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Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill hints he will retire from international football after World Cup

Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill hints he will retire from international football after World Cup

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last hurrah The 32-year-old is desperate to play in the third-place play-off against Belgium on Saturday Gary Cahill will hold talks with England manager Gareth Southgate over whether he should end his international career. The Chelsea defender is desperate to face Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday because it could be his last game for the Three Lions. Cahill could play his last England match on Saturday Cahill, 32, has lost his place to Harry Maguire and featured just once in Russia. He said: “It is a good conversation for me to have with the manager in the coming month or so. “Any time I get an opportunity to play for England, I want to do that. I can finish my England career knowing that I have played every possib...
IBM to send 'friendly' floating robot head named CIMON to International Space Station

IBM to send 'friendly' floating robot head named CIMON to International Space Station

Technology
An 11-pound, artificially-intelligent, floating robot head is being sent to the International Space Station (ISS) this week to assist astronauts there, IBM executives announced today. The astronaut assistant is named CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) is the product of a joint project between the German Aerospace Center, Airbus, and International Business Machines Corporation, better known as IBM. The group project developed and integrated artificial intelligence (AI) components into CIMON and have been training it to demonstrate a personality. CIMON is scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket bound for the ISS on June 29 at 5:41 am EST, and is set to arrive there on Monday, July 2 - when it will join the Horizons mission as an astron...
Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

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TRANSFER NEWS The 22-year-old winger is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting Nottingham Forest have held talks with Daniel Podence as they look to sign the Portugal youth international this summer. Podence, the winger, is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting CP, one of Portugal’s biggest clubs, meaning he is currently available for free. Podence has terminated his Sporting contract And ZeroZero in Podence’s homeland say Forest have already opened talks with the 22-year-old over joining the Championship side. Podence made 20 appearances for Sporting last season, chipping in with eight assists, and he should have increased that tally were it not for a foot injury, suf...
Idaho lands nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve

Idaho lands nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve

Technology
A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark-Sky Association late Monday designated the 1,400-square-mile (3,600-square-kilometer) Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve. The sparsely populated area's night skies are so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way. "That such truly dark nighttime environments still exist in the United States is remarkable," said J. Scott Feierabend, executive director of the Tucson, Arizona,-based association, calling the designation a milestone for the group. Researchers say 80 percent of North Americans live in areas where light pollution blots out the night sky. The central Idaho reserve covers some of the most remote and rugged areas in the ...
3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station

3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station

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A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule with Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST) Sunday from Russia's manned space-launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It entered orbit nine minutes later. It is the first space flight for Tingle and Kanai; Shkaplerov is on his third mission to the ISS. The capsule is to dock on Tuesday with the orbiting space laboratory. The three will join Russia's Alexander Misurkin and Joe Acaba and Mark Vandde Hei of NASA, who have been aboard since September.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology