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Germany v Sweden: Preview, team news and radio commentary

first_img RANKED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware 3 POLITICS The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Where can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?Marco Reus is certainly a player to look out for. Many questions have been raised about whether or not he should start Saturday’s game. Despite an overall poor performance by the German team against Mexico – their attack improved massively when Reus was introduced in the 60th minute.On the Swedish side, winger Emil Forsberg is definitely a player to look out for.What’s the team news?Germany: Neuer, Hector, Rudiger, Boateng, Kimmich, Draxler, Kroos, Muller, Rudy, Werner, ReusSubs: Trapp, Plattenhardt, Ginter, Hummels, Khedira, Ozil, Goretzka, Sule, Brandt, Gundogan, Gomez, ter Stegen.Sweden: Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Claesson, Berg, ToivonenSubs: Johnsson, Olsson, Guidetti, Svensson, Helander, Hiljemark, Krafth, Jansson, Rohden, Durmaz, Thelin, Nordfeldt.What does Group F look like ahead of this match? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade predicted talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Germany are hoping not to repeat their performance against Sweden The Swedes, on the other hand, will come into the game feeling confident after beating South Korea 1-0 in their opening fixture and can qualify for the last 16 with another victory.When is Germany v SwedenThe game will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 7pm UK time.The match will be held at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of around 44,000. revealed center_img 3 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 3 How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence latest gameday cracker The Fisht Stadium will host Germany v Sweden This has become a must-win match for Germany after they were stunned by Mexico in their opening match.The world champions were humbled 1-0 by Mexico after an underwhelming performance against the South American side and face elimination if they lose against Sweden. AJ reacts after Hearn reveals he is on verge of being forced to vacate world title smart causal Latest World Cup news Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update last_img read more

Lost Civilizations: Human History Hidden in Plain Sight

first_img(Visited 102 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享1 New imaging techniques have revealed extensive ancient human settlements in two very different remote environments.Sahara civilization: By scanning satellite images, David Mattingly from the University of Leicester found that habitation of the Sahara from 1000 BC to 700 AD was much more widespread than realized. Lizzie Wade at Science Magazine reports on a presentation given to the AAAS. In “Drones and satellites spot lost civilizations in unlikely places,” she says that Mattingly–…studies a culture known as the Garamantes, which began building a network of cities, forts, and farmland around oases in the Sahara of southern Libya around 1000 B.C.E….Many Garamantian structures are still standing in some form or another today, but very few have been visited by archaeologists. It’s hard to do fieldwork in the hot, dry, remote Sahara, Mattingly explains. “And that relative absence of feet on the ground leads to an absence of evidence” about the Garamantes and other cultures that may have thrived before the Islamic conquest of the region. But because many Garamantin sites haven’t been buried or otherwise destroyed, they show up in stunning detail in satellite photos. By analyzing such images, “in an area of about 2500 square kilometers, we’ve located 158 major settlements, 184 cemeteries, 30 square kilometers of fields, plus a variety of irrigation systems,” Mattingly says.That phrase “the Islamic conquest of the region” sounds hauntingly familiar, as ISIS makes inroads into modern Libya.Amazon civilization:  Just as startling was the presentation by José Iriarte, an archaeologist at the University of Exeter. He is using drones outfitted with radar and infrared cameras to peel away the story of ancient Amazonian dwellings. His findings are changing the paradigm about rain forest inhabitants:When ecologists look at the Amazon, they see “virgin wilderness” untouched by humans, Iriarte says. But thanks to the discovery of large-scale earthworks called geogylphs and terra preta—“black earth” that was purposely enriched by humans in the past—archaeologists have concluded that at least parts of the rainforest must have been home to large, agricultural settlements. “Now it’s time to start quantifying past human impact in different parts of the Amazon,” Iriarte says….If past cultures “farmed” the rainforest by cultivating helpful crops in specific places, their practices may have shaped which species grow where, even today—which could change the way we think about conservation in the Amazon. “The very biodiversity that we seek to safeguard may itself be a legacy of centuries or millennia of human intervention,” Iriarte says.Iriarte is rushing because development threatens to erase the signs of past civilization.Wade weighs the impact of these discoveries:What do the Sahara desert and the Amazon rainforest have in common? Until recently, archaeologists would have told you they were both inhospitable environments devoid of large-scale human settlements. But they were wrong. Here today at the annual meeting of the AAAS (which publishes Science), two researchers explained how remote sensing technology, including satellite imaging and drone flights, is revealing the traces of past civilizations that have been hiding in plain sight.There could also be important lessons in considering the inhabitants of those areas today. If those areas once supported thriving cultures, why are they forsaken now?Remember the paradigm of jungle tribes, naked in a virgin forest, living close to nature like the early hunter gatherers of upwardly-evolving man frozen in time? Remember evolutionists depicting them as savages not as far on the evolutionary scale as civilized people? (That was Darwin’s view.) These new findings are flipping that image upside down. Their ancestors built extensive settlements, made large earthworks, and processed the soil. Those ancestors shaped the jungle environment by planting their preferred crops. If anything, today’s inner rainforest tribes have degenerated from those high levels of culture. The Garamantians built large structures, cemetaries and extensive irrigation systems.All through observable human history, we see evidence of human beings acting as highly capable and intelligent beings, capable of great works requiring long-term planning and social cooperation. From the first written records, we see accounting and long-distance trade. The picture fits the Biblical record of mankind’s dispersion after Babel, not a long, slow, gradual evolution. The environment was different, too. Satellite images show river beds under the Sahara that suggest a former rich habitat just a few thousand years ago; look how quickly it changed! It didn’t take millions of years. Egypt, Israel and Iraq probably were much more fertile than they are now, as would be expected for the days after the Flood. And on the other side of the world, large pluvial lakes in California and Nevada show evidence of vast inland seas that dried up into the hot deserts (like Death Valley) that they are today.All this evidence of rapid dispersion of intelligent humans into scattered civilizations in a time of different climate fits the Genesis record, not evolution.  “Archaeologists would have told you…. But they were wrong,” Wade said. Darwin’s teachings have misled history, archaeology and anthropology long enough. We have a written record; let’s use it. And let’s learn from the long-lost Garamantians that Islamic conquest means death and destruction. Those who love civilization and reason must band together against those who intent on destroying both.last_img read more

