VICTORIA COUNTY: Little Narrows Ferry Little Narrows Ferry will be back in service today, May 29, at about 5 p.m. -30- Local Area Office: 902-860-2430 Fax: 902-861-1911
October 22, 2019
L’Office de l’immigration de la Nouvelle-Écosse, l’Office des affaires acadiennes et de la francophonie, le Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDENE) et des employeurs de la Nouvelle-Écosse sont en France et en Belgique cette semaine pour trouver des travailleurs qualifiés et aider à accroître la population francophone de la province. Organisée par l’Ambassade du Canada à Paris, Destination Canada est une foire commerciale qui se tient à Paris du 14 au 16 novembre et à Bruxelles le 18 novembre; elle vise les candidats de langue française qui sont intéressés à immigrer au Canada. La ministre de l’Immigration et des Affaires acadiennes et de la Francophonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Lena Metlege Diab, assistera à la foire et parlera directement aux immigrants potentiels intéressés à venir travailler et vivre en Nouvelle-Écosse. Elle rencontrera également des représentants de l’ambassade et d’autres personnes pour discuter les moyens de publiciser la province comme destination de choix pour les immigrants francophones. Parmi les employeurs qui participent à la foire commerciale, il y a notamment Le Petit Voilier, un centre de la petite enfance sans but lucratif installé dans les écoles francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Eassons Transport Ltd. de Kentville, et FMI, une société de franchisage. D’autres employeurs ont fourni des offres d’emploi à communiquer lors des rencontres et le CDENE, quant à lui, représente d’autres employeurs qui ne pouvaient pas se rendre sur place. Le Petit Voilier veut recruter des éducateurs de la petite enfance qui parlent français. Le centre a une liste d’attente à l’heure actuelle et il a besoin d’autres éducateurs de la petite enfance pour l’aider à répondre à la grande demande pour ses services et ses programmes. « Notre participation à Destination Canada à Paris et à Bruxelles nous permettra de rencontrer des candidats qui sont formés et intéressés à se joindre à notre équipe, indique Jane Williamson, directrice générale du Petit Voilier. Nous espérons combler 12 postes qui s’ouvriront dans les prochains mois. » Les employeurs néo-écossais qui recrutent à l’étranger doivent d’abord montrer qu’ils ont tenté de recruter au pays et qu’ils ont des besoins en main-d’œuvre. « L’immigration renforce l’économie provinciale et crée des emplois, souligne Mme Diab. Grâce à des efforts ciblés, comme dans le cadre de Destination Canada, nous pouvons commencer à combler des besoins persistants en main-d’œuvre et à revitaliser nos collectivités. » L’Office de l’immigration de la Nouvelle-Écosse a pour mandat d’attirer et de favoriser l’installation d’immigrants, et d’aider les employeurs de la province à combler les besoins en main-d’œuvre au moyen des débouchés qu’offre l’immigration. L’Office des affaires acadiennes et de la francophonie a pour mandat de préserver et de favoriser l’essor du français et de la culture acadienne en Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour plus d’information, consultez novascotiaimmigration.com.
October 18, 2019
Kolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has directed all its affiliated colleges that offer Masters degree courses to adhere strictly to the feestructure of the university and not to charge any extra fees from the students for pursuing the same course in their institutions. The state Higher Education department has observed that some affiliated colleges under the university are charging exorbitant fees from students, who are getting admission to Masters degree course on a subject in comparison to what the university charges on that specific subject for offering the same degree. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”We have received an advisory in this regard from the state Higher Education department and I have asked our registrar to quote the same and upload it on our website,” said Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, Vice Chancellor of CU. A notification in this regard undersigned by acting Registrar Debasis Das has already been uploaded on CU website. There are instances when it has been found that a particular institution is charging fees to the extent of 1 lakh for the same subject that can be pursued directly in the university at Rs 7000 to 8000. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Some of these institutions are charging hefty fees in the name of ‘self-financed’ courses and are laundering money. The state Higher Education department wants to curb this practice and bridge this fee disparity,” a senior CU official said. CU has a total of 147 affiliated colleges among which PG courses are offered in 32 colleges. The total number of PG seats in the varsity, including the colleges that offer PG is 8,695. The seats in Master of Arts (MA) is 4,373, in Master of Science (MSc ) is 3,074 while that in Master of Commerce (M.Com ) is 1,248. The total seats in the varsity is 5,520 while that in its affiliated colleges offering PG is 3,175. The colleges cited their difficulty in sticking to the same fee structure of CU in continuing with their self-financed courses MA courses . ” We have to rope in guest lecturers and offer them fees from our college itself for running the self financed courses. If we have to maintain the same fee structure as that of CU it will be difficult for us to sustain the courses,” said Indrila Guha, principal of Basanti Devi College. This college at Gariahat offers two self-financed MA courses in Political Science and English and charges a fee of Rs 28,400. Vidyasagar College principal Goutam Kundu pointed out. “We get no financial assistance from the government for the self financed courses. The facilities and infrastructure offered by us entail huge expenditure. So, it will be a daunting task to charge the same fees that the varsity charge for a particular course.” Vidyasagar College offers self financing MSc course in Zoology and Geogarphy. The total fees for Zoology is Rs 80,000 while that in Geography is Rs 70,000.
