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a month agoReal Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior: Why Osasuna goal brought me to tears

first_imgReal Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior: Why Osasuna goal brought me to tearsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid attacker Vinicius Junior has explained his tears after scoring in victory over Osasuna.Vinicius says he cried as being injured it had been a “little difficult” for him to rediscover the form of last season.He said, “I cried because after my injury it was a bit complicated. It was taking a long time to play as before. I was not so happy. “Today I was calmer and nothing better than before a derby. After so many games, I had never been so many without scoring. “I am delighted to have scored again.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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This Might Be A Perfect Description Of What Jim Harbaugh Looks Like

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines gathers his team before the start of the game.ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches his team warm up before the game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The best bit in sports radio is The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz‘s “What He Looks Like Game.” Le Batard, Stugotz and Co., with the help of their listeners, try to come up with perfect descriptions of what people in sports look like. Some examples:Paxton Lynch looks like the old school Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo.Vin Scully looks like the one real human in a Disney movie filled with animated talking animals.Dan Gilbert looks like the guy who shaves in the locker room mirror at the gym while totally nude.They’ve come up with one for Jim Harbaugh and, Ohio State fans, it’s pretty perfect, right?Jim Harbaugh looks like the guy who yells at his wife in front of everyone when they lose at Pictionary on gamenight pic.twitter.com/Whz6ERQVAI— What He Looks Like (@WhatHeLooksLike) May 8, 2016He totally does.last_img read more

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Techies death HC frowns on illegal hoardings

first_imgChennai: Coming down heavily on the Tamil Nadu government over illegal hoardings, the Madras High Court on Friday wondered how many more lives should be lost as a result of such banners, endangering the lives of people.A day after a 23-year-old woman techie came under the wheels of a water tanker after she fell losing balance when an illegal hoarding crashed on her in a city suburb, the court asked if the government will take a firm stand against such unauthorised banners. “How many more litres of blood the state government needs to paint the roads with,” a Division Bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee wondered. The court asked whether at least now Chief Minister K Palaniswami will be willing to issue a statement against such unauthorised banners.last_img

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Humboldt Broncos hockey player Evan Thomas remembered in Saskatoon

first_imgSASKATOON – Humboldt Broncos player Evan Thomas was remembered Monday as a humble and compassionate young man who wanted a career in medicine.A memorial was held this afternoon for the 18-year-old in his hometown of Saskatoon.Mini hockey sticks were handed out to people as they entered SaskTel Centre.Family members walked into the service beneath hockey sticks raised in the air by Thomas’s friends and former teammates.Mourners heard that Thomas, nicknamed E.T., was also passionate about playing baseball and was brilliant in school, winning a top science award in Grade 11.Thomas and 15 others on the Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus died after a collision between it and a semi-truck on April 6.last_img

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Ashley Greene Puts The Heat On Hunger

first_imgFor most children, summer is a time of fun and excitement, but for 18 million children in communities across the country it means the end of access to the free or reduced-price meals that nourish them during the school year.For every six children receiving free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, five lose access to those meals as public schools close for the summer.Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, hosted a special Put the Heat on Hunger volunteer event last week with celebrity friends Ashley Greene and Darby Stanchfield.The event was held at one of Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s partner agencies, Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School. Los Angeles County, according to recent Feeding America Map the Meal Gap data, has 536,100 food-insecure children, more than any other county in the United States.Greene, Stanchfield and other volunteers toured the school, served lunch and distributed fresh produce to 120 children at an on-site farmer’s market. Los Angeles Regional Food Bank supplied the produce, which included apples, oranges, potatoes, tomatoes and plums.“The end of the school year is a stressful time for many families across the country, and it should not be,” said Diana Aviv, Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America. “When children lose access to school meals, their families’ grocery bills skyrocket and families are forced to make tough choices between food and other basic necessities.”Across the nation, the Feeding America network of food banks works to bridge this summer meal gap. Last year, 127 Feeding America food banks helped distribute 9.5 million meals to children at nearly 5,000 sites like the Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School.“We must ensure that our children receive adequate nutrition and support throughout the summer months,” said Aviv. “The Feeding America network feeds more children than any other hunger-relief organization in the county and we encourage everyone to partner with us to ensure all children have access to healthy meals regardless of the season.”Feeding America is teaming up with its Entertainment Council members and celebrity friends to host a series of Put the Heat on Hunger events across the country. The events are designed to raise awareness of the issue of child hunger and encourage the public to get involved.To learn more about summer hunger and how you can Put the Heat on Hunger in your community, visit FeedingAmerica.org.last_img read more

