Schalke 04 manager Domenico Tedesco has revealed he intends to win the team’s final group stage game of the UEFA Champions League despite already securing qualification to the second round.The Royal Blues face Lokomotiv Moscow tomorrow night, and Tedesco has stressed the importance of winning the game.“The game is important because we want to underline the fact that we deserve to be in the last 16,” said Domenico Tedesco, according to the club’s official website.“In the Champions League, we’ve played well four times and very badly once.”“On Tuesday, it’ll be about representing the club and the Bundesliga in the best way possible once again.”The Schalke manager also suggested that there could be changes from the 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.Tedesco: Schalke fell apart after Aguero’s penalty Andrew Smyth – March 13, 2019 Schalke 04 manager Domenico Tedesco believes Sergio Aguero’s penalty literally caused his side to fall apart following their 7-0 Champions League defeat.Guido Burgstaller, who was taken off after 36 minutes against Dortmund, won’t be available for Tuesday’s UCL game.Steven Skrzybski is also expected to miss out, and it’s still too early for Cedric Teuchert to think about playing the entire game.However, injuries can also provide the opportunity for other players in the squad to impress.“Ahmed Kutucu will definitely be in the squad. Ahmed is someone who always wants the ball and get forward. He can play up top, but he also plays quite well in midfield,” said Tedesco.The youngster has been causing a stir in the club’s U19 team recently.“He’s got great character and he’s earned the chance to get a few minutes under his belt,” added Tedesco.
Tags Porsche Taycan on ice in Sweden Porsche Volkswagen Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Share your voice Enlarge ImageWe’ve already taken the Taycan drifting on ice in Sweden. Now, we just can’t wait to see the darn thing without camouflage. Porsche While the Porsche Taycan electric sports car and the Volkswagen ID 3 electric mass-market hatchback have about as much in common as a tuna fish sandwich and Euler’s formula, they are still both electric cars that happen to offer reservations ahead of production. You might think the much more affordable car would garner a bit more attention than the expensive one; you might also be wrong.According to a report from German-language business newspaper Handelsblatt this weekend, Porsche board member Andreas Haffner indicated that Porsche has 30,000 orders for the Taycan already. This is a pretty large leap from the last estimate we heard in March, when Porsche said over 20,000 people had registered their interest.Consultant and analyst Matthias Schmidt pointed out in a tweet that, according to the most recent data, Porsche has more Taycan reservations than Volkswagen has reservations for the ID 3 electric hatchback. VW’s most recent deposit estimate, about 22,000, came from Jürgen Stackmann, the VW board member responsible for sales and marketing.While it might seem odd that a car with, in all likelihood, at least twice the base price will command more reservations, it makes sense. VW’s ID 3 hatchback is a mass-market vehicle, part of a giant onslaught that will feature multiple body types, and not everyone might want the ID 3 itself over, say, an ID Buzz or an ID Crozz. On the other hand, the Taycan is the first electric Porsche, which carries a bit of cachet, and Porsche fanatics and moneyed EV geeks alike are probably champing at the bit to pick a Taycan up as quickly as possible.Porsche is set to unveil the Taycan in early September. While it’s working on the frontend stuff, it’s also massively investing in its backend, throwing some 6 billion euro at its manufacturing facilities to handle Taycan production. The automaker is clearly impressed with demand for the car, as it’s already made moves to double first-year production from 20,000 cars to 40,000. With a starting price between the Cayenne and Panamera, it shouldn’t break the bank, either.(Hat tip to InsideEVs!) 0 42 Photos Ice drifting in Porsche’s all-electric Taycan 2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive: Same as it ever was — mostly 5:27 Electric Cars Sports Cars Future Cars Hatchbacks More From Roadshow 2020 Mini JCW Clubman first drive: A fast alternative for the crossover-averse Porsche Volkswagen 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box