October 16, 2019
Verizon last week announced a $50,000 grant to support the wildfire relief efforts in Sevier County, Tenn. In partnership with the Dollywood Foundation, the donation will offer financial assistance to those displaced by the recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains area.“I’m honored by Verizon’s support of our My People Fund,” Dolly Parton said. “The outpouring of support to help families in my hometown is truly humbling for me.”The Dollywood Foundation recently announced plans to donate $1,000 a month for six months to the Tennessee families affected through the My People Fund. Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Companies ― including the Dollywood theme park, DreamMore Resort, Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Adventure, and the Dollywood Foundation ― established the My People Fund to provide financial assistance to any homeowner or renter whose primary residence was either completely lost or is uninhabitable due to the wildfires in Sevier County.So far, over 700 families have pre-applied online for support from the My People Fund, and the telethon aims to build the fund to meet this challenge.Verizon’s $50,000 contribution will provide financial assistance to more than eight local families over the next six months.“During this difficult time, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by this natural disaster,” said Roger Tang, President – South East Market, Verizon Wireless. “As East Tennessee begins to heal, we hope Verizon’s contributions will make a difference, and we urge others to make a gift to the My People Fund to help victims get back on their feet.”Verizon recently announced it would take care of any charges from talk, text and data over regular plans for impacted customers in qualified areas in Tennessee from 11/28-12/3. The company has supported the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge communities by deploying mobile cellular equipment to supplement service in this area and has deployed charging stations for use by first responders as well as residents and visitors displaced in shelters.For more information on The Dollywood Foundation, including how to donate, click here.
October 6, 2019
The two sides reiterated their commitment to the non-resumption of hostilities and the settlement of all disputes by peaceful means, the spokesman said at a press briefing in New York.The meeting in Georgia was conducted under the chairmanship of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Georgia, Heidi Tagliavini and also involved the Group of Friends of the Secretary-General.The next meeting on security guarantees will take place on 20 May.
September 22, 2019
During the course of security discussions, he explained, consideration was given to travelling in a bullet-proof car.“A few days before the date of the visit, Christopher Tugendhat, one of the British members of the European Commission, was the subject of an assassination attempt in Brussels, for which the Provisional IRA claimed responsibility,” he continued.“Following this incident, the advice of the security authorities was very strongly in favour of the use of helicopters, with two being hired to allow for contingencies.”The Taoiseach’s department took on the cost in order to keep an initial promise by Kirwan who admitted to hastily agreeing to the arrangement so as not to delay the process.Although he conceded that the amount of the account exceeded “by a significant margin” the estimate quoted by the garda officers at the time of the talks, Kirwan said the price was “reasonable”.The helicopters flew for a total of five hours and forty minutes during the single-day visit. The price of the flights were broken down into three categories, costing £400 per hour, £800 per hour and £1,500 per hour.During the official State trip, the Department of the Taoiseach also incurred costs for a luncheon in Dublin Castle which ran to £3,811 for 95 guests.Read: Haughey thought Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings WHEN MARGARET THATCHER visited Ireland in 1980, two helicopters were chartered at the cost of £8,063 to the taxpayer.Following the receipt of the invoice from Irish Helicopters, discussions took place between the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Justice on whether the amount was excessive. They also debated about who should cover the cost.The Justice Department explained it covered the cost of Air Corps helicopters from Baldonnel that were used for air security. Thatcher and her delegation, which included security personnel, were transferred to and from Dublin Castle in the chartered craft as the “single-engined helicopters of the Air Corps were not acceptable to the British for fear of engine failure”.An internal memo shows that there were heightened security concerns because of the escalation of hunger strikes at the H-Blocks in Long Kesh.Assistant Secretary Wally Kirwan writes:It was clear in these circumstances that the proposed visit to Dublin of the British Prime Minister and her party, including three other members of the British Cabinet would be attended by particularly acute security risks. In the face of these, the duration of the visit, originally envisaged as involving an overnight stay was reduced to a single day.
