first_imgRelated Posts brian proffitt What Google giveth, Google taketh away, and developers tapping into Google services had better just deal with it.That seems to be the prevalent attitude from Google, as the new update for the Google Maps app for Android begins to roll out today (with an iOS update on the way). At the same time, the company has also quietly announced it’s pulling the plug on Google Latitude, a geo-location service that was launched back in 2009.According to a support page posted by Google, Latitude will be shut down very soon: August 9, 2013 is the cut-off date—a mere 30 days out. Google Latitude in Google Maps for Android, Latitude for iPhone, the Latitude Application Programming Interface, the public badge, the iGoogle Gadget and the Latitude website will be shut down on that day.The Google Latitude service is an add-on to Google Maps that allows mobile phone users to let specified Google account members know where they are. A user’s location could appear on Google Plus as a status update, or could be viewed on an iGoogle home page (before that service shuts down in November 2013) in case a loved one wanted to see where a user was at any given moment.The service also featured automated check-ins and departures, as well as deals from commercial participants. Android users of Google Latitude could also see a check-ins leader board, which let them see other users who are checking in at a particular business.Location sharing and check-ins will now be handled within Google Plus, Google said. Location History will be manageable from a single aggregated setting within a user’s Google account. And, while you won’t be able to export friends’ location information, you can export your own location data using Google Takeout.Google Latitude, Meh AttitudeGoogle Latitude was originally built by the same folks who created the Dodgeball geo-location service, which Google bought in 2005. (Eventually, the two Dodgeball founders left Google under less-than-ideal circumstances.)One of the Dodgeball creators, Dennis Crowley, would go on to found Foursquare after Google halted Dodgeball in 2009 and replaced it with Latitude.Despite being able to tap into what is arguably the best set of commercial mapping data, Latitude was never able to really get much off the ground on its own and be another Foursquare. Folding it into the larger Google Plus service makes a lot of sense for Google, because Latitude is really more of a high-powered feature set than a stand-alone app.Still, the shutting down of the Latitude API is bound to cause some consternation among developers who were using the API to connect their own apps to the features provided by Latitude.If Google has any migration assistance planned for developers tapping into the Latitude API, they aren’t saying yet. Brian Gaugler, developer of the Backitude for Google Latitude app, certainly had his concerns, voiced on the Latitude API forums this morning:We all saw this coming, but maybe now that the cat is out of the back officially—SOMEONE FROM GOOGLE CAN RESPOND???Will there be a new API for Google Locations, such as the new G+ location system. Or to still work with Google Location history. Is location history going away?1000 hours down the drain…Gaugler and other developers had a feeling this was coming … as early as May 25, Gaugler knew of the migration of Latitude from Maps to Plus. But even with that early notice, Android developers tapping into Latitude are still wondering what to do in the 30 days they have before the Latitude API is shut down for good, potentially leaving their apps high and dry. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Google Latitude#Location-Based Services center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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first_imgiStock-686658416 was purchased from iStock.com by Military Families Learning Network under Member ID 18347305 on 28 September 2018 and was edited to include wording. Return to article. Long DescriptionHow do we address sex and sexual behaviors with children and youth? Talking about sex can be especially difficult for parents, as well as for teachers or other professionals who work with children and youth. Yet discussing sex and sexuality is very important for families and professionals when implementing strategies to keep kids safe during childhood and their youth. By normalizing sexual behaviors and having open, honest communication about sex with children and youth, it can make sexual development less of a taboo and build trust where children and youth can better express themselves.An additional issue that can make these talks even more difficult is when instances of child sexual abuse have occurred. How do we tell the differences between typical sexual behaviors and sexual behaviors that can be problematic? This fact sheet entitled, What We Can Do: Understanding Children and Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors from the National Children’s Alliance, breaks down these differences and provides red flags to watch out for. They also go into risk factors and protective factors, appropriate use of language when talking about these behaviors, and effective treatments.To continue the conversation on understanding typical as well as problematic sexualized behaviors, MFLN Family Development is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, “Sexualized Behaviors in Children & Youth,” which will take place on May 22, 2019 at 11am EST. In this webinar, Dr. Shelley Martin, a Colonel in the US Air Force and a licensed child abuse pediatrician, will review her work on sexualized behaviors expressed by children and youth.This webinar will also provide opportunities to receive FREE CEUs! If you are unable to attend the live event, this webinar will be archived on our website for viewing at your convenience. CEUs will be available for this webinar until May 22, 2021.Additionally, if you are interested in this topic, we have an ongoing Sexual Behavior in Children and Youth Series that will continue throughout 2019. Within this series will be future webinars, podcast episodes, and other additional resources on this topic. Be sure to RSVP for all the upcoming events here!*Revised on 9/10/19 to reflect series title changeReferencesNational Children’s Alliance (2015). What We Can Do: Understanding Children and Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors. Retrieved from: http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2017-PSB-Fact-Sheet-Overview-3.pdfThis post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter.  Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.last_img read more

