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Germany coach Flick ahead of delicate decision due to COVID******
By Oliver Trust。
BERLIN, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Germany coach Hansi Flick is far from happy, possibly having to make a delicate decision for the upcoming year.。
COVID-19 infection numbers are growing in international sports, and the German coach might have to consider only appointing fully vaccinated players.。
Around the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein (9-0) in Wolfsburg on Thursday night, the pandemic's effects caught up on Joachim Low's successor.。
"I have to think about how we deal with this topic," the former Bayern coach said after five of his players had to leave the team headquarters for quarantine after a positive test of fully vaccinated Bayern defender Niklas Sule.。
Serge Gnabry, Karim Adeyemi, Jamal Musiala, and Joshua Kimmich were sent home as first-degree contacts of Sule indicates and the quartet until now refused to be vaccinated.。
According to German health rules, non-vaccinated persons have to attend quarantine for at least seven days despite a negative test.。
While the German association referred to data privacy, not clarifying the players' vaccination status, increasing problems in football came to light.。
"I hope we don't face this problem again, having to send five players home due to COVID-19," Flick said.。
The German coach mentioned vaccination isn't mandatory in Germany. "But we all are role models for many people. For me taking the jab is the only way to control the pandemic."
A coach prefers all players to be vaccinated, he added.。
Flick might have thought about similar incidents possibly creating turbulences in the weeks ahead of Qatar 2022.。
While only vaccinated or recovered fans were allowed in the Wolfsburg arena, like in several German stadiums, employees in Germany can rely on the three-G model according to worker rights. They either need to take the jab, provide a recovery document, or a negative test.。
Like any other professional sport, football enjoys a prominent position, Flick said, setting a new starting record as a German coach. He mentioned football's responsibility after his sixth consecutive victory.。
Not only does the association need to make a decision but clubs such as Bayern Munich.。
The Bavarians so far only announced they favor vaccinations of their players but refused to demand it as compulsory.。
While German athletes competing at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are fully vaccinated, German club football suffers from several protagonists refusing it.。
Several clubs have to deal with players, not available for competition in the Bundesliga due to quarantine orders after being tested positive.。
Bayern will intensify talks with players about the topic. Media talk of club concerns of possibly having to run games in the Champions League without the best squad.。
Flick is annoyed by the turbulences after he was forced to change his squad and skip training sessions and team meetings.。
"We had other plans as we currently meet for the last games in 2021," Flick stated while his predecessor and 2014 World Champion coach Low enjoyed the warm applause of 26000 fans for his official farewell.。
The coach can't be happy about the latest development and Oliver Bierhoff's nebulous statement. The national team manager said: "We might have to live with the players' decision." As it seems, not only Flick has a problem with that attitude. Enditem。
Huawei reports 71.3 bln USD revenue in Jan.******
SHENZHEN, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese tech giant Huawei Friday announced that it generated 455.8 billion yuan (about 71.3 billion U.S. dollars) in sales revenue in the first three quarters of 2021 with the net profit margin at 10.2 percent.
"Overall performance was in line with expectations," said Guo Ping, Huawei's rotating chairman. "While our B2C business has been significantly impacted, our B2B businesses remain stable." Enditem
Can Our Civilization Live Underground?
Today, many overpopulated cities face serious expansion issues. They can no longer build up or out, so they build down. Some countries are investing in underground living, but only for short periods, where people would go, for example, to sleep after an entire day’s work.
But what if civilization completely collapsed on the surface due to global warming or a terrible catastrophe? Could humanity live permanently underground?
We need to understand much to answer this question, so let’s dig deep and see if our civilization could go full subterranean.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the possibility of retreating underground is where we’re going to get water, power, and food. And while these things are necessary for us to survive, they won’t be enough if we actually what to live “down under”.
A lot of planning and supplies, a capable maintenance team, and seamless mechanisms to handle all the psychological issues involved would be good… for starters.
Suppose a disastrous event sent us packing underground. In that case, it’s safe to admit that any power sources we relied on while living on the surface are gone.