September 20, 2019
Russie : le prochain lancement de fusée Soyouz prévue pour septembreSuite à l’accident du vaisseau cargo qui s’est écrasé en Sibérie, le commandant des forces spatiales russes a annoncé jeudi que le prochain lancement d’un vaisseau Soyouz était reporté à septembre. Un Soyouz-2 devait être lancé cette semaine. Le Soyouz-2 qui devait être lancé cette semaine depuis le cosmodrome de Plessetsk à 800 kilomètres au nord de Moscou ne décollera pas. En effet, la Russie a décidé de reporter le lancement à mi-septembre, a déclaré le général Oleg Ostapenko qui a également précisé que ce vaisseau devait emmener un nouveau satellite de navigation Glonass. Cette décision fait suite à l’accident du vaisseau cargo Progress M12-M, qui après avoir décollé avec succès du cosmodrome de Baïkonour à l’aide d’une fusée Soyouz-U, a fini par atterrir en morceaux dans une zone peu peuplée de la Sibérie. Près de 350 secondes après le décollage, une chute de pression a été observée dans le réservoir de carburant, certainement due à une panne de moteur.Ainsi, au lendemain de l’incident, l’Agence spatiale russe avait décidé de suspendre le lancement de toutes les fusées Soyouz, le temps d’élucider l’origine exacte de la défaillance. Mais elle semble revenue à une décision moins radicale en annonçant le décollage du Soyouz-2 pour mi-septembre. Néanmoins, “nous n’avons pas discuté des dates concrètes du lancement”, a précisé le général Ostpenko, à l’issue d’une réunion d’une commission d’Etat au cosmodrome. Un Soyouz décollera de Kourou en octobre À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAPar ailleurs, le PDG d’Arianespace Jean-Yves Le Gall a déclaré que le premier décollage d’une fusée Soyouz depuis la base de Kourou, en Guyane française, restait prévu pour le 20 octobre malgré l’accident. Sa mission sera alors de lancer des satellites Gallileo, le GPS européen.”A priori la date est confirmée parce qu’il n’est pas impacté par l’échec qui a eu lieu. Sur la base de lancement de Kourou, ce n’est pas la même version du lanceur. Le problème qui a eu lieu hier est lié au moteur du 3e étage et le Soyouz que nous utilisons en Guyane utilise un autre 3e étage qui n’a pas le même moteur”, a ainsi expliqué Jean-Yves Le Gall. De même, le PDG d’Arianespace ne s’inquiète pas pour l’Agence spatiale russe, expliquant que le Soyouz marche de façon régulière. “Les équipes russes vont trouver ce qui s’est passé et ils repartiront en vol assez vite. Dans la mesure, où c’est ce qu’on appelle un échec de production, c’est-à-dire un problème manifestement de malfaçon d’une pièce du lanceur qui a conduit à cet échec”, a-t-il commenté.Le 26 août 2011 à 09:02 • Maxime Lambert
September 17, 2019
Hristo Stoichkov has challenged Philippe Coutinho in open letter to live up to the billing in Barcelona amid speculations linking him to a move abroad.The former Liverpool star man is struggling to replicate his Anfield form at the Camp Nou, with only eight goals scored so far this season after the big money move from the Reds.But Barcelona great Stoichkov who enjoyed a decorated career at the club claimed he suffered similar issues to Coutinho and has thrown his support.📸 Coutinho during the game against Sevilla #fcblive #CopaDelRey pic.twitter.com/jcX4X4kNi8— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) January 31, 2019“The club is not an easy club and I, in my early months, was similar,” the Bulgarian wrote in Mundo Deportivo and cited on FourFourTwo.“I know what it feels like when things do not go the way you want them to, but I am convinced that with work and sacrifice you will get there.“You have everything in terms of quality. You are one of the best foreigners to have played for Barca.“You have a lot of football left in your boots and the only thing you have to think about is enjoying it.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Enjoy it as you do with the Brazil team. I also tried to enjoy it as I did with the Bulgarian team and ended up enjoying it the same at Barca.“You should never be discouraged because, from what I’ve seen, the fans are with you and they really want you to succeed.“Think of it as the best hobby in the world and it will always support you, as it did with me.”💭 | Stoichkov on Coutinho:“Barcelona is not an easy club and I also suffered in the first few months. I know well when things go against expectations, but I’m sure work and sacrifice will pay off because quality isn’t lost.” pic.twitter.com/9pxVcUv740— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) February 4, 2019Stoichkov added: “Do not even think about changing team, as I have read that could happen.“There is no other club like ours. It’s more than a club. And you will not find another team, with your friends [Lionel] Messi, [Luis] Suarez and Co, in which you can have such a great time doing what you like most, playing football.“I wish you all the best, with all my heart. I am sure you will make history at Barca.”
