Iago Falque: “I have been alone in a hotel for 50 days, the worst is not the physical condition”

first_imgFalque, like his teammates in Italy, expects a decision soon about football, because you can’t expect much more. “For better or for worse it will be soon, it seemed that we were going to return on May 18 to train, but now it is not clear, I would like to play again, many of us think so, but under the rules, I do not like to speak without knowing in depth of what I am talking about, without the data that the experts have, “he affirms while assessing the feeling of some soccer players in Spain who affirmed that they did not consider playing while there is no vaccine. “Disinformation is a problem and I, honestly, am not prepared to say this or that, few can do it, but it is clear that if football has to wait for the vaccine it would be very catastrophic. There are many people who are already working and They do it without a vaccine, but I insist, I do not like to speak without knowing, I just hope that we get out of this looking to the future in the best way, we want to resume soccer and life, “he explains. Iago Falque (Vigo, 1990) signed for Genoa in the January market. He came on loan from Torino, a club with which he still has two more years of contract. He intended to recover sensations in Genoa, after a long injury that had him convalescing from November to January, but the coronavirus has suddenly stopped that desire and has confined him to a hotel in Genoa, where he has spent all the confinement. “We already see the end closer and that makes you look differently at everything that has happened, I cannot say that I have been unlucky, because my family and I are in good health,” he says without hesitation, cloistered in his room singing a half Italian half Galician accent. Iago has already spent many years in Italy, divided into several stages, in Genoa he had already been. From there he relates to AS how he has been stranded in the club’s concentration hotel. “I have been since March 10, when we held the last group training, my idea was to come to Genoa these months to help the club and recover rhythm after an injury, so it was not a matter of looking at a house, everything exploded and no longer I moved because I didn’t know what was going to happen, “he says. Soccer, like almost everywhere, is stopped and Iago is living it alone in a room while he expectantly follows the news and the contradictions that are taking place in these hours. The last was the decree by which you could go running alone in the parks, but it was not yet tolerated that teams could do it in their sports centers in the same way. “It was a contradiction, we cannot go to the sports city to run in shifts under strict medical and distancing control and yes to a park, I understand that it is a complicated situation and the people who have to decide have to have many things in counts, but at first glance it seems illogical “, he wields. His team, Genoa lived a difficult situation before the break, fourth down the queue, looking to maintain the category. “I came with that objective, to help achieve it, hopefully it can be achieved and that of Torino, the club to which I belong, too,” he says. Curiously, Falque has also met Davide Nicola, the team’s coach, at the hotel, who like him also played as a player in Genoa and Torino. “We chat from time to time about what is happening, but it is being hard to have to go through it alone, especially in the psychological part; physically I am busy, it is not the worst, I am lucky that there is a terrace with grass and I have space to exercise, there are already more than 50 sessions that I have done, in the end the problem is the uncertainty that eats you from knowing that you are doing this alone but you do not know if it is going to be played or not “, He wields thinking that it will not be easy to pick up the pulse of training to return to compete, more thinking that he was coming out of an injury.Iago acknowledges that the footballers of his team agree that it is time to lean on the shoulder, when asked about the salary cuts, but there he still waits to see what happens with the competition, stressing that they will make an effort, although the solution is not that everything is in charge of the players. “We are going to see what happens first with the competition, to see what the captains tell us, but we agree to lend a hand that is fair to everyone,” he says.With data from Italy and Spain, Iago observes the two realities very similar. Often, he talks to his family and when he talks about measures, he is aware that it is not easy to take or adopt them. Her mother, Carmela Silva, is president of the Diputación de Pontevedra. “It seems that they are controlling it well there, fortunately, he tells me that all possible precautions are being taken now for the next phases that are to come,” he says. On matchday 33 of the championship (in Italy the twenty-sixth had not yet been completed), Genoa had to visit Torino. “If we talk about the future, of course, I have to think about Torino, I still have a contract with them, what I hope is that both Toro and Genoa manage to stay, the best news would be that this game could be played and that we all get the goal is my wish, “he explains.last_img read more

