A revealing book by Spanish journalist Diego Torres, tells the story of the day when Jose Mourinho felt betrayed by Sir Alex Ferguson.We are already going on five years since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire, since then we have heard about many stories but we hadn’t read about the one involving Jose Mourinho and the Scotsman’s final days as a manager.In a more recent article, we shared David Moyes side of the story as he revealed that he was one of the first people who heard about Sir Alex’s decision to end his career with the Red Devils.But in the latest book by the name of ‘Prepare to Lose: the Mourinho Era’, Spanish journalist Diego Torres gives us another perspective of the final days in which Sir Alex Ferguson shared his secret with a select group of people about his retirement.The decision to leave David Moyes as the new Red Devils’ boss, brought a terrible wound between Ferguson and Jose Mourinho’s relationship because the Portuguese manager truly believed that he would be the next man to take on the job at Manchester United.Turns out that the Portuguese manager was under the impression that Ferguson wanted him to succeed him on the Red Devils, but the Scottish boss had other plans and Jose wasn’t even on the loop.Jose Mourinho reveals SECRET Sir Alex Ferguson told him that left him SCARED for a MONTH https://t.co/NFejS66NN8 pic.twitter.com/CxSCShZdPt— Cleansheet (@Cleansheet) November 20, 2018The key period of time when it all went down was during the month of May, which was exactly when Ferguson had that meeting with Moyes and revealed that he would be the one to follow his legacy.The Portuguese manager was following all the news from Madrid when he was still the Spanish club’s manager and was completely devastated when he realized that Ferguson picked the Everton boss instead of him.“Mourinho thought that Ferguson was, besides his ally, also his friend and godfather,” Torres wrote on his book via Express.“He was convinced that they were tied by a relationship of genuine trust. He thought that his fabulous collection of titles constituted an ‘endorsement’ unreachable to any other contenders.”“When he knew that Ferguson had chosen Moyes, the Everton coach, he was struck by a terrible disbelief.”Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“These were the most unfortunate hours of Mourinho’s phase as Real Madrid coach. He endured them between dozing and waking, glued to his mobile phone in search of clarifications, on the night of the 7th and the morning of the 8th of May, tucked into the Sheraton Mirasierra hotel,” he added.https://t.co/9JBGTHhKjQ— Roopz @ roops (@roopzzzzzzz) November 21, 2018Looking at the final months of Jose Mourinho as the Real Madrid manager, there was a certain behavior that we could pick up from the Portuguese manager which suggested that he knew what his next destination would be.Not too long after Ferguson decided to make his announcement, Mourinho was also announced by Chelsea but these new revelations tell us that things didn’t really go the way that Jose was planning them all along.Years after this incident, Mourinho is already the Manchester United manager and the relationship has been restored between the two men.But there was absolutely a time when Jose didn’t even want to hear Sir Alex Ferguson’s name, especially when he also found out that Pep Guardiola had been offered the position at Manchester United exactly a year before the Scotsman decided to retire.There are even statements that Sir Bobby Charlton made to The Guardian in December of 2013, where he stated that Ferguson didn’t even like Mourinho that much in the first place. Things have changed quite a bit since then, haven’t they?Of all managers to have taken charge of 300 or more @premierleague games only Sir Alex Ferguson has a better win percentage than Jose Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/O4hOoZpYKb— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 11, 2018Why do you think Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t choose Mourinho as his successor at Manchester United? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea’s Eden, has emerged as a reported target for Atletico MadridThe 25-year-old winger has been at Borussia Monchengladbach for the past four years and has inserted himself as a key member of the squad.In fact, Hazard’s eight goals and five assists in 12 Bundesliga games this season have helped Gladbach move up to second in the standings.The Belgium international has frequently been tipped to follow in his older brother’s footsteps by joining a big European club.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Now Marca reports that Atletico are eyeing up a move for Hazard with his future at Gladbach in doubt.Hazard’s current contract at the German side expires in June 2020 and he’s yet to accept an extension from Gladbach.And an offer from Atletico may be appealing to Hazard as it could bring about a family reunion at the Spanish capital with his brother, Eden, strongly linked with a switch to Real Madrid.Gladbach will face RB Leipzig away in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