September 16, 2019
In this Feb. 20 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland, speaks with lobbyist Jim Richards, right, outside the House chambers in Olympia. At just 31 years old, Habib has mastered skills to bypass the limitations of his disability, and that has allowed him to trace a remarkable life trajectory. OLYMPIA — Behind his sunglasses, Rep. Cyrus Habib is reaching back in memory, trying to recall the name of another fully blind politician who came before him. This was someone who served many years ago, Habib recalls. In the U.S. Senate. The grandfather of writer Gore Vidal. Habib rattles off a few details before surrendering: “Let me look him up.”Turning to a laptop that provides him constant audio feedback, Habib needs just 23 seconds to launch his Internet browser, run a query and find the information he’s looking for — a biographical overview of former Oklahoma Sen. Thomas Gore.“There’s a picture of him here from 1908,” he says. “How does he look?”At just 31 years old, Habib has mastered skills to bypass the limitations of his disability, and that has allowed him to trace a remarkable life trajectory. At age 8, he completely lost his eyesight to cancer but nonetheless went on to become a black belt in karate, a jazz pianist, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, an editor of the law review at Yale and an attorney at a prestigious Seattle-based firm.Now he’s Washington state’s first blind lawmaker in decades, and his life story is in many ways reflected in the policies he’s now championing.
September 16, 2019
WASHINGTON — House Democratic lawmakers are clawing to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law and its annual school testing requirements.They crowded into a small Capitol Hill hearing room Thursday for their own forum on changing the law in protest of Republicans’ handling of the issue. Votes on a GOP bill are anticipated soon.The bill “shows that poor, minority and disabled children are not a priority for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio.Some worried about a provision in the bill to let federal dollars follow a low-income student to a different public school, saying they fear it will hurt schools with a high concentration of poor students. “How do you think we can best get that message out?” said Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif.The No Child Left Behind law, signed by President George W. Bush in 2002, was intended to close substantial achievement gaps between the academic performance of minority and low income students and their more affluent peers. It mandated that students in grades three to eight be tested annually in reading and math and be tested again once in high school.
September 15, 2019
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities in Deerfield Beach have reopened Hillsboro Boulevard after firefighters extinguished a fire on a school bus.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the blaze at the intersection of Hillsboro Boulevard and Powerline Road, Monday afternoon.7Skyforce HD hovered above the bus moments after firefighters put out the flames at the rear of the bus.No students were on board at the time of the fire.No injuries have been reported.Officials temporarily shut down Hillsboro Boulevard westbound just west of Powerline Road. It was reopened to traffic just after 4 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
September 10, 2019
The blue light appears in quite a few of the images the lander has sent back. NASA offered this explanation: “Just a bit of lens flare as the sun dips low on the horizon.” The photos used for the seismometer GIF were both taken shortly before sunset. Comment NASA Space Just a bit of lens flare as the sun dips low on the horizon. (Both photos were taken shortly before sunset.) No cause for alarm, Captain! https://t.co/5s2Lv9CeGr— NASA InSight (@NASAInSight) January 16, 2019 The lens flare explanation inevitably led to a mention of director J.J. Abrams, famous for his use of lens flare in sci-fi movies. JJ was there…😏 https://t.co/NQyH4y15Zf— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 16, 2019 InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26, 2018 and has settled in to study the planet’s interior, including taking stock of marsquakes with its seismometer. NASA hopes to learn more about how rocky planets are formed. The eye-catching blue lens flare is just one more item in a long line of strange Mars sightings that actually have innocuous explanations. Last year, the Curiosity rover spotted a piece of “foreign object debris” that turned out to be a rock and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a picture of Pac-Man that was caused by a sand dune in a crater.The InSight team has been tweeting in first person as though the lander itself is composing the messages, which makes the exchange between Captain Kirk and the Mars machine all the more endearing. 41 weird objects seen on Mars, explained 43 Photos 1 What is the shiny bluish light to the right? 🤔 https://t.co/beFpRbNrKx— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 16, 2019 Enlarge ImageThe blue light appears towards the right side of this image of InSight’s seismometer. NASA/JPL-Caltech “No cause for alarm, Captain!” That’s what NASA’s InSight mission team reported on Twitter Wednesday. William Shatner, Captain Kirk from Star Trek, had a pressing question for the space agency about a strange glow seen in an image from Mars.”What is the shiny bluish light to the right?” Shatner tweeted after seeing a NASA GIF showing the InSight lander’s seismometer settling into position on the surface of the Red Planet. Tags Sci-Tech Share your voice
September 10, 2019
