Person: “I consider myself a normal person. I am familiar and I like to spend time with my family. It is the most important thing in my life. My plans are typical: to walk, for example. I also like horses and go to visit them. I have heard that Munich is a magnificent city, Xabi Alonso and James spoke wonders about it. I would like to enjoy it to the fullest regardless of football. “German soccer: “I like it very much, I follow the Bundesliga a lot. It may have certain similarities with the Spanish league. I have seen that the teams come to press up, that they like to play soccer. The teams are in some ways similar to the Spaniards. , with whom I have already been able to speak, he likes to play with the ball and play the attack, something that suits me very well. “First contact: “It could not be better. I am lucky to have players like Javi Martínez, Lucas or Thiago, who are Spanish. Coutinho also speaks Spanish. Toni Kroos already told me about the environment and that is very good. I can not be happier. The coach introduced me to the staff too, I think we’re going to enjoy it a lot. “Characteristics: “My position is on the side and there the main thing is to defend. I also played as a right attacker during my time in the Real, but four years ago I was converted to the side. During this time I learned a lot and made myself into the position, for which, today, considered me an attacking defense. “Future at Real Madrid: “I live in the present, the present is today and today I am a Bayern Munich player. I come to give one hundred percent and win all the titles. You don’t know what will happen tomorrow, so I prefer to continue living in the present” . It’s been a busy day for Álvaro Odriozola. The new incorporation of Bayern, which arrives as a loan from Real Madrid, signed its contract that links it to the German entity until the end of the season, completed its first training session under the orders of Hansi Flick and, subsequently, he appeared before the media to detail the reasons for his signing for the club muniqués. These were the statements of Odriozola and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic:Reasons: “I want to thank the club for being interested in me. It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of this club. I’ve seen it many times on TV and it was always a dream to wear his shirt. I was at Real Madrid and I had no doubt I am proud to be part of the history of Bayern Munich. ” Form Status: “I am prepared. I have not come to waste time, I have come to play. It is true that I have not played much in recent times, but I work well and I am always prepared to give one hundred percent. I am already thinking about the Schalke game and I would love to play. “
China’s war on garbage is as digitally savvy as the country itself. Think QR codes attached to trash bags that allow a municipal government to trace exactly where its trash comes from.On July 1, the world’s most populated city (Shanghai) began a compulsory garbage-sorting program. Under the new regulations (in Chinese), households and companies must classify their wastes into four categories and dump them in designated places at certain times. Noncompliance can lead to fines. Companies and properties that don’t comply risk having their credit rating lowered.The strict regime became the talk of the city’s more than 24 million residents, who criticized the program’s inflexibility and confusing waste categorization. Gratefully, China’s tech startups are here to help.For instance, China’s biggest internet companies responded with new search features that help people identify which wastes are “wet” (compostable), “dry,, “toxic,” or “recyclable.” Not even the most environmentally conscious person can get all the answers right. Like, which bin does the newspaper you just used to pick up dog poop belong to? Simply pull up a mini app on WeChat, Baidu or Alipay and enter the keyword. The tech firms will give you the answer and why.A WeChat mini program that lets users learn the category of cashAlipay, Alibaba’s electronics payment affiliate, claims its garbage-sorting mini app added one million users in just three days. The lite app, which is available without download inside the e-wallet with one billion users, has so far indexed more than 4,000 types of rubbish. Its database is still growing, and soon it will save people from typing by using image recognition to classify trash when they snap a photo of it. Alibaba’s answer to Alexa Tmall Genie can already answer (in Chinese) the question “what kind of trash is a wet wipe?” and more.If people are too busy or lazy to hit the collection schedule, well, startups are offering valet trash service at the doorstep. A third-party developer helped Alipay build a recycling mini app (“垃圾分类回收平台”) and is now collecting garbage from 8,000 apartment complexes across 11 cities. To date, two million people have sold recyclable material through its platform.Ele.me, Alibaba’s food delivery arm, added trash pickup to its list of valet services its fleets offer on top of “apologize to the girlfriend” and dog walking.Besides helping households, companies are also building software to make property managers’ lives easier. Some residential complexes in Shanghai began using QR codes to trace the origin of garbage, state-owned media outlet Xinhua reported. Each household is asked to attach a unique QR code to their trash bags, which will be scanned for sources and classification when they arrive at the waste management station.Workers at a waste management station in Shanghai scan codes on trash bags to check their source (Screenshot from Xinhua feature)This way, regulators in the region know exactly which family has produced the trash — although the city’s current garbage regulations do not require real-name tracking — and those who correctly categorized receive a small reward of 0.1 yuan, or 1.45 cents, per day, according to another report (in Chinese) from Xinhua.