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Draymond Green Is Key For The Warriors In Game 7

Draymond Green’s playmaking PASSES TO SHOOTEREFG%QSQQSI Games 1-44945.953.9-8.0 Game 5856.353.9+2.3 Crunch time in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals wasn’t subtle. The Oklahoma City Thunder lost the ability to run even basic basketball plays — they had six turnovers in the last five minutes, with four coming in a disastrous two-minute stretch — and Kevin Durant, who has played masterful defense all series, spent the final possessions looking like an overgrown Tim Thomas. Klay Thompson carried the Golden State Warriors with a record-setting 11-for-18 performance from three, and Stephen Curry registered enough of a pulse to get the Warriors over the final hump. But just as important to the Warriors’ Game 6 win as those runs of inept or brilliant play was Draymond Green’s return to form.The Warriors are solid favorites to win Game 7 tonight: -7 at the sports books, 70 percent to win by ESPN Stats & Info’s Basketball Power Index and 68 percent to win by our CARM-Elo forecast. Plenty of factors will go into tonight’s result, including the reemergence of Curry’s shot and handle and the sustained defense of both teams (the Warriors contested 56 of 58 field goal attempts by Durant and Russell Westbrook in Game 6 and forced each to shoot under 40 eFG%, according to player-tracking data). Curry also seemed to begin to solve Durant switching onto him in Game 6. But the Warriors need Green to play in Game 7 like the all-world playmaker of the regular season and Game 6.Green was lively on offense and forceful on defense in Game 6 in ways he wasn’t in Games 3 and 4, both won by the Thunder. He pressured the ball high and made crucial stops in the fourth quarter after the Warriors went to their “Lineup of Death” with about six and a half minutes remaining remaining. And throughout the game, he created shots for the Warriors at a rate and of a quality that was more like his regular season performance, when he was one of the best playmakers in the league.Using player-tracking data from the NBA, we can show Green’s ups and downs as a playmaker. Here’s the qSQ (shot quality expressed as the predicted effective field goal percentage of a shot, as determined by factors like defender location and where the shot came from) and qSI (how much better shooters did than the qSQ prediction) for Green’s passes to shooters in the regular season, and in the Western Conference finals so far. Game 61471.454.1+17.3 Green’s regular season numbers are outstanding — at +5.6, he ranked fourth in the NBA1Among players who passed to shooters at least 500 times. in qSI (meaning his teammates made shots he created for them more than player-tracking data expected), edging out both Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul (each at 5.2). High qSI numbers stem from having good teammates, but just as much, they come from providing value on shots that still escapes the scope of player-tracking data. Mike Conley, for instance, was No. 1 in the league (+6.7) before he went out to injury, and his Memphis Grizzlies are stocked with guys who couldn’t hit the ocean from an aircraft carrier.You can see in the numbers that Green’s passes weren’t very effective early in the series, but you could see this in the games just as easily, particularly in Games 3 and 4. Partly this was due to Durant playing suffocating defense, but Green wasn’t driving, rolling to the rim or putting pressure on the defense in any of the ways that he typically does. The shot difficulty numbers are broadly the same, but this is a place where the numbers don’t tell the whole story, with many of Green’s passes coming a little mistimed or just slightly out of rhythm. The result was a bunch of possessions that looked like this: Green came to life somewhat in Game 5, but in Game 6 he was outstanding. It’s tempting to look at that massive qSI number and assume that Thompson simply shot the Holy Ghost out of the ball, inflating Green’s numbers. That’s a little true — eight of the 14 shots Green created went to Thompson, who hit four, including three of his threes — but Green also created many of those with pressure and timing. In other words, this wasn’t simply the difference between shooters making and missing shots, but a fundamental change in the quality of the shots, even if player-tracking data doesn’t quite catch it.Consider the fast break in the video below, where Green drives into Durant’s chest before passing off to Andre Iguodala. On a similar play in Game 4 (in the above video), he passed off before putting his body on Durant, allowing KD to recover and break up the play. Source: NBA player tracking data Regular season1,06162.056.4+5.6 If Golden State gets more plays like these out of Green in Game 7, the Warriors will be that much closer to regaining their peak form, and likely on their way back to the NBA Finals. read more

