Mixed emotions as Mario Bonleon bids UST farewell

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mapua dethrones La Salle Greenhills for 22nd NCAA juniors title ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Bonleon had a rollercoaster stay with the Tigers, experiencing the Finals in his rookie year in 2015 before witnessing the team’s sudden crash to the bottom at 1-13 just the year after.He left the team and sat out season 80 after a falling out with then-coach Boy Sablan but decided to return under Aldin Ayo in his final year in the UAAP, which still had its disappointments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: Bonleon, Subido announce return to UST after Sablan exit “This has to be the low point of my basketball career because I was injured the whole preseason and it was just in September that I was able to return,” said Bonleon in Filipino after UST’s 102-62 loss to Ateneo, his final game in the UAAP, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Embons Bonleon is leaving University of Santo Tomas with mixed emotions.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Bonleon admitted that he wasn’t on top condition for the Tigers in Season 81, where the Tigers finished sixth and missed the Final Four for the third straight year, after he injured his right shoulder in the preseason.It may not have been a largely successful collegiate career for Bonleon, who transfered to UST from University of the East, he still is leaving behind memories with people that helped him become who he is.“Make no mistake, I’m happy that I’m leaving but I’m also sad because I had so many friends and these are people who truly support me,” said Bonleon.“I’ll miss this team because in all of my teams this is the one that I made friends with all of my teammates and coaches. Bong LozadaADVERTISEMENT Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Akhuetie hits game winner, UP forces decider vs Adamson

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie sank the game-winning basket to lift University of the Philippines over Adamson in dramatic fashion, 73-71, Saturday night and force a rubber match in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Final Four at Mall of Asia Arena.Akhuetie, this season’s MVP, found himself free underneath the rim off a well-designed inbound play for the go-ahead bucket with only 2.6 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Knicks beat Pelicans, win consecutive games for first time Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Adamson and UP meet again in a knockout for a spot in the finals on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Fighting Maroons are in their first Final Four appearance in 21 years but they certainly didn’t look like a team that lack experience as they proved to be the steadier team down the stretch with Paul Desiderio and Akhuetie coming through in the clutch.Desiderio, the unquestioned heart and soul of the Maroons, thrived in the pressure-packed moments again. He buried a contested step back jumper that put his team ahead, 71-69, with 5.5 seconds remaining before Falcons forward Sean Manganti knotted the count at 71 with a pair of free throws with 3.7 ticks to go. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Bright for the win! UP takes the 73-71 victory. One more game. #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/46P93x3OoJ— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) November 24, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ “My guys made a play when it mattered, Juan made a great pas to Bright, Paul made a jump shot when it was needed,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol.“Adamson is very resilient and I keep on telling my players that no matter what happens we have to go through these kinds of games and we’re just blessed we got the victory.”The Soaring Falcons nearly spoiled UP’s party in the fourth quarter when they went on a 26-11 run to take a 69-65 lead after Sean Manganti’s transition layup with 2:18 left in the game.Desiderio led UP’s scoring with 19 points, all in the second half, with eight rebounds and four assists while Juan Gomez De Liaño also had 19 points with six boards.Papi Sarr led the Falcons with 23 points and nine rebounds while Manganti had 15 points and five boards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