American designer Tommy Hilfiger, founder and principal designer of the high-end apparel company, finds his own style limited and boring.When questioned by the media about his personal wardrobe and style, the 65-year-old designer said that he feels it’s more of a uniform. “I’m pretty boring when it comes to clothes. I have 50 white shirts, 50 chinos, 50 pairs of jeans and 25 pairs of white sneakers. Some navy and grey suits and black and brown shoes,” Hilfiger was quoted saying to a magazine by IANS.Hilfiger also said that he felt alienated in school because he was dyslexic. At the age of 17, he says he began to fund his business by running his first shop from the boot of his car.”I came to the conclusion when I was 17 that I should be in business,” he said. “I drove five hours to New York City and I bought 20 pairs of bell-bottom jeans on the streets in the Village. I took them back to my school parking lot, sold them to my friends out of the trunk of my car, and with the profits, I opened my first shop and my business started taking off.” The Tommy Hilfiger brand, which offers a breadth of collections ranging from tailored clothing, sportswear, casual apparel, sportswear, denim, accessories, underwear and footwear, began operating in India through Tommy Hilfiger Arvind Fashion Pvt Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between the US premium lifestyle brand and Ahmedabad-based textile company, Arvind Ltd. The unit’s portfolio includes brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, US Polo Assn, Ed Hardy, Hanes, Arrow, Gant and Nautica.Arvind Ltd posted consolidated revenue of Rs 8,581 crore for the financial year ending March 31 2016. The company recently divested 10 percent stake in its brand business arm to Renuka Ramnath-led private equity firm Multiples Private Equity. The value of the stake sale was pegged at Rs 740 crore.
Share MIGUEL GUTIERREZ JR. / KUTAs health care providers prepare for a new Texas rule requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains, some funeral homes wonder how the rule will apply to them and express concern over the rule’s implications.Abortion providers are hoping to stop a new rule that would require health care facilities to cremate or bury fetal remains from miscarriages and abortions, regardless of the gestation time or a woman’s wishes.Filed on Monday, the federal lawsuit brought by Whole Woman’s Health and others claims the new rule, which is set to go into effect on Dec. 19, is unconstitutional.Gov. Greg Abbott has supported the rule, though, and has said fetal remains shouldn’t be treated like medical waste.However, health care providers – and even funeral homes – are worried the implications of this rule are unclear and possibly costly. Darryl Thompson runs the Weed-Corley-Fish funeral home on the edge of UT Austin’s campus. He says for years now he’s worked with a local Catholic hospital as part of a community service. Sometimes he’s asked to deal with the fetal remains of a miscarriage for families.Usually, he says, the hospital chaplain arranges a funeral at a local cemetery. Other times, he’s asked to step in.“Families are certainly given the opportunity to make disposition of their family members and, if they elect not to, then the hospital will call us and we will take care of that process,” Thompson explained. “Now, this is one specific group.”Catholic hospitals do things this way because they believe life begins at conception, but not all health care providers are Catholic—or even religious.However, the State of Texas is soon going to require all health care providers to deal with fetal remains this way. That includes remains from abortions and miscarriages. This means Thompson could go from doing this work once every three months – like he does now – to doing it way more often. How often, though, Thompson says, he has no idea.“We haven’t been provided with any information other than this rule will take effect on the 19th of December,” he said. While he doesn’t have an opinion on the rule itself, he says the fact that there’s so much uncertainty is what bothers him.Because this was an agency rule – not a bill –stakeholders like Thompson didn’t have as much input. There was a public comment period and some hearings, but not much came of that. The rules moved forward despite the fact that the medical community – including the Texas Medical Association and Texas Hospital Association – has significant issues with this.LISTEN: KUT’s Ashley Lopez reports“I really feel this was a very rapid, quick decision,” Thompson said. “I don’t think that all the implications were considered.”But not everyone thinks this was haphazard. Amy Hagstrom Miller is the CEO of a chain of abortion providers in the state called Whole Woman’s Health. She says state leaders introduced this rule after her group bested the state in a court battle over another set of restrictive abortion regulations.