‘Beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed’ – Kompany hails City

first_imgManchester City’s performance against Liverpool on Thursday was beyond anything Vincent Komapny has ever witnessed, the defender has revealed.City claimed a 2-1 victory over the league-leaders thanks to a first-half strike from Sergio Aguero and a Leroy Sane effort after the break after Liverpool had equalised through Roberto Firmino.The win took them to within four points of the Reds on a crucial evening in the Premier League title race. Had Pep Guardiola’s side lost they would have fallen 10 points behind Liverpool, but Kompany was able to skipper the Citizens to victory and end a run of four games without a win against the Anfield club. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to Sky Sports after the game at the Etihad Stadium, Kompany said: “We went toe-to-toe with a very aggressive, very physical team and I think we matched them for everything if not more.”The result is the result – it’s still in their hands. But the performance was beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed today.”Liverpool had the better of the opening encounters and nearly took the lead after John Stones’ clearance deflected off of Ederson and came 11 millimetres from crossing the line, but the defender was able to scramble the ball clear.City rallied though and ended the game with nine shots to Liverpool’s seven, enjoying slightly more possession in the second half too.When asked where the performance came from, Kompany replied: “It came from the guts, that’s it.”We’ve said before we know the 12th man is more than just the fans. It’s something from within, it’s desire, it’s something you can’t describe and today it was there and it made us a better team. We’re a better team when we play with emotion.”The Belgium international unnerved some supporters with a strong tackle on Mohamed Salah during the game. He saw yellow for the challenge but said he felt it was a good tackle. “On the pitch I felt I got the ball, maybe a bit of the man but it wasn’t naughty or I didn’t try to injure him that’s for sure,” the centre-back continued. “But it was that or let him go through on goal and the decision was made very quickly in my head.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Exoskeletons Give Shipyard Workers Superhuman Strength

first_imgzoom Image source: AtmelSouth Korean shipbuilding company Daewoo has brought a whiff of the future into its shipyards by introducing the concept of outfitting the shipyard workers with exoskeletons for lifting heavy objects, New Scientist reports. Image source: DSMEThe company claims that it is not out of the realm of possibility to see workers at the Daewoo shipyards donning the futuristic contraptions that would allow them to lift objects weighing up to 100 kilograms with ease.Exoskeletons are wearable motorized appendages for arms and legs that give the wearer superhuman strength.A 28-kilo flexible frame prototype was in the focus of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) tests. The prototype made of carbon-reinforced plastic, aluminium and steel allows the wearer to move at normal speeds while burdened with a 30-kilo load.The future workable model which is currently being worked on will help workers lift loads of up to 100 kilograms.The battery-powered exoskeleton is strapped to the legs, arms and chest of the wearer. The frame with hydraulic joints powered by electric motors is in charge of bearing the actual load.World Maritime News Staff; August 7, 2014; Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineeringlast_img read more