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first_imgMumbai, Jul 4 (PTI) Actress Sonakshi Sinha wishes educational institutions across the country implement self defence techniques for young girls.The “Dabangg” star says self defence mechanism should be taught to girls from a very young age as it is extremely important in todays times.”Schools, colleges, should incorporate self defence, martial arts as a subject for girls from a very young age. I feel it is very important in todays day and age,” Sonakshi told reporters here.The actress, who will be seen as a fearless woman in her upcoming film “Akira”, feels girls should stand up for themselves.”When you see the film, there are a lot of instances in it, showing a lot of girls put through (difficult situations) and how you should be able to handle it yourself.”I hope wish and pray that when people see the film they understand (that), especially girls,” she added.The 29-year-old “Rowdy Rathore” actress quipped that when she was in school, nobody messed with her because she was a gundi.”In school and college, I was myself a gundi so no one used to mess with me. They used to look at me and say Dont go near her,” she added.Directed by AR Murugadoss, “Akira” is a remake of 2011 Tamil film “Mouna Guru”. The action-thriller features filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in a negative role and also stars Konkona Sensharma.In the film, Sonakshi will be seen doing high-octane stunts. Though the actress has worked in a lot of action films right from her debut “Dabangg” to her latest film outing “Tevar”, Sonakshi found it difficult to throw kicks and punches.advertisement”It wasnt easy for sure, but I played a lot of sports in my school and college days so athletically I am capable of doing that. I did train for three-four months before the film started and while we were shooting,” she said.”It was difficult. I went through a lot of injuries and it was painful as hell. You wake up soar every single day and some part or the other is always hurting but it was all worth it.”The film is set to release on September 2. PTI JUR NRB PSHlast_img read more

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first_imgArunachal Pradesh Governor Tathagata Roy rejects CM NabamArunachal Pradesh Governor Tathagata Roy rejects CM Nabam Tukis plea for deferring floor test slated for tomorrow. PTI UPL SUN MD GSN GSNlast_img

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first_imgPatiala, Sep 16 (PTI) Patiala police have registered a FIR against unidentified persons for the theft of hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior’s Olympic blazer, police said Sunday. As per the FIR, Singh Sr had donated the blazer to the Secretary of Sports Authority of India in 1985. The blazer was from 1956 Melbourne Olympics. The 94-year-old triple Olympic gold-medallist had earlier maintained that in 1985 he had donated his Olympic blazer, medals and other memorabilia to the then SAI secretary on being told that the items would be displayed in a proposed National Sports Museum, which was to be opened in Delhi. However, such a museum was never built. An enquiry about the items at the request of the Olympic Museum ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, had revealed that SAI officials were clueless about the whereabouts of the donated items. The International Olympic Committee wanted the relics to be part of the official 2012 London Olympics exhibition. Last year, Patiala NIS Regional Director SS Roy had written a letter to the Patiala police asking for an investigation into the missing blazer. Patiala police on Saturday filed a case against unknown persons. PTI CORR SUN PTI INDINDlast_img read more

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first_imgThe former Gateway Computers campus in North Sioux City, South Dakota is becoming a hub of activity thanks to millions of dollars in new business investments.Investor Gerard Keating purchased the 77 acre, 750-thousand square foot campus on January 10th and already has several companies leasing space or about to locate there:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/GATEWAY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….very exciting. ;15The five buildings were home to 6,000 employees at their peak in 1998 but have been mostly vacant for the past decade.At least one building will be home to cutting edge technology, much as it was in the 90’s:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/GATEWAY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….back to life. ;27In less than 90 days from his purchase, Keating sold four of the five buildings to three leading local companies which has led to over $10 million in investment to date with over 200 employees.That includes Pella Windows & Doors, Connelly Development, Sterling Computers, Royal Canin, Big Frig and a Four Seasons Health Club among others.Keating is also planning to construct a new $7.5 million dollar, 171-thousand square foot state-of-the-art logistics building on a 14 acre site located on the south end of the campus.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/GATEWAY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……along I-29. :14Keating also created a new company called South Dakota Storage, which is offering climate-controlled storage space in increments of 2,000 to 100,000 square feet.last_img read more