Bong Muslims Protest against Christian State

first_imgTension brewed yesterday, the third day of the National Constitution Conference (NCC), in Gbarnga, Bong County, when a Muslim group stormed the conference hall, protesting against one of the 25 proposed amendments that should have been brought to the floor for a vote by delegates.The conference later resumed after seven hours of closed door discussions among heads of the delegations from Liberia’s 15 counties.    The item, which was part of a preliminary summary of views of Liberians, expressed during the consultation meetings in 73 Electoral Districts and the Diaspora says, “Liberia should be declared a Christian Nation.”The conference should have set the pace for the amendment of certain provisions within the 1986 Constitution, of which item 24 was no exception.The preliminary summary was taken from the people by the Constitution Review Committee (CRC).It started while the delegates were having their breakfast, when a group comprising of men, women and children attempted to march to the conference hall and started shouting “Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar.” (God is Great, God is Great). They held up placards with messages such as: “We are one people and nobody is going to divide us. No equality no peace.  “I am a Muslim and a Liberian. Do I need to be treated like second class citizen?” one placard read.They were demanding that the issue that was agreed during the CRC’s nationwide consultations should not be discussed.The protesters were prevented by CRC staffers from entering the hall.Yesterday’s protest was very peaceful with no reported casualty or vandalizing. However, armed riot police of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and those of the Liberia National Police were seen patrolling the conference hall.What was most surprising was that a majority of the protesters were not accredited by the conference organizers, to participate in the voting process, neither were they qualified to enter the hall.  Addressing journalists during their protest, Alhaji Bility, who claimed to be the group’s spokesperson, said, “Liberia, our country, is a secular state and we are going to prevent anyone changing it to a Christian nation.”“We have been living here peacefully and nobody is going to turn this country to a Christian state. We are going to protest against any decision of such from this meeting,” he maintained.Counter Bility’s statements, Rev. Jornah Woiwor, spokesman for the Liberia Restoration to Christian Heritage, insisted that they would make sure that item 24 would be voted upon by the delegates.  “This process will go on peacefully and nobody is going to stop us,” he said. “This is what our people asked us to do and we’re going to adhere to their request to turn Liberia back to a Christian nation,” he contended.“Nobody here is representing secularism. Our Muslim brothers here have the right to exercise their franchise. Are they not saying that they are a secular (group)?” he asked. “There is no possibility for the process to stall, said Rev. Woiwor, adding,  “we believe in the judgment of the CRC.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgDrivers are being warned to take extra care as snow began falling heavily across the county this evening.Blizzard conditions are already setting in across many parts of the county with more snow forecast throughout the night.This pictures shows how precarious the roads have become with one motorist going into a ditch at Meenaroy (pictured right). Donegal County Council have gritted roads this afternoon and are hoping the grit will melt snow.However the heavy falls means that the council is being forced to grit the roads again this evening and throughout the night.Gardai are warning motorists to take extra care and not to travel unless necessary.Many roads however, are passable but caution is being urged if people are driving. Temperatures are set to dip to -1c across the county meaning the snow is likely to stay in many places once it freezes.Further snowfalls are forecast for throughout the weekend.Donegal County Council’s website www.donegalcocowinterweather.ie can be accessed for further updates over the weekend. IT’S HERE! DRIVERS WARNED TO TAKE CARE AS HEAVY SNOWFALLS REPORTED was last modified: January 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmeenaroysnowlast_img read more

Loggers claim another Lakin title

first_imgThe longest Charlie Larkin Memorial Tournament championship game may have also been the wettest, as Eureka topped St. Bernards 9-4 amid a light drizzle after a tournament-record three hours Saturday night at the Arcata Ball Park. The Big 5 champion Loggers claimed their third straight tourney title — and bragging rights in the city of Eureka — with the win. St. Bernards, although on the wrong side of the win column, made tournament history as the first Little 4 team to reach the championship …last_img read more

