Juve offers a barter for Pogba: Pjanic or Dybala and € 60 M

first_imgThe economic crisis caused by the coronavirus will make many teams tighten their belts once the transfer market arrives. They must choose their objectives well, but it seems that what will predominate are the exchanges of players instead of the high transfers of money. It is less damaging to a club’s financial structure to change its expendable players to footballers who really need it. And this applies even for the largest. 6 Now is the time to sign him and there are two teams in contention: Juventus and Real Madrid. The midfielder knows that Zinedine Zidane loves him and that his salary and advertising revenue could skyrocket even further. But whites are not in a hurry and large additions have been quarantined pending the evolution of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. On the other hand, he has already played for Juventus and knows what he can aspire to now that he would also have Cristiano Ronaldo companion.The Italians are not clear if they could compete with Real Madrid in a fully economic bid, but they believe that they could convince United by means of a barter to which they would also add money. The Italian newspaper talks about an exchange in which Pogba would be from Juventus at the same time that Miralem Pjanic or Paulo Dybala (only one of the two) would become red devil. All this with a sum in between in which the English would enter around 50 or 60 million euros. A difficult offer to reject that would not upset the coffers of either club. Premier League* Data updated as of March 27, 2020 According Tuttosport, This would be Juventus’ strategy when competing with Real Madrid for Paul Pogba. The footballer does not renew with the Manchester United, that you can still exercise an option to unilaterally extend your contract for another year, but the relationship with your agent, Mino RaiolaIt is not good, so a summer outing is expected before letting you escape at zero cost.last_img read more

MADC exhibit Over View showcases 47 videographers from 8 countries

first_imgAn anonymous man talks about loneliness. We can hear his voice during a crackly telephone interview. There are long pauses between sentences, but we don’t see the person speaking. Instead, we see landscapes of a city at night. The high rises are colorless and impersonal, and only rows of lit windows hint at human life. With each new shot, we zoom in on these empty buildings. We see a corridor, followed by a conference room. There are no decorations. The illumination is dull fluorescent.“’Together but alone’ is very typical in a city the size of Rotterdam,” says the anonymous speaker.Created by Holland-born artist Jasper Bruijns, the video is called “Welterusten,” Dutch for “Good night.” It is a typical sample from “Over View,” the new video installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC), which opened last week. “Over View” is a touring exhibit that features five Costa Rican videographers. This is good for the home team, and it’s exciting to see creative Costa Ricans featured prominently, but the exhibit’s real achievement is its diversity: “Over View” represents 47 artists from eight countries.Putting together such an exhibit may seem silly in the era of YouTube. Why travel all the way to downtown San José to see a bunch of random short videos when you can watch pretty much anything online? What makes these particular segments so special that they couldn’t appear on one of Vimeo’s “virtual film festivals”?There are two reasons to visit “Over View” – one a good reason, the other a great one. The good reason is that eight different curators have selected which videos to present. Each curator represents a different country, such as Egypt, China, or Australia. You could argue that an experienced curator knows exactly what types of videos to string together and project. Then again, you could also argue that an experienced curator is no better equipped to make this selection than any second-year film student with good taste. Either way, the lineup is at least handpicked by a human, and not “recommended” by an Internet algorithm.The great reason is the venue itself: The second floor of the MADC gallery is rarely open to the public, and the room is spacious and private, like a secret warehouse. MADC is rarely busy, but this little corner of the facility is particularly quiet. There are both flat-screen televisions and projectors. You can watch any film silently, or headphones are provided for listening. You can sit on the bench or stand. The room has become its own world, designed specifically for viewing videos. The feeling is completely different from, say, watching online videos on your iPad while sitting on an airplane.Since each segment is short, you can move from one TV to another with ease, sampling works from all over the world. Take “Frères de Rue” (“Street Brothers”), Hachim M. Sacko’s dramatic film from Mali about a frustrated bootblack. The youth is forlorn, because he’s desperately poor and may go hungry. The film is the cinematic equivalent of flash fiction – we meet some characters, we learn their woes, and then a wise man offers a solution. It’s a full narrative condensed into a few minutes.In stark contrast, “Elle” (“She”) is an even briefer film with no narrative at all: A camera revolves slowly, capturing the skyline of a dense modern city. A female voice says “No” and “Here” over and over, until the lens finally reveals the speaker, a young woman leaning against a wall. There isn’t much to it. The film plays like a joke.Alone, the “Elle” doesn’t have much to say, and the visual gag will probably earn only a smirk from the viewer. But if you are intrigued by an increasingly cosmopolitan, globalized world, there is something inspiring about seeing a Brazilian artist named Wagner Morales direct a film in French.MADC is currently showing several exhibits at once, and most of its installations are of the large-scale, abstract variety that MADC is known for. They are all worth seeing, as much as any other MADC exhibit is worth seeing, but “Over View” particularly merits a visit. While most people will not watch the film cycles in their entirety, the total run-time is 240 minutes, which means you could view these shorts for four hours straight without repeating a single frame.Art films don’t appeal to everybody, of course. But if you want to try a smorgasbord of different cinematic styles, “Over View” sure beats channel-surfing.Exhibit continues through June 11 at MADC, CENAC building, downtown San José. ₡1,500 ($3). Info: MADC website. Facebook Comments Related posts:Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates 20 years of provocative exhibition Art exhibit shows intersection of printed money, history, and nationalism Photo exhibit documents Costa Rican diversity Artist Justin Griffin-Zúñiga receives first solo show in Costa Ricalast_img read more