Are Smart Grids Undermining User Privacy?

first_imgTags:#Internet of Things#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market jolie odell Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A subject of interest to us ReadWriteWeb folks this year has been smart grids – a method of delivering electricity to users’ homes in a way that has been the cause of many green technologists for some time.Smart grid tech uses digital means to control appliances at users’ homes to save energy, cut costs, and increase reliability. However, some experts are beginning to wonder how safe and anonymous this data is and how much end-user privacy could be compromised.And as the concept of “anonymized” user data is continuously being poked full of holes by everyone from hackers to academics, we must wonder just how much smart grids “know” about individuals. For example, the energy fluctuations of home appliances are so unique that a smart grid can tell the make and model of a user’s refrigerator.A recently released report from the Future of Privacy Foundation states that although more modernized approaches to energy consumption are absolutely necessary, uninformed enthusiasm about smart grid technology might lead to privacy breaches for end users.“The infrastructure that will support the future Smart Grid,” the report reads, “will be capable of informing consumers of their day-to-day energy use, even at the appliance level. While this is beneficial and supports valuable efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and reduce consumers’ energy bills, it introduces the possibility of collecting detailed information on individual energy consumption use and patterns within the most private of places – our homes.“We must take great care not to sacrifice consumer privacy amidst an atmosphere of unbridled enthusiasm for electricity reform. Information proliferation, lax controls and insufficient oversight of this information could lead to unprecedented invasions of consumerprivacy.”Another report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology states that, because of the lack of standards and procedures on data collection and storage, “Distributed energy resources and smart meters will reveal information about residential consumers and activities within the house.”The Foundation’s co-chair, Jules Polonetsky, stated in a Washington Post interview today, “We’re a little worried that without some serious planning now, there’s going to be quite a challenge in a couple of years when people start realizing that maybe should think about developing some solid data retention policies that address what’s going to be done with all of this data.”Valid concerns, all, especially for users who would rather keep themselves, their families, and their homes “off the grid,” under the radar, and largely unmonitored by corporate and governmental entities.Will user privacy be the factor that undermines cleaner, smarter energy for all? Or will smart grid companies find better ways to protect user data, just as social networks and marketing firms have had to struggle to do? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.last_img read more