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Guilty the teenager who tried in a London subway car

A young man of Iraqi origin and coming from the English county of Surrey was today convicted of “attempted murder” by a British judge after having perpetrated a terrorist attack on a London subway car on September 15, which resulted in 30 wounded.

At a hearing held in the Old Bailey criminal court in the British capital, Judge Charles Haddon-Cave justified his verdict on Ahmed Hassan, 18, for the “overwhelming evidence” found against him.

The young man placed a homemade explosive inside a subway car, which detonated partially when he was at Parsons Green station, in the southwest of the British capital.

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“Ahmed Hassan, this jury from the Old Bailey Court has found you guilty of attempted murder based on overwhelming evidence,” the judge said at the hearing today, which will reveal next week what the sentence is.

As determined by the judicial process, the young man used the chemical component called TATP in order to cause an explosion that put lives in danger and ended with three dozen injured.

Hassan, who lived with a British host family and claims that his parents died in Iraq, manufactured the device and placed it in the car, in which 93 people were traveling at the time.

In a preliminary session held last January, the boy denied the charges against him.

The prosecutor Alison Morgan recalled that the homemade appliance, allegedly prepared by the defendant, partially exploded on September 15 of last year “just before 08.20 GMT”, shortly after the subway reached the aforementioned station.

The partial explosion of the improvised bomb created a huge fireball, which caused some people to be caught by the flames and suffer significant burns, in addition to entering a state of panic.

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Those people “were lucky because if the explosive had been detonated in its entirety, it is inevitable that it would have caused serious damage and injuries inside the car.”

“Those who were close (the bomb) could even have died,” said the prosecutor.

Apparently, the convicted perpetrator had gone down in the previous station of Putney Bridge and never intended to be himself injured, because he created a timer to make sure that (the bomb) was detonated in his absence.

In addition, inside the bucket in which he installed the explosive, Hassan placed shrapnel destined to cause, during the planned explosion, the maximum possible damage.

May says London enters “crucial moment” of “Brexit”

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain was entering a “turning point” in the “Brexit” talks and acknowledged the “complexity” of the talks it was facing with the European Union (EU).

Speaking in London on his position in relation to the next phase of the talks, May said the agreement to be reached with the EU “must respect the outcome of the referendum” in 2016, in which the British voted for “Brexit”, and showed confidence in getting a pact because it is of “interest” on both sides.

The conservative prime minister also stressed that the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and the EU must find a solution to the problem of the border between the two Irish, one of the most difficult points of the talks.

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“Our withdrawal from the EU poses particular challenges for Northern Ireland and Ireland. We have joined the EU for 45 years. It is not surprising that our decision to leave causes anxiety and a desire to find solutions,” said May, who promised avoid a hard border between the two territories in order not to undermine the peace agreement in the British province.

In his long-awaited speech, May stressed that there should be “fair” and “open” competition in the new UK-EU trade relationship once Brexit has been consummated.

According to the Conservative leader, May said that this trading link should have an independent “mechanism” for arbitration while emphasizing the need for a permanent dialogue between the two parties and called for an end to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Justice in the United Kingdom.

The prime minister admitted today that in these negotiations, focusing on the transition period and the commercial link, “nobody will get everything they want” and acknowledged that there will be “ups and downs.”

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“As in all negotiations, there will be rough, but the aim is for the UK and the EU to remain bound by the many ties and values we have in common,” he said.

“It is my responsibility as prime minister to present leadership for our country at this crucial time,” the conservative policy statement said. “We are going to move forward calmly with patience with each one of the positions.

Finally, May set out five pillars that will guide the forthcoming negotiations: respect for the outcome of the EU’s June 2016 referendum, the new agreement between London and Brussels not to fail, for the pact to preserve jobs and security, which respects the Kingdom United Kingdom as a tolerant and modern country and that assures the unity of the United Kingdom.

China to bring water to desert through longest tunnel in the world

A 1,000-kilometer tunnel in China, which would become the longest in the world, will bring water from Tibet to the Taklimakan desert in Xinjiang if the project in which engineers work.

