Man Utd January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mourinho makes Ballon d’Or promise to tempt Bale Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:58 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Manchester United Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up Mourinho makes Bale promisesJose Mourinho has made various promises to Gareth Bale in an attempt to get him to sign for Manchester United, reports Don Balon .The Real Madrid star has long been a transfer target for the Premier League side, with Mourinho now keen to pull out all the stops to land the Welshman.The United boss has apparently promised Bale he will be the main man at Old Trafford and even gone as far as telling him he can start thinking about winning the Ballon d’Or if he joins them. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mourinho confirms Man Utd ‘are there’ in Alexis chaseAlexisJose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United “are there” in regards to their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, but says the deal is not yet done.The United boss also revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be in the squad to face Burnley, but that he is in good condition ahead of his proposed switch to Arsenal.Read the full story on Goal! No Old Trafford return for ChicharitoJavier Hernandez West HamJavier Hernandez is close to leaving West Ham for Besiktas in an €8.5 million deal, Goal understands.A return to Manchester United had been mooted for the Mexico international, with Jose Mourinho in the market for support and competition to Romelu Lukaku, but he appears set to head for Turkey.Read the full story on the striker’s future, including contract details, here. Mourinho ends left-back searchLuke Shaw, Man Utd, 17/18Jose Mourinho sees no left-backs “better than this Luke Shaw”, with Manchester United no longer seeking reinforcements in that area.The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a number of performers who can slot into that position, including the likes of Alex Sandro, Danny Rose and Ryan Sessegnon.Read the full story on Goal. No Man Utd debut for Alexis v BurnleyEMBED ONLY Alexis Sanchez Manchester UnitedAlexis Sanchez will not make his Manchester United debut against Burnley this weekend.Jose Mourinho’s men are set to sign the Chile international in a £35 million deal, and were hopeful of playing him against Sean Dyche’s men.However, Alexis has not been registered in time to play against the Clarets.Read the full story on Goal! Alexis frozen out of Arsenal trainingAlexisAlexis Sanchez trained away from the Arsenal first team on Thursday as his move to Manchester United draws nearer, reports the Daily Mirror . Having trained with his team-mates as recently as the previous day, the Chilean cut a lonely figure on Thursday at the club’s London Colney training ground. A deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan plus a cash payment could be completed as soon as Friday.Arsenal confident of completing Mkhitaryan & Auba dealsAuba MkhiArsenal are confident they will sign both Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan this January.The Gunners have agreed personal terms with both players, as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking ranks.Mkhitaryan is set to arrive as part of a deal that will see Alexis Sanchez move to United, while Aubameyang is valued at £55 million by Dortmund.Read the full story on Goal! Napoli join race for Man Utd target LucasLucas Moura PSGNapoli are the latest team to show an interest in Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .Premier League sides Manchester United and Tottenham are also reported admirers, while the Serie A team now consider Lucas a bigger transfer priority than Barca’s Gerard Deulofeu.Wenger: Alexis loss won’t hurt like RVPRobin van Persie, ArsenalArsene Wenger is resigned to losing Alexis Sanchez and believes Arsenal fans have made their peace with him leaving as well, claiming the loss of Robin van Persie to Manchester United was much more painful. Arsenal and United are thought to be nearing a conclusion on negotiations of a swap deal that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to London as Sanchez moves the other way. Read his full comments right here on Goal! Mkhitaryan will be a ‘sensation’ for ArsenalHenrikh Mkhitaryan Man UtdPaul Merson believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be a “sensation” at Arsenal as the out-of-favour Manchester United playmaker closes in on a move to London.Premier League rivals Arsenal and United are reportedly close to completing a deal which will see Alexis Sanchez and Mkhitaryan swap places.Read what he had to say about Mkhitaryan on Goal! Mourinho gives thumbs-up to Ronaldo returnJose Mourinho Manchester United SouthamptonJose Mourinho has given his approval to Manchester United’s attempts to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, reports  La Sexta  ( via AS ). Reports of a possible Old Trafford comeback have grown, as the Real Madrid star shows signs of discontent at his current team. United could pay up to £352 million in order to secure the blockbuster transfer at the end of the season.De Gea happy to delay contract talksDavid de Gea Manchester UnitedDavid de Gea is happy to delay talks over a new Manchester United contract until the end of the season.United manager Jose Mourinho this week called for De Gea to be given a bumper extension to his current deal, which is set to expire in 2019, although it has an option to be increased for a further 12 months.Read what he had to say on Goal! Man United to challenge City over SeriJean Michael Seri NiceManchester United will rival neighbours City over the signature of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to The Guardian .The Ivory Coast international was linked with a move away from the Allianz Riviera in the summer and has also been linked with Chelsea and Barcelona in recent weeks.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos: Never write us off