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first_imgGustavo Matosas knows Mexican football well – very well in fact. The Uruguayan has two Liga MX titles with Leon and also win the 2014-15 Concacaf Champions League at the helm of Club America.Yet when Matosas enters the technical area of NRG Stadium on Saturday, coaching Costa Rica in a Gold Cup quarterfinal against Mexico, he won’t be all that different from any other manager trying to knock off El Tri by outsmarting current coach Tata Martino.”I don’t think it’s an advantage,” Matosas said at a pre-match news conference Friday. “There are a lot of new players and the manager’s style is always going to change. I think when (Juan Carlos) Osorio was there, I knew a bit more. Now Martino it’s just what I’ve seen. 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? “I don’t think knowing the players has a lot do with it. What it does have to do with, for me, from my point of view, is all the years I lived in Mexico I learned the characteristics of the Mexican player. This could be an advantage. But, beyond that, a lot of times you know what a player can do but you can’t stop him.”With players like forward Raul Jimenez, attacker Rodolfo Pizarro and midfielder Andres Guardado in his ranks, Martino has a number of players who can prove difficult to stop even if the opposing players have seen plenty of tape. Matosas personally coached right back Fernando Navarro, whose current Leon teammate Joel Campbell is on the Costa Rica squad.In today’s modern game, Martino said, managers and players can find information and video clips on nearly any opponent they’re likely to face – negating any advantage Matosas may have had.”What I think is today with all the ways us managers have to have news, knowledge of future opponents, to have managed in the country you’re playing is really relative,” Martino said. “I think we all have the chance to know future opponents in detail, both at the collective and individual level.”Martino said he was a bit surprised to see Matosas’ side so early in the tournament but considered the Ticos one of the candidates to lift the Gold Cup. It would be the first-ever title for the Central Americans.The two teams meet at 9:30 p.m. ET with the winner moving on to the semifinal in Phoenix.last_img read more

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first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)The Clemson Tigers proved they’re among the elite athletic programs in the entire country this past season, dominating the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship. While the school has always been proud of its excellence, it will now have a piece of art to show for their contribution to their community, supporters and members.Dabo Swinney has put the Tigers on the map from the moment he earned the head coaching position. Not only has he turned his players into proven winners, but he also established a culture that is predicated on acting professional.Well, Clemson will soon have a statue heading to its football facilities that embodies the school’s desired qualities shown on and off the field. It is sharing a name with Clemson’s “All In” slogan, according to designer Gordon Huether.“The 25-foot sculpture is entitled All In and is intended to serve as a gateway to the sports precinct and symbol of excellence for the entire Clemson community,” Huether said in his post about his latest work.Check it out:Fabrication for ‘All In’ continues here in the shop. This beauty will be headed off to Clemson University soon! pic.twitter.com/DpRi73NGHD— Gordon Huether (@GordonHuether) February 13, 2019It’ll be quite the addition to the beautiful campus and facilities at Clemson.With Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and other stars returning for next season, the Tigers will have a golden opportunity to repeat as champions of the college football world.last_img read more

