Google Glass Video. It’s Google’s Glasses. Yes. Really.

first_imgI hope it works like this:COCKADOODLEDOOOOOO!Open eyes. See big ass rooster.“OK Glass. Snooze”Go back to sleep.COCKADOODLEDOOOOOO!Open eyes. See big ass rooster. Again.“OK Glass. Google pictures of shotguns. Animate shotgun to shoot rooster.”BANG.“OK Glass. Wipe rooster bits from my screen.”(Windshield wiper effect.)“OK Glass. Email Jed Morey. Hey Jed. A rooster died in my room. I’ll be late.”Go back to sleep.For everyone else, particularly those who ride in balloons, fence, double-dutch jump, or ride roller coasters, this is perfect for you. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Residents surprised by unidentified cruise ship sailing Raja Ampat waters during travel restriction

first_imgMatius, a local resident of Mansuar Island in Raja Ampat regency, said the ship was seen cruising the waters between Mansuar and Batanta Island at around 11 a.m. local time on Monday.The sighting raised questions among residents as to where the ship was heading and its activity in the area as all of Raja Ampat, famed for its Coral Triangle, had been closed following the start of social restrictions to stem the spread of the COVID-19.“We have contacted the relevant authorities about the matter. We were informed that the ship was not activating its Automatic Identification System [AIS],” he said as quoted by Antara news agency on Monday.Read also: COVID-19: Crew members return to Indonesia as cruise liners halt global operations Anggiat P. Marpaung, the head of the Raja Ampat Port Management Office, confirmed that no cruise ships had contacted his office for permission to sail in Raja Ampat waters that day.Meanwhile, Raja Ampat Investment Agency and One-Stop Integrated Services (PTSP) head M. Said Soltief also said his office had not issued a permit to any cruise ship to enter the waters of Raja Ampat due to the pandemic.“From our discussions with relevant institutions, we can say that the cruise ship was just passing through,” he said. (asp) A mysterious ship cruising in the Raja Ampat waters in West Papua has surprised local residents amid a travel restriction in the popular destination over concerns of COVID-19.Cruise liners have made headlines recently as one of the critical hotspots for the coronavirus’ spread, causing many countries to refuse their request to dock at their ports.Authorities in Raja Ampat said the cruise ship had not been detected by their radar. Authorities have yet to find out the name of the ship, its origin and destination.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Syracuse ranked No. 13 in College Football Playoff rankings

first_imgSyracuse (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) rose to No. 13 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings following a 41-24 victory over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Saturday.Prior to Saturday’s win, Syracuse entered the week ranked No. 19 in the playoff rankings and No. 22 in the AP Poll, the team’s first ranking since 2001. The Orange maintained its spot as the second-highest ranked team in the ACC, behind No. 2 Clemson.Seven teams ranked ahead of Syracuse lost this week, including four within the 10-20 rankings, who each suffered their third loss of the season. On Sunday, Syracuse was elevated to No. 13 in the AP Poll.Syracuse opened as a 21.5-point favorite over Louisville (2-7, 0-6), whom the Orange will face at home this Saturday in search of their eighth win of the year. The last time SU was 8-2 was in 2001, when SU won eight-straight after starting the season 0-2. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more

Excelsior’s Love targets Champs record

first_imgExcelsior High School’s girls’ team captain, Shanice Love, showed off her good form at the Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic held last Saturday inside the National Stadium. Competing in her backyard, the 18-year-old threw a meet record 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus. She came into the showpiece in good form and improved on the 49.49 metres – which had also been good for gold – at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet a week earlier inside the National Stadium. Love, no doubt, will give some inspiration to her Excelsior charges ahead of next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the same venue, just a stone’s throw from their Mountain-View-based school. “I feel good to get the meet record, it’s the start of the season so this is a good start. I have to lead from the front as captain and set the example and be a role model to my younger teammates,” the Excelsior ‘Lady Eagles’ captain shared with The Gleaner, following her win on Saturday. This year, the discus Class One girls Championships record of 51.32 metres will no doubt be under threat from Love, who will be hoping to finish her Girls’ Champs career in fine style. “My coach has been working closely with me throughout the season and it has been great so far. I will go for Champs gold and the record and also to push my personal best to its furthest,” she outlined. “I want to set the record so that it can stand for years and years to come,” she continued, adding that she will then move on to tertiary studies. Love is also a big academic winner, having copped the Scotiabank-sponsored Howard Aris Scholarship, awarded to the Jamaican student-athlete with the top grade point average at the JAAA’s annual Golden Cleats Awards, recently. The value is $250,000. She finished second at Champs last year behind Hydel High’s Shadae Lawrence, who took gold in 48.66m. Love’s 48.01m seems now a distant stepping stone, as she seeks to round off her final year in style, with the World Juniors also on the agenda.last_img read more