STOW, MA — “Every year around this time, we experience many fires started by cigarettes tossed into piles of bark mulch, which is combustible and can easily catch fire,” says State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “We are asking smokers to dispose of their smoking materials responsibly in order to prevent fires. Don’t toss cigarette butts into mulch or a pile of dried leaves.”“Businesses and homeowners that are sprucing up their landscaping should also provide and maintain safe receptacles for disposing of smoking materials so that people won’t start fires by tossing cigarettes into the mulch,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey, “Metal containers with sand are best.”“If you see a smoldering mulch pile, please call 9-1-1 so the fire department can make sure it is truly extinguished. Mulch can smolder for a long time before erupting into flames,” said Ostroskey.In the past five years (2013 – 2017), there have been 231 fires that started in mulch and spread to buildings. These 231 fires caused one civilian death, one civilian injury, 16 fire service injuries and property damages of $10.2 million. Fires that start on the exterior of buildings are usually not detected early, and by the time they enter the building to trigger a fire alarm, smoke detector or sprinkler system, the fire is already large. Fortunately, many mulch fires are caught and extinguished before spreading to a building or motor vehicle.Mulch FireFactorOn the Department of Fire Service’s website, there is a Mulch FireFactor, an educational hand-out in both English and Spanish on mulch fire safety and the Fire Code. It can be used by fire departments to educate the community on the regulation and for building managers, landscapers and companies that store and sell mulch, to educate their staff.Nurseries, Landscapers and Property Managers Need to Know the RulesFire officials want to remind building owners, property managers, nurseries and landscaping companies about the proper placement and storage of mulch in order to prevent these types of fires. Ostroskey said, “It’s important for mulch storage piles to be 30’ apart to keep fires from spreading.”Keep Mulch 18” Away From BuildingsHere are some tips for property managers and building owners on how to prevent mulch fires:Keep wood mulch 18” away from combustible exteriors of buildings such as wood or vinyl siding and decks. Don’t put it right up against the building.Use materials such as pea stone or crushed rock for the first 18” as a barrier around the foundation of the building and around gas and electrical meters.Provide proper receptacles for smoking materials.State Fire Code on Mulch ApplicationThe Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00, section 10.14.10.4) prohibits the new application of mulch within 18” around combustible exteriors of buildings, such as wood or vinyl but not brick or concrete. Residential buildings with six units or less are exempted from this regulation, but all homeowners may also wish to adopt these safety practices. The regulation applies to all other buildings including commercial properties.Storage and Manufacturing of MulchThe regulation (527 CMR 1.00, section 220.127.116.11.3) also has safety requirements for those who store or manufacture mulch. It limits the size of mulch piles and requires a distance of 30-feet between piles and 25-feet from the lot line. Large piles of mulch can easily spontaneously combust with all the heat they generate, so it’s important to be vigilant and employ good housekeeping. The distance between piles prevents a fire from easily spreading to another pile or to a building.Permits Required to Store 300+ Cubic Yards of MulchPermits are required from the fire department wherever more than 300 cubic yards of mulch is produced or stored.Arlington Fatal Fire Destroyed 36-unit Apartment and 6 CarsOne of the most destructive mulch fires in Massachusetts occurred on May 5, 2015 in a large Arlington apartment complex. One man died in the fire started by smoking materials discarded in a mulch bed, which spread to a car, then to a building. Thirty-six apartments and six cars were destroyed. The building had no sprinklers and the estimated dollar loss was $6.7 million.(NOTE: The above press release is from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Fire Marshal Offers Tips To Prevent Mulch FiresIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Cautions Smokers, Announces Improper Disposal Of Smoking Materials Caused Recent Woburn FireIn “Police Log”Massachusetts State Fire Marshal: September Is Campus Fire Safety MonthIn “Police Log”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Quality Technician at Analog DevicesFull-Time Buyer at Georgia-PacificFull-Time Customer Sales & Service Rep at Applied Industrial TechnologiesFull-Time Product Test Engineering Tech at Analog DevicesFull-Time Production Floor Worker at 3STEP Sports Apparel Full-Time Accounts Payable Specialist at UniFirstFull-Time Corporate Credit Card Program Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time Odwalla Route Sales Representative at Coca ColaFull-Time Commercial Insurance Assistant Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Customer Development Assistant Rep at Pepsi(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at email@example.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”
READING, MA — The Reading Municipal Light Department offers no-cost home energy assessments to residential customers who are interested in implementing energy efficiency and conservation measures. The assessment consists of an evaluation of the home to identify efficiency measures that will help to conserve energy and lower your electric bill. Information about the various residential rebate programs is also provided.To request a Home Energy Assessment, please contact RMLD’s provider, Energy New England, at 888-772-4242.If you are a served by a gas utility that is a Mass Save member (such as National Grid), RMLD recommends that you obtain a home energy assessment through Mass Save because it will evaluate items in your home that are specific to your heating type. Visit Mass Save’s website to schedule an appointment with them.(NOTE: The above announcement is from RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD Cuts Ribbon For New Battery Energy Storage SystemIn “Government”RMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On September 15In “Community”
AshuliaA toddler was killed and four others were injured in a wall collapse at Kathgara in Ashulia on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased is Tasim Hossain, the one and a half year old son of Nazmul Hossain of the area.A fire broke out from the gas stove of a house on the ground floor of the building in the morning due to gas leakage, said, Jahangir Alam, senior station officer of Ashulia DEPZ Fire Service Control room.An explosion followed and a part of the wall collapsed, killing the boy on the spot and injuring four others, he added.The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