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first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached The Big List of Brands with Lifetime Warranties: Buy It Once, Have It Forever The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Together Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men Due in large part to the fact smartphones aren’t cheap, it’s incredibly important to find a proper case to keep the thing protected at all times. Enter Nomad Goods and its lineup of gorgeous Horween leather accessories, including a selection of beautiful, nondescript leather cases for any iPhone version 6 or newer. Traditionally constructed — so that it has the ability to age gracefully — Nomad’s iPhone cases (and it’s entire leather selection, for that matter) are one of the most inexpensive ways to upgrade your accessory game without sacrificing style.So what makes the iPhone cases so great? Aside from the fact Horween-produced leather is perhaps the cream of the leather crop — its Chicago tannery is the oldest in America — the case offers screen edge protection, an interior microfiber finish to prevent scratches, and wide openings around the ports to support larger cables. Furthermore, the product runs just shy of $45 and can easily become the last case you’d ever buy for your phone — it’s that durable.In addition to Nomad’s leather-clad iPhone cases, the Santa Barbara-based company also offers an innovative charging wallet which (as the name suggests) is a wallet capable of charging a smartphone. Outfit with a lightning-compatible charge cable, the wallet — also a Horween leather-crafted good — comes in either a bi-fold or slim variety. Though they are a tad bulky considering they house a charge pack, the wallets still fit comfortably in a back or front pocket of jean or pants.Outside of Nomad Goods’ leather lineup, the brand boasts Apple Watch bands, straps, and charge stands in addition to auxiliary power packs and keychain phone chargers. Its online store even sells a convenient leather conditioner which makes cleaning and caring for any of its leather products an absolute breeze. If it’s fine leather you search for to accessorize this fall, look no further than Nomad Goods. 8 Sling Bags That Are More Than Just Man Bags last_img read more

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first_imgzoom British-Australian mining corporation Rio Tinto has approved the USD 1.9 billion Amrun bauxite project that will see the construction of a bauxite mine and associated processing and port facilities on the Cape York Peninsula in north Queensland.The planned initial output is 22.8 million tonnes a year, replacing production from the depleting East Weipa mine and increasing annual bauxite exports from Cape York by around 10 million tonnes.Production and shipping are expected to commence in the first half of 2019, ramping up to full production by the end of the year, the company said. The project’s design provides options for future expansion to 50 million tonnes a year. The majority of capital expenditure for the Amrun project is scheduled for 2017 and 2018.“Amrun is one of the highest quality bauxite projects in the world. It is a tier one asset that will deliver significant benefits to all our stakeholders,” Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said.“ We are establishing Cape York bauxite as the product of choice for the Chinese seaborne market with consistent quality, security of supply and strong technical marketing support. Amrun will be significant in helping to meet growing bauxite demand from China.”last_img read more

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first_imgCreativity is prospering in Nova Scotia as revenues from the local film, television and new media industry increased by 12 per cent in 2006, generating $136 million. Local production activity made up the majority of the increase with three feature films, 14 television series and 15 television specials shot in the province. Nova Scotia productions garnered a total of 23 Gemini nominations, which resulted in seven wins this year. “The film, television and new media industry is a true success story placing Nova Scotia in Canada’s top four production centres,” said Economic Development Minister Richard Hurlburt. “The province’s investment in this dynamic industry has an immediate effect on our local small- to medium-sized businesses.” The province also played host to five visiting productions last year including the feature film Outlander, starring James Caviezel and television movies Wedding Wars, starring John Stamos and Eric Danes; Relative Chaos, starring Charisma Carpenter; Candles on Bay Street with Alicia Silverstone and Sea Change, the fourth installment in the popular Jesse Stone series featuring Tom Selleck. “Nova Scotia’s production community is an impressive mix of creativity, talent, experience and business skills,” said Ann MacKenzie, CEO of the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation. “Aside from the superior film, television and new media projects being produced locally, the province’s depth of actors, crew and stunning locations have created an environment where guest productions want to film.” Halifax producer Chaz Thorne’s Poor Boy’s Game, starring Danny Glover, recently premiered to rave reviews at the Berlin Film Festival. Mr. Thorne has been busy, also producing Just Buried in 2006. Nova Scotia’s film industry has generated more than $100 million annually in the province for the past decade. The film industry contributes to the province’s economic and cultural prosperity and presents Nova Scotia on the national and international stage as a rich and vibrant community. “The success of Nova Scotia’s film, television and new media industry wouldn’t be possible without the support of the province,” said Bonnie Kirby, chair of the corporation’s board. “The Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credit is one of the most attractive financial incentives in Canada. Combined with the province’s infrastructure and solid base of talented, dependable employees, Nova Scotia really is a great place to do film business.” The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation is a provincial Crown corporation reporting to the minister of economic development. The corporation provides a wide range of programs and services to build the capacity and competitiveness of the province’s film, television and new media industries.last_img read more