According to the South China Morning Post, the engineering work will transport water from the Bramaputra River to the Taklimakan desert, which covers an area of ​​270,000 square kilometers.

Once built, this tunnel will vastly outstrip the New York underground aqueduct, now the longest in the world, with 137 kilometers in length.

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In China, the tunnel that now holds the record is 85 kilometers long and is located in Liaoning province (on the border with North Korea), but last August the government started work on another tunnel that will measure 600km and will be completed in eight years, in Yunnan, in the south of the country.

The latter, wide enough to allow the movement of two high-speed trains and which will cross mountains thousands of meters above sea level, will serve as a test for the new technology, engineering methods and infrastructure needed for the future tunnel that will link Tibet and Xinjiang, according to the newspaper.

The Tibetan plateau prevents monsoon rain from reaching Xinjiang, isolated to the north by the Gobi desert and to the south by Taklimakan, leaving 90 percent of the region unfit for human life.

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The first time the possibility of pouring water from Tibet to Xinjiang was considered during the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century, but never out of bounds because of the huge costs of the project, the challenge it poses for engineering, the potential impact potential protests from neighboring countries.

“The water pipeline project in Yunnan demonstrates brain, muscle and tools to build extremely long tunnels on hostile terrain,” which will give authorities confidence to approve the Xinjiang project, a Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher told the Chinese newspaper.

Both the Yunnan and Tibet highlands are prone to earthquakes and have many active tectonic failures.

Google bets on artificial intelligence against fears of domination

Experts from Google, one of the companies that bet more on the development of artificial intelligence, debated this Wednesday in China on the future of this technology that fascinates and terrifies the human being.

Researchers such as Demis Hassabis, the founder of DeepMind, one of Google’s leading artificial intelligence labs, or Jeff Dean, of the Google Brain subdivision, participate in a forum unheard of in the country, given the company’s complicated relationship with China, which blocks its popular search engine.

The conference message was one of optimism. Artificial intelligence, which is now experiencing a big boost thanks to companies like Google, Apple, as well as Chinese companies like Baidu or Tencent, will bring us benefits we still do not imagine, not the apocalyptic ideas of robots subjugating the man.

“New disease cures will be obtained through the ability of artificial intelligence to seek new medical properties,” predicted Google President Eric Schmidt, who stressed that the greatest impact of technology in the coming will be in medicine.

It is an ideal field for artificial brains to help humans, Schmidt pointed out in one of the presentations that linked a philosophical to a technological content, by trying to explain what are phenomena such as creativity and intuition, and how they can be extrapolated in processors.

“Fields such as chemistry or biology are still so complicated and with so much data that not even the most intelligent of the experts can read all the studies done. An artificial intelligence can do this, contributing ideas while the scientist rests,” explained Schmidt.

In short, Google dreams of “benign” artificial intelligence, such as Hollywood portrayed in such films as “AI: Artificial Intelligence” or “The Bicentennial Man.” In both, man-made robots are even capable of loving.

The hypothesis is the best of the vision of scientists like the British Stephen Hawking, who came to predict that artificial intelligence will destroy humanity.

“It’s important that the technology is developed ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of everyone,” said Hassabis, who heads one of Google’s top projects in the industry, Alpha Go, countering catastrophic predictions.

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AlphaGo is a technology by Google for the most complex mental game of mankind, Go. This week, also in Wuzhen, Google’s “robot” challenged and beat the world’s best player, Ke Jie, just 19 years old, for the first time.

According to Hassabis, the Go is just a launch pad to test artificial intelligence in one of the most demanding games of mental calculation ability – the number of possible moves exceeds that of atoms in the universe.

But it is not enough just to be good at calculating. Intuition is one of the most important parts of the game, and the challenge is a test for more transcendent technology goals in the future.

Among the possible applications that the AlphaGo system may have in the medium term, Hassabis cited projects for new materials, medicines or even education. He also left out the world of smartphone wizards, who have come to life thanks to software such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Artificial intelligence, forum participants pointed out, differs from preprogrammed programs by learning new things, evolving, and being able to cope with new problems from previous experience.

