How Bayern Munich could look against Liverpool in the Champions League without Robben

first_img REVEALED REPLY Dutch superstar Arjen Robben has been suffering from injury problems. BEST OF 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Is this the team Niko Kovac will pick to take on Liverpool? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Bayern Munich are set to be without Arjen Robben for their round of 16 Champions League clash with Liverpool on February 19.The Dutch winger has been suffering with a thigh injury since November but it seems the problem hasn’t fully cleared up, despite the player returning to training a week ago as a sciatic nerve issue makes things trickier. REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade How Bayern Munich could look against Liverpool? RANKED ADVICE center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card MONEY “It’s not going well,” Robben said in an interview with Bild. “We’re trying everything, but nothing’s working out at the moment.“Unfortunately, it’s one of those where you don’t know the exact problem. It’s difficult, and very frustrating.“I was pretty close to making my comeback twice before, I was back with the team, but then there were more setbacks. It’s not easy mentally.”The problem should make Jurgen Klopp’s life a little easier as it decreases the options of rival manager Niko Kovac for the clash at Anfield on Tuesday.But how will the Bavarian behemoths line-up without the Dutch master? talkSPORT.com takes a look. huge blow shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? last_img read more

Eskom secures R1.6bn in loans

first_imgKusile still on track Eskom financial director Paul O’Flaherty pointed out that the company was a key contributor to the growth of the South African economy. “Funding is a critical enabler for the successful execution of the capacity expansion programme and export credit agency backed funding compliments our other sources of funding in the Eskom funding plan.” On Wednesday, Eskom said it had concluded a loan worth approximately R1-billion with Deutsche Bank which will be used to fund 85% of the turbine pump contract for the 1 352 MW Ingula pump storage scheme, which is situated on the boundary of KwaZulu-Natal and Free Sate. The second loan agreement, of approximately R600-million, arranged by Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, will be used to fund the 4 800 MW Medupi power station construction in Lephalale, Limpopo. “We are working hard to resolve the funding issue because there is no viable option to replace Kusile,” O’Flaherty said. “Without the additional power from Kusile from 2014, there could be constraints on South Africa’s economic growth.” 26 August 2010 In April, the World Bank announced that it would grant the utility a US$3.75-billion loan to co-finance the 4 800 MW Medupi coal-fired power plant in Limpopo as well as the country’s first large wind and concentrated power projects. Eskom said that it was still committed to building Kusile and that it had been in discussions with the government to explore various funding options for the project. “Eskom is on record saying that in order to plug the gap in electricity supply over the next few years, South Africa needs new base-load power stations like Medupi and Kusile. Funding to complete the Medupi station has recently been approved by the World Bank,” Eskom said. There are no plans to cancel the Kusile Power Station project, Eskom said, following media reports that the station, which is being built in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, was going to be cancelled. South African state power company Eskom has signed two loans with Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole, worth approximately R1.6-billion, to fund construction at its Ingula pump storage scheme and Medupi power station. Securing funding Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Can IoT make bike rides safer?

first_imgTags:#Big Data#Brompton#folding bike#Internet of Things#IoT#London For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… London-based folding bike manufacturer Brompton has revealed an internet-connected prototype of its bike, utilizing the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to manage and provide information to the rider about the city of London.Foldable bikes have become popular in London for their portability, allowing riders to take them into an office rather than leave them chained up outside. Brompton wants to make riding in the city even more safe and smart by taking information like the weather and traffic levels to change routes in real-time and warn of any issues on the roads.See Also: Vodafone and Philips to help cities cut lighting costsAdding internet connectivity to a bike opens up the possibility of third-party apps, like Fitbit and Google Maps, which could more accurately save the amount of calories burned and show you detailed maps of the entire city.Bike rides with more sensors besides eyes and earsBrompton has added sensors capable of tracking pollution levels and air quality, which may be sent to London’s environmental commission and other third-party organizations. This could be a vital public service, as London continues to lower congestion in the city center and persuade more people to bike it to work.As more internet-connected Brompton bikes hit the streets, we might even see the bikes connect to London’s traffic system, according to the Inquisitr, giving traffic monitors more information to find hotspots and reduce bicycle congestion in the city.Despite the upsides to internet-connectivity on a bicycle, others find the situation worrisome, if hackers are able to intercept communications. What if hackers change routes for bikers or are able to track the route a rider takes to work everyday and stalk them. These are all real security questions that Brompton hasn’t been quick to address.Brompton has been manufacturing its iconic bike for more than forty years, but that doesn’t mean it is sound when it comes to data security. Like any other internet-connected device, we’re going to have to see major investment in preventing hackers from intercepting communications.center_img David Curry 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts last_img read more

Intel® vPro™ Technology: Proven Value in Four User Cases

first_imgTo increase our ability to maintain, manage, and protect PCs while decreasing management costs, in 2011 Intel IT completed deployment of Intel® vPro™ technology across the entire enterprise. We have evaluated the business value of four use cases based on Intel vPro technology that have been deployed at Intel.  In each case, we found that Intel vPro technology reduces management costs and decreases downtime – resulting in greater employee productivity.  Read the paper for more detailslast_img

Lenovo launches K80 with 4000mAh battery and 4GB RAM

first_imgLenovo has been constantly updating its smartphone line-upand the company is popular for focusing on the battery aspect of smartphone.Lenovo is gradually making 4000 mAh the standard for smartphone batteries andthe newly launched Lenovo K80 also sports a massive 4000 mAh battery.Another interesting specification, that definitely qualifiesfor flagship-material is the 4GB RAM. Even with all the major players likeSamsung and HTC in the flagship game we can rarely spot a phone with 4GB RAM.The only popular phones that sport 4GB RAM are Xiaomi’s Mi Note Pro and AsusZenfone 2.The Lenovo K80 features a 5.5-inch screen that sports aFullHD (1080×1920) resolution and yields a pixel density of 401ppi. Thesmartphone is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom chipset clocked at 1.8GHz. On thecamera front, the phone features a 13MegaPixel primary camera with opticalimage stabilization.  The device will come with a price tag of 1,799 CNY(approximately Rs 18,500) which sounds like a very good deal for the spec sheetit offers. The phone will be exclusively available in China from April 30. Thecompany has not mentioned the availability of the phone in other markets butlately Chinese smartphones have been showing keen interest in the Indianmarket. Hence, we can expect the phone to hit the Indian shores in the secondhalf of this year.last_img read more