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Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A robot passes a basket containing drinks to a woman in wheelchair during an unveiling event in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2019. Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO— Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the “Robot Games.”Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title He said the suits would also be used away from the venues in “related facilities and airports.”He said the suit improved “efficiency” by about 20 percent, allowing the wearer to lift more, and for a longer time.Battery life if about four hours, and the suit gives the wearer the ability to lift about 10 kilograms (22 pounds) more with the same energy expended.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Through this occasion, people in the world will be able to realize how advanced Japan is in terms of robot technology,” Hideyo Hirata, director of technology services for the Tokyo Olympics, told reporters.Minoru Yamauchi of Toyota, the general manager for 2020 Robot Development, said the automaker is branching out and becoming a “mobility company.”“We have been looking at how we can support the daily lives of people, and how we can develop robots that can partner with daily life,” Yamauchi said. “In the Tokyo Olympics, there will be many guests in wheelchairs and we would like them enjoy the games without worrying about their mobility.”Yoshifumi Uchida, general manager of Panasonic’s Paralympic department, said its power assist suit technology was developed partly because of Japan’s aging population. This could help get more women and the elderly into the working population.“We would like to have a society where people can work without caring about gender differences or age differences,” Uchida said. “When you are carrying a suitcase or a heavy box, this is where the power assist suit becomes valuable.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 award Magic get crucial win in NBA playoffs chase, rout Cavaliers Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tokyo Olympic official Masaaki Komiya pointed out that Japan is known for its robot technology, and the 2020 Summer Games are a good place to show off.“Robots should not overwhelm people,” Komiya, the vice director general to the Tokyo Olympics, told a news conference. “Robots are something that have an amicable relationship with human beings and can work together. That’s the kind of robots we envision.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe robots are made by major Olympic sponsor Toyota Motor Corp. Toyota officials said 16 of the so-called “human support robots” will be used at the National Stadium with five other “delivery support robots” also being available.Not to be outdone, Panasonic Corp.— also a major Olympic sponsor — showed off its “power assist suit.” When worn, the suit offers support to the back and hip area and allows for heavy objects to be lifted with less effort. Panasonic said 20 of the suits will be used at the Olympics and could help guests with their luggage and with other lifting chores. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Athletics Federation Elections Saturday

first_imgLiberia Athletics Federation president Mulbah Z. Zaza is going to the elections unopposedThe Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) will this weekend go to the polls to elect officers that will run the affairs of the federation for the next four years.The elections are part of the LAF’s 59th General Assembly. According to the LAF Elections Commission, five candidates have been qualified to contest for the various positions and will go unopposed.The five candidates include incumbent president Mulbah Z. Zaza; Gbour S. Wilson, Vice President for Administration; Frederick B. Krah, Vice President for Technical Affairs; Kokurlo E. Roberts, Treasurer; and Isaac T. Z. Montgomery, Financial Secretary, who was nominated by Liberty Athletics Club.The elections commission on November 15 announced that 16 persons will cast their votes in Saturday’s polls. Members of the Executive Committee and two representatives each from the six registered clubs will this weekend assemble at the offices of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) on Randall Street, where the elections will be held.The elections of officers for the next quadrennial (2018 to 2022) are in consonance with the bylaws and Constitution of the LAF, and those of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Field lab victory

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ALL the current and future residents of the areas around the former Rocketdyne site won a victory Wednesday with a judge’s ruling that the site must be fully cleaned up before it is safe for use. The Department of Energy’s plan had been to leave 99 percent of the contaminated soil at the former Santa Susana Field Lab, despite the knowledge of toxins and radiation and even a nuclear meltdown. The plan wasn’t nearly enough to satisfy people who worried that letting the land be developed without a full toxic cleanup would endanger many lives. The Santa Susana Field Lab site is clearly not safe for use yet. And the judge was right to force a full cleanup.last_img read more