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Common examples in our day-to-day life were cited, such as the well-known Google translator, which, thanks to user evaluation, improved the way we translated many languages. Although still imperfect, the service has improved a lot since it was released.

According to Jeff Dean of Google Brain, the potential of artificial intelligence should not be a cause for concern, as this kind of technology always works to reach a concrete goal. So the myth of the robot that gains self-consciousness and decides to attack man is just that: just a myth.

“AlphaGo is creative, it generates new things, but it keeps the programmed goal of winning a game. I’m not afraid that artificial intelligence will develop its own goals,” he said.

Google bets on artificial intelligence against fears of domination

Experts from Google, one of the companies that bet more on the development of artificial intelligence, debated this Wednesday in China on the future of this technology that fascinates and terrifies the human being.

Researchers such as Demis Hassabis, the founder of DeepMind, one of Google’s leading artificial intelligence labs, or Jeff Dean, of the Google Brain subdivision, participate in a forum unheard of in the country, given the company’s complicated relationship with China, which blocks its popular search engine.

The conference message was one of optimism. Artificial intelligence, which is now experiencing a big boost thanks to companies like Google, Apple, as well as Chinese companies like Baidu or Tencent, will bring us benefits we still do not imagine, not the apocalyptic ideas of robots subjugating the man.

“New disease cures will be obtained through the ability of artificial intelligence to seek new medical properties,” predicted Google President Eric Schmidt, who stressed that the greatest impact of technology in the coming will be in medicine.

It is an ideal field for artificial brains to help humans, Schmidt pointed out in one of the presentations that linked a philosophical to a technological content, by trying to explain what are phenomena such as creativity and intuition, and how they can be extrapolated in processors.

“Fields such as chemistry or biology are still so complicated and with so much data that not even the most intelligent of the experts can read all the studies done. An artificial intelligence can do this, contributing ideas while the scientist rests,” explained Schmidt.

In short, Google dreams of “benign” artificial intelligence, such as Hollywood portrayed in such films as “AI: Artificial Intelligence” or “The Bicentennial Man.” In both, man-made robots are even capable of loving.

The hypothesis is the best of the vision of scientists like the British Stephen Hawking, who came to predict that artificial intelligence will destroy humanity.

“It’s important that the technology is developed ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of everyone,” said Hassabis, who heads one of Google’s top projects in the industry, Alpha Go, countering catastrophic predictions.

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AlphaGo is a technology by Google for the most complex mental game of mankind, Go. This week, also in Wuzhen, Google’s “robot” challenged and beat the world’s best player, Ke Jie, just 19 years old, for the first time.

According to Hassabis, the Go is just a launch pad to test artificial intelligence in one of the most demanding games of mental calculation ability – the number of possible moves exceeds that of atoms in the universe.

But it is not enough just to be good at calculating. Intuition is one of the most important parts of the game, and the challenge is a test for more transcendent technology goals in the future.

Among the possible applications that the AlphaGo system may have in the medium term, Hassabis cited projects for new materials, medicines or even education. He also left out the world of smartphone wizards, who have come to life thanks to software such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Artificial intelligence, forum participants pointed out, differs from preprogrammed programs by learning new things, evolving, and being able to cope with new problems from previous experience.

Related image

Common examples in our day-to-day life were cited, such as the well-known Google translator, which, thanks to user evaluation, improved the way we translated many languages. Although still imperfect, the service has improved a lot since it was released.

According to Jeff Dean of Google Brain, the potential of artificial intelligence should not be a cause for concern, as this kind of technology always works to reach a concrete goal. So the myth of the robot that gains self-consciousness and decides to attack man is just that: just a myth.

“AlphaGo is creative, it generates new things, but it keeps the programmed goal of winning a game. I’m not afraid that artificial intelligence will develop its own goals,” he said.

Identical twins are considered the most beautiful in the world

Leah Rose and Ava Marie are two identical twins who have revolutionized Instagram because of their great resemblance and great beauty. They are already considered the most beautiful twins in the world.

