Bernardeschi drawing interest from Barcelona once again

Reports in Italy claim that Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi remains of interest to FC Barcelona.


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THIS claim that Bernardeschi was on Barça’s radar in the summer and could be a target again when the transfer window re-opens in January.

The Italian international, 26, is not playing regularly under new coach Andrea Pirlo and Juve could be prepared to let him go.

Bernardeschi could be involved n another player-exchange similar to the one which saw Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo trade sides last summer.

In April, when Bernardeschi was first linked with Barça, it was suggested Ivan Rakitic could go the other way, although the Croatian midfielder has since joined Sevilla.


EMEA IT Spending to End 2020 Down 6.5% | Present

Gartner’s latest estimate of the technology spending figure in this region is that by the end of 2020, there will be a 6.5% decline compared to 2019 data. Its analysts predict that 2021 will occur an increase of 2.8%, which will put spending at 1.07 trillion dollars, that is, there will be a slight improvement.

His research vice president John-David Lovelock blames the fall on two foreseeable effects, Brexit and the economic consequences of the outbreak of the coronavirus. Before the pandemic, he explains, most organizations were advancing with their digital strategies at a steady pace. In 2021, the foreseeable thing is that organizations will increase the speed of their digital initiatives, and finance them by diverting funds from other areas of IT ”.

Looking to 2020, Gartner believes that spending will be reduced in all segments. Thus, spending on data center systems will suffer a 9% drop; in business software 7.3%; in devices, 1.9%; in IT services, 1%, and in communications services, 0.2%.

However, in 2021, as companies begin to reconfigure their business and operating models for a new reality, they will increase their spending levels and change the target areas of budget lines. According to your data, not all categories will evolve the same. In this sense, next year, spending on data center systems will grow 4.1% over 2020 to reach 51,881 million dollars; in business software, 6.1% (130,823 million); in devices, 1.7% (171,158 million); in IT services, 2.5% (291,953 million), and in communications services, 2.2% (429,465 million).

It is clear that companies have to respond to the economic consequences of the health crisis, and a part of their efforts will go to the budget dedicated to devices. Thus, this segment will go from a cut of 15.1% in 2020 to a slight increase of 1.7%. It stands out in its analysis that items for lightweight laptops will increase by 10% and spending on the model as a service (‘desktop as a service’) will grow in the region by 60%.

The consulting firm’s experts confirm that remote work is driving spending towards this segment to provide employees with mobility. Thus, along with the expenditure to be produced on devices, other items will grow, such as those dedicated to content and collaboration platforms (17%), security software (11%) and unified communications services in the cloud (4%).


Fashionette share: going public for more growth – what you need to know about the group – 11/9/20

Fashionette’s IPO came at an unfortunate time. When the opening bell rang in the trading hall of Deutsche Börse last Thursday, the markets had long been down because of the second, albeit milder lockdown. From Ralf Witzler

The price moved a little over 29 euros, well below the issue price of 31 euros. But the start of trading worries Daniel Raab, CEO of the online retailer for luxury fashion accessories, not: “This short-term development of the price, especially in the current market environment, does not call into question our goals or our strategy.” The reaction of investors in talks before the IPO was positive and the order book was already full a few hours after the opening, according to Raab, who, like fellow board member Thomas Buhl, has many years of experience in e-commerce.

The approximately 37 million euros that will accrue to the company from the IPO will be invested in organic and inorganic growth. Clever acquisitions could put the current impressive valuation into perspective with a P / E ratio above 100. Fashionette is currently active with eight country domains. The lion’s share of around 90 percent of sales is achieved in German-speaking countries. France and the Netherlands are increasingly important markets. In the UK, Fashionette is still cautious about Brexit at the moment. In Italy and Sweden, the first thing is to sound out the markets and get to know them better.

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Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.


In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.


MIT develops an AI that recognizes if you have covid-19 by the sound of your cough

End covid-19 it remains the main mission of thousands of scientists around the planet. During the last months, numerous investigations have been carried out with the aim of trying to understand how a virus that spreads relatively easily spreads and, especially, when the person has not yet shown symptoms – or even when they never show them. Finding a remedy that allows the improvement of a patient or a vaccine that can eradicate the virus are the main objectives, although not the only ones: the latest tool developed by MIT can help a return to normality as soon as possible.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing a series of neural networks with the aim of helping the health authorities to control the pandemic. The latest development they have carried out is really impressive and seems almost science fiction, but the reality is that its high degree of effectiveness makes it a fundamental element: an artificial intelligence that can detect by a person’s cough if they have covid-19.

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The main problem with the coronavirus is actually its ability to spread when the patient is not yet aware that he has contracted it. In fact, one of the main mysteries around it is not just why it spreads when someone is presymptomatic, but especially why there are people asymptomatic who do not suffer any physical problems but who are the main vector of contagion. How could someone who does not have any symptoms find out that they are actually sick and can infect more people? That is the main problem for the spread of covid-19 that now this tool can help stop.