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos: Never write us offby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos insists they have plenty to fight for this season after winning the Club World Cup final.Ramos shone for the 4-1 victory over Al Ain last night.”We achieved a goal that we had set. It is the prize of having won the Champions League, we wanted to finish the year with the third consecutive Club World Cup and after getting it it’s time to rest a few days to come back stronger,” he told TVE. “In all competitions we are very happy, Real Madrid cannot be considered dead because in the end we will be up there fighting for all the titles.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK INVERNESS COUNTY: Cheticamp River Bridge Cheticamp River Bridge on the Cabot Trail will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement until Sunday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, near Exit 26 in Sutherlands River will have a speed zone reduction to 70 km/h for construction work for the Highway 104 twinning project until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-755-7077 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Crockett Bridge Crockett Bridge on Highway 289, Eastville, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, July 30th. Traffic signs and traffic control personnel are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-2218 DIGBY COUNTY: Lewiston Road Bridge Lewiston Road Bridge in Ashmore will be reduced to one lane for a windmill project until Wednesday, Sept. 1. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-245-4090 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 104 between the Cobequid Pass toll plaza and Exit 8 (Westchester Station) will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and micro-surfacing until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Motorists should drive with caution in the construction zone and watch for signs and traffic control people. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2 Sections of Trunk 2, from Shubenacadie River north to the intersection of Route 214 at Elmsdale, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Sunday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 The Exit 14 off ramp of Highway 118 will be reduced to one lane for gravelling, cold planing and asphalt concrete repaving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-424-0532 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 for replacement. Detour from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Traffic on sections of Trunk 7 is reduced to one lane east from the intersection of MacKinley Point Loop to allow for repaving until Thursday, Sept 30. Traffic will be directed by traffic control people and a pilot vehicle. Motorists should drive with caution and patience through the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street in Antigonish traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Friday, Dec. 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104, Havre Boucher Overpasses Linwood Railway and Pellerine Road overpasses on Highway 104 near Havre Boucher have alternating lane closures for concrete repairs, joint replacement, waterproofing, until Saturday, Aug. 7. There will be timed lights at both overpasses to assist drivers through the construction zone but delays are expected. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Drivers can use Trunk 4 as an alternate route between Exit 37 (Monastery) and Exit 38 (Havre Boucher). Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101, Wentworth Road Highway 101, from Exit 4 at St. Croix to Exit 5A at Windsor, including the Wentworth Road overpass, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 KINGS COUNTY: Aylesford Road A five kilometre section of Aylesford Road, 12 kilometres north of Dalhousie Road, will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Traffic control is on site. Expect minimal delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Until Tuesday, Aug. 31, sections of the east and westbound lanes of Highway 104 along the Cobequid Pass will be reduced to one lane, for patching between the toll plaza and Exit 12 at Masstown. Traffic on both sides of the Cobequid Pass toll plaza may also be reduced to one lane for road repairs and micro-surfacing. Drivers should watch for signs and drive with caution. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 VICTORIA COUNTY: Highway 105 Traffic on sections of Highway 105 between Exit 6 and Exit 8 is reduced to one lane for construction and repaving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-674-2146 -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: Craton Cross Bridge Craton Cross bridge in Margaree Centre will be closed to traffic for repairs until Friday, Aug. 20. A marked detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902- 295-2700 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Victoria Bridge on Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for repairs and paving until Saturday, July 31. A traffic signal is in place. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 22 Trunk 22, from about two kilometres north of Catalone Gut Road, south for about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge, on the Cabot Trail two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 KINGS COUNTY: Route 359 Route 359 from Thorpe Road to Al Bennett Road will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and chip sealing until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 DIBGY COUNTY: Sissiboo Road Sissiboo Road in Bear River will be closed between Landsdowne Road and Bell Street to allow for slope repairs and road reconstruction. A marked detour route is available on Clark Street. The project is scheduled for completion on Friday, Aug. 6. Detour via Bell Road or Clark Road. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-245-4090 HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Sections of Route 215, from Academy Street in Maitland to the Route 236 intersection west of the bridge, are reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Exit 24 Closed North Foord Street, south of the ramps from Highway 104,, is restricted to one lane for roundabout construction at the Foord Street, Exit 24 intersection until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Traffic control will be on site. Expect delays and use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-752-2946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Larry Uteck Interchange Traffic on Highway 102 at the Larry Uteck Interchange will be restricted to three lanes instead of four while new ramps are being built. The closed lane will vary depending on the time. Two lanes will be open for inbound traffic in the morning and outbound traffic in the evening. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 between Exit 15 and Exit 16 will be reduced to one lane for paving until Tuesday, Aug. 13. There will be periodic lane closures and motorists should expect delays. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 326 Route 326 from Earltown to MacBains Corner will be reduced to one lane for ditching, installation of cross culverts, widening, cold planing and paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902- 893-5785 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2/Mill Village Road Sections of Trunk 2, from Gibb Road to the intersection of Route 244, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 3 Sections of Trunk 3 (St. Margarets Bay Road) are reduced to one lane between Cleveland Point Road and Boutiliers Point Road for repaving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset until Sunday, Oct. 31. Local Area Office: 902-229-1109 HANTS COUNTY: Route 236 Sections of Route 236, from the intersection of Route 354 in Kennetcook to the intersection of Northfield Road, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, between Exit 5 at Tantallon and Exit 6 at Hubbards, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, July 31. Delays of about 15 minutes can be expected. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the westbound lanes of Highway 104 will be reduced to one lane from Exit 15 at Truro to Exit 13 at Debert to allow for repaving. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until Saturday, July 31. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, west of Exit 22 for about nine kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for guardrail replacement, patching and paving until Saturday, July 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-7311 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 311 Traffic on Route 311, between the intersection of Onslow Road and Stewarts Bridge, is reduced to one lane for crack filling and chip sealing until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control is on site. Drivers should use caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-893-1573. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Burnside Drive Lane closures will take place until Saturday, Aug. 7, on Burnside Drive, between Commodore Drive and the Highway 111 interchange, to allow for repaving. Two lanes of traffic will remain open into Burnside during the morning rush hour and two lanes will be available leaving Burnside during the afternoon rush hour. Traffic on the overpass is reduced to two lanes and is controlled by traffic signals. Drivers should exercise caution and patience in the work area. Local Area Office: 902-424-5591 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Delays Expected Traffic on Highway 101 is reduced to one lane west of Exit 14 at Coldbrook for bridge repairs until further notice. Delays are expected and alternate routes should be taken if possible. Please drive with extra caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction area. Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 4 A 6.5-kilometre section of Trunk 4 from Wentworth Collingwood Road to Barclay Loop will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, repaving and bridge repairs until Saturday, July 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends if required. Local Area Office: 902-447-3160 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 Traffic on sections of Highway 106 in the Pictou area, from Highway 104 north to Exit 2, will be reduced to one lane for repaving and the installation of rumble strips until Saturday, July 31. Traffic delays are expected. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site to assist motorists through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 102 Traffic on Highway 102 is reduced to one lane in each direction at Exit 9 (Milford) to allow for the construction of a new interchange. Delays are possible. Drivers should exercise caution and watch for signs and traffic control people in the construction zone. Work takes place from dusk until dark until the end of the year. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, from Meadows Road west to St. Mary’s Church, are reduced to one lane for paving until Thursday, Sept. 30. A pilot vehicle will guide motorists. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2237 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347, Sherbrooke Road Traffic on sections of Route 347, from Meiklefield Road south for 5.6 kilometres, and from Moose River Road south to French River Road for 2.6 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347 Traffic on Route 347 at Exit 26 from Highway 104 will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Aug. 31 during the ongoing twinning of Highway 104. Delays are expected and drivers should use extra caution in the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-755-6224last_img read more

