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• France forward google sniper review need surgery google sniper hamstring • Yohan Cabaye could face Wigan after injury against AnzhiHatem Ben Arfa seems set to miss the remainder of the season after a consultant advised Newcastle

United’s key attacking

creator that

he needs an operation on the hamstring injury he suffered in early December.The 26-year-old France international was sidelined for three months with a torn hamstring before returning briefly in the Europa League against Anzhi Makhachkala in Moscow last week.However,

Ben Arfa suffered a reaction after he was substituted and saw a specialist on Wednesday who advocated surgery. After sending the winger to Clairefontaine, the French national technical centre outside Paris, for treatment and rehabilitation during his 12-week lay-off, Newcastle had hoped an operation could be avoided but it now appears that an always tricky tear

has failed to self-heal

adequately.”I
think Hatem’s going to need an operation on his hamstring, it’s the news he didn’t want to hear,” said Alan Pardew, Newcastle’s manager, whose recently much improved side have virtually eliminated their relegation fears but face a tricky Europa League quarter final against Benfica.”It
will probably leave him missing for the rest of the year, I think. Getting fit for next season is the priority for Hatem now because he’s been a huge miss for us. He give us that

X-factor. In difficult games where he could open the door for us, we haven’t got that luxury.”The
good news for Newcastle is that despite hobbling off during Thursday night’s Europa League win against Guus Hiddink’s Anzhi on Tyneside clutching his groin, Yohan Cabaye, Newcastle’s most influential midfielder, has not sustained any serious damage.
Indeed Cabaye could be involved in Sunday’s Premier League game at Wigan.Newcastle UnitedAlan PardewLouise Taylorguardian.co.uk
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Coetzee, in which the writers attempt to “strike sparks off each other.”Scientists have taken the next step in the evolution of the computer chip, developing self-healing integrated chips. A team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) said they now can envision smartphone and computer chips not only defending themselves but also repairing themselves, recovering from trouble — like total transistor failure — in microseconds. For four years, the Virginia General Assembly has scrimped, scrounged and borrowed to pay for schools, highways, police, and public programs that care for the mentally ill, the disabled and the poor. While European car sales dropped by 3.3m
last year, super-luxury cars are being sold in ever increasing numbers The eurozone may still be in recession, but there is little gloom at the Geneva motor show, where Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren and Rolls-Royce have launched luxury supercars costing up to £3m each.While European car sales dropped by 3.3m
last year – the equivalent of a car company the size of Fiat failing to sell any cars at all – super-luxury cars are rolling out of the showrooms in ever increasing numbers.”Most
the world is suffering from recession, yet there are clearly people who can buy a Lamborghini at €3m (£2.6m)
a pop,” said Paul Newton, auto analyst at IHS Global Insight. “Bentley, McLaren, Rolls are all doing well.
There is clearly a market for the most expensive of cars, whereas the mass market manufacturers are nearly all suffering, especially in Europe. It’s the definition of a two-speed economy.”Philip
Harnett, product manager of Rolls-Royce’s latest €245,000 Wraith model, launched at the Geneva show on Tuesday, said that while the global economy was in the doldrums “some people are doing very well and they want to reward themselves”.He
said it was important for staff

morale that high-flying company executives continue to buy the most luxurious cars.
Executives told him that “the day I turn up for work in a Morris Minor is the day the staff will start to worry”.Rolls, which manufactures all of its cars in Goodwood, West Sussex, sold 3,575 cars last year – its third consecutive year of record sales.The
Wraith, which goes from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds, is designed for younger customers than Rolls’s Phantom and Ghost models.
“The Phantom is the tuxedo, the Ghost is a beautifully cut Swiss business suit, while the Wrath is a blazer,” Harnett said.While
the Wraith is not the fastest car unveiled at the 83rd International Motor Show, Harnett said it was the “definition of gran turismo” driving. “You might arrive in Nice 10 minutes earlier [in a supercar] but you’ll have to go and have a shower [because driving a supercar is not relaxing].”
In a Wraith the owner “would be able to walk straight up the red carpet and have a gin and tonic”.You
would definitely need a shower after driving some of the other super cars unveiled on Tuesday.
Ron Dennis, executive chairman of McLaren, claimed the company’s new £866,000 McLaren P1 as the fastest road car in the world – an accolade hotly disputed by Ferrari’s £1m LaFerrari and Lamborghini’s £3m Veneno, also launched in Geneva.
The P1, which includes many Formula 1 features that are now banned from F1 racing, will be able to accelerate from 0-300kmph in 17 seconds – five seconds quicker than the McLaren F1.LaFerrari has a top speed of 220mph and goes from 0-124mph in less than seven seconds. The Veneno can do 0-60mph in three seconds. “Round a racetrack we’re the fastest,” Mike Flewitt, McLaren’s chief operating officer, said. He said the best way to prove