Actually, Its operation is very simple. First of all, it has a neural network that is responsible for measure sounds associated with vocal cord strength; then another neural network takes care of detect mood signals of the subject, being able to interpret joy, anger, sadness … Finally, another third network is in charge of interpreting very subtle changes in the performance of our lungs. All three models are combined through a algorithm and this determines if there is some kind of muscle breakdown. If so, the person is infected with covid-19.

It might sound too futuristic, but the truth is that the tests they have carried out have obtained really impressive results. Some have been used 70,000 recordings of different people, with different with coughs, which are equivalent to a total of 200,000 audio samples. After using this AI, the researchers were able to recognize 98 5% of all people who were infected by covid-19 -about 2,500 people-; and, what may be even more important, they managed to discover the 100% of asymptomatic people.

This MIT study, developed by Jordi Laguarta, Ferran Hueto Y Brian Subirana, Y publicado en el ‘IEEE Journal of Engineering un Medicine and Biology’, confirms the great results of this impressive tool, although the researchers emphasize that the use of this guide It should never be a substitute for a PCR test or an antigen test. It must be an auxiliary element that helps medical services to determine if a person has contracted Covid-19 or if, on the contrary, they are healthy.

“The effective implementation of this group diagnostic tool could slow the spread of the pandemic if everyone uses it before going to a school, a factory or a restaurant. We believe this confirms that the way sound is produced changes when you have covid-19, even if there are no symptoms“, Subirana states in a statement. Although it may be imperceptible to the human ear, our voice can hold many secrets, even if we are sick with covid-19. A tool that can help stop the spread of the great pandemic of the 21st century.


▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

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Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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The climate is part of your garden – Bogotá

Let’s think about your urban garden, which climate factors can affect the most: the intense and suffocating sun or the constant wind that can end in frost. I’m sorry to tell you that every moment has its pros and cons, since the sun is essential, but together with the wind it will cause dryness and the perfect recipe for fungi or pests.

Thus, your best option will be to be aware of the irrigation and the amount of water that you offer your plants; If you do not have an irrigation system, you can choose to use a water retainer, which is basically a polymer that absorbs, stores and distributes water over time, keeping the water in the roots and saving you a lot of money and time.

If you want to opt for this alternative, you just have to mix a bucket with fertilized soil and 100 grams of the product, mix well and add water until it forms a muddy texture. After that you can add the composition to your pots, trying to homogenize very well.

Now, do not forget the constant watering, until you see that the water passes through the holes in your pot. If it is on soft soil, allow a good watering time. Forget about sprays, as they are not enough unless you spray your plants several times a day.

The advantage is that during the coming months the rains of October, November and early December arrive. The bad news is that you may panic at the first hailstorm. My first recommendation is: breathe, stay calm and remember that rainwater is free of chlorine and with a low amount of salts, allowing plants a rapid development and recovery in case of devastation after hail.

Remember, water is life in the end. Keep in mind that rainwater is free; if possible, use it in your garden, be prudent in its use, reuse it and enjoy its nutrients; plan its arrival and its scarcity.

Ultimately, the planning gardener has the best space and much more time to enjoy it. Finally, protect your plants from the hailstorms that will come and first of all smile at the rain.Carolina Quintero G.
Urban gardening columnist


▷ Pregnant? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a secret kept for “confidential reason”


October 30 2020, 11:28 am

Royal families do not usually have few members, so Meghan Markle and the prince harry They could be gearing up for the announcement of the arrival of a new royal baby.

According to British media reports, the Duchess of Sussex; who won a motion to delay the court battle with the British tabloid for a “confidential” reason, is pregnant and will confirm soon.

According to the report, the judge Mark Warby granted the delay after Meghan’s team gave a “confidential reason” for doing so.

With information from El Farandi

Shortly after the judge’s comments, royal fans began speculating about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy; as he won the bid for a confidential reason that was shared by his legal team in court.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became parents to their first child Archie Harrison in May 2019. It has never been confirmed whether the couple will attempt to have children again. But nevertheless; The former ‘Suits’ star is speculated to be pregnant and will confirm soon.

The tabloid, citing a source, stated: “It seems certain that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join your family.”

Meghan would surely be delighted when she emerged victorious in her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed for about nine months until next fall.

The trial was to begin in London in January 2021.

Prince Harry’s wife is suing Associated Newspapers by articles in the Mail on Sunday which included parts of a handwritten letter he had sent to his father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. “My conclusion is that the correct decision in all circumstances is to grant the request”, said the judge. “That means that the test date of January 11, 2021 will become vacant and the test will be rescheduled for a new date in the fall.”