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, prompting alarm in and out of the country.In Iran, some government officials worry that the energy-hungry process of “mining” Bitcoin is abusing Iran’s system of subsidized electricity; in the United States, some observers have warned that cryptocurrencies could be used to bypass the Trump administration’s sanctions targeting Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.The Bitcoin craze has made the front pages of Iranian newspapers and been discussed by some of the country’s top ayatollahs, and there have been televised police raids on hidden computer farms set up to bring in money by “mining” the currency.Like other digital currencies, Bitcoin is an alternative to money printed by sovereign governments around the world. Unlike those bills, however, cryptocurrencies are not controlled by a central bank. Bitcoin and other digital currencies like it trade globally in highly speculative markets without any backing from a physical entity.As a result, computers around the world “mine” the data, meaning they use highly complex algorithms to verify transactions. The verified transactions, called blocks, are then added to a public record, known as the blockchain. Any time “miners” add a new block to the blockchain, they are rewarded with a payment in bitcoins.To work, the expensive specialized computers require a lot of electricity to power their processors and to keep them cool. In Iran, “miners” have an edge because electricity is cheap thanks to longtime government subsidies. “Miners” also buy cheaper Chinese ready-made computers to do the work.But the constant raids and authorities’ conflicting statements on the issue have Bitcoin “miners” in Iran incredibly leery of being identified. Those contacted by The Associated Press refused to speak about their work or to say how much they earn from their “mining.”But they acknowledge they do this to make some money at a time when Iran’s currency, the rial, tumbled from 32,000 rials to $1 at the time of the 2015 nuclear deal, to around 120,000 rials to $1 now.“It is clear that here has turned into a heaven for ‘miners,’” Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s minister for information and communications technology, recently told AP in an interview. “The business of ‘mining’ is not forbidden in law but the government and the Central Bank have ordered the Customs Bureau to ban the import of (mining machines) until new regulations are introduced.”Ali Bakhshi, the head of the Iran Electrical Industry Syndicate, said earlier this month that the country’s Energy Ministry likely would boost costs for Bitcoin “miners” to 7 cents for each kilowatt of electricity they consume, a massive increase from the current half-cent but still almost half the cost of electricity in the United States, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.Still, there are concerns, especially among Iran’s religious leaders, that people might try to circumvent paying extra for the electricity as well as using digital currency to hide or move money illicitly.Tabnak, a hard-line news website associated with a former commander of the country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, quoted three ayatollahs describing Bitcoin as either problematic or “haram,” meaning forbidden. Islam prescribes strict rules about finance.But Jahromi said clerics became more receptive to the idea after his staff briefed them that Bitcoin had a value in the real world, which is required under Islamic finance. Islamic finance also prohibits gambling, the payment of interest and misleading others.“Some of our top clerics have issued fatwas that say Bitcoin is money without a reserve, that it is rejected by Islamic and cybercurrencies are haram,” Jahromi said. “When we explain to them this is not a currency but an asset, they change their mind.”Iran has tried to keep its economic situation in check by controlling foreign currency rates and cutting down on those moving their money from the rial to other currencies, including Bitcoin. Last year, the semi-official Mehr news agency quoted Mohammad Reza Pour-Ebrahimi, the head of the Iranian parliament’s economic commission, as suggesting that about $2.5 billion left Iran through digital currency purchases. He did not elaborate and authorities have not discussed it since.The U.S., meanwhile, has been keeping a close watch on Iranians holding bitcoins. In November, a federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey, accused two Iranian men of hacking and holding hostage computer systems of over 200 American entities to extort them for Bitcoin, including the cities of Newark and Atlanta.“As Iran becomes increasingly isolated and desperate for access to U.S. dollars, it is vital that virtual currency exchanges, peer-to-peer exchangers and other providers of digital currency services harden their networks against these illicit schemes,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.Not so, said Jahromi.“Cybercurrencies are effective in bypassing sanctions when it comes to small transactions, but we do not see any special impact in them as far as mega-transactions are concerned,” he said. “We cannot use them to go around international monetary mechanisms.”___Associated Press producers Mohammad Nasiri and Mehdi Fattahi in Tehran, Iran, contributed to this report.Jon Gambrell And Amir Vahdat, The Associated Press read more