Eats Shoots and Leaves

first_imgThis is not a crime story, but a story nonetheless.The latest human evolution star, Australopithecus sediba, ate leaves, according to its publicist, Lee Berger.  In Nature News on July 5 (Margaret J. Schoeninger entertained the idea, giving credit to the star behind the star, the father of evolution:In 1871, Charles Darwin proposed that our earliest ancestors lived in Africa alongside the ancestors of today’s gorillas and chimpanzees, and ate a diet of fruit, leaves, seeds and nuts, similar to that of these extant primates. More recently, however, an alternative hypothesis has taken precedence — that the human lineage split from the apes in part as a result of our ancestors’ ability to obtain foods in open habitats, such as grasslands and savannah woodlands, that emerged in Africa following climatic changes during the Late Miocene epoch approximately 7 million years ago. These foods included grasses, sedge plants, grass-eating insects and small animals. On page 90 of this issue,1 Henry et al. present evidence that our early relatives had a more diverse diet, and ate items such as fruits, leaves and bark. The findings will trigger a rethink of the selective pressures that resulted in the separation of the ape and human lineages, and the traits we now consider to be unique to each.Any paleoanthropology discovery failing to “trigger a rethink” would break tradition (trigger?  Remember, this is not a crime story).  Berger gave Amanda Henry the limelight as first of 9 authors of the paper,1 but Au. sediba is his baby.  Whether his baby ate leaves and bark from trees is less interesting to most readers as whether it belongs on the human family tree at all.  Scheoninger barked about some of the uncertainty involving bigger issues than just diet:The significance of these results extends beyond whether a diet based on C4 foods is a fundamental hominin trait. It also brings into question our understanding of the evolution of bipedalism — another trait that is thought of as being fundamentally human. The species in which bipedalism emerged, and the evolutionary pressures that drove this adaptation, remain topics of debate….How does the suggestion of dietary variation among hominins fit with this understanding of bipedalism and the branching of hominin species? Researchers have suggested that there was an adaptive radiation event approximately 2 million years ago, in which a common ancestor relatively rapidly gave rise to a range of bipedal species with novel traits that allowed them to move into new habitats. The unexamined assumption that all bipedal species share a unique genealogical relationship is reminiscent of evolutionary biologist Stephen J. Gould’s question: “What, if anything, is a zebra?”. Gould examined whether the three species of modern zebra are more closely related to one another than to other non-striped horse species. He concluded that striping evolved only once. We should also ask: what, if anything, is a hominin? Perhaps all ancestral ape-like species that walked on two legs and had a C4-focused diet were uniquely related to each other but were not necessarily human ancestors. Maybe humans emerged from some other hominin groups around 2 million years ago that were also bipedal and had more general, opportunistic foraging strategies, including meat-eating. Only enterprising studies into other aspects of australopithecine and hominin life, like Henry and colleagues’ analysis of Au. sediba‘s diet, will provide us with definitive answers.Since definitive answers are lacking here, readers might like to look elsewhere.  One place to look is Discovery Institute’s latest book, Science and Human Origins by Ann Gauger, Douglas Axe and Casey Luskin, announced June 20 on Evolution News & Views (see lengthy review at ENV June 25).  A later post on Evolution News & Views by David Klinghoffer described one chapter by Luskin that presents the appearance of the genus Homo as a “big bang” reminiscent of the Cambrian explosion.  Postulating ape-like australopithecines to be human ancestors is “plagued with problems,” Luskin’s research survey revealed, a fact that the media “labor to obscure”.  Particularly, Au. sediba presents evolutionary tree problems, Klinghoffer commented in another post on Evolution News & Views: a diet of bark and leaves makes it less hominin-like and more ape-like than Berger wants. So if Au. sediba eats shoots, barks and leaves, is Berger barking up the wrong tree?Click here for ENV’s list of articles about Science and Human Origins.  If Darwin led evolutionists down the primrose path for over 140 years, that would be a crime.1. Henry et al., “The diet of Australopithecus sediba,” Nature 487 (05 July 2012), pp. 90–93, doi:10.1038/nature11185.“Eats shoots and leaves” is a humorous phrase teachers use to point out the importance of punctuation to understanding (is it about a criminal or a koala?).  But even if we take Berger’s meaning, it doesn’t mean he has understanding: especially if, after 141 years, Darwin’s tribe of forensic investigators still has to stuff their understanding in the pigeonhole labeled “things to do tomorrow.”  We wonder what kind of “enterprising studies” Scheoninger has in mind.  If history is any guide, the Darwinian form of “enterprising studies” belongs at Comedy Central, where they try to keep you laughing but never serve the beef; just empty promises that further studies will provide understanding. Shoot; make like a tree, and leaf for a real burger joint. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Team South Africa: Bridgitte Hartley

