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first_img Robbie Brady celebrates scoring the Republic of Ireland’s winner against Italy 1 Robbie Brady says scoring Republic of Ireland’s winner against Italy at Euro 2016 felt like an ‘out of body experience’.The midfielder’s 85th-minute header earned his side a dramatic 1-0 victory in Wednesday night’s final Group E clash and booked the Irish a last-16 showdown with hosts France.The Norwich ace said: “I can’t really explain the feeling. People who have scored these type of goals, they speak about it and say it’s like an out-of-body experience and I was lucky enough to experience that tonight.“I’m stuck for words really, I don’t know what to say. My head’s still a bit all over the place, but I’m absolutely delighted with it.“I sort of lost myself a little bit in the celebrations, but I couldn’t help it. It’s what dreams are made of. It was a proud night for myself and fantastic for the team.”Brady’s big chance came just seconds after substitute Wes Hoolahan had passed up a glorious opportunity to win the game, but it was he who provided his team-mate with the perfect cross from which to write himself into Irish football’s folklore.The match-winner said: “I think the chance Wes had before, it all came so quickly. It was a massive moment and it just got caught under his feet a little bit.“But it just shows the character and the playmaker he is to go and pick the ball up two minutes later and put it exactly where I ran, so all the plaudits to Wes Hoolahan as well.“It was a fantastic ball. He put it right on my head and I would have done well to miss, I think.”Manager Martin O’Neill, who became the first man to guide the nation to the knockout stages of the European Championship, joked that Hoolahan might have had questions to answer after the game had he not made amends.O’Neill said: “You make a very good point, to keep his head, because he may well have lost it in the dressing room had he not have done.“It was a great cross. I am delighted for him because he might have rued that miss. It was a great chance for us and I must admit while I am incredibly positive, I was concerned that we might not create as good a chance again.“I know I don’t look it, but I’m absolutely thrilled. I haven’t got an ounce of energy left.”last_img read more

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#news Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img audrey watters GitHub has become the go-to site for many developers and businesses to host their open-source repositories. The site now boasts over 1.6 million repositories and over 560,000 users. But a project created this weekend at the Philly Startup Weekend addresses some of the pain-points that both developers and businesses face: how do developers find interesting projects to contribute to? And how do maintainers and businesses find developers who can fill the needs of their projects?Git Hacking aims to provide a “social layer for GitHub.” As one of the co-founders, Chris Baglieri, explains: “For developers, we’re about connecting them to projects that they’ll likely be interested in contributing to; these projects may or may not be most forked or trending. For maintainers, we’re about finding developers to fill the needs of their projects. Open sourcing is step one, promoting and keeping traction can be tough. We want to arm maintainers with more to help accomplish this.”Baglieri says he came to Philly Startup Weekend on Friday with “nothing more than an idea and a laptop.” He made the pitch to build this project, which uses the GitHub API. He was joined by Josiah Kiehl, John Bunting, and Aaron Feng, who over the course of the weekend, built out the initial functionality for the site – the ability to find and promote repositories, showcase developers’ skills and repositories, as well as reward those who contribute.“Businesses win because they get fixes, for example,” says Baglieri. “Maintainers and contributors win being rewarded for their efforts.” But over the weekend, the team also built a rudimentary algorithm that may give some insight into which projects are “healthy,” something that a developer might want to know before opting to contribute. The team were the winners of the Philly Startup Weekend, but it wasn’t simply the judges who were impressed with what they’d built. After launching the site on Sunday afternoon, Git Hacking received over 400 sign-ups in the first hour-and-a-half, sitting at the top of Hacker News for most of the evening.The team says that GitHub has done a lot for open source projects, but they think there’s still more to be done to be able to help support the community. “We’re all about open source,” they say. Indeed, you can find the team’s code on GitHub, and you can sign up now for when the site goes live. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

first_imgTags:#Borophene#Graphene#Internet of Things#IoT#Rice University#wearables Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Graphene has been touted as a possible next generation material for wearables, smartphones, and other electronic devices, but scientists at Rice University suspect borophene, an atom-thick substance, could provide even better results.One of the main differences between graphene and borophene is the undulating structure it takes when moved from its typical state, metallic, to silver substrate. Its structure remains intact during this process, meaning it can retain its flexibility.See Also: Does Zap&Go have this energy storage issue solved?“Borophene is metallic in its typical state, with strong electron-phonon coupling to support possible superconductivity, and a rich band structure that contains Dirac cones, as in graphene,” said Rice physicist Boris Yakobson.Borophene superconductivity is criticalSuperconductive material is highly valuable in the wearables industry, where signals and circuitry must flow without any issues. The scientists believe borophene (2D boron) would be good for wearables, but may perform even better with flexible devices.The benefits of graphene are seen in its ability to not just to conduct energy quickly, but to provide an energy storage solution that can avoid the fire or explosion hazards of traditional lithium ion batteries. Borophene appears to add a new layer of flexibility to those attributes.“This wavy conformation so far seems unique due to the exceptional structural flexibility and particular interactions of borophene with silver, and may be initially triggered by a slight compression in the layer when a bit too many boron atoms get onto the surface,” said postdoctoral researcher Zhuhua Zhang.The likelihood of borophene entering the wearables market in the next few years is small, considering the limitations of the material at the current time, but it does show the potential future for device manufacturers should metal and plastic ever fail to impress. David Curry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Follow the Pucklast_img read more

