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Gaston Alexander 2021-07-27
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Simone Biles said on Tuesday that she had withdrawn from the gymnastics team final at the Summer Olympics so she could “focus on my mental health” and “not jeopardise my health and well-being.”

USA Gymnastics said earlier in the day that Biles, 24, had “withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.” The athlete stepped back from the competition after faltering on the U.S. team’s first rotation on vault. 

In an interview with reporters after Team USA took home the silver medal, Biles said: “Whenever you get in a high-stress situation, you kind of freak out. I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardise my health and well-being.”

“We have to protect our body and our mind,” she added. “It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head.”

Biles said tennis star Naomi Osaka, who cited her mental health when withdrawing from the French Open earlier this year, had inspired her to speak out about her own issues. 

“I feel like I’m also not having as much fun — and this Olympic Games I wanted it to be for myself and it felt like I was still doing for other people — and that hurts my heart that doing what I love has been taken away from me,” Biles said, adding that she and her teammates are “not just athletes, we’re people at the end of the day.”

“There’s more to life than just gymnastics,” she said. 

Biles said her team is planning to have a “mental rest day” on Wednesday.

The gymnast is currently scheduled to compete for the all-around title on Thursday, and on the vault, uneven bars, floor and balance beam from Saturday through Tuesday. 

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M1 support, interesting Azure integrations and RISC-V love among notable features

Linus Torvalds has released version 5.13 of the Linux kernel after a very smooth development process that required just seven release candidates.…

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"The legislative definition of 'mentally incapacitated,' ... does not include a person who is voluntarily intoxicated by alcohol," the court said.
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Ford's first electric foray might not hurt Tesla's sales, but it could coax back some investments that have gone to Silicon Valley instead of Detroit
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Looking back, narrowly focusing on a branch of applied science undergoing a breakthrough paradigm shift that hadn’t yet reached the business world changed everything.
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(NIH/National Eye Institute) An international coalition of eye researchers used machine learning to develop classification criteria for 25 of the most common types of uveitis, a collection of over 30 diseases characterized by inflammation inside the eye.
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The decade-old streaming platform has for the first time detailed its efforts to safeguard its user base in one place.
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The latest iPad Air was made available for purchase at Apple here in late 2020 – today we’re going through the details. This iPad Air (2020, 8th gen) will cost you approximately $600 if you buy it all at once, and it delivers a look and an experience quite similar to that of the iPhone 12 – so what’s the … Continue reading
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Gaston Alexander 2021-07-19
Construction management platform Hubble wants to revolutionize the trillion-dollar industry.
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"Clearly I have a history of trusting men that I shouldn't," Hill, who is a victim of revenge porn, said during an interview with CNN.
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The scammers turned savants and the whimsical nerds who abound on the audio platform have freed me of personal doubt.
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Gaston Alexander 2020-10-05
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Multicloud is definitely a thing. However, it’s not exactly clear what that “thing” is. According to new survey data from database vendor MariaDB, 71% of survey respondents report running databases on at least two different cloud providers today. Yet when asked what would keep them from going all in on a cloud database, a vendor’s “lack of a multicloud offering” ranked dead last. In other words, everyone is doing multicloud, but no one knows why.

Which perhaps supports Gartner analyst Lydia Leong’s contention that, “Most organizations end up multicloud, rather than intending to be multicloud in a deliberate and structured way.” Pragmatism, not dogmatism, rules.

To read this article in full, please click here

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A top Cuomo aide admitted the administration lied about COVID nursing home deaths, and blamed it on Trump.
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Jon Ikeda dishes on the future of Honda's luxury performance cousin in a recent interview.
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Gaston Alexander 2021-07-27
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Simone Biles said on Tuesday that she had withdrawn from the gymnastics team final at the Summer Olympics so she could “focus on my mental health” and “not jeopardise my health and well-being.”

USA Gymnastics said earlier in the day that Biles, 24, had “withdrawn from the team final competition due to a medical issue.” The athlete stepped back from the competition after faltering on the U.S. team’s first rotation on vault. 