 

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Leah and Ava are the most beautiful twins in the world. They made themselves known in 2017 because their mother, Jaqi Clements, made an Instagram profile where she showed these beautiful girls, to which the users responded with hundreds of compliments. Now with 7 years, they have become a ‘little women’ that can even be worth to be models. Of course, something has not changed in them, they are still like two drops of water.

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Leah Rose and Ava Marie are identical twins who were born in California on July 7, 2010. From the first day, they attracted attention both for their excessive resemblance and for their beauty. And even more so when her mother decided to post photos of both on Instagram.

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On July 7, 2017, to celebrate ten years, her mother posted the first photo of her little ones on Instagram, but she never imagined that this image would go viral and change the direction of her life. Everyone saw its beauty and its photogenicity, hence the agencies did not wait long to want to represent Leah and Ava. We do not know if it happened with great models, who already started to be from their childhood.

So life has changed. They had to open an account of them on Instagram, with only 171 publications but where they already have more than 200,000 followers. The truth is that no one can doubt its beauty, and as with Anastasia Knyazeva, the most beautiful girl in the world, they have become a benchmark for the beauty and fashion sector. Although in your case, twice.

Theresa May sends an e-mail to the Spanish people in the United Kingdom: "I want you to stay, Merry Christmas"

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May has sent a Christmas email to ask for peace of mind for the residents of the country before the arrival of Brexit.

 

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has sent a Christmas email to foreigners living in the UK, including of course the Spanish, to explain what will happen to them after the Brexit. The letter ensures that the rights of foreigners will be respected and clarifies in several parts that also those of the British who are in the EU. The end is the best: “I want you to stay, Merry Christmas

It is Christmas time and we are all receiving postcards, until the Kings of Spain have made their Christmas card, and we bring you a very special one. The Brexit of the United Kingdom, that is to say, its exit from the European Union, has many implications and the time when the definitive break with the EU takes place is getting closer. But of course, many doubts arise for the many Spaniards there.

About 3 million citizens of the European Union who until now resided there under the premise of the free movement of people and goods, among them, more than 100,000 Spaniards, who have received a message of hope from the UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Under the title, “Letter to EU citizens living in the United Kingdom”, it begins: “As Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I am proud that more than 3 million EU citizens have chosen to establish their homes and means of subsistence here in our country, “May begins in an extensive text.

 

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“I know our country would be poorer if you left and I want you to stay . “ 

The Prime Minister explains that those Europeans who have lived more than five years in the country when the Brexit is produced can opt for the status of settled, a new migratory category that is equivalent to the current permanent residence.

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The email specifies that the rights to healthcare, pensions and other benefits will remain the same as they are today. But in addition, the European Health Card of the United Kingdom will remain in force.

However, as the agreements and specific terms are still pending in the negotiations with the EU, May, who was already a victim of Internet memes after the Brexit announcement, ends the email saying: “Right now you do not have to do nothing at all. ” And before saying goodbye he wishes “you and all your families a great Christmas and a very happy New Year”. Well, we also wish you.

Poland Husaria presented itself in Leeds! The British were delighted

Polish Huskers from Gniewno Castle presented themselves on Saturday at the Royal Armories Museum in Leeds. Long queues were set up.

Shows at the Royal Armories Museum in Leeds took place on a long August weekend and there were a total of six. The same was true of the Polish Huskers, who showed the use of copies, concerts, scabbards, sabers, pistols and of course horse riding. The tribunes were full of Poles and Britons who crowded on the show of the most famous Polish horse riding from the Middle Ages.

“It is an excellent way to promote Polish history, culture, and customs,” said castellan of the castle in Gniewno, and the founder of the Pomeranian flag, Jaroslaw Struczyński.

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“If we were in England today at the most prestigious Royal Armories museum in the world, it means we are still needed, and we are very happy to be proud of being the descendants of the Polish hussars,” said Struczyński.

He also added that his troop also hoped to reach Poles living permanently in the Islands. The phenomenon of hussars consisted of a master riding school and armaments, but also on an image that aroused and still aroused respect and admiration.