Newcastle legend Shearer blasts Owen for retirement confession

first_imgNot sure @nufc fans, teammates or employers will want to thank him. 🤔 https://t.co/cMyqrTvhQp— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 26, 2018Another former Newcastle striker, talkSPORT’s Micky Quinn, sided with Shearer.He argued: “You’ve got to think of the club’s he was at during the latter stages of his career and the money he was earning – those club’s weren’t getting value for money.“The supporters weren’t getting value for money by watching him, i.e Newcastle.“He was never going to give them value for money in his own head.” impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack “I was quick, running in channels, beating people,” he said.“That’s who I was – compared to the last six or so years when I turned into the only thing I could.“I was petrified of running into a channel. I just knew I was going to tear a muscle.“For six or seven years I hated it. I couldn’t wait to retire. It wasn’t me.”However, Shearer was not impressed, tweeting: “Not sure NUFC fans, team-mates or employers will want to thank him.’ Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal ALTERED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings “In his own head, he was never going to give them value for money.”@MickQuinn1089 says #NUFC fans should feel short-changed by @TheMichaelOwen after the former England striker spoke about his injury problems 🤕 pic.twitter.com/ppY9gzw89H— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 27, 2018Owen remains Newcastle’s record signing after his £16.5m move from Real Madrid in 2005 and he was club captain when Shearer temporarily became manager in 2009.Owen missed the penultimate game of the relegation season – a 1-0 home defeat by Fulham – and former physio Paul Ferris recently revealed in his autobiography that ‘he didn’t want to risk his groin because he was out of contract in the summer and was saying, “I’ll not get a contract at another club if I’m injured”.’He failed to score a single goal under Shearer’s tenancy. MONEY Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has slammed Michael Owen for admitting that he ‘could not wait to retire’ during the last seven years of his career.Owen, in a revealing interview with BT Sport, said he did not enjoy the tail end of his career due to persistent muscle injuries. highlights LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Shearer and Owen were team-mates at Newcastle silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decadelast_img read more

HOW DONEGAL MEN CAN ‘EVOLVE’ TO LOOK GOOD ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

first_imgThe biggest date night of the year is fast approaching. We’ve all seen those mismatched couples out on the town…the lady in a fancy dress, her date attired in old faded jeans and runners that have seen their day! So guys…whether you’re keeping the evening out on the casual side, or if you’re dressing it up a bit more, our friends at Evolve Menswear in Letterkenny have some great tips to help keep your love life “Evolving”! A GREAT PAIR OF JEANS: if you do not own this important item, we suggest you make your way to Evolve and buy a pair now – you will be glad you did. This is one item that you absolutely cannot live without. It will be your fashion staple in terms of casual and dress-casual occasions. This can be paired with a great t-shirt and a blazer or perhaps a fancy double-collar shirt with or without a tie.CHINOS: Chinos are a popular item to have in your wardrobe this season. Don’t be afraid to have some fun with their various colours! Evolve stock a wide range of colours, shapes and sizes.A SMART CASUAL BLAZER: is a must-have item, and NO, it is not actually your suit jacket! Guys put on a jacket for the date and right away, your basic shirt gets a face lift. Those jeans that you’ve just bought will instantly look even better. If you want to really wow her, put a folded pocket square in the breast pocket of the jacket in a corresponding colour to your shirt or better yet, on the day of love, make it red or pink!SHIRTS ARE AN ALL-TIME FAVOURITE: Carry this elegant look by teaming up with chinos or jeans to get the semi-formal look. Or go with dress trousers for a more formal look. Tuck in the shirt loosely to get the perfect look. If you are wearing a blazer, plain shirts are best inside the blazer. White is a hot pick for a Valentine’s Day date! But you can be bold by mixing patterned shirts with the right blazer. SHOES TELL A LOT ABOUT A MAN! If you are wearing a slim jean, pair them with a slim dressy shoe. Choose casual lace-up trainers or boots for a boot-cut jean. Canvas trainers are big for Spring Summer and are perfect with chinos.MAKE AN EFFORT: If you are going super casual, you still need to make an effort. A slim fit t-shirt with a great pair of jeans is simple, casual and attractive. Wear a hoodie or jacket and sneakers to finish the look.BE UNIQUE: How about something that gets you noticed for your uniqueness? Now don’t go too far with this one, guys. For example, an eye-catching belt (which should match the colour of your shoes when going for a dressy look), a smashing pair of socks, a cosy scarf, a smart tie, or perhaps a stellar wallet. Don’t forget that the ladies notice detail and you would be remiss to put on a great ensemble and omit the detail!Evolve Menswear has everything you need to impress your Valentine, and trends to carry you through Spring and Summer. They are located in the Letterkenny Retail Park. Opening hours are Mon-Wed 9:30am-6pm; Thur & Fri 9:30am-9pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 12noon-6pm.HOW DONEGAL MEN CAN ‘EVOLVE’ TO LOOK GOOD ON VALENTINE’S DAY! was last modified: February 12th, 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:evolve menswearSt.Valentine’s Daylast_img read more