In an interview with reporters after Team USA took home the silver medal, Biles said: “Whenever you get in a high-stress situation, you kind of freak out. I have to focus on my mental health and not jeopardise my health and well-being.”

“We have to protect our body and our mind,” she added. “It just sucks when you’re fighting with your own head.”

Biles said tennis star Naomi Osaka, who cited her mental health when withdrawing from the French Open earlier this year, had inspired her to speak out about her own issues. 

“I feel like I’m also not having as much fun — and this Olympic Games I wanted it to be for myself and it felt like I was still doing for other people — and that hurts my heart that doing what I love has been taken away from me,” Biles said, adding that she and her teammates are “not just athletes, we’re people at the end of the day.”

“There’s more to life than just gymnastics,” she said. 

Biles said her team is planning to have a “mental rest day” on Wednesday.

The gymnast is currently scheduled to compete for the all-around title on Thursday, and on the vault, uneven bars, floor and balance beam from Saturday through Tuesday. 

Gaston Alexander 2021-07-19
Construction management platform Hubble wants to revolutionize the trillion-dollar industry.
Gaston Alexander 2021-06-28
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M1 support, interesting Azure integrations and RISC-V love among notable features

Linus Torvalds has released version 5.13 of the Linux kernel after a very smooth development process that required just seven release candidates.…

Gaston Alexander 2021-04-10
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"Clearly I have a history of trusting men that I shouldn't," Hill, who is a victim of revenge porn, said during an interview with CNN.
Gaston Alexander 2021-03-27
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"The legislative definition of 'mentally incapacitated,' ... does not include a person who is voluntarily intoxicated by alcohol," the court said.
Gaston Alexander 2021-02-27
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The scammers turned savants and the whimsical nerds who abound on the audio platform have freed me of personal doubt.
Gaston Alexander 2021-01-09
img
Ford's first electric foray might not hurt Tesla's sales, but it could coax back some investments that have gone to Silicon Valley instead of Detroit
Gaston Alexander 2020-10-05
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Multicloud is definitely a thing. However, it’s not exactly clear what that “thing” is. According to new survey data from database vendor MariaDB, 71% of survey respondents report running databases on at least two different cloud providers today. Yet when asked what would keep them from going all in on a cloud database, a vendor’s “lack of a multicloud offering” ranked dead last. In other words, everyone is doing multicloud, but no one knows why.

Which perhaps supports Gartner analyst Lydia Leong’s contention that, “Most organizations end up multicloud, rather than intending to be multicloud in a deliberate and structured way.” Pragmatism, not dogmatism, rules.

To read this article in full, please click here

Gaston Alexander 2021-07-20
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Looking back, narrowly focusing on a branch of applied science undergoing a breakthrough paradigm shift that hadn’t yet reached the business world changed everything.
Gaston Alexander 2021-07-04
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Women in video games are either young and sexy or old and wise. But a character who’s built up the strength and confidence of experience? Sign me up.
Gaston Alexander 2021-06-07
(NIH/National Eye Institute) An international coalition of eye researchers used machine learning to develop classification criteria for 25 of the most common types of uveitis, a collection of over 30 diseases characterized by inflammation inside the eye.
Gaston Alexander 2021-03-31
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Matt Gaetz's father told Politico he was cooperating in an FBI investigation into an alleged extortion scheme linked to a DOJ probe into the lawmaker.
Gaston Alexander 2021-03-02
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The decade-old streaming platform has for the first time detailed its efforts to safeguard its user base in one place.
Gaston Alexander 2021-02-12
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A top Cuomo aide admitted the administration lied about COVID nursing home deaths, and blamed it on Trump.
Gaston Alexander 2020-10-21
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The latest iPad Air was made available for purchase at Apple here in late 2020 – today we’re going through the details. This iPad Air (2020, 8th gen) will cost you approximately $600 if you buy it all at once, and it delivers a look and an experience quite similar to that of the iPhone 12 – so what’s the … Continue reading
Gaston Alexander 2020-09-26
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Jon Ikeda dishes on the future of Honda's luxury performance cousin in a recent interview.