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first_imgThere still exists a place where the tiger rules as the king of the jungle – the mighty Sundarbans. A marvellous natural wonder, this forest is also a tiger and ecological reserve. While a major portion of the Sundarbans is governed by Bangladesh, a smaller part of this mangrove and Gewa forest delta lays with India. This delta is formed by the confluence of Ganges, Bramhaputra and Meghna along with other minor rivers and distributaries. This mangrove forest today stands as one of the last strongholds of the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger. Also Read – Oman – Beauty with an addressTravelling to Sundarbans is an adventure. Especially because these beautiful big cats here have earned themselves a terrible reputation and some have even developed an affinity for human flesh. It would be perilous to not account for the crocodiles in the rivers in the list of animals fond of human flesh. If one is travelling from Kolkata, they can book themselves a taxi till Godkhali, from where launches are available to Gosaba and other popular tourist spots. Also Read – CANADA: A traveller’s delightGosaba, a small village situated in the south of South 24 Parganas, has two wooden stilt cottages belonging to Mr Hamilton and Rabindranath Tagore within walking distance of one another. The launches have partitioned beds beneath the deck for travellers to rest, since the next destination Pakhiralaya takes around four hours along Durgaduani creek, Bidyadhari and Gomdi Khal rivers. Pakhiralaya, also a village, has new well-built resorts for vacationers to spend their nights in comfort. According to locals and the travel-guide, the time between March and April is the most suitable to soak in the beauty of the land of mangroves or Sundri trees. The place is bound by rivers on almost all sides and the primary occupation of the villagers includes pisciculture and collecting honey from the forest. Many people lose their lives to tigers while trying to collect honey illegally from dangerous zones in the forest interiors. They worship ‘Banbibi’ or ‘Bandevi’ for keeping them safe in the forest and in water. A large section of villagers also depend on tourism for their livelihood. Villagers here recommend that vacationers spend their nights peacefully inside resorts and not on boats, keeping in mind various issues like tigers and local pirates. The Matla river of Sundarbans has an age-old association with Bengali sentiment – Uttam Kumar had romanced Sharmila Tagore here in the movie Amanush. Tourists have several options to choose for a visit, for instance the Jharkhali Tiger Reserve, probably the only place where travellers can see tigers if they are fortunate enough. A place like Sajnekhali has a museum about the demographic and geographical features of the place, the flora and fauna of Sundarbans along with a small zoo. There are two specific watch towers for observing animals in their natural habitat at Sudhanyakhali and Dobanki. The watch tower at Dobanki has a canopy attached to it. The forests provide habitat to 453 faunal lives, including 290 bird, 120 fish, 42 mammal, 35 reptile and eight amphibian species. The Sundarbans mangrove forest covers an area of approximately 10,000 sq km, of which, forests in Bangladesh’s Khulna Division extend across 6,017 sq km, and in West Bengal, they occupy 4,260 sq km across South 24 Parganas. Four protected areas in Sundarbans are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, i.e., Sundarban National Park, Sundarban West, Sundarban South and Sundarban East Wildlife Sanctuaries. The boat ride through dense forest areas is the most enthralling part of the entire trip. It is usually a three-day trip and Mother Nature ensures that none of your precious hours is wasted. A favourite saying among boatmen is that you can probably never see the tiger but you are already being watched by the beautiful Bengal cat. A visit to the dense natural forests of Sundarbans provides the ideal gush of fresh air to whisk away horrors of our urban, concrete living – embracing all in the lap of pristine, lush nature.last_img read more

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A six-year-old girl has died after emergency services were called to a seaside town amid concerns for a child in the sea.The girl, from Erith, was taken to hospital from Margate Harbour on Saturday afternoon.The South East Coast Ambulance Service and the RNLI were part of the rescue effort.A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said the girl had been taken to the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in a serious condition.Kent Police confirmed in a statement on Sunday that she had died. The force added: “Her next of kin have been informed. There are no suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”One local man said the beach was “heaving” with tourists on what he described as a warm but windy day.He said he saw the emergency services “swarm” the harbour in their effort to rescue the girl.The father of three, who did not want to give his name, said he found the incident “very upsetting”.He added: “(It) makes me want to avoid going in the water.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. MARGATE: Reports of someone found in the sea at Margate around 3:15pm this afternoon. Police and ambulances at scene. pic.twitter.com/RNevaj2ZhR— Kent 999s (@Kent_999s) July 28, 2018 The body of a 15-year-old teenager, provisionally named as Ben Quartermaine, was found near Clacton Pier in Essex after a search which began on Thursday.In Bedfordshire the body of a man in his late 20s was recovered from the Great Ouse river after reports someone had got into difficulty there on Friday afternoon. It is the latest death in recent days concerning people in difficulty in water.Two bodies were recovered on Saturday in separate incidents. read more