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Monchi and Dembele are unhappy with Malcoms transfer to Barcelona

first_imgAS Roma’s sporting director is analyzing legal action against Barcelona over Malcom’s transfer, and Ousmane Dembele is meditating an exit from the Catalan club.The latest FC Barcelona signing Malcom has produced some serious ripple effects in both Rome and Barcelona, the Brazilian’s arrival in the Catalan city came as an unexpected surprise from the AS Roma board of directors. The Italian club’s sporting manager Monchi, explained to Cadena COPE the reason his club might be considering to take legal actions against FC Barcelona. He states that AS Roma had a closed deal with the player and the Catalan club got in the middle of the negotiations. But that’s not all, French winger Ousmane Dembele is very unhappy with Malcom’s arrival because he sees it as a clear message directed towards him.?️ Monchi, director deportivo de la @OfficialASRoma:➡️ “Tengo mensajes con los agentes de Malcom y del presidente del Girondins con el acuerdo cerrado. Esta mañana me piden subir la oferta porque el Barça está pagando más. Estamos valorando si tomar procedimientos legales” pic.twitter.com/OKZbYMBdE8— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) July 24, 2018David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Monchi spoke live with the Spanish radio show Partidazo de COPE about AS Roma’s situation, he confirmed that the Italian club reached an agreement with French club Girondins Bordeaux but Barcelona got in the middle of the negotiation and convinced the player not to honor their deal: “I have all the texts I sent Malcom’s agents and Girondins president in which we reached an agreement for his transfer to AS Roma. Then they asked me to raise the offer this morning because Barcelona offered more money. We are seriously considering taking legal action against both clubs,” said the former Sevilla sporting director to Cadena COPE.?DEMBÉLÉ (@Dembouz) está valorando buscar una salida del Barça. Cree que el fichaje de Malcom demuestra que no se apuesta por él. Su relación con Valverde es distante. Espera que le aclare qué rol tendrá, quiere protagonismo para explotar (….) @partidazocope @deportescope— Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) July 24, 2018While all that drama is taking place, another situation unfolds in Barcelona with French player Ousmane Dembele. According to Spanish journalist Helena Condis Edo. The player is not happy with Malcom’s arrival and he feels it as an invitation to leave the club due to a lack of trust in his skills. However, Barcelona has already told the media that Dembele will not leave the club because they consider him a very important player for the institution. The Brazilian winger’s arrival should be seen as an increase in competition for Dembele rather than an obstacle in his development as a star inside the Catalan club.last_img read more

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Korea appoint former Portuguese coach as new coach

first_imgSouth Korea have appointed former Portugal national team coach Paulo Bento as their new coach. Bento has been appointed to become the South Korean men’s national team head coach.The Korea Football Association (KFA) made the announcement to the public at its headquarters in Seoul. Bento has signed a four-year deal with Korea that would see him take the national team to the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022.The 49-year-old has succeeded Shin Tae-yong who was in charge of the team at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia. Shin wasn’t offered a new deal after his contract ran out at the end of the World Cup with the KFA looking to take the team in another direction.“After reviewing his plans, we believe Bento is a coach who can develop South Korean football if we can support and wait for him for four years,” Kim Pan-gon, the head of the Korea Football Association’s Technical Committee, told a press conference in Seoul on Friday, according to ESPN.South Korean fans will sue after Ronaldo snub Manuel R. Medina – July 30, 2019 Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo did not play in the Bianconeri against K-League All-Stars last Friday and the supporters were angry.Kim admitted that Bento had not been on his original shortlist of three candidates which were reported to include former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic and Quique Sanchez Flores who has coached extensively in Spain.“While we were in negotiations with the others, we heard that Bento had become available. We were excited with his results at Euro 2012 and while there were problems at the 2014 World Cup, he had already proven his leadership qualities.”Kim also dismissed worries about Bento’s time in China.  “Even there, he improved and developed the team’s training. I have no worries at all about his ability.”last_img read more

