Two in line for £60m Civil Service PFI plan

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Video: Lionel Messi reveals favourite career goal

first_imgIn an interview with ‘Four Four Two’, the Argentine star revealed which his favourtie goal out of all of the ones he has scored for Barca and Argentina is: his header in the final of the Champions League in Rome. It was in 2009 and against Ronaldo’s United.“It was hard to imagine that I’d have a chance to score a header with a defender like Ferdinand near me, but I saw that I didn’t have anyone marking me and the ball settled down so I could make the shot. When the ball Xavi put in was in the box, I could already see myself scoring and thank God it was possible, ” the star said. Read Also: Boca to renew Tévez until end of LibertadoresIt is Messi’s preferred goal because of its importance, because of the stage and because of the moment he scored it in taking into account that he had missed the 2006 final because of a muscle injury.“It was a very important goal in every way: for the team, for the way that final was being played and for me. It’s one of my favourite goals. After missing the 2006 final through injury, it was very special to play this final and score. It completed a season in which we won everything”, he said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Lionel Messi has scored hundreds and hundreds of goals, but he is clear which one is his favourite throughout his long successful career. Is his answer surprising?Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel Characters6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

Brandon Ingram expects to play Wednesday at OKC, but Lonzo Ball is doubtful

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers (15-28) blemishes were all on display in their 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday. They looked lost without their two young leaders and it’s clear they need the duo to on the court to have sustained success defensively.“Obviously, we want them both back,” Walton said following a light practice at Chesapeake Arena, “but, we’ll take one for now. Like we say, it’s other people’s job to step up when guys go down.”Ball continues to be hobbled by the sore left knee he first experienced after the Lakers win at Dallas on Saturday, while Ingram has missed the last six quarters with a sprained left ankle.Ingram has averaged 16.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his second season. After going through Tuesday’s practice, he said he expected to play against the Thunder.“Obviously I’ll see how it feels in the morning,” he said, “but I feel confident about tomorrow.” OKLAHOMA CITY – Brandon Ingram was back on the court Tuesday, participating in full court drills, running sprints and generally setting the stage for him to return to the Lakers lineup Wednesday against the Thunder.Lonzo Ball is an entirely different matter.“He didn’t practice today,” coach Luke Walton said of the rookie point guard, “so I wouldn’t expect him to play tomorrow.”Ball is listed as doubtful to play against the Thunder, while all signs are pointing to Ingram making his return. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Ingram’s return should help the Lakers on the offensive end, but they will still miss Ball’s vision and defensive prowess, a surprising bonus in his up and down rookie season.“We need to do a better job of making a concerted effort to make the extra pass,” Walton said, “to push the ball ahead – all those things that Zo helps us do as a team. We have to take those responsibilities on us as a group and go out there and play the same way.”The Lakers will face the Thunder for the first time since their 37-point loss on Jan. 3, in which Paul George, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook combined for 65 points.“We’re trying to build something where we can be really good again for a long time,” Walton said. “I know that takes time. It takes failing. It takes coming together as a group. It is challenging going through it. You want to win now. You want instant gratification. But, that’s not the way it works in this league.”last_img read more

It has been three years since the opensource mach

first_imgIt has been three years since the open-source machine learning platform TensorFlow was launched, and now the team is announcing new and ambitious plans for the AI library. The TensorFlow Developer Summit took place in Sunnyvale, CA this week, where the TensorFlow team announced the alpha version of Tensor 2.0, TensorFlow.js 1.0, TensorFlow Lite and TensorFlow Extended.In addition, the team revealed the platform has been downloaded more than 41 million times and has over 1,800 contributors globally since its launch.The TensorFlow 2.0 release is now available as a developer preview. According to the team, it focuses more on making the library and its APIs easier to use whether you are an expert or a beginner creating machine learning models. The team recommends developers look at its examples and reading guides when trying out the upcoming release. The biggest changes to TensorFlow are its eager execution and @tf.function. Other features include Python control flows, optimization of legacy code and improved error messaging. The team will continue to update and improve the 2.0 version, and developers can keep track of the latest releases here.For production, the team announced new features to its TensorFlow Extended platform for creating and managing a production machine learning pipeline. The biggest update is the new orchestration support for managing components, artifacts and enabling things like experiment tracking and model comparison. TensorFlow Lite 1.0 for mobile and embedded systems was also announced at the conference, with new improvements for training smaller models. The team explained TensorFlow Lite has already been used in predictive text generation, image classification, object detection, and audio recognition use cases. Developers can expect more major improvements such as on-device tracking and MCU support throughout the year.Additionally, the team revealed TensorFlow.js, its JavaScript library for training and deploying machine learning models. Features include performance improvements, new off-the-shelf models for web developers, and the ability to build and train models directly in JavaScript through a browser or with Node.js Support.Other announcements included TensorFlow Datasets for importing common standard datasets; Swift for TensorFlow, TensorFlow Federated for experimenting with machine learning and decentralized data; and TensorFlow Privacy for training machine learning models with privacy in mind.“We are living in a formative moment of history right now, where machine learning is experiencing an unprecedented revolution. [The way] we fundamentally think about and interact with computer systems has inherently changed due to the breakthroughs in the field of AI,” Alina Shinkarsky, program manager for TensorFlow, said at the TensorFlow Dev Summit 2019 keynote.  “[TensorFlow] is allowing developers, businesses, and researchers around the world to benefit from intelligent applications.”last_img read more