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first_img It’s impossible to know what Leonardo da Vinci—the man who invented what many consider the first robot—would make of modern computer science.Would he embrace the impending android revolution, or back calls to ban killer bots “before it’s too late”?One thing is for sure: The Italian polymath’s massive impact on the world can still be seen today, not least of all in a new Kickstarter campaign aimed at resurrecting one of his most famous contraptions.Leonardo’s mechanical knight—a humanoid automaton designed and possibly constructed by the Renaissance Man around 1495—could stand, sit, raise its visor, and independently maneuver its arms.Clad in medieval armor, the entire system was operated by a series of pulleys and cables.All three draw single-line pictures (via Kickstarter)More than 500 years later, children’s pop-up book artist Robert Sabuda and the Leonardo da Vinci Robot Society partnered to bring the impressive creation back to life.“Through careful research of da Vinci’s original drawings and plans in the Codex Atlanticus … Sabuda and his team have finally unraveled the mechanics and brought the machine into the 21st century,” the Kickstarter project page said.Enter da Vinci’s Drawmaton, a working model of the early read-only computer.The DIY programmable drawing machine comes in three designs, each with a set of laser-cut wood and metal components for you to assemble and activate.Operated entirely by hand (just as in da Vinci’s day), a small gear knob activates a larger gear, which rotates the read-only assembly, sending information through the mechanical arm.The Drawmaton gets its programming from interchangeable wood discs, which da Vinci called “petalos” (via Kickstarter)All three models—the Robot, the Gambler, and the Slayer—can draw an endless number of single-line pictures, including your own digital creations.Launched on Nov. 9, the Drawmaton has already collected nearly $11,000 from 61 backers; the Leonardo da Vinci Robot Society has 35 days left to reach its $15,000 goal.Rewards start at $99 for the Robot to draw pictures, and reach upwards of $550 for all three fully assembled machines, each with eight sets of programming petalos.“Our biggest challenge has been understanding how Leonardo’s machine was constructed and how to program information into it,” according to Kickstarter. “Thankfully those two hurdles are behind us and we continue to refine and improve all aspects of the machine.”More coverage on Geek.com:Robots to Build Robots at Shanghai FactoryThis Terrifying Robot Snake Could Save Your LifeJellyfish Robot to Monitor Delicate Ocean Creatures7 Super Advanced Robots That May Take Over the World Stay on target Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket last_img read more

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Eamon Dunphy brands Loris Karius an airhead and says he has

first_imgEamon Dunphy has said that he doesn’t have any atom of sympathy for Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius because he is ‘unprofessional’ after his horrendous performance in the Champions League final.While speaking at Game On in 2FM last night, Dunphy said that German goalkeeper Karius was never the right man for Liverpool, and bashed Liverpool boss, Klopp for not replacing him sooner.“He doesn’t concentrate, he’s unprofessional, he’s an airhead, and he shouldn’t be playing professional football,” Dunphy said via Independent.“He never looked like a Premier League goalkeeper, doesn’t have the presence for one thing, you have to fill the goal, you have to dominate your penalty area.“He’s never looked the part, he doesn’t concentrate, what happened to him wouldn’t happen to a serious professional player.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I have no sympathy for him. I have sympathy for his colleagues, and it was notable that his colleagues didn’t come around and offer him consolation.“I have no sympathy for him or Klopp because Klopp bought him.”Dunphy said Liverpool need to replace Karius if they are to challenge the elite in Europe, and criticised Klopp for missing the opportunity to sign Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.“I said it on air before the match, nobody will win the Champions League with this guy in goal, and with Lovren playing centre-half,” he added.“They need to buy a keeper. Jordan Pickford was available for £30m from Sunderland, Liverpool had Champions League football, Everton didn’t, Ronald Koeman wanted him and went and bought Pickford before he was sacked. And that was what Liverpool should have done.”last_img read more

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BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Ametros Announces Promotion Of Nicole Sauk To Chief Financial Officer