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Blame Mark Hamill for the Jar Jar Binks Twitter trend

first_imgJar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET The most-derided character in the Star Wars universe isn’t villainous Darth Vader. It’s awkward Jar Jar Binks. Many people were mystified to see the character’s name trending Monday on Twitter. Thanks a lot, Mark Hamill.All of our traumatic Jar Jar Binks Star Wars prequel memories are suddenly back due to a tweet Hamill sent early Monday. It features a game that generates your Star Wars fate when you choose a phrase connected to your birth month and combine it with a Star Wars character connected to the first letter of your name.  0 TV and Movies 27 Photos Not everyone welcomed the alien. “As if Monday wasn’t annoying enough, then you see that Jar Jar Binks is trending,” tweeted another.  Perhaps Jar Jar Binks trending on a Twitter is a sign from the universe that it’s time for us to make peace with the character. Jar Jar Binks, those scripts weren’t your fault. I forgive you. But I’m also glad I wasn’t born in May and that my name doesn’t start with “J.” As if Monday wasn’t annoying enough, then you see that Jar Jar Binks is trending.— Dashley Driveby 👣 (@DashleyDriveby) July 8, 2019 I have no idea why it’s trending, but Jar Jar Binks is the hero we need— Matthew Pate (@MatthewCP8) July 8, 2019 Hamill’s Star Wars fate image seems to have originated with an entertainment site called The Dad, which focuses on jokes, memes and stories for and about fathers. A lot of people are now discovering their Star Wars fates aren’t what they imagined. Actor and comedian Jon Cryer isn’t taking the news of his parentage well. He’s apparently the son the Jar Jar Binks. “Noooooooooooooooo,” he responded. Post a comment For example, my Star Wars fate is “Trained in the force by Han Solo.” Interesting, but not bad. But somebody born in August with a first name of “James” would end up with “Married to Jar Jar Binks.””I refuse to be distracted by such meaningless, moronic time-wasters (especially since my home planet was blown up by an unnamed stormtrooper),” Hamill wrote, setting off a cascade of distraction among his Twitter followers.Jar Jar Binks’ reappearance has left some a bit puzzled. “I have no idea why it’s trending, but Jar Jar Binks is the hero we need,” tweeted one fan. Share your voice Tags I refuse to be distracted by such meaningless, moronic time-wasters (especially since my home planet was blown up by an unnamed stormtrooper).#FickleFingerOfFate 🖕 pic.twitter.com/JnlevrCNpo— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 8, 2019 My father turns out to be Jar Jar Binks?!?Noooooooooooooooo https://t.co/gmrFrQyAC7— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) July 8, 2019 Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects Mark Hamill Star Wars Twitterlast_img read more

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Observing Voters Day a mockery Mosharrof

first_imgKhandaker Mosharraf HossainBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday said, observing the national voters’ day after robbing people of their voting rights is a mockery with the nation, reports UNB.”The people’s voting rights were snatched through the 30 December national election and yesterday’s (Thursday) by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor post,” he said.Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, made the remarks after placing wreath at party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave marking the Jatiyatabadi Matshyajibi Dal’s 40th founding anniversary.He said the people did not go to vote in the by-election. “They went to polling stations where the councillor election was held,” he said, adding that it was “surprising the Awami League candidate got over eight lakh votes”.He accused the government of ballot stuffing, saying the voters protested against “vote robbery by the ruling party and administration in the national election” by not showing up.”People have lost their confidence in the government and the election commission. That’s why they didn’t cast their votes,” he said.The BNP leader said it is now a big challenge for their party to restore democracy and give people their voting rights back.”We are reorganising our party and associate bodies. We believe the BNP will make a comeback and restore democracy and people’s voting rights,” he said.last_img read more

