David de Gea’s wonder show at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday led Manchester United’s interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to claim the Spaniard might be the club’s best keeper ever.De Gea made 11 saves in the second half at Wembley as United clung on to Marcus Rashford’s first-half strike to win 1-0 – Solskjaer’s sixth win in six matches since taking over following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.At times it appeared to be De Gea versus Tottenham as he made incredible stops to deny Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld – many with his legs.No other Premier League keeper has made as many saves in 90 minutes as De Gea managed in 45 at Wembley and Solskjaer, who played in United teams with Danish great Peter Schmeichel and Dutchman Edwin van der Saar between the posts, said the 28-year-old could surpass both.“We’ve had some great keepers at this club and I think he’s challenging both Edwin and Peter for the number one spot historically,” Solskjaer told reporters.“We had a good back four and David in behind them was unbelievable. You are allowed to have a good goalkeeper.“I’ve played with a few fantastic goalkeepers. We have a tradition of having them and he has grown and grown. He deserves that man of the match today.”It was not De Gea’s busiest day, though, since he arrived at United from Atletico Madrid in 2011. In 2017 he pulled off 14 stops in a league match at Arsenal.“I was feeling very well with the first two saves, it was a great game,” De Gea said. “I don’t even remember some of the saves so I can’t pick a best.”
Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes Tags:#hack#news 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… A delightful book that should be on your summer reading list, or a potential gift for your favorite geek, is a new offering from MIT Press called Nightwork: A History of Hack and Pranks at MIT. (updated link) For those of us that went to lesser engineering schools (or perhaps greater, depending on our metrics), it is a joyful experience. The author, school historian TF Peterson, has copiously illustrated some of the more fantastic and amusing things that students have cooked up over the years, including nailing someone’s dorm furniture to the underside of the Media Lab archway, putting various objects on top of the two domes at the school, playing Al Gore buzzword bingo at commencement, and more.For those of the younger generation, you might not realize that MIT has had a long and proud hacking and pranking tradition, dating back more than 50 years to when life was simpler, computers and the Internet didn’t exist. Hacking was more than just writing clever code: it was about doing something so clever and unique that would gain you the envy of your peers. I recall many such pranks in my undergraduate youth, including barricading fellow geeks in their dorm rooms and only deliver food that was flat enough to fit under the door (well, it was funnier at the time). Included in the book is the story of Oliver Smoot, the shortest member of his fraternity pledge class, who’s name went on to become a standard of measurement of Boston’s Massachusetts Avenue bridge (some to this day even call it the “Smoot Bridge”). Later on in life he ironically became chairman of the American National Standards Institute, the organization in the US in charge of keeping our weights and measurements intact. Now, how sweet a hack can that be? The bridge’s “Smoot” lines are lovingly repainted each year, and now have become so enshrined in its structure that the traffic police use the numbers in their accident reports. Included is a copy of full Hacking Commandments, including “Thou shalt keep holy the hour of Star Trek” (well, this is somewhat dated) and “Thou shalt not divide by zero.” Pick up a copy of the book and enjoy seeing how the generations of geeks who have passed thru the school have spent many creative hours. david strom Related Posts
By analyzing charred scrolls that were burnt and buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 B.C.E., researchers have determined that the Romans wrote with metallic ink—an innovation thought to have originated several centuries later in the Middle Ages, according to a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The eruption buried the nearby town of Herculaneum in a deep layer of superhot ash and instantly charred the papyrus scrolls of a wealthy Roman, preserving the only known complete library from ancient times. But when the scrolls were discovered in the 18th century, they were so brittle that any attempt to unroll and read them risked turning them into ashes. Recently, scientists used a particle accelerator in Grenoble, France—a tool developed for high-energy physics experiments—to x-ray the carbonized scrolls, revealing the letters inside. The new results show not just the shapes of the letters, as seen in the left hand image, but also that they were written with leaded ink, which fluoresces in the right hand image. Archaeologists had thought that the Romans used carbon-based ink from charcoal. If other scrolls from Herculaneum were written with lead-laced ink, knowing exactly what to look for could make the job of scanning and actually reading longer stretches of the carbonized lumps of papyrus easier.
ATHENS, Greece – In a middle-class Athens neighbourhood full of boarded-up storefronts, customers lined up at the Rizos Bakery on Monday to inhale the lovely smells of fresh bread and emerge with loaves still warm from the ovens. Co-owner Alexandros Rizos stood behind the counter and worried whether he would have to lay off workers, or whether his 15-year-old business might go under.Greece secured a third bailout Monday that averts financial catastrophe but hits some of its already struggling citizens hard.Rizos, 36, who owns the small bakery with his brother, said the deal serves up a double blow: Greece’s sales tax on food looks likely to rise from 13 per cent to 23 per cent — meaning he’ll have to raise prices for already struggling customers — and the deal liberalizes laws to let many more businesses open on Sunday, something that favours big chain stores because many small businesses like Rizos’ can’t afford to open seven days a week.“They’re calling this bailout the third package of help for Greece, but I could get hit at least two ways,” Rizos said. “I don’t know if my customers will still buy here or end up going somewhere else.”Around Greece, the elderly worried about what Greece’s agreement to reform its pension system might mean for them.Roza Alverti, 83, hoped the package won’t reduce the 900 euros ($994) she gets each month to support herself and two grown grandchildren living with her. The retired apartment building concierge said she’s just getting by, and was so afraid of the changes that she stopped watching television this weekend while Greece negotiated with its creditors.“My pension’s low, so I hope they don’t cut it,” she said.There was worry too in the hotels that bring in key tourism dollars — and where sales tax will rise from 6.5 per cent to 13 per cent — and in restaurants, where the 23 per cent food tax will apply.“If the government takes our profits like this, we could lose everything,” Mary Cromba, 49, said as she sat at the cash register in her unusually empty Cap D’Oro seafood restaurant on the pebbly Psatha beach, where Athenians take day trips for the turquoise waters and pine-covered mountains.She speculated that some restaurant owners will likely respond by ignoring the tax altogether, leaving sales tax off the bill for cash-only transactions and not reporting the transaction.“That way they don’t have to pay the tax for the business or for the customer,” she said. “It’s good for both sides.”Utility company office worker Alexandros Logothetis said he is “furious” that working-class and middle-class Greeks will end up bearing the brunt of the tax increases.“Regular people will pay more, not the big fishes like the media tycoons and the shipping magnates,” said Logothetis, 58. “I wanted a deal where the rich people would pay off our debt.”About the only consolation, Logothetis said, is that things could have been even more dire had Greece been forced to leave the euro.“It would be worse,” he said, “if the drachma returned.” Alexandros Rizos, center, works at his bakery in Athens, Monday, July 13, 2015. Under terms of the new agreement, it’s almost certain Greece’s sales tax on food will rise from 13 percent to 23 percent meaning Rizos will have to raise prices for clients he knows are already economically hurting. (AP Photo/Spyros Tsakiris) by Alan Clendenning, The Associated Press Posted Jul 13, 2015 11:08 am MDT Last Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Greeks relieved they will stay in EU, but years of financial hardship await