“Texas put forward these proposed rules just four days after our June victory in the Supreme Court, and I think there is a direct connection,” she said. “And I think this time, once again, Texas has really gone too far.”This is why Miller is going back to court. This week, Whole Woman’s Health, and others, filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas.Part of what they’re arguing is that the law is really vague and it’s hard to figure out what compliance with the rule would actually look like. JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUTDarryl Thompson, director of the Weed-Corley-Fish funeral home on North Lamar Boulevard.Then there are the costs.Funerals are thousands of dollars, which would make them prohibitively expensive for most women. Cremation, Miller says, is just another hurdle. “To date, we have only found one crematorium in the entire state of Texas that is willing to work with the abortion care providers, and that is not a path to compliance,” she said. “That’s a very obvious bottleneck that’s going to put services at risk throughout the state for the women who need us.”Texas responded to a lot of comments – mostly concerns – about this rule. Among the responses, the state says that these new rules quote “do not unduly burden individuals seeking abortions.” But Miller’s lawyer, David Brown with the Center for Reproductive Rights, disagrees with that.“What an undue burden means, in the words of the Supreme Court, is a law that imposes pointless burden without a benefit at all,” he said.The Texas Department of State Health Services also says it estimates the costs for health care facilities will be low enough to be covered by their operating costs.Some providers are saying that’s just not true either.Thompson says he likely won’t bear the brunt of this rule like health care facilities will, but even he thinks no one really knows what this will cost everyone – including him.“Hopefully, it will not impact families financially,” he said. “And I can perhaps see how that could happen, and I guess, as the adage goes, we will see.”Plaintiffs suing the state are hoping to get a federal court here in Texas to stop the law from going into effect on Dec 19. Indiana had a similar measure in place, but it was struck down by a federal court this past summer.Copyright 2016 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM.
© 2014 Phys.org Close-ups of an experiment conducted by John Bush and his student Daniel Harris, in which a bouncing droplet of fluid was propelled across a fluid bath by waves it generated. Credit: Dan Harris (Phys.org) —It was an interesting week for physics research, as a team at MIT began taking a second look at pilot-wave theory—they’re wondering if, when looked at a certain way , fluid mechanics might suggest an alternative to quantum orthodoxy—they’re taking a new approach to define whether some types of matter are particles, or waves, or whether it’s about particles being carried along by waves. Meanwhile, another team at Chalmers University of Technology announced that the sound of an atom has been captured. By using sound to communicate with an artificial atom, they are looking to find ways to allow sound to take on the role of light in certain quantum physics situations to demonstrate certain phenomena. And at Princeton University, researchers have begun crystallizing light to create “solid” light that could compute previously unsolvable problems—locking photons together, they suggest, might also help answer some of the fundamental questions physicists still have regarding matter.Space scientists have been busy as well. One team built a model that simulates the birth of our solar system revealing a planetary mystery—are the planets that exist now part of a normal natural process or was there one or more rare events that led to their formation? More research will have to be done to find better evidence. Also, researchers working with Hubble found a supernova companion star after two decades of searching.In more practical news, researchers at the University of Glasgow reported that they had found a Hydrogen production breakthrough that could herald cheap green energy—they claim their process is 30 times faster than conventional techniques. Another team at UW-Madison claimed to have developed a tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle based on an electric, rather than magnetic, field.There were also some surprises last week as well: Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine announced a potential breakthrough in treating liver cancer—they found that a hormone that is involved in mammalian milk production might also help prevent liver cancer. And another team in England has created a new digital map that reveals some stunning, hidden archaeology of Stonehenge. It’s actually kind of eerie looking at it.And finally, if you’ve been wondering if you, or perhaps some of those around you, are inherently evil, a team of psychologists suggests that evil is not so banal, after all. They’re looking into what is known as the “banality of evil,” where ordinary people go along with atrocities, such as the holocaust, as mindless puppets. They think such instances are not banal at all and instead occur because those that go along when ordered to do so, do it out of a feeling of identification—this would mean that people committing such acts have far more choice in the matter than most of us would like to believe. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Best of Last Week – The sound of an atom captured, solid light created and the banality of evil (2014, September 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-week-atom-captured-solid-banality.html Explore further The sound of an atom has been captured
