Aaron Ramsey says Arsenal players desperate to win FA Cup for Arsene Wenger

first_imgAaron Ramsey hopes Arsenal can win the FA Cup for manager Arsene Wenger after coming from behind to reach the final at Manchester City’s expense.The Gunners will play Chelsea in next month’s Wembley showpiece after Alexis Sanchez scrambled an extra-time winner in a controversial clash on Sunday.The 2-1 victory came against the odds and after a turbulent spell in which Wenger has come under pressure from an increasing number of supporters as his future remains uncertain.Midfielder Ramsey feels a moral obligation to go on and lift the trophy for the long-serving Frenchman.The Wales international said: “It was important for us to get to the final for him, for ourselves and for the fans, and have a bit of positivity around the club.“He was over the moon for us but we are delighted as well that we have got to a final for him.“I think he deserves that and hopefully now we can kick on and win it for him.“We have seven cup finals now to try to finish off the job and get that Champions League place, then hopefully we’ll have something to celebrate at the end of the year.”While Wenger can finish the season with silverware, City boss Pep Guardiola is now destined to end a campaign empty-handed for the first time in his managerial career.It has been a disappointing first season in charge at the Etihad Stadium for the Spaniard but he felt an understandable sense of injustice over the manner of City’s loss at Wembley.City dominated and Sergio Aguero had a seemingly good goal disallowed in the first half after Leroy Sane’s cross was ruled to have drifted out of play before falling to the Argentinian. Replays suggested it was a very close call, perhaps down to millimetres, but that was of little comfort.“The linesman could not see that situation,” said Guardiola. “To see that ball you have to be in line and when you are four or five metres away you cannot see it.“During 90 minutes in games like this, in a semi-final that is like a final, you cannot expect to control all the situations but we controlled most of the time.“We had a good performance, we played like you have to to play in a final. We did absolutely everything.”City did take the lead with a superb breakaway goal from Aguero just after the hour but then switched off to allow a Nacho Monreal equaliser. Yaya Toure and Fernandinho then hit the woodwork as City roared back but Arsenal held out and snatched victory when Sanchez pounced from close range in the 101st minute.Wenger hailed the fortitude of his players.He said: “I felt it was a big test for us today, a mental test because many people question if we can turn up on an occasion like this and that’s why I’m very proud of the players because they stayed united and determined.“Football is a team sport, and as a manager the biggest joy is when you feel like you have a real team performance, that was the case today and that’s why I’m happy.” Nacho Monreal of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against Manchester City with Aaron Ramsey 1last_img read more

Eimskip Union Reach Deal on Wages Strike Called off

first_imgImage Courtesy: EimskipIcelandic shipping company Eimskip has prevented an industrial action as it reached an agreement on wages for members of the Iceland Seaman’s Union working on the company’s container vessels in liner services to and from Iceland. The wage agreement between the parties was signed on January 10 and is valid until year-end 2020, according to Eimskip.Crewmen who are members of the union earlier informed that they would stage a strike as of January 16, 2017, provided that an agreement has not been reached.Negotiations between the two parties have been ongoing during recent months.Eimskip operates a fleet of 20 owned and chartered reefer vessels in the North Atlantic, comprised of a mix of container vessels, refrigerated bulk vessels, and multipurpose container/bulk vessels.last_img read more