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Amid Gathering Of World Leaders Trumps Meeting With Putin Stands Out

first_imgMandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Trump boards Air Force One before departing from Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey over the weekend. Trump is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, among other heads of state, at the G-20 summit.President Trump arrives in Poland on Wednesday afternoon. Over the next few days, he’ll be attending a Group of 20 summit and meeting with a wide array of world leaders.It’s likely none of those meetings will be more closely scrutinized than Trump’s first face-to-face sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Trump has often said he would like to see closer ties between the U.S. and Russia. But that has been complicated by Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Throughout the campaign, Trump routinely praised Putin as a strong leader, often contrasting him with then-President Barack Obama.“I think in terms of leadership, he’s getting an A, and our president is not doing so well,” Trump told Bill O’Reilly of Fox News in 2015.Now that Trump is in office, national security adviser H.R. McMaster says, he has pursued a two-track approach with Russia: looking for areas in which the two countries can cooperate, while confronting the Russians for their bad behavior around the world.It’s a mixed message, and Trump himself has tended to highlight the cooperative part.“They’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are we,” Trump told reporters at a news conference in February. “If we have a good relationship with Russia, believe me, that’s a good thing, not a bad thing.”Meanwhile, confronting the Russians has largely been left to others in the administration. After a chemical weapons strike in April by Russian ally Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson complained that U.S.-Russia relations had hit a low point. Trump retaliated for the attack by launching a volley of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base. And Tillerson accused Russia of failing to enforce Syria’s chemical weapons agreement.“It is unclear whether Russia failed to take this obligation seriously or if Russia has been incompetent,” Tillerson told Group of Seven foreign ministers. “But this distinction doesn’t much matter to the dead.”Russia also continues to draw international criticism for its occupation of Crimea, its ongoing interference in Ukraine and its political meddling in the U.S. and elsewhere.“You have seen me bash Russia on Ukraine,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on June 28. “You’ve seen me bash Russia on Syria. You’ve seen me call out Russia if we see any sort of wrongdoings by Russia. And, yes, I do think Russia meddled in our elections. And, yes, I’ve said that to the president.”It’s that last charge that makes Trump’s meeting with Putin especially fraught. The president continues to challenge the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the U.S. election to boost his chances of winning. And he fired the FBI director who was investigating possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.A day after that firing, Russian agencies shared photos of an apparently chummy meeting Trump held in the Oval Office with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak. That makes the optics of this Putin meeting especially important.“It’s not going to be good for the president’s standing back at home if the pictures that come out of that meeting have a smiling, jovial President Trump yukking it up with President Putin the same way that you had the pictures come out of the Oval Office with President Trump and Foreign Minister Lavrov,” said Steven Pifer, a retired foreign service officer who oversaw Russian affairs for the National Security Council during the Clinton administration.Many members of Congress want the Trump White House to adopt a tougher stance on Russia. Last month, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions on Moscow and make it harder for the White House to relax existing penalties.Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution says that even if Trump wants to forge a more cooperative relationship with Putin, political pressures in the U.S. leave him little room to maneuver.“Trump can’t afford to put out any new ideas that he and Putin could engage on, because it’s going to seem like he’s just beholden to Putin or he’s still in Putin’s pocket,” O’Hanlon said. “So he’s got to make a pretty firm statement in this meeting of being frustrated and angered by Russia’s behavior.”In his February news conference, Trump acknowledged it might not be possible to build a better relationship with Russia, but he blamed that not on Russia’s conduct, but on the news media’s.“The false, horrible, fake reporting makes it much harder to make a deal with Russia,” the president said.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Another BPD Cop Indicted