Polestar 2 EV Debuts With Estimated 275Mile Range

first_imgAll-electric Polestar 2 will start around $45,000 and offer about 275 miles of range based on the EPA cycle.We often joke about Tesla killers or Tesla fighters. However, there’s not much truth to either as proven by the incredible success of the Tesla Model 3 as compared to any potential rivals. Not to mention that the Model S and Model X don’t really even have direct competitors that have proven much of anything in terms of sales. Finally, another small, sporty all-electric car will come to market as a true Model 3 rival. Volvo is releasing the car from its former performance sub-brand, Polestar.More Polestar 2 Coverage: According to the automaker, the car will start at 39,900 Euros, about $45,400 USD. However, a launch edition will set you back some 59,900 euros ($68,200). The special launch edition will be available for the first year of Polestar 2 production. The upcoming entrant will be manufactured in China and available in 2020. Meanwhile, Polestar already has plans to take it on a worldwide marketing tour beginning next month.The Polestar 2 comes as the first mainstream offering from the Volvo sub-brand. Polestar 1 precedes it, however, it’s limited to 500 pricey copies (starting at $155,000). In addition, Polestar 1 is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, rather than a battery-electric car. Chief Executive Officer of Polestar Thomas Ingenlath shares:Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication. As an electric performance brand, and through the forthcoming launch of a portfolio of fully electric cars, Polestar is determined to address the world’s air quality challenges. Polestar delivers electric performance cars that are great to own and drive.The Polestar 2 boasts over 400 horsepower, and a zero-to-62-mph time of 5 seconds. It features two electric motors (standard all-wheel drive) and a 78 kWh battery pack, churning out 660 Nm (487 pound-feet of torque). Polestar notes that it’s one of the first cars to offer a standard infotainment system that’s centered around Android Auto, which comes as an option in many cars and is not available in any of Tesla’s vehicles. 2020 Polestar 2 Debuts Today: See The Livestream: UPDATE 16 photos Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 27, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News How Polestar 2 Compares With Tesla Model 3 Check out the entire press release below:Polestar reveals new Polestar 2Polestar has taken the next step in its development as the electric performance brand with the reveal of the new Polestar 2. Polestar 2 is the new all-electric fastback that brings electric performance cars to a broader and increasingly progressive audience. It offers avant-garde design and a unique customer experience in the premium compact electric segment. Polestar 2 is the first electric car to compete in the marketplace around the Tesla Model 3, with the range starting at a guide price of 39,900 euros. For the first 12 months of production, guide price of the launch edition is 59,900 euros1.“Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designed and engineered with passion and dedication. As an electric performance brand, and through the forthcoming launch of a portfolio of fully electric cars, Polestar is determined to address the world’s air quality challenges. Polestar delivers electric performance cars that are great to own and drive,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.Polestar 2 is a premium five-door fastback with two electric motors and a 78 kWh battery capacity2 that will enable a targeted range of 500 km3, based on Volvo Car Group’s adaptable Compact Modular Architecture platform (CMA). The 27-module battery pack is integrated into the floor and contributes to the rigidity of the chassis as well as improves the car’s noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels – road noise has been reduced by 3.7 dB compared to a traditional chassis.Polestar will answer the important question of charging Polestar 2 with a smart, convenient and extensive approach. With a connected digital solution available both in-car and on mobile devices, Polestar is setting up strategic collaborations to give Polestar 2 owners easy and hassle-free access to the world’s largest public charging networks.For Polestar, performance underlies the entire driving experience. The all-wheel drive electric powertrain in Polestar 2 produces 300 kW (408 hp) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft). This translates to a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of less than 5 seconds.The standard dynamic