Aug 26 • Android Q has a name: Android 10. Here’s how you’ll use it Imagine you’re thinking about chairs, and you Google up some to try out in your living room. Or, you’re looking at a subway map in Tokyo, and you see suggestions on what routes to take that suddenly appear, translated into your own language. Google AR and Google Lens are getting there faster than you think.I’m in Google’s Immersive Lab in Mountain View ahead of Google I/O 2019, looking at a restaurant menu on the table through the lens of the phone in my hand. What looks interesting to order? The display glimmered, and suddenly options are highlighted for me.These aren’t the wild dancing dragons or holographic avatars you might associate with AR and VR. There are no Pokemon to find, or weird new headsets to try on. Instead, Google’s augmented reality vision this year is a double dose of attention to utility and assistance, as AR comes to Google Search and Google Lens aims to help people read. While it may seem tamer than years past, and it’s not as showy as recent Google AR projects involving Marvel and Childish Gambino, Google’s trying to be legitimately helpful. After dozens of smartglasses and AR headsets have come and gone, we need real reasons to use this tech. Can Google find a way forward? • ‘Future form factors’Bavor admits that Google’s in a phase of “deep R&D” towards new technologies beyond phones, but for now, the goal is to solve for uses on the phone first. The hints of some other type of hardware on the horizon, however, are there. “If you think about voice search, the web answers that you get forward translated so well to the Assistant. We’re taking the same approach here and saying, what are features and capabilities … that really are useful in the smartphone context, but then forward translate very well to future form factors,” says Chennapragada. Lens, to her, is shifting to becoming an “AR browser” this year: “This goes two or three more Lego bricks towards the other form factors.”With no new VR or AR hardware emerging at Google I/O this year, Google’s focus on services and utility could indicate that Lens might evolve into a reality browser for other platforms.It’s a mystery for now. Bavor says there’s no commitment to platforms such as Microsoft’s HoloLens or the Magic Leap yet, but he admits, “You don’t even really have to squint, there’s so much in common with these things, and I think Google has a history of building platforms and services that are widely available and try to deliver helpfulness and utility as broadly as possible to everyone. I think we’ll take a similar strategy with this.”In the meantime, all these Google AR features feel like continuing experiments, including Google’s upcoming AR navigation features in Maps. At this year’s I/O conference, even the I/O app has built-in AR to guide attendees to sessions. The feature could be a hint of where AR guidance could evolve in the future. Or maybe some of these features won’t succeed. Maybe it’s Darwinian. And maybe that’s what’s needed to figure out how AR will succeed on phones and beyond. Jul 10 • How to get Android 10 right now 1 Google goes ‘budget’ with Pixel 3A and 3A XL I peek down at a sample menu, and suddenly dishes on the menu are highlighted. They’re popular dishes, according to Google Maps restaurant information. Tapping on the menu items brings up photos and review comments on the fly. It almost feels like annotated reality.A similar idea is being approached for museums. Google’s experimenting with de Young Museum in San Francisco to bring curated pop-up information to recognized works of art when it’s analyzed with Google Lens. Would curators build fenced-in spaces where objects in that space will have coded information? That’s the idea.There are new Shopping, Dining, Translate and Text filters to help Lens know what to do in context, plus the do-it-all Auto mode. The shopping filter helps, for instance, to recognize a plant on a table and find places to buy that plant instead of just identifying what kind of plant it is. That’s the challenge: if you’re holding a magic lens that sees everything, how does the lens interpret what you need?This poster animates (at least, in AR). James Martin/CNET There are some funky new AR tweaks in Google Lens, too. A recipe page from Bon Appetit magazine suddenly transforms, animating as it shows cooking instructions. I hold up a phone, and a real poster of Paris animates on the screen, with moving clouds, in Google Lens. Google’s working on test cases where animated images like these could work with partners. When and how that would manifest remain to be seen.Google’s doing these tricks with 2D images for now, not 3D, but pulling these transformations off without specialized marker codes feels like a peek at what a world filled with augmented reality could be: signs that come alive at a glance. I’m reminded of that animated box of cereal in Minority Report.Lens can translate languages and read back text on low-cost Android One phones. James Martin/CNET Google Lens translation comes to low-end phonesWhat Google’s Bavor and Chennapragada are most excited about, however, is a use for Google Lens that’s coming to low-end phones running Android Go software. Instant translation and reading assistance is running on phones that aren’t powerful enough for ARCore, leaning instead on cloud services. I snap a photo of a sign, and now the phone is reading what it sees back to me, highlighting each word. A tap, and I can translate it into another language. “One of the questions we had was, if we can teach the camera to read, can we use the camera to help people read?” says Chennapragada. “This is obviously useful in cases where you’re in a foreign city and you can’t speak the language, but in many parts of the world, people can’t speak or read their own language.” Chennapragada relates her own experiences growing up in India: “I grew up in India speaking about three languages apart from English, but not the other 20 languages. So if I go into a neighboring state, I’m hopeless, I’m just staring at the store sign and can’t do anything.” I immediately wonder if this can, in a way, be used as visual assistance for the blind, to read the world. Chennapragada considers the technology “situational literacy,” and down the road, it could very well be a seeing eye as well as a universal translator and reader. What strikes me on the Android Go I try it on is how it just works — and quickly, too.The new feature launches in the Google Go app on Android Go, at the tap of a button. Google’s move away from relying on higher-end hardware, to run Lens features on even a low-end $50 phone, raises another question: Could this point to how Google’s going to make assistive AR run easily on future low-power AR headsets? 