first_imgHow an item is utilized depends on the materials from which it’s made, a term called ‘build quality’. Apple Watch is intended to be worn from morning to night, so it is to be expected that it will be of sturdy build quality. Apple did not disappoint, and used 316L stainless steel, which is 40 per cent harder.Sapphire is the hardest transparent material on earth after the diamonds that apparently lasts forever (at least according to De Beers). That makes it perfect for ensuring that Apple Retina shows colors and pixels at their best resolutions.With outlines produced using fine top-grain calfskins, strong superior fluoroelastomer, and uniquely built stainless steel, the Apple Watch product line offers the pleasantly large cluster of band materials and clasp styles. Here we take a closer look at the styles that will adorn many a wrists in 2015.There are 2 sizes, purportedly for men and women (38 mm and 42 mm), but all straps do not come in both sizes.Link BraceletMade from the same 316L stainless steel compound as the case, the Link Bracelet has more than a hundred parts. The machining procedure is so exact, Apple says almost nine hours go into cutting the pieces for a solitary band. Partially, that long time is on account of the inconspicuous widening of the individual links as they approach the case. Once machined for joining, the connections are brushed by hand to guarantee that the composition takes after the forms of the outline. The custom butterfly clasp overlays perfectly inside the wrist band. In a stunning realization individuality of the user, Apple has designed a basic discharge catch into a few smaller links, so Apple Watch users can include and evacuate pieces from the bracelet without any watchmaking or metal crafting tools. As is usual with the steel of Apple, the links will come in stainless steel and space black stainless steel.advertisementMilanese LoopIn light of a piece of novelty art created in Milan at the end of the nineteenth century, the adaptable metal lattice design of the Milanese Loop wraps smoothly around your wrist for a comfortable fit. Accomplishing the wanted look obliged attractive stainless steel. Since off-the-rack materials didn’t offer the important immaculateness or erosion safety, Apple claims that it made it’s own metal-carbon alloy, and came up with a special heat treatment that makes it more tough. The lattice is woven on made-to-specification Italian machines, and each end piece is exclusively laser-welded to guarantee smooth edges.Modern BuckleA little French tannery started in 1803 produces the supple Granada cowhide for this rich-feel band. The smooth top-grain calfskin is delicately processed and tumbled to achieve a refined composition. What resembles a strong clasp is really a two-piece attractive culmination mechanism, that is delightfully easy to secure. Apple has included an internal layer of material for quality and skin safety. Trivia: it’s the same material NASA used to make the parachute strings for the Mars Rover! This band is accessible in pink, brown, and midnight blue.Leather LoopThe Venezia leather for this band is of the highest quality, sourced from Naples, Italy. With an artisan legacy renowned since the European era of flair, the tannery has a history of association with probably the most prestigious names in style. A sensitive processing and tumbling methodology yields a lovely pebbled composition. This customary craftsmanship is joined with an inventive methodology to bring the plan to fruition. Magnets disguised inside the delicate, stitched cowhide permit you to just wrap it around your wrist for an exact fit and a trimmed look. For variety, this accessory is made in stone, light brown, and bright blue.Classic BuckleFrom the eminent ECCO tannery in the Netherlands, the Dutch cowhide utilized for this band has a different, almost embellished grain, with an unobtrusive composition. The basic component is created from the same stainless steel as the case. It’s a lovely take on the conventional leather bands. Accessible in dark black.Sport BandSince it is produced using an elite, custom-invented fluoroelastomer, the Sport Band is sturdy and solid. Yet shockingly light and delicate. The material is more adaptable than the elastic usually utilized as a part of watch straps, so it has a pleasant feel and hangs easily over your wrist, almost floating. To attain a purer white and a deeper dark black, we figured out how to include the shade at the start of the assembling methodology. A creative clasp-and-tuck buckling action guarantees a clean fit. These bands are accessible toughness-wise, and come in white and dark black.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Showrunner Bruce Miller talks with THR about how season two of the award-winning Hulu drama will continue to explore parallels with Trump, the Time’s Up movement and more: “You can’t avoid the influence.”Its meteoric cultural impact is but one of the many reasons why Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale became an award-winning lightning rod of a television series. And the streaming service, which recently topped 17 million subscribers, hopes that the Elisabeth Moss starrer from showrunner Bruce Miller continues to be as culturally relevant in April as its first season was when it was filmed before Donald Trump was elected president. Based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name, with the adaptation first bowing on Hulu in April 2017, The Handmaid’s Tale centers on Offred (Moss), formerly known as June, and formerly in control of her own life. That all changed when religious zealots forcefully seized control over the United State of America and turned it into the dystopian nation of Gilead, a world in which men wield absolute power over women, many of whom now serve as “handmaids,” tasked with reproduction in an increasingly sterile society.  Advertisement THE HANDMAID’S TALE — The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.(Photo by: Take Five/Hulu)center_img Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Released in the months following Trump’s election, and in the midst of a rising tide of activism against systemic misogyny, The Handmaid’s Tale arrived with painfully relevant cultural impact, with the now-iconic uniform of the handmaids worn worldwide at protests, just as one example of the show’s widely felt significance. “It’s a costume that people have taken beyond the show and out into the real world,” Miller tells The Hollywood Reporter about how The Handmaid’s Tale has transcended television to become part of a global conversation. “It’s amazing.”last_img read more