“We did not need the Internet, the space, the satellites for the psychological war, and we had to dress beautifully, put on wings, put on our kicks, take a good horse, and move on to the enemy.” The enemy who did not know this formation was a soldier not from this land. , with the wings of the angel of death. ”

Castellan explained that husaria in the United Kingdom is to show the British that Poles are a nation that has for centuries guarded Christian Europe and the entire European civilization.

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On the weekend shows of Polish driving was available 6 thousand. tickets, the vast majority of which was still in pre-sales. The Royal Armories in Leeds is a museum whose collections are a collection of British armaments and a collection of weapons. It is one of the oldest museums in the world, and the museum collections were once held in the famous Tower of London.

Husaria polish winged cavalry, whose origins in the Kingdom of Poland date back to the beginning of the 15th century, but its greatest flourishing and glory has already covered the period of the Commonwealth of the Two Nations. The characteristic attributes of the hussars were characteristic on the back or on the saddle of the wing and leopard or leather bears on the armor. The traditional weapon associated with hussars is the Polish saber, which according to many experts is the best white weapon in the world. Husaria has won many victories throughout its history, contributing to, among other things, the victory at the Battle of Kircholm, where one Polish hussar suffered 40 enemies or in the famed Battle of Vienna.

We know what Brussels wants to win at Brexita – and we have good news for Poles in the UK!

Brussels is preparing for negotiations with London on Brexit. Representative Michel Bernier of the EU yesterday presented a plan of talks with the British. What can you expect from the Community and what are its intentions?

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“We have to balance the bills” – this decisive statement can serve as the shortest summary of the plan signed by Bernier. The head of the Union announced that before the two parties agreed on what their relationship would look like after Brexica, they would first have to meet their commitments and settle the rules. Honestly and concretely. “I will tell you clearly: when a country leaves the European Union, there is no penalty or price to pay, but we have to balance the bills, not less,” Barnier said in a speech at the Committee of the Regions. What does this mean in practice?

First and foremost, Brussels wants London to go to the EU budget for 2014-20. Let’s add that the annual UK contribution is around 10 billion euros. It is hardly surprising that the case was so – the British knew what they were signing and agreed on the burden of co-financing EU programs in the current financial perspective. Nobody pistol put them to their head and now it would be honorable. “We do not ask the Britons to pay or euro for things they have not agreed to as a member country,” added Bernier.

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Next, the EU negotiator stressed that he could not imagine a solution other than granting guarantees to EU citizens living in the UK and Britain living in the EU. It is good news for the Poles on this side of the English Channel – it looks like the European Union will be defending their rights of interests! According to Bernier, the situation is rather agreeable and only details remain.

This is very good news, which indicates that both the one and the other side is keen on those who live and work in the Island to continue to do so. All indications are that the situation will be different for those who want to enter the UK after Brexita.

So many declarations that do not cost anything in principle – in a few months or months will see how many politicians of both sides will pay off …

Do you live in south east London? You have access to the worst railway in the UK!

Passengers living in south east London have a lot to complain about because they are officially the worst rail customers in the UK.

Southern, Thameslink, Southeastern and Great Northern are the carriers who are the least popular among the passengers who use them.

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Among Southern passengers only 72 percent. Thameslink is 75%, Great Northern 79%, and Southeast 81%.

The semi-annual survey was conducted by Transport Focus, an independent company that asked more than 55,000 people. Passengers traveling by train thus forming one of the largest passenger studies in the world.

Interestingly, the majority of London-based operators have reported an increase in customer satisfaction with their services, says Transport’s director, Anthony Smith

Passengers using the train in London and the southeast, however, are more satisfied with the operation of the trains as their satisfaction increased from 79 percent to 82 percent this year, and the data show that Southern is trying to regain its previously-repaired reputation with good service. , It’s good on both train and train stations, “said Smith.

“This shows that you can achieve a more acceptable position,” Smith added.

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“These signs of improvement, however, are very fragile and need to be cared for, but recovering the reputation will be difficult and will be under pressure to keep the current number of passengers.”

UK rail operators with the highest percentage of satisfied customers are Hull Trains (97%), Heathrow Express (97%), Grand Central (94%), Merseyrail (94%), Chiltern (92%). And Virgin Trains (92 percent).

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