first_img14 May 2012South African sprint canoe star Bridgitte Hartley carries realistic medal hopes into the London Olympic Games after a remarkable performance in qualifying for the event.The South African Sports Commission and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) required Hartley to prove her medal potential in international competition, which she attempted to do at the World Championhips in Szeged, Hungary in August 2011.Matters didn’t look good when she failed to qualify for the A-final. Undeterred, Hartley responded in the best possible way, flying to victory in the B-final in a world record time of 1:46.90, which would have won her the A-final by a tenth of a second.Beijing OlympicsShe represented South Africa four years ago at the Beijing Olympics, competing in the K2 500m with Michelle Eray. Despite having paddled only three months together, they made it into the semi-finals.The following year, in 2009, Hartley became the first African to medal at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships when she placed third in the K1 1 000 metres in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.She finished just over a second behind Hungarian great Katalin Kovacs, who also won the 500 metres title, and about half-a-second behind second placed Franziska Weber of Germany.World Cup successHartley has tasted gold medal success in World Cup events too, indicating that she has the goods to make it onto the podium.Last year, she was crowned the overall ICF World Cup series champion, which underlined her consistency competing at the top levels of the sport.Interviewed by Graeme Joffe on News24 in March, Hartley said: “I never dreamt 10 years ago that I would be competing in the Olympics.“I have always been an athlete and I have always been competitive, but I have never been a top athlete in any particular sport until I took up paddling,” Hartley said.The right coach“I found the right coach as well, and I think just to stay determined, and keep persevering because eventually you are going to get that reward and if you keep your goal in sight, and you keep going for it, you will definitely achieve it.”The coach Hartley referred to is Hungarian Nandor Almasi, a former South African national coach, who helped Ruth Nortje finish seventh in the K1 500 metres in the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and Alan van Coller finish eighth in the men’s event.He has also coached Shaun Rubenstein, who has excelled in everything from sprints to marathon, and sprinter Jen Hodson, who made the K1 500m final at the Beijing Olympics.‘Getting it right on the day’Hartley knows she can win in London, which was underlined in her comment to the Zululand Observer in April. “It’s all about getting it right on the day,” she said.“I have beaten the top contenders before in World Cup events and if I am blessed with an injury-free preparation, I will be ready for the challenge.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The South African who dresses the walkers

