Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has praised Mohamed Salah ahead of the club’s trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday.Mourinho admits stopping the Egypt international will be a tough task for his team as they head to Merseyside to face Jurgen Klopp’s side and their top four hopes hanging in the balance.Defeat at Anfield would leave United 19 points behind their rivals after just 16 games of the season and the threat of Salah looms large.“I think he has developed incredibly well at every level since Chelsea. Physically an amazing development” Mourinho said, according to Mirror Football.“He was a fast, fragile boy and now he is a fast strong man. He was psychologically not adapted coming direct from a small club in Switzerland like Basel to a big club in England and the Premier League when he signed for Chelsea. It was too much.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I remember I played him at White Hart Lane against Tottenham and at The Etihad against Manchester City and it was too much for him.”“Now he plays everywhere against any team. He can go to Barcelona, he can go to Madrid, he plays like “I am Mo-Mo-Salah and I am afraid of no-one and nobody.”“His levels of experience in Italy and coming back to the Premier League , he is a fantastic player, a completely different to the potential player we brought from Basel to Chelsea.““He was a project player, now he is one of the best players in the world. So I don’t think the fact I know him helps me because I knew a project player, and now he is a top player.”“But every match we try to analyse opponents, the strengths and the weaknesses, and when you go to Liverpool they have many strengths, but of course he is nuclear in strength.”
Updated: 11:36 AM Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter Posted: April 18, 2018 Steve Bosh, ‘SDSU West’ gets more endorsements in fight to gain control of Mission Valley site over ‘SoccerCity’ 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The SDSU West ballot measure racked up another string of endorsements Wednesday in its bid to gain control of the Mission Valley site.But a competing initiative from SoccerCity will prove to be formitable competition in what will be an expensive political battle to gain the voters’ support.The endorsements came, as they have in the past, from alumni or Friends of San Diego State, who drafted the ballot initiative.“We are independent of San Diego State. We were drawn to this by our desire for San Diego State to grow and prosper,” said Brian Sipe, a former Aztec and NFL player.“Let’s embrace SDSU West as the only way forward for our school to produce more qualified candidates to help grow our regional economy,” said Leo Morales, SDSU Alumni President.“What we also need right now is for all of you to support SDSU West. It’s the only proposal out there that provides a guaranteed path for SDSU to grow,” said Deanna Encarnacion, Aztecs Club board member.Record numbers of students have applied to SDSU every year over the last decade. Expansion is one of the top selling points to the voters.“In fact, during this past enrollment period, the university received more than 93,000 applications, but sadly, the university will have to turn away the vast majority of these applicants because there is not enough room for them,” Morales said.Their talents and money, he said, will go elsewhere.Part of the competition between these two plans includes the benefits to San Diego. SoccerCity focuses on job creation from its massive development project and a healthy revenue stream for the city.“this university generates 5.67 billion dollars a year in economic impact to the community, and the city and the region, and that number will grow substantially if sdsu can grow,” said Fred Pierce of Friends of San Diego State.Both campaigns will bombard voters with a series of public events, and they will spend heavil7y on TV ads to promote their relative strengths while attacking each other’s flaws.A badly needed stadium for Aztecs football, for example.“SDSU requires a stadium that fits everyone’s interest, not just one person’s interest,” said Bill Hammet, Aztec alum.To Pierce, the broad and deep Aztecs base of voters is what SDSU West is concentrating on now.“Out of 750 thousand voters in the city of San Diego, 150 thousand Aztecs certainly can move the needle,” Pierce said.But the base alone is not enough.“We’re in the middle of that right now and we know that the broad community looks to a variety of organizations that their interests are aligned with so we’re seeking endorsements across San Diego which will show how broad and deep the support is,” Pierce added.The campaign for votes in November, from both sides, will ramp up after the June primary is over.The voters will have four options: They can approve the SoccerCity plan, they can approve the SDSU West plan, they can approve both plans or they can reject both plans. Now if both plans are approved, the one with the highest vote count is the winner.The fact is, the SoccerCity proposal meets the stated needs of SDSU at less cost to the university and provides significantly more benefit to taxpayers than the developer-written “SDSU West” initiative. Not only do we meet SDSU’s land needs for decades of growth, we’re also proposing three times as many student housing units as “SDSU West,” as well as a new jointly-funded stadium that will save the university $150 million. This is money that can otherwise be used for academic purposes and to reduce the cost to attend SDSU that burdens students and their parents,” said Project Manager for SoccerCity, Nick Stone.SDSU West fired back saying:“This lawsuit is a desperate attempt by FS Investors to eliminate voter choice about the use of the stadium property and distract them from the details of their flawed SoccerCity initiative. FS Investors are concerned because they know most voters support the SDSU West initiative, so they are trying to deny voters that choice. It is entirely appropriate for our initiative and campaign committee to utilize the SDSU name, given its purpose is to help San Diego State University grow its academic, research and economic benefits for San Diego.It should also be noted that SoccerCity has used SDSU’s name in their pitch to voters repeatedly over the past year. If approved, SoccerCity would block San Diego State University’s growth potential; yet FS Investors has repeatedly used SDSU’s name and likeness to promote their campaign.” April 18, 2018
An animation released by Nasa on social media on 8 March showcases a new piece of technology which could give hope to people born with a missing ventricle. The video shows a heart motor pump that uses flywheel technology produced by Doctor Mark Rodefeld at Nasas Glenn Research Center.Flywheel technology is a type of technology that features a motor gaining incredible speed and then maintaining the energy produced as rotational or kinetic energy. Rhodes states on Nasas website that the idea behind the pump is to help those, particularly children, who are born with half a heart and therefore lack the full system to pump blood round their bodies.The current method of dealing with this problem is to have a heart transplant or the Fontan procedure, which is a set of surgeries that creates a passive version of the blood pumping system within the heart. Rodefelds solution was to create a small conical pump, driven by an electrical motor to be placed into an existing heart network. This would reproduce the pressures and flow coming from the body and head, reducing the wear and tear on the single remaining ventricle and extend the life of the patient.A team of scientists and researchers spent two years designing and creating prototypes based on Rodefelds idea and their initial tests have been successful. But Nasa states on its website that further development is needed as the pump will need to be the size of a nickel in order to work. Rodefeld hopes that he will be able to engage more engineers at Glenn in the development of the project, with the goal of advancing this life-saving technology in young patients.
Share RJ Sangosti/Denver Post via Getty ImagesNobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai speaks with students at Denver South High School, in October 2016.Updated at 6 a.m. ETNobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since Taliban militants shot her in 2012 for her advocacy of girls’ education.Malala, who is now 20, was 15 when a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus in northwest Pakistan, singled her out, and shot her in the head. She was transported to the U.K. for treatment, and joined by her family, has lived there since then.She arrived Thursday at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, leaving in a convoy of vehicles and armed guards. Later, she was honored by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.At Abassi’s residence in Islamabad, she spoke in a mix of Urdu and English, saying she had “always dreamed of returning to Pakistan and living here in peace and without any fear.”“Where I can move on the streets, I can meet people, I can talk to people,” she said. “May it be the same as it was earlier.”“God willing, Pakistan, the future of Pakistan lies in its people,” Malala said. “So, we should invest in education of these children.”Her organization, the Malala Fund, was “already working on it,” she said.Pakistan’s daughter and the global symbol of female education is back in Pakistan. Welcome home @Malala. pic.twitter.com/2hjphMtZsJ— Umar Saif (@umarsaif) March 29, 2018Mehnaz Naz, one of the first women to practice law in the Pakistan’s Swat Valley after the the Pakistani army pushed out most of the Taliban nearly a decade ago, tells NPR that Malala is an inspiration for women and girls in Pakistan.“I personally like her,” Naz says. “Because she is a girl like us and [she] raised a voice for her rights, raised a voice for the education of girls and the rights of girls.”Not everyone welcomes Malala’s return, however. Many in Pakistan think she has gained international acclaim by casting a shadow on her homeland.Humeira Shawkat, another woman attorney in Swat, says she does not think Malala deserves any credit.“I don’t think she’s done anything. Because your performance should be scrutinized, it should be weighed, it should be measured,” Shawkat says. “I have not taken any inspiration from her.”At the age of 11, Malala began an anonymous blog for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban domination in her home, Swat Valley. Since her recovery, she has continued to advocate publicly for the rights of children.In 2013, in a speech before the United Nations, she received a standing ovation.“The terrorists thought that they would change my aims and stop my ambitions,” she said, “but nothing changed in my life, except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.”The following year she became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing the award with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against exploitation of children.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
(PhysOrg.com) — As part of Toyota’s national marketing campaign for the third generation Prius launch in 2010, the company is “planting” giant solar-powered flowers in urban areas. The flowers generate electricity and provide free Wi-Fi for anyone passing by. The solar-powered flowers generate electricity and provide free Wi-Fi for anyone passing by. 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: Toyota Plants Giant Solar-Powered Flowers Across US Cities (2009, July 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-07-toyota-giant-solar-powered-cities.html Chicago Installs Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Vehicles Explore further Meant to represent the Prius theme of “Harmony between Man, Nature, and Machine,” the 18-foot flowers have solar cells behind their petals and at the base of the stem. The generated electricity travels down the stem to plastic green benches with 110-volt outlets. Each of the five flower provide room for up to 10 people to sit while charging their cell phones, laptops and other devices. Currently appearing in Boston, the solar flowers will later travel to New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The flowers operate daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.In addition to the flowers, Toyota is also demonstrating solar ventilation bus shelters in some cities. The shelters feature solar panels on the roof that operate fans and circulate air within the shelter. This system serves as a model of the Prius’ solar-powered ventilation system, which uses solar panels on the roof to power a fan that ventilates the car when parked in the sun.via: The Design Blog© 2009 PhysOrg.com