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What happens if New York gets nuked?

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Escape from New York? Virginia scientists are building a complex model that will show how 20 million people would react to nuclear bombs going off in Manhattan (pictured)

Scientists are conducting a massive computer simulation to work out how New York would respond to a nuclear attack in the heart of Manhattan.

The three-year, $450,000 project will simulate two nuclear detonations and their effects on up to 20 million virtual 'agents' each representing civilian, first responder or other official over the course of 30 days.

But first they need to input data - a lot of data, taken from disaster reports across the US - to figure out how individuals really react to catastrophe.

'Computational social science is not experimental.' Professor William Kennedy of Virginia's George Mason University told The Atlantic. 'We don’t terrorize people and see how they behave.'




The agents will also be informed by where they are in the New York map - who and what is around them, and how far they are from the explosions and their loved ones.

The model will include subways, bus routes, bridges and roads. But it's not as easy as cribbing off Google Maps, Kennedy says.

'It’s frustrating us a little bit that the publicly available data is not very clean,' he said. 'We've found lots of road segments that aren’t connected.

'We can’t just import somebody else’s map of New York and the surrounding areas and have our agents fleeing the area, so we’re spending some effort in the last several weeks trying to collect and clean up that data so that we can actually use it.'

They also have to calculate the number of floors in the various buildings so that they can model evacuations properly.

And a debate at the minute is whether each agent should take up a square meter of space when they move, and if buildings should have doorways built into them or if agents should be allowed to leave blocks through a building's walls.

Williams says the simulation will initially model the movements of each agent in five-minute intervals, extending to 15-minute intervals as the 30-day window develops.

When it's finished, it should take 'a couple of days' to run through from beginning to end, he says - and that's with entire banks of computers to process the data.

But it could take up to five years, he said. Current funding runs to three years.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4327280/Scientists-simulate-nuclear-attack-New-York.html#ixzz4blDZaoBa 

Chelsea march on, Arsenal's Wenger to soon reveal his future after loss

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 - Reuters, LONDON 
Chelsea continued their seemingly irresistible surge towards regaining the Premier League title as a late Gary Cahill goal saw them snatch a 2-1 win at Stoke City on Saturday to move a provisional 13 points clear at the top.

The latest triumph for Antonio Conte's unstoppable charges came after London rivals Arsenal's season continued to unravel with a third straight 3-1 away league defeat, this time at West Bromwich Albion.

The Gunners' fourth loss in five league games raised further questions about the future of under-pressure manager Arsene Wenger, who announced intriguingly afterwards: "I know what I will do. You will soon know".

Conte had been without the in-form Eden Hazard through injury for what always promised to be an awkward fixture for Chelsea at Stoke and, just as they had recently held Manchester City at home, the Potters again made life difficult.

Willian put the leaders ahead after 13 minutes thanks to a blunder by Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant but Jon Walters equalised with a penalty before halftime after being fouled by Cahill.

The England defender made amends in the 87th minute with a deserved winner and, after Phil Bardsley had been sent off for Stoke in added time, Conte celebrated with his staff on the touchline as Chelsea moved on to 69 points, leaving all the pressure on their nearest pursuers who play on Sunday.

Second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who host Southampton, and third-placed Manchester City, who welcome fourth-placed Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium, now both have to win just to get back within 10 points of the leaders.

WENGER PROTESTS

Arsenal's defeat came amid more protests from some of the more vociferous of the Gunners' faithful about Wenger as the manager acknowledged that his side were in the middle of "a unique bad patch" in his two-decade managerial reign.

After dismal defending saw West Brom's Craig Dawson head home twice from corners in a convincing win for Tony Pulis's men, Wenger told reporters: "We lose game after game at the moment and that for me is much more important than my future."

Yet as the debates about his prospects became ever louder -- one airplane trailed a banner over the ground that declared "Wenger Out" while another trumpeted "In Arsene We Trust" -- the Frenchman said he would clarify his future soon.

His team, though, now look in serious jeopardy of not enjoying a 20th successive season of Champions League football in 2017-18 -- and if Manchester United win at Middlesbrough on Sunday, Arsenal, currently fifth on 50 points, will drop to sixth, two points behind Jose Mourinho's men.

Basement club Sunderland were held 0-0 at home to poor travellers Burnley, while third-bottom Hull City were trounced 4-0 by Everton, for whom league-leading scorer Romelu Lukaku scored twice in added time, taking his season's tally to 21.

The Belgian became the first Toffees' striker to hit 20 league goals in a season, since Gary Lineker 31 years ago, though his goals were bitter-sweet for Everton fans who know he could leave after this week rejecting a new contract offer.

Leicester City's remarkable resurgence under new manager Craig Shakespeare continued with a fourth successive win under his stewardship since Claudio Ranieri's sacking.
Chelsea's Gary Cahill celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates Reuters / Phil Noble

The champions won 3-2 at West Ham United with first-half goals from Riyad Mahrez, Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy for their first league success away from home all season.

Shakespeare, the first Premier League manager to oversee a side scoring three goals in his first three matches in charge, was "intensely proud" of the results his players had gleaned.

Like Leicester, Crystal Palace eased their worries with a third straight win, 1-0 at home to Watford through Troy Deeney's own goal, suggesting master escapologist Sam Allardyce can maintain his record of never suffering a Premier League relegation.

After Swansea City's recent revival under Paul Clement was checked with a 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth in the late game, the bottom five teams are now Sunderland on 20 points, Middlesbrough 22, Hull 24, Swansea 27 and Crystal Palace 28.

Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told China's President Xi Jinping that President Donald Trump looks forward to visiting his country, and to enhancing understanding between the states.

Mr Tillerson met the Chinese leader in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, as his East Asian tour comes to an end.

Mr Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Mr Tillerson's meetings.
"You said that China-US relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this," he said.

Mr Xi added that he had spoken to the US president several times.
"We are both expecting a new era for constructive development," he said.

Mr Tillerson said Mr Trump places a "very high value on the communications that have already occurred".

There was no mention of contentious issues like North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, or the status of Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

The meeting came as North Korea's military tested a new high-thrust engine, according to reports from Pyongyang's state news agency.
Vocal critic
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson REUTERS

Washington wants China, the North's main trading partner, to use its influence to curb the weapons programmes.

President Trump tweeted his frustrations on Friday, writing: "North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been "playing" the United States for years. China has done little to help!"

Negotiations are under way for a potential first summit meeting between Mr Xi and Mr Trump next month in the US.

Mr Trump has been a vocal critic of China in many areas - including its exchange rate policy and its operations in the South China Sea.

However, he soothed ruffled feathers to some degree in February by agreeing to honour the so-called "One China" policy, which states that there is only one Chinese government.

The leaders' US encounter could now hold the key to future power-plays between the world's two largest economies.

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Bradley Witham

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In 2000 he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, but more recently, Bradley became interested in the Finance Broking side of the business and undertook some studies in this area. He completed Cert IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking, and a Diploma in Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.

He then joined National Mortgage Brokers and became accredited with a variety of different lenders, offering Housing Loans, Investment Loans, Personal Loans, Car Loans, Business Loans and Insurances.

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