first_imgEulyn Hufkie-Womble makes her mark on the zombies in the international television series, The Walking Dead. She’s a dab hand at making new clothes look old, and at adding litres of pus and blood. She also gives each character a signature piece. Eulyn Hufkie-Womble is a South African designer who’s not afraid to dress the zombies. (Images: Supplied )• Sanitary pad project gives poor and rural girls dignity • The sharp-dressed men of Africa • Watch: Nelson Mandela’s first television interview • Doctors Without Borders asks if you can make the #ToughDecisions • Voodoo Funk: Ambassador of Afrobeat Melissa JavanEulyn Hufkie-Womble is one of a few people who can brag about dressing actors in filthy, bloodied and pus-stained clothes for a hit international television series.The South African-born costume designer for The Walking Dead can also boast about being one of the creators of the series’ action figures. She is very proud to be part of the production of these miniature characters: “I was like: ‘Oh my gosh! I designed super heroes!’ It’s amazing. It doesn’t get better than that!”In an interview with US television show Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, Hufkie-Womble explains that she is very attentive to detail, and that her designs were very important to her. Daryl’s poncho/cap on the show is a case in point: “They wouldn’t have done it the way I asked,” she explains. “But it was really important to me that it was done correctly. It was a Navaho design and he is a trekker… And they actually made it perfect! I love it!”Hufkie-Womble, who grew up in Elfindale, in Cape Town, has been working on The Walking Dead since its second season. The series is now broadcasting its fifth season on Fox International Channels. Fans on social media rave about her costumes and actress Melissa McBride, who plays character Carol Peletier, refers to Hufkie-Womble as the “wardrobe goddess”.Fellow actors and fans also sings Hufkie-Womble’s praises on Twitter:We love you @EulynCHW! Photo from #WSCSF #EulynsArmy @WalkrStalkrCon #TheWalkingDead #TWD pic.twitter.com/vcc2QER9ak— Macy Rose (@_macy_rose_) March 17, 2015@CarolsSweater @EulynCHW Eulyn’s work is extremely nuanced and specific. Her work envelops you and makes you instantly jump into character.— Ann Mahoney (@ANNIEMOHO) March 21, 2015The scriptA new script is issued every seven days. “I have to get into the characters’ heads in order to make choices for them,” she says. “I think about what they did for a living pre-apocalypse. How have they stayed alive – hiding behind others; cunning; standing out as a warrior? How did they get to work pre-apocalypse – by car, train or bicycle? Are they vegetarian, et cetera?”In an interview with South African online news portal IOL, Hufkie-Womble says she does a lot of research around her characters. “The design sometimes comes from strange and even dark places. Like researching the Great Depression or war or poverty has brought me to tears. I feel that our show sends a strong message about survival and I try to make the clothing as real as possible.” Eulyn Hufkie-Womble has worked on The Walking Dead since its second season. The fifth season is currently playing on Fox International Channels. (Image: AMC via playbuzz.com)The beauty in dirtDespite the darkness, Hufkie-Womble says she is able to see the beauty in it. That her parents who were always positive people encouraged her to see the beauty in things on a daily basis, says the designer. “I think the dirt and sweat can be sexy. I see who the person was before they became a ‘walker.’”Ageing clothing is another aspect of designing the wardrobe for the show that she enjoys. “Also, they [the walkers] never get a fresh set of clothes. It wouldn’t be The Walking Dead if they looked clean.”Despite this, the walkers sometimes add an accessory or change their outfits a bit. “Maggie is much tougher this year. She’s left the whole farmgirl thing behind – nothing cute or frilly anymore. Daryl has also changed. This season he has a poncho. It’s not quite Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. It’s got a little bit more edge than that.”Start from scratchAlthough she studied accounting at the University of Cape Town, she wasn’t interested in going into that field. She worked as a model, but knew that she couldn’t model forever, she adds. “When I was a model, I asked a designer who had dressed me to give me a chance to do what she did.”Yet the accounting background has stood Hufkie-Womble in good stead in her career. “Understanding clothing and character study is very important, but so is studying business or accounting. The film industry is a business and managing money is also part of a costume designer’s job.”Hufkie-Womble and her husband, an American, moved to the United States because both of them worked in the film industry. Despite making a name for herself in South Africa, once in the US she had to start out at the bottom again as a runner. “When I moved to the US, I had to start from scratch. No-one cared that I was a designer in South Africa.”As a runner, Hufkie-Womble organised hangers into piles, carried rails, made coffee and got to see how costume designing worked. “I loved it. I knew immediately that this was where I belonged.“By the time I started on The Walking Dead, I was a costumer. In season one, I worked on set as a costumer, working with actors, and in season two I was offered the job as designer,” she says. “I cried on the phone with our producer, Tom Luse. I was so happy; it was a dream come true!”Once in a while, Hufkie-Womble puts video clips on You Tube to show how she tears, shreds and colours The Walking Dead clothing.Asked by the online portal AMC TV how the pus used in the show was made, she answered: “Paint. It’s different colours that we mix up to match the clothing that we create… We’re like ‘add more pus’ or ‘add more blood’. Blood is a huge deal on the set as well. They’re all different and they’re all labelled, and it’s very specific how we know what fresh zombie blood is, what old zombie blood is, what fresh human blood is, and what old human blood is.”The clothesWhen it comes to choosing clothing for the show, the quality of the material is very important, and Hufkie-Womble searches several shops to find what she needs. Once she does, she buys between five to 10 pieces of one item.This is because she has to wash and re-dye the clothing pieces. “I once left a shirt in bleach over the weekend. When I came back, all that was left was buttons,” she says. “A lot of people think I just buy a lot of nonsense, but it actually has to be nice quality to work.”Her favourite characters to dress were the young girls. “They grew up in the apocalypse, so they were not bogged down with gender roles. They wore boys’ clothing but then tied it into a cute knot on the side. Those little details make a good costume.”She laughs when she tells of the first time one of the girls came for a fitting. “She was like ‘I feel so emotional. This is probably how a bride feels on her wedding day!’ She is so dramatic and does a great job.”Hufkie-Womble also makes a signature piece for each character: Carl has his hat and his miss-matched shoes; Rick has his boots and belt; Michonne, the African descendant warrior, has her African-printed headband. “Danai’s [Guirira] parents are from Zimbabwe and I wanted to honour our African heritage. Plus, it looks amazing on her.”About South AfricaShe misses her family in Cape Town a lot, says Hufkie-Womble, and she tries to visit at least once a year. “Cape Town is the most beautiful place with beautiful people. The town has a beautiful spirit.“I miss the food. There’s nothing like a warm Cape Malay koeksister with coffee on a Sunday morning. Yum!”Watch Eulyn Hufkie-Womble explain what she does to the zombies’ wardrobe:last_img read more