it would be with a speed test by the Stig on Top Gear. “It would be the best race,” he added.McLaren
will build only 375 P1s, and Flewitt said the company has had “far more serious expressions of interest”. Those wanting to get their hands on a P1 will have to apply to McLaren. “We want to be careful who we sell it to,” he said.
“We don’t want people buying it only in order to sell it on at a profit.”He said he “probably already knows” almost everyone that will

end up buying one when they begin rolling off the production line in September, and “a lot of them will have a McLaren”.Flewitt
declined to name any famous people

on the waiting list for a P1, but indicated that a few Premiership footballers had declared an interest.
While 375 may sound like a very small production run, Lamborghini, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is building just three £3m Venenos.
The Italian company said each car, which will be made in one of Italy’s three national colours, is named after “one of the most legendary fighting bulls ever”.Automotive industryEuropeMotoringMotoringRupert Neateguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.
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| Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds Do you ever think about how much we depend on highway signs? They tell us where we are; provide essential direction and destination options; and display critical rules about driving, stopping or parking. When Chris Zegras started studying the way cities work, in the early 1990s, it wasn’t in a classroom, and he wasn’t pursuing a formal academic project. Instead, Zegras was a recent college graduate who had majored in economics and Spanish, and was trying to combine both of those interests in his first real job.
As such, he had found a position in Santiago, the capital of Chile, working in finance.“Chile had been going through its re-emergence as a democracy, and I wanted to see what that was like,” Zegras says.
But before long, Zegras realized that what was going on outside his office was more interesting than anything he was doing on the job. In particular, he became fascinated by the flow of people in bustling Santiago — on buses, in the city’s subway system, and in the hundreds of thousands of cars that contributed to Santiago’s chronic pollution problems.“In my free time, I just observed the city,” he says. “I became very interested in the links between environment

and development, and the city was a perfect microcosm of that.”
Soon Zegras had dropped the finance job and thrown himself into urban planning. Today, as a newly tenured professor in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and Engineering Systems Division, he is an expert on urban transportation systems and energy use, with a lengthy series of published papers to his name.
And while Zegras has continued to study Latin America closely, in recent years he has started working in Asia, too. Zegras has been part of MIT’s efforts to apply technology to urban mobility in Singapore, and is part of an MIT group developing what’s dubbed the “Energy Pro Forma” for use in China — a planning tool estimating how much energy people will use when placed into varying types of urban settings. “It’s the rapidly industrializing world upon which the future hinges,” Zegras says. “The challenge is how we can … take our knowledge, and build a better place.”
Given the threat of climate change, cleaner development in Latin America and Asia is vital, Zegras believes, so that people in those regions can obtain “the standard of living we all aspire to, but in a way that we all benefit from

globally.”Movement into academiaZegras can recall one early precursor to his career: Growing up in suburban Connecticut, he and his brother would construct

toy metropolises at home. “We were extremely into building cities with Legos, the whole bedroom was a city,” Zegras says. Perhaps, he says, “I was always on this path and didn’t know

it.”He
attended Tufts University as an undergraduate, and after returning from Santiago, found a job with the International Institute for Energy Conservation, a policy organization in Washington, where he started out editing reports on urban transportation and energy use in Asia, then, over the course of several years, conducted his own research and ran the institute’s Latin American Transport Program.“I
just started knowing this stuff really well,” Zegras says. “I was fortunate enough to have fallen into a job [where] I could grow.”
Eventually, though, Zegras felt he would need another degree to improve his long-term career prospects.
So he applied to the master’s program at DUSP.
“My intention was to come here for two years, get a grad degree, and go back to Washington or Latin America and work.”Instead, Zegras has not left MIT.
Not long after starting in DUSP, he decided to pursue his PhD, which he received in 2005.
In a stroke of good timing for him, a faculty position opened up at MIT when he was on the job market — and he got it. A play from 1921, “The Detour” brings some feminist notes to the tiny Metropolitan

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