4:19 reading • Google brings AR and Lens closer to the future of search Now playing: Watch this: Aug 12 • Google will ask you to migrate your Nest account soon: Here’s what you need to know Pixel 3A review: The cheap phone Google always needed Google Nest Hub Max: A higher-end smart display for Google Assistant Google Maps gets Incognito Mode Google’s next-gen Assistant is 10x faster, knows where your mom lives See all our Google I/O coverage Google Search gets AR, and Google Lens wants to be your… Google I/O 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Jul 24 • Nest Hub Max: Google’s 10-inch Assistant smart display costs $230, debuts Sept. 9 Google I/O 2019 Comment 5:04 See All It’s been six years since Google Glass’ early take on smartglasses, five years since Google Tango’s experimental AR phone and two years since Google Lens offered a way to scan the world with a phone camera. Google’s view of AR may be shifting and maybe that’s inevitable. As AR in phones has crossed from novelty to ubiquitous reality, Google’s next mission seems to be about finding a good use for AR — at least until future smartglasses, headsets or other devices are ready to use what Google’s learned. “We think, with the technologies coming together in augmented reality in particular, there’s this opportunity for Google to be vastly more helpful,” says Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual and augmented reality, about the variety of AR updates Google has coming this year. You might also say that Google’s laying the groundwork for its next big thing. The company has to become the digital glue for a world of services that don’t quite exist yet. For now, that means putting computer vision to work even more, not just on Android, but on iPhones too. Google’s got a smattering of new experimental ideas this year. This is what they’re like.NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover, as surfaced by a link in AR-enabled Google Search. James Martin/CNET Google Search with AR feels like instant hologramsI see a clickable file when searching for “tiger,” which launches an animated 3D file complete with roaring sounds. I can then launch it in AR in the room, and hey, realistic AR tiger. I can drop a scale model of NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover into the room, or an anatomical model of human arm bones and musculature.Google is introducing AR to Search this year, and this is how it works: Compatible Android and iOS devices will see 3D object links in Search, which will bring up 3D models that can then be dropped into the real world at proper scale in AR. Google Search will incorporate 3D files using the glTF format, as opposed to Apple’s USDZ format used by ARKit in iOS 12. According to Google, developers will need to add just a few lines of code to make 3D assets appear in Google Search. “Anyone who has the 3D assets, and it turns out a lot of the retail partners do, folks like Wayfair or Lowe’s, all they have to do is three lines of code,” says Aparna Chennapragada, vice president and general manager for camera and AR products. “The content providers don’t have to do much else.” Google’s already working with NASA, New Balance, Samsung, Target, Visible Body, Volvo and Wayfair to incorporate 3D assets into Google Search. The AR effects launch into a new Android feature called Scene Viewer.What struck me when I tried a few demos was a simple thought: I use Google Search as an extension of the way I think. If AR-enabled Search can eventually be added to a pair of AR glasses, maybe it will mean effortlessly conjuring objects into the real world, without launching any apps at all.Google Lens can highlight menus with popular choices, which link to Google Maps-related photos and details. James Martin/CNET Google Lens keeps evolving, starting with dining helpUsing Google Lens, meanwhile, already feels like a pair of smartglasses without the glasses. The camera-enabled app can already be used for object recognition, translation, shopping and recognizing the world. But Google’s exploring a whole new wave of Lens features that are pushing Lens further in 2019, ranging from the fine-grained to the far-reaching, that are starting to more actively superimpose things into the world in AR. “We’re taking Google Lens and taking it from ‘oh, it’s an identification tool, what’s this, show me things like this,’ to an AR browser, meaning you can actually superimpose information right on the camera,” says Chennapragada.I looked at Google Lens’ newest features firsthand, and they’re starting to feel like ways to transform reality as much as interpret it. Lens can now show translations from other languages that map onto signs or objects seamlessly and stick there in space, as if the text is really there. It’s an evolution of what’s been in Google Translate, but now Google will analyze the context of entire documents, starting with restaurant menus. Android 10 (Android Q) Augmented reality (AR) Google Tags Share your voice Google I/O 2019 Mobile Mobile Apps
September 1, 2019
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August 18, 2019