Geocache Care – How to Earn Both Types of Smileys

first_imgPractice Proper Care and “Feeding” of GeocachesGood geocache maintenance is the story of two smiles. You earn a digital smiley for your Geocaching profile by finding a geocache. If you’ve found a well-maintained geocache it often leads to a real, in the flesh, teeth showing, ear-to-ear smile. Now, we’re on a quest for even more smiles. It’s the perfect time to help.When you find a geocache, treat it with care and lend a helping hand if it’s necessary. After signing the log book, make sure the geocache is clear of debris and return it to the original hiding spot. If you notice the geocache is no longer water-tight, the log needs to be replaced, or anything else that needs some geocache love, submit a “Needs Maintenance” log on the geocache page. The geocache owner will receive a message and a red wrench icon will appear.If the geocache is well-maintained, make sure to include a thank you to the geocache owner in your log. And, of course, don’t forget to smile.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Relatedlast_img read more

Google finds its Glass after two years in the dark

first_imgDavid Curry Tags:#AR#Augmented Reality#Google#Google Glass#Google X#Internet of Things#IoT#work Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img After two years in the dark, Google Glass has returned, launching a new enterprise edition (EE) that several major corporations have already deployed into their workforce.Google Glass EE improves on the first model — sold to enthusiasts for $1,500 — with better networking, security, a faster processor, more battery life, and a higher megapixel camera.See Also: Google slashes needs for YouTube creators working on VR contentThe search giant has listened to complaints over the last two years, as corporations trialled the technology in secret. When recording video, Google Glass now flashes a green light, and the electronics can be unclipped from the frame and added to normal prescription lenses.The software has also been improved to work in multiple workplace environments. DHL, General Electric, Samsung, and Volkswagen, amongst others, have built software on-top of Glass, which employees use as step-by-step guides on how to perform a task.Building employee performanceResults over the two years show a significant increase in performance by employees that wear Google Glass. According to Backchannel, AGCO, an agriculture equipment manufacturer, is so impressed by Glass that is plans to order between 500 to 1000 devices in the next 18 months, enough for its entire workforce.Glass was touted as the possible successor to the iPhone when it was first revealed, but that seems very unlikely now, and Google has seemingly settled on its usefulness in the enterprise.That said, Apple is exploring ways to make augmented reality palatable to consumers, launching ARkit at WWDC this year. IKEA will launch an AR app as one of Apple’s launch partners this fall. Follow the Puck Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more