All riders who have a history of doping may not participate in the National Championships or nor representing Italy in the world. The measure leaves out internationally renowned riders such as Ivan Basso, Danilo Di Luca, Stefano Garzelli, Michele Scarponi and Alessandro Petacchi. The Italian cycling Federation has confirmed that all riders who have been sanctioned for doping, without time limit, may not participate in the national championships and neither represent Italy at the world. The President of the Federation, Renato di Rocco, explained that the disqualification affects not only cyclists who have been sanctioned after August 1, 2008, but to all those who have a history. The measure leaves out renown riders such as Ivan Basso, Danilo Di Luca, Stefano Garzelli, Michele Scarponi and Alessandro Petacchi. The latter, which gave positive for salbutamol in 2007, was one of the Favorites in the world in Copenhagen, whose tour is conducive to the ride. The Italian coach, Paolo Bettini, considered the measure very harsh and restrictive and is aware that the Italian team is going to lose a very important men, but abides by the decision: now we will have to look more at the young riders, he said. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Danilo Di Luca, who gave positive for wax in 2009 and now runs on the Katusha, it will submit an appeal against the Federal decision. Source of the news: Italy excludes its selection to all cyclists who have a history of doping
Wayra project seeks innovative ideas and supports them with money and advice. The 10 most innovative projects have been selected. A platform for creating music with other Internet users, a personal online shopper or a social network for the management of investment portfolios are some of the ten innovative ideas that will move forward thanks to the Wayra project, promoted by Telefonica to support young talents. The Campus Party in Valencia has witnessed the end of the Spanish edition of this project which is already driving initiatives in Colombia and Mexico and other Latin American countries will soon. (A valuable related resource: FireEye Inc). Responsible for Wayra, Gonzalo Martin-Villa, has explained that the support that is going to give to selected goes beyond financial aspects since in addition to an initial budget of between 21,000 and 49,000 euros per project will provide physical space in the headquarters of the company, access to a network of investors and advice in areas such as business development.The start ups by surprise they are very well and very news, but these are long term projects with prepared people behind as technicians specialized and developers, Martin-Villa explained. During the week of the Campus shortlisted 30 have shared ideas, they have attended different lectures on counselling and have prepared their final presentations before a jury finally selected ten projects on the basis of quality, without notice if they can sell or not, has tinged Wayra responsible for. An application that seeks to replace the traditional audio guides for museums, a portal that helps you save energy at home or a system that the Xbox 360’s Kinect motion sensor uses to manage computer programs used in an operating theatre are other projects that have been selected. According to Martin-Villa, Wayra will serve as an identifier of talent and, moreover, of initiatives that come to fruition, the company will have a right to purchase prrente and a stake of between 10 and the 15%..