LAPD terror efforts to be given audit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week While court monitoring ended in the 1990s, the audits still were mandated under department guidelines. But the last Police Commission audit – which was to be overseen by a two-person panel – was for fiscal year 1997. Commission staff said the audits, which aren’t required under a federal consent decree, ceased amid other workload demands. Mark Rosenbaum, ACLU of Southern California legal director and one of the attorneys who negotiated the 1984 settlement, said Commission Vice President Alan Skobin – the commission’s liaison to the LAPD on terrorism matters – has assured him that the audit will be done in a timely manner. “We’ll watch it really carefully,” Rosenbaum said, saying the ACLU will give the inspector general a reasonable time to complete a “solid audit.” Skobin said in an interview that he learned about a year ago the audits weren’t being done but waited until more inspector general resources became available to press the issue. LAPD’s chief watchdog will launch an audit of the department’s anti-terrorism activities early next year in the wake of a Daily News report that found the mandatory reviews haven’t been conducted for more than seven years. Los Angeles Police Department Inspector General Andre Birotte said last week that he had not yet determined the scope of the audit, including whether it will cover only the Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Section or its larger umbrella group, the Major Crimes Division. “The broader the scope would be ideal, but we have to take a look first before we can define it, and we have to consider our resources,” Birotte said. The annual audits were a key condition of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California’s 1984 $1.8 million settlement with the city, and were intended to end police abuses of keeping secret dossiers on prominent individuals. Skobin said he had been briefed regularly on police intelligence activities in accordance with the department’s guidelines adopted Dec. 10, 1996. “Part of what we’re going to do is to institutionalize the audits through the Inspector General’s office as an additional layer of civilian oversight of anti-terrorism. We’ve already had several meetings on the audit. Everybody’s going to be very pleased with the thoroughness and safeguards put in place so audits happen in the future. Strong civilian oversight of the anti-terrorism division – that is solved.” Skobin said he would be personally involved in the upcoming audit. Under department procedures, the commission president or his designee serves as the board’s “Undercover Investigation Committee” to ensure civilian oversight of LAPD’s covert operations. The committee must approve a handful of activities, including undercover investigations, undercover Internet activity, use of restricted equipment such as audio recording devices and transmitters, and the infiltration of nontarget organizations to gain access to target organizations. Skobin said he had been notified by LAPD properly on those matters in accordance with the guidelines. Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Kathleen among first to answer call for pioneering female gardaí