Researchers develop SpeechJammer gun that can quash human utterances

first_img 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. Back view of SpeechJammer prototype. Image: arXiv:1202.6106v1 The idea is based on the fact that to speak properly, we humans need to hear what we’re saying so that we can constantly adjust how we go about it, scientists call it delayed auditory feedback. It’s partly why singers are able to sing better when they wear headphones that allow them to hear their own voice as they sing with music, or use feedback monitors when onstage. Trouble comes though when there is a slight delay between the time the words are spoken and the time they are heard. If that happens, people tend to get discombobulated and stop speaking, and that’s the whole idea behind the SpeechJammer. It’s basically just a gun that causes someone speaking to hear their own words delayed by 0.2 seconds. Front view of SpeechJammer prototype. Image: arXiv:1202.6106v1 Citation: Researchers develop ‘SpeechJammer’ gun that can quash human utterances (2012, March 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-speechjammer-gun-quash-human-utterances.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com And after that, new laws will have to be written to govern their use, of course, because no matter how much people would like to force others to shut up, they’ll hate it just as much it when it’s pointed at them. Overview of SpeechJammer. Image: arXiv:1202.6106v1 [cs.HC] (PhysOrg.com) — Imagine sitting around a conference table with several of your colleagues as you hold an important meeting. Now imagine your boss pulling out what looks like a radar gun for catching speeding motorists and aiming at any of you that speak to long, very nearly instantly causing whoever is speaking to start stuttering then mumbling and then to stop speaking at all. That’s the idea behind the SpeechJammer, a gun that can be fired at people to force them to stop speaking. It’s the brainchild of Koji Tsukada and Kazutaka Kurihara, science and technology researchers in Japan. They’ve published a paper describing how it works on the preprint server arXiv. More information: SpeechJammer: A System Utilizing Artificial Speech Disturbance with Delayed Auditory Feedback, Kazutaka Kurihara, Koji Tsukada, arXiv:1202.6106v1 [cs.HC] arxiv.org/abs/1202.6106AbstractIn this paper we report on a system, “SpeechJammer”, which can be used to disturb people’s speech. In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stop speaking. Furthermore, this effect does not involve anyone but the speaker. We utilize this phenomenon and implemented two prototype versions by combining a direction-sensitive microphone and a direction-sensitive speaker, enabling the speech of a specific person to be disturbed. We discuss practical application scenarios of the system, such as facilitating and controlling discussions. Finally, we argue what system parameters should be examined in detail in future formal studies based on the lessons learned from our preliminary study. To make that happen, the two attached a directional microphone and speaker to a box that also holds a laser pointer and distance sensor and of course a computer board to compute the delay time based on distance from the speaker. To make it work, the person using it points the gun at the person talking, using the laser pointer as a guide, then pulls the trigger. It works for distances up to a hundred feet.The two say they have no plans to market the device, but because the technology is so simple, it’s doubtful they could patent it anyway. The idea though is likely to spread like wildfire. Surely it won’t be long before Oscar winners are jammed instead of herded offstage by increasing the music volume. Or hecklers in a crowd silenced at a moment’s notice. And just as surely human rights advocates will decry the use of such a device by politicians or government leaders, just as consumers will demand a much smaller version that will allow them to silence people that annoy them from afar, anonymously. Explore further Researchers devise a way to make a simple quantum computer using hologramslast_img read more

Depressed couple jumps into Hooghly

first_imgKolkata: An elderly couple suffering from mental depression jumped into the river Hooghly near Ahritola Ghat from a vessel on Friday afternoon. The body of Tapas Kumar Dutta was fished out by the disaster management group, he was declared brought dead at the Howrah State General Hospital while his wife Shukla is undergoing treatment.According to police sources, the duo were residents of Hathkhola in Duttapukur, North 24-Parganas, had boarded a vessel from Bagbazar Ghat and was heading towards Howrah. Suddenly half way in their journey while the vessel was about to stop at Ahritola Ghat they jumped into the river. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe co-passengers were taken aback at the sudden incident but some of them who were good swimmers immediately jumped into the river to rescue them. The disaster management team at Ahritola Ghat also joined the rescue operation. They were rescued rushed to Howrah State General Hospital. It is alleged when the duo were taken to the hospital Shukla had claimed that they were unhappy because her son did not offer them adequate food. She claimed that they took the extreme step as they were ashamed how badly their son treated them. However, later in the day after she learnt that doctors had declared her husband dead she changed her statement. She informed the police that they were suffering from mental depression as her husband was suffering from diseases and the expenditure for the treatment was huge. Hospital sources said Shukla’s condition is stable and her son after being informed about the incident visited the hospital.last_img read more