LONDON (AP) – A British judge has jailed a woman whose racist tirade toward fellow subway riders went viral on YouTube.Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, boarded the subway drunk on the evening of Jan. 23 and began berating her fellow passengers with a profanity-filled, racist verbal assault.A seven-minute video of it was uploaded to YouTube and viewed more than 200,000 times.Judge Michael Snow sentenced Woodhouse to 21 weeks in jail on Tuesday in London, saying that anyone hearing her “grossly offensive” language would feel a “deep sense of shame.” Woodhouse _ who had turned herself in to police after the footage began to circulate _ had pleaded guilty to one count of causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments Share Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top holiday drink recipes
August 11, 2019
– / 28 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. How does the team look coming out of the San Diego game?When you come out of a preseason game, I think one of the number goals and objectives is to stay healthy. After meeting with our doctors yesterday, I think we accomplished that. We came out relatively healthy two days ago. I think one of the biggest issues that we’ve talked about internally is cleaning up some mental mistakes and some technical issues. But the guys competed, but we had some young guys stand out and looked pretty good.What are your biggest takeaways from Saturday night?Weapons on offense. If we can protect Carson (Palmer), we have some guys who can not only create separation but can be explosive offensively. We have some guys on the perimeter that can not only take the top off the defense, but we have some backs that can do some different things schematically that can put pressure on defenses. I’m excited to see where we’re going offensively, but there is no question in my mind that there are some concerns that we have to protect up front. It’s one thing to get beat physically, but to blow assignments mentally is unacceptable.How bad was it from a mental standpoint?There were a few times offensive line-wise, we had a couple of gains we didn’t handle the right way. Whether it was offensive lineman not coming off of combination stuff or adjusting the right way. And then there were several times where we had backs that just blew assignments, which we have to get cleaned up. That’s what the preseason is for. But there were some guys that are veterans in there that have had experience and again, it’s unacceptable. David Johnson was impressive. What did you see?Early on in the game, I think B.A. hit it best — there were a couple of runs where he was indecisive and danced too much. But as the game worn on, he decided to put his foot in the ground and get vertical and run north and south. I think you see why we liked him so much. You forget that this was his first live game action. As the game went on, you started to see some of the things that are really intriguing about David. He’s 6-foot-1. He’s 226 pounds. And for being a guy who’s an erect runner, he’s got outstanding natural knee bend and foot quickness. He’s got the ability to make lateral cuts for a big guy. Sometimes, he has a tendency to dance a little bit. He’s got to understand to use his size and strength. Finish runs and run behind your pads, because when he does, he falls forward and it’s four yards.Logan Thomas and Phillip Sims have both looked good this preseason. Do you know who your third-string quarterback is yet?No, not yet. I mean, it’s a battle. Both guys do some good things and both guys make some major mistakes. It’s going to come down to who plays with the most consistency at the end of the day, the guy that continues to grow and develop in this offense. The one thing that impressed me about Phillip was he looked really patient and poised in the pocket. He made some good decisions. When it was time to scramble and make plays with his feet, he can do that. He was exciting to watch this weekend, I thought he did an excellent job. What have you seen from D.J. Humphries?He’s the perfect example in the same category that I was just talking about. He’s a guy, that on one play, he looks exactly like the first-round pick that we selected. He’s got great feet. You don’t find too many offensive tackles with his feet and lateral quickness and his ability to slide and mirror in pass protection. Yet at the same time, he doesn’t do a great job of using his hand and he needs to get better using his punch. The bottom line is his consistency. His technique is up and down, and I know Coach Arians has been hard on him, and will continue to stay hard on him. We have great expectations for D.J. and we expect him to be a real pro. Sometimes you forget he’s 21-years-old and he was a third-year junior coming out of Florida. But at the end of the day, you get out there with those live shots and you get your first opportunity to play NFL football, and the game comes quick at you. He’s got to improve and he’s got to improve fast. He’s in a competition with Bradley Sowell, who aside from the one sack he gave up, played pretty good.As the GM, do you talk to players individually about their performance? Comments Share LISTEN: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Sometimes, it’s best to go straight to the man in charge.And when it comes to the Arizona Cardinals’ roster, that man is Steve Keim.Arizona’s general manager since January 2013, Keim has overseen a transformation that has led to 21 wins over two seasons. His deft touch with the draft and free agency has led to the team becoming a contender in the NFC.Lucky for us, Keim happens to be a weekly guest on the Doug and Wolf Show, right here on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. And since what he has to say is important, we thought it would be a good idea to put his words into print, allowing you to read what the GM is thinking. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s edition, which follows Arizona’s 22-19 preseason loss to the San Diego Chargers: Top Stories Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Yes, absolutely. The one thing that I do is I respect our coaching staff from that standpoint. I’m not involved in the day-to-day teaching of technique or what some of the schematical issues are. Mine is more the 30,000-foot view of ‘hey, we drafted you here. Here are the expectations and I don’t see you living up to them. It’s got to improve, and if it doesn’t improve, you’re not going to like the consequences.’ This is a business where you have expectations and you expect certain things. If they don’t live up to them, you have to move on. D.J. Humphries is far from a situation where we’re going to move on, but you do have to let them know where they stand. I think that’s always important to let them know where they are. Sometimes, these players have tunnel-vision and they don’t understand the big picture. I’ll spend a lot of times talking to their agents, letting them know where the player stands as well so they can give the type of feedback the players need. Constructive criticism, for all of us — I don’t care if you’re a player or an employee, is productive for me. I think it’s important that Michael Bidwill lets me know occasionally where I stand. What are you seeing on film from the starting defense?Those guys are playing fast, they’re playing physical. I think James Bettcher is doing an excellent job — he’s bringing a lot of pressure, which is fun to see. He’s putting a lot of pressure on offenses. I talked to Chargers head coach Mike McCoy after the game and he gave us a great compliment and told me how much he enjoyed seeing our defense live and that he felt it was a great litmus test for his offense, to see a defense like that early on in the process. It’s nice to see our defensive line and the kind of rotation that we have. It was unfortunate that we lost Corey Peters last week to injury, because he was playing so well. We had some young guys that stepped up. Rodney Gunter did a nice job, Xavier Williams continues to shine and impress and then we have a nice rotation where we continue to roll guys in and out and they can create pressure.Was there ever a time in the last couple years where you doubted that Kevin Minter would have an effect because of just how good he looks right now?It’s always different. You put a lot of pressure on yourself that every draft pick that comes in, you want to see him have early success. But that isn’t always the case and it’s no different for Alex Okafor. He came in and early on in the process, started slow and had an injury. Like Kevin, they battled some injuries and started slow, but they really have come full circle. That’s the one thing you have to keep in mind, whether it’s through the draft process or signing guys as free agents, guys don’t always just walk through the door or get through baggage claim and have tremendous success right away. Sometimes there are schematical issues they have to pick up. Sometimes, quite frankly, guys just have to mature. It’s unfortunate that it does take some time, but it’s nice to see the way Kevin has responded and the way he’s playing right now.
August 11, 2019
ESPN analyst John Clayton was asked by Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM on Friday if the Cardinals got “screwed” by the NFL schedule-makers.“I think so, yeah,” he said. “There’s always going to be complaints from just about every team, but everything worked against the Cardinals in this one.”Clayton pointed out that the Cardinals have six starts before noon MST, open with two straight road games and have two cold weather games in December (Washington and Seattle). Make our 2017 schedule your screensaver.Head over to our app: https://t.co/QGajPnexpn pic.twitter.com/6HucqXolfO— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 21, 2017On the other hand, Seattle — which finished 10-5-1 in 2016 as the top team in the NFC West — gets just one road game to start their schedule, doesn’t play back-to-back road games in consecutive weeks (but does with a bye in between) and plays in Jacksonville and Dallas in December.“So it looks like just about every element that a team can complain about is there for the Cardinals,” Clayton said. “They did not get a break. In fact, I think this is really going to hurt their chances next year to try and stay with Seattle.” Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: John Clayton, ESPN NFL insider Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact If you’re a fan of the Arizona Cardinals, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer than fans of other teams will to see your favorite team play its first home game.That’s because the Cardinals are one of three teams in 2017 to open their schedule with back-to-back road games. That’s just one of several problems that the Cardinals have to deal with, as Arizona’s newly-announced slate of games has a few quagmires. 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Cardinals also have just two primetime games in 2017, one on Monday, Sept. 25 against the Cowboys, which is also Arizona’s home opener, and one on Thursday, Nov. 9 against none other than the Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.Those Seahawks, however, have four primetime games.“It looks as though the schedule-makers or the networks do not have a belief in the Cardinals,” Clayton said.– / 2 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, general manager Steve Keim, right, and president Michael Bidwill, center, watch workouts during NFL football training camp, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Top Stories
August 9, 2019
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