Polls Produce Politically-Incorrect Results

first_imgPolls are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get.  In a survey conducted by the Channel One Network, a broadcast service for public schools, students were asked if they thought schools should teach only intelligent design, teach only evolution, or teach both.  A majority (52%) responded for teaching both ID and evolution; another 31% voted for teaching ID only.  Only 17% thought evolution alone should be taught, yet that is the position of all the major science institutions and science teacher organizations. has apparently taken the results page offline, but Answers in Genesis commented on it.  Though not conducted scientifically, the poll is in keeping with other national surveys on the subject.    In another poll sure to provide grist for the talk radio mill, only 38% of Democrats described their mental health as excellent, compared to 58% of Republicans.  World Net Daily talked about this Gallup poll to Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, a psychiatrist who thinks liberalism is a mental illness.  The author of a book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness was not surprised by the results: “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave,” he said.    The overwhelming majority of pro-evolution college professors describe themselves as liberals or Democrats (08/05/2004, 12/02/2004).A reader noticed that the Channel One poll designers put Evolution only as the default answer.    Polls are thermometers, not yardsticks.  Any conclusions from these polls should be balanced by readings from other instruments before making a diagnosis.  But if pro-evolution liberals are suffering depression from the Channel One poll on top of their mental illness from the Gallup poll, the most effective treatment for all concerned might be quarantine.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Law and Order comes to Cape Town

first_imgRay Maota Cape Town residents are familiar with filmproduction crews working around town – but the city will be thrust into the spotlight with a spin-off of the popular US law drama Law and Order getting a South African make-over. (Image: For more free images, visit the image library) Cape Town Film Commission CEO Denis Lillie said the CFC has promised to give Africa HD hands-on assistance with securing locations, permits and any other necessary film-related aspects. (Image: The Callsheet) MEDIA CONTACTS • The Cape Town Film Commission  +27 21 483 9070 RELATED ARTICLES • Hollywood studio for Cape Town • Made in Cape Town: African sci-fi • Cape Town: most beautiful city • Bollywood yes for Cape TownThe only people you expect to solve a grisly murder scene in an hour are the detectives from the Law and Order series, which will soon be set and filmed in Cape Town.The popular US legal drama will hit South African shores in 2012, with an all South African cast.The South African series follows similar localised versions produced in Russia, France and the UK.Denis Lillie, the CEO of The Cape Film Commission (CFC), said: “Africa HD has secured the format rights to a South African franchise of Law and Order. They intend to start filming the 12-part series in May 2012.“The CFC has promised to give them hands-on assistance with securing locations, permits and any other aspects to do with filming that they will require.”The crew working on the set will also be largely South African, which will create jobs in the local film industry and, according to CFC, “each of the 12 episodes will generate around R3-million (US$419 000) for the local economy”.Although Capetonians may experience some disturbances during filming, the overall impact of the project will be positive.Lillie said: “The road closures and minor inconveniences associated with the shoot will be offset multiple times by the gains the region will incur.”A global satellite and cable channel in high definition, and dedicated to African content, is also on the cards for Africa HD in the future.Cape Town in the spotlightViewers of the locally filmed series will be taken on a virtual tour of Cape Town, enhancing the tourism appeal of the Western Cape province.Alderman Grant Pascoe, the tourism, events and marketing councillor for the City of Cape Town, said: “The City of Cape Town is fully behind this project and we will ensure that the producers experience Cape Town as the film-friendly city that it is.“The decision to film this series here in Cape Town will strengthen the city’s brand both as a tourist and film destination.”Alan Winde, Western Cape minister of economic development and tourism, described the project as a “coup for the region”.News of the series coming to Cape Town follows a string of other accolades notched up by the city this year. These include Cape Town International Airport winning the top airport in Africa award, the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business’s MBA being rated the 60th best in the world, and Capetonian Luke Taylor making it into the finals of the 2011 Google Science Fair competition.Law and Order, the franchiseThe original police-procedure and legal drama series, created by Dick Wolf and set in New York, was first aired by NBC on 13 September 1990.The show lasted 20 seasons and was finally cancelled by NBC on 24 May 2010.The series won several Emmys and in 2002 was ranked 24th on the TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.The format of the show has two parts: the first starts with the discovery of a crime and then shows how detectives solve it.The second phase is set in the courtroom and shows the suspect’s trial.The New York version of the series incorporated leading newsmakers into its storyline, including former city mayor Rudy Giuliani and attorney William Kunstler.This trend of localising the drama will be followed in the Cape Town production next year.last_img read more

Will break heads of those trying to poach Shiv Sena MLAs: Abdul Sattar

first_imgShiv Sena MLA Abdul Sattar on Thursday warned that heads of those who try to poach his Party’s legislators will be broken. Mr. Sattar, who represents Sillod constituency in Aurangabad, said poaching or buying out legislators was not legal in a democratic set up. The legislator made the remarks even as the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are working out a coalition in Maharashtra, which is placed under the President’s rule since November 12. “BJP will not be able to poach any MLA. But those who try to poach MLAs will have their heads broken, and as a special case, we will make arrangements to treat them at a hospital,” Mr. Sattar said. “Poaching or buying out legislators was not legal in a democratic set up. It is not some retail shop to (buy MLAs out),” he added. The BJP and Shiv Sena contested the October 21 Assembly elections together and won 105 and 56 Seats respectively. The two Parties, however, fell out after the Shiv Sena persisted with its demand of sharing the Chief Ministerial post for two-and-half years on a rotational basis. The NCP and Congress won 54 and 44 Seats respectively.last_img read more