morning. They are keeping a close watch on the Jharkhand border as well. Forces are being deployed in various parts of South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas, Malda, Murshidabad and others. An ECI team headed by Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain is expected to come to the city on Saturday and meet the senior officials of the CEO’s office and the senior police officers in the state to supervise the poll-preparedness.last_img read more

Navy Chief holds talks with chief of US naval ops

first_imgNew Delhi: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday held extensive talks with Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral John Michael Richardson on ways to further deepen cooperation between navies of the two countries.Admiral Richardson is on a three-day visit to India which began on Sunday. “Major issues discussed included operations and exercises, training interactions, information exchange, capacity building and capability enhancement,” the Indian Navy said. It said Admiral Richardson’s visit is intended to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and the US and also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. The US naval official also interacted with Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa among others.last_img read more

Google Cardboard Google is reportedly developing a

first_imgGoogle CardboardGoogle is reportedly developing an “all-in-one virtual reality headset” that runs independent of a smartphone, games console or computer.According to the Wall Street Journal, the new VR headset will include a screen, high-power chips from startup Movidius and outward-facing cameras that track the motion of the user’s head.Citing people familiar with its plans, the paper said that Google will aim to provide a quality experience not tethered to a PC or console with the new headset.It also claimed that Google plans to develop a “more advanced” version of tis low-cost Google Cardboard VR reader, which acts as a cradle for a smartphone. This new plastic viewer will include chips and censors, according to the WSJ.The news follows a report earlier this month saying that Google-owned YouTube is planning to add support for 360-degree live-streamed video, in its latest push into the VR space.It was also recently claimed that Apple has built prototype VR headsets in a bid to take on rival devices like Facebook’s Oculus Rift headset or Microsoft’s Hololens device.In January, Google is understood to have set up a dedicated VR division and appointed company executive Clay Bavor to run the unit.last_img read more