Canadian banks enjoy strong earnings boosted by sizzling stock markets

Canadian banks enjoy strong earnings boosted by sizzling stock markets TORONTO – Red hot stock markets have helped generate big profits at Canadian banks this year, with nearly all of the country’s largest lenders reporting record third-quarter results this week.Canada’s largest bank, Royal Bank (TSX:RY), kicked off the slew of bank earnings on Aug. 22, as it reported profits that grew by four per cent to $2.38 billion in its latest quarter, mainly due to a surge from its capital markets division.Royal said profits from its capital markets climbed by 66 per cent year over year, earning $641 million on higher trading fees, more business from advising on takeovers and arranging stock sales.In fact, this arm did so well that new president and CEO Dave McKay warned that the bank might even start reining in the division if profits continue to surpass Royal’s internal target of making up more than 25 per cent of earnings. Capital markets contributed nearly 27 per cent of Royal’s earnings in the most recent quarter.It was a similar story at the other banks, which also mostly credited strong markets as the reason for their stellar earnings.CIBC (TSX:CM) said its profits were up by five per cent this past quarter due to a strong performance from its wealth management division, which was propped up by higher commissions and the sales of mutual funds. The division earned a net income of $121 million, up $19 million, or 19 per cent, from the third quarter a year ago.National Bank (TSX:NA) saw its profits from wealth management climb 31 per cent year over year, and its financial markets segment jump 21 per cent. The Montreal-based lender’s trading was up 25 per cent while advisory fees jumped by 36 per cent in the quarter compared with a year ago.TD Bank (TSX:TD) reported that its capital markets unit also generated more revenue in the third quarter due to advisory, underwriting, trading and faciliation services. It saw its revenue in its wholesale banking division, which includes capital markets, climb by $116 million or 21 per cent to $680 million the quarter.“The increase in revenue included higher trading-related revenue, equity and debt underwriting volumes, and M&A fees that benefited from improved client activity and robust capital markets in the quarter,” the bank said.It has been a positive year for stock markets, with the Toronto Stock Exchange up about 14 per cent year to date. In the U.S., the Dow Jones is up about three per cent, the Nasdaq has gained more than nine per cent and the S&P 500 is ahead by more than eight per cent.This has translated to more profits at capital markets divisions at banks, which benefit from underwriting and advisory fees that increase with investments.Dan Werner, an equity analyst with Morningstar Inc., said the markets have created a perfect storm for underwriting fees because low rates have helped debt underwriting and high stock prices have helped with equities underwriting.Wealth management operations have also seen their profits climb in good market conditions because the value of assets under management has gone up. The more assets there are, the more the banks will earn on a percentage of those asset values.In general, the banks have done a good job at diversification, particularly emphasizing their personal and commercial unit, which will help shield them from the future volatility of the stock markets, Werner added.“They will still generate a significant amount of profits,” he said in an interview from Chicago.“Is it going to be the record profits we’ve seen this quarter? Likely not, but are they still going to earn high return on equity, a double digit return on equity? I think that’s likely in the near term because for most of the banks, Canadian personal and commercial banking segment is their bread and butter, a significant part of their net income and revenue. That segment is still going to do pretty well in the near term in terms of generating spread and generating profit.”Managing director and portfolio manager Patrick Blais of Manulife Asset Management said that although the majority of the banks met or exceeded analyst expectations on earnings, they were still perceived as “lesser quality” than the market had hoped.“The reality is that the capital markets division is typically seen as more volatile and earnings derived from that division are less sustainable,” he said. “The market is more comfortable with the personal and commercial division where earnings are sustainable, more resilient and recurring than capital markets. “Blais said the banks recognize that volatility and have tried to set targets on how much of their results they want these divisions to account for.“That just speaks to the concerned nature of the banks,” he said.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 29, 2014 1:28 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Food prices to stay high as productions dips UN agency reports in