first_imgAn accomplished Donegal woman has been honoured this week during the 60th Anniversary celebrations of women joining An Garda Síochána.Veteran Garda Kathleen Kelly (nee McFadden) from Gaoth Dobhair was one of the first 12 females to join An Garda Síochána 60 years ago this week.Garda Kathleen McFadden. Photo: Garda Síochána DonegalIn July 1959, following a long-running campaign by civic groups and with the support of the then Garda Commissioner and Government, 12 women joined An Garda Siochana and were allocated to Pearse Street Station. Since then, women have made a crucial contribution to the organisation as well as society. Kathleen’s trailblazing policing career led her to meet her husband, retired Chief Superintendent Tim Kelly. Together they have five children.A special commemoration took place in Dublin today to celebrate the women who have served in An Garda Síochána over the last 60 years. The event was attended by some of those first 12 female Gardaí, but Kathleen Kelly received a special surprise in her home instead.Donegal Garda members, including Inspector Shaun Grant, Sergeant Elaine Gordon, and Gardaí Martina Fowley and Grainne Doherty, visited Mrs Kelly and her family to present her with a commemorative gift. The visit was a chance for Kathleen and members to look back on her many years in the force and to pay tribute to the precedent she has set for many local women.Kathleen Kelly honoured on 60th Anniversary of Women Joining An Garda Síochána. Photo: Garda Síochána DonegalPhoto: Garda Síochána DonegalGarda Commissioner Drew Harris has today praised the first cohort of female gardaí as brave and inspiring pioneers. Speaking at the event in Dublin, Commissioner Harris said: “Sixty years ago these pioneers of policing in Ireland took the brave and honourable step of becoming a Garda and, in doing so, not only helped protect the communities they served, but also inspired many other women to follow in their footsteps.”There are currently 3,780 females making up 27% of Garda members. This is above the European average for female representation within police services. In addition, 26% of the Garda reserve are female and 76% of Garda staff are also female.Commissioner Harris added: “We have come a long way since the first 12 women joined An Garda Síochána in July 1959. Female representation within the ranks of An Garda Síochána is strong. Women perform duty across the whole range of operational units and bureaus. Every day the women of An Garda Síochána make a positive difference to individuals and the communities this organisation serves across the country and further afield.”As part of this, Commissioner Harris said An GardaSíochána would be establishing a Women’s Network to support and encourage women in the advancement of their careers in the organisation.Kathleen among first to answer call for pioneering female gardaí was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:garda siochanakathleen kellylast_img read more

Former QPR boss condemns Chelsea over Clattenburg allegations

first_imgFormer QPR manager Neil Warnock has condemned Chelsea for lodging a complaint about referee Mark Clattenburg.Chelsea allege that the official used “inappropriate language” towards two of their players in Sunday’s match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.“You know my relationship with referees but I have got to say I am disgusted with what’s gone on. I’m on Mark Clattenburg’s side,” Warnock told talkSPORT.The Leeds boss added: “We ask referees to man-manage and that’s what he does.“I’m sure he might have said a few things but are you telling me if Chelsea had won that game that there would have been one iota of a complaint?“He’s not had the best of games but the Torres one was the one decision he got slightly wrong.“I think he has made a mistake but they are trying to kill him and I don’t agree with that at all.”Click here for the Chelsea v Man Utd quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Steph Curry — no NBA title, but can ‘Holey Moley’ ease the pain?

first_imgOK, so Stephen Curry didn’t get the NBA three-peat that he and his Golden State Warriors so craved. And we’re not sure anything can truly ease the sting of a Finals downfall.But Curry’s summer perhaps became at least a little brighter with the news that he has a prime-time TV hit on his hands.“Holey Moley,” a supersized mini-golf competition executive produced for ABC by Curry and his Unanimous Media company, has racked up solid ratings since its debut airing last week. In fact, the numbers …last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – September 28, 2011

first_imgSeasonal Geocache MaintenanceAs the northern hemisphere passes into fall and spring comes to the southern hemisphere, it is time for geocache owners to think about cache maintenance. Seasonal changes can affect both geocache locations and geocache containers. Perhaps the hint to find your cache was “near the log in the middle of the field,” but the log that was very obvious in the winter has since been obscured by tall grass and wild flowers. You will need to visit the cache location to see the new setting and update your hint. Maybe the elements have been hard on your cache container and it needs to be replaced.There are many other factors that can affect the quality of your cache – everything from animals to full logbooks – so please make sure to visit the cache location every so often and keep an eye out for any “needs maintenance” logs on your cache page. Our goal as a community should be to make sure that any issues with a cache are fixed quickly; geocachers should seldom, if ever, find a cache that needs maintenance. If there is an issue with your cache that cannot be immediately fixed, please temporarily disable the cache listing, so that people do not search for it, and fix the issue as soon as possible.Read more about proper geocache maintenance.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related9 Tips for responsible cache maintenanceJune 6, 2017In “Learn”Deep Blue Something (GC43K9C) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 2, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more