Cubs fall to Brewers, 4-3, after Christian Yelich rips a 3-run homer
CHICAGO — Perhaps David Ross forgot to knock on wood.Asked before Friday night’s game about everything falling in his team’s favor — a 13-3 record, no COVID-19 positive tests and three bonus games at Wrigley Field — the Chicago Cubs manager allowed: “You can look at it like that if you want.”Less than an hour later, starter Tyler Chatwood got scratched because of mid-back tightness.And then in the sixth inning, Christian Yelich hammered Alec Mills’ hanging change-up for a three-run blast into the empty bleachers in right.The Milwaukee Brewers won, 4-3, as the Cubs fell to 13-4, losing for just...
North Korea hacking group attacked Israel’s defence industry
A team of North Korean hackers breached Israel’s security and penetrated its computer system, according to the international cybersecurity firm ClearSky. Though Israel downplayed the incident claiming that the attack was thwarted in real time with no “harm or disruption” caused to its computer systems, there is concern that any sensitive data stolen during the cyberattack could be shared with Iran.ClearSky, whose researchers were the first to expose the attack, said the hackers – identified as the Lazarus Group – likely stole large amount of classified data which could be used to attack the Zi...
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How to nurture a feeling of workplace belonging when everyone is home
When a team is working remotely and not together in one place, it's important for the team leader to keep the sense of community.The more it is possible to maintain a sense of togetherness, the more efficient employees are, explains workplace psychologist Marlen Cosmar from Germany's Institute for Work and Health (IAG).For example, team leaders should ensure that work assignments are clearly defined and recognized as a contribution to the efforts of the whole team, the psychologist says.In a brainstorming session, for example, a team leader can create a virtual space where employees can exchan...
Lincoln City’s Jack Brown Joins Indonesia U-19’s Training Camp
English-Indonesian midfielder Jack Brown was called up by Indonesia U-19 head coach Shin Tae-yong for the ongoing national team training camp in Jakarta - the second youngster of Indonesian descent to receive a call-up from the South Korean. Following the elimination of 11 players from the U-19 national team shortlist, Tae-yong has decided to call upon a fresh batch of players to be observed, which included the Lincoln City U-17 youngster.Born to an Indonesian mother and an English father, Jack arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday, having taken a swab test for COVID-19 during his transit in Dubai. Th...
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With playoff place locked in, Heat rest starters, lose Crowder in 116-115 loss to Thunder
The Miami Heat came out with a purpose Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Apparently it was to put together a solid first half and emerge unscathed.On that count, even after pushing to an early 18-point lead, Erik Spoelstra’s team came up short.With forward Jae Crowder lost for the night after bumping knees with the Thunder’s Lu Dort in the first quarter, Spoelstra took no chances over the final 24 minutes in what turned into a 116-115 Heat loss at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex.Having earlier in the night been locked into a No. 4-No. 5 best-of-seven first-round playoff ...
Bahadoran sets comeback, joins team with ‘mentality of past Azkals players’
Away from the game for more than a year, former Filipino international Misagh Bahadoran isn’t ruling out a comeback in the Philippines Football League (PFL), hinting he may be joining Maharlika Manila, a club being formed by ex-Azkals teammate Anton del Rosario.Bahadoran, 33, has been hampered by injuries in the last two years, forcing him to go on semiretirement until his former club Global FC announced he was coming back early this year.But with things not going as planned at Global, which has been hounded by allegations of unpaid wages to players and staff, Bahadoran has kept his options op...
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Netanyahu: Progress made toward avoiding elections
Representatives of Likud and Blue and White met on Thursday afternoon in an effort to come to an understanding and resolve the coalition crisis.In a joint statement, Likud and Blue and White said progress was made and further meetings will take place in the coming days.“Positive progress has been made with Blue and White, and I hope this advancement will bear fruit,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a press conference in which he announced his peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates.Higher Education Minister Ze’ev Elkin and Knesset speaker Yariv Levin represented Likud. Blue and...
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Barcelona look for a Hollywood ending from Messi in Champions League showdown
DUBAI: The faded film star was taken aback by the suggestion she was past her best, that she “used” to be big.“I am big, it’s the pictures that got small,” Norma Desmond, the character played by Gloria Swanson, famously responded in Billy Wilder’s 1950s Hollywood classic “Sunset Boulevard.”There’s no suggestion that Lionel Messi is in any way not still a big, indeed the biggest, star in the world of football. But it is tempting to imagine a similar thought must occasionally drift through his mind: I’m still big, it’s the Barcelona team that just got small.Where he once played the leading role ...
Data systems that learn to be better
By MIT NewsBy Adam Conner-SimonsBig data has gotten really, really big: By 2025, all the world’s data will add up to an estimated 175 trillion gigabytes. For a visual, if you stored that amount of data on DVDs, it would stack up tall enough to circle the Earth 222 times.One of the biggest challenges in computing is handling this onslaught of information while still being able to efficiently store and process it. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) believe that the answer rests with something called “instance-optimized systems.”Traditional storage a...
US team to Qatar to probe its alleged finance of Hezbollah - report
A team of US government officials traveled on Wednesday to Qatar amid intense international coverage of the monarchy’s alleged role in financing the Lebanese terrorist movement, Hezbollah.The Saudi Arabia government-owned news outlet Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday that “the United States has sent a team to Qatar to investigate” an allegation that “Doha is funding Lebanese Hezbollah militia according to Al Arabiya sources."“We can confirm that the US government is taking this published information very seriously and top government officials headed to Qatar and spoke with the Qatari government...
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