Agricultural production is expected to slow down over the next decade, due largely to limited expansion of arable land, rising production costs, environmental pressures and resource constraints, the United Nations food agency said today, launching in Beijing its report on the global agricultural outlook.“Although relatively resilient to economic downturns, the agricultural markets continue to reflect the impact of a two speed global economy with weak recovery in developed countries and vibrant growth in many developing countries,” the authors reported in the ‘Agricultural Outlook, 2013-2022’ produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).This year’s report contains a special feature on the future of agriculture in China, whose agricultural output rose 4.5 times since 1980. With one-fifth of the world’s population, comparably little agricultural land and water resources, China’s focus on food security and self- sufficiency have allowed it to improve access to food. In Beijing, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva participated in the report’s launch. The event was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and is part of a two-day international forum.“High food prices are an incentive to increase production and we need to do our best to ensure that poor farmers benefit from them,” said Mr. Graziano da Silva. “Let’s not forget that 70 per cent of the world’s food insecure population lives in rural areas of developing countries and that many of them are small-scale and subsistence farmers themselves.”He added: “China’s agricultural production has been tremendously successful. Since 1978, the volume of agricultural production has grown almost five fold and the country has made significant progress towards food security. China is on track to achieving the first millennium development goal of hunger reduction.”According to the report, global agricultural production for crop sectors and livestock production reviewed is projected to grow on average 1.5 per cent annually, compared to 2.1 per cent in the previous decade. “These trends reflect rising costs, growing resource constraints, and increasing environmental pressures, which are anticipated to inhibit supply response in virtually all regions,” OECD and FAO said.Mr. Gurría said that the “relatively bright” picture – strong demand, expanding trade and high prices – assumes continuing economic recovery. “If we fail to turn the global economy around, investment and growth in agriculture will suffer and food security may be compromised,” he said.“Governments need to create the right enabling environment for growth and trade,” he added. “Agricultural reforms have played a key role in China’s remarkable progress in expanding production and improving domestic food security.”Policy reforms and economic growth across the globe have been changing demand and supply fundamentals sufficiently to turn agriculture into a more market-driven sector which provides investment opportunities, particularly in developing countries.The report forecasts that developing countries will boost their production growth, particularly economies that have invested in the agricultural sector, and therefore boost their trade growth, particularly exports in coarse grains, rice, oils, sugar, beef, poultry and fish.Consumption of these goods is also projected to increase, particularly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, followed by Latin America and other parts of Asia. Growing populations have been driving the increase in consumption, but also higher incomes, urbanization and changing diets. Meanwhile, average prices are expected to be higher for the coming decade than they have been in the previous ten years which included historic highs. The launch of the report comes one day after World Environment Day, which this year focused on curbing the massive loss and waste inherent in today’s food systems. At least one third of all food produced fails to make it from farm to table, according to FAO which is part of the “Think. Eat. Save: Reduce Your Foodprint” campaign with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and public and private sector partners.If it continues on the current trajectory, the world will need about 60 per cent more food calories in 2050 compared to 2006. read more

World cannot be blind to plight of poor migrants Malta leader tells

From its vantage point between Europe and Africa it is easy for Malta to bear witness to poverty and insecurity and the migration it causes, but such suffering is everyone’s problem, the Prime Minister of the Mediterranean country told the General Assembly today.“When rickety boats laden with irregular migrants reach our shores, we see the suffering and the loss of dignity etched on these people’s faces,” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said as the Assembly’s 68th Session continued into its third day.Noting his country’s assistance to such people, he said their problems were impossible to ignore by any nation, as all countries had a hand in shaping the conditions that could cause or relieve them. “It would be easy to flip channels once again to park it in someone else’s back yard. But it is not someone else’s problem. Irregular immigration, human trafficking and modern-day slavery are everyone’s problem.”Calling for a sustained evolution in global thinking at the threshold of 2015, he urged all nations to “not only think beyond the current Millennium Development Goals and how to ensure their sustainability, but also about what other goals should be included.”“There can be no sustainable development goals without peace, without fighting corruption, without respect for human rights and without economic equity which is the social justice issue of our time,” he stressed, affirming Malta’s commitment and past record of working with the international community on all United Nations concerns.In his region, in particular, he said, more must be done to support “the fragile democracies that are struggling to take root where dictators formerly ruled,” by support to intra-regional trade, other economic sectors and cultural exchange. More must also be done to end conflicts, he said, particularly the carnage in Syria.Prime Minister Muscat is one of scores of leaders to speak at the annual General Assembly session at which heads of State and Government and other high-level officials will present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance. read more

