Dortmund director We dont care what Hoeness thinks

first_imgMichael Zorc believes Uli Hoeness’ claim that Borussia Dortmund are favourites for Saturday’s game against Bayern Munich is irrelevantDortmund head into this weekend’s ‘Der Klassiker’ hoping to maintain their unbeaten start in the Bundesliga and extend their lead at top of the standings.Bayern president Hoeness claimed earlier this week that Dortmund enter the game as the clear favourites.But Dortmund sporting director Zorc is uninterested in what Hoeness thinks.“It doesn’t matter what is being said before such a game,” said Zorc in a press conference on YouTube.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“The favourites aren’t 1-0 up from the start of the game. Of course, we noticed that (Hoeness’ comments), but we don’t care.“We’re enjoying the situation at the moment and feel we have a good reason to approach the game with confidence.”Dortmund coach Lucien Favre also made it clear that he expects a difficult game against Bayern.The Bundesliga match between Dortmund and Bayern will begin at 18:30 (CEST) at Signal Iduna Park.last_img read more

Increased Demands Prompt Air Force Search for a Few Good Airmen

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR In recent months, Air Force leaders have indicated that the combination of a high level of demand for operations overseas and the service’s aging fleet will require the Air Force to add roughly 10,000 active-duty airmen or more by Oct. 1, 2017.The service’s active-duty end strength is slated to rise from 311,600 currently to 317,000 by this October. And while officials did not include funds for further growth in the Air Force’s fiscal 2017 budget request, Secretary Deborah Lee James has signaled her intention to use her authority to add up to 6,340 personnel next year, reported Air Force Times.“In reality, I think that mission demands will indicate that we need even more growth [than 317,000] in FY ‘17,” James said during her keynote address at an Air Force Association symposium last month. “We have been downsizing for a long time in our Air Force, and this simply must stop. It is stopping. And now, we’re in an era of a modest upsize.”If she opts to expand the service’s end strength in FY 2017, James said the service would target fields including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber, maintenance and battlefield airmen. This year’s expansion will bolster those same fields, according to the story.Growing those critical specialties will not be easy, and will require officials to identify a source of funding and qualified people to fill those jobs. James said the Air Force plans to ramp up its recruiting and training efforts to handle the potential influx of new airmen.“After 20-some years of downsizing in our Air Force, in order to now grow modestly, we need to infuse resources into both the recruiting corps and into the technical training base, so that we can go out and attract the right kind of talent and then get them trained in the appropriate skills,” James said.Other strategies the Air Force is employing include offering incentives to retain experienced airmen, allowing more personnel from the reserve components to move into active duty and increasing opportunities for airmen to retrain into high-priority jobs.last_img read more

Bosch built a sensor platform just for flying taxis

first_img Share your voice All of the electric urban aircraft unveiled at Uber Elevate 2018 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Enlarge ImageThis little box is all Bosch thinks flying taxis will need to operate the sensors required for autonomous flight. Bosch Flying taxis are a growing area of interest as congestion continues to get worse. Bosch is a supplier with its hands all over the automotive industry, and now, it wants to get into the flying-taxi game by leveraging its current strengths and applying them to a burgeoning field.Bosch on Tuesday unveiled its new sensor platform, which is aimed specifically at air taxis — small, short-distance aircraft that will likely operate without human assistance. Using its knowledge from developing sensor platforms for automated development cars, Bosch has combined a batch of sensors on a single platform that the supplier believes will be able to give air-taxi development the parts it needs without the insane cost usually dedicated to aerospace tech.The supplier says the system is plug-and-play, which means it should be able to integrate into a number of existing flying-taxi systems without too many complications. Bosch didn’t give a full listing of every sensor built into the platform, but it did call out a few: Acceleration sensors track movement, yaw-rate sensors determine angle of attack, magnetic field sensors monitor its heading, and pressure sensors measure altitude and airspeed. “Through our Bosch solution, we aim to make civil aviation with flying taxis affordable for a wide range of providers,” said Marcus Parentis, who heads Bosch’s team in charge of these control units, in a statement. “We are talking to air taxi manufacturers from the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as with startups that build air vehicles and are looking to provide sharing services.”We still have a way to go before flying taxis even get approval to take off — the FAA does not mess around, after all — but Bosch believes they’re definitely a part of our future. It pointed to analysis from Morgan Stanley consultants that claims the flying-taxi market could be as high as $1.5 trillion by 2040. Sounds a little lofty, but hey, we may as well aim high. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow Tags Auto Tech Future Cars 8 Photos 0 Boschlast_img read more

Baltimore Embarks on WeekendLong Ceasefire

first_imgIf you drive along West North Avenue from its beginning point near Hilton Street in West Baltimore, down to Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, the epicenter of the Uprising of 2015, “Baltimore Ceasefire: Nobody Kill Anybody,” posters are as ubiquitous as city blight.The posters adorn vacant row homes, bus stop benches and lamp posts, announcing a prayer of sorts for no violence and no killings in Baltimore for 72 hours, from Friday, Aug, 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6. It is a desperate prayer for many who have witnessed the third year in a row of record violence and homicides in Baltimore. 2015 was the deadliest year in the city’s history; at 205 murders,  as of Aug. 1, the city is on pace this year to eclipse 2015’s horrible record.The Baltimore Ceasefire movement has captured the international spotlight and even caught the attention of hip hop artist and actor LL Cool J. (Courtesy Photo)The Ceasefire officially began at 12:01 a.m. Friday morning and through the first several hours no homicides had been reported in the Baltimore. The last two homicides in the city occurred on Aug. 2.The initial and sustaining energy behind this anti-violence movement comes from Erricka Bridgeford, the director of training for Community Mediation Maryland, which facilitates vital mediation services for Maryland residents; and Ellen Gee, the director of The Evolution of Perspective, a women’s group and networking organization. Since Bridgeford and Gee introduced this incarnation of a ceasefire in Baltimore in May, in the midst of another year of record violence and homicide, the anti-violence movement has grown dramatically, garnering attention nationally and internationally.“I think that is why the world caught on. Baltimore residents did so much work pushing this message forward and connecting with one another and connecting people to resources and doing the outreach,” Bridgeford said.  “It became a thing you could not ignore, because Baltimore said, `we are doing this whether there are cameras there, or a media story about it or not.’ And so the media suddenly went, ‘What’s this thing I’m seeing everywhere?’”In fact, residents of other cities grappling with epic violence, such as witnessed in past years in Detroit, have acknowledged the Baltimore Ceasefire movement, as well as donated money and resources according to Bridgeford. Celebrities such as LL Cool J have also lent their support.Gee said the movement and the message resonates with different people for different reasons. “When we were in the planning phases of the Ceasefire, we thought about the messaging and who that specific hashtag would speak to,” she said. “So, there are people who are very, very aware, acutely aware of the aggressive nature and the aggressive culture of Baltimore City and there are people who actively participate in that,” Gee added. “I wanted to talk to people who, violence is not on their mind…the message about a Baltimore ceasefire doesn’t speak to people who just go about their day to day…I got to work, I come home, I mind my business. But, the idea to keep peace on your mind, keep it top of mind.”Perhaps one of the most authentic and poignant reactions to the Baltimore Ceasefire movement came from an unidentified young man engaged by Bridgeford on the streets of the city.“Oh. Y’all are doing this so we can stop dying right?” he said. “That’s wassup. I mean, a lot of stuff we are doin is just f—–d up. Can you give me a poster? Imma put it on my bedroom wall. I wanna just look at it and think about it.”last_img