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Ametros has promoted Nicole Sauk to Chief Financial Officer. In addition to leading the finance and operations teams, Sauk is instrumental in new product launches, the development of Ametros’ data analytics team, regulatory and compliance initiatives, as well as systems enhancements of the fast-growing post-settlement professional administration company.This is Sauk’s fourth promotion since she joined Ametros in 2014; most recently she served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations.“Nicole has done an outstanding job, constantly bringing new ideas and ways to seamlessly implement new programs and services. As Ametros continues to grow, we recognize the need for a senior leader that could help us sustain our growth, while maintaining our industry leadership,” said Marques Torbert, CEO of Ametros.Sauk shares her expertise through blog posts and articles, while speaking frequently at industry events and conferences. This past April, she participated in the panel, “The Importance of Understanding Financial Acumen,” at the National Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation event in Huntington Beach, California. Nicole is also an ambassador for the new Massachusetts chapter for this organization.Before joining Ametros, she served as an accounting manager for ISO Claims Partners and she previously worked in public accounting as an audit associate for Caturano and Company. Sauk, who attended the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, holds two bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Accounting.About AmetrosAmetros is the industry leader in post-settlement medical administration and a trusted partner for thousands of members receiving funds from workers’ compensation and liability settlements. Founded in 2010, Ametros provides post-settlement medical management services with significant medical and pharmacy discounts along with automated payment technology and Medicare reporting tools. Headquartered just north of Boston in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Ametros may be reached at 877.275.7415 or via www.ametros.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Ametros via BusinessWire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Launches First Of Its Kind CareGuard Mobile AppIn “Business”Wilmington’s Ametros Names Porter Leslie As New PresidentIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Ametros Appoints Paul Sighinolfi As Senior Managing DirectorIn “Business”last_img read more

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first_imgAmid uncertainty over state funding, the Anchorage School District is preparing to lay off hundreds of teachers.Listen nowTodd Hess, ASD’s chief human resources officer, said 200 non-tenured teachers will be notified by the end of the school year.“With the uncertainty that the school district is facing with funding, we have to be prepared to meet our financial obligations,” Hess said.The Anchorage School Board has already eliminated more than 90 teaching positions, which the district was able to absorb through attrition.Hess said ASD is still figuring out which non-tenured teachers might be laid off. That determination involves a variety of factors, including the subjects they teach, their qualifications and certifications, as well as their time with the district.“You may be teaching social studies this year, but you may also be qualified in mathematics, and so then do we have any positions in mathematics? Oh, and perhaps you’re also qualified in English, then do we have any positions in English?” Hess said. “So it’s a lot of pieces.”ASD has issued pink slips in prior years, because it has to have its budget finalized before the state legislature decides how much money it will give to school districts across the state.Hess said the non-tenured teachers to receive layoff notices will be mostly first-year teachers with the district, and some second-year instructors as well.And for the first time in several years, Hess said five tenured teachers might be laid off.While the district will issue more than 200 pink slips, a number of those could be recalled before next school year, depending on state education funding.“We will do what we can to make any layoff status as short as possible and get people back, because of the disruption that it causes in every neighborhood school,” Hess said.Cuts and layoffs are affecting more than just teachers, however. Hess said other departments face reductions as well, though specifics were not immediately available.last_img read more

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first_imgKalka (Haryana), Aug 18 (IANS) Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that talks would be held with Pakistan only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). “If talks are held with Pakistan, it will now be on PoK,” he said in a public address after flagging off of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ here, some 20 kms from Chandigarh. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us The Yatra, being held in the run upto Haryana’s upcoming Assembly elections, will pass through the state’s 90 Assembly seats and conclude with a rally in Rohtak on September 8. BJP’s state election-in-charge and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Cabinet colleagues attended the flagging off of the Yatra. Also Read – Abrogation Of Article 370 Carried Out In Inhuman Way: Urmila Matondkar Advertise With Us Referring to August 5 abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution that accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, he said it was done for the development of the state. “Our neighbour is knocking on the doors of the international community saying India made a mistake. Talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror,” he categorically said. He said a few days ago Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told his country that India was planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. “So Pakistan PM does acknowledge what India did in Balakot,” he said.last_img read more

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first_img Gold investment demand tends to go up when the world economy is uncertain and volatile. IBTimes UK expert financial columnist Edmund Shing asks whether 2017 could be the time to invest in gold. Close Should you invest in gold in 2017?center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