Friends really are on same wavelength brain scans show

first_imgThe findings revealed that neural response similarity was strongest among friends across brain regions involved in emotional response, directing one’s attention and high-level reasoning. The team also found that MRI response similarities could be used to predict not only if a pair were friends but also the social distance between the two.”We are a social species and live our lives connected to everybody else,” added senior author Thalia Wheatley, an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth.”If we want to understand how the human brain works, then we need to understand how brains work in combination– how minds shape each other.” The research team now plans to explore if people naturally gravitate towards people who see the world the same way we do, or if we become more similar once we share experiences.The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.  It is often said that good friends are on the same wavelength, but now scientists have proven it is true.MRI scans show that the brainwaves of close companions match when watching videos clips of a wide variety of subjects, including comedy, documentaries debates and music. In fact, it is even possible to calculate just how close the friendship is, simply by measuring the synchronicity of neural activity. Good friends were found to have the most similar neural patterns, followed by friends of friends, who in turn had closer brainwaves than friends of friends of friends. The level of friendship could be determined based purely on brain activity, scientists found  “Neural responses to dynamic, naturalistic stimuli, like videos, can give us a window into people’s unconstrained, spontaneous thought processes as they unfold,”  said lead author Carolyn Parkinson, who was a postdoctoral fellow in psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth at the time of the study and is now at UCLA.”Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways.”The study analysed the friendships or social ties within a cohort of nearly 280 graduate students.The researchers estimated the social distance between pairs of individuals based on mutually reported social ties.Forty-two of the students were then asked to watch a range of videos while their neural activity was recorded in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. The level of friendship could be determined based purely on brain activity, scientists found Credit:Getty  The orange circles represent the people who underwent MRI scans and there social networks  The orange circles represent the people who underwent MRI scans and there social networks Credit:Dartmouth College  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Grow ones own Meghan and Harrys guide to the ultimate kitchen garden

The Duke and Duchess are – if recent statements are to be believed – said to be keen to embrace the simple pleasures of the Good Life by planting a kitchen garden filled with vegetables, soft fruits and herbs, at their new home, Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor estate. Who amongst us hasn’t, once we have finished decorating our houses, turned our attentions to the garden? And so it is also with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who, as they await the arrival of Baby Sussex, are apparently flipping through seed catalogues, contemplating the delights of baby vegetables too. Inevitably, the Duchess will make a smooth transition from FROW (fashion week front row) to GROW with barely an unintended hair… read more

La plateforme Azure de Microsoft souvre à lopen source

first_imgLa plateforme Azure de Microsoft s’ouvre à l’open sourceMicrosoft ouvre sa plateforme Azure à l’utilisation d’outils open source, et facilite son développement grâce à un nouveau SDK. L’open source, une voie pour populariser le matériel ? C’est en tout cas le pari réalisé par Microsoft, qui pense qu’il s’agissait là d’un moyen d’attirer des développeurs à poursuivre la recherche autour de cette plateforme. A ces fins, Microsoft a même dévoilé un kit de développement pour la bibliothèque Node.js. Elle permet aux développeurs de concevoir des applications hébergées plus réactives, selon L’Informaticien.Les développeurs web pourront désormais utiliser la technologie Java sur Azure, stocker leurs applications dans Hadoop. Aussi, Microsoft a eu la bonne idée d’étendre la capacité stockage de ses bases SQL Azure de 50 à 150 Go dédiées au Cloud Computing.À lire aussiPhotoMath : l’étonnante application qui peut résoudre vos équationsEnfin, selon Clubic, Microsoft a intégré plusieurs autres outils open source tels que MongoDB, le moteur de recherche Apache Solr et l’outil de gestion de la mémoire cache Memcached. Ceci pourrait faire baisser les coûts de transfert des données de 25% aux Etats-Unis ainsi qu’en Europe.Azure pourrait donc repartir sous un nouveau jour.Le 18 décembre 2011 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Shishmaref community votes to relocate

first_imgAs determined by Tuesday’s submitted ballots, the community of Shishmaref will relocate to one of two potential sites. According to the Associated Press, unofficial results were 89 in favor of relocating and 78 in favor of staying in place and protecting.Listen nowShishmaref. (Photo: KNOM file)Two potential relocation sites have been surveyed and selected by a collaborative effort between the Army Engineer Corps and Shishmaref community members. Old Pond and West Tin Creek are both across the lagoon from Shishmaref, Old Pond is further inland than West Tin Creek.Minnie Olanna, one of approximately 650 residents in Shishmaref and the chairperson for the elections judges, said there are many factors to consider when voting for relocation, including impending storms.“I think that it might be better to leave, you know we’ve had mild storms, and they haven’t really been real bad like the one in the past,” Olanna said. “At least some of us think that we’re going to have a real bad one pretty soon cause these ones have been kind of mild.”And about the future generations…“What kind of persuaded my vote was just to think of our kids, cause I have an 8 year old daughter, and I thought of how she’d inherit my house, so got to think of her future,” Olanna said.Another challenge that is a concern for some residents is how they will receive gas and oil shipments at either of the two relocation sites. According to Army Engineer Corps surveys, the land at West Tin Creek is shallow and is not deep enough for a barge or tanker to port while Old Pond would require a connecting road from Nome to be built in order for fuel shipments to reach them.It is estimated that relocation will cost $180 million, but Mayor Howard Weyiouanna said protecting in place would have been the cheaper option“From all of the studies and reports that the departments that we work with, the State and Federal government, they’re saying it would be, how do I put this, that it would be a whole lot cheaper to stay and protect instead of moving the whole community.”Within the next year a follow up vote will take place in Shishmaref to determine which of the two sites the community will relocate to. The Shishmaref city clerk would like to remind the public that these unofficial counts do not include absentee or special needs ballots.last_img read more

