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Chinese survey team plans to summit deserted Everest

Chinese survey team plans to summit deserted Everest

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A Chinese government-backed team plans to summit Mount Everest this week at a time when the world’s tallest peak has been closed to commercial climbersByThe Associated PressMay 17, 2020, 2:32 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- A Chinese government-backed team plans to summit Mount Everest this week at a time when the world's tallest peak has been closed to commercial climbers. Bad weather forced the team charged with measuring the mountain's current height to return to base camp, but they have since taken up their former position, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. As long as the weather holds, the team expects to reach the summit on Friday morning, Xinhua quoted Wang Yongfeng, deputy director of the mountaineering administrative c
Premier League: Restrictions in place for team training under ‘Project Restart’

Premier League: Restrictions in place for team training under ‘Project Restart’

Sports
Tackling will be banned, pitches disinfected and players restricted to groups of five when the Premier League starts a first phase of team training.Official protocols sent to players and managers on Tuesday and obtained by the BBC reveal that social distancing must be "strictly observed".Corner-flags, balls, cones, goalposts and even playing surfaces will be disinfected after each session. League bosses hope training can begin on Monday, restricted to 75 minutes.Ongoing surveillance measures included in further guidance include twice-weekly testing, and a daily pre-training questionnaire and temperature check. Under a section titled 'health screening', players are also told a central register...
Team decision-makers to use different technology, approaches in virtual NFL Draft

Team decision-makers to use different technology, approaches in virtual NFL Draft

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April 23 (UPI) -- Some NFL teams will embrace technology, while others plan to use a minimalist approach when general managers and coaches make picks from home for the 2020 virtual NFL Draft on on Thursday night. The unique version of the annual selection process starts at 8 p.m. and will air on ESPN, NFL Network and ABC. Viewers also can stream online or through apps. NFL franchises typically gather in war rooms, or designated areas at their facilities filled with front office decision makers. But that all changes this year because the league has closed team facilities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, teams will communicate with prospects through video conferences and submit draft choices electronically while personnel are separated to adhere to social distancing guidelines. A...
Coronavirus: Apple and Google team up to contact trace Covid-19

Coronavirus: Apple and Google team up to contact trace Covid-19

Technology
Apple and Google are jointly developing technology to alert people if they have recently come into contact with others found to be infected with coronavirus.They hope to initially help third-party contact-tracing apps run efficiently.But ultimately, they aim to do away with the need to download dedicated apps, to encourage the practice.The two companies believe their approach - designed to keep users, whose participation would be voluntary, anonymous - addresses privacy concerns.Their contact-tracing method would work by using a smartphone's Bluetooth signals to determine to whom the owner had recently been in proximity for long enough to have established contagion a risk.If one of those people later tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, a warning would...
NFL All-Decade Team: Tom Brady, Von Miller among unanimous selections

NFL All-Decade Team: Tom Brady, Von Miller among unanimous selections

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April 6 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller were among the eight unanimous selections for the NFL's All-Decade Team, announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas and former Ravens guard Marshal Yanda were the other unanimous selections. The 48-member Hall of Fame selection committee selected the 55-member All-Decade Team. Eligible players were required to have been named an All-Pro, made a Pro Bowl or been selected to the Pro Football Writers of America's all-conference squad from 2010 to ...