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first_img How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror Maze Stay on target The Shining, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead: most of us would agree that these are some of the best horror films ever made; and they’re probably on your re-watch list this Halloween season. But hold up: There are some horror movies that are worth taking a trip down memory lane for. Here, we round up some of the best (or so-bad-they’re-good) horror movies from the 80s and 90s we think you should revisit, and some from the last few years that flew under the radar.SleepwalkersSure, it’s imperfect, but we kinda love Mick Garris’s Sleepwalkers. Based on a script by Stephen King, the film is a wild, weird story about werecats featuring an appearance from a Twin Peaks-era Mädchen Amick. While it delves a bit too much into camp in its finale, the first half of the film is a legitimately creepy romp filled with interesting subtext and some very cool ideas.CrittersWhat if Mogwai from Gremlins wasn’t cute or charming and instead was just weird as heck? That’s basically the logline for Critters, the 1986 gem about a weird alien outlaw posse that breaks free of their asteroid prison and takes refuge on Earth. To quote SNL‘s Stefon, this movie has everything: Billy Zane, cool creature designs, an alien bounty hunter disguised as a rock star… it’s perfect. There are three sequels that your mileage may vary with, but the original is still a good time and very much worth revisiting this Halloween season.Texas Chainsaw: Next GenerationNo sequel or remake of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is going to hold a candle to the original. How could it? You’re talking about the original iconic slasher movie, one of the most important horror films of all time. However, the fourth sequel, titled Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is worth a second look. Featuring very early performances from Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellwegger, who both elevate the film’s vibe with their star power, it’s a trashy, bizarre ride from beginning to end. Featuring cults and Leatherface dressed in drag, it’s a singularly strange entry in an already bizarre horror franchise.Exorcist IIIIs Exorcist III a better-crafted film than The Exorcist? Probably not. But hear us out here: you can definitely argue that it’s scarier. Its predecessor is more iconic, has better cinematography, and is thematically richer. But the third installment in the Exorcist franchise is leaner, meaner, and concerned with nothing more than scaring you to death. It’s liable to do it, too. Featuring an all-time great jump scare and a slew of excellent performances, Exorcist III is a worthy follow-up to one of the scariest films of all time and far more likely to frighten you if you’ve never seen it before.The GuestAmidst the slew of all-time great horror movies from the last few years (Get Out, It Follows, The Witch, and The Babadook are stiff competition), it’s understandable that The Guest passed many folks by. Still, Adam Wingard’s stellar sorta-thriller, sorta-slasher movie is excellent and not to be missed if you can help it. Playing out something like John Carpenter’s Halloween by way of Drive, the film tells the story of a soldier who shows up on the doorstep of a fallen comrade’s family to pass on his final words. The family takes him in but it soon becomes clear that he’s not exactly who he says he is. Featuring a stunning soundtrack, a great lead performance by Dan Stevens, and a killer finale, it’s an excellent modern take on the not-exactly-a-slasher movie.The GhoulArrow Video is far better known these days for bringing Criterion Collection-levels of attention to detail to rereleases of classic cult films, but they also dabble in indie distribution. The highlight of that effort is The Ghoul, a stunning and serpentine descent into madness made for only a few thousand dollars by some British filmmakers. A homicide detective goes undercover as a patient to investigate a therapist he believes to be connected to a mysterious and seemingly impossible double murder. The detective’s already-fraying sanity begins to dissolve as the case progresses, leading to a thrilling, chilling finale. The film is under-seen to the extent that it doesn’t even have its own Wikipedia page but don’t let that dissuade you. The Ghoul is raw psychological terror at its finest.Halloween 4: The Return of Michael MyersMichael Myers is back in the spotlight thanks to the recent Halloween (2018) so it’s a great time to revisit some of the original sequels — even if they’ve been wiped from continuity in the wake of this new installment. The reputations many of them hold as being schlocky cash-ins on the glory of the original often prove correct, but there’s a hidden gem amidst them: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. While it doesn’t hold a candle to the original (and is easily inferior to H2O and the recent revamp) it’s head and shoulders above most of the other efforts at making Michael Myers scary again. It’s got some solid performances, a few brutally great kills, and the best ending of any Halloween movie save for maybe the original. If the new movie didn’t take care of your Michael itch, Halloween 4 is sure to scratch it.More on Geek.com:MovieBob Reviews: ‘Halloween’6(66) Things You Didn’t Know About Michael MyersThe Best Horror Anime Available for Streaminglast_img read more

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