Poetry Event to Raise Funds for Local Poets Heading to National International

first_imgTwo teams of poets who will be representing DC at national and international poetry competitions will go head to head to raise funds for their trips at the David vs. Goliath Poetry Slam.  The slam will be held on July 6 from 5 to 8pm at Penn Social, located at 801 E St. N.W. in Washington, DC.  Tickets are $10 in advance at and $20 at the door.  As customary within a slam, team members will recite 3-5 rounds of original poems no longer than 3 minutes in length that will then be scored by a panel of judges.  The motto of slam, in the words of Allan Wolf, “slammaster” of the 1994 National Poetry Slam, is “The points are not the point; the point is poetry.”The DC Youth Slam Team (DCYST), a program of Split This Rock, will compete at Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival (BNV) in Philadelphia, Pa. from July 16 to 19.  Brave New Voices (BNV) is sponsored by Youth Speaks Inc. and boasts of being “the largest ongoing spoken word event in the world.”  The festival has been featured on HBO and has the backing of Russell Simmons.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wednesday January 27

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream:’ll sit down with U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Prince George’s County). In the latest polling on the race between her and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Montgomery County), the two are in a virtual tie. Plus, our recurring guests Stephen Janis and Taya Graham (The Mod Squad) of The Real News Network talk local politics and law enforcement, including their latest reporting on 21st century Jim Crow in Pocomoke City, Maryland.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

Cards Fall 76 to NC State in 11 Innings

first_img Print Friendly Version NC State 7 – Louisville 6 (11) A solo home run by NC State’s April Visser in the 11th inning lifted the Wolfpack to a 7-6 win over the University of Louisville softball team in game two of an ACC series Saturday at Dail Stadium.The teams will wrap up the series, and the regular season, Sunday at 12 p.m.The walk-off homer capped a wild game which saw three lead changes and two ties as each team rallied to erase a three-run deficit.Freshman Rebecca Chung went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, senior Megan Hensley also had a home run and scored twice while sophomore Kyra Snyder connected on a two-run double to help pace the Cardinals at the plate.Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (13-3) took the loss after a valiant effort in the circle, surrendering three earned runs on three hits and striking out five in 10.0 innings.The Wolfpack (28-26, 8-15 ACC) jumped to an early lead in the first inning. Sam Russ delivered a leadoff hit and April Visser followed with an RBI double. Logan Morris’ two-run homer made the score 3-0.The Cardinals (33-19, 12-11) got on the scoreboard in the fourth when Hensley launched a solo shot over the fence in right centerfield for her team-best 11th home run of the season.Louisville’s offense continued in the sixth with another home run, this time from Chung, who connected on a two-run shot over the left field fence. Hensley started the inning with a walk and, one out later, Chung stepped up to the plate and blasted her sixth home run of the season to even the score at 3-3.The ninth inning brought three Louisville runs as the Cards took the lead for the first time in the game. Freshman Cassady Greenwood and junior Celene Funke lead off with back-to-back hits. Redshirt senior Sidney Melton beat the throw for an infield single to load the bases for Hensley’s sacrifice fly to deep left field to put Louisville on top 4-3. Snyder belted out a two-run single to extend the lead to 6-3.NC State answered in the home half of the ninth. A hit batter and two walks loaded the bases for Visser whose walk made the score 6-4. Skylar Johnson’s two-run double tied the game at 6-6.After the Cardinals were retired in order in the 10th, NC State had a scoring opportunity when hits by Jessica Moore and Sam Russ put two runners in scoring position with two outs. Moore attempted to cross the plate on a wild pitch, but a batter’s interference ruling on the play at the plate marked the end of the frame.A scoreless top of the 11th brought Visser back to the plate and she sent an 0-1 pitch over the fence in left centerfield for the 7-6 final.The 11-inning contest marked the most innings in an ACC matchup this season – it also marked the most in a game for Louisville since May 19, 2006 when the Cards fell 1-0 to Virginia Tech in 12 innings in the Knoxville Regional.Kama Woodall (2-3) got the win, allowing one hit and striking out four in 2.2 innings of relief. Morris finished the game with three RBIs and Visser had two RBIs and scored three runs to lead the Pack at the plate. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Next Game: at NC State 5/5/2019 | Noon Matchup History Story Links Live Stats TEAM NOTES: • Saturday’s game marks the most innings the Cardinals have played in a game since May 19, 2006 when they fell 1-0 to Virginia Tech in 12 innings in the opening game of the Knoxville Regional.• Louisville leads the series with NC State 10-5• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 96 stolen bases on 111 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68 (95 attempts), set in the 2010 season.• UofL has tallied an ACC-best 30 triples. The total ranks second on the program’s all-time record list, needing one more to tie for first with the 2005 Cardinals.PLAYER NOTES: • Sidney Melton has reached safely in the last 16 games• Melton also leads the team with a career-high 30 stolen bases and owns Louisville’s single season record.• She now has 63 stolen bases in her career, placing her second on Louisville’s all-time list. Audrey Rendon (2004-07) holds the school record with 82.• Melton now has 152 career runs and stands in fifth place on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs six more to move into a tie for fourth with Rendon.• Funke takes sole possession of Louisville’s single season record for triples with 12. She extends her career tally to 14 and is third on Louisville’s all-time list.  • Hensley notched her 36th career home run and moves into a tie for third with Melissa Roth (2007-10) on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs two more to tie Chelsea Bemis (2008-11) for second.• Hensley stands third on UofL’s all-time list with 170 career RBIs. She needs four more to move into a tie for second with Courtney Moore (2004-07)• Kyra Snyder has reached safely in 13 straight games. ACC Network Extra Previewlast_img read more