Kolkata: West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is exploring options for starting monorail services for easy and faster communication in areas of Salt lake and New Town that cannot be covered by Metro services.”We have already completed the feasibility study along with the cost evaluation for the project. We are now looking for investors,” HIDCO chairman Debasish Sen said on the sidelines of Kolkata regional dialogue on ‘Preparing for the Future of Urban Mobility’ organised by the Bengal Chamber and The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to HIDCO sources, the alignment for the monorail that has been created will start from Ultadanga station and will run through Sector I and Sector III in Salt Lake and will reach New Town. The total project cost has been estimated at Rs 4,500 crore.It may be mentioned that the two Metro projects — East West and Garia-Kolkata Airport Metros — work for which are going on in full swing will not be able to cover entire Salt Lake and New Town area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The monorail network will plug this gap,” a senior HIDCO official said.HIDCO is holding talks with start-up companies which can carry out real time analysis of CCTV footages to prevent accidents. The aim is to strengthen the ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ campaign initiative that was launched by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in July 2016. The state government has already done GIS mapping and have marked accident prone areas in New Town.Talking of various initiatives that have been taken in New Town, Sen said house owners have been given the nod to convert their ground floors into cafes by paying Rs 500 to the authorities.”A large number of people working in the IT sector, particularly women feel unsafe when they return home at night,” Sen said adding that this step will increase the sense of safety and security of the citizens.He also touched upon the introduction of three electric buses, 10 charging stations, dedicated cycle track, smart bus stations with outdoor gym equipment and a number of initiatives towards urban mobility in New Town.
The Garhi Winter Show 2018 was inaugurated on November 24 at the Lalit Kala Akademi Art Galleries of Rabindra Bhawan, Mandi House, New Delhi by Adesh Kumar Gupta, Mayor, North MCD and Uttam Pacharne, Chairman LKA.The inaugural ceremony took place in the gracious presence of JS Culture Ministry, Nirupama Kotru, Rajan Shripad Fulari, Secretary LKA, and other practicing artists, art critics and art lovers in a great number. The show will be on for public viewing till 3rd December, 2018 from 12 noon to 8 pm everyday at the Lalit Kala Akademi Art Galleries (nos.), Rabindra Bhawan, Mandi House, New Delhi. Around 250 artworks comprising of paintings, sculptures, graphics, ceramics etc. by over 130 artists have been put on display. Inaugurating the Winter Show 2018, the Chief Guest Shri Adesh Kumar Gupta congratulated the participating artists and said, “This is my second visit to the Lalit Kala Akademi and I feel honoured to be here. I congratulate Pacharne for his innovative ventures in the field of art since his joining the LKA as its Chairman. Artists always connect with the nature and the same can be witnessed in the artworks exhibited in this show. All the work here are really beautiful and unique in themselves.” Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, in his inaugural address, reiterated the glorious history of Garhi Regional Centre of LKA,. “The Garhi artists studio was established in 1976 when the DDA had allotted a four-acre land area with an aim to promote art. It was the profound and determined conceptualization of well-known artist Prof. Sankho Chaudhuri that took shape into what we know today as the LKA RC Garhi. Garhi studios have given the art world artists such as Gogi Saroj Pal, Arpana Caur, Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Dattatraya Apte, Jayant Gajera etc. to name a few.At present, over 350 senior as well as young artists are practicing at the RC Garhi. I congratulate all the participating artists in the show and express my hearty greetings to them,” he said. Congratulating the participant artists, JS, Culture Ministry, Government of India, Nirupama Kotru appreciated the efforts of the Akademi in the promotion of arts. She also promised every possible aid from the Culture Ministry.