(PhysOrg.com) — Software developer Arturo Castro and media artist Kyle MacDonald have put out a video demo of their software that replaces their faces with other faces in realtime. Their face-swapping, face-morphing technology shows how their software can transform new or celebrity faces with your own. The two of them pout, pucker up, grimace, and perform other facial antics to breathe even more life into their changing faces of the likes of Paris Hilton, Marilyn Monroe, Chairman Mao, Lenin and Andy Warhol. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. FaceTracker is open source for non-commercial use, and is available from Saragih. Castro pays tribute to FaceTracker for having contributed “much of the magic that happens in the video. The library returns a mesh that matches contours of the facial features, such as eyes, nose and mouth.”That way the mesh obtained from a photo is matched to my own face in the video. Applying some color interpolation algorithms from Kevin Atkinson’s image clone code gives it the blending effect that can be seen in the final footage,” he said.The other technology component used is Kyle McDonald’s ofxFacetracker. “I’m also using Kyle McDonald’s ofxFaceTracker addon for openFrameworks which wraps Jason’s library for easier use,” he said.Castro said before producing the video he had thought about identity theft and what would happen if a face could be grabbed and put on someone else.His next step is to use the technology for his art-making projects. He is planning an installation soon. His inspirations have been the art center in Valencia, Spain, lalalab, and an electronic musician, Aphex Twin, both with videos that use face-swapping technology. Explore further Castro calls the technology Realtime Face Substitution, and its underpinning is the open source platform openFrameworks, which Castro helps to drive along with Zachary Lieberman and Theodore Watson. OpenFrameworks is a coding toolkit that has been simplified for designers and artists, with C++ as the programming language.The popular openFrameworks toolkit was born out of the conviction that better tools make better projects, and that artists are generally turned on, not turned off, by using C++ for artistic expression.The code is written to be cross platform (PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone, Android) and cross compiler. The API is designed to be minimal and easy to grasp. Castro also makes use of Jason Saragih’s FaceTracker library, a C/C++ API for real time face alignment and tracking. © 2011 PhysOrg.com I like your face — but why? A new computer model pinpoints the reasons Citation: Software developer shows face-swapping in realtime (w/ video) (2011, September 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-software-face-swapping-realtime-video.html
Swisscom has launched a new UHD TV box and will air UHD football matches from the European Championships from public broadcast channel SRF Zwei.According to the telco, the launch means that its customers will be the first people in Switzerland who will be able to watch individual games broadcast in UHD quality on SRF zwei.rom the 2016/2017 season onwards, Swisscom will team up with Teleclub to broadcast two games in the Raiffeisen Super League in UHD quality every week.Swisscom is also offering a selection of UHD films and documentary programmes on-demand. This content will be expanded on an on-going basis, according to the company. The first live TV channels in UHD are scheduled to become available from the end of May. Customers will also soon be able to stream YouTube content in UHD using their new box.The new box can be ordered from all Swisscom points of sale from today. new customers will receive the new box if they subscribe to a Vivo package with Swisscom TV 2.0. Existing TV 2.0 customers can purchase the new box for CHF119. To view UHD content, customers will need an internet connection with a minimum bandwidth of 40Mbps.The box supports HDR as well as 4K resolution, according to the telco, and includes a built-in voice-activated search function. The voice-activated search function supports German, all Swiss German dialects and French. Italian will be added by the end of the year.“The new box is even smaller, faster and cheaper and shows our customers images in greater resolution and brilliance than ever before. As a football fan, I’m already looking forward to watching the games in top picture quality,” said Dirk Wierzbitzki, head of Swisscom products and marketing.
Mike HopkinsDisney and Fox have come on board Hulu’s new channels streaming service.The deals mean nets including ESPN and Fox Sports will be on the upcoming service as well as Disney Channel, FX and National Geographic among others.In all, the deals cover 35 nets from Disney and Fox, including their respective broadcast nets ABC and Fox.Hulu has already inked an affiliate deal with Time Warner’s Turner for channels including TNT, Cartoon Network and CNN.Disney, Fox and Time Warner are all shareholders in Hulu, as is Comcast, which has yet to agree a channels deals for NBC and its cable nets.Hulu’s channel streaming service will launch in early 2017 and is expected to offer a raft of streamed channels for about US$40 (€36). Hulu currently offers a free service as well as US$7.99 limited commercials, and an advertising free service for US$11.99.An exact launch date and pricing details of the channels service have yet to be announced.“We’re building a service that offers subscribers the most sought-after programming on television — and channels from 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company are essential to that mix,” said Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu.“With these two new deals in place, and additional partners to come, Hulu will soon give TV fans of all ages live and on-demand access to their favourite programs in a whole new, more flexible, highly personalised way.”