Books to read this weekend

first_imgThis weekend, go through the fictional story of a woman with unexpected inheritances and the transformation that ensued; travel with a Buddhist monk who decided to venture out of his comfortable monkhood; and finally in the 100th year of Kaifi Azmis birth, read some of his greatest poems and ‘nazms’. Small Days and Nights by Tishani Dosh Written by Forward Prize-winning author Tishani Doshi, ‘Small Days and Nights’ is the story of a woman caught in a moment of transformation, and the sacrifices we make to forge lives that have meaning. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEscaping her failing marriage, Grace has returned to Puducherry for her mother’s funeral. Once there, she finds herself heir to an unexpected inheritance. First, there is the strange pink house, and then there is the sister she never knew she had – Lucia, who has spent her life in a residential facility. Soon Grace sets up a new and precarious life in this lush, melancholy wilderness, with Lucia, village housekeeper Mallika, dryly witty auntie Kavitha and an ever-multiplying litter of puppies. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche At 36, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and a respected abbot of three monasteries. Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. His goal was to throw off his titles and roles in order to explore the deepest aspects of his being. He immediately discovered that a lifetime of Buddhist education and practice had not prepared him to deal with dirty fellow travellers or the screeching of a railway car. But when he ran out of money, he began his life as an itinerant beggar in earnest. Soon he became deathly ill from food poisoning and his journey took a startling turn. Kaifi Azmi: Poems, Nazms by Kaifi Azmi Coming on the great poet’s 100th birth centenary celebrations, ‘Kaifi Azmi: Poems, Nazms’ contains 50 carefully chosen poems from his lifetime’s immense oeuvre. The English-Hindi collection is produced by a group of fine translators, poets, scholars, and filmmakers.last_img read more

Ronald Drever cofounder of LIGO has died

first_img Ronald Drever, the mercurial Scottish physicist who played a leading role in developing the world’s first successful gravitational wave detectors—the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)—died yesterday. His passing came less than 18 months after LIGO physicists spotted gravitational waves—ripples in space itself—set off when two massive black holes spiraled into each other. Drever, 85, had suffered from dementia.“He was one of the most creative physicists I’ve known,” says Kip Thorne, a theorist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, who, along with Drever and Rainer Weiss, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, founded the LIGO collaboration in 1984. “He could see things quickly and intuitively that would take me hours to understand through mathematical calculations.”Born in Renfrewshire, U.K., Drever earned his doctorate at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom in 1959 and then continued to work there. In 1970 he began working in the emerging field of trying to detect gravitational waves. In 1979, Thorne helped recruit Drever to Caltech to launch its program into gravitational-wave research. By Adrian ChoMar. 8, 2017 , 3:30 PM Caltech Archives Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! 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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Drever’s career in LIGO would prove a rocky one. In the beginning, he and Weiss, who had sketched out the idea for LIGO in 1972, did not see eye to eye. So Drever, Weiss, and Thorne jointly directed the project as a troika. That arrangement ended in 1987, when the National Science Foundation demanded a single director on the project and Caltech brought in Rochus “Robbie” Vogt. Drever and Vogt would clash, and in 1992 Vogt dismissed Drever from the project.Nevertheless, Drever made “crucial” contributions to the design of LIGO, Thorne says. “Without them I don’t think we’d be here today with the discovery of gravitational waves.” LIGO consists of twin optical instruments called interferometers in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, each in the shape of an enormous L with arms 4 kilometers long. Light bounces back and forth between large mirrors at the ends of each arm, and physicists use an optical phenomenon called interference to compare the lengths of the arms and detect the stretching of space.According to Thorne, Drever’s contributions include making each arm of an interferometer a so-called Fabry-Pérot cavity that resonates with light, much as an organ pipe resonates with sound, recycling light in the interferometer to boost its power, and feeding the signal back into the device in a way that makes it more tunable. Weiss says Drever was remarkably imaginative and creative. “He thought in pictures,” Weiss says. “Many of the ideas in LIGO that make it sensitive enough to detect gravitational wave derived from his pictures.”Weiss says that Drever could be difficult to work with, but Thorne says that “most of the time I found him delightful to have dinner or a conversation with. … He was a very good friend.”In spite of his decline, Drever was aware of the LIGO discovery, Thorne says. In the past year, Drever, Thorne, and Weiss have received numerous awards, including the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, which was awarded in early September 2016 in Oslo. After the ceremony, Thorne stopped to visit Drever in his nursing home in Edinburgh. “That was one of his best days in the last year, I was told [by his family],” Thorne says. “He was able to remember and we reminisced about working on LIGO, and he clearly understood that the discovery had been made and was pleased.”last_img read more