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROA Baltimore police officer has been indicted for falsely accusing an innocent city resident of committing a crime.The latest charges allege a member of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), officer Michael O’Sullivan perjured himself when he testified a city youth possessed a gun despite body camera footage that purportedly contradicted his testimony.The charges stem from O’Sullivan’s testimony against a yet to be identified Baltimore resident.  During a trial last year Sullivan accused the defendant of possessing a hand gun. The defendant spent several months in jail before prosecutors eventually dropped the case.The gun possession case was the result of a chase during which O’Sullivan dispersed a group of teens and later found a handgun.  He subsequently accused a member of the group of possessing the gun. But prosecutors allege body camera footages shows that Sullivan could not have actually witnessed who was carrying the gun when the youths scattered.On May 28, an arrest warrant was issued for O’Sullivan, who joined the police department in 2000.  According to the city’s open data web site Sullivan earned $122,000 in 2018.Police spokesman Matt Jablow did not respond to a request for comment.O’Sullivan joins a long list of officers who have either been indicted or pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence or giving false testimony.Former Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith Allen Gladstone recently pleaded guilty to planting a BB gun on a Baltimore resident who was struck by a vehicle driven by a member of the Gun Trace Task Force. The charges allege the scheme was concocted to cover-up the fact that GTTF member and ring leader Wayne Jenkins panicked after he intentionally ran over a suspect with his police vehicle.Jenkins called Gladstone who drove to the scene and placed a BB gun near the injured suspect who was incapacitated.  The victim was charged with possession of a handgun, but the case was eventually dropped by prosecutors.The Gun Trace Task Force was a group of eight officers who were either convicted of or plead guilty to robbing residents, dealing drugs, and stealing overtime.Last year Richard Pinheiro Jr. was convicted of planting evidence on a Baltimore resident. The charges were filed after body camera footage was released that showed him planting evidence in a Southwest Baltimore alley.The BPD is currently under federal consent decree. The city entered the agreement after a Department of Justice report found the troubled agency used racists and unconstitutional tactics to target African-Americans.last_img read more

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The next interface Electrical fields MGC3130 and your hand w Video

first_img Citation: The next interface: Electrical fields, MGC3130, and your hand (w/ Video) (2012, November 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-interface-electrical-fields-mgc3130-video.html According to the company, the MGC3130 can enable 3-D gesture recognition with power consumption as low as 150 microwatts in its active sensing state. More information: www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/ … px?dDocName=en560048 © 2012 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Microchip Technology has been working in the “non-contact user interface” space, which is translating into gesture control over your next computing device. The company is using electrical fields to sense hand movements. They have announced a controller that transmits an electrical signal and calculates the three-coordinate position of a hand based on the disturbances to the field the hand creates. Chandler, Arizona, based Microchip Technology, in looking at electrical fields to sense hand movements, issued this week’s announcement of “the world’s first electrical field based 3-D gesture controller, the MGC3130.” The new controller offers low-power, hand position tracking with gesture recognition. Its two promoted advantages are low cost and low power. The company is offering a development kit. A gesture library was constructed using algorithms that learned from how different people make the same movements, to be applied toward device functions such as .point, click, zoom, or scroll. Ten gestures were programmed into the device with recognition based on Markov models. According to the company, “the chip provides developers the flexibility to utilize pre-filtered electrode signals for additional functionality in their applications.”Gesture-recognition technology is familiar to those using game consoles, but the concept of gesture recognition could now become more mainstream with users of desktops, laptops, or smartphones, making use of gesture-control hovering motions. Microchip Technology said that it is already working with product manufacturers to implement user-input controls.The MGC3130 will cost $2.26 each in high volumes and volume production is expected in April 2013.center_img MGC3130’s design and configurable power modes represent the lowest power consumption of any 3-D sensing technology, says Microchip’s creators, and up to 90 percent lower than camera-based gesture systems.Microchip Technology is aiming its technology toward a range of devices; an easy vision of how it would translate into end use would be hand gesture recognition for smartphones and notebooks. The company said its chip will offer interaction with both mobile devices and consumer electronics. Its list of potential devices, for example, includes electronic readers, remote controls and game controllers. NEC unveils gesture controlling device This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Dean Stoneback The US Society of Cable Telecommuni

first_imgDean StonebackThe US Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has named Dean Stoneback as senior director of engineering.Stoneback previously served as senior technical marketing manager with Arris and as senior manager, systems engineering, access networks for Motorola. At the SCTE he will be responsible for the development of standards, recommended practices and training material, reporting to Daniel Howard, senior vice-president and chief technology officer.“Throughout his career, Dean Stoneback’s innovative approach, his commitment to technical excellence and his collaborative spirit have contributed to the growth of our industry,” said Howard.  “We anticipate that those same characteristics will be invaluable in creating the resources needed to pave the way for the services of tomorrow.”“As cable continues to evolve, standards and professional development opportunities that align with new technologies are essential to the industry’s growth,” said Stoneback.  “I look forward to working with SCTE and its members to help the industry capitalize on technological advances and shape new service opportunities.”last_img read more

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