Univision Looking to Sell Fusion Media Group Report

first_img Popular on Variety In March, Univision CEO Randy Falco announced his exit one day after the company had scrapped IPO plans. This spring, it Univision laid off 150 employees as part of another wave of restructuring.Fusion Media Group CEO Felipe Holguin and president and chief content officer Daniel Eilemberg also left the company. Shortly afterward, Raju Narisetti, CEO of FMG’s Gizmodo Media Group and a former News Corp exec, also exited after about a year and a half with Univision.Univision named Vince Sadusky its new CEO, who officially started June 1, with Falco staying on as an adviser through year-end. Sadusky is the former CEO of Media General and Lin TV station groups.Univision created the Fusion Media Group in April 2016, after Disney exited the Fusion cable and digital-media joint venture. In August of that year, Univision paid $135 million for the Gawker assets in a bankruptcy auction, which didn’t include the currently dormant Media Group’s Gizmodo Media Group brands are Gizmodo, Deadspin, TrackRecord, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Splinter, The Root, Kotaku, and Jalopnik. In addition, the Fusion Media Group includes the company’s interest in the Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club as well as two cable networks — Fusion TV, a news and lifestyle English-language network, and Univision’s interest in El Rey Network — and a production studio. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Univision Communications now wants to unload Fusion Media Group — coming two years after it bought a half-dozen websites from Gawker Media in a bid to boost its reach among younger audiences.The Hispanic media giant is exploring a sale of Fusion Media Group, the Wall Street Journal reported. (Univision declined to comment.) The strategic about-face comes after Univision cancelled its initial public offering plans earlier this year and has seen broad turnover among its senior executive ranks.Univision last year had tried to sell a 20% stake in Fusion Media Group for $200 million, but failed to find any investors willing to go in on the deal, the Journal reported. According to the WSJ, potential partners were “skittish” about working with the Univision ownership group, which includes Haim Saban’s Saban Capital Group, Televisa, and private-equity firms Providence Equity Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and TPG.last_img read more

A new answer to maths puzzle

first_imgFrom simple numeracy to category theory (the mathematics of mathematics), maths crusader Eugenia Cheng prescribes easy recipes for understanding complex arithmetic in her book Cake, Custard and Category Theory.Calling on a baker’s dozen of entertaining, puzzling examples and mathematically illuminating culinary analogies — including chocolate brownies, iterated Battenberg cakes, sandwiches, Yorkshire puddings and Mobius bagels — Cheng tells readers why everyone should love maths. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’So what on earth does a recipe have to do with maths? “You might think that rice cookers are for cooking rice. This is true, but this same piece of equipment can be used for other things as well like making clotted cream, cooking vegetables and steaming a chicken. Likewise, maths is about numbers, but it’s about many things as well like getting the right answer, putting ideas together and so on,” she says in the book, published by Hachette India.According to Cheng, a senior lecturer in Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, many people are either afraid of maths, or baffled by it, or both. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Or they were completely turned off it by their lessons at school. I understand this. I was completely turned off sport by my lessons at school, and have never really recovered. I was so bad at sport at school, my teachers were incredulous that anybody so bad at sport could exist. And yet I’m quite fit now, and I have even run the New York marathon,” she writes.She says ‘category theory’ which can be thought of as the ‘mathematics of mathematics’ is about relationships, contexts, processes, principles, structures, cakes and custard. “Yes, even custard. Because mathematics is about drawing analogies, including custard, cake, pie, pastry, doughnuts, bagels, mayonnaise, yoghurt, lasagne and sushi.” Maths, according to Cheng, like recipes, has both ingredients and method. “And just as a recipe would be a bit useless if it omitted the method, we can’t understand what maths is unless we talk about the way it is done, not just the things it studies,” she says. Citing examples of cottage, shepherd and fishermen pies, she says all these are more or less the same with the only difference being the filling that is sitting underneath the mashed potato topping. In all these cases, the recipe is not a full recipe but a blueprint and one can insert own choice of fruit or meat or fillings.“This is also how maths works. The idea of maths is to look for similarities between things so that you only need one ‘recipe’ for many different situations. The key is that when you ignore some details, the situations become easier to understand, and you can fill in the variables later,” she writes.Cheng is keen to bring mathematics to a wider audience and help reduce maths phobia. Good at explaining things in an accessible way to non-mathematicians of all ages, her first book was called How to Bake Pi, in which she provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen. At the heart of How to Bake Pi also was Cheng’s work on category theory.last_img read more

Four arrested for setting fires in two separate incidents

first_imgFour young men were arrested in the early hours of Sunday, charged and released, after they set fires in open spaces in the Limassol area in two separate incidents.According to police, two were spotted hanging around a fire at around 10.30pm by a patrol checking for fires and people setting off firecrackers in the run-up to Easter.One male aged 23 and the other 17 were arrested, charged with loitering and igniting a fire without a permit, and released.In the second incident in the Ayios Nikolaos area of Limassol just before dawn, the same patrol nabbed another two aged 22 and 18 who were also charged with the same offences and later released.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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