Plopping down solar panels might not be possible. Depending on surface conditions after a disaster, we probably wouldn’t be able to venture out to maintain them, and there’s always the chance that they wouldn’t get any sun, anyways.
At this point, our better shot would be digging down instead of up and trying to take energy from the Earth itself. We could take advantage of geothermal energy, provided by the heat of our planet’s core, extracted from hot water and rocks.
Speaking of water, there’s no way we would be able to leave our bunkers to go fetch some after a cataclysmic event hit us. If the surface was hospitable enough, we could set up a rainwater collector, but that wouldn’t provide enough water for everyone (and who knows what’s in the water?)
Luckily, underground we can find naturally occurring aquifers containing groundwater. This would work as a great source of water, provided we could purify it before consuming it and contain the source before it flooded us.
Stocking up on canned food and other non-perishable meals would be a great idea, but it would only last for a short while. If we could bring farm animals with us underground, that could work, but we would need a way to sustain them if they were to sustain us. But we can’t forsake the vegetarians!
Hydroponic gardens are commonly used nowadays and could be a valuable source of leafy greens, vegetables, herbs, and fruit underground. This agricultural concept would allow us to save space and water while still providing food with a high nutrient content that could potentially sustain us all.
No one ever wants to address this stinky bit, but we would have to find a way to manage sewage and wastewater successfully. Simply letting it pile up somewhere around us wouldn’t end up well, as we’d get sick pretty quickly.
Depending on the crops we plant, we might consider using the waste as fertilizer, but we would need some proper ventilation. If we managed to build into a mountain or somewhere that’s still above sea level; we might try to find a water source that could drain the waste away to the ocean (it’s not like we’d be worried about the environment after a total catastrophe).
For many people, the idea of being confined underground can be terrifying. Not seeing the sun, not being able to breathe fresh air, not being able to get away in the case of a fire or flood, and even the idea that everything will collapse are some of the anxiety-inducing thoughts that cross people’s minds.
Gunnar D. Jenssen, a researcher at SINTEF, in Norway, who studies underground psychology and space design, found that about 3% of people are severely claustrophobic. Still, there are some ways to counter their fears.
“If you give these people something that gives them perceived control over the situation, they accept being in it. That is the key,” Jenssen said. He added that clean air and space are essential in these situations. Or at least a perception of space created by an illusion.
Jenssen worked on 4 of the longest tunnels in the world, creating illusions of space by adding well-lit oases with palm trees and sky illusions along the route. “You have a feeling of breathing space, a feeling of being outside, even though you’re 1,000 meters underground going through a mountain,” he said.
Lack of sunlight
The sun is our most significant source of vitamin D, and without it, we quickly become more depressed and irritable. But our “sunlight” doesn’t necessarily need to come from the sun. As long as we have a stable power source, we can use LED lamps that offer safe UV wavelengths allowing us to produce the vitamin D we need. Our crops can benefit from these light sources too! And if that doesn’t work, we can work our way around it by taking supplements or eating fortified foods.
There are also some mental issues related to the lack of sunlight, like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), where people feel more depressed as the days get shorter and there’s less sunlight exposure during the day. Fortunately, there are already some tools in the market that can help you cope with SAD, like therapy lamps that provide artificial sunlight.
Underground living in the present
Many important parts of our daily lives exist “buried” under the ground, like power, information net works, water, sewage pipes, basements, tunnels, and subway systems. However, in some places, you can already find people who actually live underground.
Coober Pedy, a small town just north of Adelaide, in South Australia, is pretty much inhospitable. Temperatures can reach 50ºC, but that didn’t drive the residents away. It drove them down.
Singapore, one of the most populated countries globally, is considering building an Underground Science City (USC). This subterranean science community (40 caverns of labs and data centers) would be made about 80 meters below the surface of Kent Ridge Park and could potentially house over 4 thousand researchers.
In the case of a total planetary catastrophe, things would be a lot different because there could be the possibility of never being able to leave. That scenario would require us to implement new power sources, food, water, and overall living. Depending on the time we had to plan, a lot of luck would also come into play.
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