chassis can be enhanced by the Performance Pack that improves driving dynamics with Öhlins dampers, Brembo brakes and unique 20-inch forged wheels. Polestar’s signature gold seat belts, brake callipers and valve caps complete the performance visuals.Highlighting the technology spearhead role that Polestar plays within the Volvo Car Group, Polestar 2 is one of the first cars in the world to embed an infotainment system powered by Android. The Android backbone provides a solid and adaptable digital environment for apps and vehicle functions to coexist, and brings embedded Google services to a car for the first time – including the Google Assistant, Google Maps with support for electric vehicles and the Google Play Store5. Natural voice control and a new 11-inch touch screen display bring the new interface to life.Phone-as-Key technology enables car sharing and a more integrated ownership experience, as well as Polestar’s connected services such as pick-up and delivery. It also allows Polestar 2 to sense the driver upon approach. Smart features like enlarged graphics in the instrument cluster allow the driver to easily see the charging status and range before entering the car. Polestar 2 can also predetermine the driver’s next move to create a seamless experience with a prepared cabin and quick start sequence.Maximilian Missoni, head of Design at Polestar, comments: “We decided to bring something different to the segment. Our avant-garde design has evolved from Polestar 1 into an edgier, bolder statement. We have also designed a standard vegan interior with progressive textiles that will appeal to the forward-thinking audience who will subscribe to Polestar 2.”Design-led features include Pixel LED headlights4 and proximity lighting which enable a unique welcome sequence, Polestar’s now-signature frameless side mirrors and the unique illuminated Polestar logo, which is reflected onto the car’s panoramic glass roof.In common with all Polestar cars, Polestar 2 will only be available for ordering online. The guide purchase price for the launch version of Polestar 2 is 59,900 euros1 with subscription pricing to follow at a later date. Pre-orders are open at polestar.com. Production of Polestar 2 begins in early 2020 in China for global markets in both left- and right-hand drive.Polestar 2 will make its first public appearance at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show in March, and then embark on a global roadshow in Europe, North America and China throughout 2019. Polestar 2 will also be available in a network of soon-to-be-opened Polestar Spaces that will provide physical viewing and test drive opportunities.Initial launch markets include China, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK. Other markets are under consideration for future expansion.Ends.Notes to editors:1. Guide pricing:EUR: 39,900-59,900 based on the German market and local taxes;USD: 63,000 for the launch edition. Less the federal incentive of 7,500 USD = 55,500 USD for the launch edition;RMB: pricing in China will be announced at a later date.2. China: 72 kWh.3. Targeted 500 km range on WLTP (Europe) and NEDC (China) test cycles. Targeted 275 miles EPA (US).4. Standard LED headlights fitted in US and Canada (legislation restrictions).5. Google, Google Maps, Google Play and other related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC.About PolestarPolestar is the electric performance car brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding. Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result. This facilitates the successful design, development and production of separately-branded, electric performance cars.Polestar launched in 2017 with the Polestar 1 – a low-volume Electric Performance Hybrid GT with 600 hp, 1,000 Nm and an electric-only range of 150 km – the longest of any hybrid car in the world. In 2019, the Polestar 2 was revealed as the company’s first full electric, higher volume premium car designed to compete around the Tesla Model 3. In the future, Polestar 3 will join the portfolio as a fully electric performance SUV.Polestar also applies its technology and expertise to electrified Volvo cars. The Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered features key Polestar components to create a sharper and more engaging driving experience. Polestar optimisation software upgrades are also available for Volvo models, which enhance six performance areas including engine output. Polestar Engineered media information can be found on the Volvo Cars media website.Source: Polestar Source: Electric Vehicle News Volvo Teases Polestar 2 Again Ahead Of Reveallast_img read more